Durrow News Extra

Durrow News Extra

This New Year’s Day will see the popular Ballacolla walk and Vintage Run renamed the Richard Moynan Memorial Walk and Vintage Run. Richard who passed away on April 8th 2013 was hugely popular in the area and was known throughout the Country within the vintage fraternity.
The New Years Day Vintage Run will take a 15km route starting in Ballacolla village at 2.00pm and continue by Grantstown, Coolacurragh, Cannonswood, Woodenbridge and return to the finish by Lalor’s Farm Ballygague. The annual walk will also start at 2.00pm and follow it’s usual 6.5km route. The event will support the Ballacolla Senior Citizens Fund. Your support would be most appreciated.

launch of Richard Moynan memorial Front Michael G Phelan Margret Moynan Marcus Moynan.Back Austin Ryan Jousha Moynan Eamonn Kirwan Anthony Phelan Hilda Moynan William Shirley

Launch of Richard Moynan memorial
Front (L to R): Michael G Phelan, Margret Moynan & Marcus Moynan, Back (L to R): Austin Ryan, Joshua Moynan, Eamonn Kirwan, Anthony Phelan, Hilda Moynan & William Shirley

An information night will be held in Durrow Library, Chapel Street on Thursday, 3rd December at 8pm to demonstrate how to use the new defibrillator. It is important to have as many people as possible confident in their ability to use it in a case of an emergency, so please attend this important demonstration.
The Community Centre in Durrow is available for bookings to hold parties or any sports activities etc… Contact: Mary Walsh (086) 3055157.
Monday 9th November 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €2,650. The numbers drawn were: 04, 15, 20 and 24. The mini-draw winners were as follows: €30:    Michael Fitzpatrick, Seandoire, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: John Hogan, Patrick St, Durrow, Co. Laois;    €20: Kevin Kelly, c/o The Lions AFC. Well done to all the winners.

Durrow's Lotto getting bigger and bigger.

Durrow’s Lotto Jackpot’s getting bigger and bigger.

Monday 16th November 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €2,800. The Numbers drawn were: 15, 22, 26 and 28. The small draw winners were: €30: Tom Woods, Carrigan St, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Vinny Cooney, Tinweir, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Tom Woods, Carrigan St, Durrow, Co. Laois.
Monday 23rd November 2015: There was no jackpot winner of €2,950. The Numbers drawn were: 02, 03, 25 and 28, The small draw winners were: €30: Paul Cashin, New Line, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Joe Costigan, Cullohill, County Laois; €20: Marian Allen, c/o Our Lady’s Meadow School.
The Annual Parish Lotto Christmas Raffle will take place on Monday, 14th December in The Castle Arms Hotel. All lotto tickets purchased for that night will automatically be        included in the Christmas Raffle. The raffle will be held immediately after the lotto draw. Best of Luck to everyone – make sure to have your name in!!!
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile unit will be in the Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow on Wednesday December 9th from 4.30pm to 8pm. We appeal to everyone who can donate blood to come along and give the gift of life. The supply of blood is quite low due to the temporary ban on women giving blood but this ban is now lifted and everyone over the age of 18 years both male and female can attend and give blood. The demand for blood coming up to the Christmas period is always high and would it be a super gift to give by donating blood and saving lives at Christmas time.

Blood Transfusion Board Mobile unit visits Durrow today!

Blood Transfusion Board Mobile unit visits Durrow!

Thank you to all attended at the recent Rathdowney clinic. A total of 96 attended including six new   donors and eight lapsed donors. Congratulation to Seamus Brophy, Aughmarcart, Cullahill on receiving his Silver Award (10 donations).
Anyone looking for help can contact us on (087) 3476012.
Durrow Saturday market is open every Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm in the Computer Centre beside the RC Church on the Kilkenny Rd. Potato’s and Fresh Veg are available, to book your favourites please ring Marie on (087) 7742506. Home Baking from Bernie Brennan is also available with a selection of fresh breads, scones, tarts and cakes. You can also book cakes for parties etc… with Bernie. Do come along, great value on offer! Extra stalls from now until Christmas!
The Cullohill Community Centre Committee would like to extend a huge thanks to all our current members on what has been a busy year. The past twelve months have seen many improvements from the completion of a Glass Wall Handball Court, a new One Wall, newly  refurbished showering facilities and the upgrade of a number of other facilities in the hall itself.

Clean Up Laois Week Photo courtsy of

Photo of Cullohill courtesy of Bernard Kilbride

These continued improvements are thanks to your ongoing support. Annual Membership is now due for 2016 and rates remain unchanged: Family Membership: €40; Single Person Membership: €30; Retired Household Membership: €20. You can give your membership fee to any member of the Community Centre Committee, alternatively a member of the Committee will be calling to you in the near future to collect this fee. Payments can be made by cash or cheque (payable to: Cullohill Community Hall).
We hope to commence a Squash League/Tournament in the very near future and are looking for players!!! All levels of experience are welcome as everyone will play against opponents of their own standard. Squash is a game that can be enjoyed by all – it is great fun and great exercise. If you are interested, please contact any member of the Cullohill Community Centre Committee.
Munster Polo League:
Well done to our polo team who competed last weekend in Limerick, though we were short on players we were grateful to Kilkenny Aqua and Canoe Club for assisting us.

Laois Canoe and Kayaking club making waves

Laois Canoe and Kayaking club making waves

Fundraising Bag Pack:
We have been lucky to secure two fundraising bag packs at Dunnes Stores, Portlaoise on Saturday 28th November and Sunday 20th December, if you are around please do come in and support us, every cent helps and we are happy to assist you in packing your groceries in our fundraising events.
Junior Polo:
The annual Sluice Rodeo is back and starting this Saturday 28th November in Lucan, Co. Dublin and we wish club members competing, the very best of luck at the event.
Interested in Kayaking: With the short evenings, paddling is now only on at weekends. Please check our website and Facebook for details on kayaking lessons and also for details on upcoming trips and  competitions. Please visit online.
A limited number of Lions wind shearer tops and beanie hats are still available to buy. Sizes available SB (7-8 yr old), MB (9-10 yr old), LB (11-12 yr old), S (13yr old), M (14 yrs old) L (15yr old). Contact for further information.



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The deadline for inclusion of notes for the next issue is Thursday, December 17th at 7pm to and ALL ADVERTS MUST BE BOOKED WITH ANGELA DRENNAN (087) 1928522 OR MARY WALSH (086) 3055157.