The Senior GAA club are holding a table Quiz in O’Malley’s Bar in Rathdowney on Saturday January 30, at 9pm. Table of 4 for €40. Support for this event would be greatly appreciated.


Juvenile Registration Night. The Juvenile club will hold their registration night on Friday February 13 in Rathdowney club rooms. Registration will take place between 7.30-9pm. Membership for the year is €20 per player and €40 per family. All new and existing members are encourage to attend this night. Refreshments will be served and any silverware that was won during the year will also be on show.


On Saturday Februrary 7, OCC are holding a Table Quiz in O’Reilly’s lounge. Starting at 9pm sharp. Table of four 40 euro. Lots of prizes. All club cyclist please come along and support your Club.


Members of Rathdowney Macra had a great weekend in Killarney on January 17 and 18 for 2nd Phase Training. The training took place within the Gleneagles Hotel. The club members stayed in an apartment of the Gleneagles. The training was very beneficial as it gave plenty of ideas of how to run a successful club, get new members & different ideas of fundraisers to hold. After the training all the members present & members of the other clubs there went out on the town of Killarney. It was a great weekend. Here are some competitions coming up within the next few months, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, National Talent Competitions, Personalities, Question Time & many more. If anyone is interested in finding out about any of these competitions or any other competitions or events coming up or joining Macra contact any members of our club, our Facebook page rathdowney.macra@facebook.com or contact our Macra PRO on (087) 1258015.


The CYMS is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30pm onwards with many tournaments being run through-out the week. Membership fees can be given to any committee member, families €30, seniors €20 and juniors €10.


The AGM will take place in Ian Maher’s on Saturday January 31, at 9.30pm. This year’s committee is stepping down so please attend if you have any interest or ideas. Many Thanks.


Chess club iin O’Malley’s every Thursday night at 8pm. All adult chess players welcome, call 0872388064 for information.

IRish classes

For adults, spoken Irish for complete beginners to more advanced speakers, classes on a Monday night in Scoil Bhride. Faciltator Paud O’Reilly. CallScoil Bhride on 050546546 for any further details.

Book club

The next meeting is Tuesday, February 10 from 8-9pm in Rathdowney Library, new members always welcome to come along. The book for this month is “The Storms of War” by Kate Williams. For any details contact the library on 0505 46852.


Grow community mental health movement meets every Thursday at 2.30pm in Mooreville Day Care 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.


A great bingo is held every Tuesday night at 8.30pm in Rathdowney Community Centre. Support would be greatly appreciated. Bingo is run by the Community centre group

Late Sr Anna Creagh

Condolences to the family Sr Anna Creagh Ballinteer, Dublin / Rathdowney, Laois. Daughter of the late Thomas and Katie Creagh. Deeply regretted by her sisters Margaret, Teresa and Kathleen, brothers Patrick and Sean, her Brigidine Community, extended family and her many friends. Reposing at her residence. Removal to St. Attacta’s Oratory, Ballinteer for Requiem Mass interment afterwards to Brigidine Cemetery, Abbeyleix, Laois.


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