Parish Lotto

Parish Lotto

Numbers 9, 24, 25, 28. No winner. €20 each to Kay Mc Donald, Spink Development Association, Jim Phelan, Orla Headen, Margaret Mc Donald, Catherine Wynne, Kathleen Doyle, Sean Quinlan, Debra Edmonds, John Cummins. Next week’s jackpot €3,600.


There was 9 tables. Winners on 12 games were Kate Walsh and Paddy Sheeran, Martin Walsh and Martin Tierney. Runners up on 10 games were Michael carter and John Maher, Neddy Delaney and Eileen Carroll, Dick Costigan and Mary Kelly, P Pendergast and Tom Reilly, Jim Walsh and Patsy Sheehy. Raffle winners were Grace O Neill, Paddy Walsh, Jim Walsh, Noreen Ryan.

Ballinakill Swimming Pool

Ballinakill Swimming Pool is now open daily.


Bingo is held every Monday night in the hall on the square at 8.30pm. Over €1,200 in prizes every week. There is also a raffle. More local support would be appreciated.


Congratulations to Katherine Hyland, Heywood, Ballinakill, who qualified for All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in piano-accordion. She represented Laois, Spink Ceomhaltas, at the Leinster fleadh which was held in Moate, Co Westmeath. Katherine will now compete at Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann in Sligo, in August. We would like to wish Katherine the very best of luck.


Ballypickas Field Day will take place on Sunday August 24, from 2pm in the GAA grounds with events for all the family. We will hold a free kids races and kids hurling games, with prizes. We will also hold a number of fun fundraising events, including temporary tattoos, meggers, bowls, ring toss, refreshments, and much more. On the day, the club member with the most votes will be gunged, €1 per vote.

Ballinakill Juvenile GAA Club

Ballinakill Juvenile GAA Club are holding a clothes collection on August 22 in the GAA club. Clothing should be clean, bed linen, blankets, towels, curtains, bags, belts etc.