The parish lotto with a jackpot of €4,600 was not won, small winners were €30 Dick Waters, €25 Kennedy Family, €20 Dan Deegan. The lotto December 17 will be held in O’Connell’s with a possible jackpot of €4,750. 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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
With rising water and hollidays its an ideal opportunity to start building your raft for the upcoming Woodenbridge Paddlers annual raft race which will take place early in 2013.
On St Stephen’s Day the 20th annual walk for Laois Hospice will be held in Clonaslee and all are welcome.
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Weather for Portlaoise
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 7 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 20 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 9 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind direction: South east