Monday 17 December 2018

Community news: Cooley

Mick O’Reilly, Chairman of the North Louth Winter League, presents the League trophy to Declan McGuinness, captain of Carlingford Celtic
Mick O’Reilly, Chairman of the North Louth Winter League, presents the League trophy to Declan McGuinness, captain of Carlingford Celtic
Carlingford Celtic, North Louth League winners. Front - Stephen Malone, Paddy Farrell, Ronan Hanlon, Shane Coleman, Declan McGuinness, Gary Connor. Back - Ignatius McGee (Manager), Jason Tumelty, Micheal O’Callaghan, John Jordan, Michael John Hanlon, Kestutis Grombergis, Richie McGee

Champions, Carlingford Celtic, qualified for the final of the Fitzpatrick Cup but only after a tough encounter with a very gallant and brave Glen United.

The first ten minutes were very even but the Glen upped the pace and were unlucky not to score on two occasions, firstly when Philip Martin shot wide when well placed and then Conor Boland saw his shot go narrowly wide.

Carlingford settled the ship and then pressed forward. A brilliant through ball from Declan McGuinness found Paddy Farrell in a lot of space but his fine shot just grazed the outside of the post. But Farrell was not to be denied and in the 30th minute he picked up another great pass from McGuinness and this time his shot from 20 yards nestled in the bottom corner of the net. Both teams had half chances thereafter but at half time it was 1-0 to Carlingford Celtic.

Glen started the second half on the front foot as they tried to get on level terms but the Celtic defence stood firm. Phillip Martin and Dave Lee were pulling the strings in midfield for Glen and they pushed their team forward at every opportunity. The equaliser came in the 60th minute when Ray Steele played a ball into the Celtic box. Two Carlingford defenders left the ball for each other and Conor Boland reacted the quickest and scored with a very neat finish. Five minutes later Celtic were dealt a very severe blow when winger Jason Tumelty was sent off for a second yellow card offence.

Both teams had chances but it was Glen who should have gone ahead when a fine cross from the left was headed over the bar by Conor Boland with the goal at his mercy. With four minutes remaining Glen took the lead when a neat ball into the box by Philip Martin found Conor Boland and he scored his second of the game with a fine shot. Like true champions, Carlingford stormed forward and they were rewarded in the last minute when a great ball into the box by Declan McGuinness was headed down by Colin Jordan and Richie McGee buried his shot in the back of the net.

So to penalties. Both teams missed a penalty but the highlight of the shoot-out was a brilliant save from Celtic goalkeeper, Ronan Hanlon, that helped his team progress to the cup final!

Best for Carlingford; Stephen Malone, Paddy Farrell, Michael J. Hanlon, Gary Connor. Best for Glen; Cathal Russell, Ray Steele, Conor Boland and Philip Martin.

The fixtures for this coming weekend in the North Louth Winter League are as follows;

Shield semi-finals; Glen v Faughart; Castletown v Ramparts.

Cooley Under 12 Girls Big League Win

The cold weather didn't deter the hardy Cooley under 12 girls as they opened their 2018 league campaign on Friday night last with a home match on Thursday evening against Kilkerley Emmet's. This was our first match on the new pitch and it proved a successful one with the girls thoroughly enjoying this fine facility, and the supporters enjoying the fine views.

The back bone of the team is the girls who were with the under 12 squad of 2017, complemented now with the girls who have progressed from the 2017 under 10's and new members from Omeath.

The girls started strong and settled quickly into the game. Lucy White and Anna Dawson won ball in midfield with our forwards Saibh Morgan, Ciara Murphy, Eilis Murphy, Myah Ward and Chloe McCarragher all taking advantage and their scores.

Chloe Boyle took up the job between the posts for the first half, and her strong kick outs were well received by her team mates. She was well protected by the reliable Orlaith Daly, Niamh Donnelly, Sarah Mallon, Stacey Murray and Tara White who worked relentlessly to win ball. Our subs Ellen Callan, Rosie Smartt, Annie Malone and Annie Dunne all enjoyed game time and contributed to a fine team display on the night.

Myah Ward opened the score with a well worked goal, adding another 2 points in the first half. Chloe McCarragher took scores well and was rewarded with 3 fine goals before half time. Ciara Murphy scored a fine point and then made way for Ellen Callan who took goal scores in both halves. Rosie Smartt, Annie Malone and Annie Dunne took to the field before half time and worked hard for the team tackling and following up on all moves.

