to Rathdowney knitting group who very generously donated their handmade hats, scarfs, etc which were sold in aid of our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. This event raised €328.


Starting Tuesday 6 and Thursday 8 of January at 7pm. Pilates Starting Tuesday January 6 at 8pm. Eight week courses. All levels welcome. Contact Bríd 086 3850977.


There was no winner in this week’s jackpot which was €7,150. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 19, 20. The ten winners of €15 were Eileen Ryan, Mary Kelly, Margaret Nelson, Ian Maher, Sarah Hetherington, Maura Bowe, Brian Dowling, Brophy Family, Hickey Family, Breda Hayes. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,300. Tickets can be purchased from all shops or from any local promoter.


Rathdowney GAA held their AGM on Friday January 2 at 8pm in the club rooms in Rathdowney.


for adults, spoken Irish for complete beginners to more advance speakers, the classes are held on a Monday night. Starting back on Monday January 5 in Scoil Bhride. Facilitator Paud O Reilly. Please ring Scoil Bhride on 0505 46546 for any further details.


Chess club (adults) has changed its venue it will be held in O’Malley’s on Thursday night at 8pm. All chess players welcome, phone 0872388064 for more information.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets every Thursday at 2.30pm in Mooreville Day Centre, Rathdowney. If you feel anxious, isolated or depressed why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John on 086 - 8033126. www.grow.ie infoline: 1890 474 474

St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent De Paul shop is looking for clothing donations all men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories are gratefully accepted.


A great Bingo is held every Tuesday Night at 8.30 in the Rathdowney Community Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Bingo is run by the Community Centre Group.


Rathdowney GAA club would like to congratulate Enda Meagher and his beautiful bride Sarah Cuddy on their recent nuptials, also we would like to congratulate Senior Captain Alan Delaney and his wife Edel on the birth of their twin girls recently.

Rathdowney GAA Juvenile AGM

Rathdowney/Errill Juvenile held their AGM recently. Club chairman James Meagher thanked everyone involved in the club for their work and support throughout the year. Secretary Breda Bergin gave a detailed account of the events that took place on and off the field in 2014. Mick Purcell outlined our finances in his Treasurers report.

The following officers elected for 2015 are: Chairman: David Campion, Vice-Chair: John-Joe Dowling, Secretary: Karen Treacy, Asst-Sec: Breda Bergin, Treasurer: Mick Purcell, Pro: Paula Loughman, ASAP Officer: John King, Committee: Lorcan Dunne, Louise Fitzpatrick, Georgina Galvin, Ray Galbraith, John Sherman, Cormac Bracken, Cyril Handcock.


If you wish to put a note in the Leister Express please leave it into the Card Stand by Thursday by 5pm.