Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bruree Notes 11/12/2011

Sportsfield Development:

As part of its ongoing fundraising, the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will hold a bag pack at Tesco in the Crescent Shopping Centre on Monday next, December 19th between 1.00 and 5.00 pm.Anyone who would be willing and available to lend a hand for an hour should contact Mai McKiernan (086-3083252) or any member of the committee. Your help would be appreciated.

Bruree National School:

Team Hope Shoeboxes: Many thanks to all the parents and children and other adults who sent in shoeboxes to the local school for the poor children all over the world. A total of 141 boxes were taken from our school to the local depot in Limerick. There they were checked and sealed be         fore being transported all over the world.
Art: A total of 95 pictures were entered from our local school in the Kilmallock and District Credit Union Art Competition. The following children were prizewinners: 7 years and under: 1st Emily Bray 2nd Elaine Frawley 3rd Robert Lynch 8-10 years: 1st Aine Hayden 2nd Matthew Howard 3rd Sam Williams 11-13 years: 1st Rachel Williams 2nd Lauren Corrigan 3rd Emma Howard 7 years and under (special category): 1st Niamh O’Brien Those children who came first or second in that competition were entered in the Limerick and Clare Credit Union Art Competition. In that competition Emily Bray was first and so was Rachel Williams. Niamh O’Brien was second. Emily’s and Rachel’s pictures will now be forwarded to the All Ireland Credit Union competition. Well done to all.

Bruree GAA:

A.G.M. The Annual General Meeting of Bruree GAA will be held on this Friday, December 16th, in Bruree School, starting at 8.00 pm sharp. All members, players and anyone interested in becoming involved with the club in any way in 2012 is asked to attend.
Players Development Fund: The following were the winners in the second draw: €500 Diarmuid Young seller Brendan Hogan €200 Ann Marie Russell seller Johnny Wall €100 Lisa McCormack seller Michael Brouder €100 Dan and Eilish seller Francis Finn €100 Mary McSweeney seller Ger Sexton.
Sympathy: The club extends it’s sympathy to the family of Mick Kearney, Charleville and formerly of Rockhill, who died recently. Mick was a member of the Limerick Junior Hurling All-Ireland winning panel in 1935 and won an All-Ireland Junior Hurling medal with Cork in 1947. He played initially as a schoolboy with Rockhill and went on to play Junior Hurling with Bruree and later played with various clubs in London before returning to play with Ballyhea and Charleville, winning a County Intermediate Hurling medal with the latter in 1946 and 1947. Mick was very proud of Bruree’s County senior victory in 2006 and the Daly Cup was taken to his residence. Charleville’s recent successes also brought him great joy. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

45 Drive:

Winners of last week’s 45 Drive were Eddie Ryan and Ann Frawley with eleven games. Runners up were Mary Noonan and Evelyn Byrnes and Tom Collins and Patsy Healy with seven games. Raffle prizes went to Patsy Healy, Evelyn Byrnes, Eddie O’Dea and Eddie Ryan. The 45 Drive continues in the Community Centre every Tuesday night, starting at 8.30 pm sharp.

School Draw:

The following were the prize winners in the Week 4 Silver Circle Draw 1st Prize: Nancy O'Brien, Kilfenora Seller: Niamh O'Brien 2nd Prize: Brendan O'Brien, Kilfinane 3rd Prize: Eamon Hayden 4th Prize: Caitlin Kirwan5th Prize: John O'Brien.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Mick Kearney, Charleville, and Bridie Hannon, Kilfinny,  who died recently.

Rockhill Rovers:

Rockhill Rovers finally got to play St Ita’s in the league on Sunday last.  Rockhill, who had home advantage, scraped by with a 2-1 win, the goals coming from a peach of a free kick from Stevie O’Halloran and the winner scored by Donie Deady. The game should have been over as a contest in the second half but for some poor wides, but we kept plugging away and got the winner.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 John Paul Horgan €25 Anne Potter, Frank Finn €20 Ian and Robyn Finn, Dan and Eilish c/o Francis Finn, Joan O’Shea.

Ireland Reaching Out:

The Ireland Reaching Out is based on a simple idea; instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to come home to Ireland to trace their roots, local Irish parish communities go the other way. At a town land, village and parish level, local Irish communities identify who left their neighbourhoods, and trace them and their descendants worldwide, proactively engaging with them and inviting them to become part of an extended “virtual” community with their place of origin. To initiate what the project hopes will become a lifelong relationship, the parish community, once it has identified its living descendants, will extend an invitation to a “Week of Welcomes” to be held in each parish every summer, with the objective of attracting 25-30 people back to each parish. The “Week of Welcomes” promises to be a fantastic experience, where people of Irish Heritage from around the world will gather to be welcomed and engaged by people in their local parish communities, in a place of common ancestry where a deep and real connection is shared. On visiting the community from which their people once came, they are introduced to the local history and the culture as it both once was and is today. Central to the project is the opportunity for people of Irish heritage from abroad to meet real Irish people as they live their daily lives, in a place where a deep bond of place (and often blood) is shared.
For communities who are interested in getting involved please contact Amanda Slattery (063-91741), Tourism and Heritage Officer at Ballyhoura Development Limited, for further information.

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