Murroe/Boher Newsletter 22nd Oct 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

 Recent deaths: Patrick Kenrick, Cappoquinn and Ardfinnan

Neil Ryan, Ashroe. Arriving in Murroe Church this Saturday evening. Requiem Mass this Sunday at 11.30am with burial in Rockvale cemetery.

 Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Willie Clohessy and

Stephen Ryan                                                              7pm this Saturday

Joe Bourke                                                                  9am this Sunday

Maureen and John Kilgallon                                        10am on Tuesday

Paddy O’Brien and

Mai Fitzgerald and

Patrick and Margaret Fleming and

Kitty and Willie O’Malley and

Mary and Jimmy Meehan                                            7pm next Saturday

Boher

Kitty Roche and

Pat Bartley, Grange Cross                                            10am this Sunday

                              May They Rest in Peace

 Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Laurence Bartley 10am.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Suzanne Barron 9am. Breda White 11.30am

 Rosary takes place at 7pm in Murroe Church each Sunday during October

 The Mid-West Branch of the Parkinson’s Association wish to thank all who contributed to their recent collection. Total raised was €700.01

 MURROE-BOHER ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2017: It’s that time of year when clubs, organisations, article writers and people with photos of interest should be thinking of their contribution to this year’s annual newsletter. Please submit, by email as soon as possible. This year’s deadline will be the 1st of November at the latest. The e-mail address to send items to is murroebook@gmail.com.

 Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 28th October. Music by Brose Walsh. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

 Sr. Consilio Fitzgerald of Cuan Mhuire, Bruree will be holding her annual church gate collection in Murroe/Boher next weekend the 28th and 29th of October. Any subscriptions will be greatly received in these hard times, not forgetting to thank our loyal collectors over the years.

 Congratulations to the Players and Management of Murroe/Boher on winning the Intermediate Premier Hurling County Final last Wednesday evening. Best of luck in the next round.

 Progressive 45 Boher Community Centre every Friday night at 8pm.

 Lotto Results 15/10/17- 8,9,20,28 -No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Eoin Foster, John Flannery, John O’Connell (Ayr bridge) & Tony Hickey. Next Week’s Jackpot €3,500 in O’Neill’s

 The CJ Kickham Brass and Reed Band, Tipperary Town are holding an open night on Tuesday 24th October @ 7pm. If you have an interest in music or want to learn an instrument, then maybe the Kickham band is for you. Come Along to our open night, have a listen to the band, enjoy a cuppa and a look around our band room and see what we are about. It doesn’t matter if you are a musician or a beginner everything you need will be provided. We would also love to see some past members on the night also.  Any queries contact Eleanor on 086-3732610 or Cathy on 085-1046959 or Kickhamband@gmail.com

 Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you to our Healing Retreat this Sunday, 22nd October 2017 at 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Ministry of Fr. Pat O’Sullivan, Limerick and Janice and Moss Carrig, Limerick with beautiful Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Music and Song, Confessions, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Talk, Mass and Adoration and Laying on of hands for healing. Tea after in hall.  All welcome.

 Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Best of luck to our minor team who start their championship campaign on Sunday with a home game in Boher at 12 noon against Doon. This promises to be a great game and all support would be greatly appreciated. The girls line out again on Tuesday at 8.30pm in Sean Choill (Corbally) against Ballybrown in their second round. Please support our girls.

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Murroe-Boher GAA Capture the LIT Limerick Premier IHC title

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EIGHT points from play from captain Pat Tobin inspired Murroe-Boher to the LIT Limerick Premier IHC title this Wednesday night under the floodlights of the Gaelic Grounds.

The final score was Murroe-Boher 1-21 Garryspillane 1-15.

Along with the eight points form play from Pat Tobin, his brother Seanie Tobin ended with 1-10 (0-8frees).

The replay win came just over 72-hours after the sides had played out a dramatic draw on Sunday.

There is little time to celebrate for Murroe-Boher, who now play Clare champions Kilmaley in teh Munster club quarter final on Sunday (1.15) in Ennis.

Murroe-Boher were 0-12 to 0-8 ahead at half time but it could have been a greater advantage but for their tally of seven wides, compared to just two for The Bouncers.

Captain Pat Tobin led the way in the opening half with six points from play.

But crucially one of the Murroe-Boher scores was a ffith minute Seanie Tobin goal that moved his side 1-13 to 0-10 ahead.

