The second fun run/walk will take place this Thursday April 26 in Ballyroan with registration in Whelan’s from 6.15 and the distance will be 5k. Adults and children are invited to come along especially those who have embarked on a healthier lifestyle to get in shape for summer. Regristration is €5 for adults and €2 for kids. There will be refreshments served afterwards in Whelans and there will be an oppertunity to win many of the spot prizes. Further information on these and the other fun runs can be found on the Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District Facebook page. If anyone is interested there is a walking/jogging group meeting in the Manor Hotel car park Monday and Thursday evenings at 7.30. Club training continues Tuesday evenings at 7.30 in Ballyroan GAA grounds.


Ballyroan Parents Association in association with Ballyroan Juvenile GAA will host a family fun day on Sunday May 6 in the Ballyroan GAA grounds from 1pm. Some of the activities on the day will include the following.

Juvenile football matches, children’s races, dog show, inter-schools art competition, numerous side shows, stalls selling produce, stands showcasing local crafts and business. It has all the ingredients for a great day out and everybody is busy organising this event. All help from both associations would be greatly appreciated and if you would like to showcase your business or craft please contact 086 4057541 for further details.


As a fundraising for the above local amenity Laois Friends would like to encourage participation in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on June 4. For those interested in partaking in this fundraising initiative and more information on the amenity please contact Michael Deevy on 0578627062 or check out the website


The girls of the Ballyroan Ladies Football Club are hosting a ‘Take Me Out’ and ‘All Star Mr & Mrs’ on Saturday April 28 in Scully’s lounge Ballyroan at 9pm. Come along for a great night of entertainment. Admission €5, door prize and raffle on the night. Music and refreshments provided. Anyone interested in taking part don’t hesitate to contact us.