Prosperous, Caragh

Raheens GAA Cycle Rally

Raheens GAA Cycle Rally

Raheens football club are holding a cycle rally this Saturday the 9th June at 10.30am. Starting from Caragh NS heading to Athy then finishing in Kilkenny. The trip is over 80 km. At the moment there are over 100 cyclists taking part.

The events itself will involved over 170 people from Raheens club including cyclists, marshals and support vans.

The event is the brain child of Caragh local Shane Cooke, also former Laois county footballer. Shane took part in a similar event last year and brought the idea to the club. Along with his committee they hoped to have forty to fifty people doing the cycle but it mushroomed to over a hundred people very quickly.

The purpose of the event is a fundraiser but it will also bring together the people of the club new and old - a bonding weekend for everyone, with an over night stay in the Newpark hotel in Kilkenny, it should prove to be a good night.

The club has brand new pitches which must be paid for, a difficult task in the current economic times.

The committee would like to thank the following on behalf of Raheens: Sgt Mick Keavney Naas Garda Station, Danny Chandler Caragh NS, Paddy O’Brien of Red Cross, Joe and Edwina Murphy of Murphy’s Bar Blessington, Jim Brown Signbiz, Alan Jordan of Centra, Genoa Takeaway and Sean Cooke of Cooks Pub, Jim McGrath, Nollig Heavey Donnleys Fruit and Veg, White Mountain Water.

Most importantly they would like to thank the cyclists who have committed to the training and fundraising; also those helping out on the day, without them there would be no event. If you feel you want to help in any way please contact Mark on 087 6439307.

Prosperous United

Many thanks to all that competed in and attended the End of Season Blitz, and made it a wonderful day. The weather added to a perfect day. Congratulations to all the players who received their club medals and special awards for their season of hard work and dedication. Notice is given that EGM for Prosperous United AFC will be held on Monday 11th June 2012 commencing at 8-30pm in the Parish Centre Prosperous. Copy of club rules and constitution available by request.

Nominations for positions of the clubs executive committee must be submitted in writing to the honary secretary fourteen days prior to EGM and must be proposed and seconded accordingly by fellow club members or executive committee.

Members of the outgoing executive committee shall be present at the EGM and shall have full voting powers. The business of the EGM is specifically for the election of a new committee for the new season ahead.

Parks Tennis

Parks Tennis will take place again this year from July to July 27 at Prosperous Tennis Club. Registration will take place on Saturday June 16 from 2 - 4pm. The cost for the four weeks is €30 and this includes coaching for one hour per day Monday to Friday for four weeks. Children age 6 years and older can apply.

Caragh GFC

Club Lotto result for the draw on May 27 - the numbers were 12 - 13 - 14 – 15. There was no winner of the jackpot of €8,400. The five prizes of €40 went to Mickey Browne,Prosperous, Paddy Nolan,Prosperous; Cora McCormack, Moss Brooke; Mary Johnson, Blackwood amd Colm McCormack c/o Trevor. Next draw is on Sunday June 10.

Cúl Camp

The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Caragh GFC, Prosperous runs from Tuesday August 6 to Friday August 10. This is the week after the bank holiday and so is a 4 day camp.

The Cúl Camp provides boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 13, with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Prices: €50 first child (Note Cúl Camp website says €55 but price should be €50 for a 4 day camp - there will be a €5 refund on the day for those booked online), €45 2nd child, €40 3rd and 4th child. Each child receives a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp Kit and Kit Bag.

Parents are encouraged to book online because a further €5 discount token from promotional packs of Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies can only be claimed online. Further details and online booking at:

Scoil an Linbh Iosa family fun

There will be a Family Fun Day at Scoil an Linbh Iosa on Sunday June 10 from 1-6pm, with Bouncing Castles, Magic Show, Donkey rides and lots more!

Well done

Congratulations to Niamh Carthy on winning the All Ireland Boxing Title at 42kgs.