Wednesday 18 September 2019

Around the districts: Mornington, Bellewstown

Mornington: Pride of Place Competition - The pride of place competition is now open for applications. Further information can be obtained plus an application form from the community department, Meath co-co, Buvinda House, Dublin Rd, Navan, Co Meath, c15 y291 or by email or alternatively from the website The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

Blessing of Graves

Colpe, Saturday June 1st at 7 pm. Mornington, Sunday June 2nd at 7 pm.

Calvary, Sun. June 16th at 3 pm. Reilig Mhuire, Piltown, Sunday June 16th at 7 pm.

Moorechurch Julianstown, Sunday July 7th at 11.30 am.

East Meath First Responders

This life saving organization are holding their first ever golf tournament at Laytown & Bettystown golf course on Friday July 5th. This organization gets no governmental assistance whatsoever, they survive on the generosity of the local communities to keep the show on the road. A very dedicated group of volunteers, who at the drop of a hat can be at emergency within minutes. The entry fee is €300 per team of four. There is also a car to be won for a hole in one. To enter a team of four please call 083 8302414. Golfers can sponsor a hole as well. Your generosity would be very much appreciated.  


Some of my forbears ended up in Liverpool when times were bad in this country. That's probably why I became a Liverpool supporter. As regards their  match against Barcelona (or perhaps Messilona) in the champions league recently, Liverpool were up against it as they lost by three goals to nil in the first leg.

Everyone knew that Messi would score at least one goal in the return leg at Anfield, which meant that Liverpool would need to score five goals.

Therefore, I decided not to bother watching the match, I would take the dog for a walk instead. The missus was told of the plan but she was not too impressed. She said that I cannot take the dog for a walk so I said  "why not". She replied that "because we haven't got a dog". She said a few other  words as well but I won't bother to mention them. Thank God that we did not have a dog, otherwise I would never forgive myself for missing out in one of the greatest football matches ever.


Saracens are champions of Europe having beaten Leinster by twenty points to ten at Newcastle recently. It appeared to me that Leinster had some sort of agreement with Saracens that they (Leinster) would not trespass on Saracens' half of the pitch in the second half, and how they succeeded in doing so.

Best Wishes to Father Noel

We wish Fr Noel the best of health and good fortune. When Fr Noel leaves hospital he will be moving to Navan on a pro temp basis until his health improves enough to  receive a new appointment.

East Meath Bridge Club

Following their AGB the following were elected for the coming year, President: Lorraine Cooney; Vice-president: Pat Stokes; Secretary Ann Kirwan; Treasurer: Maire Savage; Assistant Treasurer Alice O'Neill; Liaison Officer: Elanor Grimes; PRO: Brigid Weir; committee Members: Ex Officio Marita Leech, Patsy Stack and Siobhan McElearney.

Bridge Club Results

Tuesday April 30th Frank Stack Trophy. Winners:  Alice O'Neill & Maida McGowan; 2nd Vincent & Anne O'Brien; 3rd Ann Kirwan & Bernie McDonnell; 4th Marie Savage & Eleanor Grimes.

Tuesday 7th May North/South.1st Patsy Stack & Brigid Weir; 2nd Elanor Grimes & Maire Savage; Gross Ann Kirwan & Bernie McDonnell.

East/West. 1st Bridie Durnin & Eveleen Higgins, 2nd Eamonn & Eileen McCullough

Gross Kathleen Byrne & Marita Leech.

Hospice Golf Classic

The Drogheda and East Meath Hospice Association are holding their annual golf classic at Laytown and Bettystown on Friday 31st May. The price is one hundred and sixty euro per team of four (forty euro per person).

This organization do herculean work to raise funds for the cause. Funds which are crucial to so many people who are unfortunate enough to have cancer. This ailment was never so prevalent. This extremely hard-working committee would be delighted to get a golf hole sponsored. Sponsorship costs €100. Companies and individuals are requested to donate to the hole sponsorship.

As usual, there will be raffles held in the clubhouse after the golf is over. There will also be an auction held as well, many valuable items will be up for grabs.

Also, dinner will be available at twelve fifty (€12.50). There are very few slots left on the timesheet. For further information please contact 087 1833008. 


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Blotto Results 15th May. The numbers drawn were 06-07-15-22-29. No winner. The €10 winners were Pat Brannigan; Tishy; Angela Reilly; Tony Noble; Sarah Hayes; Tishy. Jackpot next week €650.

Drive-In Bingo

Duleek-Bellewstown FC - Drive in Bingo - Sunday 26th May @ 3.00pm in Bellewstown Racecourse. Over €3,000 in Prize Money to be won on the day.

Complimentary Tea and Coffee at interval.

Charity Golf for Denise

A Charity golf classic in aid of Denise Whearty-Reid's Fight against Lyme Disease will be held on Saturday 22nd June at Bellewstown Golf club. Tee times 10a.m. until 2p.m. €200 per team of four. Contact Richard at 0862730028 for bookings.

Bellewstown P & P

The winners of the first Tuesday night competition were Leo Gibney, Marie Brennan, Martin Flood and Ollie Hanratty. Our membership is now open for Juvenile members, girls and boys aged from 10 years old upwards. Membership forms are available in the clubhouse.

Mr Brian Duff

It is with deep sadness we learnt that our long-time member Brian Duff had passed away after a long illness. Brian was our Juvenile officer for many years and also assisted as competition secretary.

He was a man's man and was great friends with the male members of the club. He had a wicked sense of humour and was great with the young people who came to learn the game. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Cora and son Niall. We will miss him in our club.

The funeral Mass took place on Saturday last in St. Mary's Church Drogheda and afterwards Brian was laid to rest in St. Erc's Cemetery Slane, home parish. Rest in peace Brian.

Bellewstown Golf Club

08.05.19: Wednesday Open Singles: 1st Derek Stubbs 29pts, 2nd Ivan Leech 26pts

11.05.19: Singles stableford: 1st Robert Pentony 35pts, 2nd Edward Brady 32pts

12.05.19: Singles Stableford: 1st Darren Glover 36pts, 2nd Andrew Gorman 36pts

10.05.19: Friday Open 9/hole open singles league: Aaron Slater 19pts, 2nd Paul Tobin 18pts. This weekend Bellewstown hosted the Pierce Purcell qualifiers. Congratulations to Royal Tara who beat off the other 17 teams over 3 rounds of golf to qualify.

Free CPR Training

If someone collapsed in front of you and was in cardiac arrest would you know what to do? Now is your chance to learn! 

It's FREE and will only take 1 HOUR of your time. 1 hour of your day could add years to someone else's life!!! Duleek CFR group are holding a community training event on Sunday 26th May in Duleek Parish Centre, Eircode A92 R658. 

We will teach you how to perform hands only CPR on a person in cardiac arrest. Hands only CPR can double or even triple a person's chance of survival. 

Over 70% of cardiac arrests occur in the home so you are more likely to perform CPR on someone you know rather than on a complete stranger. We are holding hourly sessions starting between 9:45am-3:45pm. Advanced booking is essential & we advise you to book early as places are limited & will fill up fast. You can book your place by following the link & choosing which session you prefer- For further information you can send us a Facebook message or contact Pauline Durkin Coordinator Duleek CFR Group 087 6390495.  (Suitable for anyone of secondary school age & above to attend)

Drogheda Independent