Mountmellick Soccer Club is holding their deferred race night on Friday June 21 in Moloney’s Gaelic Bar. Horses (€20) can be bought from any of our committee or by contacting Michael Davis on 087 6178821.
The Rock GAA Club in conjunction with Ballyfin AC is holding a 5 mile road race and 2 mile walk on Sunday June 23 at 11am with registration from 10am. Parking, changing rooms, shower facilities and post race refreshments will be available. Fully AAI permit approved and measured. Prizes will be given for 1st 2nd and 3rd men and women and there will be spot prizes in the clubhouse afterwards. Race Entry fee: adults €15, u18s €10. Two mile walk entry fee: adults €10, u18s €5, children u12 Free. Those who wish to complete online registration may use this link: https://www.activeglobal.com/running/mountmellick-ireland/the-rock-g-a-a-club-5-mile-run-2013.
The Barrow Rise Pastoral Area (Clonaslee, Killeigh, Mountmellick and Rosenallis parishes) are celebrating an ecumenical ceremony of prayer on Sunday June 23 at 7pm. The following is the outline of the ceremony: assembly on Killeigh village green, introduction to historical religious sites in the four parishes, prayer and reflection, introduction to the cloister of the old monastery, scripture and prayer at the Church of Ireland and a walk to St Patrick’s Church where there will be Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome. Parking will be available in the Catholic Church grounds.
The knitting club meets on Tuesday mornings in the library from 10.30am to noon. Come along for a chat and a cuppa. New members are welcome.
Anyone wishing to join Mountmellick & District Game Preservation Association & Gun Club is asked to contact chairperson Stephen Lynch 087 9769595 or secretary Paul O’Shea 086 3201579.
The High Nelly cycle challenge for Laois Hospice will arrive in Mountmellick at lunchtime on day 2 of their cycle round Laois on Thursday June 13. All are welcome along to meet them and enjoy some music and song at The Coffee Pot at the shopping centre. They will continue on to Camross after lunch. Anyone wishing to cycle should contact Liam Ashe 085 1409132.
St Mary’s Hall Clonaghadoo formally Clonaghadoo School (1912-1973) is celebrating its centenary on Sunday June 16 at 2pm in Clonaghadoo Hall. All past pupils are invited to join in this wonderful celebration.
Wednesday June 12: group meeting in MDA. Wednesday June 19 at 10.30am: walking group. Wednesday June 26: group meeting in MDA. Weekly activities in June: Mondays, Boccia in the Macra hall. Tuesdays aqua aerobics in Portlaoise leisure centre at noon, with the free bus leaving MDA at 11.15am. Thursday’s music and song in St Vincent’s Hospital from 2pm to 4pm. Dancing and art classes have stopped for summertime. New members are welcome to join the club at any time throughout the year.
Final payments now requested for Lourdes. Names and deposits for Rome /Assisi now being taken. Contact Eleanor at 087 7670915.
Mountmellick Comhaltas will be taking part in the ‘Love Music’ initiative and will play in the library on Friday June 21.
Senior and Junior football is on Wednesday and Friday nights. Hurling training is on Saturday evenings. Juveniles: u8 & u10 hurling Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. U12 hurling Mondays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. U6, u8 & u10 football on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm. For fixtures & matches please see sports section. Rounders for 4th, 5th & 6th class children is on Saturdays from 11am to 12.30pm.
Juvenile: u8, u10, u12 & u14 football Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7pm. For fixtures and matches please see sports section.
Training for u8, u10 & u12 Saturdays at 10am in Mountmellick.
May 29. Community care: top score S Langton. Ladies 1 Sr Madeline. 2 M Gowing & B Langton. Gents 1& 2 P Dowling & S Duff. Halves ladies 1 Sr Rosarii. 2 A Walsh. Halves gents 1 C Thompson, J Harrison & J Delaney. 2 S Wilkinson. Lowest score B Fitzpatrick. Hatcher B Hogan. Raffle T Gowing, B O’Brien, J O’Shea, T Delaney & U Curran. May 30 Old School Whist: top score K Kavanagh. Ladies 1 A Walsh. 2 R Cole. Gents 1 T Gowing. 2 H Kelly. Halves 1 B O’Brien. 2 P Dowling. Best of three B Kennedy. Hatcher D Kelly.
May 29. Numbers drawn 6, 11, 28 & 31. Match 3 (€84) P Lindley.
There was much regret at the death of Con Cunningham of Derryguile on Wednesday May 29 in Alicante, Spain. Remains reposed at his home on Wednesday June 5 until removal to St Joseph’s Church. Requiem Mass was celebrated at 11am on Thursday with burial afterwards to St Joseph’s cemetery. Con will be most fondly remembered by all who knew him. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to Con’s sister Lily (Peake), his brothers Fr PJ and Larry, family, relatives, neighbours and friends on their bereavement.
Youth Advocate Programmes (YAP) Ireland is holding a fundraising walk at Glenbarrow on Friday June 21. There will be 2 routes, a 2 mile or 4 mile, entry cost €10 (t-shirt included), family €15. Registration will be held at Glenbarrow car park at 7.30pm. For more information please call Aengus on 087 7411644. Walkers should wear footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather. Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland uses a strengths based, family focused approach for young people with complex needs, leading to positive outcomes for young people and families. Please support this worthy cause and enjoy this gem on our doorstep at the same time.
Anyone interested in energy, food, water, the local economy, waste, transport, education, healthcare, biodiversity, climate change, transition towns and/or generally ensuring a healthy future for coming generations may wish to attend a LEAF meeting LEAF is a countywide forum for sustainable development in Laois which meets on the first and third Monday each month at 8pm in O’Loughlin’s hotel Portlaoise. Contact Theresa on 086 1590529 for information or see www.laoisleaf.com or check Facebook or Twitter.
Laois Hospice Foundation is seeking volunteers to collect on National Sunflower Day on Friday June 14. Would you have an hour to space on that day that you could give to Laois Hospice Foundation to sell sunflowers at various outlets. This is one of the main fundraisers organised by Laois Hospice Foundation and all monies collected locally are spent on hospice services in Laois. There is an urgent need for volunteers to sell sunflowers and if you have an hour to spare on Friday June 14 please contact Mary Delaney at 086 8157280. Thank you for your continued support to Laois Hospice Foundation.
Senior and Junior football is on Wednesday and Friday nights. Hurling training is on Saturday evenings.
Juveniles: u8 & u10 hurling Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. U12 hurling Mondays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. U6, u8 & u10 football on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm. For fixtures & matches please see sports section.
Rounders for 4th, 5th & 6th class children is on Saturdays from 11am to 12.30pm.
‘Paint Pots’ children’s art group are hosting an art exhibition in aid of Barretstown in Mountmellick library gallery. All are welcome.