Shanahoe hall committee held their AGM, December 9. Officers elected were: Chairperson – Fr. J. Kelly P.P. Vice Chairman – Jimmy Ryan. Secretary & PRO – Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick, Assistant secretary – Elizabeth Ryan. Treasurer – Eimear Breen. Assistant treasurer – Aoife Hiney. Committee: Tom Lawlor, Nora Breen, Gordon Kennedy, Ian Fairbrother, Neil Guilfoyle, Brian Rohan, Jim Malone, Bert Malone, John Drennan, Jimmy Bergin & Fint Cuddy. Caretaker – Marie Fairbrother.


Coming to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise on Friday and Saturday 20 & 21 February a play by Jimmy Murphy – The Hen Night Epiphany and on May 22 & 23 John B. Keane’s The Year of The Hiker with Laois Open Door Theatre. If you have a talent for backstage work, lights, sound, set-building, costumes, make-up etc. Call 087 9614235.


Numbers: 3,16,18. No winner: 4 x €20: Ann Duff, Mags McGuire, Makaela Dunne & Liam Óg and Conor Delaney. This week’s Jackpot: €1,300. Results of Christmas draw: 5 x bottles of whiskey: Benny Connor, Andrew O Connor, Orla & Séana Dunne, Seamus Holland & Chris Dalton. 10 x meat vouchers: O.T. Portlaoise, Kay Murphy, Martin Dowling, Steph Scott, Ray Whelan, Mary Delaney, John Walsh, Aisling Hegarty, Catherine Larkin & Josie McGill. 3 x Promoters prizes €100: John Sinnott, Tony Ryan & Bosco Grant. Thanks to all our ticket sellers and buyers for their support during 2014. Happy Christmas to all our members and supporters and wishing you all a peaceful and prosperous new year!


Top score: Lorna Allen. First lady: M Kennedy. Second lady: Mary Morris. First gent: Killian Breen. Second gent: Padraig Dowling. First half: Sheila Fogarty. Second half: Mary Delaney. First quarter: Rose Cunningham. Last quarter: Michael Kelly. Lowest score: Teresa Dowling. Hatcher: Bernie Cahill. Juvenile: Damien Carter. Raffle: Tom Lalor, Mary McCabe, Mary Doheny, Teresa Dowling, Albert Bailey, Marie Murphy, Nancy Kehoe, Nora Breen, Lil Bennett, Nancy Dowling, Rose Cunningham, PJ Cahill, Padraig Dowling & John Culleton.