Portarlington Awards 2013

Portarlington Awards 2013

Please take time to check this occasion out.

Many categories here.

Any groups out there interested, contact the Love Port office Main Street 087 2343240 or www.portarlington.ie/awards.

The Portarlington Awards night will take place in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Friday March 22 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost €30 for 4 course meal.

This event is been sponsored by Bank of Ireland, The Heritage Killenard, Love Port & Independent College Dublin.

Tidy Towns

The Portarlington Tidy Towns Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed to our collection on Thursday February 21.

Many thanks also to both shops for allowing the collection on their premises.

Also big thanks to all who helped out on the day to collect for us.

You can be assured that all money collected will be spent to enhance our lovely town.


Heats will be held in Mountmellick (April 12) Naas (April 20) Athy (April 27). Early heat held in Edenderry. 

Semi finals and final in May at The Moat Theatre Naas.
Open to all ages.

Join us for the CU Factor this year and showcase your talents. Whether you’re a singer, dancer, juggler, lion tamer (bring your own Lion) or acrobat.

This is the show for you. Closing date for applicants is March 22 with heats to be held in Edenderry, Mounmellick, Athy and Naas. 

Pick up a form from The Moat Theatre, your local Credit Union or email your name, act and contact details to boxoffice@moattheatre.com.

Bus to Knock

Bus to Knock on Sunday March 3. Visit the relics of St John Bosco.

Mass to be televised live at 11am. Bus leaving from Monasterevin and Portarlington. Phone 045 525432 for more details.


A public meeting on the Property/Home Tax will be held in the community centre, Portarlington on Tuesday March 5 at 8pm.

This is an information meeting on the implications for homeowners/householders of the Property/Home Tax.

Also discussed will be the alternatives to this tax on the family home.

The meeting is being hosted by Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley.

All are welcome to attend.


Sympathy is extended to Willie Murphy and his family Droughill, on the death of his aunt, Kathleen O’Mahony (nee Murphy) Dunmanway Co. Cork who passed away on Saturday February 9.

Kathleen was a sister of the late Gerry Murphy, father of Willie. May Kathleen rest in peace.


Sincere sympathy to the Mooney family Treascon on the death of Ann Mooney (nee Conway) formerly of Stradbally.

Ann was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Margaret and her sisters Irene and Theresa.

Ann will be sadly missed by her husband David, her son Delwyn, daughters Rowena and Carla and grandchild Lilja, her brothers Norman and John and sister Joan, extended family and friends.

Requiem mass took place at St John’s Church, Killenard on Friday February 15, with burial afterwards in Oakvale Cemetery, Stradbally. 

May Ann rest in peace.


Portarlington pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from August 2 to August 9.

Booking now. Seven nights in Hotel Solitude.

Full board. €779 per person sharing.

Limited number of places. Deposit secures a seat.

Further info to Marie Corcoran at 087 7589896 or Vera at 087 9311813.


The Dunamaise Beekeepers Association are running a beginners beekeeping course.

Anyone interested in this fascinating craft should call Tom Hussey on 085 1742114.

GAA Lotto

Week 9. Lotto numbers 4,12,17,20.

No winner of jackpot. €50 winners: Jordan,Chloe and Arianne c/o M.Fallon and Tracey Cooper c/o T. Lawlor. €25 winners: Dina Murphy c/o J. Ward & Sean Brown c/o M.Fallon. Promoter prize to S. Hunt. Next week’s jackpot €1900.

Arlington Lotto

Arlington Soccer Lotto results for February 12.

Letters-K-Z-P-S. No winner of jackpot. Next jackpot €8,200.

Gracefield Lotto

Lotto results for February 18. Jackpot €12,200.

No winner. Numbers 1 - 15 - 9 – 10. €50 went to the following: Millie Casey c/o T Bryan, Tom Harrison c/o M Colgan, Michael Cahill c/o M Flanagan, Joe McAteer c/o J McAteer & Mick Flanagan c/o B Flanagan. Promoters prize went to Paddy Lee. Jackpot next week €12,400.

Gracefield Soccer Club

Big reunion night and table quiz at Jim’s Bar Main Street Portarlington on Saturday March 2 at 8pm sharp. Music by Turas.

All are welcome.

Get set for Good Friday 5k

The St Michaels AC Good Friday run will be held at the Heritage Golf and Spa Resort Killenard on March 29.

