Wednesday, May 2, 2012

BRUREE NOTES 29/4/2012


Beech Lodge are holding a Tea Day in aid of Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland on Thursday 3 May next at 2pm. Tea and refreshments will be served, and our guests will be entertained by well-known musician Charlie Reynolds. All are welcome to attend this event, for such a worthwhile cause.


Soccer Tournament: To celebrate Ireland 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. 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
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)


Bruree GAA 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.
Football: Bruree travelled to Croagh on Saturday evening to play Gerald Griffins in the first round of this year’s Intermediate Football Championship. After a slow first half which saw the sides level at the break at 0-2 each, Bruree finished the stronger and won on a 0-7 to 0-5 scoreline. Bruree’s scores came from Gerard O’Dea (2), John O’Brien, Sean Kelly, Gerard O’Brien and Kieran O’Rourke (1 each). The Bruree panel includedCharlie O’Shea, Gerard O’Dea, Kieran O’Dea, Paddy Kelly, Shane Mullane, Vincent Stanton, Donal Deady, Kieran O’Rourke, Andrew Sexton, Mark Noonan, Patrick Deady, Mark Fitzgerald, Anthony O’Shea, John O’Brien, Gerard O’Brien, Chris Sexton, Dessie Lenihan, Sean Kelly and David Hogan.
County Senior Hurling Championship
Sunday May 13th v Emmetts at 7.00 pm in Kilmallock
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


Final: Our Under 14 footballers took on Glin in the County Final of The All County Football League 11 a side competition at Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale on Sunday. There was little between the sides for most of the game but Glin pulled out all the stops to take victory in the closing ten minutes. The Under 14 panel included Eoghan O’Driscoll, Brian McCarthy, Sam Cronolly, Tommy Cronolly, Brian Sexton, Daire O’Driscoll,Johnathan Fitzpatrick, Edward Moore, Shane Hannon, Gearoid McCarthy Finbarr Fitzpatrick, Owen Carey, Jimmy Leslie-Madigan, David O’Connell, Cathal Barrington, Sean Quirke and Jack Murphy.
Under 12 Hurling: Bruree 3-4 Feenagh-Kilmeedy: 1-4 The 2012 Under 12 Hurling season was launched in Bruree on Thursday 19th April, with a home game against Feenagh-Kilmeedy. The team got off to a good start, with a goal from Sam Cronolly putting Bruree into an early lead. There followed a busy period of attack and defence for both sidesbut fifteen more minutes of this low-scoring game went by before Brian McCarthy consolidated the home side’s lead with a point: this was followed by another point from Sam Cronolly which brought the half-time score to Bruree 1-2 to nil for the visitors.
An early goal from Jimmy Leslie-Madigan got the second half off to a good start for Bruree, although a determined fight back by Feenagh-Kilmeedy resulted in a goal and a point for them as a the second half progressed. These were answered by another point from Brian McCarthy. Three further points from Feenagh kept the home side on the alert, but a goal from John Sheehan, followed by another point from Sam Cronolly towards the end of the game put Bruree ahead by two goals at the final whistle. Congratulations to everyone on the team on this great start to the season! Tús maith, leath na h-oibre…
Our Under 16 hurlers take on Castletown/Ballyagran in Ballyagran next Monday April 30th at 6.45 pm.


Last week the winners of the Limerick Community Games Art competition were announced at school. Bruree swept the boards with three first, five bronze and five fourth place winners. The winners were presented with their medals in the Woodlands House Hotel on Monday, 23rd April, at 7.30. The winners were as follows:
Gold Under 8 Clodagh Williams, Under 10 Ellen Williams, Under 14 Rachel Williams Silver Under 10 Emily Bray
Bronze Under 10 Aine Hayden Under 12 Sam Williams, Matthew Howard Under 16 Sophie Mullane
Fourth Under 10 Julia Wisniewska, Ian Finn, and Robert Lynch Under 14 Ciara Mullane
In the Under 10 handwriting Aine Hayden came in forth place.
All the children who received gold medals will go forward to represent our community in the community games All Ireland to be held in Athlone in May 2012.
The Josephine Lynch Memorial Cup for Art will be presented to the Williams sisters and they will keep it for the year. It was kindly donated by Mike Moloney.
Tag rugby training continues every Wednesday evening at 6.00 - 7.00 pm in the school field. The children have really come on and are looking forward to the upcoming competition in early May. A special thanks to our trainers Brendan Deady and Philip Hogan, who have given up their evening for the last few months to whip the kids into shape!


We extend our sincere sympathy to the familiy, relatives and friends of Dan O’Connor, Ballyhea, and Breda Donegan, (née Finn), California and formerly of Bruree, who died recently.


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 May 5th 12 -2pm - Vegetable growing workshop with Dr Sinead Neiland, chairperson of the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association
Saturday 12th May 1 - 5pm - Dermot O'Neill, Irelands best loved garden expert.
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!


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Mary Finucane €25 Johnny Regan, Margaret Thompson €20 Tom Webb, Rockhill, D.J. Ryan, Hospital, Christy Sheerin.

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