Coaching for 10 to 14 year old boys and girls is on Saturdays at 11am in GAA field Acragar. Call 086 8651339. Adults interested in playing can call 086 8651339 or contact Hollow Bar.


June 11 8pm The Wolf of Wall St. June 15 3pm Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters.


St Paul’s Church is having an informal social evening on Saturday June 14 from 7.30pm until late in The Old School Hall, Pearse St. We are having a roasted hog with baked potatoes and salads, followed by dessert with tea or coffee. Bring your own beer or wine. Music is supplied by ‘J L Sound’. Everyone welcome. Tickets €15 available from Janet Stewart 086 2737146 or Florence Moody 086 6025803 or contact through Facebook.


In St Mary’s Hall Clonaghadoo on Thursday June 19 at 9pm. Free bus leaving O’Connell Square at 8.45pm. Admission: €6.  Refreshments served. 


The work of Portlaoise based artist, Gemma Lalor features in the gallery during June. All welcome to the launch on Tuesday June 3 at 6pm.


The library’s children’s non-fiction reading challenge ends today, Tuesday June 10. Presentation of certificates is on Thursday June 12 at 3.30pm.


Michael Phelan, a Dublin based storyteller, visits the library today, Tuesday June 10 at 4pm. All are welcome. 


Composting and wildlife gardening workshop will be held in the library on Wednesday June 11 at 10.30am. All welcome.


A few seats remain on the pilgrimage to Fatima August 2, call Eleanor 087 7670915.


Best of luck in St Abban’s on Sunday June 15 in the county finals to all those going forward. For most competitions be there for 11.30am, for long puck etc. competitions start at 11am. Further information from 085 713 8940.


Comhaltas is organising a trip to Brú Ború in Cashel on Tuesday July 1 departing Mountmellick at 6.30pm returning around midnight.

The show starts at 9pm and at 10pm there is Seisiun so bring your instrument, dancing shoes or brush up your song. Adults: €10. Child: €5. (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Free bus but limited places so book your place at the classes. Closing date for payment is today, June 10. Call 085 713 8940.

The annual junior Feis is in ICA Hall on Tuesday June 10 from 6.30pm. Seisiun follows at 8pm with refreshments. All welcome.


Next Guild meeting is on Wednesday June 11 at 8.30pm.


Ciorcal comhrá (Irish conversation group) meets in the library on Thursday mornings from 10am to 1am. All ages and levels welcome for a friendly chat ‘as Gaeilge’ in a relaxed atmosphere.


A sale of work and bake sale and raffles will be held in the Owenass Hall on Sunday June 22 from 11am to 4pm to raise funds for Ben & Jake Connolly who suffer from a very rare illness ‘Allan Herndon Dudley Syndrome’.


In Mountmellick GAA Club, Acragar on Sunday June 22 from noon to 6pm with free admission.


Training times U10 Sundays 11am. U12 Tuesdays 6.45pm & Fridays 6pm. U14 Tuesdays 6.30pm & Fridays 6pm. Adult Tuesdays 8pm & Fridays 8pm.


New players welcome, register on our training nights Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm.  A weeklong camp for football will be held at The Rock from August 18 to 22. More details in the weeks ahead. Weekly results of the Rock GAA & Rock NS lotto draw are available on the club’s Facebook page. Final draw in Laois GAA all county draw takes place on Friday June 6.


Classes for juniors, seniors and adults available daily mornings and evenings. Ladies classes and bootcamp kickboxing also available. Fully matted professional studio. Classes taught by a 4th degree black belt coach and qualified fitness instructor. Call 086 3399287 or Facebook at Laois Martial Arts.


Classes in the sports complex. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Junior (5 to 14) 6pm to 7pm. Senior (14 +) 8pm to 9.30pm. Ladies bootcamp on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 8pm. Ladies core & kettlebell workout on Thursdays from 7.15pm to 8pm. New members welcome, contact Tommy Delaney 086 8496205.


The Aware Support group for people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress  etc,  meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm in St Peter and Paul’s Parish Centre Portlaoise. Free service, no referral or booking. Locall Helpline 1890303302.  


Weekly activities for June. Monday: Boccia in Macra Hall 7.30pm.  Tuesday: aqua aerobics in Portlaoise Leisure Centre noon (free bus MDA at 11.15am). Wednesday: June 11 10.30am group meeting in MDA. June 18 10.30am walking group. June 25 10.30am group meeting. Thursday: music and song in St. Vincent’s Hospital. New members welcome, call 086 0618955.


Gold (20 donations): Helen Chambers, 3 Ard Riadha, Geashill. Silver (10 donations): Tony Dempsey, Kilmainham, Mountmellick.


May 28. Numbers: 15, 16, 18, 32. Jackpot remains at €20,000. Match 3s (€125): C Conroy & A Culliton.


May 28 Community Care. Top score T Dunne. Lady 1 V Kearns. 2 Sr Rosarii. Gent 1 J Delaney. 2 P Stephenson. Half lady 1 A Walsh & M Barrett. 2 B Fitzpatrick. Half gent 1 B Coffey. 2 J Harrison & S Duff. Lowest score T Delaney. Hatcher D Kelly. Raffle Fr Dunne, C Fitzpatrick, S Wilkinson, B Coffey, M Gowing, J Harrison.

May 29 Old School. Top score R Cole. Lady 1 B Hogan. 2 B Thompson. Gent 1 B Coffey. 2 B O’Brien. Half 1 A Walsh. 2 B Langton. Best of three P Stephenson. Hatcher C Fitzpatrick, Lowest score J Harrison. Raffle B Coffey (x3), J Harrison.


€50 R Cashin. €20 T Minehan, E Dunne, L O’Connor, T Dunne.

slieve bloom assoc

The Slieve Bloom Association will meet on Thursday, June 19 at 8.30pm in the Green School, Rosenallis. All welcome.

Late terri Conway

The death occurred on Wednesday June 4 of Catherine (Terri) Conway (née Kelly)

of 18 Lord Edward Street, Mountmellick, and late of Oilgate, Wexford, predeceased by her husband Shaun.

Remains reposed in St Vincents hospital on Friday, with funeral Mass on Saturday in St.Joseph’s Church followed by burial in St Joseph’s Cemetery, The sympathy of the community is extended to her sons Mathew and David, her sisters, brother, in-laws, nieces,nephews relatives and friends.

Late Percy Turner

The sudden death occurred on Tuesday June 3 of Percy Turner, Newbridge, formerly of Harbour Street, Mountmellick. Remains reposed in Moloneys Funeral Home on Thursday with removal to St Joseph’s Church on Friday evening and Requiem Mass on Saturday, followed by burial in St Joseph’s Cemetery. The sympathy of the community is extended to Percy’s children Catherine, Joe, Jim and John, and brothers Sean and Harry.