MURROE AFC: The club has excellent news this week with both the under-14 Girls and under-16 Girls winning their respective league titles. On Thursday the under-16’s drew 1-1 with Holycross to win the title outright with Shauna O Dwyer scoring the all important goal, while, on the same night, other results in the under-14’s division meant that Murroe secured the league. Having finished level on points with Holycross both clubs sportingly decided to share the title. The under-14’s then played Herbertstown in the Cup quarter-final on Friday and goals from Lisa Leonard, Aine Cooke and Lonnie Kelly secured safe passage to the semis. The under-14’s and under-16’s were presented with their trophies and medals after their matches. The A team kept their promotion hopes alive by completing a 4-0 over Athlunkard with Alan Carroll hitting 2 and Brian Quinn and an OG accounted for Murroe’s tally. The B’s, whose season is coming to a close, lost to Moyross with Darragh Ryan scoring for Murroe.
MARIAN SOCILA CLUB: The Marian Club is back in action again following a break due to the recent very cold weather. It is on every Wednesday night at 7-30 pm and new members are most welcome.
IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic on this Thursday, April 11, from 6-00 pm to 9-00 pm at the Newport Community Centre.
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €90 went to Pat & Liz Grant. Second prize of €60 went to Seamus Reynolds & Garrett Kennedy. Third prize of €50 went to Tom O’Malley & Davy Humphreys. Table prizes were won by Tess & Lorraine and Frank Kelly & Connie Hayes.
STARS OF CAMOGIE CLUB: The club would like to congratulate Aoife Barry and Lisa Ryan who made their inter-county debut last week playing for the Limerick Minor Camogie team in the All-Ireland Minor A championship and won on a score-line of 4-14 to 1-04. As part of the Camogie Féile fundraiser, the club is doing a clothing recycling drive where they accept Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and paired curtains. The next collection date is on this 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.
CHURCH NEWS: The Trocaire collection to date has realised a total of €3320 and if you have a box still outstanding, please forward as soon as possible. Murroe Tidy Towns committee are holding a church gate collection on this coming weekend, April 13 and 14. They are trying to raise money for a polytunnel to raise their own flowers and plants in the future.
COMMUNITY ALERT MEETING: The next Community Alert meeting will take place in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe on Tuesday, April 16 at 8-30 pm. All are welcome.
SET DANCING IN BOHER: Set dancing for adults ahs resumed at the Community Centre, Boher on Thursday nights at 7-30 pm and all are welcome. Children’s classes take place on Fridays at 5-00 pm.
CANCER SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will be held at Madaboy House, Abington on Saturday, April 27 between 10-30 am and 1-00 pm. The house is approximately 400 m from Abington Enterprise Centre.
MURROE FAMILIES NEEDED TO HOST TEENAGERS: TY Europe is looking for kind responsible families to host French, Spanish and German teenagers during the summer holidays, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
WOMEN SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE: ‘Let’s Talk’ is a 12 Week Programme in East Limerick for Women Survivors of Domestic Abuse with professional facilitators. There is no charge and for further information contact Jess at Adapt Domestic Abuse Services at 061 412354
BOHER MACRA: Boher Macra will be hosting a Charity Alternative Table-Quiz on this Friday, April 12, in Hanley’s Pub, Boher at 8 pm. €20 per table of 4. All proceeds on the night will go to Cliona’s Foundation, who provides financial assistance for critically ill children. There will be raffle tickets on sale on the days leading up to the quiz and on the night. For more information on the quiz, contact Macra on email@example.com or on their Facebook page. All support will be greatly appreciated.