Slieve Bloom Assoc.

Slieve Bloom Assoc.

The Slieve Bloom Association annual Bus Tour will be on Saturday, September 6 and includes a visit to Portumna Castle & Gardens, Athlone Castle, a Viking trip on the Shannon and a three course meal in the Hodson Bay Hotel. The bus will start from Portlaoise at 7:30am and pick people up in Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Cadamstown and Kinnity as required. Booking is essential For booking and further information, please call Carole Keegan 0871350555 or Matt Barrett 0876726290.

Whist Results

Top score Mai Comerford 1st gent Mick Scully 2nd gent Micheal Kennedy 1st lady Bridie Kavanagh 2nd lady Cissie Collier/Maud McGlynn 1st qtr Joe Dooley/ Billy Jackson 2nd qtr Aaron Dowling 3rd qtr Tim Keenan 4th qtr Sadie Delaney. Raffle

1st Billy Jackson 2nd Mick Scully 3rd Joe Dooley 4th Tim Keenan free ticket Aaron Dowling

Lotto Results

Lotto numbers 16-21-12-5 (no winner) €75 James Phelan Portlaoise, €30 Erin Walsh, €30 Bronwyn Ashe, €30 Erin Walsh, €30 Joe Ashe Derrycarrow, €30 Joe Burke Clonin Promoters €40 Martina Scully, €20 Andrew Lowry, €20 Ann Dooley, €20 Noel Mortimer, €20 Joan Grady, house prize €20 Sean Kennedy.

Camross & Killanure NS

After the summer break Killanure NS reopens on Wednesday August 27 and Camross NS re opens on Monday September 1.

Community Dance

Camross social dance takes place on Saturday September 6. Music by Glen Flynn & Marie, dancing from 9.30pm to 12.30, supper served, admission €7.

Camross Vintage Club

Camross Vintage Club working day is on Sunday September 14 in the parish field.

Corn cutting/threshing on the day. Amusements for the kids. There will also be displays by the Irish axe men throughout the day.


Sympathy is extended to Brian Allen and his family on the death of his sister Audrey Harrington, just six weeks after the sudden and untimely passing of their brother Harold.

Audrey passed away on Saturday August 16 at her home in The Mill, Inches, Eyeries, Beara County Cork. Audrey’s remains were removed to Saint Kentigern’s Church Eyeries for funeral Mass and was taken to the Island Crematorium Ringaskiddy for cremation.

Chief mourners are her husband Danny, brothers and sisters to whom deepest sympathy is extended.


It was a good week for Camross GAA club after the junior hurlers finally saw off Kyle.

The seniors had to hold off a stern challenge from Abbeyleix on Saturday but finished well to reach a second successive semi-final which will take place on Sunday September 14.

On Monday evening the minors defeated St Fintan’s Gaels to capture the B title for the first time in 22 years.

The minors were scheduled to take on Borris-Kilcotton in the County quarter final last Sunday morning. Check Laois GAA website or the sports pages of this paper.

On Tuesday evening the junior hurlers took on Mountmellick in the quarterfinal. Another close encounter ended in a draw and the teams must do it all again tomorrow Wednesday August 27 at the same and venue, throw in at 7pm.

On Wednesday evening the footballers travelled to O’Moore Park to meet Spink in the junior C final. They turned in an excellent performance to lead at half time by 1-6 to 0-4 and, despite a good comeback by Spink, Camross ran out convincing winners by a margin of 1-10 to 0-7. Team captain Paul Kavanagh accepted the cup from Gerry Kavanagh. This was the first football title since defeating Emo in 2005.

On Wednesday evening the under twelve hurlers scored an impressive victory over Portlaoise at Derrynaseera.


The Aware Support Group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and other mood related conditions meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St Peter & Pauls Parish Centre, Portlaoise. This service is free, no referral is required and you do not need to book. If you require further information contact 016617211, or the local helpline 189030330.