45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €120 went to Bob & David Richardson. Second prize of €80 went to John & Rhona Coleman and Pat & Liz Grant and Pat O’Connor & Patsy Laffan. Third prize of €70 went to Davy Holmes & John Lynch and Enda Coughlan & Betty McKeon and Liz Barron & Paudie Laffan. Table prizes were won by Kathleen Boyle & Peggy Fitzgerald and Philip Grant & Con Galligan.
CHURCH NEWS: Murroe/Boher GAA wishes to thank all who contributed to their recent church gate collection. The recent Friends of Lisnagry church gate collection realised a total of €1420 and the organisers wish to thank all for their generosity. Parishioners are invited to become readers and/or Eucharistic Minsters and it is hoped to commission new Eucharistic Ministers on this coming Easter. Please contact any priest or Parish Renewal Team for further details. Trocaire boxes are also still available.
MILFORD HOSPICE RUN: The St Stephen’s Day Walk and Fun Run for Milford Hospice raised a total of €1550 and the organisers wish to thanks all participants and contributors.
MURROE TIDY TOWNS: Murroe Tidy Towns are holding a Table Quiz on this coming Friday, March 1, at Crokers bar and all are welcome. A table of four will cost €20-00 and your support would be very much appreciated.
MURROE AFC: The A team travelled to Hyde last Sunday and emerged with a credible 0-0 draw. The B’s had an excellent 2-1 win at home to Athlunkard. Barry Duggan, with a cracker, and Jack Donnelly netted for Murroe. In the 12,s, Murroe were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Holycross having led 1-0. A well taken penalty from Jack O’ Carroll accounted for Murroe’s tally. Both under-10 teams travelled to U.L and played 3 matches in total. Murroe drew the 1st match, 0-0 v Holycross before accounting for Charleville 2-1. Jay Ryan and Brian O’ Keefe scored. The younger 10’s had one match v Kilmallock and drew 1-1. Cillian Quaid netted. The under-10 girls also travelled to U.L playing 2 matches, drawing the 1st 1-1 v Regional, Aisling Moloney scored before losing the 2nd 1-0 to Holycross. Emma Barry, Orlaith Hickey and Emma Kett played some excellent football on the day.
MURROE-BOHER CAMOGIE: Murroe-Boher camogie will be serving refreshments after 11-30 am mass in the Muintir Na Tire Hall on Sunday, March 10 until 4 pm. Please come down and support the club and have a cuppa, bun and a chat. Also well done to the intermediate team who won their first league game of 2013 last Saturday against Na Piarsaigh and they will take on Clanmaurice this Saturday, March 2,at a venue yet to be confirmed. Check out Facebook for venue and time.
MURROE TWINNING GROUP: The Murroe Twinning Group will be hosting a Cake Sale on March 8 & 9 across from the Roman Catholic Church at the GAA Clubhouse. There will be various baked goods available. Please stop by around 7 pm on the 8th and Noon on the 9th to tantalize your taste buds. This fundraiser will help the Twinning Group as they host the French this autumn. Anyone is most welcome to join! The next meeting will be on February 26 at the Community Hall. Please ring Kathryn if you`ve any questions about the group at (061)-386500.
MURROE-BOHER GAA SENIOR DRAW: Murroe-Boher senior hurlers now know the details of their opponents in this year’s County Championship and it is vital that a good start is availed of as four teams are being relegated this year in a change for 2014 championship. One of the teams in Murroe-Boher’s group for this year is Adare who will be a tough nut to crack with Knockainey and Bruree the other two teams. Murroe-Boher face Adare in the first round in the middle of May and this should set down a marker for the form of the locals. Senior training is now underway under manager Ger Hegarty and selectors Sean O’Neill and Michael John O’Brien.
NATIONAL TREE WEEK: National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. It is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland. National Tree Week will take place from 3-9 March 2013. This year, the theme is ‘A Feast of Trees’ and with this theme, we are asking people to recognise and celebrate the role of trees in providing food for humans, birds, bees and other wildlife. The range of foods from trees - fruit, nuts, seeds, oils, leaves, roots and bark will be highlighted, along with the relationship between trees, bees, pollination and food crop production.
WITNESS MUSICAL: The Witness is a musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness a Musical”, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8 pm. This production, which is being staged just before Easter, is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.
FRIENDS OF LIMERICK ‘73: Friends of Limerick are a recently formed committee with the aim of raising funds for Charity. The Charities we have chosen are Milford Care Center, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick with all monies raised divided equally between the three Charities. With this idea in mind and this year 2013 being the 40th anniversary of Limerick last All Ireland Senior hurling title win, it is hoped with co--operation of the Players of that famous panel to get replica Limerick jerseys and hurleys autographed. The jerseys and hurleys will be auctioned and raffled. Friends of Limerick’73 will be launched in Moore’s Bar Doon on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at 8.30pm followed by table quiz at 9.30pm all are welcome. We will be holding a number of other fundraisers over the coming months and would appreciate any sponsorship/spot prizes you could provide. More details will follow over the coming weeks.
THE COUNTRY BOY: Emly Variety Players present John Murphy’s Three Act Play “The Country Boy” on this Saturday and Sunday,, March 2 and 3 and Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, in Halla Naoimh Ailbhe, Emly, at 8.15 nightly.