Wednesday 16 October 2019

Ravensdale win league opener

Cooley and area news

Ravensdale win league opener - Sunday morning marked the beginning of the new North Louth Winter League season. Last seasons runners up Ravensdale FC hosted Glen Utd in glorious conditions in Ravensdale.

The visitors started the brighter of the two with the youthful Glen team trying to open up the Ravensdale defence with a few long balls over the top and in the 8th minute they broke the deadlock when Cathal Manning laid the ball off to Stephen Ferguson whose sweetly struck effort found the bottom right corner leaving the keeper no chance.

Slowly but surely after conceding the open goal Ravensdale began to get a foothold in the game creating a few half chances and in the 22nd minute some beautiful build up play down the right wing lead to Ross Dullaghan whipping in a pacey cross which forward JJ Stephenson met with a glancing header which found the far right corner to level the game.

From then on it was one way traffic and Ravensdale got their 2nd in the 29th minute when a pinpoint corner from the ever dangerous Declan Sharkey found Barry O'Hara free and his header made it 2-1 to the home team.

Six minutes later Ravensdale got their 3rd when some brilliant build up play lead to a foul just outside the Glen box and Barry O`Hara stepped up and struck a lovely left footed effort pass the hapless Glen keeper.

The second half started much the same as the first ended with the home team on the front foot with the odd Glen Utd attack being snuffed out by a well marshalled Ravensdale defence. Sixteen minutes into the half Ravensdale got their 4th when another Declan Sharkey corner found the head of centre back Gary McKeown with the help of a goalkeeper fumble and he duly headed it home.

Credit to Glen who never let their heads drop and were rewarded in the 72nd minute when a Matthew McDonald long ball was flicked on by Brendan McCann and Stephen Ferguson with the merest of touches deceived the Ravensdale goalie to give him and Glen their 2nd goal.

But again Ravensdale upped the tempo and ten minutes later Ravensdale got a 5th goal after some intricate play down the left side. Declan Sharkey found Gary Connolly 12 yards out and his first time finish gave the Glen keeper no chance and that's how the game finished but a game in which Glen Utd can take a lot of positives from and who will be tough opposition for any team this season. Best for Ravensdale were J J Stephenson, Paddy McKenna and Connor Connolly. Best for Glen were Stephen Ferguson, Calvin Larkin and Ciarán O' Hare.

After a short delay, the North Louth Winter League finally got underway on Sunday last with plenty of goals and wins for Carlingford Celtic, Ravensdale and Haynestown/Dulargy.

Carlingford Celtic got off to a resounding start helped by three goals from Oliver McGuinness in their 7-3 victory over Faughart. Haynestown/Dulargy beat Bridgeside 4-1 while Ravensdale got the better of Glen United by 5-2.

The fixtures for Sunday next, October 6, are as follows; Greenfield play Faughart at Ravensdale at 11.30am; Carlingford Celtic play Bridgeside at Carlingford at 12 noon; Haynestown/Dulargy play Ravensdale at Muirhevnamor at 11am.

The North Louth Winter League would like to congratulate Ramparts on becoming the first team ever in the league to progress in the Leinster Cup. They beat F.C. Lokomotiv at Muirhevna by 2-1.

Cooley U-16s into final

Cooley Kickhams/Cuchulainn Gaels won their under 16 championship semi final match against St Fechins on Saturday last by 4-20 to 0-4. At half time it was 2-11 to 0-2 for the peninsula side.

Cooley Kickhams; Thomas Fearon, Sean McCarragher, Paul Brennan, Colm Keenan, Daire McDaid, Cathal Malone, Cian Murphy 0-1, Cormac Malone, Eddie Kirwan, Cian Connor 0-4, Calum O'Hanlon 2-3, Enda O'Neill 0-8, Thomas McCarragher 1-0, Dylan Quinn, Gerard Hanlon 1-4. Subs; Aaron Sheelan, Christopher McQuaid, Ronan McMullin, Shane Rogan, Sean Brennan, Darragh Brady, Caolan Haugh, John Digney.

Mary scoops Kickhams lotto Jackpot

The Cooley Kickhams Lotto draw took place on Monday night last, September 23.

There was a jackpot of €9,400 on offer and congratulations to Mary Sheelan, Ballinamara, whose numbers matched the drawn numbers which were 7, 9, 14 and 24. The seller of the winning ticket was Eilish Kane. The jackpot for this week's draw is €2,000.

Congratulations to Sarah

Congratulations to Cooley girl, Sarah Quinn, who plays her club football with Foxrock Cabinteely in Dublin and who played a huge part in their five in a row Senior Dublin club championship victory at Parnell Park on Saturday night last. It was a fantastic match, won after extra time. It has been a huge couple of weeks for Sarah as she was a member of the victorious Louth team that beat Fermanagh at Croke Park in the recent All Ireland Junior final.

Impressive league win

Well done to St. Patrick's ladies who had an impressive victory this morning in the league against Dreadnots. The final score was 7-14 to 1-2.

