Bruff Nov 16

SPONSOR A BULB – BRUFF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS APPEAL: We would be so grateful if people could buy a line for €5 to sponsor a bulb so we could light up our town for Christmas. Lines are on sale in all local outlets. We will have volunteers selling lines in various shops also. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

SPONSOR A BULB – BRUFF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS APPEAL: We would be so grateful if people could buy a line for €5 to sponsor a bulb so we could light up our town for Christmas. Lines are on sale in all local outlets. We will have volunteers selling lines in various shops also. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

COR NA NOLLAIG – Christmas a time for reflection: Practice will continue on Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm in Grange Church. Hope to see all previous members and new members are very welcome to join. For more information and any queries please contact Noreen on 087-7471137.

SCRAP COLLECTION: Bruff GAA Club are organising a Scrap Collection for Sat. Nov. 23rd . If you want to get rid of any metal materials before Christmas please contact Tom (086 3143772) or Brian (087 2258850) as soon as possible. A Club member will be pleased to call for collection over the next 2 weekends.

GROVE TABLE QUIZ: Bruff Grove Committee are holding a Super Table Quiz on Friday 15th November 2013 in Derry’s Bar, Bruff at 9pm Sharp. Table of 4 - €20. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

BRUFF CARDS RESULTS 5TH NOVEMBER: 1st - Mike O Leary and Jimmy Carey, 2nd - Martin Troy and Sean Madden. Table Prizes : Tom Donworth and Billy Corbett, Joe Finn and Kathleen Barry and Pat O Dea and Pat Naughton. Raffle: €50 Josephine O Leary, €20 Sr Mary Breen, €10 Paddy O Neill, €10 Noreen Hayes, and €10 Pat O Donovan.

GRANGE I.C.A: GRANGE ICA Sale of Work takes place on Sunday next, 17th November, 2013 at 2.30 p.m. in the Old School, Grange. Large raffle, cake sale, bric-a-brac etc., A donation from the proceeds of the sale of work are given to Milford Hospice, Bruff Social Services and the Séan Garvey Calcutta Project. All support would be greatly appreciated.

HOLYCROSS U10 & U16 GIRLS SOCCER: On Saturday afternoon Holycross U10’s and U14’s travelled to Mungret/Regional FC to take part in a 5-a-side soccer blitz. First up were the U10 team of Clodagh Dennehy, Anna Mulcahy, Claire Cronin, Ciara Ryan and Chloe Breen. Playing on astra turf was new for this team but they handled it very well. In the first match they were in total command. Anna Mulcahy was in goal, with Ciara Ryan at centre back and Claire, Clodagh and Chloe in midfield. From the start the Cross was on top and dominated in every position. The matches were 10 minutes a game. No half-time. The Cross won the first match 8-0 with Clodagh scoring one, Claire scoring 2 and Chloe scoring 5. The second match was much closer and the Cross needed to be at their best. Anna came outfield with Ciara going in goal. It was end to end play but in the end the Cross won 2-0 with Clodagh and Chloe both scoring. Scoring 10 goals and not conceding will give the girls confidence going forward.

Next up at 4.30 were the U14 girls who were to play under lights. The Cross had two teams - Red Team - Caroline Brennan, Shauna Ryan, Eva Sheehan, Aoife Rabbitt and Katie Finn. Purple Team - Megan Hickey, Isobel O’Rourke, Eva Ryan, Ciara Hynes and Aishling Hehir. They were in the same group with Mungret and Regional. The Red Team played Regional in the first match and although it was close the Cross finishing won the day with Shauna, Aoife, Caroline and Katie all scoring to win 4-0. On the 2nd pitch the Cross were playing Mungret and it was a very tight game. Megan put the Cross one up with a lovely finish but Mungret hit back to make it 1-1. The game see-sawed with lovely play from both sides but Megan was on hand to win it for the Cross with her second goal. Final score 2-1 to the Cross.

The reversed matches were next where the Purple Team played Regional and the Red Team played Mungret. Mungret again proved very hard to beat with both teams playing a nice passing game. Caroline and Shauna went close before Aoife and Katie put the Cross 2 up. But Mungret hit back and the closing minutes were very tense but the Cross held on for a 2-1 win. The Purple Team played Regional in their next game. Megan was in flying form from the start and Eve came outfield with Ciara going in goals. The match was a little one sided as Regional had a young team and the Cross ran out easy winners 9-1 with Megan scoring 5, Eve scoring 3 and Aishling scoring 1.

Well done to all the parents who stayed around in the constant rain to cheer on the girls. A big thank you to Tony O’Brien for the wonderful organisation by Mungret FC; to Emma Martin, FAI; to Barbara Bermingham, Limerick FAI Development Officer for the F.I.F.A. tee-shirts that the girls were presented with and for putting on such an enjoyable afternoon and to the Mungret Ladies who kept us fed and watered with tea/coffee/soft drinks/sandwiches/biscuits and buns. It was a wonderful day. Thank you.

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP: It is that time again and we are almost ready to launch the Third Edition of Images of Bruff. This will be done on the 30th of November after evening Mass (about 7.00p.m.). This year it will be done in the Old Courthouse building and we have to say that we are especially grateful to the Community Café for hosting the first two launches. This year the book looks like being a very special one and we are hoping to have a big crowd for the launch on the night. Hence we are giving plenty advance notice. We will also let you know who will launch the book this year as soon as they have confirmed their availability. Who will follow Dáithí Ó hÓgáin and Mary Harvey? Who indeed?

BRUFF HERITAGE GROUP – CHRISTMAS MARKET: We will be holding a Christmas Market again in the Old Courthouse building on the Saturday 7th of December. We will be hoping for the same success as we had in past years. If you want to host a stall you can get in contact with Paul on 0873945426. Get baking and making those decorations.

STARS, CHOIRS & CAROLS: Help set a world record and join a choir for a day! Stars, Choirs and Carols is set to take place in Croke Park on Thursday December 19th with the primary beneficiary of funds raised being Cliona’s Foundation. The church choirs of Lough Gur and Knockainey have agreed to join forces for the night as “Cliona’s Choir for a day” and are inviting people to join them in supporting this unique event, the brainchild of Richard Mulcahy, the Secret Millionaire. To help us we want YOU to join us on the night in Croke Park and assist in reaching our fundraising target of €1,000. The members of Lough Gur choir are holding a “Thanksgiving Table Quiz” at Reardons, Holycross on Friday night November 29th and are asking for your support on the night.

TG4 TAR ABHAILE: Tune in to TG4 on Sunday night 17th November at 9pm to see Lough Gur and Knockainey descendants Bryan & Patti Lynch from Ayr, Australia and Marsha Thomas from Chicago return to the parish to research their family history.

MEANUS SOCIAL CLUB: Meanus Social Club are holding a 45 drive on Nov 24th in Meanus Hall 8.30pm in Aid of Not so Young Xmas Party. Adm €5. All are welcome.

BRUFF CAMOGIE AGM: Bruff Camogie A.G.M. will take place on Saturday November 23 at 8pm in the Bruff GAA Complex. The Club request that one parent of each girl playing camogie would attend please. It takes a lot of voluntary help to run a club and all assistance would be much appreciated.