Tuesday 12 December 2017

Kickhams lotto

THE Cooley Kickhams lotto draw took place in the clubrooms at Monksland on Monday night last.

There was a jackpot of €9,000 on offer but this prize was not claimed when no one matched all the four numbers drawn, 20, 22, 24 and 26.

There was one 'match three' winner, Carol Sheelan c/o Adrian Sheelan. Carol's prize is €200.


Cooley Kickhams have booked the Irish traditional music group, Clan Eireann, for the Sports Complex on this coming Friday. Tickets are €10 and are available from the Complex or from any committee member.

On December 7 the great Hugo Duncan will be playing at the Cooley Kickhams Christmas party night. This should be a night to remember and further details will be available nearer the date.

The Cooley Kickhams Gym is open from 8.30 a.m. to 9p.m. from Monday to Friday. The cost is €5 per session, €20 per month or €50 for 3 months.

The Astroturf is available for bookings. Please contact Alo McGrath at 087-9574665.


The Cuchulainn Gaels annual dinner dance takes place on November 16 in The Granvue.

Our under age presentation will take place on November 22 in The Dolmen Centre. Our AGM will take place on November 27 in The Dolmen Centre.

You can now order a club case for your I-Phone 4, 4S & 5 by following the following link


The North Louth and Border Vintage Club has organised an end-of-year social night which takes place in the Cooley Kickhams Complex on Sunday , October 27.

The occasion will be greatly enhanced by the attendance of a group of 35 enthusiasts from the Longford Vintage Club. Contact between the two groups was made recently and the midland club members requested the local club to join them on a tractor run across the peninsula on Sunday, October 27. The peninsula men were only too delighted to oblige!

It should be a great night of song, dance and craic. Everyone is welcome and a light supper will be provided.

For further information please contact Gerard at 087 6457984 or Liz at 087 2182190.


The final of the under 16 division 2A League was a high scoring affair with Cooley Kickhams coming out on top by 5-14 to 4-7.

It was a great achievement for the Cooley lads after a week that certainly tested the stamina of the side. In a five day period they drew with Na Piarsiagh 3-8 each on Monday night, won the replay by 3 points on Thursday night, and were back in action at 4 p.m. at Darver on Saturday for the final!

The Cooley team and scorers were; Sean Hayes, Niall McGuinness 0-1, Cathal Quinn, Daniel Hanlon, Luke White, Fiachra Malone, Kevin Murphy, Patrick Hanlon 0-1, Alex Woods, Thomas McGuinness, Conor Kenny 0-1, Emmet McGuigan 0-2, James O'Reilly 1-0, Emmet Rogan 2-8, Conor Loughran 2-1. Subs; Christopher McGuinness, Jason McCarragher, Ronan Sheelan, Aoghan Sheelan.


The annual walk in aid of Multiple Sclerosis from Lumpers to Carlingford took place on Saturday, September 21. The walk is held on the Saturday before the All-Ireland final annually.

The event was organised by Terri McIntyre who was delighted with the turnout and the support given; 'Many people helped and were of great support in organising this event. Indeed without them it would not have been the success it was. Thank you Andy and Teresa Quinn who galvanised fundraising and walkers, John for the bus from Carlingford to the Lumpers, Callaghan butchers who sponsored the burgers, and also Fyffes for supplying fruit for the walkers. Special thanks to Kathleen, Lola and Margaret for their wonderful bread, to Anna for buttering the bread, serving the soup and for generally organising the refreshment room, and to Taffees for their help and use of the room. To my family a big thank you for your great help and support'.

Terri did not forget the walkers; 'Lastly but certainly not least to all you great people who gave generously of your time to walk and collect money, thank you. €2,500 has been raised for the Respite Centre, to help support people with Multiple Sclerosis. Well done one and all'.


Don't forget the CASA collection takes place in Cooley on Saturday next.

These collections take place in Cooley every six months and receive incredible support from everybody in the area and further afield.

Hanlon Transport have once more kindly provided the charity with a lorry and trailer. The trailer will be parked at Cooley Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Your unwanted items of clothing are so valuable to this charity. Old worn shoes, coats, unwanted shirts, jumpers, handbags, towels, curtains, etc can all play a vital role in making a difference to the life of a disabled person.

For enquiries or to have your donation collected from your home, contact Anne 086 3938289 or visit


The Benemerenti Medal will be presented to Paddy Fearon by Cardinal Sean Brady this coming Saturday, October 19, at the 7.30 p.m. vigil Mass in St. Michael's Church, Carlingford.

There will be a social function immediately after Mass in the Foy Centre to which all are invited.


The Carlingford Pipe Band this year celebrates the 40th year of it's revival, and on Sunday, October 27, special ceremonies and celebrations will take place to honour the occasion.

A special mass has been organised in Carlingford for the deceased members of the band and of the original band, St. Michael's. The Mass is at 11.30 a.m. and the Band will march from the Hall to the Church and indeed be very much part of that special celebration.

