The annual Ó Leathlobhair Clan weekend will take place on 20 – 22 July 2012. Enquiries to 087 914235.


The results of the Mid Leinster PTAA annual draw which was held in Mountrath recently are as follows: 1st Liam Conroy, Rosenallis, 2nd Eddie and Ciara Tynan, Rosenallis. 3rd Michael O’Brien, Stradbally, 4th Patsy O’ Rourke, Mountrath, 5th Caoimhe Dunne, Rosenallis, 6th Vera Richardson, Mountrath, 7th Nora De Barra, Mountmellick, 8th Geraldine O’Rourke, Mountrath.


Top score John Fitzpatrick. First lady Damien Carter. Second lady Nancy Dowling. First gent Mary Delaney. Second gent Dinny Whelan. First half Sadie Chester. Second half Mary Gowing. Best of 3 Tom Gowing & Kathleen Kennedy. Juvenile Ciarán Breen. Raffle John Fitzpatrick, Bride Reilly, Catherine Dalton, Molly Bates & Jimmy Ryan.

Raheen PTAA will hold a whist drive on Friday nights during the month of July in the ICA hall Raheen at 8.30pm sharp. Top score €50 plus lots of other prizes. Thanks to Raheen ICA for the use of the hall and to all our helpers especially Louise Kavanagh, Nora Breen and Billy Carter. A minute’s silence was observed on Friday night last for Patty Fitzpatrick from Durrow.


Dust off those bikes – high nellies, mountain bikes, any kind of bike or even your wheelbarrows and join in a cycle from Eamon A’Chnoic’s to Ballyroan for bbq and music on Saturday July 14 at 7.30pm. Come on out and join in the craic.


A notification to all householders to be on the alert that neither Soarview nor RTE will send anyone to your door to check your television or aerial. Be wary of any stranger who comes to your door without prior arrangement. Locall 1890 222 012, check aertel page 650 or contact your local TV retailer for further information.


Raheen Pantomime Group are holding a table quiz in Eamon A’ Chnoic on Friday July 20 at 9 pm in aid of Friends of Mick Rigney. Table of 4 €40. Juvenile table €20. Your support for this would be greatly appreciated.


Top score Lorna Allen. First lady Séan Lalor. Second lady Eithne Moran & Mary McCabe. First gent Catherine Galvin.  Second gent Frank Fogarty. First half Sheila Fogarty & Mary Doheny. Second half Nora Breen. Consolation Nancy Dowling. Juvenile: Damien Carter. Raffle Maura McQuillan, Michael O’Sullivan, Mary Delaney, Kathleen Kavanagh, Mary Doheny and Damien Carter.

CEMETERY  MASSES Please note the dates for the cemetery masses in our parish for 2012. Clonad Tuesday 10 July at 7.30pm, Cromogue  - Wednesday July 11 at 7.30pm, Shanahoe Friday July 13 at 7.30 pm, Raheen Sunday July 15 at 7pm and Shanakill Tuesday 17 July at 7.30pm. COLT LOTTO

Winning numbers 1–5-11. No winner. 4 x €20: Ann Kavanagh, Timmy Keegan, Breda Murray and Eamon Delaney. This week’s jackpot €2,300