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Busy Time.....Naoise Johnston and John Finlay looking after their plants at the National Learning Network project at Stephenstown Pond. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

Busy Time.....Naoise Johnston and John Finlay looking after their plants at the National Learning Network project at Stephenstown Pond. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

Tania Murray and Lynda Putz Hub Outreach Support workers with Naoise Johnston, Naoise Waring, Naoise Smyth, Ronán Cooney, DEan Sheridan and John Finlay at the National Learning Network project at Stephenstown Pond. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

Tania Murray and Lynda Putz Hub Outreach Support workers with Naoise Johnston, Naoise Waring, Naoise Smyth, Ronán Cooney, DEan Sheridan and John Finlay at the National Learning Network project at Stephenstown Pond. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

Dean Sheridan looking after his sunflowers at the National Learning Network project at Stephenstown Pond. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

Dean Sheridan looking after his sunflowers at the National Learning Network project at Stephenstown Pond. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

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Busy Time.....Naoise Johnston and John Finlay looking after their plants at the National Learning Network project at Stephenstown Pond. Photo: Ken Finegan/www.newspics.ie

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SHELAGH

NAOMH MALACHI

Well done to Conor Begley, Aaron Gogarty, Paudie McLoughlin, Sean McArdle and Mattie Campbell and the Malachis/Kilkerley under 21 team who drew on Tuesday night against Cooley. Score: 4-8 to 3-11. Well done lads!

Naomh Malachi division 6 team play away to Wolfe Tones on June 14th at 7.30pm.

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Naomh Malachi senior team play away to Glen Emmets on June 18th at 7.30pm.

The Shelagh vintage run will take place on Sunday June 26th at 2pm. For anyone interested in entering a tractor or vintage car, please contact Luke Murtagh +353 (87) 212 6808 or Brian McGuinness (087) 341 1789.

UNDERAGE TRAINING

Underage training takes place in Naomh Malachi pitch on Wednesday evenings from 7-8. Nursery group will start on Wednesday May 11th. Anyone interested, please contact Francis McArdle on 085-7316878.

Naomh Malachi Cul camps is on August 8th-August 12th. Book early to avoid disappointment!

CLUB LOTTO

There was no winner of the club lotto and 2 match 3 winners - Ronan Greene and Donal Mullholland. The next club lotto is on Sunday June 19th at 9pm in the clubrooms. All lotto books to be returned by 8.45pm. Jackpot €1,700. Anyone wishing to buy a lotto ticket, please get in touch with a committee member.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

2022 club membership is due. Individual membership €50, family membership €75 (2 adults plus all children up to 3rd level education), social membership €25 and over 65’s €20.

For anyone using the walkway, they must have a minimum of a social membership. Please adhere to local rules and regulations on using our walkway – strictly no dogs allowed. For further information, please contact Ruairi Daly on 0879068288 or a member of the committee.

The defibrillator for the community is in the Naomh Malachi grounds and is located on the wall at the entrance to the pitch.

CHAPEL

Mass continues in Sacred Heart Chapel on Sunday mornings at 1030.

Blessing of the graves 2022 for Shelagh is Sunday 19th June 7pm.

VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN 

The return of the Shelagh vintage run on Sunday, June 26 will is set to brings hundreds of spectators out along the 15 mile route to see first hand the vintage car display and tractor run.
It will be the first time in three years that the hugely popular event will be open to the public, after Covid restrictions saw it cut back last year.
The 2022 event will be a fundraiser for Down Syndrome North East (DSCNE) which is based in Carrickmacross, but a vital resource for families across Louth.
“We are really looking forward to getting back out on the road again this year,” said Peter Rooney, from the Shelagh Vintage Club.
The tractor run and vintage car run will both leave the Naomh Malachi clubrooms at 2pm, with the tractors heading towards Tracey’s Cross and onto Brid-a Chrinn church and Ballsmill, before making its way back to the clubrooms. The cars will take a different route towards Inniskeen and the outskirts of Castlblayney, before coming back through Culloville.
Both will return back to the club rooms where there will be food and refreshments available, and a chance to take photographs and see the vintage vehicles up close.
Every year the organisers select different a different local charity, which works in local communities. This year they have chosen the DSCNE.
The mission of the Down Syndrome Centre North East is to support and empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential by providing therapeutic services, training, information and social events for children and young people with Down Syndrome, their families and the professional community in the North East of Ireland.
The charity provides occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, music therapy, school aged and early intervention groups as well as a varied activities schedule for both children with DS and their siblings.
 

