Murroe/Boher Newsletter 19th March 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: Nancy Hogan (Née Wixted) formerly of Murroe Village who died in England. Funeral later in England.

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Bernard Carey                                                             7pm this Saturday

Deceased members of St. Joseph’s Young Priests and

Patrick O’Meara                                                           9am this Sunday

Eileen O’Malley                                                           11.30 this Sunday

Seamus and Mary Clarke                                             10am next Tuesday

Deceased members of the Holmes Family, Cappanuke           10am next Friday

John Coughlan                                                             7pm next Saturday

Foley Family                                                                9am next Sunday

Eileen O’Brien Months Mind and

Mary, James and Joan Ryan                                        11.30am next Sunday

Patsy, Michael and George McCarthy and

Deceased members of the Carey and McCarthy Families        Mass Offered

Boher

PJ Carmody                                                                 10am this Sunday

William and Christine Bolster and

Nellie Ryan and

Agnes Smith                                                                10am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers Next Weekend: Boher Helen Hickey 10am.

Murroe: Elizabeth Power-Lynch 7pm. Josie Meade 9am. Breda Whyte 11.30am

Fatima Centenary: The Legion of Mary will be visiting the homes of the Parish with the Pilgrim Statue of our lady of Fatima. This is to celebrate the centenary year of the visitation at Fatima.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje September 6th – 13th. Departing from Shannon. Fare €709. 7 nights half board accommodation near St. James’ Church. Accompanied by spiritual directors. Contact John O’Brien group leader 061 380614. €50 deposit secures seat.

Qualified Make Up Artist available for Confirmation’s, Communion’s, Wedding’s or any occasion. Phone Sinéad 085 8263166

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 25th March. Music by Sam O Doherty. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

A great night was had by all at the Killinure Parents Association Table Quiz on Friday night last, in Crokers Bar Murroe. It was well supported and a good deal of money was raised on behalf of the children of Killinure National School. The Parents Association would like to offer its appreciation to those in the community who came on the night, but also to those who donated spot prizes or sponsorship. Go raibh mile, mile maith agat go leir!!

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cakes and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 083 8199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Boher Community Alert Committee would like to highlight again the objective of the Seniors Alert Scheme, which came into effect in September 2015.  This scheme is to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities through the provision of personal monitored alarms to enable older persons to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind.  Anybody over the age of 65 years requiring a personal monitored alarm should apply either by phone or text to Michael Moore 087 9749105.  

Darkness into Light, Pieta House walk, will take place in Murroe on 6th May, 4.15am.  If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact any of the organising committee. (Tony Breen – 086 1004862 / Ita Richardson – 087 6886536).

Lotto Results 12/3/17 -10,13,14,23- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Diarmuid Byrnes, Kathleen Costello, Seamus Cusack & Josie Kett. Next Week’s Jackpot €9100 in Crokers

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: This weekend sees the Limerick senior camogie team (with Niamh Richardson) travel to Clare for their third round of league at 2.30pm on Sunday in Clonlara. Last weekend the girls had a great win over Offaly by 3 points to keep them unbeaten in their league group. The Limerick minors (with Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan) lost out to a strong Galway team last weekend in their third round of the championship. This Saturday (March 18th), Murroe/Boher Camogie Club’s dog, Coolavanny Pet, will run in the second round of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy stake. Be sure to head to the race track for a night of fun and hopefully success! Next Saturday (25th March) our clothes collection will take place between 7.30 and 8pm in Murroe Clubhouse. This collection takes place the last Saturday of every month and as always, all donations are greatly appreciated.

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Thought for the Week – A New Saint Pat

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At one time our major export  in Ireland was people –  today our primary export is computer software. In the past, we exported spirituality, particularly Celtic Spirituality much of it inspired by Patrick. We all know how in the Dark Ages, Irish Missionaries left Ireland, spread through Europe  and ‘saved civilisation.’

 

We seem to be back in those Dark Ages -lost and in need of a new Patrick but not the Patrick I grew up with – that bearded patriarch standing on a bed of shamrock and wearing a huge mitre and wielding a crosier – a full Tridentine bishop, busy driving out snakes and annihilating pagans. He represented the church of that day…..

