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Wednesday 16 April 2014

CRETTYARD

CHRISTMAS PARTY

A Social night with live music, plenty of craic, tea and homebaking takes place in Oisin House, Rossmore on Saturday 15th December. To book a table call 086 8340387. Admission is 10 euro including door prizes. Group rates available.

MR MICHAEL DOYLE RIP

The death occured at St Lukes Hospital, Kilkenny, of Mr Michael Doyle, Fairymount, Crettyard and formerly of Barrack Street, Castlecomer. His remains were removed from his residence to St Abbans Church, Doonane. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery after Requiem Mass. Sympathy is extended to his wife, Mai, brother, sisters, other relatives and a large circle of friends.

WHIST

Top Score at Newtown Whist on Saturday was won by Kit Farrell, Ballylinan. Ladies: 1, L Hunter. 2. M Quigley and M Coady. Gents: 1. R Brennan. 2. Willie Murphy. 1st Half Willie Farrell. 2nd half Owen Salmon. 1st Quarter Hannah Moore. 2nd quarter E Wheatley and Ena Wallace. Raffle winners were Connie Hyland, Maureen Coady, Rita Brennan, Mick Mooney and Owen Salmon. Whist as usual on Saturday next.

CRETTYARD GFC LOTTO

Last weeks winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Peter Grogan, Monavea, Pa Brennan, Clonbrock and Margaret Brennan. The winning numbers were 8-10-14-17.

MRS ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) BROWN RIP

The death took place at St Lukes Hospital, Kilkenny of Mrs Elizabeth Brown, Farnans, Crettyard. Her remains were removed from Rigneys Funeral Home, Athy to St Abbans Church, Doonane. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery after Requiem Mass. Sympathy is extended to her daughters, sons, other relatives and a large circle of friends.

HANDBALL

The Annual General Meeting of St Brigid's Handball Club will be held in the Alley, Monavea, on Wednesday 19th December at 8.30 pm . New committee members urgently needed. All players and parents are asked to attend. The Christmas Hamper Draw will be held on Saturday 15th December in Behans of Tolerton.

ATHLETICS

DoubleforJames: James Griffin added the Laois Credit Unions intermediate title to his county novice crown over a very tough old style cross country course in Ballyroan on Sunday last. With a couple of dykes to be negotiated on each of the laps and with the official in charge of the laps getting slightly mixed up and a continual fall of rain it made for an interesting and rather cold morning's activity.

With over 30 setting off in the men's event no ne was too interested in setting the pace with a queue forming at the dykes early on. Mid way through the race James made it to the front where he was joined by Portlaoise's Chris Finn. Over the next lap they remained locked to-gether, but over the last lap and a half James upped the pace and had plenty of daylight at the finish. He joined a small group that have completed the double of novice and intermediate in the same season.

Liam Byrne was to the fore early on and showed admirably fighting qualities over the 2nd half of the race to finish in 4th place and with Dermot Ayres nailing down 7th a good battle was being fought for the team title.

The supporting crew from the club were making good headway with James 'Bilbo' Nolan and the returning Danny Aylsbury getting vital positions which showed the team title was secure going out on the last lap with five to score. Alas when it came to entering the finish straight the official indicated the lads had another lap to go.

So the team result has still to be resolved. Peter Baldwin made a return to the club colours having last worn them over twenty years ago. He picked a beautiful course and day for his return and showed good form finishing 20th with Mat Moore 23rd, Liam Delaney 24th and Paddy Harding 31st completing the squad.

In the ladies Maire Griffith had a fine run for 4th with ladies captain Mairead Moore 5th, Mary Boylan another making a welcome return in 11th and Laura Buggy 15th securing the bronze medals for

3rd team.

Aaron Tops: In the juvenile development races run in conjunction with the intermediate our numbers were small. Aaron Barry was in excellent form and was an easy winner of the boys U.16. Laura Graham had a fine run for 2nd U.14 with Aideen Barry 13th. Oisin Ryan secured his first individual medal finishing 2nd U.14 with Ger Kelly 6th and Niall Egan 8th. Jonathon Crossley was 3rd U.12 and Eanna Ryan 7th while Audrey Byrne was 9th U.10

Dermottakes-League: The 3rd and final stage of the club league was completed over 2K on the track with 48 athletes in total taking part. P.J. Blanche was the victor from Martin Holohan of the 3rd leg with Colm Burke 3rd and Breda Mulcahy 4th.

The overall result saw Dermot Ayres on 17 points run out an easy winner from Chadrack Landu 2nd on 23 pts., with P. J. Doyle 3rd on 39 pts followed by Breda Mulcahy on 41 pts., Matthew Moore 5th on 43 pts., with Jimmy Walsh 6th on 45 pts., and Mairead Moore 7th on 47 pts. Maire Griffith was 8th on 50 pts.

C.C.C.: The Club Christmas Cracker will take place on Tuesday 18th December over 1500 metres. All are welcome. The children's party is on the same evening in The Dome all interested are requested to fill in names on sheet in the clubhouse.

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