MURROE DEFIBRILLATOR PHONES: The phones that were supplied with the defibrillator at Murroe have gone missing and it is of vital importance that they be located in case of emergency. If anyone has any knowledge as to the whereabouts of these phones, please contact Helen at Murroe Post Office as soon as possible.
COMMUNITY ALERT MONITOR ALARMS: Murroe Community Alert wish to achieve the return of any unused monitor alarms. It is known that a number are in circulation and are not being used and it is essential that these be returned to Murroe Community Alert as soon as possible or to Garda Tom McGlinchey at Murroe Garda Station.
PIETA HOUSE FUNDS: The recent table quiz held at the Valley Inn, Murroe, in aid of Pieta House was a great success and total funds raised between the quiz and the Christmas event realised a total of €4010. The organisers wish to thank all who gave generous support to this effort and also to the sponsors and quiz participants who made the events a great success. A hand-over of funds to Pieta House will be made at the Valley Inn on Saturday, April 6.
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €90 went to Liam Walsh & Jim. Second prize of €60 went to Sean & Paddy Collins and Paddy Owens & Liam Cooke. Third prize of €50 went to Maureen & Tom Ryan. Table prizes were won by Kathleen Costelloe & Breeda Ahern and Liz Baron & Betty McKeon.
MURROE-BOHER CAMOGIE CLUB: The club would sincerely like to thank everyone who supported the recent table quiz. It was a brilliant success and had 28 tables on the night. A huge thank you must go to; everyone who pre-sold raffle tickets, everyone who donated spot prizes, the fund raising committee, Paddy O’Connor and Sean Hogg for providing the music, Fiona Toomey our MC on the night and Crokers for the use of the venue. Raffle prize winners from our recent Table-Quiz: Pre-sold tickets: 1.Drinks Hamper- Josephine Lynch, 2. Dove Hamper- Willie Kett, 3. Flylight case- Brendan Quirke, 4. Hamper-Andrew McCormack, 5. Hamper-Michael O’Donoghue, 6. Killarney Crystal- Kathryn Buckley, 7. Foot Stool- Breda Fleming, 8.Candle Set- Conor McCarthy, 9. Wine and Biscuits- Michael O’Donoghue, 10. Wine and Chocolates- Laura Mullins, 11. Wine and Sweets- Darren Doyle, 12. Hamper-Breda Fleming, 13. Fruit Hamper- Denis Holmes, 14. Gear Bag- Sarah Quinn, 15. Massage Voucher- Maeve Mulhall, 16. Hayes Voucher- Mike Ryan “Luke”, 17. Crokers Voucher- Josephine Lynch, 18. Simply Radiant Voucher- Don O’Malley, 19. Spa Set and Necklace- Ann-Marie Laffan, 20. MP3 Player- Nora Coleman, 21. Cornstore Voucher- Rebecca McCormack. Tickets sold on the night: 1.Hamper-Willie Walsh, 2. Sweets Hamper- Geraldine Cunningham, 3. Hamper-Pat Reardon, 4. Flylight case- Joe Jordan, 5. Hamper-Michele Daly, 6. Killarney Crystal- Louise, 7. Hamper-Laura Keays, 8.Chocolate and Wine- Sr. Mary, 9. Hamper-Anna Madigan, 10.Biscuits and Easter Egg- Michele Daly, 11. Crokers Voucher- Kiernan English, 12.Allure Voucher- Mary O’Connor, 13. Jameson-Jane Sheehan, 14. Hamper-Orla Regan, 15.Candle and Chocolates- Jane Sheehan, 16.Biscuits and Wine- John. Well done to the Intermediate team who continued their winning streak in the League with a 2-14 to 2 goals win over Tournafulla, this makes it 5 wins from 5. They take on Ballybrown in their 2nd last game, this coming Saturday- March 30, in Ballybrown at 4 pm. Hard luck to the under-14’s who lost out to Bruff in their 1st game of the league. Check out the Facebook page for upcoming matches. As part of the Camogie Féile fundraiser, the club is doing a clothing recycling drive where they accept Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and paired curtains. The next collection dates are Saturday, April 6 and Saturday, April 20, in the GAA Clubhouse, Murroe from 7 pm to 7.45 pm and The Community Hall in Boher from 8 pm to 8.45 pm. This is a great opportunity to clear the wardrobes and also help your local Camogie Club. If you have any queries contact Geraldine on 087-6722055.
BOHER MACRA: Boher Macra will be hosting a Charity Alternative Table-Quiz on Friday 12th April in Hanley’s Pub, Boher at 8pm. €20 per table of 4. All proceeds on the night will go to Cliona’s Foundation, who provides financial assistance for critically ill children. There will be raffle tickets on sale on the days leading up to the quiz and on the night. For more information on the quiz, contact Macra on firstname.lastname@example.org or on their Facebook page. All support will be greatly appreciated.
SCIENCE, ART & ENGINEERING WORKSHOP: A Creative Building: Science, Art & Engineering workshop, was held in Boher Community Centre, as part of the Murroe-Boher Expo. It was a great success, with over 50 children participating. Guided by Ita Richardson, children used KNex to build a model within defined specifications - for example, the tower had to be at least 1m high, and have a revolving restaurant; the bridge had to be at least 50cm wide and hold a weight of 1kg. They also created a planet night sky scene, using chalk art, ably tutored by Fiona Toomey and Marie Claire Kett. Joanna Mason and Cathal Daly from the University of Limerick demonstrated physics through experiments. Parents and locals came along to view the models and participated in the experiments. All in all, everyone had a really interesting and entertaining day. Thanks to John Richardson, Luke Kelly, Michaela O’Connor and Matthew Hanly who helped out on the day, to local Engineers Séamus Hickey, Marie Keays and Niamh Richardson, and Seán Tobin, who visited the children on the day and to Boher Community Council members who ensured that the venue was set up for the workshop.
CHURCH NEWS: Trocaire boxes can be returned on this Thursday, Holy Thursday, or as soon as possible and if you can convert the coins to notes it would be most convenient. A collection for the Holy Places will take place during the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on this coming Good Friday. The priests’ spring collection will be on the weekend of April 6 and 7 and envelopes for the different areas of Murroe parish are available. The Boher envelopes will be given to distributors as normal. Divine Mercy Sunday is on April 7and the devotions and mass is in Murroe church begins at 2-45 pm. A bus will travel to Knock on Sunday, April 7 for Divine Mercy Day. As it leaves for Tipperary Town, it will have pick-up points at Monard, Oola, Pallasgreen, Dromkeen and Boher. Further details can be had by contacting 087 6331506 or 062 47440 after 7 pm. The following are times for the Easter ceremonies this week; Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper are in Murroe and Boher churches at 7-30 pm, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday is in both churches at 3 pm and the Stations of the Cross at 7-30 pm. On Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil is in both churches at 8 pm.
MURROE AFC: Murroe B team drew 3-3 away to Coonagh in the league with Barry Woodland, Seamus Bridgeman and Noel Ryan scoring. The under-12 boys played Kilmallock recently and drew 2-2 in the league match. However Kilmallock edged the cup match 5-2 after extra time. Devon Ryan and Jack Martin scored for Murroe. The under-12 girls travelled to Ballylanders and lost 2-0. Leanne Ryan, Ciara Greaney, Muireann Van Nieuwenhove and Cara Griffin excelled. The under-14 girls played Regional last weekend and won 3-1 with Lisa Leonard scoring two and Aine Cooke scoring one in a vital win for Murroe which guarantees at least a play-off for the league title. Aine Reynolds was superb for Murroe.
MURROE’S GOT TALENT: Calling all singers ,dancers, bands, choirs, variety acts & songwriters; the search is now on for the new stars of Limerick in the 5th annual competition which takes place at the Limetree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College from August. 20 to 23, 2013. This year’s competition promises to be the biggest and best ever which is why they have moved venues to give supporters better facilities and more comfort. Applications are now available from two outlets this year; the main one at Local Heroes Office in Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre and also from Future Sound & Vision in Upper William St during shopping hours. All applications must be returned to Arthur’s Quay before the closing date of August 1, 2013 with a €10.00 entry fee. Massive prize packs are available for the winners which, as well as overall winner, five category winners will be chosen including Best Singer, Best Dance Act, Best Band, Best Variety Act & best Original Song. All prospective applicants are invited to attend the first workshop which will take place at South Court Hotel Conference Centre on Tuesday, April 2, from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm which will be very beneficial to their progress. Once again all proceeds from the show will go to the MS Society Limerick. Further information can be had from our Facebook Page Limerick’s Got Talent 2013 our contact Mike O’Connor on 0851367594.
MURROE FAMILIES NEEDED TO HOST TEENAGERS: TY Europe is looking for kind responsible families to host French, Spanish and German teenagers during the summer holidays, please email email@example.com for further information.
WOMEN SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE: ‘Let’s Talk’ is a 12 Week Programme in East Limerick for Women Survivors of Domestic Abuse with professional facilitators. There is no charge and for further information contact Jess at Adapt Domestic Abuse Services at 061 412354
FR. LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: On Sunday, April 21 at 8 pm, Caherconlish will have the honour of welcoming Fr. Liam Lawton as he performs in Concert in our Lady Mother of the Church, Caherconlish in Aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Parish Funds. Fr. Liam will be joined by local Adult and Youth Choirs under the direction of Valerie Walsh. This concert is being organised by the Parish Pastoral Council. For the past 20 years Fr. Liam he has been composing sacred and inspirational music. Fr. Liam has performed in venues including the Vatican, Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Eucharist Congress held in Dublin. His song Cloud’s Veil was adopted as an anthem across America following 9/11. Tickets cost €20 and are available at Caherconlish Post Office or by contacting Phil on (087) 1363747, Nuala (086) 8443288 or email: Philomenamartin_619@hotmail.com.
THUMP BOXING: Thump boxing for fitness takes place every Thursday evening in St, Vincents Gym Lisnagry at 8 pm. All are welcome and for more information contact John on 0979115411.