MURROE-BOHER GAA: Murroe-Boher rounded off a very good week on Sunday by winning the first ever East Limerick Under 21 12-a-side Hurling Final at Boher. The two teams met in Round 1 at Harty Park, Murroe, on March 16 when Murroe-Boher won comfortably but Caherline were determined to restore pride second time around and really took the game to Murroe-Boher. Murroe/Boher started well with a long range point from Mike Dee but this was the only time the locals were to be in front until the closing minutes. Caherline played like players possessed and fired over two quick points before a defensive mistake in the Murroe/Boher square cost dearly and by half time this goal remained the difference with the sides at 1.06 to 6 points. The 2nd half saw both sides exchange score for score with top quality hurling and very intense play. Mike Ryan’s free taking kept Murroe/Boher always within reach as did some good team work up front that paid off with good points from both Karl Cusack and Mike Ryan. But it was a Joe Keays goal that eventually put Murroe/Boher in front 8 minutes from time. Keays went on a blistering 40 metre run before crashing the ball to the Caherline net from 25 metres out. Not beaten yet, Caherline responded with two superb points to level the match but Mike Ryan’s clinical free taking punished two Caherline indiscretions. Caherline besieged the Murroe/Boher goal in the last minutes before the final whistle sounded but could not get that much needed score. The final score was Murroe-Boher 1.11, Caherline 1.09. The Murroe/Boher lineout was; Conor Moore, David Quigley, Steven Casey, John Ryan, Kevin Boyle, Brian Mackey, Micheál Ryan, Joe Keays (1 goal), Mike Dee (1 pt), Eoghan Tuohey, Mike Ryan / Captain (7 pts; 4 from frees), Karl Cusack (3 pts). Subs; Shane Egan for K. Boyle, K. Boyle for B. Mackey (injured), Dean Body, Gary Ryan, Shane Meehan, Darragh Nolan.
MURROE/BOHER CAMOGIE CLUB: Murroe/Boher Camogie club would like to thank everyone who kindly gave in 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 7pm-7.45pm in the GAA clubhouse, Murroe. Any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055. Huge congratulations to Killinure N.S, who after emerging from the East division of the primary schools mini-sevens, went on to win the county final in UL on May 2. They had great wins over Galbally (South), on a score-line of 2-3 to 1-2, Kilfinny (West), on a score-line of 1-2 to 0-2 and Milford (City), on a score-line of 4-2 to 2-1. Great skill was shown by everyone throughout the tournament. The panel was Aoife Kinsella, Aoife O’Connor, Deirdre Crowe, Hazel Hourigan (Captain), Karen Cunningham, Anna Madigan, Jayne Ryan and Charlotte Walsh. On completion of this tournament, Karen Cunningham has been nominated to represent Limerick at half time in Croke Park on either All-Ireland semi-final or final day. Well done Karen. Hard luck to the under-16’s who lost out to Galbally in the league semi-final, on May 3, on a score-line of 1-1 to 0-2. It was heartbreaking for the girls who had lead most of the match only to concede a goal and a point late on. Minor training will be commencing Friday night, May 10 at 7 pm, at a venue yet to be decided. Best of luck to the Intermediates who are in the League semi-final on this Saturday, May 11. Please check out the Facebook page for venue of Minor training and venue and time of the Intermediate match.
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. Our u-16 girls remain on target for a league/cup double after defeating Holycross 4-0 in the cup semi final last weekend. Alannagh Russell, Aisling Regan Grainne Regan and a stunning 35 yard pile-driver from Shauna Ryan accounted for Murroe’s tally. Aoife Barry Saoirse Barry and Anna Ryan put in superb performances. The senior ladies had a great week accounting for Listowel in both open cup and league ties over the past week. Fiona Ryan and a Niamh Richardson hat trick completed the scoring for a dominant Murroe team. The A team had 2 matches in the past week losing 2-1 to Knockainey with Drew McLean scoring before defeating Corbally 2-1 with Brian Quinn and Michael Ryan scoring.
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €80 went to Frank Doyle & Jeremy Riordan. Second prize of €70 went to Davy Holmes & John Lynch. Third prize of €60 went to Joan & Michael Kelly and Frank Kelly & Connie Hayes and Kathleen Costelloe & Tom O’Malley and Paddy Owens & Eamonn Cooke.
CHURCH NEWS: 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.
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE: Ballyhoura Development will run a Start your own Business course for individuals who have a business idea and are in business or who have just started a business and for “Back to work Enterprise allowance” participants. It will commence on Tuesday, May 7, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for 6 Tuesdays at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, Co Limerick. Please Contact John Hassett, Enterprise Officer, Ballyhoura Development, Kilfinane, Co Limerick at 063 91300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY PHONE LINK: Ballyhoura Rural Services (BRS) is now operating a ‘Community Phone Link’ service, in addition to their existing visitation service. ‘Community Phone Link’ consists of a friendly phone call once or twice a week from a trained member of staff and is available to anybody in the Ballyhoura area who would appreciate a regular call, particularly elderly people. The service is free of charge and operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. If you would like to register for this service, or if you know somebody who may be interested in receiving a friendly call, please contact Kay Kennedy at 061 383666.
SPRING CLEAN CAMPAIGN: Limerick County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people to get involved in the 14th annual National Spring Clean Campaign. An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Ambassador and Model, Sarah McGovern recently launched the country’s largest anti-litter initiative by joining staff from the Local Authority’s Environment Section to participate in a clean-up at The Old School House in Grange. Participation in this year’s campaign, which takes place from April 1 to 30, is open to individuals, schools, businesses, and community groups. In 2012, approximately 180 local groups took part in the month-long campaign with more than a half a million people nationally coming together to organise clean-up events in their communities. Groups and individuals that register to participate are issued clean-up kits containing valuable tips on how to hold a successful clean-up event, posters to advertise an event, plastic bags in which to collect litter and recyclable material, and tabards and gloves. Persons or groups interested in registering for the campaign can do so directly via the National Spring Clean website at www.nationalspringclean.org or by calling the National Spring Clean hotline on (01) 4002219/4002220. Groups requiring additional equipment or wishing to arrange for the collection of bagged waste should contact Limerick County Council’s Environment Section at 061 49 62 64. All waste should be segregated. For example, recyclables should be placed in one bag and general waste in a separate bag. Unfortunately, it is not possible for the Council to remove green waste and road sweepings collected by individuals or groups. Prevent Waste - check out www.freetradeireland.ie.
MARANATHA PRAYER MINISTRY: Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you for the Healing Retreat through the Ministry of Rev. Fr. Liam Kelly, O.F.M. Ennis and Aidan Gallagher, E.W.T.N., Ireland, enriched with the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration, Word of God, Healing Mass, Praise and Worship, Confession, and Spirit Filled Music by the lively Maranatha Gospel Choir on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 2.30 pm to 7.30 pm at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea sandwiches, buns in hall after and everyone is welcome!