Emo tidy towns will hold an Emo area clean up, this evening, Tuesday April 9. Meet at the Gate Lodge at 6.30pm. As we do not have a Fas or Tus worker in the area at the moment we are dependant on your voluntary help to clean the area during Laois clean up week. This is a golden opportunity to give a little back to the area if you are a regular user of any the facilities in the village.
Ethan Whelan came 1st in the U8 boys art county final. he will go forward to represent Laois at the national finals in Athlone. Also Cian Davis did very well his piece of art was highly commended in the boys U10 art. The county swimming finals were held in Portlaoise on Saturday, March 30. Conor Mc Mahon came 1st in the u8 boys freestlye well done Conor good luck at National finals, U12 boys freestlye winner was Fionn Mathews. Emily Gleeson was 1st in the girls U14 freestlye. Ciara Crowley came 2nd in the U10 girls backstroke and Aoife Corcoran came 3rd in the same event, Well done girls a great achievement. Zara Mc Mahon came 1st in the U12 girls backstroke. In the boys U14 backstroke 2nd Declan Corcoran, a great achievement. In the u14 boys butterfly 1st Jordan Overton well done Jordan. Our girls u13 relay squad was made up of Ciara Crowley, Zara Mc Mahon, Emily Gleeson and Niamh Crowley with Aoife Corcoran as sub, well done the girls came 1st.
All the winners in the swimming will for forward to represent Laois at the national finals in Athlone, later this year. Best of luck to all those who will be participating in the national finals.
The cycle on the grass 2k was held in Emo on Friday April 5, this was the county final and it was very poorly supported. First we had the boys U12 2k and in 1st place was Eddie Allen who cycled very strong, 1st in the u14 girls 2k was Gillian Keenan who also had a great cycle. In 1st place in the boys U14 2k was Eoin Keenan, all three competitors will represent Laois in the national finals in Athlone, well done gang and the very best of luck to you all. 2nd in the boys u14 2k was Brian Ryan and 3rd was Jake Doyle, well done lads, a hard cycle but that was a great achievement.
A new event this year is the dualathlon consisting of a 1400m run followed by an 8k cycle followed by a 1400m run, it is for U15 boys and girls. In 1st place for the boys U15 was Liam Crowley who will represent Laois at the finals.
Our U13 girls travelled all the way to Longford to compete in the semi-final of the Leinster indoor soccer championships. They played a blinder in their first match competing against Monasterevin and winning 6/1. This brought them to the finals of All-Leinster. Here they played Kilmore who had beaten Kells of Meath in their earlier match. Our girls did not perform as well in this match and lost 7/3. However they all received silver Leinster medals for their amazing efforts, what a wonderful achievement, well done to Emma Lawlor, Gillian Keenan, Zoe Keegan, Isabella O’Toole, Kerrie Costelloe, Niamh Crowley, Ciara Langford and Chloe Langford.
Emo Rath Community Games committe are holding an activities afternoon on April 20 in Emo GAA grounds at 2pm - 4pm, when you will be shown how to play skittles, rounders and throwball as well as spikeball.