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Around the districts: Termonfeckin, Duleek

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As the Coronavirus (Covid 19) has now become a Pandemic, the Government has decided on the closure of schools nationwide up to March 29th.

This was always going to be a possibility and it is in our best interests that it has happened. Both Parish Schools have accepted the decision and children have been advised on how to continue their studies at home. Likewise the decisions by the GAA, FAI and IRFU to suspend all activities for the time being had to be made in our best interests.

Guidelines have also been issued for attending Masses and other religious ceremonies. Yes there will be some hardship from these decisions for the Parish but hopefully the country will come through it and pick up again. As the saying goes, "our health is our wealth". Please God there will be an end in sight.

Lenten Talks.

Unfortunately the remaining Lenten talks organised for our Pastoral Area on Monday during March have been cancelled for the moment. It is hoped to reschedule them in the near future.

Credit Union.

We are conscious that some members may wish to avoid coming into the office to carry out transactions. Therefore we would like to remind Members that you can pay your loan or put money in your savings by carrying out a bank transfer (EFT) from your bank account to the credit union bank account. Email officeadmin@termonfeckincu.ie or manager@termonfeckincu.ie for Credit Union bank details.

Please also note that members can still apply online for loans at www.termonfeckincu.ie You can make a very positive difference to the Credit Union.

Did you know that only 13% of our membership is currently borrowing? Our Credit Union relies on members to borrow to keep interest rates competitive. Your loans help keep Termonfeckin Credit Union viable. A number of different loan products are available and they can also be viewed on www.termonfeckincu.ie

St. Fechin's Lotto.

The numbers drawn were 8, 15, 20 and 21. The jackpot of €1,900 was not won. The €100 winner was Kate Carolan. Winners of €20 were Ivor and Patricia Winters, Clare Mooney, Maurice Rafferty, Joe Gibney and Mary Carron. The jackpot this week is €2,000 and is kindly sponsored by Madden's Centra, Termonfeckin.

St. Fechin's.

St. Fechin's have reached the semi-finals of the Paddy Sheelan Cup following a win over O' Raghallaighs. The very best of luck in the semi-finals. The Ladies team got off to a good start with their first win of the season over Naomh Fionnbarra. The best of luck whenever the campaign continues.

Cul Camps.

The GAA Cul Camps sponsored by Kelloggs always prove to be popular with the young players. St. Fechin's intend to hold a Cul Camp from July 8th to 12th. You can get the gear before the camp starts if you book early.

Macra na Feirme.

Good luck to the Termonfeckin Macra Impromptu Debating team who are taking part in the National Quarter Finals this weekend.

Louth Macra are holding a Wellness Night on Friday March 20th in the Grove Hotel, Dunleer at 7 30pm. This event is free and open to members of the public. There will be yoga, cookery demonstration and fitness/ motivation talks on the night. Tea and refreshments served. All are welcome.

The next monthly meeting takes place in Keogh's Pub at 9pm on Wednesday April 8th. New members most welcome as always. 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.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt.

Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League Week 6 results. The competition was an 18 Gross. Senior-1st: Philip Reynolds 48, 2nd: Johnny Campbell Snr. 49 (ob9 25). Inter-1st: John Curran 48, 2nd: Billy Cunningham 52. Junior-1st: John Kelleher 55 (ob3 9), 2nd: Pat Gartland 55. Ladies-1st: Marlo Everitt 55 (ob6 16), 2nd: Mary Agnew 55.Winter League Results: 5 points-Team 5: Johnny Campbell Snr., Colin Campbell, Kieran McDonnell and Bridie Hanratty: 5. 3 points-Team 4: Philip Reynolds, Brian Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Reilly and Mary Coyle: 10. Briscoe Expert Electrical Winter League 2020 Overall Results: 1st-Team 5: Johnny Campbell Snr., Colin Campbell, Kieran McDonnell and Bridie Hanratty. 14 points. 2nd-Team 3: Pat Greene, Anto Mullen, Toma Rock and Ann Ward: 13 points. 3rd-Team 8: Darren Fagan, Paul Cooney, Joanne Cooney and Sarah Cooney: 12 points (ob9s 293½). (Results subject to final verification). We would also like to say a big thank you to our sponsors Briscoe Expert Electrical.

Last weekend the competition was an 18 Nett. Please check www.seapointpitchandputt.com for all the latest Seapoint News.

Ladies Golf.