LOUTH

Winning form

St. Mochtas winning form continued last Saturday evening when our Division one team travelled to Termonfechin and came away with a comfortable win which keeps them well up in the league table.

Congratulations

We send congratulations to Eimear Byrne who was pert of the successful Louth Ladies football team who beat Clare last Sunday.

90th birthday

We send our warmest congratulations to Kathleen Byrne Emlagh who last week celebrated her 90th Birthday. Her family relations and many friends celebrated her special birthd ate in her daughter’s Mary o’ Neills home in Annagasson We congratulate Mary and wish her many more years of happiness and lots more birthdays.

Beautiful rendition

We have being asked to congratulate James Conlon for his beautiful rendition of Bring Flowers of the Rarest at mid week Mass during the month of May. James is a former Principal of the school and all his former pupils have fond memories of their time with him and we thank for his singing during May.

Credit Union

The local credit union is available to give out loans and the Louth office is open on the following hours Friday 12.30pm until 4pm and on Saturday from 9.30am until 1pm.

Summer holidays

We wish all pupils of St. Mochtas school well and hope they enjoy there summer holidays. The school reopens on Wednesday 31st August.

Mass times

Church Mass time are as follows Every first Saturday Mass celebrated at 4.45pm Every Sunday at 9.30am. Mass each Wednesday morning at 9.30am followed by adoration until noon.

Blessing of the Graves

The annual Blessing of the Graves takes place this year on July 31st at 6pm.

Faughart

Parish News

Welcome into our community Tom Michael McKenna and Raynah Jayne Tuite who were baptised recently.

Kilcurry Church is a very fine Church and is regularly used for baptisms, weddings and Funerals, as well as the weekly masses. However, it is over 30 years since it was painted and the flaking paint on the walls highlights the fact that it is badly in need of a makeover! Parishioners will be delighted to know that the project this year is to paint the inside of the Church.

This project will be very expensive and in order to offset the costs Fr. Vinod will be walking the Camino and he asks all parishioners to support him by sponsoring him with whatever you can afford, even a small donation will be very welcome as the fund will grow if everybody helps.

Donations can be given at any of churches, envelopes and sponsor cards will be provided next weekend. Thank you most sincerely for your support.

The last remaining blessing of the graves take place in Faughart this Sunday, June 19th 7.30pm

Please bring your holy water to bless your graves.

Scoil Beag caretaker

Scoil Beag is looking to recruit a Caretaker under the Community Employment Scheme. The role will include cleaning and general maintenance of the building. The position is for evening work. If interested please contact Catherine or Shauna on 042 9329 862.

UNITY YOGA

Six-week course on Saturdays from 10am - 11am. €60 - 6 weeks or €12 - drop in. Contact 087 621 7359 or Unity Yoga on Facebook or Instagram.

Irish Dancing

Connoly School of Irish Dancing Jump’ n’ Jig classes from 5.30 to 6.30pm on Thursdays in Community Centre.

Fit Kids Summer Camp

In Kilcurry Community Centre. Suitable for 4-8 year-olds. August 2nd to 4th. €50 per child,10am to 2pm. To book call or text Niall 087 672 4411.

Kilkerley

Collection

Kilkerley Parents Association take up a Church Gate Collection at masses this weekend to raise funds for the maintenance of the Emergency Difibrillator which is located at the rear of the school and is the only one locally and is accessible at all times.

Parish News

The children who celebrated their First Communion recently will follow the Blessed Sacrament in a Corpus Christi Procession from the Community Centre to the Church for 10.45am Mass this Sunday. Blessing of graves takes place on Sunday July 10, with mass in the cemetery at 10.45am.

Remember in your prayers, Melissa Woods, Dundalk, Carmel Bromley, Dundalk, Una Hamill, Clonalig, Theresa Newman, Dunleer, Margaret Staunton, Dublin, formerly Carnroe, Stella Fox, Maghery, Armagh, Mary O’Kane, Rostrevor, formerly Donaghmore, who died recently. Good wishes to all who are hospitalised or in nursing homes or unwell at home presently. Please note Fr Gerry’s new landline number at Knockbridge Parochial House is 042 6827418.