On Sunday evening there is a function in the Village Hotel to which all present and past members of the band have been invited. The event is also open to members of the public.

There will be a buffet supper, plenty of craic, and the members of the Pipe Band will provide part of the entertainment along with a number of invited pipers and drummers.


The biggest game show, the CUBE, is coming to St. Patrick's, Lordship, very soon.

If you want to play this very popular game, please let us know. You can win €5,000 for yourself, or for your club, or for a charity of your choice.

The registration night will be coming up very shortly.


Clos-na-Managh, that beautiful and well looked after estate on the outskirts of Carlingford, received due recognition last week in the Louth Looking Good Awards when it was awarded second place in category D for estates with 40 houses and over.

The chairman of the local committee, Hugh Brennan, was delighted with the award and was full of praise for the great effort put in. He had a lot of people to thank and had a special word for the local committee whose members worked tirelessly throughout the year.

He thanked the environmental section of Louth County Council for their assistance and particularly Marie McGorman, tenant and liaison officer for Dundalk Town Council and Louth County Council northern area.

Hugh also thanked Tus, and especially Gerard Donnelly and Ciaran Kelly, and Louth Leadership for their help.

Hugh was also delighted with the great co-operation from the residents of the estate and greatly appreciated the help and back-up from public representative, Martin Murnaghan.

Finally he had great praise for the stonework at the entrance to the estate undertaken by Oisin Grimes especially the stone seat and flower beds.


The Glenmore Athletic Club is hosting a new 6k road race for the Kearney and McBride cups on Sunday next, October 20.

Registration is from 10 a.m. in the school canteen for all participants in the race which gets underway at 1 p.m.

The route will pass by Bush, Maguire's Cross, Gaultrimsland, Ballinamara, Ardtullybeg, Ardtullymore, Petestown, and back to Bush where the race will finish on the track.

The Kearney Cup is for senior men and the McBride cup for senior women.

There are prizes for the first, second and third senior men, senior women, vet. men 45/50, vet. women 45/50, junior men and junior women under 17 and under 19.

The minimum age for the 6K race is 15. The entry fee for seniors and vets. is €10.00 and €5.00 for under 17/19.

The juvenile programme starts on the track at 12 p.m. The races are for boys and girls under 9/11/13/15.

There are prizes for the 1st ten individuals and the entry fee is €2 on the line. The Johnny Mullen Cup goes to the best juvenile club.

Refreshments will be served in the canteen after the race.

Enquiries to Rose at (087) 2325615 or Francis at (086) 8268706.


BELLURGAN United FC are taking part in the recently launched FAI fundraising draw. There are loads of excellent prizes up for grabs for only €10 a ticket.

The draw is an excellent oppurtunity for the club to raise much needed funds to continue, maintain and develop its excellent facilities and to provide a sporting outlet to over 300 children from the penninsula.

If you would like to buy a ticket or could help by selling a book of ten, please contact Niall on (085) 1508982 or Austin on (086) 8340040. All help is greatly appreciated.


There will be an open day in Mullaghbuoy National School this coming Saturday, October 19, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. All parents and prospective pupils for enrolment in 2014 and 2015 are particularly welcome.

Visitors will be able to view all the school facilities and meet with teachers and some pupils currently attending the school.

A small number of parents will also be available to answer questions you may have regarding their knowledge of the school.

Also taking place on this day is the raising of the green flag which Ms. Flynn and her committee worked very hard to achieve.

Refreshments will be provided by the Parents' Association.


The Parents' Association at Monksland National School have been busy fundraising to cover the shortfall in funding for the two new classrooms which were added to the school.

While the grant from the Department of Education funded the classrooms, it didn't cover the cost of the connecting corridor joining them to the existing school, so the Board of Management and the Parents' Association have stepped in.

As part of their efforts to raise €30,000, the Parents' Association have organised a monster draw with a top prize of €1,000, which will take place at a kiddies' disco in Cooley Hall on Friday October 25. The disco will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and there will be lots of spot prizes as well. Tickets, €5 or €10 for 3, are available from parents or from the school.


The next offering from the Cooley Genealogical and Historical Society sees Seán Cruddne delving into the archieve of to select two of his published articles for a dramatic reading Long's Pub, Grance, on Friday, October 25, at 8 p.m. Admission €5. Refreshments served.


A night of glamour and fashion in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will take place in the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford on Sunday, November 24.

The evening will include; sparkling wine, mulled wine and sweet treats on arrival from 6 p.m.

The fashion show will begin at 7 p.m. sharp during which a two course meal will be served and entertainment afterward will be provided by the Stormers.

On the catwalk, there'll be ladies, gents and children's collections from shops in Carlingford, Dundalk and Newry.

It promises to be a fantastic night's entertainment and perfect for a ladies night out just before the Christmas season, all in aid of a very deserving charity.

Tickets are priced at €30 and are available from the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford reception on (043) 9373530.

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