Out and About in Durrow for sport

Out and About in Durrow for sport

Sports news & events from Ballinakill, Cullohill, Durrow & Spink


– SPLIT THE BUCKET – Participate in the exciting weekly chance to win instant cash with ‘Split the Bucket.’ You can join in two ways: contact Richie (087) 9294742, Tom (087) 6159226 or Shane (087) 2034035 to establish a monthly standing order. Investing €8 monthly grants one entry per week, while €20 monthly provides three entries weekly, saving you €72 annually. Alternatively, play for €2 a ticket, at local businesses hosting our buckets. Best of luck to all participants, and thank you for your continued support to the Harps GAA Club!
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.
JUVENILE CLUB: The Harps Juvenile Draw – This year marks the 40th anniversary of our club. To mark the occasion the Juvenile club will be having their draw on the May Bank Holiday Weekend instead of our normal Easter Draw. As always some great prizes are on offer in the raffle. Any juvenile member who sells a card will get a free retro jersey which is based on our first jersey when the club was formed. We appeal to everyone to support the juveniles and best of luck in the draw.
UNDER 7s TRAINING: Harps Under 7s training continues on Fridays from 6pm to 7pm at the Ball Wall in the Durrow Grounds. This training is open to all Junior and Senior Infants boys.

Durrow is one of two Laois locations to get Outdoor Dining funding
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THE HARPS CAMOGIE CLUB: Our Adult Junior and Intermediate teams are back training and looking to build on the success of last year. All players young, old and new are more than welcome to join us. We are training on Wednesdays at 7:30pm in Cullohill pitch. If you want more details about joining contact The Harps Camogie Club’s Facebook page.
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St. Brigids hold out after great rally from The Harps
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CULLOHILL HANDBALL CLUB: Last Easter Weekend, Aoife Brophy was a winner in her All-Ireland Junior Quarter-Final beating Aisling Shanahan from Limerick 21-7 21-2. Unfortunately Una was unable to progress losing 21-9 21-9 to Aoife Kelly from Tyrone. Ollie Delaney was also playing in the Leinster B competition, Ollie was unable to get the win but again acquitted himself well and continues his progress. Well Done All and Aoife now looks forward to her All-Ireland Semi-Final.
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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.

Lions AFC Durrow ‘Blast from the Past’

WELL DONE! A big shout out to our U12 player Nikki Mullaly who has been selected for the FAI South East Regional Centre of Excellence.  The COE brings the best young talent together for high performance training. A fantastic achievement for Nikki and her coaches. Nikki lined out for her first game against the Cork COE on Good Friday and had a great game. Well done Nikki, keep up the good work!
KICKATHON 2024: Well done to all the players, and coaches too who provided a full day’s of skills on Easter Monday. A great day was had by all.

photo of two boys playing soccer
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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 was cancelled until further notice.

LAOIS KAYAK AND CANOE CLUB: Our Adult Kayaking Beginners Courses are now open for booking through Eventbrite. Each course is run over two weekend half-day sessions commencing on Saturday 13th April. Choose between either the morning or afternoon course. The programme includes both Laois Kayak and Canoeing Ireland membership for 2024 and a level two kayaking skills award assessment. Places are limited. You can book your place at: online.
WELL DONE! Congratulations to Victor who passed his level 3 Sea Kayaking Explorer Award on Easter Monday. A huge achievement and well deserved. 

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.