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Drogheda Credit Union was delighted to offer sponsorship towards the Breakfast Club at Aston Village Educate Together National School. Helping children have a healthy breakfast and a chat with friends before they start the day at school. Aidan Gibney, Drogheda Credit Union Board of Directors, Sheena Kierans, Chairperson Drogheda Credit Union and Patricia White, Drogheda Credit Union are puctured presenting a cheque for €500 to Shulagh Callan, Pauline Loreille, Principal Dermot McCullen and 4th Class. Photo: Jenny Callanan.

Drogheda Credit Union was delighted to offer sponsorship towards the Breakfast Club at Aston Village Educate Together National School. Helping children have a healthy breakfast and a chat with friends before they start the day at school. Aidan Gibney, Drogheda Credit Union Board of Directors, Sheena Kierans, Chairperson Drogheda Credit Union and Patricia White, Drogheda Credit Union are puctured presenting a cheque for €500 to Shulagh Callan, Pauline Loreille, Principal Dermot McCullen and 4th Class. Photo: Jenny Callanan.

Drogheda Credit Union was delighted to offer sponsorship towards the Breakfast Club at Aston Village Educate Together National School. Helping children have a healthy breakfast and a chat with friends before they start the day at school. Aidan Gibney, Drogheda Credit Union Board of Directors, Sheena Kierans, Chairperson Drogheda Credit Union and Patricia White, Drogheda Credit Union are puctured presenting a cheque for €500 to Shulagh Callan, Pauline Loreille, Principal Dermot McCullen and 4th Class. Photo: Jenny Callanan.

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Congratulations to the St. Fechin’s Ladies team on winning their first Senior title They defeated Cooley Kickhams in the Winter Cup Final held in Darver last Sunday, the score was 3-9 to 2-4. From the throw-in, it was game on for the Ladies as the ball found its way into the hands of Ceire Nolan who immediately found the net before a minute had passed. Top scorer Rachel Kinch got the second goal for St. Fechin’s and also managed to put the ball over the bar five times. The ball ended up in the net a third time thanks to Shayleen Mc Donagh. Well done to the other girls who sent the ball over. A great win Girls, we are all so proud of you. Other victories during the week went to the U21 Men’s team against St. Brides, the U13 Boys against Roche Emmets and the U14 Girls v Hunterstown Rovers. The Junior Ladies had an impressive win over St Brides in their final league match. They are now on a break for exams (best of luck to them) and their Championship campaign gets underway on June 24th. Both U10 teams took part in a County Blitz in Darver. The U8 Girls hosted teams from Glen Emmets and showed great footballing skills. The U12 Girls also took on Hunterstown Rovers and played a great game. The Maurice Murphy Cup Final against Knockbridge unfortunately did not go St. Fechin’s Hurlers way with the score finishing 0-12 to 2-12. The Senior Men’s team and the U12 Boys were unlucky in their matches against Newtown Blues and there was also a draw between the Senior Men in their match against Naomh Martins. The U12 Camogie team were unlucky against St. Kevin’s but gave a great display and never let up. Some of the St. Fechin’s Hurlers took part in the Puc Fada in Cooley. There was a presentation to the 2021 U15 and U16 Girls teams who received their B Shield Winning Medals and Championship Runner-Up Medals respectively. St. Fechin’s and Louth Ladies player Ceire Nolan did the honours. I hear the breakfast following the presentation was fabulous. The Social Walking group finished up their 8 week session but has decided to continue for the summer months and would love to see some more joining them. For further information, Geraldine at 086-1072018. The St. Fechin’s All Stars continues on Saturday mornings for all Primary School children with additional needs. Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others takes place on Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm. Social football for Dads and Lads is on Monday evenings from 8.15 to 9.15pm. Registrations are being taken for the St. Fechin’s inaugural Half Marathon on July 17th. It costs €40 to enter which also includes t-shirt, race number posted, finishers medal and refreshments afterwards. To register, go to MyRunResults.com

Thanks to all the Sponsors who have come on board to help make the event a great participant experience Pictures of the finished T-Shirt can be seen on the St. Fechin’s facebook page.

