Area Notes

Area Notes

If you wish to have your clubs events news etc advertised in the Leinster Express you can email them to me before 8pm on Thursdays.

Laura Donoher, Ballybrittas Petrol Station has kindly agreed to accept notes etc for the Leinster Express and anyone wishing to submit their club notes can drop them into Donohers before 6pm on Thursdays marked Leinster Express.

Courtwood GAA

Courtwood GAA club would like to thank all those involved in making our recent family fun day and The Canal 5K such a huge success once again. A particular word of thanks to St Michael’s AC, Portarlington for their help with the planning and organisation of the 5K. Congrats also to the men’s race winner, local lad John Fenlon, who won the race for the first time. The women’s race was a Ballyroan-Abbeyleix AC 1-2-3 with Grace McConnell retaining her title from last year.

Courtwood GAA club wishes to acknowledge the very generous sponsorship to the club recently from Jimmy McLoughlin of Rosie and Jim Gourmet Foods. Club players were recently presented with their new gear bags and all prize money for the recent Canal 5K was also courtesy of Rosie and Jim.

O’Dempsey’s GAA

Lotto results 16/06/14 nos drawn 02, 17, 22, 25

No jackpot winner. Match 3 winners Molly O’Brien, Adrian Dunne. Promoter B Whelehan.Fun day Saturday 28 June

O’Dempsey’s and St Conleths are inviting you to join them for their family fun evening on Saturday 28 June from 4pm to late. A fun packed evening is guaranteed, kicking off with under 6s 8s and 10s boys and girls matches where they will be demonstrating their skills, very enjoyable to watch. Kick fáda and skills competition for u14 to minors. Bouncy castles, face painting, go karting track for young budding racers, highlight of the evening is an adults mixed match at 6.30 teams are ‘Mothers and others’ ladies along with members of O’Dempsey’s GAA Club, definitely not to be missed. Tuck shop, teas coffees and bar facilities available. Bring your picnic rug, sit out and enjoy the atmosphere, have a burger or two and request your favourite song to be played and who knows but you could end up dancing the night away. Looking forward to seeing you there. Admission €3 per adult children free.

GAA Summer Camp

Emo GAA Grounds, July 14-18, 10am-12.30pm for ages 4-6; 10am-2.30pm for ages 7 +. €40 for one child, €60 for two children, €70 for three. Prebooking essential, contact Darren on 087 1370968 or Donna on 086 3183703. Registration Monday July 14 from 9.30am in the Emo Community Centre. See


County finals. U10 girls hurdles 1st Chloe Keenan, U14 girls hurdles 1st Emma Lawlor, U12 girls 600m 1st Ava O Connor, U14 girls 800m 1st Rebecca Balfe, U14 girls long puck 1st Gillian Keenan, U14 girls shot putt 1st Emily Gleeson and in 2nd place in shot putt was Ciara Langford, U14 girls long jump 2nd Zoe Keegan, U16 girls discus 1st Aoife Langford. Also Nicole Strong, Aine Kiernan, Anna Maguire, Cliodhna Creegan, Saoirse Booth, Georgia McGarry, Caoimhe Dooley, Lauren Johnston and Kerrie Costello. U8 boys 60m 3rd Charlie Hand, U8 boys 80m Daniel Taylor, U10 boys 100m 2nd David Costello, U14 boys 100m 2nd Donal Hetherington, U12 boys ball throw 3rd Padraig Langford, U12 boys longpuck 3rd Tommy Keegan U14 boys shot putt 1st Eoin Keenan U16 boys discus 1st Dylan Strong, U16 boys high jump 3rd Dean Byrne. Also Rory Creegan, Callum Keegan, Ryan Conlan, Monty Balfe, Eoin Booth, Bobby Moore, Andrew Boland, Daniel Boland, Edward Boland, Aaron Whelan. Relay U10 mixed 3rd Chloe keenan, Georgia McGarry, David Costello Daniel Boland. U12 girls 3rd Ava O’Connor, Juilette Boland, Ciara Crowley, Doireann McGarry. U12 boys 3rd Tommy Keegan, Padraig Langford, Edward Boland, Aaron Whelan. U14 girls 1st Gillian Keenan Zoe Keegan, Rebecca Balfe and Emma Lawlor U14 boys 1st Donal Hetherington, Eoin Keenan, Eddie Allen and Thomas Meredith. Ava O’Connor won her 500m run.

Walks Festival

9km walk at the Derries, Ballybrittas from Derries Church from 7.30pm on Thursday, July 3. 8km walk in Emo Courton from Emo village gates. Tuesday, July 15 from 7.30pm. 12km Canal Walk Fisherstown on Tuesday, July 22 from 7.30pm at Fisherstown car park.