Whist Drive

Whist Drive

Top score Sharon McBryde. 1st gent Joe Dooley, 2nd gent Trish Grehan, 1st lady Mary McCabe, 2nd lady Elizabeth Cooper/Betty Keegan, 1st qtr Billy Jackson, 2nd qtr Irene Delaney, 3rd qtr Sean Fitzpatrick, 4th qtr Mick Kelly. Raffle 1st Joe Dooley, 2nd Shane Dowling, 3rd Irene Delaney, 4th Joe Dooley, 5th Mai Conroy

Lotto Results

€75 Paddy Bergin Camross, 5 x €30 Maureen Moore Knocknagad, Thomas Casey Clonaslee, Dollard family Clonin, Mary Higgins Killeen, Paul Walsh Monagh. €40 Marie Moore 4 x €20 Mary Kilmartin D, Joan Dunphy, Carmel McCartney, Ann Buckley, House Prize Martin Delaney

Cuisle Cancer Centre

On behalf of the Cuisle Cancer Centre Portlaoise I would like to convey my thanks to all who supported the church gate collections in Camross & Killanure. Thanks to all the people who helped with the collections. A total of € 564.54 was collected. Many thanks Maud McGlynn,

Slieve Bloom Association

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the meeting of the Slieve Bloom Association has been deferred from next Thursday to Thursday, June 19 at 8.30pm in the Green School, Rosenallis. Don’t forget to look us up on Facebook or our website

Family fun cycle

Camross High Nelly Club are holding a family cycle on Sunday June 15 at 3pm. Meeting point behind the school. The cycle is free of charge, all children must wear a helmet and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Please abide by the clubs rules as we would hate to have to disappoint any children on the day. Refreshments will be served in the hall after the cycle.


Camross ICA monthly meeting was held on Tuesday June 3. Vice president Mary K. Cuddy presided. Votes of sympathy were passed with president Mary Kilmartin on the death of her husband Paddy, with Dan and Margaret Culleton on the death of Liam Deegan and with the Gorman family on the death of Leinster ICA secretary Kathleen. May they rest in peace. A number of members are travelling to Wexford on the Laois Federation trip in July. Raffle prize won by Janette Bently. Supper provided by Hannah Dooley and Joan Hegarty. This is the last meeting before summer break

Camross NS

Well done to Camross Girls who regained the Cumann Na Bun Scoil Div one Camogie title defeating Emo in a thrilling final in O’Moore Park on Thursday last but not so lucky were the Killenure boys who lost out to the Rock in the hurling decider on Friday.


After activities were suspended last week normal service resumed on Tuesday evening when the footballers recorded their first victory defeating Mountrath by five points. This game was originally abandoned after a couple of players suffered serious injury. On Wednesday the senior hurlers were to play Portlaoise in the league but unfortunately that game fell through when Portlaoise conceded the points.

Late Paddy Kilmartin the Derries

The death took place on Wednesday May 28 of Paddy Kilmartin of the Derries Borris-in-Ossory in his eighty fourth year. Paddy farmed all his life in the Derries and enjoyed good health until he became ill at Easter and after spending time in Portlaoise Hospital he passed away early on Wednesday morning.

Having reposed at the Chapel of Rest in the Monastery in Castletown his remains were taken to St Fergals Church, Camross on Friday evening and on Saturday morning. Requiem mass was concelebrated by Fr John Lalor PP and Fr Walter Cooke retired a native of Camross parish along with three priests from Blackrock College in Dublin.


An ecumenical remembrance service will be held on the 29 June in Abbeyleix at 2pm in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church to remember all those who have died in farm accidents. Tea and refreshments afterwards in a local hotel with a number of keynote speakers. Further information from Embrace 085 7709966.