Saturday, September 1, 2012

BRUREE NOTES 26/8/2012

Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will hold a Race Night on Friday September 28th at the Central Bar, Bruree, starting at 9.00 pm. Each race will have ten horses and full entry combination (Horse, Trainer and Jockey) is available at just €30. Any part of the combination i.e. horse, trainer or jockey, can be purchased at €10 each. Each race will have a prize of €100 for the winning combination. There will also be a tote on the night to allow punters to bet on their favourite horse.
Combinations or individual parts are available from all members of the sportsfield committee or from members of the organisations and clubs which use the sportsfield - Bruree GAA, Bruree Juvenile GAA, Rockhill Rovers AFC, BrureeRockhill Community Games, Bruree Childcare Committee Bruree National School. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Advertisers: Anyone who would like to advertise in the race programme should contact Noel O’Halloran (087-7512396). Details have already been circulated to businesses within the parish.


Well done to local girls, Caoimhe Murphy and Sophie Mullane, who qualified for and competed at the Royal Dublin Horse Show. Caoimhe competed on the Saturday and Sunday in Combined Training, achieving reserve champion.Caoimhe qualified at Crecora.
Sophie competed on the Wednesday in the Connemara Performance Hunter Class, having qualified at Tattersals, Co. Meath. Sophie also competed at the Connemara Show in Clifden, winning 3rd in the same class.


Following on the success of last years event, plans for this year’s duck race and family fun day being organised by Bruree GAA are being finalised. Hundreds of ducks will return to the river Maigue at Bruree as part of the Family Fun Day on Sunday 16th September at Bruree Sportsfield. The prize to the sponsor of the winning duck will be a flat screen television and there will be numerous other prizes for placed ducks. You can sign up as a duck sponsor with any member of the club committee and the cost is only €5. The duck race is timed for 1.30 pm and activities will commence at the sportsfield immediately afterwards.  Activities there will include an underage hurling blitz, pony rides, live music, tug of war, face painting, toddlers slide, cake sale, push the bale and a barbeque and tug of war. GAA celebrities will also attend.
Donkey Derby: A special donkey derby is being organised as part of the Fun Day’s activities. Full details later.
County Cup: Bruree will have a presence at the Gaelic Grounds on county final Sunday when they play Murroe-Boher in the curtain raiser on the day.  Bruree will contest the County Cup final compliments of a 0-16 to 1-9 victory overDoon in Saturday evening’s semi-final. This game went to extra time at Claughaun before Bruree secured a deserved victory.
Intermediate Football Championship:
September 2nd v Claughaun


Congratulations to Brian McCarthy who won a bronze medal at the National finals of Community Games in Athlone in the Under 12 Cycling on Grass competition. Brian qualified in fourth place in the semi-finals on Saturday and then completed the cycle race of his life on Sunday to finish in third place. Well done, Brian!!.


Under 14 football: Our U14 Footballers went out of the Football championship at the semi-final stage to Shamrock Gaels in Bruree. To say that the night wasn’t conducive to football would be an understatement with high winds and driving rain from the throw in to the final whistle. Despite this our lads put up a game performance and gave it their all. On the night Shamrock Gaels took their chances well and we wish them the best of luck in the final.


The parish clerk in Bruree would like to thank everyone for their generosity to her collection last weekend. It is really appreciated

We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Nora Mai Leahy, Charleville, who died recently.


Cliona’s Foundation Fifth Annual Charity Cycle is on Saturday, September 8th, starting at 10.00 am from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur, Bruff.   This year there are three routes:  70 km and 40 km and family cycle of 8 km.  Registration commences at 8.30 am and is €30.00. Family registration is €25.00.  Sponsorship cards are now available from Brendan (087 – 2518 949) or any committee member.  


Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Sean and Kevin O’Connor €25 John O’Gorman, Margie Crowley €20 Breda O’Donnell, Kilmallock, Breda Allen, Kay Cagney.

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