CHRISTMAS FAIR IN BRUREE: The Community Hall in Bruree is holding its first Christmas Fair on Sunday, December 8th. This will be a “table-top” event for people to sell their cakes, jams, cards, knitting, bric-a-brac, vegetables etc. There are plenty of talented people in our community, so give it a go and get crafting! (There will be a small charge per table). We aim to make it a family event with art competitions, fun games and music for the children and tea and buns for the grown-ups. Additionally, we are having a remembrance Christmas tree which will be decorated with Christmas cards in memory of loved ones. The cards will be available on the day for you to write your own personal message and they will then be hung on the tree. All donations from the remembrance tree will go to charity. There is a rumour that the great man himself, Santa will make an appearance and family photos can be taken with him. It promises to be a great day so come and join the fun! Anyone interested in having a “table-top” please contact a committee member or phone the Community Hall number: 086 056 5544.
PHOTOS: The photos collected for the Gathering weekend are now available to view in the De Valera Museum and De Valera Heritage Centre. The centre is open Monday to Thursday 9.00 to 5.00 and Friday 9.00 to 4.30 pm.
JUVENILE GAA: AGM: The Juvenile GAA AGM will take place on Friday, November 29th, in the School. Time to be confirmed.
GAA: Players Development Fund: Bruree GAA is holding its annual Player Development Fund annual draw again this year. The 2013 draw has €4,500 in prizes over four weekly draws. And the good news is that the subscription is still the same - just €20 for the four draws. The first draw will be held on Monday, December 2nd, with the other draws on subsequent Monday nights. The prizes for each of the first three draws are 1st €500 2nd €200 and three prizes of €100. The Grand Prize in the final draw on Monday, December 23rd is €1,000 with a second prize of €200 and three prizes of €100. To participate in the final draw the full subscription must have been paid. The club caters for a total of nineteen teams at underage and adult level and your continued support for the draw will ensure that the club can continue to provide for everyone in the parish who wishes to participate in our gaelic games. Contact any member of Bruree GAA to join the draw.
HOLY SOULS: All are asked to say this prayer during November for the Holy Souls in Purgatory: “Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”
ST. PATRICK’S NATIONAL SCHOOL: The following are the winners to date in the Bruree National School Silver Circle Draw:
Draw 1: 1st Siobhan Sexton, Garrouse; 2nd Pat Hartigan, Broad St., Charleville; 3rd Alan Bray, Bruff; 4th Debbie Lynch, Ballyagran; 5th Patrick McKiernan and Seller Sean Daly Draw 2: 1st Liz Woulfe, Charleville; 2nd Fitzpatrick family, Garrouse; 3rd Claire O’Shea, Bruff; 4th Fiona Walsh c/o St. Patrick’s NS and 5th Bridget Barron, Meanus
LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last weeks Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Rita Cotter, Meanus €25 Bill and Kathleen Kiely, Pat and Margaret Thompson €20 Helen and Patricia, c/o Ann Potter, Margaret O’Connor, Paula Fitzgerald, Charleville.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relative and friends of Denis Danagher, Kilmallock, Bridget O’Mahony, St Munchins Terrace, and Michael Mackessy, Charleville, who died recently.
GOLF SOCIETY: Bruree Golf Society presented the Matchplay Cup and Shield at the Hotel, Bruree. The competition was sponsored by Siobhan Murphy. The Cup was won by David Deady and the runner up was Mike Potter. The Shield was won by Danny Deady with Ger Prunty runner up. The final presentation was The Golfer of the Year award which this year went to Mike Potter.