April 2017

April Club Notes

by louthandproud on April 12, 2017

in Club Notes

St Fechins

St Fechins Colour Run returns on Easter Sunday! All ages and abilities welcome! Registration at 11am and races begin at 12pm. Family entry is €20, Adults €10 and Juveniles €5.

St Fechins presents Drogheda Male Voice Choir and Special Guests on Thursday 18th May in Kellogg Hall, An Grianán. Tickets €20 are available from Ladies Committee members.

We have a plenty of action on the field this weekend, our Ladies Footballers continue their Division 1 League campaign in Beaulieu on Friday night when they face the Geraldines at 7.30pm. At 8pm our Senior Hurlers will try to guarantee themselves a place in the final of the Colm Geary Cup when the take on Mattock Rangers in Collon. On Saturday our Senior Footballers will finally get the Division 2 League underway against O’Connells in Castlebellingham at 6.30.

Our 2017 Season Ticket is now available. The ticket covers all adult home League and Championship games in Football, Ladies Football and Hurling for only €30. For further information contact Michael on 086850269.

To keep up to date with the latest news from St Fechins follow @stfechins on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit www.stfechins.ie

Naomh Fionnbarra

Played in windy conditions Naomh Fionnbarra were beaten by Dundalk Gaels in the 1st Round of the Paddy Sheelan Shield at John Markey Park on Sunday morning. The Gaels made the brighter start and scored an early goal. The Barrs replied with a Bernard Osborne free. The Dundalk men scored 3 more points while the Finbarrs replied with 4 more frees 2 each from Osborne andPádraic Murphy, the highlight a free from Murphy from wide on the right wing. Half time score: Naomh Fionnbarra 0-5(5) Dundalk Gaels 1-3(6).

Once again the Gaels made the brighter start to the second half and widened their lead. The Togher men to their credit battled hard and hung in the game with more frees from Murphy and Osborne. The Barrs finally got off the mark from play after a good point from Osborne on the turn. The Finbarrs were constantly chasing the game and never got closer than 3 points to the Dundalk men. 3 more Osborne frees finished the scoring for the Togher men. Final score: Naomh Fionnbarra 0-11(11) Dundalk Gaels 1-12(15).

Naomh Fionnbarra Team: Colin McGrane, Hugh McGrane, Kieran Lenihan,James Butterly; Bryan Sharkey, Óisín McGee, Michael McArdle 0-1; Darren McConnon, Patrick McGrane; Hugh Osborne, Conor Osborne, Máirtín Murphy; Martin O’Neill, Bernard Osborne 0-7(6f), Pádraic Murphy 0-4(4f). Subs: Chris McGlynn for Martin O’Neill.

There was no jackpot winner in Naomh Fionnbarra G.F.C. and St. Anne’s Camogie Club Lotto draw held on Wednesday 5th April. The winning numbers were 4, 7, 15 & 20. There were 6 match 3 winners Pat McHale, Maureen Carroll, An Rian, Annagassan, Leah Fairclough, Castle Lane, Heather Harmon, Salterstown, Colm McCullough, Clogherhead and Terry Duffy, Walshestown who won €25 each. Next weeks jackpot stays at €10,000. Tickets are available from the usual local outlets, Lotto sellers and any committee member. Funds raised from our Lotto draw go towards the running of the club and your support is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to Naomh Fionnbarra’s last man standing champion for 2017 Shane Connor! Entering week 7 of the competition there were 7 contestants remaining and the breakdown of the picks for this week was as follows: Cavan – 3, Clare – 1, Cork – 2, Dublin – 1. Following Roscommon’s victory over Cavan, Cork’s draw with Down, Meath victory over Clare it meant that Dublins victory over Monaghan gave Shane the plaudits for this year’s competition and he is the worthy recipient of our first prize of €200. As 6 people were eliminated together on the last week there will be a draw for 2nd place of €100 later on in the week. Naomh Fionnbarra would like to once again thank everyone who entered the competition and everyone who helped to sell tickets and make the competition a huge success.

Our Intermediate team were beaten 1-12(15) to 0-11(11) by Dundalk Gaels in the Paddy Sheelan Shield Rd 1 at John Markey Park on Sunday morning. The lads have upcoming fixtures scheduled in the Division 2 League v Glen Emmets on Saturday 15th April at 6:30pm in Cusack Park, Tullyallen and v O’Raghallaighs on Sunday 23rd April at 3:00pm in John Markey Park.

Our Division 4 team were beaten 4-12(24) to 0-9(9) by Dundalk Gaels on Tuesday evening under flood lights in DKIT, at 8pm.

