Sunday 16 June 2019

Community news: Cooley

'Widow's Paradise': St. Patrick's Drama group are back for one night only, with their production of 'Widow's Paradise' on Sunday 26th May at 8pm in Ravensdale Community Centre.

Proceeds from the night will go to the Maria Goretti centre, and the Jenkinstown Footpath project.

Please go along and enjoy a great night out, as well as supporting two worthy causes.

Admission is €10, payable at the door on the night.

Jackpot reaches €2,600

There were no winners of the St. Patrick's lotto jackpot of €2,400 when the draw took place in the complex at Lordship on Thursday night last, May 9.

The numbers drawn were 2, 17, 20 and 32. There were no match 3 winners and the five lucky dip winners were Rosemary Clarke c/o Fitzpatricks, Damien Connor c/o Fiona Connor, Pauline McDonald c/o Mary Campbell, Thomas McCann Glenmore and Sinead Connor c/o Pat Finnegan. They each receive €100.

This week's jackpot is €2,600 and tickets can be purchased from local shops, committee members and on-line.

Cooley lose to Mochtas

Cooley Kickhams ladies lost this senior league division 1 game against St Mochtas by 1-11 to 3-9. At half time it was 1-8 to 2-1 in favour of the peninsula side.

Honours even

Cooley Kickhams and Naomh Martins played out a draw 4-05 to 2-11. At half time it was 4-03 to 2-06 for the peninsula side. Junior league divison 4.

Boher reign supreme

On Thursday May 2 the annual Cooley Credit Union Races took place at Bush track. Now in its 24th year, this event has gone fromstrength tostrength and it's longevity is a testament to Glenmore AC and the pupils from the 12 schools in the Cooley Peninsula - from Faughart to Omeath - who make this event the success it is.

Glenmore AC would like to extend a special thank you to Cooley Credit Union for their continued sponsorship of this athletics event and on this the 50th anniversary year of the club. Thank you also to the Red Cross for their presence at the event and to all the helpers from Glenmore AC for a well organised, enjoyable evening of athletics. A special congratulations to all the primary school children from the 12 schools who participated in the events and to the teachers who encouraged them.

It was another victory for the pupils of Boher N.S. who claimed the Jim Savage Cup for another year (43 points). Dulargy N.S. were 2nd (37 points) and Rampart N.S. Lordship were 3rd . The Liam Clifford Shield was won in the end by Mullaghbuoy N.S. (30 points), 2nd place was St. Peter's N.S.

Rathcor (14 points) and in 3rd place was Scoil Naomh Lorcan, Omeath (3 points). Well done also to all the other schools on some great performances - Ardaghy N.S., Omeath, St. Olivers N.S., Carlingford, Monksland N.S., Bellurgan N.S., Faughart N.S. and Scoil Padraig Naofa, Kilcurry.

Congratulations to all the Senior Infants and Junior Infants athletes who took part and to all the pre- school children who turned up on the night.

The following are the results:

Sprint Finals - 1st class Girls: 1. Kate Thornton, Boher 2. Amelia Boroska, Dulargy 3. Maeve Walsh, Monksland. 1st class Boys: 1. Harry McArdle, Bellurgan 2. Noah Lindholm, Dulargy, Cuán Carroll, St. Oliver's

2nd class Girls: 1. Gillian Tuohy, Bellurgan 2. Jenny Rafferty, Boher 3. Alannah Lynn, Rathcor. 2nd class Boys: 1. Peter McArdle, Faughart 2. Ronan Goss, Dulargy 3. Jesse Hynes, Boher

3rd class Girls: 1. Zoe White, Boher 2. Zoe Corrigan, Rampark 3. Molly Anne Moore, St. Olivers. 3rd class Boys: 1. Ciarán McGoey, St. Oliver's 2. Sam Healy, St. Oliver's, Liam Holland, Bellurgan

4th class Girls: 1. Áine Brennan, Naomh Lorcain 2. Isolde McEvoy 3. Lucy Keenan, Rampark. 4th class Boys: 1. Aaron Byrne, Boher 2. Conor McGurgan, Monksland 3. Joe Rafferty, Rathcor

5th class Girls: 1. Katie McDonald, Boher 2. Niamh Arnold, Monksland 3. Stella Deary, Ardaghy. 5th class Boys: 1. Kaylum Morgan, Ardaghy 2. Cian McGee, Mullaghbuoy 3. Tiarnán Hanniffy, Monksland

