Juvenile Registration Night. The Juvenile club will hold their registration night on Friday February 13 in Rathdowney club rooms. Registration will take place between 7.30-9pm. Membership for the year is €20 per player and €40 per family. All new and existing members are encourage to attend this night. Refreshments will be served and any silverware that was won during the year will also be on show.


On Saturday Februrary 7, OCC are holding a Table Quiz in O’Reilly’s lounge. Starting at 9pm sharp. Table of four €40. Lots of prizes. All club cyclist please come along and support your Club.


Here are some competitions coming up within the next few months, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, National Talent Competitions, Personalities, Question Time & many more. If anyone is interested in finding out about any of these competitions or any other competitions or events coming up or joining Macra contact any members of our club, our Facebook page rathdowney.macra@facebook.com or contact our Macra PRO on (087) 1258015.


The CYMS is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30pm onwards with many tournaments being run through-out the week. Membership fees can be given to any committee member, families €30, seniors €20 and juniors €10.


Chess club iin O’Malley’s every Thursday night at 8pm. All adult chess players welcome, call 0872388064 for information.

IRish classes

For adults, spoken Irish for complete beginners to more advanced speakers, classes on a Monday night in Scoil Bhride. Faciltator Paud O’Reilly. CallScoil Bhride 050546546 for further details.

Book club

The next meeting is Tuesday, February 10 from 8-9pm in Rathdowney Library, new members always welcome to come along. The book for this month is “The Storms of War” by Kate Williams. For any details contact the library on 0505 46852.


Grow community mental health movement meets every Thursday at 2.30pm in Mooreville Day Care Centre, Rathdowney. If you feel anxious, isolated or depressed why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John on 086-8033126, www.grow.ie. Infoline: 1890 474 474.


A great bingo is held every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Rathdowney Community Centre. Support would be greatly appreciated. Bingo is run by the Community centre group

Late Niamh HICKEY

Condolences to the family of the late Niamh Hickey (née Kavanagh), Ossory Tce, Rathdowney who died on January 26 peacefully at home with her loving family. Beloved wife of Michael and cherished mother of Georgina, Clementine, Paul, Rebecca, Luke and Michael. Deeply regretted by her six brothers and three sisters, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposed at home. Removal to the Church of The Holy Trinity, Rathdowney for Funeral Mass followed by burial in Bealady Cemetery.


Macra na Feirme & FBD host a Farm Safety night in the Heritage Hotel Portlaoise on Wednesday, February 4 at 8.30pm. Speakers include Brian Rohan from Embrace and the Health and Safety Authority. Call 085 7666413; Siobhain 085 7424147.


If you wish to put a note in the Leister Express please leave it into the Card Stand by Thursday by 5pm.