Hibernian Bridge Club Monday March 4. 8 Table Howell: 1st Paddy Purcell Olive Delaney 2nd Colin Murphy Ann Doherty, 3rd Dolly Harding Rose Talbot. Abbeyleix Bridge Club Tuesday 5th March 8 Table Mitchell: 1st N/S Maura Horan Zita Hayes, 1st E/W Maura Burke Catherine Campion 2nd N/S Frances Stanley Lucy Hyland 2nd E/W Brigid and Shay Malone.


Durrow abbeyleix macra would like to wish both our men and women’s basketball teams the best of luck in the upcoming Macra na Feirme basketball finals in UL Limerick on the 24th of May. Both teams won the county round of the competition and will now represent Laois in the competition. If you are interested in joining our club or for more information please contact Joe on (085) 7665838.


Condolences to the family of the late Dr Mary Payne (nee O’Sullivan) of Cardiff, Wales, and formerly Clonking, Abbeyleix who died on February 28. Beloved daughter of the late John; deeply regretted by her loving husband Mike, daughter Catherine, mother Nora, brother Eamonn, sisters Anne and Grainne, relatives and friends. Funeral Service on Thursday, March 14 on Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff.