TIDY TOWNS: Next Saturday, March 9th, between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm we will have our first village clean up. We will start at the school picking rubbish, power washing and cleaning our way in towards the recycling area, where it’s looking terrible at present. How much gets done depends on the help we get. Bibs and gloves will be provided on the day and maybe even a cuppa! If you can pleas give a hand it will be greatly appreciated.
Coming Soon! Trees for planting - we have a digger but some help at the planting would be great.
SPORTSFIELD: Car Boot Sale: The next car boot sale in aid of the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will be held on Saturday, March 30th. The venue will once again be the ball alley next to the community centre right in the heart of the village. 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 previous sales was the fresh, local, vegetable stall and that will be there again for this month.
Rambling House: The committee is planning a rambling house on Friday, April 5th. Full details nearer the date.
GAA: Presentation Night: The Bruree GAA annual presentation night will be held on this Saturday night at the Central Bar, Bruree, starting at 8.30 pm. The club will honour the 1966 county junior hurling winning team and the Under 14 team which won the South title in 1958. The annual awards - Hurler and Footballer of the Year, Hall of Fame and Sports Personality - will also be presented as will the medals from the 2012 Croom tournament. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. There will be a raffle on the night. Last year’s event was a great success and this year’s promises to be even better.
Membership: Your membership subscription for this year is now due. Adult membership is only €20. Please pay Johnny Wall, John O’Brien or Vincent Stanton immediately so that you continue to enjoy the benefits of being a full member of Bruree GAA.
Mackey Draw: Bruree GAA will once again promote the Limerick GAA Development Draw for 2013 as one of its main fundraisers. There are a total of twenty eight prizes for each draw and the top prize each month is €15,000. There is a total prize fund of over €300,000. The subscription is €100 for the year. Please support your club and your county by joining the draw with any of the local promoters or any committee member. Going To The Dogs: The Bruree GAA nominated greyhound, Pass Her Dolly, came third in her heat of the Con & Annie Kirby Memorial Puppy Stake at Limerick track on Saturday evening. This qualifies her for the next round of the stake. Each Greyhound running in the stake is also linked to a GAA club from County Limerick. The overall winning nominator club will receive €10,000 and the fantastic opportunity to hold a fundraising night for their club at Limerick Greyhound Stadium at no cost. The nominator club in second and third position will win €5,000 and €2,000 respectively with the three unplaced nominators winning €1,000 each.
STEPPING STONES PLAYSCHOOL: Stepping Stones community playschool in Bruree is having a new and used clothing collection (they need a shed for their tricycles)!! They will accept new and used men’s, women’s, children’s clothes, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens, household textiles, stuffed toys etc. in any condition once the item is clean. They will also accept mobile phones (in separate bag please). Collection day is today, Thursday, March 7th, and all bags should be left at the school before 9.30 today please. Contact Brenda at 087-1649755 with any enquiries.
LIMERICK’S BUILT HERITAGE: The sixth series of exploratory lectures on the theme of Limerick’s Built Heritage will take place over six Tuesday nights at the County Hall in Dooradoyle starting at 8.00 pm each night. The remaining topics are as follows: Mar 12 University of Limerick: a Technological University on the Banks of the Shannon, Mar 26 Limerick 2030. Admission is free every night.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Patrick Sheehan, Ballylanders, and Kitty Clifton, Raheenagh, who died recently.
COMMUNITY GAMES: The county final of the Under 10 Community games Talent competition took place in Caherconlish. We were well represented in Modern/Irish solo and group dancing. Solo/Group music. It was a great night’s entertainment with winners in every category.
Under 10 solo music, 1st Niamh Cotter, Group music, 2nd Aobhin Barrington, Elaine Frawley and Rachael Tobin. 3rd Alison and Liam Carey,
Irish dancing, 2nd place six hand, Elaine McCarthy, Laura Frawley, Rachael Tobin, Niamh Cotter, Ellen Williams and Elana O’Dwyer, 3rd place in a three hand, Elaine Frawley, Aobhin Barrington and Alyesha South. Group Modern dance, in 3rd place, Grainne and Niamh O’Brien, Emily Thompson, Alison Carey, Alyesha South and Lauren O’Shea. Congratulations to all our competitors, well done.
Next Friday night, March 1st, at 6.30 pm Caherconlish will again host the semi-finals of the Under13/Under14 Talent competition. Representing the parish, we will have modern dancers, solo musicians, a traditional Irish group music and a drama group. We would like wish all the competitors the best of luck. Special thanks to Helen Green, for preparing the drama group, Maggie O’Shea our band leader and Margie Crowley our dance choreographer. Also to the parents, it takes great commitment on their behalf and is much appreciated by the committee.
Tag rugby training continues in the community centre at 6.30 pm every Wednesday.
COMMUNITY HALL: Table Quiz: We are holding a fund raising Table Quiz at The Central Bar in Bruree on Friday, 8th March, at 9.00 pm. All welcome for this fun evening. There is a prize for the winning team of 4 people as well as some great raffle prizes. These include a round of 4 ball golf at Nenagh Golf Club, a digital camera, an original watercolour of Bruree Mill, beauty hampers, a bottle of whiskey and much more! Tickets are available in advance from The Central or the committee. Please support your Hall, please support your community.
ROCKHILL ROVERS: Rockhill booked their place in the Division One cup final by beating Breska Rovers 2-0 in Bruree. In a first half which Rockhill dominated, Donie Deady scored their first goal from a Seanie Kelly corner, and Michael Thompson doubled that lead after great work again from Seanie Kelly. Rockhill should have been 5 or 6 up at half time but for some last ditch defending from Breska. The second half was a different affair, with Breska doing all the attacking. We very nearly caught them on the break on a couple of occasions but couldn’t stretch our lead. Our keeper Ger O’Dea was outstanding throughout making some top class saves particularly in the second half. Both teams were reduced to 10 men in the second half. A great win for Rockhill and yet another cup final to contest!
LOTTO:Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50Dano Byrnes €25 Eilish Hayes, c/o Francis Finn, Eoin and Cian O’Connell €20 Megan, Rianna, Sean Og and Ronan, c/o Bruree P.O., Maurice O’Connor, Derawlin, Thompson Family.
GOLF SOCIETY: A.G.M.: The officers for the coming year are as follows: Captain Hugh Hogan, Vice-Captain Jimmy O’Connor, President Donna Finn, Vice-President Trevor Barry, Secretary Margaret Deady, Treasurer Jim O’Connell. Membership for the year is €30.
Outings for the year: Saturday April 13th - Pat Potter Memorial at Charleville Golf Club
Saturday May 25th - Tipperary Golf Club
Sunday June 30th - Hugh Hogan’s Captains Prize at Charleville Golf Club
Saturday August 17th - Donna Finn’s Presidents Prize at Cahir Golf Club
All outings are €20 which must be paid by the Wednesday prior to the outing to facilitate the draw.