GAA CLUB’S 125th ANNIVERSARY.
This year we celebrate this major anniversary. Preparations are well underway and the club would appreciate any input or ideas from members and friends to help celebrate this auspicious occasion. Any old photographs of club times gone by would be greatly appreciated and will be returned once copied. Please contact a member of the committee if you have any ideas or photographs.
ALL IRELAND COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS
The U10 mixed team continued their run of success in Bagnellstown with a defeat of Bagnellstown in the leinster semi-final and Dunshaughlin of Meath in the final. The team displayed great talent and teamwork to defeat both teams by large margins. They all travel to Athlone the weekend of August 18/19 for the All-Ireland semi-final and hopefully the All-Ireland final. Best of luck to all involved and a large contingent of supporters will be travelling to Athlone to cheer the team on.
ATHLETIC CLUB NEWS
The Tuesday evening training for Juveniles is now on a break till the children return to school. The first Tuesday in September training will resume. There are plenty of track and field events taking place over the next few weeks to keep everyone occupied. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for any updates.
At this holiday time, Laois Friends would like to remind families with young children that the walkways provide a valuable recreational outlet in the area. Laois Friends welcomes joggers to use the walkways. Any groups wishing to use the Rambling House facilities adjacent to the walkways, please contact Michael Deevy at 057 8627062.
Ballyroan Abbeyleix and District AC in association with the Durrow Scarecrow Festival Committee will host the inaugural Durrow Scarecrow Festival 7k road race - fun fun/walk next Sunday July 29 at 12 noon. We invite all runners, joggers and Wwlkers alike to experience the delights of the famous Durrow Scarecrow Festival and enjoy the healthy family fun athmosphere we promise to provide on the day. The cost of registration is €10 and €5 for U/18s. Registration will take place at the community hall in Durrow from 10.45am. We really look forward to meeting all our friends again and hope to make many new ones as we continue on our journey to fun and fitness.