MURROE AFC: The result of the election of Officers at Murroe AFC AGM recently was as follows: Chairperson - Jimmy Quinn, Secretary - Marie O’Flynn, Treasurer - Eamonn O’Connor, PRO - Noel Regan, and Child Welfare Officer - Alanna O’Beirne. The committee members elected were – Tony Ryan, Timmy Rainsford, Davy Holmes, Tony Breen, Ken Kelly, Ray Ryan, Andrew Roulston, John Sheridan, Darren O’Shea, Tina Rainsford, Alan Barry and Cora Fitzgerald. Summer Soccer Camp takes place in Murroe from July 15 to 19 at a reduced cost of €65. There is a family discount, namely €10 off for brothers and sisters. A fun filled week of soccer can be expected under the expert coaching of qualified coaches. All participants receive full official eFlow FAI Summer Soccer Schools kit, ball, and backpack (you will get this on the first day, so don’t forget it afterwards!) The camps aim to provide children between the ages of 6 and 14 the opportunity to attend a week-long football-oriented summer camp over the holiday period. Every year, boys and girls of all abilities turn out to enjoy five days of fun and football. It doesn’t matter if you’re just a beginner or if you have our sights set on Robbie Keane’s number 10 shirt, you will get a lot out of the Summer Soccer Schools. Book early to avoid disappointment as the camp is filling fast!
BOHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Boher was buzzing over the June bank holiday weekend due to the packed schedule of events organised by the Boher Community Development Association, for their gathering weekend. The opening of the refurbished community centre on Friday evening attracted a large crowd, under beautiful sunshine. Later that evening Boher Community Development Association and Murroe/Boher GAA celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Boher GAA Team’s victory in the 1973 Junior County Hurling Final. It was a tremendous success and all had a wonderful evening reminiscing. On Saturday evening, the largest number of cyclists ever, congregated at Boher Community Centre to raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation, in memory of Ciara McCarthy. Over 130 cyclists left the community centre on a 33k cycle. Over €5k was raised on the night with more money pledged. This exceeded all expectations. There was a tremendous atmosphere around Boher, following the cycle. On Sunday, again a very large crowd attended the GAA pitch for the family fun day. It was a tremendous success with a significantly increased attendance from last year. The day commenced with a Fancy Dress competition which was followed by a number of races. The obstacle and novelty races proved to be very popular. The day concluded with the women’s and men’s tug-o-war. The emphasis was on fun and a most enjoyable day was had by all who took part. Boher Community Development Association wishes to thank all who participated in the various events over the weekend. A very special thanks is extended to the volunteers, stewards, marshals and the Gardai in Caherconlish, Cappamore and Murroe. Without your help and support, these events could not have taken place.
FINE WEATHER AT LAST: The whole parish has been buzzing with machinery during the past week with farmers taking full advantage of the current dry and warm spell of weather to get the silage and, in some cases, hay cut and saved. After the prolonged cold weather in spring, it was a timely happening although some reported that yields were maybe a bit low in places.
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €80 went to Richard O’Brien & Willie Ryan. Second prize of €70 went to Tom Grant & Dick Laffan and Paddy Lee & Liam Shinnors. Third prize of €50 went to Pat O’Connor & Patsy Laffan and Davy Holmes & Jon Lynch and John & Mary Riordan and Pat & Liz Grant. Table prizes went to Paddy Owens & Eamonn Cooke and Tess & Lorraine.
MURROE-BOHER GAA: Congratulations to Sean Tobin and Seamus Hickey who were able participants in brilliant sunshine in Limerick’s shock win in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final on Sunday last. To cap it all, Sean scored a fine first half goal which set the tone for Limerick’s victory later. Also. Congratulations to Hazel Hourigan who lined out for Limerick Primary Camogie team in the game at half-time in the big match.
ADAPT COLLECTION: ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services; Limerick will hold a church gate collection in County Limerick on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, 2013. ADAPT is based in Limerick and offers a wide range of services to women survivors of domestic abuse and their children. ADAPT offers a one-to-one service in the community, for women experiencing domestic abuse, 24 hour Safe Refuge and 24 hour Free phone Helpline; 1 800 200 504. The annual Church gate collection is a vital source of funding to enable ADAPT to maintain the level of service for women and children and your support would be much appreciated. Volunteers who support the work of ADAPT are giving their time to help with the collection.
CHURCH NEWS: A course for priests and lay people of the Archdiocese will take place in three centres beginning in late September, 2013. The centres are St. Patrick’s College in Thurles, the Millennium Centre in Caherconlish and the Marian Hall in Tipperary. Further details will be announced later. The Glenstal ladies’ retreat will take place on Tuesday, July 9 or Wednesday, July 10 and enquiries are at 061 621005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cashel and Emly pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place on Saturday, August 3. Further information can be had from Mary Hennessy at 062 71243 or 087 6220772 or Bridget O’Driscoll at 061 384499 or 087 6305889.
FESTIVAL IN JUNE: Knockainey’s Annual Village Festival takes place from Wednesday, June 26, until Sunday, June 30. There is something for everyone. On Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm: Parish walk-- A ramble through Knockainey, guided by a local resident. History, stories and lovely views! Refreshments and maybe a song or two afterwards in Jack Lynch’s pub at the top of the hill. On Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 pm: Tour of St John’s Graveyard, with launch of graveyard tour leaflet, a Cheese and wine reception at 9:45 pm and Bat walk/talk. On Friday, June 28, at 8 pm: The Gathering concert in the Community Centre. Presented by local people, this concert takes us on a musical tour around Ireland. Music afterwards in Jacks. On Saturday, June 29 at 11 am: 5 and 10 km fun run/walk, starting from Community Centre. At 3 pm: Sports activities, including underage hurling at the Sportsfield and at 6 pm: Senior hurling match. At 8:30 pm: Folk the Recession at St John’s. Please see http://www.musiclee.ie/iartists.php?id=folktherecession for details. On Sunday, June 30, at 1 pm: Knockainey Village Fair. All afternoon feast of music, entertainment, stalls, bouncy castles, wheel of fortune, demonstrations (cookery, hair, nails, magic!) club displays etc. Music later at Moloneys Pub.