Tuesday 18 June 2019

Cooley News

Zoe White, Aoife McDonald and Jessica White who took part in the ‘Goal Mile’ on St. Stephen’s morning held in Bush
Zoe White, Aoife McDonald and Jessica White who took part in the ‘Goal Mile’ on St. Stephen’s morning held in Bush
Erin, Conor and Yvonne Gallagher who took part in the ‘Goal Mile’ on St. Stephen’s morning held in Bush
Pat Kirk who took part in the ‘Goal Mile’ on St. Stephen’s morning held in Bush
They’re Off...Some of the participants who took part in the ‘Goal Mile’ on St. Stephen’s morning held in Bush

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 commences 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 four 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, seven days a week for the four 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!!

Finnegan's Second Christmas Draw

Lily Finnegans held their second Christmas draw last weekend and would like to congratulate the following who were successful and to thank all who attended on the night or supported the draw.

€500- Stephanie Malone; Gin Hamper- Audrey O Rourke; Whiskey Hamper- Colin Hanlon; Mini Hamper- Shane Thornton; Mini Hamper- Conor McGarrity; Mini Hamper- Michael Lennon; Champagne & Chocolates- Niall Brown; Baileys & Biscuits- Dermot O'Grady; Whiskey & Chocolates- Linda Clarke; Vodka & Chocolates- Margaret Morgan.

Congratulations to everyone!

Cooley Coast Run

The Cooley Coast Run is now in it's 9th year and the Cooley Kickhams Club has just announced that this year's event has been organised for Friday May 17.

This is one of the top events of it's kind and is very professionally organised. It is one of the big fundraising events in the Cooley Kickhams calendar and attracts a large entry. Further information will be available nearer the event.

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.

North Louth Winter League resumes

The North Louth Winter League continues this coming weekend after the Christmas break with a full series of matches up for decision.

The fixtures are as follows; Glen United v Ramparts; Greenfield v Faughart; Bridgeside v Haynestown/Doolargy; Carlingford v Castletown.

St. Patrick's Jackpot Stands at €8,200

There was no winner of the the St. Patrick's jackpot of €8,000 when the draw took place in the complex at Lordship on Thursday night, December 27.

The numbers drawn were 16, 19, 29 and 30. There were two 'match 3' winners, Tommy Keenan, Castletowncooley, c/o Paul Breen, and Caroline Rogan, Gyles Quay, c/o Louise McEneaney. This week's jackpot is €8,200 and tickets can be purchased from local shops, committee members and on-line.

€830 raised at Bush GOAL Mile

The annual GOAL Mile took place at Bush Track, the home of Glenmore Athletic club, on St. Stephen's morning, Wednesday 26th December.

A large crowd, young and old, attended and the weather was very mild, just ideal for those taking part who ran, jogged, or walked their way around the track. A total of €830 was raised towards the GOAL fund and the Glenmore club would like to thank each and every one who attended and contributed to a very worthwhile fundraiser.

The club would like to wish their members and friends a very happy and healthy 2018!

Thanks from Cooley St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Cooley St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent food parcel appeal.

They said that the response was amazing and has made a significant difference to families at this time. Sincere thanks to all who contributed food and to all who helped in any way with this appeal.

Cooley Parish Tax Relief Scheme

Cooley Parish recently received a total of €32,322.83 from the Revenue Commissioners as tax relief on envelope contributions made to the various parish collections during the tax year ending.

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

Cuchulainn Gaels award winners

Congratulations to the Cuchulainn Gaels Award Winners of 2018 who were presented with their awards at a ceremony on Thursday night last, December 28, in the Granvue Hotel Omeath.

The following received recognition for their achievements with the club last year; Club Person Of The Year. Owen Dobbin; Chairman's Award 2018 - Lotto Committee; Young Player Of The Year - Brendan O Hagan; Player Of The Year - Micheal McCabe.

Christmas Draw winners at Cuchulainn Gaels

Cuchulainn Gaels held their 2018 Christmas Draw on Thursday night last, January 28, in the Granvue Hotel, Omeath. A fantastic night was had by all who supported the event with plenty of prizes up for grabs! The lucky winners were: 1st €500 - Francis O' Hagan; 2nd €200 - Cara McQuaid; 3rd G. Mallon Jewellery - Ciara Elmore; 4th All Ireland football tickets - David McQuaid; 5th All Ireland hurling tickets - Jackie Collins Suginaga; 6th Café Rosa Voucher - Brian Elmore; 7th Omeath Pharmacy Hamper - Tara Ní Fhiacháin; 8th Bottle Whiskey - Caitlin McArdle; 9th Bottle Whiskey - Agnes Smith; 10th Wine / Sweets - S. & N. Hanlon; 11th Wine / Biscuits - Laurence O Reilly.

Cuchulainn Gaels would like to congratulation all the winners and would like to take this opportunity to thank all for their support throughout the year and their continued support in 2019!

The Argus