It was a mixed weekend for Camross GAA club, on Saturday evening the senior hurlers just got the better of Clough-Ballacolla in the opening round of the senior hurling championship and as result of their victory they have been drawn to play Ballinakill in the quarter final and that game is scheduled to take place on Sunday August 16th in O’Moore Park Portlaoise.

On Sunday morning the intermediate team drew with the Harps. The junior B team lost out to Borris-Kilcotton in the re fixed first round and the junior C team lost out to Castletown. The junior footballers defeated Timahoe qualified for the semi-final against Killeshin on Thursday August 6th. The seniors are scheduled to play Clough-Ballacolla in the league final some time this week in O’Moore Park please check sports fixtures in local papers or check Laois GAA website.

Parish Social

The Camross parish social will take place in the Parish centre on next Saturday night August 1st with music supplied by Glen Flynn commencing at 9-30 and ending at 12-30pm, admission including supper is seven Euros.

Cemetery Mass

The annual cemetery Mass in St Fergals cemetery Camross on next Friday week August 8th commencing at eight o’clock weather permitting if not Mass will be celebrated in the Parish Church.

Camross Golf Classic

Camross Annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday 14th August in Mountrath Golf Club. There is limited availability for tee times on Saturday 15th August. Teams of four cost €100.00. (€25.00 per person) Tee Boxes can be sponsored for €50, and Greens for €100 Prizes for golfers and non Golfers.

Fas Race Night

Camross branch of Fas are holding their annual fund raising race night in the Village Inn Camross on Saturday August 8th The usual format applies and in the coming weeks members of the Fas organisation who have the Village looking so well, they will be knocking on doors through out the Parish seeking your support.Please support this very worthy cause.

Whist Results

20/07/2015 Top score: Tom Gowing, 1st Gent: Billy Jackson, 2nd Gent: Michael Kennedy, Michael Kelly, 1st Lady: Kathleen Kennedy, 2nd Lady: Noreen NiLeighin. 1st QTR: Sadie Delaney. 2nd QTR: Michael Scully. 3rd QTR: Frank McGlynn. 4th QTR: Bridie Kavanagh. Raffle (20/07/2015)1. J Grehan, 2. Mary Gowing, 3. Joe Dooley, 4. Sadie Delaney. 5. Mary Doheny

Free Ticket: Tom Gowing

Lotto Results

20/07/15 Lotto Numbers: 28-12-11-23 (No winner). €75 Teresa Keenan Cardtown. €30

Mortimer Girls Mountrath, €30 Leslie Sythes Clonin, €30 J.J Kennedy Lacca, €30 Pat Delaney Ballinrally, €30 Pat Delaney Ballinrally. Promoters: €40 Kathleen Lalor, €20 Molly Delaney. €20 Sean Bergin, €20 Eileen Gaughan, €20 Peadar Phelan, House Prize: €20 Joan Dunphy. Next Week’s Jackpot €5,900. Next Draw: 27th July 2015.


Lusekelo School of Computing, Malawi, Fundraising BBQ in Camross Village Sunday 23rd August from 2pm-6pm. Swingtime dancing with music by Papa Zitas Motwon Big Band, “Heavenward” Art Exhibition and Bric-aBrac/book sale. All proceeds will go towards the refurbishment of the school giving vulnerable young people the opportunity to get a reputable qualification at an affordable cost. All donations for the book and bric-a-brac sale would be greatly appreciated. Please RSVP To or (087) 9526412 so as to give an idea of numbers for catering.


The community extend deepest sympathy to the Fitzpatrick family Trumera Cross Mountrath on the sudden and untimely death of Lorcan aged 22 who died suddenly on Tuesday July 2. Lorcan died at the Midlands regional Hospital Portlaoise and reposed at home on Wednesday where recital of the rosary took place.

On Thursday morning the remains were removed to St Fintan’s Church Mountrath for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in St Fintan’s cemetery. Chief mourners are his parents Joe and Ita, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, neighbours and friends May he rest in peace.