Kerr believes Dundalk have the “belief” to take title

DundalkCrest2010Former Ireland boss Brian Kerr believes Dundalk’s tendency to score late goals can give them the “belief” needed to go on and claim the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title this season.

The Lilywhites grabbed a late equaliser to draw with Sligo Rovers on Monday night, just days after Pat Hoban’s late winner against Limerick FC.

“You often hear the word ‘belief’ bandied about, like it’s easy to buy belief, like you can buy a bag of it in the shop,” Kerr said on RTÉ’s Soccer Republic.

“Belief only comes in sport when you’ve achieved things regularly.

“That’s my understanding of belief, and when you’ve got late goals on a regular basis in a match then it becomes part of the team’s armoury that you say, ‘We know we can get a goal, we’ve the belief’, and that’s what Dundalk are doing.

“Teams with confidence and with a good squad of players and with a very, very positive manager [Stephen Kenny] will go for it till the end.

“With Patrick Hoban in the team they are always likely to conjure up a goal, from him or from a set-piece situation.”

Dundalk play Galway in the FAI Cup third round on Friday evening, while their next league assignment is at home to Bohemians on 29 August.

Doctor’s surgery could be demolished

The surgery at 33 Castletown Road, beside Castletown Glass and opposite the Beehive shop

The surgery at 33 Castletown Road, beside Castletown Glass and opposite the Beehive shop

A doctor’s surgery on the Castletown Road could be set to be demolished to be replaced with a new retail unit with overhead apartments.

Padraig Martin, who has been based at the surgery at 33 Castletown Road along with Dr Michael Kiernan, has been granted planning permission to demolish the property.

In its place he hopes to construct a new two storey structure comprising of a retail unit at ground floor level with a two bedroom apartment on the first floor.

Dundalk FC Annual Poker Classic details revealed


The Dundalk FC Annual Poker Classic (Draw Poker) takes place on Sunday 28th September, at 6pm in the Lisdoo.

Tickets for this year’s event are priced at €50; with €5 buy ins and a €10 top up. Refreshments will be served on the night also.

There are a number of poker satellites planned prior to the main event and details will be on the Dundalk FC’s website. The first satellite takes place tonight in McKeown’s at 8.30pm.

Stephen Neary, one of the tournament organisers, commented: The Poker Classic has been a major fundraiser for the club for over 30 years. Last year’s event proved yet another successful night for the club and an enjoyable night for all who attended. We would encourage all supporters to help us make this year’s event even more successful than last years by either selling tickets or attending event.”

Tickets are available from Oriel Park, also from Stephen Neary on 087 7460263 ( or from Gerry Curtis on 087 2900113.

DkIT Film Club returns next Wednesday


DkIT Film Club returns with a screening of the award-winning Man on Wire at 1.30pm on Wednesday 27th August. The Film Club is hosted by the Library at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Native New Yorkers know to expect the unexpected, but who could have predicted that a man would stroll between the towers of the World Trade Centre? French high-wire walker Philippe Petit did just that on August 7th, 1974. Petit’s success may come as a foregone conclusion, but British filmmaker James Marsh’s pulse-pounding film still plays more like a thriller than a non-fiction documentary.

The last outing of the Film Club was a resounding success, with popcorn and cinematic enjoyment galore. Come and find out what all the fuss is about – admission is free and everyone’s invited.

For more information call DkIT Library at 042 9370310 or email us at

Dundalk RFC to host Player of the Year awards after golf classic


Dundalk RFC will host their Player of the Year awards on Saturday August 30th in the Club on the Hill at the Mill Road at 9pm.

Admission on the night is €10, payable at the door, and includes food.

Prizes from that day’s golf classic will also be presented with free admission to those who have played the golf classic earlier that day.

For further details contact Tommy on 087 6362778.

Designer bridal weekend in Modern Fashions


Modern Fashions in Clanbrassil Street will host a designer bridal weekend from Friday to Sunday this week.

The event will showcase the latest in bridal wear from top international designers.

All orders placed over the course of the weekend will be discounted by 10%, while appointments can be made by calling 042 9334356.

Look what was loose in Bay Estate last night? No bull!

A captured Snapchat of the bull on the loose in Bay Estate

A captured Snapchat of the bull on the loose in Bay Estate

Residents in Bay Estate were met with a strange sight last night after a bull went loose in the estate.

The sizeable creature was seen rambling through the streets of the estate before being brought under control.

Thankfully no one was hurt, that would have been a terr-a-bull!


Poc Fada to take place this Sunday

The All-Ireland Poc Fada, which was postponed earlier this month, due to inclement weather, will take place this Sunday on Annaverna Mountain.

Former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins will be looking to defend his title as he bids to claim a record-breaking eighth Poc Fada after winning his first back in 2004.

Meanwhile, in the camogie event Waterford’s Patricia Jackman will be going in search of her fifth title.