Around the Districts: Termonfeckin
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Following the recent and well highlighted flooding in parts of Termonfeckin, a major works operation to clear any blockages in drains got underway. There are parts of the Ballywater River where water is unable to get through due to blockages and debris and this will have to be tackled. However drainage work was carried out along some of the shores and channels to allow water to escape. This was noticed at Seapoint around the Golf Club entrance and close to Termonfeckin bridge on the Baltray road which necessitated the traffic lights being switched off and a stop/go system put in place to allow the works to be undertaken. Similar activity was noticed in Sandpit at the end of Milltown road.
Deirdre Morris R.I.P.
Deepest condolences are offered to the family, relations and friends of Deirdre Morris (née Carroll), Termonfeckin who died recently Requiem Mass was offered in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Funeral in Holy Cross Cemetery, Sheetland Road. May she rest in peace.
St. Fechin’s Lotto
There was no winner of the jackpot. The numbers were 2, 5, 9 and 16. The winner of €100 was Callum Mc Auley. €20 winners were Ann Marie Mc Carthy, John, Callum and Aoibhe, Stewart Lawson, Matthew Mc Evoy and Paula and Ned Briscoe. The jackpot is worth €2,000. 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 GAA
A very busy week again for all who wear the green and white and red and white when they are called up. The Senior footballers were in a tightly contested match against Geraldines but lost out on a 3 point margin. The Junior Men’s team lost out on a 1 point margin against Glen Emmets. The U15 Girls took part in the Division 2 Feile and unfortunately were unlucky to lose out to St. Kevin’s in the final. As far as victories were concerned, the Senior Ladies hammered the Geraldines while the U17 Boys did likewise to the Dreadnots. Well done to the U14 Girls White team who fought hard for a 3 point win against a strong Dundalk Young Irelands team. The U12 Girls had a very tight encounter with Ardee St. Mary’s while the U11 Boys showed great determination and team work against Ardee St. Mary’s and Stabannon Parnells. The U9 Hurlers were also in action down in Naomh Fionnbarra & St Anne’s GFG . The U8 girls had their first Blitz of the year against Mattock Rangers GAA and St Josephs in Páirc Naomh Feichín. Some of these players only started a few weeks ago and already you can see all the hard work they put in at training paying off. Well done to the U12 Camogie team who won against St. Kevin’s in Round 5 of the League. The U15 Hurlers fought hard in their game against Loughcrew Gaels/Gaeil Colmcille to secure a draw. With all eyes on Croke Park for Louth’s Leinster Final clash against Dublin, St. Fechin’s are organising Supporters Bus on Sunday May 14th. The return cost is €10 per person. Anyone interested is asked to text their name and number of seats required to Michelle at 087-2830251. Any U16s wishing to travel must be accompanied by an adult. St. Fechin’s will host “Lá na gClubanna” a Family Fun Day on Sunday May 28th. The G4M&O, Gaelic for Mothers & Others takes place on Tuesday evenings and the Dads & Lads on Wednesday evenings. As part of the Healthy Club Initiative, St. Fechin’s invite participants to the Fechin Walkers and Talkers Group which takes place on Thursday mornings from 10.30am. This is open to all Senior members of the community. Social membership of St. Fechin’s is required for this which costs €40. For further information, contact Geraldine at 086-1072018. St. Fechin’s will hold a Half Marathon on Sunday July 16th. There is also a 4 Mile Race on the day. The cost to enter the Half Marathon is €40, €15 for the 4 Mile and the cost is €40 for a family to take part in the 4 Mile. Registration is now open at #run #halfmarathon2023 St Fechins GAA or MyRunResults.com The“Men on the Move”programme takes place twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. St. Fechin’s are looking for new players of all ages and levels of experience. If anyone is interested, contact Secretary.email@example.com for further details.
St. Fechin’s Concerts
Social Dancing is now finished until after the Summer. Once again there was great entertainment provided last Sunday as Aisling Rafferty and Noel Ryan took to the stage. There was also a fabulous evening of music in the Community Centre with Classical Singer Amie Dyer. Amie was accompanied by the Drogheda Male Voice Choir, David Corr Singer , Alice Reynolds Soprano and the Termonfeckin Choir. This concert was a huge success and all are looking forward to the next one.
Community Centre Events and Classes
Events and classes continue to take place in the St. Fechin’s Community Centre on a weekly basis. Body Design with Agne is an excellent fun activity. Her classes are very popular and are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6.30pm -7.30pm. Contact Agne on 085-7891029 or visit her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bodydesignagn.Yoga Classes with Louise are on Monday mornings and evenings, 9.30am and 7.30pm. Slimming World with Paula is on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm – 7.30pm. To join Paula’s class, please call 086-8507051.Fit Kids and Fit Teens, Hip Hop Classes with Jacinta and her team are on Wednesdays. The first class is from 4:30pm to 5:30 m, for children aged from 4 to 7. The second class is at 5:30 pm for ages 7 to 16. Contact Jacinta on 086-2685280. Social Dancing Classes are on Wednesday evenings with Patricia and Pat from 8pm to 10pm. These classes cost €10 per night, pay as you go.