6th class Girls: 1. Rosalyn Connolly, Dulargy 2. Molly Cassidy, Ardaghy 3. Mia Davidson, Boher. 6th class Boys: 1. Sean Thornton, Boher 2. Aaron Hanritty, Bellurgan 3. Oisín Duran, St. Olivers

600m Finals - 4th class Girls: 1. Grace Keenan, Rampark 2. Eimear Finnegan, Dulargy 3. Sarah Duffy, Rampark. 4th class Boys: 1. Christopher Conlon, Rampark 2. Luke Spain, Dulargy 3. Sean O'Doherty, Bellurgan

5th class Girls: 1. Jessica White, Boher 2. Sarah Duffy, Boher 3. Áine O'Reilly, Mullaghbuoy. 5th class Boys: 1. Elliott Nichols Rampark 2. Joseph Hanlon, Boher 3. Peadar Walsh, Monksland

6th class Girls: 1. Ava Ashby, Boher 2. Sarah Mallon 3. Aoife McGee, Mullaghbuoy. 6th class Boys: 1. James Spain, Dulargy 2. Fionn O'Reilly, Mullaghbuoy 3. Emmet Duffy, Boher

Relay Finals - Girls. 1. Boher 2. Dulargy 3. Monksland. Boys: 1. Dulargy 2. Boher 3. Monksland

Turbo Javelin - 1st class Girls: 1. Sarah O'Rourke, Mullaghbuoy 2. Evie Connall, St. Oliver's 3. Aisling Keenan, Rampark. 1st class Boys: 1. James Murphy, St. Oliver's 2. Mark Phillips, Rampark 3. Joseph Savage, Mullaghbuoy

2nd class Girls: 1. Niamh Havern, Dulargy 2. Leila O'Hanlon, Ardaghy 3. Danissa O'Reilly, Mullaghbuoy. 2nd class Boys: 1. James McEneaney, Mullaghbuoy 2. Alex Brady, Bellurgan 3. Michael Gormley.

3rd class Girls: 1. Aoife Savage, Mullaghbuoy 2. Leah White, Rathcor 3. Anna-Rose White, Dulargy. 3rd class Boys: 1. Charlie O'Neill, Mullaghbuoy 2. Kyle Maguire, Monksland 3. Mario Gaztambide, Dulargy

Long Jump - 5th class Girls: 1. Emily Liu, Rampark 2. Ellen Callan, Boher 3. Emma McCarragher, Boher. 5th class Boys: 1. Sean Holland, Bellurgan 2. Niall Watson, Ardaghy 3. Marc Byrne, Bellurgan

6th class Girls: 1. Niamh Donnelly, Monksland 2. Ailish Murphy, Monksland 3. Sofia Connolly, Dulargy. 6th class Boys: 1. William Quinn, Dulargy 2. Darren O'Shaughnessy, Rathcor 3. Milo Veale, Dulargy

Essay/Poem - 2nd /3rd /4th class: 1. Ciara Smartt, Rathcor 2. Aine Gallagher, Monksland 3. Sophie Cumiskey, Mullaghbuoy

5th /6th class: 1. Aoife McGee, Mullaghbuoy 2. Grainne Rice, Bellurgan 3. Fionn O'Reilly, Mullaghbuoy

Feile here we come

Massive congratulations to Cooley U14 girls who qualified for the All Ireland Feile 2019 as Louth winners last week.

The group A tournament hosted by Cooley Kickhams took place over Saturday and Sunday with Cooley, St. Patricks, Geraldine's, Hunterstown, St. Fechins and Newtown Blues competing.

On Sunday Cooley opened against the Geraldine's who won 2-5 to 1-2. Next up was the Pats with Cooley running out convincing winners by 2-10 to 0-0. Our final game against Hunterstown was hard fought with Cooley emerging victorious 2-6 to 2-4.

The semi-finalists were Geraldines, Cooley, Hunterstown and St.Fechins. Cooley played Hunterstown and with a late rally in the second half secured their place in the final with a score 2-3 to 1-4. The Geraldine's were their opponents in the final. In an end to end exciting final Cooley's second half performance proved toostrong in the end and Cooley qualified for Feile 2019 3-3 to 2-2.

Every member of the squad contributed to the tournament, all playing their part. It was hard fought and thoroughly deserved over the weekend. Cooley now travel to Galway for Feile 2019 and will be hosted by St Michael's Galway City. Well done girls.

