Whist Drive Results
Top score Tim Keenan, 1st gent Irene Delaney, 2nd gent Mick Kelly, PJ Cahill, Sean Fitzpatrick, 1st lady Mai Conroy, 2nd lady Katie Bennett, 1st qtr Noreen Ní Laoghain, 2nd qtr Tom Gowing, 3rd qtr Mary Gowing, 4th qtr Bridie Kavanagh and Joe Dooley. Raffle 1st Mary Gowing, 2nd Mary Fennelly, 3rd Tom Gowing, 4th Mai Conroy, 5th Sean Fitzpatrick, 6th Mary Fennelly.
Winning numbers 18-24-27-3 (no winner) €75 Trish Cuddy Northgrove, €30 Mark Conroy Ballinrally, €30 Michael Scully Killanure, €30 Kate Hynes Larch Hil, €30 Marie Moore Cardtown, €30 Pauric Cuddy Garranbaun Promoters €40 Michael Lalor, €20 Patsy Ryan, €20 Hannah Dooley, €20 Bobby Harvey, €20 Maureen Cuddy, house prize €20 Mary Kilmartin.
Congratulations are extended to Fint and Moria Lalor of Garrafin Camross who last week celebrated the golden jubilee of their marriage. Fint is formerly of Northgrove and Moria is Killenure and were married in St Fergals Church Camross on August 4, 1964.
Fr James Meaney and Fr Lar Dunphy were the celebrants and they have two sons Fint and John.
Fint senior and jnr hold the proud distinction of captaining Camross to senior championship success and became the first father and son to be presented with the O’Keefe cup.
As some of the family are out of the country celebrations are on hold but will take place in the near future. The happy couple are wished many more happy years together.
Camross and Kyle juniors were scheduled to meet for the third time on Thursday last to decide who will meet Mountmellick and Mountrath in the next round of the championship. The winners meet Mountmellick and Mountrath await the losers.
Camross under fourteen and under twelve sides lost to Naomh Eamon and Borris-Kilcotton in the championship last week. Camross footballers recorded a comfortable victory over Ballyfin on last Wednesday evening and were scheduled to play Errill in the semi-final on Friday evening see sports pages or Laois GAA website for results.
On next weekend Camross senior hurlers take on Abbeyleix in the quarter final and the game will be played at O’Moore Park on Saturday August 16 at 7.30pm.
There was a wonderful turn out for the annual cemetery mass in Camross on August 1. The weather for mass was cloudy but at the end of mass there was a cloudburst and there was chaos as people rushed to the shelter of their vehicles and many people made their way to the parish centre for a welcome cup of tea and sandwiches.
Well done to the organisers but once again despite weeks of good weather it was lucky that the ceremony went ahead in the cemetery where there was a huge turn out.
The annual mass at Ballyquaid Pit near Borris-in-Ossory will be celebrated on this Friday evening August 15, the feast of the Assumption and the time is 6.45pm. This ancient site was restored some years ago a reminder of the huge sacrifices made by our forefathers to attend mass in difficult circumstances in penal times.
Slieve Bloom walk
As part of National Heritage Week, a wildlife walk takes place in the Ridge of Capard with ranger Jason Monaghan, on August 26, from 2 to 4pm. Call 9368878 for more details or see www.npws.ie.
Trad music book
Lovely Laois is a new book of traditional Laois music published by well known musician Aine McGeeney of the band Goitse. Aine is also a tutor of the Music in d’House project run by Abbeyleix Heritage Company with local Comhaltas stalwarts Paul Lynch and PJ Phelan. Please contact Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org or 057 8731653 or at Reception in Heritage House for further information or to book an advance copy.