Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bruree Notes 27/3/2011

45 Drive

Winners of the 45 Drive last week with eight games were Mary Noonan and Tom O’Rourke. Runners up with seven games were Katherine O’Regan and Sean Blake and Sean and Marie Healy. Raffle prizes went to Joe Carey, Marie Healy, Mary Noonan and Tom O’Rourke.  The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.

Awards Night

The Bruree GAA awards night will be held at Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock, on this Saturday, April 2nd, starting at 9.00 pm. Tickets cost just €10 and are available from Laura O’Sullivan or Noel O’Halloran. All members are asked to make a special effort to attend.

Bruree Rockhill Community Games

Talent: The final of the Under 10 Talent competition took place last Sunday evening in Caherconlish. Jennifer Cotter, Sam Williams and Holly O’Dwyer came first in the group traditional dance and got gold medals. Frankie Barrington came fourth in the solo music and got a bronze medal. Hard luck to Michelle Brosnan who performed very well in the solo music Under 14 competition the night before. The standard was very high and even though she was not among the winners, she represented her area very well.

Fashion Extravaganza

RTE newsreader, Anne Doyle, will compere an evening of fashions at the Charleville Park Hotel on Friday, April 8th, starting at 8.00 pm. Local shops will display their latest fashion ranges for ladies and men in a fundraising night in aid of Ballyhoura Community Radio. Tickets are just €10 and are available from the station’s studios at Smith’s Lane, Charleville, from the hotel, from the OrielHorgans and the participating shops or locally from John Harrold.

Juvenile GAA

Our under 14 hurling team got the new season off to a winning start when they defeated Ballybricken/Bohermore in the Feile competition. In a closely contested game our lads came from behind to win on a scoreline of 5 - 3 to 3 - 3. Scorers for Bruree were Aaran Fitzgerald, Cian McCarthy and Shane Feane.


Lucky dip winners in last week's Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto were €50 Ann Potter €25 Donal and Miriam, Josie Lynch €20 Gerard O‘Dea, Thomas O‘Dwyer, Noel O‘Halloran.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Marie O’Connor, Dromina, and Betty Brennan, England and late of Garryfine, who died recently.

Awards Night

The Community Internet Awards 2011will take place on Friday 1st April at the South Court Hotel.  Special guests on the night will be All Ireland Talent Show finalists, Mad for Road. Bruree has had a presence on the internet for over a year with news updated weekly at The page attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world and provides a means for Bruree people away from home to keep up to date with the news from the parish. Doors will open at 8.30 pm and admission is €10 and children are free when accompanied by parents. Everyone is welcome.

Ballyhoura Arts Network

The new Ballyhoura Arts Network project is to host a meeting in Teach na CilleKilfinane, on Thursday, March 31st at 7.30 p.m to plan cultural events which can take place in Ballyhoura Country and enable local communities in Ballyhoura Country to support each other in organising these cultural activities. This exciting new project is supported by Ballyhoura Development Limited through the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013 and these meetings will be facilitated by ConorO'Leary from ArtlandsArtlands works with volunteers throughout Ireland to enhance the quality of life in local communities through the development of arts and cultural activity.
The meeting is open to people from across Ballyhoura Country. If you have any further queries or wish to be added to the networks mailing list you can contact, Conor O'Leary at (087) 9048095 or by e-mail to  

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