St. Fechin’s Lotto

There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 12 and 23. The €100 winner was Bronwyn Kirwan. €20 winners were Catherine Duff, Anton Mooney, Debbie Cullen, Susan Jein and Sean Devine. The Lotto this week is worth €1,900. Thanks as always to Madden’s Centra for their very valued sponsorship and to all who support the Lotto. Tickets are available in the Post Office, at the clubhouse gate or on the online lotto app.

St. Fechin’s Community Centre

Yoga on Mondays with Louise from 9.30am to 10.30am. Slimming World with Paula is on Tuesdays from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Wednesdays-Gentle Yoga from 10.30am to 11.30am with Linda, Jacinta and her team hold Fit Kids and Fit Teens and Hip Hop Dance classes starting at 4.30pm for children aged 4 to 16, up to 7 years is at the earlier time and over 7’s at 5.30pm. Vinyasa with Linda is from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Linda also holds a Yoga Class on Saturday mornings at 10.30am. On Thursdays, Geraldine and Michelle host a Healthy Club event starting with a 1 km walk on a safe path around the pitches and finishing with a cuppa and a chat in the Centre. There are only a few weeks left so come and join them and make new friends. Everyone is welcome and this event is FREE of charge. On Fridays, Women’s Weights Class with Sara takes place at 9.45am. Lingotot is teaching primary children a language in a fun way. Classes are 5pm to 6pm with Elena. Cora Gaeilge takes place every Friday evening at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Sheila on 089-2610475 should you wish to join any of these classes or book a room for a class or function.

Termonfeckin Celtic F.C.

Termonfeckin Celtic F.C. have expressed very grateful appreciation to Cllr. Michelle Hall who recently secured funding of €500 for the Club. This funding will go a long way in helping to maintain the club grounds and make and for the good upkeep of the pitches in the future. Termonfeckin Celtic will run a one week Summer Camp starting on July 11th. If you are interested in the Summer Camp, becoming a player, or if you would like to hire the Astro Pitch please email Termonfeckinfc@gmail.com for more information.

Road Improvements

A reminder that a number of roads going through the Parish are earmarked for improvement works by Louth County Council on dates from June 2nd to December 31st which will involve temporary closure of these roads for short durations. This will allow for road strengthening, road resurfacing and safety improvement works.

Termonfeckin ICA

Termonfeckin ICA Guild members meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Termonfeckin ICA Room, An-Grianan. The next Guild meeting is arranged for Wednesday June 1st at 8pm. New members are always welcome.

An-Grianan

For any information on different courses and events, contact 041-9822119 or 041-9822478, the An-Grianan website or email admin@an-grianan.ie Private and corporate functions can also be accepted including Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. An-Grianan is offering a Midweek Break by the Sea from June 14th to 16th. The annual Garden Party takes place from June 24th to 26th but is fully booked out. The Cookery School is offering a mid week course from June 14th to 16th–Good Mood Food Made Easy. The Irish Harp Festival takes place from June 30th to July 2nd. July 22nd to 24th is Best Friends Weekend with lots of great activities. A Family Fun Package is being offered from August 16th – 18th. The Garden Centre Opening Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays from 1pm-5pm.

Religious Ceremonies

Details of all Masses and other religious ceremonies are in the Parish Bulletin and on the facebook page. Eucharistic Adoration from the Church of the Immaculate Conception is on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm. Adoration is also from the Oratory on Fridays from 11am to 6pm via the internet only. Mass from the Church of the Assumption in Sandpit is now online following the installation of a webcam. A Loop System for those who use a hearing aid is available in both Parish Churches. The wearing of masks, use of sanitizers and respecting safe distances is still strongly encouraged.

