Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Laura O’Sullivan, Secretary, Bruree GAA, presenting a sponsorship from the club to Catriona O’Dea, chairperson of the newly reformed Bruree Ladies Football Club


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!


Bruree Rockhill Community Childcare Limited aims to open a pre-school in Bruree village in September 2010. In order to raise much needed funds we are looking for volunteers for bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Charleville, on Saturday May 15th next from 9 am to 7 pm. Volunteers need to be over 14 years of age. Anyone with an hour or two to spare on that day to help to get this much needed facility up and running, please contact Mai on 086 3083252 or Judy on 087 6256906.


Mackey Draw: The May Mackey Draw (Limerick GAA Development Draw) was held at the Central Bar, Bruree, on Friday. Unfortunately, the car did not come to Bruree this time around but John Flaherty won €400 and Pat Broderick won €200. Well done to both.

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

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

Thursday May 13th Bruree v Croom at Bruff at 7.30 pm

Sunday May 23rd Bruree v Granagh/Ballingarry

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 League

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

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 13th Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran

Thursday May 20th Bruree v Ballylanders at Ballylanders


Winners of the 45 Drive last week with eleven games were Noreen Hayes and Josephine Lynch. Runners up with eight games were Fintan Stone and Mike O’Brien, Tom O’Rourke and John Moloney, Tom Hanley and Martin Carroll and Mary Noonan and Anne Frawley. The table prize was won by Eugene Grant and Joe Carey. Raffle prizes went John Moloney, Marie Healy, Josephine Lynch and Sean Healy. 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.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the relatives and friends of Donie McCarthy, Athlacca South who died recently.


All roads led to Killarney for the Pat Potter Memorial outing. The day started with showers but by the .time everyone was ready to tee off, the sun put in an appearance, ensuring a great day for all. David Keating was in the Pro Shop to welcome us, so it was nice to meet him again. We had a great turnout with 53 people playing including quite a few beginners. The beginners couldn’t have picked a more scenic golf course to play on, and they can now boast that they played the 3 Irish Open course as the outing had been changed by Killarney to the Killeen course because of work being carried out on the one we were due to play.

The winner was John Carey with 42nts and in his speech points he declared himself thrilled and honoured to have won Pat’s memorial prize and thanked everybody involved. Captain Kevin welcomed all the Potter family and made the presentation of lovely prizes of Newbridge silverware, crystal and lamps to the winners. He also thanked everybody involved in the successful running of this competition. A draw was made on the cards for spot prizes of golf accessories and wine etc. ensuring that non winners could look forward to drowning their sorrows and dancing went on till all hours to the music of the decades with D.J Brian O'Dwyer.

Winners as follows: 1st John Carey (17) 42 t, 2nd David Deady (9) 38 pts, 3rd Joe Dore (10) 37pts, 4th. Mike Sexton (17) 37 pts, Gross Tim Hickey (4) 30 pts Front 9 Trevor Barry (14) 20 pts. Back 9 Ann Weekes (23) 19pts, Best beginner Jim O’Connell (O’Rourke’s Cross) (28) 30 pts Longest drive Mike Potter Nearest to the pin Stephen O'Halloran Best visitor Stephen Moloney.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Bridget and Paul Lyons €25 Nellie Lee, Rockhill, Patrick Fitzgerald, Hospital €20 M. Carey, Tankardstown, Rose Harvey, Martha Potter, Effin.

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