Tuesday 17 September 2019

Club call

Mary Bellew receives her cheque for €20,000 from club member Mattie Jones after winning the Cuchulainn Gaels lotto jackpot last week
Mary Bellew receives her cheque for €20,000 from club member Mattie Jones after winning the Cuchulainn Gaels lotto jackpot last week

Clan na Gael - Numbers drawn in Sunday's club lotto were 6, 9, 20, 29 and the two match-three winners of €100 each were Neweller (c/o Maurice Harrison) and Conor Toal (c/o Leslie). The jackpot for this coming weekend will be €11,400.

Cooley Kickhams

Numbers drawn in last week's club lotto were 3, 16, 18, 24 and the four €25 prizes went to Kieran Murphy, Deirdre Campbell, Jacinta Thornton and Ricky Watters. The jackpot for the draw last night (Monday) stood at €8,200.

Our Under-17s had a 4-14 to 1-13 championship quarter-final win over O'Mahony's/Na Piarsaigh/Dowdallshill on bank holiday Monday. The team was as follows: Shane Quigley, Colm Keenan, Aaron Rafferty, Cathal Malone, Ian Arnold, Conor Mc Aviney, Ronan Mc Bride 0-1, Aaron Carolan, Cormac Malone 0-1, Cian Connor 0-1, Enda O Neill 0-1, Calum O Hanlon 0-3, Pierce Hulme 2-2, Dylan Quinn 1-3, Eunan Mc Mullin 0-1, Thomas Fearon, Sean Mc Carragher, Eddie Kirwan, Sean Brennan, Ronan Mc Mullin, Caolan Haugh, Aaron Sheelan 1-0, Gerard Hanlon 0-1, Christopher Mc Quaid, John Digney, Daire Mc Daid, Michael John Hanlon.

Cooley/Cuchulainn Gaels U-16s beat Glen Emmets 6-16 to 3-8 last Wednesday night. Team: Shane Quigley, Colm Keenan, Paul Brennan 0-1, Sean Mc Carragher, Cathal Malone, Cian Murphy, Daire Mc Daid 0-1, Eddie Kirwan, Cormac Malone 0-1, Cian Connor 0-6, Enda O Neill, Gerard Hanlon 1-0, Dylan Quinn 2-04, Calum O Hanlon 2-0, Tommy Mc Carragher 0-3, Caolan Haugh, Christopher Mc Quaid, Thomas Fearon, Ronan Mc Mullin, Shaun Quinn 1-0, Sean Brennan, John Digney, Aaron Sheelan, Steven Mc Mullin, Connall Donnelly.

Cooley Kickhams/Cuchulainn Gaels U-14s drew with St Mary's 4-10 to 5-7. Team: Luke Sheridan, Gerry Rafferty, Sean Hoey, Sean Thornton, Jacob Dunleavy, David Mc Quaid, Niall Morgan, Jamie Molloy 1-1, Kyle Murphy, Emmet Duffy, Thomas Mc Carragher 0-1, James Sharkey 1-4, Cian Mc Guinness 0-1, Brian Boyle 0-3, Jack Craven 1-0, James Mc Bride, Tomas Mc Donald, Shane Murphy, Oisin Malone, Darragh Hughes 1-0, Dylan Clarke, Fionn O Reilly, Shea Donnelly, Larry Brennan, Adam Sharkey, James Shields, Peter Ward.

The Under-12 girls recorded a 7-7 to 1-1 win against St Kevin's. Team: Finah Mc Donald, Chloe Boyle, Annie Dunne, Niamh Arnold, Katie Mc Donald, Ellen Callan 0-1, Tara White, Jessica White, Siabh Morgan 2-2, Ciara Boyle 2-0, Aislinn White 1-0, Emma Mc Carragher 2-2, Myah Ward 0-2, Fiona Wynne, Rosie Smartt, Ellen Gormley, Aoife Hoey, Katie Long, Abigail Sheridan, Kate Hanlon, Teegan Mc Donald.

Cuchulainn Gaels

Numbers drawn in last Wednesday's lotto were 8, 17, 22, 30 and we had a jackpot winner. Mary Bellew from Dundalk scooped a massive €20,000. Best of luck to Mary and her family from all in Cuchulainn Gaels.

The jackpot for this Wednesday's lotto draw in the Granvue is €19,500.