Seapoint Golf Links are running a Ladies Get into Golf programme. Ladies, have you ever wanted to give golf a try? Well now is your chance.

The course includes four lessons from the PGA professional, four on course scrambles with experienced members and ten tokens to play ten X nine hole rounds of golf.. So why not take up a new sport this summer, get fit and make lots of new friends. Equipment is provided. The course starts on Monday May 11th at 7pm with complimentary tea and coffee afterwards. For more information contact Louise on 087- 9343502.

Tennis Club.

The Termonfeckin Tennis Club AGM takes place on Monday March 30th at 8pm in the Clubhouse. At the meeting there will be an update on the on going development of the Club.

Hopefully, there will be a good attendance at the meeting. If you would like join the Tennis Club, please contact 086-3431437 for further details. Termonfeckin Tennis Club Adult Social Tennis takes place every Tuesday night at 7.30pm.

All Adult members are welcome to come along and take part.

Stations of the Cross.

Stations of the Cross will be held every Friday evening during Lent in the Church of the Assumption, Sandpit 7.30pm. All are welcome.


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 Maddens 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.


Duleek CF 10k goes virtual

THE Duleek CF 10K Run has had to be cancelled but it's not all bad news......

The Duleek CF 10K is going virtual. Due to the coronavirus we have to do a virtual event and cancel the run itself so now anyone can participate.

Thank you so much to all who registered to date and an email will be forwarded to you regarding your options re a refund.

Wherever you are, whatever age you are, whether you are a running pro or just taking off your stabilisers, you too can take part in this event. From now until April 26th you can do your 10k for Cystic Fibrosis and remember all of our loved ones.

Monitor your progress through your fitness app or just send onto the page how your progress is going. Don't forget to share on social media and take plenty of pictures in the t-shirts. Email brendan@Cfireland.ie to get your t-shirt sent out to you but you can donate online through the link as registration. We will send you your medal when you complete your Run Good Luck to All



Courthouse closed

Due to COVID 19 Virus, Duleek Courthouse, Duleek Parish Centre and the Prayer Rooms will be closed until 29 March.

Duleek Cardiac First Response Group fundraising table quiz & Easter raffle

A fundraising table quiz will take place on Thursday 9th April in The Carranstown Lodge at 8:30pm. Table of 4 for €20.

Tickets for the Easter raffle are now on sale from all our responders & in The Village Barber, Xtra Clean dry cleaners & Haven Pharmacy Duleek. Tickets cost €2 each or book of 6 for €10. Some fantastic prizes to be won including 2 nights B&B for 2 in Donegal, €200 cash, plus vouchers and hampers. Draw will take place on Thursday 9th April.

St. Cianans Church

In the light of the announcement by the government and the Irish Bishops , all public weekday and Sunday Masses have been suspended until 29th March 2020.

Duleek Knot

The history of the "Duleek Knot " is on display on the balcony in Duleek Courthouse.

Bellewstown Pitch and Putt

New members are welcome to apply, Application forms for membership are available in the clubhouse any Sunday morning. Usual club competitions on Sunday mornings weather permitting.

Duleek Library

Free five week basic iphone, ipad, tablet and smartphone class commencing in Duleek Library. Please book in the library or call Angela on 046-9280790 to book a place.

Pre Loved Dress Sale

There will be a pre loved dress sale in aid of Drogheda Alzheimers Society on Sunday 5th April 2020, in Duleek Courthouse from 9am to 1pm. If you would like to donate any item of clothing please leave into Touch of Class Main Street Duleek.

Mothers Day

Duleek Women's Forum are running a trip for Mothers Day 22nd March 2020, to Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar. The trip includes tea and scones on arrival dinner b&b entertainment and return bus from Duleek . The cost is €120 pp sharing. Bus leaves Village Green on Sunday at 2.00pm. Enquiries to Ann on 9823415.

Drogheda Quilters

Are running a trip to Athlone on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May 2020 staying at the Hudson Bay Hotel for 2 nights Dinner B&B. and a trip to Birr Castle. Cost including bus from Drogheda €250. Enquiries to Mary on 087-9270507

Duleek AFC Lotto

Draw for 11/03/20 Numbers 10-11-28-29 No winner 6x€20 Donna Kelly - S.Lowthe - M.Lindsey - Paul O'Reilly - Freddy Mac - Pat Harford. Next draw will take place on 25th March 2020. Jackpot €8000.

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