Thursday, May 10, 2012



The pupils of Bruree National School will receive their First Holy Communion on this Saturday, May 12th, at 11.00 am at St. Munchin’s Church Rockhill.


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)


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.
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


Jimmy Leslie-Madigan and Sean Quirke played in the Mackey Cup in the University of limerick. They made a very good account of themselves and did Bruree proud. Well done lads!
Bruree Under 14 Hurlers had a good win over Blackrock scoring 6-14 in the process with scores from Tommy Cronolly 0-9, Shane Hannon 3-1, Sean Quirke 1-3 and Brian McCarthy 2-1
Under 14 Hurling Bruree 6-8 Fedamore 0-3 Scores from Sean Quirke 3-4 Cathal Barrington, David O'Connell and Gearoid McCarthy 1-0 each, Daire O’Driscoll, Tommy Cronnolly, Owen Carey and Shane Hannon 0-1 each.


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 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!


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Frances Hosford, Kilfinane, Catherine O’Mahony, Kilmallock, Andy Crean, Effin, and Kathleen O'Brien, Newtownshandrum, who died recently.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Eileen McMahon €25 Noreen O’Leary, Charleville, Benny Coleman, Ballyhea €20 Mark Noonan, Banogue, Nora Power, MaryCagney, Castletown.

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