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Around Portarlington Way

Your latest news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington


Arlington AFC has teamed up with the FAI to host the UEFA Disney Playmakers Program in Portarlington. This free fun activity is for girls aged 5 to 8, as an introduction to football through play and storytelling. Learn to play the game through the magic of Disney’s Encanto. Sign up for free at this link-

Disney Playmakers will take place over 8 weeks for 1 hour per session at Portarlington Leisure Centre. The first session will be at 1.45pm on April 27. For further information, contact Phil by phone or text at 0868100657.

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Well done to Fintan Holohan from Bracknagh who is 87 years old & makes St Brigid’s crosses every year for St. Brigid’s Day. However, this year, with the help of his daughter in law Audrey, he decided to sell them and raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland. In doing so, he raised €1,000 for research and awareness. What a great achievement. Well done again to Fintan & Audrey.


St Conleth’s LGFC needs your help! Looking for volunteers to help with training for U6s and U8s. Saturdays at O’Dempsey’s club. No football experience needed. Your support is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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Kestrel’s Basketball Club are looking for new members in all age groups. They play in Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington. Also play competitive basketball in the Midlands Area Basketball league. Please contact head coach Louise Foster at 087 613 4057 or call down for training.


Deepest Sympathy to the family to the family of Sean Jackson, Killenard & formerly Ballyfermot, Dublin who passed away on Thursday March 21. Sean was predeceased by his parents Paddy & Rosie and sister Renee. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughters Karen and Adrienne, brother and sisters Kala, Gemma, Veronica, Fiona and Patrick, his former partner Loraine, grandchildren, great-grandson, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Monday March 25. May Sean rest in Peace.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family of Bernard (Jerry) Harvey, late of Kilmalogue Court & formerly of Lewisham, London and Derry City, who passed away peacefully at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise on March 21, & previously in the wonderful care of the staff of Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington. Bernard was predeceased by his parents George and Peggy. Deeply regretted by his loving brother George & sister Jean, brother-in-law Philip, sister-in-law Sue, niece, nephews and their families, relatives and friends. Funeral took place on Monday March 25. May Bernard rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Elizabeth (Lil) O’Connor (nee Kelly), Coolaghy Portarlington & formerly the Derries Ballybrittas, who passed away on Friday March 22. Lil was predeceased by her beloved husband Jeremiah (Jer) & her brothers Sean & Peter. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Anne, sons Patrick, Noel & Paul, brother Brendan, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Monday March 25. May Lil’s gentle soul rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to the family of Philip Lewis, the Heath Portlaoise & formerly Main St Portlaoise who passed away on Monday March 25. Philip will be sadly missed by his loving wife Peggy, daughters Anne & Irene, sons Philip, Michael, Sean, Padraig & Bernard, his 18 beloved grandchildren & 18 great-grandchildren, brothers Bernard, Wally & Joe, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Thursday March 28. May Philip rest in Peace.

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Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible. 

GRACEFIELD GAA-Lotto results for March 25. Numbers drawn were 27-11-23-5. No winner of Jackpot. €50 each to Ailish Ridgeway, Maria Storey, Liam Pierce, Mary Lalor & Eimear Lawless. Promoter’s prize-Joe McAteer. Next Jackpot-€12,600. 

O’DEMPSEY’S GFC NEWS-Lotto Results-Results for March 25. Numbers drawn:  4-15-28-29. No Jackpot Winner. Match 3 winner-Sarah, Sean & Conor Fitzpatrick (Eddie Fitzpatrick). Promoter Prize- Marie Fallon. Next Draw- Tuesday April 2, with a Jackpot of €6,000. Thanks for your support. 

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Club Clean Up
To support Clean up Laois Week, we are organising a “Clean Up” around O’Dempsey’s GFC grounds on Saturday, April 6. “Many hands make light work….”, so please contact Tommy on 0870946699 to get involved and help out on the day. Thanks in advance for your support with this great initiative.