The local indoor bowls club have rounded off their season recently by holding their two internal competitions. Their singles event for the A.C.E recycling cup was win by Colm Minnick with runner-up being Paul Duff. Both these players were also involved in the pairs competition final for the Anthony Rooney Cup. Paul teamed up with Patsy Duff to win the final while Colm along with Andrea Flannigan were runners up. This has been one of the most successful seasons for the club finishing third in the top division Oriel Zone league. It all came down to the last game of the season which unfortunately enough points were not achieved and top spot was lost by just two points and runner up position by one point. The club would like to thank their members and all who supported them and sponsored the various events during the season.
After a very successful clean-up of the village last Saturday week the Tidy Towns committee are appealing to everyone to do their bit by keeping the approach roads to the village free from dumped rubbish and to use the bottle banks effectively. The community are holding their annual general meeting next Monday night (13th) in the community centre at 8.30 p.m. They would like to see some new faces getting involved so if you can help please attend the meeting.
The next Parish Council meeting takes on Monday May 13th at the usual time in the meeting room at the chapel. This month is the tenth anniversary of the burning of Louth Church when Mass took place in the Community centre and the first mass after the fire, was celebrated by Bishop Clifford and thankfully it wasn’t too long to we were back in our new renovated Church which I am sure you will agree is accredit to the Parish.
Cancer Support Centre
A group of locals are the leading lights in the new campaign for a new centre aimed at giving support and care with all those diagnosed with cancer. They are holding their first fundraiser on May 10th which is called Funny Feet where people are asked to wear odd shoes or odd footwear will suffice and the day is called “We’ll support you every step of the way” and we hope as many locals will turn out on the day. Perhaps some fundraising event could take place locally in the near future. The locals who are on the organising committee are Tom Cassidy, Catherine Bannon, Ann McMahon, Marie Kindlon, Claire Byrne, Mary O’ Neill and Marie Clarke and we wish them well in their endeavour.
Another defeat for the division two team against old Dundalk rivals Na Piarsaigh at home last Friday night week leaves them rooted at the bottom of the table along with Noamh Malachi who have also lost their three opening games. Last Friday night they played away to Dundalk Young Irelands who had won two of their games so far. Maybe the village team were able to secure their first win. Result in sports pages.