Sunday 19 January 2020

Cooley news

Gaels Awards Night - Cuchulainn Gaels held their Christmas draw and annual award winners night in the Granvue Hotel, Omeath, last weekend.

This award winning night is much looked forward to as is the annual draw which has numerous good value prizes on offer.

The Senior Player Of Year award went to Eoin McDonald and the Young Player Of Year award went to Seamus McCabe. The Chairman's Award went to the men's senior team with the Club Person Of The Year award going to Roddy McQuaid.

The Christmas Draw Winners were as follows; €500 Euro-Laura Mckevitt Grills; €200 Euro-Laura Mckevitt Grills; Garrett Mallon Jewellery-Gary McArdle; two All Ireland football tickets-Pauline Mulligan; two All Ireland Hurling tickets-Paddy McGrath; €150 Top Fuel voucher-Tracey Elmore; 4 Seasons voucher-George Morgan; Blow Dry / Aisling Hair Design-G.Kerley; Granvue hamper-Clare McMahon; Café Rosa voucher-Matthew Mclory; brandy-Tina Phillips; Barry's Shop voucher-Ciaran Campbell; Granvue hamper-Peter Morgan; Sister Chips voucher-Cian McDonald; Omeath Chemist voucher-Bríd McDonald; Fruit hamper-Roisin Mulligan.

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support throughout the year and wish you all a Happy New Year for 2020.

Gaels lotto up to €20,000

The Cuchulainn Gaels lotto draw took place on Wednesday last, January 1, in Cornamucklagh House, with a jackpot prize of €20,000.

The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 15 and 24, but these numbers were not matched. There was one 'match three' winner, Sarah McDonald, who receives the €100 prize. This week's draw is in Howe's Bar at 7 pm for a top prize of €20,000. The new reserve jackpot is €2,500.

Tickets are on sale in the following shops/businesses: Cafe Rosa, Cornamucklagh House, Granvue, Howe's, Mace Omeath, Omeath Post Office, Omeath Fuels (TOP) and Sister Chips Chippy, Main St., Omeath. They are €2 per line or €5 for 3 lines. You can also play online.

Thank you for your continued support.

Omeath walk for Hospice

This is a special word of thanks and appreciation from the organisers of the truly successful Community walk which was held on New Years Day in aid of the North Louth Hospice and in memory of the late Mary Jo Ross McQuaid: 'I just want to start off by saying 'thank you' for the donations on the Go Fund Me page (link below), to the people who donated on the New Years Day walk and also to people who have handed money in personally over the last few days. The walk alone raised just over €2500 (inc. sterling converted to euro)-an unbelievable amount for a mornings walk.

'The Go Fund Me page is due to close and there is already an amazing amount donated (you can see the amount on the link), but the question is-can we do more? I have spoken to the people involved in setting up the page and it's agreed to leave it run for another few days as this is all going to an amazing organisation, North Louth Hospice, who done so much for Mary Jo-wife, mum, sister and friend-basically ensuring Mary Jo could spend her last few weeks at home with family and friends around her. You never realise the work they carry out until someone close to you requires their assistance and it is a comfort that they are there to help.

'North Louth Hospice need donations to keep going and what a lovely gesture it will be to give a truly astonishing amount in the memory and name of Mary Jo Ross McQuaid!

'Please, if you can, give a little it will make a difference in a family's life at the toughest of times. It's easy done, just click on the link below and donate what you can. Thank you.'

St. Patrick's registration evening

Due to a change beyond our control, registration must take place in January 2020. With this in mind our first registration night will take place on Thursday January 9 at 7.30pm. Family membership is €150 where the children are still juvenile, adult playing members €100, juvenile/ OAP/ students and adult non playing members €60.

St Pat's Jackpot at €9,400

The St. Patrick's lotto draw took place at their club rooms at Lordship on Thursday night last, January 2, for a jackpot of €9,200.

The numbers drawn were 1,13, 21 and 27 but no one matched these numbers to claim the top prize. There were no 'match three' winners and the five winners of the lucky draw were; Rachel Downey c/o Eamonn McCann; Emma Finnegan, Rampart, c/o Pat Finnegan; Mark McEvoy, Railway Village; Eoin McEneaney, Annaloughan, c/o Rose McEneaney. Eddie Dunne, Drumnasills, c/o Crilly's shop.

The next draw takes place on Thursday, January 9, for a jackpot of €9,400. Lotto tickets are available from committee members, Sheelan's Shop, Crilly's Shop, Station House Cafè, Londis Bellurgan, McCrystal's Shop, Lumpers Bar or online. €2 a line or 3 for €5.

House Draw tickets available

The Louth GAA double house draw is scheduled to take place on Saturday May 16 at the Louth GAA Centre of Excellence, Darver. Tickets are priced at €100 and each house winner will have an alternative choice to take a cash prize. The houses are three bedroom semi detached and are situated, one in Dundalk and the other in Drogheda.

In the St. Patrick's club, Wee County double house draw tickets are available from Sean Crilly (087) 913 6627, Vin o Hare (087) 956 3948, Padraic O Connor +353 (87) 239 7137, Maria White +353 (87) 804 0042, Sharon McEneaney 0863907576, Louise McEneaney 0876659312, and John Grogan (087) 967 8523.

Carlingford Mass broadcast

The Vigil Mass in St. Michael's Church, Carlingford, on next Saturday January 11 at 7.30pm is being recorded to be broadcast on LMFM Radio on the following Sunday morning, January 12, at 9.00am.

Parish Tax Relief Scheme

The parish of Carlingford/Omeath has received the sum of €11,537.76 from the Revenue Commissioners as tax relief on donations made to the various parish collections during the tax year 2018. Thanks to all parishioners who took part in this,

Annual Christmas party

The annual Omeath and Carlingford Senior Citizens Party takes place on Sunday next, January 12, commencing at 7.00pm in The Granvue, Hotel, Omeath. All are welcome.

Cooley Charity Football Match

A massive thank you to all who participated in the recent charity football match at Fr. McEvoy Park involving the Cooley Kickhams ladies and men's teams. The event was a great success with all proceeds going to Action Cancer and the North Louth Hospice. Thanks to all those who helped in any way over the 2 days and to all those who attended. Thank you to our guest referee, Maurice Deegan, to the piper Vinny Murray and to Henry Mac who provided the entertainment inside. Thank you to those who supplied the food and the ice-cream. A super amount of money has been raised for these two great charities. The final figure will be revealed later as we are still receiving donations. Well done everyone !

Classes in Dolmen Centre

Pilates classes are starting in the Dolmen Centre, Omeath, on this coming Wednesday, January 8, for a six week period.

The classes are from 7pm to 8pm and the cost for the 6 weeks is €50. For further information please contact Clare via Whats App on 086 8612283 or email to book your spot.

The Tea and Talk drop in morning continues on Thursday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon. All are Welcome.

Biodiversity Mapping in Omeath

Omeath District Development recently announced that funding has been secured from The Community Foundation of Ireland under the 'Environment and Nature Fund' to engage an Ecologist to assist in a Community Bio Diversity Mapping Audit for the Omeath area and the findings of this community mapping audit will form the basis of a Bio Diversity Action Plan for the area.

The project will commence early in 2020 so if you have a particular interest in this project or if you have any photographs of wildlife, birds, flora or fauna captured in the Omeath area please email and mark the email 'Biodiversity' and please include details of the location, date and description with your photograph.

We appreciate your assistance in the project to protect our habitat and wildlife, so get those cameras or phones out and forward us on your photographs of Deer, Owls, Eagles, Badgers, Otters, Bats, Birds, Wild Flowers etc

The Argus