When Seanie and Pat Tobin and Dylan Sheehan had a run of scores between the 48th and 54th minute, Murroe-Boher had a 1-18 to 0-12 lead.

Five minutes from time, came the Garryspillane goal – Donie Ryan finding the net.

That left it 1-20 to 1-15 but Murroe-Boher were not to be denied an immediate return back to the senior hurling ranks.

SCORERS: Murroe-Boher: Seanie Tobin 1-10 (0-8frees), Pat Tobin 0-8, Dylan Sheehan 0-2 (1lineball), Matthew Hanly 0-1. Garryspillane: Donie Ryan 1-9 (0-8frees), Micheal O’Donnell and Colin Ryan 0-2 each, James Ryan and Danny Hayes 0-1 each.

MURROE-BOHER: William Tobin; Dylan Ryan, Seamus Hickey, Brian Timmons; Barry Cusack,  Darragh Kennedy, Finn Hourigan; Aaron Kennedy, Dylan Sheehan; Jack Casey, Conor Byrnes, Sean Tobin; Darren Dunlea, Pat Tobin, Cillian Byrnes. Subs: Matthew Hanly for Aaron Kennedy (29mins), Dylan O’Connor for Cillian Byrnes (h-t), Ross Kennedy for Darren Dunlea (57mins).

GARRYSPILLANE: Vincent Sheehan; Ciaran Bourke, Dave Ryan, Roibeard O’Donovan; Cathal Shanahan, Stephen Meade, Gearoid Power; Micheal Bourke, John Kerins; Kieran Hickey, Donie Ryan, Danny Hayes; Colin Ryan, Micheal O’Donnell, Eoin Sheehan. Subs: James Ryan for Micheal Bourke (h-t), Jamie Morrissey for Stephen Meade (51mins), Jack O’Mullane for John Kerins (55mins),

REFEREE: Mike Sexton (Bruree).

Courtesy of Article from Limerick Leader  by

Donn O’Sullivan

19 Oct 2017

 

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Thought for the Week – MINISTRY OF LISTENING

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Psychotherapy taught me the power of listening.’ I was at my first session, (it had taken me six weeks to work up the courage to talk to him!) and I became aware of a new sensation – a feeling of safety – this person was present in a way that I had never experienced – present in a way that made me feel safe and secure. He held a space for me where healing could begin –  he was exercising what I now know as ‘the ministry of listening’.
The difference was that he was really present – he reflected what I said, sat forward, focussed on me. And I knew he was listening and not just hearing – and there is a difference – hearing is something passive – our ears are always on – we can’t switch them off. Listening on the other hand is active, requiring effort – it is powerful in its transforming ability.
Listening is a ministry we can all engage in no matter what age and there is no need for further study or ordination, though training makes a difference my mother and I both agree!
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 15th Oct 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

 Recent deaths: An tAth. Seán Ó Duinn (Bonaventure) OSB, Glenstal Abbey

Matty Davern, Rossmore, Cashel, Co Tipperary.

 Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Peter Lynch and Pakie Lane and

Tommy Boyle                                                                                      7pm this Saturday

Tom O’Shaughnessy                                                                          11.30am this Sunday

Willie Clohessy and

Stephen Ryan                                                                                      7pm next Saturday

Joe Bourke                                                                                            9am next Sunday

Boher

Jim Moriarty                                                                                         9.30am next Thursday

Kitty Roche and

Pat Bartley, Grange Cross                                                                  10am next Sunday

                                          May They Rest in Peace

 Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Helen Hickey 10am.

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Breda Byrnes 11.30am

 Rosary takes place at 7pm in Murroe Church each Sunday during October

 No Adoration in Murroe Church next Friday

 First Communion Enrolment takes place next Sunday 22nd October at 10am Mass in Boher and 11.30am Mass in Murroe.

 MURROE-BOHER ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2017: It’s that time of year when clubs, organisations, article writers and people with photos of interest should be thinking of their contribution to this year’s annual newsletter. Please submit, by email as soon as possible. This year’s deadline will be the 1st of November at the latest. The e-mail address to send items to is murroebook@gmail.com.

 Denis & Margaret Holmes would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee morning in aid of Milford Care Centre and to all those who helped out in any way. The amount raised was €1,505 which has been presented to Milford.

 We Wish the Players and Management of Murroe/Boher the Best of Luck in the Intermediate Premier Hurling County Final this Sunday at 1.30pm in the Gaelic Grounds

 Progressive 45 Boher Community Centre every Friday night at 8pm.

