With the provincial Macra Vice Presidency election campaign well under way, the South Tipperary candidate Michael Moclair certainly is looking like a good candidate for the job. If elected to Munster Vice President Michael promote greater interaction and integration between Munster clubs through the establishment of a centralised Munster forum. The primary aim of this forum is to share ideas, resources and to facilitate planning of events and competitions, local groups and enhance opportunities for members to travel in club exchanges and abroad.
In addition to this Michael also proposes to lobby and fight for young farmers in respect of the current unsustainable CAP, as this discriminates against young farmers. Michael is seeking a top up to the single farm payment for new entrants who are taking over a farm and also for retiring farmers. Michael would also establish regular workshops for up-skilling and training of competition presiding officers at national and regional level.
Finally an issue, which is extremely prevalent currently, is the issue of mental health, Michael proposes to promote Positive Mental Health through information workshops. Michael stated, “I sincerely believe that people who invest their time, energy and commitment in Macra activities will reap the rewards and benefits ten-fold. As Munster Vice-President, I would be a voice for all members and help your matters be heard. I strive diligently to make Macra a stronger organisation for current and future members.”
Please remember that every vote counts and Michael would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone for your continued support.
Beef stock judging took place on Sunday, March 24, at the well known pedigree breeder, Tom Horan’s farm just outside Cashel. The winner of the senior stock judging was Michael Moclair. A huge ‘thank you’ to all involved and to Tom Horan for the use of his farm.
Clonoulty-Rossmore Macra also held their first fundraiser table quiz for the Annual Miss Macra Event on Friday, March 22, in Kennedy’s Pub Gooldscross. This was a huge success and a wonderful night.
Volleyball continues every Thursday night in Clerihan Hall at 8.30pm and all are welcome. For information contact Liam Cleary on 086 3998711.
Macra is a wonderful organisation for individuals aged from 17-35 and has something for everyone including social events, travel, farming and competitions including sports, public speaking, debating and more which give you skills for life. For more enquiries or if you are interested in joining South Tipp Macra contact Una on 087 4165826 or Laurann on 085 7337432 or find us on Facebook.