8th/9th July, 1995                                                                                                                                Price 30p



Disciples of Christ

As Christ’s disciples we are commissioned to be
(a) Salt of the earth and light of the world.
(b) Voices crying in the wilderness of a pagan world.
(c) Shepherds in search of lost sheep.
(d) Nourishers (teachers) of Christ’s beloved sheep.
(e)Witnesses to the ends of the earth.

This is the Christian mission, the highest expression of Christian love. Who can recognise and acknowledge Jesus if no-one announces him, if the hundreds of millions of Catholics all over the world treat the ‘Good News’ as if it were a “Top Secret”?


Summer Camp ’95 is drawing near. it will commence on Monday 17th July when 26 Scouts and 4 Leaders head for Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre, near Killorglin, Co. kerry. Final arrangements have been made and final payments sent.

Our travelling times have been changed to suit the Cappanalea Centre. We will leave Durrow at 10.00 a.m. on Monday 17th travelling by bus to Thurles, to get the 10.50 a.m. train to Killarney, where we will be met by a bus from the Centre. On our return trip on Friday 21st July, we will get the 6.25 p.m. train from Killarney to Thurles, where we will be met by a bus, which should have us back in Durrow, by 9.30 p.m. approx.

The five day camp will be packed with outdoor activities including canoeing, rock-climbing, hill-walking,  swimming, orienteering etc. All activities with top quality equipment and qualified instructors.

All Scouts must wear full uniform, going and returning from Cappanalea.


Results of our final draw in Silver Circle;

£100 – Seamus & Marie Clancy, The Square, Durrow
£50 – Noreen Shortall, Mill Road, Durrow
£10 – David Freeman, Mary Street, Durrow
£10 – Seamus Hennessy, Garrylawn, Crosspatrick
£10 – Brian Dollard, Bishopswood, Durrow
£10 – Carol Cleary, Castlewood, Durrow
Sellers Prize – £5 to Elaine Dowling, Swan Road, Durrow

Tennis Tournament Results

Group 1: Winner – Roisin Phelan. Runner-up – Nicola brophy.
Group 2: Winner – Ciara Lanigan. Runner-up – Ann Campion.
Group 3: Winner – Aoife Donohue. Runner-up – Tracy Dunphy.
Group 4: Winner – Aileen Phelan. Runner-up – Tracy Lynch.
Group 5: Winner – Elaine Dowling. Runner-up – Claire Dunne.

Well done to everyone who took part.


We would like to wish the 6th Class girls and 1st Class boys the very best in the future.
School will reopen on Friday 1st September.
A happy and a safe holiday to everybody.



Flood waters and a colour in the river made fishing very difficult on Sunday last, for the competition for the Bill Kelly memorial Cup. It was for trout and was fished on the river Nore. Only two fish were caught. Winner was Thomas Gilligan, second was Shane Lawlor.

The 4th round in the All-Ireland Pike Fishing qualifier will be fished on the river Suck, at Ballinasloe on Sunday 9th July. Entry fees will be taken at the Jekyll & Hyde from 10.45 a.m. Fishing from 12 noon to 5.00 .

GARDEN FETE – On Sunday 23rd July at 2.00 p.m. at the District Hospital, Abbeyleix. Proceeds to Patient Comfort Fund.

The Guilfoyle Family of Mary Street, Durrow would like to thank everyone who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement. Mass has been offered for your intentions.

 BEST WISHES to local musician Robert Campion, Cork Road, who will represent Laois in the Leinster Finals of Fleadh Ceoil being held in Kilcormac, Co. Offaly over this weekend. Robert will compete in the U/12 solo music section, playing the banjo.

BARBECUE: The organisers of the recent Barbecue in aid of St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, which was held in the Nore Nets, would like to thank everyone who helped to make the night so successful. A special thanks to Angela & Michael Carroll, musicians and entertainers, sponsors of prizes, helpers and everyone who supported the event.


Congratulations to our Harps U/12 Hurling team who beat Rathdowney in the County Hurling Championship ‘A’ Final. The young Harps players gave a fine display of hurling and held Rathdowney scoreless. Result: Harps 4 – 0, Rathdowney 0 – 0.

The team: Richard Grogan (Captain), Martin Clancy, Ciaran Walsh, Robert Campion, Brian Brennan, James Campion, Aidan Keenan, Patrick O’Connell, Fintan Deegan (1-0), Patrick Bowe, Stephen Carney, Tony Woods, James Freeman, Patrick O’Regan (3-0), Shane Phelan. Sub, Liam Burke.

On Saturday 15th July the same team, captained by Fintan deegan, will play the County Football A Final in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. They will meet the winners of Portlaoise and Emo. This game will be played at 7.00 p.m. on Saturday 15th July.



There can be no friendship without perfgect understanding. A true friend will never take offence, never force a confidence or harbour a grudge. To love is to make allowance, to suspend judgement, to withhold the uncharitable comment.

Sunday 9th July: IN MEMORY LANE

No shadow dims the sunshine when I’m walking there with you – the day is always lovely and the sky is always blue. Roses, roses everywhere. No winter, snow or rain. It is always Summer, when we meet in Memory Lane.



 Our Camp No. 1. Rathdowney was very well attended, and thoroughly enjoyed by all particularly those who hadn’t played before – the emphasis of the Camp being fun and enjoyment for all.

Camp No. 2 is being held in Stradbally from July 11th – 14th incl. (Football).

Camp No. 3 is in Portlaoise from July 18th – 21st incl. (Hurling/Camoige/Football).

Camp No. 4 will be held in Abbeyleix from July 25th – 28th incl. (Hurling/Camoige/Football).

Our activities take place within a framework of total supervision with fully qualified coaches and guest appearances from county players. Thus the highest standard of instruction is guaranteed. we hope the Camp will be of benifit to club and county teams in years to come.

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Monday 26th June: No Jackpot winner. £50 to Morgan Cashin, Swan Road, Durrow.

Monday 3rd July: No Jackpot winner. £50 to Deirdre Gee, Dunmore, Durrow.

Next draw on Monday 10th July in The Bridge Bar. Jackpot £850.


Our Poetry Competition comes to a close for entries this weekend. entries can be handed in up to Monday 10th July, as judging will not start until next week.

The categories are: Under 10, Under 14, Under 18 and Adult.


This Sunday morning; Margaret Aylward, Jason walsh, lorraine Lawlor and Mark Donohue.

Weekend 22nd / 23rd July;

Saturday evening – Mary Brophy, Geraldine Phelan, Karen Stapleton and Niall Donohue.

Sunday Morning – Martin Walsh, Pat Walsh, Seamus Stapleton and David Dunne.


The Annual General Meeting of the Lions Soccer Club will be held on Saturday night, 15th July in the C.Y.M.S. Small hall, at 8.00 p.m. Members are asked to note the change of date. The club will review the past year and plan for the future.

All members, parents and supporters are asked to attend. The meeting is on Saturday 15th July after mass, in the C.Y.M.S. The club regrets any inconvenience caused by the changing of the date.

 THE RORY O’MOORE PIPE BAND Committee are holding their ANNUAL DRAW on Sunday 30th July, at the Pipe Band Contest in the G.A.A. Field.

Prizes: 1st – £100, 2nd – £50 and five prizes of £10 each.

Your support of the Draw will be much appreciated.

Do come along to the G.A.A. Field on Sunday 30th July for a great afternoons entertainment by Pipe Bands from all over Ireland.

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