A meeting of the community centre committee will be held tomorrow night (Wed) at 8.30. All members are requested to attend.
All Ireland Champion
Following on her Leinster title a few weeks ago, local girl Katie Murphy won the u/13 shot put indoor all Ireland final in Athlone over Easter while her best throw was not as long as when she secured her Leinster medal, it was good enough to beat the best from the other three provinces. Well done Katie.
On Good Friday night the local girl guides had their annual table quiz and it turned out to be a very successful and enjoyable night. The scores were very close all through the quiz and indeed it took several tie breaks to finally get a winner. The winner was Aisling Phelan’s team and she was presented with the Anthony Rooney perpetual cup by Anthony Rooney Junior. Second place went to Aine Campbell’s team whilst Sarah Englishby’s took third place.
Marion Hanratty on behalf of the Guides thanked everyone who turned out to make the night a success. She also thanked all her colleagues in the guides and brownies also Michael Murphy quiz master and above all their very generous sponsor Eddie Murphy who has sponsored the quiz since its inception.
There was a surprise for two of the guide leaders when both Mary mc Donnell and Aine were presented with their competency warrant. Eddie Murphy in reply said it was a pleasure to be associated with the quiz and he praised the great work the Guides do for the young girls of the area all through the year and he concluded with thanking everyone who came out on a cold night to support the quiz.
The Tidy Towns committee tells us they are having a clean up on all roads leading to the village. They hope to do this on Saturday 27th April and this hardworking committee are hoping for a good response to the clean up. At the moment the local roads are full of litter and even before the clean up, we would earnestly ask people to resist in dumping their rubbish on the side of the roads.
The weekend before last the team was well beaten by O’Connells. While the game was close at half time, O Connells ruled the second half and ran out easy winners. Last Sunday the team had an away match in Collon against Mattock Rangers.
The clubs minor team (u/18) had a win in their first outing in division C of the County League. Club membership is now overdue and payment can be made to any member of the committee.
The fund raising draw for the proposed playground in the village was held in Sarks Lounge on Easter Sunday Night. First Prize of €2,000 was won by Aoife Clark, Broughton Street, Dundalk and the five €100 prizes went to May Lennin, Corderry, Robert Byrne, Dundalk, John Butler, Balla Pousta, Stephen Byrne, Inniskeen and Barry Cassidy, Louth Village. The playground committee would like to thank everyone who supported the draw and their sponsors, especially Ferdia Print. Details of their next funs-raiser will be announced shortly and the committee would be glad to hear from anyone wishing to assist them.