Monday, July 9, 2012


The Bruree team who played in the Under 8 football blitz in Kilbehenny
Back Row Ian Finn, Laura Frawley, Ryan Murphy, Paddy Lynch, Niall Tobin, Kevin Hayden
Front Row Robyn Finn, Shannon Carey, Katie Sexton, Conor Frawley, Jack O'Shea


All roads lead to Dromin Church on next Sunday, July 8th, when First Class relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and relics of her parents will arrive at 2.00 pm. It is a day you cannot afford to miss and bring a rose. Young and old and wheelchair bound will be arriving until 5.00 pm. Al the relics arrived in Shannon Airport just recently and the whole parish of Dromin-Athlacca is extremely happy about the upcoming visit.

County Senior Hurling Championship
August 5th (weekend of) v Granagh/Ballingarry
County Senior Hurling League
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
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
August 12th v Pallasgreen
September 2nd v Claughaun


Presentations: Earlier this week, presentations were made to players within the club who have significant achievements in Gaelic games this year. Emma Hogan and Jimmy Leslie Madigan both represented Limerick in the Primary Go Games at the Gaelic Grounds. For the first time ever, Bruree has five representatives on Limerick underage panels. Tommy Cronnolly (Under 14 hurling), Patrick Carey (Under 15 football) and Shane Feane, Aaron Fitzgerald and Terence Galvin Buckley (Under 15 hurling) were presented with Bruree socks and togs. Congratulations to these young people who are keeping the name of Brú Rí club to the fore at county level.
Under 8 Blitz: Bruree, along with  Galtee Gaels, Mitchelstown and Glanworth participated in an Under 8 Football blitz in Kilbehenny on Friday evening. Unfortunately Bruree were unlucky in all 3 matches but a great evening was had by all. Some great talent coming up the ranks and it’s a pleasure to watch our Under 8s competing at such high levels and showing some great skills at this early stage of their young careers. The Bruree players who took part were Ian Finn, Laura Frawley, Ryan Murphy, Paddy Lynch, Niall Tobin, Kevin Hayden, Robyn Finn, Shannon Carey, Katie Sexton, Conor Frawley and Jack O’Shea.
Under 12: Cill Mocheallóg 5 : 3 (18) Brú Rí 4 : 5 (17) Bruree Under 12 footballers met Kilmallock for a home game on Monday 18th June. This was a lively high-scoring match played in a strong breeze. The first scores of the game came from Peter Buckley and Sam Cronolly who put over a point each in the opening minutes. Kilmallock’s subsequent goal was answered by goals from Matthew Howard and Cathal Barrington. The teams were very evenly matched and struggled hard for control of the game at this stage. Despite Kiara McCarthy’s speed in midfield and some great saves from Eoghan O’Driscoll, Kilmallock succeeded in getting a point and a goal in the closing minutes of the first half. A second point from Sam Cronolly brought Bruree’s half-time score to 2 : 3 with Kilmallock only slightly behind at 2 : 1.
The visitors gained the upper hand early in the second half, putting in two goals in the first five minutes; the attack from Kilmallock was intense with Brian McCarthy and Harry Mullane’s defence playing a significant role in keeping the ball out of the net after these scores. Two points from Sam Cronolly and Brian McCarthy limited the damage somewhat, and a goal from Sam Cronolly helped Bruree to come back a little. However, a fifth goal from Kilmallock and their two further points put Bruree under severe pressure, and despite a final goal from the home side Kilmallock were ahead by one point at the end of the match.
A lively and exciting game, full of tension and suspense. Credit is due to both sides for the standard of football displayed on the night. The Bruree panel showed themselves to be persistent, tenacious and even heroic in their sustained and determined effort to win. This quality can only benefit the team as the season progresses. Well done to everyone and better luck next time out!
Cul Camp: The Cul Camp runs this week at Bruree sportsfield. We wish all the young participants the best as they strive to perfect their hurling and football skills
Upcoming Under 12 football fixtures (all games at 6.45 pm and first team has home venue)
Thurs 12th July Galbally v Bruree
Thurs 26th July Cois Laoi Gaels v Bruree
Thurs 9th August Croom v Bruree


Bruree Activity Summer Camp will run from July 23rd - 27th. The venue is the Primary school in Bruree. Activities include soccer, tag rugby, dodge ball, bench ball, bowling, spud n spoon races, art and crafts and many more. Children will be placed in groups with children of similar age so they can get the most out of the camp. For bookings and queries contact Laura Leslie on 087-7744028


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Christy Murphy, Cappanihane, Thomas O'Callaghan, Ballyagran, Con Carroll, Charleville, Mary O'Connor, Croom, Denis Brosnan, England and formerly of Ballingarry, and Joan McCann, England and formerly of Garryfine, who died recently. 


Cycling: Congratulations to Brian McCarthy who won a gold medal and to Harry Mullane and Daire O’Driscoll who won silver medals in the county finals last Thursday at Mungret. Brian will represent Bruree-Rockhill and Limerick in the All Ireland finals in August. Well done, boys.
Long Puck: Ciara Daly took part in the Under 14 long puck and won a bronze medal. Sam Cronnolly, Cathal Barrington and Peter Buckley took part in the Under 12 boys. Sam won a 4th place medal and Peter got to the final eight of the competitors. Well done, boys.
Athletics: We had many athletes from our local area in the county finals from Under 5 to Under 14. Elaine Frawley won a 4th place medal in the Under 10 200 metres and Conor Frawley won a 4th place medal in the Under 8 80 metres. All our competitors ran very well and won the shield for the best area in the parade. Well done to their manager, Joan Quirke, for all her efforts to ensure our athletes looked their best and competed well. Congratulations to everyone.


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 James F. Fitzgerald, Hospital €25 Betty Doherty, Donal, Miriam and Calum McCarthy €20 Vivian Murray, Mary Mullane, Nellie Carkill.

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