STRABALLY TOWN AFC
Annual soccer club golf classic at the Heath Golf Club, Friday, July 27. The golf is being run in the format of a 3-ball scramble with prizes for both GUI and non-GUI teams. Tee times available from 8am-5pm and can be booked by calling Paddy on 085 1484115. The cost of entry for a team of 3 is €90 and sponsorship of tee-boxes are €50.
STRADBALLY ST VINCENT DE PAUL
The Stradbally parish St Vincent de Paul shop situated on Main Street, Stradbally (in the Youth Centre premises) will be opening on Friday, August 3 at 2pm. All welcome. They are looking for donations which can go on sale in the shop. If you have any unwanted items such as ladies, gents and childrens clothing and footwear, household goods, giftware, small furniture, books, bric-a brac and also if you have any paper or plastic bags which you no longer want. These can be dropped off in St Colmans school any night this week between 7-9pm. For more information contact Pascal 087-1359382, Frank 086 3658905, Breda Maher 085 7573468 or Mary 086 3312621. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
ELECTRIC PICNIC COMMITTEE
The Electric Picnic committee will now accept written requests for funding from local charities, clubs and associations to reach the Secretary on or before Friday, August 24. Detailed letters to Carmel Dillon, 10 Church Avenue, Stradbally
LATE MICHAEL KINSELLA
Deepest sympathy is offered to the extended family of Michael Kinsella, 52 The Green, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, and formerly Athy, Ballyroan and Munny, Stradbally, who died on July 18.
STRADBALLY DARTS LEAGUE
In conjunction with Ramsbottoms, Kehoes and the Napper Tandy Pubs presents the 2012 Stradbally Darts League Final to be held on Saturday, July 28 commencing at 8pm. Winner gets the Phelan Mini Market Cup plus €500 plus winners trophies, runners up get €300 plus trophies. 80s disco and presentation on the night.
STRADBALLY DISTRICT ANGLERS
Stradbally and District Anglers Association will hold a general meeting in St Mary’s Hall on Thursday, July 19 commencing at 9pm sharp. All members are asked to attend. The management of Kellaville Lake will be on the agenda and a decision will have to be made on the night. All interested parties are invited to attend. Enquiries to 086 0658841.
STRADBALLY STEAM QUEEN 2012
Stradbally Steam Rally which takes place on Sunday, 5 and Monday 5 August are looking for a second steam queen. If you are aged 18 or over and available over the rally weekend, why not enter yourself to represent a local business. Great cash prize for the winner, kindly sponsored by Super Valu, Stradbally. If any businesses are interested in entering a nominee please contact 087 2668854.
IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION
A church gate collection for the Irish Wheelchair Association will be taken up on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29. The Irish Wheelchair Association would like to thank you all for the support we have received for this collection over the years.
CLOPOOK CEMETERY MASS
Clopook Cemetery Mass will be helld on Thursday, July 26 commencing at 7.30pm.
Club Le Cheile are holding a vintage run on Sunday, September 16 commencing at 11am in Timahoe. Contact 086 1515325.
Annual outing will take place in Ballingarry House Hotel, Tralee on August 13 and 14 returning August 15. Walking from bridge every Wednesday at 8pm.
Stradbally Town AFC are holding a golf classic at The Heath Golf Club on Friday, July 27. 3 ball scramble and entry is €90 team of 3. Contact Podge 087 9220993, Derek 085 7582227.
Music and prizes awarded on the night in the Napper Tandy, Stradbally.
Draw held on July 19, no jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 6, 9, 1, 23. One match 3s €200 Catherine Crean. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,800. Tickets available from John Donohue, Paddy Ramsbottom. Seller receives 10 percent of jackpot winning ticket.
Premier event in the calendar of steam and vintage shows in Ireland. Music onsite, a bigger and more organized trade area and a separate pony arena are but a few additions this year for the National Steam Rally being held on Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6 at The Lawn Stradbally. Steam enthusiasts and families from all over Ireland are expected at the premier event in the calendar of steam and vintage shows throughout Ireland.
A benefit night in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation will be held in the Napper Tandy back lounge, Stradbally on Saturday, August 25 commencing at 7pm to close. Live music featuring the Abbey Folk, Shawn Mullins, Chris Conroy, DJ Sean Savage. Spot prizes and finger food and admission is only €5.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Bridget (Birdie) Langton, The Glebe on the death of her sister Bernie Scully (nee Lalor, Ballyroan).
VOLUNTEER MISSIONARY MOVEMENT
Eugene Smith, regional officer of the VMM would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generous donation of €973 at Stradbally parish in response to their appeal on the weekend of July 7 and 8