Community Alert

Community Alert

THIS year’s Community Alert Table Quiz will be held in Aclint Community Hall on Friday March 29th, Good Friday. Teams of 4 €40 and light refreshments will be served on the night. More about this fun event nearer the date. If you are not already registered with our TexAlert you can do so by dialling 087-0903673.

Parish Draw

Fourth week results.: €150. Marian McIntyre, Stormanstown; €100. Carmel Finnegan, Mountrush; €50. Teresa McCluskey, Mullabane; €50. Kevin Carrie, Stormanstown.

Community Games Athletic Training

Community Games Athletic training for the parish of Reaghstown/Tallanstown/Clonkeen will recommence on Friday 8th March in the Westerns Pitch from 6pm to 7pm weekly from the age of 6yrs to 15yrs, weather permitting. The training sessions are fully supervised and Insured by County Louth Community Games Committee members.

Westerns GFC

Congratulations to Ollie Halpenny who won Westerns lotto jackpot weekending Thursday February 21st in The Danny Boy netting him €2,800. Well done Ollie! The winning numbers were 4, 7, 11, 17 and the winning envelope was sold by Gerry Matthews. The new jackpot started last week at €1,000 and envelopes for the lotto can be obtained in The Danny Boy, Brady’s Bar, O’Neill’s Menswear, Ardee, The Station, Ardee, Ardee Post Office, or in Aclint Community Hall c/o Rose Murray. The Westerns are holding a launch night for the Supporters Club Scheme on Saturday 9th March 2013 at 9pm in Dooley’s of Edmondstown, come along and see what it’s all about. Westerns GFC Membership is now due and payable to any member of the committee Adults €25, Students/OAPs €20. Westerns were at home to the Glen Emmett’s on the 24.02.13 in the first round of the Kevin Mullen Shield under the new management of Paddy McGuinness with selectors Pádraig Brennan and Brendan McMahon. A good performance from the team, best for the Westerns were Colin Martin, Andrew Murray, S McGuinness & Michael Martin. Team: J Brennan(C), C Martin, J Ward, A Murray, S McGuinness, B Martin, PJ Marron, T Sweeney, A McGarrell, A Kerr, S Peppard, D Kerr, G Curtis, T Baylon, M Martin. Subs: R Duffy for B Martin, C Scriven for PJ Marron, P Kerley for A McGarrell, C Kerr for D Kerr, N Moynagh for T Sweeney. Half Time Score: Westerns 0-4; Glen Emmett’s 2-2Westerns Scores: J Brennan (45) 1pt, S McGuinness 1pt, G Curtis 1pt, T Baylon 1pt. 2nd Half Scores: B Martin 1pt, T Sweeney 1pt,A McGarrell 1pt, A Kerr 1pt, S Peppard 1pt, M Martin 1pt. Full Time Score: Westerns 0-10; Glen Emmett’s 2-10.

The Peoples’ Club

At the last meeting of The People’s Club for the Actively Retired we were visited by Anne Murphy, Project Co-ordinator of Good Morning Louth which is a free telephone service for older people. The main aim of the service is to ensure older people are safe and well in their home. It provides opportunities for people to share worries or concerns, and it will raise awareness of other potentially useful local services, thus connecting people to their local communities. It has a system in place to alert others if a call is not answered, ensuring peace of mind for older people and their families. E.mail, telephone 042-9330103. Also on Thursday last seven members of the club met with Researcher Aoife Bailey for a very interesting discussion “Do older people perceive the care they receive from primary healthcare professionals as being person-centred?” So it was a fairly busy session for the club as they also bid a sad farewell to Phyllis Rahill who has completed her term as with the club and we welcomed Marian McIntyre on board as the new person in this important position. We wish Phyllis all the best for the future and look forward to a visit to us now and then. And we wish Marian a happy stay with us. Next getogether of The People’s Club will be on this Thursday March 7th in Aclint Hall from 11am to 1pm. And we are always looking for new members; if you are retired and reasonably active why not give us a shout at 041-6855406 or 087-2431501. We have a scarcity of men in our club and we would love to hear from any men (and women) interested in joining us.