 Lotto Results 8/10/17-1,3,8,30-No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Chris McKenna, Eoin Minihan, Rachel Burn & Conor Moore. Next Week’s Jackpot €3,400 in Crokers

 Chapel Lane’s Christmas Market Santa Experience is back. It guarantees to be another magical experience for all with some new additions again this year. Tickets for this sell-out event are available this Sunday 15th October for one day only at Treats Coffee Shop, Newport from 11am to 2pm. €25 per child, 3 or more €60. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

 The CJ Kickham Brass and Reed Band, Tipperary Town are holding an open night on Tuesday 24th October @ 7pm. If you have an interest in music or want to learn an instrument then maybe the Kickham band is for you. Come Along to our open night, have a listen to the band, enjoy a cuppa and a look around our band room and see what we are about. It doesn’t matter if you are a musician or a beginner everything you need will be provided. We would also love to see some past members on the night also.  Any queries contact Eleanor on 086-3732610 or Cathy on 085-1046959 or Kickhamband@gmail.com

 Maranatha Prayer Ministry invites you to our Healing Retreat on Sunday, 22nd October 2017 at 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick through the Ministry of Fr. Pat O’Sullivan, Limerick and Janice and Moss Carrig, Limerick with beautiful Spirit Filled Praise and Worship Music and Song, Confessions, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Talk, Mass and Adoration and Laying on of hands for healing. Tea after in hall.  All welcome.

 Join us on Thursday, October 19, in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe, at 8.30 p.m. sharp, where Murroe Boher Historical Society will host Dr Julie McGrath who will be speaking on the nineteenth-century poet and social reformer, Aubrey de Vere, of Curraghchase House. Admission €5 to non-members (refreshments included). De Vere included Wordsworth, Tennyson and Newman among his friends. Wordsworth called his sonnets the most perfect of the age.  He is also remembered as a social reformer with his efforts to alleviate distress during the famine and his support for assisted emigration schemes. This talk will examine the ways in which his religious faith influenced his public and private life, his involvement in the Limerick lunatic asylum controversy in the 1860s, consideration of his involvement in the magistrate system and his views on the extension of local government in Ireland.

 Murroe Boher Bord na nOg, would like to thank everyone who took part in our family fun 5km cycle on Saturday 7th October. We would also like to thank everyone who supported and sponsored cards for our young cyclists, and all those who helped out with stewarding and cooking the BBQ on the day, it was a great success and fun was had by all. Between the senior cycle on Sunday and our cycle on Saturday, nearly €2,000 was raised for the Club. We would like to wish our Intermediate hurlers the best of luck in this Sunday’s county final, at 13.30 in Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. We urge all supporters to come in early and get behind the team.

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Thought for the Week – DIGITAL sabbath

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If we don’t get our attention under control there are plenty of people who will. The church has always understood that directing our attention toward what is holy is important. That is why medieval Christendom was filled with prayers, rituals, fasts and feasts: to keep life, both public and private ordered around divine things.

If we are to regain control of our attention, the first step is to create a space of silence in which you can think. To still the mind is hard but by doing it you open up a beach-head in which the holy spirit can work to calm the stormy waters within.

There is a Jewish organisation called ‘Reboot’ which promotes what they call the ‘DIGITAL sabbath’ – a day of rest in which people disconnect from technology especially computers, iPads and smartphones – in order that they can reconnect with the real world..

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 8th Oct 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

 Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Michael and Theo Ryan                                                                    7pm this Saturday

Lizzie McMahon                                                                                 11.30am this Sunday

John Clarke                                                                                          10am next Friday

Peter Lynch and Pakie Lane and

Tommy Boyle                                                                                      7pm next Saturday

Tom O’Shaughnessy                                                                          11.30am next Sunday

                                          May They Rest in Peace

 Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Saundra Ni Chiosog 11.30am

 Rosary takes place at 7pm in Murroe Church each Sunday during October

 Sincere thanks to all who contributed to recent coffee mornings for Fr. Tommy Laffan Missionary work in Kenya. A total of €1935 was collected.

 Collection for Parkinson’s: The Mid-West Branch of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland will hold a Church-Gate Collection at all masses in Murroe and Boher on the weekend of October 14/15, 2016. All support would be greatly appreciated.