Thanks to all mentors, parents and supporters over the weekend for all help. The girls celebrated instyle this evening in the Deli Bar Carlingford. A special mention to Sharon who kindly sponsored the girl's meal.

The Cooley Feile U14 Squad; Hazel Malone, Chloe McCarragher, Anna Dawson, Ciara Murphy, Katie O'Rourke, Katelyn Murphy, Lucy White, Orlaith Daly, Stacey Murray, Sarah Mallon, Niamh Donnelly Dearbhla Sheilds, Katie NcGuinness, Shannon Walker, Sarah Walker, Ciara Boyle, Katelyn Savage, Aislinn White, Tara White, Ellen Callan, Myah Ward, Annie Dunne, Aoibheann O'Neill, Siabh Morgan, Eilis Murphy, Chloe Boyle.

Huge success

The North Louth and Border Vintage Club hosted a very successful charity Vintage Tractor & Car run on Sunday last. The event was in aid of Palliative Care.

The weather was certainly on our side and 56 tractors and 25 cars took part in the event which raised an amazing €5680.00 on the day, with moneystill coming in! A sincere 'thank you' to all who helped in any way, all those who sold tickets, bought tickets, those who took part, those who helped on the day, and a very big thank you to all our sponsors.

A cheque was presented on the day to Maura Fagan from Palliative Care. Once again sincere thanks to you all.

Belfast City Marathon

Another busy week for senior Glenmore AC athletes who competed in distances from 5k to Marathon distances with personal best achieved by many.

Congratulations to Martin Toner (17:32) who also finished 4th, Ciaran Walsh (18:17), Kenneth McBride (19:28) Christopher Connolly (19:57) and Dara Fagan (25:52) on completing the 2nd annual Marist 5k race in Dundalk on what turned out to be a fabulous Friday evening with 500+ enthusiastic participants, well done to all involved in organising such a great event.

Congratulations to Kevin Carolan (25:37) who achieved yet another personal best competing in the Athletics Ireland Race Series - Irish Runner 5K in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 4th May.

Glenmore AC marathon runners shared in a bit of history on Sunday 5th May at the Belfast City Marathon, as not only was it a brand new route, it was the first time this event was permitted to take place on a Sunday. Albeit there were a few organisational issues at this event which the Organising Committee has promised to put protocols in place to prevent these occurring in further events. However these issues were overshadowed by the sheer welcome and support shown to all participants of the BCM by the people of Belfast, who came out in their thousands to line thestreets and also provide great entertainment and encouragement along the WHOLE route.

The Glenmore AC team was made up of Stephen O'Connor (03:24:01) PB, Fiona McQuade (03:36:09) PB, Ronan Callan(03:47:08)PB and Tony Ashby (03:47:34 )PB. Like at all previous marathons these Glenmore AC athletes showed again theirstrength as a team and the camaraderie that was shared among them along the route had a very positive impact and is reflected in the PBs achieved by all of them. Special shout out to fellow Glenmore athletes Peter Noone and Barry Woods who cheered them on from the sidelines.

Meanwhile our Dawn running group on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings and our weekend planned runs will bestepping their paces up a bit in preparations for our Glenmore Challenge 10m +10k road race on 8th June, this promises to be a fantastic event! So if anyone needs a challenge pre register on

Kickhams Lotto

The Cooley Kickhams Lotto draw took place on Tuesday night last, May 7. There was a jackpot of €5,400 on offer but the numbers were not matched and the jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were, 5, 11, 26 and 32. There were three 'match three' winners; Chloe McGrath c/o Jamie Farrell; Aidan Shields c/o Online; Tina McDonnell c/o Barry's Shop. They each receive €35. The jackpot for this week's draw is €5,600.

Omeath Fair

The Community & Volunteer Fair is on Sunday next, May 19starting at 11am until 1pm in the Dolmen Centre, Omeath. Come along and find out more about services from Alone, MABS, Addiction & Counselling services, as well as Volunteering opportunities from local groups. Light refreshments will be served.

Bammell Tournament

The 6th Annual Bammell Malone International U12 Boys Football Tournament will be held on Saturday 8th June 2019 in Cooley Kickhams GFC,

This year teams from all over Ireland will be attending as well as teams from England, Scotland and Wales, adding a real international flavour to the event.

