MURROE TIDY TOWNS: Murroe Tidy Towns Committee are up and running for 2013 and if you would like to volunteer to help in the weekly tidy up and give an hour of their time, please note that you can meet at the monument each Thursday at 6-30 pm. If you have hanging baskets or window boxes and would like help in filling them, contact Anne at 086 3052388.
COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT: Work has commenced on setting up a text alert scheme in the Murroe area. The idea is that suspicious activity or vehicles or persons seen in the area will be made known to the Gardaí and then, a text alert may be sent to all participants if there is cause for concern. There will be a small annual cost to help pay for the service and representatives from Murroe Community Council will call to houses for now on.
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €90 went to Mary Corcoran & Peggy Lavelle and Nonie Lonergan & Helen Doyle. Second prize of €70 went to Con Galligan & Philip Grant and Kathleen Costelloe & Breeda Ahern and Dick Laffan & Donie Coffey and Richard O’Brien & Willie Ryan and Joan & Michael Kelly. Third prize of €50 went to Liam Walsh & Jim. Table prizes went to Connie Hayes & Frank Kelly and Davy Humphreys & Seamus Reynolds.
SLIABH FEILIM SINGERS: Sliabh Feilim Singers will perform their annual summer concert in Abington Church on June 9 at 7.30pm. Proceeds will go to Cappamore Twinning Group to support a visit from Langonnet, France. All are welcome.
SUMMER ACTIVITY CAMP “AS GAEILGE”: On June 10 to 14, a Summer Camp of activities for first and second year students of the area will be held. The camp will take place at the Harty Park grounds and cost €50 for the week. The activities on offer include tag rugby, rounders, drama, cookery and crafts etc. All taking part will be encouraged to speak Irish as much as possible. If you are interested there is a registration night in the club house at 9 pm on May 29. If you have any queries, ring Helen Regan on 086 8944797.
BOHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Boher Community Development Association has planned a full weekend of events from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. On Friday, May 31, the Official Opening of the refurbished Community Centre takes place at 7 pm – all are welcome to attend. The Boher Community Development Association and Murroe-Boher GAA Club will celebrate the Boher Team’s victory, in the 1973 Junior Hurling Championship, at Boher Community Centre at 8.30 pm. On Saturday, June 1, there will be a charity cycle in aid of Cliona’s Foundation, in memory of Ciara McCarthy. The cycle will commence from Boher Community Centre at 7 pm. On Sunday, June 2, the Annual Boher Fun Day will take place at the GAA pitch, Beary’s Cross at 2 pm. Murroe-Boher Camogie Club will hold a Coffee Morning in aid of Féile on Sunday, June 2, at Boher Community Centre, at 11 am. A Spring Clean in the community will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 11 am to 1 pm. The meeting point is Boher Community Centre. The An Taisce National Spring Clean is Ireland’s largest anti-litter campaign and a great opportunity to enhance the appearance of the locality. Basic equipment (bags, bibs, litter pickers) will be provided. There will be a limited supply of gloves if required. All members of the community are most welcome to come along and join in.
MURROE/BOHER CAMOGIE CLUB: Murroe-Boher Camogie club will be having a Disco in Muintir na Tire Hall Murroe, from 8pm-10pm on this Friday, May 24 and admission is just €5. If aged between 10-16, come along and bring your friends and spread the word to everyone, the more the merrier. A great night and music is promised. On the following night, Saturday, May 25, the club will be collecting any of your unwanted clothes, paired shoes, bed linen etc, in the GAA clubhouse, Murroe from 7 pm to 7.45 pm. Contact Geraldine on 087-6722055 if you have any queries. On the following weekend, Sunday, June 2, they are holding a Coffee Morning in Boher Community Centre from 10.30 am and will have tea/coffee and a wide variety of cakes and buns, with something for everyone. All of the above are fundraisers for the under-14 Féile team. Hard luck to the under-14’s who lost out to Causeway in the under-14 B league quarter final and to the Intermediates who lost out to Na Piarsaigh in the League Final. The under-12’s are out in their last Blitz in Newcastlewest this Saturday before they begin their league campaign. Training continues for under-8’s, under-10’s and under-12’s every Wednesday in the Harty Park, Murroe from 6-30 to 7-30 pm.