 Murroe Post Office will be closed on Tuesday next 10th October between 9am and 10.30am. This is to facilitate training for An Post New Smart Card. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be on display in Murroe Church on Friday next, 13th October. A Plenary Indulgence can be obtained by praying before the statue.

 Epilepsy Collection: Many thanks for your contributions. Amount raised was €410.

 Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation: On Thursday October 12th at 7pm in Scoil na Tríonóide Naoife Secondary School, Doon, welcomes Elma Walsh, mother of Donal Walsh, to address parents on “living a fulfilled life and dealing with stresses and anxieties in today’s world”.

 Childminder Wanted. Kind, reliable person wanted to mind two children, preferably in the children’s own home. Pick up from Murroe N.S. at 2pm and 3pm. Some morning drop offs required also. Contact Martina (086 1713440) or Ray (086 8352897) for details.

 Wool Spinning Workshop: Learn to spin wool on a drop spindle and on a spinning wheel in this workshop, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 14th October 2017. Venue: Boher Community Centre, County Limerick.  Drop spindles, wool and spinning wheels provided. Bring a packed lunch. Only 6 places. Please contact me directly to book your place. Deposit of 15 euro required in advance. Call Elizabeth 086 3140509.

 A Coffee Morning will be held in the Community Hall Murroe on this Sunday 8th October from 9.30am to 1pm. The purpose is to raise funds for Children’s Medical Research in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children.

 MURROE-BOHER ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2017: It’s that time of year when clubs, organisations, article writers and people with photos of interest should be thinking of their contribution to this year’s annual newsletter. Please submit, by email as soon as possible. This year’s deadline will be the 1st of November at the latest. The e-mail address to send items to is murroebook@gmail.com.

 CFR Boher –are running CFR courses for the first group of volunteers to qualify in November 2015, whose certification will be out of date this November. Ita Richardson and Paul Earls will run two courses on Saturday 14th October 6-10pm, and on Sunday 15th October 9am-1pm.  Members are required to do the full course training and examination again. Please contact Ita before 5th October identifying which date you can attend.

 Boher Community Development Association wishes to thank all who supported in any way, our recent coffee morning in aid of the new ASD Unit in Killinure N.S.  €1,475 was raised at this event.

 Progressive 45 Boher Community Centre every Friday night at 8pm.

 Lotto Results 1/10/17-2,15,20,32- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Sean English, Catherine O’Brien, Noreen O’Brien Phibbs & Noreen McKeogh. Next Week’s Jackpot €3,300 in Pa McGrath’s

 Chapel Lane’s Christmas Market Santa Experience is back. It guarantees to be another magical experience for all with some new additions again this year. Tickets for this sell-out event are available on Sunday 15th October for one day only at Treats Coffee Shop, Newport from 11am to 2pm. €25 per child, 3 or more €60. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

 Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Hard luck to our U16 team who lost the plate final to a strong Bruff/Kilmallock team. The girls have put in a huge effort this year and many of them are now part of the minor panel whose championship campaign begins Sunday 22nd October. Thanks to the U16 management and players for all the time and effort put in during the league and championship campaign. This weekend sees the GAA and Camogie Club fundraising cycle with the 40km cycle taking place on Sunday at 12noon from Harty Park. Please support.

 Murroe AFC Notes. Our annual soccer draw will take place this year in November at the Valley Inn Murroe. This year we are promoting the FAI draw which will give each participant 3 chances to win. There will be a National Draw, a Munster draw and all tickets sold locally by Murroe AFC will be entered into a local draw also (similar to the Christmas draw) There is an incredible prize fund including 4 ford fiesta cars 1 for each province, holidays, trips to soccer games, X-Boxes, mobile phones, vouchers, match tickets and many more. In addition to this the club will run a local draw also where all tickets bought for the National/Regional draw will be entered again for a super prize fund. The National draw takes place on November 22nd at the Aviva Stadium and our local draw will be prior to this. The Clubs local draw with a super prize fund of Cash, Ireland match tickets, Hampers and much more will take place on the 4th of November. Please support this, our main fundraiser for 2017 Tickets are €10 each with books of 5 for €50. With 4 Cars, trips to Champions league final, IPADS, IPODS, Mobile Phones Weekends away and much much more it is the draw to be in this year. 3 chances to win with every ticket bought. Tickets are available from players and committee members. Or phone Noel on 086-8109682 or Jimmy on 087-2334561 to enquire.

