Durrow: Market open every Saturday

Whist-Killermogh Parishes November Whist Drive was held in the Parocial Hall, Cork Road , Durrow . All proceeds went to the Make a Wish Foundation.. Top Score ; Henry Martyn. 1st lady H. Morris 2nd lady tie Mary Orr and Breda Fitzpatrick. 1st gent Des Finnamore, 2nd gent U. Cahill. Halves Nellie Conory and Katie Bennett. Juvenile Damien Carter. Qts; Ann Cass, Nellie Nile, Billy Carter, Mary Morris, Madge Brennan, Lorna Allen, Mary Delaney, Lena Lotto-The parish lotto with a jackpot of 4,450 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro Margaret Moore, 25 euro Maeve Thornton, 20 euro May Coss. The lotto December 17 will be held in O’Connell’s with a possible jackpot of 4,750 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot. The members of the lotto would like to thank everyone who supported the lotto during the year and they wish everyone a very happy, holy and peaceful Christmas.

Whist-Killermogh Parishes November Whist Drive was held in the Parocial Hall, Cork Road , Durrow . All proceeds went to the Make a Wish Foundation.. Top Score ; Henry Martyn. 1st lady H. Morris 2nd lady tie Mary Orr and Breda Fitzpatrick. 1st gent Des Finnamore, 2nd gent U. Cahill. Halves Nellie Conory and Katie Bennett. Juvenile Damien Carter. Qts; Ann Cass, Nellie Nile, Billy Carter, Mary Morris, Madge Brennan, Lorna Allen, Mary Delaney, Lena Lotto-The parish lotto with a jackpot of 4,450 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro Margaret Moore, 25 euro Maeve Thornton, 20 euro May Coss. The lotto December 17 will be held in O’Connell’s with a possible jackpot of 4,750 euro. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot. The members of the lotto would like to thank everyone who supported the lotto during the year and they wish everyone a very happy, holy and peaceful Christmas.

Bridge-Results for Durrow Bridge Club 7/11/12 1st Ella Walsh and Mairead Woods, 2nd Marie Foley and Jack Murphy, 3rd Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan. 14/11/12 1st n/s Marie Foley and Jack Murphy, 2nd n/s T. Muldowney and J. Ryan 1st e/w Nora Fitzpatrick and Teresa Phelan, 2nd e/w N. Mulumby and S. Mulhall. 21/11/12 1st Ann Dooley and Barbara Sheppard, 2nd Rose Talbot and Sadie Phelan, . 3rd Josie Murphy and Bridget Nolan.. 28/11/12 1st Ann Fitzpatrick and Dolly Harding, 2nd Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan, 3rd Fr. John Lalor and Fr. Martin Delaney

Penitential Service-On Tuesday night December 18,2012 at 8 pm there will be a Penitential Service in St. Tighernachs Church, Cullohill. This is a beautiful service and gets everyone ready to celebrate a very holy Christmas. All are welcome.

Scouts-All Scouters of 3rd Laois Durrow Scouts are invited to their Christmas Party Night in Peadar’s Bar on Saturday December 15 .Music by “Mel”. Thanks to Lisa Buckley, newly appointed Assistant Group Leader of this group , for organizing this event. All meeting of every group in the scouts will have their last meetings on Wednesday December 12 and resume on Wednesday January 9,2013.

Market-Durrow Saturday market is open every Saturday from 9 am to 12.30 pm in the computer center. Potato’s and fresh vegetables are available ,to book your favorites ring Marie 087-7742506. Home baking from Ann Fitzpatrick is also now available . there are lots of items for sale including fire kindling. Do come along ,bargains everywhere.

Fishing-Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers held their Awards night in Durrow Inn on Saturday December 8,2012. Senior Angler of the year ; Tommy Coffey, u-18 Angler of the year Ben Conroy u-14 Angler of the year Patrick O’Regan

Heaviest Trout ; Senior, Declan McDonagh, u-18, Ben Conroy, u-14 Daniel Brophy

Heaviest Pike ; Senior Simon Dwyer. The Committee wishes to thank everyone who supported the club during the past year especially the land owners, lotto buyers and sellers, Durrow Inn, Lawlors Gala, Lawlors Gardens and anyone else who assisted in any way. The club were delighted to announce a new competition for 2013 and it will be for the Mick O’Rourke Memorial Cup. The beautiful cup was unveiled to the members and to the O’Rourke family present including Sarah ,wife of the Late Mick. The club wishes everyone a very happy Christmas and a very good new year.

Camogie-The Harps Camogie Club have just launched a monster fundraiser with the top prize of two tickets to Ireland’s six nation game against France on March 9 in the Aviva Stadium and overnight stay at Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge and many more valuable prizes. Tickets are available from senior Camogie players and officials of the club at 10 euro each. Your support would be much appreciated.

Well done to Louise Mahony on her achievements in the athletic field where she has won the Laois Novice and Intermediate Cross country ,won a silver medal in the Leinster Intermediate and finished 7th in the All Ireland Novice held in Wexford. Louise has achieved all this in less than two months and is a bright star for the athletics in the off season for Camogie. Very well done ,keep up the great work.

Planting-Well done to everyone involved in planting Daffodils bulbs and beech hedging on the Kilkenny and Cork Roads out of Durrow. Over 40,000 bulbs were planted and over 300 meters of beech was also planted. A big thank you to all involved in this planting and a special thank you to Aylward Haulage for the use of a mini-digger to plant the hedging. All funds for this project came from generous donations and from the proceeds of Stars in your eyes. Durrow will look very well in spring time with a host of golden daffodils.