Wednesday, December 16, 2009

BRUREE NOTES 13/12/2009


Players Draw Winners: Winners in the Bruree GAA Players Development Fund second draw were: €1000 Noreen Gammell, Bruree, Seller Mary Power €200 Richard Verling, Bruree Seller William Horgan, €100 Siobhan Murphy, The Hotel, Seller Siobhan Murphy €100 Seamus O’Connell, An Post, Seller Seamus O’Connell €100 Michael Delaney, Mountrath, Seller Danny Deady. The third draw will be held on Monday night next.
Membership: The annual membership subscription is now due and should be paid to Kit O’Halloran immediately. The membership fee for 2010 is €20 for adults. Any player will not be allowed participate in training or play in games until such time as they have paid their membership fee.
Mackey winner: Michael Murray, Charleville, won €400 in the November Mackey draw. Michael joined with Bruree GAA.
Juvenile AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Bruree Juvenile GAA was held on Friday night at Bruree National School. The club had a busy year with over forty matches played. A very successful indoor hurling tournament was run over eleven nights in February and March, culminating in close and exciting finals. Over eighty children participated in the summer coaching week. The only medals secured during the season were the Under 14 Shield. The officers thanked everyone who had helped in any way to make the year such a successful one for the club. The following officers were elected for 2010 - Chairperson Mike Mullane, Vice-Chairperson Gerard Sexton, Secretary Mike Lyons, Assistant Secretary James Feane, Treasurer Kit O’Halloran, Assistant Treasurer Karen Rea, Scor Coordinator Noel Brosnan, Coaching Coordinator Brendan Hogan.


Hip-hop dancing classes continue in Bruree on Friday nights. The sessions will run in Bruree Community Centre every Friday starting this Friday, November 6th 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.


A limited number of Bruree themed Christmas cards are available at the De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre. The cards have a selection of views of Bruree and cost €1 each. Profit from the cards goes to the museum.


Art: The pupils in the local National School sent in pictures to the Kilmallock Credit Union for their art competition. Rachel Williams was the winner of the 8-10 year age group. Her picture was then forwarded to the Limerick and Clare competition. She was awarded second prize there. Last Wednesday night she was presented with her second prize in a ceremony in Ennis, Co. Clare. Well done, Rachel.


Winners of the 45 Drive last week with eight games were Fintan Stone and mike O’Brien and Mary Noonan and Martin Carroll. Raffle prizes went to Eugene Grant, Katherine O’Regan, John Moloney (x2). The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Aine Mullane, Newcastle West, and Denis Ward, Tipperary Town, who died recently.


Limerick Community games have printed a very nice book to celebrate their 40th anniversary. There are some interesting articles and lovely photos in it. There is an article on our local Bruree Rockhill area and some photos as well in it. The book contains articles on all the areas in Limerick. If you are interested in buying one of the books, please contact Mary McSweeney or Rebecca Murphy. The book costs €10.


The official opening of the Mobile IT Offices at Main Street, Bruree, will take place on this Friday, 18th December, at 4.00 pm. Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe, will perform the opening ceremony. Mobile IT was recently runner up in the Munster heats of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards under the Social Entrepreneur Award. This was a fantastic achievement for the company which offers training to individual or group in Bruree and its surrounding areas (North Cork, Limerick and West Limerick). Mobile IT is different to other training companies in that they conduct the training for individual or groups in schools, community halls, homes and businesses. The trainer travels out with the laptops to the location to conduct the training. Mobile IT currently employs a total of six people – four trainers, an administrator and manager Carol Ahern.


Lucky dip winners in the Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rover lotto draw over the past two weeks were €50 Ann Cullinane, Pat Dunne, Castletown €25 Pat Murphy, John Byrnes, Ballyagran; Maura O’Connor, Moloneys Bar Lottery, €20 John Doherty Effin, Pat Bray Athlacca, Kathryn and Laura Leslie, Selina Harris, Moloneys Bar Lottery, Sean, Maurice, Pat and John c/o Moloney’s Bar.

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