CRETTYARD GFC LOTTO
Last weeks winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were F&M c/o Behans of Tolerton, Ollie Jones, Doonane and Jake & Eve Gohery, Doonane Hill. The winning numbers were 15-20-21-30.
Top Score at Newtown Whist on Saturday last was won by Rita Brennan. 1st lady; Maureen Coady and P Kavanagh. 1st Gent: Owen Salmon. 2nd Gent: Eamon Wheatley. 1st Half: Sean Langton. 2nd half: M. O'Brien and E. Owens. 1st half: Sean Langton. 1st quarter Kathleen Mooney. Raffle winners were Hannah Moore, Betty Shore, Maureen Coady, Tom Kealy Gerry Kealy. Whist continues as usual on Saturday night in Newtown School.
The Rosary is recited on Sunday next at 3 pm at Our Lady's Shrine, Rossmore.
Classes in Set Dancing continue in Behans of Tolerton on Thursdays commencing at 7.30 pm.
Thanks is extended to all who supported the recent fundraiser in Behans of Tolerton. Golden Goal Week 2; Winner Serena Rice. Week 3 Winner James Spock Delaney.
Stephen Leads Laois Home: An excellent course in Ballyroan was the venue for the Leinster cross country championships on Sunday last. Hosted by the newly formed Ballyroan/Abbeyleix and district athletic club a good turnout on a rather cold day saw several good battles in both the juvenile relays and the junior and senior events.
Thanks to all the parents that turned out we fielded teams in most of the relays these included:- Shane Buggy, Sean Dollard, Brian O'Sullivan, Colin Dragoi, T.J. Burke, Cara Maher, Ruby Millet, Daena Kealy, Ciara McDonald, Killian Mulhall, Cian Kelly, Niall Brennan, Mikey Dempsey, Tom Buggy, Gerard Kelly, Conor Mulhall, Oisin Ryan, Eanna Ryan, Niamh Moore, Alannah O'Rourke, Lucy O'Neill, Maeve Maher, Elizabeth Brophy, Lauryn Kealy and Laura Graham with the boys U.14 taking the silver medals.
Our junior men's team saw James Moore reverse the result of the county junior to beat James Delaney when finishing 8th and leading the club team to bronze just a few points short of gold. James Delaney 12th, Joseph Barry 14th and Dylan Byrne despite carrying a leg injury a game 18th, with the bonus of taking the silver in the inter county section.
Our sole representation in the ladies was Breda Mulcahy who had a fine run to score on the silver medal Laois team in 22nd place. It was a mighty performance from the former Kilkenny footballer. The senior men had 5 laps over a 2K course and with a strong Dublin participation a fine race was in prospect. Settling in over the first lap Stephen Lawlor was in 15th spot and moving nicely.
As the race progressed he continued his forward momentum taking a place at a time. Going out on the last lap he had moved into 6th place which he nailed down and was the first Laois man home to take the silver medals and complete a good day for the county. The medal table showed Laois with three sets of silver from the four races a nice achievement on home ground.
Leinster Indoor: Athlone IT will be the centre of activity with it's new indoor arena with 6 lanes on a 200 metre banked bends over the next couple of months. The AAI games and the combined events are scheduled to get things moving this weekend, while the Universities and the Leinster juvenile relays along with junior, senior and masters are on the following weekend. This will be followed by the National masters on the 9th February and the juniors and U.23 on the 10th February. The National seniors are on the 16th and 17th February so plenty of indoor action to look forward to.