Reminder to all parents intending to enrol a child in Presentation Primary School, Station Road, Portarlington. Applications are currently available in the Junior School. Closing date for applications for enrolment is Friday February 22.

St Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s time to kick off the festivities for the parade this year. Theme this year is ‘The Gathering of the Clans’. What we hope to achieve with this is to get kids and/or adults to write their family name on a placard and decorate it. If you know where the name originated from then write that down too. There will be a prize for the best one so whether you’re marching in the parade or just a spectator hold them up for all to see. For further information please contact Margaret Guijt Lawlor at 087 6715668.

GAA Lotto

Portarlington GAA Lotto week 8. Jackpot €1,700. Numbers 2, 5, 11, 15. No winner of jackpot. €50 each to T Hamill c/o n Mooney & Haley c/o N Mooney. €25 each to Anne O’ Neill c/o David Smith & Tony McEvoy c/o N Mooney. Promoter’s prize went to J Sweeney. Next jackpot €1,800.

Gracefield Gaa

Gracefield Lotto results. Jackpot €12,000. No winner 7-6-26-20. €50 went to following: Eddie Flynn co C O Éilís O’Reilly. Pat Colgan co P Finlay.

Mary Curtayne co M Curtayne. Jack Doyle co J Keegan. Bill Brady co P Mulligan. Promoter’s prize Noel Foy. Jackpot next week €12,200.


Portarlington Community Games committee would like to thank all who gave so generously to our Supervalu collection and to the ladies who helped collect over the two days. And also to Marcus and his extra helpful staff, many thanks.

Swim results boys u10 freestyle: 1st Sean Gahan. U12 1st Tiernan Wearen. U10 backstroke 1st Sean Gahan. Girls u10 freestyle 1st Bronagh Wearen 3rd Kate O’Reilly. U12 1st Maria Coffey 2nd Kim Whelan. U14 1st Niamh Downey. U12 backstroke 1st Kim Whelan 2nd Maria Coffey. U14 1st Niamh Downey. U12 breast stroke 1st Maria Coffey. U14 1st Niamh Downey. U14 butterfly Niamh Downey. All these winners now go on to the next stage which is the county final best of luck.

Area art results u8 girls 1st Cayla Keane 2nd Laura Redmond 3rd Hannah Booth. u10 1st Rebecca Mullally 2nd Roisin Finlay Lawlor 3rd Rachel Slevin. U12 1st Cathrine Zhou 2nd Niamh Gahan 3rd Jade Maher. U14 1st Satori Shiels 2nd Katie O’Donnell 3rd Tinashe Chapwanya. Boys u8 Aidan O’Donnell 2nd Liam O’Mahony 3rd Oisin Shaw. u10 1st Luke O’Reilly 2nd Aidan Carty 3rd Aidan Sousa. U12 1st Tadhg O’Carroll 2nd Emmanuel Ilori 3rd Juan Carlos Delorde. U14 1st Marcus Fox 2nd Jason Keogh Grincell 3rd Conor J Levingstone.

Model making results u10 1st Saoirse Lawlor 2nd Leah Lyons 3rd Casey Redmond. u12 1st Lauren Weldon 2nd Kim Tobin 3rd Leanne Costello. U14 Erin Butler 1st Satori Shiels 2nd Aishling Geoghegan 3rd.


This week’s jackpot €8400. Numbers 03 10 14 15. No winner. Match 3 to win/share €200. 1 Johnny Finlay 2 Bethan Behan 3 Eddie Fitzpatrick 4 Tricia Greene 5 James Kirwan. Promoter’s prize Ballybrittas SS. Next week’s jackpot €8600.

O’Dempseys Juvenile Club registration day Sunday February 24 11.30 - 12.30pm at the club house. New members welcome. Parents will have a chance to meet with team mentors for all ages for the coming year. Monday night winter training continues from 14 upwards at 7.30pm. Mouthguards are compulsory.


St Conleths GAA will hold their registration days on February 23 in Portarlington GAA between 11am and 1pm. Their second day is on March 2 in O’Dempsey’s GAA between 11am and 1pm. Senior training is on Tuesday and Friday evening at 8pm in O’Dempseys. New players welcome.

Sustainable Laois

You are invited to meet up with other LEAF supporters on Monday February 25 in Portlaoise Golf Club at 8pm. We hope you can make it and explore some exciting ideas for LEAF with us in 2013 that will all work towards our ultimate goal. A more sustainable future for Laois. Check out www.laoisleaf.com, ring 086 1590529 or find us on facebook and twitter at laoisleaf.

St Michaels AC Success

Juveniles had a very successful all Ireland Cross Country Championship in Derry with the achievement of individual and team medals for club and county on the day. Congratulations to Rioghan Murphy who won gold in the boys U11 race, Rioghan put in a great performance to come through the field and take individual gold and become national champion. In the girls U15 Orla Mullally, Naomi Luttrell, Leah Cooney, Shauna Fenlon and Katie Piggott took an amazing club national team gold and county national team gold medals. Well done to all who represented their club and county on this tough course Aoibann Maher, Della Marie Doherty, Megan Donagher, Irlaith Galvin, Eoin Higgins, Daragh Fenlon, Jessica Higgins, Erin Murphy and Sinead Cullen. All are a credit to their club. Thank you to all the parents and supporters who travelled to Derry.

Portarlington Awards 2013

Any groups out there interested, contact the Love Port office Main Street at 087 2343240 or www.portarlington.ie/awards. The Portarlington Awards night will take place in the Heritage Hotel Killenard on Friday March 22 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost €30 for four course meal.