Today he is viewed more as a commercial opportunity  – Tourism Ireland tells us that ‘St Patrick’s Day is a unique and unrivalled opportunity to promote Ireland worldwide.’
And the Taj Mahal, Niagara Falls, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the EmpireStateBuilding, will all go green. In Chicago the river will be turned green. Dyeing the river green, came about by accident when plumbers used green dye to trace illegal substances polluting the river – it killed the fish too.  Today, you will be glad to hear, a vegetable dye is used to protect the gold fish that live in the river.
Maybe we should admit that we are in trouble, back in the Dark Ages and use this world wide day of publicity to advertise for a new Saint Pat – after all the original was a migrant from England.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 12th March 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: Eileen O’Brien (née Rainsford), Madaboy

Mike Tierney, Eyon

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Edward Ryan Months Mind and

John Joe Gleeson and

Paddy Lorigan and John Hickey                                  7pm this Saturday

Esther Healy                                                    9am this Sunday

Pat Ryan, Annagh and

John and Josie Mackey, Glenoe                                  11.30 this Sunday

Bernard Carey                                                 7pm next Saturday

Patrick O’Meara                                               9am next Sunday

Eileen O’Malley                                               11.30 next Sunday

Boher

Eileen Hickey                                                  9.30am next Wednesday

Mary and Dan Ryan                                        10am next Friday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers St Patrick’s Day: Boher: Pat Madigan 10am.

Murroe: Breda Fitzpatrick 7pm. Michael O’Loughlin 9am, Margaret Holmes 11.30am. Next Weekend: Boher Caroline Walters 10am. Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm. Mary O’Brien 9am. Kathryn Buckley 11.30am

No Adoration in Murroe next Friday, St Patricks Day.

Next Friday is St Patricks Day. Vigil Mass in Murroe on Thursday at 7pm.

Friday Masses – Boher 10am, Murroe 9.30am and 11.30am.

Fatima Centenary: The Legion of Mary will be visiting the homes of the Parish with the Pilgrim Statue of our lady of Fatima. This is to celebrate the centenary year of the visitation at Fatima.

Table Quiz: We are holding a quiz night in aid of Shan Tynan on Friday March 24th at 8pm in Pa McGraths Boher. Shan Tynan made public headlines when she released a viral video in which she explains a rare form of cancer she is suffering from. Shan is undergoing treatment in Texas USA and under current government legislation she is not entitled to any government funding. people all over Ireland have been busy donating to her and her family to make sure she gets the care she deserves. Help us do our part from the Boher Community. Tables are only €20 with 4 people on a team. With the help of local sponsors, we also have fantastic spot prizes on the night. Amy and Michelle Lynch and Eimer Shinnors are organising the Table Quiz.

Many Thanks to those who contributes to last weekend’s collection in aid of Murroe/Boher Lourdes Fund. A total of €522 was raised.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now available and can be purchased locally from Liz Barron, Boher or Mary O’Brien, Murroe.

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cake and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 0838199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Ballyhoura Development is currently recruiting for people to join the Rural Social Scheme. It is a 19.5 hour a week scheme. To be eligible you need to be actively farming one hectare of land, have an active herd number, and have a basic payment application. You also need to be in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment. A spouse, child or sibling of an active farmer who has a qualifying social welfare payment can also apply for the scheme. There are both indoor and outdoor work opportunities available across the Ballyhoura area with different community groups. Please contact Eugene O’ Donnell on 087 6558731 for further information.

Darkness into Light, Pieta House walk, will take place in Murroe on 6th May, 4.15am.  If anyone is interested in sponsoring the event, please contact any of the organising committee. (Tony Breen – 086 1004862 / Ita Richardson – 087 6886536).

Lotto Results 5/3/17 -18,24,26,32- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Katie Keays, Nora & Pat Swan, Rachel Mulryan & Kathleen & Biddy (Valley). Next Week’s Jackpot €9000 in Pa McGraths

Murroe-Boher Community Games:  The County Finals Swim A competition was held last Sunday the 5th of March in Askeaton pool.  Well done to Heather Clancy who came 3rd in her heat. Two silver medals were won on the day with Rose Clancy coming in 2nd place in the U14 50m Butterfly final and Peter Ashe coming in 2nd place in the U10 25m Backstroke.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Last weekend’s first round of club league fixtures was postponed due to unplayable pitches. The game against Bruff will be rescheduled. This weekend sees the county minor and senior teams both play at home. The seniors, with Niamh Richardson, take on Offaly in Tournafulla at 2pm on Sunday while the minors, with Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan, take on Galway in their third round in LIT at 2.30pm on Saturday. Be sure to support all our girls as they wear the Limerick jersey. U14 and U16 trainings have started back, if any girls around the parish would like to join please contact a member of the club. Galway at home in the third round of championship. Well done to Ciara Oliver, who during the week was named on the Limerick U13 development squad.

