Juvenile soccer

Juvenile soccer

St Aengus juvenile soccer club are back training at our new facilities on the new line road. We are overwhelmed by the amount of players that have signed up for our underage teams for the coming season We will now be fielding teams from u 7 up to under 17 which will be a first ever for our club. The club has now over 120 members with players coming in from all local parishes. We are now looking to local businesses to get involved with us and maybe help out with some sponsorship for jerseys, equipment etc as any help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in getting involved or helping the club out in any way please give us a call on 087 9575184.


A bucket collection will be held on the streets of Mountrath on Friday and Saturday, the 26th and 27th of September, for the Christmas Lights. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Benefit Night at the Dogs. On Friday October 24 the club will be holding a “Family Fun Filled Night at the Dogs “ at Newbridge Greyhound Stadium. Tickets are €10 per adult with children under 16 Free. Doors open 7pm with first race 8pm. A great night’s entertainment. Tickets from usual outlets. Lotto. The Lotto jackpot worth €5400 held in Kelly’s Pub winning numbers 8,9,17,21 was not won. Next jackpot is worth €5600 in Bennett’s.

BEnefit night

Tickets are sale for a major benefit night for the family of the late David Fitzgerald formerly of the Laois Ambulance Service. The event takes place in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel on Friday, September 26. The night features entertainment by Brendan McCahey, Voice of Ireland Winner and Jay Boland Voice finalist.

The night also features performances from the The National Ambulance Service Pipe Band and the Tullamore Pipe Band. Comedian Bernard O’Shea from Durrow hosts the night. Many sponsors have got on board donating prizes for a draw on the night.


Themes set for the following months; October Clouds, November Halloween, December Humour. We meet every Tuesday, usually in METAC and if not there then Phelan’s Restaurant. New members always welcome.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets in the bungalow opposite St Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Anxious, isolated or depressed? We can help. Why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John 086 – 8033126. Website: Infoline: 1890 474 474

Laois connects meditation

On Thursday, October 9 as part of Laois Connects Mental Health Week Mary Kavanagh 200YTT will present a workshop in the St Fintan’s Hall, from 10am – 11.30am. Yogilibrium’s ethos is geared towards attaining balance for body, mind and spirit in an accessible and playful way.

You will leave one of Mary’s classes stretched, strengthened, relaxed, uplifted and empowered with the foundations for instilling mindfulness off the mat and into your daily life. Bring warm comfortable clothes, a blanket and a yoga mat if you have one. Booking essential tel: 057-8674363 or email: Free of Charge


On Friday October 24 the club will be holding a Family Night at the Dogs at New bridge Greyhound Stadium. Tickets are €10 per adult with children under 16 Free.

Doors open 7pm with first race 8pm. A great night’s entertainment. Tickets from usual outlets.

Club Lotto. Last weeks lotto worth €5800 was not won. Next lotto jackpot is in Eddie Kirwans and is worth €6000.

World War I

Talk & Exhibition at 6pm on Thursday Sept 25 in the Library at Mountrath dealing with the role of three members of the Dunbar family from Mountrath in the First World War. All are welcome.

Adult Book Club

Next meeting will take place on Thursday Oct 2. We will be discussing The Pleasures of Eliza Lynch by Anne Enright. Copies are available at the library and new members are always welcome.

Knitting Club

The knitting club continues to meet every Friday morning 10:30-12:30pm all welcome


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.