Donaghmore - Ballybrophy

Rugby - Bill O’Brien was on the U/14 Portlaoise Rugby team that won the Premier League Cup Final on Monday, 18th March.

Rugby - Bill O’Brien was on the U/14 Portlaoise Rugby team that won the Premier League Cup Final on Monday, 18th March.

Portlaoise beat Gorey in the final which was played in Carlow. This is a first ever for Portlaoise’s U/14’s and a wonderful achievement. Bill O’Brien’s dad was a coach with the team also.

The Late Michael Ryan - The death occurred on Tuesday, 19th March at Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise (peacefully) of Michael (Mick) Ryan of Rushall and formerly of Mannin, Pike of Rushall. A very quiet and hard working man he will be sadly missed. He was predeceased by his sister Kathleen, deeply regretted by his loving wife Laura and her family, Maurette, Theresa, Paschal, Loretta, grandchildren, brother Sean, sisters, Sr. Teresa, Mai, Eileen, Bridie and Ann, sons-in-law, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, neighbours and friends. Reposing was at his residence. Removal took place to St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday, March 21st followed by burial in the Old Cemetery, Rathdowney. May he rest in peace.