Browse Month: November 2018

Louth LGFA All Star Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the 2018 All Star winners who were presented with their awards in Castlebellingham on Friday evening.

Division 3:

Rachel GoodwinN.Mairtin/G.Emmets B Team
Aine FanninHunterstown Rvs
Daramay FitzpatrickClan Na Gael
Aisling BradyORaghallaighs/O.Plunketts
Seoda MatthewsORaghallaighs/Plunketts
Shannon McLoughlinClan Na Gael
Orlaith NugentNewtown Blues B Team
Kathy O'ReillyClan Na Gael
Niamh McAlisterNewtown Blues B Team
Alana McLoughlinClan Na Gael
Ciara WoodsClan Na Gael
Leah MurphyN.Mairtin/G.Emmets B Team
Emma BreenHunterstown Rvs
Sarah DyasNewtown Blues B Team
Karen LynchNewtown Blues B Team
Division 3

Division 2:

Una PearsonKilkerley/Dowdallshill
Arlene MarmionRoche Emmets/Na Piarsaigh
Rachel KaneMattock Rangers
Michelle McMahonGlyde Rangers
Ruth BurlinghamKilkerley/Dowdallshill
Aisling SloaneRoche Emmets/Na Piarsaigh
Katie McGinnN.Mairtin/G.Emmets
Aine BreenSt Patricks
Kayleigh ReillyDreadnots
Caoimhe BreenSt Patricks
Marianne HullenNaomh Fionnbarra
Hannah CarolanMattock Rangers
Maria ReidMattock Rangers
Kate FloodSt Patricks
Ciara EcclesMattock Rangers
Division 2

Division 1:

Niamh KirkSt Mochtas
Rachel BeirthSt Fechins
Rebecca HilliardSt Brides
Abbi OConnorGeraldines
Emma TuiteStabannon Parnells
Ceire NolanSt Fechins
Aine LynchGeraldines
Eleanor SmithSt Kevins
Rebecca CarrGeraldines
Lauren BoyleCooley Kickhams
Fionnuala CaffertyGeraldines
Cliona SmithNewtown Blues
Danielle SharkeyStabannon Parnells
Kayleigh HoeySt Mochtas
Rachel KinchSt Fechins
Division 1

Players of the Year

  • Division 1: Rachel Kinch
  • Division 2: Maria Reid
  • Division 3: Seoda Matthews
Players of the Year

The Louth County team were also presented with their Leinster Championship medals by Mary McKeown on the night.

Louth County Panel


(Photos courtesy of Warren Matthews, more available on Facebook.)

SafeTALK Training in Hunterstown Rovers

Hunterstown are planning a SafeTALK training course on Thursday 22nd at 7pm. If you or somebody you know is interested in attending, please text Muiris on 087 770 9513.

What is SafeTALK?

SafeTALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Following a safeTALK workshop you will be more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

How does safeTALK help prevent suicide?

SafeTALK suicide alert helpers are trained to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid signs of suicide
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to people and agencies that can help

Who should attend safeTALK?

This training is suitable for everyone over 18 years of age who wants to help prevent suicide and become suicide alert.

Training is Free but booking is essential

Louth Ladies Trial Game

Louth Ladies Senior team have a trial game this Sunday 18th November at 2pm in Kilkerley. Warm up will start at 1:45.

All clubs are asked to inform their players of the trial. If a player is interested in going can a club member please send list of the names and the positions of each player to The Louth Secretary ( before this Friday 16th November.

All county players from last season will be in attendance. The support of the clubs in Louth is greatly appreciated by the management team.

Last 40 Tickets for Presentation Night

The last 40 tickets for the Presentation Night will be on sale in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk on Wednesday evening (14th Nov) between 8:30 and 9:00pm.

The Presentation Night is on Friday, 16th November in O’Connells GFC, Castlebellingham at 8pm.


Passing of Paddy Clarke

Louth LGFA are saddened to hear of the passing of former Louth GAA senior football manager Paddy Clarke.

Paddy made a huge contribution to the association in the county and his loss will be sorely felt.

Paddy was someone we turned to when it came to managerial appointments. Last year he was a member of our interviewing panel when we set about appointing a manager for our adult team. Indeed he was approached again this year to assist with interviews but he declined for health reasons.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Louth LGFA Annual Convention 2018

The Louth LGFA Annual Convention for 2018 

in St Marys GFC Ardee

on Monday December 3rd

Registration at 7-15pm, 

Meeting beginning at 7-30pm. 