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CFR (Cardiac Pulomonary Resuscitation) course in Boher Community Centre

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CFR Boher is running a CFR (Cardiac Pulomonary Resuscitation) course in Boher Community Centre, under the auspices of Irish Water Safety.  Particpants will learn how to deal with Heart Attack, Stroke, Chest Pain and Choking, enabling them to deal with  emergency situations as they arise.  Following this course, participants will be Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) qualified.  Anyone aged 12+ is welcome to attend..  Course is free to particpants.  Cost ot become PHECC registered following the course, (for those who wich to do so and are not CFR Boher volunteers) is €25. We are running two separate courses – Saturday 14th  6pm-10pm and  Sunday 15th 9am-1pm. Please contact Ita Richardson, 087-6886536 or e-mail cfrboher@gmail.com before Monday 9th October to book your place..

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 1st Oct 2017

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Parish Clergy: Fr Loughlin Brennan                           Fr. Tom Ryan

Tel. 386227 Mobile 087 9814051                                  Tel. 352223 Mobile 087 6291557

 Recent Deaths: John Burke, Scart, Ballysimon.

 Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Mick Leahy Months Mind and

Michael Power                                                                                     7pm this Saturday

Densie Ryan                                                                                         9am this Sunday

Ann O’Loughlin                                                                                   11.30am this Sunday

Michael and Theo Ryan                                                                    7pm next Saturday

Lizzie McMahon                                                                                 11.30am next Sunday

                                          May They Rest in Peace

 Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher: Esther Reilly 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am. Bridget McLoughlin 11.30am

 Masses for coming week: No morning Mass in Murroe on Monday or Tuesday

 Rosary takes place at 7pm in Murroe Church each Sunday during October

 Diary Dates: Confirmation – Thursday 22nd February 2018. First Communion Murroe NS – 12th May 2018. First Communion Killinure NS – 19th May 2018

 Clergy Collection (Autumn) takes place next Weekend 7/8 October, Envelopes are being distributed at this time. We thank you for your continued support.

 New members welcome to the Junior and Senior Choirs. Junior practice -Thursdays 5.00pm- 6.00pm. Senior practice – 8.00pm – 9.30pm.

 ICA is back after their summer break. They meet this Tuesday 3rd October at 8pm in the Muintir na Tire Hall. Great year ahead planned with talks, demonstrations and outings. Would be delighted to see new ladies with an interest in becoming members.

 Childminder Wanted. Kind, reliable person wanted to mind two children, preferably in the children’s own home. Pick up from Murroe N.S. at 2pm and 3pm. Some morning drop offs required also. Contact Martina (086 1713440) or Ray (086 8352897) for details.

 Wool Spinning Workshop: Learn to spin wool on a drop spindle and on a spinning wheel in this workshop, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 14th October 2017. Venue: Boher Community Centre, County Limerick.  Drop spindles, wool and spinning wheels provided. Bring a packed lunch. Only 6 places. Please contact me directly to book your place. Deposit of 15 euro required in advance. Call Elizabeth 086 3140509.

 MURROE-BOHER ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2017: It’s that time of year when clubs, organisations, article writers and people with photos of interest should be thinking of their contribution to this year’s annual newsletter. Please submit, by email as soon as possible. This year’s deadline will be the 1st of November at the latest. The e-mail address to send items to is murroebook@gmail.com.

 Comhaltas AGM: The annual general meeting of the Murroe/Cappamore Comhaltas branch will take place on Monday 2nd Oct in the Community Centre, Cappamore at 9.00 pm. We would especially like to invite parents of students and adults attending the classes and anybody interested in the promotion of the traditional music, song, and dance in the area to attend this important meeting. A comprehensive review of the past years activities will be given as well as plans for the upcoming year. Bígi linn

 Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 7th October. Music by Dave Rea. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

 A Coffee Morning will be held in the Community Hall Murroe on Sunday 8th October from 9.30am to 1pm. The purpose is to raise funds for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children.

 Table Quiz – BOHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION wishes to thank all who supported in every way, their very successful Table Quiz night.  It was a very enjoyable night and €600 was raised for their Community Centre.  Sincere thanks to Frank Ryan, Johnny Skehan, Liam and Brid Lynch and staff of Pa McGraths who hosted the event. Thank you also to the many sponsors who very kindly supported the event and donated spot prizes.