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Bee Blog – March 2017

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The Ass

‘I know that there will be clover when the weather improves,’ said the ass, ‘but I want it now. Everyone gets hay. How to solve the problem? I don’t know, I’m too busy thinking about the clover.’  

The heather is still flowering  in the Monastery Cloister Garden and the bees are enjoying it! The heathers we planted are as follows:

‘Kramer’s Red’ – dark foliage and dark red/purple flowers

‘Ghost Hills’ – pale green foliage with pink flowers

‘Perfect White’ – pale green foliage with white flowers

All varieties flower from winter through to late spring.

We are moving into the ‘busy- bee’ season. I am putting together nice new frames and will be adding foundation soon so I am ready for the new season. I am expecting to peek into the hives around Saint Patrick’s day and will make an assessment of how they are progressing. I just need a nice warm, sunny day!

I met a beekeeper up North last week who had already had a quick look inside his colonies. We discussed what tactic we might adopt this year to manage our colonies – would we clip and mark the queens or would we go for minimal intervention and see how it goes? Like good politicians, we didn’t reach any conclusion!  I am away for much of July so I may be forced into the minimal intervention solution.

My main reason to look into the colonies early is to ensure the queen has enough room to lay and that there is a queen laying. Many of the brood frames could still be full of ivy honey from the autumn. I will also check that they have enough stores.

While it is still cold and the propolis is hard, it is a good time to clean spare hive parts and recycle your frames for the coming season.  Put all floors, brood boxes, supers, crown boards, queen excluders and roofs in a to-do pile. I use a scraper hive tool and a blowtorch. You can clean and scrape all the bits into an upturned roof.

First scrape the inside surfaces, clean off brace comb and the propolis. Once you have removed most of the debris flame the inside surfaces and stop when the timber changes colour. The finished item will be clean and hopefully sterile (free of disease).If you have plastic runners this will be a problem. Using metal runners gets over this problem..

I read an interesting piece on foundation. Thorne, the bee equipment suppliers are now offering 4.9mm foundation for sale. I didn’t know there was such a thing as 4.9mm foundation.  This is as a result of a project carried out at Reading University.

They are studying varroa to see whether the use of smaller cell foundation (4.9mm) makes a difference. The investigation is being carried out with beekeepers in the local area as well as in the apiary at the university. The study will evaluate the use of small cell foundation  alongside  regular sized  (5.4mm) foundation and compare the varroa loads during next spring and summer.

Apparently beekeepers in other parts of the world have had success using this small cell foundation but many others have not. Some previous studies found that varroa counts increased in the short term when small cell foundation was first used. The new study will evaluate what happens once the bees have fully adjusted to small cell foundation and if there is a significant impact on varroa loads.  I will wait and see the results before changing my order of foundation.

BroodMinder – a new piece of kit which uses the latest technology and integrated circuit temperature and humidity chips to monitor your hive and it is not too expensive and seems easy to fit. It generated data every hour on the what is going on in the brood chamber. The idea is to reduce the need to open the hive. The data is sent to your smartphone or tablet. BroodMinder-W measure hive weight and outside temperature. Worth a look at broodminder.com.  Happy Beekeeping!

 

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Thought for the Week – Our major false God – technology.

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Fasting is not just abstaining from food – it could be abstaining from bitching, bullying, name calling – it could be fasting from our most common addiction – our major false God – technology.

And we are all addicts – How hard is it for  you to resist the tug of the ping when the email or text lands in your inbox?

No one is saying we have to give up technology or go and live in a cave, free of wifi – technology is not the problem – it is our relationship with it that is the problem – how we use it – we have to find freedom in technology not from technology.

Lent is an opportunity to do something about our addictions – a ‘tech detox’ or even some more disciplined approach to technology and thereby create some space for the other – and begin again to experience life first hand.

This would create some down time, some silence, quieten our restless monkey minds, provide space and time to catch up with ourselves – to catch up with our spirits…..

A man set out to explore Africa and he was in a hurry so he hired four Africans to help him.

They set off at speed and raced on for three days.

The third day, the Africans sat down and refused to move.

He told them to get going as he had only two days left finish his journey.

They refused to move.

He couldn’t understand them.

He offered them more money but no good.