All Star Nominations 2018

Below is the list of Louth LGFA All Star nominations for 2018 in no particular order (you can also download the full list here )

The presentation night is on Friday 16th November in O’Connells GFC.

Tickets will be on sale this Sunday November 11th in The Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk between 7-30pm and 8pm.

Please note that this is an All Ticket Event!!

Nominations List:

Players NameTeamDiv
Marianne HullenNaomh FionnbarraDiv 2
Claire ByrneHunterstown RvsDiv 3
Seoda MatthewsORaghallaighs/PlunkettsDiv 3
Maria ReidMattock RangersDiv 2
Abbie O'BrienMattock RangersDiv 2
Arlene MarmionRoche Emmets/Na PiarsaighDiv 2
Aisling SloaneRoche Emmets/Na PiarsaighDiv 2
Rebecca HilliardSt BridesDiv 1
Michelle McMahonGlyde RangersDiv 2
Ciara WoodsClan Na GaelDiv 3
Daramay FitzpatrickClan Na GaelDiv 3
Danielle SharkeyStabannon ParnellsDiv 1
Emma TuiteStabannon ParnellsDiv 1
Aine BreenSt PatricksDiv 2
Kate FloodSt PatricksDiv 2
Caoimhe BreenSt PatricksDiv 2
Cara O'BoyleHunterstown RvsDiv 3
Sandra SheehyHunterstown RvsDiv 3
Emily JohnstonORaghallaighs/PlunkettsDiv 3
Louise JohnstonORaghallaighs/PlunkettsDiv 3
Caoimhe HoeySt BridesDiv 1
Aimee McNallySt BridesDiv 1
Lauren BoyleCooley KickhamsDiv 1
Niamh RiceCooley KickhamsDiv 1
Patsi BolandCooley KickhamsDiv 1
Kayleigh ReillyDreadnotsDiv 2
Maura SullivanDreadnotsDiv 2
Ann Marie LynchDreadnotsDiv 2
Rachel KinchSt FechinsDiv 1
Rachel BeirthSt FechinsDiv 1
Ceire NolanSt FechinsDiv 1
Sinead WoodsKilkerley/DowdallshillDiv 2
Emily NortonKilkerley/DowdallshillDiv 2
Eimear ByrneSt MochtasDiv 1
Terry EnglishbySt MochtasDiv 1
Sinead KirkGlyde RangersDiv 2
Megan HaugheyGlyde RangersDiv 2
Katie McGinnN.Mairtin/G.EmmetsDiv 2
Emma JohnsonN.Mairtin/G.EmmetsDiv 2
Cliodhna DuffySt KevinsDiv 1
Roisin MaguireSt KevinsDiv 1
Fionnuala CaffertyGeraldinesDiv 1
Aine LynchGeraldinesDiv 1
Orlaith NugentNewtown Blues B TeamDiv 3
Sarah DyasNewtown Blues B TeamDiv 3
Bronagh McGraneStabannon ParnellsDiv 1
Brenda BannonStabannon ParnellsDiv 1
Roisin OsborneNaomh FionnbarraDiv 2
Shauna MarkeyNaomh FionnbarraDiv 2
Aisling BegleyRoche Emmets/Na PiarsaighDiv 2
Aoife HalliganRoche Emmets/Na PiarsaighDiv 2
Ciara NugentNewtown BluesDiv 1
Laura CollinsNewtown BluesDiv 1
Kate GerardN.Mairtin/G.EmmetsDiv 2
Lauren McHughN.Mairtin/G.EmmetsDiv 2
Amy GrantNaomh FionnbarraDiv 2
Marie Claire RogersNaomh FionnbarraDiv 2
Blanaid KerrGlyde RangersDiv 2
Siobhan McDonaldCooley KickhamsDiv 1
Katelyn QuinnCooley KickhamsDiv 1
Anita LynchDreadnotsDiv 2
Ellis BriggsDreadnotsDiv 2
Rachael GoodwinN.Mairtin/G.Emmets B TeamDiv 3
Lauren McHughN.Mairtin/G.Emmets B TeamDiv 3
Hannah O'NeillNewtown Blues B TeamDiv 3
Soso TshunungwaNewtown Blues B TeamDiv 3
Kate WynneSt BridesDiv 1
Marie BrennanSt BridesDiv 1
Dearbhla OConnorSt MochtasDiv 1
Aoife ByrneSt MochtasDiv 1
Eleanor SmithSt KevinsDiv 1
Susan ByrneSt KevinsDiv 1
Lisa McCabeGeraldinesDiv 1
Ciara OConnorGeraldinesDiv 1
Shauna JohnsonN.Mairtin/G.EmmetsDiv 2
Rachael CallanN.Mairtin/G.EmmetsDiv 2
Leah MurphyN.Mairtin/G.Emmets B TeamDiv 3
Cliona SmithNewtown BluesDiv 1
Lisa KellyNewtown BluesDiv 1
Lissa FinglasNewtown BluesDiv 1
Jade McKeownKilkerley/DowdallshillDiv 2
Ciara BradyKilkerley/DowdallshillDiv 2
Katie MatthewsSt KevinsDiv 1
Alanna DowlingSt KevinsDiv 1
Rebecca CarrGeraldinesDiv 1
Laura DowneyNewtown BluesDiv 1
Karen LynchNewtown Blues B TeamDiv 3
Niamh McAlisterNewtown Blues B TeamDiv 3
Abbi OConnorGeraldinesDiv 1
Roisin McCulloughDreadnotsDiv 2
Aoife TraynorCooley KickhamsDiv 1
Orla McEvoySt FechinsDiv 1
Orla BrennanSt FechinsDiv 1
Una PearsonKilkerley/DowdallshillDiv 2
Ruth BurlinghamKilkerley/DowdallshillDiv 2
Hanah KearneyGlyde RangersDiv 2
Alanna ConlonGlyde RangersDiv 2
Hayley McDonnellSt FechinsDiv 1
Melissa O'HanlonSt PatricksDiv 2
Aisling O'DohertySt PatricksDiv 2
Kathy O'ReillyClan Na GaelDiv 3
Alana McLoughlinClan Na GaelDiv 3
Anna WhyteSt PatricksDiv 2
Laura McNallyStabannon ParnellsDiv 1
Mia RodgersClan Na GaelDiv 3
Jenny DevlinNaomh FionnbarraDiv 2
Sarah McArdleRoche Emmets/Na PiarsaighDiv 2
Jennifer McCourtRoche Emmets/Na PiarsaighDiv 2
Siobhan GigginsStabannon ParnellsDiv 1
Shannon McLoughlinClan Na GaelDiv 3
Emma McArdleSt BridesDiv 1
Niamh KirkSt MochtasDiv 1
Kayleigh HoeySt MochtasDiv 1
Sinead KilleenORaghallaighs/PlunkettsDiv 3
Nora ConachyORaghallaighs/PlunkettsDiv 3
Rachel KaneMattock RangersDiv 2
Ciara EcclesMattock RangersDiv 2
Hannah CarolanMattock RangersDiv 2
Aisling BradyORaghallaighs/PlunkettsDiv 3
Emma BreenHunterstown RvsDiv 3
Deirdre BreenHunterstown RvsDiv 3
Aine FanninHunterstown RvsDiv 3
Anna BrennanMattock RangersDiv 2

