Friday 20 April 2018


KnockbridgeEASTER FLORAL DEMONSTRATIONAn Easter Floral Demonstration by Veronica McMahon takes place in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on Wednesday, 29th March, 2OO6 at 8.OO p.m. Proceeds in aid of the Parents Association, De La Salle College , Dundalk. Tickets available from committee members, Veronica McMahon or available at the door on the night, price ?lO.CAMOGIE NEW



An Easter Floral Demonstration by Veronica McMahon takes place in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on Wednesday, 29th March, 2OO6 at 8.OO p.m. Proceeds in aid of the Parents’ Association, De La Salle College , Dundalk. Tickets available from committee members, Veronica McMahon or available at the door on the night, price ?lO.


St. Bride’s Camogie Club helds their Annual Poker Classic last Sunday night and the winner was Anne Lawless. Liam Byrne was 2nd and in 3rd place was Gerard McElroy.

Thanks to all who supported the night and to all who baked. Your support was much appreciated.

Juvenile training on Saturdays at l2 noon in St. Bride’s football field.


Ten names from the 2OO5/2OO6 Lottery Syndicate will be pulled out of a hat with ?l5O awarded to each winner. Draw date to be announced. St. Bride’s will play ?2O per week of syndicate funds in the Euro Millions draw.Total amount won to date in the lotto syndicate is ?5,5OO.


Boys U-8 and U-lO Football training in the school field on Monday nighs from 7 to 8.OO p.m. All welcome


Irish language classes for Leaving Certificate students in St. Bride’s Clubrooms every Friday at 6.OOp.m. There is no charge for course.


The Parish Bingo continues in the Community Centre this Thursday night at 8.3O p.m.

Jackpot ?l,3OO and over ?55O cash in prizes every week. Proceeds are in aid of Parish Centre Renovations. Bring the children along also and have some family fun.


Knockbridge Hurling Club are holding their Annual Poker Classic on Easter Sunday in the Community Centre commencing at 9.OO p.m.


Karate classes will be held in the Parish Centre on Friday nights between 7 and 8.OO p.m. Children at primary school ( lst class to 6th class) are invited to attend


Set dancing class on Monday night in the Community Centre with our teacher Seamus Robinson at 9.OO p.m. Everyone welcome. Sincere sympathy is extended to our dancer Margaret Murray on the sad death of her aunt in Killarney. R.I.P.


Come along every Tuesday to the Parish Centre from 8 to 9.OO p.m. Beginners from 7 to 8. Everyone welcome. Come along and try it out.


Forms relating to the above scheme are being distributed throughout the parish. We appeal to you to complete and return the forms as soon as possible or if you have any queries to contact Fr. McGinnity. Special thanks for your continued generosity and support.


Poker in clubrooms this Friday night at 9.OO p.m.



Scoil Mhuire gan Smal Extension Fund lotto draw was held on Tuesday March l4th and the jackpot of ?2,4OO was not won and this week it increases to ?2,6OO . The winning nos. were l, 3, 24, 26. The following ten shared ?2OO receiving ?2O each, Sinead Carroll c/o Brendan Smyth, Sadhbh Cronin, Rathmore, David Hande c/o Cumiskeys Garage, Sean Hande, Senior, Barronstown, Keith and Ronan Geoghegan, Ballinurd, Mena Oakes, Belrobin, Sean Hande, Junior, Barronstown, Paddy Byrne c/o Sheena O’Hare, Sinead Lennon, Thomastown and Harry Reilly , Carnore.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the special collection for the fund can do so to Mrs. Madonna Lambert, School Principal, Scoil Mhuire gan Smal and all donations welcomed and very much appreciated by the fund raising committee.


The Fund Raising Committee of Scoil Mhuire gan Smal extend their appreciation to all who supported their great Balloon Race on St. Patrick’s Day.


Camogie training for the U-l4’s on Sat. evening at 5.OO p.m.


