Sheila Whelan, Secretary, reminds us that “St Laurence’s GAA Hurling Club train every Monday in Old Grange, Narraghmore from 7 to 8pm. Everyone is welcome each Monday from new learners to those wishing to improve their skills. We aim to promote Hurling in Kildare and in particular in the local area from Kilcullen to Kilmead. All children are welcome and Hurls and Helmets will be provided for Training. If you would like to learn the great skill of Hurling or be part of our Hurling Club come and join us at training every Monday from 7 to 8 O’Clock at St Laurence’s GAA.


Dermot Breen, PRO writes “The Kildare 2013 Camogie League season has been in progress for the past two weeks and so far St. Laurence’s teams have had mixed fortunes. In Division one Laurence’s suffered a 0-4 to 0-7 defeat by reigning champions Johnstown Bridge in round one. Laurence’s led 0-4 to 0-3 at half time but despite defending strongly Johnstown managed to tack on four second half points to secure the victory.

In round 2 an under strength Laurence’s proved too strong for Maynooth with 0-7 to 0-4 to secure their first League points.

Meanwhile in Division 2 Laurence’s/Nurney also suffered a first round defeat but they also picked up a win in Round 2 with a fine 2-3 to 1-4 victory over Eire Og.

Its early days yet in the League with a lot of matches to be played so there will be ample opportunity for both teams to enhance their standings.

Next up for both teams is Div 1 Laurence’s V Clane on Monday 15th April, Monday 22nd Bye Div 2 Kill V Laurence’s/Nurney Monday 15th April. Monday 22nd St.Laurence’s/Nurney V Leixlip.”


St. Laurence, Crookstown and St. Joseph’s, Ballymount March Lotto draw results. No winner of Jackpot, numbers 18,25,31. The €20 winners - BEr Byrne, Kilmead, c/o Nina Harney, Teresa Leigh Wall, c/o Nina Harney, Lily Walsh, c/o Anne Callaghan, Aine Hickey, c/o N. Harney and Anthony and Rosarie Archbold, c/o M. Cullen. April Lotto Jackpot is €2,000.


Anne Wheeler, PRO reports “The Ladies Senior Team playing in Division one played Leixlip away in their first League match. After a hard fought game on a bitterly cold evening the Senior Ladies came away with a win - score line Larries 3-6 Leixlip 0-12. Next up for the senior is Balyna at home on Tuesday evening at 8pm.

The Ladies Junior Team playing in Division 6 travelled to play Monasterevan and after an entertaining game came home with a comfortable win on a scoreline of 5-11 to 3-2. Next up for the Juniors is Tuesday 16th April at home to Balyna.


Anne Wheeler, PRO tells me “St.Laurence’s Senior and Junior ladies football teams are hosting a “Fashion Show” on Saturday 4th May. The night will start with a champagne and chocolates reception at 7pm and the show will begin at 8pm!

It will feature various shops catering for kids, teenagers, women and menswear who will be showing off their spring/summer fashion!! However, just for your entertainment there will be local celebrity models on the night including players from the 1992 Senior football finalists team and the 2009 Senior football champions team, famous supporters such as the great Seamie Fahy and many more legends which may include the gallant John Joe Walsh (yet to be confirmed) There will be plenty of other attractions on the night including an auction for 2 All- Ireland Football final tickets and a signed Kildare jersey as well as singing, dancing and acting!! Why not come along and enjoy the craic whilst supporting the club!!


The Ballytore Gild of the ICA held their Annual General Meeting on tuesday April 9th and the following officers were elected - President - Kathleen Fone, Mary Grey, Secretary, Margaret O’Brien - Treasurer. Some beautiful tea and refreshments was provided by Kathleen Fone, Mary Grey and Anne Lawler, and thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance. New members welcome.


Dolores Kelly PRO reminds us that they are having a night away on Saturday 18th May golfing in Wexford G.C. Dinner B/B in the Whitford Hotel, golfers €115, non golfers €90. Names are also now being taken for the matchplay competition


Marion Clifford PRO reports “The U/7 and U/ 8’s boys enjoyed a fun filled day out in Croke Park on Friday 5th of April. They travelled by bus with their coaches and the underage boy’s committee. They boys were a credit to their parents, coaches and the club with their impeccable behaviour. They listened carefully and followed instructions and never strayed from their coaches side. They arrived at Croke Park at 2pm and many parents came to support. They were taken for a tour of the dressing rooms before they began their respective games. 3 teams of a mix of 7’s and 8’s played teams from Meath and Wexford and won all 3.

The boys played very well and behaved excellently on the field also. They climbed the steps of the Hogan stand with their teammates and posed with the cup for photographs.