Bruff Oct 12

WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12th from 9.30am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but Pre-booking is essential First Come, First Served by contacting Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or noeleen@suicideorsurvive.ie.

WELLNESS WORKSHOP: The Limerick Federation of the ICA are holding a full day training session at the Day Care Centre, Drombanna on October 12th from 9.30am to 5pm. Such sessions are being held countrywide by SOS that is ‘Suicide or Survive’ aimed at promoting good mental health and combating negative and destructive psychological conditions. This course is free but Pre-booking is essential First Come, First Served by contacting Noeleen at Lo Call 1890 577 577 or noeleen@suicideorsurvive.ie.

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP: The Dáithí Ó hÓgáin weekend will take place in Bruff on the weekend of 11th, 12th and 13th of October 2013. This Tionól is being hosted by Bruff Heritage Group in conjunction with The Folklore of Ireland Society. It is being held to honor the Life and Times of Dáithí Ó hÓgáin. Starting at 8.00p.m. on Friday 11th of October, it will continue over the weekend ending at about 2.00p.m. on Sunday 13th of October. Events will take place at the Old Courthouse and details of these can be seen around the town and in the Leader and Vale Star.

BRUFF CARDS RESULTS 1ST OCTOBER 2013: 1st - Mike O’Brien & Tommy O’Riordan, 2nd Kathleen Barry & Joe Finn. Table Prizes: Sr. Mary Breen & Jospehine O’Leary, Ann Sweeney & Phil McNamara and Eugene Grant & Noreen Hayes. Raffle winners: €50 Mike McAuliffe, €20 Teresa Hayes, €10 Phil McNamara, €10 Pat Naughton and €10 Mary O’Neill.

A GALA FASHION SHOW: Momentum is gathering in Bruff for the eagerly awaited fashion show in aid of Milford Hospice in conjunction with “Walk for Life” on October 17 at 7.30pm at Bruff Rugby Club. Fantastic raffle prizes to be won on the night. Door prize: Luxury 2 night B&B for two plus one evening meal at Bunratty Castle Hotel. Best Dressed Lady: Sponsored by Keane’s Jewellers, Limerick. Prize for the most glamorous pair of shoes and handbag also prize for the best dressed Gent. Fashion from shops such as Fashion House, Limerick our own Raspberry Red, Bruff, Kay’s Boutique, Adare, Pamela Scotts, Limerick, Chic Boutique, Charleville, Shoes by Serendipity, Limerick & Adare and Tony Connolly’s Men’s wear to name but a few. Fashion Show Tickets are on sale at local outlets. Surprise Guest modeling. A Great night’s entertainment to be promised. Please come and support a worthy cause.

CROOM COMMUNITY CENTRE: Croom Community Centre now available for bookings for clubs and groups for indoor sporting activities weekly or for tournaments, centre facilitates sports such as indoor soccer, indoor hurling, basketball, badminton and volleyball. Full size basketball court, 4 badminton courts and fullsize volleyball court. Rooms also available for meetings and classes. For Information contact 061 397412 or croomcommunitycentre@gmail.com

LIMERICK WEST GIY: With the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food is back indoors for the winter months as we return to D & M Garden Centre, Croagh on Thursday 17th October where the subject for discussion will be on Wild Foods along with all the usual topics.. The meeting will start at 7.00pm sharp and all are welcome from the beginner to the experienced old hand. As with all GIY meetings there is no charge to join in.

KNOCKAINEY LADIES CLUB: are pleased to announce for their next meeting on Monday October 21 renowned chef Carole Dollery from TV series “The Restaurant”, will do a cookery demonstration. This will surely be a night not to be missed.

KNOCKAINEY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: will return on Sunday October 13th at 3pm with Eddie Keogh. All are welcome to come along to an evening of music, dance and home baked refreshments in Knockainey Community Centre. Look forward to meeting all our friends and perhaps a few new ones as well. Admission €5. Raffle on the evening.

