Thursday, May 17, 2012

BRUREE NOTES 13/5/2012

The Bruree team which won the Under 15 County Final of the All County Football League on Sunday Back David O’Connell, Eoin O’Connell, Terrence Buckley, Sean McCarthy, Aaron Fitzgerald, Shane Hannon, Cian McCarthy, Daire O’Driscoll
Front Brian Sexton, Shane Feane, Tommy Cronolly, Seamus Lyons, Gearoid McCarthy

Mike Sexton presenting a cheque from the proceeds of the Bruree GAA Players Development Fund recent Fun Cycle to Joan Quirke, Bruree Juvenile GAA. Also included are Seamus O’Connell, Noel Brosnan, Jack Potter, Declan Sexton, John O’Brien, Stephen O’Halloran, Lawrence Sexton, Eamon Sexton, John Carey, William Horgan, James O’Brien, Brendan Hogan, Stephen Sexton, Katie Quirke, Luke Sexton and Kieran O’Rourke

Pictured at Bruree Sportsfield announcing details of the Bruree GAA and Bruree Golf Society Golf Classic at Charleville Golf Club on Friday, June 1st, are Kieran O’Dea, Gerard O’Dea, Noel Brosnan, James O’Brien, Francis Finn (Bruree Golf Society Captain), Dessie Lenihan, Gerard O’Brien, Gerard Mullane (Bruree GAA Chairman), John Lyons, Donna Finn, William Horgan, Liam Hogan, Shane Mullane, Robyn and Ian Finn


Car Booth Sale: The Sportsfield Development Committee will hold a Car Booth Sale on Saturday, May 26th, at the Old Creamery Yard between O’Rourkes Cross and Bruree village. If you want to do a spring clean and sell items you no longer need or want you can set up a stall and sell away. Traders can set up from 8.00 am and the admission is €10 for cars or €20 for vans. The sale is open to the public from 10.00 am to 3.00 pmand admission is just €2 for adults. Children are admitted free. Tea and refreshments will be available.
Soccer Tournament: To celebrate Ireland’s qualification for the European Championships, a 6-a-side tournament 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. You can register your team for the 6-a-side soccer tournament in Bruree There is a lot of interest so get your team in early as it is limited to 16 teams.
Website: Keep up to date with all the happenings with regard to the sportsfield on our website at
A Night at the Races: Experience the thrill and excitement of the races without leaving Bruree! Just to let you know that we will be holding a race night on Friday, July 27th. Keep the date free in your diary. Full details later.


There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, June 2nd. The fare is just €7 per person and names and fares should be handed to Ann Mockler (063-90564)


Senior Hurling: Our senior hurlers were outgunned by an Emmett’s side firing on all cylinders at Kilmallock on Sunday night in the first round of this year’s championship. They say goals win games and in this case that was true. Emmett’s scored three while Bruree came close on a number of occasions but could not find the net. Bruree trailed by two points at the break on a 0-6 to 1-5 scoreline. Emmett’s goal came from a penalty while Kieran O’Dea (0-2 frees), James V O’Brien (0-2) and Gerard O’Brien (0-2) provided Bruree’s scores. Within minutes of the resumption, Bruree had levelled matters, thanks to a pointed free from Kieran O’Dea and a point from play from Tommy O’Brien. Emmett’s regained the advantage with a scrambled goal and a point to leave Bruree with an uphill struggle. Midway through the half, a great run from Tommy O’Brien set up Michael lane for a Bruree goal which along with an earlier Kieran O’Dea pointed free levelled matters. But that was as close as Bruree got to victory. Scores came more easily to the South combination and they ran up three points before they again found the Bruree net with a few minutes to go. Pointed frees from Kieran O’Dea and a final Emmett’s point left the final score Bruree 1-11 Emmetts 3-10. This leaves Bruree with a difficult task again this year and they will be fighting to progress in the championship.
The Bruree team was Eamon Sexton, Kieran O’Rourke, John O’Brien, John P Murphy, Dessie Linehan, Shaun O’Riordan, Shane Mullane, Andrew Sexton, Gerard O’Brien Kieran O’Dea, Gerard O’Dea, Tommy O’Brien, David Hogan, James V. O’Brien, Michael Lane, Stephen O’Halloran, Vincent Stanton.
Golf Classic: Bruree GAA in conjunction with Bruree Golf Society will hold a Golf Classic at Charleville Golf Club on Friday, June 1st next. This will be the club’s main fundraising event for 2012 and it is hoped that the event will generate the funding required to maintain club services to an appropriate standard.
The club competes at Senior and Junior level in hurling and Intermediate level in football. We also have a vibrant Juvenile GAA Club, catering for both boys and girls in hurling and football from Under 8 up to Minor. There are visible signs that the coaching and development of players at all levels is coming to fruition.
The club looks forward to the next couple of years with confidence. There is a great club spirit and there are big plans afoot for the parish sportsfield. The club has a strong core of adult players in both hurling and football and plans are in place to augment these with a new crop of young players coming through from underage level.
There are two ways in which you can support our event.
1. By entering or sponsoring a team. The subscription is just €90 per team of three and the overall winners will receive All-Ireland hurling final tickets and overnight accommodation in Dublin. Team entries to John Carey at 087-2701771.
2. By sponsoring a tee box, your name will be prominently displayed at the tee. Please contact Johnny Wall at 087-1264592.
We look forward to your support for our Golf Classic and thank you for your generous support and assistance in the past.
County Senior Hurling Championship
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
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
June 17th (weekend of) v Athea
August 12th v Pallasgreen
September 2nd v Claughaun


