Croom ,Limerick Macra News


Pictured at the recent Queen of the Land Festival at Tullamore were Maire Roche, Caroline Cuddy, Aisling Quain and Bridget Ryan.

Macra na Feirme last week, presented the Department of Agriculture Fishers and Food with a report documenting the cases of hundreds of young farmers adversely affected by the suspension of Young Farmer Installation Aid (YFIS) and Early Retirement Scheme (ERS). Macra na Feirme’s national president was joined by the president of the IFA Mr Padraig Walshe. Following on from Macra’s recent national protest meetings and marches, a petition was created to allow young farmers affected by the suspension of both schemes to record their case with Macra. Macra na Feirme national president Catherine Buckley, speaking on behalf of all young famers is asking the government to reverse the decision to suspend both schemes effective immediately. Ms Buckley is calling on the government to listen to their voting public and respect the livelihoods of the rural community.

The teams qualifying for the Impromptu Debating Final on Saturday, December 6th in The Rugby Club, Thurles Road, Nenagh are as follows -Kilmeen, Carbery; Mountmellick, Laois; Ramor, Cavan; Kilmallock, Limerick. The competition is hosted by North Tipperary, Regional Exec. Sign in is between 7.00 – 7.30pm. Competition Starts at 8.00pm Best of luck to the Limerick team from Kilmallock, Aisling Quain, Stephen Kelleher and Peter Cussen.

Congratulations to the Shannonside Public Speaking team who defeated Ballylanders on Friday evening in the county final which was held at the Woodlands House Hotel.

Macra na Feirme is conducting a survey among its members who are insured to drive a car. The purpose of the survey is to assist with the formulation of an affinity package for Macra members. The results of the survey are confidential and it takes approximately 2 minutes to complete.  The survey can be found on Macra’s homepage and we would encourage all members who are insured to drive to fill out the form and help Macra tailor a package to suit you.  

Upcoming events:

The Shannonside Macra hosts weekly indoor soccer training for all girls and guys in Bawnmore Hall, every Thursday from 8-9pm. To take part, please text Bridget (club secretary) on 0872438133.


Dec 12th – Mens county indoor soccer tournament will take place in Hospital, details to follow. Keep the training up boys.

Dec 20th – Croom Macra club will have their Christmas party night. They will begin with ice skating and enjoy a night out in Limerick afterwards. Contact Lisa Cahill for further details, 086 4085877.

If you are interested in finding out more about Macra, then why not go onto our excellent website, There are clubs throughout the County and if you are interested in finding out more, then you need to contact Lisa Cahill on 086 4085877 or Michael Ryan on 0877671740


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