Friday, May 28, 2010

Bruree Notes 23/5/2010


Championship Setback: With just six minutes to go, Bruree’s senior hurlers looked to be headed for their second victory in this year’s championship at Ballyagran. However, a momentary lapse in concentration let Granagh/Ballingarry in for a goal which turned the game completely. This was a tough, close game with little between the sides all through. Bruree lived to rue missing some early scoring opportunities which, if they had been converted would have seen Bruree in a more comfortable position coming into the last few minutes of the game. This was a much better game than the previous week’s and we saw a much improved performance from Bruree. Indeed, it was probably Bruree’s best performance in a couple of years. Midway through the first half, Bruree held a three point lead, compliments of points from Shane Mullane (3 - free x 2, 65), Michael Lane and Tommy O’Brien (1 each). Honours were even for the remainder of the half, leaving the half time score Bruree 0-8 Granagh/Ballingarry 0-5. Paddy Kelly popped over two points from play while James V. O’Brien cut a sideline ball over the bar. The sides exchanged score for score after the resumption, with Brian O’Rourke, Gerard O’Dea and Dessie Lenihan contributing points from play for Bruree. By the midway mark, Granagh/Balllingarry had closed the gap to two points (Bruree 0-11 Granagh/Ballingarry 0-9) but Bruree were still playing well and looked to be in control. A point from play from James V. O’Brien and two pointed frees from Shane Mullane from his own 45 metre line to a point from play from Granagh/Ballingarry gave Bruree a reasonably comfortable four point lead with six minutes to go. However these were to be Bruree’s last scores of the game while Granagh/Ballingarry finished with a flourish. A goal from a narrow angle gave them the kick start they needed and they added points from a free, from a 65 and from play to put them into the lead. A late goal chance for Bruree was well saved and this left the final score Bruree 0-14, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-13. This now leaves Bruree with an uphill battle against Murroe/Boher on the weekend of June 25th. 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.

Junior Football League: Bruree came with a late flourish to secure a barely deserved victory over Castletown/Ballyagran at Bruree on Sunday evening. The visitors led by 0-5 to 0-2 at half time with Jimmy O’Dea and John O’Brien providing Bruree’s scores from play. The second half saw Castletown/Ballyagran score just one point, this from play. Sean Kelly turned out to be Bruree’s leading scorer with a goal from a penalty with a few minutes to go to which he added a point from play in the closing minutes. He had opened Bruree’s second half tally with a pointed free two minutes into the half. Jimmy O’Dea pointed a 45 to leave the final score Bruree 1-6 Castletown/Ballyagran 0-6. The Bruree team was Charlie O’Shea, Chris Sexton, Anthony O’Shea, Patrick Deady, Andrew Sexton, Gerard O’Brien, Michael Shinney, James V. O’Brien, John O’Brien, Brendan Hogan, Jimmy O’Dea, Vincent Stanton, Eamon Sexton, Gerard O’Dea, Sean Kelly, Tommy O’Brien, Michael Mullane.

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

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

45 Drive

Winners of the 45 Drive last week with nine games were Brendan O’Kelly and John Sheehan, Marie and John Healy and birthday girl Mary Margaret Noonan and Nora May Donworth. The table prize was won by Noreen Hayes and Josephine Lynch. Raffle prizes went Nora May Donworth, Sean Blake, John Healy and Joe Carey. 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

Golf Classic

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.

Activity Summer Camp

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.

Juvenile GAA

Under 14 County Title: Our Under 14 hurlers travelled to Feenagh to take on Monagea in the 11 a-side All County League final. After conceding an early goal and a point, Bruree settled down and a Ronan O’Halloran goal and two points from Cian McCarthy drew the sides level. However, we conceded another goal coming up to half time to leave the score at the break Bruree 1-2 Monagea 2-2. After making some positional changes, Bruree got on top after half time. Two goals and a point from Ronan O’Halloran got Bruree in front where we stayed to the final whistle. Two points from Patrick Carey and a Cian McCarthy goal stretched the Bruree lead. In spite of late pressure from Monagea which yielded some scores for them, Bruree held out for a 4-5 to 4-3 win. The Bruree team was Aaron Fitzgerald, Thomas O’Dwyer, Terence Galvin-Buckley, William Howard, Patrick Carey, Eoin O’Connell, Rory O’Shaughnessy, Shane Feane, Seamus Lyons, Cian McCarthy, Ronan O’Halloran, Daire O’Driscoll, Sean McCarthy. Well done to the players and also to the team mentors - Paul Fitzgerald, Conor Howard, James Feane and their backroom staff.

Under 16: Our Under 16 hurlers had a good win over Shamrock Gaels at Athlacca. The final score was Bruree 4-10 Shamrock Gaels 1-0.

Summer Coaching Week: It has long been insisted that players represent the most important constituent in any GAA club. They are our key resource and give so much enjoyment to so many people year after year. As a result, our club coaches have a most important job to perform in ensuring that the youth continue to play and enjoy our games, and that all of our players continue to develop as athletes. With this in mind, early this summer Bruree Juvenile Club is holding a Summer Coaching Week for both Hurling and Football between Monday June 28th and Friday July 2nd. The camp will be from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Participants should bring their hurley and helmet every day. Please note that helmets are compulsory. This week of coaching is open to all children in the parish from 7 to 14 years of age. All basic skills in Hurling and Football will be demonstrated /coached so any "new" players will be especially welcome. At the end of the week, on the Friday evening from 6.30 to 8.30 pm, there will be some games and activities for all and presentation of sports gear. The total cost for this great week is €30 and is due by Saturday June 5th at the latest. Please enclose the fee in an envelope and bring to trainings and give to the relevant coaches (please do not return through the school). There will be a registration day in the field on Saturday June 5th between 11 am and 12 noon to accept forms and for parents who may have any queries. It is important that all young people in the parish have the chance to receive the proper coaching and Bruree Juvenile Club hope that participation in this Coaching Week will enable them to have fun, make friends and become better players! So please make the effort and make this a special week for all!

Trinity Festival

This year’s Trinity Festival in Dromin takes place on this coming weekend, 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.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Christina Murphy, Rockhill, Nora Doherty, Churchtown and Rockchapel, and Ita Bennis, Ballyagran, who died recently.

Jobs Club

Career Path Assistance in these changing times: Do you require a professional CV and covering letter? Do you need advice on that upcoming interview? If so, Ballyhoura Jobs Club is here to help you. We can provide assistance and advice on job seeking, in a free and confidential manner, in these changing and challenging times. Anisa Moynihan is available to provide a one-to-one service every Wednesday and Catherine Fitzgerald is available every Friday afternoon in the Community Support Office, 8 Bridge Street, Croom or telephone 063-91730 for further information.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Peg Bray, c/o Ray Moloney €25 Michelle Buckley, Dromina, Veronica Lenihan €20 Joe McDonald, Athlacca, Bruree Hurling Team, c/o Jim O’Brien, Marie O’Brien.

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