BEIDH LÁ EILE For The Croom Senior Hurlers


Hundreds of Croom supporters travelled to the Gaelic Grounds Limerick on Sunday last to shout on the Croom Senior Hurlers who took on Adare in the county senior hurling championships.  This event was more like an emigrant’s reunion of former parishioners and former sporting heroes from Croom and the Maigueside.  Many of the visiting Croom supporters would not have met up with school mates friends relatives for five, ten and twenty years.  Their visit on Sunday last to see our hurlers emulating the great sportsmen and hurlers of the past decades.  Sunday was not the day that history was to be made.  The Croom side trailed from the start and out near neighbours Adare went into over drive from the start.  The score board at half time read Adare 0-10 and Croom 0-4.  Hope was not lost at this stage by the thousands of Croom supporters.  In the second half commencement the Croom boys ignored the speed signs for in the first ten minutes they mounted a blistering attack on the Adare back line.  It took Adare the fiftieth minute to rev up their engines again with a point score.  Croom chalked a point but recorded five consecutive wides.  In the closing stages of the game the Croom supporters accepted that no miracle would be recorded at the Gaelic grounds and a defeat was inevitable and a victory was in store for Adare.  Sport as all about being graceful in victory and defeat.  The Croom supporters took their defeat in a good spirit.  The expectation of the draught of a county title and a “Daly Cup” to the town of Croom will have to wait another year as Johnny Logan once sang “What’s another year” in the Eurovision song contest.  The sporting organisations of Croom and especially the GAA club in their participation in hurling and football the sporting activities of a community is essential to occupy the minds of teenage youth and the not so young.  Crooms day will come in the not so distant future when these county titles will be recorded on the sporting history books.  Keep the flag flying – BEADH LÁ EILE.Croom GAA website  Croom Team as follows: Ger Flynn, Pa Reidy, Stephen Lucey, Mickey Cahill, Mark O’Riordan (0-1) Patsy Cahill, Shane Lawlor, John Cahill, Peter Lawlor, (0-1) Stephen Cahill (0-1) Hugh Flavin, (Capt.) Marcus Creegan, Niall Creegan, Peter Creegan, Stephen Moore (0-1) Subs: John Barry (0-1) for Marcus Creegan, Tom Carmody, for Stephen Moore, Gavin O’Shea for Niall Creegan. 


Poets of the Maigueside are coming alive again with the launch of a new book of poetry by former Maigueside person Canon Micheál Liston formally of Ballyculleen, Banogue and Parish Priest of St. Michael’s, Limerick.  The launch of this new book of poetry will take place on Friday evening next the 16th November at 7.30 p.m. in the Dominican Biblical Institute at the corner of Cecil and Dominic Sts. Limerick.  Dr. Gearoid O’Tuathaigh, U.C.G. will launch this collection of poetry.  Canon Micheál  has a keen interest in Irish Heritage and the Irish Language and took part in the Feile na maigh festivals which used be held in the Maigueside towns of Bruree, Croom and Adare in the seventies and eighties.  It is his first venture into the realms of literature and this launch night should be supported by the Maigueside people of the district and keeps alive out traditions and culture. 


A collection in aid of Romanian Christmas fund will take place next weekend at all masses in Croom and Banogue.  This charity fund raising was very well supported last Christmas in the Parish of Croom and Banogue and it helped young children in Romanian orphanages to enjoy the coming of Christmas.  Romania is a very disadvantaged place and many orphanages exist which has been part and parcel of the daily lives of the people of that country which occurred because of the Communist regime and the Soviet invasion of their country. 




Church of Ireland Cemetery,Croom.

 The visitation to the cemeteries of the parishes for the month of November continues this weekend when prayers will be recited at he church of Ireland cemetery at 2.45p.m. this is the town cemetery where Church of Ireland and Catholic are buried.  The late Sean O’Tuama is buried in this cemetery one of the Maigue Poets of Cromadh. 


Anhid Cemetery. 

Anhid Cemetery this Sunday 3.30 p.m.  This cemetery is the former Parish Church of Croom, Banogue and Dullas and has a great historical past going back to the twelfth century.  The West End of the Church stands with its small arched little window and the placing where the gallery was positioned.  The cemetery was the family burial ground for families encircling a wide area of the Maigueside district and Camogue.  A special Vault and large Headstone shows where Miss Margaret White is laid to rest. Miss bequeathed all her monies to the poor of Limerick.  Her family carried out a Wine business in George’s Quay in Limerick now O’Connell St.


Croom Parish.

The first anniversary of the late Liam O’Donovan his anniversary mass took place on Sunday last at 11.30 mass.  Also for his parents Patrick and Catherine O’Donovan. St. Senan’s Tce. Joe Hannan, Bridge St. James and Margaret Ryan, Knockainey, Canon David Crowley, former Parish Priest of Kildimo, and former Curate St. Mary’s Parish, Croom.  John and Mary Lordan.  Recent death Tom Dineen, Grange, brother of Tim Dineen, Shagh.

Croom/ Unused Medicines

The HSE are running a disposable of unused medicines campaign in conjunction with Plunkett’s Pharmacy, Croom.  Bring all your unused medicines back to your local pharmacy for safe disposal Remember unused medicines are a significant safety risk to children and the elderly. 





 Viewers browse the Croom Website in One Week.

The launch recently of the Croom website the address has attracted a large interest.  The website has recorded over fifteen hundred hits to its wwebsite within the last four days.  The site has a varied listing of information, all the sporting activities of the district and the region.  It includes the Limerick Leader, Croom Notes, Historical scripts and photographs, links to various businesses and  organisations.  There is a great response from the emigrant community throughout the world.  It keeps in touch with our exiles and it has upload video links and recordings of the region. People can email information to   .

We would like to thank everyone who has viewed the site and it achieving 3000 hits which is remarkable .





Mrs. Mable Hogan The death has occurred at going to press of Mrs. Mable Hogan late of Anhid, Croom wife of the late Cornelius Hogan.  She is survived by her sons and daughters.  She was well known for her top breeding greyhounds and many carried the names of “Anhid” and her dogs ran at various dog tracks in the South of Ireland and overseas.  Funeral arrangements not at hand on going to press.  


Oncology Ward Monster Raffle 


Mid West Regional Hospital ,Limerick. 

A Monster raffle in aid of the oncology ward, Limerick Regional Hospital, will take place in Storans pub, Croom, on the 16th of November. Tickets are being sold at various locations around Croom or contact Mary Lynch, Glenma for further details. Please support this worthy cause.





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