 CFR Boher –are running CFR courses for the first group of volunteers to qualify in November 2015, whose certification will be out of date this November.  Ita Richardson and Paul Earls will run two courses on Saturday 14th October 6-10pm, and on Sunday 15th October 9am-1pm.  Members are required to do the full course training and examination again.  Please contact Ita before 5th October identifying which date you can attend.

 Chapel Lane’s Christmas Market Santa Experience is back. It guarantees to be another magical experience for all with some new additions again this year. Tickets for this sell-out event are available on Sunday 15th October for one day only at Treats Coffee Shop, Newport from 11am to 2pm. €25 per child, 3 or more €60. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!

 Murroe Boher GAA Club Cycle Fundraiser – family 5k on Saturday 7th October 4 pm Harty Park, Murroe. 40k cycle on Sunday 8th October 12 noon Harty Park. All welcome.

 Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to congratulate our u10 Hurlers on winning The Jim Commons Tournament on Sunday last 24th September, and congratulate Eoin Fitzpatrick on winning the player of the tournament. We would also like to congratulate all of our u8 boys and girls who played in our Munster U8 Blitz on Sunday, they all had a fantastic day. We would like to thank everyone who helped out and supported our tournaments on Sunday making sure all players left the field with medals and trophies.

 Murroe Boher GAA. Last Sunday evening saw a great result for our Intermediate Hurlers when they overcame Pallasgreen in the County Semi Final 0-15 to 0-12, so attention now shifts to the final v Garryspillane on October 15th in the Gaelic Ground where preparations are in full flow to regain our Senior Status. The team and management have put in a huge effort so deserve a huge backing from the parish. We urge all supporters to get out the flags and colours to show your support over the next few weeks.

 Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Hard luck to our intermediate team who lost their county semi-final to a strong Crecora team last weekend, with a very young team, there is great promise for the future of Murroe/Boher camogie. Our u16s played the A plate final on Friday evening against Bruff/Kilmallock – result next week. The U10 county blitz fixed for this Saturday has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. Our minor team are starting preparations for the upcoming championship season. Be sure to follow all our teams on our Facebook page.

 Murroe AFC Notes. Our annual soccer draw will take place this year in November at the Valley Inn Murroe. This year we are promoting the FAI draw which will give each participant 3 chances to win. There will be a National Draw, a Munster draw and all tickets sold locally by Murroe AFC will be entered into a local draw also (similar to the Christmas draw) 3 chances to win with every ticket bought. Tickets priced €10 each are available from players and committee members. Or phone Noel on 086-8109682 or Jimmy on 087-2334561 to enquire.

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Bee Blogs – September 2017

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September has been a mixed bag weather wise – but we are lucky to escape the ravages of earthquakes and hurricanes. The activity has increased in my hives as the ivy starts to flower. Last year we had a bumper crop of ivy honey and it filled every available piece of honey comb – I get the feeling that this year we wont have the same heavy yield.

Ivy flowers form in clusters between September and November giving off a sweet nectar. Ivy is to autumn what pussy willow is to spring – the pussy willow hums with insects in March and April,  and ivy provides the same abundance of nectar and pollen for insects in autumn.  Pussy willow provides almost the first food supply in the spring and ivy provides the last food for insects in the autumn. It is unusual among native plants flowering as it does in the autumn and producing its blue black berries in spring.  It has many other insects besides bees feasting on its riches among them the stingless hover flies who mimic bees and so are less attractive to predators – they spend the winter as adult flies and a feast of nectar ivy will help them through. Some last remaining wasps can also be found feeding on the abundant ivy flowers. The bees will be active on warm days through the winter but for the wasps this is the endgame – all die but the queen. All these insects provide food for birds which can be seen round ivy clumps. Since we introduced a policy of not cutting ivy here our small bird population has increased.

I thought I had left plenty of  honey on my hives even if there was no late ivy flow. I am ashamed to say, that having been away for two weeks in early September, I found one of my hives dying of starvation. I could not believe my eyes – there was no activity at the entrance of this once very strong colony and then I hefted it – it was as light as a feather. Then the awful scene of bees dead and dying many with their heads stuck in honey cells trying to eke out the last bit of honey. Not a happy sight. The lesson is that we should only rely on ivy to top up their reserves of nectar and pollen.

Recovering from that shock I checked all my other colonies and found one other in need of a feed. The rest are fine and flying hard when the weather allows them to get out and about which seems to be about every second or third day. I need to check the entrances and ventilation and then I can leave them alone until the spring.

