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The young people receiving the awards From L to R were: Katelyn Shields, Gerard Hanlon, Laura O’Shaughnessy, Darragh Brady, Abbey Trainor, Peter Hanlon, Nadine Carolan (Kate Trainor) Also in the picture, Fr Malachy Conlon, parish priest of Cooley, Janet Forbes from the Archdiocese of Armagh and Fr John Birmingham CSsR.

The young people receiving the awards From L to R were: Katelyn Shields, Gerard Hanlon, Laura O’Shaughnessy, Darragh Brady, Abbey Trainor, Peter Hanlon, Nadine Carolan (Kate Trainor) Also in the picture, Fr Malachy Conlon, parish priest of Cooley, Janet Forbes from the Archdiocese of Armagh and Fr John Birmingham CSsR.

Congratulations to Andrew and Kelly Larkin, winners of the Cooley Kickhams Car Draw. Andrew was presented with the keys of his new Kia Stonic K2 by Niall Brady, Chairman of Cooley Kickhams along with Derek Malone, Rice and Roddy and the sellers of the winning ticket, Kevin Smyth and Andy Quinn. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

Congratulations to Andrew and Kelly Larkin, winners of the Cooley Kickhams Car Draw. Andrew was presented with the keys of his new Kia Stonic K2 by Niall Brady, Chairman of Cooley Kickhams along with Derek Malone, Rice and Roddy and the sellers of the winning ticket, Kevin Smyth and Andy Quinn. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw.

Lisa Brennan and Máire Gallagher at the coffee morning in the Ravensdale Community Centre in aid of The North Louth Hospice in memory of Ann Doherty. Photo: Aidan Dullaghan/Newspics

Lisa Brennan and Máire Gallagher at the coffee morning in the Ravensdale Community Centre in aid of The North Louth Hospice in memory of Ann Doherty. Photo: Aidan Dullaghan/Newspics

Alice and Joanne Kearns at the coffee morning in the Ravensdale Community Centre in aid of The North Louth Hospice in memory of Ann Doherty. Photo: Aidan Dullaghan/Newspics

Alice and Joanne Kearns at the coffee morning in the Ravensdale Community Centre in aid of The North Louth Hospice in memory of Ann Doherty. Photo: Aidan Dullaghan/Newspics

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The young people receiving the awards From L to R were: Katelyn Shields, Gerard Hanlon, Laura O’Shaughnessy, Darragh Brady, Abbey Trainor, Peter Hanlon, Nadine Carolan (Kate Trainor) Also in the picture, Fr Malachy Conlon, parish priest of Cooley, Janet Forbes from the Archdiocese of Armagh and Fr John Birmingham CSsR.

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A group of young parishioners received their Gold Awards for their participation and medals and certificates were presented to them at a Mass celebrated in the Church of St James, Grange on Monday 8th November.

The chief celebrant was Fr John Birmingham, a redemptorist priest who has recently come to live as a hermit in Cooley Parish. The Parish priest, Fr Malachy Conlon concelebrated the Mass and heartily congratulated the young people and said that he hoped their participation in the awards give them a ‘taste of discipleship’.

He went on to thank those who co-ordinate the award in the Parish, Cecelia Mc Parland, Rosie, Hanlon, Kate Finnegan, Moira Campbell and Hazel O’Rourke. Fr Malachy paid particular tribute to Janet Forbes from Archdiocese of Armagh who co-ordinates the awards at Diocesan level, and thanked her for the fresh approach that she has brought to the awards at parish level.

Carlingford secures funding for St Patrick’s Day festival event

Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust is one of ten community groups from around the country which is to receive €10,000 from the St. Patrick's Festival X TikTok Creative Fund, which aims to support and inspire creativity in Irish communities

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“We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be one of the ten recipients of St. Patrick’s Festival x TikTok Creative Fund for our Tholsel Gateway to Inclusion Project in Carlingford. It will be a creative fusion of medieval history with modern day social media.” said Gerry Mc Alinden, Chairperson of Carlingford Lough Heritage Trust.

The project will raise awareness of the significance of the Thosel building within the town, adding greater value to the building as a historical and archaeological monument as well as bringing together schoolchildren to look at issues such as bullying.

Geraldine Kieran, who has recently taken over the role of Community Heritage Manager at Carlingford Heritage Centre, explains that the project will see them working with children from local schools on topics such as bully, inclusion and exclusion.

The children’s stories will then be presented as part of a cultural event to be presented at the Thosel on the weekend before St Patrick’s day.

The St. Patrick's Festival X TikTok Creative Fund fund, which was designed to support and inspire creativity in Irish communities, will be distributed to ten community groups and charitable organisations in counties Dublin, Cork, Offaly, Louth, Kilkenny, Wicklow, Cavan, and Donegal.

