Victory for hurlers

Victory for hurlers

One hundred years after winning their first junior championship Camross celebrated by winning their tenth - beating neighbours Kyle on Saturday week. Played in difficult weather conditions both sides gave their all and in the end despite a late Kyle rally Camross held on for victory. After the game Gerry Kavanagh presented the Fr Phelan cup to the winning captain and David also claimed the man of the match trophy and a very deserving winner.

Later that evening the team was entertained in the Parish Hall by the ladies committee and enjoyed a wonderful meal sponsored by Sean and Pauline Bergin of the Camross inn. For a number of players it was a special occasion as they were completing a unique double some had already been an important part of the junior C football winning team that beat Spink earlier this year.


Further good news on the GAA front for two Camross legends, Laois County board have honoured Camross full back Pak Cuddy with Laois junior player of the year and after a life time of service John Carroll of Shrahane is to be inducted into the Laois GAA Hall of Fame. Both men will be presented with their awards at a function in their honour on Friday November 21.


Not to be out done the Camross Camogie girls kept the flag flying last week. They made the long journey to Blackwater in the sunny south East taking on the home team in the Leinster quarter final and despite the long journey they returned with a comfortable victory. The girls were due to take on the Dublin champions Thomas Davis in the Leinster semi-final in Derrynaseera on Sunday last and for details check the sports pages for results, Myshall of Carlow and Piltown contested the other semi-final at the latter venue on Sunday also.

Schools sport

Staying with the girls Killenure were involved in the Cumann Na Bun schools finals on Thursday morning for details see sports pages.


Sincere sympathy is extended to the Ryan family of Patrick Street Mountrath and Clonin Mountrath as well as the Keenan family of Killenure on the passing of Seamus Ryan on Tuesday October 22.

Seamus was a legend who worked in Telford’s in Mountrath for more years than he cared to remember and always wore a smile and was always most obliging.

Seamus enjoyed a good retirement but in recent weeks was cared for by the staff of Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where he passed away on Tuesday morning.

Having reposed at Burkes funeral home on Tuesday Seamus remains were removed to St Fintan’s Church Mountrath on Wednesday evening and burial took place to the adjoining cemetery following requiem Mass on Thursday morning.

Chief mourners are his wife Philomena (Connolly), daughters Patricia, Mary and Monica, sons Adrian, Kieran and Seamus, grandchildren and sister Patricia, extended family, friends and many kind neighbours, may he rest peace.

Ceomlthas gathering

CCÉ Camross was established over forty years ago following an increased interest in the revival of traditional culture and customs throughout the country. Earlier this year Camross celebrated its 40th anniversary in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.

CCÉ Camross provides classes for all traditional instruments on Monday evenings in Camross Hall. We have a wonderful teacher, Paula Dowling who covers a wide array of those instruments and dancing is taught by Catherine Lalor. We are proud of all our learner musicians, children and adults who come not only for the classes but also for social aspect that the organisation facilitates.

On Saturday November 8, CCÉ will once again host our annual Stephen Conroy Memorial Workshop. We have a host of talented tutors available to cover a wide range of instruments.

The workshop will be followed by a concert where the finest young talent from the branch will perform.

They will be joined by other musicians from the Seán Tracey Branch of Comhaltas in Dublin.

If anyone requires further information please do not hesitate to contact the branch on 087 985 6107 or alternatively a workshop application form can be downloaded from the website

Whist Results

Top Score Noreen Ní Laighin 1st Gent Sean Langton 2nd Gent Tom Gowing. 1st Lady Cissy Collier 2nd Lady Trish Grehan 1st Qtr Joe Dooley. 2nd Qtr Elizabeth Cooper 3rd Qtr Billy Jackson 4th Qtr Mai Comford. Raffle 1st Sean Langton 2nd Nora Doran 3rd Tom Gowing 4th Trish Grehan. Free Ticket Mary Gowing

Lotto Results

No Winner, Winning Number 25-23-4-11, €75 Dan Culleton, €30 Pat Coyne, €30 Liz Bruke €30 Willie Sydes, €30 Muriel Gill, €30 Sarah Conroy

Promoters €40 Sean Bergin, €20 Andrew Lowry, €20 Marie Moore, €20 Carmel McCartney, €20 Mary Kilmartin House Prize €20 Teresa Lowry.