On Friday morning Niamh Coss, Sinead Ryan and Ciara Ward visited St Josephs NS and Kiladooley with the Leinster U14 championship cup that they won playing for Laois ladies. They spoke about the matches they played and answered questions from the pupils. This is the first time that Leinster medals have been won by players from the club. The girls were accompanied by club trainers Paddy, Fiona and Siobhan. Thanks to the staff and pupils of both schools for welcoming the girls.


The annual Social Services outing will take place on Wednesday July 11 to Glenstal Abbey and Limerick. All senior citizens in the parish are welcome. Please give names to any member of the Social Services committee.


The annual Social Services church gate collection will be taken up at all churches in the parish on Saturday and Sunday July 7 and 8. Please give generously. Proceeds from the collection goes towards funding some of the work done by the committee, including meals on wheels, laundry, chiropody, outings, parties and hospital visitations.


Many thanks to all who supported and helped out at the coffee morning held in Killasmeestia Community Centre on Tuesday June 19. It was a great success and all money raised has been forwarded to the Diabetes Centre, Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin.


The third draw in aid of Knockaroo Church Renovation Fund will take place on this Friday night June 29 at 7pm. All cards and money should be returned to the sacristy on Wednesday night between 7 and 8pm.


A social will take place in the Citeau Hall, Roscrea on Friday night June 29. Music will be provided by Brian McDermott and dancing will be from 9.30pm to 12.30pm. Supper will be served and admission is €8. All are welcome.


The results of last week’s Progressive 25 Drive in the O’Brien Hall were as follows: 1st John and Catherine Dalton, Neil Maher and Anna Costigan, 2nd Tom Quigley and Tim Tierney, Lar and Stasia Maher, Sean and Anna Bourke, Raffle winners were Paddy Dunphy, Tom Ryan and Stasia Maher.

The Progressive 25 Drive will continue next Thursday night in the O’Brien Hall at 9pm.


The Laois Inter Community Litter Challenge begins this week. This year the competition will operate on a knockout basis with two towns, two large villages and two small villages being judged against each other. The town/village with the highest score will progress to the next round. Every town/village will be judged once, however half of them will be knocked out in the first round and only those who progress will be judged again. This will continue until the final winner is announced.

Everybody in Borris in Ossory and Killasmeestia is being asked to keep the place clean and tidy. The weekly sweep up has begun and takes place each Tuesday at 7pm. Dog owners are asked to clean up after their dogs.


Fr Robinson PP is organising a trip to the Holy Land for ten days in June next year. Parishioners who would like to save for this once in a life time trip may contact the Credit Union in Roscrea where special arrangements are being put in place to facilitate those wishing to save for the trip.


The cemetery mass in Skeirke Cemetery will take place on this Thursday June 28 at 7.30pm.


The cemetery mass and blessing of graves in Kyle Cemetery will now also take place on Thursday evening June 28 at the earlier time of 7pm. Please note the change of date and time.


A course of photography classes and art classes will take place in Ballaghmore Hall in the near future. Anyone interested should give their name to Phelans Postpoint, Ballaghmore, phone 0505 41161.


The annual road run will take place in Ballaghmore on Friday July 1 starting at 12pm from Kyle GAA clubhouse. They are hoping to make this event a regular date on the calendar and are encouraging everyone to get involved, runners, walkers, cyclists etc. There are trophies in each category and registration is €10. All monies raised is for the upkeep of the pitch in Ballaghmore and this in turn benefits all the juvenile teams from the surrounding parishes that can avail of the facilities. Most importantly, you get to see the sights of Ballaghmore in all its glory on the day {weather permitting}. Looking forward to seeing you all on July 1.


Sympathy is extended to Mrs Breda Tynan, Rockview, Borris in Ossory on the death of her sister, the late Mrs Maureen Mahon (née O’Byrne), Ballycommon, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Her death took place on Monday June 18 and her remains reposed at her home until removal on Tuesday to the Church of Saints Francis and Brigid, Ballycommon. Following requiem mass on Wednesday burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.

The late Maureen is deeply regretted by her family Chris (an Spidéal) Don (Dublin), Mary (Kilkenny), Frances (Dublin), Geraldine, Patricia and James, brother Fr Paddy O’Byrne (Daingean), sisters Brid, Bernadette and Agatha, son-in-law Mairtín, daughter-in-law Thérèse, grandchildren Eoin, Cathal, Conor, Denis and Jennifer, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.