Apr 13

Catherine Murnane


Catherine Murnane

Church Notes: Reader for the Month of April at Meanus Mass is Tim O Connor.

Church Notes: Reader for the Month of April at Meanus Mass is Tim O Connor.

The collector is Pat Cotter.

The Eucharistic Minister is Nuala Fitzgerald.

The Anniversary Mass on next Saturday night in Meanus Church at 7.30 p.m. is for Moira Blake.

Wedding: The wedding took place at St. Mary’s Church, Meanus on last Saturday between Louise Corbett daughter of Billy and Evelyn Corbett, Glenogra and Padraig McCarthy, Limerick. The celebrant was Fr. Joe Foley. The chief Bridesmaid was Teresa Corbett and the bridesmaids were Nina Corbett and Emma Cummins. The Groom was attended by Best Man Sean Downes and the Groomsmen were Ray Egan and James Corbett. After the ceremony the happy couple were joined by their families and friends for a reception at The Dunraven Arms Hotel, Adare.

Dog Night: Plans are well advanced for the Bruff Community Playground Fundraising Family Night at the Dogs which is being held at Limerick Greyhound Race Track on Saturday night, 11th May. Tickets are now on sale from any member of the Committee and must be bought in advance to ensure the Committee benefits. Children under 16 go free. As well as twelve races on the card a super raffle will take place with a fifteen month old Angus Heifer as 1st Prize. “Keep her, sell her, bred her, freeze her the choice is yours” A sapling Greyhound Pup has been donated by renowned Kilkenny Greyhound trainer, Paul Hennessy and will be auctioned on the night. A Best Dressed Lady’s competition will also be held with a voucher from a well known Boutique going to the winner. A great night with entertainment for all the family is assured so people are urged to buy their tickets in advance.

Cards: Winners at last Sunday night’s cards in Meanus were: 1st Prize: Fintan Stone and Tom Dunworth; 2nd Prize: Tom Begley and Sean O Connor, John Reid and Joan Burke.

Table Prizes: Mary Casey and Kate Culhane, Joe Carey and Mary Margaret Noonan, Maureen Haigney and Willie O Brien.

Raffle: €50 John Reid, €25 Ann Potter, €10 Therese Tierney, Ann Potter, Teresa Hayes, Mary Ryan, Fintan Stone, Joe Carey and Joe McDonald.

Bruff, Grange, Meanus Community Council: Attention Job Seekers: Ballyhoura Jobs Club provides help with CV’s, Covering letters, Application forms and Interview Skills. We are now looking to run a Jobs Club in Bruff, if interested please contact the Community Office on 061 389841 or bgmcouncil@gmail.com. Participants can be met on a one-to-one basis or join a two day CV & Interview Skills Training Course. This is a free and confidential service.

Pilgrimages: Pilgrimage on May 23rd -30th to Fatima. Seven nights full board, with Spiritual Director Group price €699. Also Pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Assisi, and Medjugorje, eight nights Special Group price €945. If you are interested or for further information please contact Joan Burke at 061 600951.

Bruff Camogie Club: are holding a Clothes Collection on next Saturday 13th April.

Following are the Pick Up Points:

Meanus: 10.30am to 12noon

Bruff GAA Field: 11am to 1.30pm

Old School Grange: 10.30am to 12noon

Your support would be very much appreciated and anyone that wants bags collected can contact Mairead Dempsey @ 087 6893659 or Eileen Ryan @ 086 2002715 Thanking you.

Bord Na nOg: Our U16 footballers play Claughaun on Monday 15th. Throw in 6:45pm in Claughaun.

The U12 football season starts with an away game on Thursday 18th to Galbally, Throw in 6:45pm

Hard luck to our U14 hurlers who lost out to Mungret in the Feile Na Gael last Sunday.

The boys battled tirelessly throughout the game but the concession of some late goals sealed the game for Mungret.

All focus will now turn to preparation for the All Ireland Feile and County Championship.

Well done to the U8 hurlers and managers who took part in the first blitz of the season on a sun drenched Bruff last Saturday.

We fielded 2 teams and had some great battles against Kilmallock, Bruree and Knockainey.

Thanks to John O Riordan for the excellent organization of the blitz and referees Cian Mulqueen and James Meaney

Well done to all the boys who took part in the recent Easter Camp held in the GAA field .

Almost 60 players turned out on both mornings, Thanks to everyone involved who helped out with the coaching and supervision.