Finally he asked them what was going on?

The senior among spoke up,  ‘We have moved too quickly

– we have to sit down and give our spirits time to catch up with us.’

It was Blaise Pascal who said that:

“All of humanity’s problems stem from our inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” 

If he were writing today, he might have added, ‘and with all technology turned off!

 

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 5th March 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

Jimmy Galligan and

Eileen and Tom Grant and their sons Billy and Martin and

James and Kathleen Doyle                              7pm this Saturday

Simon Reale                                                    9am this Sunday

Joe Murray and

Noreen Dee                                                     11.30am this Sunday

James and Mona Hourigan and

James and Kathleen Carroll                             10am next Thursday

Edward Ryan Months Mind and

John Joe Gleeson                                             7pm next Saturday

Esther Healy                                                    9am next Sunday

Pat Ryan, Annagh and

John and Josie Mackey, Glenoe                                  11.30 next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Esther Reilly 10am.

Murroe: Evelyn Lorigan 7pm. Suzanne Barron 9am, Breda Berkery 11.30am

Killinure N.S. Table Quiz: Killinure N.S. Parents’ Council presents a Social Night with a Table Quiz for Parents and Friends of Killinure on Friday, March 10, at 9 pm in Crokers Pub, Murroe. Each table will cost €20-00 per table of 4 with a raffle on the night and prizes for the winning team. The Parents’ Council wish to welcome all to this fun night and would greatly appreciate as much support as possible for the school.

Murroe-Boher Historical Society will host a talk by Joseph Lennon on Thursday, 9 March at 8.30 p.m. sharp at the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. The talk is entitled “Transplantation to Connacht: Fact or Fiction?” Admission €5 to non-members, including refreshments.

Milford Hospice Church Collection: The annual Church Gate Collection for Milford Hospice will take place at all masses at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Murroe and St. Patrick’s, Boher, next weekend of March 11/12.

Irish Dance Classes: Children’s beginners Irish Dance classes commenced in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe on March 2, 2017 from 4 to 5 pm. Learn to enjoy Irish dance culture and make new friends in a welcoming environment. For further information, contact Jeanne at 0872261818 or Irene at 0857464471.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now available and can be purchased locally from Liz Barron, Boher or Mary O’Brien, Murroe.

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 11th March. Music by Dermot Lyons. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Sweet Cati – Cakes for any Occasion: I create and bake cake and cookies for any occasion: Baby Showers, Christening, Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Birthday, etc. I use only the finest and freshest of ingredients. My home is approved by the HSE and I am fully insured. Contact: 0838199784. Facebook: Deco and Cake by Sweet Cati

Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017 16-21 June                5 nights – Fully Inclusive Price €699. Booking forms available now for the Pilgrim Section, Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 Tel: (01) 2410811 (01) 2410810. Pilgrimage Director: Rev Jimmy Donnelly, Parochial House Church Street Doon Co Limerick Tel: 061 380165. Application forms available for Assisted/Sick Section. Enquiries to: Rev Joe Tynan, Parochial House Kilteely Co Limerick Tel: Tel: 061 384213.

Lotto Results 26/2/17 -1,7,26,28- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Ross Kennedy, Rita & Gerard McInerney, Bob & Ita Richardson & Larry Quigley. Next Week’s Jackpot €8900 in the Powers

Murroe-Boher Community Games Model-making results:  Well done to those who travelled to Shanagolden last Saturday morning for the county model-making finals. Our congratulations to Eoin Callanan U12 Boys and Eibhlin Stockil U14 Girls who both won gold medals and will go on to represent the County at the National Finals in August. 

Murroe Boher GAA Club Presentation night of Medals to the East and Count Junior B Champions in the Valley inn on Friday March 10th at 9pm. All Welcome

Murroe Boher Bord na nOg would like to remind parents that training for this season has recommenced, U6 & U8’S (Coaches are Mike Crowe 083 0070212 and Declan Ryan 086 8116266) are in Delta on Saturdays at 1.00pm and U10’s (Gordon Ross 086 8716760) are in Glenstal Sports Hall on Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: This weekend sees the Murroe/Boher senior camogie team kick into action with a game against Bruff at 11.30am on Sunday in Boher, please show your support! Last weekend the county minor and U16 teams lost out to Clare and Cork respectively. Hard luck to Edel Cunningham, Katie Heelan (Both minor), Megan Kiely and Hazel Hourigan (both U16) who were members of the panels. Next Saturday (11th) the Limerick minor team will play Galway at home in the third round of championship. Well done to Ciara Oliver, who during the week was named on the Limerick U13 development squad.

