Since June 2018, nine new Macra clubs have been set up – five in the northwest, three in Munster and one in Leinster. This year at least one new club has been registered in the west – Greenfields Macra based in Headford, Co Galway. It is to launch at the end of the month and I’m told nearly 40 members have signed up. Macra increased its membership numbers last year by over 2,500. It now has over 10,000 members. This week it recognised 2019 Leaders of the Year – Úna Ryan, Dundrum Macra, Tipperary; Pauric Lucid, Causeway Macra, Kerry; and Roisin Lynch, Ramor Macra, Cavan.