Whist Results

01/02/2016 Top score: Tom Gowing, 1st Gent: Liam McCartney, 2nd Gent: Joe Dooley, 1st Lady: Elizabeth Cooper 2nd Lady: Mary Gowing. 1st QTR: Nora Gowing. 2nd QTR: Kathleen Kennedy. 3rd QTR: Michael Kennedy 4th QTR: Noreen NiLeighi. Raffle:Elizabeth Cooper, Michael Kennedy, Joe Dooley, Mai Conroy. Free Ticket: Cissy Collier

Lotto Results

01/02/2016 Lotto Numbers: 13-5-8-2 (No winner). €75 Johnny Conroy Derrycarrow. €30 Caroline Bergin Camross, €30 Lilly Moore Cardtown, €30 Martin Delaney Ballinrally, €30 James Palmer Derrynaseera, €30 Mary Kilmartin Derries Promoters: €40 Maureen Cuddy. €20 Bobby Harvey, €20 Marie Moore, €20 Carmel McCartney, €20 Patsy Ryan. House Prize: €20 Ann Dooley. Next week’s Jackpot €4,400. Next Draw: 08/02/2016

Camross Vintage

Club membership is now due for renewal. Please contact the club directly to renew

Fashion Show

Camross Ceoltas will be holding a fashion show in Camross Parish Hall on Thursday 18th February at 8pm sharp. Tickets €10 each and there will be a cheese and wine reception on the night.

Parish Mourns

The entire Parish of Camross was saddened last week as news spread of the sudden death of Fr Paddy Hyland, Larchill House Mountrath the youngest son of John and Mrs Hyland, known far and wide as a staunch Camross man who was ordained in Kiltegan with the Columbian Fathers in the summer of 1969, three years after his older brother Michael was ordained in St Kieran’s College

The two sons of John hurled with Camross, Michael was outstanding in 1959 and 50 years ago Paddy came on a sub in the senior final victory over Rathdowney. In the famous semi-final win over Clonad in 1963 Paddy scored the winning goal and Michael stood out in defence. In 1972 while home from his Missionary work in Kenya Paddy helped Camross win the Fr Phelan cup for the first time ever

While he loved hurling his devotion to the priesthood and the wonderful work he did for the poor people of Kenya for over 44 years is what he will be most remembered for. Two years ago he scaled back and came home to Larchill and became deeply involved in his own Parish where he celebrated Mass every week in the local churches.

Fr Paddy celebrated his last Mass in St Aiden’s Church Killenure on the last day of January and sadly passed away on the first day of February the feast day of St Brigid who like Fr Paddy was a wonderful Missionary and built a Monastery in Kildare.

Having reposed at Larchill on Thursday his remains were removed to St Fergal’s Church Camross for Mass on Thursday evening as the remains reached the Village, Camross GAA Club formed a guard of honour for their former colleague.

The Church was packed as Fr Lalor the local PP received the remains of the man who had been so much part of life in this same Church in recent times, many priests travelled long distances as well as former Priests of the Parish came to celebrate Paddy’s last Mass in St Fergal’s.

One former colleague on the missions recalled the many facets of Paddy’s life of the far away fields of Kenya and he told of how Paddy was the go to man, be it a sick human being or a lame animal then, in later life he moved further afield in Kenya and was appointed to take care of finances in his hugely populated Parish before saying good bye to the thousands of friends he made during his time in the Country.

On Friday Fr Paddy’s remains were taken to St Patricks Church Kiltegan for Requiem Mass followed by burial in the Society cemetery. Chief mourners are his brothers Michael and Dan, sisters Carmel O’Mahoney, Attracta O’Toole, Teresa McKenna, Patricia Hynes, extended family and friends in Camross and the many friends he made while on the missions in Kericho Kenya May Fr Paddy rest in peace


Sympathy is extended to the family of Martin Dowling Cavansheath Ballyfin who passed away on Tuesday February 2nd at the Midlands Hospital in Portlaoise. Martin reposed at the family residence on Tuesday and removal took place on Wednesday evening to St Fintan’s Church and on Thursday morning requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr Pat Hennessey followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Martin is mourned by his brothers and sisters, nephews, niece’s relative’s friends and neighbours in Cavansheath

Juvenile GAA

A very enjoyable function was held in the Parish centre on Sunday week January 31st the occasion was the presentation of awards to the Camross juvenile hurlers and footballers. The highlight of the evening was the presentation to the all-conquering under sixteen hurlers who held off a determined Portlaoise side in the championship final in O’Moore Park. Special guest on the evening was Kilkenny All-Ireland hurler Walter Walsh Man of the match in the All-Ireland final replay against Galway for years ago. The Tullogher -Rosbercon man received a rousing reception. Walter thanked the club for welcoming him and said he felt at home with so much Black and Amber in the building he then presented medals to the players and the evening concluded with tea and refreshments for the packed attendance. See sports pages for pictures


Camross Camogie Club extend congratulations to Olive Murphy the Oak Clonadacasey. On Saturday week Olive and her family put a difficult year behind them as they headed to Dublin to take part in the RTE Winning streak TV show, amidst great excitement the well known Physio with Camross camogie and Portlaoise GAA teams walked away with a nice sum of thirty three thousand Euros, all her friends in Camross extend sincere congratulations and to add to the Camross connection, the bus carrying eighteen Murphy’s and friends was driven by Joe Dooley.

Laois Arthritis

Laois Arthritis are pleased to present a talk in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Wed 10th February at 7.30pm sharp.

Topic: "Self-Care Strategies for Wellbeing"

Speaker: Finola Colgan, Area Development Officer, Mental Health Ireland. During this presentation,Finola will provide an explanation as to why mental fitness is important and provide tips for implementation.