Laois County and area Community Games have been busy in recent weeks and there is no let up in sight in the coming weeks.
There are several dates areas should keep in mind for the coming weeks - County Talent Finals Saturday April, 12; Collection Days Friday, April 4 at Supervalu Stradbally, May 2/3 at Dunne’s Stores, Kyle Centre. The next county meeting will take place on Monday 7 April.
The chess county finals took place in Mountmellick GAA on Friday, March 21. Teams - Mountmellick, Emo/Rath, Stradbally and Arles.
sLaois Community games held the finals of the U-10 and U-13 Indoor Soccer on Sunday, March 16.
The results of the boys U-10 indoor soccer were as follows: Match 1: Emo/Rath 1 Stradbally 0; Match 2: Ballinakill 1 Stradbally 1; Match 3: Emo/Rath 3 Ballinakill 2. Emo/Rath emerged as the winners
The Play-off for second and third between Ballinakill and Stradbally ended 1-1. Still deadlocked after extra time it went to penalties. After five penalties it was still deadlocked at 3-3 but Ballinakill eventually won 5-4 in sudden death penalties.
Results of U-13 were: Match 1: Emo/Rath 4 Stradbally 0; Match 2: Ballinakill 3 Emo/Rath 3; Match 3: Stradbally 1 Ballinakill 3. Play-off for 1st and 2nd between Emo/Rath and Ballinakill ended 4-3 in
favour of Emo/Rath. Stradbally finished 3rd.
Emo/Rath recently held their Talent and art competitions.
Group singers: 1st Deja vu -Niamh Conroy, Ciara Crowley, Laura Whelan, Niamh Crowley, Emily Gleeson and Emmet Conroy. 2nd place. the LOL sisters. l-r Ava Meagher, Jill Conroy and Sarah Gorman.
Solo Singing: 1st Clodagh Dunne, 2nd Meegan Scully, Joint 3rd Stephan Conroy and Ava Meagher.
Solo Music: 1st Molly O’Toole, 2nd Ann Lawlor
Recitation: 1st Lauren Whelan, 2nd Siun Donnolly, 3rd Niamh Conroy, 4th Ciara Crowley, 5th Grace Harigan,
U-8 Boys: 1st Lochlan McGann, 2nd Ciaran Donoghue, 3rd Paul Whyte
U-8 Girls: 1st: Gabby Foy, 2nd Isobel Carroll, 3rd Ruby Conlon
U-10 Boys: 1st Jack Fenlon, 2nd Shane Allison, 3rd Mikey Fennelly
U-10 Girls: 1st Caoimhe Dooley, 2nd Alice Kerins, 3rd Grainne Keogh
U-12 Boys: 1st Fionn Matthews; 2nd Fred Kerins; 3rd Adrian Tynan
U-12 Girls: 1st Niamh Conroy, 2nd Ava Meagher, 3rd Nicole McLoughlin
U-14 Boys: 1st Rossa O’Dufaigh, 2nd Thomas Meredith, 3rd Sean Greene
U-14 Girls: 1st Hannah Johnston, 2nd Lisa Hainsworth, 3rd Aoife Davis
U-16 Boys: 1st Mark McCormack
Well done to all who took part in the recent County Chess Final which took place in the GAA Hall, Mountmellick.
The next event is the County Talent Final which is in the Arts Centre Mountmellick on Saturday, April 12 from 10am. Taking part for the Mountmellick Area we have: Siobhan McEvoy, Grainne Lalor, Leah Tarpey, and Caoimhe Guinan, Emma Dunne and Emer Comerford in the group dance; Eille Lalor in the solo singing; Keeva Gallagher doing recitation; Declan White and Tiernan Morris in solo music;Neol Stapleton, Decan White and Conor White in group music. Best of luck to them all. All welcome to come and be entertained.
See this week’s Leinster Express Sport for more photographic coverage