CRECORA CAMOGIE CLUB: is very proud of its young members who are part of the Laurel Hill team which qualified for the All-Ireland Schools B final. At a hugely entertaining and hard-fought game in Ballybricken last Saturday they had a 7-point victory over a very formidable Kinvara (Galway) team. Our club members on the panel are Kate Carmody, Trish Condon, Aoife Coughlan, Dearbhla Egan, Megan Quinn and Orla Ryan. Reports from the game suggest that the Crecora girls involved all had excellent games. We wish them the very best of luck in the final, which takes place in March.
TRAD MUSIC: the Munster finals of Ceól an Gheimhridh, the first traditional music competition of the year was held in Cappamore last weekend. Congratulations to Crecora fiddle player Maria Power, who won a silver medal in the strings section of the competition. The quartet of which she was a member also won bronze.
CRECORA-MANISTER GAA: at their recent fund raising table quiz night in Yellowtown, the All County Junior League Cup was presented by County Chairman Oliver Mann to Mike McCormack of the winning Junior A Crecora/Manister hurling team. The Junior A team won this trophyfor the first time in the clubs history last September. The Table Quiz itself was won by Mark Leahy, Cian Leahy, Noel Kennedy & Kieran Burke who piped the second place team by the narrowest of margins!
MPCC CREDIT UNION SCHOOLS QUIZ: MPCC Credit Union recently staged its local heat of the Credit Union Schools Quiz in Mungret / St. Paul’s GAA Club, where 32 teams and almost 130 primary school children took part. Teams representing St. Paul’s, Crecora, St. Nessan’s, Patrickswell, Ballybrown and Educate Together School in Mungret competed against one another. During the course of the quiz, the children had to answer questions compiled by primary school teachers, which covered general topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport. The rivalry and competition between the local schools was intense and the atmosphere was electric but after twelve rounds of questions, teams from St. Nessan’s were victorious in both age categories, with the team of Aisling O’Grady, Cathal Condon, Fiona Meehan & Jack Lloyd winning the under-11 section, while the team of Darragh O’Brien, Jordan Hennessy, Karin Mason & Shane Barry won the under-13 section. The winning team members each received a certificate, trophy and a voucher, while their teacher, Valerie Marron, collected the winning plaques for the school. The winning teams now advance to the regional final, which will take place at the beginning of March, where teams from Limerick, Clare & Tipperary will compete to win a place at the National Final, which will take place in the RDS, Dublin at the beginning of April. Thank you to all the children for taking part in the competition and thanks also to the schools and their teachers for their help as without their co-operation it would not be possible to run such an event.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor clinic in the South Court Hotel, Raheen, on Monday 25th February from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Donations from Crecora and surrounding areas would be greatly appreciated, as it is critical to maintain adequate supplies. New donors are always most welcome. Thank you for your continued support.
THE WITNESS: A musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens is the story of Jesus, told and sung by Peter and the other men and women who knew the Master best. Featuring a great cast and coordinated by Fr. Terry Loughran. “The Witness” a musical, will be presented by the Diocese of Limerick, in the Lime Tree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College, on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March at 8pm. This production which is being staged just before Easter is an ideal opportunity for parishes, youth groups, as well as individuals to participate in a meaningful and relevant way in the Year of Faith and to enter into the spirit of the season of preparation for the events of Holy Week. Young people would particularly enjoy this Musical. You can book your tickets at the Lime Tree Box Office Tel 061-774774 or www.limetreetheatre.ie at €15 each.
CHURCH NOTICES: A Lenten Journey through the Creed to mark the Year of Faith: Beginning on Wednesday 20th February. Fr. Frank O’ Connor will give four talks and lead reflections on the Creed and what Catholics believe, based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1992). The Talks will take place in the Millennium Centre, Raheen on the Wednesday nights beginning at 8pm and ending before 9.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. It would help if you had access to a copy of The Catechism.
KNOCKFIERNA HERITAGE SOCIETY: The very popular Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a special night of storytelling, music, singing etc at Kilfinny Community hall on Friday March 1st. at 8pm. So mark this date in your diary for what promises to be a wonderful nights entertainment. There is no admission fee. All are welcome.
JOEY HANNAN MEMORIAL RUN / FUN WALK: St. Patrick’s Day 17th March 2013 Croom Co. Limerick. It is that time of year again and the committee have being working behind the scenes organising a great day’s events in memory of Joey. The Walk will start at 1:15 pm while the runners get off at 2 pm. After the walk/race prize giving will take place between 3:30 and 4 pm. Teas and sandwiches will be provided for all. On St. Patrick’s night there will be an ‘Irish Night’ also in Colaiste Chiarain Croom and all are welcome to attend where we will have traditional entertainment, €5 admission