Croom claims trophy at the National Capers Semi Final

Croom Macra

Croom Macra

The Limerick Macra Capers did their County proud last Saturday night in the National Semi Finals. Their show ‘The X Factors’ went down a storm. Even with the heavy rain beating down outside, the audience laughed and thoroughly enjoying the dancing, singing and comedy that the talented Limerick group displayed. No Limerick group has entered this competition in 10 years and these young Macra members took on the challenge and indeed many have found themselves at home on stage. Unfortunately the group wouldn’t be going forward to the National Finals. They still came away with one trophy. The prize of Best Female Performance went to Lisa Cahill for her comedy sketch of ‘A Diary of a Macra Queen’. The Limerick group competed against three other Cork group, but the cheers of support and roars of encouragement, they received as the curtains were open was the loudest. Our supporters, many travelling two hours to Ovens, Co. Cork travelled in huge numbers. These loyal followers, families and friends must be commended and the Capers group are extremely grateful. Thank you to everyone who helped the group. Especially Tadhg McKerring and the Cuddy Family for the use of their facilities, to our sound technician Seamus O Connell and everyone else who supported us. 

Upcoming events:

Dance classes in Croagh community hall every Sunday at 8.30pm. Jive, Waltzing, Foxtrot. Lots of fun promised. Contact Marie Roche for further details on 0863823386

County Round of Debating on Friday 23rd of January  in Manister Community Hall.

 The topic is ‘The Irish Government should actively discourage citizens from shipping across the border’. Shannonside are proposing it and Croom are opposing it.

County Fundraiser Table Quiz on in Lena’s Bar Adare on Thursday 29th January

, the winning Macra team will represent limerick in the National Question Time.

County Round of Blue Jeans, Queen of the Land, Rose of Tralee , Miss Macra and Mr Personality on Friday 6th February in Golden Vale Kilmallock.

Next county meeting on in Hickeys Bar Croom on Tuesday 10th February at


County Round of National Talent Competition on Sunday 15th February in Caherconlish – please have all entries into Ann Marie by Friday 6th February.

Of course, everyone’s favourite ball will take place 12th April, Easter Sunday in

 the Woodlands House Hotel. Glamour, talent and much craic is promised. Contact Lisa Cahill for further details.

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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