COMMUNITY COUNCIL AGM: The A.G.M of Murroe Community Council was held recently in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. All were welcome and the attendance was good. After the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports, the following officers were elected:- President, Paddy Hourigan, Chairperson, Fr. Simon Sleeman, Vice-Chairperson, Ciaran Casey, Secretary, Carmel Hogg, Assistant Secretary, Mary Laffan, Treasurer, Aimee Byrnes, Assistant Treasurer, Dorothy Madden and PROs, Denis Holmes and Michael John O’Brien.
45 DRIVE: The winners of last week’s 45 Drive were: First prize of €190 went to Liam Shinnors & Paddy Lee. Second prize of €70 went to Dick Laffan & Donie Coffey. Third prize of €60 went to Tom O’Malley & Jerome Riordan and Sean & Paddy Collins and Tess & Lorraine. Table prizes were won by Paudie Laffan & David Richardson and John Coleman & Paddy Rainsford.
CAMOGIE FUNDRAISERS: Murroe Boher Camogie will be holding their annual table-quiz on this Friday, March 22, in Crokers, Murroe at 8 pm. A table will cost €20 per table of 4. There will be numerous spot prizes on the night and music will follow after the table-quiz. It promises to be a good night for all and all support will be appreciated. As part of the Camogie Féile fundraiser, there will be a clothing recycling drive where they accept Men’s, Women’s, Children’s Clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen and paired curtains. The collection dates are Saturday, March 23, 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.
CHURCH NEWS: 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 recent collection for Lourdes realised a total of €650-00 and the organisers also wish to thank all those who supported the Lourdes draw. The collection for the Chernobyl Children takes place this coming weekend of March 23 and 24. The following are times for the Easter ceremonies; 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 AFC under-11 boys played out an exciting away Quarter Final Cup tie with neighbours Cappamore Celtic in Cappamore. This thrilling encounter was scoreless until 15 minutes from normal time when Cappamore took the lead, followed 5 minutes later with a brilliant equalising goal from Jack Carroll (Murroe AFC captain). Not for the want of effort from both sides, this exciting match was an ‘end to end’ game with both teams getting opportunities to take the spoils. However the match went to penalties after extra time (still tied at 1-1) with Jack Carroll, Eoin Madigan and Johnny Kelly stepping up to take the penalty shoot out for Murroe to win the game 2-0. The team must be congratulated for their hard work and brilliant effort in progressing Murroe to the Cup Semi Final. The players all excelled on the day but Sean O’Brien stood out as the Murroe ‘Man of the Match’. Murroe will meet either Charleville A or Holycross in the Cup Semi-Final. Murroe A team exited the Div 1 B Cup following a 1-0 defeat away to Janesboro while the Bs lost 3-1 away to Knockainey with Danny Ryan scoring.
14THLIMERICK MURROE BOHER SCOUTS: Murroe Boher Scouts recently held a tea/coffee and cake sale during the art and craft expo at the Muintir Na Tire Hall, Murroe. The amount raised was in excess of €600 and the proceeds from the sales will go towards subsidising scouting events throughout the year. The Murroe Boher Scout Leaders would like to thank the following; The organising committee of Expo 2013 and Community Council for the use of the hall and kitchen facilities; Jennifer and Tommy Ryan of Pónaire Coffee for their kind donation of coffee, a coffee maker, tea, cups etc.;The scout parents for their kind donations of beautiful scones, cakes and buns etc; and to Breda Byrnes who kindly donated a beautifully iced cake for our raffle. Peggy Ryan (Cappamore Road) was the lucky winner of the cake. The scouts are overwhelmed by the support of the community. It is very much appreciated. Finally the leaders would like to thank the Scouts for their help and support in making this fundraiser a great success. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
THANKS TO MURROE: Cappamore Estates Committee would like to thank you greatly for the support you gave at the time of selling raffle tickets for their Bric a Brac which was held on Sunday, March 3. They have reached their target and shall start the landscaping job in the very near future.
TREKKING FOR CHARITY: Boskill Caherconlish Equestrian Trekking Centre are hosting their second charity ride/fun walk this year on March 31, Easter Sunday. The walkers starting point is at Caherconlish church at 1.30 pm or Inch St.Laurence at 2.00 pm, Riders meet at Boskill at 1.00pm.This year the parish is involved and walkers are invited to come along with beautiful landscape surrounding for riders and walkers to see. Beginners, novice and professionals are all welcome to come. This year it is in aid of Caherconlish/Caherline Funds & Cappamore Daycare Centre / Vinmore House. Children or Adults can be lead if needed by staff of Caherconlish Equestrian Centre. Walkers - Adults: €5-00 and children are free. Riders - Adults: €50-00 and children, €25-00. Contact Wesley at 0857673468 or Fr. Roy at 0872225150 for further information and you can follow on Facebook on Caherconlish Equestrian Centre.
MEDIA SKILLS WORKSHOP: A Media Skills Workshop will take place on April 26, 2013, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at Hospital FRC, Knockainey Road, Hospital. It will be facilitated by international journalist, editor and professional media trainer, Allen Meagher, in co-ordination with Hospital FRC. You should be enabled to produce quality news / press releases, handle radio interviews with ease, get to grips with social media, learn tips on developing a PR strategy, for community groups, small businesses & individuals and learn by doing! Full details are available from Hospital FRC. T: 061-383884. E: firstname.lastname@example.org and the cost will be €49 for a full day. There are limited places and early booking is advised. This once-off, one-day workshop is open to all. It particularly provides an opportunity for community and voluntary groups to publicise their work, events and achievements.
Facilitator, Allen Meagher, has worked as a staff journalist, editor, media lecturer, tutor and mentor for 25 years. As a cub reporter, his work was regularly picked up by the national press, RTE, the BBC and occasionally US/UK press. He taught journalism as a volunteer from 1995-’98 in West Africa and co-ordinated a City & Guilds journalism diploma-level course for three years in Ireland. He has lectured in UL, Mary I, LIT and HSI and has trained community groups nationwide.
Allen is the founding editor of national magazine ‘Changing Ireland’
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