Congratulations to Camross Camogie girls who did the Parish proud in the recent All-Ireland Feile competition in Derry. After sweeping past all opposition en-route to the final but their form deserted them and once again had to settle for silver medals but it was still a wonderful occasion and they can now look forward to the forthcoming Laois championship in the coming weeks.

Well done to their mentors and the club would like to extend their appreciation to all who sponsored them on this prestigious occasion again.


Camross senior hurlers maintained their challenge for league honours, for more see GAA Digest in Sport.

On Thursday last the intermediate team completed their league campaign with a comfortable victory over Mountmellick.

Best of luck to all the teams from the club who begin their Championship campaigns in the coming weeks.

Cemetery Mass

Just a reminder the annual Cemetery Mass in Camross cemetery will be celebrated on Friday August 7th commencing at 8 pm.

Parish social

The Camross Parish social and dance will be held in the Parish centre on Saturday next July 4th with music by Tony Nugent and Gerry Farrell with supper included, dancing is from nine thirty to twelve thirty and a greats night entertainment is assured

Lotto draw

22/06/15 jackpot €5300 winning numbers 02 24 08 22 no winner €75 Kilmartin family Longford €30 Mary Phelan Whitefield’s € €30 Donal Moore Cardtown €30 Liz Burke Clonin €30 Lourda Bannon Rossnacreena €30 Diarmuid Scott Dublin Promoters €40 Ciaran Moore €20 Lourda Bannon €20 Kathleen Lalor €20 Jim Wynne €20 Violet Carroll House prize Joan Dunphy Next weeks jackpot €5450 next draw 29/06/15

Whist Results

22/06/2015 Top score: Joe Dooley 142, 1st Gent: Nora Doran 140, 2nd Gent: Jimmy Ryan 132. 1st Lady: Mai Conroy 141, 2nd Lady: Cissie Collier 138. 1st QTR: Katie Bennett, M. Scully 36 (TIE). 2nd QTR: Elizabeth Cooper 38. 3rd QTR: Tom Gowing 41. 4th QTR Billy Jackson 41. Raffle (22/06/2015)

1. Billy Jackson.

Community Alert - CCTV Update

The current situation with the community CCTV scheme is as follows; 7 sites have been selected. 2 sites in Camross Village, 2 sites in Coolrain Village, 2 sites in Killenure, and one site in Roundwood.

These sites have been chosen for various reasons after consultation with Laois Co. Council and An Garda Siochana.

We hope to submit plans, seeking permission to install the cameras, to Laois County Council, in the next couple of weeks. Laois Co. Council will give us their decision within 4 weeks of receipt of the application. We will then apply to An Garda Siochana for the final permission required to commence installation. We are told that this application will take at least 8 weeks to process. Installation will take place immediately upon receipt of all permissions.

We appreciate that this process is protracted but we are trying to speed it up as best we can. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Eileen Kennedy RIP

The death took place on Friday June 12 of Eileen Kennedy (nee Kennedy) of Laraghbryan, Maynooth County Kildare and formerly of Freshford County Kilkenny and Cappinarrow Camross.

The late Mrs Kennedy and her late husband Colm farmed in Cappinarrow and their twelve children attended Camross School during their stay in the Parish where they were very popular with neighbours and fellow parishioners.

Having reposed at Reilly’s funeral home Maynooth the remains were taken to St Mary’s Church Maynooth, which was packed to over flowing for Requiem Mass celebrated by the PP Of Maynooth and joined by Rev Fr Martin Delaney PP Rathdowney, on Monday morning and burial followed to Laraghbryan Cemetery

She is mourned by her fourteen children Sean Colm, Padraig, Seamus, Peter, Frank, Gerard, Eugene, Joe, Lila, Mary, (Anna who was a twin to Colm), Margaret and Angela, grandchildren relatives, and friends in Freshford Cappinarrow and Maynooth May Eileen rest in peace.