APOLOGIES: The notes printed last week were of the previous week which were reprinted inadvertently. Apologies to all who sent me information for last week.
BOHER MACRA: Boher Macra would sincerely like to thank everyone that came to their recent table-quiz for Cliona’s Foundation. An enjoyable night was had by everyone that showed up. We had 26 tables on the night and 43 spot prizes. We are delighted to be presenting Cliona’s Foundation with a cheque for €1,450. On behalf of the club, we would like to thank Bellisimo, Joe Marsh Memorials, Pa McGraths, Roches Feed- Paul Hennessy, McCarthy Garage, Nikon, Simon Reale Butchers, Electrical Factors, McNamara Garden Centre, Morrison’s Pub, First Cut, Margaret Kelly, The Chasers, Barry’s Butchers, O’Dwyer’s, Cappamore, Karma, Mike Lynch, Hayes Bar, Cappamore, Furniture Man, Dromkeen, Chiropractors, Ballyneety, Great Gas, Ballysimon, Ciaran Bartley, Head to Head, Pallasgreen, Ahern’s, Murroe, Caherconlish Pharmacy, Dunnes Stores- John Kennedy, Murroe-Boher GAA, the Egan family, Kilmallock Macra and the McCarthy family who kindly provided them with sponsorship. They would also like to thank Michelle Lynch, Ciara Bartley and Caroline Hickey who organised this night and made it all possible, Hanley’s for the use of their pub, Eileen McEvoy who provided the lovely cupcakes and Ciara Bartley for doing MC on the night.
CANCER SOCIETY COFFEE MORNING: A coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will be held at Madaboy House, Abington on Saturday, April 27, between 10-30 am and 1-00 pm. The house is approximately 400 m from Abington Enterprise Centre.
PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: The Marian Pilgrimages trip to Medjugorje takes place from August 31 for seven nights, departing from Cork. Price includes 7 nights half board accommodation near St. James’ church, luxury coach transfers with local guide, full religious services operated by Marian Pilgrimages, 24 hour emergency assistance, airport and local taxes and fully comprehensive insurance. The cost is €689 including airport transfers, taxes and spiritual guide. Contact Pat Mulcahy at 061-381431 for more information.
NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWS: Killinure National School are now taking enrolments for September, 2013 and enrolment forms are available from the school. Contact the school at 061 351377 for further details. Planning permission has been granted at Scoil Mhuire, Murroe, for the new building project at the school. Tenders for the construction will be advertised through e-tenders.
BOHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Boher community development association will officially open their refurbished Community Centre on Friday 31 May, the June bank holiday weekend. There is a full schedule of events planned over that weekend.
MURROE A.F.C: The season is winding down for most of the club’s teams now. The under-11 boy’s team played out an exciting Premier A Cup semi final v Charleville only losing out 2-1 after extra time after a superb performance. Luke Moran netted for Murroe. The A team lost 3-2 to Charleville with Drew McLean and Liam Breen scoring. The under-12 girls lost out 1-0 in the cup quarter/final tie with Mungret. Ciara Greaney, Sinead McElligott and Ailish Reynolds impressed for Murroe. The senior ladies continued their build up to the new season with a 1-0 win over Herbertstown [Niamh Richardson scoring] and a 3-1 win over Celtic ladies. Aisling Regan and Grainne Regan  scored for Murroe. Finally, a correction to the scorer last week for the under-16 girls. Shauna Ryan got the all important goal in the league decider v Holycross. Soccer summer camp will take place this year in Murroe from July 15 to 19 with a reduced cost of €65. For early bookers on summersoccerschools.ie there’s a limited special offer to see an Irish match in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin for free. If there’s enough interest, Murroe A.F.C will look at getting a bus to go to Ireland v Faroe Islands on Friday, June 7. Tickets will be limited, so book early.
45 DRIVE: The winners of the last 2 week’s 45 Drives were, week one: First prize of €170 went to Paddy Rainsford & John Coleman. Second prize of €60 went to Michael Frawley & Jimmy Murphy and John & Rhona Coleman. Third prize of €50 went to Liam Walsh & Jim and Davy Humphreys & partner. Table prizes were won by Nora Lonergan & Mrs Quigley and Frank Kelly & Connie Hayes. Week 2: First prize of €90 went to Davy Humphreys & Tom O’Malley. Second prize of €70 went to Maureen & Tom Ryan and Paddy Owens & Eamonn Cooke. Third prize of €60 went to Richard O’Brien & Willie Ryan and Mrs Quigley & Nora Lonergan and Paddy Lee & Liam Shinnors and Liz Barron & Liz Grant. Table prizes were won by Kathleen Boyle & Peggy Fitzgerald and Connie Hayes & Frank Kelly.
