Duagh/Lyre celebrate the 2019 sporting year

Duagh National School was a safe haven from the wild wintry weather last Friday evening as crowds turned out for the annual Duagh/Lyreacrompane (Lyre) Community Games Awards Night.

The event is organised to celebrate the many who participate in a wide range of disciplines such as art, handwriting, gymnastics, music, athletics and various team sports that include basketball, soccer, futsal, tag rugby and draughts. The trophies were presented by Norma Doran and Sheila Cahill from the Duagh/Lyre ‘Steps to Health Team’ along with Susan Galvin while MC on the night was Nelius Collins.

Duagh/Lyre excelled in many areas during the year in county, Munster and national events, due in no small part to the hard work of participants supported by their parents, families and the Community Games committee. Entertainment on the night was provided by Sadie and Michael Duffy who danced a reel on stage, Caoimhe Harte who sang ‘Someone you loved’and Tara, Oisín and Daibhéad who rocked the village with their two classic hits.

Showjumping for cancer charity raises €1,900

Recovery Haven in Tralee were presented with a cheque worth €1,900 at the Streamside Stables in Moyvane on Saturday following their hugely successful Christmas Jumping Day fundraiser.

Streamside Stables is a small, friendly riding school in Leitrim East, Moyvane providing riding lessons, livery and pony camps for people of all ages and abilities.

Well over a hundred children turned out for the event on December 28 to take part in a variety of showjumping competitions, all to raise vital funds for the service that helps those recovering from cancer.