A quick update on the Murroe Community Park Project:
The Field Project is progressing very well and 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, as part of Phase 1 of the overall project.We hope to have contractors on site at the beginning of May and have this stage of the project completed by August.
We wish to acknowledge and thank Limerick City & County Council and the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, who have made this possible through the provision of €500,000 in Hinterland funding. We also thank IPB Insurance who have awarded us €10,000 towards completion of the walking trail through the 2016 Community Engagement Fund. And, of course, thank you to everyone who has organised and supported our ongoing fundraising events to get this massive project off the ground. Hope to see you all at ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in April!
Minor A Championship County Final.
Murroe Boher 6-11 Adare 2-06.
Murroe Boher Minors captured their 1st ever Minor A Championship title at Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale on Saturday afternoon defeating a gallant Adare team after a fine game of football.
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Some places are still available for the mid-term break tennis camp in Glenstal Abbey, run by the Alan McCormack Tennis Academy. The camp will run from Wednesday, October 2nd, to Friday, October 4th, from 2-5pm, and is suitable for children aged 5-12 years. The cost of the camp is €65, and there’s a 10% discount for families. For more information, please contact Alan at (086) 1957038.
The Murroe Community Council would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the family, team mates and friends of Munster and Ireland legend, Anthony Foley. Anthony was a Murroe native, until he moved to Killaloe at the age of 5. May he rest in peace.
The 2016 Limerick Forest Rally is taking place this weekend, with Murroe village acting as the event base.
The official rally ceremonial starts tomorrow (Sunday) at 10am at the Muintir na Tire Hall but cars will be arriving for scrutiny at Croker’s car park this afternoon.
The official programme for the rally can be purchased in Gala.
Here is the schedule for the weekend:
15:00 – Scrutiny Opens (Crokers Car Park). Cars will start to enter Parc Feirme in Glenstal Car Par from approx. 15:20 to 19:30.
19:00 – Scrutiny finishes
9:30 – Drivers briefing (Murroe Community Hall)
10:00 – Rally ceremonial starts (Hall)
10:40 – First Car will leave Parc Feirme
10:45 – First Car will stop at arch outside Crokers for a quick interview.
11:45 approx. – Last car will leave Parc Feirme
Some more exciting news: the 2016 Limerick Forest Rally will have its event base in Murroe Village this year, with competitive stages located in the surrounding Sliabh Feilim Forests. This penultimate round of the series is sponsored by Lyons of Limerick Jaguar Landrover, and will take place on October 16th. Cathal Mansell will act as Clerk of the course and the event will offer a competitor-friendly and compact 3×2 route.
The official launch of this event will take place tonight, September 20th, at 7pm at the Lyons of Limerick showrooms on the Ballysimon Road. The event is open to the public and welcomes enthusiasts who are interested in finding out more about the Forest Rally and seeing some of the competition Rally cars up close. There will also be complimentary demo runs available in the latest spec Jaguar & Land Rover cars from Lyons of Limerick.
Murroe 5k Race/Walk will be held on Saturday 27th August at 11am. As usual the route will include Glenstal Abbey grounds, starting at Murroe Muintir na Tíre Hall and finishing at Glenstal front gate. Families and walkers are very welcome to participate. We are adding an U13 (on the day) category to the Road Race. Children can enter with their Family, paying Family price or for €4 (pre-register) / €5 (on the day). For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there.
Murroe Website EditorMurroe 5k Race/Walk – Saturday 27th August 2016
Murroe native, Paul Carroll, has spent the past 7 years travelling the 32 counties of Ireland to photograph GAA landmarks and games in action. He has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to turn the work into a photography book (see: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaelicfields/gaelic-fields). Joe.ie recently had a piece about this, which you can check out here: http://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/video-a-trip-through-the-32-counties-to-find-the-most-scenic-gaa-pitches-in-ireland/91769. We would like to wish himl the very best with his project. Don’t forget to come back to Murroe to sign a few copies, Paul!