Friday, June 1, 2012

BRUREE NOTES 27/5/20120

Jimmy Leslie Madigan, Bruree National School, who took part in the Primary Go Games at the Gaelic Grounds

Karen Donworth, Treasurer Bruree National School Parents Association, presenting a cheque towards a photocopier for the school to Fr. Desmond McAuliffe, Board of Management. Also included are Mary Daly, Parents Association, Jimmy Woulfe, Principal, Helen Greene, Board of Management, Marcella Sheedy, Parents Association and Joseph Carey.


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


Golf Classic: Bruree GAA in conjunction with Bruree Golf Society will hold their Golf Classic at Charleville Golf Club on this 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
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
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


Thanks to everyone who contributed to the recent church gate collection in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. The total amount collected was €714.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Cullen, Lottera, Joanne McGuire, Newtownforbes, Co. Longford, Annie Bray, Rockhill, who died recently.


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 on There are only 6 team places left so get your team registered as soon as possible.
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.


Under 12 Football: Brú Rí 4 - 6 Cromadh 9 - 6 The Under 12 season continued with a football game against Croom in Bruree on Thursday 17th May, a dull and cloudy evening. A goal from Croom put the visitors into an early lead, though this was quickly answered by two points from Frankie Barrington and Sam Cronolly. Another goal from Croom was followed by a goal from the host side, scored by Sam Cronolly. Players on both sides fought hard for the rest of the first half, point for point, with Frankie Barrington and Jimmy Leslie-Madigan scoring for Bruree. The teams got another goal each towards the end of the first half, putting Croom slightly ahead with a score of 3 - 5 to Bruree’s 2 - 5 when the sides broke apart for refreshment and advice.
Croom’s return to the pitch was marked with vigour and determination, and they got two goals in the opening minutes of the second half. Sam Cronolly’s answering point and Cathal Barrington’s two goals seemed to herald a comeback for the home side but despite plenty of energetic possession and valiant teamwork it became increasingly difficult to penetrate Croom’s packed defence as the second half progressed. Meanwhile, the visiting team used every opportunity to score, winning a further four goals and two points before the end of the game. The final score was Croom 9 - 6, Bruree 4 - 6. Beidh lá eile ag Brú Rí!
Blitz: Bruree’s Under 10s took part in a three way hurling blitz in Bruree at the weekend. Blackrock and Castletown/Ballyagran completed the trio of teams in a competition which saw some excellent hurling and some great contests. Bruree played Blackrock to start off their days hurling but goals from Frank Barrington, Luke Sexton and Sam Williams were not enough to give Bruree victory. Castletown/Ballyagran fielded a very strong side and, try as they might, Bruree could not find a way through their defence. Bruree notched up one goal in a sterling performance. Well done to everyone who took part in the competition.  


Jessie Griffin would like to thank all who made the recent quiz night for the Mental Health Association a great success. The amount raised was €954.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Eileen McMahon €25 Bridie O’Mahony, Danielle O’Gorman, Rockhill €20 Caitlin and Aine Murphy, Dublin, Kit Burke, Sean and Kevin O’Connor.


Primary Game: Emma Hogan was selected on the Limerick Primary Game Football team. She played at half-time in the Munster Football Semi-Final between Limerick and Clare. Well done Emma. Jimmy Leslie Madigan had an excellent game for the boys Primary Game team.

Hurling Final: The school lost narrowly to Galbally in the schools hurling final. The final score was Bruree N.S. 0-4 Galbally N.S. 1-2
Camogie Results: Galbally N.S. 3-1  Bruree N.S. 0-3, Knocklong N.S. 0-2  Bruree N.S. 2-1


The sports field was filled with children competing in our annual community games sports night. It was a fantastic success, with participation ranging from the very young to the middle-aged! The first three to qualify will go forward to Mungret to compete in the County finals, which will be held on June 23rd 2012.
Athletic training including the long puck will continue in the school field every Tuesday evening from 6.00 - 7.00pm.
Cycling training is being held in the school field every Saturday from 3.00 - 4.00pm.
Tag rugby training continues every Wednesday evening from 6.00 - 7.00pm

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