22-12-21-23 No Winner. €75 Joe Dempsey Killavilla, €30 Pat Collier Rossnacreena, €30 Leah D Hill Clonin, €30 Trish Delaney Cardtown, €30 Tom O Grady Mountrath, €30 John Molloy Telfords
Promoters €40 Norah Doran €20 Pasty Ryan, €20 Kathleen Kennedy, €20 Maureen Cuddy, €20 Maire Moore, House Prize €20 Teresa Lalor
Top Score Maud McGlynn 1st Gent Trish Grehan,2nd Gent Billy Jackson, 1st Lady Mary Gowing/ Mai Conroy, 1st Qtr Irene Delaney, 2nd Qtr Sadie Delaney/ Mai Comford, 3Qtr Joe Dooley 4th Qtr Frank McGlynn
Raffle 1st Maud McGlynn, 2nd Mick Scully, 3rd Bridie Kavanagh Free Ticket Maud McGlynn
The Camross FAS Race Night was held on Saturday night the 26th in the Camross Inn. It was a hugely successful fundraiser once again as there were 400 “horses” sold. With prize money paid out and money raised from betting and raffles on the night combined with sponsorship, the total money raised came to €7435. A sincere thank you once again to all the Camross FAS staff for the work they put in to make this event a success. Also, thank you to the people of Camross (and beyond) for your generous support yet again and a special word of thanks to all who helped out on the night.
Kathleen Phelan RIP
The death took place on Wednesday July 23rd of Kathleen Phelan (nee Conlon) of Bacca Mountrath and formerly of Wolfhill. Kathleen had been ill for some time and passed away in the loving care of the staff of the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise.
Having reposed at her residence her remains were removed to St Fergals Church Camross for Requiem Mass on Saturday morning for ten o’clock celebrated by Fr John Lalor PP.
The Chief celebrant spoke of a loving wife and Mother who will be sadly missed by all who knew her but in particular her loving family. Kathleen is mourned by her husband Larry daughters Sinead and Elizabeth, sisters and brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces relatives, friends and neighbours in Wolfhill and Bacca to whom deepest sympathy is extended.
Bridie Phelan RIP
The death occurred on Wednesday last July 30th of Mrs Brighid (Bridie) Phelan nee Byrne of Paddock Mountrath and formerly of Clonkeen Portlaoise wife of the late Denis. Having reposed at the residence of her son Sean in Roundwood her remains were removed to St Edmunds Church Castletown on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at eleven o’clock and burial followed in St Fergals cemetery Camross.
Mrs Phelan had reached a great age and was pre-deceased by her husband Dinny who was a member of the Slieve Bloom team that won the Laois junior championship many years ago and later became hurling board chairman and at the time of his death was President of Laois hurling board.
Mrs Phelan is mourned by her sons PJ and Sean, Raymond, Brian, Gerard and Noel daughters Elizabeth and Marie, one brother Joe, Grand children, great grandchildren, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours in Paddock and Roundwood, friends and extended family to whom deepest sympathy is extended.
The annual Mass at Ballyaquaid Pit Ballybrophy will be celebrated on Friday August 15th at 6-45 pm.
At the second attempt the senior hurlers qualified for the second round of the championship. After a late point secured a draw in the original fixture it looked like extra time would be needed in the replay but substitute Andrew Mortimer delivered a late goal that earned them a first knock out meeting with Abbeyleix since nineteen seventy eight.
That quarter final meeting is scheduled for August fourteenth or fifteenth. Meanwhile the league semi-final meeting with Clough-Ballacolla was scheduled for the weekend.
The junior hurlers tried the same trick as the seniors when they engaged Kyle in the opening round at Slieve Bloom on Friday evening snatching a draw with the last puck of the game and the sides were scheduled to replay at the same venue on Thursday night last check sports pages for details.
The junior footballers kept up the winning ways on Monday evening they defeated Kilcotton by 3-7 to 1-1 and are scheduled to play Ballyfin tomorrow Wednesday evening at 7-30pm venue to be confirmed but most likely Slieve Bloom.
Juvenile hurling: The under twelve hurlers scored a big victory over Na Fianna last week and on Thursday night last the under sixteen team lost to Portlaoise in Derrynaseera in the championship.
Congratulations are extended to Mrs Maureen Grady of Ballaghmore and formerly Cloncully who celebrated her ninetieth birthday on July 21st. Maureen who resides with her son Noel is still hale and hearty and is wished many more years of happiness.
The Annual Camross Golf Classic takes place this weekend August eight and ninth at Mountrath Golf club. All golfers and non golfers welcome to participate. Teams of four at twenty five Euro per head are invited to play. Tee Boxes and Greens can be sponsored. This is still one of the most popular events of its kind with valuable prizes on offer. For more information please contact any of the following Fint Scully on 087-9473-171, Paul Nolan 087-6539-101 or Breda Doran on 087-6485-034 or any member of the committee as early as possible.
The Committee of the annual Parish Race night wish to extend their appreciation to all who supported the recent race night in Bergin’s Lounge. To the many people who bought horses prior to the race and to those who came out on the night to support the event which was a great success.