This €10,000 project award will support the work of these local groups in developing and delivering creative responses to their own unique community challenges.

€9,800 Jackpot at Cooley Kickhams Lotto

The Cooley Kickhams lotto draw took place on Monday night last, November 8, with an on-line platform, Clubforce.

There was a jackpot of €9,600 on offer but the numbers drawn, 18, 22, 23 and 32, did not produce a jackpot winner.There were no ‘match three’ winners, and the five winners of the special draw were; Anthony McShane c/o on-line; Olivia Duffy c/o on-line; Deirdre O’Hanlon c/o on- nextline; Una Thornton c/o Seamus Thornton; Derek Malone c/o Nicholas Rafferty. They each receive €20. This week’s jackpot is €9,800.

The new system will make it easier for our supporters and members and wider community to access tickets and in turn support the club with much needed funds. There are many options to choose from (on the options drop down list ) to make it even easier to play and avoid missing out on a single draw. (A popular option is the 3 lines for €5). Paper tickets are also available in Barry’s Shop and Bush Service Station.

We also have ambitious plans to enhance our club facilities this year which will of course benefit the club and community. Buying a weekly lotto ticket would be a huge help in reaching our targets and securing the future of Cooley Kickhams GFC. Thank you for your continued support

Christmas Craft Fair at Lordship

The Christmas Gift and Craft Fair, organised by St. Patrick GFC annually, is scheduled to take place on Sunday November 21, starting at 10am and continuing until 5 pm.

Admission is free to the venue which will have over thirty five stalls. These include a coffee dock, cake stall, children’s clothes, knitting, handbags, home bakes, flowers, candles, jewellery, pet treats and many more. There will also be a raffle on the day. This arrangement is of course subject to following the government’s guidelines at that time. All covid 19 guidelines will be followed on the day also.

To book a stall and for further details please contact Louise at 0876659312, Maria at +353 (87) 804 0042 or Sharon at 0863907576.

Cooley Advance to Junior 2 Final

Cooley Kickhams played Naomh Mairtins in the junior 2 championship semi-final last week. The match was played at Pairc Naomh Mairtin and Cooley led at half time by 0-5 to 0-4. They remained in control throughout the second half and were ahead at the final whistle by 1-7 to 0-6. Thomas McCarragher scored the all important goal and the points came from Aodhan O’Hanlon, (3), Joe Mee, (2), Eunan McMullin, (1) and Conor Loughran, (1).

The Cooley Kickhams team; Cian Rogan, Josh McShane, Cormac McGuigan, Dylan McGarrity, Ian Arnold, Dean McGreehan, Sean White, Keith White, Gerard White, Eunan McMullin, Declan Sheelan, Joseph Quinn, Aodhan O’Hanlon, Joe Mee, Conor Loughran. Subs; Patrick McGrath, Peter Shields, Thomas McCarragher 1-0, Aaron Carolan, Michael Maguire, Jamie Farrell, Ronan Sheelan, Aaron Farnon, Cathal Malone, Thomas Fearon, James Murnaghan.

Their opponents in the final will be Ardee and this match will take place at Darver on this coming Friday, 19th November, starting at 8pm.

Mass of Remembrance in Cooley Parish

The annual Mass of Remembrance takes place in Cooley Parish on Friday 26th November starting at 8pm in Grange Church. All those who died in our Parish during the past year will be remembered in our Mass for Family Dead.

For anyone who lost a loved one outside the Parish, we will be very happy to have them included - please hand in their name to the Parochial House or Parochial Office as early as possible so that they can also be remembered in this Mass.

Nathan Carter to perform for Maria Goretti Centre

Country singer, Nathan Carter, will perform in Cooley to raise funds for the Maria Goretti Foundation.

The concert will take place in the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Boher, on Sunday 19th December commencing at 7.30pm. Admission is €30.00 per ticket which includes a free draw. A valid vaccination certificate is required to ensure full capacity. As tickets are limited, we encourage parishioners to purchase early.

Tickets are available from the Parochial House, 042 9376105, or from the Parish Office, 042 9397617.

Cuchulainn Gaels Annual Meeting

The Cuchulainn Gaels AGM will take place on Wednesday the 8th of December at 8pm in the Granvue Hotel.

Cuchulainn Gaels would like to invite all our club members, parents of underage players and community to attend. If anyone wishes to get a copy of nomination or motion papers they should email : Secretary.cuchulainngaels.louth@gaa.ie

Trócaire Emergency Appeal

A Special Collection to help lift the terrible human suffering and prevent loss of life now unfolding in the hunger crisis raging across East Africa takes place next weekend. The Irish Bishops’ Conference have agreed for an Emergency Church Collection to take place across all Parishes in Ireland. In Carlingford/Omeath Parish this takes place next weekend, 20th/21st November, in both Churches.

