North Tipperary Macra na Feirme County Notes
Queen of the Land
Margaret Stanley from Roscrea will represent North Tipperary Macra na Feirme in the 50th FBD Queen of the Land festival next weekend. Margaret is secretary of Devil’s Bit Club and is a very active and loyal member. She is wished the very best of luck from all of us in North Tipperary Macra na Feirme in next weekend’s festival.
Devil’s Bit Macra na Feirme Club Notes
7-A-Side Gaelic Football Finals:
The boys from Devil’s Bit Macra na Feirme recently took part in the National Finals of the 7-A-Side Gaelic Football which were held in Limerick. On the day they played teams from South Tipperary and Kilkenny. They put in a terrific effort in both matches but were sadly defeated on both accounts. Well done to the boys. We’ll be back next year!!
Public Speaking and Impromptu Public Speaking:
On Friday October 17th Devil’s Bit Macra na Feirme took part in the North Tipperary round of the Public Speaking and Impromptu Public Speaking competitions. Lisa Meade, Helen Hayes and Mary Joyce represented Devil’s Bit in the Public Speaking Team competition and will now go forward to represent both Devil’s Bit and North Tipperary in the National Semi-Finals which take place on November 22nd. Seven Devil’s Bit Macra members also took part in the Impromptu Public Speaking competition. In this competition competitors were asked to pick a word at random from a hat. They then had to speak on this topic for two minutes. Topics included China, desserts, sunshine, spiders, sandals, bananas to name but a few. Helen Hayes from Devil’s Bit was chosen by the judges to represent North Tipperary at the National Semi-Finals which take place on November 15th. Devil’s Bit Macra na Feirme would like to wish the girls the best of luck in the next round of both competitions.
Devil’s Bit Climb: Devil’s Bit Macra members braved the wet and cold on Sunday October 19th to climb the Devil’s Bit Mountain which the club is named after. Thirty club members took part in the climb which turned out to be a great success. Thanks to everyone who participated on the day.
Queen of the Land: Devil’s Bit Macra na Feirme want to wish Margaret Stanley the best of luck in the Queen of the Land Festival in Tullamore next weekend (November 7th – 9th ). Margaret will be representing North Tipperary over the weekend. She will no doubt do both Devil’s Bit and North Tipperary proud.
Games Night: Devil’s Bit Macra na Feirme’s weekly games night continues this Wednesday at 8:30p.m to 9:30p.m in Clonmore Community Centre. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Any new members interested in joining are also invited to come along.
Nenagh Macra na Feirme Notes
Fundraiser in aid of Billy’s Recovery Fund
Nenagh Macra na Feirme club held a “Fancy Dress Halloween Table Quiz” on Friday night October 31st in aid of a very special boy, Billy. Nenagh Macra na Feirme club would like to thank everybody involved in making the night a huge success. A special word of thanks to all their macra friends from Devilsbit, Shinrone, Camross, Limerick-City, Ballinahinch-Killoscully, and Nenagh Macra who attended this fundrasier . Many thanks is extended to Noreen and Jim O’Sullivan (Rocky’s bar) and to James Healy Munster Macra vice-president for. Sincere thanks also to Billy’s aunts Mary, Angela and Maggie for attending and receiving the cheque. Nenagh Macra na Feirme club are delighted to announce that we raised a total of €577 for Billy’s Recovery Fund.
Queen of the Land
Nenagh Macra na Feirme would like to wish Margaret Stanley from Devilsbit Macra Club the best of luck next weekend as she represents North Tipperary Macra in Queen of the Land in Tullamore.