Murroe Notes by Sean Hogg, 386136 (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
TABLE QUIZ FOR PIETA HOUSE: A Table Quiz in aid of Pieta House will take place at the Valley Inn, Murroe, on this Friday night, February 8, commencing at 8-30 pm. The cost of each table will be €30-00 for a table of four and all are welcome to support this very worthy cause.
MURROE-BOHER GAA AGM: At the AGM of Murroe-Boher GAA Club held on Wednesday, January 23, the following officers were elected; Presidents; Canon Thomas Ryan PP & John Finucane, Chairman; Paul Byrnes, Vice Chairman; Niall Fitzpatrick, Secretary; Philip Dee, Assistant Secretary; Christopher Ryan, Treasurer; James Ryan, Assistant Treasurer; Paudie Laffan, PRO; John Kennedy, Irish Language & Cultural Officer; Helen Regan, Children’s Officer; Larry Quigley. Paul Byrnes, in his Chairman’s address, stressed the important role of the club in these difficult times and thanked all in the Community and beyond for the great support both on and off the field. The Club looks forward to a very active and hopefully successful season ahead. Murroe-Boher GAA Club is holding its Annual Church Gate Collection on the weekend of 9th and 10th of February at all Masses in the parish. Your support will be greatly appreciated. Senior training is now underway under manager Ger Hegarty and selectors Sean O’Neill and Michael John O’Brien. The management team this year is strengthened by the addition of Mike Holmes who will be Kit Man to the squad and Philip Dee / Statistician. There is a real determination to progress this year after the heartbreak of 2011 and 2012 when Murroe-Boher crashed out from the group stage on score difference. Last year was particularly disappointing as they won two of three group matches defeating Ahane and Knockainey in some style and only losing to would-be 2012 County Champions Kilmallock in Round 2. Winning the County Senior Hurling Cup for the first time later last year was some consolation but the Senior Championship remains the Holy Grail for this group of players who have the potential to go all the way. The minor team is back in training for three weeks now with an emphasis on pre-season physical fitness. The minor team manager is Philip Dee and coaches and selectors are Tom Lynch and Tony Mackey. A series of challenge games has already begun. Last Sunday at Boher, Murroe-Boher lined out against a Meelick side and gave a spirited performance against their visitors from Clare. All players are encouraged to maintain a regular attendance at training which is only for a few hours a week and will build a better team facing into the new season.
ROAD IMPROVEMENTS: John Egan MCC has informed these notes that Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, has made €50,000 available for safety improvements to the road between the Five Cross Roads and the Monument in Murroe. These will include, among others, a flashing speed warning light which should greatly enhance safety on this road which has a couple of new entrances now form recently built local housing estates and which has been the scene of fatal accidents in the last few years.
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €210 went to Bob & Pat Richardson. Second prize of €80 went to Tess & Lorraine. Third prize of €70 went to Liz Barron & Davy Humphreys and Donie Coffey & Dick Laffan. Table prizes were won by Connie Hayes & Frank Kelly and Mary Quigley & Nora Lonergan.
MURROE-BOHER EXPO 2013: Murroe-Boher Expo 2013 (see www.murroe.net): Creative Building - Art, Engineering & Science 10 am-6 pm at Boher Community Hall, Saturday, March 9, 2013. They welcome children of all ages to build KNex models, design some science-themed art, and to participate in physics experiments. Children who are in 2nd class - 2nd year are invited to a workshop from 10 am-12 pm. Then, in the afternoon, from 2-4 pm, there is a workshop for younger children and their parents. Models will be displayed from 12-2 pm and 4-6 pm and all are invited to come along and see the creative building from the workshops. For further information contact Ita Richardson, Fiona Toomey or Marie-Claire Kett by sending an e-mail to EngArt@murroe.net.
CHURCH NEWS: Trocaire boxes will be available next week as Lent will start on this coming Ash Wednesday, February 13. The recent church gate collection for Dóchas. Hope for people with autism, realised a grand total of €7428-94 in the whole mid-west region. Carmel Downes, administrator, wishes to thank all for the great generosity shown. Thanks are expressed to all who gave money towards the purchase of flowers for Boher church.
PIONEER DINNER DANCE: Matt Talbot Pioneer Dinner Dance will take place in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish, on Friday night, February 15. Music will be by Dermot Lyons and tickets are €25-00 from Dick Laffan or Liz Barron.
MURROE NATIONAL SCHOOL ENROLMENT: Enrolments are now being accepted at Scoil Mhuire, Murroe, for new entrants in September, 2013. Forms are available from the school, telephone 061 386116.
MURROE AFC: Murroe advanced to the next round of the Lawson Cup courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Northside last weekend. Eoin Hartnett and Darragh Ryan, with a brace, scored for Murroe. In the under-11 premier league, Murroe lost out to Cappamore 4-2, with Jack O’ Carroll scoring both goals for Murroe. The under-12 girls went down to an excellent Charleville team. Sarah Fitzgerald, Laurie Quaid, Lucy O’ Donnell and Jayne Ryan played well for Murroe. Best of luck to all the girls currently doing trials for the County Gaynor squads.
JOB-SEEKERS WITH A DISABILITY: If you have a disability or a health issue and find it hard to get a job and need some help getting started, you can contact Work Access Ltd at 061 493095. They provide a supported employment service in Limerick city and also outreach offices in Kilmallock and Newcastlewest.
IRISH NIGHT: There will be an Irish night-rambling house in the Honey Fitz, Lough Gur on this Thursday night February 7. at 8:15 p.m. sharp. As usual this is open house with no charge just a great night of old style traditional entertainment and teas will be served so come along and bring a friend.
FURNITURE & ANTIQUE RESTORATION: Ballyhoura Development in conjunction with Doneraile Development Association and FAS has launched a new Local Training Initiative in Furniture & Antique Restoration starting on January 30, 2013, in Doneraile, Co Cork. The course will focus on furniture making and antique restoration and offer participant’s project based training and work experience related to the furniture and antiques trade. The course is a wonderful opportunity to those seeking a recognised qualification or change of direction in their career and is primarily aimed at persons aged between 18 and 35 years. Modules Incl: Furniture Making, Design Skills, Furniture Restoration, Work Experience and Computer Aided Draughting. Further information is available from Don Colbert at 0869736941 or Mike Hennessy at 0860875412 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.antiquerestorationdoneraile.wordpress.com or contact your local FAS office www.fas.ie