Best dressed lady

Best dressed lady

Congratulations to Louise Keatley of Ballytore on winning the €1000 prize on a wet and windy Day Two for best dressed lady at Punchestown. The bad weather didn’t put a damper on the fashion on Day Two - The ladies still turned out in force to compete in the Best Dressed Lady competition.

New mass timetable

As and from Saturday and Sunday May 5 and 6th, there will be changes in the times of Mass in the Parish -

SS Mary & Laurence, Crookstown Mass on Saturday evening at 7pm.

St. Joseph’s Church, Ballymount - Sunday morning Mass at 8-30am.

St. Ita’s, Kilmead Sunday morning Mass 10.30am.

Church of the Blessed Trinity, Moone Sunday at 12 noon.

Active Retirement AGM

The April meeting of the South Kildare Active Retirement Group has been deferred to thursday next May 3 due to the annual Punchestown Festival. This meeting is in Molly O’Looney’s in Narraghmore commencing at 8pm. The Guest Speaker is Gerard Downey from Insurance & Financial Services Limited, and he will be speaking on all aspects of Insurances. New members welcome.

Teenage disco

There will be a Teenage disco held in St. Laurence’s Complex on Friday 4th May between 8pm and 11pm. This event is for first and second year students only. Tickets are €10 and are available on reception in the clubhouse Monday to Friday 6pm to 8.30pm, or from the following: Michelle Dargan (087)7952149, Eimhear Fox (086)2851736 and Caroline Liston (087)9359257, mineral bar only.

Charity feish

The annual Charity Feis will be held in St Laurence’s complex on Sunday the 27th May. This year’s charities are The Jonathan Mulhall trust fund and the Michael Garry House for the homeless in Newbridge. The cheques will be presented at the end of the Feis.

Beginners learning their steps will get an opportunity to dance as always at the Charity Feis. Best of luck to all of the Dancers.

Newtown Rovers FC.

JP McGannon, PRO reminds us that “Newtown Rovers F.C will be holding training Sessions for all Children, Boys/Girls from the ages of 6 to 16 on Saturday 12th May from 2.30pm to 4pm at Booleigh Cross. Whether you’re a parent looking to get involved or a child looking to play, Come along and enjoy yourself. for further details contact Club Secretary Stacey Moss on 0876420714.


On Friday next, May 4 there will be a fundraising Tale Quiz in aid of Newtown Rovers Football Club in Conlan’s of Booleigh commencing at 8.30pm sharp. Table of four costs €20 and to book a table contact Martin Kerwick 086 8214724. All welcome.

Charity vintage run

There will be a fundraising Charity Vintage Run in aid of Jonathan Mulhall Trust with 100 vehicles travelling 100Km on Saturday next May 5 from Narraghmore to Enniscorthy. On Sunday May 6 the return journey back to Narraghmore will take place. Camping facilities available in Enniscorthy. All welcome. Sponsor cards available from Aidan Treacy 087 7700789 or John Treacy on 087 2455214.

St. Laurence’s news

Senior C team won their fourth league game against Castledermot. The senior team lost their fourth league game against Allenwood. Underage training takes place in Oldgrange on a Wednesday night between 7pm-8pm and on Saturday Mornings between 11am-12pm.


The Lotto Jackpot of €3,200 was won by Liam Donovan. Congratulations Liam. This week’s lotto numbers were 13, 23 and 33. Next week’s jackpot will be €800.

Field day

Another date for your diary is Sunday June 10th, our Annual Field Day, always a great family day out and a chance to meet other families in the area. If you have any novel or interesting ideas that you think would add to the fun of the day or if you can help out with any of the tried and tested sections of the Field Day we would love to hear from you! Contact Martina on 087 21897522.

Gym membership

Gym Membership for 2012 is student/over 55’s/ unemployed €100, single €150 and €250. Direct debit options are available. There are circuit classes held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am for advances and 10.15am for beginners. They are also held on Wednesday evenings at 7.10pm to 7.55pm. Classes are 45 minutes and are €4 per person and free to gym members. The gym opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-12am and 5.30-10.30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 5.30-10.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 6-9pm

St. Laurence’s GAA complex is available for all functions, communions, confirmations, family gatherings, 21st, all major milestones and other special events. Contact Marcella in the clubhouse on 0598636769.

