Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
All the news from Emo, Killenard and Portarlington
Trilogy Triathlon Club have an upcoming event at Derryounce Lakes & Trails, only 2KM outside Portarlington on July 30. This is to give juniors an opportunity to experience the sport of Triathlon and aim to hold a fun, engaging environment for all junior abilities from Tots ‘splash and dash’ to competitive Teens. Each race will be finished before the next one starts. Each competitor will need a One-Day-Membership to participate. Please note that ODM’s must be pre-purchased ahead of race day. Queries directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
RELAY FOR LIFE LAOIS
Have you 24 hours free to help Laois fight back against cancer, and to celebrate the survivors while honouring and remembering those who have lost their battle?
Relay For Life Laois are looking for Teams from all over the County to come together and join them on July 23 & 24 from 1pm to 1pm in Emo Court.
To set up a team all you need are some committed family/friends/colleagues to join you.
For more information on how to get involved contact their teams chair Gemma @ 087 930 2779 or Caroline @ 087 449 9903, who are waiting to answer any questions you may have.
PORTARLINGTON WOMEN’S SHED
Portarlington Women’s Shed meet every Thursday from 10:30am to 12.30pm. Located at Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre Bracklone St, Portarlington. Contact 087- 9111003 for more information.
Deepest Sympathy to Vera Tracey & family, Avondale estate on the death of Vera’s beloved sister Anne Hand (nee Mangan) Oldcastle, Co. Meath who passed away on Thursday June 16. Anne will be sadly missed by her loving husband Noel, sons John & Barry, daughter Sinead, brothers Eamon & Paddy, sister Vera (Tracey), grandchildren, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Monday June 20 at St Mary’s Church, Moylagh. May Anne’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Colin Menzies, Bracklone St & formerly Edinburgh, Scotland who passed away on Saturday June 18. Colin was predeceased by his loving wife Linda, 10 months ago. He will be sadly missed by his sons Grahame & Andrew, daughter Claire, stepson Adam, brother Neil, extended family, neighbours & friends. Family Cremation took place on Thursday June 23 at Mount Jerome Crematorium. May Colin rest in Peace.
|Deepest Sympathy to the family of Seamus Murphy formerly 52, St Brigid’s Sq who passed away in Newcastle, England. Seamus was son of the late Jim and May Murphy. He will be sadly missed by his wife Tina, daughter Anna, brothers Dermot, Joe & Aidan, sisters Teresa, Geraldine, Frances, Barbara & Brenda, extended family and friends. Cremation service for Seamus will take place in Newcastle. May Seamus rest in Peace.|
Deepest Sympathy to the family of John Kennedy, Church View & formerly Birr, Co. Offaly, who passed away on Thursday June 23. John will be sadly missed by his loving wife Edette, beloved sons Eoin & Rob & their partners Emer & Orla, sisters Aileen & Dorry, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Sunday June 26 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington, with burial at St Michael’s Cemetery. May John rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael Mulhare, Courtwood, Ballybrittas who passed away on Saturday June 25. Michael was predeceased by his parents Andy & Elizabeth Mulhare, brothers Andy & John. He will be sadly missed by his sisters Birdie (Deegan), Frances (Tierney) & Elizabeth (Mahoney), extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Tuesday June 28 at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Rath, with burial after at St John’s Cemetery Killenard. May Michael rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Danny Donoher, Bellgrove, Ballybrittas who passed away on Tuesday June 28. Danny was predeceased by his parents Daniel & Anne (Nan) Donoher & baby son Martin. He will be sadly missed by his partner Helen, daughters Natasha & Edel, son Gavin & their mother Anita, grandson Jack, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral Mass took place on Thursday June 30 at St John’s Church Killenard, with burial after in the adjoining Cemetery. May Danny rest in Peace.
Bingo Online-O’Dempsey’s online bingo continues every Friday night at 8pm. This will be online via Facebook or Zoom. Books are available in Dowling’s Gala, Killenard or online. See www.odempseysgfc.ie for further information.
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Thursday night. This week’s jackpot is €9,400. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Port GAA Clubs brand new website is now live…www.portarlingtongaa.ie.
Lotto results for June 27. Numbers drawn were 16-4-15-23. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Madeline Murphy, Robbie Keogh, Mary Dooley, Tom & Michelle & Kelly & Edel. Promoter prize-Mick Knight. Next week’s Jackpot-€2,600.
Tickets from your usual seller, also from Centra Shop, Gracefield, and Anthony Early’s Shop Gracefield, or alternatively you can now do it online if you follow the link below. https://smartlotto.ie/gracefield-gaa/.
Grand Canal Walk 2022
Gracefield GAA members, players, sponsors and supporters. The Club thank you all for your continued support throughout the year. The Grand Canal Walk is another opportunity for you to show your support once again to their club, and also to the County. They have 8 walkers in this year’s Grand Canal Walk which takes place on July 9. Josh, Craig, Ciaran, Donal, Paddy, Mark, John and Conor, who are all trying to raise funds for the club and County. (All funds raised are split 50:50 between Club and County)
If you would like to make a donation to one of the lads, the links for the online donation page are on their Facebook page. You can also contact the Club directly.