It is hoped that Rosenallis GAA will enter the GAA Scór competition this year. It is happening on November 16 in Camross running from 6.30pm to 9pm. The competitions are figure dancing, traditional singing, traditional group, balad group, set dancing, and recitation. Entries will be taken from members (girls and boys) U17 (no younger age limit). Entry is free. If you are interested in taking part please contact Margaret on 085 713 8940. Also if there are any adults who would like to help co-ordinate this please contact the same number.

Athletics Club

Rosenallis Athletics Club turned out in large numbers for day 1 of the Laois Credit Unions Cross Country Championship in Stradbally on Sunday October 6. Very strong performances by all athletes led to us bringing home bronze team medals in boys and girls U10 and silver team medals for boys U16 as well as the individual bronze U16 for Cathal Grennan. These are great achievements for our club up against all the bigger long established clubs in the county. Well done to all juvenile athletes who took part, Eimear Comerford, Adam Conroy, Ellen Conroy, Lucy Conroy, Diarmuid Dooley, Sean Doyle, Caoimhe Egan, Aoibheann Greghan, Cathal Grennan, James Griffin, Alison Hyland, Anna Hyland, Eva Hyland, James Hyland, Joe Hyland, Ronan Hyland, John Hughes, Shane Kirwan, Grainne Lalor, Niall Lalor, Neil Lawlor, Siobhan McEvoy, Amy McKane, Adam Molloy, Gavin Molloy, Aerin Ryle, Aaron Tarpey, Leah Tarpey, Orla Whelan and our ladies team, Deirdre Conroy, Joan McEvoy and Angela McKane. Thank you to all the parents for turning out to support us too. A special note of thanks to Fr Walshe and the Rosotto committee for their recent donation to the club. This is very much appreciated and will be put to good use.

Soccer Club draw

The Rosenallis AFC club in association with the FAI are running a draw over the coming weeks with some amazing prizes. Which include four brand new Ford Fiestas, a trip to the Champions league final and a year’s free electricity. Tickets are on sale now from committee members and players. The draw takes place at the FAI Cup final on November 3 your support for your local club as always is greatly appreciated.

Ideas for Rosenallis

Rosenallis Development Association are holding an open public brainstorming meeting so that people can express their ideas, opinions for the Festival of the Mountain or St Patrick’s Day parade. The meeting will be held on October 22 at 8.30pm in the Rosenallis Community Centre. The festival needs new members, we want to ascertain the level of interest in the village and surrounding areas in continuing with the festival. We are looking for volunteers to assist on the day of the festival and St Patrick’s day, if you want to see these traditional events in Rosenallis continue we are appealing for your support.