Our 20th annual St Stephen’s Day Walk, Clonaslee in aid of Laois Hospice was a fantastic success. Huge crowds turned out to support this very worthy cause and experience the Slieve Bloom Mountains even though the weather was not cooperative. Sincere thanks to all volunteers who worked tirelessly over the Christmas period to prepare and erect signs, make soup, sandwiches, bake Christmas cakes, organise the Community Centre, park cars, etc.

Huge thanks goes to all the young people of Clonaslee parish who have become involved in helping on the day, all help was greatly appreciated – ladies, gents and teenagers – well done. Thanks to all our sponsors and sincere thanks to Sean and Denise Flynn for cooking large amounts of bread rolls bright and early on Stephen’s morning.


A big thank you to all who turned out on October 28 2012 in Kinnitty to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. A huge thanks to all our sponsors. Thanks to the committee, all who helped organise it and those who kindly volunteered on the day. Without you all it wouldn’t have been possible. A total of €7,000 was raised. Thank you, Linda McRedmond.


Sunday December 30: Top score: Becky Thompson. Gents: 1 D Whelan 2 Paddy Grogan. Ladies: 1 Molly O’Brien 2 Tom Kearns and Matt Barrett. Quarters: 1 Paddy Carter, Martin Delaney, S Kennedy 2 Teresa Mulhare 3 John Harrison 4 Doíreann Tiernan. Raffle: Sean Langton, Lucy O’Brien, Dinny Kelly, Sean Kennedy, B Thompson. Sunday January 6: Top Score: Olivia White. Gents: 1 Paddy Grogan 2 Martin Delaney. Ladies: 1 Kathleen Kennedy 2 V Kearns. Quarters: 1 Matt Barrett 2 Tom Delaney 3 Mick Kelly 4 Martin Rigney. Raffle: Mick Kelly, Annie Parnell, Liam White, Tom Delaney, Mick Kelly, Noel Kelly.


Jackpot not won. Winning numbers: 17-1-9. €30 winners: Tom Flynn, Glebe; C Kennedy, c/o Chris; Tadhg Bryan, c/o N Dunne; Edel Dunne, Chapel St; Babs Young, Chapel St; Mary Clear, Cush. Promoter’s prize: Edel Dunne, C Horan, S Langford. Next week’s Jackpot: €1,000.


Jackpot not won. Winning no: 25-2-15-10. €40 winners: Catherine O’Brien, Theresa and Stephen, John Brereton, Colm and Fergal, Paul Downey. Promoter’s prize: Jack Wallace. Next week’s Jackpot: €15,350.


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