St. Evins Golf Society 2009 Outings

Saturday 21 March, Athy Golf club, Monday April 13, K-Club; Monday May 4, Rathsallagh GC; Monday June 1, Mount Wolsey GC; Captains Day Saturday June 11, Portarlington GC, Monday August 3, Mount Wolsey GC. Away weekend in Kilkenny September 11-12, playing in Mount Juliet and in Kilkenny GC. Sunday October 18 in Coolatin GC and the Christmas scramble will be in Mountrath GC. Best wishes to Larry McLoughlin Captain for 2009 and his committee.

Monasterevin Scouts
On Monday, 9 March, the scouts celebrated 30 years of scouting in Monasterevin. Fr Liam Merrigan celebrated Mass and the mass was followed by the investiture of cubs, scouts and leaders who will continue the good work in the years ahead. Fr Liam congratulated the founders of the unit thirthy years ago and all the leaders over the years who gave of their time to help the young. Unit leader Christy McEvoy thanked all who have supported the scouts and asked parents to become involved in the unit, he thanked all for their attendance especially, Pat Ryan one of the founding members and first unit leader also Eugene Nolan who served as a leader for many years. 

A presentation was made to Tony Kirwan for his 21 years service. Great credit is due to Christy McEvoy who has been outstanding in keeping scouting alive over 20 years. After the birthday cake was cut, all enjoyed refreshments.
Teagasc Seminar
Teagasc invite farm families and rural dwellers to an important seminar on 'Idea and Income Generation in food and rural tourism'. This seminar will be of special interest to small food producers and rural tourism providers who are already in business or for those exploring diversification options. Venue: the Hazel hotel, Monasterevin, on Tuesday, 24 March, from 8 to 10pm. For further information please contact Cindy Mahon, Teagasc,059 8631719 or 086 2811698.
Monasterevin Library competition
Easter bunny art competition will be run by Monasterevin Library. Closing date is April 4 and entry forms are available are available at the library.

Blood Donation Clinic
The blood Transfusion services will be in the GAA Pavillion Monasterevin on Wednesday 18 March from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and in the CYMS Hall Kildare on Thursday 19 from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and on Friday 20 from11am to 3.00pm.
Alzheimer Society of Ireland
There will be an information night held in Lumville House, Curragh, on Friday 20 March at 8pm. All welcome.

St Paul's Secondary school
Completed application forms for enrolment to St Pauls must be submitted to the secretary before Friday 20 March.
Parents Council of St Paul's School will be collecting at all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 March, to raise funds for school equipment. Your support would be very much appreciated.
Parish News
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje May 16 for 7 nights cost n669. Group leader, John Earley, Spiritual Director Fr OSullivan. Contact Newbridge Travel, 045 446522.

Parish Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help every Wednesday during Lent in St Peter & Paul's Church. Mass at 7.30pm. Guest Speaker on 18 March Fr Liam Lawton, 25 March Rotimi Adebari, Mayor of Portlaoise.

Local Draws and Lottos
Monasterevin GFC: weekly draw results €150 Paddy Murphy. Seller's prize V. Kennedy, €50 C. McLoughlin, E. O'Connor, J. Byrne.

Parish Lotto: numbers drawn on 10 March 02, 07, 16, 22. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 F. McDonald, R. Kennedy, J. Flaherty, G. Donoher, M. Sheehan. Jackpot now €2,000.

Ballykelly GFC & Community Council development lotto draw: Numbers drawn on 9 March 01, 12, 20, 24. Jackpot not won. Winners of €20 Julie Weldon c/o E Weldon, Lynn Dowling c/o M Dowling, Ann Nes c/o P Pender, Tobler Byrne c/o E o Rourke, Sophie O Rourke c/o PJ Brennan. Next weeks jackpot E2,400