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Singing is ‘noise pollution’


The mighty Kevin Roden

The mighty Kevin Roden

A political force

A political force

Superstars, Pat Harte and Mick Fairclough

Superstars, Pat Harte and Mick Fairclough

On parade

On parade


The mighty Kevin Roden


October 1971

Complaints of “ noise pollution*’ from singing pubs in residential areas of Drogheda were voiced at the monthly meeting of the Corporation by councillors.
Mr. D. Fairtlough said that many people had complained to him about noise from these places. It was a bit unfair to have loud sound equipment going late at night in residential areas. He asked if permission had to be obtained to instal sound equipment.

The county manager, Mr. J. L. MacKell, said that no permission from the local authority was required but any person who felt that a particular public house was causing a nuisance could take action to have the noise abated.

Mr. P. Moore said that no one minded normal singing. But it was necessary to have a proper balance to prevent noise pollution in housing areas.

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It was agreed to send notices to public houses about which complaints bad been received requesting their cooperation in ending the nuisance.

Seapoint P&P winners

October 1971

Last Sunday’s winners at Seapoint pitch and putt were : senior, R. Matthews, 48; intermediate, O. Gaynor, junior, J. McGinn, 54 . The masters’ competition will be held this week-end and is for players who have won a prize at home or away during the current season. It will be over 36 holes, gross, all in, with one prize. A 36 holes nctt competition will also be held for non-’qualifiers and there will also be one prize for this contest. Entry fee 25p. Starting times of competition 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9.45 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday. Players who are able to play on Saturday are asked to do so to avoid congestion on Sunday morning.

The annual turkey competitions start at Seapoint on the week-end of October 9 and 10. This year slight alterations have been made which should be of benefit to members. Instead of the usual three turkeys every Sundav.

George O’Neill nets hole in one

In the recent open competition at the Seapoint (Termonfeckin) Pitch and Putt Club, local player, George O’Neill won a bottle of whiskey for a hole-in-one. As there was no hole-in-one at the 18th (the stipulated green) George’s card was the first “out of the hat” in a draw for players who scored holes-in-one at other greens. Incidentally, George scored two holes-in-one, at the 13th and at the 16th. so justice was done.

Olive Brannigan wins Bonny Baby

October 1971

A fine day and a big crowd made the Lusk sports meeting, organised by St. Maccullin’s Football Club, a striking success. So much so that the club took in £100 betweea the “gate” and entry fees.

The highlight of the afternoon was the tug-o’-war contest, for which seven teams entered. Ballough emerged winners and they received the Murray Cup and a set of statuettes given by Pat Butterly. Murray’s team was runner-up and received a set of plaques donated by Lusk Dart Club. The presentations were made by Mick Kavanagh.

It was a “hat-trick” for little Olive Brannigan, of Mount Saint Oliver, Drogheda, when she won her third bonny baby contest this year at the sports.

The highest score (136) for three dart throws was made by Bernard Teeling and the target golf was won by Joe Clinton.

Married men’s race, William McKittrick; married women, Mrs. Paddy Woods, Kilsallaghan; men’s 100 yards. William McKittrick; girls under-10, Geraldine Hall; girls under-12, Dolores Daly; girls uhder-16, Margaret Woods, Kilsallaghan; girls under-8, C. Woods, Kilsallaghan; boys under 10, 12. 14 and 16, Joe Reillv; boys under-8, C. Reilly.

BD are an incredible team

October 1971

Becton & Dickinson once again made a clean sweep of the factory competitions attached to the Drogheda United Summer League, when defeating McDonnells 2 nil in the factory league top four final in United Park on Saturday.

Having already won the factory league championship they have now brought off the double for the last three years, which is a record that will take beating.

Saturday’s game was a well contested final very capably handled by referee, Mr. S. Martin, with McDonnells holding the upper hand for long spells and then letting the winners off the hook, who came away to score their second goal and finish worthy winners in the end.

Becton led 1-0 at the interval, by a goal scored by Bedford, who tapped home an easy chance after the ball had re-bounded off the crossbar.

S. Kierans notched the second goal midway through the second half, when he scored from the penalty spot.

Mr. J. Mullally, chairman, Drogheda United, presented the cup and trophies to the winners and runnersup at the conclusion of the game.

Declan Brogan and Christy Sullivan find net

October 1971

Drogheda’s under-14 side had to work hard on Sunday to earn themselves y 2-1 victory over St. Kevins at Ellcnficld Park, Dublin. After six minutes’ play the homesters went ahead from a good ball down the middle of the pitch which the centre-forward slammed past the Drogheda goalie. When Drogheda attacked a fine shot from Tony Maguire hit the crossbar. Play continued fairly evenly until about five minutes’ from the interval. At this stage Drogheda started a good move down the left wing from a cross from tlie outside-left into the middle. From this Declan Brogan gave a superb overhead kick to gain the equaliser.

Drogheda got more into the game after the break and continued to dominate but it was not until the final ten minutes that Christy Sullivan got the winner.

Best for the Boyncside eleven were F. Quinn, B. McKeown, T. O’Hare and T. McCormack.

Last week Drogheda were at home to Raven Athletic and won easily by 7-0.

Michael Nulty (17) is champion

October 1971

Michael Nulty. the 17-year-old Boyne Valley rider and brother of the 1971 Ras champion, Colm, had the biggest win of his career last Sunday when he annexed the All-Ireland Novice Championship held over a 20 mile course in the Phoenix Park. The event attracted riders from all over Ireland.

With only three laps to go. Nulty went away on his own to win very easily with J. Lawless. Carlow, leading in the bunch one minute later. Dublin, with the two St. Raphael riders, J. McNally and J. Halford on the team, took the team award.

Duleek are best shooters

October 1971

The open claybird team shoot, held by the Duleek Gun Club, at the grounds of Mr. Barry Lynch Drumman, proved very successful, The Briscoe Shield was captured by the Carrickmacross team, while Duleek annexed both the Crimmins Cup and the Club Shield. Competition results:— Briscoe Shield won by Carrickmacross (S. Closkey, K. Gartland, C. Birdie, P. Gartland and P. Reillv). Crimmins Cup—Duleek (R. Caira, N. Kelly, B. Lynch, G. O’Brien and J. Breen). Club Shield—Duleek (D. Murphy L. Crimmins, P. Matthews, T. O’Brien and M. Gentile), High Gun (Walsh Cup) —W. Corbett, Cootehill; Second (Kelly Cup) — K. Gartland, Carrickmacross. Springing Teal — P. Reilly, Belturbet. Down-the-Line prize: K. Gartland. Carrickmacross.