Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bruree Notes 10/4/2011

Holy Week Ceremonies

The following are the times of the ceremonies for Holy Week in the parish:
Palm Sunday
Liturgy Saturday Rockhill at 6 pm
Sunday Bruree at 11.30 am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday 18th April Rockhill at 7.30 pm
Tuesday 19th April Bruree at 7.30 pm
Also before and after each of the Ceremonies
Holy Thursday
Mass of “The Lords Supper” Bruree at 8 pm
Church will remain open until 10 p.m. for adoration
Good Friday
Ceremony of “The Lords Passion” Rockhill at 3 pm
Stations of the Cross Bruree at 7.30 pm
Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil Mass Rockhill at 9 pm
Easter Sunday
Bruree at 11.30 am

Rambling House

Bruree National School Parents Association will hold a Rambling House at Bruree National School on Friday, May 6th, 2011, starting at 8.30 pm. Participating will be pupils of the school and many local artists and anyone who would like to be part of the event should contact 086-2103751. Tea/Coffee will be served and admission is only €5.
Children must be accompanied by a parent and all proceeds will go to Bruree National School.

St. Patrick’s National School

Bruree National School took on Ballyagran in this year’s first hurling game of the season. Just like Munster in the rugby, Bruree played right up to the last minute of the game. Bruree got off to a good start with two frees converted by Sean Quirke in the first five minutes. This was quickly followed by a goal from Brian McCarthy. Ballyagran returned the next two scores with two goals leaving the half time score Ballyagran 2-0 Bruree 1-2. Bruree played into the wind in the second half  and it was Ballyagran who got the opening scores, two points. A Bruree goal from Sean Quirke was followed by a well placed point from Tommy Cronnolly. All players were marking well but Ballyagran scored another goal to make it 3-2 to 2-3 in favour of Ballyagran. With just two minutes left to play, Ballyagran were on the attack again but were denied by Bruree gaolie Sam Cronnolly who cleared his line. Bruree went on up the field and won a twenty metre free in front of goal. Sean Quirke stepped up to find the net for the final score of the game to give Bruree a 3-3 to 3-2 victory. The Bruree team was Sam Cronnolly, David O’Connell, Brian Sexton, Gearoid McCarthy, Edward Moore, Darragh O’Driscoll, Jack Murphy, Tommy Cronnolly, Owen Carey, Brian McCarthy, Sean Quirke, Cathal Barrington, Ciaran Sexton (captain), Micheal SheedyCiara Mullane, Christopher Kelleher, Finbarr Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Cian O’Grady.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Anne Marie Dillon McCarthy, Banogue, and Peter O’Connor, Kildare and late of Banogue, who died recently.

Thanks A Bunch

Mildred O’Dea would like to thank everybody who donated so generously to her recent coffee morning. The amount collected to date is €652.90. Special thanks to Josephine Lynch who collected €61 cards in Athlacca, Ellen Deady who collected €70 at Costcutters in Bruree and Mary McSweeney who collected €81 at the school.

45 Drive

Winners of 45 Drive on March 29th with eight games were John Moloney and Tom O'Rourke and Mary O'Leary and John Sheahan. Raffle prizes went to John Moloney (x2), Josephine Lynch and Catherine O’Regan. Winners of last week’s 45 Drive with ten games were Brendan O’Kelly and Seamus Sexton. Runners up with nine games were Ann Potter and Eddie O’Dea. Raffle prizes went to Joe Carey, Eddie O’Dea (x2) and Evelyn Byrnes. The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.

Bruree Rockhill Community Games

Children from our local area had great success in the county art and handwriting competitions.
Art: Rachel Williams came first in the Under 12 Girls and will represent her area and county at the All-Ireland finals in May. Julia Wisniewska (Under 8), Darragh Sexton (Under 8), Matthew Howard (Under 10) and Caoimhe Murphy (Under 16) all came second. Ellen Williams (Under 8), Jack Murphy (Under 14) and Sophie Mullane (under 16) will all get bronze medals for third place.
Elaine McCarthy (Under 8) and Tommy Cronnolly (Under 14) came fourth and will also receive bronze medals. Well done to all of you.
Handwriting: Sam Williams won the Under 10 Boys handwriting competition and will represent his area and county at the All-Ireland finals in May. Gabrielle Nyst came fourth in the Under 10 Girls and will receive a bronze medal. Well done to both of you.
The medals for art and handwriting will be presented on Tuesday, April 12th, at 7.00 pm in Rathkeale Community Centre.

Juvenile GAA

Bruree’s U12 hurlers had a successful first outing of the season with a blitz in Athlacca on Saturday, 2nd April, winning one match decisively and narrowly losing the second.
The game against Shamrock Gaels was a low-scoring one, with everybody on the team working hard for every score. A goal followed by a point gave Shamrock Gaels an early lead, and the score at half-time was Shamrock Gaels 1-1 Bruree 0-0. Bruree fought hard to recover in the second half and a point from Seán Quirke followed by a goal from Cathal Barrington brought Bruree up to a very respectable finishing score of 1-1 to Shamrock Gaels’ 1-3
Bruree also played Blackrock, who took an early lead with a point in the first few minutes of the game. Bruree recovered quickly with a goal scored by Seán Quirke followed immediately by a point from Owen Carey. Two points from Blackrock brought the half-time score to Bruree 1-1; Blackrock 0-3. Bruree’s success continued in the second half, with great midfield playing by Gearóid McCarthy and solid defence work from David O’Connell and Sam Cronnolly. Two goals from Brian McCarthy put Bruree well ahead by the end of the game, and the final score was Bruree 3-1; Blackrock0-3.
Overall, a good day with every member of the team showing spirit, verve and skill. Well done everybody! 
Congratulations to Patrick Carey, Shane Feane and Aaron Fitzgerald who were members of the Charleville C.B.S. hurling panel which won Corn An Phiarsaigh in Mallow last week.
The U14 footballers had a hard fought victory over Granagh/Ballingarry in Bruree during the week. Cian McCarthy was the leading scorer for Bruree with 2 goals and a point. Also prominent for Bruree were Terence Buckley Galvin, Aaron Fitzgerald and Seamus Lyons. Bruree won by a single point.
The U14 hurlers ran up a big score in beating St Patrick's in the Feile Hurling competition last Friday night. Bruree were strong throughout the field with Sean Quirke in sparkling form in the corner forward position.
The U16 footballers travelled to Coolyroe on Sunday evening but came up short against a strong Feohanagh/Castlemahon team. Rory O’Shaughnessy was very assured in goals and Brendan Murphy was very sharp whenever he got a chance up front.


Lucky dip winners in last week's Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto were €50 Patrick Carey and David Deady €25 Eoin O'Connell, Mike Stanton €20 Johannah Hughes, Rockhill, M. and E. Howard, Rebecca Murphy.

Golf Society

Bruree Golf Society reminds members that the entry date for the matchplay is Saturday next, April 16th. Names should be given to Danny Deady before then.

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