CHARITY WHIST DRIVES
Louise would like to thank all the whist players who supported the charity whist drives in Raheen during the summer. €2000 was raised for Fr Brian and Fr Eddie who greatly appreciate all your support for their good work with the poor. Also thanks to helpers at the whist, to the Red Cross, to sponsors of the raffle prizes and also to people who sent donations. Thanks very much for your generosity.
ST FINTAN’S GAELS
Orders are now being taken for the new St. Fintan’s Gaels gear – tracksuits, training tops, gear bags and replica jersey’s. For further information phone Martina on 087 6550176, Louise on 087 6598381 or Seamus on 087 3140284.
Winning Numbers: 1, 2, 5. No winner. 4x €20: Aisling Hegarty, Matt Meaney, Fint Bowe & Dermot McGill. This week’s jackpot: €900.
Top score: Nancy Kehoe & A. Bailey. First lady: Bernie Cahill. Second lady: Mary McCabe & Nan Mulhall. First gent: Michael O’Sullivan. Second gent: Michael Kelly & PJ Cahill. First half: Sheila Fogarty. Second half: Andy Doogue. Raffle: A. Bailey, Tom Lalor, Doreen Mulhall, PJ Cahill, Rose Cunningham & Catherine Galvin.
Top score: Louise Kavanagh. First lady: Teresa Mulhare. Second lady: Lizzie Hearns. First gent: Billy Carter. Second gent: Sean Kennedy. First quarter: Nancy Kehoe. Second quarter: Bernie Cahill. Third quarter: Kathleen Kavanagh. Fourth quarter: Sadie Delaney. Best of 3: Doireann Tierney & Cillian Tierney. Juvenile: Damien Carter. Raffle: Mary Fennelly, Bernie Cahill & Nancy Kehoe.
SCÓR NA NÓG
Scór na nÓg contestants must be born in 1995 or later i.e. under 17. This year’s competition is fixed for 3 November in Timahoe. Winners go on to represent Laois at the Leinster competitions. Categories include: figure dancing, solo song, instrumental music, recitation, ballad group, novelty act, quiz and set dancing. Anyone interested in representing Colt or St. Fintan’s Gaels in any of these categories please contact Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick on 087 9614235.
LAOIS OPEN DOOR THEATRE
Laois Open Door Theatre present Keane and Scream a tribute to John B Keane and other sinners. Playing Abbeyleix Manor Hotel on Friday 2 November, Rathdowney Saturday 3 November and Parochial House Portlaoise on Sunday 4 November at 8 pm nightly. Admission €5. Enquiries to 087 9614235.
Dancing in aid of Abbeyleix Lions Club continues every Thursday night in Abbeyleix Golf Club. Music this week by Checkers. Dancing from 9.30 – 12.30. Admission €8. Tea & coffee served on the night.