The fun run starts at 6.30pm and is AAI approved.

Entry only €10. 

Great spot prizes and cash for first man and woman.

St Conleths GAA

St Conleths GAA are holding a table quiz on Friday March 1 in the Thatch Killenard at 9pm. €40.00

Table of four, raffle on the night. We would appreciate your continued support.

Registration for all age groups is been held on Saturday March 2 in O’Dempseys GFC, between 11am - 1pm. New members welcome.
Senior ladies training is on a Friday night at 8pm in O’Dempseys.

Girls under 14 training is on a Tuesday night at 6pm and Saturday morning at 10am.

For weekly updates on training venues please look at our Facebook page St Conleths LGFC .

Beginners cycle for Cycling Club

Laois Cycling and Touring Club are inviting you to come and join us for our weekly beginner’s cycle.

Starts at the Maldron Hotel on the Abbeyleix Rd on Sundays at 8.50am for a 9am start. Easy pace, distance 20-30km. All levels catered for.

For more information contact Mick@ 0851522945 or mickmcd1388@gmail.com

St Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s time to kick off the festivities for the parade this year. Theme this year is ‘The Gathering of the Clans’.

What we hope to achieve with this is to get kids and/or adults to write their family name on a placard and decorate it.

If you know where the name originated from then write that down too.

There will be a prize for the best one so whether you’re marching in the parade or just a spectator hold them up for all to see.

For further information please contact Margaret Guijt Lawlor at 087 6715668.


Portarlington Community Games committee would like to thank all who gave so generously to our Supervalu collection and to the ladies who helped collect over the two days.

And also to Marcus and his extra helpful staff, many thanks.

Swim results boys u10 freestyle: 1st Sean Gahan. U12 1st Tiernan Wearen. U10 backstroke 1st Sean Gahan.

Girls u10 freestyle 1st Bronagh Wearen 3rd Kate O’Reilly.

U12 1st Maria Coffey 2nd Kim Whelan.

U14 1st Niamh Downey.

U12 backstroke 1st Kim Whelan 2nd Maria Coffey.

U14 1st Niamh Downey.

U12 breast stroke 1st Maria Coffey. U14 1st Niamh Downey.

U14 butterfly Niamh Downey.

All these winners now go on to the next stage which is the county final best of luck.

Area art results u8 girls 1st Cayla Keane 2nd Laura Redmond 3rd Hannah Booth.

u10 1st Rebecca Mullally 2nd Roisin Finlay Lawlor 3rd Rachel Slevin.

U12 1st Cathrine Zhou 2nd Niamh Gahan 3rd Jade Maher.

U14 1st Satori Shiels 2nd Katie O’Donnell 3rd Tinashe Chapwanya.

Boys u8 Aidan O’Donnell 2nd Liam O’Mahony 3rd Oisin Shaw. u10 1st Luke O’Reilly 2nd Aidan Carty 3rd Aidan Sousa.

U12 1st Tadhg O’Carroll 2nd Emmanuel Ilori 3rd Juan Carlos Delorde.

U14 1st Marcus Fox 2nd Jason Keogh Grincell 3rd Conor J Levingstone.

Model making results u10 1st Saoirse Lawlor 2nd Leah Lyons 3rd Casey Redmond.

u12 1st Lauren Weldon 2nd Kim Tobin 3rd Leanne Costello.

U14 Erin Butler 1st Satori Shiels 2nd Aishling Geoghegan 3rd.

St Michaels AC record Successful cross country championship

Juveniles had a very successful all Ireland Cross Country Championship in Derry with the achievement of individual and team medals for club and county on the day.

Congratulations to Rioghan Murphy who won gold in the boys U11 race,

Rioghan put in a great performance to come through the field and take individual gold and become national champion.

In the girls U15 Orla Mullally, Naomi Luttrell, Leah Cooney, Shauna Fenlon and Katie Piggott took an amazing club national team gold and county national team gold medals.

Well done to all who represented their club and county on this tough course Aoibann Maher, Della Marie Doherty, Megan Donagher, Irlaith Galvin, Eoin Higgins, Daragh Fenlon, Jessica Higgins, Erin Murphy and Sinead Cullen.

All are a credit to their club.

Thank you to all the parents and supporters who travelled to Derry.