We beekeepers tend to regard October to March as the off season. But it is the time to start tidying up and preparing for the next beekeeping year! I always say that to myself but rarely do anything about it. October means we are heading into darker days and we say goodbye to the abundance of summer – though there are  still lots of seeds and berries, products of successful pollination, to be harvested in our hedgerows. The biggest change is in the  colours – there are some beautiful reds, yellows and browns around at the moment.

Here is a thought – if you have some surplus honey why not try making some mead. Mead is simply fermented honey and water with some fruit acid. You need very little new equipment – the main item is a glass demijohn for the fermentation process. The type of yeast and the amount of honey determine the level of alcohol in your mead. Yeasts have different tolerances for alcohol – when this is reached they stop fermenting – the left over sugar will give mead its sweet taste. The more honey the sweeter the mead will be

Ingredients: for one gallon of a medium sweet mead …if you want sweeter or dryer then adjust the amount of honey by about half a pound either way.

Three and a half pounds honey.

Juice of  a lemon -fruit acid.

Half  to one cup of strong black tea.

One teaspoon yeast nutrient.

Yeast and water. There are natural yeasts in honey – it is best not to rely enthuse and use a general purpose wine yeast. Best to use a freshly bought yeast.

METHOD: Make a starter by half filling a honey jar with water and add a couple of teaspoons of dried yeast yeast. Stir and leave covered fro a few hours in a warm place. Put the jar on a saucer in case it overflows.

Place honey in a pan with 2 to 3 pints of water  and bring to the boil and simmer gently for a few minutes to kill the wild yeasts. Once cool pour it into the fermenting jar, add nutrient, tea and yeast starter.

Fill with cold water to 3 to 4 inches below the neck of the jar and put a pice of tough plastic sheet over the neck and secure with a plastic band to act as an air lock. Place in warm place – airing cupboard? When fermentation reduces in a week of so top up with water. Ferment until it clears and sediment builds up in the bottom of the jar. Then siphon off the clear mead and you can repeat each time sediment forms. Mead matures better in bulk so leave in the jar until ready to drink and then decant into bottles.

I was given the following section from a homily by Gregory of Nyssa – it is Homily 9 on the Song of Songs and I include it for your edification!

The Book of Proverbs, desires the disciple of Wisdom to resort for instruction to the bee – and you are perfectly well aware, of the identity of this teacher. It says to the lovers of Wisdom (Prov 6:8): “Make your way to the bee and  learn that she is a worker and makes a serious business of her labours; and both kings and simple folk consume what she produces for their health’s sake. It also says that she is “sought after” and “of high repute,” weak in body to be sure but one who honours Wisdom and is therefore brought forward as an example to the virtuous, for it says, “having honoured wisdom she has been brought to honour “ (Prov 6:8)

In these words Proverbs counsels that one should not depart from any of the good teachings but, flying to the grassy meadow of the inspired words, should suck from each of them something that assists the acquisition of Wisdom and make oneself into a honeycomb storing the fruit of this labour in one’s heart as in some beehive, fashioning for the manifold teachings separate storage places in the memory, like the hollow cells in a honeycomb. In this way one will make business of this noble work of the virtues, in imitation of the wise bee, whose honeycomb is sweet and whose sting does not wound. For the person who exchanges hard work here for eternal goods and who dispenses the fruit of his own labours to kings and to common folk alike for the sake of their souls’, truly obtains a reward, so that a soul of this sort becomes an object of the Bridegroom’s desire and glorious in the sight of the angels, because she has made “strength perfect in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9) by giving honour to wisdom.

 

Murroe Website EditorBee Blogs – September 2017
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Thought for the week – to live in reality

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After a recent school trip to Kenya one of the boys was asked what was the most important lesson he learnt – he said, “To be kind and respectful to everyone and to spend less time using technology.” This reminded me of Andrew Sullivan, one of the world’s most prolific and influential bloggers – in 2015 at the height of his success he suddenly dropped off the radar…

He wrote a year later in the New Yorker Magazine about his awakening …”Every minute I was engrossed in a virtual interaction I was not involved in a human encounter. Every second absorbed in some trivia was a second less for any form of reflection or calm or spirituality. “Multitasking” was a mirage. This was a zero-sum question. I either lived as a voice online or I lived as a human being in the world that humans had lived in since the beginning of time. And so I decided after 15 years, to live in reality.”

 

Murroe Website EditorThought for the week – to live in reality
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