Please use the special collection envelope at the back of your Envelope Box.

Cuchulainn Gaels Dinner Dance

Cuchulainn Gaels have organised a Dinner Dance and it takes place in the Granvue Hotel Omeath on this coming Saturday, November 20, commencing at 7:00pm.

The event is to celebrate this year’s achievements and the efforts everyone has put into a very successful year.

Tickets are €35 each and available from the following link only. Numbers are limited. Covid Certificates must be shown on the night. https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=634...

There will be a D.J. on the night. Come and join the celebrations!

Cuchulainn Gaels Lotto Jackpot €9,900

The Cuchulainn Gaels lotto draw took place on Wednesday night last, November 10. The jackpot on offer was €9,800 but the four numbers drawn, 4, 11, 16, and 27, were not matched. There were no ‘match three’ winners, and the five lucky dip winners were C. and A. Elmore, B. Morgan, H. Traynor, L. McBride and M. O’Hanlon. They each receive €20. The jackpot for this week’s draw which takes place on Wednesday November 17 is €9,900.

The easiest way to play the lotto is by purchasing a ticket online. Tickets can also be purchased in all the following local businesses: Fuels (TOP); Bar; Sister Chips; Post Office/Barry’s Shop; Cafe Rosa; Mace. If anyone would like to discuss anything lotto related, please do not hesitate to contact Mattie on (087) 9917373.

Cooley Under 20 Championship Win

Cooley Kickhams had a big win in the under 20 championship last week. They led St. Brides by 1-8 to 0-4 at half time and went on to win easily, 4-15 to 0-9.

The victorious Cooley team and scorers; Cian Rogan, Josh McShane, Joe Mee, Conor McAviney, Ronan McBride, Cormac Malone, Cian Murphy 0-1, Gerard White 0-1, Aaron Carolan, Cian Connor 1-4, Peter Shields 0-1, Enda O’Neill 0-3, Ian Arnold 0-1, Paddy Johnston 1-3, Thomas McCarragher 1-1. Subs;Thomas Fearon, Packie Carron, Aodhan O’Hanlon 1-0, Sean McCarragher, Gerard Hanlon, Daire McDaid, Aaron Rafferty, Cathal Malone.

Bellurgan Night at the Races

The Bellurgan United annual fundraiser, a Night at the Races, takes place on this coming Friday night, November 19, commencing at 8pm.

It costs €50 to sponsor a race, €10 to sponsor a jockey, and €10 to sponsor a trainer.

St. Patrick’s Lotto Jackpot €5,600

The St. Patrick’s GFC lotto draw took place on Thursday night last, November 11, for a jackpot of €5,400. The numbers drawn, 5, 7, 10 and 28, did not however produce a jackpot winner.

There were six ‘match three’ winners; Siobhan White, Upper Jenkinstown; Thomas Keenan, Spelickanee; Jamie O’Hare, Dulargy; Shane Murphy, Rampark; Ronan Traynor, Dawestown; Dunne Family, Rockmarshall. They share the €100 prize. This week’s jackpot is €5,600 and the draw takes place on Thursday November 18.

We are trying to make doing the lotto as easy as possible so people don’t miss out because of restrictions. There are weekly and monthly options. We have our on-line facility too

http://member..com/.clubforcemcfappasp

This link takes you directly to the online option.

Our Local shops and post offices have €2 a line or 3 lines for €5 envelopes.

We also have a direct debit facility which can be set up very easily If you’d like to contact a committee member. They are only waiting and willing to help out anyone unable to get their lotto in and would be glad to help out in any way.

For further details please feel free to contact any of the Lotto Committee

Paul Breen (087) 680 3402; Padraic O’Connor +353 (87) 239 7137; Rose McEneaney 0872320110; Pat Finnegan (086) 8067793; Louise McEneaney (087)6659312; Vin O’Hare (087) 956 3948; Maria White +353 (87) 804 0042; Mary O’Connor (087) 270 9298; Sean Crilly (087) 913 6627; Eamonn McCann +353 (87) 252 3611.

Cooley Under 15 Girls

Well done to the Cooley under 15 girls on yet another fine win. From the start they outclassed the Geraldine’s and kept the momentum going throughout the game. They were well ahead at half time keeping the opposition scoreless and kept the pressure on in the second half adding greatly to their tally. All their scores came from play bar one point from a free.