Naomh Fionnbarra/Lannleire U-14 combination played their 1st league game on Wednesday 5th of April against St Nicholas.
Result 6-7 to 1-10. The lads were down 4 points and came back to win by 12 points in the last 10 mins of the game! Next games in U14 Division 3 – Round 2: weds: 12-04-17 – Newtown Blues @Newtown Blues, Round 3: weds: 03-05-17 – St Josephs @ John Markey Park, Round 4: weds: 10-05-17 – Oliver Plunketts @ Pairc Oilibhear.

There are plenty of upcoming fixtures this week for supporters and players alike, please come along and support our teams if you can make it. For more fixtures details please see local press, Louth and Proud website and the Louth GAA website.

Hard luck to the Louth Senior team after being beaten by Tipperary in the Division 3 League Final in croke Park on Saturday.

Club Membership is now due for renewal for 2017 with the following options available: Adult Membership €50, Juvenile Membership (up to U-18) €40, Family Membership (2 Adults & 2 Children) €130, Social Membership (non voting) €30, All members of Club Barrs 2015-2017 are automatically entitled to Adult Membership. Please feel free to contact a committee member if you wish to join or if you have any further questions.
The club is hosting a Medium Night with Calirvoyant Brendan O’Friel in the near future. Please watch out for further details for what should be a great night.

Supporter’s of the club can now buy club gear directly from the O’Neills Website. Please see the attached link

A special mention must go to former club player and member Benny Devlin who was honoured recently at a lunch in Athlone to celebrate the work of volunteers in the Community Games organisation. Benny was involved in introducing the Community Games to Co. Louth and has remained heavily involved at various levels up to today as he is currently the President of Louth Community Games. Well done Benny!

The club would like to express its deepest sympathy to the families of Paddo (Patrick) Devlin, Clogherhead, formerly of Togher, Tommy Butterly, Port and Joanne Halpenny, Dromiskin, formerly of An Rian, Annagassan. May they Rest In Peace.

Wolfe Tones

Junior Team V St Fechins
K. McCormack, K Collier (S. Mathews), G. Fanning , A Fanning (C. Mulvey), S. Kelly, E. O’Shea, M. Mathews (A. Faulkner), N. Smith (0-1), M. Keeley, J. McCormack, D. Weldon, J. Duffy (0-1), D. Lennon, K. Smith, G. Kearns (0-1)

Lotto 30/3/17
Jackpot €530
Winning Numbers: 2, 7, 27, 28
No Winner
3x€20 winners: The Tormey Family, Shane Bradigan, Peter Kelly
Next weeks Jackpot: €560

Up coming fixtures
3/4 U10 Blitz at St Mary’s Ardee
Minors V Mochtas (Wolfe Tones Pitch)

5/4 U14 v St Fechins (Wolfe Tones Pitch)

7/5 U12 (TBA)

9/5 U7 Blitz at St Patricks

10/5 U9 Blitz (Wolfe Tomnes Pitch)
Minors v Glen Emmets (Tullyallen)

Eamonn Redmond

Cooley Kickhams

Minor Div1
Cooley Kickhams vs Geraldines Minor League Division 1

Cooley Kickhams won this high scoring game in Haggartstown 4-11 to 4-10. HT Score 1-07 to 2-05 in favour of Geraldines.

Cooley Kickhams Team Brendan O Hagan, Aaron Farnon, Dean Mc Greehan, Jack Carville, James Ward, James O Reilly, Sean White, Joe Dunne 0-1, Fearghal Malone 0-3, Colm Farrell 0-1, Joesph Quinn 1-02, Conor Loughran 0-1, Martin Ward 1-0, Jake Mc Shane 1-02, Oliver Mc Guinness 1-0 Subs Josh Mc Shane, Ciaran Woods, Aaron Boyle, Daniel Mc Donald 0-1, Jack Hughes

Cooley Kickhams lost this paddy sheelan cup game 2-09 to 3-15. At half time it was 0-2 to 2-10 in favour of Geraldines.

Cooley Kickhams Team Neil Gallagher, Patrick Hanlon, Richard Brennan, Dylan Mc Garrity, Shane Marks, Michael Rafferty 1-02, Eoin Mc Daid 0-1, Peter Thornton, James Loughran, Aoghain Mc Guinness, Alan Page, Thomas Mc Guinness 0-1, Emmet Rogan 0-1, Brian White 0-3, Gareth Mc Shane Subs Peter Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Anthony White 1-0, Jason Long

Cooley Senior ladies vs Blues away

Cooley ladies v the blues Friday in Drogheda. Cooley 5:14 Blues. 3:11 Scorers; Lauren Boyle 1 goal
& 9 points. Coirin Rice. 2goals & 1 point. Ava O’Shaughnessy 1 goal & 1 point. Rita McShane. 1 goal & 1 point. Evelyn Rice. 1 point. Siobhan McDonald. 1 point.

