CHURCH NEWS: Abington church is holding a concert on this Friday, November 22 at 8 pm with the student choir from UL World Academy of Music. The music will be secular and sacred and admission is free and donations to the church will be welcome. Mass for all parishioners who died during the year will be celebrated on Friday, November 29 in Murroe church at 7-30 pm. Rosaries continue in the cemeteries during November at 3 pm. The CD of the Junior Choir is still for dale with all profits going to St Vincent’s, Lisnagry. They are available in all retail outlets in Murroe.
MURROE AFC: The soccer draw is back again. There is a super prize fund with a 1st prize of €1000 euro, 5 x €100, Turkey and Ham, Pónaire Hamper, Christmas Hamper, Drinks Hamper, 10 prizes of €50 each plus many more. Tickets are €5 each, the same as last year, with a book of 12 tickets costing €50. Your support as always is much appreciated for this, our main fundraiser of the year. Tickets are available from any committee member, team manager or phone Noel Regan on 086-8109682.
MURROE/BOHER GAA MINORS: At 12 noon last Sunday in Claughaun GAA field, Murroe/Boher minor hurlers played Pallasgreen in the County Minor A Championship final. In a ding-dong struggle, the sides ended up level at full-time and a replay date has to be decided at the time of writing these notes. Killian Byrne with an equalizing point from an acute angle was the saviour of Murroe/Boher and Owen Hourigan also scored the all-important goal in a 1-9 all final score.
SKY DIVE FOR AWARE: Helen Foley is doing a sky dive in aid of AWARE and would like as many sponsors as possible to help her in her fund-raising. This can be done in Murroe Post Office.
BOHER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: The Progressive 45 Drive takes place every Friday night at 8 pm sharp. This week’s results are as follows: First: Paddy O Connor and Patsy Laffan, Second: Dick Laffan and Francis Boyle, Third: Michael Tuohy and Paddy Owens. The Table Prize: Paudie Laffan and Brendan Quirke; Patricia and Joe Carroll. Boher Parish Calendar 2014 is on sale from all local businesses or any committee member. On the cover is a unique photo of the four Munster medal recipients from our local GAA club. It contains beautiful shots of local events held throughout the year. The cost is €5. Boher Christmas Market takes place on Sunday, December 8, at 2 pm. They are calling all crafts people, artists, bakers, (young and not so young), and culinary experts to book a stall at Boher Community Centre and show off/sell some of your creative delights. If you would like to book a stall please contact Paudie Laffan 086 0785836. There will be a small charge of €5 per stall. Santa Clause will also visit the Community Centre.
SLIABH FEILIM SINGERS: Sliabh Feilim Singers promise another enjoyable evening at this year’s annual Christmas Concert in Abington Church, Murroe, at 5 pm, on Sunday, December 1. Guest Artists this year are Anna Jane Ryan on violin, Don O’Shea on guitar and Siobhán Egan, soprano/harp. Admission is €10, with children free and all proceeds go to the St Vincent de Paul Society.
MURROE-BOHER CAMOGIE CLUB: Murroe-Boher Camogie Club will be holding their final clothes collection, before Christmas, on Saturday, November 30, from 7pm-7-45pm in the GAA clubhouse, Murroe. They will take anything from good quality clothes, paired shoes, bags, ties, curtains, bed linen. Have a look in your wardrobe and see what you can find. The club would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM on November 12. Only one position was up for grabs on the night, as Helena Hayes stepped down as Secretary. The club would like to say a huge thank you to Helena for the great work she did during her two years. The following are the officers in place for 2014. Chairperson: Ciara Quigley, Secretary: Lisa Kelly/Michele Daly, Treasurer: Catherine McCormack, PRO: Caroline Hickey, Child Welfare: Michele Daly, Integration Officer: Ciara Quigley and Registrar: Catriona Laffan. The club welcomes Lisa on board and hopefully she will enjoy being involved. The club will be entering teams in every age group from U-8’s to Intermediates. If you are interested in playing or you would like to help out with the training of any of the teams, please contact any of the officers above, or any club member. Please keep an eye out for the many events we have coming up in the next couple of months and, as always, your support is appreciated.
45 DRIVE RESULTS: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €80 went to Paddy Lee & Liam Shinnors and John & Rhona Coleman and Pat O’Connor & Patsy Laffan and David Richardson & partner. Second prize of €70 went to Frank Kelly & Connie Hayes and Con Galligan and Paddy Rainsford & Enda Coughlan. Third prize of €60 went to John Lynch & partner. Table prizes were won by Dick Laffan & Donie Coffey and Mick Tuohey & Paddy Owens.
MURROE CRAFT/FOOD FAIR: Murroe Craft & Food Fair takes place on this coming Sunday, November 24 in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe commencing at 2 pm. Come along and support this family event, get your Christmas gifts, get your family photograph taken and let the children visit Santa, where you can post the Santa letters. Admission is free and further enquiries re stalls etc to 087 1259750.
CALENDAR FOR SALE FOR MS: Limerick hurlers calendar 2014 in aid of MS Ireland (Mid West Region), at a cost of €10-00, is for sale in Murroe in Ahern’s Shop, Gala, Sean English’s shop and Powers Pub.
PUNK GUERRILLAS: Punk Guerrillas, a performance by County Limerick Youth Theatre, is on for the three nights Friday to Sunday, December 6 to 8, in the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur. Further information can be had by visiting www.loughgur.com.
DOON EMPLOYMENT CLINIC: Ballyhoura Rural Employment service offers a range of employment supports to people in the Ballyhoura area. They work with individuals by providing one- to-one guidance, careers and job seeking advice and information on education and training courses in your area. They will run a one-to-one clinic in the Doon Community Centre on Tuesday, November 26. To book a space to chat to the Employment Officer, Kate Lennon call: 087 781 1177. The rural employment service provides a free and confidential service to all in the community and can be followed on twitter: @RuralEmployment or find them on Facebook: Ballyhoura Development Ltd.