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

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

All of the children which took part in the Portlaoise Urban Area primary school football competition. Pic: Tim Keane.


Table Quiz
Annanough GAA club are holding a table quiz on Saturday, 1st December in Crean's, Vicarstown. Table of four will cost €40. All support is greatly appreciated.


Juvenile Awards Presentation
Our end of year Juvenile Presentation will take place this Sunday the 2nd of December at 6:30pm, in Knockaroo Hall. We hope all our young hurlers, parents, grandparents and supporters can make it to help us celebrate the year.


Club News
It maybe December but the GAA season continues and on Sunday next Camross were due to meet either Raheen Gaels or Borris-Kilcotton in the U-21 championship quarter final. As their game did not take place due to clash at U-19 level between the same clubs, the Camross game is in doubt unless these two fulfil the fixtures under lights in the meantime. On Friday night last the U-19 team were scheduled to play Castletown-Slieve-Bloom in the semi-final, see results on Laois GAA website. Well done to the U-14 hurlers, they beat Portlaoise in their final group game and were scheduled to play The Harps in the Shield final. Last weekend the two entered a draw for venue and Camross lost which meant the game went ahead at the Swan Road Durrow in the afternoon.


Club AGM
Colt GAA club are holding their AGM on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 2pm. Mass in memory of deceased members will be held in St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen at 7.30pm on Saturday 1 December.

Rory’s Stories
Colt GAA presents Rory’s Stories on Friday 28 December at 9 pm in O’Loughlin’s Hotel, Portlaoise. Doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets available from players or any member of the committee. Admission €20.

Colt Lotto
Numbers drawn: 8, 12, 18. One winner: Ann Tynan. Four x €20: Brian Keegan, Julia Grant, Sinead Keegan and Sean and Jas Dooley. Next week’s jackpot: €300.


Crettyard GAA AGM was held in the clubhouse on November 9 last. The following officers were elected for 2019 - President - Fr Denis Murphy PP; Vice Presidents - Fr Jimmy O'Reilly, Fr Eamonn Purcell, Richie Dormer, Paddy Purcell, Frank Dormer and Mary Wheatley; Chairperson - Jason Kearney; Vice Chairperson - Joe Brennan; Secretary - Martin Patterson; Asst Secretary - Eadaoin Brennan; Treasurer - Rita Brennan; PRO - Eoin O'Shea; County Delegate - John Burke; Registrar - Pa Brennan; Childrens Officer - Ann Brennan; Juvenile Chairperson - Brian O'Sullivan; Committee - Paddy Brennan, Peter Brennan, Bill Delaney, John Purcell, Vinnie Brennan, Martin O'Reilly and Darren Kelly. The senior football manager for 2019 is Peter Brennan.

Draw held on 13th November winners in the Crettyard footballers lotto were Tess Fitzpatrick, John & Cormac Brennan, Sallysbridge House, John Whelan, Ardenteggle, Bridget Cooney, Clonbrock. The winning numbers were 2, 6, 26, 27. Next week's jackpot is €8,700.


Results from draw on November 19. Numbers were: 2, 20, 23, 25. No Jackpot winner. Match three winner this week was Phil Donoher. Promoter - Liam Finlay. Next week's Jackpot: €6,200. Thanks for your continued support of our weekly lotto.

Dinner Dance
O'Dempseys GFC Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday the 26th of January in Judge Roy Beans, Killenard. Please save the date! More information to follow in the coming weeks.

Juvenile Hamper
Juvenile Christmas hamper tickets are now available to collect off any committee member or contact Tommy Fallon on 087-0946699.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of O’Dempsey's GFC will be held in the clubhouse this Saturday the 1st of December at 8pm. All club members, parents, supporters and potential new members are invited and encouraged to attend in order to reflect on the last twelve months. Looking forward to seeing you there.


Laois Clubs Combined Lotto
Draw on January 25. Jackpot: €12,000. No jackpot winner. Numbers - 5, 18, 19, 21. Next week's jackpot: €12,200. €20 Winners - Claire Carey, Niall Slevin. Thanks to all those who supported this week's draw.

Bingo continues on Tuesday nights in the GAA Centre, with up to €3,000 in prize money to be won and a great social night out.

Registration for the 2018 coming season will start on the 2nd February from 6-7pm in the GAA Centre and will continue every Friday after this at the same time.

All County Draw Tickets
This is the club's biggest fundraiser of the year and would urge the community to purchase a ticket and help the club continue to progress both on and off the pitch. Tickets are priced at €130 and this gets you entered into four monthly draws where first prize is €10,000 with over €110,000 in prize money over the four draws.You can pay for the ticket over the four months in installments of €32.50. Tickets can be bought off any committee member.