In the second half Cooley proved too strong for their opponents. Ciara Murphy and Lucy White scored points from play with Siabh Morgan and Myah Ward securing additional goals. Anna Dawson relished her time outfield having played at number 1 for all the 2017 season.

Chloe Boyle played outfield in the second half with Chloe McCarragher lining out in goals and both seemed to enjoy the experience. While our forwards gain recognition for the scores this was a strong team display across all positions on the field. A rewarding night for our first outing of 2018 season, thanks to the mentors, parents and supporters who came along on the night. The Cooley girls won well on the night.

The Cooley squad was; Sarah Mallon, Niamh Donnelly, Stacey Murray, Eilis Murphy, Siabh Morgan, Ciara Murphy, Anna Dawson, Myah Ward, Orlaith Daly, Lucy White, Chloe McCarragher, Tara White, Ellen Callan, Chloe Boyle, Rosie Smartt, Annie Dunne, Annie Malone.

Cooley Under 14 Girls League Win

Cooley Kickhams played Hunterstown Rovers in the under 14 girls league division 1 last week. They led at half time by 0-10 to 0-2 and went on to win easily by 3-18 to 0-4.

The Cooley Kickhams panel and scorers were; Abbie Traynor, Hazel Malone, Emily McGrath, Shauna Ward Rice, Rebecca Hanlon, Leah Magee, Aideen Rice 0-1, Kelly Carolan 0-4, Laoise McElroy 0-1, Kristenna Keenan 0-6, Katelyn Murphy 0-2, Katie O'Rourke 0-1, Leah Maguire, Saule Juinaityte, Dayna Ferguson 1-4. Subs; Kate Reilly, Shannon Walker 1-0, Kelly Marmion, Sarah Walker, Aoibheann O'Neill, Niamh Lavery.

Cooley Under 16s win First Match in New Pitch

Cooley Kickhams under 16s won the first game on the new pitch in Fr. McEvoy Park against St Brides from Knockbridge. The final score was 2-16 to 1-2. At half time it was 2-6 to 0-0 for the home side.

The Cooley Kickhams squad was; Fionn O'Hanlon, Aaron Rafferty, Conor McAviney 0-1, Paul Brennan, Ian Arnold 0-1, Michael John Hanlon 0-1, Ronan McBride, Niall Brady 0-1, Aaron Carolan 0-1, Cathal Malone 0-1, Enda O'Neill 0-2, Thomas McCarragher 0-1, Cian Murphy, Calum O'Hanlon 1-3, Pearse Hulme 0-3. Subs; Cormac Malone, Aaron Sheelan 0-1, Colm Keenan, John Digney, Shane Quigley, Darragh Brady, Caolan Haugh.

Cooley Kickhams Jackpot at €3,200

The Cooley Kickhams Lotto draw took place Tuesday night last, April 3.

There was a jackpot of €3000 on offer but the numbers were not matched and the jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 15 and 26.

There were three 'match three' winners who each receive €35. They were; Grace Mc Grath c/o Adrian Sheelan; Michael Rogan Snr. c/o Eamonn Carroll; P. Woods c/o Nicholas Rafferty. The jackpot for this week's draw is €3,200.

The Cooley Kickhams GFC Fundraising Lotto draws which run on a weekly basis play a huge part in the fund raising efforts of our Club. We encourage all of our ex members and community to play the 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 surrounding areas who may now be living all over the world.

Club membership is now due for renewal, please contact Brian Rafferty on 0851684655 or Pauline on 0868730072.

Golf Classic for Wheelchair Accessible Bus

Those involved in fundraising to raise funds to buy a new Wheelchair Accessible Bus for the Dundalk and North Louth branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association have organised as their next event a Golf Classic.

It is at the Greenore Golf Club on Friday May 18 and your support would be most appreciated.

Past Christmas Traditions in Cooley

The Cooley Genealogical and Historical Society would like to hear from anyone with information on bygone Christmas traditions in the Cooley Peninsula.

Information is also required on bygone burial traditions in the Cooley Peninsula.

The contact phone number is 0851833110.