MURROE-BOHER GAA CÚL CAMP: GAA Cúl camp 2013 takes place from Monday, July 8 to Friday, 12, for boys and girls aged between 6 and 13. This will be an action packed, fun-filled week of activity which revolves around maximum enjoyment and participation in Gaelic games. Encompassing hurling and football, it will run from 10-00 am to 2-30 pm each day and the cost to register is €55-00 for one child, €45-00 for a second and €40-00 for a third or fourth. You can register your children now at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie (select Murroe-Boher GAA Camp) or contact Pat Madigan at 086 1741500 or email@example.com.
MURROE AFC: The under-14 girls played the cup final last weekend hoping to add the cup to the league title already secured. A tight match with Holycross ensued with Murroe creating the better scoring chances but over normal and extra time neither team could find the net. In the penalty decider, lady luck deserted Murroe and Holycross triumphed 4-2. A great effort was put in by all the girls and management so well done on a fine season. The A team finished their season in style with a 7-1 win over Bruff. Congratulations to Eoghan Bourke on his selection for the Limerick County under-12 team and also to Laurie Quaid on her selection for the under-12 girls’ Limerick County team. Best of luck to Aine Cooke in the upcoming under-14 Gaynor Cup and to Aisling and Grainne Regan and Alannah Russell for the under-16 Gaynor cup representing Limerick County.
Murroe AFC junior men’s teams: had their end of season awards night recently at The Valley Inn, Murroe .The winners as follows; A team players player of the year, Denis O Connor, A team club-player of the year, Drew McLean & top goal-scorer, Brian Quinn. The B team players player of the year, Robert Ryan, B team club-player of the year, Declan O Connor & joint B top goal-scorers, Darragh Ryan & Noel Ryan. All managers & players would like to thank everyone who helped make the night a success and a special word of thanks to Darragh Ryan & family of the Valley Inn who have been a great help & support to the teams all year, especially Mary & staff for looking after everyone so well on the night.
KILLINURE NS SOCCER CHAMPS: The girls of fifth and sixth class in Killinure National School won the Limerick Aviva soccer title playing some great soccer en route to a final win over Granagh-Ballingarry. They went on to represent the county in the Munster final and were unlucky to be beaten. Well done to Aoife, Hazel, Anna, Karen, Aoife and Jayne. Also, on the hurling front, David Hickey has been selected to play for Limerick in the Primary game on June 9 at half time in the Limerick versus Tipperary Munster Championship semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds.
CHURCH NEWS: People are invited to do one hour’s adoration on the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 2. An important meeting of the Eucharistic ministers and readers takes place on Wednesday, June 5, at 8 pm in Murroe church. This year’s cemetery masses will take place as follows; Annagh, Friday, June 14 at 7-30 pm, Clonkeen, Friday, June 21 at 7-30 pm, Ballinure, Friday, June 28 at 7-30 pm and Abington, Sunday, July 28 at 11-30 am. Rosary and prayers will be recited at Murroe church on Sunday evenings at 6-30 pm during the month of May.
COFFEE MORNING & INFORMATION SESSION: St Michael’s College, Cappamore is holding a coffee morning & information session on Tuesday, 28th May 2013 (10 am – 1 pm) for adults and school leavers who wish to enrol in full time PLC Courses in Business/IT and Childcare at FETAC Levels 5 & 6. Students enrolling in these courses may be eligible for a PLC grant or for Back to Education Allowance. Courses will commence week beginning September 16, 2013. Places are limited and for more information please contact the college on 061 381272.