Murroe/Boher Newsletter 1/2 Oct 2016

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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 Power                                                7pm Mass this Saturday

Ann O’Loughlin                                             11.30am Mass this Sunday

Mai Fitzgerald                                                 7pm Mass next Saturday

May They Rest in Peace


Eucharistic Ministers next weekend: Boher: Eilish Bartley 10am

Murroe: Bridget Hayes 7pm, Suzanne Barron 9am, Breda White 11.30am


Masses for coming week: Boher – Tuesday and Thursday at 9.30am.

Murroe – Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am


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


House for Rent in Glenstal Area. Suitable for One or Two people. Contact 087 6656593


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 with Baking cakes etc. The amount raised was €1,520 which was presented to Milford


ICA monthly meeting on Tuesday, 4th October at 8:30 pm in the Muintir na Tire hall. Talk by Anne O’Connor on “Finding some peace, balance and harmony in a hectic world”. All welcome.


The annual general meeting of the Murroe/Cappamore Comhaltas branch will take place on Monday 3rd Oct in the Community Centre, Cappamore at 8.30pm. 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 year’s activities will be given as well as plans for the upcoming year. Bígi linn


Beginners Computer Classes will resume again in Murroe Community Hall on Monday October 3rd. Classes are 2 hours ,1 day a week for 4 weeks.  The cost is €20.  Please can you call Mobile IT on 063-90952 to book your place.


Eucharistic Adoration – Prayer and Fellowship at St Patrick’s College Thurles on Saturday October 15th. Programme starts at 9am. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly. Holy Hour and Talk conducted by Fr Eamonn McCarthy. Session finishes at 1pm.  All are welcome.


Harvest Dance: A great night of nostalgia will be held on Saturday night 8th October in Hayes Function room, Cappamore in aid of Milford Hospice. Music by the one and only Johnny Carroll the man with the golden Trumpet. Tickets €10 at the door or from John O’Neill 086 0316866


Senior Set Dancing classes for fitness and fun will resume in the Muintir na Tíre Hall, Murroe on Wednesday 5th October at 8.30pm. Beginners welcome.


Cappamore Goes Country in Cappamore Community Centre on Sunday October 16th with Louise Morrissey, Mick Flavin, Sean Wilson, Tony Mac. Tickets now available from Tommie Ryan Cappamore/ Murroe Post Office /Ann’s Shops Doon


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 15/16, 2016. All support would be greatly appreciated.


MURROE-BOHER ANNUAL NEWSLETTER 2016: 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 if possible to, or to any of the committee, namely, John Egan, Grainne Keays, Mary Finucane, Fr Tom Ryan, Dan Dinneen or Sean Hogg as soon as possible. This year’s deadline will be the first week in November at the latest and it is hoped that all contributions will be in by Halloween.


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 €700 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. Progressive 45 will commence on Friday 7 October at 8pm.  All welcome to attend.


Lotto Results 25/9/16 – 21,23,29,30 – No Jackpot Winner. €20 Lucky Dips PJ Aherne, Sean English, Pat McNamara & Mary Hartnett. Next Week’s Jackpot €6700 in Crokers


Murroe Boher Camogie: Our U16 team played the A championship final on Saturday afternoon against Newcastle West, the team we beat in the league final. Next weekend our U13 team play Galbally on Saturday (8th) at 12pm in Galbally after their break for September in Round 3 of the championship. In the coming weeks our minor and U13 teams will be our last teams in competition so be sure to support the girls.


Murroe Boher Bord na nOg wish to advise that our u14 Footballers are in a County Final on Sunday 02nd October at 12 o’clock in St. John Park, Hospital V Killacolla Gaels. All support welcome.


Murroe AFC Notes. New Club Draw. The club has decided to completely revamp our annual draw which usually takes place at Christmas. 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 23rd at the Aviva Stadium and our local draw will be prior to this. Tickets cost €10 each and are available from players and committee members. Or phone Noel on 086-8109682 or Jimmy on 086-2334561 to enquire.

MURROE TIDY TOWNS 2016: Murroe gained another six marks on 2015 in their adjudication on this year’s Tidy Towns competition bringing this year’s marks to 284. It is just rewards for all the hard work put in by the very industrious local committee and it is to be hoped that in 2017, many more people will venture out to volunteer for the cause. A run-down of the report received by Murroe village can be seen on

MURROE 45 DRIVE: The 45 results are as follows; First, Francie Boyle & Liz Grant, second; Tess Byrne & Nellie Meehan and Liz Barron & Kathleen Boyle and third; Tom Grant & Dick Laffan and John Blackwell & Martin Ryan and Donie Coffey & Dick Laffan and Davy Holmes & Mairead Mullane. Table prizes were won by Brendan Quirke & Dan Shanahan and Dan Healy & Gerry Conway. The weekly 45 Drive takes place every Tuesday night at 8-15 pm for the autumn.

MURROE-BOHER TWINNING: Murroe-Boher Twinning group hosted a group of 20 French persons from Evry-Grègy-sur Yerres from September 8 to 12.  An enjoyable, but very wet day to Cork City, a visit to Lough Gur, a History morning (on the Rising) and great musical entertainment were some of the highlights of activities enjoyed together.  A lot of great memories were made and increased connections between our groups!   Next year will see the group’s 20th Anniversary…. when they will be travelling to France.  Please ring Kathryn Wilusz, Secretary, at 087-6334728 should you be interested in further information

LOCAL CAR RALLY: Lions of Limerick Jaguar Land Rover Forest Rally will take place on the weekend of October 16 in Sliabh Felim forest. The official launch took place at Lyons of Limerick showroom recently and is the penultimate round of the Valvoline Irish Forest Championship. Mechanical scrutiny takes place on Saturday, October 15 with crews Leaving Murroe on Sunday morning followed by first loop stages. They will enter service at the Mart in Newport at lunch time and then the final loops will take place. Prize giving will be at the finish ramp in Murroe in the evening and On the Limit Sports will televise the event. Information on events and where to spectate can be had on

KENRY HISTORY SOCIETY:  On Wednesday, October 19, at 8.30 pm at the Community Centre, Pallaskenry, Billy O’Keeffe will present the findings from his walk of Coastal Kenry.  This is the first time such a study has been attempted and you can enjoy the fruits of his adventure in his illustrated presentation.  The history of the Shannon shore will be uncovered in Billy’s photos and paintings, along with geology, folklore and flora.  All are invited and the speaker looks forward to adding to his knowledge of his adopted area by the knowledge of local residents.


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