Weekday Masses are at 9.30am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Church of the Immaculate Conception and also 9.30am on Wednesdays in the Church of the Assumption. Eucharistic Adoration from the Church of the Immaculate Conception is on Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm. The Parish Office is open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 1pm.
All notices for inclusion in the Parish Newsletter should be submitted before 10.30am on Thursdays. Mass Cards for a variety of intentions are also available in the Parish Office. Masses from the Church of the Immaculate Conception and Church of the Assumption can be viewed on the Parish website https://www.termonfechinparish.ie/webcam and churchmedia.tv
Rosary During May
There will be praying of the Rosary at the different Parish Grottos on Thursdays at 7.30pm during the month of May. The Rosary this week is on Thursday May 11th at the Grotto in Baltray.
The annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 3rd. A Coach will depart from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Drogheda at 7.45am. The cost is €25. For further information, please contact Jacqueline on 086-1607287 or Damien on 083-3504551.
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the Children from Scoil Naomh Feichin who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion last Saturday. We hope you all had a lovely day.
Concert for Samaritans
The Tredagh Singers present a Summer Concert in St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Peter’s Street, Drogheda on Friday May 26th at 8pm. Proceeds are in aid of Drogheda Samaritans. Tickets costing €20 are available from the Augustinian Shop, Shop Street, Tredagh Singers, Samaritan volunteers and at the door on the night. Samaritans can be contacted 24/7 on freephone 116123.
Seapoint Pitch & Putt
Seapoint held their annual Scratch Cup on Sunday April 30th in generally good conditions with just the occasional shower. Seapoint would like to congratulate Mark Millar from Killineer on winning the Scratch Cup with a marvelous score of 88 over the 36 holes. Mark had 10 birdies in each round and was a convincing winner with 3 shots to spare over Seapoint’s Pat Greene. Rystons Sean Harkins was third, shooting 92. The Inter Grade was a MacBride first and second with Barry Dyas carding 47 to edge out Paul McQuillan by a single shot.The Junior Grade was won by Tony Butler who shot a career best 101 which relegated Michael Leech from Killineer into second spot.The Ladies Grade was an all Seapoint affair in the winners enclosure. Marlo Everitt won the Grade 1 with 104 shots, pushing Lucy McConnell into second with 110. Ladies Grade 2 was won by Mary Coyle by the narrowest of margins. Mary’s score of 118 was matched by Ann Ward but Mary had the better back 18. Seapoint would like to thank all the players for participating. Special thanks to Pat Greene for sponsoring the competition. Seapoint was delighted to hear all the complimentary comments about the fine condition of the course which was a great testimony to the excellent work done by Pat, Feichin, Anto and Paddy. A Scotch Foursome was held last week and Seapoint would like to thank paterfamilia Oliver Tully for their sponsorship. Some members also played in the National Matchplay Qualifier in Cloghogue last Sunday.
For any information on different courses and events, contact 041-9822119 or 041-9822478, the An-Grianan website or email firstname.lastname@example.org Private and corporate functions can also be accepted including Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. Other facilities at An-Grianan include The Sanctuary (Self Catering Bungalows) and a Cookery School. The Irish Harp Festival runs from June 25th – 30th. The Annual Garden Party is set for July 7th. The An-Grianan Garden Centre is open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.
Termonfeckin Celtic F.C.
A Summer Camp will be held from July 17th -21st. Registrations open on April 17th. If anyone is interested in any of the Termonfeckin Celtic events, please contact the Club at 086-1671583, through facebook or email@example.com
New members are always welcome. For further information, please phone 041-9822040 or 041-9881223.
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. This service is also linked to An Garda Siochana.
Boxercise Classes for all ages and abilities are also held every Tuesday at Tredagh Boxing Academy based at An-Grianan from 6.50pm to 7.50pm and every Thursday from 8pm to 9pm. This involves a full body workout with all the training of a boxer without the physical contact. For further details, contact 087-9944799. The very best of luck to two exceptional young boxers Breanna Johnston and Grace Conway who will be representing the Tredagh Boxing Academy in the final of the All Ireland Junior Girls Boxing Championships in the National Boxing Stadium in Dublin.
Termonfeckin Tennis Club will begin a new Coaching term this week for Juniors and Adults which will run for 6 weeks. Please contact the Club at 086-3431437 to book a place. The cost is €50 for members and €65 for non-members. Saturday Junior Coaching has resumed already but some spaces are still available. It is priced differently as it is an 8 week term.