CRECORA NS: pupils took part in what must be one of the most inspirational and uplifting events of the year at UL last Saturday. The â€˜Peace Promsâ€™, which saw primary school choirs from all over Munster come together to support the world renowned Cross-Border Orchestra was performed to a huge audience of parents, teachers, and genuine music lovers. For the last number of months, school principal Catherine Tobin has been preparing 26 volunteer pupils for this event, and they took their place proudly on stage behind the orchestra. Also performing were tenor Emmanuel Lawler, piper Patrick Martin and the talented violinist Patricia Treacy. Guest of honour was Mayor of Limerick, Mr. Gerry McLoughlin. This was a fabulous occasion, which made all those hours of after-school practice well worth the effort. Well done to all.
YOUNG SCIENTIST: Congratulations to Conor Foy, a past pupil of Crecrora NS, and currently attending ColÃ¡iste ChiarÃ¡n, whose project â€˜To Design and manufacture a device to improve the timing among crew in a rowing boatâ€™ was â€˜Highly Commendedâ€™ in the Intermediate Technology category of this yearâ€™s BT Young Scientist competition in the RDS, Dublin. This is Conorâ€™s second year to qualify for the final, and he is definitely a budding scientist.
CRECORA CAMOGIE CLUB: Training for most groups has now commenced for the 2013 season. Every player is urged to make an honest effort to attend all training sessions. We would be delighted to welcome new members from our own parish and surrounding areas. Camogie provides a great social outlet for girls of all ages. It is an excellent sport for all round fitness and it promotes the ideals of fair play and teamwork. Registration day is planned for Saturday 2nd February in Crecora N.S. from 3-5pm.
CRECORA-MANISTER GAA: is collecting good quality second hand clothing for re-use. Please fill as many black bin bags as you can. Collection point is Crecora GAA pitch (dressing rooms) every Saturday at 11am for the next six weeks. We accept Menâ€™s, Womenâ€™s and Childrenâ€™s clean clothing, Bed Linen, Paired Shoes, Handbags and Belts.
TABLE QUIZ: our GAA club will hold a table quiz in Yellow Town on Fri 8th Feb, at 9pm. Entry fee is â‚¬40 per table. Raffle with great spot prizes (which each of you will bring!). Great craic guaranteed!
SCÃ“R NA Nâ€™Ã“G: Congratulations to our Irish Dancing and Quiz teams who represented their Parish, City & County at the Munster final in Mallow on Sunday. While neither team succeeded in advancing to the All-Ireland finals in Derry on this occasion, they were a credit to their families and their parish in getting this far and have vowed to return again next year. The Irish dancing team were as follows: Caoimhe Sheehan, Amy Oâ€™Connor, Aishling Coughlan, Emer Mahon, Orla Byrnes, Olive Wixted, Emer Kennedy & Aoibhinn Leahy. The Quiz team members were Cian Leahy, Cillian Burke & Neil Heffernan.
CRECORA-MANISTER GOLF SOCIETY: An update on where the society is following its first year, and what is planned for 2013. We are planning to run 3-4 outings plus a Christmas outing in Lahinch. The first outing of 2013 is booked for NCW Golf Club for Sat 23rd March. We have booked for 36 players and members can start confirming ASAP. We have around 50 people signed up to the society, and are open to new members. It will be â‚¬20 registration for 2013 and this will be collected at the NCW outing. The feedback from Lahinch was that everyone enjoyed the â€œTeamâ€ format, which made it more inclusive to the High H Cappers/ beginners. We will mix the outings between singles/team events (Various formats). We have 2 sponsors on board already for 2013. Tommie Enright of Yellowtown and Donal Creaton of Holmes Oâ€™ Malley Sexton and for this, we are very grateful. If any of you feel that you can help in this regard, please let me know. Lahinch has already been booked for Sat 30th Nov for our Christmas outing.
CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING: Mungret/Raheen/Crecora parish will provide training in the Keeping Safe Programme (Child Protection Training) on Thursday 31st January, 2013 in the Millennium Centre. This training is of particular interest to all those working with children or vulnerable adults in the parish. Contact the Parish Office at 061 210869.
â€¨ALTAR SERVERS: Fr Chris Oâ€™Donnell and Aoife Walsh of the Pastoral Centre will provide training for Altar Servers (from the three Churches) on Thursday 7th February at 7.30pm in Raheen Church. New servers always welcome.