Glydeside Musings

Glyde Rangers GFC

The Glyde Rangers lotto results for Tuesday April 16th were, numbers drawn 1, 14, 15 and 18. There were no jackpot or match three winners. The two winners of match three received €50 and they were J Duffy and M Farrell. M McConnon won the €20 house draw and Leona Marron won the €20 seller’s prize. Next week’s jackpot will be worth €11,000 and the draw will take place in Lennon’s

Massive Holiday Draw

The Glyde Rangers club are currently selling tickets for a massive holiday draw. The draw will take place on Saturday June 1st. The prizes are as follows. 1st prize is a seven night stay at a four star beach side hotel in the Algarve, including flights and transfers. 2nd prize is a week-end away for two to see Manchester United or Liverpool play live in the premier league including two nights hotel, tickets, coach and ferry travel. 3rd prize romantic week-end away in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, two night’s bed and breakfast plus evening meal. Tickets are €3 each or two for €5, and they will be available from all members of the men’s and ladies committees and local businesses.

Tidy Towns

After a long hard cold winter, and the first signs of spring have begun to appear in the last week or so and with this in mind we now find ourselves at the start of another Tidy Town season. It is 29 years since Tallanstown first entered the competition in a serious way. During those long years the village has shown fantastic improvements, culminating in the winning of the National award in 2010. Sometimes we take these improvements for granted and it is deeply regretted that we do not have photographs of those early years in the 1980’s to remind everyone how different the village appeared at that time.

We will be starting our work sessions shortly hopefully, when the weather gets a bit warmer. We would welcome with open arms any new volunteers who might be interested in helping keep the village clean and tidy. Any help however small will be gratefully accepted and appreciated. The Work sessions are good craic and nice social occasions as well as being vital for the upkeep of the village.

North East Cycle 
Challenge 2013

The cycling community of Carrickmacross has joined forces with Carrickmacross Lions Club to organize this year’s challenge which will take place Sunday 5th May 2013. The event will cater for all cyclists, with the 100km Drumlin route extending through parts of Cavan and mid Monaghan and the 30km Oriel route will have the picturesque village of Tallanstown as its destination.

The Challenge will appeal to both established cyclists throughout the North East and also to people who are thinking of taking up cycling for the first time. Cycling is growing in popularity and the Oriel Route will be very manageable for people who start a simple eight week training plan, which will be published in the Northern Standard and on the Carrickmacross Lion’s website at

Bring Bank

The Bring Bank in Tallanstown is a national award winning facility and is the envy of many communities throughout the country. However, in recent months it is very noticeable that some people using the facility are leaving bags of rubbish around the area. This is absolutely unacceptable. If you notice the bins getting too full please inform the Fas office upstairs in the Old School and we will contact the collection agency. Cans may be disposed of at the facility

National Spring Clean 2013

This year’s National Spring Clean will take place on Saturday April 27th from 10am to 12pm. We hope to focus on a few areas around the village where some dumping of household rubbish is taking place. We have also been in contact with Louth village Tidy Towns Committee and both groups will clean the roadside between Tallanstown and Louth. This area is very heavily littered at the moment. All volunteers, and we would welcome help from anybody, should gather at the Old School at 10am. Gloves, high vis vests and litter bags will be supplied an also a nice cuppa when all is finished.

Baile Talun

Baile Talun U11 team played their first game of the 2013 season inTallanstown on Friday the 12th April when they played St Nicholas’s from Drogheda.

On a beautiful sunny evening spectators witnessed a game of end to end football. St Nicholas got off to a better start getting a couple of early goals and had a good spell early on. Baile Talun came roaring back at them with some fine scores and by half time it was evident that both sides had an array of talented footballers. The home team were led by the class of Ged Burton and trickery of Liam Mohan while many other players with huge potential like Darren Hillard, Trevor Farrell, Odhran Kelly and Ciara Owens constantly ran at the opposition to put them on the back foot.

A very close and competitive game was enjoyed by all involved and in the end a draw was a fair result.

Team on the night were Mark Hughes, Ben English, TJ Agnew, Liam Mohan, Kirk Rahill,  Odhran Kelly, Daniel Murray, Darren Hilliard, Trevor Farrell, Ciara Owens, Jack Mahoney, Emily Scriven. Nicholas Brennan, Jack McKeever, Dan Kelly, Tadgh Kellett, and Dean Smyth.

Note training continues every Monday evening at 6.30 for U11s and 12s. and every Friday evening at 6.30 for U7s, 8s ,9s and 10s. Newcomers always welcome.

Community Games

The County Swimming Finals took place Sunday April 7th in Aura swimming pool in Dundalk with an attendance of 95 Children ranging from 6years to 16years.

Representing the Reaghstown/Tallanstown/Clonkeen area were Grace Duffy, Finn Duffy, Emily Scriven, Emma Duffy and Abigail Martin.

Finn Duffy who came 1st in the U12 Freestyle and goes on to represent the area and County in the All Ireland finals which will take place in Athlone on May 25th/26th Congratulations!!

Also to Grace Duffy, Emily Scriven, Emma Duffy and Abigail Martin who were well placed in their individual events. Congratulations to all who took part.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Will take place from 10th to 18th May, half board Ines House. Depart Dublin €649. Contact Mary Brennan on 087 9163608 or Bernie on 087 9541030.

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