Feb 23

Sean Hogg

Reporter:

Sean Hogg

45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €120 went to Dick Laffan & Donie Coffey and Frank Boyle & Brendan Quirke and Con Galligan & Philip Grant and Paddy Rainsford & John Blackwell. Second prize of €80 went to John & Mary Riordan and Kathleen Boyle & Peggy Fitzgerald and Tom O’Malley & Jeremy Riordan and Bob & David Richardson. Third prize of €70 went to Mary Cooke & Kathleen Costelloe and Liam & Jim. Table prizes were won by Jack Hanley & Eugene Doolin and Eamonn Cooke & Liz Barron.

45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €120 went to Dick Laffan & Donie Coffey and Frank Boyle & Brendan Quirke and Con Galligan & Philip Grant and Paddy Rainsford & John Blackwell. Second prize of €80 went to John & Mary Riordan and Kathleen Boyle & Peggy Fitzgerald and Tom O’Malley & Jeremy Riordan and Bob & David Richardson. Third prize of €70 went to Mary Cooke & Kathleen Costelloe and Liam & Jim. Table prizes were won by Jack Hanley & Eugene Doolin and Eamonn Cooke & Liz Barron.

CHURCH NEWS: Parishioners are invited to become readers and/or Eucharistic Minsters and it is hoped to commission new Eucharistic Ministers on this coming Easter. Please contact any priest or Parish Renewal Team for further details. Trocaire boxes are also still available.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: The next Bereavement Support information evening will be held in Milford Care Centre on Tuesday, February 26 from 7 pm to 8-30 pm.

MURROE COMMUNITY ALERT: The next meeting of Community Alert will take place on this Thursday, February 21 at 8 pm in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. The agenda will include the setting up of the text alert system and the telecare system and all are welcome to attend.

BOHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Boher Community Development Association held it’s AGM on Wednesday night. There was a very large attendance. Outgoing Chairman Owen O’Neill thanked the Officers, Committee and the community for all their help and support during his term of office. He thanks everybody involved in the refurbishment of the Community Centre and encouraged people to continue to use the centre. He commented on the excellent fund-raising events, which leave a healthy bank balance at the end of the year. Members of the committee paid tribute to Owen for his determination, enterprising ideas and commitment to community development in Boher. The elected officers for the coming year: Chairman, Pat O’Connell; Treasurer, Pat Walsh; Secretary, Sarah Fitzgerald; PRO, Mary Ryan.

VACANCIES SLIEVE FELIM PROJECT LTD: There are a number of vacancies on the CE scheme at specific locations in the Cappamore/Murroe area. Interested applicants please apply to the Slieve Felim Office at 061-381288 (9.30 - 1 pm).

MURROE TIDY TOWNS: Murroe Tidy Towns are holding a Table Quiz on Friday, March 1, at Crokers bar and all are welcome. A table of four will cost €20-00 and your support would be very much appreciated.

MURROE AFC: The girl’s under-16 team drew 0-0 with Regional last weekend. Murroe dominated the game but could not get the breakthrough through stout defending for Regional. Shauna Ryan and Sarah Clohessy impressed. The under-12’s also played Regional and lost 5-0. Ciara Greaney, Emily Jane Hayes and Roisin Crowe did well for Murroe. The A team won 2-0 at home to Prospect with Alan O’ Carroll and Eoin Hartnett scoring. In the under-11’s premier, the boys drew 1-1 with Galbally with Jamie Newton netting for Murroe. The under-15’s lost 3-1 with Sean Hanly scoring for Murroe.

EXPO 2013: You can display an item at this year’s exhibition which is open to all ages and abilities. There were over 100 contributions last year! Let any one of the following know before the end of February if you intend to display something. Contact the following after 6.00pm; Ellie @ 086 2449276, Nora @ 086 1030380, Geraldine @ 086 823480 or, Sheila @ 087 9244737. The following workshops will take place; Limerick Lace workshop contact Ellie @ 086 2449276, Decoupage Cards contact Joan @ 087 9390431, Kid’s Pottery contact Marion @ 086 8885619. All Workshops cost €10 and early booking is advised as places are limited. Demonstrations will take place at the weekend of the Expo and are open to all! More information will follow. You may also display your business card or leaflet and all local people, businesses, clubs and organisations can leave their business cards/leaflets at the local shops or post office. These will then be collected at the end of February and displayed at the Muintir Na Tire Hall during the Expo March 9 and 10th 2013For more information please contact the numbers above or email expo@murroe.net

MURROE TWINNING GROUP: The Murroe Twinning Group will be hosting a Cake Sale on March 8 & 9 across from the Roman Catholic Church at the GAA Clubhouse. There will be various baked goods available. Please stop by around 7 pm on the 8th and Noon on the 9th to tantalize your taste buds. This fundraiser will help the Twinning Group as they host the French this autumn. Anyone is most welcome to join! The next meeting will be on February 26 at the Community Hall. Please ring Kathryn if you`ve any questions about the group at (061)-386500.

MURROE-BOHER GAA SENIOR DRAW: Murroe-Boher senior hurlers now know the details of their opponents in this year’s County Championship and it is vital that a good start is availed of as four teams are being relegated this year in a change for 2014 championship. One of the teams in Murroe-Boher’s group for this year is Adare who will be a tough nut to crack with Knockainey and Bruree the other two teams. Murroe-Boher face Adare in the first round in the middle of May and this should set down a marker for the form of the locals. Senior training is now underway under manager Ger Hegarty and selectors Sean O’Neill and Michael John O’Brien.

IRISH MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOC 5K WALK: The Community of Pallasgreen have come together to fundraise for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association with a 5km Walk on Saturday, February 23. As you may be aware a member of Pallasgreen community is at present battling this incurable disease. This walk is hoping to raise much needed funds for the research and wonderful care carried out by the I.M.N.D.A. The walk commences at 2 pm from the Pallasgreen Community Centre. The route will take you to one of the most scenic and spectacular areas of County Limerick with rolling hillsides and views of natural beauty finishing back at the centre where refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to come along and support this very worthy cause. All are welcome. On the day the I.M.N.D.A. will have a stand set up at the Community Centre in Pallasgreen in order to provide information about the organisation and the services proved including:· home visiting by an M.N.D. dedicated nurse, · financial assistance towards home care help & · provision of specialist medical equipment and appliances on loan free gratis to clients. · Support of research into the causes and treatment of the disease.

WITNESS MUSICAL: The Witness is a musical by Carol & Jimmy Owens. The Witness 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, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8 pm. 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.

FRIENDS OF LIMERICK ‘73: Friends of Limerick are a recently formed committee with the aim of raising funds for Charity. The Charities we have chosen are Milford Care Center, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association Limerick with all monies raised divided equally between the three Charities. With this idea in mind and this year 2013 being the 40th anniversary of Limerick last All Ireland Senior hurling title win, it is hoped with co--operation of the Players of that famous panel to get replica Limerick jerseys and hurleys autographed. The jerseys and hurleys will be auctioned and raffled. Friends of Limerick’73 will be launched in Moore’s Bar Doon on Saturday 23rd February 2013 at 8.30pm followed by table quiz at 9.30pm all are welcome. We will be holding a number of other fundraisers over the coming months and would appreciate any sponsorship/spot prizes you could provide. More details will follow over the coming weeks