RATHDOWNEY

The Late Sean Ryan

The Late Sean Ryan

The death has taken place John Thomas (Sean) Ryan, originally from Rathdowney, Co Laois, but latterly residing in Fareham, Hampshire.

Born on September 5, 1927, he sadly passed away on October 12, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Missed deeply by his dearly beloved wife Ursula, daughter Emer, sons Eoin and Martin, together with nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and all of his extended family. Enquiries to M. Coghlan Ltd, Westbury Road, Fareham, PO16 7XU. 01329 282711 www.coghlan.net

CHESS

For adults on every Wednesday night at 8pm in the Golf club. Contact 087 2388046 for more information.

CYMS SPORT

The CYMS hall has now re-opened. All very welcome your support is much appreciated. Membership will also be due adult €20, child €10 and family €30 per year.

BOOK CLUB

This month’s book is Chocolat by Joanne Harris. The book club meets once a month in the Library on a Monday 8-9pm. Join us for our Cookery Demonstration

Clonmore NS fundraiser

The Clonmore NS Parent’s Association proudly presents Ailish Hennessy from Fiacrí House Restaurant & Cookery School. Local producers & Craft Makers will display their products, for you to sample & purchase on the night. Door prize of €100 voucher for Fiacrí House Restaurant. Tickets Available from: Clonmore NS Parents Association members, Noelle: 085 7137576 or Brona: 086 1557480. Tickets €10 each. Wednesday 20th November at 7pm Templemore Arms Hotel

SCOUTS

Congratulations to the 28 Beaver Scouts and 28 Cub Scouts and 13 Scout Leaders who were invested in to the 2nd Laois, Rathdowney Scout Group on Monday, November 4.

RATHDOWNEY ERRILL GAA

Annual auction on Sunday November 24 in St. Bernadette’s hall Errill. This is a very successful fundraiser for the club so all support greatly appreciated. There will be all sorts, from fuel for the winter to hurling gear for the summer. Spin the wheel has proven to big a huge success for young and old. Santa will be there. Come along for the bargains. The club will also be selling tickets in the area on the weekend of the 15/16 November. Great prizes. Draw at the auction.

BINGO

Bingo is held every Tuesday Night at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Support greatly appreciated. Run by the Community Centre Group.

BRIDGE

Oct 1, 1st Cathleen Walsh & Catherine Campion. Oct 8, 1st Breda Creagh & Pauline Bowe, 2nd Mary Dooley & Marie Mahon. Oct 16, 1st Mary Lalor & Mary Maher, 2nd Joan Shiel & Rita Mahon. Oct 23, 1st Sean Bolger & Anne Cummins, 2nd Joe Delaney & John Bowe. Oct 30, 1st N/S Una O’Connell & Anne Egan, 1st E/W Mary Maher & Mary Lalor.

OSSORY CYCLING CLUB

Turbo training classes are on every Wednesday in the Marion centre at 8pm sharp. The only criteria is that you must have your own turbo trainer, these can be purchased on Done Deal starting for as little as 75 euro upwards. Cost of training one euro per night.

RATHDOWNEY GAA LOTTO

There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot which was €10,300. The numbers drawn were 8, 10, 12, 20. The 10 winners of €15 were Joe Leahy, Derek Campion, Anne Kavanagh, Mick Bergin, Mark Kavanagh, Mary Kelly, Rebecca Hickey, Kitty Peters, Samantha Costigan & Breda Devitt. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,450. Tickets can be purchased from all shops or any local promoter.

MEN’S SHED

Computer classes for men are on every Wednesday morning 11-1 in the old convent school. Art classes in the Men’s Shed on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm €2 per night. The Men’s Shed is open every Thursday morning from 10-12 in the old convent school, the new heating system is up and running. New members welcome.

RATHDOWNEY NOTES

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

Shoebox Appeal

Shoeboxes can be dropped off in Abbeyleix at the Golf Club and in Centra, Mountrath. Vwww.teamhope.ie for more.