Naas

Parish Golf Classic

Parish Golf Classic

The Naas Parish Golf Classic in aid of Our Lady and St. David’s Church Restoration Fund tees off on Monday, June 18, at Craddockstown Golf Club. It is a four person team event / scramble and the entry fee, including meal, is E300 per team for the early bird tee time, 8am - noon, and E400 per team for tee time 2 - 4 pm.

Tee Box sponsorship also available for E100 per Tee Box. Individuals can be facilitated on a team. More information and team sheet, please phone; 086 – 8102201.

The Parish Golf Classic offers a great opportunity to help raise funds for the impending restoration work that needs to be carried out on the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Sallins’ Road.

Lions Club gala concert

The annual Naas lions club gala concert has now been launched! The Baldonnel Singers with featured guests, Celine Byrne and Paul Linehan, along with the Army No. 1 Band will be performing at the Killashee House Hotel on Sunday May 27 at 8pm. Tickets are E25 each. Come enjoy a great night of entertainment and help support the main beneficiary of this event, the Moat Theatre in Naas. Buy your tickets before they sell out and help support the local theatre!

First Holy Communion

Congratulations and best wishes to all the local children who receive their first Holy Communion this year. 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.

Over 35s tog out for Naas United

Great to hear that the Naas United FC is still growing stronger. Their over 35s kicked off their season on May 12 in Monread. The team includes former Kildare GAA star Johnny McDonald and his former Naas GAA forward partner Declan Lackey. Gary Houlahan returns to the Naas United shirt after his Premier Division win two years ago and they are joined by Eric Giblin, Henry Drewitt, Joe O’Brien, Rocky Behan and a host of former Naas soccer heroes managed by Jimmy Dannagher.

The Ladies team will begin there season on May 28 and the Under 19’s campaign will kick off on June 2. There will also be a two week break in the K.D.F.L from June 9 - June 18 while Ireland are busy in the European Championships.

Family fun at Punchestown

The All-Ireland and International Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships take place at Punchestown event centre on June 2 and 3 with a fun family festival to entice visitors too. The event includes sheep dog trials, trade and craft stands, Leinster Tug-Of-War Championships, pets corner, dog show, bouncy castles, funfair, hamster zorbing, bungee trampoline, RSA simulator, cookery demonstrations by Catherine Fulvio, live music including from The Willoughbys and Crystal Swing. Jedward will be making a guest appearance (they won’t be performing though) from 11 am on Saturday 2 June.

Car draw winners

The winner in the Naas Credit Union car draw for April was John Timpson from Naas. E3,000 went to Brenda Smyth, Naas, and E1,500 to Laurence Freeman also Naas. Congratulations.

Naas Toastmasters

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. Their next meeting is on Wednesday May 23. Enjoy an entertaining evening - visitors welcome.

St. David’s Bridge Club

In the latest competition at St. David’s Bridge Club, 1st was Carmel Culligan and Nuala Switzer. Best Gross was Patsy Brennan and Catherine Murphy and 2nd Carmel Leonard and Gertrude Walsh.

The club has closed for the summer and reopens on September 26. New members very welcome for the new season in September, apply to club email coms@eircom.net or write c/o Naas Care of the Aged, Newbridge Road, Naas.

Local deaths

The death occurred on Friday May 11 of V. Rev. Thomas McDonnell, Parish Priest of Naas, in the care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, aged just 63 years. Deeply regretted by his sister Maura and brother Donal, aunt, relatives, the Diocesan Administrator and priests of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, parishioners and friends. Following Requiem Mass on Monday at the Church of Our Lady and St. David, he was laid to rest at Baltinglass Cemetery, Wicklow, where his parents are also buried.

The death occurred on Wednesday May 16 of Eddie (Edmund) Quinn of Fournaughts, Tipper East, in the loving care of the staff of St.

Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh. Eddie (Edmund) Department of Social Protection. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughters Riona and Orla, aunt Kathleen and Norrie, uncle Edmund, father-in-law Jack Kirwan, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, cousins and friends. Removal was from his home on Saturday afternoon to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas for Requiem Mass followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.

May they rest in peace.

Whist

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

Naas Utd FC lotto

The numbers drawn in the Naas United FC lotto draw on 13 May were 15, 20, 21 and 26. There was no winner of the E2,700 jackpot. Four tickets won E25 - Lily Coady, Brigid Giblin, Jude Walsh and Paddy McGlynn. The jackpot next week is E2,800.

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 6 May, the numbers drawn were 5, 7, 9, and 13. There was no winner and the next jackpot is E6,000.

Naas GAA

On Friday May 25, the 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.

The 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.

The 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 club on Saturday May 26. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Naas Toastmasters

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. Their next meeting is on Wednesday May 23. Enjoy an entertaining evening - visitors welcome.

St. David’s Bridge Club

In the latest competition at St. David’s Bridge Club, 1st was Carmel Culligan and Nuala Switzer. Best Gross was Patsy Brennan and Catherine Murphy and 2nd Carmel Leonard and Gertrude Walsh.

The club has closed for the summer and reopens on September 26. New members very welcome for the new season in September, apply to club email coms@eircom.net or write c/o Naas Care of the Aged, Newbridge Road, Naas.

Local deaths

The death occurred on Friday May 11 of V. Rev. Thomas McDonnell, Parish Priest of Naas, in the care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, aged just 63 years. Deeply regretted by his sister Maura and brother Donal, aunt, relatives, the Diocesan Administrator and priests of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, parishioners and friends. Following Requiem Mass on Monday at the Church of Our Lady and St. David, he was laid to rest at Baltinglass Cemetery, Wicklow, where his parents are also buried.

The death occurred on Wednesday May 16 of Eddie (Edmund) Quinn of Fournaughts, Tipper East, in the loving care of the staff of St.

Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh. Eddie (Edmund) Department of Social Protection. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughters Riona and Orla, aunt Kathleen and Norrie, uncle Edmund, father-in-law Jack Kirwan, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, cousins and friends. Removal was from his home on Saturday afternoon to the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas for Requiem Mass followed by burial in St. Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.

May they rest in peace.

Whist

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

Naas Utd FC lotto

The numbers drawn in the Naas United FC lotto draw on 13 May were 15, 20, 21 and 26. There was no winner of the E2,700 jackpot. Four tickets won E25 - Lily Coady, Brigid Giblin, Jude Walsh and Paddy McGlynn. The jackpot next week is E2,800.

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 6 May, the numbers drawn were 5, 7, 9, and 13. There was no winner and the next jackpot is E6,000.

Naas GAA

On Friday May 25, the 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.

The 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.

The 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 club on Saturday May 26. All support would be greatly appreciated.