Top score at Newtown whist on Saturday last was won by Maureen Coady, Cruttenclough. Ladies: 1. W. Murphy. 2. P. Kavanagh. Gents: 1. Seamus Hennessy. 2. Michael Nolan. Halves: 1. Mick Kelly. 2. Eamon Wheatley. Quarters: 1. Catherine Brennan/Annette Lawlor. 2. Gerry Kealy/John Graham. Raffle winners were Mary Wheatley, Bart Murphy, Margaret Kealy, Sean Langton and James Doyle. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next.


Last week’s winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Edel Hughes, Doonane, Sean Kelly, Rossmore, Cormac Murphy, Monavea and Pa O’Reilly, The Bog, Newtown. The winning numbers were 16-18-21-22.


Line dancing continues in Newtown School on Mondays commencing at 7.30pm.


Classes in set dancing are held in Behans of Tolerton every Thursday commencing at 8.30pm sharp.

Laois Hospice

Hospice Sunflower Day is one of the most popular fundraising events in Laois each year and is a major source of income for Laois Hospice. Laois Hospice Sunflower Day 2015 will take place on Friday, June 5 throughout the county. To volunteer an hour for Sunflower Day please contact Mary Delaney, at 086 8157280.