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Gers justify Louth SFC favouritism by seeing off Bride's in Knockbridge

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St. Bride’s 0-4 Geraldines 3-12

Geraldines justified their favouritism for a maiden Louth senior championship title with an impressive victory in Knockbridge on Sunday morning - a win which sees them advance to the knockout stages with a 100 percent ...

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Shocking moment a car drives into crowd at Dundalk graveyard

A shocking video posted to Facebook this afternoon shows the horrifying moment a speeding car drove into the crowd at the Blessing of the Graves which was held in Dowdallshill Graveyard this afternoon. 

One man was taken to hospital and other members of the public are said to ...

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Dundalk gardai appeal for witnesses and video footage of graveyard incident

Dundalk gardai say they understand from initial investigations that a dark coloured car drove at a number of persons in St Patrick's Cemetery in Dundalk at around 3.40pm this afternoon.

People were attending the annual blessing of the graves event at the time.


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One man rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital following Dundalk incident

A paramedic from the HSE who spoke to the Dundalk Democrat at the scene of the incident in Dowdalshill Graveyard at 4.05pm has said that one man has been taken to hospital following the incident at the blessings of the graves. 

"All I can say is that we've had two emergency ...

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Local councillor brands Dundalk blessing of the graves incident 'absolutely appalling'

Local councillor Ruairi O Murchu has branded today's incident at St Patrick's Cemetary in which a car drove into a crowd of people causing injury as "absolutely appalling".

Cllr O Murchu said: “The person driving the vehicle which injured a number of people and ...

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Racecourse Road remains closed following second incident in Dundalk

The Racecourse Road remains closed following a second incident in which a car crashed into another vehicle. 

An eyewitness who drove past the Racecourse Road told the Democrat that they witnessed "a man with his shirt torn off being held down by Gardaí" on the grass ...

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'Chaotic' scenes at Dundalk graveyard after car drives into crowd

There were chaotic scenes at St Patrick Cemetary in Dundalk this afternoon after a car drove through a crowd at the annual blessing of the graves ceremony.

The Democrat understands that at least one elderly man has been taken to hospital with further early reports of other ...

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BREAKING: Emergency services at 'incident' at St Patrick's Cemetery in Dundalk

UPDATE: At least four ambulances are at the graveyard at present. Gardai have begun to file patrons out of the cemetary.

Emergency services are attending an incident at St Patricks cemetary in Dundalk this afternoon.

It is understood a car has collided with one or more people at the ...

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‘The community spirit in Dundalk is amazing’ - Ó Murchú

Ruairi Ó Murchú is a Sinn Fein councillor for Dundalk/South and is a party candidate in the next general election. He lives in Bay Estate

Tell us a bit about where you grew up in Dundalk?

I grew up in Knockbridge, where my father, Gerry Murphy’s family are ...

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'Where is the money for Oriel Park upgrade to be sourced from?' - Daniel Sexton responds to Inside Track piece


On October 16, 1966, in front of a then record crowd of approximately 14,000 people, the Alan Fox managed Dundalk defeated Shamrock Rovers by 2-0 to virtually seal the club’s first League of Ireland Shield. The next day’s Irish ...

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Louth-based form claim title of World’s Best Fillet Steak

Louth-based ABP were announced as winners of the World’s Best Fillet Steak at the World Steak Challenge 2019, which took place in Dublin last week (July 10).

The annual competition sees beef producing nations across the globe compete for these prestigious industry awards. ABP were the ...

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Kilcoyne holds his nerve against Dreadnots as O'Mahony's find their way out of another room with no doors

Anchor Tours SFC group three

Sean O’Mahony’s 0-12 Dreadnots 0-12

Dreadnots have managed to execute their pre-championship brief, and progress from group three, but in a stumbling style that suggests their tilt at a maiden Joe Ward crown could fall short once again in ...

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Broadcaster to show Dundalk FC's first leg clash with Qarabag as league fixture postponed

Eir Sport will screen live Dundalk FC’s UEFA Champions League second round qualifier first leg against Qarabag of Azerbaijan on Wednesday night.

The broadcaster carried extensive coverage of last week’s dramatic return tie with Riga in Latvia and have announced a deal to show the next ...

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Tonight's intermediate championship clash of Clan na Gael and Kilkerley Emmets postponed

Tonight's CTI Business Solutions IFC clash of Clan na Gael and Kilkerley Emmets has been postponed due to a bereavement in the Clans club.

The teams were set to open the Dowdallshill double-header at 6:15pm, with the senior meeting of Sean O'Mahony's and Dreadnots to ...

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OPINION: The shocking simplicity of a boring picture taken at the Louth border

It is an image which, in its humdrum boringness and none-too-aesthetically pleasing composition, succinctly highlights the vital crux of the whole sorry matter.

It is a photograph taken by a Frenchman at the border between north Louth and Northern Ireland, just past Ravensdale on the old ...

2019-07-20 18:58 open_in_new
'I sometimes wonder does the Town deserve a team like the one we have' - Jim McCourt responds to Inside Track article

Jim McCourt has responded to last week’s Inside Track article which was critical of the appearance of Oriel Park on the night of the European match with Riga.

One of Dundalk FC’s longest serving supporters, Jim makes the point in a letter that the grounds was limited to 3,500 and ...

2019-07-20 18:58 open_in_new
Q&A with top UK comedian Trevor Lock who performs in Dundalk tonight

UK comedian Trevor Lock stops off in Dundalk's Market Bar tonight as part of his Irish tour. Trevor Lock has toured with Russel Brand, Stewart Lee and performed alongside the UK's best acts for the last 20 years.

Local comedian Aidan Shields asked him a few questions about life, comedy and ...

2019-07-20 16:52 open_in_new
OPINION: what’s a Special Economic Zone? And, what could it mean for Dundalk

The morning spin into work is much easier these days. Empty(ish) roads are a joy to behold. Fewer buses, fewer cars, fewer beeping horns and aggressive hand gestures. Peaceful.

The downside of such quietness is the lack of news to glean in order to fill a weekly newspaper and shovel ...

2019-07-20 14:46 open_in_new
Time for last orders at Jockeys in Dundalk for Seán

Seán Kelly pulled his last pint at the Jockeys bar on Anne Street in Dundalk last week, as he also brought the shutters down on 48 years of running the well-known local tavern.

With his wife Anita, the couple have been at the centre of everything that the bar has meant to so many ...

2019-07-20 13:43 open_in_new
Downpours, thunder and lightning forces abandonment of Louth junior championship matches

Heavy downpours of rain, thunder and lightning saw the postponement of two of tonight's Anglo Printers JFC matches.

The meeting of neighbours Glyde Rangers and John Mitchel's in the Clans was called off after 15 minutes, having been delayed in starting, following consultation between ...

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Dundalk's first adult inclusion summer camp a resounding success rn

The first Adult Inclusion Summer Camp took place Wednesday and Thursday of last week in Dundalk Sports Centre (DSC).

The sports camp was held in association with Louth Sports Partnership (LSP) and the local sports centre.

Sports Facilities Program Coordinator at Dundalk Sports ...

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