SCOIL DEAN CUSSEN PARENTS ASSOCIATION - MONSTER 45 DRIVE: Scoil Dean Cussen Parent’s Association will be holding the MONSTER “45” DRIVE in the school hall on Tuesday 12th November at 8.30pm sharp. €1,000 in prize money, Teas/coffees refreshment on the night. Great Raffle Prizes. Tickets €10 and available from Paddy’s Sweet Shop Bruff, Bruff Post Office or any committee member.
BRUFF/GRANGE/MEANUS AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY ALERT:The AGM of Bruff/Grange/Meanus and District Community Alert will take place on Wednesday 13th November in the back meeting room of the Community Cafe at 7 pm. Following on the policy of downsizing garda resources over the last five years and the upsurge in crime and anti-social behavior, it is vitally important that we continue to support our local garda force by identifying and reporting any public disorder or suspicions of criminal activity. We are currently working on setting up a Text Alert Service in our area to facilitate the above. Please come along on the night to receive information on this and other initiatives that are in progress. Anyone present at the AGM will be entered for a free draw for a hamper which will take place at the close of the meeting.
CHRISTMAS SHOE BOX APPEAL: Scoil Dean Cussen will be collecting shoe boxes once again this Christmas. If you would like to fill a shoe box for a little boy or girl you can drop it to the school before the 11th November. It would be greatly appreciated.
SHOEBOX CHARITY APPEAL: Shoeboxes for the Charity Appeal will be filled in Meanus Community Centre on Saturday, 9th November from 10 a.m. until 1.30 pm. Suitable items such as hats, scarves, gloves, socks, copybooks, pencils, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toys, and sweets for children under 14 years would be greatly appreciated and can be handed in to the Community Centre on Saturday morning, 9th November. For further details contact Kathryn Casey 086 3255958.
CEMETERY VISITATION : Sunday November 10th - 2.30 Kyle and Glenogra 3.00 pm.
COR NA NOLLAIG – Christmas a time for reflection: Practice will continue on Tuesday 12th November at 7.30pm in Grange Church. Hope to see all previous members and new members are very welcome to join. For more information and any queries please contact Noreen on 087-7471137.
BRUFF CARDS RESULTS 29TH OCTOBER: 1st: Alex Bourke & Mick Maune, 2nd: Tom Fitzgerald & Mick McAuliffe and Tom Donworth & Brendan Collins. Table Prizes: 1st - Eugene Grant & Noreen Hayes, 2nd - Billy Corbett & Josie O’Leary and 3rd - Eddie O’Dea & Katherine O’Regan. Raffle: €50 Josephine O’Leary, €20 Mike Moloney, €10 Josie Lynch, €10 Billy Corbett and €10 James O’Leary.
CHRISTMAS FAIR: Bilboa National School will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 17th November at 2pm in the Community Centre, Cappamore. This event is now in its 27th year and has always proven to be a very enjoyable day out with a huge variety of competitions and entertainment to suit all ages. There is something for everyone: Wheel of fortune, Santa, coats & handbags stall, bric-a-brac, cakes, toys, books, games, competitions, children’s entertainment and lots, lots more. All proceeds will go towards the development of the school.
SOCIAL SERVICES: Social Services monthly meeting will be held at the Health Centre, Bruff on Tuesday 12th November 2013 at 8.30.p.m.
BRUFF BORD NA NÓG FAMILY TABLE QUIZ: is on this Fri 8th Nov at 8pm in the clubhouse. All the family welcome. €20 per table. Lots of prizes. We would welcome some home baking for the night. Thank you for your support
GRANGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Grange residents association would to thank the support and sponsors for making the harvest market a success. The cycling club is back on Sunday next at 8 am start from church car park also the walking club is back Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm from the church car park.
HOLYCROSS GIRLS U16 SOCCER: On Sunday the Girls U16 team travelled to Ballylanders in the hope of stretching their lead at the top of the table. With the captain unavailable Ide took charge with an experimental set-up, only 2 at the back. They set themselves up. Katie and Niamh in backline; with Vivienne and Siobhan on the wing; Ide, Maria, Dearbhla and Ava in midfield with Lauren and Shauna up front. Maeve and Eimear would arrive at half-time as they were playing in a Limerick County Gaelic Blitz.
Ballylanders were at a disadvantage from the start as they had 10 players and with this in mind the Cross set out to attack and attack they did. From the off Ballylanders were on the back foot. The Cross forwards peppered the Bally goal and the Bally keeper brought off some fine saves. On ten minutes Holycross took a corner, a lovely chip into the box, Lauren connected but the Bally goalie saved well. Lauren followed up and hammered the rebound to the net. Lauren’s first goal for Holycross was greeted with loud cheers from the sideline. We continued to push forward with Maria and Dearbhla pushing the team forward. Shauna, Ava and Ide were creating chances but Bally were holding firm. From a throw in by Vivienne Maria found space and vollied the ball home from 25 yards, smashing strike. The Cross were 2-0 up and in control. Caoimhe in goal was freezing and Katie and Niamh were very solid and nothing was getting through. From a shot by Shauna, which went just wide, the kick-out was intercepted by Dearbhla who beat 2 defenders and raced to the end line, beat and then defended on the line, cut back into the box and from a tight angle put the Cross 3-0 up. Hard as Ballylanders tried they were held in their own half and when they did break Katie, Niamh, Vivienne and Siobhan were up to the task. At half-time the Cross rearranged their set-up. Shauna and Lauren came off with Maeve going into the back and Eimear up front. The Cross were slow to start the second half and Caoimhe was forced to bring off 2 great saves. The Cross were getting on top with Eimear’s speed causing more problems for the Bally defence. But Bally broke fast with a ball over the top and they got first run, cutting wide and finding a little space the Bally forwards unleashed a fantastic shot giving Caoimhe no chance, to the net. 3-1 -game on. The Cross hit back with Dearbhla taking a pass in midfield and with a perfect pass split the defence. Vivienne raced to the back holding off the defenders and slotted the ball home. Bally tried to lift their game again but the Cross were in full flow. Siobhan and Ava combining on the wings; Dearbhla, Ide, Maria in midfield were in control but Bally broke again, their goal scorer racing down the wing but Maeve dispossessed her and passed to Vivienne who raced up the wing and crossed into the box where Eimear was waiting to volley the ball home. The Cross led 5-1. Lauren and Shauna came back on to close the game out. Well done to all, a great team effort.
SCRAP COLLECTION: Bruff GAA Club are organising a Scrap Collection for Sat. November 23 . If you want to get rid of any metal materials before Christmas please contact Tom (086 3143772) or Brian (087 2258850) as soon as possible. A Club member will be pleased to call for collection over the next 2 weekends.
MARANATHA FAMILY TREE HEALING MASS: Maranatha Family Tree Healing Mass, Retreat through the Ministry of Fr. Pat Conlan, O.F.M. Killiney and Janice Carrigg on next Sunday, 17th November, at 2.30pm to 7.30pm with Rosary, Praise and Worship, Music by Maranatha Gospel Choir, Holy Mass and Adoration at St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Tea afterwards. All welcome.
GROVE TABLE QUIz: Bruff Grove Committee are holding a Super Table Quiz on Friday 15th November in Derry’s Bar, Bruff at 9pm Sharp. Table of 4 - €20. Your support would be greatly appreciated.