Louth Village

St. Mochtas

The team concluded their Paddy Sheelan cup section with a one point defeat away to Mattock Rangers and last Sunday week began their division two campaign with a home defeat to Geraldine’s. The teams in this division are St. Fechin’s. Gylde Rangers, St. Bride’s, Clan Na Gael, St. Mary’s, Na Piaraigh, Naomh Malachy, Young Irelands, St. Joseph’s and Hunterstwon Rovers. With Glyde and Bride’s involved there will be much local rivalry during the coming months. Last Sunday they played their second game away to Hunterstown Rovers and a report can be found in the sports pages. The second division team had a good win last week against the Westers in division four, winning by 13 points to 6.

Fitness Classes

Zumba fitness classes started on Monday night in the community centre at 8 o’clock and will continue on Monday nights. Dance your way to fitness with this easy to follow Latin party workout (as seen on operation transformation). Suitable for all levels of fitness. €6 per class. Contact: Niamh on 087 – 4101953 for further information.

Tidy Towns

As already announced the village clean-up by the tidy towns committee will take place next Saturday week, 27th April. The roads approaching the village will be cleaned each night for the week before commencing on Monday next 21st and an appeal is going to be made to residents along the roads to assist by tiding up outside of their houses. If everyone assisted in some way it would make the job of the hard working Tidy Towns committee a lot easier. So show some pride for your village and get involved. The committee are holding their AGM in early May in the community centre at and everyone is welcome.

Scholarships

Boys & girls under 14 and 16 who have an interest in the Irish language can be recommended by St. Mochtas G.F.C for Gaeltacht scholarships. There will be five scholarships in each age group and interviews will be held on Saturday 11th May in Louth G.A.A centre of Excellence, Darver, commencing at 10 am. It is essential that consent of parents/guardians be confirmed for applications to be accepted. Forms can be had from Suzanne Ni Mharcaigh, Louth Irish culture officer. 085 – 1685214 and must be returned by Friday 5th May.

Bowls Club

The local indoor bowls club recently played their final game in the Oriel Zone 1st division league and have finished up in third position. Only one point separated them from being runners-up in a very competitive league. This was a fine achievement for the club as it was only their third season playing in the 1st division.