Emmets GFC

Kilkerley Malachi U21 played a draw 4-8 to 3-11 for Cooley and beat Hunterstown Mattock 0-15 2-7. Scorers- Fionn Cumiskey 0-6, Darragh Conlon 0-3, Paudi McLoughlin 0- 2, Ewan McEnteggart, Fintan Brady, Andrew Begley, Dean Murtagh 0-1 each. Next match is at home to Geraldines on Tuesday, July 5, at 7.30pm.

The junior team play away to O’Raghallaighs this evening Tuesday June 14, at 7.30pm. The Intermediate team won 0-16 to 0-12 over Oliver Plunkets 0-12. Scorers- Tadhg McEnaney 0-9, Fionn Cumiskey 0-5, Fintan Brady and Ultan McEnaney 0-1 each. They play this Saturday June 18, at home to O’Raghallaighs at 7.30pm, Sunday, June 26, away to Finbars at 5.00pm, Saturday July 2, at home to O’Connells at 7.30pm. Paying membership fees can be done online. Family membership €130 ( 2 adults +children under 18yrs only); Adult players €100; Adult non-playing €40; Underage player ( U18’S only - Ist Child €50; 2nd child €50; 3rd child €30; Students/Apprentice/ Over 18’s: €50; Senior Citizen €10. Walking membership €20. The U12 had a great win over Gaels and play this Wednesday June 15, at home to St Mochtas at 7.00pm and this Saturday at home to O’Connells Stabannon at 5.00pm. The U 13 Boys beat St Pats 4-15 to 2-3, but lost 1-12 to 1-11 to O’Connells Stabannon, played away to Cooley on Monday of this week and on Monday next play at home to Sean O’Mahoneys at 7.00pm.

The U14 girls were out against St Pats on Monday of this week. Goods luck to all doing the Leaving Exams and many thanks to all who crewed the Car Draw Stand in the Marshes over Bank Holiday weekend and at Dundalk Show in Bellurgan.

Recent Deaths

Condolences to Margaret and Tommy Woods, Muirhevnamor, family and relatives, on the death of daughter Melissa who was laid to rest in Kilkerley Cemetery on Saturday last.

Car Draw

Kilkerley Emmets are one of the three clubs in Louth collaborating with John McCabe Nissan in the draw for three New 222 Nissan Micra SV Models which offers three chances for the ticket buyer to win one of the cars by purchasing just one ticket for €20. There is also the option of buying 3 tickets for just €50. Tickets for sale online at www.johnmccabemotors.ie while Emmets committee members and players are also selling tickets. Draw will take place in late June 2022 at John McCabe Nissan‘s new state of the art showroom on the Donore Road, Drogheda. This is John McCabe Nissan‘s way of thanking all customers past and present involved in the three Clubs participating in the draw. Those buying tickets to support our club should select ‘Kilkerley Emmets’ to ensure the club gets credited for these on-line ticket sales. Your continued support for our club is deeply appreciated and helps the club to continue to survive and improve the facilities its provides to the community.

Bowls

The local bowls club have ceased activity for the summer months and will resume again on the first

Lotto

Kilkerley Emmets Lotto Draw on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, for jackpot of €4,000 had no winner. Numbers drawn were 04, 16, 19, 25. Lucky dip winners of a Draw ticket for the Nissan 3 Cars Draw were - Ronan Lennon, John McEvoy, Noel Clarke, Fr Brian MacRaois, Regina O’Hare. The jackpot tonight, Tuesday, June 14, is €4,100 and if not won there will be five lucky dip winners of €20 each. Entry € 2 or three for € 5. Lotto envelopes can still be bought from usual promoters. The lotto is an absolute essential fundraiser to assist with running costs of the club. Join online via website

Dancing

Dancing in the Community Centre continues from 8.30pm to 11.00pm on Sunday, June 19, with music by Leslie and John, Blue Lace. Pat Costella plays on July 3.

Cancer Society

The Litchfields, Kerri, Tadhg and Paul are doing a parachute jump, fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society. Login to JustGiving page and donate to their worthy cause.

Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage to Medjugorie for seven nights Darko House from September 7, 2022, cost is €715. JWT bonded insurance. Fr Oliver is spiritual Director. Further detail from Phyllis Mulligan on 087 2028492 or 042 9336705.

Lough Derg

A full pilgrimage schedule takes place from June 1, to August 15 with Booking advised. Concessions available for Students, Seniors, and Groups. One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience dates in late August and through September. Booking essential. www.loughderg.org info@loughderg.org or call 071 9861518

In Need

From time to time families and individuals can find themselves in real need. It may be big or small, short or long term, so if you find yourself in that space why not contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 1800 677 777

St Vincent de Paul

From time to time families and individuals can find themselves in real need. It may be big or small, short or long term, so if you find yourself in that space contact our Help Line at St Vincent de Paul Society on 1800 677 777 in complete confidentiality or contact the local Kilkerley, St Therese Conference and you will also be treated with total confidentiality.

Knockbridge

Parish News

The pupils that celebrated their first communion this year will follow the Blessed Sacrament in a Corpus Christi Procession from the Parish Centre to the Church this Sunday before Mass at 11.45am. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on Monday each week from 10.00am to 10.00pm. Remember in your prayers Patricia Lawless , Drumcar formerly Rossmakea, Gerry Culligan, Knockbridge, Marie Corcoran, Knockbridge, Ann McMahon, Corderry, Paddy Byrne, Stephenstown, who died recently. Encountering Christ every Sunday in the Church from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Jean McLoughlin leads morning prayer in the Church each Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.15am. Blessing of graves takes place on Sunday, August 14, at 11.45am. Please note new phone number for Knockbridge Parochial House 042 6827418.

CE Scheme

A vacancy exists for a CE Scheme Worker to take care of Knockbridge Cemetery and Car Parks. Apply to Mid-Louth CE Scheme 042 9374926.

Alone

This organisation has a national support line for older people who have concerns or face difficulties relating to Coronavirus. Professional Staff are available to answer queries, give advice or reassurance if necessary. This support line is open 7 days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm and the number to call is 0818222024

In need

From time to time families and individuals can find themselves in real need. It may be big or small, short or long term, so if you find yourself in that space why not contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 1800 677 777

St Brides GFC

Lotto continued on Monday, of this week June 13, for a jackpot of €12,400. Numbers drawn on Monday, June 6, for jackpot of €12,000 were 06, 12, 27, 31. No Jackpot winner and no Match Three winners. For convenience and so as to never miss a lotto draw play Online at www.stbridesgfc.com. Tickets also on sale (Priced €2, or 3 lines for €5) from MacNamee’s Bar, We Cook Chipper, Today’s Local Shop, Harrys Bar Dundalk, McGuinness’s Bar Dundalk, McKeowns Bar Dundalk, The Copper Kettle or any Committee Member/Player. Thank you for your continued support. Membership Fees can be paid online at www.stbridesgfc.com or to any Committee Member. The senior team hit 1-9 to 0-12 for Cooley, and this Saturday, June 18, they play at home to St Fechins at 7.30pm, Saturday June 25, away to Mattock at 7.30pm. The U21 boys play the last round at home to St Marys on Tuesday, June 21, at 7.30pm. The junior team were away to Mochtas on Tuesday of this week and play at home to Pats on June 28. The Ladies Division 1 League on Sunday, June 19, its at home to Cooley at 11.00am and on Sunday, June 26, are away to Geraldines at 11.00am. The U16 girls won against Clans 6-4 to 2-4. The U14 Girls beat Naomh Fionnbarra 2-6 to 0-4.

Yoga

Class in Knockbridge Community Center on Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm – 8.00pm. For Booking or more information Contact Alan on 0857326964. All levels welcome.

Parish Centre

Anyone wishing to book the Parish Centre for Funerals and other occasions please contact Jean Myers directly at 042 9338670.

Fitness Class

Fitness Class for females over 50 years of age continues each Monday at 10.00am in Knockbridge Hall. Call or text Chrissie MacFitness on 087 7186644 for more details.

Lough Derg

A full pilgrimage schedule takes place from June 1, to August 15 with Booking advised. Concessions available for Students, Seniors, and Groups. One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience dates in late August and through September. Booking essential. www.loughderg.org info@loughderg.org or call 071 9861518.


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