Louth county teams managerial appointments

Darren Bishop will take charge of the Louth Senior Ladies football team in 2019. The Cremartin clubman was re-appointed at a County Board meeting held in the Grove hotel, Dunleer on Tuesday night.

The Castleblayney based school teacher first took charge last June following the untimely passing of Michael McKeown and guided the Wee County to success in the Leinster Junior Championship. They followed that with wins over London and Derry to book a place in the All-Ireland final where they lost out to Limerick.

The Louth team in Croke Park before the All Ireland final

Louth’s first game in the National League will be on February 3rd. They will know their opponents in early December when the league fixtures are due to be released.

Meanwhile the appointments for other county management teams were confirmed at this meeting with Chris Doyle taking the Minor team, Martin Duffy continuing as U16 manager and Mark McNamee remains in charge of the U14s for next season. All of the various backroom teams will be named in the next couple of weeks.

County Chairman Dermot Woods informed the delegates present that this year’s annual convention will take place on Monday December 3rd. The chairman revealed that new blood was urgently needed as most of the County sub-committees were operating way below the strength to be effective and that a couple of members of the executive had stood down during the year and were not replaced.

Darren Bishop ratified as Louth Ladies manager

Darren Bishop has been re-appointed as Louth Ladies manager following Tuesday’s County Board meeting.

Following a series of meetings with the County Board executive officials, chairman Dermot Woods recommended Darren to the delegates present who duly ratified his re-appointment.

Darren Bishop and County Board chairman Dermot Woods.
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