Marathon-man Gary smashes Irish 50k record
GLENMORE juvenile athletes are training well on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in the beautiful surroundings of Aghameen and are ready for action next week, when the first cross country challenge of the season takes place at Star of the Sea. Further details of age groups and times are available on www.glenmoreac.com.
THE second Cooley Cycle Challenge in aid of Special Olympics will take place on Saturday, September 28, on the Cooley Peninsula.
DUNDALK U-17 got the season off to a great start with a comfortable win at home to Navan B on a beautiful sunny day. Dundalk were short a few players and had to improvise particularly in the forwards where Niall Malone made his debut as hooker and Stephen Arrowsmith started as a flanker.
DUNDALK U-13s travelled to Navan on Saturday afternoon for their first outing of the season in the North East league.
WITH schools reopening after the long summer holidays, it was the perfect opportunity for Sensei Mary Marcus 1st Dan to hold a taster event which enabled any females regardless of age or ability to come along and ask any questions or to even try out a karate move or two.
TENSION and nerves mixed with jovial banter and an undercurrent of determination were just some of the emotions buzzing around the Commercial Club on Saturday as the Darts throwers of Louth and Area 7 (Newry and District) took part in the Annual Cross border challenge.
On July 26, members of the Samurai martial arts, local aikido and kickboxing club in Carlingford, run under Sensei, Alan Halpin, attended the WKA national championships hoping to get their place on the Irish Kickboxing team for the WKA World championships in Tuscany, Italy.
A VERY successful summer track and field season for Dromiskin-based St Peter's AC came to an end in the last week of August.
THE old Chinese saying of every long journey starting with one small step seemed apt when two of Clann Naofa's young boxers dipped their toes in international waters last weekend.
AS the local road racing season comes close to a close, NER athletes are still hoovering up the honours on a weekly basis.
THE Greengates golf society recently made the short journey to the Dundalk club for a very enjoyable outing. The course was in championship condition and the clubhouse restaurant was second to none.
ON the 26th July members of the Samurai martial arts, local aikido and kickboxing club in Carlingford, run under Sensei, Alan Halpin, attended the WKA national championships hoping to get their place on the Irish Kickboxing team for the WKA World championships in Tuscany, Italy.
The exhibition wheelchair basketball match between Dundalk Ravens and Manchester Mavericks which took place in the Market Square last Thursday afternoon proved a real eye-opener for all who watched the highly skilled and hotly contested event.
BY ANY standards, it was a meteoric rise.
THERE was more Louth success on the national handball circuit last weekend as the Devlin family represented their club O Raghallaigh's with pride.
Olivia Ryan IT can't be easy being a rugby star.
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