Congratulations to the Cuchulainn/Cooley Under-14s on their Championship Final. It was a brilliant game of football in Haggardstown against St Mary's, a very tight game and in the end the draw was a fair result. Reply details are to be confirmed.

Congratulations to the U-16s on a convincing win in Fr McEvoy Park on Wednesday night in the semi-final of Division 1A. Final score Cuchulainn Gaels/Cooley 6-16 Glen Emmets 3-8. A date for the final is to be confirmed.

The seniors' last league game of the season was marred by an injury to Micheál McCabe who suffered a dislocated elbow with only minutes left to play.

The seriousness of the injury meant a premature end to the game, with Wolfe Tones the winners. Thanks to all those who attended Micheál at the pitch, including the Wolfe Tones physio and mentors. We hope the injury was not as bad as it looked and wish Micheál a very speedy recovery.

We are holding a 'Race Night' fundraiser this coming Friday at 8.30pm in Howe's Bar. A great night guaranteed!

Underage training now takes place at the Top Field at 6.30 on Thursday evenings, and we ask all parents/guardians to use the car park at the changing rooms and walk the children up to their underage groups.


Numbers drawn in last Tuesday's lotto were 14, 18, 19, 27 and the €25 winners were Nuala Durnin, Chris Lawson, Eamon Reilly and Mickaela Finnegan. The previous week's €25 winners were Deirdre Flood, Donna Roe, Maureen Gallagher and Lucy Dunphy and the jackpot tonight (Tuesday) now stands at €8,900.

Well done to the 'Hill/O'Mahony's/Piarsaigh combination who won the recent Minor Division 3 League title.

Our Annual Golf Classic takes place in Ballymascanlon on Saturday August 31st and some tee times are still available.

Dundalk Gaels

Our hopes of making a quick return to senior league football remain alive after last weekend's defeat of Kilkerley Emmets in the final series.

We finished in third place and have qualified for a promotion semi-final with O'Connell's. Clan na Gael and St Mochta's play in the other semi-final and the winners of both meet to decide the team to go up to the Cardinal O'Donnell along with St Fechin's.

We are also in with a chance to play senior championship next season. Our relegation semi-final with Sean O'Mahony's is this Friday night under lights in Haggardstown. A win would leave us safe, but if beaten there'll be another chance in a game against either O'Connell's or St Joseph's.

Our juniors play in the championship this evening (see fixture list for details), and they, like the seniors, would appreciate support.

The lotto jackpot has reached €18,800, and tickets for this Tuesday night's draw are on sale at Grant's Newsagents, Dublin Street, or from any committee member. They are also available online, costing €2 each, two for €3 or three for €5.

Last week's numbers were 2, 5, 15, 19 and the four match-three winners were Niall O'Callaghan, Rosemary Loughran, Shane O'Shaughnessy, Frankie Watters.

Sympathy is extended to the family of former club player Joe McDonagh, Ballybarrack, who died last week. The club was represented at his funeral, which took place in Knockbridge.

Kilkerley Emmets

Numbers drawn in last Tuesday's lotto, the last draw of 2019, were 4, 6, 18, 23 and €20 went to Tom Reilly (c/o R Mulholland), Lily Quigley (c/o M Quigley), Paul Harmon, Terry Lennon (c/o A Lennon) and Sheila O'Connor (c/o S Bellew).

Thanks to all those who support the club lotto and those that promote and assist at the draw each Tuesday night. Funds raised go to the weekly costs of running the club. The lotto will resume in February 2020 for a carry-over jackpot of €5,900.

The Intermediate Championship match against Oliver Plunkett's ended in a win. We now play the quarter-final against Cooley on Sunday August 25th at 3pm. In the last round of the league we lost to Gaels.

The junior team play this Wednesday in the championship at home to Sean O'Mahony's at 8pm. Kilkerley/Naomh Malachi minors play away to Roche in the championship on Wednesday August 21st at 7.30pm.

This Wednesday the U-16 boys are away to St Joseph's in the championship at 7.30pm. The U-13 boys are away to O'Connell's/Stabannon on Monday next at 7pm.

The Ladies lost to Naomh Fionnbarra 3-13 to 2-11 in the championship and play away to St Kevin's this Sunday at 11am in the subsidiary league.

The U-16 girls play Geraldines in the Shield Final on Wednesday September 4th at 7.45pm. The U-14 girls play in the championship on Monday next at home to Mattock at 7.30pm, the following Monday away to Roche at 7.30pm and on Monday September 2nd at home to Mary's at 7.30pm.

