Whist Results

Whist Results

Top Score Joe Dooley, 1st Gent Tim Keenan 2nd Gent Albert Bailey 1st Lady Mick Kennedy.2nd Lady Katie Bennett 1st Qtr Una Cahill 2nd Qtr Kathleen Kennedy 3rd Qtr Mick Kelly, 4th Qtr Mick Scully. Raffle. 1st Elizabeth, Cooper 2nd Kathleen Kennedy, 3rd Belty Thompson 4th Norah Doran. Free Ticket Joe Dooley.

Lotto Results

Lotto Numbers 10-13-16-24 ( No winner) €75 Johnny Conroy Tinnakill, 5 x €30 Johnny Conroy Tinnakill, Sonya Flanagan Garrafin, Trevor Abbott Lacca, Pascal Lalor, Northgrove, Billy Jackson Aghancon. Promoters €40 Carmel Palme, 4 x €20, Kathleen Lalor, Maureen Cuddy, Kathleen Kennedy, Carmel McCartney. House Prize €20 Martin Delaney.

This is a new parish website which has been set up for all organisations and businesses within Camross parish.

The purpose of the website is to provide a “one stop shop” for people to go to and find out everything that is happening in the Parish in relation to Community and business activities.

The website has gone live recently and we (Camross CE) are contacting all organisations/businesses and inviting you to become involved in and so ensuring your organisation/business is represented on and also benefits from it. We are having a meeting with Pat Kennedy (the guy who developed the website) on Thursday night next the October 23 at 7.30pm in the Camross community hall.

The purpose of the meeting is to demonstrate to community groups and businesses how they can upload their information on there by making it available to the general public.

Lusekelo School

‘Lusekelo School of Computing’ in Malawi needs 20 computers. For all donated old computers, both laptops and desktops, ‘Camara’ will refurbish them at no cost, and they can then be sent out to Malawi at little or no cost. ‘Camara’ is an organisation that uses technology to improve education and livelihood skills in disadvantaged communities around the world, including Ireland. So if you have an old computer that you would like to get rid of, Josephine Phelan would be delighted to take it from you. She is alsolooking for old copies of the Maths book ‘Text and Tests 3&4’. You may contact Josephine at 057 8735137 or 0879526412 or

Killanure NS

Best of luck to Killanure NS who take part in the Cumann na mBunscol football final on Thursday at 1.30pm in O Moore Park

Vintage Run

Coolrain Village 7th Annual Vintage Run takes place on 26th of October, Assemble at 12 noon in Coolrain Village including Honda 50 run, High Nellie Run, Irish Axemen Association. BBQ and music at 3pm in Sheeran’s Thatched pub Coolrain.

No modern vehicles please. Proceeds in aid of Coolrain Tidy Village. All enquiries to 087 3523376.

Fuel Auction

Castletown GAA will hold a monster fuel auction on Sunday 26th in Community Hall Castletown at 2.00p.m. A race night will be held that night in the local pub commencing at 9.00p.m.

Late Jackie Dooley

The sudden death of Jackie Dooley of Derrynaseera on Friday October 10th caused widespread sadness in his native Parish and far beyond. Jack was a son of Tom and Bridie and all his life Jack worked either on the bog or in the forestry and Coolrain sawmills where he was a friend to everyone.

Jack will be remembered as a gifted hurler and first wore the Camross jersey at the age of seventeen when he lined out in a minor final against Portlaoise in nineteen sixty two. He then played in two junior finals and made his senior debut in nineteen sixty six and would go on to claim thirteen senior medals, one Leinster, one intermediate, several senior league and a junior B in his last game in nineteen eighty nine when he was team captain.He also won numerous Inter firm’s medals as well as a collection of prestigious tournament trophies and medals. In later life he was a selector in all grades and was regarded as a shrewd judge of the game. Sadly he collapsed and passed away in his sixty ninth year. His death brings down the curtain on one of life’s gentlemen and sports men.

Having reposed at home Jacks remains were removed to St Fergal’s Church Camross on Sunday morning for Requiem Mass. Chief celebrant was the PP Fr John Lalor who was assisted by Camross native Fr Paddy Hyland. Fr Lalor spoke of a great parishioner and family man as well as a gifted hurler who will be sadly missed by all who made his acquaintance.

Among the gifts brought to the Altar was his hurl and ball, a sod of turf and vegetables from his garden. Camross GAA provided a guard of honour as the remains were brought to the church and following Mass the remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Chief mourners are his wife Loreto, sons Robert and Michael daughters Anita, Sonya Flanagan and Omra Leahy, grandchildren, brothers Joe and Michael, sister Joan, pre-deceased by another sister Mary. Sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, Nephews, niece’s relatives and neighbours as well as a huge circle of friends.

As a mark of respect to Jack the junior hurling final between Camross and Kyle was postponed on Sunday last and was rescheduled for Saturday last check sports pages for details.


A cabaret in aid of the Borris-in-Ossory Santa Claus Club takes place in the Green Road this Sunday October 26.

Late Tommy Breen

The death occurred on Saturday October 11 of of Tommy Breen of St Patrick’s Road, Edenderry and formerly of the Rushin Road Mountrath, son of Jim and Margaret (nee Doheny).

Tommy was a member of the Irish army for a time was employed as a Chef with the army in Portlaoise Prison but was in retirement and had been unwell in recent times and was only sixty three years of age.

Tommy was a gifted sportsman and helped Castletown win the Laois intermediate hurling championship in nineteen seventy five.

When he moved to Edenderry he immersed himself in Golf and Badminton winning several titles in both codes.

Having reposed at his residence his remains were removed to St Mary’s Church Edenderry for Requiem Mass celebrated by Laois native Fr PJ Kelly assisted by Fr John Cauldwell and Deacon Robert Dyer on Wednesday at noon and following Mass he was laid to rest in St Mary’s cemetery.

Chief mourners are his wife Mary (Nee Kelly) sons Thomas and David daughter Bernadette, brother Brendan (Portlaoise), Mother-in-law Molly, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, many friends,

May he rest in peace.