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HIGH NELLY/BICYCLE CLUB

HIGH NELLY/BICYCLE CLUB

The official launch of the above will take place in Whelan’s pub on Sunday August 5 at 7pm. A short cycle of about half an hour, then burgers and music afterwards. All ages, all bicycles welcome. So come along and join in the fun. Contact Liam at 087 9664439 for further details.

GAA CLUB’S 125th ANNIVERSARY

This year we celebrate this major anniversary. Preparations are well underway and the club would appreciate any input or ideas from club members and friends to help celebrate this auspicious occasion. Any old photographs of club times gone by would be greatly appreciated and will be returned once copied. Please contact a member of the committee if you have any ideas or photographs.

ALL IRELAND COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS

The U10 mixed team continued their run of success in Bagnellstown with a defeat of Bagnellstown in the leinster semi-final and Dunshaughlin of Meath in the final. The team displayed great talent and teamwork to defeat both teams by large margins. They all travel to Athlone the weekend of August 18/19 for the All-Ireland semi-final and hopefully the All-Ireland final. Best of luck to all involved and a large contingent of supporters will be travelling to Athlone to cheer the team on.

ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS

The Tuesday evening training for juveniles is now on a break until the children return to school. The first Tuesday in September training will resume. There are plenty of track and field events taking place over the next few weeks to keep everyone occupied. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for any updates. Well done to all our athletes who have competed in St Abbans, Portarlington and Emo recently, all impressed with their performances. It’s great to see all the competetors who have only recently taken up athletics doing so well and remember it’s never too late to take part.

CAR BOOT SALE

Want to clear out the attic or the garage? Want to pick up a bargain? Come along to our car boot sale on Sunday August 12 from 10am to 3pm in Ballypickas GAA grounds. Traders set-up from 8.30am. Cars €5 and vans €10. Adults €2 and children are free. All proceeds go to the running of the club.

ROCKVIEW WALKWAYS & SENSORY GARDENS

At this holiday time, Laois Friends would like to remind families with young children that the walkways provide a valuable recreational outlet in the area. Laois Friends welcomes joggers to use the walkways. Any groups wishing to use the Rambling House facilities adjacent to the walkways, please contact Michael Deevy at 057 8627062.