Wednesday 17 January 2018

Community news: Cooley

CASA, The Caring and Sharing Association would like to express their deepest thanks to all who supported their appeal for stock for their chain of charity shops. It was a plea for help which was heard by many.

Hanlon Transport once more came to the aid of CASA. Their truck was parked at Cooley Parochial Hall on Saturday morning last, April 8. From early morning people came with their unwanted items of clothing, footwear etc. Kind souls of all ages came to share their belongings with others. So many wanting to be involved, even the housebound must be applauded who asked for their donation to be picked up.

Throughout the morning donations continued to roll in. The chilly breeze which blew down from the gap of Maeve's, cooled the volunteers as one by one they lifted the bags of donations into the trailer. By 1 pm, the giant 40' trailer belonging to Hanlon Transport was filled to the brim. The doors were closed on another successful collection for the charity CASA in Cooley.

Thanks to the generous response to the CASA appeal, many with disabilities will now benefit from respite care in the CASA break house in Malahide. CASA volunteers will be given the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with brave terminally ill people in the silence of the Grotto of Lourdes. Hundreds of precious eager eyes will watch the calendar to see when the next CASA social will take place.

CASA would like to thank everybody who donated to their collection in Cooley. They are completely overwhelmed that so much support and kindness can come from a small rural area. Thank you to those who spread the word and collected items on behalf of CASA. They would like to thank those who came to help load the trailer.

Thanks also to Hanlon Transport and their team of volunteers who got out of their beds at 4 am on Sunday morning and travelled with the cargo to help off-load it. Thank you to The Argus Newspaper for providing so much needed publicity for the appeal. On behalf of the many with disabilities who will now benefit from the services of CASA, a million thanks to everybody involved.

For further info on CASA, visit

Success at under 14 level for Cooley Boys and Girls

Cooley Kickhams won this under 14 league division 1 match against Clans. They were well ahead at half time and scored freely in the second half to win easily.

The Cooley Kickhams panel and scorers were; Colm Keenan, Cormac Malone, Cathal Malone, Darragh Brady, John Digney, Paul Brennan, Darragh McDaid, Callum O'Hanlon 2-2, Cian Connor 2-6, Thomas McCarragher 1-3, Enda O'Neill 1-2, Cian Murphy 0-2, Aaron Sheelan 2-0, Cian Reilly 0-1, Gerard Hanlon 1-2; Subs; Christopher McQuaid, Sean McCarragher, Ronan McMullin, Sam Dawson, Caolan Haugh, John Callan.

The under 14 girls were equally successful, beating Stabannon/St. Kevins by 2-6 to 0-8. They came from behind to claim this win.

The Cooley panel and scorerswere; Trinity Larkin, Megan McGlynn, Laura O'Shaughnessy, Rebecca Hanlon, Ciara Donnelly, Katelyn Murphy, Laoise McElroy, Leah Magee, Kelly Carolan 0-1, Holly Maguire 0-1, Alice Ferguson 1-4, Aoife Ferguson, Blaithin Malone, Mary Ann Loughran, Emma McArdle, Kristenna Keenan 1-0, Saule Juralyte, Hazel Malone, Kelly Marmion, Kate Reilly.

High Scoring Game at Haggardstown

Cooley Kickhams won this high scoring minor league division 1 match against Geraldines. The game was played in Haggardstown and the Kickhams won by 4-11 to 4-10. At half time Geraldines were in front by 2-5 to 1-7.

The Cooley Kickhams team and scorers; Brendan O'Hagan, Aaron Farnon, Dean McGreehan, Jack Carville, James Ward, James O'Reilly, Sean White, Joe Dunne 0-1, Fearghal Malone 0-3, Colm Farrell 0-1, Joesph Quinn 1-2, Conor Loughran 0-1, Martin Ward 1-0, Jake Mc Shane 1-2, Oliver McGuinness 1-0. Subs; Josh McShane, Ciaran Woods, Aaron Boyle, Daniel McDonald 0-1, Jack Hughes.

