North Tipperary Macra Na Feirme

National Council

Una Ryan, Toomevara began her role as National Council Representative for North Tipperary in May 2014, and in May of 2015 she was elected Macra na Feirme National Secretary, whilst still representing North Tipperary at the National Council of Macra na Feirme. Macra’s first meeting of the new National Council took place in June and it took place in Cloughjordan, Tipperary. The National Council role, involves working with the five clubs in North Tipperary, and also the North Tipperary executive and hence representing their views at the council level. The National Secretary role involves working closely with President Seán Finan and National Chairperson David McDonagh, recording data and presenting information. The National Secretary sits on the National Executive of Macra also. Una is a previous member of the Rural Youth subcommittee (2013/2015) and now sits on the Competitions subcommittee (2015/2016).

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Nenagh Macra Na Feirme members presenting the cheque to the relay for life team.

Nationally Macra na Feirme is extremely busy, the County Officer training recently took place in the Radisson Blu in Limerick. Well done to those who received Leadership Awards on the night. Club officer training will be taking place this coming weekend in the Radisson Blu in Limerick. Macra will have a stand at the National Ploughing Championships and anyone interested in joining Macra can register there. Macra will have a calendar on sale at the stand also. The upcoming National Conference (in association with coopsuperstores) will be hosted by Muskerry Macra and will be taking place over the October bank holiday weekend in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.

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Nenagh Macra members with Treble R macra members on a club exchange on a walk to the Millennium Cross.

The clubs in North Tipperary Macra include Ballinahinch-Killoscully, Clodagh, Devils Bit, Nenagh and Newport. Each club in North Tipperary has something great to offer, through the competitions calendar, young farmer events and social events. Each club will have their own calendar of events of meetings, social nights out and competition preparation evenings. All clubs are active on Facebook and can be contacted through there.

North Tipperary Macra Notes

The North Tipp Young Farmers Committee have planned a series of events for the next few months and are kicking off events next Wednesday night September 16th in Clonmore. We have invited Mr Derrie Dillion to discuss all the new farmers schemes including Tams ll and he will discuss the benefits young farmers will reap from them. Mr Sean Coughlan will also be in attendance. Looking forward to a great year for North Tipp Young Farmers. All welcome

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Cookery Demo/Mechanics Class: Devil’s Bit Macra recently held a second cookery demonstration in Fitzpatrick’s Country Club Clonmore.  At this demonstration Catherine Maher showed members how to make lasagne, cottage pie and a fabulous banoffee pie. As members waited for the food to cook Tom Kelly showed off his mechanical skills and showed members how to change a car wheel. Afterward everyone tasted the delicious food. Thanks to all club members who attended on the night. Thanks to John Fitzpatrick for the use of his facilities and to Catherine and Tom for showing us their skills.

Fitness Class: On Friday night last Devil’s Bit Macra held the first of their fitness classes. This was an idea suggested by some members as a way to encourage health and fitness within the club. After the class everyone was refreshed and full of energy!!! All members how attended on the night enjoyed the experience and look forward to the next class. A big thank you to Tom Stamp for putting us through our paces on Firday.

Officer Training:  Many club members who hold positions on the North Tipp Macra committee recently travelled to County Officer Training in Limerick. Training consisted of a weekend where committee members took part in events which will help them in the county roles. During the weekend many of our members who held county positions last year received leadership awards for the hard work they put in during their term. Well done to them. On September 19th and 20th Devil’s Bit Macra committee members will travel to Limerick to take part in Club Officer Training. There is no doubt they will come back with many tips and ideas for the club for the coming year.


Nenagh Macra Na Feirme

Young Farmer: Congratulations to Cian Burke and Conor Kaeating who attended the FBD Young Farmer of the year 2015 in Ballina, Co Mayo two weeks ago. They were unsuccessful on the night but did both Nenagh and North Tipperary Macra Na Feirme proud.

Club Exchange: Nenagh macra had a successful club exchange with Treble R Macra members who came to Nenagh and were brought on a tour of the town and surrounding area and also took part in a walk to the Millennium Cross in Portroe. Afterwards we went on to garrykennedy where we had a lovely meal in award winning restaurant Larkins and enjoyed a walk down by the harbour. A great time was had by all. Thanks to all the Treble R members for the club exchange.

Relay for Life:well done to all Nenagh Macra members who raised a successful €1300 by participating in the Relay for life. The presentation of the cheque took place on Monday last in the Abbey Court. Thanks to all our members for attending and also members of the relay for life committee.

A successful monthly meeting was held on Friday night last in Rocky’s bar. Lots of events coming up in the next couple of months. New members always welcome.

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