Tuesday 20 March 2018

Night at the dogs

The Geraldines are preparing for their big night at the dogs at Dundalk Stadium on Saturday, November 2, which is to assist with the raising of much needed funds for the ongoing development of the club.

However, it will also be cracking night out with plenty of action on and off the track.

There will be a 12 race programme, a finger buffet and live music from the Long Riders for dancing and entertainment until late.

The club are seeking support in three ways, race sponsorship, race card advertising or the purchase of admission tickets for the event


Success breeds success. So the Geraldines are hoping that their collection of silverware will extend to Leinster honours this year.

With the county minor and division two titles and intermediate crown in the bag they go in search of provincial honours on Sunday, November 10.

As county intermediate champions they earn the honour of representing Louth in the Leinster championship, and they will meet the Westmeath champions St Malachys in the quarter-final.

They have been handed a home draw which should enhance their chances of advancing.


The jackpot has climbed to €17,600 in the Geraldines lottery with no winner in last week's draw.

The numbers drawn were: 15, 16, 19 and 29.

Two players selected three of the numbers and shared the €200 prize. They were: John Pepper jnr. Dunmahon and Siobhan Hoey c/o Greengates Stores.


Anybody with a foldable dining room table and chairs that they don't want might care to donate them to the Community Centre.

The centre is presently in need of them to facilitate the holding of meetings.


Work is ready to start on the new footpath between Taaffe's corner on the Rock Road and Sexton's lounge and restaurant on the old Dublin Road.

The project will also entail the realignment of Taaffe's corner with a new one way system to be introduced from Seafield Road into Rock Road.

Cllr Linus English revealed that funding had been secured for the project at a recent meeting of the local Fine Gael branch.

A new footpath was installed from Gort na Glaise as far as Taaffe's corner prior to the opening of the new Saint Francis national school building in September.

Councillor English warmly welcomed the additional stretch of footpath being built with the increased traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, that is generated by the opening of the new school and also the occupation of the new Gort na Mara estate.


The date for the collection of un-used and un-wanted clothes organised by the Parents Committee of Saint Oliver Plunkett School is Thursday November 14. The original date had to be changed.

The Argus