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The guild will hold their next meeting on Wednesday 15th January at 8pm in Askea Parish Centre.

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ASKEA ICA

The guild will hold their next meeting on Wednesday 15th January at 8pm in Askea Parish Centre.

ASKEA COUNTRY MARKET

Market is every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon in Askea Parish Centre.

DANCE CLASSES

Classes with the The Marie Cashin School of Dance continue every Saturday in Éire Óg Club House Last chance to join in January 2014 to be part of June show. Girls and boys aged 5 - 19 years. Lots of styles of dance, singing and more. Ring Marie Cashin on 086 1654740 or 059 91 43687.

BALLON/RATHOE

AGHADE PARISH TABLE QUIZ

Aghade and Ardoyne Parish Committee will hold their annual table quiz in Ballykealey House Hotel, Ballon on Saturday night 18 January starting at 8pm. A table of four costs €40 and there are some good prizes on offer. Light refreshments will be served. As this is the parishes chief fundraiser for the year your support would be appreciated.

SLOW TRAD MUSIC SESSIONS

Slow Traditional music sessions will be held in Siopa Glas on Wednesday evenings from 8.30 to 10.30pm. Everyone welcome - just go along with your musical instrument. Please note that this is not a class. Phone: 087-2424934 for all the details.

TURKEY TROT A SUCCESS

Runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists, buggy's and babies, children galore, even dogs, turned up at Morris Park on a beautiful St Stephen's morning to take part in the Ballon GFC Turkey Trot.

Led off by operation transformation's Monica Percy and her family, just under 150 registered participants and children galore all completed the 5K round trip at their own pace and pleasure and enjoyed the refreshments afterwards in the clubhouse. For the record local athlete Seamus English-Hayden was first home in a very respectable 19 minutes 48 seconds and was followed in by John Brennan, Sraugh on 20 minutes 12 seconds.

The club wishes to thank all who helped out with the arrangements and stewarding and most especially Monica Percy and her family for their interest and support and to Karen Lewis, Katrina Fanning, Emma and Mary Byrne for keeping the tea, coffee, minerals and hot chocolate flowing freely afterwards.

A draw for all participants and ticket holders for a 32" TV which was held in Kavanagh's on St. Stephen's night was won by Adam Fitzgerald, Sraugh.

BALLON LADIES HOLD AGM

Ballon Ladies GAA Club held their annual meeting recently in Fr Flood House. This was a well attended meeting with a very positive attitude from all present.

The officers elected were: chairperson, Laura Doyle; vice chairperson, Ciara O'Brien; secretary, Fiona Kennedy; assistant secretary, Pat Doyle; treasurer, Linda Redmond; assistant treasurer, Caroline O' Toole; PRO, Ellie Hegarty; assistant PRO, Ciara O' Brien; Child Protection Officer, Cheryl Keogh; County Board Representative, Fiona Kennedy. Elected to the committee were Ann-Marie Brennan, Katie Brennan, Fiona Ryan, Hayley O' Shea, Ellen Kennedy, Ger O' Shea and Thomas Murphy.

Training will resume in the new year, more details to follow. All new players welcome.

SONG AND STORY

The final session of the Rathoe Song and Story for 2013 was held in Rathoe Hall on Sunday 22nd December with a fantastic crowd of musicians, story tellers, singers and dancers present.

MC Seamus Dowling thanked everybody for their support during the year and wished everyone a very Happy New Year expressing a hope to see everyone in Rathoe again for the January session which will be held on Sunday next 19th January.

BORRIS

SPLIT THE POT

Split the pot winners for 5th January: 1st Breda ODwyer €172, 2nd JJ Culleton €20, 3rd Rose Coady €20. Thank you for your continued support - for €2 it could be you.

CLONEGAL/ KILDAVIN

SONG AND STORY

The House of Song and Story takes place on Monday 20th January at 8.00pm in St. Brigid's Community Hall. Once again the kettle will be on the boil the ladies committee will look after the guests.

THANK YOU

The Committee would like to thank all those who supported and helped with the St. Fiaac's Church Sale recently. Prize winners are as follows; 1stprize – Sarah Stacy, Kildavin, 2nd prize – Ellen Whitfield, Tullow and 3rd prize Betty Rothwell, Bunclody. Everyone's support is greatly appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Fiona Nolan Rathengraney, Clonegal and Thomas Byrne Kileclahane, Carnew, on their engagement recently. Best wishes to you both from your family and the parish.

