Show – The Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co. Ltd presents it’s Annual Laois Co. Show affiliated ISA and IPS on Sunday, July 24 at the showgrounds at Coolfin Cross on the Mountrath/Rathdowney Road. Classes: Sheep, horses, cattle, poultry, eggs, jams, baking, crafts, knitting, sewing, vegetables, flowers, photography, junior classes, most suitable dressed lady and gentleman on Show Day, little Miss Ossory, most suitably dressed boy on Show Day, dog shows, music on show day. There is lots more for everyone. For further details contact show secretary: Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro Rd, Rathdowney, Co Laois. (087) 9975902, Fax (0505) 48939, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.ossory.ie or Peter Ging, Chairman (086) 2394573 or show Treasurer Irene Newman (086) 8402125.
Courses For September 2011 – Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown is now enrolling for Further Education Courses for September 2011. One can book a place on any one of five courses on offer such as Welding/Engineering, Computers Level 5 and Level 6; Childcare Level 5 and Level 6. There are good job prospects with all of the above. Application forms are available from the school office.
Irish Summer Camp – A Summer Camp through Irish will take place in Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown from Monday, July 18th to Friday, July 22nd. During the week various educational, sporting and cultural activities will be organized. Participants will be encouraged to speak Irish. Cost: 40 euro. Contact (056) 8831135 for an application form.
Handymac – Handymac Building and Maintenance Contractors are appealing for a person in need or a charity who require some conversion or renovation work done. Handymac, in association with Leatherm are willing to offer their name to complete this building project including the associated plumbing, heating and insulation work. If you are in need or know a worthy recipient please send a detailed email to email@example.com. Volunteers and materials sponsors also needed. Visit www.handymac.ie for more details.
Cemetery Mass – The annual Cemetery Mass will be held in Graine Cemetery this Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. Mill Cemetery Mass is on Thursday, June 30th at 7.30 p.m.
St. Kieran’s A.C. – On June 15th members of the club attended the ‘B’ Championships in Grennan, Thomastown. It proved to be a fantastic event with all our participants doing extremely well. Of particular note were Ben Guilfoyle who was placed 1st in the boys U/14 800m run and 2nd in the 80m sprint; Lauren Hayde was placed 2nd in the girls U/15 800m run and 2nd in the shot putt and Daniel Hanrahan was placed 3rd in the boys U/8 800m sprint and 3rd in the 300m run. Congratulations to all the athletes who participated, we’re very proud of each of you. We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the very generous sponsorship of Daly’s Post Office and Shop, Lisheen Mines, Roadmasters and Spa Development Association. Training sessions will continue each Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 1.30 and new members are always welcome.
Urlingford Playschool – Urlingford Playschool for Little Learners at the Old School, Urlingford. Open Weeks will be held from July 4th to July 15th. During those two weeks, we offer a free morning for the children starting in September. If you wish to book your child in for September to avail of the Free Pre-School, there are other options available; please call in during those two weeks in July or call Angela at (056) 8831805 to book your free morning.
Community Games – Our community games area was well represented in the recent Community Games Swimming/Athletics County Finals. Well done to all the following children who participated in the events; Louise Hickey, Lucy Kavanagh, John Doheny, Darragh Queally, Josh Coady, Cillian Doyle, Sarah Doheny, Leah Phelan, Keelin Smith, Aisling Hickey, Emily Kavanagh, John McCormack, Eimear Leah, Emma Phelan, Katelyn Fitzgerald, Sam Atkinson Lynch, Sean Burke, Niall Moore, Sarah Jane McCormack, Jack Hickey, Clodagh Sherman, Katie Kavanagh, Colm Smith, Rhys Quinlan Phelan, Johnny Doyle, Orla Leahy, Lauren Hayde, Sean Tobin, Shane Curran, Jack Moore, Maebh Duggan, Padraig Sweeney, Kerrie Fitzgerald, Sean Fitzgerald. Swimming County Final Results (Monday 6th June): U/10 - Freestyle -Sarah Doheny 1st place, Backstroke 2nd place; U/14 - Freestyle - Jack Moore 2nd place. Backstroke 1st place; U/14 - Freestyle - Orla Leahy 3rd place; U/14 - Backstroke - Kerrie Fitzgerald 1st place; U/16 - Freestyle - Sean Fitzgerald 1st place. Athletics County Final Results (Friday 10th June): U/8 - 60m (Boys) - John Doheny 2nd place; U/10 - 60m Hurdles - (Girls) Emily Kavanagh 3rd place. (Boys) - John McCormack 1st place; U/10 - 200m - Keelin Smith 3rd place; U/12 - 600m - (Girls) Sarah Jane McCormack 2nd place. (Boys) - Jack Hickey 3rd place; U/12 - Long Puck - Johnny Doyle 3rd place; U/12 - Ball Throw - (Girls) - Niamh Sherman 2nd place. (Boys) - Colm Smith 1st place; U/12 - Relay - Girls 2nd place. (Team: Emma Phelan, Eimear Leahy, Maebh Duggan, Sarah Jane McCormack. Subs: Clodagh Sherman, Katie Kavanagh); U/12 - Relay - Boys 1st place. (Team: Jack Hickey, Colm Smith, Johnny Doyle, Sean Burke. Subs: Sam Atkinson Lynch, Rhys Quinlan Phelan); U/14 - 600m (Boys) Shane Curran 2nd place. Well done to all children who competed in the finals. All competitors and relay teams who were placed 1st, have qualified for the National Finals which take place in August. Best of Luck to all involved. Basketball 1st Round Leinster Championship (Monday 6th June). Well done to our U/11 basketball team who beat Carlow team St. Lazerians. They now qualify to go through to the 2nd round against Wexford, which will be played on Sunday, 19th June at 5 p.m. in The Watershed, Kilkenny. Team: Calvin Ryan, Jack Atkinson Lynch, Sean Burke, Clodagh Sherman, Emma Phelan, Jack Hickey, Johnny Doyle, Megan Ryan, Mollie Atkinson Lynch, Jessica Comerford.