CRECORA-PATRICKSWELL COMMUNITY GAMES: Congratulations to our U11 Tag Rugby squad for an outstanding performance on the pitch this weekend. They victoriously claimed their county title after many nail-biting moments against the very strong and skilled Glin and St Senans teams. Despite the fact that the Crecora/Patrickswell team is a particularly youthful team with the majority of the players aged 9 and even 8yrs, they put their many hours of training to good use and are now looking forward to competing in Munster finals on Easter Saturday in Tralee. Many thanks to Jason Nash, Colm O Byrne and Chris Mulqueen for all their hard work with the squad and best of luck to all our young players in 2 weeks’ time. The panel in full is: Rian O Byrne, Brandon Nash, Ciara Mulqueen, Sam Riordan, Muireann Leahy, Evan Munnelly, Caragh Munnelly, Conor Hannon, Aoife Gilmartin, Ciaran Foster, Oisin Portley.
Our U14 tag rugby team was also in action last Saturday in the closing rounds of the competition. First up we played Glin in the semi. We were slow to get into the game and found ourselves behind early on and Glin built up a strong lead by half-time. In the second half, our lads performed much better and had the better of the second half but were unable to close the gap on Glin, who went forward to the final. We followed up with the 3rd place playoff which was against Ballybrown. We picked up where we left off in the first game and this time we built up the early lead and maintained that lead to the final whistle. It was a very enjoyable tournament and well done to all our players: Emer Kennedy, Susan O’Neill, Maeve Cooke, Neil Heffernan, James O’Donovan, Donnacha Connolly, Jordan Nash, Shane O’Connor, Barry Moore, Rory Hannon.
CRECORA CAMOGIE CLUB: is delighted to congratulate seven of their young players who earned precious All-Ireland medals when playing with their school team, Laurel Hill last weekend. After a long campaign over the winter months, they finally got their reward with victory over Gorey of Wexford in the All-Ireland Junior C final, played in Kilkenny. Our girls on the panel were: Aislinn Condon, Aisling & Aoife Coughlan, Dearbhla Egan, Roisin Howard, Orla Ryan and Caoimhe Sheehan. Well done to you all.
CLOTHES COLLECTION: Crecora Camogie Club is currently collecting unwanted but reusable clothes, handbags, belts, ties and shoes. Now that the winter woollies are being discarded, perhaps you could pack these items into black bags. Any member of the club would be glad to accept them, and collection can be arranged if necessary. The appointed collection location and date is Crecora GAA Club on Tuesday April 23rd from 7 to 8pm
CRECORA-MANISTER GOLF SOCIETY: next outing is to Newcastlewest on Saturday 23rd March. Tee time is from 9.00am to 10.30am. Current and new members interested in participating, please contact Shane Hanrahan as soon as possible via the GAA club.
MPCC CREDIT UNION: has invited the Citizens Information Board to visit their Dooradoyle office on the last Wednesday of every month to provide a drop-in clinic and meet with members who wish to avail of their services. The Citizens Information Board provides information, advice and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services. Information and advice is provided on a free, confidential, independent and impartial basis to all. The service will begin on Wednesday, March 27th when a representative from the Citizens Information Board will be in attendance from 10.30am – 12.30pm in Dooradoyle. The clinic will take place in a private room and operate on a drop-in basis with no appointments necessary. Having this service on your doorstep is a real benefit of being a member of the credit union and MPCC encourages members to avail of this service if you have any queries or concerns regarding public services or your rights and entitlements.
OLD GRAVEYARD RESTORATION PROJECT: with the aid of Ballyhoura Resources, a restoration project is beginning at the old Crecora graveyard and volunteers are needed to record names on headstones and grave markers. All information collected will be put up on a website in due course. For further information contact Joe @ 0877511667
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor clinic in the South Court Hotel, Raheen, on Thursday 28th March 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.
CHARITY RIDE / FUN WALK: Boskill Caherconlish Equestrian Trekking Centre is hosting their second charity ride/fun walk this year on the 31st of March Easter Sunday. Walkers starting point is at Caherconlish church at 1.30pm or Inch St.Laurence @ 2.00pm, Riders meet at Boskill at 1.00pm.This year the parish is involved and walkers are invited to come along, beautiful landscape surrounding for riders and walkers to see. Beginners, novice and professionals are all welcome. This year’s event is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds & Cappamore day care centre / Vinmore House. Children or Adults can be lead if needed by staff of Caherconlish Equestrian Centre. Riders meeting at Boskill @ 1.00pm. Entry Fee: Walkers - Adults: 5 euro, Kids: free. Riders - Adults: 50 euro, Kids: 25 euro. Contact Wesley 0857673468 Fr. Roy 0872225150.