The parish lotto jackpot is now heading for €16,100 and it would be lovely jackpot to win. On June 16 the jackpot was €15,800 and it was not won, small winners were €30 Pat Dollard €25 Terence Brophy, and €20 Emily Jacob. The lotto of June 30 will be held in Durrow Inn with a possible jackpot of €16,100. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot


Friends of Fr Kevin Doheny are celebrating 25 years of Vita (originally Refugee Trust) with a mass at the Doheny Homestead, Ballinalacken, Ballinakill on Sunday 13th July at 3pm. Please join us in celebrating Fr Kevin’s life and his legacy.

Student Awards

Congratulations to Fionn Whelan, Dunmore, Durrow and a former student of Our Lady’s Meadow Primary School, on achieving a unique double in his first year as a student in St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, and Fionn was selected as both academic student of the year and student of the year. Very well done and Fionn, you are wished well in your student years ahead.


Durrow/Cullohill Parish Anglers held a pike fishing competition for the Durrow Anglers Cup. Winner was Mick Walsh, 2nd Tommy Coffey and 3rd Seamus Coffey. All anglers are reminded that the water keepers are busy patrolling the club waters and if anyone is found fishing without a membership card or day permit they will be prosecuted. There is a different permit for the club waters and for Grantstown Lake.


A new electronic scoreboard and game timer has been installed at Durrow GAA grounds. The state-of-the-art equipment will prove to be invaluable to all spectators attending our games and we will endeavor to have it in use at as many home fixtures as possible. We hope you enjoy it.


It’s that time of year again. The Harps GAA Club will host their annual race night on Saturday, July 12 in O’Connell’s Bar, Cullohill Village. All players and committee members will be selling race cards over the coming weeks and your support would be greatly appreciated.


Congrats to Lions AFC U13 boys who for the second season in a row have won their league. After winning Division 3 last season they went on to win Division 2 last Wednesday evening in Graignamanagh after a 2-2 draw with home team Highview athletic. This is a great achievement for the boys, their manager and the club. We wish them all the best in U14 Division 1 for the 2014/15 season.

The FAI Summer Soccer School is taking place at Lions AFC grounds on the Cork Road from Monday June 30 - Friday July 4. The camp is open to all children between the ages of 6-14. Every year boys and girls of all abilities turn out to enjoy five days of fun and football. The camp runs Monday to Friday, 10:30am to 3pm. Further details www.summersoccerschools.ie. The camp booked out early last year so to avoid disappointment book now.

Congratulations to the following players from Lions AFC Schoolboys/girls who have won Kilkenny and District League Player of the Year 2013/14: U13 division 2 Ciaran Shortall; U14 girls Arianna Mezzapelle. Well done to you both and keep up the hard work.

Laois Walks

The Laois Walks Festival runs from July 1-31. Walks in the Durrow area on July 8,18,31. See upcoming notes for more details.