The Stradbally Playground Committee are holding a Church Gate Collection next weekend, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January. All funds raised will go towards the provision of toilets at the playground in The Green, Stradbally and the upgrading of the playground equipment. The committee would greatly appreciate any donation or support given.
LATE JOHN BAMBRICK
The death occurred (unexpectedly) on January 12 of John Bambrick, Bawn, Stradbally. His remains were reposing at the Presentation Convent Chapel until removal to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Thursday evening and following 11am requiem mass on Friday morning, his remains were interred in Ballintubbert Cemetery. To his mother and father and his extended family we tender our deepest sympathy.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING
A meeting of the Stradbally Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Monday, January 28 commencing at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Hall. All concerned to attend and new faces welcome.
STRADBALLY FLOWER AND GARDEN CLUB
Stradbally Flower and Garden Club are planning to run a bus to the Showband Show in the Court Hotel, Tullamore on Thursday, February 7 and is open to members and non members.Anyone wishing to travel with them please give your name to Dorrie Moran 86 25217, Vera Donohue, 86 25273, or any member of the club. Concert tickets are €25. Also the first meeting of the club after the Christmas recess will be held on Tuesday January 23 in St. Joseph’s Hall commencing at 8pm.
Phase 1 of Laois Community Games is now fixed for 2013. Any Stradbally area children wishing to compete in any of the following team events should contact Claire O Neill @086/0519860.
Panels for 21st of January - Badminton U15 5 boys + 3 girls, panel of 10, Chess U12/16 5 boys + 3 girls panel of 10, Draughts U10/12/14 boys/girls panel of 7, Hand Ball [One Wall] U13/15 boys/girls panel of 6. Indoor Soccer boys + girls U13/15, panel of 8. Table Tennis boys + girls U13 panel of 5.
Any parent or coach willing to help out are most welcome to do so. It would be great to have as many teams as possible to enter. The winter programme is really suitable for children who do not enjoy traditional track and field, athletics in individual form and prefer to be part of a team effort.
Phase 2 for February - Art U10/12/14/16 boys + girls, cross country U13/mixed, distance relay,1200mtrs, 5 boys + 5 girls, duathlon, modelmaking u/10/12/14 and 16, rugby mini boys/girls u/11 panel 12, tag U11 mixed boys/girls panel 12 and tag U14 mixed panel 12. Also table quiz U14 boys/girls or mixed.
CONGRATS TO TIMAHOE SCHOOL
Heartiest congratulations to Timahoe School on receiving an award on ‘Environment’l at the RDS recently. Well done indeed from all in the parish.
Notice to all players. The club will be running a New Year Tournament, so please contact Tom at 087-2976804. The club would like to wish all supporters of the club a balated happy new year. Thanks to the Picnic Committee for their help again this year which is much appreciated by the club and a big thank you to Fr. Jim O’Connell
for his ongoing help to the club.
OIL PAINTING FOR ADULTS
Oil Painting for adults with artist Gemma Guihan at the Arthouse, Stradbally starting on Wednesday, February 13l and running for six weeks. Morning course 11am-1pm. Evening course 7pm-9pm. Limited places
available and the fee is €120. Phone 0578641740 Arthouse or Laois County Council 057 8674342/3.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Laois GAA Club Members Draw and your support for Stradbally GAA Club would be greatly appreciated. There are four draws beginning March 1 and the first prize is €10,000 in each draw. Tickets are €130 each and can be purchased from any committee member. Also the club membership for the year is €20, please contact Alan Hartnett 085-1679521 to arrange payment.
LAOIS FLEADH 2013
Pencil into your social calender that the Laois Fleadh 2013 will be held in Ratheniska and Stradbally on June 2. The committee would very much welcome any suggestions, ideas or volunteers to help to make this a great event. For more information contact Michael 087 9933162.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
First Holy Communion will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and in St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Confirmation will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart,
Stradbally on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and in St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, March 2.
BUS TO CLONFERT
Bus to Clonfert for a day of prayer and healing leaving Stradbally at8.30am on Saturday, January 26. Phone Eileen 0598625215/25902. Booking is essential.
Stradbally Youth Theatre meet weekly in St Patricks Hall, Stradbally on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm for ages 12 upwards starting on Sat 19th January. Contact Siobhan on 086 3300943 for more info.