Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BRUREE NOTES 22/4/2012

Bruree's Under 12 Hurlers

Sinead Fitzgerald, Garda Pat McEnery and Breda McCarthy pictured at the Bruree Juvenile GAA recent Drug Awareness night


Soccer Tournament: A 6-a-side tournament to fundraise for Rockhill Bruree Sportfield will be held on Sunday, June 10th, at Bruree Sportsfield. Players must be over 16. The squad of 8 must have two women and one player over 35. The entry fee is €80 per team and the tournament is limited to 16 teams so get your team early. Contact Sean Deane for further details. Sign up your team at
Website: Keep up to date with all the happenings with regard to the sportsfield on our website at

Result: Senior Hurling League: Knockainey 0-18 Bruree 1-10
County Senior Hurling Championship
May 13th (weekend of) v Emmetts
June 3rd (weekend of) v Adare
August 5th (weekend of) v Granagh/Ballingarry
County Senior Hurling League
Saturday May 26th v Effin at Bruree at 7.15 pm
Friday June 22nd v Adare at Adare at 7.45 pm
Sunday July 8th v Granagh/Ballingarry at Bruree at 12.00 noon
Sunday July 22nd v Ballybrown at Ballybrown at 12.00 noon
Sunday July 29th v Croom at Bruree at 12.00 noon
South Junior B Hurling Championship
Sunday July 8th v Blackrock
Sunday July 15th v Effin
Sunday July 22nd v Dromin/Athlacca
Sunday August 5th v Camogue Rovers
South Junior B Hurling League
Sunday April 29th v Dromin/Athlacca at Athlacca
Tuesday May 22nd v Kilmallock at Bruree
County Minor Hurling 12 a side
Sunday July 1st v Knockainey at Bruree at 7.45 pm
Friday July 13th v Na Piarsaigh at Na Piarsaigh at 7.45 pm
Friday July 27th v Cois Laoi Gaels at Bruree at 7.30 pm
Intermediate Football Championship
May 6th (weekend of) v Gerald Griffins
June 17th (weekend of) v Athea
August 12th v Pallasgreen
September 2nd v Claughaun


Bruree Juvenile GAA hosted a Drugs Awareness talk last Thursday evening at the school. The good attendance was left in no doubt of the dangers of the drug culture to our young people and the long lasting effects of drug taking. Detective Garda Sandra Heelan spoke on the different illegal drugs available and showed the attendance samples of them. She also spoke of the dangers of legal drugs. Life coaches and counsellors Pat Mulcahy and John Flynn spoke of their personal experiences with drugs and how parents can recognise the problem and take steps to counteract it. Also in attendance were Gardai Pat McEnery and John Finnerty. Club chairman, Mike Mullane, thanked the speakers and all those who attended. Thanks also to Anne Marie Moore for providing the food.
Under 14 Football All County League: Over the last couple of weeks the Under 14 footballers have been very busy playing in the group stage of the all county league. After a bright start with a win against Blackrock, we shipped a heavy defeat against Monagea on a night when, despite creating a lot of chances, our finishing let us down. At that stage we thought that our participation in this competition had come to an end but we were given a lifeline by getting a playoff place. Last Wednesday we played Blackrock and had a very convincing victory on the scoreline of 6-5 points to 0-2. Shane Hannon came away with a hat-trick and others to shine on the night were Tommy Cronnolly and Sean Quirke in attack with Jimmy Leslie-Madigan, David O’ Connell and Sam Cronnolly playing well in defense.
Bruree won well in their semi-final against Kilteely and they are now play the league final against Glin in Rathkeale next Sunday. We wish the boys well.
The Under 14 all county hurling league kicks off this week with an away game against Blackrock. Training takes place on Friday nights from 7 -8.15pm.


There will be a Table Quiz in aid of the Kilmallock and North Liberties Mental Health Association on this Friday, April 27th, at the Central Bar, Bruree. The quiz will start at 8.30 pm and the subscription is €40 for a table of four. Finger food will be served and there will be a raffle on the night. Contact Jessie (087-6392267) for further details. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Rockhill played Athea Utd in the league, in what was the make or break game so far. Unfortunately Athea started a lot quicker than Rockhill who conceded inside three minutes after some poor defending. It could have been 3-0 only for two fantastic saves from Ger O'Dea in goals. Thankfully Rockhill went in only 1-0 down at the break. Jamie made a positional switch at halftime, which paid off practically straight away. Kieran O'Dea went to right back and James Charles O’Brien went to midfield and it seemed to settle Rockhill. After a couple of half chances, Rockhill got a deserved equaliser when that man again, Anthony O'Shea, fired home from six yards. Not content with a draw and with Kieran O’Rourke and Shane Mullane dominating midfield, Rockhill kept pressing Athea and found lots of time and space on the ball. After some great play down the left wing, Brian O’Rourke forced their keeper into a save, which he spilled and James Charles O’Brien was quickest to the breaking ball to bury it in the back of the net, sending Rockhill’s brilliant supporters wild. Athea tried to push on and get an equaliser, but were caught on the break. A great through ball left Shane Mullane in a one on one with the keeper and a tackle from behind on Shane resulted in a penalty and a red card for the Athea defender. As always, Stevie O’Halloran calmly slotted home the penalty to seal the win. A fantastic second half performance from the lads. And yet again, we kept fighting ‘til the very end and our fitness levels showed in the last 20 minutes. A big thank you to all who came out to support Rockhill, it was brilliant for the team to see. Just two games left in the league and promotion and Premier football is getting closer. C’mon The Hill!


Winners in the society’s Pat Potter Memorial Cup held at Charleville Golf Club were:
1st Mark Cagney 2nd Danny Deady 3rd John O’Gorman Best Lady Catriona White Back Nine David Deady Front Nine Mike Potter Gross Cian O’Connell Category Prize Hugh Hogan Best Visitor Maisis Clifford Nearest To Pin Ann Weekes Longest Drive Trevor Barry Ladies Longest Drive Margaret Deady. Thanks to all who took part, to Charleville Golf Club and their staff, Eamon Rea and staff and all the society’s committee members.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 O’Brien’s, Ballytigue €25 Pat Stanton, Brian Cotter, Meanus €20 Pat Murphy, Moloney’s Bar, Joan Lyons.

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