Monday Lights Night
The club began its Monday Lights night in association with Operation Transformation last Monday 22nd and this will continue for six weeks from 7-8pm up on the main pitch. This is basically where we turn on the floodlights for an hour and people can come up to run,walk or jog in a safe and secure environment. It's opened to both members and non-members and we encouraged families, children of all ages to come up, everyone is more than welcome.


Rathdowney-Errill GAA will hold their AGM on Sunday 9th of December, all new and existing members are encouraged to attend this meeting. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Thanks to all those who donated, sold, bought and helped out in anyway possible to make our recent auction successful, this is an annual event for the club so all support is greatly appreciated.

Errill GAA Lotto
There was no winning jackpot ticket last Monday night. Numbers drawn were 2, 7, 11, 23. There was six Match 3 tickets winning €20 Each- Fiona O'Dea, Clonmeen, Grace Keane, Village View, Cathal Barton, Ballagh, Eamon Holohan, Barney ad Jackie White, Ballagh. Next week's jackpot will be €2,450. Tickets for the draw are available in Errill Post Office, Dowling's Bar, Ray's Bar and from local promoters.


Congratulations to our U-14 Hurlers on winning the U-14 Hurling Championship, well done to all involved.

U-19 Football
Best of luck to our U-19 Footballers in their final on Friday 30th.

Juvenile Presentation Night
Our Juvenile Presentation night will take place next Friday night 30th in the Community Centre.

The club's Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 2nd December at 7pm in the Clubhouse. Everyone welcome, hope to see you all there.


Sarsfields AGM
The club’s 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday next December 2nd at 6.15pm in the Sports Complex. The meeting will review the activities of the past year and reports will be presented by the club officers and team mentors. Officers and Committee for 2019 will be elected and plans drawn up for the direction of the Club for the next twelve months.

Presentation Night
The presentation of medals to the Seniors and U-14s will take place at the end of January. Because of the unavailability of a number of Senior players it was decided not to go ahead with the presentation on December 8.


Slieve Bloom extends deepest sympathy to the Gilligan family, Brockera, Ballyfin on the untimely death of Sean, who will be sadly missed by his loving family, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, neighbours, friends and wider community. May he RIP.

Race Night
Many thanks to all sponsors and all that bought horses that made the event a great success. Great credit to the top table and others for all their hard work in organizing the race night. Thanks to Tom and his staff for the use of his premises for the event a great night had by all.


The Annual General Meeting of St Brigid’s Camogie Club will take place on Wednesday 28th November in Rathdowney GAA Rooms at 8pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Mountrath lotto draw results for November 19th. Numbers drawn: 11, 12, 13, 16. No jackpot winner. €20 winners: Suzanne Delaney, Ciara O'Brien, Vera Richardson, Bernie Gaughan, Phil Moore, Dan Phelan, Shay Bergin and Bernard Hennessy. House prize: Mary Tiernan. Promoters prize: Peter Middleton and Mary Tiernan. Next weeks jackpot €6,800. Venue 'Bennett's'.

St Fintan's GAA, Mountrath AGM and Annual Mass for deceased members and friends is on Friday, December 7, in St Fintan's Church at 7pm followed by the AGM in the clubhouse at 8pm.


Club Lotto
Lotto Result. Numbers drawn 5, 8, 21, 28. No jackpot winner or €20 winner. Jackpot next week €7,000.

Our club AGM takes place Friday 7th December at 8pm in the clubhouse. All welcome to attend. Membership for the year is €30 per adult due on the night.


Jackpot €3,100. Numbers drawn 2, 3, 12, 26. No winner. Five €20 winners - Liam Heffernan, Michael Conlon Jnr, Richard Jestin, Collette Deegan, Thomas St John. Next week's jackpot €3,200.

Monster Auction
The club would like to thank everyone who contributed to last week's auction. We were inundated with donations and we are very grateful for every single one. We would also like to thank everyone who put in a huge amount of work to make it so successful.


Don't forget the clubs AGM will be held in the clubhouse this coming Saturday evening the 1st of December at 7.30pm. All are very welcome to come along, membership can be paid on the night.

Juvenile GAA
Timahoe Juveniles are holding indoor training in the Community hall every Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. This is for boys born in '06, '05, '04. Its is for the young to have some fun while doing some exercise with their friends and also making new ones. Next training is on Wednesday the 28th November. All are welcome.


Trumera GAA AGM will be held in clubhouse Friday night, 30th November at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend. Also can €10 tickets be back.