Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bruree Notes 18/10/2009

Photo Mary and Nora Power along with Karen Rea of the Central Bar, Bruree, presenting a cheque for €1,400 to Jodie Hayward, Sanctuary Manager, Kilfinane, and Annette O'Reilly of Limerick Animal Welfare.

45 Drive

Winners of the 45 Drive last week with ten games were Tom O’Rourke and John Moloney. Runners up with eight games were Patsy Hayes and Tom Martin. Raffle prizes went to Tommy O’Riordan (x2), Tom O’Rourke and Jim O’Connor. The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.


Under 21 Hurling: Our Under 21 hurlers travelled to Effin on Sunday morning to play Dromin/Athlacca in the South semi-final. Bruree played with the breeze in the first half and had built up a good lead approaching half time. However, a goal for Dromin/Athlacca almost on the stroke of half time brought them back into the game at a crucial time. Bruree held a four point lead at the break (1-7 to 1-3) thanks to scores from Donal Deady 1-3, Tommy O’Brien 0-2, Michael Lane and Brian O’Rourke 0-1 each. Bruree faded early in the second half and could only manage two points, both from Donal Deady frees, in twenty minutes. By this stage, Dromin/Athlacca had gone into a slender lead. Bruree came into the game with two points from play from Tommy O’Brien to regain the lead for Bruree. However, Dromin/Athlacca finished the stronger and, with three points from placed balls, including a penalty, ran out 1-11 to 1-13 winners. The Bruree team was Christy Kelly, David Deady, Jimmy O’Dea, Patrick Deady, Michael O’Donnell, Shane Mullane, Vincent Stanton, Brian O’Rourke, Tommy O’Brien, Shane Aldridge, Michael Lane, Donal Deady, Jason Kelly, David O’Dea, Darragh O’Connor, Michael Cotter, Shane Finucane, David Broderick, Adam Kelly, William Kelly, Michael O’Gorman, Trevor Ryan.
Under 12 Hurling: Our Under 12s travelled to Feenagh on Sunday morning to take part in a hurling blitz. They were drawn against the home team first and lost out to a very strong side on a 3-6 to 2-4 scoreline. Next up, they played Granagh/Ballingarry, winning by 4-6 to 1-2. Their final game was against Castletown/Ballyagran and Bruree won this by one point on a score of 4-3 to 4-2. Thanks to all the parents and mentors who travelled to Feenagh and to the host club for their hospitality. The Bruree panel was Aaron Fitzgerald, Cian McCarthy, Shane Feane, Thomas O’Dwyer, Seamus Lyons, Eoin Carey, Brian Sexton, Edward Moore, Gearoid McCarthy, Owen Carey, Dara O’Driscoll, Jack Murphy, Jack Murphy, Ciara Daly, Sean Quirke.
Players Development Fund: Bruree GAA is holding its Player Development Fund annual draw again this year. The 2009 draw has €1,000 in cash as a first prize in each of four weekly draws. There will also be one prize of €200 and three of €100 for each draw. And the good news is that the subscription is still the same - just €20 for the four draws. The first draw will be held on Monday, November 30th, with the other draws on subsequent Monday nights. Contact any member of Bruree GAA to join the draw.
AGM: Bruree GAA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, November 14th.
Collection: Bruree GAA will hold its annual church gate collection on the weekend of October 31st/November 1st. Your generosity would be appreciated.

Hip-Hop Dancing

Hip-hop dancing classes continue in Bruree on Friday nights. The sessions will run in Bruree Community Centre every Friday starting this Friday, October 16th as follows: 5.00pm to 6.00pm for 4 to 8 years old and 6.00pm to 7.00pm for 9 to 16 years old. Contact Shelley on 086-1703053 for further details.

We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Pat Duggan, Lottera, and Anne Fitzgerald, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway and late of Gurrane, who died recently.

Thank You

Nora and Mary Power would like thank everybody who helped and supported their fundraiser on October 4th in aid of Limerick Animal Welfare. Thanks to all the sponsors, the auctioneer, Jim O’Shea, and Karen and Eamon Rea for the use of the Central Bar. The total raised was €1,400 which was presented to Jodie Hayward and Annette O’Reilly of Limerick Animal Welfare recently.

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