Around Portarlington Way
Senior Citizens bingo every Tuesday night @ 8.30pm at the Portarlington Social Services, Link Rd. Lovely social night for all.
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.
Portarlington Friends together meet every Tuesday & Friday in the Scouts Den Main St from 2.30-5pm. Everyone welcome.
Come on down and have a cuppa and meet new people, and have a chat & a laugh.
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.
Deepest Sympathy to the family & parishioners of Very Rev John (Jack) Walsh, Rath Ballybrittas & Emo who passed away on Saturday February 1. Fr Jack will be sadly missed by his brother Thos, his loyal carer Margot, sister in law Hannah, nieces, Bishop Nulty, priests of the Kildare & Leighlin Diocese, former parishioners, cousins, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday February 4 in St Paul’s Church Emo, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Fr Jack rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Des Copeland, Emo Park who passed away on Tuesday February 11. Des was predeceased by his son Frank. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Anne, daughter Aine, son in law Dougie, daughter in law Miriam, granddaughter Laura, his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday February 13 in St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Des rest in Peace.
ARLINGTON SOCCER CLUB
Lotto results Letters drawn- M- H- V- T. No winner of Jackpot. €25 to each of the following- Tianna, Liz & Prya / Paul Kelly. Seller’s prize-Liz Waldron. Next draw will take place on 18th February 18 in the Barrow Lodge. Jackpot 10,000.
Children’s Art Therapy Workshop-Aisling Brennan will lead the children through this lovely workshop on Wednesday February 19 at 4:30pm. Suitable for Ages 8-12. Free event, but booking is essential. Call 057- 8643751 for more information and to book a place.
Midterm Events-Thursday February 20 from 11am-11.30am. Story cuddle (6mths – 3 years). 12pm-12.45pm. Stories on Your Fingertips (3-6 yrs). 2.30pm-4.00pm.
Revolting Villains – Roald Dahl. Writing Workshop (7-12 yrs).
Free event but booking is essential. Call 057 8643751 for more information and to book a place.
PORT GAA NEWS
It’s that time of year again where we look for a big response with our main fundraiser of the year, the Laois Clubs Monster Draw with over €125000 in prizemoney to be won. There will be 4 monthly draws starting in March, with the last one in June. Tickets are €130 and are on sale from any committee member, and can be paid by in instalments of 4 x €32.50.
Bingo continues every Tuesday night in the GAA Centre at 8.30pm in McCann Park with up to €4,000 in prizemoney to be won.
Lotto-Laois Clubs Combined Lotto Results for February 6. Jackpot- €13,800. No winner of Jackpot. Numbers drawn- 9-11-19-34. €20 Winners- Michael Lawlor, Ella Foster, Brian Whelan & M Whelehan. Next week’s Jackpot- €14, 000.
We have gone live with our Lotto and it 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.
RUN AROUND THE CLOCK
The 5K fun run and walk is rescheduled for Sunday March 1 at 11am. Registration from 10am. Entry fee €10, U16s -€5. All are welcome. Run starts at McCann Park Portarlington GAA. Contact 087 673 6170 for more information.