Sunday 19 January 2020

Around the districts: Cooley

St Pat's Jackpot at €9,200: The St. Patrick's lotto draw took place at their club rooms at Lordship on Friday night last, December 27, for a jackpot of €9,000.

The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 24 and 30 but no one matched these numbers to claim the top prize. There was one 'match three' winner, John Goss, Ballymakellet.

The next draw takes place on Thursday, January 2, for a jackpot of €9,200. Lotto tickets are available from committee members, Sheelan's Shop, Crilly's Shop, Station House Cafè, Londis Bellurgan, McCrystal's Shop, Lumpers Bar or online. €2 a line or 3 for €5.

Wishing everyone a very happy new year from all at St Patricks and thanking you for your continuous support.

Registration night

Due to a change beyond our control, registration must take place in January 2020. With this in mind our first registration night will take place on Thursday January 9 at 7.30pm. Family membership is €150 where the children are still juvenile, adult playing members €100, juvenile/ OAP/ students and adult non playing members €60.

Kickhams jackpot rises

The Cooley Kickhams Lotto draw took place on Monday night, December 23.

The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 17 and 27 but no one matched these numbers to claim the top prize of €2,000. There was one 'match three' winner, Eilish Sheelan c/o Eilish.

The Cooley Kickhams GFC Fundraising Lotto draws which run on a weekly basis play a huge part in the fund raising efforts of the Club. We encourage all of our ex members and community to play this fundraising lotto. We also hope that we can all work together to promote this lotto and help get back in touch with people from Cooley and the wider Cooley peninsula who may now be living all over the world. Your continued support is much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.

The jackpot for the next draw is €2,200 and this takes place on Monday January 6, 2020.

Gaels Lotto at €20,000

The next Cuchulainn Gaels lotto draw will take place on Wednesday January 1 in Cornamucklagh House at 7pm for a jackpot of €20,000. The reserve jackpot is €2,400.

Tickets are on sale in the following shops/businesses: Cafe Rosa, Cornamucklagh House, Granvue, Howe's, Mace Omeath, Omeath Post Office, Omeath Fuels (TOP) and Sister Chips Chippy, Main St., Omeath. They are €2 per line or €5 for 3 lines. You can also play online at the following link:

Thank you for your continued support in 2019.

Operation Bush4mation

Operation Bush4mation has you covered to get 2020 off to a healthy start. Entering into its 7th year, Glenmore AC and Bush Parents Association are excited to bring some new elements to our 2020 venture.

The programme commences on Monday next, 6th January, and runs for four weeks, offering a broad range of activities to suit people of all levels of fitness who are over 18 years. The choices on offer for 2020 include 0-5k walk, jog or run on the floodlit, all weather running track, pilates, yoga, zumba, bums n tums, simply cooking, and look good feel good.

New workshops on Saturday mornings at 10am include, art, mindfulness and flower arranging. We also make use of our stunning surroundings in the beautiful Cooley Peninsula and offer a weekly guided walk on Sunday mornings at 8.30am with ANAM Tours, meeting at Carlingford tourist office. A very exciting New LIFT course Leading Irelands Future together, increase your levels of positive leadership skills facilitated by ANU Change, for more details check

Whether you want to turn that long held idea to run 5km into a reality, or you want to take the opportunity to try a new class that otherwise you might not chance. Or you simply want to get out of the house and meet some new friends in a fun-filled, sociable environment, why not come along and register! Operation Bush4mation is all about health gain and many success stories have emerged over the years, where people re-discovered the joy of being physically active and have kept this going well beyond the 4 weeks.

The cost of the programme is €60 and registration will take place on Monday 6th January 2020 in Bush school gym from 6.30pm-8pm. For more information find us on Facebook and our website Make your New Year's Resolution now for a healthier you in 2020!

Lily Finnegan's Christmas Draw

The Lily Finnegan's Christmas draws took place over a two week period prior to Christmas and the following were the successful winners.

The first draw took place on December 21st. The winners were; 1st - €500: Lola McKee; 2nd - Gin Hamper: Aoife McDonald c/o Kevin McDonald; 3rd - Whiskey Hamper: Marion McDonald; 4th - Christmas Hamper: Ciaran Gormley; 5th - Christmas Hamper: Alex Millar; 6th - Champagne & Chocolates: Ruby Malone c/o Shauna Finnegan; 7th - Gin & Chocolates: Paul-James Malone; 8th - Vodka & Chocolates: Marie McGrath; 9th - Whiskey & Chocolates: Jack Carroll; 10th - Baileys & Biscuits: Darragh Murphy c/o Patrick Murphy.

The second draw took place on December 23; 1st - €500: Aoife Traynor; 2nd - Gin Hamper: Lauren McFaul; 3rd - Whiskey Hamper: Joseph Quinn; 4th - Christmas Hamper: Thomas Keech Keenan; 5th - Christmas Hamper: Jack Carroll; 6th - Champagne & Chocolates: Toaster; 7th - Gin & Chocolates: Niall Brown; 8th - Vodka & Chocolates: D.P O'Grady; 9th - Whiskey & Chocolates: Emma Murphy; 10th - Baileys & Biscuits: Teagan McGrane c/o Orna McGrane.

Omeath Walk for North Louth Hospice

The New Year's Day Omeath Community Annual Family Fundraising Walk takes place on the Omeath-Carlingford stretch of the Greenway commencing at 11am.

The meeting place is the Lower Graveyard, then heading to Greer's Quay and back to the Granvue for refreshments. The walk is in memory of the late Mary Jo Ross with all monies going to the North Louth Hospice to show appreciation for the help and support giving to her. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Parish Welcome for Fr. Michael

The priests and parishioners of Carlingford/Omeath have this week welcomed Fr Michael Darko who Archbishop Eamon has appointed to assist in the Parish at weekends.

Fr Michael is currently a part-time student at St Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University, Rome, where he is completing doctoral studies.

We extend a warm welcome to him and appreciate his assistance.

Annual Goal Walk re-scheduled for New Year's Day

The annual GOAL Mile due to have taken place at Bush Track, the home of Glenmore Athletic club, on St. Stephen's morning, was cancelled due to the inclement weather conditions and will now take place on New Year's Day starting at 11am.

The GOAL Mile gives friends, family and neighbours the chance to simply run, jog or walk a mile, and make a donation to GOAL. The popular fundraiser has grown and grown over the years, and is now an integral part of the Christmas period for thousands of people.

The Glenmore Club has organised the event since 2005 and it is very much part of their annual programme. It continues to be very well supported and has over the years become a great family occasion with young and old taking to the track for the benefit of that wonderful organisation, GOAL.

Everyone is welcome to come along and support a very worthwhile cause!

Carlingford/Omeath Parish Lotto

The next lotto draw in Carlingford/Omeath Parish takes place on Tuesday January 7. The jackpot is €15,000 and the reserve jackpot is €10,350.

The Lotto Committee thank you for your support during the year and wish you a Happy New Year.

Volunteers required by North Louth Hospice

Due to increasing demand for their services the North Louth Hospice and Homecare Foundation is looking for volunteer drivers in the Cooley and Ravensdale area.

Drivers are needed to bring cancer patients for treatment in Dublin hospitals and also to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda. Volunteers will be called on maybe once a month or so. If you would like to volunteer please ring the driver co-ordinator on 086-3893400 or the secretary on 086-0483355.

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