Late Joseph Egan

Late Joseph Egan

Condolences to the family of the late John Joe Egan, Cascade Street, Rathdowney, who died on January 7 following a brief illness. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters William, Eddie, Paddy, Maisie and Anna; deeply regretted by extended family relatives and friends. Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney. Removal to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney for Funeral Mass burial in Donaghmore Cemetery.


The committee would like to thank all those involved in the recent Maurice Holohan memorial cup billards tournament. The final, which was held recently was a fantastic game between two excellent players Laim O Brien and Fergal O Reilly. Liam O’Brien emerged as the eventual winner. A presentation was made to Liam on the night by the McHugh family.

The committee would like to say thank you to everyone who helped out on the night providing refreshments, score keeping, referee etc.

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.


The Annual General Meeting of the Easyriders group will take place in Ian Maher’s on Saturday January 31, at 9.30pm. This year’s committee is stepping down so please attend if you have any interest or ideas. Many Thanks.


Any non exam year secondary school ladies and gentlemen (No children) wishing to sign up for this year’s Rathdowney Pantomime please come and put your name down in the Rathdowney Community Centre on Thursday January 15, between 8 and 8.30pm. Then non School going Adults at 9pm.


There was no winner in this week’s Jackpot which was €7,450. The numbers drawn were 16, 19, 22, 23. The 10 winners of €15 were Vinny Meagher, Pat Dowling, John Delaney, Ed Dowling, Cillian Stenson, Aoife Corrigan, John Murray, Mairead Nolan, Clemetine Kearns, Tim Barry. Next week’s Jackpot will be €7,600. Tickets can be purchased in all shops or from any local promoter.


Has Started back Tuesday and Thursday in January at 7pm. Pilates has Started back Tuesday nights at 8pm. 8 Weeks Courses . All levels welcome. Contact Bríd 086 3850977.


For adults, spoken Irish for complete beginners to more advance speakers, the classes are held on a Monday night in Scoil Bhride. Facilitator Paud O Reilly. Please ring Scoil Bhride on 0505 46546 for any further details.

CHESS club

Is held in O’Malley’s every Thursday night at 8pm. All adult chess players welcome, phone 0872388064 for more information.


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 more details contact the Library on 0505 46852.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets every Thursday at 2.30pm in Mooreville Day 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. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.


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