U10 Blitz
Back row: Cillian Duffy, Robert Bolton, Adam Brady, Emmet Duffy, Connall Shields, Jack Long, Thomas Oliver, Dan Ferguson, Dualta O’ Neill.
Front row: John Reilly, Stephen Norris, James Mc Enhill, max Loughran, Tiarnán Hanniffy, John Boyle, Roan Donnelly and Rónan Malone.

Cooley Kickhams U10 boys team had their first outing of the year Monday evening last (April 10th) against Cuchulainn Gaels in Omeath. Everyone played really well considering it was their first game of the season and the difficult wet conditions on the night.

U14 Div1
Cooley Kickhams won this game 9-18 to 2-06. at half time it was 4-10 to 1-02 in favour of Cooley Kickhams.

Cooley Kickhams Panel Colm Keenan, Cormac Malone, Cathal Malone, Darragh Brady, John Digney, Paul Brennan, Darragh Mc Daid, Callum O Hanlon 2-02, Cian Connor 2-06, Thomas Mc Carragher 1-03, Enda O Neill 1-02, Cian Murphy 0-2, Aaron Sheelan 2-0, Cian Reilly 0-1, Gerard Hanlon 1-02 Subs Christopher Mc Quaid, Sean Mc Carragher, Ronan Mc Mullin, Sam Dawson, Caolan Haugh, John Callan

Minor Div1
Cooley Kickhams and St Pats was a draw 1-12 to 2-09. At Half time it was 0-5 to 1-04 in favour of St Pats.

Cooley Kickhams Brendan O Hagan, Aaron Farnon, Martin Hynes, James Ward, Joe Dunne, Dean Mc Greehan, Sean White, Fearghal Malone 0-4, Jake Mc Shane 1-01, Gerard White, James O Reilly, Joe Mee 0-1, Joesph Quinn, Brian Quinn 0-2, Conor Loughran 0-4 Subs Cian Rogan, Colm Farrell, Jack Carville, Josh Mc Shane, Patrick Johnston, Oliver Mc Guinness, Martin Ward, Aaron Boyle, Aodhan O Hanlon

Cooley vs ORaghallaighs u14 feile final

Cooley Kickhams lost this final 2-03 to 3-11. At half time it was 1-03 to 0-4 in favour of Cooley. Last friday this game was played in darver.

Cooley Panel Shane Quigley, Cormac Malone, Colm Keenan, Cathal Malone, John Digney, Paul Brennan, Darragh Brady, Callum O Hanlon 0-1, Cian Connor, Thomas Mc Carragher, Enda O Neill 0-1, Darragh Mc Daid, Cian Murphy 1-0, Dylan Quinn 1-01, Gerard Hanlon Subs Cian Reilly, Aaron Sheelan, Sean Mc Carragher, Sam Dawson, Christopher Mc Quaid, John Callan, Caolan Haugh, Christian Mc Grane, Ethan Murphy

U14 Girls

Cooley Kickhams won 2-06 to 0-8. The Cooley girls came from 0-6 down to claim the win over Stabannon/Kevins

Panel And scorers Trinity Larkin, Megan Mc Glynn, Laura O Shaughnessy, Rebecca Hanlon, Ciara Donnelly, Katelyn Murphy, Laoise Mc Elroy, Leah Magee, Kelly Carolan 0-1, Holly Maguire 0-1, Alice Ferguson 1-04, Aoife Ferguson, Blaithin Malone, Mary ann Loughran, Emma Mc Ardle, Kristenna Keenan 1-0, Saule Juralyte, Hazel Malone, Kelly Marmion, Kate Reilly


No Jackpot Winner €6,400

21, 24, 27, 31

Match 3 Winner €200 Kevin Rogers, Dublin Road Haggardstown

Next Draw 18th April @8.15pm for a Jackpot of €6,600

Play Geraldines Lotto Online Now at https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Geraldines_GFC/lotto

7, 18, 24, 28.

No Match Winners. Jackpot increased by €400

You can now play Geraldines Lotto online at https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Geraldines_GFC/lotto

The next draw is on the 11th April 2017 at 8.15pm.


Division 4 League v Kilkerley

FT 7-13 to 3-8

HT 6-5 to 0-03

Team : Paudie Murray, Robbie Lynch, Gareth Neacy, Kevin Pepper, Jack Traynor, Paul Clarke, Nathaniel Cooney, Paddy Hoey, Neil Jones, Shane Thornton, Sean Thornton, Josh Arrowsmith, John Rogers, Shane Rogers.

Scorers : Shane Rogers 1-03, Neil Jones 2-3, John Rogers 2-03 Josh Arrowsmith 1-01, Paul Clarke 1-0, Paddy Hoey 0-01. David Donegan 0-02

Subs : Niall Craven for Robbie Lynch ( BC ), David Donegan for Shane Thornton, Andy Lynch for Paul Clarke, Alan Breen for Josh Arrowsmith, Stephen Murray for Kevin Pepper, Alan Thornton for Sean Thornton.

