Tuesday, October 12, 2010

BRUREE NOTES 10/10/2010


Bruree Rockhill Community Childcare Limited, Stepping Stones Preschool would like to thank most sincerely all those who helped and supported them at their recent fund raising efforts in both SuperValu Charleville and the local Church Gate collections. We are sincerely grateful to those who volunteered to bag pack with us and to all who gave so generously in both SuperValu and the Church Gate Collections.
Stepping Stones Preschool opened on September 6th last and there are still limited places available. For further information please contact Brenda on 087-1649755. Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) and Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCS) approved.


News from Bruree is now available online at www.brureenews.blogspot.com.


Indoor Hurling: This year’s indoor hurling competition will start on Monday next, October 18th. The competition is again sponsored by local victualler, Ray Moloney. Ray has been a loyal sponsor of this competition and this is his fifteenth in a row sponsoring. We look forward to another exciting tournament.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Helen O’Dea, Ballynaught, who died recently.


Winners of the 45 Drive last week with nine games were Ann Potter and partner. Runners up with eight games were Sean and Marie Healy and Tom Riordan and Tom Hanley. The table prize went to Eddie O’Dea and partner. Raffle prizes were won by Tom O’Rourke, John Moloney, Katherine O’Regan and John Moloney. The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.


It was brought to my notice recently that there is a Bruree connection to the building of the new Conference centre in Dublin. The architect of the building was Kevin Roche, an Irishman who is a partner in a US based firm of architects. He was born in Dublin but grew up in Mitchelstown. His father was Eamon Roche, the first manager of Mitchelstown Co-operative Creameries and a Dairy Science Diploma graduate of the Albert College in Dublin (now called Dublin City University - DCU) who had been active in the Irish War of Independence. Eamon was also the first manager at Bruree Co-operative Creamery and served in that capacity from 1912 to 1922. He was elected to Dail Eireann in 1918 and was interned during the Civil War. He became manager in Mitchelstown and was instrumental in building it up to the entity which it is today. Eamon Roche died suddenly in 1952.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 John Garvey, Kilmallock €25 Eddie O’Leary, Charleville, Sean and Kevin O’Connor €20 Jerry O’Rourke, Gerard Boyce, Ballytigue, Mary O’Gorman, Athlacca.

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