Ballitore, Narraghmore, Crookstown

Golf society

Golf society

Dolores Kelly, PRO reports “St. Laurence’s Golf Society held their last outing on Saturday 12th of May at Portarlington. The overall winner was Tony Delaney with 35 pts.

Category One winner was Sean Barrett.

Category Two winner was Tom Kelly who also won the Two’s Club. The draw for the matchplay has taken place and is as follows: Preliminary round: Paddy Murphy v Barry Kelly and Tony Delaney v Mary Gregory.

Round One: Tom Sweeney v Sean Barrett. Brian Kelly v Gerry Harkin. Willie Keatley v Arthur Kelly. Kay Kirby v Shay Doran. Tom Kelly v Dave Barrett. Ena Harkin v Dermot Kelly and Martin Lanigan v Liam Kirby.

First player in each draw has to make contact and has choice of venue. If contact numbers are needed for any of the above please text 0876402001. All matches have to be played before our next outing which is on Saturday 23rd June in Mount Wolseley Golf Club.


That means South Kildare Active Retirement Ireland. The next meeting will be in Moone hall at 8.00 o’clock on next Thursday may 31st - voting day. Mai Quaid, the new National President will attend. May is from Baltinglass and she was proposed for the position by south Kildare. We will also have demonstration of how to use a defibrillator, always great to have this knowledge in case of an emergency. Training will be arranged for suitable members in the near future.

The association covers all the villages in South Kildare from Calverstown right down to Moone. Meetings alternate monthly between Narraghmore and Moone. And are on the last Thursday of the month. This will be a final opportunity to book for the 5 day outing to Clare and the West, this year’s summer holiday.

Brendan Shine dance

Brendan Shine will hold a dance in St. Laurence’s on next Sunday 3rd June, the doors will open at 9pm and dancing begins at 10pm. Tickets are €10 at door or from Clubhouse.

Stephen Roche returns

Esther Tallon reminds us “that It’s time to dust off that bike and get out in the sunshine! Preparations are well under way for the 3rd Leinster Loop charity cycle which will take place on Sunday 19th August at St Laurence’s Community Complex. We expect this year’s event to be bigger and better than before – once again the cyclists will be led out by the legendary Stephen Roche, who is looking forward to returning, having really enjoyed last year’s event. Again all funds raised will be for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) and St Laurence’s Community Complex. For now we’re asking you to put the date in your calendar, as we need all the volunteers and cyclists we can get! Last year’s event was a great success – as a community volunteer day, as a fundraiser, and it was also a great day out for the participants. We’re looking forward to doing it all again, with your help. We’ll keep you updated with plans – we have a National Launch and a local launch coming up, and some changes to routes to announce.”

Newtown Rovers Seniors

The First Team continued there fine run and are currently 2nd in division 1, 1 point behind Leaders Portlaoise Celtic with a game in hand following the hard fought win over Newbridge Hotspurs. Goal’s From Neil Sourke and 2 from Capt Neil Barnby saw Rovers run out 3 - 2 winners.Meanwhile the Seconds poor run continued when they travelled to Rathangan Last Thursday night (17/05) and were narrowly defeated 2 - 1.

Table quiz

Newtown Rovers would like to thank all who attended their Table Quiz and Congratulations to the winning team Captained by Paul Ryan who beat the Team Captained by Ger Davis on Sudden Death.


Newtown Rovers Underage training continues each Saturday at Booleigh Cross Opposite Conlan’s from 2:30 to 4pm for Children aged 6 to 16 new Players always welcome.

Jonathan Mulhall Trust Fund

The Jonathan Mulhall Trust will be holding a field day next Sunday 2nd June starting from 11am. Events on the day will be Vintage cars show, Pony Ride, Archery , and many More. Newtown Rovers will be hosting 2 underage Games that day too with opposition to be announced soon. that night there will be a Barn Dance and tickets will cost €5 and can be bought in Conlan’s pub.All Support Welcome.


We wish to express sincere sympathy to Tom Treacy of Mllaghmast Ballytore on the death of his dear mother, who died in Fermanagh, Co. Tyrone. May she ret in peace.

