Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bruree Notes 2/10/2010


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.


Bruree’s Junior A footballers had a great win over Ballylanders in the south final at Ballyagran. Bruree led at half time by 1-6 to 0-5 with Gerard O’Brien 1-0, Michael Lane 0-2, James V. O’Brien, John O’Brien, Eamon Sexton and Tommy O’Brien 0-1 each scoring for Bruree. Gerard O’Brien had a second goal midway through the second half and points from Michael Lane and John O’Brien secured Bruree’s victory. Bruree captain, Anthony O’Shea accepted the cup from South Board chairman, Pat Heffernan The Bruree team was Gerard O’Dea, Chris Sexton, Anthony O’Shea, Andrew Sexton, Kieran O’Rourke, Dessie Lenihan, Vincent Stanton, James O’Dea, John O’Brien, Tommy O’Brien, James V. O’Brien, Gerard O’Brien, Paddy Kelly, Michael Lane, Eamon Sexton.


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

Juvenile GAA

Indoor Hurling: This year’s indoor hurling competition will start on Monday, October 18th. As part of a restructuring of the club in an effort to improve the club experience for players and parents, this competition has been brought forward. Forms have been distributed for this and should be returned as soon as possible. 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.

Result: Under 15 Hurling Bruree 2-5 Feenagh/Kilmeedy 2-3


The Rockhill Bruree Defibrillator Association will hold a Table Quiz at the Central Bar on Friday, October 8th at 9.30 pm to raise funds to provide defibrillators in the parish. The subscription for a table of four will be €40 and there will also be a raffle on the night. Locally based defibrillators with a network of people in the area trained in their effective use have been proven to be lifesavers. In the case of a heart attack, early intervention is vital and defibrillators based in Rockhill and Bruree make this possible. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated. It may save a life and that life could be yours! So, get your brains in gear and head for the Central Bar on Friday night week and help save a life. For further details contact John Daly 087-2388924.

Ladies Football

Bruree’s ladies footballers travelled to Knockaderry on Saturday evening to play Feoghanagh/Castlemahon in the Novice Junior county final. Reaching the final was a great achievement for these ladies as this is the club’s first season in competition. And, in spite of the final scoreline, this was a great performance with every player giving at least 100%. Bruree’s defence had to withstand severe pressure in the opening half and eventually conceded a somewhat soft goal midway through the half. An early Marion O’Brien point had cancelled out Feoghanagh/Castlemahon’s opening score. Twenty minutes into the half Bruree were awarde a free in the middle of the field. A wide awake Aisling Ryan took it quickly and found Shannon Brosnan who in turn found Anna O’Dea. Anna did well to carry the ball forward and find the Feoghanagh/Castlemahon net. This left Bruree a point up. A point each from Aisling Ryan and Anna O’Dea saw Bruree lead by 1-3 to 1-2 at half time. Two Feoghanagh/Castlemahon goals early in the second halfswung the game in their favour put Bruree continued to try hard. Fifteen minutes into the half, Catriona O’Dea dropped a free into the opposing goal area and Sinead Costello fought hard for possession and found the net to narrow the gap to justthree points. However, this was as close as it would get as Feoghanagh/Castlemahon went on a scoring spree in spite of a stout Bruree defence. Catriona O’Dea converted a free to leave the final score Bruree 2-4 Feoghanagh/Castlemahon 5-7. When the players take time to think about the game they will be proud of their performance and can look forward to better things next year. The Bruree team was Sinead Burchill, Valerie O’Dea, Aine Walsh, Margaret Hogan, Noreen Lane, Roisin Cussen, Evelyn O’Dea, Sinead Costello, Anna O’Dea, Mairead O’Shea, Catriona O’Dea, Aisling Ryan, Marion O’Brien, Shannon Brosnan, Claudia Hudner, Anne Deady, Katie Lynch, Leanne Geary, Janice White.

Golf Society

The society’s last outing of the season was to Adare Manor Golf Club where the prizes went to the following: 1 Donal Deady, Mike Sexton and Sheila Flanagan 2 Ger Mullane, John O’Gorman and Noreen Potter 3 Kevin Cagney, Jim O’Connell and Geraldine Dollery 4 Christy Daly, Conor Howard and Ann Weekes.

The society’s Golfer of the Year award for 2010 went to Mike Sexton.

In the society’s matchplay competition, Danny Deady defeated Alicew South in the Cup final. The Shield final will see Joe Dore take on Cian O’Connell.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Maura Lyons €25 Frances Fitzgerald, Hospital, N. and P. Horgan €20 Sammy Joe Foley, Kilmallock, Mary Condon, June O’Malley, Charleville.

Thank You

The Irish Cancer Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to their church gate collection last weekend. The amount collected was €862.79. Your contribution is really appreciated.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Dan O’Shea, Rockhill, Jim O’Regan, Castletown and Gerard Madigan, Askeaton, who died recently.

45 Drive

Winners of the 45 Drive last week with nine games were Tom Hanley and Tommy Riordan and Fintan Stone and Mike O’Brien. The table prize went to Ann Frawley and Mary Noonan. Raffle prizes were won by Ann Frawley, Katherine O’Regan and Mary Margaret Noonan (x2). The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.

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