LOTTO - There was no winner in the Emerald’s Lotto last week so the prize fund now stands at E7,300 while the jackpot is E5,300. There was no match 3 winners. Five lucky dips of E20 each: Eugene Dollard, Des and Frankie, Gary Peters, Phil Manton, Tuesday Club. Promoter’s prize: Elys.
COLLECTION - The collection for Mill Cemetery upkeep will be taken up at the church gate before Mass on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May. The old lawnmower was giving a lot of trouble so a new had to be purchased which cost E3,500. The committee would appreciate very much a generous contribution to help to defray the cost of the mower.
ANNIVERSARIES - Anniversaries prayed for at all Masses in Urlingford and Graine last weekend: Willie Tone, Mary James, Frank Tone Main St, Michael Gibbons, Graine.
GAA - Emeralds play Young Ireland’s of Gowran in John’s Park at 3.30pm on Saturday, May 19. This is the last game until July 15 when they play Conahy Shamrocks in Freshford. Please support your team on Saturday who beat Ballyragget last Saturday by one point.
TENNIS - CM Community Tennis will hold their AGM tonight (Wednesday) in Colaiste Mhuire at 8pm. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome.
OSSORY PREPARES - An information evening for all planning to attend the Eucharistic Congress and/or Statio Orbis will be held on Thursday, May 17 at St Fiacre’s Parish Centre at 7.30pm. It is hoped that the tickets for Croke Park will be available for distribution at this gathering. Therefore it is important that parishes are present to collect their tickets.
VOLUNTEER - The Mill Family Resource Centre is currently looking for a volunteer English tutor and a volunteer Youth leader. Please contact Sue Cox for further details on 056 8838466
ZUMBA FITNESS - Ditch the workout and join the party! One hour of fun and fitness every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm and Thursday morning at 10.30am in the local hall. Only E5 for the class. All welcome, Contact Sarah 087 7460707 for information.
FLORA LADIES MINI MARATHON - Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4. If you are interested in participating with the staff of the Mill Family Resource Centre call in or contact us on 8838466. Funding is for the centre.
CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY - Please contact Fr Maher if you have a relative or neighbour sick at home or in hospital and would like to be visited or added to the First Friday calls.
SHOW - Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co Ltd held their AGM on Monday, April 16 at their new meeting rooms at the showgrounds. Show chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting. Secretary read out the minutes from last year ‘s AGM, signed and seconded. There was a good attendance. Treasurer Irene Newman gave a good finance report . Chairman report: He thanked secretary’s, treasurers, PRO, Midland Radio 103, judges, stewards, committee. It was very important that they had sponsors as without them the show would not take place, so thanks you to all and to anyone that helped out before the show on showday. Election of officers for 2012: President Johnny Brophy, vice president William Mansfield, Kathleen Bergin, Lily Sheeran, Timothy O’Sullivan, Paddy Lowry, Liam Walsh. Show chairman Peter Ging, vice chairperson Betty Stanley, secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, joint treasurer Irene Newman, Margaret McCarthy, joint PRO’s Margaret Campion, Marty Phelan, Paddy Buggy. Safety officers Sean Shearman, Marty Phelan. 1898-2012 Ossory Agricultural Show Society Co Ltd presents its Annual County Laois Show affiliated to ISA and IPS on Sunday, July 22 at showgrounds on Mountrath-Rathdowney Road, Co Laois. Show secretary Catherine Fitzgerald, Conoboro, Rathdowney, Co Laois 087 9975902, Show fax 0505 48939, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.ossoryshow.ie, show treasurer Irene Newman 0505 46101, 086 8402125, Chairman Peter Ging 086 2394573. As there was no other business a vote of sympathy was passed to all those who lost someone since last meeting. That concluded the meeting. Refreshments were served.