The Senior team beat St. Joseph’s in Dromiskin on Sunday morning last, 2-lO to l-6, in the last round of the Sheelan Cup. David McGeough and Desmond Lennon were the goal scorers while Niall Lennon hit 4 pts., James Fagan 3 pts , Ciaran Clarke 2 pts and Donal McElroy l pt.

Depending on the results on this Tuesday night between Clan an Gael and Roche, Kilkerley may be out this coming Sunday in the quarter final of the competition.

The main leagues are due to start on the first weekend of April with only the top three surviving at Senior.

Best wishes to our goalkeeper Frank Noonan who gets married on this Friday to Knockbridge girl Frances Farrell. Frank was also goalkeeper on the winning All Ireland Divisional Garda team for the Louth/Meath Garda Division which they won last week.

Congratulations also to another player Ciaran Clarke, Thomastown who celebated his 2lst birthday last weekend.

Club members are reminded that fees for 2OO6 are now due and should be submitted to club registrar Bernard Mulholland or any club officer.


Kilkerley G.A.A.Club will hold a Poker Classic on Saturday 2Oth May. Satellite games with tickets to be won take place in Kilkerley and the Sportsbowl, Dundalk. The next Satellite game in Kilkerley Community Centre is this Saturday, March 25th. at 9.OO p.m.

Satellite games every Tuesday night in the Sportsbowl, Dundalk starting at 9.OO p.m.


Dance this Sunday night in the Community Centre, Kilkerley with music by Country Traditions.

Dance on Sunday 2nd April music by Blue Magic, Sunday 9th April music by Footsteps and Marion, Sunday l6th April music by Showbud, Sunday 23rd April music by Black Lace and Sunday 3Oth April music by Cannon and Ramsey.

Dancing 9.3O to l2.3O and supper served. Bar facilities available and everybody welcome.


There is no Set Dancing class this Thursday night but class will resume as usual on Thursday 3Oth March in the Comunity and Enterprise Centre.

We would like to thank Kilkerley Emmets G.F.C. for the use of their hall last week.

Good luck to the ladies from the I.C.A. who are doing some Set Dancing at the I.C.A. Federation Meeting on this Thursday night.


The 4th Annual Open Pairs Tournament organised by Kilkerley Bowls Club was very successful once again. Two pairs qualified from each of the four heats and the final on Sat. night last was very exciting with the eventual winners Kevin Conroy and Billy Taaffe from the Redeemer Club been presented with the John Mulligan Perpetual Cup .

Our club were delighted that two of our members Daryl and Tommy O’Hare reached the final eight.

A sincere thanks to everyone who competed in the tournament and who helped in any way yo make it so successful.

Bowls continue every Wednesday and Sunday night in the Commuity Centre.



Five children from Shelagh National School were confirmed in St. Patrick’s, Crossmaglen on Sunday last by Bishop Gerard Clifford. They were Lisa Murtagh, Emma Mullen, Richard Faughey, Seamus Keenan and Eoghan Harvey.


Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Leon Meegan, Annavackey and Francie Mackin, Drumbee who were married in the Sacred Heart Church, Shelagh on Thursday last.


Users of the Dundalk/Castleblayney Road will be pleased to hear that Louth County Council is planning on spending ?62O,OO in 2OO6 on road improvements. Local Sinn Fein Councillor Tomas Sharkey said they would be spending ?35O,OOO on strengthning the road between Phillipstown and Hackballscross and in the Shelagh area. Another ?25O,OO will be spent on improving visibility at a number of junctions along the road and signage will be improved with the remainder.

The road is in a very poor condition since the opening of the new motorway interchange as the volume of traffic has increased greatly and would take millions of euro to bring it to a satisfactory condition but at least this is a start.

Councillor Sharkey also said that the road from Shelagh to Carrickastuck will receive attention costing nearly ?4O,OOO and asks Council officials to pay attention to drainage.