The team and scorers; Nadine Ruddy, Claire Savage, Caoimhe O'Hare, Ellen Barry, Denise Finnegan, Anna Whyte, Deirbhle O'Doherty, Áine Breen, Grace Treanor 1-0, Meg Woods 2-2, Kate Flood 1-5, Aisling O'Doherty 0-1, Jacqui McArdle, Katie Conlon 1-3, Kate Cumiskey 1-0. Subs; Naoimh Butterly, Mary Loughran 1-2, Laura Rice, Shauna Murphy, Evelyn Donnelly 0-1, Aoife Hughes.

Unlucky Pat's lose out

St. Patrick's U-16 girls lost out in their top of the table decider group match of the Championship tonight against the Newtown Blues in Lordship and will now play the winners of Group 1 in the semi-final. After trailing by eleven points at the break the girls came out battling for every ball in the second half and put in a gutsy performance to lose out by just a single point at the end.

The St. Patrick's team and scorers; Roisin Butterly, Naomi McShane, Majella Keenan, Kate Hanlon, Aimee Smyth, Rachel Hynes, Nicole Barry, Katie Conlon 2-1, Evelyn Donnelly 1-1, Molly Murphy, Lucy Mulligan, Molly Woods 0-1, Elsie Cavaroli, Ciara Carolan 2-4, Ella Boyle. Subs; Sophie Grey, Tara Suresh, Saoirse Butterly, Katie Murphy 1-0.

Pat's Jackpot reaches €6,600

The St. Patrick's lotto draw took place at the complex at Lordship on Thursday night last, September 26 .

The jackpot on offer was €6,400 but no one matched all the numbers to claim that prize. The numbers were 4, 24, 25 and 29. There was one 'match three' winners, Karl White, Bellurgan, c/o Maria White.

This week's draw is on Thursday October 3 for a jackpot of €6,600.

Thanks from Nuala

Nuala McDonnell would like to thank most sincerely all those who supported her recent coffee morning which raised a total of €450 for the North Louth Hospice.

Community Employment

Great opportunity to become a qualified Childcare Practitioner in Cooley. If you are interested in a career in Childcare this programme is for you as we will provide the accredited training to help you achieve a major QQI award at Level 5 or Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education.

No experience is necessary - just a genuine interest in pursuing a career in Childcare. Working 5 mornings per week in Cooley Community Playgroup Ltd., you will assist the manager with daily childcare duties.

Contact (Dundalk CE Childcare Projects) Francis Street Dundalk 04293395005

Gaels Lotto at €20,000

The Cuchulainn Gaels lotto draw took place on Wednesday night last, September 25.

The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 15 and 22 but no one matched those numbers to claim the jackpot. There were two 'match three' winners, who share the €100 prize. They are; M. Ellis and M. and L. McMahon

This week's draw takes place on Wednesday October 2 in Cornamucklagh House. It has a jackpot of €20,000 and the new reserve jackpot is €1,200. Tickets are on sale in the following shops/businesses: Cafe Rosa, Cornamucklagh House, Granvue, Howe's, Mace Omeath, Omeath Post Office and Omeath Fuels (TOP). They are €2 per line or €5 for 3 lines. You can also play online. Thank you for your continued support from Cuchulainn Gaels Lotto Committee.

Drop in to Dolmen for 'Tea and Talk'

As part of their Community Social Inclusion Programme, Omeath District Development are delighted to launch their weekly free 'Tea and Talk Drop in Morning' in the Dolmen Centre on this Thursday, October 3, from 10.30am to 12 noon. It starts at 10.30am and continues until 12 noon.

The weekly drop in tea and talk is an opportunity to meet up with others who are living alone, retired, new to the area, or just want to catch up over a cup of tea. All are welcome!

For further information please contact the Dolmen Centre at 042-9375422.

Red Cross Social

The Carlingford/Omeath Red Cross are holding their next social for the senior citizens of the area in St. Mary's Hall, Cooley, on Tuesday nOctober 15. It commences at 8-30 pm, the music is by Paddy Byrne, the usual transport will apply and all are welcome.

Foy Centre Classes

Digital Skills Training starts in The Foy centre, Carlingford, on this coming Friday October 4.

This is a five week basic iphone, ipad, smartphone and tablet class starting at 10.30 am and continuing until 12.30pm.

For further information please contact Angela on 046 9280790.

Carlingford/Omeath Parish Lotto results

The Carlingford/Omeath parish lotto draw took place on Tuesday night last, September 24.

The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 15 and 26 but there was no jackpot winner. There was one 'match three' winner, E. McManus, who receives the €150 prize.

The jackpot for this week's draw is €15,000. The new reserve jackpot is €8,550.

Torchlight Walk for MS on Greenway

The Torchlight Carlingford Greenway Walk for MS is on Thursday October 3 starting at 7.30pm at Carlingford Marina to Greer's Quay and back.

For donations or sponsor cards please contact Andy at 086 8435426, Terry at 087 7929568 or Teresa at 086 1505865.

Glenmore AC celebrate 50 years

Glenmore AC would like to invite all past and present members and partners along to their 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance in The Four Seasons hotel, Carlingford, on Friday October18, to look back and chat over the last 50 years' achievements.

There will be entertainment on arrival at 7pm by John McIntyre and Zoe Conway followed by a 3 course dinner at 7.30pm and then dancing until late with the help of 'The Booze Brothers'.

We hope to see a lot of old and new faces and remember all the bragging rights they had with their rivals over the years. The cost is €35 per person.

For further information please contact Melissa at 0861954448.

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