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Saturday 24 August 2019

Club Call

Action from the Halpenny Travel Ladies SFC quarter-final between Roche Emmets and St Mochta ’s
Action from the Halpenny Travel Ladies SFC quarter-final between Roche Emmets and St Mochta ’s

Clan Na Gael - Last weekend's lotto numbers were 22, 27, 28, 30 and the four €50 prizes went to M Hayes and P Taaffe (both c/o Frankie), Fra Kieran (c/o Pat C) and Sophia Comiskey (c/o Marie Comiskey).

The week before Taidgh, Aoibhe and Oisin (c/o Pat C) matched three numbers to win €200 and the next jackpot will be €11,200.

Dundalk Gaels

A huge thank-you to all those who made Saturday's Flag Day an outstanding success.

Club members, players and parents were out in strength, and the support they received from the public was immense. The money collected will go towards club maintenance and the promotion of football at all levels.

Our intermediate side face a crucial away league match on Saturday evening, taking on Kilkerley Emmets in the final series of games. A win will enhance our prospects of qualifying for the promotion play-offs. Members are urged to get along and give the team their support.

Our minors scored a fine win in last Thursday evening's Division C league final, beating Glen Emmets. Five points down, they put in a storming finish to bring the first trophy in the grade to the club in a number of years.

No one managed to pick the right numbers in last week's lotto, and the jackpot in the draw tonight (Tuesday) is up to €18,700. Tickets, at €2 each, two for €3 and three for €5, are available at Grant's Newsagents in Dublin Street or from any committee member. They are also available online.

The numbers drawn last week were 12, 17, 23, 27 and the five consolation prize-winners were Danny Watters, Ray Conlon, Amin Lennon, Gerard McSorley and Michael McDonnell.

Geraldines

We extend our best wishes to current Gers players Jim McEneaney on his recent marriage to Helen. All within the club and community wish you both many years of health and happiness together.

It has been a quiet week in terms of senior matches, with no activity in either the men's or ladies ranks, albeit plenty of training happening in preparation for the next round of matches.

The ladies contest a championship quarter-final against the Blues on Sunday at home with an 11am throw in. Our senior men revert to a league fixture on Friday, away to Mattock Rangers with a 7.30pm throw in. Our Juniors will commence their championship challenge with an away trip to the Clans this Tuesday at 8pm. Your continued support is greatly appreciated, so please come out when you can.

Hard luck to our Minors who were beaten by Na Piarsaigh/Sean O'Mahony's/Dowdallshill combination on Thursday evening in the Division 3 League Final. The game really was nip and tuck the whole way through, with their opponents pulling away in the final few minutes of the game. Well done to all on getting there.

There's plenty happening within our Juvenile section as training, games and blitzes continue. We urge friends and families of the Gers community to show their support for our teams where you can. Please check our social media platforms for up to date information on all club activity as well as reports and photos from last week's games and blitzes.

What a line-up of top quality coaches we have taking part in our Summer Skills Camp in McGeough Park from next Monday to Wednesday. They will consist of Niamh Woods (captain of Tyrone All-Ireland winners 2018), Colm Cavanghan, Sean Cavanagh, Niall Morgan and Niall Sludden (all Tyrone), Oisin O'Neill (Armagh), Kevin McKernan (Down), Karol McQuade (Ulster GAA), Ryan Daly (former Head of Tyrone Development squads) and Gavin McGilly (GAA Development Officer in St Mary's University Belfast). The camp costs €35 per child, is open to seven to 17-year-old boys and girls and will run from 10am to 1pm daily. Every participant will receive a free pair of gloves.

Over the summer months we are running a monthly competition to see where and with who you will be seen wearing the green and white. Check our social media platforms for all the ways you can enter our new competition. There's an O'Neill's voucher for each successful winner in August up for grabs. So get snapping.

Thanks to those who have already sent in pictures - and congrats to Mal Finn Madine whose picture of their holiday to the moon was July's winner. August is the final month of the competition.

Your local SuperValu Fairways is supporting local clubs. Each time you visit SuperValu and spend over €30 please write Geraldines on your receipt and put it into their collection box so that we may stand a chance of winning a new set of jerseys. We need 2,000 vouchers to win, so please remember to support the club.

