Around Portarlington Way

Around Portarlington Way


Senior Citizens bingo every Wednesday night @ 8.30pm at the Portarlington Social Services, Link Rd. Lovely social night for all.


The 2020 Pilgrimage will take place from August 7 for 7 nights. Full board at the Solitude Hotel. For booking & details contact Marie at 087 7589896 / Vera at 087 9311813 or any member of the Committee.

Ossory Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015. Pic courtesy of

Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2015. Pic courtesy of


Foróige is looking for adult volunteers to support them in their work. If you have a skill to share or are passionate about working with young people. 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, or fill in your details via the link here and Rosie/Maria will get in touch with you  directly.



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.

St. Michaels AC's Anthony Mulpeter crossing the finish line! Photo courtesy of St. Michael's AC.

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The February cash draw winners at the Portarlington Credit Union were-€10,000- Oonagh Mc Evoy. €2,000 each Denise Guckivan & Barry Mulhall. €1,000 each Agnes Fenlon & Tommy Weldon. €500 each Una Mc Keagney, Conor Dunne, Alexandra Zabra, Mary Foy,
Mary Donnellann, Elaine Connolly & Pauline Mc Evoy. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.



Deepest Sympathy to the family of Tom Gorman, Lea Road & formerly Acragar Mountmellick who passed away on Saturday February 15. Tom will be sadly missed by his loving wife Madge, son John, daughter Mairead, sister Maura Lawlor (Patrick’s Ave), his extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Monday February 17 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Tom rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to the family of Ambrose Doyle, Gracefield & formerly Naas who passed away on Tuesday February 18. Ambrose will be sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, extended family, neighbours & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Thursday February 20 in St Michael’s Church with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Ambrose rest in Peace.



Deepest Sympathy to the family of Philomena (Phil) Butler (nee Hyde), Pine Villa & formerly Station Road who passed away on Thursday February 20. Phil was predeceased by her husband John & son Paul. Phil will be sadly missed by her daughter Lisa, grandchildren Mikey & Tara, their father Michael, Lisa’s partner Ronan, brothers, sisters, extended family & friends. Requiem Mass took place on Saturday February 22 in St Michael’s Church, with burial after in St Michael’s Cemetery. May Phil’s gentle soul rest in Peace.



Laois All Counties Draw-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 in instalments of 4 x €32.50.

Bingo-Bingo takes place every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in the GAA Centre, McCann Pk with up to €4000 in prizemoney to be won.
Lotto-Laois Clubs Combined Lotto Results for February 13. Jackpot-€14,000. No winner of Jackpot. Numbers drawn 03-13-15-25. €20 winners Pat C/O Burbage’s & Mary & Bernie. Next week’s jackpot €14,200.

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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.



The Club are looking to add to their girl’s squad. Training every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm in the Portarlington Community Centre. Players both experienced and new to football are very welcome. Players must be born in 2004 or 2005. If you are from Portarlington or the surrounding area you are more than welcome to come training. If you have any goalkeeping experience, we would love you to call out.

Arlington AFC's side pictured before edging out Portlaoise visitors Dynamo Town by the odd goal in five in the sides' captivating Over-35 League encounter

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It’s never too late to try something new and never too late to return to something you once loved. There are countless benefits to girls playing sport through teenage years including exam years.