FESTIVAL IS HERE: The sign that the end of the fine summer of 2013 is nigh is the annual Festival Parade and official opening which will be on this Friday night, August 23. Always a well-supported weekend, it is hoped that the fine weather generally experienced this year will prevail. The festival will include the following; Mary from Murroe Pageant and entertainment in the Festival Marquee, 5K Fun Run / Walk, Family Fun Day, Tug-o’-war competition and entertainment in local venues across the weekend. Volunteers are always welcome to help out with the planning and running the various events and there are all sorts of volunteering opportunities, from one hour of your time upwards. If you’d like to get involved, please call Ciaran (085-7257842). The Murroe 5k Road race / walk will be held on August 24 at 11h00 and the categories are as follows: Senior Men, Senior Women, Men over 40, Men over 50, Junior Boys and Girls (U21), Women over 35, Women over 40, Families and walkers.
HURLING COMMISERATIONS: Commiserations to the four local lads involved in both All-Ireland hurling semi-finals last weekend, Mike Dee and Darragh Kennedy in the minor semi-final, and Sean Tobin and Seamus Hickey in the senior match, on coming to the end of such an exciting run in the relevant championships. Those boys owe us nothing with the hard work and dedication put in for the benefit of the Limerick supporters and, hopefully, their day will come.
MURROE AFC: 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.
MURROE BOHER LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: The under-16 Girls All Ireland C Final, Limerick v Westmeath, will take place in Mc Donagh Park, Nenagh, on Saturday next, August 24; at 2 pm. Murroe-Boher has 6 girls on the panel - Saoirse & Aoife Barry, Grainne & Aisling Regan, Alannagh Russell and Shauna Ryan. Best of luck to the girls and a bus will be organised to take the club players and supporters to the match. Please contact Noel Regan re availability and cost. Your support on the day would be welcomed.
FR TOMMY’S MISSION: A coffee morning in aid of Fr Tommy Laffan’s Mission in Kenya will be held in Boher Community Centre on this coming Sunday, August 25, after 10 am mass.
CYCLE AT LOUGH GUR: Cliona’s Foundation Cycle, now in its 6th year, will take place on Saturday, August 31, leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur. With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee €25), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee €30) and a less arduous 40km route (€30) for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online is at www.eventmaster.ie and sponsorship cards are available from Cliona’s Foundation at 087 - 188 7700.
FESTIVAL TIME IN ABINGTON: On Sunday next, August 25, a Field Evening will take place at Powers of Abington commencing at 2 pm. It will feature a tug-o-war, sheaf throwing, wheel-barrow race, sack race, glamorous granny competition, bonny baby competition and more. Music and dancing will also take place in what should be a fun-filled evening for all.