Category Archives: News

Sports & Activity Group Profiles: Indoor Bowls

“We wouldn’t miss it now for love nor money – it’s so important,” says John Grant, Chair of Active Retirement in Claremorris and member of its Indoor Bowls Club.

In this edition we meet friendly rivals John Grant and Paddy McCallig, who introduce us to the game and the club, and have encouraging words for those who might be interested in starting.

Fellow bowlers Michael Halligan and Pádraig Hunt tell us how they came to bowls and what they like about it, and we also hear Carmel Kilgallon’s voice as she celebrates some good bowls, and laments the bad!

“The Boxing Ring is like a Temple of Truth”

“The boxing ring is like a temple of truth,” says coach Conor Dennedy in our latest sports club profile, in which we visit Claremorris Boxing Club, “You’ll get found out out there.”

“It’s a different level of fitness… A lot of lads that come in here from football, they think they’re fit until they come in – and then they get a shock.”

In this edition we also hear from head coach Joe Charles about the history of the club, which started in 1961 in the Hollybrook ice-cream factory. And that’s not even the strangest place it has called home over the years!

Claremorris Boxing Club Facebook page.

Meeting the team at Calvary Church Claremorris

Left to right: Jonathan McCracken, Nicola McCracken, Ann Urich, Jeff Urich.

Ann Urich is the familiar and much-loved voice of the news on Wednesday mornings here on Claremorris Community Radio.

This week she steps out from behind the newsdesk to interview the leadership team of Calvary Church Claremorris, which is just around the corner from the studios here on Town Hall Road.

She talks to Jonathan and Nicola McCracken, and Jeff Urich, about the activities of the church, and also chats with church member Hughie Treacy.

Calvary Church Claremorris website, and on Facebook.