LOCAL ‘MARY’ CHOSEN: The choosing of the 2013 Mary from Murroe was of course the highlight of the annual festival and, this year, a local girl, Megan Landers, from Murroe village, representing Mulcair Veterinary Clinic, was chosen from the nine girls who participated on Saturday evening.
This is the first time a local girl has won since Martina Ryan in 1998. The other girls who took part were Amy McNamara representing Aramark, Sara Hogan, representing Velvet Rooms, Rebecca O’Sullivan, representing WEMS, Clodagh Barry, representing The Valley Inn, Chloe Keane, representing Glenstal Foods, Aoife Sheldon, representing Murroe Service Station, Nicola Butler, representing NTES and Donna Tynan, representing Bowe Dental Clinic.
Crowds were in abundance throughout the festival and one of the main events which are growing in stature each year was the run/walk on Saturday morning.
Also, on Sunday evening, a field evening was run at Power’s of Abington, details of same will be reported later. It is hoped to have details of many more events for next week’s edition.
The following were very generous in providing spot prizes for the raffle; Darby’s Hair Salon, Cappamore, Breda Barbers, Murroe, Head To Head, Murroe, Sheer Perfection Hair Salon, Garranbawn, Murroe, Conor Tierney, Give Blood Give Life, Bowe Dental Clinic, Roxboro, Limerick, Mulcair Chemist, Newport, Hackett’s Chemist, Newport, Martin Carey, Newport, Motor Factors, Newport, O ‘Dwyer Oil, Old Pallas, Powers Pub, Chaser’s Pub, Pallasgreen, O’Malley’s Coaches, Newport, Vet, Newport, Matt the Threshers, Birdhill, The Cherry Tree, Killaloe, Centra, Newport, Centra, Cappamore, Ryan’s Pub, Newport, Gala Hair Design, Clonbealy Business Park, Newport, Treats Coffee Shop, Newport, James Rainsford, Barbers, Newport, Cappamore Chemist, O’ Dwyer’s Pub, Cappamore, Hayes’s Pub, Cappamore, K D Design Hair Salon, Newport, Nursing Home Newport, Kilmurry Lodge Hotel, Gully’s Supermarket, Newport, Beauty, Clonbealy Business Park, Newport, Co Op, Newport, Nolan’s Carpets, Newport, Bike Shop, Newport, Castle Oaks Hotel, Castleconnell, Green’s Chemist, Castleconnell, Ramble Inn Pub, Castleconnell, Lees Pub, Newport, Scruples Hair Design, Cappamore, and Garrett’s Butchers for whiskey, vodka, wine, and €75 vouchers.
MURROE-BOHER CAMOGIE CLUB: Murroe-Boher camogie club will be collecting any of your unwanted clothes, bags, paired shoes, bed linen etc this coming Saturday, August 31, in the clubhouse in Murroe between 7-7.45 pm.
Congratulations to Joe Quaid and the Limerick Intermediate Camogie team on reaching the Intermediate Camogie All-Ireland Final where they will play Galway, in Croke Park on September 15.
His team defeated Meath in the semi-final on Saturday last by 2-10 to 0-8 and they will now play in the televised final in Croke Park. Well done to Hazel Hourigan, Sinead McElligott and Laurie Quaid who played on the Limerick under-12 Development Squad against Offaly at half time of the Intermediate semi final on Saturday.
Congratulations to the six club girls, Aoife & Saoirse Barry, Aisling & Grainne Regan, Shauna Ryan and Alannagh Russell, who are on the under-16 ladies football team that drew the All-Ireland final on Saturday last against Westmeath. The replay is on this Saturday. Also, congratulations to Karen Cunningham of Killinure NS in playing in the camogie match at half-time in the senior match in Croke Park last week.
UNDER-AGE SOCCER: In Murroe AFC the underage soccer season is due to start in the next few weeks and the club will field both boys and girls teams in most underage groups. Further details are available from the club Secretary, Marie O’Flynn on 086 6055545.
BALLYHOURA RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE: Ballyhoura Rural Employment Service is currently planning two training courses for women in the Ballyhoura Area. These courses are tailored for those who are thinking of taking up a career health care sector. Both courses are FETAC level 5 accredited and will run over a 12 week period starting in October 2013.
If you have any queries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Lennon on 087 7811177or 063 91739. You can also contact Kate at website: http://www.ballyhouradevelopment.com/ or Twitter: @RuralEmployment.
MEGA KIDS: Mega Kids childcare facility, Rathwood, Murroe and Mega Kids, Scoil Chaitríona, Cappamore, will re-open for the free ECCE pre-school year on Monday, September 2. The mother/parent/toddler group will resume on Monday, September 9 at 9-30 am and all new parents are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Marge at 061 386446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHURCH NEWS: Father Loughlin Brennan has now been appointed parish priest of the parish of Murroe/Boher and Father Tom Ryan is now the assistant Pastor in the parish. These changes will take effect from the weekend of September 7/8. A special pilgrimage for families and grandparents with Pope Francis will take place to Rome on October 26/27. For further information contact Máire at 098 24877.
VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: It is hoped to set up a Vincent de Paul conference to cover the parishes of Murroe/Boher, Caherconlish/Caherline and Pallasgreen/Templebraden and interested people in these parishes are asked to give their names to the local priests.
There will be a meeting with all interested on Monday, September 16 with time and place to be decided and people from headquarters in Limerick will talk about the work they do.
HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN: A health-care programme for women is taking place in Doon in October, 2013 to build the skills of women and provide them with a recognized FETAC Level 5 qualification in Health Care that will cover two modules in learning, Care Skills, Occupational First Aid, One to One Career Planning, Profile Analysis and Wellness and Recovery Action Planning. For further information, please contact Anisa in Ballyhoura at 063 91730
CALLING MURROE/BOHER’S YOUNG RUGBY PLAYERS: Bruff RFC’s underage training re-commences on Sunday, September 1, at 10:30 am for Mini rugby (ages 6 – 12) and at 11:30 am for Youth rugby (ages 13 – 18).
EXTENDED DATE FOR MICHAEL GILL BURSARY AWARDS: To facilitate students taking up second round 3rd level offers, St Ailbe’s Credit Union are extending the closing date for applications for the Michal Gill Bursary award to 5 pm on Friday September 6.
The Bursary Award is worth €1,000 per annum up to three years. The award will be based on the applicant’s efforts to actively participate in and improve their community rather than just focusing primarily on academic achievements. Applications in 2013/2014 are welcome from members who have joined before January 1, 2013.
Application forms and terms and conditions are available in any of our offices and can also be downloaded from our website www.stailbecu.ie Last year’s winner was Jean Cleary, a former student at John the Baptist Community College, Hospital.