Last week’s winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Alice Hughes, Doonane, Joe Quinn c/o Behans, John Behan, Tolerton and Freya Jones, Doonane. The winning numbers were 12-25-26-27.


Top score at Newtown whist on Saturday last was won by Tom Gowing. Ladies: 1. Birdie Langton. 2. Rita Brennan. Gents: 1. M. Brennan/Christy Maher. Halves: 1. Mary Wheatley. 2. Teresa Mulhare. Quarters: 1. Willie Farrell. 2. Eamon Wheatley. Raffle winners were John Graham, Teresa Mulhare, Margaret Kealy, Kathleen Mooney and Tom Gowing. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next.


Every Tuesday and Wednesday from Mayo Church leaving at 7.45pm. Please wear hi-vis jacket or vest and helmet.


Charity cycle on Friday July 18 leaving Behans and returning to St Abbans Sports Complex on July 20. Please leave name and number together with €10 registration into Behans Bar. The event is open to everyone regardless of their cycling level or ability. See the Charity Challenge Facebook page or the website


The death took place recently at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, of Mr Edward (Ned) McDonald, Doonane, Crettyard. Ned was very popular in the area and his passing is much regretted. His remains were removed to St Abbans Church, Doonane. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery after requiem mass. Sympathy is extended to his wife, Kathleen, sons, Edward and Michael, daughter-in-law Deirdre, granddaughter, Amy, Michael’s fiancé, Doona, sisters, Mary and Bridge, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends.


Doonane Friday June 20. Mayo Friday July 4 at 7.30pm.


Saturday, June 21, from 10am to 1pm, walk and talk session to the turbines with information. Guides will meet the public at the entrance of the wind farms to escort visitors on the wind farm. Basic level of walking fitness required. Children welcome. Visitors will be able to see the turbines up close and information leaflets will be given out on the day.