Underage go-games

Southboard Go-Games are into their third week now and great displays from St Laurence’s teams in the first two rounds. Last Tuesday (24th) U/10’s Red team were at home v Athy. Alex Mackey, Caolan O’ Brien played well for Larries while Aodhan Cullen had a great game in goals.

The amber team were away to Suncroft, another great game reported with Shane Jackman, Jordan Flood and Adam Murphy McKenna best for the Larries.

Thursday last saw some terrible weather conditions and the U/12’s Amber team’s match fell foul to the weather, however the Red team managed to host Eadestown on a very wet evening. Both teams served up a great game of intelligent football and best for the Larries were Tom Sheedy, Adam Mackey and Nick Jackman. The U/12’s A’s were away to Athy, best for Larries were Alex Dalton and Thomas O’ Brien.

The U/8’s were away to Moorefield last Saturday full details to follow next week. Best of luck to all the underage teams in the games this week.

Summer camp

At Laurence’s Summer Camp will run this year from July 9th to 13th inclusive . More details to follow very soon.

Membership is still open for 2012 and all young players in the area are welcome to join in the fun. Registration is available at each training session or from Marcella in reception Mon-Fri 5.30pm until 9.30pm.

Don’t forget a full range of training gear is available at buy design in Crookstown. Check out the club website for fixtures and other news


St. Laurence’s Seniors had a free week last week in the Kildare Division 1 Camogie League and with four rounds played, they still remain unbeaten after two draws against Celbridge and Cappagh in the first two rounds followed by two wins on their latest outings. An easy win over Maynooth was followed by a win over Leixlip the highlight of which was an Aisling Treacy hat trick of goals. With two more matches to come against Johnstown Bridge and Clane we are still in contention to qualify for the final stages.

Congratulations to the Larries players, Niamh Breen, Carol Nolan, Ciara Tallon and Louise Keatly who were all part of the Kildare Junior team that won the Division 3 National League title when beating Armagh by a point in a nail biting Final in Ashbourne. Well done to all and best of luck for the Leinster and All Ireland campaigns.

Whist Drive

The fund-raising Whist continues in Molly O’Looney’s, Narraghmore every wednesday evening commencing at 8.30pm. All card players welcome.

Shrines of Northern Italy

This year the Ballitore Pilgrimage will be taking in the Shrines of Northern Italy leaving on September 25 to 2nd October. The cost is €1,085 and includes return flights Dublin/Nice and Fenice/Dublin, 7 nights hotel dinner, bed and breakfast, tours and transfers in air-conditioned coach, Guide throughout, admission charges to places appropriate to itinerary, Canal-boat to Venice, Airport and local taxes, comprehensive holiday insurance. The Spiritual Director is Rev. Fr. Frank McEvoy PP. Single room supplement is €245. For further information and Itinerary contact Lily O’Mara 059 86 23201.

Humpty Dumpty

The Humpty Dumpty Group would like to welcome mums, dads, minders and grandparents to come along any Thursday with their babies or toddlers to the St. Laurence’s Old GAA Hall, Narraghmore between 10 am – 12 noon. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to play and adults to socialise with people from their community while enjoying a nice cup of tea. They meet all year round. For further information please contact 086 124078.


There was no winner of the Mill Celtic Lotto Jackpot of €8,100 and the numbers drawn were 9/28/30. The €20 winners were Fionnuala Lambe, M.O.T. Brian and Caitlin Farrell, John O’Neill and Mona Lawler, Narraghmore. Next Lotto Jackpot is €8,200 and the venue is The Harp in Ballytore.


U/14 Training takes place on tuesday and thursday evenings from 6 to 7.30pm - all welcome. Registration fee €5. For further information contact Jim 086 0656959.


Sunday May 6 10am Kinneagh MP/Ark meets; 10am Castledermot MP followed by tea; 11.30am Naraghmore HC.

Walking group

The Walking group meet monday to friday at 7pm in Ballitore Village. If you would like to get out for a walk and a chat for one hour please come along any night, bring flash light, and jacket. There is no charge and all are welcome.

Athletics Club

Training continues for Crookstown Millview Athletic Club on Mondays from 6.30 - 7.30 for little athletics and 7-8pm for competing athletes on Monday and Wednesday.

First Responders

For further information on Ballitore Crookstown First Responders please contact Denise on 087-9442952, Helen on 086-2619147 or any committee member. In the event of a Cardiac (Heart)Emergency in the Ballitore or Crookstown area please call 999 First and then call 085-1393728 for assistance.