MURROE/BOHER CAMOGIE: The annual Murroe/Boher Camogie Club church gate collection will be held on this coming weekend, December 7/8. On Friday night, November 22, Murroe/Boher camogie club held its annual Intermediate award night in Hanley’s of Boher. Congratulations to the following who received awards on the night; Player of the Year: Catriona Laffan, Players’ Player of the Year: Caroline Hickey, Young Player of the Year: Ruth O’Connor and Best Attendance at training: Helena Hayes, Catriona Laffan and Caroline Hickey. We also presented three fun awards on the night: Biggest Moaner: Helena Hayes, Most Competitive: Catriona Laffan and Most Blonde: Lisa Ryan. Also, on the night, the under-14 girls who won the League final and under-16 girls who won the County final were presented with their medals. The club wishes to thank everyone that brought food on the night and to the girls who provided the music. An enjoyable night was had by all.
PHARMACY TO OPEN: A new pharmacy will open in Murroe village on Monday, December 9, opposite the church. As the village population has risen greatly over the last ten years, it will be a much-needed resource for the area.
45 DRIVE RESULTS: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €80 went to Paschal & Liz Grant and John Lynch & Richie O’Brien. Second prize of €60 went to Dick Laffan & Donie Coffey. Third prize of €50 went to Kathleen Costelloe & Liz Barron and Kathleen Boyle & Peggy Fitzgerald and Tom & Maureen Laffan. Table prizes were won by Tom O’Malley & Jeremy Riordan and Frank Kelly & Connie Hayes.
CRAFT FAIR RAFFLE: Last Sunday’s Craft/Food Fair raffle winners are as follows: 1st, Alan & Ronan Kirby, Ballyneety, 2nd, Killian Murphy, Abbeyleix, 3rd, Anne Costelloe, c/o Jim Dunlea, 4th, Sarah Tuohy, Castleconnell, 5th, Maureen Costelloe, c/o Jim Dunlea, 6th, John O’Gorman, Dooneen, Weight of Cake, Hannah Ryan, Murroe, shells in jar, 1st, Michael Fitzsimons, Ballysimon, 2nd, Jim Connolly, Dromkeen. The ICA wish to thank all who contributed to the Fair and Santa photographs are now available.
NEW YEAR DRAMA: If you are interested in getting involved in a dramatic production in the New Year, please contact Olivia at 086 0858159 or 087 9776042 and all are very welcome.
CHURCH NEWS: There will be new mass arrangements for 2014, with each of the surrounding parishes to Murroe/Boher parish having one less mass each weekend. These parishes have just 6 priests, two semi-retired (over 75 years of age) doing 18 masses at present. The arrangement for the New Year, starting on the weekend of January 5/6, 2014 will be; Saturday evening at 6-30 pm in Murroe with 10-00 am Sunday mass in Boher and 9 am and 11-30 am Sunday masses in Murroe. The CD of the Junior Choir is still for dale with all profits going to St> Vincent’s, Lisnagry. They are available in all retail outlets in Murroe.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Murroe/Boher Historical Society presents a talk by Sean Hogan on ‘The Black and Tans in North Tipperary’ in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, on this Thursday, December 5 at 8-30 pm. Sean will have signed copies of his book of the same title for sale at €20-00. The Society’s 2014 calendar is still on sale with photographic views of the parish bridges by Eric Laumenech. Extra copies have had to be printed due to a high demand on this calendar which is beautifully finished and will look well on any wall during 2014.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION CLINIC: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Newport, on this Thursday, December 5 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
MURROE AFC: Last week was another busy weekend for the club. In the girls under-12s premier league Murroe had a 2-0 victory over Croom with Cara Griffin and Leanne Ryan scoring for Murroe. Sarah Fitzgerald and Laurie Quaid excelled also. Also, in the girls section, the under- 14s travelled to Mungret and won comprehensively on a 10-2 scoreline. Anna Madigan scored a hat trick and Orla Regan and Bethany Cantillon had a brace each, Ruan O Donovan, Ailish Reynolds and Deirdre Crowe (who had a superb match) completed the scoring. Murroe A team lost 3-1 to St Patrick’s in The Lawson Cup with Brian Quinn on the mark for Murroe. In the under-10 Boys, Murroe played in a blitz competition at home and Murroe defeated Pallas 5-0, with Aaron Roulston, Liam Quaid with 2, Cillian Quaid and Joe Shanahan scoring. Murroe then defeated Cappamore 5-0 with Brian 2 Aaron 1 and Daniel, with 2, scoring for Murroe. The soccer draw is back with a super prize fund with a 1st prize of €1000 euro, 5 X €100, Turkey and Ham, Ponaire Hamper, Christmas hamper, drinks hamper, 10 prizes of €50 each plus many more. Tickets are €5 each, same as last year, with a book of 12 tickets costing €50. Your support as always is much appreciated for this, our main fundraiser of the year. Tickets are available from any committee member, team manager or phone Noel Regan on 086-8109682.
BOHER DEVELOPMENT: The results of the Progressive 45 are as follows; First - Joe and Patricia Carroll, second - Liz Barron and Kathleen Boyle and third - Dick Laffan and Michael Tuohy and Peggy Fitzgerald and Thomas O ‘Malley. The table Prize: Brendan Quirke and Francis Boyle. The Christmas Market is on this Sunday, December 8, at 2 pm, at Boher Community Centre. This Market promises to be bigger and better than last year. There will be in excess of 25 stalls and Santa Clause will also attend. All are welcome! Boher Parish Calendar 2014 is on sale from all local businesses, committee members and the Sacristy, Boher Church. The cover has a unique photo of the four Munster medal recipients from our local GAA club. It contains beautiful shots of local events held throughout the year. The cost is €5.
CHRISTMAS FAIR: With the festive period fast approaching Limerick Youth Service will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Thursday, December 12, at the city centre youth space, from 10-2 pm. The Fair, one of the most popular events in the calendar, will give the public the opportunity to experience a Christmas Fair, Limerick Youth Service style! There will be an array of goods available from books to paintings, bric-a-brac, bird houses and more, while patrons will have the opportunity to sample some of the festive cuisine from our award winning bakery team.