The Kings of Hurling - Congratulations to the King brothers Darren and Ross who played blinders for Rathdowney in this years County final at O’Moore Park. It was the first time for the brothers at County level. On the first day Ross scored one goal and nine points, the last point made it a draw with Clough / Ballacolla. Ross was ‘Man of the Match’. On the re-play Ross was joined by brother Darren and between them they scored eleven points and brought the cup back to Rathdowney / Errill. The two famous hurlers are the sons of Councillor John and his wife Bernie. Ross is also a top soccer player, he plays with U.C.D. where he is a student and finds it hard to fit hurling and soccer in his busy studious life. Darren is a student in Limerick College where he studies Wood Science yet he makes time to come and play with his Rathdowney and County club. The boys have one other brother Jonathan who is a Quantity Surveyor. Darren and Ross are off again to play in the First Round of the Senior Club Championship against Westmeath. Well done lads.

The Late Oliver Hayes - The death occurred peacefully on November 1st at his residence of Oliver Hayes of Cuan Bhride. A very quiet and unassuming man, Oliver was well known, he was born and raised in Rathdowney. He retired to Cuan Bhride some years ago. He is mourned by his wife Joan, sons and daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, niece, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing was at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home. Removal took place to the Church of the Holy Trinity. On Saturday, 3rd November Con-celebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Martin Delaney P.P. and Fr. Seamus McEvoy C.C. Burial followed in the local cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Fashion Show - On Friday evening, November 16th there will be a Fashion Show in the Community Centre at 8.30 p.m. It will be Fortunes Christmas Fashion Show and promises to be a great event. All proceeds will go to St. Brigid’s Camogie Committee. Do come along and bring your friends and enjoy a great night out. Food, door and spot prizes. Everybody welcome.

Bridge Results - 3rd Oct. N/S Maureen Ryan and Mary Hennessy, E/W Joan Shiel and Rita Mahon. 10th Oct. N/S Norah Harte and Marian Holland, E/W Kathleen Lee and Maura Bourke. 17th Oct. N/S Lucy Hyland and Frances Stanley, E/W Mary Maher and Sean Bolger. 24th Oct. N/S Maura Bourke and Kathleen Lee, E/W Sean Bolger and Anne Cummins, 31st Oct. N/S Cathleen Walsh and Catherine Campion, E/W Anna Connolly and Una O’Connell.

Social Dancing Lessons - Maureen Culleton is teaching Social Dancing lessons for the over 50’s in the Community Centre in Rathdowney every Thursday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the 6th December. Courtesy of Laois Partnership, come along and have a bit of fun and exercise.

Theatre - On Saturday night, 3rd November Laois Open Door Theatre Group presented a night of Keane and Scream in the Community Centre. It was a fabulous production with a most wonderful cast. The parts were The Story, Keane and Scream It was really disappointing to see the very poor attendance. However, those who did attend were very pleased with the show and thoroughly enjoyed it.


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