Busy bank holiday in Boher

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin THE village of Boher was buzzing over the June bank holiday, with the local community development association organising a series of events across a busy weekend.The festivities began on Friday May 31 with the opening of the refurbished community centre by Carmel Fox, CEO of Ballyhoura Development, with the blessing of Murroe parish priest Canon Tom Ryan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the opening, Ms Fox said: “Boher Community Development Association and this current project is an example to other communities of how a key project can be developed in an area through a combination of a strong structure in the Development Association and through community support in terms of fundraising.“I am delighted to see that the centre is now in full use. I wish Boher Community Development Association and its members and the wider community in Boher continued success with the community centre.”The reopening of the community centre preceded a celebration of the 40-year anniversary of Boher’s 1973 junior county hurling success, with the players, management and officer involved being commemorated.On Saturday June 1, more than 130 people took part in a 33km cycle to raise funds for Cliona’s Foundation in memory of Ciara McCarthy, with funds in excess of €5,000 pledged to this worthy cause.The festivities concluded on Sunday 2 with the annual family fun day at Boher GAA pitch. Activities such as the fancy dress competition, obstacle race and tug of war proved very popular with the large crowd that had gathered to cap an enjoyable weekend in the community of Boher. Email WhatsApp Print Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articlePig ‘n’ Porter returns to LimerickNext articleOut & About – Hermitage Green Gig at Dolans Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible NewsCommunityBusy bank holiday in BoherBy Liam Togher – June 13, 2013 746 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSBoherCommunity Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee?last_img read more

Motorists have lucky escape in crash just outside Letterkenny

first_img Twitter Facebook Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Five fire appliances had to go to the scene of a head-on road collision just outside Letterkenny this morning.Gardai and ambulance crews were also at the scene of the incident at Meenaroy on the main Letterkenny to Glenties road, on the outskirts of Glenswilly.The incident happened just before 9.30am.Gardai in Milford said luckily no-one was injured, and the road remains opened. Google+ Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleGraffiti claiming to name people in drugs trade appears on walls in DerryNext articleWest Tyrone MLA describes Strabane Districts Chairs comments as offensive News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota News Motorists have lucky escape in crash just outside Letterkenny WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – October 5, 2012 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weeklast_img read more

FULL THROTTLE: Drag boat race brings thrills to Lake Simmie

first_img Fisher and Slade Jones of Ozark stood in a drizzling rain to cheer on their favorite drag boat in the Southern Outlaw Drag Boat race. Even though they are fans of the sport, the youngsters agreed they would rather watch than race.And, perhaps most of the adults that lined the shore of Lake Simmie near Brundidge Saturday would agree that drag boat racing is not for the faint of heart.When the drivers hit the throttle and the boats launch, a wall of water shoots up in the air and the boats are airborne for a few seconds before they land to finish the race at speeds between 80 and 100 mph., depending on the class. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day IN MEMORY: Balloon release honors crash victims More than 100 people joined together in a verse of Amazing Grace Friday night at the Troy Recreation Department as… read more Sponsored Content “Even with the rain, we had a good crowd and an enthusiastic crowd,” Jackson said. “We had eight classes and 27 boats and 37 entries. The races were competitive. Lake Simmie is a great lake for drag boat racing.”Jackson said the spectator visibility is good from start to finish. However, some fans of the sport prefer to be near the launch site while others like to see the boats speed across the finish line.Saturday’s race was the second Jackson has hosted at Lake Simmie and he said the foundation has been laid for what could become a huge event for Pike County.“Drag boat racing is exciting and one that people of all ages can enjoy,” Jackson said. “Rayvon Graham, the lake owner, is supportive of the race and is agreeable for us to have other drag boat races a Lake Simmie. Right now, I’m thinking about moving the race to April. That’s the time of year when competitors are ready to get their boats in the water. The weather is warm and people are anxious to get outside so April would be a good time for drag boat racing.” Jackson said his hopes are that a promoter and/or sponsor would come on board.“That would really help kick this water sport off in this area of the state,” he said. “Drag boat races are also held on rivers. A race on the Chattahoochee River attracted around 3,000 people.”Jackson said he is looking forward to the growth of drag boat racing in Southeast Alabama and to Lake Simmie being a part of that growth. The next drag boat race in the nearby area will be on September 7 at Lake Jackson in Florala. Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Print Article 12PrevNextStartStop Next UpThe Jones brothers applauded all the racers with an extra “hoorah” for 15-year-old Lake Jackson, a formula 2 competitor who took the checkered flag.Jason Jones is a fan of drag boat racing and enjoys attending with his young sons. The roar of the motors, the hard launches and the speed of the boats makes drag boat racing an exciting sport to watch, he said.Jay Jackson, Southern Outlaw Drag Boat Association (SODA) race organizer, said the rain and threat of rain on Saturday, probably kept some folks home but he was pleased with the number of boats entered in the race. Email the authorcenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel FULL THROTTLE: Drag boat race brings thrills to Lake Simmielast_img read more