AGM is on Friday September 21 at 9pm in Clonaslee Community Centre. All senior members and parents of juvenile members are asked to attend. Please check the basketball notice board in the community centre for all team and training details for the current season.


Resuming on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am – 11.30am in the Clonaslee Community Centre. Cost is €3 per family. Everyone is welcome, especially new families.


Irish dancing classes recommencing in the parish hall, The Green on Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. Commission registered teacher, all grades and levels catered for, beginner to championship level. For more information contact Siobhan on 086 8568029.


The cast has been chosen for the new play which will be performed in early December. We thank all who participated in the readings. The Clodiagh Players is also hosting a variety show which will be on late October, early November.


CCÉ Clonaslee is holding singing classes every Saturday morning in the parochial hall from 10.30am - 11.30am. Everyone welcome. For more information contact John Conway on 864 8123.


The Arts Office Laois County Council is hosting a variety of free activities throughout Laois on Friday September 21. Clonaslee will host a traditional Irish music performance, poetry readings, storytelling and a talk on ‘The History of Clonaslee and the Surrounding Areas’. For more information contact Matt Barrett on 087 6726290.


John Callaghan, chairman thanks everyone who travelled on our outing to Our Lady’s Island, Wexford on August 29. Special thanks to Fr O’Reilly for being with us, also to Nuala and Kathleen for all their help on the day. Thanks to all who gave prizes for the raffle, Pat Keegan, bus driver and Laois Trip. Thanks also to all who helped and made the day very successful. A minute’s silence was observed for the late Bridie Conroy RIP, former chairperson. Our thoughts and prayers were with her.


Thursday September 20 at 7pm in the community centre. We would like to see more people come along, enjoy a game of bingo, chat and a cuppa. What a lovely way to spend an hour during the long nights. Contact John Callaghan on 087 6132044.


Congratulations to Clonaslee on receiving 5 extra points in the national competition. Clonaslee is in fourth position in Co Laois, they lost out their third position to Abbeyleix. The committee would like to thank everyone for their continued support and all those who looked after their own areas. Sincere thanks to Patricia Sheed, FAS supervisor and FAS participants for their great work and help. A big thank you to Pat Fenlon for doing trojan work litter picking. Special thanks to the three young people who helped out during the year and we look forward to working with you in 2013. The committee of five worked very hard since the beginning of May and got very little help. To continue in Tidy Towns and to do better more of an effort will have to be made.


On behalf of Father Clear and Sister Bridie Hogan sincere thanks to the entire parish for €1280 collected last weekend. They are very grateful for your support in these difficult times.


Pilates classes is on in the Heritage Centre on Wednesdays at 8pm. For further information you may contact Marie Fogarty on 087 2826088.


Sunday September 9. Top score John Fitzpatrick. Gents: 1 Sean Kennedy 2 D Whelan. Ladies: 1 Molly Bates 2 Heather Kelly. Quarters: 1 Martin Rigney and B Daly 2 Tom Delaney 3 Kathleen Kennedy 4 Matt Barrett. Raffle: B Daly, John Fitzpatrick, Heather Kelly, Patricia Quinn, Noel Kelly.


Jackpot won. Congrats to Breda McEvoy, Hillside on winning €500. Winning no 15-2-8. €30 winners: Ger Kelly, Cassie Corbet, Lena Popkowski, Johnny Conway, Joan Rooney, Fergal and Helena Young. Promoter’s prize Ger Kelly, Shirley Langford, Shirley Langford. Next week’s jackpot €500.


Jackpot not won. Winning no 20-28-3-13. €40 winners: Tara and Gearoid Kelly, Sadie Rigney, Evelyn Carroll, Mary Conroy, Kevin Flynn. Promoter’s prize Hogan’s Shop. Next week’s jackpot €12,950.