TRACTOR RUN 2013: In 2012, 147 tractors took off from Murroe village with a roar that maybe could be heard in Limerick city. It was a great success, raising €14,000 for the St Vincent’s, Lisnagry. This year, it is hoped that the organisers can achieve a greater number of entrants in the now annual tractor run, this year in aid of Milford Hospice. Taking off at 12 noon on this coming Sunday, September 22, from Crokers Bar, the convoy will definitely be noticed as it makes its way along the country roads. The organisers are hoping that as many as possible will support this worthy cause. Stopping at Ballinahinch it will return after the All-Ireland Football Final. Food will be served to the participants in both locations. Further information can be had from Sean White at 0872644010, Edward Dee at 0872152901 or Denis Holmes at 0872786601.
2013 ANNUAL MURROE/BOHER BOOK: The organisers of the 2013 annual newsletter are now reminding all clubs, organisations and anyone with an article etc. to send in their items for this year’s book as soon as possible. Also, in this year of ‘The Gathering’, any article from parishioners abroad in other countries about the place they live or the work they do etc, with photographs, would be most welcome. Please send items to firstname.lastname@example.org or email same for further information.
FINAL FESTIVAL RESULTS: Murroe 5k race/walk was a great success again this year with 240 taking part, many in the family & walking categories. This was a great community event and over 20 people helped in the organisation, registration, stewarding and collating results. Tea and sandwiches were served in marquee afterwards. The organisers wish to thank Glenstal Abbey for the use of their grounds. A landmark occasion was that it was the first time ever to have a wheelchair athlete in Shauna Bocquet. Declan Moore won the John Egan Cup for the first man home in a time of 16 minutes and 24 seconds and Caroline Conroy was the first woman human home in 20 minutes and 45 seconds, winning the Glenstal Trophy. Patrick Hayes and Tanya Cox were the winners in the respective under-21 category. Mike Cunningham won the men’s over-40 event and Pat Conway was first in the men’s over 50 race. The first three in the senior men’s race were Declan Moore, Vincent O’Brien and Dermot Kearns and in the women’s race, Caroline Conroy, Antoinette Coleman and Tracey Johnson. Marianne McGrath took the honours in the women’s over-35 race and Lorraine O’ Connor was victorious in the women’s over-40.
MURROE BOHER GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL: Murroe/Boher entertained St Ailbes in the County A under-16 Semi Final and, following a superb game, Murroe/Boher advanced to their first ever A County Final at this age level with a 3-11 to 3-06 victory. Murroe Boher started well and by half time led 2-07 to 1-02. Goals by Amy O’ Brien and Lisa Leonard set the foundation and some excellent points from play and frees ensured an 8 point lead at half time. St Ailbe’s rallied in the second half and reduced the deficit to a single point with 10 minutes to play. However 3 points in succession by Alannah Russell and another Lisa Leonard goal and a pointed free ensured a 5 point winning margin for a delighted Murroe/Boher team. Aoife Barry in goals produced a “woman of the match” performance making some outstanding saves including a penalty save. Aisling Regan in midfield was excellent but it was the overall team performance that impressed. The girls advance to the county final where they will play either Mungret or St Bridget’s.
MURROE AFC: The A team were in action again and secured a fine 5-3 victory over Bruff. Mike Ryan  Evan Walsh, Brian Quinn and Darren Dunlea scored. The A’s followed this with a 1-1 draw with Charleville with Evan Walsh again finding the net. The B’s had two tough matches losing both to Moyross and Northside. In the under-13’s premier, Murroe lost to league favourites Charleville 4-0 but the scoreline did not reflect the closeness of the match. The under-11’s had a big win over Kilmallock in the premier with Jay Ryan, Killian O’ Shea, Brian O’ Keefe, Mikey Kelly and Ciaran Fitzgerald scoring.
BORD NA NÓG JIM COMMONS TOURNAMENT: Murroe/Boher Bord na nÓg will hold the annual Jim Commons memorial Tournament on this Saturday, September 21 at 12 noon in the Harty Park, Murroe. This year, teams will participate from Patrickswell, Doon and Crecora. And all support will be welcome.
BOHER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION QUIZ: Boher Community Development Association will hold a table quiz on Friday, September 27, at 8 pm in Hanley’s Bar in Boher.
HOSPICE COFFEE MORNINGS: A Coffee Morning will be held in Mary Ryan’s house in Brittas on this Thursday, September 19 in aid of Milford Hospice from 12 noon to 6 pm and Denis and Margaret Holmes will hold a Coffee Morning in aid of Milford Hospice in their showrooms also on this Thursday, from 10 am to 2 pm.
COMMUNITY RADIO DRAW: East Limerick Community Radio is holding a fundraiser draw with €2,000 in prizes including a 1st prize of €1,000. Tickets are €5 each and will be on sale throughout East Limerick in the coming weeks and are also available from all station presenters and volunteers. For further information contact John McCarthy on 087-2746299.
MUSIC CLASSES: Traditional music classes have resumed on Tuesdays at 6 pm at Scoil Chaitríona Cappamore. Tuition will be provided by top class tutors on all traditional instruments including Button and Piano Accordion, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Concertina, Flute and Tin Whistle. All levels of ability and ages are catered for including beginners. For enquiries, please contact 061 381269.
WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12 from 9.30 am to 5 pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but pre-booking is essential as it is first Come, first served. For further information, please contact Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or email@example.com.
DOON GATHERING: Doon Gathering is holding a tea dance in Doon Community Centre on this Friday, September 20, from 9.30 pm to 12.30. Music is by Dermot Lyons and admission is €8. All proceeds are for the senior citizens Christmas party.
LIMERICK LIVING LINKS: Limerick Living Links provide emotional support for people who may have been touched by suicide. An information night will be held on Tuesday, September 24 for the Annual Healing Programme for 2013. The venue is the Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Denmark St., Limerick, and the start time is. 7.30 pm. For further information, contact: 087-7998427.