Naas

Naas Local History Group visit

Naas Local History Group visit

The members of Naas Local History Group and friends will be guests of Mr Seamus Cullen when they visit Carbury Castle next week. The visit will include inspection of the Colley Vault in the Church of Ireland to learn about the Colley Family and the Royal Family connection - following in the tracks of “The County Kildare Ancestors of Queen Elizabeth.” Assemble at Ballycane Church at 7pm on Thursday 17 May. All welcome.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations and best wishes to all the local children who receive their first Holy Communion this year. The boys and girls of Two Mile House and the boys and girls of Killashee National School received last weekend. The boys and girls of Scoil an Linbh Iosa Ballycane will take their first communion at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane on Saturday May 19 at 10 am and noon, and on Sunday May 20 at 12.15 pm mass. The boys and girls of Scoil Bhride will receive first communion in the Church of Our Lady and St. David on Saturday May 19 at 11 am and on Sunday May 20 at 10am and noon. On Sunday May 27, the boys from St. Corban’s Primary School receive First Communion at 10am mass in the Church of Our Lady and St. David.

Killashee end of year show

The children of Killashee National School will take to the stage at the Moat Theatre on Tuesday May 29 for an end of year wrap up performance like no other! Book your tickets at the box office, online or telephone 045 883030.

Furniture auction for funds

Naas St. Vincent de Paul are holding an auction in Naas Racecourse on Sunday May 20th. Viewing starts at noon and the auction commences at 2pm.

The group still welcomes donations of good quality furniture. For further information contact 045 899453. Delivery and collection service available. Please support this very worthy cause.

The Sound of Music

Brian Brady Youth Theatre presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Moat Theatre from tonight Tuesday May 15, to Sunday May 20, week nights at 8 pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8 pm and on Sunday at 6 pm. Tickets are E10 each or E30 for a family of four. Set in 1930’s Austria, don’t miss this classic musical brought to you by Brian Brady Youth Theatre featuring timeless songs such as ‘Climb Every Mountain’ and ‘My Favourite Things’. Book your tickets at the box office, online or telephone 045 883030.

Naas GAA briefs

The Senior football team have had a great start to the league with 4 wins out of 4. Best of luck to the team as they prepare for their first round championship match against Sarsfields on Friday May 18.

All support vital - come along and cheer for your local team.

The senior hurlers have also had a good league start with 3 wins out of 4. Well done to all involved.

The intermediate hurlers have also had 3 good wins in their league so far.

Texas Hold’em night

On Friday May 25 the Naas GAA senior hurling section are holding a Texas Hold’em Night in the club, tickets are E20 and available from Brian at 087 6382122. Guaranteed jackpot of E1,000.

Westlife raffle

The Naas GAA senior footballers are raffling two tickets to the final Westlife Concert in Croke Park this June. Raffle tickets cost E5 and are available from committee members.

Table quiz

The Naas GAA Feile Camogie team are now beginning their fundraising efforts in advance of the National Finals in Dublin in July. They are holding a table quiz in the Naas GAA club on Saturday May 26. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to carer Peter

Congratulations to 81 year old Naas man Peter Riordan who won the Carer Of The Year 2012 title. Peter, a father of ten, looks after two of his sons Bernard and Ronan, full time.

St. David’s Bridge

The results of last week’s competition were 1st Stella Alley and Stephanie Cullinan; Best Gross Mary Dunne and Bridie Brady; 2nd. Carmel Culligan and Nuala Switzer. New members welcome, apply to club email coms@eircom.net or write c/o Naas Care of the Aged, Newbridge Road, Naas.

Recent death

The death occurred on Monday May 7 of Colette Cagney, (nee O’Reilly) of Naas, suddenly. Beloved wife of Peter, dear mother of Daragh, Rory and Fiona, grandmother of Chloe. Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, mother Mai, sister Phil, brothers Eamonn and Greg, daughters-in-law Jennifer and Joanne, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral mass today, Tuesday May 15, in the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas, at 10am, followed by cremation in Newland’s Cross Crematorium.

May she rest in peace.

Whist

The results from Naas Whist on May 6 were, top score Joe Corrigan; top lady Mary Brady; top gent (shared) Paddy McGarr and Paul Moore; first half Maureen Williams; second half (shared) Sean Whelan and Joe Tutty; first quarter Betty Byrne, second quarter Bridget Brien, third quarter Margaret Clarke and fourth quarter (shared) Carmel Rowley and Tom Brien; longest sitting was Joan Creevy and Ann McLoughlin took the prize for lowest score.

Whist takes place every Sunday night in the Care of the Aged Centre at 9pm for people of all ages. Please support.

Thank you

Naas Apostolic Society would like to say a sincere thank you to all who collected for and contributed to their recent annual collection.

