Sunday 18 March 2018

St Bride's Ladies GFC

Come and join with St. Bride's Ladies GFC this Thursday, August 15 for a special gathering/coffee morning in the Community Centre, following the annual blessing of the graves. All welcome.


Come and join with St. Bride's Ladies GFC this Thursday, August 15 for a special gathering/coffee morning in the Community Centre, following the annual blessing of the graves. All welcome.


Draw took place on August 6, with a jackpot of €6,400 which was not won. Numbers drawn were: 07, 15, 17 and 20. The following matched 3 numbers and won €70: Anne McDonnell, c/o Brodigans, Pat O'Neill, c/o C Marry, Mary Keenan, c/o Brodigans. Thanks to all for continued support. Jackpot on Tuesday, August 13 was €6,600.

Tickets available in Brodigan's Shop, McNamee's Bar, McNamee's Chipper, Cluskey's Bar or from any committee member are €2 a line or 3 lines for €5.

The U-12 team lost 7-10 to 1-4 against Kilkerley/Naomh Malachi. The minors play away to Stabannon/O'Connells in the championship on Monday, August 19 at 7.15pm. The U-13 team had a great win in the Division 2 B League final 2-10 to 3-6 over Mochtas/Westerns/Glyde/Sean McDermotts. The U-14 team beat St Joseph's 7-14 to 3-3 and this Thursday, August 15 are at home to Wolfe Tones in the championship at 7.15pm.

The Intermediate team had a 4-10 to 0-5 win in the championship on Sunday last in Stabannon against Glen Emmets and this Friday, August 16 are away to St Josephs in the league at 7.15pm and on Friday week August 23 are at home to Mochta's at 7pm. The junior team play at home to Fechin's in the Junior 2A Championship on Wednesday August 21 at 7pm.


The Ladybirds meet on Wednesday evening in the St. Bride's Club House meeting rooms from 5.50pm to 6.50pm, the Brownies and the Girl Guides meet at 7pm until 8.30pm on the same evening at this venue.


Classes in the Parish Centre every Tuesday from 6p.m. - 7p.m.


For family parties, Confirmation, Communion celebration, small weddings, Stephenstown Pond will cater for your occasion. Bookings taken by Shane or Roddy on 042 9379019, or Philip on 042 9379873. Family Fun Day takes place this Thursday, August 15 from 2.00pm including BBQ, face painting and much more along with live. Crafts and Novelty Stall holders should contact Philip on 042 9379873.

Temporary positions under the CE Scheme, available in outdoor maintenance and for Coffee Shop Assistants, more details from the Assistant CE Supervisor on 042 9379873 between 9.00am and 2.00pm Monday - Friday.


To Dara McKeown, Lisheen Park on her marriage in St Mary's Church, Knockbridge on August 1, to Brian Cunningham for Dundalk, also to Conor James Murphy, Dunbin who was baptised into the community on August 1.


Fane Bridge Macra have a meeting in Cluskey's Bar this Wednesday night August 14 at 9pm.


Bingo every Thursday night in the Parish Centre 8.30pm with €550 in prizes each week along with raffle and jackpot of €1,000 for 45 numbers or less. Congratulations to John McDonnell, Greengates on winning the €3,000 jackpot. More players needed. Book/Flyer only €7, half Book/Flyer €3.50.


As adjudication time for the National Tidy Towns Competition 2013 comes closer the local Committee ask the the Community assist in every way possible to ensure that the Village and approach roads look their very best as the second adjudication is due over the coming weeks.

Secretary of the Knockbridge is Marion Scanlon who can be contacted on 0972710716.


Zumba Fitness Classes take place in the Parish Centre on Wednesdays at 8p.m. Dance your way to fitness - Adult Classes 15+ For Men & Women.


Adult Classes continue each Wednesday in the Parish Centre from 6.45pm to 7.45pm while children's Taekwondo Classes continue each Saturday from 10.00 am to 11am and also on Wednesday evenings from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. More details from Darren on 086 3414929 or Facebook at Knockbridgetkd.



The Kilkerley Lourdes Committee hold just ONE fundraising event each year which is a Flag Day held in Dundalk and this year it takes place this Friday, August 16. Each year there are less shops/businesses who will allow this type of collection so we are very grateful to those who do give us permission to collect. In order to make this Flag Day a success we very badly need volunteers to sell flags. The money raised from this collection will be used to send sick Pilgrims and Workers on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. We appeal to all who can to volunteer to do at least one hour selling flags.

Please contact either Kathleen McCreesh 9377188 or Kathleen Sharkey 9377270 and let them know if you can help. The Committee really appreciate whatever help you can give. For those who will not be in Town on that day donations can be made to any member of the Committee.


The inaugural Kilkerley 4 mile run/walk around the block will take place on Friday evening August 30 at 7pm.

The circuit will follow a well-worn route taken by seasoned runners down the years known as the '4 mile run around the block'.

