The monthly meeting of Ballyroan ICA was held on Tuesday June 12 in the Sue Ryder House presided over by Kathleen Scully. The speaker on the night was Ms Kathleen Nerney from Adora Flax Oil. She gave a very imformative talk on the production of flax seed and flax oil and of the health benefits obtained from both. The annual tour is to the Clanree Hotel in Donegal from September 7 - 10. Anyone who wishes to travel should pay their deposit as soon as possible. A competition for the Bernie Dunne Cup will be held at the Ossory Show Rathdowney on July 22. The competition will be for the best handmade jewellery and is confined to Laois ICA members. Raffle winners on the night were Kathleen Nerney, Nuala Beale, Evelyn Mulhall and Maureen Cahill. A vote of sympathy was passed with the family of the late Frank Grace, recently deceased. Next meeting is on Tuesday July 10. Hostessess for the night are Bridie Moran and Elizabeth Quinlan.


Ballyroan Abbey Club would like to thank everyone involved who helped to make the recent Féile such a success. To all the host parents and those who helped out in any way. The team were grouped with North London, Naomh Eamonn and Éire óg of Carlow. Each member of the team played their hearts out but it was to be Naomh Eanna’s day. Well done again to all involved, the team and mentors. The pitch and village looked fantastic with the bunting that adorned both. Well done to the girls U14 team who played well but were unfortunate not to advance to the final.


Well done to the U10 football team who continued their run of success with victory over a strong Clara side in Clara last week. The team played a brilliant game of football and it was great to see the future talent in action, each member of the team played their hearts out and were the much stronger of the 2 teams. They now travel to Éire óg, Carlow this Saturday with the first game at 10am against Bagnelstown of Carlow. The final will be at 12pm against the winners of Dunshaughlin of Meath or Maynooth of Kildare. Hoping to see a big crowd of supporters travelling to cheer on the team. Best of luck to the team and mentors.