Cooley Hall Dance and Bingo

Cooley Bingo continues every Wednesday night in St. Mary's Hall starting at 8.30pm. A book costs €6, and the flyers €2. The total prize money for the night is €1460.

Cross Cooley Challenge

The Cross Cooley Challenge takes place on Sunday April 21.

This fun walk is a distance of 15.2 km and is from The Lumpers Pub in Ravensdale to Carlingford. The proceeds are in aid of the North Louth Hospice and the Marie Goretti Respite Centre, Lordship.

For further information please contact Errol Flynn at 086-8178231 or Seamus Gormley at 087-2566034.

Cooley Coast Run

The 2018 Cooley Coast Run will take place on Friday May 11. Both the 5k and 10k races will start at 7pm sharp. Each finisher will receive a custom made finishers medal.

The cost of registration is as follows; 10k Road Race (€20), 5k Walk/Run (€20), U16 (€10). Online registration will close on Thursday May 10 at midnight. You can register at the venue on the day for €25.

Ladies' Mini-Marathon

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 Wednesdays or Saturdays.

For further details please contact Eileen at 042 9373168.

World Meeting of Families - registration

The World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin from Tuesday August 21 until Sunday August 26 .

Parishioners from Carlingford/Omeath who wish to be registered as part of a parish group to attend the Pastoral Congress on Wednesday August 22 are asked to give their names and contact details by phone or email to the Parish Office or through church sacristies.

Pope Francis is due to be present at the Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday August 25 and at the Final Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday August 26.

Tickets for both these events are available only to those who have registered for the Congress. Information is provided on the website

Carlingford/Omeath €15,000 Lotto Draw

The Carlingford/Omeath parish lotto draw took place on Tuesday night last, March April 3.

There was a jackpot of €15,000 on offer but no one matched all the numbers drawn to claim that prize. The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 12 and 22. There was one 'match 3' winner, B. Daly, who receives the €150 prize.

The jackpot for the next draw which takes place on Tuesday April 10 is €15,000 and the reserve jackpot is €10,950.

Annual Mass and Social

The Carlingford/ Omeath Red Cross are holding their annual Mass and social in St. Mary's Hall, Cooley, on Tuesday next, April 17, starting at 8 pm.

The music will be by Aidan Taffee, the usual transport will apply and everyone is welcome!

Cuchulainn Gaels €20,000 Jackpot

The Cuchulainn Gaels lotto draw took place on Wednesday night last, April 4. The numbers drawn were 4, 11, 22 and 25.

There were no jackpot winners or 'match three' winners. The five lucky dip winners were H. Feehan, M. McMahon, E. Doherty, M. Fearon and D. Power.

This week's draw takes place on Wednesday April 11 in Howe's Bar and the jackpot is €20,000. The new reserve Jackpot is €12,600. Thank you for your continued support.

Fitness Classes at The Dolmen Centre

Fitness Classes commence in The Dolmen Centre, Omeath, on Monday and Friday mornings beginning on Monday next, April 16.

They start at 10.00am and the programme includes circuit training, kettle bells and boxercise. The cost is €10 per week for both mornings or €6 drop in.

Children are welcome to come along if you have nobody to mind them!

Omeath Tidy Towns say 'Thanks'

Omeath Tidy Towns would to say a huge 'thank you' to all the volunteers who turned out for the Good Friday and Flagstaff clean-ups.

Some of the items encountered included asbestos sheeting, duvets, nappies, household waste, recyclable waste, kitchen cupboards, a fridge and a dead fish! Please be vigilant and dispose of your waste in the correct manner!

Rampark School 3k Fun Walk

The Parents' Association of Scoil Mhuire, Rampark National School, have organised a 3kg Fun Walk to raise funds for the provision of an outdoor play area. The event takes place on Sunday next, April 15, commencing at 1pm. It starts and finishes at the school and it is hoped that the whole school community will support the walk!

Opening of Grange Fisheries

The official opening of Grange Fisheries is on Saturday April 14 at 2pm. Gerry Kelly of LMFM will do the honours and all are welcome.

John White Memorial Poker Classic

The John White memorial Poker Classic takes place in the Mullaghbuoy Community Centre on this coming Friday, April 13, commencing at 8.30pm.

Tickets at €20 each are available from Committee members and for further details please phone 086-3042127. The proceeds in aid of the Mullaghbuoy Community Centre.

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