The U-12 girls lost at home to Fionnbarra but again put in a top-class effort.


This week will see a field full of boys and girls practising their hurling and camoige skills as we host our annual Cul Camp. We hope everyone enjoys the week.

Our senior hurlers opened the defence of their title with a hard-earned win over Naomh Moninne. In a below-par performance two goals from Gavin Kerrigan and David Kettle saw us through on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-16. Next up is the Pearse Og/Mattock combination this Thursday in Darver.

This evening (Tuesday) sees our U-12's host St Fechin's in the fifth round of the Louth league, while our U-16s play Naomh Moninne in the first round of the championship. Best of luck to all our teams.

Mattock Rangers

There's a new record-high €16,300 jackpot in the club lotto up for grabs tonight (Tuesday).

Last week's numbers were 8, 20, 26, 27 and there was one match-three winner, Thomas James jnr Sherlock.

To enter our All-Ireland ticket draw (two football final tickets plus €500) contact any club member or enter online. The draw takes place on Friday August 30th at 8pm in the clubhouse.

Millmount Handball

The lucky winner of our €50 club lottery bonus ball draw last Saturday night was Myles Byrne - well done.

Congrats to young sharpshooter Zac Quinn who managed to defeat all contenders to win our juvenile Top Ace score competition with a fine top score of 15 aces.

Best of luck to clubmen Chas Kelly and Paddy Huff who will play Meath duo Keith Blackburn/Jonathan Lang in the Leinster junior B 60x30 softball doubles match on Saturday at 5pm in Kells Handball Club.

Club players should please note that our 60x30 softball training takes place next Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm in Kingscourt Handball Club. Our new autumn schedule for 40x20 juvenile coaching at Gormanston College sports complex wìll begin on Wednesday September 4th at 6.30pm. Transport arrangements will be posted shortly at the club.

New club gear is now available for club players to purchase - wall ball handballs €5; 60x30 softballs and senior 40x20 handballs €7; Owen gloves, pro gloves, Armour gloves, Kill shot gloves all €15; club shirts €15; club tops €18; and eyeguards €15. All items are also available to purchase at Coke Hall reception.

Would club players who ordered their gear please contact our club secretary on 086-1046593 to arrange for collection.

Our under 10s juvenile 'Fundamental Handball' skills tournament for boys and girls will start in September. More information wìll be posted shortly at the club.

Cash for clobber: if you have any unwanted coats, handbags, belts, shoes, shirts etc for our club fund-raising clothing appeal please bring them along to Coke Community Hall or contact Maria on 087-9821594 to arrange for collection.

Our juvenile handball coaching continues every Friday night for boys and girls. The cost is €2 each. Newcomers are welcome and can register at Coke Hall reception. For more information please contact Catriona on 087-7592258.

Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for more club info and updates.

Naomh Mairtin

Congratulations to Paddy Crocock on his recent €17,000 jackpot win in the club lotto. The ticket was sold by Ged Byrne and massive thanks to everyone who supported that week's special draw.

Congratulations to our Minors on winning the Division 2 League, having gone through the whole campaign unbeaten, and to our U-12s who won their Division 1B Final against Glen Emmets. Well done to all involved.

Naomh Malachi

Naomh Malachi GFC invite you to come along to the clubrooms on Friday August 23rd at 9pm, as we commemorate our championship winning teams of '79 and '09.

It has been 40 years and 10 years respectively since these two teams made the breakthrough for our club and secured their places in the history books of Naomh Malachi GFC and Louth football.

The team from '79 made all of County Louth sit up and take note of our small club as they broke into the Intermediate grade, while the boys from '09 produced what was surely one of the most dramatic finishes to a Louth county final to gain our third and most recent elevation to the Senior football ranks.

Please come along on Friday 23rd to join us in our celebrations. There will be music and refreshments and a great night is guaranteed!

The Naomh Malachi senior team had a disappointing result last Saturday evening against Lann Léire at home in Páirc Naomh Malachi in the League Division 3A game. The poor weather conditions did not favour the local lads as they went down by nine points.

The U-16 Kilkerley/Naomh Malachi team played St Fechin's last Wednesday in the Páirc Naomh Fichin grounds in the Division 2A knockout game. Despite some great efforts by the local side, the St Fechin's team managed to come out on top.

Underage training for Under-6s to Under-12s continues this Tuesday at 7pm in the Naomh Malachi pitch and every Tuesday at that time.

