Good Luck Eddie

Good Luck Eddie

Best of luck to Courtwood GAA clubman referee Eddie Kinsella and his team of fellow club colleagues in the All-Ireland Senior Football Final in Croke Park next Sunday, September 21. His umpires on the day will be Arthur O’Connor, Alan O’Halloran, Pat Connell & Niall Murphy (all Courtwood).Getting the final is just reward for all his good work over the past few years. This will be Eddie’s first senior assignment, as he takes charge of the Donegal vs Kerry having previously taken charge of the All-Ireland Minor Final in 2009. He has also officiated the All-Ireland Under 21 final in 2011, the All-Ireland Senior Club final in 2014 between St. Vincent and Castlebar Mitchells one Leinster Football Championship Final, and one Munster Football Championship Final. He has referred many games at all levels in Laois.

Courtwood Ploughing

Courtwood GAA will be providing car park stewards at the upcoming National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska from the September 23 to September 25. This provides a big financial boost to the club so we are looking for volunteers to help out over the three days. Please contact Brian Nolan, Mick Hogan or Damian Behan if you are interested in helping out.


Join the Portarlington Drama Society in the Anvil Inn on Friday, September 19 to celebrate the culture. We are a local group of amateur actors who have performed two original plays onstage in the Dunamaise Arts Centre. Come see excerpts of our last performance on screen in the Anvil Inn for culture Night.


Lotto results 8/9/14. Nos drawn 6, 9, 16, 22 No jackpot winner. Match 3 winners Duffy Family, John Costello, Keith Brennan, Alan Hunt.Promoter Ger Tynan

Late Seamus O’CONNOR

Condolences to the family of the late Seamus O’Connor of Glenageary, Dublin and late of Vicarstown who died on September 11 peacefully in the Blackrock Hospital. Beloved husband of Noreen, loving father of Pheilim, John, Deirdre, Richard, Gerard and Seamus. Also very sadly missed by extended family and friends. Remembering also his late brother Sean. Reposed at home. Removal to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Johnstown/Killiney. Burial in Shanganagh Cemetery.