Congratulations to CCÉ Camross on their recent success at the Leinster Plearacha Finals held in Ballyfinn Hall on Sunday March 8. Four groups competed for two highly coveted places in the All-Ireland Finals. Bannow competitors came in second place with the Camross competitors taking first place. Thanks are attributed to the group leader Robert Harvey and to the dancing teachers, Catherine Lalor and Gabriel Lynam who assisted the children with their preparations and rehearsals. Well done to all!


Congratulations are extended to Donal Hynes of Larchill Coolrain who was the lucky winner of €1,500 in the first Laois County Board draw on last Friday week.

Camross club would like to thank all who supported the draw and thank the sellers who did tremendous work in selling in excess of 300 tickets.

On the playing fields the senior team got their first win in the Leinster hurling league after they travelled to Dublin and defeated Faughs in a high scoring encounter. The under 14 hurlers suffered defeat to the Harps Gaels in the opening round of the league but the under 16 footballers opened their campaign with a comfortable victory.

Last Saturday the seniors were due to open their defence of the Palmer cup with a game against Mountrath.

Congratulations to Mountrath

Congratulations and well done to Mountrath Community School on being crowned Leinster Senior B hurling champions last Tuesday. Kevin O’Rourke of Ballyfin captained the team and they defeated Ard Schoil Ris of Dublin at St Conleth’s Park Newbridge. Mark Dowling of Longford scored a point and four other Camross players were on the bench they were Colin Palmer, Darren Drennan, Liam Delaney and Oisin Bennett.

On Saturday next Mountrath face the Connacht champions Oranmore at a venue TBC. Check Laois GAA website and local papers.

Camross Juvenile club

Camross juvenile GAA club are holding an Easter camp for Camogie and Hurling in Camross GAA Grounds commencing on the Tuesday after Easter which is the seventh and concluding on Thursday ninth. The cost per student is €30 or €55 for two and there are discount prices for other family arrangements.

There is a limited number of places so if you intend participating please contact Tadgh as early as possible on 087-916-2730 and for more details check Facebook page.

Late Dan Hyland

The death has taken place of Dan Hyland formerly of the Glebe Coolrain. Dan passed away in England where he has lived for many years. A keen hurler he was part of the Camross team that defeated St Canices in the County final of 1963. Dan’s remains will arrive home in Ireland early next week.

Full details of funeral in next week’s edition.

1916 Commemoration

Plans are underway for the commemoration next year of the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Laois Laois County Council is asking the public around the county to submit ideas and plans for how the anniversary should be commemorated. Submissions or any other queries or comments on plans for ”Laois 2016” can be directed to: Catherine Casey, Ireland 2016 Co-Ordinator, Laois County Council, Portlaoise, Co Laois. Email, Phone 057-866 4129 The closing date for submissions is March 20.

Laois Tidy Towns Website

All groups in the Laois Federation were invited to submit information to the Environment Section of Laois County Council for inclusion the new dedicated website,, which will go live on March 30.

Once again, 2015 promises to be a busy year for Laois Federation of Tidy Towns so if you have any spare time, why not consider getting involved! Contact, Ann-Marie Kelly, Tidy Towns Facilitator, Environment Section for further details.

Stations of the cRoss

Take place every Monday evening for Lent in St Fergal’s Church, Camross and in St Aiden’s Church, Killenure each Wednesday morning for the remainder of Lent.