Naomh Moninne

Our U-8 hurlers took part in a very entertaining blitz at Ballygassan recently where they played games against Naomh Fionnbarra/St Anne's, Knockbridge A and St Fechin's. The Moninne panel was Orla McCourt, Ewan McCourt, Grace Cairns, Conal Cairns, Cian Maloney, Eoin Maloney, Dillon Heaney, Reece McGuinness Smith and Callum McGuinness Smith.

On the same night our senior team beat town neighbours Pearse Og by 4-22 to 2-6 in the Armagh League at DkIT. The Moninne team and scorers were: Donal Connolly, Donal Lee, Chris Lennon, Stephen Ryan, Mattie Fee, Oisin Drumm, Paul Challoner, Padraic Fallon 2-1, Tadhg Moore 1-2, Darren Geoghegan 0-7, Feidhelm Joyce 0-3, Graham Harrington, Stephen Rafferty 1-1, Barry Doyle, Odran Loughran 0-1.

Darren Geoghegan put in a good performance against strong opposition from around the country as he represented the club and county at the Senior Poc Fada na hEireann up at Annaverna on the Cooley Mountains last Saturday week. The club would like to thank all the adult and juvenile members who helped out on the mountain on the day.

The club will hold its second flag day of the year this coming Saturday and will be looking for club members to help with the collection on the day. If you are available please contact club treasurer David Duffy at 087-6536665.

The club have a stock of new hurleys in sizes 24 to size 36, and new helmets large, medium and small for sale. Contact Maurice Murphy at 087-1219251.

O Connell's

The lotto will resume next Tuesday (20th), with a jackpot of €5,000.

Bingo will continue in our clubrooms this Wednesday at 8pm, with a jackpot of €4,600 in 48 numbers.

There will be social dancing this coming Saturday in our clubrooms from 9pm, with music by Chris Dallat. Admission costs €10 and refreshments will be served.

O Raghalliaigh's

Well done to our Under-12 team on their recent victory over Hunterstown in the Under-12 league final at Darver.

The match was a very tight and tense affair, but the Raghs came out on top at the end by two points. A special mention to young Tom Walshe who scored two goals, and to keeper Dylan Tiernan who pulled off a stunning save in the final minute to ensure we retained our lead.

Team: Dylan Tiernan, Connor Moore, Daragh Smyth, Joshua Moore, Cameron Holt, Joe Clarke, Gabriel Szchenka, Cillian Brown, Brandon Smith, Tom Smith, Evan Cassidy, Tom Walshe, Luke Connelly, Senan McGinty, Aoibhean Mullen, Tariq Boyzaka, Jamie Harrison and Liam Keenan.

Numbers drawn in the club lotto the week before last were 2,8, 10, and 12 and the lucky dip winners were Noel Myth, Anne Mulroy, Robert McKenna and Barry Flanagan.

Our Annual Golf Classic is set to take place on Friday August 30th at Seapoint Golf Links. Entry is €300 per team, including a meal afterwards in the golf club. There are a limited number of morning tee times still available, so book your team in as soon as you can.

We are also looking for tee/green sponsors for the day, with prices at €100. For further details, contact Kevin King at 086-2388817.

Our clubhouse bar is now hosting a weekly bingo night on Tuesdays, kicking off at 9.30. Make sure to come along to what's sure to be a great night of fun.

Don't forget that our function room can be booked for all your party needs, as well as for charity functions. Please contact the clubhouse on 041-9837132 after 5pm daily.

Roche Emmets

Numbers drawn in the club lotto the week before last for a jackpot of €7,600 were 3, 7, 10, 25 and the five €20 prizes went to Sean Murray (c/o Dermot Craven), Paddy McGowan (c/o Brian Grant), John Phelan (c/o Liam Carthy), Mark Boyle (c/o Sean & Glen) and Jackie Murphy (c/o Mark Murphy).

Final scripts have been issued to all the cast members for our TV Hits production. The fund-raising night will be on December 29th in the Carrickdale Hotel, so make sure to put the date in your diary!

Our Cul Camp took place the week before last and as always it was a huge success. All the children had a fabulous week of fun and games. Thank you to all the coaches, parents and of course the children who attended.

Our walking club has proven to be a great success. The club meet on Tuesdays at 7.30pm for an hour. Thank you to Elaine and Brian for organising the group and keeping it going.

Huge congratulations to our ladies team who had a brilliant win in their championship quarter-final recently.

