Bruff Oct 26

FUNDRAISING DANCE, BULGADEN FOR OUR LADY’S HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle featuring Crystal Swing and Old News (support band) on Friday night October 25th. with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. This is a most worthy cause so let down your hair, roll back the years and swing the night as in the swinging sixties. Admission €10. Please support.

FUNDRAISING DANCE, BULGADEN FOR OUR LADY’S HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN: There will be a 1960’s fund raising dance in Bulgaden Castle featuring Crystal Swing and Old News (support band) on Friday night October 25th. with all proceeds going to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. This is a most worthy cause so let down your hair, roll back the years and swing the night as in the swinging sixties. Admission €10. Please support.

STARS, CHOIRS AND CAROLS FOR CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Have a look at the video of Córus performing “Downtown” on the Late Late Show on 11th October. This performance was done to promote Stars, Choirs and Carols in Croke Park on December 19th. Stars, Choirs and Carols is a Guinness Record attempt for the “most people singing carols together in one place” and it is in aid of Cliona’s Foundation. It’s a real feel good clip!! Join us for this Guinness Record attempt and fundraiser for Cliona’s Foundation. Get your tickets at Tickets are €15 each. More information can be found at

BRUFF CARDS RESULTS 15TH OCTOBER: 1st - Mary & Paddy O’Neill, 2nd -Eddie O’Dea & Billy Corbet and Ann Murphy & Murty Hayes. Table Prizes: 1st - Jimmy Carey, 2nd - Helen Keane & Angela Kirby and 3rd - Mick Maune & Alec Bourke. Raffle: €50 Jackie Ryan, €20 Alice Kirby, €10 Pat Condon, €10 Martin Troy, and €10 Mick Joe Quirke.

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.

DEISE COMMUNITY CLUB: Deise Community Club Halloween Party will be held at the Band Room Bruff on Tuesday 29th October 2013 at 7.30 p.m, with Bingo, Storytelling and Music. Prize for the Best Fancy Dress. Social Service will host the party.

BRUFF/GRANGE/MEANUS AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY ALERT:The AGM of Bruff/Grange/Meanus and District Community Alert will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2013 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.

COR NA NOLLAG- CHRISTMAS A TIME FOR REFLECTION: Practice will commence on Tuesday 29th October at 7.30pm in Grange Church. Hope to see all the previous members and new members are very welcome to join. For more information and any queries please contact Noreen on 087-7471137.

BORD NA NOG NOTES: Last Sunday we hosted the Andy Fitzgerald memorial tournament. Ballingarry, Doon and Charleville brought their fine U10 hurlers along with all teams playing 3 games each. Some fantastic hurling was played by all teams and with Bruff and Doon winning their first two games by close margins it was winner takes all in the last match between these two sides. In a thrilling match the Bruff boys just came out on top to claim the trophy. Thanks to the 3 visiting teams for contributing to a great afternoons hurling. Well done to Bruff boys for ending the year on a high, the squad was as follows, Thomas Lillis (capt), Gavin Bracken, Cian O’Meara, Paul O’Brien, Daire O’Brien, Morgan O’Sullivan, Rory Coleman, Diarmuid Dennehy , Patrick Finn, Cathal O’Brien, Oige Nealon, Evan O’Neill, John Foley, Oisin Mulqueen, Josh Keating, Kenny Pearce, David O’Riordan, Darragh Butler, James O’Callaghan, Sean Murnane, Finn Clancy. Well done to the players of the tournament Rory Coleman (Bruff) and Jack Morrissey (Doon).

A big thanks to Miriam and Pat Fitzgerald for supporting this annual tournament and all their support throughout the year.

Thanks to the 2 referees for day, Cian Mulqueen and Shane Irwin who both did a fine job. Special mention to Shane who flies out to Stateside for 6 months on Tuesday. Best of luck Shane and the club looks forward to seeing you returning fit and well in time for next years championship.

GRANGE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION - HALLOWEEN COUNTRY MARKET: Are holding a Harvest Fair /Halloween Country Market on Sunday 27th October 12pm – 4pm at Grange Church. Family Fun and Games. All are welcome.

MUSIC NIGHT – CAFÉ, BRUFF: There will be a music night in the Community Café, Bruff on Friday 25th October at 8pm. Music from the Wild Oats. Free admission, donations kindly accepted. All are welcome.

