Latest Laois News: Around Portarlington Way
Your latest news from Emo, Killenard & Portarlington
Sandylane National School Portarlington are taking enrolments for Junior Infants for next September. For more information contact 0578643281. Closing date January 31.
Keep March 5 free on your calendar!! Portarlington Lions Club will be running its first ever tractor run. All details will be announced soon.
Portarlington Concert Band meets every week for children & adults. If you are interested please contact Pat Donegan on 0838510428 for more information.
Children’s Ballroom & Latin Dance at the Portarlington Community Centre. Started back on last Tuesday January 17 at 6pm. Learn how to waltz, cha cha, jive and much more!! To book your place call Lisa on 085 7416886. Also, Adult Dance Classes. Learn how do Waltz, Tango and much more. Also, starting back on Tuesday January 17 at 7pm. To book your place call Lisa on 085 7416886.
Portarlington Rugby club U7s team is all about fun, fitness and learning the values that come with being part of a team. Why not come along on Saturday’s at 10am and join in to see if your son or daughter enjoy it.
At Minis we also have girls U8s, U10s and U12s teams as well as boy’s teams at U8s, U9s, U10s, U11s and U12s. If you have any questions you can contact the Club.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Paul Carroll who passed away suddenly in London on Wednesday January 11. Paul was originally from Clonanny Portarlington & had lived in London for many years. He was predeceased by his father Michael. He will be sadly missed by his mother Eileen, sisters Geraldine, Deirdre (Cotter) and Aileen (Doyle) brother Billy, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Funeral took place on Saturday January 21 at St John’s Church Killenard. May Paul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Teresa Ryan (nee McEvoy), Woodbrook Portarlington & formerly Portlaoise who passed away on Friday January 13. Teresa will be sadly missed by her loving husband Barry, children Katie, Paidi & Hannah, parents Pat & Frances, brothers Patrick & Sean, sister Claire, extended family & friends. Funeral took place on Monday January 16 at St Paul’s Church Emo. May Teresa’s gentle soul rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Patrick Bradshaw, Peamount & formerly Lea, Portarlington who passed away on Sunday January 15. Patrick was predeceased by his parents Patrick & Teresa & his brother Kevin. He will be sadly missed by his brothers Hugh, Noel & Michael, sisters Mary, Bernadette & Teresa, nieces Fiona & Nicola, nephew Brian, sister in law Mae, extended family & staff & fellow residents at Peamount. Funeral took place on Wednesday January 18 at St Michael’s Church Portarlington. May Patrick rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Martin ( Murt) O’Leary Cloneygowan, Co. Offaly who passed away on Tuesday January 17. Murt was predeceased by his parents Tim & Kathleen, brother Andrew & step father Con Dempsey.
He will be sadly missed by his extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral took place on Thursday January 19 at St Mary’s Church, Raheen. May Martin rest in Peace.
Deepest Sympathy to the family of Michael Dunne , Cushina Portarlington who passed away on Tuesday January 17th. Michael was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (nee Slattery), his sister Betty and grandson Kieran. He will be sadly missed by his partner Claire (Carey), son Michael & daughter Michelle, stepchildren David & Karen, Claires children Ash & Tommy, daughter in laws Donna & Martina, son in law Shane, grandchildren Sally, Daniel, Megan, Mark & Alex, brothers Paddy, Jimmy, Gerry & Brian, sister Maura Anne, extended family, neighbours & friends. Funeral arrangements on the link attached. May Michael rest in Peace.
A big well done to 13 year old Cillín Hoey, Droughill Portarlington who has been selected as the national Juvenile 2022 star award winner for Laois by athletics Ireland. This selection was made following his fantastic performances in 2022, winning 4 National titles and a Bronze all Ireland medal. Cillín will receive his award at the regional indoor Championships.
What a great achievement. Be very proud Cillín.
Bingo at Port GAA Centre every Tuesday night at 8pm. Over €3,000 in prize money to be won. Free parking and wheelchair accessible.
Healthy Walking– After their fantastic performance last year, the Club are hoping to do even better this year. The 1st group walk started on Thursday January 12 & will continue every Thursday night at 6:30pm at McCann Park Portarlington. Good luck everyone.
To participate, just download the Irish Life Every Step Counts app and get walking.
App can be downloaded here – https://mylife.irishlife.ie/home & Here – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
PORT GAA NEWS
LOTTO-Laois Clubs combined Lotto draw takes place as usual, every Tuesday night. Next week’s Jackpot is €5,200. Tickets can be bought from club members or online via www.play.clubforce.com.
Lotto results for January 16. Numbers drawn were 15-22-28-16. No Jackpot winner. €50 each to Charlie Evans, Marian Bryan, Joe Murphy, Paul Allen & Gabby Slattery. Next week’s Jackpot-€4,800.
Healthy Club-This year Gracefield GAA Healthy Club has started and is part of the Ireland Lights Up Challenge. The Club would love to see as many people as possible of all ages join them in this steps challenge. The goal is to walk 4,000km as a group effort. Download the Mylife app from Irish life, join the challenge, choose Leinster and then choose Gracefield. Gracefield’s Healthy club will meet once a week as a group. Every step during the week counts. We can reach our goal as a community.