class of ‘89 Reunion
A meeting is being held to organise a reunion for the St Mary’s College Leaving Cert Class of ‘89, this year being the 25th anniversary. All welcome to O’Dempsey’s Bar on Friday, February 7 at 8pm.
ladies running club
The Mountmellick Panthers meet in the MDA carpark every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening, with both running and walking groups leaving at 7,30pm sharp for a 5km circuit of the town. Lots of events planned for 2014, free to join.
Mens running club
The Mountmellick Road Runners helps males of all fitness levels to achieve their individual targets, be it a Couch to 5k or a marathon. Meet at the MDA on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, and 10am Sunday mornings. All welcome to join.
This year Macra’s production ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ will be staged from Thursday February 20 to Sunday February 23 in the Macra Hall. A great night’s family entertainment.
Congratulations Gemma, Sharon, Shane and Norman who came second in the county round of Question Time and proceed to the finals. Badminton in the Macra Hall each Monday and Wednesday, to join call Trevor on 0879143226. Operation Transformation in Portlaoise Macra Hall on Wednesday nights, optional weigh-in at 7.15pm followed by exercise. If you are interested in joining Macra contact 087 696262.
The next meeting is on Wednesday January 29 at 7.30pm (note change of time).
‘YOU SHALL BE MY WITNESSES’
The parish preparation programme for confirmation ‘You Shall Be My Witnesses’ continues. Confirmation will be: Sunday March 23 2pm: Scoil Iosaif and Scoil Phádraig. Sunday March 30 2pm The Rock NS. Sunday April 6 10.30am Clonaghadoo NS.
Lourdes: July 17 (7 nights), €790 and single room plus €210. Fatima: August 21 (7 nights), €760 (€100 discount if pay in full by February 3, €50 discount if pay deposit by February 3). Contact Eleanor at 087 7670915.
LINE DANCING class
This Wednesday January 29 8pm to 9pm in ICA hall. All welcome. Contact Dolores 086 2664716 for details.
The children’s junior non-fiction reading challenge suitable for ages 7 to12 is now up and running. Call into the library for more details.
Combat Kickboxing Laois, Mountmellick Sports complex. Junior classes 5-14 yrs Tue & Thurs 6 - 7pm. Senior classes Tue & Thurs 8pm. Ladies bootcamp Tue 7:15. Ladies core & kettlebell workout Thurs 7:15.
An exhibition by artist Joe Ryan will feature in the gallery for the month of February. All are welcome.
A Ciorcal Comhrá starts in the library on Thursday February 6 from 10am to 11am. All are welcome to take part in a conversational Irish session.
Wednesday Jan 29 8pm Chicago. Saturday Feb 1 8.15pm This Is The End. Sunday Feb 2 3pm Finding Nemo.
Weds January 29 10.30am: walking group meet at MDA wearing Hi-Vis jackets (weather permitting). Wednesday February 5 10.30am: group meeting in MDA.
Weekly activities: Mondays 2.30pm to 4.30pm: dancing with Maureen Culleton in Wolfe Tone Court. 7.30pm: Boccia in the Macra Hall.
Tuesdays noon: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre (free bus leaves MDA at 11.15am). Thursdays 10.30am to 12.30pm computer course in Library. 2pm to 4pm: art classes in MDA. 2pm to 4pm: music & song in St Vincent’s Hospital. New members welcome, contact 086 0618955.
Well done to all members who played at mass on Sunday January 19. Our next mass will be 9am on St Patrick’s Day. Annual Concert is on Friday March 28 in the Macra Hall. Will our musicians who are members of GAA consider Scór na Paistí in April, open to all primary school children. The Laois Fleadh is on the first weekend of June in Abbeyleix. We encourage all our musicians, singers and comhrá members to enter in the individual, duets and trio competitions.
THE ROCK NS
Enrolment taking place until Friday January 31. Contact 057 8624490.
Clonaghadoo NS (Mountmellick parish) enrolment is on Friday February 7, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Call 057 8628757.
Registration is taking place at Naíonra pre-school Garoon for the free pre-school year September 2014. Contact Mary Culleton 086 3534852, 057 8624963, email mary@naomháine.ie.
Mountmellick Pioneer centenary book on sale at MDA, €20.
A free bereavement support service available. Contact Eileen 087 6380994.
OLD SCHOOL WHIST
Jan 16. Top score B Keegan. Ladies 1 M Gowing. 2 J O’Shea. Gents 1 S Wilkinson. 2 V Kearns. Halves 1 C Thompson. 2 N Thompson. Best of 3 L Kavanagh. Hatcher K Kavanagh.
January 15. Numbers: 2, 5, 11, 31. Match 3 (€84) A Furlong.
NS 1 C Walsh, L Tynan. 2 A Colgan, T Joyce. 3 C Lawlor, M Hourigan. EW 1 A Bergin, K Dowling. 2 I Power, Sr Rosarii. 3 A Rochford, V Turley.
SPLASH OF CASH
€300 K Quinn. €50 A Dunne, C Deegan, M Morris, P Farrell.
Training has resumed for all adult footballers and hurlers. Lotto: €50 N Quigley. €20 C Farrell, 3 Boys, H Farrell, G Hanlon.
Anyone interested in organising or participating in community games should contact Laois Development Officer Anita Allen 086 1991376. For ages 6 to 16 years.
LATE TOMMY GORMAN
The sudden death occurred on Friday January 17 of Tommy Gorman of Station House, Garoon at St James’ Hospital. Remains reposed in Moloney’s Funeral Home from Monday until removal to St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday evening. Requiem mass was concelebrated at noon on Wednesday with burial afterwards to St Joseph’s cemetery. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to Tommy’s wife Bridie, family, relatives and friends.
LATE MARTIN COMERFORD
The sudden death occurred on Sunday January 19 of Martin Comerford at the home of his niece Kathleen Payne and her husband PJ at 10 Bayview. Remains reposed in Moloney’s Funeral Home until removal to St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday morning. Requiem mass was celebrated at noon with burial afterwards to St Joseph’s cemetery. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to Martin’s family, relatives and friends.
COMMUNITY CARE WHIST
January 15. Top score B Coffey. Ladies 1 C Casey. 2 C Martin. Gents 1 B Srahan. 2 S Wilkinson. Halves ladies 1 R Cole. 2 L Pierce, C Fitzpatrick. Gents 1 D Kelly. 2 M Barrett, J Delaney. Lowest score D Byrne. Hatcher T Dunne. Raffle D Kelly (x2), B Coffey, B Kennedy, T Gowing.
Mountmellick Drama Group present ‘The Factory Girls’ by Frank McGuinness on Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 13, 14 & 15 at 8pm in the Arts centre.