MURROE/BOHER GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL: The under-16 girls contested the A County Final last Wednesday in South Liberties v St Bridget’s. After a fantastic game of football Murroe Boher lost out on a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-10. The 1st half was an extremely tight affair with defences well on top for both sides. Amy O’ Brien opened the scoring for Murroe/Boher with a well taken point. Further points from Lisa Leonard, Alannagh Russell and Grainne Regan kept them well in touch. Then just before half time, after a superb length of the pitch move, Amy O’ Brien finished smartly to the net to give Murroe/Boher a 1 point advantage at half time, 1-04 to 0-06. St Bridget’s started the 2nd half the brighter and tacked on 3 points to an Alannagh Russell reply for Murroe/Boher. Then Murroe/Boher scored a fantastic goal after a 50 metre run by Grainne Regan, beating 4 defenders, before smashing the ball into the top corner of the net. Aoife Barry then made two outstanding saves when goals looked certain. The game turned in the 47th minute when St Bridget’s broke up an attack and swept up field to score an excellent goal. Within 60 seconds a 2nd goal by Bridget’s gave Murroe/Boher a mountain to climb. Four further points by Grainne Regan and scores from Orla Regan and Alannagh Russell narrowed the scoreline to 4 points but unfortunately time ran out. This was a superb match of the highest quality and well done to St Bridget’s on their victory. With 12 of the starting 15 underage again next year for Murroe Boher the team and management vowed to leave no stone unturned to bring the title to the parish next year. The team was as follows; Aoife Barry, Mary O’ Reilly, Mikaela O’ Connor, Rebecca Lee, Anna Ryan, Saoirse Barry, Sarah Jane Barry, Aisling Regan, Shauna Ryan, Alannagh Russell, Grainne Regan, Aine Cooke, Amy O’ Brien, Lisa Leonard, Orla Regan, Laura Walsh, Sarah Clohessy, Nicole Whelan and Niamh Holmes [injured]
MURROE A.F.C: The under-16 girls got their campaign off to a great start with a 2-1 win over Charleville last Sunday. Goals from Shauna Ryan and Roisin O Mara accounted for Murroe’s tally. The under-12 girls received a walkover from Castle Utd. The 13’s also played in the Munster Cup in Aisling Annacotty performing well on the day playing 3 matches winning one and losing 2 narrowly. The under-11 boys lost 4-2 away to Holycross and the 13’s lost 3-2 also to Holycross having led 2-0. Eoghan Burke and Sean Quigley, on his debut, scored. The A team lost 2-0 away to Hospital in the Munster Junior cup.
MURROE FOOTPATH: The new footpath at the front of Ros Fearna/The Meadows area is nearing completion and the estate in the middle of the village of Murroe, The Oaks, is now being taken over by Limerick County Council according to the Leas-Chathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, John Egan, MCC.
TRACTOR RUN 2013: With a mighty roar, this year’s tractor run from Murroe to Ballinahinch attracted a total of 143 tractors for the event and, so far, has raised nearly €10,500 with more to come in the next few weeks. The money raised this year will go to Milford Hospice. More information on the final returns will be available in the coming weeks.
JOHN ENRIGHT FESTIVAL: This year Castleconnell commences the inaugural Castleconnell John Enright Festival from October 11 to 13. John Enright was a 3 times World Champion Flycaster from the 1890s and is a famous Castleconnell son. The festival incorporates Spey Casting, Overhead Casting, ‘Have A Go’ Competition for those who wish to try casting for the first time, Children’s Art Workshops, Trad night at Guerins, a One Act Play (Life of John Enright) at the ACM Holly Tree Theatre, Children’s Entertainment, Cabaret at the Castleoaks Hotel, Riverside Art, Memories of Castleconnell Shop, Historical River Tour, John Enright Memorabilia Exhibition and more. All are welcome to attend.
CANNABIS AND YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: A talk on the effects on cannabis on youth mental health will be held at Newport Community Centre on Friday, October 4, at 8.15 PM. This talk is aimed at informing anyone involved with young people of the impact of cannabis on youth mental health. Topics include Exploring the impact of cannabis as a substance, risk factors for youth mental health, protective factors, link with cannabis and youth mental health, and the Facilitators are Joe Slattery and David McPhillips. For further information please contact Joe Slattery at 086 4163509.
MURROE TWINNING PROJECT: As these notes are being prepared, a full visit from our friends from Evry-Gregy, near Paris, is in full swing. Murroe has been twinned with Evry-Gregy since 1997 and many visits over to France and vice-versa have taken place and many friendships cemented. A full report of all the goings-on from this weekend will be available next week.