BUS TO KNOCK: A bus will leave for Knock Shrine on Monday, May 6 for St Therese Day. It will leave Tipperary Town at 8-30 am and have pick-up points at Monard, Oola, Pallasgreen, Dromkeen and Boher. For further details and booking, please contact Liston Travel at 0876331506 or 062 47440.
CHURCH NEWS: A special tribute to grandparents at the masses in Murroe and Boher will be held on Sunday, May 19 at 10-00 am mass in Boher and 11-30 am mass in Murroe. There is a national celebration of grandparents each year but the Parish Renewal Team wants to recognise all the good that grandparents do in the community. An Ecumenical service of celebration and thanksgiving will be held at All Saints Church, Stradbally, on Sunday, May 5 at 3-00 pm. This will mark 1600 years of Christian worship on this site and all are welcome.
MURROE/BOHER CONNECTIONS TO DOON SCHOOLS: A closing ceremony will take place at St Fintan’s CBS in Doon, on Sunday, May 12 at 2 pm, starting with concelebrated mass, and then a flag-lowering, Book Launch ad entertainment and refreshments. All are welcome. A gathering of all Doon Convent past pupils will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at Ballykisteen Hotel, commencing at noon. Lunch will be at 1-00 pm with plenty of time for catching up and conversation. The session will end with tea and scones at 5-30 pm and the cost will be €30-00 per person. Registration sis essential and contact Bridie O’Connor, Sandy Lane, Boher at 061 352456 or 086 8666771 or email email@example.com.
DARKNESS INTO LIGHT EVENT: Darkness into Light event takes place on May 11, 2013, at 4 am with over 20 venues nation-wide. For more details see www.pieta.ie or phone 061 484444.
THUMP BOXING: Thump boxing for fitness every Thursday evening in St, Vincent’s Gym Lisnagry at 8 pm. All are welcome and for more info contact John on 0879115411.
CHARITY 5 KM RUN/WALK: On Saturday, April 27, at 7.20 pm Friends of Limerick ‘73 will hold a charity 5 Km Run/Walk in Knockane, Pallasgreen. The cost for runners is €10 and walkers, €5, with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre, MS Limerick and Lisnagry Association, Limerick. A special aspect is the “best of three times” team event. There is no limit to the number of participants on a team but the three lowest times will count. The team with the lowest aggregate times will be the winner. So any GAA, Family, Soccer or Rugby team can participate and make the event a bit more special. As luck would have it, they are competing with the Munster Rugby Game and The Limerick Football game which commence at 5.00 pm. The Idler Bar will be showing the games should you wish to get here early and they can stall the start to 7.20 pm. There will be regular updates on our Facebook page.
SPRING CLEAN CAMPAIGN: Limerick County Council, in association with An Taisce, is urging people to get involved in the 14th annual National Spring Clean Campaign. An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Ambassador and Model, Sarah McGovern recently launched the country’s largest anti-litter initiative by joining staff from the Local Authority’s Environment Section to participate in a clean-up at The Old School House in Grange. Participation in this year’s campaign, which takes place from April 1 to 30, is open to individuals, schools, businesses, and community groups. In 2012, approximately 180 local groups took part in the month-long campaign with more than a half a million people nationally coming together to organise clean-up events in their communities. Groups and individuals that register to participate are issued clean-up kits containing valuable tips on how to hold a successful clean-up event, posters to advertise an event, plastic bags in which to collect litter and recyclable material, and tabards and gloves. Persons or groups interested in registering for the campaign can do so directly via the National Spring Clean website at www.nationalspringclean.org or by calling the National Spring Clean hotline on (01) 4002219/4002220. Groups requiring additional equipment or wishing to arrange for the collection of bagged waste should contact Limerick County Council’s Environment Section at 061 49 62 64. All waste should be segregated. For example, recyclables should be placed in one bag and general waste in a separate bag. Unfortunately, it is not possible for the Council to remove green waste and road sweepings collected by individuals or groups. Prevent Waste - check out www.freetradeireland.ie
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE: Ballyhoura Development will run a Start your own Business course for individuals who have a business idea and are in business or who have just started a business and for “Back to work Enterprise allowance” participants. It will commence on Tuesday, May 7, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for 6 Tuesdays at the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, Co Limerick. Please Contact John Hassett, Enterprise Officer, Ballyhoura Development, Kilfinane, Co Limerick at 063 91300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.