4th / 5th November 1995.          Price 30p





How often we hear this comment, “People will crucify you”. It was made by a happy individual but he was speaking from experience – not from bitterness, just stating a fact of life.

Time and again in our daily lives we have to “suffer” people, to accept their demands on us, on our time and patience. Maybe someone has the habit of visiting you late at night, just as you are thinking of going to bed. Someone else trades on your willingness to lend tools or equipment, records or magazines and seldom remembers to return them.

Another never tries to see your point of view or is given to asking personal questions and makes your reply the food for gossip. In so many ways they drive the nails and thorns into your hands and head. There is of course another side to the problem. We also crucify others in similar ways. But this is life. Christ said “Take up your cross and follow me.” In accepting trying people we do just that.



Durrow Community Services FAS 6 invite applications for the forthcoming scheme due to commence in early December. Apply in writing t Anne Vaugh, Secretary D.C.S. Tinweir, Attanagh, Co. Laois, stating R.S.I. number or date of birth.



Durrow Boys’ School Football Final will be played on Saturday 11th November in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise at 1.00 p.m. They play Ballylinan.



Monday 23rd October: No Jackpot winner. 350 to Stephanie Sheppard, Ballyouskill.

Monday 30th October: No Jackpot winner. £50 to Tony Dunne, Dunmore, Durrow.

Next draw on Monday 6th November in The Castle Arms Hotel. Jackpot £1,450.



Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 10th November in the Band Room at 8.30 p.m. Band members and their famalies are asked to attend. All are welcome.



A General Public Meeting of the Durrow / Cullohill Community Alert Group will be held in the Presentation Centre on Tuesday 14th November at 8.30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


SYMPATHY is extended to the Ruth family Ballygarvin on their recent bereavement.


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Pride of place this week goes to the Harps Junior B hurling team which defeated Camross in the county final on Sunday last. The Harps team is a blend of youth and experience , played excellently and deserved their victory by 1 – 9 to 1 – 6.

Team: Andy Doran, Ger Brophy, Sean Dunphy, Peter Phelan, Sean Duggan, John Phelan (Capt.), Dan Deegan, Seamus Brophy, Ger Shields, Tom Lennon, Liam Deegan, Johnny Dunne, Philip Monnelly, Martin Deegan, Martin Brophy.

Subs: James Shortall, Aidan Kavanagh.

Great credit is due to Ger Brophy who trained the team to peak fitness and to Gabriel Muldowney and Billy Kirby.

In the O’Bradaigh Cup Final on Saturday last, 28th October, the Harps were beaten by Camross 3 – 9 to 2 – 6.



The Lions Soccer Team progressed to the quarter final of F.A.I. Junior Team when they defeated St. Pat’s of Clough by 5 – 1. Scorers: Seanie Delahunty 3, Tony Dunne 1 and Sean Woods 1.

The next big game for the Lions is the Leinster Junior Cup semi-final against Evergreen, possibly on Sunday 5th November in Kilkenny.

In the Youth League the Lions continue undefeated and were somewhat unlucky not to take full points against Evergreen in Kilkenny. The final score was 1 – 1 with Aengus Campion scoring for the Lions.

SOUTH EAST DRAW – The Lions Soccer Club finance committee wish to remind patrons that the first draw in South East Draw will be held on 17th November. Subscribers are reminded that ticket money must be in by 12th November. In recent years the Lions Soccer Club sold many valuable winners and with superb prizes the tickets provide a great chance of winning.

Tickets are on sale at £5 each per month or £20 for 4 monthly draws, with two extra draws for fully paid up members before November 17th. Tickets available from all committee members.



This Sunday 5th November – Mary Lawlor, Jason Walsh, Kevin Donohue and Niall Donohue.

Weekend 18th / 19th November

Saturday evening – Mary Brophy, Geraldine Phelan, Eoin Lalor and Seamus Stapleton.
Sunday morning – Pat Walsh, Lorainne Lawlor, Natasha Kenna and David Dunne.


FOR SALE: Three Piece Sitting Room Suite, an new. Contact 0502 – 33373.



25’s Christmas Hamper is now in progress.
Any card players interestede in playing for Christmas Hamper can do so on Tuesday night, commencing on Tuesday 7th November.
All are welcome.


CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Fitzpatrick, Upr. Tubberboe and J.P. Delaney, Ballyragget on their recent marraige.


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Silver Circle Results – Week 3

£150 – Joe Houlihan, Clogh Road, Ballacolla.

£75 – Jim Delaney, Russelstown, Attanagh.

£25 – Denise McKenzie, St. Fintan’s Tce. Durrow.

