Ten children received their First Holy Communion

Colaiste Mhuire-Colaiste Mhuire Transition year students present”Back to the 80s” next Friday night May 18th at 7.30 in the school gym. Admission Family(2adults and 2children U.12) 20euro. Adults 10euro, students 5 euro under12 2euro. Everybody welcome. Further information 0568831135.

Colaiste Mhuire-Colaiste Mhuire Transition year students present”Back to the 80s” next Friday night May 18th at 7.30 in the school gym. Admission Family(2adults and 2children U.12) 20euro. Adults 10euro, students 5 euro under12 2euro. Everybody welcome. Further information 0568831135.

Active Retirement-Johnstown active retirement are planning a day trip on Thursday June 21st to Rathwood Garden and Homeware centre in Tullow, Co. Carlow and also visiting the Chocolate Garden nearby. Names please to Peggy Sharkey before June 9th. Phone 0568838507.

Congratulations- to Owen and Margaret Casey Rathuscan, Ballyspellan on the birth of their daughter Aine who was baptised last week in St Kierans Church.

Fun walk-A fun walk by Johnstown National School Parents Council will take place next Sunday May 20th starting from St Kierans Community Hall. Registration 10 euro. Please come along and bring a friend.

EucharistIC Congress-An information evening for all planning to attend the Eucharist Congress and for the closing Mass in Croke Park will be held on Thursday May17th in St Fiachre@s parish centre, Loughboy at 7.30pm. It is hoped that the tickets for Croke Park will be available for distribution at this meeting, therefore it is important for parishes to be present to collect the tickets.

Weekly Lotto-There were no winners of the Jackpot or 3 numbers in Spa Development weekly Lotto last week, numbers drawn were 1, 24, 26, 29. Jackpot now 7’800 euro. Draw this week in Barry’s Bar.

Whist Drive-The recent whist drive in St. Mary’s Hall had a very good attendance. It was the start of the Summer Whist drives. The winners... Top score.. Breda Brennan. Other winners... Bridie Boland, Peggy Martin, Phyllis Hughes, Sheila McGree, Joan Loughman, Veronica Muldowney, Patricia Delaney, Michael Muldowney, Bill Cuddihy, Jim Muldowney, Laoise Holland, Rose Corcoran, Garoid Dunne. Lucky score Aidan Ryan. Raffle...Tomas Dunne, Garoid Dunne, Mary McEvoy, Christy Touhy, Stephen Robinson, Phyllis Hughes, Bridie Bergin. The next whist drive in St Mary’s Hall will be held on Friday June 8th.

First Holy Communion-Ten children received their First Holy Communion in St Kierans Church on May12th. Due to a family berevement Fr Maher was unable to be present but was ably represented by Canon Dunphy, Urlingford. The children who were all beautifully dressed were.. Kevina Cullen, Kealan Dermody, Kady Downey, Sarah McCarthy, Niamh McCormack, Roisin Mackey, Evan Maher, Alexis Purcell, Daniel Whelan and John Doheny. They were thoroughly prepared by their teacher Miss Corcoran. All the school children from 1st class took part in the singing which was beautiful. Music was by Noirin Ryan, Eddie Cullinane and Breda Campion.

U14 Team played the Emeralds in Urlingford on Wed May 9th on a cold evening. The stronger fielded Emeralds team won the match. This team is trained by Sarah Dermody and Alannah Purcell. St Anne’s girls played with great determination but luck was not on their side.

The National School matches have begun, they have played Lisdowney, Windgap and had a great win over Dunnamaggin..St Anne’s 5-0, Dunnamaggin 2-1. The girls played with great enthusiasm and gave a great team performance. This team is trained by Geraldine Behan and Ann Ryan. Well done to everyone involved in the 3 schools and many thanks to the parents , their help with the girls is appreciated. The U12 blitz took place in Clough on April 28th. St Anne’s played Castlecomer and Paulstown, the girls had a great day and won both games.