Lotto-The parish lotto with a jackpot of 4,600 euro was not won, small winners were 30 euro Dick Waters, 25 euro Kennedy Family, 20 euro Dan Deegan. 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. Extra Prize winners ;50 euro each, Declan Fennell, Aisling Dunne, Mary Donohue, Deidre Walsh, Eamon Dunphy, Fiona Bergin, Noreen Joyce, Bottle Brandy Leon O’Hara, Bush mills, Austin Ryan, Bacardi Pat Barnaville, Vodka Martin Lawlor, Wine Michelle Murphy, Bailey’s Ella Kenna, Side Kick Sean Conory
Bridge-Results for Durrow Bridge Club 28/11/12 1st Ann Fitzpatrick and Dolly Harding, 2nd Theresa Muldowney and Jimmy Ryan, 3rd Fr. John Lalor and Fr. Martin Delaney
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.
Walk-On St. Stephen’s Day the 15th annual sponsored walk will be held in Durrow starting from the Castle Arms Hotel at 12 noon .There are a choice of two walks, one of 14 kilometers length and the other of 5 kilometers length . The charity that will benefit from your generous donations will be meals on wheels. Do come out for an enjoyable walk around the beautiful town of Durrow.
Credit Union-Durrow Credit Union wishes all their members a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year. Opening times for the Credit Union over the Christmas season are as follows Friday December 21 ; 10 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm and 7 pm to 8 pm Monday December 24 to Thursday December 27 closedFriday December 28 ; 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.Monday December 31 and Tuesday January 1 Closed
Cabaret-A Christmas cabaret in aid of St. Tighearnach’s national school will be held in O’Connell’s Cullohill on St. Stephens Day December 26 . Music, Spot prizes, Finger food and a good night guaranteed. Admission is five euro and the cabaret is being organized by the Parents Council St. Tighearnach National School. Your support would be much appreciated.
GAA-THE Harps Christmas Party night and Medal presentation of county medals to the Junior B winning team will be held in Lennon’s Venue, Durrow on Friday night December 21 at 9.30 pm. Admission is five euro with music and finger food on the night. Your support would be appreciated. The Harps Juvenile Club are holding a presentation disco in the Castle Arms Hotel on Saturday night December 22 starting at 7.30 pm and admission is free to all children . Medals will be presented to u12s and to everyone who participated in the winter league. Music by DJ Sheppo. All children are welcome The annual general meeting of the Harps GAA club will be held in the Castle Arms Hotel on Friday night January 4 at 8 pm sharp. All players, mentors, members and supporters are invited to attend . The Harps GAA club wishes to thank everyone for their help and support throughout the past year and we wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas.