Bruree Aug 17

TIDY TOWNS: Bruree Rockhill Tidy Towns are having their church gate collection on this Saturday and Sunday, August 17/18. All money donated goes straight into the Tidy Town effort in the village.

TIDY TOWNS: Bruree Rockhill Tidy Towns are having their church gate collection on this Saturday and Sunday, August 17/18. All money donated goes straight into the Tidy Town effort in the village.

MEMORIES BRUREE AND ROCKHILL: Photos continue to come in for the exhibition planned in conjunction with Rockhill and Bruree’s celebration of The Gathering 2013 to be held in September. Interest in the related Facebook page continues to grow. This is a “Like” page not a “Friends” page, so when you access the page be sure to “Like” it. We will continue to add more photos to the site, so be sure and visit it at Plans for other events over the Gathering weekend are now being put in place and details will be released over the coming weeks.

RAMBLING HOUSE: The next traditional Irish Rambling House will be held on Friday, September 13, in Bruree hall, starting at 8pm sharp. This will be part of The Gathering 2013 weekend in the parish.

RADIO DRAW: East Limerick Community Radio is holding a fundraising draw with €2,000 in prizes, including a first prize of €1,000. Tickets are €5 and are available from John Harrold and other station volunteers and presenters. The station broadcasts on 96.8FM and 97.3FM seven days a week.

ROCKHILL AND BRUREE COMMUNITY HALL: Rockhill and Bruree Community Hall is available for hire! Facilities include large hall with viewing space, stage, two badminton courts, hand ball alley, large outdoor space with outdoor lighting, kitchen. Hourly or nightly rates are available. Phone 086 056 5544 or contact a committee member.

GAA: South Fixtures 2013: Junior ‘A’ Football Championship: Weekend August 25th.Blackrock v Bruree, Weekend September 8th Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran, Semi Final - Weekend 15th September, Final - Weekend 22nd September

Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship: Saturday August 24th Bruree v Knockainey, Semi Finals - Weekend September 8th, Final - Weekend September 15th

Minor Hurling Championship: Tuesday August 20th Killacolla Gaels v Cnoc Gaels, Final - Friday September 6th, County Semi Final - September 14th, Final - September 28th

Minor Football Championship: Tuesday August 27th Killacolla Gaels v Cnoc Gaels, Sunday September 8th Killacolla Gael v Glennacurrane, Sunday September 15 Balbec Gaels v Killacolla Gaels, Finals - Weekend 22nd September.

Killacolla Gaels are a combination of Bruree and Castletown/Ballyagran.

CAR BOOT SALE: The next car boot sale in aid of the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will be held on Saturday, August 31st.

SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Patsy Crilly, Ballylanders, Dan Crowley, Cappanafaraha, Margaret Reidy, Newtownshandrum, and Julia McGrath, Garrouse, who died recently.

FRESH FM: A table quiz will be held in Goughs (Gearys) Bar in Charleville on tonight, Thursday, August 15th, at 9 pm. This is a fundraiser for a new radio station - Fresh FM - which will serve the south Limerick and north Cork areas. Subscription for a table of 4 is €20 and there will be lots of prizes. Come along and enjoy a good night!

FAMILY FUN DAY AT BEECH LODGE: All are welcome to join us at Beech Lodge on Saturday 24 August for an afternoon of music, delicious food and some special guests. We wish to celebrate the good weather with a BBQ and some live music. The fun begins at 2.00pm. All friends are welcome to join us!

CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Cliona’s Foundation Cycle, now in its 6th year, will take place on Saturday, August 31st, starting at the Honeyfitz Theatre in Lough Gur. With three routes including an 8km for family and funsters, the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route and a 40km less arduous route for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and a bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained.

So popular is cycling that Cliona’s Foundation has founded it’s own cycling club which is affiliated to Cycling Ireland and is gaining new members each week. This years’ cycle is expected to attract large numbers and particularly with three popular celebrities taking to their bikes on the day in support of the Foundation. Book on line at Sponsor cards available from or by contacting the Fundraising department: 087 1887700 and/or 061 400640. Cards with €100 or more raised will be included in a draw for a €500 cycling voucher. More details on the cycle can be found on Cliona’s Foundation Cycling Club Facebook page. Register online by logging on to or on the day with registration starting at 8.30am in the Honeyfitz Theatre. Family Cycle starts at 9.45 a.m., Experienced Cycle starts at 10am and the Leisure Cycle starts at 10.30 a.m. Entry is €30 for the Experienced and Leisure Cycles and €25 for the Family Cycle. Entry fee includes insurance, BBQ and entertainment on the day.

JUVENILE NOTES: Bruree’s Under 8 hurling team were invited to take part in an All County Hurling Blitz in UL on August 9th last. Once again Bruree turned out in large numbers and, a result of this, we had two teams taking part in the Blitz. Each of the teams played 3 matches and in doing this they were a credit to Bruree GAA in the outstanding performances that each player gave. Panel of players: Morgan Hughes, Paidi O’Gorman, Greg O’Dwyer, Niall Tobin, Sean O’Riordan, Colm McCarthy, Conor Frawley, Fionn O’Brien, Colin Bresnihan, Conor Buckley, Maureen Carey, Shannon Carey, Ben Sheehan, Kevin Hayden, Michael Frawley, Robyn Finn, Tomas O’Riordan, Mikey Carey, Owen Barrington and Ella Cronnolly.

Under 14 Football: Our Under 14 footballers travelled to Mountcollins last Wednesday evening to play the locals in a key game in the football championship. We started brightly with the midfield pairing of Cathal Barrington and David O’Connell taking control from the beginning in this sector. Cathal was our scorer in chief on the night with an impressive haul of 1-7 points. David O’Connell got 2-0 and Sam Cronolly came out of goal in the second half to score 1-4. We had the lion’s share of possession throughout the game but struggled to convert in the first half. We were much more clinical in the second half and finished the game comfortable winners. This win puts us in the mix for a place in the final and with continued focus and hard work this is well within our grasp.

CV WORKSHOP: Ballyhoura Jobs Club has announced a series of CV workshops throughout the Ballyhoura country area for the coming weeks. The workshops are designed to help local people prepare a professional CV and cover letter to attract employers.

VENUES: Churchtown – August 14, Galbally – August 15, Charleville – September 2, Mitchelstown – 3rd September.

Why not take this opportunity to dust off your CV? As one recent participant said: “This workshop helped me to define my key strengths and skills and gave me to confidence to apply for jobs again. Shortly after the workshop I got a number of interviews and I am now after successfully getting the job I wanted. This was thanks to Ballyhoura Jobs Club who gave me the kick-start to get out there and knock on doors again.”

So why wait, book your place now as numbers are limited. Contact Anisa Moynihan on tel. 063-91730 / email: for more information. Workshops are free of charge.

LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Nora and Josephine Fitzgerald €25 Francis Fitzgerald, Hospital, Sheila and Alicia Hogan €20 Michael Hogan, Eoin Carey, Gang of Five, c/o Moloney’s Bar.