Thursday, April 12, 2012



On Saturday, April 21st, and Sunday, April 22nd, the Sportsfield Development Committee will hold a scrap metal collection to raise funds for the proposed development. Support the Sports Field Development fund by brings along any old scrap metal to the designated collection point which is the Old Creamery Yard situated between O’Rourke’s Cross and Bruree. This will be signposted on the day. Domestic items suitable for collection include saucepans, kettles (non plastic), washing machines, radiators, solid fuel cookers, food mixers, old boilers, fireplaces (steel), engine parts, golf irons, swing frames, bicycles, lawnmowers, engine parts and old cars. Agricultural and industrial items could include sheet metal, industrial equipment, plant batteries, gates and steel frames, copper, engines and car parts, railway line, tractors and diggers, barrels, aluminium frames, cement mixers, old farm machinery, old scaffolding, stainless steel, brass and lead, steel girders, horse machinery, and diggers. Donors are asked to note that fridges, gas cylinders, televisions or tyres will not be accepted. Pickup of large items or large quantities can be arranged.
For more information contact: Ger Murphy (087) 2108991 or Jim O'Connor (086) 3527045.
The actual date is a little away so you have a chance to stockpile items and collect together any metal you want to dispose of.
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.


Minor Hurling: Our minor hurlers had their first competitive game of the year in Askeaton and came away with a narrow victory on a score line of 1-11 to 1-8. This was a very tough opener to the campaign but it was plain to see that the training put in over the last few weeks has paid dividends. The defense stood very solid throughout the game with Ronan O'Halloran in goals making some very fine stops and Terence Buckley, Cian O’Connell, Patrick Carey and Patrick McKiernan defending excellently - Terence Buckley and Patrick Carey making some excellent runs while Cian O’Connell & Patrick McKiernan were showing some great aerial skills. Bruree led through most of the first half with some excellent scores from Kieran O’Dea who was ably assisted by Rory O’Shaughnessy, Johnny Harris and Eamon Lyons. A goal for Askeaton just before half time left the score at the interval Bruree 0-7 Askeaton 1-4. The start of the second half was very similar to the first with both sides trading scores. That was until midway through the first half when some excellent work by Eamon Lyons set up Darren Kelly to score a fine goal. Points from Kieran O’Dea, Darren Kelly and Aaron Fitzgerald gave Bruree a five point lead with about 10 minutes to go. As they had done throughout the game some tireless running around the middle of the pitch from Kieran O’Dea, Aaron Tierney, Darren Kelly and Jack Potter really helped quell the Askeaton attacks as did the hard grafting from Shane Feane and Aaron Fitzgerald up front.  Bruree held out for a well deserved victory on a score line of 1-11 (Kieran O’Dea 0-8, Darren Kelly 1-1 and Aaron Fitzgerald 0-1) to Askeatons 1-8.
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 April 21st v Knockainey at Knockainey at 7.00 pm
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
Tuesday April 24 v Knockainey at Bruree
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


Ballyhoura Rural Services is facilitating the provision of Active Leadership Training with Limerick Sports Partnership in the Parochial Hall, Kilmallock, on Thursday, 19th April, and Friday, 20th April. The training will commence at 10.00 am and conclude at 4.00 pm on both days. This training is free of charge to participants. The training will provide participants with the skills to take Physical Activity Sessions, to organise generic games/activities and to train to a level of competence to advance to F.A.I kick start coaching and other accredited training with different sporting bodies etc.
To book a place or to address any queries you may have please contact: Gerard O Connor of Ballyhoura Rural Services on 086-3216825


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Tom O’Brien, Hospital €25 Eddie O’Leary, Charleville, Nora O’Shea €20 Horgan Family, Pat Murphy, Paddy Hyland, c/o N. Leslie.


Fr. Phonsie Cullinan, Fr. Bourke and other priests will lead the devotions for Divine Mercy at Athlacca church on Sunday, April 15th. There will be Exposition, Novena prayers, confessions and Mass. There will also be the blessing with first class relics of St. Faustina. Devotions start at 2.45 and end at 4.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.


Our Under 14’s played Blackrock in their first outing of the year. Bruree were slow to settle against an eager Blackrock outfit who took the game to us. Blackrock scored two goals and a point before we registered our first score and shortly after this Shane Hannon hammered home the first of two well taken goals by our captain on the night. By half time we were only one point behind and on resumption the team raised their game and started to play some good football. Goals by Tommy Cronnolly, Shane Hannon and Cathal Barrington put some daylight between the teams but a late goal by Blackrock had the home side hanging on for a slender one goal win. Daire O’ Driscoll had a fine second half performance with Shane Hannon playing a captain’s part in the full forward line. Result: Bruree     5 - 4 Blackrock 5 - 1 
Congratulations to Under 14 panellists Jimmy Leslie-Madigan, Sean Quirke and Gearoid McCarthy on their selection for the Mackey Cup squad. Best of luck in the upcoming competition boys.
Drug Awareness: Bruree Juvenile GAA will host a Drugs Awareness talk and presentation in the school on Thursday April 19th at 7.30pm. Those who have already attended this talk at other locations highly recommend it. It will be of special interest to parents of older children and teenagers and should last about 90 minutes, all are welcome.
Congratulations to Aaron Fitzgerald, Shane Feane and Terence Galvin Buckley who have secured places on the Limerick U15 hurling Panel. With Tommy Cronnolly already selected on the County Under 14 panel this brings to four the number of our players selected on County teams.


The Rockhill Rovers bandwagon is still rolling, just about! Rockhill went back to Newcastle West to play the B team in the league, and left it very late to get a 2-1 win. They started quite slowly and probably should have been two nil down inside ten minutes. After 15 minutes Rockhill took the lead when Mark Noonan finished a great Rockhill move by chesting the ball down and firing an unstoppable shot past the keeper. Rockhill should have doubled their lead later in the half but Stevie O’Halloran’s excellent free kick hit the crossbar and bounced out to safety. In the second half Rockhill were living dangerously at times and found themselves under pressure early on. Newcastle equalised midway through the half when a free kick took a horrible bounce in front of Ger O’Dea and ended up in the net. Rockhill pressed hard for the rest of the half and found theNewcastle 15 year old keeper in great form. Thankfully with three minutes left, Rockhill got the goal they deserved when Brian O’Rourke fired home from a tight angle to seal the win. Yet again Rockhill’s never say die attitude showed and they never stopped playing until the end. Three games left and Rockhill are still top of the league. C’mon the Hill!


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Billy O’Connor, Mill Road, Kitty Fitzgerald, Granagh, Danny O’Keeffe, Ballyhea, Kit O’Gorman, Limerick and Ballingarry, and Mary Mc Auliffe,Coolrus, who died recently.


The Bruree Golf Society Star team will play Kilmallock in the first round of the competition on Sunday, April 22nd, at Charleville Golf Club, starting at 12.00 noon.
The draw for the society’s matchplay competition will take place on Saturday April 14th. The entry fee is €10 for adults and €5 for students and names must be given to Danny Deady before the draw date.
The society will hold it’s Pat Potter Memorial Cup at Charleville Golf Club on this Saturday, April 14th.

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