The following are the winners of the ploughing day: 1 Pat Hennessey, 2 Andy Seymour, 3 John Dooley, Ballyragget. Winners of vintage draw: 1 Janet Dooley, Coolrain - €200, 2 Joe MacNamara, Roscommon - €50, 3 Vivian Cahill, Castletown - €50.
Top Score Sadie Delaney, 1st Gent Tom Gowing, 2nd Gent Frank McGlynn, 1st Lady Liz Cooper 2nd Lady Bridie Kavanagh, 1st Qtr Billy Jackson, 2nd Qtr Mary Gowing, 3rd Qtr. Cissie Collier, 4th Qtr. Tim Keenan/ Mick Kelly. Raffle 1st Maud McGlynn, 2nd Kathleen Kennedy, 3rd Noreen Ní Laighain, 4th Noreen Ní Laighain. Free Ticket Kathleen Kennedy.
Lotto No. 22.214.171.124. No Winner €75 Kieran & Lilly Moore Cardtown, 5 x €30 Annette Kilmartin, Sean Lowry, Eileen Fitzpatrick, Marie Carroll, Pauric Cuddy, €40 Jim Wynne, 4 x €20 Patsy Ryan, Eileen Gaughan, Nora Doran, Sean Bergin, House Prize €20 Julia Phelan.
Enrolments are now taking place for pupils starting school in Sept. Please contact the school at 057-8732944 or Breda at 087-6485034.
Enrolments are now taking place for pupils starting school in Sept. Please contact the school at 057-8735230 or Breda at 087-6485034.
Slieve Bloom Association
The Slieve Bloom Association will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss the new constitution on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 8:30pm in the Community Centre, Kinnity. All members are kindly requested to attend.
The Committee of Coolrain Bog announce an AGM to discuss our options and elect members of committee in Camross st 8.30pm on Wednesday, April 9th. Joe Thompson is running again for Chairman, Pat Cooper for Secretary, Junior Dowling for treasurer and Sean Bergin for Vice Chairman. The other current committee members are Paul Kavanagh, Sloane Cooper and Pat Delaney.
Congratulations to Mrs Phyllis Ashe Derrynaseera who was the lucky winner of one hundred and twenty five Euros in the Portlaoise Parish Lotto on last Thursday night and once again the seller was Mary Arthurs Mountrath.
Late Mary Moloney
The death took place recently of Mary Moloney (nee Dooley) of Ballyskenagh County Offaly. Mary was born in Camross in nineteen twenty-three a second child of Martin Dooley and Kate Campion.
While Mary was still a baby the family her brother Joe moved from Camross to reside in the Faithful County. Her Father Martin was the first secretary of Camross GAA Club. Her Father Martin obviously had a great love of the GAA and after the move to Ballyskenagh he became one of the founder members of Mountheaton GAA club, which would later become Ballyskenagh.
Mary grew up with a huge interest of all sports and kept in touch with the progress of Camross GAA and was also a huge admirer of Kilkenny hurling and of course she became more Offaly than the Offaly people themselves.
She took great pride in the progress of her grandchildren in particular her grand nephew Peter Dooley recently honoured by the Irish international selectors under twenty and a winner of the prestigious RTLC awards in Roscrea.
It was while employed on the staff of Roscrea bacon factory that she met and married Limerick born Michael Moloney and by co-incidence they married in 1957 when her native Camross won their first junior championship in modern times.
Her husband was coerced into throwing in his lot with Ballyskenagh and was part of history making. Winning junior hurling titles with his adopted club in that they captured the Tipperary title in 1959 and then moved back across the border to win the Offaly championship two years later.
Mary was a very holy woman and was a long time member of the Legion of Mary and served as President of the Lady of the Rosary presidium. Later on she was a member of Our Lady of Citeaux and was involved with the junior legion helping the youth of the Parish. A gifted gardener, cook and an expert with darning and knitting needles
But above all was a great family woman. Mary was the last remaining member of the Dooley family and was pre-deceased by her brothers Joe, Murt, Peter, Jack and Paddy.
Mary’s remains are interred appropriately in the grounds of Mount St Josephs Abbey where she spent much of her leisure time visiting almost every day.Chief mourners are her husband Michael daughters Kathleen and Mary, sons-in-law Michael and Raymond her grandsons Timmy, Mark and David May she rest in peace.