The Cooley Squad: Fina McDonnell, Niamh Donnelly, Aislinn White, Sarah Mallon Jessica White, Orlaith Daly, Katie McDonald, Ellen Callan, Tara White, Ciara Boyle, Chloe McCarragher, Chloe Boyle, Siabh Morgan, Ciara Murphy, Lucy White, Teagan McDonnell, Myah Ward, Annie Dunne, Aoife Hoey, Niamh Arnold and Emma McCarragher.

U13 girls Good Win Over St. Kevins

Another fantastic win this morning for the Cooley U13 Girls at home to the Kevin’s. The girls got off to a fantastic start with excellent football skills on display with our forwards striking the back of the net many times. Our backs held their forwards off from gaining too many scores clearing ball and displaying excellent tackling. Our goalie when needed cleared ball efficiently with our midfielders continuing their strong performance all round.

Girls are away to the Pats next Sunday morning at 10:30am.

Team: Molly Thornton, Keely Loughran, Holly McGrath, Lucy McArdle, Kate O’Neill, Niamh Arnold, Cliodhna Hanniffy, Katie McDonald, Jessica White, Sarah Duffy, Emma McCarragher, Neasa O’Neill, Ellen Gormley, Ella McMahon, Fiona Wynne, Alana Loughran, Molly O’Sullivan, Mollyann Moore, Charlotte Hanlon, Roisin Duffy, Aine Gallagher, Grace Smartt, Aoife McDonald & Zoe White.

Free Property Marking in Cooley Peninsula

The property marking machine will be available in the Cooley Peninsula Friday November 19 until Thursday November 25.

The times and locations are as follows: Friday November 19th ( Business/Farm visits by appointment); Saturday 20th 10am-12noon in St Patricks GFC car park; 1 o’clock - 3 pm St Mary’s Hall Cooley car park; 3pm onwards bookings; Sunday 21st 10-12 St Patrick’s GFC car park; 21st 1-3 St Mary’s Hall Cooley car park; 21st 3pm onwards bookings; 22nd to 24th evening appointments only. Thursday 25th all day appointments available.

All times are subject to change currently and based on demand. We cannot visit Omeath/Ravensdale area on this occasion due to insurance but will work with the those groups to support their marking event when held. Anyone is welcome to bring items to us at the above locations.

Basic Internet Training Course

A Basic Internet Training Course facilitated by LMETB commences in the Dolmen Centre, Omeath, commencing this coming Saturday 20th November from 10.30am to 1.30pm for 4 weeks. The cost is €2 per session fee.

If interested, please phone us on 042 9375422 or email us to info@dbusiness.ie or PM us on facebook to secure your place.

Thanks to Eileen from Omeath District Development

On behalf of Omeath District Development, other Community Centre representatives and Community Groups who attended the ‘Impact of COVID 19 on Rural Communities Meeting’ in The Dolmen Centre tonight, we would like to thank Eileen Havern coordination of Louth Leader Partnership SICAP Programme for allowing us the opportunity to share our experiences, and present the challenges and strengths of the Community Sector on the Cooley Peninsula during the COVID pandemic.

Tonight was proof that we have a vibrancy and synergy of groups and projects addressing the needs and providing services to our rural community.

Cooley Ladies AGM

The Cooley Ladies Annual General Meeting takes place this Tuesday, November 16 in the Complex function room. It starts at 8pm and all are welcome!

North Louth Winter League

It was a damp, misty morning when Haynestown travelled to Glenmore to take on the locals, Glen United.
Glen were quicker to adapt to the conditions and after 20 minutes took the lead when Phillip Martin finished off a sweet move started by Cathal Manning and was flicked on by Mark Meehan for Martin to score into the top corner. But Haynestown bounced back 5 minutes later when Jason Quinn won the ball in midfield and set up Frank McGoey to level the score at 1-1. Bit by bit Glen gained control at midfield through Ciaran McCann and Paul Minford and on the 40th minute Brendan McCann’s pass was picked up by Cathal Manning whose shot put Glen 2-1 ahead.
In the second half, Haynestown tried to get the equiliser with efforts from M. Tolai and Aaron McQuillan but the heart of the Glen defence with Richard Brennan and James Savage on top handled everything that Haynestown could throw at them greatly aided by three inspired saves from goalkeeper, Danny Watters.
Best for Glen; Mark Meehan, Cathal Manning, Ciaran McCann, James Savage and Danny Watters. Best for Haynestown; Jason Quinn, Aaron Quinlivan and Aaron O’Hanlon.
Other results in last Sunday’s North Louth Winter League were asa follows: Greenfield 4 Redeemer 2; Ravensdale 6 Faughart 1; Ramparts beat Edentubber. The first round is now complete with the exception of two matches which take place next Sunday. They are; Ramparts v Glen United and Faughart v Haynestown.


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