Around Portarlington Way
Denise Geoghegan is a young Portarlington woman who has found herself in bad health and is now active on the heart transplant list. Denise has been in hospital the past 8 weeks and will remain in hospital until she gets the transplant. The following fundraisers will be held in the coming weeks to support the Geoghegan family.
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Next Friday March 6 from 10am to 2pm Adrian Dunnes Pharmacy Main St are holding a Coffee morning to support the Geoghegan family.
Friday night March 6 at 8.30pm Portarlington RFC are holding a Trivia Night at the Clubhouse to raise funds.
Saturday March 14 @ 5pm there will be a Charity Senior GAA Match in McCann Park between Bracknagh & Portarlington. Admission €10.
Please show your support.
Senior Citizens bingo every Wednesday night @ 8.30pm at the Portarlington Social Services, Link Rd. Lovely social night for all.
St Michael’s AC are holding their annual 5k Charity Run/Walk at the Heritage Hotel Killenard on March 8 starting at 11am, registration from 9.30. Entry fee €10 per person. This year it’s in aid of the Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Party, which is a great day out and enjoyed by everyone. Your support would be appreciated.
ARLINGTON SOCCER CLUB
Lotto results for February 18. Letters drawn- W- L- T- C. No Jackpot Winner. €25 each to Martina Smyth & Kevin McGrath. Sellers Prize – Jack Kenny. Next draw on March 3. Jackpot €10,000.
PORT GAA NEWS
Laois All Counties Draw-It’s that time of year folks where we look for a big response with our main fundraiser of the year. The Laois Clubs Monster Draw with over €125,000 in prizemoney to be won, with 4 monthly draws starting in March, and last one in June. Tickets are €130 on sale from any committee member and can be paid by in instalments of 4 x €32.50.
Bingo-Bingo continues at 8.30pm every Tuesday night in the GAA Centre in McCann Pk, with up to €4,000 in prizemoney to be won.
Lotto-Laois Clubs Combined Lotto Results for February 20. Jackpot: €14,200. No winner of Jackpot. Numbers drawn- 1-4-11-34. €20 each to Joe Whelan, Declan McCann, Theresa Geoghean & Flanagan Children C/O Sandra. Next week’s Jackpot- €14,400.
Lotto & Membership Online-We have gone live with our Lotto and is now available to buy online on our Clubforce app or follow the links from our Club website, Facebook or Twitter A/Cs. Just follow the steps to be in the draw every week, and also membership of the Club for 2020 is available to purchase online. You can also purchase our all County Draw tickets for 2020 with a special offer for both Membership & an all-County Draw ticket.
You can follow Portarlington GAA Club and be kept up to date on our social media pages on both our Facebook & Twitter pages & also our Club website.
VOLUNTEER WITH FORÓIGE
Foróige is looking for adult volunteers to support us in our work. If you have a skill to share, or are passionate about working with young people, please come along to one of our volunteer information meetings in Portarlington Community Centre on Tuesday March 10 @ 5.30pm, 6.30pm or 7.30pm.
In Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Monday March 9 @ 5.30pm, 6.30pm or 7.30pm. Foróige offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities either in a group or individual setting and no experience is necessary as training is provided. For more information please contact Rosie O’Brien, Foróige Regional Youth Officer on 086 2997677 or Maria Whitmore, Big Brother Big Sister Mentoring Programme on 086 0471063. We are currently trying to recruit adult volunteers across county Laois.
PORTARLINGTON GROW GROUP
Grow Community Mental Health movement support group meets every Thursday from 2.30pm in the Social Services Centre, Link Road. If you are lonely, isolated or suffering from stress, why not come learn a practical psychology of Mental health. Contact Assumpta at 086-811 4135. Visit www.grow.ie. Info. line 1890 474 474.
LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
Laois Alzheimer’s are offering a week’s respite care to people who have a dementia diagnosis in Waterman’s Lodge Care Centre, Ballina/Killaloe, Co Tipperary. Their specialist overnight respite centre offers stimulation and activity to the person with dementia in a safe, friendly environment and respite from caring for the caregiver. You do not have to be availing of homecare services to apply. To access respite care please contact Ann on 057 866 3398/086 8372168. Places are limited, so get in touch with us.
For any information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on 057 866 3398/086 8372168, Home-care Coordinator 47 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois R32 VRX8. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please support local teenager Thomas Weight who will be doing a Sky dive on behalf of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland.
You can sponsor him by debit/credit card or by bank deposit using the link below.
You can also Text2Donate message is YSPI SFL5480 to 50300 to make a €4 donation to his skydive campaign. He will also have sponsor cards for offline donations