Tuesday 15 October 2019

Around the districts: Termonfeckin

Termonfeckin: Hurling Finals - This week will be a busy one for St Fechin's Hurlers.

This Thursday (19th), the St. Fechin's U13 Hurling team will contest the Louth League Final at Pairc Naomh Feichin. They will play against a St. Kevins/Mattock Rangers/Glen Emmets combination team. The very best of luck to them.

Meanwhile, Sunday September 22nd will see a double header of St. Fechin's v Naomh Moninne as the Senior County Hurling Final will be preceded by the U16 County Final.

As of last Thursday evening (12th), the venue for the County finals had not yet been decided upon. Wherever it is, c,mon the Fechin's. The very best of luck to both teams

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Martin bowls to victory

The previous weekend will always be a special one for local man Martin Briscoe. It was a case of 3rd time lucky for Martin as he claimed the title of Novice Irish Road Bowls Champion in what was described as a thrilling event held along the Baltray road.

Martin has being playing Road Bowls for 30 years and this was his third time to contest the final and eventually the All Ireland title came his way. Congratulations Martin.

Eileen takes Council seat

The recent sudden death of Cllr Oliver Tully caused deep shock and sadness in the Community. Having contested the recent local elections and topping the Drogheda Rural Constituency, his passing left a vacant seat on Louth Co. Council. However, his wife, Eileen, was selected unopposed at a recent Fine Gael Convention to take his seat and she was formally co-opted onto Louth Co. Council at its meeting yesterday.

May we wish you the very best of luck, Eileen, in continuing on Oliver's great work and no doubt you will be an excellent local representative.

St. Fechin's Lotto

The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 11 and 22. There was no winner of the jackpot. The €100 winner was Sophie Mc Glew. Winners of €20 were Laura Mc Auley, Sophie, Gary Scorr, Sinead Albuquerque and Brendan Fanning. The jackpot is now at €6,600 and is sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

Community Centre

The building of the new Community Centre at Pairc Naomh Feichin continues. The block work has begun with the blocks being laid between the steel girders. Every week is now making a difference.

Beaulieu Ramble

A 5km Ramble/Walk will be held at Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum on Sunday September 29th. Registration which costs €5 is at 10.30pm and the Walk begins at 11am. Children are free. Light refreshments will be served in the courtyard afterwards and dogs are also welcome on a leash.

Termonfeckin Macra

The 2019/2020 Macra year has kicked off with plenty of upcoming competitions and club outings. We wish the Question Time team the best of luck in the County round of the Quiz this Friday in Knockbridge.

We will be hosting a New Members night on September 27th in Keogh's Pub at 9pm. Come along for a games night/karokee and prizes to be won including a year's membership worth €25. The next monthly meeting takes place in Keogh's Pub at 9pm on Wednesday October 9th. If you are interested in learning more about Termonfeckin Macra, simply like and contact the Macra Tearmann Feichin facebook page or contact Aoife on 087-6262197.

Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning will be held this Thursday, September 19th in the home of Paud and Phil Leech, Beltichbourne from 10.30am to 12.30pm. All proceeds in aid of the local area Hospice. Please support if you can.

Credit Union

Termonfeckin Credit Union is looking for volunteers. If you have a few hours to spare each week or are interested in helping out, please call to the Credit Union Offices or call 041-9822095 for further information.

Tidy Towns

The judging of the Tidy Towns competition must be drawing nearer as there is plenty of work going on to maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our village. Certainly it looks very well and those working voluntarily to keep it clean must be commended for their efforts.

However, there is still the scourge of dumping on some of the local roads with mindless hooligans not at all concerned about where they discard their rubbish. This is not acceptable and if anyone comes across incidents of dumping, please report it and efforts will be made to trace the culprits.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

Results of the 18 Nett competition held from Wednesday September 4th to Sunday September 8th. Senior, 1st: Darren Fagan 44, 2nd: Gerry Breen Snr. 45. Inter, 1st: Eoin Murphy 41, 2nd: Eamon Furlong 42. Junior, 1st: Oisin Mulryne 41, 2nd: Alan Owens 44 (ob9 20½). Ladies 0-10, 1st: Marlo Everitt 42, 2nd: Christine Carroll 47. Ladies 11-18, 1st: Joanne Cooney 41, 2nd: Anne Fagan 45 (ob9 21½). In the recent Seapoint Mixed Doubles Matchplay Final 2019, Mary Coyle and Pat Greene beat Valerie Barron and Gerry Rock.

The Club competition held last Sunday was an 18 Gross. The National Scotch Foursomes were also held in Bellewstown last Sunday and some Seapoint members took part.

The Seapoint Masters takes place on Saturday September 21st, the entry sheet on notice board so please get your names up as soon as possible.

Seapoints Captains for 2019, Marlo Everitt and Michael Bedford will host their Captains Prize on Saturday September 28th. Please come out and support them on their big day if you can. Check for all the latest Seapoint News.

Fit Kids/Fit Teens

Children and teenagers who like to keep fit through dance should check out "Fit Kids/Fit Teens" which takes place in An-Grianan on Wedneday afternoons. There are two session, the first for those aged 3-7 years from 4.30-5.30pm and the second for those aged 7-15 years which runs from 5.30-6.30pm.

Further details are available by contacting 086-2685280, or

Flag Day

St. Mary's Special School will hold their Annual Flag Day Fundraiser on Saturday September 21st. They will be collecting in Drogheda and at Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin. All help would be much appreciated. If anyone is interested, please contact Matthew and Jennifer at 086-0852182.


Eucharistic Adoration is on Monday evenings from 7-8pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Why not come and spend some quiet time in the presence of the Lord.


Contact 086- 2747474 to report any suspicious activity. If you would like to join up to BALSANTER, application forms are available in Madden's Centra, Mc Grane's XL and both Parish Churches.

St. Vincent de Paul

The contact number for St. Vincent de Paul is 1800 677777. The St. Colmcille Conference of St. Vincent de Paul operates in this area.

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