'Hooley Round Cooley' Fund Raising Cycle 

Preparations for the annual Craobh Rua Camlocha   “Hooley Round Cooley” 2019 Fundraising Cycle are well under way. 

The very popular event provides a welcome opportunity for 100+ local cyclists to enjoy one of the last outings in the 2019 cycling calendar.
The cycling event will be held next SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER. Registration opens AT 9AM at the Craobh Rua club house at High Street, Bessbrook and once you register there is  tea, coffee and biscuits for all before the 10AM start. The route takes Cyclists into Newry along the Quays Shopping Centre towards Omeath and Carlingford, turning right after Carlingford along the main road towards Dundalk. Then turning right at Fitzpatrick’s along the Ravensdale road where there will be a pit stop at the Lumper’s Bar. 

Craobh Rua U10 Team that participated in the Newry Shamrocks Tony Carr Memorial Blitz
Craobh Rua U10 Team that participated in the Newry Shamrocks Tony Carr Memorial Blitz

After the break, it’s back on the bikes cycling through the Ravensdale valley on towards Flurrrybridge. After the Carrickdale turn it’s a right at the bottom of Jonesboro Hill and over the railway via Meigh village back into Camloch village , then down the Camloch road and  a turn left at Gregory’s garage brings us onto the Green Rd. Not more than a half a mile along the Green Road cyclists take a right hand turn along the narrow Crow’s Walk and back to the Craobh Rua club house for some hard earned chicken curry and rice.
All for just £15 entrance payable on the day. It promise to be a great day’s cycling. 
Total cycle distance 62k


Tony Carr Memorial U10 Blitz

Craobh Rua has an excellent evevkbg os sport and friendship making at the recent U8/U10 Tony Carr Memorial Hurling Blitz organised by Newry. 

Both our Under 8 and Under 10 sides  played teams from  Warrenpoint, Clonliffe, Shamrocks and Ballela. 

It was all good learning for the Craobh Rua hurlers and they all enjoyed the experience of playing hurling under floodlights. The evening was finished off by Davy Carr son of the late Tony presenting medals to all who participated.

Míle buíochas to all who helped make this an enjoyable and memorable evening.

Training & Coaching 

Underage training (Primary 1 to Primary 7 age range) 

The season programme has finished and we will advise our young hurlers and their parents of the details of our Winter schedule shortly. 

Current Underage Coaches & Coordinators

U6.5 Orla McCaul, Majella Bradley & Caroline O Callaghan
U8.5 John Kelly & James McCartan U10.5 Joe McEldowney & Sean Cunningham
U12.5 Miceal Bradley, Eamon McCann, Paul Elshaw
U14.5Fiachra Bradley & David O’Brien
U16.5 Gareth Matthews, Paul Elshaw, Henry McCloy, Eamon McCann & Pearse McLaughlin   
U18.5 Paul Cunningham

Anyone wishing to help in a coaching or support capacity with our Underage Activities is welcome to approach a team coordinator or Committee member to discuss. We welcome any support or help with all our club activities. Craobh Rua Hurling Club encourage anyone who wishes to help with any aspect of our Club Activities to speak to an under age mentor or Committee member.We will be happy to give all appropriate support to any individual who wishes to become involved in our activities.


Craobh Rua wishes to convey its deepest sympathies to Bob Mathers, and his son Tristan on the loss of their dear wife and mother, Sam. We  also extend sincerest sympathies to Sam’s family and the Mathers Family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Pin It



Please consider supporting


FOLLOW NEWRY.IE require Cookies on some parts of our site to enable full functionality. By using you consent to our use of Cookies. You can use your browser settings to disable cookies on this or any other website.