GAA Club Round-Up

Ardee St Mary’s | O’Connell’s | St Brides | Naomh Moninne

Ardee St Mary’s

The Ardee St Mary’s Academy returns on Saturday, April 1st at 11am. Boys and girls aged 4–7 are welcome to join in on one hour of action packed fun! This is a great introduction to GAA where the focus is on the child’s agility, balance and coordination through games and fun exercises. The annual fee is €30 per child. No football boots or gum shields required. Kids are asked just to bring water and wear clothes that their mammy won’t mind them getting dirty!

Clothes collection

The club are holding a clothes collection until 11am on Saturday, April 8th and are looking for 10kg bags to be dropped up to the clubrooms. What to donate? Any of your previously loved clothing, linen, curtains, belts, handbags and shoes. Duvets, cushions or pillows cannot be accepted. Drop your donation bags to the clubhouse from now until Friday, April 7th from 9:30am to 4pm and 6:30pm-9pm. Last collection takes place on Saturday, April 8th at 11am.

Buy a seat, make a stand

Ardee St Mary’s are giving people the one off opportunity to buy a seat in the club’s newly redeveloped stand. For a one off payment of €150 you can get your name — or the name of a loved one — engraved on the wall at the top of the new stand. You can purchase this online by visiting For more information email [email protected] or call Lucy on 0862694814.

Club membership

Club membership is now due: adult membership €40; family membership €120; player membership €50 (includes gym fob). Any queries please contact Jacinta on 086–2898862.

St Mary’s clubhouse

Are you planning a fun night, such as a 21st, 40th, 50th? Whatever the occasion is, why not check out the St Mary’s clubhouse? The clubhouse is also available for children’s birthday parties and the astroturf pitch is available to rent for parties or for a friendly match with your mates! Call 0857191131 for more details.

Club Lotto

There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 7, 11 and 30. The lucky dips were as follows: €50: Audrey Gaughran; €20: Mickey Giggins; €20: Mary Clarke; €20: Jim Malone. Next weeks jackpot will be €7,900. The lotto can now be done online at or on the Ardee St Mary’s Facebook page. The lotto is generously sponsored by Carrick Road Service Station, Carrick Road, Ardee.


There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The winning numbers drawn were 8, 26, 27 and 29. There were no Match Three winners so an extra €200 has been added to the jackpot which now stands at €15,000.

Club Fixtures

Sunday, April 2nd

Division Six 
Westerns v O’Connell’s, 11am.

Monday, April 3rd

U18 Division Three
O’Connell’s/Stabannon/Mitchels v Kilkerley/N Malachi, 6.45pm.

National Club Draw

There was no luck for the club or county in the National Club Draw. The winner of the car was from Derry and the trip with the All-Stars was from Dublin. Dundalk Gaels won €1000 in the draw for the clubs within Co Louth. Out of the 14 prizes on offer, three went to Dublin, two to Derry, two to Galway, two to Tyrone and the others to Tipperary, Leitrim, Meath, Carlow and Cavan. Maybe next year?

Club Membership

The closing date for club membership is this Friday, March 31st. The cost for the year is adults €40 and junior and OAP €20. Contact David Neasy 0877552822 or Anthony Agnew 087–9272863 for more information.

U14 Féile

On an absolutely terrible night in Dundalk, the U14s met Clan na Gael in their first game of the year.

The O’Connell’s, who could only select from 15 players on the night, didn’t lack in character against a much more physical side and showed some wonderful courage in the tackles, especially the full back line which was brilliant.

The Bellingham boys went in at half time 2–6 to 0–2 down and faced a huge uphill battle in the second half.

Sean Reynolds hit the net to pull a goal back early in the half but it proved to be his side’s final score and but for some fine saves from Darragh McDonnell things could have been much worse. It was an easy win in the end for the Clans but the atmosphere in the dressing room after the game filled the O’Connell’s management with great hope for the start of the league season ahead.

O’CONNELL’S U14: Darragh McDonnell; Diarmuid Martin, Eoin Clerkin, Andrew Wogan; Calum Woods, Danille Clinton, Killian Wall; Jack Dunne, Tadhg Kearney; Emmett Carroll, Harry Butterly (0–2), Reece Reilly; Sean Reynolds (1–0), Johnny McGee, Jamie Hughes.

Easter Camps

There are two GAA Easter Camps in the county this year, one in Dowdallshill and the other in the Newtown Blues. Both are three day camps that take place from April 18th-20th from 10am-2pm for boys and girls aged six-12. The fee is €20 and there will be qualified coaches, camp includes fun games, skill challenge and mini leagues. Children should bring suitable gear for wet weather, football boots, gum shield, plenty of fluids and a packed lunch. Book online at Places are limited with online registration ending on Thursday, April 13th at 12pm.

St Brides GFC

There was no winner of this week’s lotto. The winning numbers drawn were 9, 15, 17 and 22. The Match Three winners who receive €70 each are: Conaill Devin, Padraig Smyth and Lorna McLoughlin. Lotto will resume next Monday, April 3rd for a jackpot of €19,400. Tickets on sale, priced at €2 from MacNamee’s Bar, McGuinness’ Bar Dundalk, McKeown’s Bar Dundalk, Giovanni’s Chipper, Brodigan’s Shop, Cluskey’s Bar, Finnegan’s Foodstore Louth, Harry’s Bar Dundalk, any committee member/player or by playing online at

Poker Classic

St Brides GFC will be holding a Texas Hold’Em Poker Classic on Good Friday, April 14th in the clubhouse at 8.30pm. Entry is €20 with supper served. All welcome.

Club Membership

Club membership for 2017 is as follows — Employed player: €100 (includes 20 weeks lotto), Student/apprentice €70 (includes 10 weeks lotto), Juveniles: €30 (up to 18 years old); Non-players: €40 or €80 (includes free admission to home games) or €80 (includes 20 weeks lotto); OAPs: €20; Family: €80 (includes two non playing adults and two or more juveniles).

Naomh Moninne

Table Quiz

The club will hold a table quiz this Friday night, March 31st in McGeough’s Jocelyn Street at 9.30pm. A table of four is €40 with spot prizes on the night.

Senior team

The club’s senior team finished off their Leinster Club League campaign with a good 1–15 to 2–5 victory over St Patrick’s Donabate (Dublin) at DkIT last week. They play Knockbridge in the Special League at home this Saturday evening at 6pm.
It was recently confirmed that Brian Brady has returned to Moninne in the role of senior team manager and the club wish him every success in the position in 2017.


Club membership for 2017 is now due at the following rates — adult player: €50, non player: €25, student: €25, juvenile: €15, family: €50.

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