Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BRUREE NOTES 16/5/2010


Enable Ireland provides services to over 3,500 children and adults with disabilities in local communities countrywide. The organisation aims to further children’s physical, educational and social wellbeing, and to help adults towards personal development, independent living and supported employment. The Enable Ireland Annual Draw takes place in early June 2010, with a top prize of €5,000. The organisation has promised that any funds raised in this area will be used locally. Tickets cost €3 each, and are available from Noreen Gammell, De Valera Park, and Síle Fitzpatrick, Garrouse (086 0715260) Please support this very worthwhile cause!


Championship Win: Bruree’s senior hurlers secured a very important victory in the championship at Bruff on Friday night. Bruree has needed his victory as a moral booster and will hopefully go into this week’s game with restored confidence.

Because of a clash of colours both teams changed strip with Bruree playing in the red and black of Meelick. There must have been memories of 2006 as Croom lined out in the Patrickswell colours. Bruree came into Friday’s game as underdogs and in truth, the game could have gone either way. There were many missed chances on both sides throughout the hour. However, Bruree battled to the final whistle and held on for the narrowest of victories. This was a low scoring game with the final tally being just 0-8 to 0-7 with the sides level at the break at 0-4 each. All bar one of these eight points came from play with Michael Lane providing three from play for Bruree and James V. O’Brien chipping in with one from play with ten minutes of the half to go. Bruree missed chances for a hatful of scores during the half and this has to be a worry for future games. Scores were as hard to come by in the second half with Croom converting three frees to make up their final tally. Paddy Kelly converted two frees for Bruree after both Tommy O’Brien and James V. O’Brien had notched up a point apiece from play. The Bruree team was Eamon Sexton, Kieran O’Rourke, John O’Brien, Vincent Stanton, Jimmy O’Dea, Gerard O’Brien, Shane Mullane, Dessie Lenihan, Brian O’Rourke, James V. O’Brien, Gerard O’Dea, Tommy O’Brien, Donal Deady, Michael Lane, Paddy Kelly, Brendan Hogan, Partick Deady, John Deady, John Paul Murphy, Anthony O’Shea, Stephen O’Halloran, Andrew Sexton, Morgan Lyons, Michael Shinney.

Next up for Bruree is another local derby with a date with Granagh/Ballingarry in Ballyagran on Friday night at 7.30 pm.

Junior A League: Bruree were out of their depth when they took on Effin at Bruree on Friday night. Bruree trailed by 0-3 to 2-6 at half time with Bruree’s points coming from Declan Sexton, Brendan Hogan and Patrick Deady. Second half goals from Shane Finucane and Michael Mullane added some respectability to the final scoreline. Points from Patrick Deady and Michael Shinney left the final score Bruree 2-5 Effin 5-10. The Bruree team was Daniel Lane, John Deady, Anthony O’Shea, Morgan Lyons, Michael Shinney, Paul Fitzgerald, Chris Sexton, John Lynch, Brendan Hogan, Michael Mullane, Patrick Deady, Declan Sexton, Michael Cotter, Shane Finucane, David Broderick, Mark Noonan.

Fixtures: (Please note changes)

All County Senior Hurling League

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

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

Friday May 21st Bruree v Granagh/Ballingarry at Ballyagran at 7.30 pm

Sunday June 27th Bruree v Murroe-Boher

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 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 May 20th Bruree v Ballylanders at Ballylanders


Winners of the 45 Drive last week with nine games were Eugene Grant and Joe Carey. Runners up with eight games were Fintan Stone and Mike O’Brien. Raffle prizes went Sadie Moloney, Tom Collins, Marie Healy and Evelyn Byrnes. 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 www.brureenews.blogspot.com.


Ballyhoura Community Radio will hold a fundraising golf classic at Charleville Golf Club on Friday, June 11th. The winners will receive a three night golfing break in Andalucia in Southern Spain and there will be plenty of other golf related prizes. All players will be welcomed to the club with tea or coffee and scones and a goody bag and will finish their day with a main course in the clubhouse. The cost for a team of four is €200. You can sign up with Maire at the BCR96.4FM studios at Smith’s Lane, Charleville (063-30033) or with John Harrold. To ensure you get your preferred tee time, sign up as soon as possible.


The Bruree Activity Summer Camp for all children attending national school will take place this year from Monday 5th July to Friday, 9th July from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm daily. Activities will include rounders, obstacle course races, soccer, dodgeball, bowling and many more. The camp will also cover art and craft activities such as clay modelling, painting, etc. The camp will be held in the national school hall and application forms will be distributed to children through the school this coming week. If you have any enquiries contact Laura Leslie, camp co-ordinator on 087-7744028 after 3.00 pm.



Under 14 Hurling: After a tight, tough match Bruree defeated Blackrock on a 1-5 to 0-4 scoreline.

Under 16 Hurling: Bruree 2-5 Old Christians 2-2


Beech Lodge Care Facility is holding a fundraiser for Special Olympics this Thursday May 20. All are most welcome to attend. There will be live music, a raffle and refreshments served from 2.30pm. As always, management greatly appreciate the generosity of our residents, their families and friends.


This year’s Trinity Festival in Dromin takes place on the weekend of May 28th-30th. The Blessing of Graves will take place on Sunday, may 30th, at 7.00 pm. This will be followed by Rosary Procession to Trinity Well for Mass at 7.30 pm.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Nancy potter €25 Martin Ryan, Charleville, Ger Carey €20 Jo Cotter, Tom O’Rourke, Lily O’Kelly, Rockhill.

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