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Thought for the Week – The number forty is symbolic

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The number 40 occurs something like 146 times in the Bible.  Moses and the Israelites spent 40 years in the desert preparing to enter the promised land. Elijah went without food or water for 40 days at Mount Horeb. And Jesus spent 40 days and nights fasting in the desert.  And from Wednesday we are invited to spend 40 days preparing for Easter.
When we come across a recurring number like this, we do well to remember something a friend of mine told me, ‘the point is not that the ancient authors gave us literal texts or numbers that we were intelligent enough to interpret symbolically but rather they gave us symbolic stories that we are often stupid enough to interpret literally .
The number forty is symbolic – it indicates a time of testing, of training. The training we need is to help us to escape from our own slavery in Egypt  or where ever our Egypt happens to be  – the discipline we need to help us break free of our addictions.
Addictions mean we live by proxy- they are the false gods we worship and they drain our energy. And we have an ever increasing number of them – nicotine, drugs, work, even exercise can become an addiction.  Lent is a time when we can try to confront our addictions.
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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 26th Feb 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

Kitty and Tom Lynch                                      7pm this Saturday

Johnny Ryan (Luke) Months Mind and

Ned O’Malley and

William and Bridget Maher and

Jimmy Coleman                                               11.30am this Sunday

Jimmy Galligan and

Eileen and Tom Grant and their sons Billy and Martin and

James and Kathleen Doyle                              7pm next Saturday

Simon Reale                                                    9am next Sunday

Joe Murray and

Noreen Dee                                                     11.30am next Sunday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Liz Barron 10am.

Murroe: Nora Lonergan 7pm. Josie Meade 9am, Breda Byrnes 11.30am

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed after Morning Mass in Murroe and Boher

The Murroe Marian Club will reopen this Wednesday March 1st at 7.30 pm in the Fitzgerald Room, Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. New members very welcome – just come along on any Wednesday night or contact 061 378138 for information.

Killinure N.S. Table Quiz: Killinure N.S. Parents’ Council presents a Social Night with a Table Quiz for Parents and Friends of Killinure on Friday, March 10, at 9 pm in Crokers Pub, Murroe. Each table will cost €20-00 per table of 4 with a raffle on the night and prizes for the winning team. The Parents’ Council wish to welcome all to this fun night and would greatly appreciate as much support as possible for the school.

Boher Community Development Assoc. FREE COMPUTER TRAINING starting in Boher Community Centre on Tuesday 28th Feb 10 am to 12 o clock. This training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps on line. For places, kindly contact Pat Walsh 087 2766659 or Olivia O Brien Ballyhoura Development on 061 381174

Irish Dance Classes: Children’s beginners Irish Dance classes will commence in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe on March 2, 2017 from 4 to 5 pm. Learn to enjoy Irish dance culture and make new friends in a welcoming environment. For further information, contact Jeanne at 0872261818 or Irene at 0857464471.

Murroe/Boher Lourdes Invalid Fund will hold their Church Gate collection next weekend, 4th & 5th March. Funds raised are used to send a local invalid/sick person to Lourdes. Please give generously.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now available and can be purchased locally from Liz Barron, Boher or Mary O’Brien, Murroe.

Pieta House Darkness into Light walk will be held in Murroe on Saturday 6th May at 4.30am.  On-line registration will open in March.  For further information, please contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536 or Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Field Project Update: The Field Project is progressing well. We are now close to going for tender for the Astro Turf Pitch. It is planned to build both the Astro pitch and the walking track together. It is hoped that we will have contractors on site at the beginning of May and have this stage of the project completed in August.

Glenstal Abbey Retreat Day: Ageing Well Saturday 4th March. As we all live longer, can we age well? This workshop will reflect on the challenges of ageing. It will consider the need for a ritual of transition and whether there are spiritual practices suited to this stage of life. Retreat day with Fr Simon Sleeman OSB. €85 includes tea/coffees, talks & lunch. To reserve a place please email events@glenstal.com or call (061) 621000 – option 4