Our lotto jackpot is now €7,600, so remember - you need to be in it to win it!

For Twitter please follow us on https://twitter.com/GeraldinesGFC, for Facebook please check out https://www.facebook.com/GeraldinesGFC/ and for Instagram you can find us at https://www.instagram.com/geraldinesgfc.

Glen Emmets

Glen Emmets meet Roche Emmets in the Division 3A league in Pairc de Roiste at 5pm on Saturday - all support welcome.

In the Junior 2B FC Group 1 Glen Emmets meet Dreadnots at 7.30pm tonight (Tuesday) in Cusack Park. Come out and cheer them on.

OsKaRs: The announcement of the chosen movies and the roles people from our casting night have been chosen for will take place at 9pm in the Morning Star on Friday. All are welcome to come along for the big reveal!

Club gear is available online, including jerseys, training tops, shorts, tracksuit bottoms, half-zips, body warmers, hats, bags etc!

Numbers drawn in last Tuesday's lotto were 18, 21, 25, 26, the lucky dip winners of €25 were Bobby Heade, Shane Owens, Michael Kenny and Marion Coffey and the jackpot stands at €7,100 for the draw this Tuesday night in the Morning Star, Tullyallen.

Hunterstown

Lotto numbers from Sunday July 21st were 6, 9, 15, 28 and the five €20 winners were the Lane family, Danny McKenna, Stuart Reynolds, Paddy Meade and Caoimhe Finnegan. Lotto tickets can be bought from the Hunterstown Inn, Hunterstown Rovers bingo or any committee member, or played online.

Don't forget Hunterstown Rovers bingo is on every Friday night in Ardee Parish Centre and there are some great cash prizes - including a winner-takes-all flyer and the jackpot of €1,000.

Kilkerley Emmets

Numbers drawn in last Tuesday's lotto for a jackpot of €5,700 were 4, 8, 21, 22 and the €20 prizes went to Marie and Peter Nordone (c/o R Mulholland), Concepta Marry (c/o V Litchfield), Sharon McFarlane (online), Paddy Donnelly (c/o R Mulholland) and Luke Shevlin (c/o V Litchfield). The jackpot tonight stands at €5,800 and if it isn't won it carries over to the next draw which will be in February 2020.

The Intermediate Championship second round match against Oliver Plunkett's is on this evening (Tuesday) at 8pm in Darver. The junior team play this Wednesday in the championship away to St Kevins at 7.30pm and on Wednesday August 14. The last round of the Intermediate league is this Saturday at home to Gaels at 7pm.

Kilkerley/Naomh Malachi minors had a great win over Cooley in the Division 1 League Final. Well done to the team and selectors Martin Quigley, Brian Brady, Paul Litchfield and coach/trainer Cathal Bellew.

The U-13 Boys lost to Hunterstown and are away to Naomh Mairtin on Monday next at 7pm. On Wednesday August 14th the U-16 Boys are away to St Joseph's in the championship at 7.30pm.

The ladies team play Naomh Fionnbarra in the Intermediate Championship this Sunday at 11am. The U-12 girls play at home to Fionnbarra at 7.30pm this Thursday.

Millmount Handball

The club will hold a committee meeting this Wednesday at 7pm in the Pheasant function room and all delegates and players are requested to attend.

Our fund-raising clothing appeal is going very well, so if you have any unwanted coats, shoes, handbags, belts, shirts etc please put them into a bag and bring them along to coke community hall reception.

New club gear is now available for club players and supporters to purchase. Wall Ball handballs are €5 each, 60x30 softballs and senior 40x20 handballs €7 each, Owen gloves €15, pro gloves €15, Armour gloves €15, Kill shot gloves €15, club shirts €15, club tops €18 and eyeguards €15.

These items are also available to purchase at coke hall reception.

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

The club would like to congratulate Martin Mulkerrins from Galway on winning the 60x30 softball Irish Nationals, and also Martina Mc Mahon from Limerick on winning the Ladies Irish Nationals.

