The Drogs are at it again…

drogsFresh from their antics against Sligo Rovers in The Showgrounds last weekend, it appears Drogheda Utd are not content with just upsetting the folk of one town.

According to Danny O’Connell, anyone who types the word ‘Dundalk’ into their club forum, will see it automatically changed to the word ‘craptown’.

Sticks and stones and all that…

Source: Danny O’Connell (Twitter)

Kearney the Welsh wonder?

The infographic from SkySports, claiming Rob Kearney is Welsh

The infographic from SkySports, claiming Rob Kearney is Welsh

It appears Sky Sports are a little confused about Rob Kearney’s nationality.

In their infographic on today’s British and Irish Lions squad announcement, the sports channel had the Carlingford man down as Welsh.

Kearney might have experience of livestock from his time growing up on a farm but there’s little doubt that it’s Irish blood flowing through his veins.

Previously: Kearney included in Lions squad

Source: Balls.ie

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LOCAL band The Trampz have released their new video for their latest hit ‘Crazy’

The seven-piece funk and soul outfit – who feature Kevin Johnson, Dickey Mac, Peter Baldwin, Tyson Dillinger, Paul Campbell, Lance Dangerfield and Ellington Dennedy – will be performing the new single live at Vantastival this coming Friday night in Bellurgan Park at 12.30am on the DoneDeal stage.

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LOCAL Labour Senator Mary Moran was pictured earlier today with actor Jeremy Irons, who has been campaigning in recent days on behalf of Walk in the Woods to support the campaign against selling the harvesting rights of public forests in Ireland.

Irons, who has appeared in films including Die Hard With A Vengeance and The Lion King, is currently starring as the pope in HBO show, The Borgias.

Source: Mary Moran (Twitter)

Erasmus group to hold flash mob in Market Square tonight

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The Erasmus Student Network Dundalk will hold an international flash mob tonight in the Market Square.

This is part of a project launch, which got underway today in Dundalk IT, that will see the ESN go on the road next month to link up various Erasmus groups in 17 different locations around Europe.

The flash mob in the town centre will commence at 6pm.

Further details on the project is available from www.esndundalk.org

Dundalk man jailed for stealing from Cork council

Karl McCaughley

Karl McCaughley

A 40-year-old businessman, who is originally from Dundalk, has been sentenced to four years in prison with the final year suspended after admitting to stealing almost €124,000 from Cork County Council.

Karl McCaughley, from Ballinspittle in Cork, told Judge Patrick Moran that he stole the money to fund his penchant for expensive cars. During a search on his home in 2009, two Porsche cars, one Mercedes vehicle and a Land Rover were all found on the premises.

The married father of three young children had pleaded guilty to 28 counts of deception, forgery and theft at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

The court heard that McCaughley took the money when he was employed as an agent for Cork City Council distributing parking discs and bin tags and collecting payments from retailers.

Following a substantial investigation in 2009, detectives from the Fraud Squad based at Anglesea Street discovered that McCaughley was siphoning off payments from the retailers and lodging them to his own account.

In some instances, McCaughley asked retailers to make cheques payable to his own company. In other instances he altered cheques that had been made out to the council and made them payable to himself.

The court was told that total loss to the council was €123,983 and that McCaughley had repaid €25,800 in the past few days.

McCaughley said he did not drink or smoke and cars were his passion and his “only vice”.

He “100% apologised” and said he wanted to repay the council in full.

Judge Moran sentenced McCaughley to four years in prison, suspending the final year and refused leave to appeal.

Source: Businessman jailed for four years for fraud (RTÉ News)

Kearney included in Lions squad

Rob Kearney scores a try for the British & Irish Lions against South Africa in Pretoria in 2009

Rob Kearney scores a try for the British & Irish Lions against South Africa in Pretoria in 2009

Rob Kearney will represent the British and Irish Lions for a second time after being included in coach Warren Gatland’s 37-man squad for the trip to Australia this summer.

The Leinster and Ireland full back, who hails from Willville in Carlingford, is one of nine Irish players set to make the trip along with Cian Healy, Paul O’Connell, Sean O’Brien, Conor Murray, Jonathan Sexton, Brian O’Driscoll and Tommy Bowe.

Kearney previously represented the lines in 2009 in South Africa, starting twice, and scoring a try in the second test in Pretoria.

This week’s Dundalk Democrat

The front page of this week's Dundalk Democrat

The front page of this week’s Dundalk Democrat

The headlines in this week’s Dundalk Democrat include the details of the Garda search on homes as the investigation into the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe continues, the opening of eBay in Dundalk, Simon Fagan’s lotto success and news of a pensioner who was punched in the face outside the Redeemer Church.