community Centre

community Centre

The community centre held their AGM on Monday October 22. Officers elected were Chairman Seamus McDonald, Vice chairman Norman Graham, Secretary Lucy Conroy, Treasurer Martin Kelly and committee members Alva Keating, Martha Doolan, Pauline Conroy, Emma Daly, Eamonn Doolan, Lily Gorman, Betty Coffey, Michelle Bowe, Joan Kelly, Lizzie Jackson and Sheila Mahon. The newly elected chair paid tribute to outgoing chairman Martin Kelly, who he said has done trojan work in running the community centre since 1985. Seamus also thanked the committee for their hard work throughout the year especially Lizzie Jackson the care taker and looked forward to working with the committee over the next year. The committee would like to thank everyone who donated to their recent church gate collection we made €500.74. The support is greatly appreciated.


Mountmellick Comhaltas will start an easy to learn Irish session called Cupla Focal after Halloween. It will run from 7:45-8pm each Tuesday. All ages welcome.

Ratheniska are holding an American Tea party on November 2 to raise funds for next years County Fleadh. It is hoped that each Branch will be able to take one table of 10 people. Tickets are 10 euro per person. Details at the classes.

Vintage thanks

The Tower Classic and Vintage Club Ballyfin Would like to thank the following people who sponsored them. Sean Connolly Ballyfin, 4 Aces Portlaoise, Tynan’s Kitchen Portlaoise, Ballyfin Community Centre, Deadman’s Inn Ballyfin, and all those who sponsored them on their first annual run, On the 21st October 2012. A great day was had by all.

Indoor Kettlebell Bootcamp

Starting in the Community Hall Ballyfin starting Tuesday November 6. A brilliant fat burning class is promised. Suitable for both men and women. All fitness levels catetred for 6 week course. Look and feel your best for Christmas. Contact Dermot 0863001191 for further details.


Results for 15 October Jackpot not won Winning numbers 3,11,13,23 5x€30 winners Katie Smyth, Old School Rosenallis; Geraldine Fennell, Kilbeggan; Noel Farrell, Pat McEvoy, Derry; William Murray, Derry House. 5x€30 promoter’s Margaret Conroy, Meelick; Mary Gorman; Cyril Young; Ann McEvoy; Betty Coffey. Next week’s jackpot €3,600

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Congratulations to the girl’s football team on reaching the final of their division in the Cumann na mBunscol League. They met Clonaslee on Wednesday October 24 in O’Moore Park at 5.30pm. The panel is: Christine Wren, Hannah O’Reilly, Niamh Feighery, Kathleen Dwyer, Roisin Gordon, Ellie Doyle, Bonnie Derwin Lalor, Ellen Timmons, Muireann Baker, Amy Cosgrove, Caithlin Dunne, Muireann Dunne, Katie Egan, Emer Feighery, Aibhilin McEvoy, Roisin McEvoy, Ruth Honner O’Rourke, Emma Stephenson,