Our new Autumn schedule for 40x20 juvenile coaching at Gormanston College sports complex will begin on Wednesday 4th September at 6.30pm. Club players should please note that our 60x30 softball training time has now changed and will now start at 7.30pm in Kingscourt handball club every Tuesday night until further notice.

Club players and supporters wishing to go to the All-ireland 60x30 senior softball singles finals in Croke Park can give their names to our club secretary asap.

As usual our juvenile handball coaching for boys and girls continues every Friday from 6.30 to 7.30pm. The cost is €2 each.

For more information please contact Catriona on 087-7592258. Check out our Facebook page for more club information and updates.

Naomh Malachi

Congratulations to the Under-18 Kilkerley/Naomh Malachi team, who had a great win against Cooley Kickhams in Darver last Friday in the U-18 Division 1A Final.

In a very exciting game, the team put in a fantastic effort to clinch the title on a 1-14 to 2-5 scoreline. Well done to our local player Conor Begley.

The U-17 Kilkerley/Naomh Malachi team played Roche Emmets GFC last week in the Roche Emmets grounds in the U-17A Group 2 Championship. Despite some great play by the local side, the Roche Emmets team managed to come out on top.

Training for Under-6s to Under-12s is on this Tuesday at 7pm in the Naomh Malachi pitch and will continue every Tuesday at that time.

Our club shop section has been added to the O'Neill's website where you can purchase club merchandise. A portion of the revenue from these sales will go back into the club.

The lotto jackpot stands at €4,800 for the draw in Naomh Malachi GFC on Sunday 11th. Thanks to all those who support the club lotto.

Newtown Blues

There is a three-day Teen GAA Camp starting today (Tuesday) and running until Thursday from 10am to 2.30pm.

This camp is open to all boys and girls aged 13 to 15 and it features guest coaches, including Colm Nally, Andy McDonnell, Colm Judge, Kevin Carr, Lisa Finglas, Hannah O'Neill and Laura Collins along with Louth GDA Brian Og.

The cost is €30 and bookings can be made through Orlaith at 086-8140876.

Lotto numbers drawn last week were 4, 18, 25 and 26, the €25 winners were Elaine Sheehan, Mícheál O'Shea, Declan McNamara, James McGrath and Pat Donaghey and the jackpot for the draw tonight (Tuesday) stands at €9,400.

The Newtown Blues would like to extend their sympathies to the family and friends of the Martin family, the Boylan family, the Doherty and the Kennedy family. May They Rest in Peace.

o'connell's

Bingo will continue in the clubrooms this Wednesday at 8pm, with a jackpot of €4,500 in 48 numbers.

O Raghallaigh's

THE senior team can look forward to a championship quarter-final with Dreadnots following their group stage win against O'Connell's.

On the face of it, the North Roaders' 4-23 to 5-8 defeat at the hands of Mattock/Hunterstown in Minor Division 2 league semi-final looked like a heavy one, but the visitors only had 14 players available, only one genuine Minor, seven Under-16s and six Under-17s, making this a very credible performance. Add to that 12 of these lads played an Under-17 Championship match earlier in the week, all 14 players are to be commended for their efforts for the club.

The Hoops showed they are a threat to any team, particularly up front where Danny Reilly, Kyle McElroy, Oliver Clutterbuck, Adam McGrane and Connel Rice caused the hosts numerous problems.

Add to that Tony Smith and Conor Vaughey working hard in midfield, with Tim Curran and Andrew Collier constantly attacking from wing back.

Curran had his best game since returning from a serious injury and had a contender for goal of the season when he won the ball in his own half back line, played a one-two with Danny Reilly and then had the presence of mind to chip the keeper.

Ronan Collins gets better each game. Daire O'Rourke covered every blade of grass and the quiet man of the team kept his man very quiet all night. Debutant Ciaran Dwyer was excellent, and his ability to transfer from defence to attack at pace was excellent. James Smith always seems to be in the right place and his distribution has improved immensely. Definitely one to watch. Finally, Conor Brown in goals didn't make a mistake all night.

The Under-17s got their championship off to a great start with a comprehensive 6-14 to 2-10 victory over St Joseph's/St Mochta's in Louth Village.