The Carlingford Pipe Band willstart proceedings with a parade of all 32 teams at 10am, followed by our national anthem being sung by Carmel Rice. Group matches commence at 10.30am, and as usual the futurestars of the GAA will provide us with a great day's entertainment.

Since this tournamentstarted in honour of a great Cooley Kickham club man, Michael "Bammel" Malone, who passed away in 2013, it has become one of the top U12 tournaments in the country with a waiting list in place and enquiries for the 2020 tournament from as far afield as France!

For all enquiries please contact Gerry Fearon (086) 6052716.

Carlingford/Omeath lotto

The Carlingford/Omeath Parish lotto draw took place on Tuesday night last, May 7, for a jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn were 13, 14, 18 and 21 but these numbers did not produce a winner of the top prize. There was one 'match three' winner, P. Morrissey. This week's draw has a jackpot of €15,000. The new reserve jackpot is €5,550.

Award finalist

Omeath District Development has been nominated as a County finalist under the Community section of the National Lottery Good Cause Awards initiative. Now in its second year, this initiative recognises and acknowledges community groups and organisations that make incredible difference in their communities with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding.

The National Lottery kindly funded the Outdoor Gym facility in our Community Garden on Station Road in Omeath overlooking the Lough in December 2017, and it was from this capital works programme that we engaged in the #GoodCauseAwards.

We are honored and delighted to be a County finalist in this initiative and that the contribution that we make to our community is been recognised.

We would also like to congratulate the other County Finalists in their hard work and achievements not only in being a finalist but the tireless and sometimes unappreciated hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make our communities a better place to live. Sport - Glenmuir United FC;

Health & Wellbeing - Arthritis Ireland Louth; Arts & Culture - Drogheda International Classical Music;

Heritage - Louth Nature Trust; Youth - Autism Support Louth & Meath / Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism.

Gaels Lotto

The Cuchulainn Gaels lotto draw took place on Wednesday last, May 8. The numbers drawn were 2, 14, 25 and 26. There were no winners of the top prize of €20,000. The five lucky dip winners were; B. Duffy, B. Sloan, U. McCann, J. O'Hagan and P. Bruen. They each receive €20.00. This week's draw is on Wednesday May 15 for a jackpot of €20,000. The new reserve jackpot is €18,200. The draw takes place in Howe's Bar at 7pm. Cuchulainn Gaels would like to thank everyone for their continued support!

Charity concert

The St. Agnes' Parents String Orchestra together with Cór Chairlinne are hosting a charity concert in The Foy Centre, Carlingford,on Sunday next, May 19th commencing at 7.30pm. Proceeds are in aid of RNLI. Admission for adults is €10.00, children are free and all are welcome.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Carlingford/Omeath Parish on the following days; St. Michael's Church, Carlingford, on next Saturday May 18starting at 11.00am; St. Laurence's Church, Omeath, on Saturday May 25 at 11.15am.

Cooley Coast Run

The 9th annual Cooley Coast Run is on this coming Friday, May 17, commencing at 7pm.

There are two races, a 10k race and a 5k Fun Run/Walk. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to collect your race pack, get changed and warmed up. Thestart & finish location is outside the Cooley Kickhams club grounds.

Your race number will be in your race pack. Race packs can be collected from the Cooley Kickhams clubrooms on Thursday May 16 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. They can also be collected on Friday May 17 (race day) from 2pm to 6.30pm. However we would appreciate it if you could collect your race pack before 6pm. If collecting your race pack on race day at the club house, please note they must be collected no later than 30 minutes beforestart time to allow time to enter the electronic chip details on the computer. All results will be posted online on Walkers are welcome to walk the 5k race, but they muststart from the back of the group of runners.

Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday May 16. Application forms will be accepted up to one hour before the race. All the usual race support along the route such as waterstations along the route and First Aid on course and at the finish will be available. Car Parking facilities will be provided in the Cooley Kickhams club grounds and in Crilly's yard which is next door. Please note all cars parked anywhere on the route or at the finish area will be removed.

After 8 years of fantastic support from Open Hydro, the company has unfortunately closed their facility in Greenore. We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Open Hydro andstaff for their sponsorship. As a result we have had to seek new sponsors, and we are delighted to reveal that Ktf Housing, Alltec Fibre Ltd and Perfect Food Solutions Ltd. will be the new sponsors of the Cooley Coast Run. It would be almost impossible to keep the race going without sponsorship, and we would like to thank Niall Keenan and Niall Brady for their generosity.

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