Croom,Limerick Macra News


The photo is of; the Croom Macra Club who participated in the St. Stephen’s Day ‘Reindeer Rugby’ at Bruff RFU.


Limerick Macra Clubs turned out in great numbers to the St. Stephen’s Day ‘Reindeer Rugby’, which took place at the very well kept clubhouse and pitches of Bruff RFU. All were looking for a fun way to work of the Christmas excesses and that they definitely got.  The event involved a tag rugby tournament, with every team playing two games. Each team had a nominated ‘Rudolf’, who could score bonus points for their team. We’re looking forward to the Spring Tag League which will commence late March.


Second Phase Club Officer Training:  Macra’s ‘second phase training’ will take place in January. This is a great opportunity for clubs to develop and set targets. This year, the programme is being expanded to include a Child Protection module. Training is an excellent opportunity to interact with members from surrounding Macra clubs and to review and enhance each club’s performance.  The details for training are as follows:

  • Saturday 24th January 2009 in the Glen Eagle Hotel, Killarney.
  • Registration from 1.30 to 2.00pm with training between 2 and 5.30pm
  • Cost – €180 per apartment – Clubs must book at least one apartment.
  • Contact Claire Davenport, in HQ (01-4268910) or to book a place.

Congratulations to Tadhg McKerring who was elected chairman of the Shannonside Club for the remainder of the 2008-09 season! The Shannonside Club, which is based in the Adare area will hold their next meeting in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Jan 14th at 8.30pm


 Upcoming events:


Public Speaking:  Limerick Macra will be hosting the Impromptu Public speaking and Team Public Speaking finals on January 10th 2009.  Venue TBA.  Good luck to County champions Shannonside!


Personality competitions:  The County final of the Miss Blue Jeans, Miss Macra, Queen of the Land, Rose of Tralee and Mr. Personality competitions will take place in the Golden vale Bar on Friday, 6th February.  All are invited and encouraged to take part!


New Club in NCW:  There is a new club starting up in Newcastlewest.  All existing clubs are asked to give this new club as much support and encouragement as possible.  If you have any friends in the area, do encourage them to join up!  Contact Michael Ryan, training & development Officer, on 087-7671740.


The next County meeting will take place on Wednesday, 7th January at 8.30pm in the Golden Vale Bar, Kilmallock. This meeting will  incorporate a forum for the County’s young farmers to discuss a strategy for opposing the Budget cuts to Installation Aid, Disadvantaged Area  Scheme & ERS; therefore your attendance is vital. Particularly all young farmers in Limerick are urged to show their support.


Jan 9th – The Limerick Capers team will participate in the Cork County Round as they prepare for the National semi finals which will take place  on the 17th of January. Not to be missed!

Jan 11th – The All Ireland National soccer finals will be held in Gormanston College, Co. Meath. Good  luck to the county champions, the Croom ladies and the Kilmallock men’s teams.

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 email or Michael Ryan on 0877671740.


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