GOW FAMILY SAYS THANKS: The recent fundraising for Limerick Marine search and rescue which included the recent tractor run was a major success. The sum of €10000 was donated at a handover recently in Power’s public house, Abington, Murroe. It was thanks to the local efforts of the community and in particular Jodie Power. The Gow family are so extremely grateful to everyone who took part and gave a hand as, at the time of Herbert Gow’s death, they were amazed at the help and support of friends and neighbours and, in particular, the Limerick Marine Search & Rescue which meant so much to the Gow family at that time.
45 DRIVE: The winners of the last two weeks’ 45 Drives were: week 1, First prize of €170 went to Paddy Rainsford & Jeremy Riordan. Second prize of €60 went to John & Rhona Coleman. Third prize of €50 went to Breeda Ahern & Kathleen Costelloe and Paddy Owens & Eamonn Cooke. Table prizes went to Dick Laffan & Donie Coffey and Patsy Laffan & Pat O’Connor. Week 2; First prize of €90 went to Kathleen Boyle & Peggy Fitzgerald. Second prize of €60 went to Philip Grant & Davy Humphreys and Richard O’Brien & Willie Ryan and Paddy Rainsford & Mike Blackwell. Third prize of €50 went to Connie Hayes & Frank Kelly and Patsy Laffan & Pat O’Connor. Table prizes went to Mrs Quigley & Nora Lonergan and Nonie Lonergan & Helen Doyle.
CHURCH NEWS: The collection for the clerk at Boher church takes place on this coming weekend. A special candle will be lit each day in the local masses for all students partaking in examinations this year. 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. A special tribute to grandparents at the masses in Murroe and Boher will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 10-00 am mass in Boher and 11-30 am mass in Murroe. There is a national celebration of grandparents each year but the Parish Renewal Team wants to recognise all the good that grandparents do in the community.
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.
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: A huge congratulations to the Intermediates who qualified for the league final after a fantastic league semi-final win last Saturday, beating Ballybrown on a score-line of 6-8 to 1-4. It was a great display by all the girls and they fought hard from the word go and never let Ballybrown get an inch all through the game. They got an ideal start when they scored a goal after 2 minutes and added five more goals before the break, to leave the locals in a great position for the second half. They kept the pressure on Ballybrown again in the second half and never gave them a chance to get on top and were delighted when the final whistle came as it was a well deserved victory and the girls deserved it. The panel for the game was: Aine Fogarty, Helena Hayes, Anne O’Connor, Fiona O’Malley, Ruth O’Connor, Mary Ryan, Catherine McCormack, Fiona Toomey, Michelle Norris, Mairead O’Brien (1-0), Catriona Laffan (0-4), Niamh Richardson (2-4), Caroline Hickey (2-0), Eleanor Murnane, Aisling Regan (1-0). Subs: Lisa Ryan for Caroline Hickey, Amy Lynch for Mairead O’Brien, Laura Keays for Eleanor Murnane, Ruth Fitzgerald for Aisling Regan, Orla Holmes, Emer Richardson and Mary O’Connor. The league final is fixed for Saturday, May 18, against Na Piarsaigh at 5 pm, venue yet to be confirmed. Please check out Facebook page for the venue. Also well done to the under-14s who qualified for the league quarter final after beating Galbally on a score line of 8-2 to 2-1. They played extremely well throughout the whole game and are improving greatly with ever match they play. The club would like to thank everyone who kindly gave their unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, bags etc for the recent clothes collection for the Féile team. Monies raised will go a long way in preparing the team for Féile. Due to its success, they have decided to continue to collect good quality unwanted clothes, paired shoes, bed linen, bags, toys etc. on the last Saturday of every month from 7 pm-7.45 pm in the GAA clubhouse, Murroe. Any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055.
MURROE A.F.C: Soccer summer camp takes place in Tubber, Murroe, from July 15 to 19, at reduced cost of €65. For early bookers on summersoccerschools.ie there’s a limited special offer to see an Irish match in the Aviva Stadium Dublin for free. If there’s enough interest, Murroe A.F.C will look at getting a bus to go to Ireland v Faroe Islands on Friday, June 7. There are llimited tickets so book early.