The scene of the crash
A multi-vehicle accident has occurred on the Newry Bridge, close to the Lisdoo.
The crash, which took place around 6.30pm outside Bishop’s Texaco Filling Station and Riverside Drive, involved three cars – two Renault Clios and an Opel Corsa.
While damage has been caused to all of the cars, it is not believed that any significant injuries were sustained in the smash.
Dundalk take on Shamrock Rovers tonight in the FAI Ford Cup quarter final replay hoping for a place in the last four.
The two sides played out a scoreless draw in the initial tie on Friday night.
A win would keep Dundalk’s treble bid on track although they will have to face into the game without the services of Brian Gartland and Donal McDermott who are both suspended.
The third annual Taste of Togher Festival takes place in Linn Duachaill Restaurant (The Glyde Inn), Annagassan this Saturday from 12 noon to 5pm.
This year the festival will be celebrating the rich Viking culture and local artisan foods of the area. Dr Mark Clinton, Director of Excavations at the Linn Duachaill Viking site in Annagassan will deliver a talk relating to the kind of foods the Vikings would have eaten while in Annagassan, while one of the local chefs will prepare some of these ancient dishes.
There will be plenty of local fare on offer. You will find delectable treats like cheese, honey, jam, cupcakes and much more. You are also invited to sample some local craft beer with BRU in Trim or Dan Kelly’s cider / apple juice from Drogheda available.
What’s more, there will be cooking demonstrations and kids cookery workshops by Tara from thetastytart.ie and Dermot Seberry of Food Tours.
There will also be local traditional Irish music to keep everyone entertained while the Chowder of the Year competition will feature some of the North East’s best restaurants.
General admission is free with stall holders charged €20. For further details visit www.tasteoftogher.com
The Racket Café opened its doors this morning for the first time at Dundalk Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club.
Open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, the café is open to all members of the public and will serving locally roasted coffee and some great homemade delights.
Delivery is also available by contacting Katrine on 086 3425378.
Meanwhile, Kieran’s Pharmacy opened last week on the Avenue Road.
Open late on Thursday and Friday until 8pm, they have a range of opening offers at present including shower gels and deodorants for just €1.
Be sure to call in to the new store, located beside The Gym.
The Dreadnots booked their place in their second Louth SFC final in the last three seasons when they overcame Dundalk Gaels on a 0-16 to 0-13 scoreline in Saturday’s semi-final replay in Dublin.
They now go on to meet St Patrick’s in what will be a repeat of the 2012 decider.
There was little between the sides for a long time but four points in-a-row at the start of the final quarter from James Califf (2), Cian McEvoy and Anthony Williams gave the Dreadnots some breathing space before injury time points from Califf and Pat Lynch helped see them over the line.
Meanwhile, the Oliver Plunketts clinched the Louth Junior title with a 2-6 to 0-9 victory over the Glen Emmets in Stabannon on Sunday courtesy of goals from Stephen Keely and Cian Matthews.
There was also celebrations for the Newtown Blues, who clinched their first ever Ladies SFC title with a 2-9 to 0-7 victory over Stabannon Parnells in Castlebellingham on Sunday.
Laura Collins led the way for the Drogheda side with 1-6, with their other goal coming from Kate Gerard.
The offices of Louth County Council
Louth County Council will this morning vote on whether or not to cut the rate of property tax by 15%.
The motion from Sinn Féin’s Imelda Munster, which will be dealt with at this morning’s monthly meeting, could see the Local Property Tax rate reduced by the maximum amount allowed.
Councillors were warned at the July meeting that a funding gap of €1.4m would arise were the cut to be made, which would have an impact on local services. However, Cllr Munster told LMFM radio that she is confident that the extra funding needed would be found.
Knockbridge clinched the Louth Senior Hurling Championship title for the first time since 2011 when they denied Pearse Óg a third successive title at Stabannon yesterday on a 1-15 to 1-8 scoreline.
Sean Byrne was in immense form for the winners with eight frees throughout. Despite this a Tony Teefy own goal had Pearse Óg ahead midway through the first half but a free from Byrne ensured Knockbridge led by 0-8 to 1-4 at the break.
Three more frees from Byrne inside the first eight minutes then saw the village side pull away from their opponents with the killer blow arriving in the 43rd minute when Conor Deane found the net to make it 1-13 to 1-5.
That killed the game as a contest, allowing captain David Dunne to lift the Paddy Kelly Cup afterwards.
Knockbridge: Paul Dunne; Ricky McKeown, Tony Teefy, Conor Kerrigan; Mark Wallace 0-1, Ronan Byrne 0-1, Conor Deane 1-0; Shane Kerrigan, Gavin Kane 0-1; David Dunne 0-1, Peter Brennan, David Kettle; Shane Fennell 0-1, James Costelloe 0-2, Sean Byrne 0-8. Subs: Stephen Kettle for R McKeown, Andrew Smith for S Byrne, Gavin Kerrigan for P Brennan, Michael Lundon for J Costelloe.
Pearse Óg: Barry Myles; Matthew Myles 1-0, Noel Callan, Richard Scanlon; Andrew McCrave, Shane Callan, Aidan Callan; Donnach Callan, Mike Lyons; Gary O’Brien 0-2, Brian Minogue 0-1, Brian McCabe 0-1; Brian Hassett, Gavin Hartnett, Gerard Smith 0-4.Subs: David Mulholland for A Callan, Kenneth O’Hagan for D Callan.
Ellie Goulding and Hozier will be playing The Spirit Store tonight as part of the Guinness Amplify Festival.
Bad news though folks, tickets are already gone!
SONG will be performing 25 songs from well-known musicals and movies in Dundalk Golf Club on Friday September 19th.
Tickets for the show are available from Grant’s Newsagents on Dublin Street or the golf club.
For further details contact Terese Dunne at 086 8963079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org