Sunday 17 December 2017

Forty new jobs with October opening date for new supermarket

Blackrock Bulletin

The new supermarket is due to open this autumn
The new supermarket is due to open this autumn

Supervalu's new local store is set to open in October, providing a significant jobs boost to the area as well as offering a new choice to the range of shopping options to shoppers . The store will be operated by well known local retailer Richard Tiernan.

A Dundalk man married with three children, Richard has fronted the Centra Store in the Village since it opened ten years ago.

The new store is nearing completion on the site of the Fairways Hotel complex, with the physical structure visible to passers-by for some time. Initial reports projected that the store would be ready to open next month (September), but it now is expected that it will be October when this takes place. The 14,000sq feet store will provide 40 new jobs.

Store operator Richard will continue his involvement with Centra in the village which has taken an active part in the community over the years, offering support and sponsorship to local organisations and groups and clubs, such as the like of the Tidy Towns Committee, Blackrock Park and football clubs.

Bayview captain's prize

His 'inside knowledge' was doubtless a help as Damien English won captain, David Freeman's prize in the Bayview golf society.

The competition was staged at the local Dundalk course and 29 members played. Damien is the course's head greenkeeper and is also a playing member of the club. For good measure he also won the prize for Nearest the Pin.

Dad Ollie who also was in charge of maintaining and the presentation of the course for years, made it a family double, winning his category.

The full results were:

Overall winner, Damien English.

Category 1, Ollie English; Ken Lynch; Eamon Trainor.

Category 2, Denis Dullaghan; Ollie Reilly; Ed Smyth.

Category 3, Philip Wynne; John Thornton; Niall Gore.

Nearest the Pin, Damien English; Longest drive, John Sharkey.

The society travel to Ashfield for their next outing, which takes place on Saturday August 19. It is sponsored by the Black Wok.

Gers await quarter-final opponents

All roads will lead to Dowdallshill on Sunday August 20 when the Geraldines will play in the Louth Senior Football Championship quarter final against either Ardee's Saint Marys or St Josephs from Dromiskin with a 7.00 pm throw-in.

Having finished level in their group, Ardee and the Joes will play off on Saturday 12th August in Dunleer to decide who goes forward to face the Gers on Sunday 20th August.

The Gers qualified straight through to the quarter finals as group winners having beaten both St Pats and the O'Raghallaighs.

The Gers have been building some strong momentum recently with two consecutive wins in the group stages of the championship and another important win over last year's senior champions Sean O'Mahonys in the senior football League Division 1.

Preparations are in full swing at McGeough Park where Eamon McEneaney and his management team will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to ensure further progress to the semi-finals.

Jackpot not won

The jackpot again proved elusive as three players shared the €200 match three prize in the Geraldines lottery.

They were: Caroline Hanna, Rath, Ardee Road; May Lynch, The Crescent Blackrock and Linda Galligan c/o Dundalk Lighting.

The numbers drawn were: 6, 9, 15 and 28.

The jackpot this week is €11,200.


Sunday is Remembrance Day for those interred in the parish's old cemetery on Old Golf Links Road. The annual patrun in the cemetery takes place at 7pm.

Brendan Grace concert

Not much time left and judging on demand it would be advisable to get your ticket quickly for the concert by top comedian Brendan Grace.

The Geraldines are hosting a live night of entertainment by one of the country's most popular entertainers on Friday, August 25.

Tickets, €30 each, are on sale from the club or from any committee member. They are available on a first come basis and are strictly limited.

It's a night not a miss, and those who wish to attend wouldn't want to delay and risk that possibility.

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