Drogheda win for Cooley Girls

The Cooley ladies travelled to Drogheda to play Newtown Blues on Friday evening last. It was a high scoring match with the Cooley girls coming out on top by 5-14 to 3-11.

The Cooley scorers were; Lauren Boyle 1-9; Coirin Rice. 2- 1; Ava O'Shaughnessy 1-1; Rita McShane 1-1; Evelyn Rice 0-1; Siobhan McDonald.0-1.

Cooley Kickhams Lotto

The Cooley Kickhams lotto draw took place on Monday night last, April 11.

There was a jackpot of €2,000 on offer but the numbers drawn, 7, 8, 12 and 20 did not produce a winner of the top prize. There was one 'match three' winner, Laura O'Hare c/o Nicholas Rafferty. She claimed the €100 prize.

The jackpot for next week's draw rises to €2.200.

Celtic qualify for Fitzpatrick Cup final after penalty shoot-out

Carlingford Celtic qualified for the final of the Fitzpatrick Cup when they beat Ravensdale 3-2 on penalties following an evenly contested 90 minutes.

Following from early Carlingford pressure it was Ravensdale who took the lead at 12 minutes when a poor clearance by the Carlingford defence was latched onto by Gearoid McArdle who sent a fine shot to the bottom corner of the net. The lead didn't last too long as within 5 minutes Carlingford were level. Conor McGuinness went on a great run down the right wing beating three defenders and his cross was clinically finished by John Boland.

Celtic went ahead on the 25th minute when a fine move down the middle involving Aoghan McGuinness, Shane Marks and Richard McGee ended with Shane Coleman scoring with a fierce strike into the top corner. Celtic should have increased their lead even more with two chances going a begging in the space of a few minutes both being headed wide in front of an open goal. Ravensdale to their credit never gave up and they were rewarded after 40 minutes when a Ravensdale player was fouled in the box and Declan Sharkey coolly converted the spot kick to level the score at the break.

The second half was pretty even with Ravensdale failing to take advantage of the wind. Both sides had half chances but it was Carlingford who went ahead in the 75th minute when Shane Marks chased a long ball to the end line and pulled the ball back for John Boland to score.

Celtic looked pretty comfortable at this stage but Ravensdale put in a sterling finish in the last five minutes. They should have equalised three minutes from time when great work by Shane Finnegan took him past the Carlingford defence and 'keeper McNally but a horrible bobble just as he struck the ball forced it to go agonisingly over the bar. But Finnegan redeemed himself on the 90th minute when following a skirmish in the Carlingford penalty box he got the final touch to make it 3-3 and send the game into penalties.

Carlingford qualified for the final courtesy of a 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out.

‘Carlingford in Spring’ concert series

The 'Carlingford in Spring' concert series continues in the Carlingford Heritage Centre on Sunday April 23 when the Stars from the County Down, the Sands Family, will be on stage.

The series continues on the following Sunday, April 30, when one of the most loved musicians in Ireland today, the last of the Dubliners John Sheahan, will be entertaining. The series ends on Sunday May 7 with Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, Cleek Schrey and Nic Gareiss, fiddlers and dancer, providing the entertainment. The artistic directors are Zoe Conway and John McIntyre.

The doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm starting time. Tickets are priced at €12 and €10 concessions. Tickets can be booked by email; info@carlingfordheritagecentre or by contacting 042-9373454.

Cúchulainn Gaels

The Cúchulainn Gaels weekly lotto draw took place on Wednesday last, April 5. The numbers drawn were 8, 9, 17 and 25 but no one matched all four numbers to claim the top prize. There were two 'match three' winners, A. Rafferty and S. Boyle, who share the €100 prize. This week's jackpot is €20,000 and the new reserve jackpot is €7,400.

Club membership is now due for renewal for 2017. The fees are as follows; adult player, €40; juvenile player, €25; adult non player, €30; family options are also available.

Good win for Ladies

The St. Patrick's/Cuchulainn Gaels ladies had a comfortable 5-13 to 4-1 win against Naomh Martin last weekend.

