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Split The Pot Winners for 16th June: 1st Lil Coleman €172, 2nd Larry & Mgt. Culleton €20, 3rd Ella & Ben Foley €20. Thank you for your continued support, for €2 it could be you!
Doonane: Friday 28th June at 7.30 pm. Mayo: Friday 5th July at 7.30 pm.
CASTLECOMER CEMETERY MASSES: Crosshill Cemetery Friday 28th June at 7.30 pm Parish Cemetery Friday 5th July at 7.30 pm
Top Score at Newtown Whist on Saturday last was won by Tom Gowing. 1st Lady: Rita Brennan. 2nd Lady: Birdie Langton. 1st Gent: Sean Langton. 2nd Gent:Mick Kelly. 1st Half: Tom Kealy. 2nd Half: T. Mulhare. 1st Quarter: Christy Maher. 2nd Quarter:J. Harrison. Raffle winners were Kit Farrell, Teresa Lawlor, Margaret Kelly, Hannah Moore and Gerry Kealy. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next.
Last weeks winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were John Behan, Tolerton, Noah Fox, The Swan, Tommy Brennan, Sallysbridge, Darren Kelly, Doonane Terrace.. The winning numbers were 4-14-15-27
Crettyard United AFC are in a position to advertise for 1st & 2nd team managers and assistant managers for the coming season. Any one with an interest or wishing to apply please contact Martin Rice on 086.8380801.
Golden Goal:Week 25: €50 Winner: Mason RiceBonus Ball: No Jackpot Winner. Week 15: €25- Weekly Winner: Eoin Delaney.
The Sean Brennan Tournament will take place on Sunday 7th July. Mens & ladies teams will be limited to 16 teams each, any one who wishes to enter a team please contact Martin on 086.8380801 . Teams are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Soccer Star Up Saturday: On Saturday next 29th June at 2 pm the club are holding an afternoon of fun soccer activities for all children aged 7 - u 14 at Crettyard Soccer Field, Killeen Road, Crettyard.
Nessa Goes Sub 60: Getting a late call up to represent University of Limerick in their annual match against a USA selection, Nessa Millet made excellent use of the American athletes to turn in a magnificent performance and set a new P.B. along with a club and county record when she clocked 59.87 for the 400 hurdles. Drawing a favourable lane on the inside of her American opponent it was obvious from the first hurdle that a great battle was under way.
With the American having a slight advantage up to the 5th hurdle Nessa started to motor and it was level at the 7th hurdle with Nessa starting to get some daylight over the 8th and 9th. Unfortunate to strike the 10th the American took advantage and had the momentum to the line to record a narrow victory. Nessa while initially disappointed not to win was more than happy when the times were announced and delighted to have broken new ground and to achieve the 'B' standard for the European junior championships.
Siobhan Happy with 1st Attempt: Another just fresh from her Leaving cert Siobhan Nash was an excellent 8th in the 10K Small Nations Race Walking event in Breda, Holland over the weekend. This was Siobhan's first venture over 10K and she recorded a time of 57 minutes and 51 seconds and a narrow win for Ireland over England on a score of 32 points to 31 points, with Switzerland 3rd and Netherlands 4th, from Denmark 5th and Belgium 6th.
Congrats Alison: Many congratulations to Alison miller who was accorded a civic reception by Laois County Council on Wednesday last, for her exploits as the star performer on the Irish ladies rugby team that won the first ever Six Nations, Triple Crown and the Grand Slam in 2013. Wishing Alison and the Irish team all the best for the World Sevens in Moscow over the next couple of weeks.
Happy Crew in Tullamore: The Leinster U.13 – U.19 championships were decided in Tullamore over the weekend. Our squad though smaller than usual in numbers acquitted themselves well and most came home happy and content. Oisin Ryan was 11th in his 800 and did the long jump, Dylan Byrne was 4th in his 800, with Orla Davis 8th in the high jump with a 1.15 clearance.
Aran Murphy threw the javelin 35.43 for bronze, with Mikayla Kelly getting the discus out to 23.40 for bronze also, while it was bronze as well for Liz Brophy in the hammer with 24.01. James Moore was also a bronze medallist with 2-09.78 in the 800 and Cara Maher was in a similar position with 1-47.43 in the 600 metres.