Confirmation

Congratulations to the children from Scoil Naomh Feichin who received the Sacrament of Confirmation over the weekend. No doubt they all enjoyed their special day.

Blessing of the Graves

Blessing of the Graves will take place on Sunday August 14th. If attending, please bring a small bottle of Holy Water.

Termonfeckin Credit Union

Termonfeckin Credit Union is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm and Fridays from 3pm to 7pm. You can also apply online for loans or membership at www.termonfeckincu.ie

Macra na Feirme

New members 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 Eamonn on 086-2014735.

Seapoint Pitch & Putt

There was no competition held in the Club last weekend as the Leinster Strokeplay Championships were held in Co.Meath. Seapoint’s stand out performer was Barbara Murphy who finished a creditable 6th in the Intermediate section.Well done Barbara. It is envisaged there will be an 18 Gross competition next weekend but members are advised to keep an eye on the usual sources for confirmation.

Tredagh Boxing Academy

The very best of luck to a number of local boxers travelling abroad to take part in different championships. Breanna and Grace take part in the Golden Girl Boxing Championships in Sweden while 4 young men Frankie, Callum, Kevin and Thomas are representing the Leinster Development Squad against a Squad from Manchester, taking place in Manchester. A number of younger players also travelled to Navan for a Boxing event. Contact 087-9944799 for details of any events at Tredagh Boxing Academy which is based at An-Grianan. All new members are very welcome. Boxercise Classes are on Tuesdays from 6.50pm to 7.50pm and on Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm.

Scouts/Community Hall

The Scouts are currently planning their Summer Camps. An energy audit was carried out on the Community Hall as ways to improve heating, electricity and water charges are being sought and the Scouts are awaiting the result of the audit. New youth members and adult members are also welcome. The new Scouting year begins in September and new members will be enrolled then. The Hall is always open for the Community to use for meetings, Bingo nights etc and the Scouts would love to see the Hall being used. If anyone is interested in using the Community Hall, the 7th Louth Coastal Scout Group can be contacted at neilmartincoastal@gmail.com or 086-3447249 for more information.

Tennis

The Termonfeckin Tennis Club A.G.M will be held on Thursday June 16th in the Club House at 8pm. The Committee will give a presentation on the Club Development. A new Committee will be nominated at the A.G.M. as some members will be stepping down. The Club will be urgently seeking members to join the Committee so that Tennis can continue to be played and promoted in the community. The nomination form for new Committee members is posted on the Club Noticeboard but if you are willing to be a member, you can text 086-3431437. The membership form can be downloaded at”Membership Application 2021” and completed forms can be emailed to the Club at termonfeckintennis@yahoo.ie

Golf

It will be a busy Bank Holiday weekend in Baltray as the Co. Louth Golf Club hosts the annual East of Ireland Championship. It was last played in 2019 having lost the last two years due to the COVID pandemic. The East of Ireland Championship starts on Saturday June 4th and runs until Monday June 6th. It is expected that 132 of the best amateur golfers in the country will compete. The field also includes 7 County Louth Golf Club members. Seapoint Club will host Junior and Intermediate Scratch Cup competitions on June 6th. Open Singles continue on Tuesdays at Seapoint.

BALSANTER

Contact 086- 2747474 to report any suspicious activity. BALSANTER is the eyes and ears of our community and please use the service to report anything suspicious.

Art at Beaulieu House

The Plein Air Art Festival takes place at Beaulieu House on Sunday July 17th from 9.30am to 5pm. Any Artists wishing to participate are advised to register early at Eventbrite. The registration fee is €35.

Walking Trails

A Walking Weekend as part of the Drogheda Summer Walking Series is being planned from June 2nd to 6th. Focussing on the Boyne Valley area, there are a number of interesting trails to follow in the Boyne Valley. One of these takes place at Beaulieu House and Gardens on Monday June 6th at 10am.


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