Mountrath & Ballyfin

Mountrath Snooker

Mountrath Snooker

The Tommy Watkins Perpetual Cup 2015, Open Senior Tournament. €500 in prize money. Prizes for the winner and runner-up, also prizes for the highest break. Entry fee for each player is €25. Tournament confined to Laois Snooker Clubs [4 players max from each Laois Club] All entry fees and names to be with the club secretary, Ger Osborne by December 20. Mobile 085 1857423. The tournament will start early January 2015. All are very welcome.


Committee would like to thank the local community for turning out for the switching on of the Christmas Lights and your ongoing support with our fundraising. We would also like to say a word of thanks to all the people that helped out during and the run up to the lights being switched on. Have a very Happy Christmas!

Black & White ball

No Limits Ability Centre Ballyfin in conjunction with CoderDoJo Laois are hosting a fundraising Black and White Ball will be taking place in the Heritage Portlaoise on February 28. A great Christmas present idea with tickets available now at €50 each from the Heritage Hotel and through Paypal on our Facebook page.


Irish Guide Dogs 2015 Calenders and Christmas Cards are available again. Please contact Sean Byrne at 087-7676318.

Clonenagh Tractor Run

Takes place on Sunday, December 28 leaving at 1.30pm from Sheeran’s Pub Coolrain. Great family day in story includes raffle, music, auction. Details call 087 761 4974 or 087 266 4012. All welcome.


Beginners bridge classes will commence in the New Year in the community centre, Ballyfin. Classes will be given by a fully accredited teacher with The Contract Bridge association of Ireland . For further details contact Catherine @ 086-3946335.


Lotto draw was held in The Pub and was not won.

Work continues as ever over these past few weeks putting the final touches to the clubhouse . It is great to see so many people lending a

hand. If you would like to help out feel free to come along each Saturday morning or during the week for a few hours during the day.

Any help will be much appreciated.


Results December 10, numbers drawn 2,11,30,31, No jackpot winner. There were 4 match 3’s getting €250 each. Unfortunately we had no winners. Next weeks jackpot €20,000 nice for Christmas. Thank you for your support.


A service will be held on Thursday December 18 in St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin at 7.30 all are welcome. Refreshments for all afterwards in Ballyfin National School.


The sale of jam continues in Costcutters Mountrath and Phelan’s Shop Castletown. We would like to thank everyone for their continuing support for this worthy cause by buying jam and donating fruit.


The outdoor gym in the local amenity park can be used by all ages. We would encourage all local clubs and groups to use this facility.


Mountrath Country Markets is open Friday December 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in The Macra Hall on Main Street . Christmas cakes, puddings and floral arrangements and cards will be on sale. Come and see for yourself. Everyone welcome to come and browse. To place an order phone 087 2110436. Wishing all our customers a very happy Christmas and thanking them for their support during the year.


Grow Community Mental Health Movement meets in the Bungalow opposite St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Anxious, isolated or depressed? We can help. Why not join us and learn a practical psychology of mental health. Contact John 086 – 8033126. Website Infoline: 1890 474 474


Irish Dancing Classes in Ballyfin Community Centre at 6 pm every Wednesday. All ages welcome. For further details contact Christina Dunne TCRG 086 361930