Friday 17 November 2017

Vintage Car Club Drive for Motor Neuron Disease

THE North East Vintage Car Club is organising a 'Drive for Motor Neurone Disease' on the Cooley peninsula on Sunday September 29th.

All vintage enthusiasts are invited to take part as this event is open to everybody. If you have a vintage car or tractor, a vintage motorbike or indeed a high nelly bicycle, you are welcome to join in the fun.

The drive will commence at Cooley Parochial Hall with registration on the Sunday morning between 11 a.m. and 12 noon.

After a cup of tea and light refreshments, the cortege of vehicles will move off. Driving at a leisurely pace, the cars will travel through the beautiful scenic Cooley Peninsula. Vintage tractors will be travelling a different route. Bikes will have their own separate route. In the afternoon, all vehicles will return to Cooley Hall for further refreshments. There is no set entry fee to this event, a voluntary contribution to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association will be most welcome.

It promises to be a family fun day with plenty of novelty events, i.e. poker run, auction, raffle, and music.

There are 300 people are currently living in Ireland with Motor Neurone Disease. In the year 2012, the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) spent in excess of €1 million on provision of home helps, patient care, nursing help, medical aids, appliances and equipment.

Please support this charity as they strive to give Motor Neurone Disease patients the best possible care as they struggle to deal with this debilitating disease. For enquiries, please contact Anne at 086 3938289.


On Saturday next, September 7, local runners, joggers and walkers have the chance to put the 'fun' back into fun running with a new take on the popular road running craze.

The 'Double the Fun 5K Run' encourages participants to run in pairs - starting and finishing together.

Any combination is welcome, such as husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, brother/sister, parent/child, friends etc. Entry fee for 2 people running together is €20 and for one person is €15.

Registration can be made at St Patrick's G.F.C. Complex on Thursday evening , 5th September, from 7.30 p.m.- 8.30 p.m. or on the morning of Saturday September 7th. Proceeds from the day go to St Patrick's G.F.C. and Ravensdale Sports Field.

The Run will be followed by a Family Fun day in the St. Patrick's Field . Bring the family along for a day of fun and enjoyment.

There will be kicking challenges, golf clipping challenges, treasure hunt and much more. This is a fun day for all the family after our fun run/walk that begins at noon.


In Pairc Roiste on Wednesday last, Cooley played the local Roche Emmets in the first round of the Minor Championship. The match ended level after extra time 3-6 each.


A six week meditation course starts in Carlingford on Wednesday September 18th at 8 p.m. and is open to everyone, including beginners.

The classes run by Mary McShane from Cooley are an excellent way to relax and find balance. Mary has been doing classes in the area for the past few years with excellent results.

'Peoples' lives can be very stressful as they are constantly on the go,' explains Mary. 'When they come to the class, they put to one side all of their worries so they can connect with their true selves and find balance and peace of mind.'

Mary maintains that doing meditation in a group makes it easier to switch off. 'It's tricky to stop thinking and worrying but meditating with a group definitely makes it more doable,' says Mary. 'It's also a great opportunity to meet like minded people who are tired of letting stress take over their lives.'

This course takes place in the beautiful setting of the Apothecary Centre on Chapel Hill, just up the slip road beside St. Michael's church. The course is only €50 and places are limited. To book, phone Mary on 087 6342800 or email shellinghill@ You can also find out more information on Facebook: Dundalk Meditation Class.


The Cooley Kickhams club had two teams taking part in an under 7 blitz at Darver on Saturday last. Each team engaged in a total of three games playing a good standard of football throughout.

The Cooley A team played Clans, St. Kevins and Glen Emmets while the Cooley B team engaged with Glyde Rangers, Sean McDermotts and St. Mochtas.

The Cooley A team members were; Joseph Hanlon, Padraig Richardson, Fionn Murphy, Ben O'Hare, Gerry Rafferty, Danny Rogan, Adam Brady and Niall Gregory.

The B team was; Dan Ferguson, Daniel Ferguson, Conall Shields, Emmet Duffy, Jason Brady, Sean Thornton, James Shields.


Irish dance classes resume in St. Mary's Hall, Cooley, this coming Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September, at the usual times.

Any new children interested in joining please contact Fiona on 042 9373443.


The Junior A Championship quarter final match was played at the Point Road on Saturday evening between Cooley Kickhams and Sean O'Mahonys. In a closely fought match, Cooley won by 1-10 to 0-9 to qualify for a semi final slot.

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