COMMUNITY GAMES NEWS: A big congratulations to everyone who took part in the county art competition in Caherconlish and the county plasticine modelling in Shanagolden, last week. In the plasticine modelling, the following were successful; under-8 boys, 2nd Eoin Callanan, under-10 boys, 1st Mikey Kelly, 4th Ruairí Walsh Kelly, under-10 girls, 1st Ellen Strappe, under-12 girls, 4th Katherine Strappe. Mikey and Ellen will be representing Limerick at the National Competition in Athlone on the weekend of May 24 to 26. Everyone is very proud of this great achievement!
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €120 went to Liam Shinnors & Paddy Lee. Second prize of €70 went to Breeda Ahern & Con Galligan. Third prize of €60 went to Frank Kelly & Connie Hayes and John & Rhona Coleman. Table prizes were won by Dick Laffan & Pat O’Connor.
MURROE/BOHER GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL: The club would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to the recent church gate collection. A total of €778 was collected. Thanks to everyone for their generosity and also to the many parents and friends who volunteered to stand at the collection. There was some great news for the club recently with the selection of Sarah Jane Barry, Lisa Leonard and Aine Cooke on the Limerick under-14 County Team. The team played last weekend against Waterford in the Championship and won on a score line of 5-06 to 3-09. Further good news was the selection of the following 6 players to play on the Limerick County under-16 panel for the upcoming Championship; Aoife Barry, Saoirse Barry, Aisling Regan, Grainne Regan, Shauna Ryan and Alannah Russell. This is indeed great recognition for all the girls.
MURROE-BOHER CAMOGIE: Murroe/Boher Camogie Club are taking part in Féile na nGael on the weekend of July 5 to 7. This is a hurling, camogie and handball competition for boys and girls under 14. Each year some 25,000 boys and girls take part in this festival in all 32 counties which also include London and Warwickshire. Féile involves the whole community and helps bond communities and forge friendships. This year, Murroe-Boher will be hosting a club from another county or country. Hosting a club means that a player or management team member from another club will be staying with local families in the community over the weekend. As part of this, the club will be organising events to entertain this team which will include dinner on the Friday and Saturday and a disco Saturday night. Féile is an expensive experience, but is a once in a life time experience for all the children and coaches involved, so, as a result, they are coming up with several fundraisers to raise funds to ensure it is a good experience for all involved and they will be very grateful for your continued support. Here are the upcoming fundraisers. On March 22 the annual table-quiz will take place in Crokers, Murroe at 8 pm. A table of 4 is €20 with a raffle and music afterwards. There will also be a clothing recycling drive where they accept Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and paired curtains. The collection dates are Saturday, March 23, Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 20 in the GAA Clubhouse, Murroe from 7 pm to 7.45 pm and The Community Hall in Boher from 8 pm to 8.45 pm. This is a great opportunity to clear the wardrobes and also help your local Camogie Club. If you have any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055.
BUS TO KNOCK: A bus will travel to Knock on Sunday, April 7 for Divine Mercy Day. As it leaves for Tipperary Town, it will have pick-up points at Monard, Oola, Pallasgreen, Dromkeen and Boher. Further details can be had by contacting 087 6331506 or 062 47440 after 7 pm.
CHURCH NEWS: A church gate collection will take place for Chernobyl Children on the weekend of March 23 and 24. The following are times for the Easter ceremonies; Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper are in Murroe and Boher churches at 7-30 pm, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday is in both churches at 3 pm and the Stations of the Cross at 7-30 pm. On Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil is in both churches at 8 pm. The Chrism mass in the Cathedral in Thurles which usually was on Holy Thursday will be on Wednesday evening, March 27.
EXPO 2013 IN FULL SWING: Here are some of the remaining events in this year’s Expo; on this Thursday evening there is a Genealogy workshop with practical advice in tracing your ancestors. On this Friday at 7-30 pm, there is a talk by the local Murroe Historic Society with a walk and talk at 11-30 am on Saturday through the village of Murroe. At 2 pm on Saturday, you can visit Clonkeen church and graveyard and walk in your forefather’s footsteps with Brother Coleman of Glenstal Abbey. Finally on this coming Sunday, St Patrick’s Day, there is a gathering of the O’Malley Clan, with the children’s event from 5 pm to 7 pm and the adult’s event commencing at 7 pm.
MURROE AFC: Murroe A Team played premier leaders Carew Park last weekend in the Lawson cup and put in a fine performance before eventually losing out on a 5-2 scoreline. The sides were level at 2 each with 20 minutes left. Drew Mclean and Alan O’ Carroll scored for Murroe. The B team lost 5-3 on penalties in the divisional cup after a 1-1 draw with Meanus. Noel Ryan scored. In the underage girls, the under-10 completed their U.L series of blitzes last Saturday with matches against Aisling and Holycross. Sarah Jane Flynn, Kate Madigan, Millie Hyde & Katie White excelled. The 2 under-10 boy’s teams also played in U.L and did very well also. The under-14 girls lost their unbeaten record going down 1-0 to Holycross in a game Murroe dominated but couldn’t find the net.
BALLYHOURA PROMOTING POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH: Ballyhoura Development Ltd., with support from Genio and Limerick County VEC will be delivering an innovative training programme promoting positive mental health in Croom Enterprise Centre beginning in April 2013. This programme is called ‘Go 4 It’ Personal Empowerment Programme and enables individuals to develop the necessary life skills and the required mind set to approach life in a positive proactive way. ‘Go 4 It’ aims to enable participants to become energised, empowered, motivated and equipped to embrace change take control of their lives and deal with the issues they face daily. It is envisaged that participants will become positive, independent, self directed people who gain the self-awareness, belief and confidence needed to interact effectively with other people and recognise that they have choices in their lives. The programme further aims to enable individuals to take charge of their future and avail of progression opportunities to further education, employment and voluntary work. Please note that there are separate courses for different age groups. The programme for anyone interested will commence in Ballinvreena Community Centre on April 4 and be delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10am – 2pm. It will run over a three month period from beginning of April to the end of June 2013. The programme for 18 to 35 year-olds will commence on April 5 at Croom Enterprise Centre and be delivered every Wednesday and Friday morning from 10am – 2pm. It will run over a three month period from beginning of April to the end of June 2013. For further information, please call Yvonne Griffin at (063) 91739 or (086) 0552027
THUMP BOXING: Thump boxing for fitness takes place every Thursday evening in St, Vincent’s Gym, Annacotty, at 8 pm. All are welcome. For more information, contact John on 087-9115411.