PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA : A pilgrimage to Fatima will take place on 26th May to 2nd June 2014, for 7 nights staying in Hotel Tres Pastorinhos. Spiritual Director Fr. John Walsh with insurance of €25 if required. €734.00 per person sharing. Discount of €100 if paid in full by Feb 3rd. Further details from Kathleen Hayes 061 368549 or members of the Legion of Mary.
DEISE COMMUNITY CLUB: Deise Community Club’s New Year Party will take place at Bulgaden Castle on Sunday January 26th 2014 at 2.00p.m. Cost €10. Booking and money to Ms Claire O’Meara, Post Office by Friday 24th January 2014. Please indicate if transport is required. Bus will leave Bruff Church at 1.30 p.m.
BRUFF GAA CLUB NOTES : The Scrap Collection which was postponed prior to Christmas will now take place on Saturday January 25th. If anyone has scrap metal to dispose of they can bring it to the Sportsfield on that date or contact James, (087 2204534), Brian (087 2258850) or Tom (086 3143772) to arrange collection. All scrap metal can be collected excluding beer barrels , fridges or gas cylinders.
ART CLASSES: Art Classes for beginners and advanced will resume at Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, on Tuesday January 29th. Morning and evening classes, ten weeks, €130. For details please contact Robert Ryan at 086 8812929
LIMERICK BIRDWATCH OUTING LOUGH GUR: Limerick Birdwatch Outing will take place in Lough Gur and later on to the Ballingarry area to view the spectacular Murmuration of Starlings- Saturday 25th January 2014. Meet at Lough Gur Visitor Centre at 2pm sharp where you will be given a brief introduction to the Heritage of the Lough Gur Area and then we will walk around the lake and general vicinity to observe some of the water birds present like cormorant, Chinese goose, tufted duck, teal, wigeon, shoveler, coot, moorhen. You can also continue to Ballingarry if you wish to see the Murmuration of Starlings at around 5pm. The starlings have been swooping and swishing in huge numbers already up to 60,000-80,000 approx. If coming along for part or all of the trip do wear warm dark clothing and rain gear.
CARDS RESULTS: 14TH JAN - Mike O Leary and Jimmy Carey, Martin Troy and Sean Madden.
Table Prizes - Paddy Quinlan and Eileen Mansell, Sean O Shea and Josie Lynch, John O Leary and Tim Fennessey. Raffle - €50 Sean Madden, €20 Eddie O Dea, €10 Pat Condon, €10 Martin Troy and €10 Jimmy Carey.
SAGART LOURDES GATHERING: Sagart Lourdes Gathering on Friday 21st Feb. at 7pm in the Woodlands Hotel. Meal and music by Jimmy Connery. Past, present and future pilgrims are welcome. Tickets are €20. Looking forward to seeing you all on the night. Please contact Eileen Irwin on 087 628288 Canon Willie Fitzmaurice on 086 2423728 or Kieran O’Loughlin on 087 9095975.
GRANGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Thanks to everyone who supported our table quiz in Jack Clancy’s bar Bruff on Friday the 17th of January. A great night was had by all and the winning team led by Denis Murphy came from Manister.
FAMILIES REQUIRED TO LOOK AFTER FOREIGN STUDIENTS: Wanted kind responsible families to look after French, Spanish, German students during the summer holidays, for more information please contact Jane O’Regan 0876576427”
BRUFF CAMOGIE: Registration will take place on Wednesday 29th January from 8 to 9pm in the Bruff GAA Complex. Due to the increase imposed by the County Board for affiliation fees, we have had to raise the registration this year to €30 for children, €50 for adults and €80 for family. It is very important that everyone is registered as they are not insured to Train / Play.
LOUGH GUR HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Lough Gur historical society next lecture is on Thurs 23rd January at 8.30pm in the Honey Fitz . Title of lecture is ‘Mary Hickson and the Earls of Desmond’ by Gerard O ‘Carroll ( author of the book entitled ‘The Earls of Desmond”.
BRUFF BINGO: There has been a very positive local response to the Bingo Sessions which take place every Thursday evening in the GAA Complex from 8.30 (sharp) until 10.15. This is now becoming one of the social events of the week for many giving neighbours the chance to meet up for a chat as well as the opportunity to win many prizes. If you are hindered from attending because of a lack of transport please contact any GAA Committee member and every effort will be made to get you there. A last call for anyone wanting to be rid of scrap- metal: there will be a collection of same at the Sportsfield on this Saturday morning (Jan. 25th)
GIRLS U10 INDOOR SOCCER: Our U10 Girls took on Ballingarry, St. Senan’s and Askeaton in quarter finals of Community Games Indoor Soccer in Galvone last Saturday. Our team – Clodagh Kirby, Chloe Breen, Claire Cronin, Ciara Ryan, Anna Mulcahy and Michaela Cumes. First up was Ballingarry. Claire put us 1 up after 4 minutes but Ballingarry hit back with a penalty. Soon after we got a penalty and Chloe put us 2-1 up and as half-time loomed Claire made it 3-1. Clodagh played in goal in the first half and Anna went in the second half. Both girls played very well. Ciara was brilliant in defence. At the start of the second half we won another penalty, again Chloe scored it and we were in control at 4-1. Chloe and Claire were playing with great confidence and Chloe got another four goals. Claire shot her hat trick and Clodagh made it 10-2. Great team effort and a great win. Next up were St. Senan’s. This game was tougher and much closer. St. Senan’s were very fast, but 2 quick strikes from Chloe put us 2-0 up at half-time. Again all the girls were playing their hearts out – Clodagh in goal, Ciara in the backs, Chloe and Claire in midfield and Anna up front. At half-time Clodagh and Anna switched again. Claire also had a go in goals but our defence was solid and Chloe went on to score another 3 and Clodagh made it 6-0 at the final whistle. Again a great team performance. Next up were Askeaton who had also won their two matches. This game was to decide who topped the group. Askeaton’s team were big and strong and very good. From the kick-off we were under pressure and within 2 minutes the Askeaton No. 6 skipped by three tackles and scored into the corner. Within 2 minutes we were level thanks to a penalty from Chloe. But we were under fierce pressure. This was the girl’s third game and we had no subs. No fresh legs to bring on and we were tired. Both teams attacked but it was Askeaton who took the lead again. But we did not give up. Clodagh in goal was busy and she made some great saves. Anna up front was causing the Askeaton defence lots of problems. Ciara was marking a girl twice her size and was winning. Claire and Chloe ran themselves to a stand still. As half-time loomed Claire got a pass from Anna and hammered the ball to the net. Half-time: 2-2. The second half was a tough affair with both teams giving no quarter. But no goals. The group would be decided by a penalty shoot-out. We won the penalty shoot-out 4-3 with Anna getting the final goal to put us on top. We will now meet Anglesborough on Sunday 2nd February and the U13 team will meet St. Senan’s in the semi-finals the same day. Times to be confirmed. Well done to all – a great team effort and to all the supporters who cheered you on.