COMMUNITY GAMES: Our swimming team had a great outing in Askeaton last Sunday. We are really proud of all participants, and congratulations go to our medal winners: Ciarán Foster (4th u12s breast stroke), Conor Hannon (1st u12s free style), Rory Hannon (1st u12 breast stroke) and Vivienne Hannon (2nd u8 freestyle). Our relay team finished a very credible fourth in the final. Full list of competitors was: Rían O’Byrne, Tara Lane, Ciarán Foster, Conor Hannon, Rory Hannon, and Vivienne Hannon. On Saturday, our Futsal team put in a mighty performance in the final series of county games. While they did not end up in the medal places, they only lost by small margins and represented their area with pride and passion.
IRISH CHESS TITLE FOR FORMER CRECORA N.S. PUPIL: This year the Irish Junior Chess Championships was held in (Munster) and hosted in Shannon, Co. Clare on April 5th - 7th 2013. The venue was the splendid setting of the Oakwood Arms hotel and the tournament organiser was none other than Shannon man Mr. Stephen Danaher. The junior championships are a big family event which attracts the best from all around Ireland and even some from abroad. This year was no exception as it attracted 133 competitors. Age groups taking part included u8, u10, u12, u14, u16, and u19. The competition is played over 3 days (Friday to Sunday). The competition was a resounding success for all who competed for the various titles. Parents in particular couldn’t lavish enough praise on the venue and the organisers. The controller for the competition was well known chess personality Mr. John Alfred, from Adare Co. Limerick. Other team members who assisted in game monitoring, included Mr. John Cassidy (Ennis & Munster Delegate ICU), Mrs. Olive Weeks (Kilfinane), Mr. Thomas Dunne (Ballinasloe) and Mr. Noel Keating (Treasurer ICU). At the end of a gripping week end of tension and drama the winners eventually emerged. All the prize winners were presented with their trophies by the Chairman of the ICU Mr. Jonathan O’Connor. Geoffrey Keating a former pupil from Crecora National School won the under 16 Irish Title after a nerve wrecking two game blitz play off which decided this particular competition. His brother Thomas also a former pupil came joint 4th in the under 14 section.
CRECORA CAMOGIE CLUB: A reminder to all parishioners that we are currently collecting unwanted but reusable clothes, handbags, belts, ties and shoes. Now that the winter woollies are being discarded, perhaps you could pack these items into black bags. Any member of the club would be glad to accept them, and collection can be arranged if necessary. The appointed collection location and date is Crecora GAA Club on Tuesday April 23rd from 7 to 8pm
MPCC CREDIT UNION IMPORTANT NOTICE: A representative of the Limerick Citizens Information Service will once again be in attendance in the Dooradoyle office of MPCC Credit Union on Wednesday, April 24 from 10.30am – 12.30pm. This is an outreach service that takes place on the last Wednesday of every month for members who wish to avail of the services of the Limerick Citizens Information Service, who provide information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services. Topics covered include health & family matters, social welfare, taxation, housing, consumer affairs and education amongst others. Information and advice is provided on a free, confidential, independent and impartial basis to all. All meetings take place in a private room and operate on a drop-in basis with no appointments necessary. Having this service on your doorstep is a real benefit of being a member of the credit union and MPCC encourages members to avail of this service if you have any queries or concerns regarding public services or your rights and entitlements.