We are delighted to announce that Murroe Wood Park CLG, the body established to oversee the development of the Murroe Field Project, has been awarded €1000 from the Communities Facilities Scheme by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government. This funding will help provide seating along the community walkway.
Murroe Wood Park is also awaiting the outcome of three other very substantial grant applications which would provide the remaining funds required to complete Phases 1 and 2 of the Field Project. Please keep your fingers crossed for a positive result!
It’s finally happening, folks: Construction of Phase 1 of our Community Field Project got underway this week. This phase seeks to put in place our all-weather pitch and community walkway. All going well, these facilities should be ready to go by September.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this point, particularly through the various fundraising events over the past few years. And while we’re on the subject, the legends involved in the recent Strictly Come Dancing event will be presenting their cheque for the monies raised to the Murroe Wood Park board on Friday, July 7th, in the Valley Inn. More info to follow.
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.
For more information and photos of the great day go to
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 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.