£25 – Maria Doyle, Ratghmoyle, Abbeyleix.

£25 – Tom Healy, Newhill, Two-Mile-Borris.

Avonmore Hamper – Brian Feehan, Grennan, Attanagh.

Next draw on Monday 6th November.



The result of the Credit Union Chapter 8 Draw which was held recently was – Tommy Monnelly, Barn Hill, Durrow – Meal for 2 in Hotel Kilkenny. Unfortunately we had no winner in the main draw.

The Annual General Meeting of the Durrow Credit Union will be held on Thursday 23rd November at 8.30 p.m. sharp in the Presentation Centre.



Under 10 Category

I Did A Good Thing Once by Kate Freeman

I did a good thing once,
And that was when I tidied my room,
I picked up all the toys and junk around me
And made my bed.
And of course Sarah wasn’t there,
She was gone to a birthday party,
And I had to clean her side…


Durrow by Lee Campion

Durrow is the place where I come from,
I am only here seven years long,
It’s nice to be here on a Summer’s day,
We go down to the green to play allday.
I pray to God each day and night,
To keep me in Durrow for the rest of my life.




Durrow Macra Na Feirme entered a team in the recently held “Know You Agriculture” Quiz in Timahoe. Representing the club were; Noelle Phelan, John Lalor, John Clooney and Trevor Foley.

After our meeting last Friday the members enjoyed a game of Indoor Soccer.

The “Farm Tanks” Competition is being held in Stradbally (Square) on Sunday 12th November. Starting time 11.00 a.m. Representing the club are John Lalor, David Holland and John Clooney. The club wishes them the best of luck.

Next meeting on Friday 17th November at 9.30 p.m.

Laois Macra Na Feirme are holding a Table Quiz in the Eagles Rest, Abbeyleix on Tuesday 14th November at 9.00 p.m. £10 per table of 4. Your support would be greatly appreciated.



The Halloween Party and Fancy Dress competition held at our last meeting was a great success. As the cubs filed into the hall we knew it was going to be a difficult task to pick our prizewinners. After the party games, popcorn, monkey nuts and drinks were enjoyed by all. Then the lights were lowered and the Cubs sat around a lighted pumpkin while our “story teller”, Mrs. Morrissey, relayed ghost stories of days gone by. We would like to thank Mrs. Morrissey for making the night a success and for picking our two fancy dress winners.

The two winners were Dan Delahunty (as a little devil) and Cathy Walsh (as a very realistic witch).

The cub meetings will resume after thye Halloween break on November 10th with Group A starting back from 7 – 8.00 p.m.


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Squash, Handball, Raquetball, Indoor Soccer, Basketball and Badminton are among the many activities undertaken by the members of Cullohill Community Centre. If you are interested in some or all of these activities, you can also become a member and keep fit for the year ahead.

Anyone interested in joining the centre, which is now more popular than ever after 10 years, is welcome to visit the centre at any time.

Membership fees are still at the reduced rates of £30 family membership (including parents and primary school children), £25 individual adult, and £10 student (secondary and college). Fees should be paid to any member of the Community Centre Committee.

Progressive 25’s continue in the Community Centre every Wednesday night at 8.30 p.m.

Your support over the past ten years is greatly appreciated and it is hoped that you will continue to support and enjoy the facilities of the community centre in the future.

For further information contact Chairman Vincent O’Sullivan: Tel. 0502 – 37100 or Secretary Margaret Delaney: 0502 – 37175.



Juvenille Coaching

Friday 10th November, Under 16 – 14 to 16 years – 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 11th November, Under 12 – 10 to 12 years – 7.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Saturday 11th November, Under 14 – 12 to 14 years – 8.00 – 9.00 p.m.
50 p each per hour.

Hall available for hire: £5 per hour plus meter cost. Adult supervision necessary.

Kilkenny league and mini-league matches commence this week and all teams are wished success for the coming season.
The committee wishes to thank all who helped with the Car Boot Sale.



Tuesday 24th October: 1st Ian Drennan, 2nd Elsie Stewart, Peter Monnelly, Liz Clancy, Marie Brennan, Noel Meade.

Tuesday 31st October: 1st Liz Clancy, 2nd Marie Brennan, Noel Meade, P. Bergin, Joe Brennan, Elsie Stewart.



Durrow Bridge Club held their A.G.M. recently and the following officers were elected:

President:Anne Fitzpatrick, Secretary/Treasurer: Kathleen Broderick

Tournament Director: Sheila Walshe, Score Keeper: Dick Dempsey

Committee: Bridget Cashin, Phil Kingston.