Durrow-Cullohill Parish Anglers held another Trout fishing competition on Sunday April 9th last for the Michael O’Rourke Memorial Cup. The winner with a beautiful fish was Seanie Delehunty. Second placed was Sean Geoghegan and third placed was Seamus Stapleton. The Juveniles U14 winners were – Liam Townsend, Shane Townsend, Shane Shortall and Keelan Carroll. The next Competition will be held on April 30th for the Bill Kelly Memorial Cup and again it will be a trout fishing competition. Best of luck to all!
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LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB
Club AGM: The Club AGM took place on Monday 3rd April in the Club House, Durrow. The following committee was elected: Chairperson – Vincent O’Brien; Vice-Chairperson – Donal Cronin; Treasurer – Enda Whelan; Secretary – Emer O’Brien; Assistant Secretary – Brenda Murphy; PRO – Brian Ogilvie; Child Protection Officer – Debbie Whelan; Club Meets/Activity/Development Officer – Fergal Hill; Safety Officer – Matt McGrath; Equipment Officers – Jim Tierney and Fergal Hill. Committee Members – Mick Malone, Eugene Meehan, Brendan Murphy, Seamus Byrne, Jonathon Young, Paul O’Brien and Kate Delaney. LKCC would like to thank all who attended the meeting.
Membership Renewal: Annual Membership is due in April, please have all renewal forms into Emer O’Brien by April 30th for Canoeing Ireland Renewal, please check your email, our Viber or Facebookgroup chats for details. If you would like to join, the membership form is available on our website, or contact any member, or message through our Facebook page for more details.
Laois Canoe and Kayaking Club News
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Durrow Sports News
Level 2 Kayaking Training: LKCC will be running a Kayaking Training session on the weekend of 27th and 28th May. A fun two days of weekend paddling, games and on-the-water instruction for both adults and Juniors (U18) who want to learn the basics of kayaking with qualified Canoeing Ireland instructors. This course is part of Laois Kayak and Canoe Club’s Summer Development Programme.
What you will learn: To kayak safely & competently on flat water, An understanding of the Basic Paddling Techniques and Safety Rules of canoeing, An ability to Enter and Exit a kayak correctly, Forward Paddle, Reverse Paddle, and Stop, An ability to turn while stationary using Forward Sweep Stroke, Reverse Sweep Stroke and a combination of Forward and Reverse Sweep Strokes, Simple Draw Stroke, Low Brace, Turning on the Move, Edging while the kayak is moving, Capsize Drill, An ability to assist in an Assisted X Rescue and/or an H Rescue. Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 persons Booking details are on our Facebookpage.
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Interested in Kayaking: Our Summer kayaking training and introduction sessions are now booking. Midweek Paddling will start again on Wednesday evenings, once the evenings are longer. If you are interested in taking up paddling please keep an eye out on Facebook and on our website for introduction nights, training sessions and events for Junior and Senior paddlers – see www.laoiskayak.com online.
LIONS FC: The Lions are entering an Over-35 Soccer team into a Summer League. If anyone over thirty-five is interested in playing, please contact any committee member of the Club.
THE HARPS GAA CLUB: Congratulations to Trish Alley who won €500 in the Third Time Lucky Bonus Ball Draw on Saturday last. Her number 13, unlucky for some, but not for Trish! Well done!
Harps GAA: Standing tall on and off the field
County Board Draw: Congratulations also to David O’Connell who scooped a nice €250 in the Laois GAA All County Clubs Members Draw on Friday 7th April last. Best of luck to everyone who bought a ticket in the upcoming May draw which will be held on May 5th.
Allianz Laois Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Panel: Congratulations to Bobby Murphy and Ciaran Flynn who are members of the newly-formed Laois Hurling Panel following recent trials.
HARPS CAMOGIE CLUB: The U10, U8 and U6 girls are taking part in a fundraiser (‘Play for Barnardos’) in aid of Barnardos on Monday 24th April in the Juvenile pitch in Durrow. All players are being asked to bring along €2 each. Barnardos’ work is about helping children make the most of their lives, regardless of what they’re up against. They operate in over 40 Barnardos Centres in communities across Ireland and work with families to improve parenting skills and tackle issues of poverty, domestic abuse, addiction and the impact these problems have on children. So please come along and support this very worthy cause. Contact Mary for further details on (087) 2866147.
U14 Camogie Feile: After a thrilling morning in Clonad GAA grounds on Easter Monday our girls made it through to the Laois Feile final on Saturday, 22nd April. The girls began the big day with a 2-02 to 0-00 victory over Camross and followed this up with a draw against reigning Feile and county champions Portlaoise. Our next game was against St. Brigids and with ten minutes left and three goals down our girls made a miraculous comeback to win by one goal! Our final game against Naomh Eamon also resulted in a victory for the girls which sees them play Portlaoise in the Laois Feile Final. Well done to each and every girl who played a part in some great camogie.
Thank You: Harps Camogie would like to thank all those who supported our Annual Table Quiz which took place on Good Friday.