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Michael Lawlor

Reporter:

Michael Lawlor

Lotto

Lotto

The parish lotto with a jackpot of 10,700 euro was not won on September 30 ,2013. Winners of the small draw were 30 euro John Doheny , 25 euro Kathleen Flynn and 20 euro Ethel Lawlor. The lotto of Monday night October 14 will be held in Durrow Inn with a possible jackpot of 11,000 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot

Set Dancing

Set dancing takes place in the Parish Hall in Urlingford every Monday night from 8.00 to 11.00 with live music by the wonderful Danny Webster. Newcomers are most welcome as most sets are demonstrated by Declan Doocey for the first hour. Large numbers are enjoying the sets to date.

Bridge

Durrow Bridge Club resumes for the new season on Wednesday night October 2, 2013 at 8 pm. All are welcome to come and play.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Sympathy: The start of the school year has been shadowed by great sorrow on the passing of Ms. Kelly’s husband, Peter Coe. Peter had a great love of music and displayed his musical talent at many school events. The Parents   Council wish to extend their deepest sympathies to Helen and both families on behalf of all the parents in Our Lady’s Meadow.
New Term: A big welcome to the thirty Junior Infants who have started in the school this year and indeed to the 167 students who have returned again for another year. A warm welcome to the new teachers; Ms Dervla Dunne—who will be teaching First class and part of Second class and also to Ms. Ryan who will be teaching Sixth class.
One-Way System: Could we please ask parents to be mindful of the one-way traffic system that is in use during school hours. We would ask that you approach the school for drop-off/collection by entering the green via the Castle Durrow entrance and exit via The Stores.
Zebra Crossing: Please keep the zebra crossings clear at ALL times and we encourage all   parents and children to cross safely at the zebra crossing.
Welcome Back: Both parents and students were delighted on September 2nd to see that Ms. Kenneally was back in her classroom to greet her pupils for the coming year.
Hurling: Last April, May and June all pupils from First class to Sixth class had the opportunity to take part in a ten-week skills base training session each Friday afternoon. A big thank you to Gabby Irwin, Conor Murphy, Vinnie Cooney and Tommy Walsh from The Harps GAA Club who made this possible. It is hoped to run a similar 8-week programme this October and November for Fifth and Sixth class pupils.

STARS IN YOUR EYES

This year marks the final in the annual Stars in Your Eyes show. We are hoping to go out with a bang! If you would like to participate in    making this years show the biggest and best one yet, then please consider attending rehearsals every Thursday night at 8.30 pm in the Library Courthouse on Chapel Street. For further              information please contact Evelyn on (087) 9194428.

Whist

The monthly whist drive organised by Killermogh Parishes was held in the Parocial Hall, Cork Rd, Durrow on Thursday night , top score Louise Kavanagh

1st lady Mary McCabe, 2nd lady Rose Cunningham

1st gent Noleen Ni Long 2nd gent Mgt Slevin

Halves ; Pauric Dowling and Catherine Galvin

Quarters ; Nora Fitzpatrick, Mary Fennelly, M’O’Sullivan, Tom Lalor, Mick Kelly, Mary McEvoy, Bridie O’Reilly

Low Score Violet Cantwell

Raffle ; Louise Kavanagh, Des Finnamore, Margaret Neil, Mary Orr, Michael O Sullivan and Mgt Neil.

Next whist drive will be held on Thursday October 24 at 8.30 pm

Dance Classes

Social dance classes will continue in hall in Johnstown on every Wednesday night at 8 pm . if you would like to dance to old time waltz, a quick step , a foxtrot or the jive please come along and bring a friend. All welcome , you do not need a friend.

Fishing

Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers held their last trout fishing competition of the season on Sunday September 28 for the Paddy Holohan Memorial Cup. The winner was Michael Walsh with Niall Donohue as runner-up.