Despite being deprived of five starting players due to injury and holidays, the U-16 players stepped into the breach and showed how good they are.

Captain for the night Ronan Collins was a collossus at the back, ably assisted by James Smith who constantly attacked and played probably the best pass of the night into full forward Connel Rice to smash the ball to the net for the fifth goal. Daire O'Rourke was efficient as ever, and Andy Collier and Tim Curran worked their socks off.

The returning Ben Smyth put in a great shift. Esosa Omoregbe was unbelievable all night, and his athleticism is a joy to watch. Tony Smith worked tirelessly, along with Oliver Clutterbuck who got his first-ever goal.

The Louth U-16 captain Danny Reilly won endless kickouts and the full forward line of Connel Rice, Adam McGrane and Lee Grifferty were a constant threat. Grifferty put in some massive tackles which were harshly punished.

Ciaran Brannigan and Stephen Reynolds came off the bench and slipped into the pattern of play seamlessly. As usual Kyle McElroy glided across the ground and added 1-5 to the score.

A special mention for Conor Brown, a young goalkeeper who made one mistake but didn't let it bother him. His kickouts were long and very accurate, the springboard to most attacks. One area to work on is the shot conversion rate as they wasted numerous chances by taking shots from unrealistic positions.

With the Fleadh Cheoil coming back to town, the O'Raghallaighs will be renting our grounds to campervans, caravans and tents. With only a 10 minute walk to the town centre, it is a great location for anybody looking to stay for the week's festivities. A link to the booking form, and ground rules, can be found on our Facebook page.

We are also looking for volunteers to help us out with the running of the campsite on our grounds between this coming Saturday and Monday 18th. There are morning, afternoon, evening and night shifts to be covered over the 10 days, so we are asking people to get in contact with us and let us know when they can help out. Details can be found on our Facebook page.

Congratulations to club members Emily and Louise Johnson, who were part of the Louth U-16 team who won the All-Ireland 'C' Championship.

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, 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.

St Bride's

The lotto numbers drawn on 28th July were 8, 11, 15, 18. There was one match-3 winner, Denis Mernagh c/o Shop, who won €200. Jackpot wasn't won and rises to €13,200. Tickets on sale (€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, any Committee Member/Player or play online at www.stbridesgfc.com. We wish to thank you for your continued support.

St Joseph's

NUMBERS drawn in the club lotto the week before last for a jackpot of €7,900 were 12, 17, 20, 28 and the €50 prizes went to Dean Gogarty (c/o Jason Hoey), Saidhbhin Gorham (c/o Aidan Gorham) and Aoife Gorham (online).

St Nicholas

Our 'Buy a Brick' fund-raising campaign to help towards the continued building of our community clubhouse is coming to an end.

Buy a Brick gives you the chance to have your name forever part of our club. You can purchase a brick from any club member or online through our website. There are only a couple more weeks to get your hands on one of these bricks. See Facebook or our website for more details.

Well done to our super U-12s team who won their final in Darver last week, beating a very good Dreadnots side.

To the old brigade of '94, there is a night to remember our championship of 25 years ago 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 at 087-6437922.

Numbers drawn in last Tuesday's lotto were 5, 7, 11, 18 and the four match-three winners of €30 each were A S P Hackett (c/o Felix), Patsy Downey (c/o Thatch), Mary Smith (Rathmullen Park) and Carry Murphy (Ballsgrove). This week's jackpot is €1,240.

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. See our website for more details.

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

Wolfe Tones

The Junior team have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Junior Championship and will now face Lannleire on Friday August 23rd at 7.15pm at a venue to be confirmed.

The club is opening our grounds as a temporary campsite for the duration of the Fleadh and will be accommodating camper vans and tents. The site will open from 1pm on Saturday and close on Monday August 19th at 1pm.

Winners of €20 in the club lotto draw the week before last were Keegan McCole, Corky O'Neill and Jennifer Brady. The jackpot now stands at €4,110.

Our Last Man Standing campaign is kicking off before the Premier League season begins this month. Get in touch with young Batman McCann who has plenty of sponsorship cards.

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