Archdiocese of Cashel & Emly Pilgrimage to Lourdes, under the Leadership of Most Rev Kieran O’Reilly Archbishop of Cashel & Emly. 16-21 June 2017 Cost €699 fully inclusive price. Flights from Shannon Airport and Return. Pilgrimage Director: Rev Jimmy Donnelly, Parochial House, Church St, Doon, Co Limerick Tel: (061 380165). Invalid/ Assisted Section Director: Rev Joe Tynan Parochial House, Kilteely, Co Limerick Tel: (061 384213). Closing date for Assisted Section applications April 3rd 2017. Spiritual Director Youth Section: Rev Pat Coffey Parish House, Golden, Cashel, Co. Tipperary Tel: (062 72146). Youth Leader: Eddie Golden. Pilgrim Booking Forms Available – Contact Joe Walsh Tours (01) 2410810 or (01) 2410812

Lotto Results 19/2/17 -1,2,21,31- No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Ray Ryan, Christy English, Tom O’Brien & Margaret O’Connell. Next Week’s Jackpot €8800 in the Valley Inn

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: Well done to Niamh Richardson and the Limerick seniors who got their league off to a winning start last weekend against Meath. Hard luck to Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan who were part of the Limerick minor team who lost out to a strong Kilkenny side. This weekend the minors are out on Saturday at 2pm in Clonlara against Clare. Megan Kiely and Hazel Hourigan are putting on the green jersey with the county U16 team who take on Cork in the Munster semi-final at 2pm in Mahon on Sunday. Next weekend sees the first round of the club senior league kick off as Murroe/Boher will take on Bruff at home. Best of luck to all our girls and please show your support!

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Murroe/Boher Newsletter 19th Feb 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: Dermot Chadwick, Lisnagry

Anniversaries:                                    Murroe

Bobby Cusack and Ryan Cusack                                   7pm this Saturday

Paddy Owens and

Florence Byrnes                                                                   11.30am this Sunday

Kitty and Tom Lynch                                                         7pm next Saturday

Johnny Ryan (Luke) Months Mind and

Ned O’Malley and

William and Bridget Maher and

Jimmy Coleman                                                                  11.30am next Sunday

                                                                Boher

Tommy and Mary Bartley                                                                10am this Sunday

Margaret and Pat Looney                                                 9.30am next Thursday

May They Rest in Peace

Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Eamon Tuohey 10am.

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

Weekday Masses will take place each day – Boher 9.30am and Murroe 10am.

The Murroe Marian Club will reopen on Wednesday March 1st at 7.30 pm in the Fitzgerald Room, Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe. New members very welcome – just come along on any Wednesday night or contact 061 378138 for information.

Ever wanted to learn how to paint or take up a new hobby? Art classes resuming Thursday 23rd of February in Muintir na tire hall, Murroe from 7-9. €15 euro, some materials will be supplied but please bring your own brushes and acrylic paints (or oils if you have previous experience with them). Beginners most welcome, no painting experience needed. Please text Jenny on 085-7237256 or email jenny28111987@gmail.com to confirm attendance or if you have any questions.

Killinure N.S. Table Quiz: Killinure N.S. Parents’ Council presents a Social Night with a Table Quiz for Parents and Friends of Killinure on Friday, March 10, at 9 pm in Crokers Pub, Murroe. Each table will cost €20-00 per table of 4 with a raffle on the night and prizes for the winning team. The Parents’ Council wish to welcome all to this fun night and would greatly appreciate as much support as possible for the school.

Many thanks to all who supported the collection in aid of St Vincent’s Lisnagry last weekend. To those who stood at the tables in the cold and the wind – thank you. The amount collected in Murroe was €685.

Murroe/Boher Lourdes Committee are offering a place to a 5th year student to travel to Lourdes on this year’s pilgrimage as a youth helper, which takes place from 16th to 21st June. Anyone interested are asked to give their names to Liz Barron, Boher ASAP. Draw will take place after 11.30am Mass in Murroe on Sunday next 25th February.

Cashel & Emly Lourdes Fundraising Draw: Tickets are now available and can be purchased locally from Liz Barron, Boher or Mary O’Brien, Murroe.

Boher Community Development Assoc. FREE COMPUTER TRAINING starting in Boher Community Centre on Tuesday 28th Feb 10 am to 12 o clock. This training aims to give people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps on line. For places, kindly contact Pat Walsh 087 2766659 or Olivia O Brien Ballyhoura Development on 061 381174

Social Dance in Millennium Centre Caherconlish, on Saturday 25th February. Music by Dave Rea. Tea Served. Admission €10. Great night guaranteed.

