Last Thursday night there was over sixty shooter’s taking part in the club spring clay shooting league, and the shooting continues on Thursday evenings at 7pm with the finals on March 26th next. By now all club members should have received a copy of the club 2014/15 annual report, and we look forward to seeing all our members at the club 37th AGM which is due to be held on this Friday night 20th March in the Crossroads Inn Lisryan at 8.45pm after the club annual mass in St Mary’s Church, Boherquill.
The weather was perfect for walking on Sunday, March 8th when the Ramblers met in Newcastle Forest near Ballymahon for a walk in conjunction with Coillte to mark National Tree Week. Before the walk Coillte Forest Manager, Pat Brady handed out free trees for the walkers to take home and plant in their gardens. Pat has often helped the group with advice about walks in Coillte forests so they were pleased to help to publicise National Tree Week and all the valuable work Coillte does in managing our forests and in particular the construction of walking trails. There were quite a few non-Ramblers on the walk, including children, so there is hope that an appreciation of the pleasures of walking may become even more popular and continue to the next generation. The Ramblers will visit Nenagh from Friday 20th March to Sunday 22nd. They will travel by car and meet at the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh on Friday. Tea and sandwiches will be provided on arrival. Bed and breakfast on Friday night, a packed lunch on Saturday and dinner, bed and breakfast on Saturday night are included. Anyone who wishes to join the trip is asked to contact a Committee member immediately.
The Ramblers send their sympathy and condolences to Club Chairperson Patricia Bruton on the recent loss of her mother. Streete Parish Park is entering a float in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Castlepollard to publicise this year’s Vintage Weekend which will be the 2015 All-Ireland Vintage event.
The new 2015 Walks Calendar is now available on the Club’s website at www.boherquillramblers.ie