Wednesday, September 12, 2012



The Bruree Rockhill Defibrillator Group would like to thank all who gave generously to their recent church gate collection. Thanks also to the anonymous donor for the extremely generous donation. Due to this generosity, we are now in the process of installing a third defibrillator in the parish. Training will start in the near future for anyone interested in undergoing training in the use of the equipment. Please contact any committee member for details.


Stepping Stones Playschool reopened on Monday last. Limited places are available. Stepping Stones is participating in the E.C.C.E (Free Year) and CCS schemes. Contact Brenda for further information on 087-1649755.


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.


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.


We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Mary O’Rourke, formerly of Knockfenora, who died recently.


Cliona’s Foundation Fifth Annual Charity Cycle is on this 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.  


The next car boot sale will be held at the Old Creamery on Saturday, September 29th.  Proceeds of the sale go towards the sportsfield development. Sellers can set up from 8.00 am and the admission is €10 for cars or €15 for vans. The sale is open to the public from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and admission is just €2 for adults. Children are admitted free. Tea and refreshments will be available. One of the most popular stalls at last week’s sale was the fresh, local, vegetable stall and this will be there again for the September sale.


Lucky dip winners in last weeks Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Colm and Francis O’Shea €25 Thomas and Ann Hickey, c/o Jim O’Connell, D. Byrnes €20 John Garvey, Kilmallock, Aishling Fitzgerald, Hospital, Mike O’Brien


The Bruree Toddler Group has resumed at Bruree National School on Tuesdays from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

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