Our Under-17 boys had another impressive win recently at home to Kilkerley Emmets/Naomh Malachi. Well done boys and the coaches. There was a brilliant turnout of supporters from both sides.

St Bride's

Last Tuesday's lotto numbers were 1, 6, 10, 25 and there were two match-three winners - Dolores Hoey (c/o Mc Keown's Bar) and Des Mc Loughlin (c/o R Mc Entegart). The jackpot for the draw last night (Monday) stood at €13,400.

Tickets are on sale (priced €2) from Mac Namee's Bar, Mc Guinness's Bar Dundalk, Mc Keown's Bar Dundalk, Giovanni's Chipper, Today's Local Shop, Cluskey's Bar, Finnegan's Foodstore Louth, Harrys Bar Dundalk, Copper Kettle Dundalk, committee members/player and online at

St Joseph's

Numbers drawn in the club lotto on bank holiday Monday for an €8,000 jackpot were 5, 6, 16, 26 and the €50 winners were Phyllis Kinahan (c/o Aidan Shaw), Brendan Bannon (c/o Gerry Kinahan) and Ollie Corrigan (self).

St Nicholas

For the old brigade of '94, there's a night to remember our championship of 25 years ago, meeting up on Friday August 30th at 8pm in Fairgreen Bar.

We hope to see you all there.Spread the word with all the greats of this team. For any other info contact Foody (087-6437922).

Numbers drawn in last Tuesday's lotto were 8, 12, 27, 28 and the five lucky dip winners of €25 were Glenda Murphy (Rathmullen Pk), June Hackett (Hillview), Lizzie Churchill (Rathmullen Pk), Liam Smith (Rathmullen Pk) and Anthony Birch (Cedarfield). This week's jackpot is €1,300.

Please continue to support our lotto which can also be purchased at Centras in Ballsgrove and the Rathmullen Road each Saturday from 9am until 1pm.

We are opening our field to camper vans and caravans for the week of the Fleadh and are looking for volunteers to help out during the Fleadh. See our website for more details.

Keep an eye on our Facebook and website for more information.

St Patrick's

Numbers drawn in last Thursday's lotto were 1, 19, 25, 32 and the twoo match-three winners were Barry Corcoran (c/o Pat Finnegan) and Kevin White snr (c/o Maria White).

This week's jackpot stands at €5,200.

Sean O'Mahony's

Congratulations to the Sean O'Mahony's/Na Piarsaigh/Dowdalshill U-18s who won the Division 3A Final against Geraldines by six points in Darver.

There were some great performances all round the field. The defence had to work hard to stop the Gers finding the net late in the game, while both our midfielders were immense. Cody McAreavey kicked five wonderful points from play, Dean Carroll popped up from defence to raise two white flags when badly needed and Mark Agnew bagged 2-1 from the corner.

Well done to all involved - the win is just reward for hard work by the players and coaches all year.

Team: Precious Kent, Dylan Cahill, Lee Byrne, Sean McGill, Oisin Moran, Oisin McComiskey, Dean Carroll 0-2, Kian McEvoy 0-2, Arnas Jurcikonis, Tiernan Nash, Cody McAreavey 0-5, Liam Gordon, Aaron Mackin, Terry Kelly 0-3, Mark Agnew 2-1. Subs: Junior Shotayo, Ross McNally, Oisin Breen, Conor Smyth.

Hard luck to the Sean O'Mahony's/Na Piarsaigh/Dowdallshill U-17s who lost out in their championship match to Cooley Kickhams on bank holiday Monday. The Dundalk lads battled hard throughout, but Cooley took their goal chances at opportune times, which was the difference at the end.

Wolfe Tones

The adult team have a quarter-final at 7:15pm on August 23rd against Lannleire. The CCC haven't announced a venue yet, but the club would ask that you save the date.

The U-16s team have now progressed to the Division 2A Final after a semi-final victory over a Tallanstown/Collon/Hunterstown amalgamation.

Our lotto jackpot wasn't won again last week and now exceeds €4,000.

Huge congratulations to U-14 ladies player Amy Dalton who was a referee in the half-time game during the All-Ireland semi-finals in Croke Park between Mayo and Dublin.

The Fleadh campsite on Wolfe Tones field is now in full operation until next Monday at 1pm. We have good availability for campers, caravans and tents for the full week. Details are available on the Fleadh website or on the club's Facebook page.

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