BRUFF GO FOR LIFE: Will resume next Monday 14 October at 7p.m. in the GAA Complex Bruff. Come along for some light exercise, Lion Dancing and have a chat with your friends. All are welcome. Please contact Imelda at 086 3628060 or Eileen @ 087 6628288 for further information if required.

KNOCKAINEY COMMUNITY SPORTS DAY: On Sunday last, 6th October we held the first Knockainey Open Sports Day in the Community Field. The day was a great success with over 130 children from tiny tots to 16 year olds taking part and of course our Family Relay which was won by the Donworth family in a great finish. 15 families took part in the race. The field was in fantastic condition, a credit to all. 105 events took place - Hurdles, Sprints, Relays, Shot Putt, Javelin, Turbo Javelin, Standing Jump and Ball Throw. The event took a lot of organising and time and a big thank you to Cherry Joy O’Regan and her crew and to John McNamara and his crew for making this day happen. Such fun for the children and in a very safe environment. Thanks to all who contributed to the smooth running of the events, the medal presentation, the tea room, the car parking and to all who provided the delicious cakes and pastries and last but not least thanks to everyone for coming and supporting the Sports Day. We hope you all had a great time.

DAITHI O HOGAIN CLASSMATES: Calling all classmates of Daithí Ó hÓgáin who were in school or indeed in class with him in or around 1950s, early 1960. We would like to see as many as possible at the Old Courthouse on Friday the 11th of October and on Saturday 12th again to hear presentations on his life and his work. We have often been proud to hear of him being on TV and Radio on different occasions in the past. This will be an opportunity to hear about his work from people who were familiar with him and indeed Who would have worked with him as well. The old Library in the Old Courthouse will be dedicated to his name by the local Heritage Group. The program of events will begin at 8.00p.m. on Friday night. There will be presentations on Saturday at 10.00a.m. - 12.00a.m. and at 5.00p.m. with dinner at 7.30p.m. On Sunday we will have the O Riada Mass followed by another presentation at 12.00 noon. Presentations at the Old Courthouse and entry is free.

BORD NA NOG: Our U14 hurlers finished their campaign with a shield final against Ahane last Saturday.While the result didn’t go our way this won’t take away from a fantastic year these lads had. For the first time in a number of years we competed in Division 1 in both the Feile and championship. The management team led by John Mulqueen met the challenge head on and put in a massive effort in preparing the team. The team showed huge improvement from the beginning of the season and the highlight was the performances of the team during the magnificent Feile competition that was held in Limerick at the beginning of July. All parents can be very proud of the way the players represented their club both on and off the field. The club would like to thank all the mentors who gave a huge commitment this year and acknowledge the amount of personal time that they gave up to prepare the team John Mulqueen, Joe McSweeney, Billy Irwin, Tadgh Murphy, Mike Weekes, Mick O’Hara, Ray Hourigan, Shane Irwin and last but not least John Feely who looked after the jerseys from the beginning of the year.

GRANGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: The Grange Residents Association on behalf of the people of Grange, wish to make public the findings of the two-commissioned reports into the present conditions of the Old School House in Grange. If you wish to access and read these reports, please E-Mail your request to: grangeresidentsassociation@yahoo.ie Kieran Hourigan - Chairman and Pat Fitzgerald – Assistant Chairman.

GRANGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION HARVEST FAIR/ FARMERS MARKET: Are holding a Harvest Fair /Farmers Market on Sunday 27th November 12 – 4pm at Grange Church. All are welcome.

BRUFF/ GRANGE/ MEANUS PARISH LOTTERY: At the Parish Lottery on Monday October 7, the numbers drawn were 9, 17 and 28 and there was no jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows: Paddy Hyland c/o Breda, Ann Hosford c/o Café, Tony O’Connell c/o Post Office, Nuala O’Mahony c/o Breda and Stacy Grey c/o Breda. Promoter’s Prize went to Hanora Horan. Next Lotto jackpot is €2,200 and will be held on Monday 14th October. Congratulations to the above winners. Thank you for your continued support.