CLONMORE

WEDDING BELLS

Congratulations to Jim Connolly Clonmore and Noelle King, Ballasalla, Hacketstown, whom were married in St Brigid's Church, Hacketstown recently, Jim and Noelle are wished many years of health and happiness in their married life together.

PARISH LOTTO

There was no winner of this week's lotto, numbers drawn were 12 15 16 Bonus No 18 €40 winners Mick and Annette Cashin Clonmore, Gertie Keoghe Kilquiggan, Ger Byrne Ballingate, Brigid Gahan Knockatomcoyle, Maire Blake Mullinacuffe. Next week's lotto will be €600 plus bonus €1,600. Draw takes place at bingo every Sunday Night in Ballyconnell Hall at 8p.m

SYMPATHY

Sympathy is extended to the Kenny and Keoghe Families on the recent passing of Owen Kenny he is survived by his wife Kathleen sons and daughters, extended family neighbours and friends. Burial took place in Greeanne Cemetry. May Owen rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Bridget Hickey Haroldstown, on the recent passing of her mother Agnes Murphy Newtown Nurney. May she rest in peace.

GAA CLUB AGM

Clonmore GFC will hold their AGM in St John's Hall Hacketstown on Friday 24th January at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

COLLECTION THANKS

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Collection for the Priests of the Parish, also to everyone who helped in anyway to make the Christmas celebrations so special by decorating the churches, singing with the choirs and taken part in the concert, Eucharistic Ministers and Readers, Collectors and Car - park attendants. Fr. Gahan P.P. wishes all his parishioners a very Happy and Peaceful New Year.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the recent collection in aid of St Vincent De Paul which raised €315.77.

SOCCER LOTTO

Hacketstown United Soccer Club inconjuntion with New Oak F.C. Have started a weekly club lotto, this is a new venture for the club and is proving to be very successful fundraiser, tickets can be purchased from team managers, and also from the local shops in the town, tickets €2 each, numbers drawn were 8 - 21 -30 - 32 lucky dip draw of €25 went Pa Holmes, seller Paula Strahan Hacketstown, Jackpot stands at €2,000 at the moment, your continued support is greatly appreciated. Draw is held in New Oak Club House in Carlow every Monday night.

CRETTYARD

ENROLMENT NIGHT

Enrolment night for Heywood Community School is on Thursday 23rd January at 7 pm for prospective 1st year students and their parents.

WEDDING

Congratulations to Siobhain Wheatley, Wolfhill and Luke John Nash, Clonbrock, who were married in St Mary's Church, Wolfhill on Monday 30th December.

CREDIT UNION AGM

The AGM of Mayo/Doonane Credit Union will be held in the Technical School, Newtown, Crettyard, on Monday 20th January at 8pm.

COLLECTION THANKS

The Church Gate Collection in aid of the Epilepsy Association held recently amounted to €385. Many thanks to all who supported.

WHIST

Results for Whist Drive held recently in Newtown: Top Score was won by Paul Kavanagh. 1st Lady: S. Langton. 2nd lady: Hannah Moore. 1st Gent: Francis Gleeson and Gerry Kealy. 1st Half: Freda Coyle. 2nd Half: Tom Kealy. 1st Quarter: Teresa Mulhare. 2nd Quarter: Seamus Hennessy. Raffle winners were Sean Langton, Teresa Mulhare, Willie Wallace, Anna Mullins and Etta Craig.

MORE WHIST RESULTS : Saturday 28th December: Top Score was won by Mary Warren, Newtown. 1st Lady: Kay Chase/and Seamus Hennessy. 1st Gent: H. Moore. 2nd Gent: Willie Carroll. 1st Half: Ena Wallace. 2nd Half: Eamon Wheatley. 1st Quarter: Tom Kealy. 2nd Quarter: Birdie Langton. Raffle winners were Gerry Kealy, Kay Chase, Betty Shore, Paul Kavanagh and Mary Warren. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next.

JOHN COOGAN R.I.P.

