STRADBALLY

THE LATE SEAN MCEVOY

THE LATE SEAN MCEVOY

The death occurred (suddenly) on February 19 of Sean McEvoy, son of Nickey and Nina, No 7 Woodview, Stradbally. His remains were reposing at his home until removal on Thursday morning to the Church of the Sacred Heart and following which burial took place in Oakvale Cemetery. Sean, a young man in his early 20s, is survived by his heartbroken parents, brothers Paul and Mark, and his extended family to whom we tender our deepest sympathy.

STRADBALLY AND DISTRICT ANGLERS ASSOCIATION

The AGM of the above named club will be held in St Marys on Thursday, March 7. Starting time will be 8.30. All existing members are asked to

attend. Please take note that membership fees for 2013 are now due and must be paid before or on the night of the AGM.

PHASE 3 COMMUNITY GAMES

Closing date for phase 3 of events is March 12 and panel sheets to be brought to the next monthly meeting to be held in Killenard 8pm. Project titles: U/11 The greatest invention of all time, U/13 is the

focus of underage sport taking part or winning, and U/16 research and discuss the impact advertising and the media has on the sport and lifestyle choices young people make. Debating titles: That this house would impose an all out ban on smoking tobacco, That this house would arm the gardai, that this house would make voting compulsory, that this house would make organ donation compulsory and that this house believes sport should be all about participation. Laois county quiz final will be held in Killenard on March 7 at 7pm. Please register teams with co-ordinators before event at 6.45pm, thank you.

Mountmellick will host this years talent show with the date of March 15 being set aside for same. Venue yet to be confirmed. Starting time will be 5.30 approx. Laois cycling finals and also duathlon to be held in Emo on April 5. County art final closing date is March 2. Round 1 Leinster matches February 28 - March 7. Round 2 March 14 - 21. Leinster finals April 7 Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. National annual general meeting takes place on 23 and 24 of this month. Many thanks to all who supported our recent bag packing fundraiser which was held in Dunnes Stores on the Mountmellick Road and continued support is greatly appreciated and many thanks to Dunnes Stores for their support also. PRO nellieclaire@gmail.com, chairman david.corri@gmail.com, and development officer anitabyrne26@yahoo.com.

GAMBLING

Is gambling an issue in your life? Open meeting in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise on Tuesday, February 26 at 8.30pm. This is a meeting for people who think they may have a problem with gambling and for those affected by someone’s gambling.

MOUNTMELLICK LACE

Anyone interested in joining as classes every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Stradbally. Vera Donohue has more information, 057 8625273.

STRADBALLY COUNTRY MARKETS

Stradbally Country Markets open every Saturday from 10.30am - 1pm with lovely fresh cakes, buns, vegetables, flowers etc.

STRADBALLY CONCERN GROUP

Personal alarms, anyone interested in having an alarm installed can contact any of the following Joe Oakley 057 8625511, John Delaney 057 8627093, Pauline Harrison 057 8625359 for more details.

LAOIS FLEADH 2013

The Laois Fleadh 2013 will be held in Ratheniska and Stradbally on June 2. The committee would very much welcome any suggestions, ideas or volunteers to help to make this a great event. For more information contact Michael 087 9933162.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Holy Communion will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and in St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

CONFIRMATION 2013

Confirmation will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Stradbally on Saturday, March 9, 2013 and in St. Michael’s Church, Timahoe on Saturday, March 2.

VICARSTOWN COMMUNITY ALERT

Muinter na Tire - An Garda Siochana - Vicarstown Community Alert creating greater community awareness and alertness, building safer communities. Meeting in Vicarstown Hall on Tuesday, February 26 at 8pm. Your support is of the upmost importance.

LOURDES 2013

Lourdes 2013 - July 1-6, Portlaoise/small group from Stradbally. For more information contact 057 86 22458.

STRADBALLY PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP

Stradbally Parents and Toddler Group every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon in the GAA Hall, Polesbridge, Stradbally. Coffee or tea and a chat for parents, healthy snacks and play for the kids. All welcome, €3 per family. More information contact Orla Fee on 086 886244t or Fiona O’Donnell 086 3840052.

SYMPATHY

Deepest sympathy is extended to Paul Knowles, Newtown, Stradbally on the death of his brother Willie which occurred in England.

INVALIDS

The invalids of the parish will be attended to on Friday, March 1.

FUNDARISING EVENTS IN AID OF SERVE

Table quiz in Timahoe Hall on Saturday, March 16 at 8pm. Cake sale in Timahoe Hall on Ester Sunday after 10.30am mass. All support welcome.

LAOIS/OFFALY PALLIATIVE CARE TEAM

The Laois/Offaly Palliative Care team invite families/carers of those who have died in the past two years and have been known to the homecare hospice team to a rememberance service on Friday, March 1 at 8.15pm at the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore.

ST PATRICK’S DAY

St Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday this year and every effort will be made to make the parades in Stradbally, Timahoe and Vicarstown as colourful as ever.