MURROE JUNIOR CHOIR CD LAUNCH: Murroe Junior Choir will launch its first CD, recorded in Abington Church last May, on this weekend, called ‘Come Let Us Sing’ with the CDs available outside the church after the Faith gathering on Friday, November 1 and after masses on Saturday and Sunday. The price of a CD will be €10 and three for €25 with all profits going to St Vincent’s, Lisnagry. The Junior Choir is made up of children aged between four and mid-teens from the parish of Murroe/Boher and neighbouring parishes.
It was started seven years ago by Marion Neville, with help from Sarah Neville, Maura Neville and Paddy O’Connor as musicians. The Choir takes part in Liturgical events in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Murroe. In 2008 they won the trophy for the best new choir at the Limerick Festival of Church Music. In 2009 they took joint second place in the Church Choir of the Year competition, competing against several adult choirs.
CHURCH NEWS: The Feast of All Saints is on this Friday, November 1, with vigil masses on this Thursday evening in Murroe at 6.30 pm and Boher at 7.30pm. The masses on Friday will be as on Sundays. The Feast of All Souls takes place on this coming Saturday, November 2, with a commemoration of the Faithful Departed at mass in Murroe church at 10 am. Please return the envelopes for names of deceased loved ones and mass will be offered each day during November for them. A parish celebration of our faith with readings, prayers, music, hymns and reflection involving all organisations and clubs in the parish will be held in Murroe church at 6.30 pm on this Friday, November 1. Representatives from each organisation will be involved in the procession and should be in the church at 6 pm. The Cashel and Emly annual Lourdes dinner dance takes place next weekend on Saturday, November 9, at Dundrum House Hotel, with dinner at 8.30 pm sharp. Music is by John Gorman and the cost of a ticket is €25 with further information to be had from Liz Barron at 087 1543563. Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree House, will be holding her annual church-gate collection in Murroe and Boher next weekend. Any support will be much appreciated in these hard times and the organisers would like to thank the very loyal collectors who year after year stand out in all kinds of weather to help with this worthy cause.
PARISH EVENTS ON NOVEMBER 10: On Sunday, November 10 at 4 pm the unveiling and blessing of a plaque commemorating the late Canon John Hayes, founder of Muintir na Tíre, will take place at Ballyvoreen. At 6 pm, the official re-opening of the Muintir na Tíre Hall after extensive renovation will take place and at 7 pm, a special presentation will be made to Father Tom Ryan to mark his retirement as parish priest of Murroe/Boher. All are welcome to all of these events.
MURROE AFC: In Division 3, Murroe B team had a 3-0 win over Meanus with Alan Connolly  and Noel Ryan scoring. The under-12 girls’ A team had a 5-0 win over Holycross with Muireann van Nieuwenhove, Sarah Fitzgerald, Roisin Crowe and Cara Griffin, with 2 goals, accounting for Murroe’s tally. The under-12 girls B team, who are a very young team, lost to an older Charleville side but the girls put in a sterling performance with Kate Madigan, Sarah Jane Flynn and Emma Kett impressing for Murroe. The under-14 girls had a fine 2-0 win over nearest challengers, Ballylanders, with Orla Regan scoring twice. Aoife Kinsella and Deirdre Crowe excelled also for Murroe. In the boys under-11’s, Murroe suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat to Charleville with Jay Ryan scoring a brace for Murroe.
MARIAN CLUB RETURNS: The Marian Club for senior citizens will resume on Wednesday next, November 3, in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, at 8 pm and on each Wednesday night after that. New members are always welcome.
MURROE ICA: Murroe ICA are holding its Annual Fair in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe on Sunday, November 24. For further information please contact 087 1259750.
BOHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: The Progressive 45 Results are as follows: First: Tomas and Helena Hickey,Second: Pat O’Connell and Noel Hickey, and Paddy & Sean Collins and third: Davy Holmes and Philip Grant. The Table Prize was won by Brendan Quirke and Francis Boyle and Larry Quigley and Tony Quinn. The Progressive 45 takes place at 8 pm every Friday at Boher Community Centre. From next week on, it is hoped to have the details of the Murroe Hall 45 drive also which is now making a return to its home venue every Tuesday night at 8 pm.
DARK EVENINGS AND SAFETY: Now that the clocks have gone back an hour, let all walkers and cyclists in the area remember to wear appropriate clothes while out exercising. Last year a special plea was made to users of the avenues in Glenstal Abbey to be sure to wear high visibility gear while out as accidents can so easily happen through no fault of the unfortunate drivers of vehicles on dark evenings.
PAST PUPILS UNITE FOR SCHOOL FUNDS: Calling all Laurel Hill FCJ past and present pupils and their families to join up for the biggest past pupil gathering and family fun night at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Friday, November 8, in aid of school development fund. The tickets are €10 each with a family pack of 2 adults and 2 children costing €25. Tickets are available at both school receptions at Laurel Hill FCJ Secondary School, telephone 061 319383 or Laurel Hill FCJ Coláiste 061 313636.
JUNIOR LEADERSHIP: Are you involved in a youth club and/or interested in taking a leadership role or are you looking for something exciting and different to do during the midterm and over 14? If you have answered yes to the above then Limerick Youth Service may have a programme of interest to you. On this Friday, November 1, Limerick Youth Service is running a Junior Leadership training programme at Boland’s Meadows, Foynes.
The training programme will instil in young people the leadership skills necessary to take on active roles within their youth clubs while improving their self-confidence. The two day programme involves participation, negotiation, prioritisation and consultation, diversity, respecting others, rights and responsibilities, decision making and planning. The programme, which is accredited by Youth Scotland, cost €25 and places are limited. If you are interested please contact Eithne Stembridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.