Naas United

In the K.D.F.L. Senior Division, Naas United came up against Ballycane Celtic last week. Naas United came into this game on the back of their first defeat of the season the previous weekend. Neighbours Ballycane had yet to be beaten (they drew 5 of their 7 games) and a win in this local derby would have certainly got them back into contention. Naas United were not going to make things easy for them and in the end they scored four goals to Ballycane Celtic’s zero.

Ballycane will not concede four goals to many teams and are determined to bounce back from this to cause problems in the second half of the season as they are without doubt a quality side.

Naas were boosted further by the announcement of Eoin Giblin’s manager of the month award after the game - well done to Eoin.

Congratulations to carer Peter

Congratulations to 81 year old Naas man Peter Riordan who won the Carer Of The Year 2012 title. Peter, a father of ten, looks after two of his sons Bernard and Ronan, full time.

St. David’s Bridge

The results of last week’s competition were 1st Stella Alley and Stephanie Cullinan; Best Gross Mary Dunne and Bridie Brady; 2nd. Carmel Culligan and Nuala Switzer. New members welcome, apply to club email coms@eircom.net or write c/o Naas Care of the Aged, Newbridge Road, Naas.

Recent death

The death occurred on Monday May 7 of Colette Cagney, (nee O’Reilly) of Naas, suddenly. Beloved wife of Peter, dear mother of Daragh, Rory and Fiona, grandmother of Chloe. Sadly missed by her loving husband and family, mother Mai, sister Phil, brothers Eamonn and Greg, daughters-in-law Jennifer and Joanne, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral mass today, Tuesday May 15, in the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas, at 10am, followed by cremation in Newland’s Cross Crematorium.

May she rest in peace.

Whist

The results from Naas Whist on May 6 were, top score Joe Corrigan; top lady Mary Brady; top gent (shared) Paddy McGarr and Paul Moore; first half Maureen Williams; second half (shared) Sean Whelan and Joe Tutty; first quarter Betty Byrne, second quarter Bridget Brien, third quarter Margaret Clarke and fourth quarter (shared) Carmel Rowley and Tom Brien; longest sitting was Joan Creevy and Ann McLoughlin took the prize for lowest score.

Whist takes place every Sunday night in the Care of the Aged Centre at 9pm for people of all ages. Please support.

Thank you

Naas Apostolic Society would like to say a sincere thank you to all who collected for and contributed to their recent annual collection.

Naas United

In the K.D.F.L. Senior Division, Naas United came up against Ballycane Celtic last week. Naas United came into this game on the back of their first defeat of the season the previous weekend. Neighbours Ballycane had yet to be beaten (they drew 5 of their 7 games) and a win in this local derby would have certainly got them back into contention. Naas United were not going to make things easy for them and in the end they scored four goals to Ballycane Celtic’s zero.

Ballycane will not concede four goals to many teams and are determined to bounce back from this to cause problems in the second half of the season as they are without doubt a quality side.

Naas were boosted further by the announcement of Eoin Giblin’s manager of the month award after the game - well done to Eoin.

Naas Utd FC lotto

The numbers drawn in the Naas United FC lotto draw on 6 May were 44, 5, 15 and 28. There was no winner of the E2,600 jackpot. Four tickets won E25 - Jayden Coady, Cathy Kelly, Sue Murray and Dillon Dunne. The jackpot next week is E2,700.

Once again a massive thank you to all those who bought tickets. Draw takes place every Sunday night at the Town House Hotel after 10pm.

Splotto/Ballycane Celtic draw

In the Splotto/ Ballycane Celtic lotto draw on 29 April, the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 15 and 21. There was no winner and the next jackpot is E6,000.

Naas GAA lucky numbers

There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The number’s drawn on May 10 were 3-18-27-28. Next week’s jackpot E1,750.

Friends of Naas Hospital

The Friends of Naas Hospital are holding a cake sale at the Hospital on May 16th from 9.30am to noon. Donations of home baking welcome, or come along and buy some of the wonderful goodies on offer to support Friends Of Naas Hospital.

Circus at the library

Carnation Theatre presents Circus! today, Tuesday May 15 from 2-3pm at Naas Library. This promises a lively, interactive performance in which the Circus comes to town! Contact Naas Library for more information or to book your place.

Dirty Old Town

Have you been impressed with the RTE programme Dirty Old Town? Why not get involved in keeping your town clean. Each week Naas Tidy Town members meet to pick litter and clear weeds etc., in various parts of the town. Would you like to help? No need to attend meetings, just come along to help with the clean-ups. Please ring or text your name to 086 8138821. Before each clean-up we will send you a text message to inform you of the time and date. If you are free, you simply come along for the enjoyable hour.

Toastmasters

Are you searching for words for that special occasion? Why not enhance your public speaking skills with Toastmasters in Naas. Meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Town House Hotel starting at 8.15pm. Come along and enjoy an entertaining evening - visitors are welcome.