Lotto Numbers 1-6-9-13 ( No winner) €75 Holly Cuddy Cardtown, 5 x €30 Sean Begin Camross, Andrew Lowry Cappinarrow, Lar Cuddy Northgrove, Karen Guilfoyle Glencondra, Janet Dooley Derrynaseera, €40 Jim Wynne, 4 X €20 Maureen Cuddy, Kathleen Lalor, Ann Dooley, Carmel McCartney. House Prize Julia Phelan
Top Score Tricia Grehan, 1st Gent Una Cahill, 2nd Gent Ml. Scully, 1st Lady Nora Doran, 2nd Lady Mary Gowing, 1st Qtr Sean Kennedy, 2nd Qtr Mai Comerford, 3rd Qtr Katie Bennett, 4th Qtr Noreen Ní Laighin. Raffle 1st Tim Keenan, 2nd Mai Conroy, 3rd Katie Bennett, 4th Ml. Scully. Free Ticket Cissy Collier.
A bus will leave Camross on Tuesday 23rd Sept. at 8.30am for the Ploughing Championship in Ratheniska. Anyone interested in travelling can contact Shiela Ryan at 057 8735217 before Sunday 21 Sept.
Sapphire Blue anniversary
Congratulations are extended this week to Paddy and Peg Darcy of Gash Castletown who last week celebrated sixty five years of Married life. Paddy is a native of Limerick and Peg O’Neill is a native of Mountrath and an aunt of GAA President Liam.
Paddy and Peg will be remembered for the lovely sweet shop and ice cream fridge when they ran O’Neill’s Shop opposite the hurling field in Mountrath on a Sunday afternoon hurling supporters from all over the County congregated outside for sweets, minerals and HB Ice Cream. The couple moved out to Castletown on their retirement and enjoyed great health over many years and the community wish them every happiness. On the Portlaoise road there was celebrations last week as well when John Doheny and his wife Margaret celebrated their fortieth Wedding Anniversary and spent a few days in the Lovely Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney - may they enjoy many more Anniversaries.
Congrats to Marty
They came from Glenall to Mounthall, from Cahir Cross to Scullys Cross and from Ballinrally to Cappinarrow, from Hoctor’s Gate to Windsor yet? And the occasion was the eightieth birthday of “Marty Cha” “Cha’s Marty” or known to some as Martin Delaney from Ballinrally. Sean Bergin’s lounge in the Village was the venue, which has seen many events celebrated, but few surpassed this one. Martin was born to Tess Ryan and Charlie Delaney on August 27th, 1934 and all his life worked his Father’s land in Ballinrally.
He lost a sister and his Mother both at a young age but himself and Cha were a formidable combination be it cutting hay with a scythe or corn with a binder or walking bullocks to the Fair in Roscrea or Mountrath at five o’clock in the morning and standing all day minding the flock. Martin never complained while Cha and the neighbours enjoyed a hot meal and a few jars in Mary Mulhare’s in the square in Mountrath. A bottle of Dwan’s orange would satisfy Marty and a bag of chips in Danny Lalor’s. The most obliging man the Parish were blessed to have and naturally he enjoyed the winning of the first senior hurling championship in nineteen fifty nine and seldom missed a game since. The celebrations went on till early next morning with music appropriately supplied by the other Martin Delaney the Skeirke version. May He enjoy many more birthdays.
Denis Wall rip
The death took place on September 4th of Denis Wall of Danganroe, Castletown. Denis had reached a great age (in his 86th year) but had been in ill health in recent months and passed away in the wonderful care of the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick.
Denis was pre-deceased by his brothers Jack, Michael, Joe and Pat and will be greatly missed by his sister Elizabeth (Bab) Fitzpatrick his nieces and nephews John, George, Marie, Eilis and Lourde Fitzpatrick, Monica, Muriel, Conleth, Vera, Maria, John and Kieran Wall. Having reposed at the residence of his niece Monica’s abode in Churchfield his remains were brought to St Edmund’s Church Castletown on Friday evening and on Saturday morning following requiem Mass Denis was taken to Rushall cemetery for burial. The funeral of the dedicated Castletown hurling follower for over seventy years attracted huge crowds over three days. Seventy years ago he was thrilled when his brother Joe helped the “Village” win the intermediate championship for the first time ever and certainly enjoyed the five in a row in the ‘90s. Rest in peace.