Laois GAA Digest - All the latest news from around the clubs of Laois

Rory Delaney


Rory Delaney


Laois GAA Digest - All the latest news from around the clubs of Laois

The St Paul's team after their Laois MFC 'A' victory.

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1-2000 Draw
The winners of our 1- 2000 draw were drawn in the Final Furlong recently. €2,000 - Pam Trimble; €750 - John Carroll; €500 - Ken Murphy; €250 - Mark Behan; €100 - Joe and Katie Duffy; €100 - Laura Dunne; €50 - Donie Howard.
The five free €130 tickets for next March's county board draw were won by; 1. Dan O'Neill and Eddie Kinsella; 2. Barry Corcoran c/o Mick O'Connell; 3. Anna Luttrell; 4. Kieran Murphy; 5. Noel Roe.
The club would like to extend its congratulations to our main sponsors Rosie & Jim on their recent success at the Irish Quality Food Awards.
We are very grateful to this great local company for their long running generosity and are delighted that our very successful year is being mirrored by their success in business.

Leinster Club IFC
Our first round Leinster intermediate club championship game will take place on Saturday week 10th November.
We’ll be travelling to Louth (venue to be confirmed) to take on St Mochta’s at 1.30pm.
We’ll be running a supporters bus (or buses depending on demand) and as places are expected to be limited, the only way to secure a place will be payment of a €10 deposit.
You can contact Niall Murphy on 087-6171899 or Pat O’Connell on 087-6894108 for further information. Deposits will be taken on Sunday at 12 noon and Tuesday at 8pm at the clubhouse.

Micheál Kinsella RIP
Our club was recently thrown into mourning following the death of Micheál Kinsella, Fisherstown.
Until recently Micheál was the last man to captain Courtwood to the intermediate football championship, a feat he held dearly and never tired reminding the current players of!
The guards of honour and huge attendances at Micheál's wake and funeral were testament to his great popularity in the area. He certainly got the send off he deserved.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to his parents Mick and Ann, his brother Eddie and sisters, Mary and Elaine and to all his extended family and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Draw on October 25. Jackpot: €6,000. No Winner. Numbers; 8, 18, 26, 29. €20 winner; Séamus Malone. Next jackpot: €6,200. Thanks to all who supported the lotto last week.

We were thrilled recently to hear that our own Niall Donoher was chosen as the Laois Intermediate Footballer of the Year. Congratulations Niall! A well deserved honour to go with the corresponding 2014 junior award.

Our sympathy to Luke, Ross and Rory Doyle and all their family on their grandmother Margaret (Mairead) Carroll's sad passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.


Scór na nÓg
Laois Scór na nÓg will take place on Friday the 23rd of November in St Fintan’s Hall Mountrath.
This competition is open to all GAA members of 17 years (under 17 on 1/1/19) or younger who can dance, sing, tell a yarn, play an instrument or be part of a novelty group.
At the request of participating clubs, we are also running the table quiz on the night at the very start of the programme. An entrant for the table quiz is four club members per team.
If you have more than one team in your club, we would advise you to run off a local quiz and let the winners go forward. So why not get your club involved?
For your information, Scór competitions are organized along similar lines to hurling and Gaelic football championships where the following events take place: Rince Fóirne (Céilí Dancing); Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing); Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music); Aithriseoirecht/Scealaíocht (Recitation/Storytelling); Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group); Leiriú (Novelty Act); Rince Seit (Set Dancing);Tráth na gCeisteanna (Table Quiz).
The winning team in each event (bar Table Quiz) will go on to compete in the semifinals for Leinster in Allenwood on December 9th at 2.30pm, whilst the Leinster Final will take place in mid-January.
The winning table quiz team will automatically go straight through to the All-Ireland in Castlebar.
To win an All-Ireland title is seen as a great achievement and honor for any club. So, don’t forget the date, Friday November 23rd. Registration will take place from 6.30pm, with the proceedings starting at 7pm sharp, i.e. the table quiz. Hope to see you all there.
For more information on Scór, please leave your name into the county board office (05786-60674) and a member of the scor committee will contact you directly.
We would encourage clubs to try to get organised for this event as soon as possible. Your club has received two of the new Scór booklets via your club secretary so please get someone in the club to take it on.
A notice in your local shop or on your Club's face book page might elicit interest by individuals, fans or other interested parties.


Congratulations to Ross King on being selected on the Joe McDonagh team of the year which was held on Friday 2nd of November in the convention center in Dublin.
Well done to Mark Kavanagh on receiving his first U-21 shinty cap where Ireland played Scotland last weekend.


We would like to thank everyone who supported our Annual Auction on Sunday 28th October, a special word of thanks to WR Shaw for making the auction the success it is and to everyone who donated items and helped out on the day. We hope everyone enjoyed the day.


Leinster Senior Club Championship Final
The competitive year for the Club came to an abrupt end in Kinnegad on Sunday evening when the seniors went down to Dublin Champions Foxrock in the Leinster Club Final by 4-11 to 1-8.
There was no honour lost in the defeat and it was generally recognized that the score line does scant justice to the efforts of the players throughout the game. It’s been a long, and largely productive year, beginning with victory in the Crossmaglen 7’s in February followed by a sixth successive Laois title and another Div 2 League success.
Despite the defeat 2018 has been a magnificent journey for the players and team management of Ger O’Flaherty, Mick Burke, Ciara O’Loughlin and Pat Dalton. Well done to all involved.
Sarsfields panel: Ciara O’Loughlin, Casey Conroy, Alison McEvoy, Amy Grehan, Ciara Hughes, Mags McEvoy, Amy Loughman, Jenny McEvoy, Rosemarie Bermingham, Lorna O’Sullivan, Joyce Dunne, Mary Keating, Clare Conlon, Meaghan Dunne, Ciara Burke, Emma McEvoy, Lauren Kearney, Yvonne Comerford, Aileen O’Loughlin, Becky Williams, Ava Lawlor, Grainne Lalor, Grace Weston, Caoimhe Callaly, Grace Weston, Aine O’Neill, Ruth Murray, Roisin Dowling, Lauramarie Maher, Tracey Lawlor, Deirdre Halley, Aoife Daly.


Bridge Night Fundraiser
St Conleth's Ladies Gaelic Football Club are having a Bridge Night Fundraiser in O'Dempsey's clubhouse, Old Pound on Friday, November 16th at 7.30pm. Raffle, spot prizes and supper.


Lotto draw results for October 29th. Numbers drawn 7, 10, 12, 16. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: PJ Delaney, Sean Moore, Sean Russell, Renie England, Peter Middleton, Dan Phelan, Stephen Moore and Ursula Dunphy. House prize: Danny Farrell. Promoters prize: Mary Tiernan and Telefords. Next weeks jackpot €6,200. Venue 'Purcell's'.


Club lotto
Lotto Result. 17, 24, 26, 31. No jackpot winner or €20 winner. Jackpot next week €6,400.

Annual golf outing
Our annual golf outing takes place on Friday, 16th November contact Billy Delaney to book your place.


Our annual general meeting will take place on Saturday, November 24 at 7pm in the clubhouse. All members are asked to attend.


Jackpot €2,800. Numbers drawn 4, 12, 24, 25. No winner. Five €20 winners - Catherine Conroy, Margaret Carroll, Michael Finn, Hannah + Hugh Delaney, Stephen Culleton. Next week jackpot €2,900. Tickets available online The_Rock_Gaa_club

Our Annual Auction takes place on Sunday 18th of November at 2pm. This is a major fundraiser for the club so all donations are greatly appreciated. All donations can be dropped to the club house or given to a committee member

Halloween Fancy Dress Party
The Rock GAA would like to thank every one who attended the Fancy dress party last weekend and donatated to the Go Fund Me Page. It was a massive success and both charities will benefit massively because of this. We would like to acknowledge the massive work down by the organising committee also.