Wednesday 24 July 2019

Community news: Cooley

The North Louth Winter League resumed on Sunday morning last when Greenfield travelled to Faughart to see who could take the spoils.

There was a minute silence for Rampart's manager Conor Neacy's dad, Brendan, who had passed away earlier in the week.

It was a wet Sunday morning and the game started evenly enough with both teams jockeying for position. Faughart through Owenie O'Hare and his brother Tommy were in the engine room of midfield trying to out muscle Greenfields duo of Joe Needham and Gavin (mini) Lennon.

The O'Hare brothers were picking out target men Aidan McCabe and Robbie O'Hanlon and looking for willing runners off these two. But through the Greenfield centehalf pairing of Aidan McGuiness and Ger Collins they had the answers to this more often the not.

Greenfield through tricky winger Chris Berrill and the willing runner Lee Wright started to create more of an offensive period in which they were pinning back Faughart. Wright stretched the back line on numerous occasions and forced a number of corners. It was from one of these corners that Wright scored with a bullet header from a cross fizzed in from Berrill.

Wright and Greenfield's second came from a through ball from Pat Conway and Wright coolly finished passed the on rushing 'keeper. His hat trick was complete minutes later and was just deserts for him and Greenfield as they were playing some great open expansive football.

But with all their dominance, Greenfield were caught a few times with counter attacks and through this Faughart scored a goal from Maurice Coffey. Good play from McCabe released O'Hanlon and his inch perfect cross found Coffey who easily slotted home and that's how the first half finished, 3-1.

The second half started with Greenfield dominating the ball. Faughart seemed to run out of steam and ideas as their target men were being kept quiet. The ever increasing presence of Joe Needham ran the show for Greenfield. They prodded and probed Faughart for weaknesses and when Berrill was released with a one on one with the keeper, there was only one winner.

Then neat play and a raking pass from Aaron Lawless found Berrill free and his cross shot was turned in by the returning Dave McAllister to make it 5-1 to Greenfield.

A good days work for them after the winter break and a great three points against a dangerous team. For Faughart they should take heart in a fine display though they came up short. They will cause problems for a lot of teams on another day and if they had taken some of their chances the result could have been different.

In other results, Carlingford beat Castletown and Bridgeside beat Haynestown/Doolargy.

The fixtures in the North Louth Winter League for this coming week are as follows; Castletown v Greenfield; Haynestown/Doolargy v Carlingford, Ramparts v Ravensdale; Faughart v Bridgeside.

Information on Grange Underground Passages Required

The Cooley Genealogical and Historical Society is asking anyone with information regarding the Souterrains (underground passageways) located in Grange.

Please telephone 085-1833110 if you can help.

Live Streaming of Church Services in Carlingford/Omeath Parish

Webcam and live streaming service has been installed in both churches in Carlingford/Omeath Parish, St. Michael's, Carlingford, St. Laurence's, Omeath. Mass can be viewed online at Set Top Boxes are also available to view Mass on your television at home.

You will need Broadband for the set top box to work. The box and installation costs €100. This is a one-off cost. A set top box can be purchased directly from MCN Media by calling 048 87 729580.

Important Parish Dates

Important Parish Dates for 2019 for Carlingford/Omeath Parish have just been announced.

Confirmation takes place on Monday March 4 commencing at 11am.

The date for First Holy Communion in Carlingford is Saturday May 18 and in Omeath on the following Saturday, May 25.

Parish Lotto Resumes this Week

The Carlingford/Omeath Parish lotto resumes this week after the Christmas break.

It takes place on this Tuesday evening, January 8, in Carlingford. The jackpot is €15,000 and the reserve jackpot €2,850.

Senior Citizens' Party

The annual Carlingford/Omeath senior citizens party takes place on Sunday January 13 in the Granvue Hotel, Omeath.

It commences at 6.30pm and all senior citizens are most welcome.

Cuchulainn Gaels Lotto

The Cuchulainn Gaels lotto draw took place on Wednesday last, January 2. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 10, 15.

There were no winners of the top prize of €20,000 but two people shared the second prize by matching three of the numbers. They were Benny O'Hanlon and Simon McAteer and they shared the €100 prize.

This week's draw is on Wednesday December 9 for a jackpot €20,000. The new reserve jackpot is €16,400. The draw takes place in Howes.

