Durrow Sports Scene
LIONS AFC: The Lions Soccer Academy will continue on Sundays at Noon. The Academy caters for boys and girls with the emphasis on learning in a fun atmosphere. Any questions or queries to Robbie Dempsey on (087) 4115971.
LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB – Winter Paddling: With the shorter evenings all paddling is now at weekends only due to shorter daylight hours. Please keep an eye out on Facebook page and Viber for information about our weekend trips.
Another Successful Summer: LKCC had another successful summer of paddling in Durrow, Laois and both nationwide and internationally. There was a huge rise in younger paddlers taking an interest in the sport. We wish them all the very best and welcome them to our club and look forward to sharing their paddling journey over the coming years.
Paddlefest: Wishing all our young members both old and new the very best at Paddlefest in Wicklow this weekend. It’s a fantastic experience for all our instructors and junior paddlers and a great way to improve on learned skills over the summer and also to learn new skills and aim for new goals over the coming weekend and following season. Enjoy the paddling!
Interested in Paddling?: We are founded and based in Durrow and have a huge commitment to encouraging our youth to participate. Follow us on Facebook under Laois Kayak and Canoe Club or on our website at www.laoiskayak.com online.
THE HARPS GAA: Best wishes to our U21 Hurlers who start their Championship campaign on Saturday, September 30th at 3pm in Rathdowney. This opening game is against Abbeyleix. Best of luck lads!
FAMILY FUN RUN-WALK: The Harps GAA Juvenile Club will host a Family Fun Run-Walk on Sunday, October 1st at 2pm. Entry fee is just €5. The event will start at Durrow CYMS Hall and will finish at Cullohill Community Hall. Please come along and support us on the day and why not bring a friend or two.
HARPS JUNIOR A HURLERS: Best of luck to the lads in the Semi Finals next Friday, 22nd September at 7pm in the new Laois GAA Training Centre behind O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.
DURROW-CULLOHILL PARISH ANGLING CLUB: Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers held their last trout fishing competition of the year on Sunday for The Paddy Holohan Memorial Cup. The winner was Seamus Coffey; Second – Tommy Coffey and Third – Fred Townsend. The Juvenile winner was – Ryan McDonald. The next Competition will be held on Sunday September 24th and will be the last pike fishing competition of the year for the John Dwyer Memorial Cup. All members will receive a text message with all the details of the competition later in the week.
HARPS CAMOGIE: Senior Team lose out in Championship Semi Final: Camross 3-13 v 1-07 The Harps: Hard luck to our Senior team who bowed out of the Cup Championship on Saturday, 9th September. They will now go on to contest the shield final against St. Brigids next Saturday. Keep an eye on Facebook for venue and time. Scorers – Camross: Lizzie Ryan 2-01, Sheila Burke 1-02, Sarah Anne Fitzgerald 0-05 (0-03 frees), Niamh Dollard 0-03, Sarah Cuddy 0-02. The Harps: Louise Mahoney 1-05 all frees, Therese Bennett 0-02. The Harps Team: Miriam Dalton, Aoife Phelan, Joan Dollard, Elaine Spencer, Molly O’Connor, Sarah Broderick, Stephanie O’Dea, Joanne Prior, Louise Mahoney, Elaine Mahoney, Alice Walsh, Laura Saunders, Rachel Bergin, Therese Bennett, Lorna Campion. Subs: Leah Dunphy, Louise Walsh, Gráinne Phelan, Megan Walsh, Shauna O’Dea, Rose Phelan, Elaine Dunphy, Lorna O’Dea, Alicia McCartney.
U16s Championship: The Harps have beaten Portlaoise with eight points to spare but lost to Camross last Monday. They will play O’Moores next. Keep an eye on Facebook for venue and time.
U12s: Our U12 girls – Abby Gibbons, Katie Healy, Lisa Kirby, Eva Dunphy, Rachael Dollard, Caoimhe Doheny and Georgie Holland took part in a county development squad. They have 3 more sessions left.
U6s U8s: Well done to our enthusiastic young camogie players who took part in the final blitz of the year in Rathleague GAA grounds last Saurday morning. The girls have trained hard all year and were well deserving of their goodie bag and medal at the conclusion of the blitz. Thanks to Laois Camogie for organising the morning. Members from the Laois U16 All Ireland winning squad and the Laois Intermediate team were present on the day to present medals. Thanks to Colin Lawlor, Siobhan Dwyer, Aiden Galvin and our forever enthusiastic trainer Mary Donohue for all their hard work and commitment to the teams.
Barneys Bonus Bonanza: Congratulations to Louise Mahony on winning Barney’s Bonus Bonanza for September. Louise is obviously on a lucky streak as this was her second win! Enjoy spending the money Louise!
Best Wishes to our Senior player Claire Walsh who has moved to Dubai in the last few weeks. She has been a long serving player for Harps Camogie and we wish her the best of luck abroad.
Intercounty: All Ireland U14 Development Blitz: Laois Team A lost the Semi-Final against Cork. They won matches against Galway, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and drew against Derry. Laois Team B were unfortunate to miss out on a Semi-Final place. They won matches against Cavan, Meath , Derry but Roscommon got the better of them.
U16B All Ireland: Congratulations to our U16’s on winning their All Ireland title two weeks ago in Co. Monaghan. Laois 3-06 Antrim 1-10. It was a proud moment for our own club as not only have we five representatives but Mollie O Connor was awarded Player of the Match. She was undoubtedly the top player on the field that day lining out as wing back but ultimately being given the job of man marking in the second half – a move which led her to grasp a sneaky goal while her marker fell back to defend. Well done Mollie! The Harps contingent of the Laois team consisted of Jade Bergin, Mollie O Connor, Roisin Phelan, Sophie McCabe and Eimear Fitzpatrick. Well done to all involved!