RATHDOWNEY

BINGO A great Bingo is held every Tuesday Night at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated this Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.

BINGO A great Bingo is held every Tuesday Night at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated this Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP

The group are on Easter Holidays. It will be back Friday, March 20, in the Marian Centre (beside the RC Church) from 10-12.

BUS TO KNOCK

Bus to Knock on April 15, bus in square Rathdowney at 8.00am sharp. For booking of seats contact Michael Sutcliffe 089 4620860.

BOOK CLUB

The next meeting for the Rathdowney Book Club is on Monday, April 30, in the Library at 8pm. The book for review is Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. All welcome.

BRIDGE

Presidents Prize (Joan Shiel’s Prize) 1st Maura Bourke and Kathleen Lee, 2nd Tom and Maura Daly, Best Gross Sean Bolger and Anne Cummins, 3rd Brigid Harte and Mary Campion, 4th Teresa Cahill and Marion Holland, 5th Cathleen Walsh and Catherine Campion, 6th John Bowe and Joe Delaney, 7th Pauline Bowe and Breda Creagh, 8th Joan Shiel and Rita Mahon, 9th Norah Harte and Stais Dollard.

BARNARDOS THANK YOU

On March 18, Michael Creagh shaved his lovely locks for Barnardos. Thanks to Connell Breslin of SuperValu and John O’Malley of O’Malley’s Pub for their support. Also much appreciation to everyone who supported Barnardos by donating to the bucket collection which successfully raised €364.20. Many Thanks.

PANTO

The girls had fun and so did we! On behalf of Dr O’Doherty and myself Mick Creagh I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s panto one of the best ever. From the littlest person on the stage to the most mature patron who came to watch us, you are all part of the success story. We need an audience and the public need a show. Safety is always our priority and with such big numbers in this year’s production it would not have been possible to manage without the great help and support we got from family members.

We are ever so grateful to all the local businesses, friends and neighbours who helped and sponsored us in one way or another. Thanks also to the hard working hall committee and others behind the scene who kept things running smoothly on and before the show nights. Thanks to this very paper for your coverage. It might not always look obvious from the outside, but we love what we do. Nothing can replace the feeling of making a hall full of people laugh and sing along. We hope we sent you home with a spring in your step a song in your heart. Until next year... Michael Creagh. The DVD of the Panto are on sale in the Card Stand €18 each.

RATHDOWNEY/ERRILL GAA

At a function held in Corcoran’s Bar on Friday, 16 March, the Rathdowney/Errill GAA Club and the Corfam Group announced the continuation of their successful sponsorship arrangement. The deal will see the Corfam Group continue as our main sponsor with all Adult teams carrying the distinctive ‘Corfam Logo’ on their playing jerseys. The Chairman Leonard Moore, in welcoming the support, said vital sponsorships like this from whatever source, are very welcome. However, when it involves a locally based company with a distinguished reputation like Corfam’s, it is an added bonus. Both Leonard and Eamon Corcoran look forward to a long and fruitful relationship in the years ahead.

OSSORY CYCYLING CLUB

A group of 12 cyclist travelled to Templemore to take part in a charity cycle for Crumlin Hospital. We were spoiled the previous weekend with some beautiful sunshine, this weekend being a lot cooler did not stop a large group of about 60 cyclist enjoying the lovely scenic course through Roscrea, Moneygall, Toomevara and Borrisleigh. Well done to our Cyclist Breda Kavanagh, John Smith, JJ Gorman, John Casey and Jim O Gorman, Michael Dowling, Richard Power, David Moynan and finally Brian Keeley.

The next sportive is The Kare tour of the Foothills which takes place in Nass on Sunday, April 15. Starting at Nass GAA Grounds with a 100K and 60K, sign on 9am for 10am Start. Special guest on the day will be Irish soccer legend Paul Mc Grath. Please don’t forget our own Sportive which takes place on Sunday, April 22.

THANK YOU

Thank you to Meadow Meats who allowed their car park to be used for a Route 66 training session. Over 40 motorbikes arrived into Rathdowney on Sunday morning for a 3 hour training session and safety talk before heading to Corcoran’s Bar for soup & sandwiches. The motorcyclists will head off on Route 66 in late September, in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Rathdowney will be well represented on this epic trip with John Rooney and Jimmy Maher participating.

RATHDOWNEY NOTES

If you wish to put a note in the Leinster Express please leave it into the Card Stand by Sunday @ 5pm.