History group

Castledermot History Group ‘s next meeting is on to-night Tuesday 29th of May in the Community Centre at 8pm, and will be on the excavations of Ardreigh, just outside Athy. All are welcome to attend and we hope you see you there.

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. There are a few seats still available. 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.

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.

Mill Celtic training

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.


You will know from last week’s edition of the local Notes that the Kilomarathon web site is now open to receive entries. Click on Kilomarathon This year we have a new course for the 10K starting at the Peers, left after they go over the Bridge at the Counts gate and along Belan Avenue, pass the Griese View BB and Hgh Cross Inn along the R448 (old N9) to Timolin entry back to Timolin to finish in Moone. There will be Water sttions every 3K along the route. this will be manned by the Timolin Cub Scouts. The Timolin Cub Scouts have been doing this for the past two years, and the committee are very grateful to them for this great work. Enquiries to Tony at 087 2645882.

Badminton club

St Laurence’s GAA Centre hosts a badminton club. Practice Sessions are held at the following times - Adults - Tuesday 8-10pm, and Friday 8-10pm. The Junior Club is on Saturday from 10 - 12pm. New Members are always welcome, just turn up on any of the times noted above. We try cater for all players, either social or competitive as there are 4 courts available for playing. St Laurence’s are the current Leinster Champions at grade 5 level.

Membership Fees - In Season Full year payment: €180 or Pay to Play - €5 on the Night, Plus a yearly insurance fee of €25. These fees cover the use of the Hall, Shuttles, Equipment, Insurance and Membership of Badminton Ireland. There is a Registration Form to be filled out by all members.

Larries GFC

The membership rates for 2012 are as follows €50 per person, €25 per student/OAP, €80 per couple and €100 per family. New members welcome.

Senior C team won their seventh league game against Kildangan. The Senior B’s lost their league game to Maynooth. The Seniors won their league game to Leixlip.

Senior C team lost their eight league game against Monastrevin. Hard luck to the Seniors who were beaten by Carbury in the first round of the Championship.

Underage training takes place in Oldgrange on a Wednesday night between 7pm-8pm and on Saturday Mornings between 11am-12pm

This week’s lotto numbers were 11, 31 and 32. There was no jackpot winner; next week’s jackpot is €1400. The €20 winners were Marie Claire, Aileen Huntington, Marie Watchorn, Jade Michael and Bu-Bu Swaine.

Brendan Shine will hold a dance in St. Laurence’s on next Sunday 3rd June, doors open at 9pm and begins at 10pm. Tickets are €10.

The annual field day will take place on Sunday June 10th at 2pm in Oldgrange, free entry and parking. The St. Laurence’s GAA summer camp will take place the 9th-13th of July, further details will follow. The annual golf classic will take place in Rathsallagh on the 27th July, contact Willy Keatley for further details.

There will be a teenage disco in St. Laurence’s complex on Friday 8th June from 8-11pm., tickets are €8. Appropriate dress essential, mineral bar only and supervision on the night.

Larrie’s Teenage Disco - is on in the Complex on Friday 8th June 2012, from 8.00pm to 11pm. Tickets are on sale @ €8 each and are available from the clubhouse or from the following: Michelle Dargan (087)7952149, Eimhear Fox (086)2851736 and Caroline Liston (087)9359257, mineral bar only.


On Thursday May 24, Laurence’s U/12 Amber team played the final game in their league at home against Nurney. A fabulous evening to play football and the Larries were in top form! Thanks to Cody, Evan, Dylan, Colm, Glen, Robert, Fionn, Eoin and Kevin and to Martina and all involved in the Amber team.

The U/12’s Red team play their final game on Thursday 31st May away to Rheban, best of luck to them!

The U5’s and U6’s played Raheens on Saturday 19th May at home. Great fun had by all especially Ian Antharantah, Fionn Lenihan, Ellen-Ann O’ Brien, Pierce O’ Dywer, TJ Nolan, Callum Kelly and Ronan McParland. Training continues every Wednesday from 7-8pm and Saturdays from 11-12pm. New members are always welcome.

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.

Golf classic

The annual golf classic will take place in Rathsallagh on Friday the 27th July, contact Willie Keatley 086 8229840 for further details.

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