The event is sure to attract a wide spectrum of participants, ranging from leisurely walkers to keen athletes seeking to challenge the renowned local man Gary O'Hanlon who is in excellent form at present. The event will be followed by refreshments and a good night's craic in Kilkerley Community Centre. This is a fundraising event for a new running/walking track for the community in Kilkerley. More details from any Kilkerley Emmets club member or you can follow the event on Facebook.


Dancing in the Community Centre this Sunday night, August 18 with music by Showbud. Tommy Carroll plays on August 25, Brian McDermott on September 1 Solitaire on September 8, Liam Mannering on September 15, Country Traditions on September 22, Michael Cleary and Briege Kelly on September 29. Dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30am.


Lotto jackpot was €5,700 this week and if not won will carry over to 2014.

The senior team took a 1-16 to 0-1 beating from St Patrick's in the championship at Dowdallshill on Sunday last.

The remaining senior league games are as follows - Cooley away this Friday evening at 7.15pm, Dreadnots at home Friday week August 23, Sean O'Mahoneys (A), Mattock Rangers (H).

The Juniors are drawn to play at home against Cuchulainn Gaels in the Division 2 B Championship with the winners playing Glyde or Dundalk Gaels in next round.

The U-14 team lost to St Joseph's 4-10 to 1-11 and play away to Cooley in the championship this Thursday August 15 at 7.15pm while the U-15 team play at home this Sunday morning against St Fechin's at 11am.

The minors play at home to Geraldines in the championship on Monday next August 19 at 7.15pm.

The inaugural 4 mile run around the block will take place on Friday August 30, to raise funds for the new walking/running track around the playing pitches.


The diocesan Safeguarding of Children Policy is available in the sacristy for those who would like to read it.

It is also available on the diocesan website: Please note that the priest of the parish where a marriage is to take place must be given notice three months in advance of the ceremony.

The Pastoral Council will meet in the Parochial House on Tuesday August 20 at 8pm.


Inniskeen West Louth CE have a vacancy for a Grounds person/Caretaker in Kilkerley Emmets GAA facility, if you are interested or to check eligibility please contact Cathriona O' Rourke 0872055119 or Committee member.


There will be a clothing and textile recycling drive fundraiser on Saturday, September 21 when you can drop off your donation of the following at the Club Rooms.

Re-wearable/Re-useable Clothes and Textiles, like bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.

Wearable clothes will be recycled and reused and other items will be recycled for items such as industrial wipes or soundproofing. Laptops (must be in one piece).

Mobile Phones are to be kept separate and Books are also accepted. School books, Magazines or Diaries, or Household Bric a Brac are not accepted.



Last week we congratulated Brendan Lawlor on his great win in the All Ireland Pitch and Putt competition and this week we send best wishes to his brother Liam who has being selected as an escort for the Rose of Tralee festival.

After St. Mochtas game last Sunday Liam headed off to the world famous festival and we will all have an extra interest in watching the show this year.

Good luck Liam and we know you will do us proud.

The last local to take part in this festival was Carol Ann Keenan who also did us proud.


Over this last week there has being a number of accidents on the Mullacrew to Kierans Cross road and one reason for this is that no hedges have been cut this year. Let's hope something is done to rectify this before a serious accident takes place.


There has being a new Cara Cancer set up in Dundalk recently and already they have run fund raising events and now locals have the chance to support this very worthy cause when a family fun walk is taking place on Sunday 1st September from Louth to Tallanstown and we would urge all who can to come and take part.

It will be very enjoyable as well as helping this worth cause and also show your support for the hard working organisation.


St. Mochtas were beaten in the cruellest way possible last Sunday in the group championship match played at Ardee against St. Fechins.

Winning by two points the Fechins were awarded a free and with the very last kick of the game the ball either took a deflection or was punched but either way it ended up in the Mochta's net to snatch a last grasp winner for Fechins.

This was a game both teams needed to win to stay in the championship race but unfortunately it's the Termonfeckin side who progress and St. Mochtas now meet Glen Emmets in a relegation battle. This was a cruel way to lose but let's hope they can raise themselves for next Friday evening when they take on arch rivals and neighbours Glyde Rangers.

This game which will be played in Pairc Mochta will revive memories of the great battles between these two sides in the nineties. We expect a good crowd at the game.

St. Mochtas are preparing for their fund raising event Strictly Come Dancing which they are holding shortly.

Tickets will be on sale soon and we hear already their will be a good competitive line up for the event.

We also hear the early favourite is a certain young gentleman from Mullacrew.



The youth club is now closed for the summer break. We wish all our members and their families a very enjoyable and safe summer.

We hope to see everyone back in September.

Thanks to all committee members and parents for their support over the past year.


There was no winner of the lotto draw held in the club on Sunday July 28. No match 3 winners either. Next draw on July 28. Jackpot €3,700.


The clubrooms will be open as usual this and every Sunday night at 8pm. All welcome to come along.

Please continue the good work selling the Naomh Malachi lotto tickets as this is our main source of income.

Your input is much appreciated.

The Argus