CLERKS COLLECTION: The collection for the parish clerk in Bruree will be taken up on this Sunday, September 29 at morning Mass in Bruree. Your generosity would be greatly appreciated.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Want to improve your employment prospects or just update your computer skills? This course is just for you! Benefit 4 Computer Skills Scheme part funded by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. You will get 10 hours computer training for €20 (5 days x 2hrs). Topics covered include; email, using the internet, safety & security, using internet video communications (e.g. Skype) and online services such as online banking and motor tax online. Courses commencing in Mobile IT, Main Street, Bruree, Co Limerick on Wed September 25, Thurs 26 and Fri 27. Various times are available. For bookings please contact Anne Marie or Theresa in Mobile IT on 063 90952.
MEMORIES BRUREE AND ROCKHILL: The Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the Gathering Weekend. Thanks to all those who provided photos, the sponsors, all the parish organisations and individuals who helped out, all those who attended the various events and the hard working committee members. The weekend was a fantastic success and reflected, once again, the great community spirit in the parish.
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 to 5 and Friday 9 to 4.30pm.
ROCKHILL AND BRUREE COMMUNITY HALL: Now taking bookings for the autumn and winter season! If your club would like to book the hall and secure the day and time you want, please phone the community hall on 086 056 5544. All bookings will be on a “first come, first secured” basis. Facilities include: Large Hall with viewing space, stage, 2 badminton courts, hand ball alley, large outdoor space and kitchen. The Hall is also available for hire for functions. Phone 086 056 5544 for further information. Upcoming events include a Halloween children’s disco and a Christmas Fair on Sunday 1st December. Details to follow.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Padraig (Pakie Lynch) Ó Loinsigh, Rathcannon, and Michael J. Noonan, Bruff, who died recently.
ADAYFORGINA: The committee of adayforgina will be presenting cheques to the two charities involved on this Saturday, September 28 in the Central Bar, Bruree. All are welcome to join us on the night. As there are donations still coming in, we chose to wait until then to present the cheques so we look forward to seeing everyone again on the night.
KNOW YOUR FINANCES: Do you have a physical and/or sensory disability? Do you want learn more about financial matters? The Irish Wheelchair Association (funded by Ulsterbank through the Community Foundation for Ireland) will be running a “know your finances” course covering topics like online banking, savings and budgeting. To register your interest, please contact the IWA on 022-70700.
ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING: At Charleville Community Hall on Friday, September 27th, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm, a free information event for the public to guide and assist those wishing to undertake adult education and training courses in the coming year will take place. Organisations including Cork Education and Training Board (County Cork VEC), Employability Cork, Mobile IT, FÁS, Department of Social Protection, Citizens Information and Ballyhoura Development, will be available to discuss courses available and options.
RAMBLING HOUSE: The next Rambling House will take place in Bruree Community Hall on Friday, October 4 starting at 8pm. All singers, musicians and entertainers are welcome and there will be a cup of tea and sandwiches etc. Admission is just €5.
INDOOR CAR BOOT SALE: An indoor car boot sale will be held in Bruree Community Hall on Saturday, October 26 from 10am to 1pm.
BENEFIT: A benefit night for Stephen O’Halloran will be held on Friday, October 11th, at Bulgaden Castle. Admission is by ticket only and tickets at €10 each are available locally. Music will be provided by Handipak, The Smokin’ Criminals and DJ John Paul Murphy.
LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Moloney’s Bar Lotto €25 Teresa Nyst, Kilmallock, Eamon Rea €20 Rosaleen O’Donnell, Paula Fitzgerald, Charleville, Patrick Mooney.
Juvenile GAA: U14 Hurling Final: On Sunday last our U14 hurlers took on Kilteely-Dromkeen in the county final. Kilteely got into their stride from the throw in and opened up a commanding early lead. Bruree had limited oppor5tunities and unfortunately failed to take them. Our defence was very busy and we shipped a further setback when Kilteely struck a fortuitus goal before half time. Our only score in the first half came from David O’Connell with a fine solo effort from midfield. We trailed 1 goal and 8 points to 1 point at half time. Gearoid McCarthy was introduced at half time but it was clear that he was hampered by injury and had toi come off soon after. The management went for broke in the second half and the lads started to get to grips with Kilteely around the middle of the field. Jimmy Leslie-Madigan and David O’ Connell really took the fight to them and when Owen Carey converted a good goal Bruree started to believe. For the last 10 minutes the ball did’nt pass our midfield and David O’Connell converted a point from play and then a place ball we were within striking distance. We then got a 21 yard free and David O’ Connell went for goal and converted to leave just 4 points between the sides with a couple of minutes left. Kilteely were hanging on and when we got another 21, David again went for goal but this effort was saved and cleared and with it went our hopes.
On the day Kilteely deserved their win and were the stronger team physically which told but the lads tried to the last. Peter Buckley had a fine game in the full back line, Jimmy Leslie really came into the game in the second half, Owen Carey was a constant threat in front of goal and David O’Connell scored 1 goal and 3 points and was our man of the match.
We are playing the same opposition next weekend in the county final final but at the time of going to press we don’t have a fixture. We will advise through text when we have this.
U13 hurling versus Askeaton in Askeaton at 6.30pm Wednesday September 25.