The Parish lotto jackpot is now heading for €16,250 and it would be lovely jackpot to win. On June 23 the jackpot was €15,950 and it was not won, small winners were €30 Tom Brennan €25 Jimmy Kells, and €20 Patsy Dunphy. The lotto of July 07 will be held in O’Connell’s Cullohill with a possible jackpot of €16,250. All tickets must be handed in before 9.30 pm on the night of the draw to be included in that jackpot. Race Night: 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.
Johnstown Active Retirement Group are holding a day trip to Portumna Workhouse, a cruise on the Shannon and lunch in Lynch’s of Banagher on Thursday July 17 leaving Johnstown at 9am sharp. The cost of the package including dinner is only 31 euro, with the cost of the bus extra. Open to all who wish to go, contact Breda Campion before July 10 to book a seat on the bus (0568831109)
Ballinakill outdoor heated swimming pool will have its grand opening on July 6 at 1 pm. It will be a family day of fun. For more details contact Anthony Christie (0894581165) or swimanalysis.ie
With over twenty five artists appearing on the night the Midsummer Moments proved to be a huge success to all who attended and to all who were artists on the night. With music from the Musicals, the opera, traditional. Poetry from both sides of the Atlantic, readings from great writers and yes it was a huge success. Well done to all who helped make the show such a success and especially to Bea Alley who was a wonderful M.C.
Jack Moyney Snug
Jack Moyney VC Cross recipient immortalized in Durrow Bygones Museum. Kevin Myers is to open the Jack Movney Snug on Saturday 5th July 2014 at 2pm.
Jack Moyney is a relative of The Campion’s formally from Rathdowney, Co Laois who served in the Irish Guards during WW1. The Victoria Cross was awarded to him for being in command of 15 men forming two advanced posts. Surrounded by the enemy he held his post for 96 hours, having no water and very little food. On the fifth day, on the enemy advancing to dislodge him, he attacked them with bombs, while also using his Lewis gun with great effect.
Finding himself surrounded, he led his men in a charge through the enemy and reached a stream, where he and a private Thomas Woodcock covered his party while they crossed unscathed, before crossing themselves under a shower of bullets. Kevin Myers whose passion for the forgotten Irish met and interviewed Jack Moyney will be officially opening the snug on the day. Everyone is welcome to come along on Saturday July 5 to meet all the celebrities that will be in Bob’s Bar on the day.
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.
SAVE THE DATE
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.