THE BIG CLEAN-UP: Last Saturdayâ€™s weekâ€™s Big Clean Up of the community hall was a great success. A huge thank-you to all to turned out to help and to all who provided refreshments on the day. The hall is looking a great deal cleaner and the handball alley beginning to look like its old self. There is, however, more to do and we are planning to have the next clean up on this Saturday, 26th January. There is a community hall meeting next Thursday at 8.30pm, at Bruree National School. All welcome.
CAR BOOT SALE: The first car boot sale of 2013 will be held on this Saturday, January 26th. The venue has changed to the school car park. Proceeds of the sale go to the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee. Sellers can set up from 8.00 am and the admission is â‚¬10 for cars or â‚¬15 for vans. The sale is open to the public from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and admission is just â‚¬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 Saturday.
DRAMA: Granagh Players production of â€œLondon Assuranceâ€ will be staged again on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 25/26/27th at 8.00 pm in Granagh Community Centre. Admission is â‚¬10 for adults and â‚¬5 for teens. Tickets are available on the door and there will be a shop and raffle each night.
LIMERICKâ€™S BUILT HERITAGE: The sixth series of exploratory lectures on the theme of Limerickâ€™s Built Heritage will take place over six Tuesday nights at the County Hall in Dooradoyle starting at 8.00 pm each night. The topics are as follows: Jan 29 Limerickâ€™s Ringforts, Feb 12 Medieval Limerick Today: The Built Heritage, Feb 26 The Archaeology of Mills and Milling in County Limerick from an early medieval period to c. 1900, Mar 12 University of Limerick: a Technological University on the Banks of the Shannon, Mar 26 Limerick 2030. Admission is free every night.
ROCKHILL ROVERS: Rockhill Rovers played Kildimo in the league cup quarter final. Rockhill started very brightly and opened the scoring after 15 minutes when, after good work from Donie Deady, Kieran Oâ€™Dea rolled the ball past the outrushing keeper to give Rockhill a deserved lead. Rockhill were well in control for the majority of the first half until a mix up at the back allowed the Kildimo centre forward through and he made no mistake to level the game at 1-1. The second half was a more even affair but Rockhill took the lead again after 10 minutes when Michael Thompson rolled the ball in from 10 yards out. The win was sealed with 20 minutes to go when, after great work from Paddy Kelly and Shane Mullane, Michael Thompson again applied the finish. Rockhill had a couple of great chances in this half to extend the lead, but Kieran Oâ€™Dea had a header cleared off the line and also headed over from close range. All in all, it was a great win for us, a victory which silenced the oppositionâ€™s vocal support. There were some crunching tackles put in by Rockhill, James Oâ€™Brien and Michael Lane in particular, and that desire is what is needed to win the league. Great performance on the day from everyone, with Kieran Oâ€™Dea, Michael Lane and Michael Thompson particularly outstanding.
MEMBERâ€™S DRAW: The Friends of BCR92.6FM will hold a four week confined members draw starting on Friday, February 8th, and on the following three Fridays. Members can win â‚¬500 each week. The draws will take place at the Ballyhoura Community Radio studios and the results will be announced on air and in The Vale Star. Membership at â‚¬20 for all four draws is available from John Harrold or any volunteer.
Ballyhoura Community Radio: will hold a Sports Table Quiz on Friday, February 1st, at Houlihanâ€™s Bar Kilmallock, starting at 9.00 pm. Test yours sports knowledge and win some great prizes.
ST. PATRICKâ€™S NATIONAL SCHOOL: Enrolment Of New Pupils: Application forms for the enrolment of children starting school in September are now available from the school. Parents of new pupils are invited to visit the school, view its facilities, visit the infant Classroom and meet with the Infant Teacher and Principal between 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm Monday to Friday of next week. For other times please ring 063-90896 for appointment.
LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last weeks Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were â‚¬50 Paddy Kelly â‚¬25 Ger Carey, Breda Hayes, c/o Mag Thompson â‚¬20 Mike Moriarty, Gerry McCarthy, Donal Deady.