Tuesday, December 7, 2010

BRUREE NOTES 5/12/2010

Under 12 winners in the Bruree GAA indoor hurling tournament David O'Connell, Edward Moore, Gearoid McCarthy, Megan O'Grady and Christopher Kelleher

Sean Frawley, Sam Cronnolly, Frankie barrington, William Sexton and Kayleigh Thompson, Shield Under 10 winners in the Bruree GAA indoor hurling tournament


Munster Final: Bruree’s Junior footballers travel to Mallow on Sunday next, December 12th, for their Munster final encounter with St. Mary’s of Caherciveen. The game is fixed for 3.30 pm with the Junior hurling final between St. Patrick’s and Meelin fixed for 2.00 pm.
AGM: The postponed AGM of Bruree GAA was held at the Community Centre on Saturday night last. Those who attended were welcomed by outgoing chairman, Noel O’Halloran, and called for a minutes silence as a mark of respect to deceased members. Noel congratulated the Under 13’s on winning their county final and the Under 14, 15 and 16 teams on reaching their county finals. The underage teams are the future of the club and it was great to see new people becoming involved at juvenile level. The support of parents was welcome and the co-ordination with Bruree national school was good to see. The indoor hurling, which had just finished, and the summer coaching week were great successes. Noel congratulated the Junior football team which had won the county title and wished them the best of luck in the Munster final. In spite of the difficult economic conditions, fundraising was on target during the year. Noel thanked everyone who had helped in any capacity with the club during 2010.
The secretary’s report outlined the progress of the club teams during 2010: The senior hurlers reached the league final, the junior A hurlers won the Hogan Cup, the Under 21 reached the county final and the Under 21 footballers are still in competition, the junior footballers won the county title and are in the Munster final. The ladies football team also reached their county final. She thanked the officers and committee for their work during the year and all those who had supported the club in any way during 2010.
The treasurer’s report showed the club to be in a healthy financial state but it was pointed out there were heavy financial commitments at the start of the year.
The young players who had kept the flag flying for Limerick hurling during 2010 were commended for their efforts.
The following officers were elected for 2010:
Vice-chairperson Gerard Mullane
Secretary Laura O’Sullivan
Assistant Secretary Brendan Hogan
Treasurer Johnny Wall
The filling of the positions of chairperson and assistant treasurer were referred to the executive committee.
Membership: Members are reminded that their annual subscription is now due and should be paid to Kit O’Halloran or Johnny Wall immediately. It is vital that all members have paid their subscriptions in full at the earliest possible date.

AGM: The AGM of Bruree Juvenile GAA Club will take place on Tuesday, December 14th, in Bruree National School at 8.30 pm. All members are asked to make the effort to attend and it would be especially appreciated if parents would attend.
Indoor Hurling: The indoor hurling tournament finished in a welter of excitement on Thursday night. There was a large crowd of parents and family members present to cheer on the players. All the games were very exciting with players showing great skill and commitment. The prizes will be presented at the Charleville Park Hotel on this Sunday evening.
Presentation Social: The postponed Bruree Juvenile GAA Presentation night will be held at Club D’Ville at the Charleville Park Hotel on Sunday, December 12th from 5.30 to 8.30 pm (food will be served at 6.00 pm). A limited number of tickets at €10 each are available from Gerard Sexton (086-2103751), Joan Quirke (087-7671573) or from Karen Rea. Tickets are also available at the Community Centre during the Indoor Hurling tournament. Please note that, due to health and safety reasons, a parent or guardian must accompany any child attending the social. Unaccompanied children will not be admitted. Please ensure that no child is disappointed on the night please make sure that they are accompanied on the night.


Bruree got almost ten minutes exposure on Nationwide Revisited on RTE 1 on Thursday last along with Croom and Lough Gur. The programme featured footage recorded on location in Bruree, Croom and Lough Gur a couple of months ago along with archive footage from the sixties and seventies. The De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre and the De Valera cottage at Knockmore were included along with shots of the village and river Maigue. Interviews with Sonny Ward and Pat Lyons were recorded at the museum, focusing on the origins of the museum and Eamn de Valera’s visits to Bruree. The President’s cousin, Martin Meagher was interviewed at the De Valera Cottage and he spoke of his and his families recollections of Eamon de Valera. Bruree and Limerick looked very well on television and, hopefully, the exposure might bring a few extra visitors to the area.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Colman Riordan, Derawlin, Mary Twohill, Newtown and Michael Curtin, Garrienderk, who died recently.


Christmas is almost with us and what better way to celebrate than to support local, homegrown enterprise. The students at An t’Ionad Glas, The Organic College in Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick are putting together a vibrant Christmas Market to showcase their talents and to show people what the Organic College is all about. There will be a wide range of stalls at the market, selling fare from the Gardens as well as crafts and food gifts including delicious chutneys, jams, soups, cordials, home baking, hand-made Chocolates, and other goodies. You can also pick up natural gifts like Christmas wreaths, hand-made soaps, balms and luxurious treats.  To relax visitors will get to enjoy tea and coffee and homemade cakes baked by the students. Of course the big man himself (Santa Claus!!) will make an appearance and there will be entertainment for the kids. The market will also give friends and family of the students an opportunity to come and have a good look around at the Gardens, weather permitting of course, so bring your wellies!!
This is a great chance to support a small, local Limerick endeavor and come home with some unique Christmas gifts. For directions log onto our website: www.organiccollege.com


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Francis Fitzgerald, Hospital, €25 Josephine Fitzgerald, Peggy Dineen, Bruff, €20 Jim O’Connell, Millie Kelly, Maurice O’Connor, Derawlin.

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