Bubbles for Ciarán

Bubbles for Ciarán

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Table Quiz last Thursday in O’Deas pub which was hosted by Marty Morrissey. Big thanks to everyone who bought and sold tickets for the Big Raffle. Results of raffle are as follows 1st Prize of a €600 travel Voucher to Ken O’Connor from Bray Co. Wicklow. 2nd Prize of weekend tickets to Electric Picnic to Robbie Smart Portarlington. 3rd Prize of €250 voucher for Professional Photographer to Laura Fallon Portarlington. 4th Prize of Google Nexus 7 Tablet to Tadhg Bryan Cloneygowan . 5th prize of Castlepalooza Weekend tickets for music & arts Festival to Ruth O’Connor from Dublin. 6th prize of Sony Camcorder to Paul Kennedy Mountrath . 7th prize of Large Boots Hamper to Paul Ferris from Dublin.

Golf Classic in Portarlington Golf Club on August 8th with Monster Auction after in the Town Square. With music before by DJ Peter McEvoy, and after the Auction by local group Turas. Fantastic array of items for Auction to suit all budgets. Check out the large amount of items on Facebook. For more information on the Auction please contact Robbie Smart @ 086-6688889 & Padraig Dunne @ 086-8215528. The Auction will then conclude all Fundraiser Activities for Bubbles for Ciarán. For any information please contact PRO Ann (Bourke) Dunne @ 087-4116101. Also you can e-mail annmdun@hotmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

Tidy Town’s

Portarlington Tidy Towns are hosting a Country and Western style B-B-Q with music on Sunday August 3 from 9pm in the Hawthorn Lounge. Dust off your Stetson and get out those Cowboy Boots and join us for a great night’s entertainment. Tickets are €10 each and are available from the Hawthorn Lounge or from Tidy Towns committee members. For further information visit our facebook page or contact us on porttidytowns@gmail.com.

Portarlington Tidy Towns hold a weekly clean up every Wednesday night from 7-8pm. All help appreciated. For further information e-mail porttidytowns@gmail.com.

St Vincent de Paul

Dancing continues every Monday night in The Gandon Inn, Emo till midnight in aid of Portarlington St. Vincent de Paul. Music in the coming weeks- August 4-Done & Dusted. August 11- Brian Mcdermott. August 18- Declan Aungier. August 25- Dermot Lyons. September 1- J & S Sound. Come along for a great night out. Admission €5. All welcome.

Jigs & Reels

We are looking for dancers to take part in our JIGS & REELS competition which will take place again in the Heritage Hotel in October. Practice will begin in August. We have made it a little more exciting this year by offering €200 to every dancing couple who takes part and €1,000 for the winners! This money can be used for your club or favourite charity. To book your place please contact the PCDA/ LovePort office in the Catholic Club Main St, or call us on 057-8636348. Also check out Love Port facebook page or e-mail info@portarlington.ie.

Class Reunion

We are organising a School Reunion for the Class of ‘84 in the Anvil Inn, Portarlington on August 23 at 8pm. There will be a finger buffet and Peter McEvoy will be our resident DJ for the night. We would be grateful if you could pass this information to anyone who is not already aware of this Reunion. We have set up a facebook page - Class of ‘84- 30th Year Reunion 2014 which gives details of the event in more detail. We are aware that not everyone is on Social Media and we hope that their family and friends will pass the word around. For further details you can contact Oonagh (Nolan) @ 087- 782 2608 or Ann (Quinn) @ 087- 949 4086.


Deepest Sympathy to the family & friends of James Gilligan Rathangan, and formerly of Lea Portarlington who passed away recently. Requiem Mass for James took place in the Church of the Assumption Rathangan, with burial after in St Patrick’s Cemetery Rathangan. May James rest in Peace.


Deepest Sympathy to Gillian Treacy Gracefield on the recent Death of her beloved Grandmother Teresa Mangan (nee Brennan) Ballycoolan Stradbally. Sympathy also to Teresa’s daughters Marie & Caroline, son John, her extended family & many friends. Requiem Mass took place in the Sacred Heart Church Stradbally on Friday July 25, with burial after in Oakvale Cemetery. May Teresa rest in Peace.

Gracefield GAA

Results for July 21. Jackpot €11,000. No winner. Numbers 2 - 10 - 22 - 4.

€50 went to the following- Joe Byrne c/o D Doyle, Margaret Lawlor c/o J Mulligan,

Jane Costello c/o J Costello, Vera McEvoy c/o S Gorman & Moira Murphy c/o J Kelly. Promoters Prize went to Mick Gallagher. Next Jackpot €11,200.

Port GAA Club Lotto

Week 29-Numbers 3-9-28-32. No Jackpot winner. €50 winners Andrew Broderick c/o Cathal Ryan & Christopher Ryan c/o Cathal Ryan. €25 winners Patricia Ryan c/o Bingo & Sonny McEvoy & David Smith. Jackpot next week €6,000.

General News

Fr Sean Hyland formerly of Bracklone St Portarlington was ordained on July 13 in St Michaels Church, Portarlington. Portarlington GAA was proud to host the public celebration which was held after his 1st Mass when in excess of 300 friends and parishioners were plied with a multitude of cakes and sandwiches, washed down by a veritable ocean of tea. The extended Unity Committee who had worked hard to decorate the hall both inside and out for the night kept the tea and fine fare flowing into the early hours. We wish Fr Sean the very best in his new Parish.

GAA news

Port Juniors play their Championship 2nd round against Stradbally in Annanough on Thursday July 31 at 7.45pm. Port Seniors beat Emo in round 11 of the league in a thrilling fixture. On the Charity side Port played their Offaly neighbours Gracefield in a Challenge Match organised by Gracefield with all proceeds being given to the Bubbles for Ciarán Fund. Port fielded a somewhat composite team who were defeated comprehensively on the day by a fast moving slick Gracefield team, but on the day the final score was not the important figure but the amount raised through contributions on the gate, food etc. Port Juniors lost out to Courtwood in round 1 of the Championship. Keep up to date with what’s going on in Portarlington GAA Club by liking our Facebook page or following us on Twitter @PortGAA or our new website clgportarlington.com.

St Conleth’s

St Conleths training times are as follows, U8 U10 U12 U14 training in O’ Dempsey’s at 10am on Saturday mornings. U14 training on Tuesday’s at 7pm, U16 training on Wednesday’s @ 7pm in O’ Dempsey’s. Minor/ Senior training on Fridays at 8pm, also Sundays @ 8.30am.Well done to the U14 team on a great 2 in 5 against the Heath. Please like us on Facebook and keep an eye on our page for more information on any upcoming events.