Friday, September 16, 2011

Bruree Notes 11/9/2011

Ger Mullane, Vice Chairman, Johnny Wall, Treasurer, William Horgan and Jimmy McDonogh of Bruree GAA check out the contestants for the Duck Race which is part of the club's Family Fun day in the village on September 25th next
Johnny Wall, Treasurer Bruree GAA making a presentation to Micheal Kelly in honour of his appointment as referee for the All Ireland Senior Canmogie Final. Also in the photo are Micheal's umpires Ciaran O'Regan, Seamus Sexton and Patrick Fitzgerald and Ronan O'Halloran, Bruree GAA

Coffee Morning
Carmel Noonan will host the annual coffee morning in aid of Milford Hospice on this Thursday, Sept 15th, at her residence in Mill Street from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Thank You

The parish clerks in Rockhill and Bruree would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent collections. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Result: Senior Hurling Playoff Bruree 2-6 Bruff 1-6

45 Drive

Winners of last week’s 45 Drive were Sean and Marie Healy with ten games. Runners up with nine games were Brendan O’Kelly and Patsy Healy with eight games. Raffle prizes went to Ann Potter, Nora May Donworth, Ann Frawley and Mary Noonan. The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.

Internet News

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We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Nancy Hogan, Athlacca, who died recently.

Ducks and More Ducks!

Plans for the duck race and family fun day being organised by Bruree GAA are coming along well at this with final preparation for the event being put in place. Hundreds of ducks will return to the river Maigue at Bruree as part of the Family Fun Day on Sunday 25th September at Bruree Sportsfield. The prize to the sponsor of the winning duck will be a flat screen television and there will be numerous other prizes for placed ducks. You can sign up as a duck sponsor with any member of the club committee and the cost is only €5. The duck race is timed for 1.30 pm and activities will commence at the sportsfield immediately afterwards.  Activities there will include an underage hurling blitz, pony rides, live music, tug of war, face painting, toddlers slide, cake sale, push the bale and a barbeque. GAA celebrities will also attend.
Tug of War: There will be an entry fee of €5 per person for the tug of war competition and a team will consist of five men. Any team wishing to enter the tug of war should contact Mike Sexton (087-9188375) before Friday, September 23rd.

Juvenile GAA

U12 Hurling League: Brú Rí 6-6 Granagh-Ballingarry 1- 2 The Under 12 Hurling League resumed on Thursday, September 1st, with Bruree playing Granagh-Ballingarry in a home game. The hosts were on the offensive from the very first moments of the match with three points followed by a goal in the fifth minute from Seán Quirke. A goal some seven minutes later from Brian McCarthy put Bruree firmly in the lead, and an additional point just before the half-time whistle gave the home team a score of 2-4 at this point while the visitors had not yet scored.
The second half got off to a slow start, though Granagh-Ballingarry started to fight back by getting a goal in the opening minutes: this was answered by a point from Seán Quirke. There followed a period of intense play with both sides battling for possession: Granagh-Ballingarry wrested two points from this struggle. Towards the end of the match Bruree surged ahead again, with Brian McCarthy and Sam Cronnolly getting two goals each, and Gearóid McCarthy putting over a point for good measure. The final score was Bruree 6-6 and Granagh-Ballingarry 1-2.
The Under 12 panel continued to perform well in this match, with great teamwork and co-ordination between the players. The defence work by Emma Howard, Emma Hogan and David O’Connell played an important role in Bruree’s success, while goalkeeper Jimmy Leslie-Madigan made some great saves. It must be said however that Bruree’s skill and determination was to the fore in every position on the field. Well done to everyone and keep up the good work!
Bag Packing: Bruree Juvenile GAA held a very successful bag-packing fund raiser in Super Valu in Charleville. We would like to thank everybody who contributed donations .We would also like to thank the Management and Staff of Supervalu who facilitated us and who were so helpful at all times. Finally a word of thanks to the following volunteers who gave their time on the day Kathleen Ryan, Rebecca Murphy, Monica Barrington, Margaret O’Driscoll, Donna Finn, Breda McCarthy, Mary Daly, Bernie Sheehan, Meadhbh Murphy, Ciara McCarthy, Becky Hand, Joan Quirke, Laura Leslie, Adrienne Cronnolly, Pauline OConnell, Jim O’Connell, Kit O’Halloran and Jimmy Feane.


Lucky dip winners in last weeks Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Donal and Miriam McCarthy €25 Mary Finucane, Patrick Mooney Jnr. €20 Jimmy O’Neill, Charleville, John Dunne, Castletown, Mike Hogan Snr.
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