PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 1 September with bus leaving Raheen at 8 am. If you would like to travel contact 057 8622176.
Numbers drawn: 2,7,10. No winner. 4 x €20: Josie McGill, Evan Hearns, Ciarán Delaney & Martin Fitzpatrick. This weeks jackpot €1,500.
COLT GAA GATHERING
Colt GAA present the Gathering 2013 on Saturday & Sunday 24 & 25 August. Events start at 6.30 pm on Saturday evening in Colt grounds with juvenile games, skills competitions, long puck challenge, adult matches & retired players skills tests. Refreshments will be served in clubhouse. All former, current & future members are invited to come along with their families and join in the craic. Afterwards there will be a presentation to the U12 winning team of 1982 in Eamon A’Chnoic. Music by John Hosey & friends. Then on Sunday 25 August there will be a parish sports day & a large vintage display also in Colt grounds with all the fun of the fair commencing at 2 pm.
RAHEEN VINTAGE CLUB
Raheen vintage run leaving Raheen village on Saturday 24 August at 4 pm in aid of Laois Down Syndrome Association. Please support!
Top score: Maura McQuillan. First lady: Lena McEvoy & Mary Morris. First gent: Michael Morris. Second gent: Andy Doogue. First half: Bernie Cahill. Second half: Bride Reilly & Mary McCabe. Consolation: Pattie Corcoran. Juvenile: Damien Carter. Raffle: PJ Cahill, Damien Carter, Mary Doheny, Bernie Cahill & Noreen Ní Naighin.
OPEN DOOR THEATRE
Laois Open Door Theatre will hold their AGM on Thursday 29 August at 8 pm sharp in the Manor Hotel Abbeyleix. New members most welcome to join the counties leading and most active theatre group. If you have a talent on or off stage contact Laois Open Door Theatre at 087 9614235 or follow them on Facebook.
RAHEEN PTAA WHIST
Top score: Nora Breen. First lady: Nora Ní Naighin. Second lady: Mary McCabe. First gent: Louise Kavanagh. Second gent: Mick Kelly. First half: Killian Breen. Second half: Damien Carter & Nancy Keogh. Best of 3: Lil Bennett & Catherine Galvin. Hatchers: Mary Delaney. Raffle: Frank Fogarty, Nancy Dowling, Damien Carter & Noreen Ní Naighin. Whist continues on Friday 30 August at 9 pm in ICA hall Raheen. Top score €50. Thanks to all
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