Durrow Sports Roundup

Durrow Sports Roundup

11K Race: Congratulations to one of our Instructors and fellow  kayakers Matt McGrath on his third place win in the 11k fast flowing race in Athy on 5th March.
Galway Fest 2017: Best of luck to all out paddlers who will participate in this weekend’s Paddlefest in Galway in both the Whitewater and Freestyle events.
Freestyle Team Trials 2017: The Freestyle 2017 Irish Team Trials will take place in Nottingham this year and interested freestylers should contact the Irish Freestyle Team page directly for further details.

Laois Canoe and Kayaking club making waves

Laois Canoe and Kayaking Club News

Durrow Scarecrow Festival 2017: LKCC are really excited to again be involved in this years scarecrow festival. It’s an event not to be missed and is a huge asset to the community as a whole. We look forward to assisting Durrow Development Forum in the different events and to seeing you all over the festival.
Interested in Kayaking: Our summer kayaking training and introduction sessions will begin soon and details will be posted to out Facebook Page. We will also have a Level 2 refresher course starting, details will also be posted on Facebook. Mid-Week Paddling will start again on Wednesday evenings, once the evenings are longer.
If you are interested in taking up paddling, we will be having training sessions in the coming months as the evenings get longer and these sessions are a perfect opportunity to try it out.  Please keep an eye out on Facebook and on our website for details at online.
Indoor Camogie training commenced in Cullohill at 7pm on Monday last. Girls from U6 to U10 are all invited to attend. The training will continue for four weeks. Fee €1 per night. Further information from Mary Donohue (087) 2866147.

Harps Camogie team. Photo courtesy of

All your Harps Camogie Photo courtesy of

The Lions are holding a Table Quiz in Dec’s Bar this Thursday night, 16th of March at 9.30pm. Teams of four cost €40 and there will be a raffle on the night. David Finnegan will be the quizmaster and promises a distinctly Irish theme in keeping with St. Patrick’s Weekend! We hope to see you there!
Avril Deegan travelled to France recently where she took part in the French National Cross Country Championship as a guest with Club Vernon. This was a huge event and Avril ran well in a large field of over 300 scoring second for the team and placed 41 overall. A fantastic experience for Avril which is good preparation for the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country in Belfast this 11th of March. Best of luck Avril and all the Thurles presentation school team.

Avril being interviewed after another success

Great showing by Avril in France  Photo courtesy of

Upcoming Hurling Fixtures: This Sunday March 12th at 2.30pm Kinnity come to The Harps GAA grounds in Durrow for the second round of the Leinster Hurling League. Please come along in large numbers to support the lads. Following this game, The Harps travel to Clonad for the first round of the League on Saturday March 18th at 4pm. Finally, on Wednesday 22nd March at 8pm the final group stage of the Leinster League will be played under lights in Heywood against Dunamaggin.
Annual County Board Draw: The Harps GAA Club would like to thank everyone for their support in the large uptake of tickets. Unfortunately we had no winners in March, however there are still three draws remaining – April, May and June and hopefully some of our supporters will strike it lucky!

Harps GAA: Standing tall on and off the field

Harps GAA: Standing tall on and off the field

THE HARPS GAA JUVENILE SECTION: The Nursery Programme for Junior and Senior Infants Boys will continue on Sundays in Cullohill Community Centre from 12pm until 1pm.