THANK YOU: A sincere thanks from the Grange Graveyard Committee to County Limerick Hunt for the donation of €400, from their recent community ride in the area.

THANK YOU – MILFORD HOSPICE FASHION SHOW: Fr. Joe would like to thank all who were involved in the recent fashion show in Bruff Rugby Club. A big thank you to all Committee Members, Ticket Sellers, Sponsors and all the shops who took part in the event. Also thanks to Bruff Rugby Club, Tom Walsh of “Hear it sound and lighting” – and to all who came and supported us on the night. Over €6,500 was raised for Milford Hospice. Winners of the raffle prizes at the fashion show were as follows: Brian Falvey, Emma McEvoy, Grainne McAuliffe, Bridget McNamara, Mary Cronin, Pat O’Dwyer, Michael Griffin and Dino Wilkinson.

BRUFF BABY & TODDLER GROUP: Relaunching on Wednesday 30th October from 10.30am-12 at the Community Cafe and every Wednesday thereafter. Bring along your baby or toddler in their Halloween costume on the 30th. Hope to see lots of new faces there.

HOLYCROSS GIRLS SOCCER U16: Sunday last saw Holycross U16 Girls play Mungret in a top of the table clash in Holycross. The Cross girls attacked from the start and had Mungret on the back foot. With Caoimhe in goal, a back-line of Gillian, Marian, Kate backed up by Siobhan and Vivienne on the wings the defence was very solid. Ide, Maria and Dearbhla in midfield with Shauna and Lauren up front. Maria Cronin playing her first game on her return to Holycross received a pass, controlled it and fired a fierce shot from 40 yards, which the Mungret goalie could not hold, to the net. 1 up to the Cross after 5 minutes. Mungret hit back but the Holycross defence was very solid and allowed them little space. The Cross were playing very well with Dearbhla creating chances for all the girls around her with some lovely passes and was a little unlucky not to score herself. Eimear came on in the back and Siobhan and Maeve up front. Siobhan was pushing forward from the back and on 20 minutes she ran through the Mungret defence to put the Cross 2-0 up. Within 5 minutes the Cross were 3-0 up as Vivienne raced down the right to the edge of the box and shot home. Shauna and Lauren were working very hard up front. Ide was breaking up all the Mungret attacks with Maria controlling midfield. The few times Mungret had the Cross defence in trouble Dearbhla was there to tidy up. Half time was approaching fast when Siobhan beat the full back, raced 40 metres holding her off and with the Mungret goalie advancing, hammered the ball to the net. Half time 4-0 to the Cross. Maeve, Niamh and Ava had arrived from basketball so the Cross could put on fresh legs. Siobhan, Ide and Shauna came off and the trio went on. The Cross has a depth of talent and none of the substitutes weakened the team in any way. Mungret started the second half in determined fashion but Katie, Gillian and Marian were up to the task and worked very hard. When Mungret did get through Caoimhe was in great form in goal. As the game went on Ava received a pass in her own half and raced forward, ball at her feet, holding off the Mungret defence. With Maria and Dearbhla pulling wide in support the Mungret defence opened and with a burst of acceleration Ava split the defence and hammered the ball to the net. The Cross were now 5-0 up. With time running out Mungret upped their game again but Eimear, Niamh and Maeve along with Katie and Gillian were solid in defence. Mungret got one last chance and a beautiful lob caught Caoimhe on her 6 yard line. Final score: Holycross 5, Mungret 1. Team: Caoimhe O’Brien, Gillian Coleman, Marian Quaide (Captain), Katie Meade, Vivienne Dineen, Siobhan Meaney, Ide McCarthy, Maria Cronin, Dearbhl Egan, Lauren O’Donoghue, Shauna Ryan, Eimer Kirby, Niamh Byrne, Maeve Barry and Ava Hartigan.

BRUFF/ GRANGE/ MEANUS PARISH LOTTERY: At the Parish Lottery on Monday 21st October 2013, the numbers drawn were 15, 22 and 27 and there was no jackpot winner. The lucky dip winners were as follows: Esther Quilty c/o Howard’s, Teresa Brosnan c/o Peggy Ryan’s, Geraldine O’Neill c/o Breda, Shane Fitzgerald c/o Breda and Aisling O’Connor c/o Café. Promoter’s Prize went to Hanora Horan. Next Lotto jackpot is €2,400 and will be held on Monday 4th November. Congratulations to the above winners. Thank you for your continued support.