Feb 2

Sean Hogg

Reporter:

Sean Hogg

MURROE MARIAN CLUB REOPENS: Murroe Marian Club will recommence operations on Wednesday next, February 6, 2013, at 7-30 pm in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. Please note the earlier starting time and new members are always welcome.

MURROE MARIAN CLUB REOPENS: Murroe Marian Club will recommence operations on Wednesday next, February 6, 2013, at 7-30 pm in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. Please note the earlier starting time and new members are always welcome.

MURROE AFC: The under-10 boys travelled to U.L for the 1st series of blitz games and defeated Herbertstown 3-0 and then drew 0-0 with Charleville. Jay Ryan scored 2 and Cillian O’ Shea also scored. The under-12’s travelled to Rathkeale and lost 5-2 with Devon Ryan and Jack O’ Carroll netting. The under-10 girls also played in U.L drawing 2-2 with Charleville before losing out 3-0 to Corbally. Aoibhe Butler and Rose Clancy scored the Murroe goals. The under-14’s started their league campaign with a comprehensive 8-1 win over Mungret. Hat tricks from Sarah Jane Barry and Karen Cunningham with a brace from Lisa Leonard accounted for Murroe’s tally.

MURROE/BOHER CAMOGIE: Murroe-Boher Camogie would like to say congratulations to Saoirse Barry, Grainne Regan, Aoife Barry, Mary O’Reilly, Lisa Leonard and Siobhan O’Connor (Capt) who were all members of the St. Joseph’s, Doon, team that won the Munster D Ladies Football final beating Blackwater CS, Lismore and hard luck to Ashling Regan who was the captain of the St.Mary’s, Newport, team that were unlucky to lose out to Templemore in the Munster Junior Camogie final. A special mention also for Fiona Toomey who was part of the team management. New players are also very welcome and if you are interested in joining the under-age or Intermediate teams, please contact 087 6258988.

BOHER PARISH SOCIAL: Boher parish Social will take place on this Friday, February 1, at 9 pm, in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish. Music will be by Sam O’Doherty and admission is €10 which includes finger food. Tickets are available from the bars in Boher or any committee member and a great night is promised!

CHURCH NEWS: Rev Fr Gerard Hennessy, Spiritual Director of St. Joseph’s Young Priests’ Society, invites you to come and spend an hour in prayer and adoration at the Marian Hall, Tipperary on this Sunday, February 3 at 3 pm. The Cashel & Emly Archdiocese pilgrimage to Lourdes for 2013 will take place from June 16 to 21, a total of 5 nights. The fully inclusive cost will be €699 and booking forms are available now from the pilgrim section of Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggott Street, Dublin 2. The contact number is 01 2410811, 01 2410810 and the pilgrimage director is Fr Tom Hearne, Lower Main Street, Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary, telephone 0504 51230. Application forms are also available for the Assisted/Invalid section. Enquiries please to Rev Thomas O’Connell, Cathedral Presbytery, Thurles, Co Tipperary, telephone 0504 28829 from February 18, 3013. Enquiries for the Youth Section should be directed to Rev Pat Coffey at 0504 20528.