Glenmore AC/Bush PP School get moving with Operation Bush4mation

Operation Bush4mation is a joint fundraising initiative between Bush Post Primary School and Glenmore AC.

Entering into its 6th year, the organisers of this highly successful community initiative are excited to bring some new elements to our 2019 venture to add to some of the tried and tested classes from previous years. The programme commenced on Monday January 7 and runs for 4 weeks, offering a broad range of activities to suit people of all levels of fitness who are over 18 years.

Some of the choices on offer include a 0-5K and walking sessions on the floodlit, all-weather running track, Pilates, Zumba, Feel the Burn, Simply cooking, Look Better Feel Better, Art (maximum 15) Fighting Fit Boxercise, ANU change, Bums & amp; Tums, Slim n Trim Bootcamp & amp; Yoga. We also make use of our stunning surroundings in the beautiful Cooley Peninsula and offer a weekly, guided walk on Sunday mornings.

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 €50. Prior registration is available but we will also take registration on the first night, Monday January 7, at 6pm, with the 0 to 5k walk, jog or run starting at 7pm on the track. This programme offers exceptional value as you have a great variety of activities to choose from, 7 days a week for the 4 weeks.

For more information, find us on Facebook under Operation Bush4mation (sub-page of Bush Post Primary School), on twitter @opbush4mation, or email us on

Make your New Year's Resolution now for a healthier you in 2019!!

Glenmore AC promote The Daily Mile

Glenmore AC, with the Support of Athletics Ireland, are promoting the Daily mile and have distributed the pack to all the schools in their catchment area.

The Daily Mile was the brain child of a Scottish teacher Elaine Wyllie. In 2012 she asked a group of 10 year olds to run around the school playing field and discovered that half of them had to stop midway completely exhausted. It was very obvious they were completely unfit so she sat down with a tired class and together they discussed a plan that would help them to overcome this.

They marked out a mile on their playing field and each day they walked, jogged and ran this distance. The results were remarkable, the children looked better, felt better and were much fitter. This took 15 minutes a day but it's not about the distance done it's about spending 15 minutes jogging or running at the child's own pace. At the end of the term the improvements in the children's physical health were obvious but what they didn't see were the important benefits to their mental health, emotional and social health and wellbeing which became apparent over time.

Athletics Ireland are promoting this in Ireland now and Glenmore AC are delighted to promote and encourage this in North Louth and what better time than alongside their Operation Bushformation 2019 programme for over 18's. Frank Greally editor of the Irish Runner is delighted with the club for taking this initiative to get moving and hopes to call to the participating schools to motivate the children. The club acknowledges the good work of the teachers and understands the demands they are under but feel this mile might make all the difference.

For further information please contact Glenmore AC at 086 0368463.

Tie Breaker at Riverstown

Glen United's annual Christmas Table Quiz took place in Martins of Riverstown on Saturday night last.

The event attracted a good crowd to the venue and it provided a very exciting finish with two teams tying for the top spot resulting in a tie-breaker round. The eventual winners were Margaret Sheelan, Peadar Sheelan, Colette Sheelan and Stephen Glynn. Runners-up were Kevin Breen's team consisting of Kevin and Pamela Breen, L. Burns and Adrian McCoy.

The Glen club would like to thank Tony and Aileen Loughran, quiz master and counter, anyone who helped out in any way, and especially the owners and staff of Martins of Riverstown whose help greatly added to the success of the night.

Confirmation in Lordship/Ballymascanlon Parish

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Lordship/Ballymascanlon Parish in the Church of Our Lady of the Wayside, jenkinstown, on Thursday April 4.

The First Holy Communion celebrations take place throughout May and the first is on Saturday May 4 for the children of Rampart School. The following Saturday, May 11, is the turn of the children from Dulargy School, Ravensdale, and the children of Bellurgan School will receive for the first time on Saturday May 25.

St. Patrick's Jackpot Stands at €8,400

There was no winner of the the St. Patrick's jackpot of €8,200 when the draw took place in the complex at Lordship on Thursday night last, January 3.

The numbers drawn were 12, 15, 20 and 26. There were no 'match 3' winners, and the five winners of 'lucky dip' were; Susan Clithero c/o Roland Caldwell, Colette Sheelan c/o Sheelan's Shop, Willie Oliver c/o Liam Oliver, Niamh McDonnell c/o on-line and Dessie Finnegan.

This week's jackpot is €8,400 and tickets can be purchased from local shops, committee members and on-line.

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