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Monday 23 July 2018

Millstreet Vintage Club hands over €1,300 to CART initiative

Millstreet Vintage Club who presented the €1,300.99 proceeds of their Autumn Tractor Run to the Carriganima based CART Rural Transport Service Bus
Millstreet Vintage Club who presented the €1,300.99 proceeds of their Autumn Tractor Run to the Carriganima based CART Rural Transport Service Bus
Tony Hughes, Manager of Macrooms Credit Union officially launched this year's Poc Fada - Shane Murphy Memorial Cup - with members of the Murphy family and friends in Macroom Credit Union. This is Macroom Credit Union's third year as sponsors. The Poc Fada takes place on Sunday, November 26 in Clondrohid at 12noon

John Delea - Macroom Matters

Members of Carriganima Area Rural Transport Scheme (CART) have thanked all, involved at Millstreet Vintage Club for funds raised from their autumn tractor run and they have also thanked those involved in a special coffee morning and other fundraising activities.

"Thank you to all who contributed in their own way. Those who gave spot prizes both individuals and business, baked, served teas, coffees and cleaned up, helped with the raffle and prizes. The list is very long indeed and I'm guessing that someone will have been forgotten so many people helped out," a spokesperson said.

"Thank you to the businesses that allowed us to put posters up and to the people who like and share the CART trips. CART can only achieve its goals with the assistance of the generous donations we receive from members of our community.

"Your help is vital to us. Thank you all. A big thanks to the Millstreet Vintage Club on presenting the €1,300.99 proceeds of their Autumn Tractor Run to the Carriganima based CART Rural Transport Service Bus.

"Perfect weather conditions added to the enjoyment of the day, close on 70 tractors took to the road over scenic terrain to Moll Carthys Bridge for a short halt before returning to Carriganima Pub for a barbecue and refreshments," the spokesperson added.

 

Short wait until annual Poc Fada

This year's Laochra Óg Poc Fada - Shane Murphy Memorial Cup - takes place in Clondrohid this Sunday, November 26 at 12moon..

Tony Hughes manager of Macroom Credit Union and Diarmuid McCarthy recently launched the event at Macroom Credit Union.

Proceeds of this year's Poc Fada goes to Macroom Cope Foundation. Members of the Murphy family and Joanne Higgins from Cork Cope Foundation representing Macroom branch of Cope Foundation, attended the launch.

Registration is in Clondrohid Community Hall on the day and there will be a shuttle bus from the hall to the starting point of the Poc Fada. To see team options and to register online check out http://laochraog.com/shane-murphy-memorial-cup-poc-fada/

Meanwhile, Laochra Óg was well represented last Wednesday as Colaiste Ghobnatan Secondary School played their first ever schools camogie match versus St Mary's Secondary School, Macroom. The match was a good hard physical match with St Mary's coming out on top. Colaiste Ghobnatan were missing some players but put in a great performance on their own grounds. Colaiste Ghobnatan were made up of local players from Laochra Óg and a couple of new beginners, while St Mary's were made up of a mixture of Laochra Óg and Cloughduv players. Well done to both schools and a large turn out to watch the game.

Then on Saturday Laochra Óg U8 boys took part in a monster blitz in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. They played three games; Tracton, Ballinora and finally Aghada.

Everyone had lots of playing time and there was a big turnout of players. All the boys played very well in the games.On Sunday the latest Club Development Draw took place in Clondrohid Community Hall.

The winning prize of €323 went to Caoimhe Murphy, Clondrohid and the sellers prize of €25 went to Marguerite Murphy. Next draw takes place on Sunday, December 3.

Corkman

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