MULKEAR FISHERIES TALKS: MulkearLIFE / Inland Fisheries Ireland are delighted to announce details of an exciting block of free illustrated talks taking place in February 2013. The talks form part of MulkearLIFE’s Environmental Education Programme, an outreach programme in local schools and the local community in the Mulkear catchment area. The talks will focus on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of Ireland and in particular the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation. They will take place over four Tuesday evenings and will include leading experts sharing their knowledge on farming and conservation and biodiversity management. The series will include the fascinating story of Atlantic salmon in the River Shannon, including new information never before known on their genetic makeup. It will include the scary story of what is emerging in terms invasive non-native animals and plants, which are arriving into Ireland. It will also include a story looking to the future, of building partnerships for sustainable fisheries. The series of talk’s promises to be varied and exciting, with a great line-up of speakers. The venue for all talks is the Inland Fisheries Ireland office, Ashbourne Business Park, Dock Road, Limerick. There is plenty of free parking at the front of the building at night. Talks will commence at 8.00 pm sharp and there is free admission to all talks. The first talk will take place on Tuesday, February 5. The guest speaker will be Mr. Ruairí Ó Conchúir and his talk is entitled “Conservation Farming & Biodiversity in the Upper Mulkear Catchment”. Mr. Ó Conchúir is the manager of the EC funded LIFE+ project – MulkearLIFE. He has worked in land care management, rural development, farming for conservation and fisheries restoration work for over 20 years, including 10 years in Southern Africa. His talk will focus on the work of MulkearLIFE with farmers over the past three years with a particular emphasis on MulkearLIFE’s partnership work with farmers to improve local habitats. His talk will also attempt to map out where upland farming in Ireland is heading and review work in other uplands parts of Ireland, and outline the likely implications are for upland communities, related farming and habitats post 2014. His talk should be of particular interest to anyone with a general interest in farming, the Irish uplands and the future of EU agri-environmental supports post 2014. Dr. Phil McGinnity will guest speak on Tuesday, February 12, and his illustrated talk is entitled “The Atlantic Salmon of the River Shannon – An Historic and Genetic Overview”. Dr McGinnity is Beaufort Principal Investigator with UCC’s Aquaculture & Fisheries Development Centre. His talk will outline new and extremely exciting research on the genetic make-up of various salmon types found in the Shannon. He will also examine the history of salmon fisheries on the Shannon. His talk should be of particular interest to anglers far and wide and anyone with a general interest in Irish biodiversity. The third talk will take place on Tuesday, February 19. Ms. Colette O’ Flynn will be the guest speaker and her illustrated talk is entitled “Invasive Species in Ireland – Trends Emerging In Terms of Introductions”. Ms. O’ Flynn is a Research Officer with the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford. She manages the National Invasive Species Database for Ireland, which tracks non-native invasive animals and plants in Ireland. The series of illustrated talks will conclude on Tuesday, February 26, with a talk by Mr. Éamon Cusack. His talk is entitled “Building Partnerships for Sustainable Fisheries on the Lower Shannon”. His talk will focus on Mr. Cusack’s recent work to bring together anglers and the ESB to provide to build effective and durable partnerships for sustainable fisheries. His talk should be of particular interest to local anglers and anyone with a general interest in conservation management and planning. Admission to all talks is free of charge and all are welcome. Further information regarding any of the talks may be obtained from the project info@mulkearlife.com or by ringing 061 300 238 / 087 062 5582

FURNITURE & ANTIQUE RESTORATION: Ballyhoura Development in conjunction with Doneraile Development Association and FAS has launched a new Local Training Initiative in Furniture & Antique Restoration starting on January 30, 2013, in Doneraile, Co Cork. The course will focus on furniture making and antique restoration and offer participant’s project based training and work experience related to the furniture and antiques trade. The course is a wonderful opportunity to those seeking a recognised qualification or change of direction in their career and is primarily aimed at persons aged between 18 and 35 years. Modules Incl: Furniture Making, Design Skills, Furniture Restoration, Work Experience and Computer Aided Draughting. Further information is available from Don Colbert at 0869736941 or Mike Hennessy at 0860875412 or email dcolbert@ballyhoura.org or mhennessy@ballyhoura.org or www.antiquerestorationdoneraile.wordpress.com or contact your local FAS office www.fas.ie

MEN’S SHED: An Information Night on the Men’s Shed will take place on Tuesday February 5, 2013, at Youth Reach Hospital, Co. Limerick at 6.30 p.m. The Men’s Shed provides a friendly and welcoming meeting place for men to come together and undertake a variety of activities. There are a number of groups up and running in different communities throughout Ireland. For more information about the information night contact Martha at the Hospital FRC @ 061 383884. The aim of this meeting is to set up a Men’s Shed in East Limerick. Refreshments will follow and admission is free with everyone welcome