Durrow Sports Scene

Durrow Sports Scene

LION’S AFC – DASH FOR THE DÁIL: Supporting Seamus Clancy – Put the night February 14th in your diary as Lennon’s Venue will host Smash Hits Live. Door charge €10 supporting the Lions AFC.
DASH FOR THE DÁIL: Supporting Jackie Campion – THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL? If so why not join us for a quiz night in Bobs Bar on Friday February 21st at 9pm sharp. Teams of Four costing €40 per team. Great prizes on the night and for a worthy cause. Jackie wishes to thank everyone who has supported her in her campaign for Dash for The Dail to date. All support is very much appreciated.



THE HARPS GAA: Annual County Board Draw: We appeal to everyone to support the Annual County Board Draw which is a massive fundraiser for the Club. Tickets are currently on sale from all committee members and adult players until February 28th. Why not buy one in conjunction with a friend? There are lots of prizes to be won with a massive €10,000 top prize in each of the four monthly draws.
THE HARPS GAA: Thinking of ordering club supporters clothing for the new season? Check out our new shop at online!

DURROW-CULLOHILL ANGLERS: Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers held their Annual General Meeting in the Durrow Inn recently. Officers elected Chairman; Oliver Lawlor, Hon. Secretary; Tommy Coffey Hon. Treasurer; David Walsh. Committee; Ian Drennan, Pat Dunphy, Philip Kearney, Niall Donohue, Seanie Delehunty, Seamus Coffey. River Membership: Senior €40 and Juvenile €5; Grantstown Lake: Senior €30 and Juvenile €5; Dual membership: Senior €60 and juvenile €5. Membership can be purchased in Lawlor’s Gala, Lawlor’s Flower Shop, Daybreak, David Walsh and Tommy Coffey.

Durrow and Cullahill anglers reeling in new season

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The new fishing season is near at hand and Durrow-Cullohill District Anglers would like to thank all the land owners for letting us walk on their land, Lottery tickets sellers and ticket buyers, sellers of Membership cards, our safety Officer Philip Kearney, Matt Doyle at Grantstown Lake, Martin Lawlor our PRO, and anyone who helped the club in any way. A special word of Thanks to Trish and Michael Gaughan for use of their room for competition weigh-in. There will be a Pike fishing competition on Sunday March 1st. Full details will be sent by text to all members. On St. Patrick’s Day a trout fishing competition will be held for the Michael Walsh Memorial Cup. Membership can be purchased in Lawlor’s Gala, Lawlor’s Flower Shop, Daybreak, David Walsh and Tommy Coffey.

HARPS CAMOGIE CLUB NEWS: Our club AGM was held on the 11th of January. We have been very lucky throughout the years with fantastic members on our executive and committee. The club would like to thank all outgoing members of the committee and extend a warm welcome to our newcomers. The 2020 executive committee is: Chair – Barney O’Connor; Vice-Chair – Joe Dooley; Treasurer – Bernie Walsh; Vice-Treasurer – Thérèse Drennan; Secretary – Vera Dunphy; Vice-Secretary – Marion Curran; PRO – Catherine Dollard; ASAP – Eimear Dunphy; Player Reps – Rachael Bergin and Leah Dunphy; Child Officer – Sonya Duggan; DLP – Stephanie Phelan. Other Members: Dan Deegan, Pascal Walsh, Noel Kirby, John Kirby, Padraig Henderson, Siobhan & Paddy Dwyer, Margaret Murphy, Mary Donohoe  and Jim Kelly.

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Congratulations to Sean Conroy winner of our January Bonus Bonanza with Lucky No 36!
February Bonus Bonanza Winner – Number 1 is proving to be a popular number recently with Joan Dollard cashing in twice so far with it in the Bonus Bonanza year. Congratulations Joan!
Leinster League 2020 The campaign begun last weekend for the Harps Intermediate Team under the management of Ross Young for the second year running Result: The Harps 2-02 Lough Lene Gaels 0-09.
Congratulations to our Harps contingent: Blathnaid Deegan, Rachel Deegan, Lucy O Connor and Ruby McEvoy who are on the Presentation Thurles Camogie Team and are now Munster Junior C Champions!
Join The Harps adult Camogie Team in 2020! Become Part of Something Special! We cater for every one with our two adult teams at both Junior and Intermediate level – Meet people, get fit and enjoy the game of Camogie. Compete in the Laois Championship For more information, contact the Team Manager, Ross on (087) 9302152. Why Join? Hear Directly from one of our Members:

Why not join The Harps this year?

“I went back playing camogie after over 10 years away from it and two kids later. For me it was a way of getting out, doing exercise and meeting new people. Playing on the Junior panel was so enjoyable and less pressure than the   Intermediate panel as management were accommodating of work and family life. Nerves soon went away with the help and encouragement of a great group of girls and management. So glad to of picked up the hurl again, roll on 2020.” Read more testimonials like this and get updates by liking our Facebook page ‘The Harps Camogie Club’

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB: Kayaking trips are now at weekends there are some pool sessions each month which will be advertised on our Facebook Club Members Group with booking through the Eventbrite online system. Club members interested in partaking in the Munster Polo League should sign up on Eventbrite as soon as possible so that we can confirm numbers before offering unfilled places to adjoining clubs.
AGM: – LKCC AGM will be held on Saturday 8th February at 8pm in the Club House, The Bridge, Durrow. All are welcome to attend. Further club details on or visit or alternatively contact: Brian Ogilvie by email to or call (086) 1739029.

Laois Kayak & Canoe club


DURROW WALKING GROUP: Are you interested in getting out to walk but worried about the darker evenings, walking alone or need a group to help encourage you. Durrow walking group will meet at 7.30pm at CastleDurrow gates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the same time. This is a group walk at your own pace. Please wear visi vest and bring torch. Walk with a group and chat as you walk. Suitable for both men and women. €2 charge per night which will go to the ongoing fundraiser for the redevelopment of The Lions AFC Pitch. No commitment needed. Come out and join in when you can. For  information please contact Ann on (085) 8870532, evenings only.

ODIN: Kettlebell Fitness and Sport Classes continue on Fridays in Core Fitness via ODIN Kettlebell Club. Times: 6pm for kids and 7pm for adults. Get fit, tone up, meet new friends and have an option to compete. All ages and fitness levels welcome. For further information go to Facebook ODIN Kettlebell Club or by email to or to (089) 4400758.

DURROW PARISH LOTTO RESULTS: January 20th: There was no jackpot winner of €1,900. The numbers drawn were: 04, 16, 20 and 27. The small draw winners were – €30: Oliver Lawlor, Mill Rd, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Maureen Sheppard, Mill Rd, Durrow, Co. Laois; €20: Jim Coffey, Barnhill, Durrow, Co. Laois; January 27th: There was no jackpot winner of €2,050. The numbers drawn were: 05, 15, 17 and 22. The small draw winners were – €30: Leon O’Hara, Erkindale Dr, Durrow, Co. Laois; €25: Caroline Costigan; €20: The Currans & The Barrys; February 3rd: There was no jackpot winner of €2,200. The numbers drawn were: 03, 04, 09 and 21. The small draw winners were – €30: Ann Fennell, c/o Durrow-Cullohill Anglers seller AD; €25: M Dooley, c/o Durrow-Cullohill Anglers seller SD; €20: Karen Drennan, Erkindale Drive, Durrow, Co. Laois; Next Draw: on Monday, February 10th 2020, in The Castle Arms, Durrow at 9.30pm Sharp! Jackpot:  €2,350!