The team and scorers were; Lauren Caldwell, Melissa O'Hanlon, Caoimhe Breen, Nadine Callan, Anna Whyte, Claire Savage, Mary Loughran, Aine Breen 0-2, Niamh Butterly 0-1,Tara Rogers 1-1, Meg Woods 2-2, Chloe Barry, Aisling O'Doherty 0-1, Ellen Barry, Catherine O'Connor 1-3. Subs: Kate Flood 0-2, Catherine Rice 1-1 (1f), Grace Treanor and Katie Cumiskey.

Lordship/Ballymascanlon Parish Dates

These are just some of the dates for upcoming events in the three churches of the Parish of Lordship and Ballymascanlon.

Easter ceremony times; Mass and washing of the feet will take place on Holy Thursday in Ravensdale at 7.30pm (followed later that evening by adorations and night prayer). On Good Friday the Stations of the Cross will be held in Jenkinstown at 3pm and Mass will take place in Lordship at 7.30pm. There will be a vigil mass on Holy Saturday in Jenkinstown at 9pm. Easter Sunday masses will be celebrated in Lordship at 10am and Ravensdale at 11.30am.

Confirmation will be celebrated by all three schools in the parish on May 5 at 11am in Ravensdale Church. The First Holy Communion dates are as follows; Dulargy National School, May 13 at 12pm; Rampark School, May 27 at 11am; Bellurgan School, June 10 at 11am.

Bellurgan Blotto

The Bellurgan United Blotto results for Wednesday April 4 are as follows. The numbers were drawn in the following sequence, 2, 1, 3, 7, 5, 4 and 6. There were no jackpot or match 4 winners and the five lucky draw winners each received €20. This week's draw has a jackpot of €1,250. Thank you for your continued support.

Bellurgan Summer School

Booking has opened for the Bellurgan United FAI Soccer Camp which will be held at their Bellurgan grounds from Monday July 17 until Friday July 21. The camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14 and is open to members and non members of Bellurgan F.C. For more information and to register please log on to;

Pats Lotto Jackpot rises to €12,200

The St. Patrick's weekly lotto draw took place on Thursday night last with a jackpot of €12,000 on offer. The numbers drawn, 23, 27, 29 and 31 were not matched resulting in the jackpot remaining for another week. There were no match 3 winners either and the five names drawn in the special draw were; Maria White, Castletowncooley; Pauline McDonald c/o Mary; Aveen Toner c/o Londis; Anne Rice Rockmarshall; Mary Harrison c/o Nicholas Sharkey. Next week's Jackpot rises to €12,200.

Congratulations to the St. Patrick's 2016 winning underage teams at U-12, U-14 and U-16 girls who were presented with their medals in the complex on Friday night last.

Easter at Ravensdale Country Market

A special morning is planned to celebrate Easter at Ravensdale Country Market taking place this Saturday in Ravensdale Community Centre from 10.30a.m. to 12.30p.m. There will be chocolate treats for all those who go along in Easter inspired costumes or wearing Easter bonnets, while there will be lots of delicious home baked goodies to grace the table on Easter Sunday.

Run for Crumlin Hospital

The Flora Ladies' Mini-Marathon takes place on Monday June 5. Anyone interested in running/walking in aid of Our Lady's Hospital, Crumlin, can apply either on-line or by entry forms which are available in the Evening Herald on Wednesday or Saturday. For further details please contact Eileen at 042 9373168.

Table Quiz at Gyles Quay

Glen United football club who play out of the North Louth Winter League have organised a Table Quiz and this will take place in Fergusons of Gyles Quay on Friday April 21. It starts at 9.30pm and all are welcome.

Carlingford/Omeath Lotto

The Carlingford/Omeath Parish lotto draw took place on Tuesday night last, April 4. The numbers drawn were 1,13, 23 and 26 but no one matched these numbers to claim the jackpot. There were two 'match three' winners, A. Woods and P. Boyle. This weeks draw has a Jackpot of €15,000.

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