Bruree National School’s girls chess team finished 7th in the All-Ireland Chess Finals held in the Castletroy Park Hotel last week. Congratulations to all involved. The team was Julianne Barrington, Grainne Monaghan, Grace Donworth and Emma Howard.


Our Under 14s bounced back from their recent disappointment with the big ball by recording two big wins. First up were Fedamore and the team settled to the task from the throw-in scoring freely with Sean Quirke scorer in chief on the night. Others to shine on the night were Cathal Barrington, Daire O’Driscoll, Gearoid McCarthy and David O’Connell.
Next up were Blackrock two nights later and again we started brightly with the midfield of Daire O’Driscoll and Jimmy Leslie-Madigan ensuring a good supply of ball to the forwards. Tommy Cronolly was in sparkling form contributing handsomely to the scoreline. Brian McCarthy made a great contribution when introduced and Shane Hannon showed some nice touches. Ed Moore was the standout player in defence on the night – you must be learning something from the Tipp lads! The management took the opportunity to make a number of changes and it is great to see real competition for places on the team.
Bruree’s Under 16 footballers went down to the narrowest of defeats against Castletown/Ballyagran in Bruree. Bruree were six points down at half time but fought back well in the second half and in the end were very unlucky not to have at least drawn the game.
Our Under 15 footballers took on Galtee Gaels in the County Final of the All County League competition on Sunday, May 13th, at 12 Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale. Bruree emerged easy winners on a Bruree 7-7 Galtee Gaels 0-2 scoreline. Bruree’s scores came from Aaron Fitzgerald 5-1, Tommy Cronnolly 1-4, Sean McCarthy 1-0, Terence Galvin Buckley 0-1, and Shane Feane 0-1


For gardening enthusiasts, Cuan Mhuire Garden Centre in Bruree has a number of events coming up over the next couple of weeks. The following is the schedule
Saturday 19th May 12 -2pm Garden workshop with gardening expert Marie Tuttle
Saturday 2nd June 12-2pm - Flower arranging with Theresa O'Keefe
All events are free, but come early to get a good seat!


After months of preparation our Under 11 tag rugby team were well ready for the first round of the tournament held in Mungret earlier this week. The top two teams to go forward to the next round and the results will be announced next week.
Well, it’s that time of year again; it always seems to signal the beginning of summer, the Community games sports night held every year in the school field. Due to the unseasonable weather at present the date for the night will be announced through the school. It is hoped to hold it in mid May at 6.00 pm. The events held on the night cater for all ages, from the Under 5’s up to Under 16’s. First, second and third placed competitors who qualify will go on to represent Bruree/Rockhill in the county finals.
We will have relay racing, track racing, long puck and a number of new novelty races - egg and spoon, bean bag, sack race and a family relay. So come on everyone get those runners on and show us what you are made of. This year it was decided to enter a new event, a 2km bike race on grass (Under 12 and Under 14 eligible to enter). Anyone interested can contact Mrs. McSweeney through the school. Competitors must have their own bikes and helmets are essential.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Mike Lyons €25 John Fitzgerald, Rockhill Cross, Kathryn and Laura Leslie €20 Mad 45rs c/o Moloneys Bar, Patrick Sexton, Martha Potter, Effin.

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