Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BRUREE NOTES 23/8/2009


Relegation Avoided: Bruree’s senior hurlers avoided relegation with a 1-17 to 1-15 victory over Garryspillane at Kilmallock on Sunday night. Bruree led by 1-6 to 0-8 at half time and went on to secure a two point victory to ensure senior status for 2010.

Munster Medals: Bruree’s Junior B hurlers who won the Munster title earlier this year will be presented with their medals on Saturday night next, August 29th, at the Central Bar. The presentations will take place at 9.00 pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

Under 21 County Football Final: Bruree’s young men took hold of the inaugural 12-a-side county championship with a devastating final quarter in Hospital last Friday. The final score was Bruree 3-9 Galtee-Gaels 1-9. It was 1995 since the club last won a county Under 21 Football. The present manager, Brendan Hogan, scored 1-1 that day against Ballinacurra Gaels to claim back to back titles having beaten Cappamore the year before. There was a low key build up to this final. Five of the starting team played a senior hurling challenge the night before and three more of the panel arrived a little late with one fellow in particular making sure he had a new kit for the match! The Gaels had wind advantage but could only lead 0-4 to 0-2 at the break. They threatened but kicked seven wides. Our backs were solid in this half with young David Broderick pulling off two excellent saves in goal, his finger tip one especially kept the score difference low. Patrick and David Deady and Vincent Staunton kept their men out and he made them shoot from distance while injured captain Shane Mullane linked up very well with mid field .Our forwards showed potential in this half, but not on the scoreboard. Christy Kelly’s laidback approach would later reap dividends. The third quarter saw Galtee Gaels play better against the wind and they lead again by double scores after 45 minutes, 0-8 to 0-4. Things looked bad as points not to mention goals were hard to come by, but it was then that Bruree roared into action. Jimmy O’Dea came into his own in the backs. Brian Morrissey and Brian O’Rourke fielded majestically and Tommy O’Brien kicked passed and support played the best around mid field. The forwards scored 3-5 without reply in a 12 minute frenzy to leave the game over with a few minutes to go. Michael Lane had four in a row to level it. Then Christy Kelly got on the end of a lovely move from Donal Deady, Brian O’Rourke and Mixer to finish his first one home. The second goal was a virtuoso effort from Lane and the third saw Michael O’Donnell kick to O’Rourke who saw Kelly inside free. With a slick hand pass over the back’s head the crocodile-lurking Kelly snapped it up and kicked it to the roof of the net. At this stage Michael Cotter was reintroduced to continue our scoring threat. Donal Deady and Brian O’Rourke also scored during the game. The Gaels replied with 1-1 but it was too late. Shane Mullane gladly accepted the cup from Sean McAuliffe. Adam Kelly, Shane Finucane, Shane Aldridge and Victor Hannon were all panel members. Hats off to Brendan Hogan, James Charles O`Brien Mark Noonan and Pat O`Shea.

Fixture: Saturday August 29th Under 21 Hurling v Knockainey at Knockainey


Winners of the 45 Drive last week with eight games were Tom Collins and Patsy Healy and John and Marie Healy. The table prize went to Fintan Stone and Mike O’Brien. Raffle prizes went to Jim O’Connor, Fintan Stone, Katherine O’Regan and Mary Noonan. The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.


The recycling centre in Bruree has been moved to by the old railway bridge. Those using the centre are asked to ensure that the area is kept tidy by taking away any boxes or containers in which they bring items for recycling. It was very disappointing to see an amount of litter at the site over the weekend. It is hard to believe that anyone could be as careless or untidy as to leave their rubbish behind them. You are also asked to ensure that you place the items in their correct bins. Electronic monitoring has been put in place to discourage people from littering the area.


The collection for the parish clerks will be taken up this weekend, on Saturday, August 19th, in Rockhill and on Sunday, August 30th, in Bruree. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Betty Fitzgerald, Ballingarry and John O’Donnell, Raheenagh, who died recently.


Lucky dip winners in the Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw last week were €50 Neilus Simcox €25 Moloney’s Bar Lotto, Pat Stanton €20 Katherine O’Regan, Athlacca, Pauline Fitzgibbon, Charleville, Patrick Thompson.


A table quiz in aid of the Cochlear Implant Programme at Beaumount Hospital will be held at the Central Bar, Bruree, on Friday, September 4th, starting at 9.30 pm. The subscription for a team of four is €40 and there will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night. Everybody is welcome and your support would be greatly appreciated.

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