His many friends in Crettyard and surrounding areas were saddened to learn of the death of Mr John Coogan, Montheen, Crettyard. John became suddenly ill 12 weeks ago and died at Naas Hospital. His remains were removed to the Church of the Sacred Heart Moneenroe and burial took place in adjoining cemetery after 12 o'clock Requiem Mass.

Sympathy is extended to his son, Shane, daughter, Angela, sisters, brothers, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and a large circle of friends

GRAIGUECULLEN/ KILLESHIN

COMMUNITY SAFETY

Due to the recent amount of house burglaries, a one hour information evening on "Home Security" will take place in Graiguecullen Parish Centre on this Wednesday15th January at 7.30pm. Information will be shared by community liaison officer Garda Ralph Holmes and Margaret Quinn of Muintir na Tíre. Details will also be provided on a text alert system.

KILLESHIN FC

Recent Lotto results, numbers drawn were 9, 10, 20 and 27. There was no winner. €25 lucky dip winners were John Fitzgerald, Pat McGee, Frank Nolan and Jason Hughes. Seller's prize went to Eddie Gorman. Jackpot now stands at €3,800.

TABLE QUIZ

St Abban's Athletic Club holds their Sixth Annual Senior Table Quiz in Behan's of Tolerton on Thursday 23rd January at 8.30 sharp. Entry is €40 per table of four. Cash prizes to top three teams, plus numerous spot prizes. Further details from Pat Whelan at 059 9147868

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

The fifth week of the Confirmation Programme for Killeshin takes place at the 10.15am Mass next Saturday 18 January in Holy Cross Church.

SWIMMING POOL

Enrolments and deposits for Children's Swimming Lessons now taking place on Tuesday's 6pm to 7pm and Saturday mornings from 9am to 10am and 10am to 11am. Deposits secures place. Contact Pool Office 059 9140330. Lifeguard course starting Saturday 1st February, First aid refresher on 25 January.

Children lessons are every Monday at 6pm and for further details contact Ali 087 8231276 or 0578730969

NIGHT OF PRAYER

The Medjugorje Night of Prayer in St Clare's Church, Graiguecullen, Rosary, Holy Mass, and Adoration is on Wednesday 29th January. Daniella, guide from Medjugorje and friends will join the night and speak at the Mass. Rosary begins at 7.15pm led by the Poor Clare Sisters followed by Holy Mass and Adoration.

GRAIGUECULLEN GAA

There was no Jackpot winner in the recent draw. The numbers drawn were 4, 8 14 and 24, there was no Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot €10,000, Reserve €10,000. There were three Match 3 Winners of €70 each; Noel Hurley c/o Noel Hurley, Danny Doogue Jnr. c/o Kathleen Doogue and Jim Nelson c/o Jim Nelson. The seller's prize of €20 each went to Noel Hurley, Seamus Nolan and John Corcoran.

HACKETSTOWN

CLONMORE GFC

The Annual General Meeting will be held in St John's Hall Hacketstown on Friday, January 24, at 8pm. Nomination Papers have been distributed and all nominations and motions for the AGM must be returned to Secretary, Clive Lambe, by the end of today, Tuesday January 7.

Clonmore Juvenile Club held its Annual General Meeting on Friday evening, January 3. There was a great turnout for the meeting. The following officers were elected: Chairperson - Johnny Maguire, Secretary - Colin Doyle, Treasurer - Brendan Ryan, PRO - Jim Whelan, Committee members: Ger Doyle, Darren Foley, John Doyle, Alan Byrne, Trish Kelly, Issac Pollard, Willie Deay, Carrie Keating, Ted Forde, Jamie Doyle, John Connolly, Alan Byrne, Jim Doyle.

The first meeting of the new Committee is due to be held in the Clubhouse on Monday, February 3.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Anyone interested in the handwriting u10(over 8) boys and girls please contact the secretary Gillian Roche on 0877923294.

Dates to remember for events for 2014: Athletic Co. Finals - Ardattin - of June 21 and 22. Leinster Finals - Team Games - Longford of June 28, and 29. National Finals - Athlone - 1st weekend August15, to 17, and 2nd weekend of August 22, to 24.

LEIGHLINBRIDGE

LOCAL LOTTOS

LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 6, 10, 15, 28. No winner. Jackpot €2,600. Next week's draw in the Richard Brennan's Lounge Bar

BALLINABRANNA GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 5, 13, 14, 15. No winner. Jackpot €7,400.

