21st / 22nd June  1997                                                                                                                                               Price 30p




The clock of life is wound but once,
and no man has the power
To tell just when the hand will stop,
at late or early hour.
To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed;
To lose one’s health is more;
To lose one’s soul is such a loss,
as no man can restore.
The present only is our own
Live, love, toil with a will,
Place no faith in tomorrow,
For the clock may then be still.


Congratulations to all the boys and girls who qualified to go forward to the Avonmore sponsored County Athletics finals at St. Abban’s Athletic Club on Sunday June 29th.

Together with the Area Committee the finals were organised by Margaret Murphy, Claire Delahunty, Peter Loughman, Martin Brophy, Liam Ryan, Kevin Kelly and Robbie Dempsey.

The following is a list of results:


U/8 – 60 metres – Michael J Bolger
U/8 – 80 metres – Cathal Loughman, Jack lalor, Matthew Killeen
U/10 – 100 metres – John Prior
U/10 – 200 metres – Conor Dunne, Seamus Clancy
U/12 – 600 metres – Niall Brophy, Liam Delaney, Diarmuid Loughman
U/12 – Long Puck – Sean Bourke & Tommy Moore
U/12 Relay – 4 x 100 metres – Conor Dunne, John Prior, Niall Brophy & Liam Delaney
U/14 – 100 metres – Michael Gaughan
U/14 – 800 metres – Liam Lawlor


U/8 – 60 metres – Laura Thornton, Joanne Prior, Emily Delahunty
U/8 – 80 metres – Kari Donohue, Laura Saunders
U/10 – 100 metres – Emma Spencer, Yvonne Delahunty, Aine Kilbride
U/10 – 200 metres -Marie Brophy
U/12 – 100 metres – Mary Cleary, Aine Mahony, Claire Dunne
U/12 – 600 metres – Aisling Phelan, Carol Cleary
U/12 Relay – 4 x 100 metres – Mary Cleary, Aine Mahony, Claire Dunne & Carol Cleary
U/14 – 100 metres – Adele Lacey, Orlaith Ryan, Rachel Dunne
U/14 – 800 metres – Lisa Clancy, Ann Campion, Treacy lynch
U/14 Relay – 4 x 100 metres – Lisa Clancy, O. Ryan, E. Clancy and Ann Campion
U/16 – 100 metres – Sarah Gaughan
U/14 – 1,500 metres – Adela Mealy



Junior Club members are reminded that the 1st Grand Prix competition is being held on Monday 30th June. The theme is “Fleadh”. Prints to be in Club Premises at 8.15 p.m. sharp. New members always welcome.


Juvenile Club

On behalf of the Juvenile Club, Breda Bourke and Alice Bolger, in Cullohill, and Aileen Donohue, Rose Woods and Mai Bowe in Durrow, would like to thank all the parents who contributed so generously to the Cake Sales held in both Cullohill and Durrow on Sunday last, annd to everybody who supported the sale and made it such a success. All proceeds go to the U/14 Football team who are representing Laois at the Feile in Donegal, next weekend.

On the panel of the Feile team travelling to Donegal are the following: Richard Dunne, Tony Woods, James Campion, Patrick Bowe, Robbie Campion, Fintan Deegan, Ciaran Walsh, Martin Clancy, Brian Purcell, Patrick O’Connell, Danny Donohue, John Dunne, Brian Brennan, Pauraig Phelan, Kieran Bolger, Shane Phelan, Damien Phelan, James Freeman, Aidan Keenan, Stephen Kearney, Richard Grogan, Ross Young, John Brophy, Patrick O’Regan, John Phelan, Liam Bourke.

The boys will be accompanied by Seamus campion, Mick Bolger, Tommy Walsh and Vera Fogarty. They are wished the very best of luck in the finals.

Best of Luck to all the Harps Hurlers who are on the Laois Panels for up coming games: U/21 – Peter Phelan, Minors – Kevin Galvin, Derek Phelan, Tommy White and Michael Dunphy.

Congratulations to Claire Donohue who played on the Shanahoe team which won the U/16 County Football Final recently.


The Harps U/14 Camoige team have won their way through to the Laois U/14 Championship final. They had two matches this week, one against Mountrath/Trumera, which was a hard game but with the determination of the girls they won out in the end. The second game was against Castletown, which was won without difficulty. They now meet Camross in the final, which will be played on Wednesday next, 25th June, at 7.00 p.m. in Mountrath. We hope there will be a good turnout of supporters at the final.

The Camoige Club would like to wish the Harps U/14 Football team the best of luck in the Feile in Donegal.


The Laois County Board G.A.A. Summer Camp ’97 will commence in Heywood Community School, on Tuesday 1st July – 4th July. This is a Hurling/Camoige & Football Camp.

On July 8th – 11th, the Camp will be held in Rathdowney. This will be Hurling/Camoige – one day Football optional.

For further information contact: Noel Delaney at o5o2-37175 or Siobhan Reynolds at 0502-32367.


 The O’Moore Group from Durrow will be representing Ireland at an International Folk Festival in Karlshue, Germany this weekend. Thirty three countries are taking part. This is the first time that a group from Ireland takes part in this festival. Local members are Eddie Cleere, John O’Shea, Bernard O’Shea, Robert Campion, Fred Townsend, Bobby Campion. They Are wished well.



