LADIES FOOTBALL CLUB
Mountrath will be a hive of activity next weekend (June 22 - 24) when Feile Peil na nOg comes to Laois and Offaly. The Mountrath girls are hosting a team from San Fransisco, USA and the Mountrath boys are hosting a team from Yorkshire, England. The festival starts with a parade in Portlaoise on Friday evening, when there will be approx 3500 children and their mentors parading through the streets, dressed in their club gear and carrying their flags and banners. We wish all these young players the best of luck in their games and hope that they have great fun and make some great friends too. It is a fantastic achievement for both clubs to play in the competition and to host teams from abroad. We hope that the children will have your support and encouragement at all of the matches.
Annual pioneer pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 15. Bus will leave Mountmellick at 8am sharp, Portlaoise at 8.30am, Mountrath Church Yard at 9am and Ballyfin GAA centre at 9.10am. Contact Betty 0’Rourke Mountrath on 87 32531 to book a seat at cost of €20 per person.
ST AENGUS LOTTO DRAW
The wining numbers for June 12 were 17, 21, 27, 28. There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot stands at €20,000. The promoter’s prize was won by H. Ryan, D. Tobin.
The winning numbers for the June 14 were 04, 07, 25, 30. There was no jackpot winner. There were 16 match 3s won €63. There no jackpot winner.
ST FINTAN’S GAA
The numbers drawn for the June 11 were 01, 12, 23, 24. There was no jackpot winner. Next week’s jackpot for June 18 is €10,000. Tickets can be got from any promoter. Promoters prize was won by M. Tiernan, G. Dooley.
The sale of homemade jam continues in Costcutters and in Phelan’s shop in Castletown. The proceeds of this goes to the the Cuilse Centre Portlaoise. You support is greatly needed. Thanks to all who have supported.
BUS TO CLONFERT DAY OF PRAYER & HEALING
Bus to Clonfert day of prayer and healing in Emmanuel house of Providence Ballinasloe Co Galway which is going to be led by Eddie Stones& team on Saturday June 30. Bus times are Athy 8am, Ballylinan 8.15am, Strabally 8.30am, Portlaoise 8.45am, Mountrath 9am, Castletown 9.05am. Booking for bus in advance is essential. 059 8625215 or 087 7528531.
THE MOLLY MAGUIRES
Adults interested in cycling for a bit of fun during the long hot summer evenings, ring or text 087 2859651 or 087 0567918.
BALLYFIN VINTAGE & VETERAN CLUB
The annual Ballyfin Vintage and Veteran Club road run will be held on July with a start time of 2pm from the community hall, Ballyfin. This run is in aid of local charities. All vehicles fifteen years and older are welcome. Contact Denis at 087 9488015 for further information.
Mountrath Tidy Towns committee will be very busy over the coming months with The Litter Challenge, National Tidy Towns and Laois Tidy Towns, to name but a few, to keep them busy. The Thursday 7 o’clock litter pickup is going well, thanks to all our volunteers throughout the town who can be relied upon to keep their own area clean along with helping their neighbours as well. Our town’s traders are doing great work in keeping their premises tidy in all seasons and it is much appreciated. Some of our Tidy Towns committee will be calling on our traders over the coming weeks to collect funding which will go towards keeping the town beautiful for the summer and in to winter. All donations are used for this purpose and are very much appreciated
OLD TIME DANCING
Every Sunday night in Portlaoise GAA centre from 9.30pm to11:30pm for only €7. Music will be supplied by John & Terry this coming Sunday night, June 24.
The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.
Mountrath Country Markets is open every Friday from 9am to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street. Come and see for yourself. To place an order phone 87 32510 or 8735368.
July 17-24 staying at Hotel Solitude €770pps. Bus transfers included. Accompanied by Fr Pat Hennessy. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915 or 057 8624216.
August 15-22, €639pps. Accompanied by Fr Pat Hennessy. Contact Eleanor 087 7670915/0578624216 or Rena 087 7670915/0578624379.