Thursday, April 8, 2010



Under 21 Hurling: Our Under 21 hurlers gave a below par performance against Monaleen at Bruree on Monday last. Bruree were lucky to hold out for a draw at the end but had opportunities to win the game. Bruree trailed by 1-8 to 0-3 at half time with points from play from Brian O’Rourke and David Broderick and one from a Michael O’Donnell free. Bruree got off to a good start in the second half with early points from play from Tommy O’Brien and Vincent Stanton. Pointed frees from Tommy O’Brien and Jimmy O’Dea kept the home side in touch after a Monaleen goal. A goal and a string of points from Tommy O’Brien through the rest of the half helped bring Bruree back into the game. The goal came twenty minutes into the half to close the margin to five points. A pointed free from Jimmy O’Dea and four from Tommy levelled the game and Bruree had to weather a late Monaleen attack to divide the spoils. The final score was Bruree 1-12 Monaleen 2-9. The Bruree team was Christy Kelly, David O’Dea, David Deady, Vincent Stanton, Jimmy O’Dea, Brian O’Rourke, Tommy O’Brien, Patrick Deady, Michael O’Donnell, Wayne Kelly, David Broderick, Shane Finucane, Victor Hannan, Michael Cotter, Adam Kelly,

Membership: The annual membership subscription is now overdue 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.

Fixtures: (Please note changes)

All County Senior Hurling League

Thursday April 8th Bruree v Kilmallock at Bruree at 7.00 pm

Tuesday April 13th Bruree v Knockainey at Knockainey at 7.00 pm

Saturday May 8th Bruree v Bruff at Bruree at 7.30 pm

Saturday June 5th Bruree v Adare at Adare at 7.45 pm

Sunday June 27th Bruree v Granagh/Ballingarry at Bruree at 12.00 noon

Saturday July 3rd Bruree v Ballybrown at Ballybrown at 7.45 pm

Saturday July 17th Bruree v Croom at Bruree at 7.30 pm

All County Junior Hurling League

Wednesday April 14th Bruree v St. Patrick’s at Bruree at 7.00 pm

Sunday May 9th Bruree v Kilmallock at Kilmallock at 12.00 noon

Sunday June 6th Bruree v Staker Wallace at Staker Wallace at 12.00 noon

Saturday June 26th Bruree v Old Christians at Bruree at 7.45 pm

Sunday July 4th Bruree v Fedamore at Fedamore at 12.00 noon

Sunday July 18th Bruree v Garryspillane at Bruree at 12.00 noon

County Senior Hurling Championship

Sunday May 16th Bruree v Croom

Sunday May 23rd Bruree v Granagh/Ballingarry

Sunday June 27th Bruree v Murroe-Boher

County Under 21 Hurling

Saturday April 10th Bruree v Crecora at Bruree 2.00 pm

Tuesday April 20th Bruree v Monagea at Monagea at 7.00 pm

Sunday April 25th Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran at Bruree 12.00 noon

County Under 21 Football

Tuesday September 7th Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran at Ballyagran at 6.45 pm

Tuesday September 14th Bruree v Monagea at Bruree at 6.45 pm

Tuesday September 21st Bruree v Galtee Gaels at Bruree at 6.30 pm

Saturday October 9th Bruree v Banogue at Banogue at 2.00 pm

South Junior A Football Championship

Thursday July 1st Kilmallock v Bruree at Kilmallock

Thursday July 8th Bruree v Banogue at Bruree

Thursday July 15th Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran at Bruree

Thursday July 29th Bruree v Ballylanders at Ballylanders

South Junior A Hurling League

Monday May 10th Bruree v Effin at Bruree at 7.30 pm

Monday May 24th Bruree or Effin v Kilmallock at Bruree or Effin at 7.30 pm

South Senior Hurling Championship

Sunday April 18th Bruree v Blackrock

South Junior A Hurling Championship

Sunday July 4th Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran at Bruree

Sunday July 11th Bruree v Kilmallock at Kilmallock

Sunday July 25th Bruree v Staker Wallace at Staker Wallace

Friday July 30th Bruree v Effin at Bruree

South Junior A Football League

Thursday April 29th Bruree v Banogue at Bruree

Thursday May 6th Bruree v Kilmallock at Kilmallock

Thursday May 13th Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran

Thursday May 20th Bruree v Ballylanders at Ballylanders


Winners of the 45 Drive last week with ten games were Anne Potter and Tom Hanley. Runners up with eight games were Fintan Stone and Mike O’Brien. Raffle prizes went to Evelyn Byrnes (x2), John Moloney and Tom Collins. The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.


News from Bruree is now available online at


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Bridget Lyons, Knockaunavodig, Marguerite Slater, (née Cullen), Texas, and late of Swanlinbar, Co. Cavan, and Sheila Christina Tinney, Dublin, who died recently.


Art: Bruree Rockhill Community Games had tremendous success in the county art final. Ellen and Rachel Williams both won gold medals - Ellen (Under 8) and Rachel (Under 12). They will represent Limerick and Bruree Rockhill in the National finals in May in Athlone. Holly O’Dwyer won silver Under 10, as did Jack Murphy (Under 12) and Rosarie Heffernan (Under 14). Bronze medals were awarded to Lorna Murphy (Under 8), Matthew Howard (Under 10) and Gabrielle Nyst (Under 10). Fourth places were awarded to Rory O’Gorman (Under 8), Tommy Cronnolly (Under 12) and Caoimhe Murphy (Under16). Highly commended certificates were won by Sophie Mullane and Ronan O’Halloran (Under 14). The local area won eleven medals and two certificates. Congratulations to all of them and best of luck to Ellen and Rachel in the All-Ireland art finals in May.


The Divine Mercy Novena ends in Athlacca Church next Sunday, April 11th, from 2.45 to 4.00 pm. Led by Fr. Phonsie Cullinan and Fr. Tony Mullins and other priests, there will be Exposition, Novena prayers, confessions and Mass. All will be blessed with a first class relic of St. Faustina. All are welcome.


Mildred O’Dea would like to thank everyone who contributed to her recent Daffodil Day Coffee Morning. The amount collected to date is €803. Thanks a bunch to everyone. The money collected on Daffodil Day is spent on direct patient care services. Among the services supported in the Limerick area last year were the national Cancer Helpline (which dealt with almost 400 calls from Co. Limerick), nights of care (over 400 in Co. Limerick last year), Homecare Palliative Care Teams (over €25,000 across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary last year), financial aid (over €38,000 in Co. Limerick last year), free counselling, information leaflets and factsheets and Oncology Liaison Nurses (one is located at the Midwest Regional Hospital). So any money you donate is used in a practical way with a huge benefit locally.


Lucky dip winners in last weeks Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Gerard Malone, €25 Margaret Deady, Breda Allen €20 John Moloney, Eugene O’Sullivan, c/o Francis Finn, Ciaran, Mike and Shane Mullane.


The Star match has been fixed for Sunday next, April 11th, at Tipperary Golf Club at 11.30 am. The opponents are Hayes Bar Golf Society.

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