Out and about for Durrow sports

Out and about for Durrow sports

Your latest sports news from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow & Spink


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St. Brigids hold out after great rally from The Harps
Latest sports news from in and around Durrow

NOTICE – The pitch in Durrow recently got remedial work done at the town end. It will be unavailable for at least the next three weeks – depending on prevailing weather conditions. Training can continue from outside 30 meters from the town end. This will be in effect until future notice.
NEW GDO: The Harps along with support from Laois GAA have successfully acquired a G.D.O. (Games Development Officer) for the coming year. This will enable us to teach kids the skills of the game in both Parish schools as well as club based programs.

APPEAL – We are looking for old hurls and old helmets which can be dropped off at the Clubhouse at any time.The condition of the hurls/helmets is not important as we will try to refurbish them and put them to good use for our young and upcoming Hurling and Camogie players.

Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow and Spink news courtesy of The Castle Arms Hotel
Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow and Spink sports news courtesy of The Castle Arms Hotel

LAOIS GAA – County Board Draw Tickets: The Harps GAA Club 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 March 27th. 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 which take place on the first Fridays in April, May, June and July.

THE HARPS CAMOGIE CLUB: Follow all the latest news from the club at online.

Latest news from Cullohill Handball Club

CULLOHILL HANDBALL CLUB: Well Done to Orla Brophy who produced a dominant display to win the Leinster Under 17 Championships Final last Sunday February 25th at Croke Park. A great achievement for Orla who now progresses to the All Ireland Semi Final Leinster U17 singles Final. Orla Brophy beat Emily Shortall of Kilkenny 21-1, 21-3.
Hard Luck to Ethan and Jimmy who battled hard last Sunday February 25th in their Leinster Under 17 Doubles Final. A great effort losing by a score of 21-7 21-15 to Kilkenny. Well done on the achievement of reaching the Leinster Final
GET IN TOUCH! You can contact the club on by email.

photo of two boys playing soccer
All your Lions AFC Durrow news here

THE LIONS AFC CLUB: FOR HIRE – Astro Pitch Hire, suitable for 7-a-side soccer social groups, casual bookings and team activities. For all enquiries or to make a booking please contact or call (085) 7088511.
LADIES TEAM: Last Sunday February 25th our Lions Ladies team played host to a strong Newpark side at home in Durrow in the league. The game started at a quick pace with both sides showing their hunger for the valuable three points. A strong breeze favoured the Lions in the first half which seen a number of chances for the Lions but they just couldn’t find the back of the net. The opener did come for the Lions on the half hour mark however when a quick think Aoife Jordan pounced on a loose pass when see closed down the Newpark defence and the ball fell to Leah Kelly who slotted it home. Newpark looked dangerous from set pieces and found an equaliser right on the stroke of half time from a corner which saw the teams go in level at half time.
Newpark started the better side in the second half and it didn’t take them long to find their second to put them 2-1 up against the home team. The Lions then went for it going three up top moving Sarah Delaney up which soon paid off with Shannon Kelly cutting in from the left opening up the Newpark defence and finishing into the left corner with a brilliant solo effort. Minutes later Leah Kelly had the Lions back in front. The Lions piled on the pressure and an unbelievable effort from Aoife Jordan gave the Newpark keeper no chance when she riffled the ball into the top right corner. 
Credit to Newpark who never gave up pressed to find their third but were caught on the break which saw Leah Kelly through on goal for her hat-rick and the Lions fifth of the game. Newpark did eventually find a consolation goal but it was too late. Strong performances from the Lions keeper Cliodhna Kenny and defenders Ruby Quinn, Kayla Dwyer, Aoibheann Ryall and Lorraine Treacy ensured there was no more joy for the visitors and the game finished up 5-2 to the Lions. Another strong performance which put them back into third in the league and only three points from the coveted top spot. Well done to all involved!

U16 TEAM: A tough day for our U16 boys in Clontarf as the boys lost heavily to a very good Belvedere side in the last sixteen of the Sketchers Cup. A Ciaran McMenamin goal was the only consolation for the travelling support. A big thank you to Belvedere for their hospitality and the best of luck to them in the quarter final.

U11 GIRLS RESULT: Lions 2 – 0 Southend. The U11 girls played a tough game last Saturday February 24th and had to put in a top performance against a very strong Southend side in the U11 cup. There was some fantastic football from both sides. Scorers: Annie Griffin and Margaret Butler.

Durrow is one of two Laois locations to get Outdoor Dining funding
Latest sports news from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow & Spink. Courtesy of The Castle Arms Hotel.

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!
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2024: Due to unseen circumstances the AGM planned for February 23rd last was cancelled untill further notice.

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.