Cian Kelly took silver in the high jump with a clearance of 1.50 while Daena Kealy also scored silver in the high jump with 1.45, as well in the 800 in 2-30.85. Sister Lauryn took silver in her 800 in a fine time of 2-23.89
Ruby Millet struck god in the long jump with a new P.B. of 4.46 and added bronze in the hurdles for good measure. Nicole Kehoe/Dowling had a very satisfactory championships taking the gold in the discus with 28.80 and silver in the javelin with a throw of 28.55. Perhaps the performance of the weekend from a club perspective came from Tom Buggy running 1-45.24 in his heat of the 600 and going out later to run 1-43.04 in the final and take the gold medal in style down the home straight. Many congratulations to one and all and best wishes for the All-Ireland's.
Wolfhill for Round 4: With such a fine turnout and a brilliant atmosphere in round 3 of the JFSports/Fit4life league in Newtown were off to Wolfhill for the 4th stage this Wednesday 26th June.
Those to feature among the spots in Newtown included:- Tom Brenan (Coolcullen), Niall English (Coolnariska), Tony Gartland (Hacketstown), Mairead Moore (Ashfield), Sean Doyle (Tinryland), Fergal Doyle (St. Fiacc's), Mags Phelan (Arles), Olyn Larkin (Portlaoise), Kate Bermingham (Carlow), Ann Marie O'Reilly (Newtown), Sharon Buggy (St. Abbans), Aisling Tayloe (Leighlinbridge), Gerry O'Regan (St. Fiacc's), Linda McDonald (St. Fiacc's), Caroline Wall (Bagenalstown and Jude McEvoy (Ballyadams).
Naturally we would be delighted to see you and wish all those turning out another enjoyable experience in Wolfhill.
Graded Meet: Six club members took part in the Dublin graded meet last week and turned in some fine performances. Moira Griffith made her debut over 800 on the track with Lauryn Kealy recording 2-26.21 for 7th in the 800. Stephen Lawlor ran 9-08.12 when finishing 18th in the 3K (He was also 3rd in the Eigse mile in Carlow), James Moore had a P.B. running 2-07.36 in the 'C' 800 finishing 3rd. It was another P.B. of 1-58.39 for Cormac Kelly in the 'B' 800 when leading them home. In the 'A' 800 it was the turn of Brian Kelly to show how to do it when he came home along for an excellent time of1-52.41 – a nice evenings work all round.
Colm & Niall in Abbeyleix: The heart of Laois 10K saw Niall English and Colm Burke record worthy performances in the Abbeyleix/Ballyroan promotion.
Primary Schools Results: Big numbers from all over the county led to some keen competition at the club grounds when the Laois Primary schools championships were decided. Local athletes to feature included Doireann Coogan, Ruby Millet, Nicole Dowling, Colin Dragoi and Tom Buggy from Moneenroe. Cara Maher, Ciara McDonald, Orla Davis and Aoife Cawley Killeshin. Dean Shields Newtown and the Ballylinan relay team of Ronan Brennan, Larry Delaney and Eugene Arogundale. Again thanks to everyone that helped out.
All Primary school children are welcome to register for out summer camp early in August. The best value camp around, forms available in the clubhouse or on the website.
ST FIACC'S SCHOOL
The end of year Mass will take place on this Thursday 27th June at 12 noon in St. Clare's. All are welcome to join the school community in celebrating their achievements over the past school year.
The next meeting for parents who are presenting their child for Baptism will be held on this Thursday 27th June from 7pm - 8.30pm. This is the last meeting before the end of August and we encourage all couples who have babies to be Baptised over the summer months to attend.
INFANT MEMORIAL MASS
A mass to remember all babies who died before, during or after birth will take place next Sunday 30th June at 10.15am in Holy Cross Church. The Mass is being organised by the support group.
Our annual pilgrimage leaves on Monday 1st July. All who are travelling are invited to Mass next Saturday 29th June at 6.30pm to ask God's Blessings on our pilgrimage.
Governey Park Residents Assoc:- meeting will take place on Wed. 26th June at 8pm in Graiguecullen GAA club. It is very important that as many residents as possible attend this meeting.
Outing on Saturday 29th June leaving Killeshin for tour of Laois at 9.30am cost €30 approx Phone 086 0551025 for information.
This weeks Lotto Results: Numbers 12-20-25-32 No Jackpot Winner (next weeks Jackpot €10,000, Reserve €10,000) 2 x Match 3 Winners (€100 each) James Cowan c/o Dave Cowan, JJDG c/o Jimmy Hurley JnrSellers (€20) Dave Cowan, Ray Mooney, Jamie Farrell
The Fancy Dress BBQ is on in the GAA Clubhouse on Saturday July 6th. Wild West cowboy & Indian Theme. Cook out under the stars. Live Music Activities Galore. Tickets are Limited and are €10 each available from Juvenille Shop & Lazy River Cafe.