OLD LEIGHLIN GFC LOTTO: The results as follows: No's 4, 18, 23, 27. No winner. Jackpot €5,650. Next week's draw in Mattie's Lounge Bar

ENROLMENT

Leighlinbridge NS enrolments for pupils commencing school in Leighlin in September 2014 will take place from Monday, 13th - Friday, 24th January 2014. Please contact the school between 9.20am and 3pm to complete an enrolment application.

IMPROVEMENT GROUP

Next meeting is on tonight Tuesday 14th January at 8pm in the Parish Centre. A good attendance would be greatly appreciated and new members are especially welcome.

Ballinabranna, Milford & Raheendoran Development Group wish to say a special word of thanks to all our volunteers in all our areas for their hard work in 2013. In Tidy Towns reults for 2013 we increased our overall score by 4 points from 2012. This is a great achievement and a testament to the work put in.

DRAW RESULTS

Leighlin Parish Lourdes Fund results of Christmas Draw 2013: 1st Prize €150: Loretta Brennan c/o Post Office, Leighlinbridge; 2nd Prize €100: Bridget Bolton, Clogrennane; 3rd Prize €25: Paul Monaghan, Leighlin; 4th Prize €25: Doyle Family, Carlow Road

BUS TO SEMI-FINAL

For the All Ireland Club Hurling Semi-Final a bus is leaving from the Lord Bagenal on Saturday, 8th February to the match in Parnell Park. The bus will leave at 11am and return at approx. 5.30pm. Ticket for the bus is €20 and includes carvery dinner and tea/coffee in the Lord Bagenal on return from the match. Contact Jim O'Reilly 085 - 2827905.

RATHVILLY

G.A.A. LOTTO RESULTS

Numbers drawn 1-6-12-15. Match 3 Winners share €150 : CDJ Keogh, Rathvilly. Carmel Deering, Knockavagh. Ml. Dowling, Knocklishen. Promoters Prize €20: Jamie Byrne. Jackpot Now €1,800 for next week's draw. Winner of €10 voucher for Bruno's: Marie Curry.

GAA CLUB AGM

Rathvilly GAA Club recently held their AGM and the following officers were elected: Life Honorary President - Fr. Michael Kelly; Presidents - Paudie Doyle, Terence O'Brien & Laurence Corcoran; Vice Presidents - Jim Bolger, Ed Brennan; Chairman - Donal Kelly (Snr); Vice Chairman - Brian O'Donoghue; Secretary - Mark Curran; Assistant Secretary - Lena Smith; Treasurer - Colette Kelly; Assistant Treasurer - Helen Deering; PRO - Jacinta Kelly; Assistant PRO - Sue Molloy; Youth Officer - Donal Kelly (Jnr); Co. Board Delegate - Eamonn Molloy; ASAP Officer - Donal Kelly (Jnr); Membership Officer - Sean Leonard.

SLANEY ROVERS LOTTO

Numbers drawn 3-14-20-21. No Jackpot winner. Match three winners were: Dean & Eva Wadding, c/o G.Wadding, Kerry Foods Julia Doyle, Woodgrove Avenue David Doyle, c/o Foxcover. Promoters Prize €20: Gabriel Deering. Bruno's Takeaway Voucher : Josie Leonard. Jackpot €7,000

TABLE QUIZ

A Table Quiz in aid of St. Patrick's Church and St. Mary's Church takes place on Friday 17th January in The Rathvilly Inn Support appreciated. All most welcome to attend.

TINRYLAND

GFC LOTTO

Results for 6th January. Numbers Drawn : 9,14,16,30. No Winner of €4,500 Jackpot. €25 Draw Winners: 1. Shannon Fields, 2. Patrick Townsend, 3. Peter Doran, 4. Evan Doyle. Promoters Prizes: John Farrell. Next draw took place on Monday 13th January for a prize of €4,600.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Bennekerry / Tinryland Community Games is back for another year. We are looking for competitors for the following sports Indoor Soccer U/13 Boys / Girls and Indoor Soccer, U/10 Girls/Boys , Badminton U/15 Girls/Boys if you are interested please contact either of the following committee members Jennifer Mc Ateer 087-9011030, Stephanie O'Brien 086-8439533 or Martina Kenny 087-7402572.

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