The committee would like to thank everyone who made the recent Cabaret in O’Connell’s, such a great success. Congratulations to Joe White, Parknahown, who won the weekend away for two in the members draw.


Over thirty anglers turned out for a Trout Fishing Competition, for the Pat Gaughan Memorial Cup, which was fished on Sunday last. There was some excellent fish caught. Results were as follows:

1st Pat Bowden – 1.12 lb, 2nd Eddie Ward – 1.10 lb, 3rd Rita Buckley – 1.09 lb. Cup and trophies were presented by Michael Gaughan.

On Wednesday June 25th there will be an U/16 Pike Fishing Competition from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m This will be a supervised competition. On Sunday 29th June there will be a Trout Fishing Competition. Usual rules apply.

 SINCERE THANKS to the many people who so generously supported the Garden Tea at Kenellen House, Durrow, on June 5th, in aid of Laois Hospice. £534 has been lodged to the Hospice account.

CARPETS & UPHOLSTERY cleaned – Carpets £9 per room, 3 Piece Suites £18. Contact Mac’s Cleaning Service. Tel. No. 056-33429

FOR SALE: 2 Electric Cookers in good condition. Contact Dermot Woods, 12 Erkindale Drive, Durrow.

FOR SALE: Sets of Clothes Lines, Winches, Pullies etc. Contact phone no. 34089. Sean Doyle, Ballacolla.

FOR SALE: Pair of Set Dancing Shoes, size 7. Contact 0502-36186.


Monday 9th June: No Jackpot winner. Numbers 1 – 2 – 26. £50 won by Mick & Son c/o Carroll’s Pub.

Monday 16th June: No Jackpot winner. Numbers 10 – 14 – 30. £50 won by Jack Phelan, Hardware, Durrow.

Next draw on Monday 23rd June in the Castle Arms Hotel. Jackpot – £1,100.

CONGRATULATIONS to William walsh, Ballykealy, and Deirdre McGree, Carrigan Street, Durrow, who are marrying in Rome this weekend.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bernadette Delahunty, Raheenleigh, and Paul Madigan, Callan, on their recent engagement.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paddy and Margo Geoghegan, Erkindale Drive, Durrow, on the birth of a daughter – Ciara.

CONGRATULATIONS to Liam and Vera Dunphy, Bunlacken and Leixlip, on the birth of a daughter.

CONGRATULATIONS to Derek and Marie Dignan (nee Walsh), Paris, on the birth of twin daughters – Eimear and Caoimhe.

CONGRATULATIONS to David and Michelle Kent (nee Rhatigan) on the birth of a daughter – Sarah.

BEST WISHES for a speedy recovery to Fr. Liam Dunne P.P. Galmoy, from recent surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, from the people of Cullohill.

 FAS work at Cullohill this week includes painting Community Centre doors, grass cut and strimmed at National School and stones picked, overgrowth cut at the proposed cemetary site. Well done lads.



The Durrow Troop would like to take this opportunity to welcome the Beavers and Leaders from the Ballyragget Group, on an overnight camp in the Durrow area on Saturday night 28th June. Durrow Beavers are joining with them to visit lawlors gardens and the Fire Station.

Durrow Beaver Group will plant a tree and flowers in Erkindale Drive, on Saturday 28th at 5.30 p.m. before they meet with Ballyragget Group.

Scout Group A – A booking has been made at Baltinglass Resource Centre for this years Scout Summer Camp. 25 Scouts – 12 girls and 13 boys – with three Leaders, will take part in the camp.

This group had an enjoyable outing to Portlaoise Cinema , on Thursday night last, and afterwards to Supermacs.

Scout Group B had an enjoyable night out to Carlow Bowling Alley, on Friday 13th June, and afterwards a visit to a take-away. A great night was had by all.


Anyone owing the balance for Durrow Summer Camp please pay as soon as possible to Angela Drennan or mary Walsh. This money is now needed to pay for swimming, book trips, bouncing castles, etc.

The Junior Camp – 5 – 7 year olds, will commence on Monday, July 7th, until Friday July 18th. Venue: Presentation Centre and Holy Family Boys School, from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. There will be six local students working with the children.

The Junior Camp – * to 10 year olds will be held from Monday 21st July to Friday 1st August, followed by the Senior Camp from 4th August to 15th August, for 11 to 13 year olds.


A fundraising Cabaret for the Bobby Campion Election Campaign Fund is being held in Gerri’s Lounge, on Saturday night, 21st June. Music by The Winos. Admission £1.


Summer Madness Disco every Sunday Night until the end of August. Strictly Over 18. Must have Garda I.D. Top DJ & Promotions. Concession Tickets in Bar on Sunday night.

On this Sunday 22nd – Cabaret in Lounge for Jack Murphy Lord Mayor Election Campaign. Music by Linda Morrissey & Niall Brophy. Admission £1. Guest appearance by Mick & Esther La Cumbre, the 1997 All Ireland 50’s Dance Champions. Admission £1.

CONGRATULATIONS to Orlaith Ryan, Attanagh, who represented Ireland in Swimming in Leeds recently. She won a gold medal in the U/12 Breast Stroke. Well done Orlaith.

WALSH’S VIDEOS: Get all the latest movies on video at Walsh’s, Carrigan Street, Durrow. Phone 0502 – 36411. A large selection of all the latest movies available, also children’s videos.

BABYSITTER: Girl available to babysit. Contact 36327.