Friday, July 13, 2012


County Senior Hurling Championship
August 5th (weekend of) v Granagh/Ballingarry
County Senior Hurling League
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 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

Under 12 GAA: Garraí Uí Spealáin 6 : 5 Brú Rí 0 : 3 The Under 12 hurling season continued with a home game against Garryspillane. The visiting team gained an immediate advantage in the opening minutes of the match, putting over a point from a free, and two more from play before ten minutes had passed. Despite valiant work from Katie Quirke and Sam Cronolly on the Bruree back line, as well as by goalkeeper Eoghan O’Driscoll, Garryspillane kept up a constant pressure, finally scoring three goals before the end of the first half, bringing their half-time score to 3 : 3, to Bruree’s 0 : 0. The second half continued in a similar vein, with Garryspillane’s opening point quickly followed by a further two goals. Again, the backs worked hard in this phase, with Kayleigh Thompson and Jimmy Leslie Madigan bravely battling the visitors’ persistent efforts to score. Only Sam Cronolly’s three points from frees during this period rescued the Bruree side from a completely empty scoreboard. Meanwhile, Garryspillane went on to score another point and yet another goal from a free in the closing minutes, bringing their final score to 6 : 5. This was a difficult and challenging game against an opposition who appeared to control the play at almost every stage, leaving us all a lot to think about. But the Under 12 players have shown indomitable spirit and relentless courage during this season so far and these qualities were to shine forth again before long.
Brú Rí 4 : 3 Baile an Londraigh 2 : 4  Only three nights later, the Bruree Under 12 footballers met Ballylanders for a home game. This match was played in the unseasonable weather which has persisted throughout June: cold, windy and wet. The visitors started very well, putting in two goals and scoring three points in the first ten minutes. Bruree were at a disadvantage in this half, as the Ballylanders goal was heavily waterlogged, and the players were splashing and slipping as they tried to penetrate the opposition’s defence. Given these conditions, Peter Buckley’s goal and Jimmy Leslie Madigan’s two points were nothing short of heroic. The half-time score was Ballylanders 2 : 3, Bruree 1 : 2. The home side approached the second half with determination and their fearless tackling and passing resulted in a hard-won goal scored by Sam Cronolly in the opening minutes; a subsequent point, also by Sam Cronolly brought the sides level. Bruree them pulled ahead with a goal from Peter Buckley, and another goal from William Sexton brought Bruree’s finishing score to 4 : 3. Ballylanders managed to score one point in the second half, thus finishing at 2 : 4. The team showed great character in this match, both in overcoming difficult conditions and in the players’ ability to make a significant comeback after a discouraging first half. Also remarkable were the performances from younger members of the panel, with Matthew Howard and William Sexton making their mark towards the end of the game, all adding up to an exhilarating and triumphant finish. ‘Yea, my Momma told me / there’d be days like this….’
Cul Camp: Almost seventy young people attended the Cul camp at Bruree sportsfield last week. They were very lucky with the weather and all enjoyed a great week’s hurling and football. Well done to every one involved in organising the camp.
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


There will be a church gate collection in aid of Ballyhoura Community Radio at 6.00 pm Mass in Rockhill on Saturday, July 21st, and at 11.30 am Mass in Bruree on Sunday. July 22nd. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.


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 Nellie Lee, Rockhill, Patrick O'Gorman, Highmount, Dolores Hehir Korucu, Dooradoyle, Liam O’Connor, Croom, who died recently. 


Beech Lodge Care Facility is marking their 10th year in business this year, and to mark the milestone, they are throwing a big party on Sunday, July 22. There will be a barbeque, live music and entertainment and all are welcome to join in the fun, which kicks off at 2.00 pm!


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Thomas Kelly €25 Kevin O’Connor, Noel O’Halloran €20 John Moloney, Shane Finucane, Laurence Sexton

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