Ballybrittas News

Ballybrittas News

Ballybrittas Walks

Laois Sports Partnership/Ballybrittas Walks – will meet again – Tuesday 9th February 2016 @ 9.30am at Rathadaire Church (beside the motorway bridge) near Ballybrittas for a 40-minute walk approximately. For Ballybrittas Walks on Facebook click here.

Ballybrittas ‘Blast from the Past’ 

Rathdaire Church,Ballybrittas, is also referred to as the “Lump of Gold” as no expense was spared in its building. Built by Cornelia Adair in memory of her husband George “Black Jack” Adair in 1887. Cornelia died in 1921, and her ashes rest in the church which she built. For more amazing facts about the people and history of Laois click on the Rock of Dunamase page here.

History of Rathdaire Church

History of Rathdaire Church

Courtwood GAA


Last week’s lotto result.

Jackpot: €11,600

No jackpot winner.

Numbers; 8, 20, 24, 35

Next jackpot: €11,800

Thanks to all those who supported last week’s draw. Lotto jackpot this Thursday night is a massive €11,800 – don’t miss out on your chance to win – tickets available in Donoher’s Service Station, Ballybrittas and The Final Furlong, Ballybrittas.
Support your local club and be in with a chance to win!


Our club was greatly saddened on the passing recently of Liam Tynan of Fisherstown.
Liam was only very recently returned to the position of Vice-President of our club at our AGM. He was a long time committee member of our club and served as a very diligent club treasurer in the 1980’s. Liam was also a selector on junior and intermediate championship winning teams in 1986 and 1987 and also with Courtwood/Emo under 21 championship winning teams in 1989 and 1990.
He played his football with the old Jamestown club and with Annanough and was involved with their most successful periods in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Our sympathies are extended to Liam’s wife Mae, daughters Elizabeth and Geraldine, brother Denis and all Liam’s family.
As a mark of respect, the club formed a guard of honour for Liam’s removal to Rath church last Saturday week.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

The club has lost a great servant.

The club has lost a great servant.

The sympathy of all in the club is also extended to the Hogan family, Bellgrove on the recent passing of Elizabeth Prior, Morette.

Elizabeth’s grandson Conor, is a prominent member of our club’s intermediate team and our thoughts are with all the family at this time.

Laois GAA County Board Draw

Tickets for the 2016 Laois GAA All County Clubs Members Draw are now available. Along with our weekly Lotto, this is our sole fund-raising draw each year and we would hope that all our members and supporters would give us their support and assistance by purchasing at least a part share of a ticket, if not more if they feel they wish to.

Only tickets bought from Courtwood GAA club will see your money going back to help out in the day to day running of our club, so please, ensure you buy your ticket from Courtwood GAA club members only.

There are four draws with over €100,000 in prizes including a first prize of €10,000 each month. Tickets are €130 and can be paid off monthly, can be shared or paid off in instalments by direct debit.

Again, we thank you as always for your kind and generous support.


The 2016 Laois GAA Draft Fixture Schedule has been released.
A few dates for your diary;
Saturday 5 March – first football Division 2 league game v Graiguecullen (away)
Saturday 19 March – first football Division 5 league game v Clonaslee St Manmans (home)
Thursday 21 July – first Junior C football championship game
Thursday 4 August – first Intermediate football championship game


Laois senior Scór finals are on this Friday night 12th February in Mountrath Community Hall at 8pm.

Our club are taking part in Recitation, Stage Presentation, Solo Singing, Ballad Group and Question Time. Our participants would love your support and a there’s great nights entertainment to be had.


Courtwood GAA club membership for the year 2016 is now open. The rates are; Adult (player): €30, Adult (non-player): €20, Family: €35, Student/Under 18: €5, OAP: €10. Please contact treasurer Damien Behan on 085 7881916 or registrar Declan Wilson on 086 3481866 to renew your membership or join the club.