The Magical World of the Leprechaun Killeshin Tour Thurs 11th July- leaving Killeshin Hall at 8.45am & Graiguecullen Church at 9am. Enjoy tea, Coffee & scones in Louis Fitzgerald Hotel along the way.
Explore Dublin on the Viking Splash Tour by land and on water then on to Jervis Shopping Centre & hear the enchanting stories in the National Leprechaun Museum. Dinner & music to follow in Louis Fitzgerald Hotel. Tour Cost €60 deposit taken on booking. Contact Dora 0599147900 or Phil 0599147859.
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
The Secular Franciscan Order Pilgrimage to Knock will be on Sunday 30th June. Tickets €20 each, available at the Friary Office and Lambert's Newsagents, Dublin St. Bus will leave the Bus Park at 8am.and Fraser's Petrol Station Graiguecullen at 8.15am.
LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 3, 7, 11, 12. No winner. Jackpot €8,900. Next week's draw in Meaney's Lounge Bar.
BALLINABRANNA GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 11, 15, 18, 22, No winner. Jackpot €5,950.
OLD LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 2, 3, 14, 20. No winner. Jackpot €1,300. Next week's draw in Carey's Lounge Bar.
Ecumenical Outing to Glasnevin Cemetery & Botanic Gardens on Thursday 18th July. Bus will leave Leighlinbridge Church car park at 10.00am and return around 7.00pm. Cost €20 approx. Names to Parish Centre 9722607
Care of the Aged Summer Outing to Johnstown Castle on Wednesday, July 3rd. Cost is €15 for parishioners and €20 for others. Bus will leave Ballinabranna at 9.15am and The Lord Bagenal at 9.30am, returning for dinner at 6pm. Names and money can be left to the Parish Centre any Tuesday between 1pm and 4pm or to any committee member.
Old Leighlin Hall AGM takes place on Monday, 24th June at 8pm. All are welcome.
Thank you from Leighlin bridge GAA to all who supported the Care of the Aged fundraiser last Saturday at Ballinaboley and to the Milford ladies team and the men's under & over 30's. Also a big thank you to Palu for having the field in such excellent condition.
Jodie Keating from Ballinabranna and will be travelling to World Youth Day in Brazil next month with Trocaire representing the Kildare and Leighlin diocese. He will be visiting Trocaire projects in Brazil and attending World Youth Day.
MT. LEINSTER WALK
15th Mt Leinster Walk Way on Saturday, 6th July - Corrubut Gap Myshall to Rathanna. Meeting at Cootes Pub Bagenalstown from 1pm. Buses leaving the Fire Station at 1.30pm.
Register at Corrubut Gap Myshall at 1.50pm. All proceeds to The Carlow Relay for Life, Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare Team & Carlow Hospice.
All participants receive a Crystal healing stone and one lucky participant will take home a Waterford Glass Crystal plate. More details contact 059 9721238 or facebook mountleinsterwalk.
The Monday 1st July monthly meeting will be followed by Line Dancing. Committee meeting will take place at 2pm. Activities of the group will close for holidays until September.
COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT
Up to 800 households in the Parish of Leighlin have signed up to a new text alert initiative in partnership with An Garda Siochána and Muintir na Tire.
The formal launch of this important community alert texting initiative takes place on Wednesday, 2th June in the Lord Bagenal Hotel, Leighlinbridge at 7pm. Full details are available on their website, www.communityalerts.ie or by calling 076 6801923
Tomard - Friday, 12th July at 7.30pm; Killenane - Friday, 19th July at 7.30pm; Leighlinbridge - Sunday, 4th August at 7pm; Clody - Monday, 2nd Septemberat 7.30pm.
The Beaver Section of Leighlinbridge Scout Group celebrated another great year on Wednesday night when Beaver Scouts were presented with certificates for swimming and cycling as well as various scouting badges.
It was a busy, fun-filled year including hikes on Mt Leinster and at Clogrennan woods, experiencing the amazing SkyDome mobile Planetarium and toasting lots of marshmallows!! The Group also went on fantastic trips to the Tivoli pantomime and to Tramore for surfing and Rockpooling.
Special thanks to Carlow Sport Partnership and the RSA for their support as part of Bike week 2013. The Group took part in a bike safety programme where they learned about the rules of the road, the importance of wearing safety gear and respect for other road users.
Thanks to KCLR and Merck Sharpe & Dohme for their sponsorship during the year. Best wishes to the members who are moving up to Cubs in September.