Congratulations to local councillor, Ben Brennan who was re-elected to Laois County Council.


The speaker at the Novena in St Clare’s Church, Graiguecullen on Monday June 9 is Brother Kevin Crowley, founder of capuchin day centre for homeless people.


Top score at Newtown whist on Saturday was won by Fr Murphy.

Ladies: 1. Birdie Langton. 2. Teresa Mulhare. Gents: 1. Tom Kealy. 2. Owen Salmon. Halves: 1. Seamus Hennessy/Kit Farrell. 2. Rita Brennan. Quarters: 1. Willie Farrell/Nora Fisher. 2. Mary Wheatley/Paul Kavanagh. Raffle winners were Willie Carroll, Mick Kelly, Mary Quigley, Betty Conway and Margaret Kealy. Whist continues as usual on Saturday next.


Classes in set dancing continue in Behans of Tolerton on Thursdays commencing at 8.30pm.


Last week’s winners in the Crettyard Footballers Lotto were Tommy Doyle, Turra, James Dunne, 5 Doonane Terrace, May Doyle, Fairymount and J.J. Murphy, Fairymount. The winning numbers were 3-6-8-23.


Every Tuesday and Wednesday from Mayo Church leaving at 7.45pm. Please wear hi-vis jacket or vest and helmet.


Bonus ball winners week 19 Una Kelly. Week 20 Maria Behan. Week 21 James Buggy. Week 22 Ella Coogan. Week 23 Debbie Hackett. Golden goal winners Avril Murphy, Michael Jordan, Neil Walsh and John Purcell.


The local club have once again decided to join the Piltown draw to raise much needed funds for renovations to the alley.

Tickets cost €50 each for five draws with the first being held on Tuesday next June 10. First prize in each draw is a car or €10,500. Tickets are available from any committee member. Last week’s winner in the Lotto bonus ball was JJ Brennan.