Pieta House Darkness into Light walk will be held in Murroe on Saturday 6th May at 4.30am.  On-line registration will open in March.  For further information, please contact Ita Richardson 087-6886536 or Tony Breen 086-1004862.

Save the date for Wednesday 22nd February. Inviting all community groups, individuals and businesses to Attend North East Limerick District Forum Meeting in the Millennium Centre, Caherconlish 7.30-9.30pm all are welcome. Contact Ballyhoura Development Cappamore Campus 061 381174.

Field Project Update: The Field Project is progressing well. We are now close to going for tender for the Astro Turf Pitch. It is planned to build both the Astro pitch and the walking track together. It is hoped that we will have contractors on site at the beginning of May and have this stage of the project completed in August.

Glenstal Abbey Retreat Day: Ageing Well Saturday 4th March. As we all live longer, can we age well? This workshop will reflect on the challenges of ageing. It will consider the need for a ritual of transition and whether there are spiritual practices suited to this stage of life. Retreat day with Fr Simon Sleeman OSB. €85 includes tea/coffees, talks & lunch. To reserve a place please email events@glenstal.com or call (061) 621000 – option 4

Lotto Results 12/2/17 – 9,11,17,23 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky dips Nora Lynch, D Graham, Denis Holmes & James Quigley. Next Week’s Jackpot €8700 in O’Neills

Murroe-Boher Community Games: Murroe-Boher Community Games:  The U13 Boys Murroe-Boher indoor soccer team claimed silver medals in Galvone last week.  The boys played Caherdavin in semi-final & despite being two goals down at halftime, they turned it around to lead 3-2 midway through the 2nd half but then lost a player and had to play on with 4 for last 9 mins but showed great courage to win 5-4 in a thriller. In the final they played a strong Cappagh team and although ahead at the break, they unfortunately lost 5-4 in another nail bitter.  A terrific effort from all the boys with all outfield players on the goal trail led by super performance & goals from captain Nathan O’Shea. The other goal scores Jeffrey O’Rourke, Mikey Walsh, James Judge, David Moloney & Joe Shanahan. The overall player of the tournament was awarded to Murroe-Boher’s fantastic goalkeeper Jamie Kirby. Some outstanding saves – well done to Jamie & his teammates.

Murroe AFC: Soccer Sisters is an FAI programme, the aim of which is to introduce girls aged 7-12 to soccer. The programme will run in Murroe AFC for 6 weeks on Saturdays from 9-10am, commencing on Sat, 11 Feb and will be run by Barry McGann, FAI Development Officer. The program is free of charge. All participants will receive a Soccer Sisters jersey. Only equipment required is shin guards and sports shoes! The only thing parents are asked to do is to register players online at www.fai.ie/ssclubprog. All girls aged 7-12 are more than welcome to join us.

Murroe Boher Camogie Club: This weekend sees the intercounty camogie season kick off with 3 of our girls in action in 2 games. The Limerick senior team, with Niamh Richardson, play Meath at 2pm in Rathkeale on Saturday (18th) in the first round of the league. On Sunday (19th) Edel Cunningham and Katie Heelan take on Kilkenny in the first round of the All Ireland Championship with the Limerick minors in Kilkenny at 2pm. Next Saturday the Limerick minor team will again line out against Clare in Clare. Best of luck to our girls and to the teams. Please support our girls!

Murroe Website EditorMurroe/Boher Newsletter 19th Feb 2017
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Thought for the Week – Perfectionism

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Perfectionism is rife today – our culture has commodified it -packaged it and sells it.
It tries to persuade us to conform to an established norm – the perfect woman (Miss World) – and channels all we do – it has become the story of our day – searching for the perfect partner, the perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect home,  the perfect kitchen, and reality is blocked out. The reality that life is difficult, and we are imperfect, is ignored.
And the internet has increased the problem – a hundred years ago if you were an eighteen year old man you only had a small number of men to compare yourself with. Today you measure yourself against the movie stars, athletes and supermodels you see all day on TV, Facebook and giant bill boards. Today you are a lot more likely to feel inadequate.
The most dangerous version of this perfectionism is when we impose it on our children – when we perfect our children – ‘look at my baby isn’t he/she perfect’  – ‘and I intend to keep her or him that way …make sure she is top of the class, makes the team and then on to University’.
Searching for perfection makes us ill at heart, takes us away our of ourselves, for the perfect human being does not exist – we are all unique.
Murroe Website EditorThought for the Week – Perfectionism
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