Latest Laois Sport: Out and About in Durrow

Latest Laois Sport: Out and About in Durrow

Yours latest sport from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow & Spink


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REPORT: Junior Division 1 Result: Lions AFC 2 V 3 Castlewarren A. Scorers: Darragh Kelly and Paddy Daly. A windy Sunday morning saw two teams competing for promotion meet in a league clash. Our boys have had a wonderful first half to the season and are still competing for success in the league and cups still. The boys started brightly pressing high and moving the ball very well at times. They were rewarded for their hard work from Jim O’Connor setting up Darragh Kelly for the opening goal. Not sitting back with their lead they pressed again with Rian Edwards and Darragh Kelly having chances. It was Paddy Daly who doubled the lead with a clever ball from Michael Monahan setting Paddy Daly away who cleverly chipped over the oncoming keeper. 

Just when things were settling Castlewarren scored their first with a speculative cross that lobbed into the corner of the net over a helpless Darren Maher. The lads looked to see out the first half but were cruelly punished when from their own free managed to give away a dangerous free just outside the box. Castlewarren punished the slight lapse in concentration to sneak the free into the bottom corner. 
Both teams went in at half time level. Such an impressive half with some fantastic football displayed from both sides. 
The second half did not have the same standard mainly due to the worsening weather, in particular strong winds. Both teams looked for the winner. Cathal Jordan and Cathal Murphy had a commanding day for us in the second half until Castlewarren managed to work their no.9 in for his third goal of the game. The boys pushed to level the game with Paddy Daly, Jim O’Connor having chances. Unfortunately the equaliser did not come. A disappointing morning for all involved but the season is far from over with the team still in strong contention for promotion and cup competitions. Next weekend brings the quarter final of the Pat Maher Shield and hopefully back to winning ways.
REPORT: U16 South East Regional Semi Final. AET Lions 2 V 3 Freebooters. Scorers: Scott Hovendan and John Coonan. Heartbreak for the young Lions in Kilkenny as they lost in extra time. The Lions started slowly and found themselves two down after fifteen minutes. However the second goal seemed to spark the lads into action, as they settled down and got their passing game going. Scott pulled one back afterclever footwork in the box. Soon after John Coonan equalised with a brilliant left shot that gave the keeper no chance. 2-2 at half time. Both teams cancelled each other out in the second half as both defences got on top. Freebooters scored early in extra time and try as they could the Lions couldn’t find an equaliser that would have brought the game to penalties. A top performance from our lads that bodes well for the rest of the Season. Keep up the good work lads.

REPORT: U14 Division 1: Deen Celtic 1 v 0 Lions. Lions Athletic lined out today in difficult conditions against Deen Celtic in Castlecomer. Despite dominating at many stages throughout the game, the Lions were unlucky not to score, with Fionn O’Sullivan coming closest to the mark when his free kick hit the crossbar in the middle of the first half. It was Deen Celtic who opened the score sheet after sixty minutes with an impressive goal from a corner. unfortunately the Lions couldn’t manage to equalise in the remaining minutes and the game ended one-nil. Hard luck lads.

DURROW AND CULLOHILL DISTRICT ANGLERS: JOIN US – The club is always looking for more Juvenile and Senior members to join up. Why not consider it – a great way to get outside to a new hobby! All fishing membership cards can be bought in The Gala Shop Durrow, Lawlors Flower Shop Durrow, and in Fran’s Fishing Shop Mountrath. All day tickets and full membership cards are available. There are court appointed water keepers overseeing the club’s waters and you could be asked for membership. Please ensure all membership and tickets are valid and please adhere to club rules listed on the membership cards. Happy Fishing!
PIKE COMPETITION RESULTS: Last week’s competition results: First – Shane Donohue; Second – Dylan Mac Donald; Third – Stuart Walsh.

TRIDENT FITNESS CLUB – KETTLEBELL SPORTS AND FITNESS CLASSES: Learn to use kettlebells safely and effectively from one of Ireland’s top ranked and most experienced professional kettlebell sports and fitness instructors with over 10 years of experience in kettlebell sport and fitness. Included in the classes are bodyweight exercises as well as posture correction and strengthening techniques. Together with proper kettlebell instruction you can learn to prevent and remedy a wide range of joint and mobility issues and injuries. Class schedule: Tuesday 6.30pm; Thursday 6.30pm; Saturday 11am. Venue: Durrow Community Hall CYMS. Call David or email for further information. Also available for personal training. Tel: (087) 3833258 or email: or for more information.  

St. Brigids hold out after great rally from The Harps
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THE HARPS GAA CLUB NEWS – SPLIT THE BUCKET – A standing order of €8 a month gives one entry a week, €16 a month gives two entries a week and €20 a month gives three entries a week. If you would like to set up a monthly standing order please contact Tom Ryan on (087) 6159226 or Shane Brophy on (087) 2034035. Thanks to everyone who supports our weekly Split the Bucket draw.
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Heywood CS Senior Hurlers who are through to the Leinster B Hurling Final after a win over Naas CBS in SETU Carlow last Tuesday. Full Time Score: Heywood CS 2-17 V 2-09 Naas.

THE HARPS CAMOGIE CLUB: Follow all the latest news from the club at online.
THIRTY YEARS ANNIVERSARY: The Harps Camogie Club wishes to invite all past and present players and committee members to our 30 year Anniversary Dinner Dance and medal presentation. A great night guaranteed where we will be looking back on all our achievements over the last 30 years whilst presenting medals for our most recent success. On the night medals will be presented to our 2023 Junior County Final Winners, Junior Leinster Final Runners up Medals and 2023 Leinster League winners. More details to follow soon in relation to tickets. The event will be held in The Castle Arms Hotel on February 17th. Music by Sweet Freedom on the night.
APPEAL – We are looking for your Harps Camogie Club photos from the last 30 years so that we can display them at our Dinner Dance. If you have any photos of the teams throughout the past 30 years please get in contact with the Harps Camogie Club Facebook page.
WELL DONE! Well done to Lily, Sive, Eimear and Alison on a super win recently in the Leinster Junior Schools final with Heywood CS!

Latest news from Cullohill Handball Club

CULLOHILL HANDBALL CLUB: Last Sunday, January 21st in the Handball Alley we played out the finals of the Jimmy and Vera Fogarty Cup. It was the most competitive finals day ever with both teams winning matches to set up an exciting climax! Team three captained by Ethan Lafferty were winners by 2 aces after a tie at 4 games each. Ellie Lafferty accepted the cup from Ray Fogarty on Ethan’s behalf. The Winning Team on the day was: Ethan Lafferty (Captain); Jamie Fogarty; Ellie Lafferty; Ollie Delaney; Tadgh Hennessy; Mia Fogarty; Darragh Phelan; Charlie Dunne; Daithie Russell and Tadgh Russell. Well Done to all and a big Thank You to the Fogarty Family for this important development tournament carrying on Jimmys wish of Juvenile development at Cullohill Handball Club. You can contact the club on by email.