Newtown Blues

9th April
lotto numbers 04-04-17 15,18,25,27 no winner.E25 winners Shayne Weston,Anne Lynch,Helen Lynch,Kevin and Paula Byrne and Anne Hatch

Newtown Blues 2-16 1-10 Dreadnots
Junior; 04-04-17
Clan na nGael 1-7 2-14 Newtown Blues
Senior Paddy Sheelan cup quarter final;09-04-17
Newtown Blues 0-18 2-15 Naomh Mairtin

Ladies Senior Div 1
Newtown Blues 3-11 5-14 Cooley Kickhams

Fixtures for the coming week;
U18 Division 2;

7 00 PM Na Piarsaigh/Sean O’Mahonys/Dowdallshill — — Newtown Blues

U14 girls;
Glyde/The Westerns v Newtown Blues — —- Glyde

U14 Boys

7 00 PM Newtown Blues — — Naomh Fionnbarra/Lannleire Newtown Blues
U16 Girls
6.00pm Newtown Blues V Kilkerly

U12 Girls;
6.30PM St Fechins V Newtown Blues Termonfeckon


U12 Boys;

7 00 PM Newtown Blues — — Oilibhéar Pluincéad Newtown Blues

Junior Ladies;
7.30PM Newtown Blues v Mattock

Senior Men Div 1
6 30 PM Kilkerley Emmets — — Newtown Blues Páirc Chill Choirle

Senior Ladies;

Roches Emmetts —- —- Newtown Blues Roche

Dont forget folks we are in to our final two weeks of rehearsals of Strictly Come Dancing which is on in the Barbican on the 22nd of April at 7.30pm.It
promises to be a great night so please please support these dancers who are doing a wonderful job for our club.Tickets are E20 per adult E10 per student/child and E50 2ad2ch.Tickets will be on sale down the field each night this week.For tickets please contact 086-8140876 AND 087-7951477.

2nd April
Lotto numbers 1,7,23,30 no winner next weeks jackpot is €9600. €25 winners Cora Wilson, Barbara Clarke,Barry Murphy,Jennifer Byrne and Nicole and Rubeun.

Mon. 3rd April

U14 Girls V St. Mary’s Ardee @6.30pm HOME

Minor Boys V Dreadnots @8pm HOME

U10 Boys & Girls blitz @TBC AWAY in Ardee

Tues. 4th April

Junior Men V Clan na Gael @TBC- AWAY

Wed. 5th April

U14 Boys V Dreadnots @7pm AWAY

U16 Girls V Cooley @6.30pm AWAY

Fri. 7th
Senior Ladies V Cooley @7.30pm HOME
Louth Coaching and Games are running a Young Whistlers aimed at 15/16 year olds with aspirations of becoming referees. The course is open to both hurling and football and will take place in Darver centre of Excellence on Saturday 22nd of April from 10am-12pm and from 6.30pm-8.30pm on Wednesday 26th attendance on both days is compulsory. To reserve a place on the course please email Brianog.corr.gpo.louth@gaa.ie before Wednesday 19th of April.
Looking for some fun over Easter- join us for a GAA camp.
Easter Camps for 2017 in Newtown Blues.
Places can be booked online via our Eventbrite page at the following link below:
Places are limited with Online Registration ending on Thursday 13th April at 12 noon. The camp runs for 3 days Tues. 18th April – Thurs. 20th April 10am-2pm.
Newtown Blues strictly come dancing 22nd of April 2017 in the barbican :
This promises to be a night of fun with many surprises throughout the night.
Tickets cost €20 adults and €10 for children,-and family tickets €50 for 2 adults and 2 children.Get behind the club and all these dancers that are practicing hard to win your votes.

Mattock Rangers

Paddy Sheelan Cup Quarter Final. Mattock Rangers v St.Marys was played in Ardee at 12 noon today (Sunday).
Referee: Paul Finnegan (Snr)

Mattock Team:
1. Mark Lenehan
2. Jack Dunne
3. Ciaran Calvey
4. Alan Carraher
5. Brendan Leacy
6. Sean Gilsenan
7. Michael McKeown
8. Daniel Bannon
9. Brian Corcoran
10. Cathal Clarke
11. David Reid
12. Ryan Leneghan
13. Daire Englishby
14. Aaron O’Brien
15. Jason McKeown

Half time: Mattock 0-7, Mary’s 0-2.
Full time: Mattock 1-10, Mary’s 0-9.

Subs for Mattock: JP Watters for Jason McKeown (HT)

Scorers: David Reid 0-6 (1f), Brian Corcoran 1-0, Aaron O’Brien 0-2, Ryan Leneghan & Brendan Leacy 1pt each.

Maria Reid.

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