Camross Macra would like to congratulate our member Ronan Phelan for his great work on representing his club and his county in the Macra Na Feirme Mr Personality Competition in Kilkenny over the weekend. It was a great weekend and we would like to thank the great amount of supporters who supported him on both nights. Well done to Noel Mc Sweeney from Muskerry Macra who won the competition.
Camross Foroige Club
Camross Foroige Club will hold a cake sale on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 after Mass in the Community Hall. We would appreciate your support.
Holy Communion class
The final meeting for Parents of Holy Communion class will take place tonight Tuesday, May 5 at the Parochial House at 8pm. The meeting will be followed by a cup of tea.
Please note change of Mass times for Holy Communion Day ONLY. Kilanure mass will take place at 10am on Sunday, May 10, while Camross will take place at 11am on Sunday, May 17.
Congratulation’s this week to the new Laois Rose of Tralee Ailbhe Culliton of Portlaoise but whose Mother Gemma is a native of Clonin, Camross. Ailbhe is the eldest daughter of Kevin from Clonaslee and Gemma Doran. Sheeran’s pub in Coolrain sponsored Ailbhe and the venue was packed when the New Rose made a surprise appearance on the Saturday night after she was crowned Laois Rose.
Last Friday week, Ailbhe wowed the judges in a beautiful dress from Brown Thomas and the judges were very impressed with her general manner and presentation and now the family and friends are looking forward to the Regional Finals in the Heritage Hotel at the end of this month.
Corrie calls time
Congratulations and best wishes are extended to former Camross hurler Corrie Culliton of Rossnacreena who has just retired from the Prison service after completing 30 years service mostly served in Portlaoise.
Thirty seven years ago he was part of a Laois minor hurling team that reached the Leinster final only to suffer defeat at the hands of Kilkenny. Corrie won a junior league medals in 1980 and a junior championship medal the following year and added an intermediate medal thirty two years ago.
What he intends doing with his spare time is anyone’s guess but no doubt his leisure time will be spent improving his darts skills, his sideboard is already adorned with some magnificent pieces of cut glass and he is wished every happiness and enjoyment in his retirement.
Camross seniors were scheduled to play Abbeyleix in the Palmer cup yesterday results on Laois GAA website and their next league game is at home to leaders Rathdowney-Errill on May 17th, the intermediate team suffered defeat to Castletown and the juniors went down to Clough-Ballacolla and the C team suffered defeat to Borris-Kilcotton but the footballers defeated Borris-Kilcotton.
The minors beat Rosenallis and the under sixteen’s scored an impressive victory over Barrow Rangers and were scheduled to play the Harps Gaels in the league quarter final’s yesterday Monday.
Congratulations to the Camross contingent that helped Laois win the All-Ireland Minor shield final played at Inniskeen County Monaghan on last Sunday week.
The team captain and top scorer was Aoife Burke and the player of the match went to Michelle Holmes other Camross representatives included Courtney Lally, Sara Cuddy, Aoife Collier, Lizzy Ryan and Linda Keyes who suffered a bad injury early in the second half. Several Camross girls were part of the Laois team that played Waterford in the league final in Carlow on Saturday last, full details in sports pages.
Darkness into Light Walk
The 5k walk/run fundraiser for the suicide counselling service takes place at 4.15am this Saturday, May 9 from Mountmellick GAA Club in Acragar. For more information see dil.pieta.ie.