Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bruree Notes 21/5/2011

The Bruree National School team who played the South Schools final at Bruff on Friday last

St. Patrick’s National School

Football Blitz: Sixth Class took part in Colaiste Iosaef’s Annual Football Blitz in Kilmallock. At the end Colaiste Iosaef presented the teams with medals. The teams involved in the blitz were Scoil Mocheallog, Ardpatrick, Bruree, Bulgaden, Bruff, Knocklong, Effin and Granagh. The Bruree was Tommy Cronolly, Brian Sexton, Daire O Driscoll, Edward Moore, Ciara Daly, Ciara Mullane, David O’Connell, Shane Hannon, Owen Carey and Sean Quirke.
Rugby Blitz - Charleville R.F.C. and Munster Rugby: 5th and 6th class pupils went to Charleville RFC’S grounds for a school rugby blitz which was organised by Munster Rugby and Charleville Juvenile Rugby Club. The school entered three teams, Charleville CBS entered three teams and Newtown NS entered two. Each team played three matches. All pupils were awarded a Munster pencil, pen and poster. Everybody had a great day!!
The 5th Class team was Grace Donworth(C), Cian O’Grady, Christopher Keller, Emma Hogan, Gearoid McCarthy, Jimmy Leslie Madigan, Emma Howard, Grainne Monaghan, Robert Kelly and Sean Quirke. Manager: Julianne Barrington. (unbeaten on the day). The 6th Class team was Brian Sexton (C) Tommy Cronolly, Daire O’Driscoll, Shane Hannon, Jack Murphy, Ciara Daly, Denisa Lansdorfova, Edward Moore and David O’Connell. Manager Gerard Sexton. The Bruree All Stars team was Ciara Mullane(C), Lauren Considine, Megan O’Grady, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Timea Fabryova, Owen Carey, Charlie Gorey O’Neill, Shauna Kenny, Ciaran Sexton, Sinead Walsh and Jamie Sherin. Managers: Eoghan O’Driscoll and Abigail Adams.
All-Ireland Chess Championships-Finals: Grace Donworth, Emma Howard, Abigail Adams and Ciara Mullane represented the school in the All-Ireland chess Finals in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick. They got off to a bad start, but they made a great come back, eventually finishing in Fifth Place in Ireland. Grace, Emma, Abigail and Ciara were delighted with their results. They had an absolutely brilliant day. Their Manager was Ms Mary McSweeny.
School Hurling League:
Bruree took on Hospital on Friday last in a playoff for a place in the South schools final. Bruree started well in the first half with points converted by Brian McCarthy, Cathal Barrington and Sean Quirke in the first fifteen minutes. At half time Bruree led by 0-4 to 0-0 and had narrowly missed two goal chances from the full forward line of Ciaran Sexton, Shane Hannon and Cathal Barrington. Bruree continued to put on the pressure in the second half when playing into the wind and up a slight hill. Points came from Tommy Cronnolly and Sean Quirke while Sam Cronnolly made a few good clearances from his goal line. Hospital replied with some attacks and they were unlucky to narrowly miss a couple of point chances. With just five minutes to go Bruree were again on the attack and left corner forward Ciaran Sexton pulled on a low ball to send it into the full forward line where Shane Hannon picked it up and sent it to the Hospital net for Bruree’s only goal. Hospital’s pressure eventually paid off with two goals to leave the final score Bruree 1-7 Hospital 2-0.
Bruree met Knocklong in the final at Bruff on Friday last. This was a closely fought game with little between the sides although Knocklong had a much bigger side physically than Bruree. Bruree’s defence played a blinder with Brian Sexton at full back and Sam Cronnolly in goals leading by example. Knocklong were first to score with a point from play. Sam Cronnolly brought off a couple of great saves and Brian Sexton came to the rescue with a clearance from the goal line. A Sean Quirke point from a free saw the teams level at half time. Shortly after the resumption the Knocklong goalkeeper brought off a great save from Shane Hannon. A sixty five from Tommy Cronnolly was sent short to Sean Quirke who sent it over the bar to give Bruree a slender lead. However disaster struck with about seven minutes to go when an unlucky bounce beat an otherwise excellent Sam Cronnolly and barely trickled to the net. This left the final score Bruree 0- Knocklong 1-1
The Bruree team was Sam Cronnolly, Ciara Daly, Brian Sexton, David O’Connell, Edward Moore, Darragh O’Driscoll, Owen Carey, Tommy Cronnolly, Gearoid McCarthy, Jack Murphy, Sean Quirke, Brian McCarthy, Ciaran Sexton, Shane Hannon, Cathal Barrington, Jimmy Leslie Madigan, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, Ciara Mullane, Harry Mullane, Finbarr Fitzpatrick, Christopher Kelleher, Cian O’Grady.

Fixtures: Sunday June 19th Senior Hurling Championship v Croom
Sunday July 17th Senior Hurling Championship v Na Piarsaigh
Mackey Draw: Congratulations to Kevin O’Dea who won €250 in the May Mackey Draw. Kevin was a member with Bruree GAA.

45 Drive

Winners of last week’s 45 Drive were Mary O’Leary and John Sheehan, John and Marie Healy and Fintan Stone and Mike O’Brien with eight games. Raffle prizes went to Fintan Stone, Gerry O’Sullivan and Tom O’Rourke (x2). The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, June 4th, for All Ireland Rosary Rally Day. The fare is only €6 as the bus has been partly sponsored by a generous donation. Names and fares to be handed together and early booking is advisable. Contact Ann Mockler at 063-90564 for further details.

We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Joan O’Gorman, Kilmeedy, Nora Nolan, Rockchapel, and Mary Hanley, Kilmeedy, who died recently.

Juvenile GAA

The Under 14 hurlers had a very good win over Croagh/Kilfinny last Wednesday evening, May11th in Croagh. Aaron Fitzgerald gave a man of the match performance, picking off some great scores. Others to perform well on the night were Brian Sexton and Sean McCarthy.
The Under 16 Footballers were beaten by Hospital/Herbertstown in Bruree this Monday evening. The visitors were very strong throughout the field. Best on the night for Bruree were Terence Galvin Buckley, Brendan Murphy and Eamon Lyons.
Best wishes to the Bruree National School team who are contesting the South Hurling Schools competition final this Friday.
Summer Cul Camp: The Summer Camp will run this year from Monday July 4th to Friday July 8th inclusive. This year the camp will be a Cul Camp provided through the Limerick County GAA Board. We will have further details on this over the next few weeks.

Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Betty Doherty €25 Mary Finucane, The Buckley Gang, Rockhill €20 Moloney’s Bar Lotto, Pat O’Riordan, Meanus, Mary O’Gorman, Athlacca.


The next round of the Star competition will be held at Charleville Golf Club with Bruree playing a Kerry team who play at Tralee Golf Club. The match is fixed for Sunday June 5th, starting at 3.00 pm.

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