TIDY TOWNS: We would like to remind everybody that are willing to lend a hand that we are going to have another clean up at the recycling area next Saturday, March 23rd, from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Again, thank you!! to everyone who have helped so far.
COFFEE MORNING: Catriona O’Dea will hold a coffee morning in aid of Daffodil Day at Pascal’s house, Ballynaught, Bruree, on Friday, March 22nd, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Car Boot Sale: The next car boot sale in aid of the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will be held on Saturday, March 30th. The venue will once again be the ball alley next to the community centre right in the heart of the village. Sellers can set up from 8.00 am and the admission is €10 for cars or €15 for vans. The sale is open to the public from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm and admission is just €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 month.
Rambling House: The committee is planning a rambling house on Friday, April 5th. Full details nearer the date. Any local musicians or singers who would like to perform on the night are asked to contact Frank Barrington, Judy Tobin, Noel O’Halloran or John Harrold.
GAA Membership: Your membership subscription for this year is now due. Adult membership is only €20. Please pay Johnny Wall, John O’Brien or Vincent Stanton immediately so that you continue to enjoy the benefits of being a full member of Bruree GAA.
Camogie News: Panel: Rachel Williams (captain), Mary Murphy, Alannah Sheedy, Kiara McCarthy, Katie Quirke, Lauren Corrigan, Emma Kerins, Gabrielle Nyst, Kayliegh Thompson, Chloe Kiely, Barbara Moore. Subs: Ellen Williams, Elaine McCarthy, Kate Frawley, Laura Frawley, Lorna Murphy and Ealanna O’Dwyer.
It was the first Camogie match and we were playing Hospital; it was an away game. In that game Barbara Moore scored 1 goal, Alannah Sheedy scored 2 goals, Kiara Mc Carthy scored 1 goal and 3 points, Lauren Corrigan scored 1 goal and Kayleigh Thompson scored 1 goal. The final score was 6-3 to Bruree and 1-0 to Hospital. Our next match was a home game against Knocklong with the same panel. The score of that match was 5-9 to Bruree 1-0 to Knocklong. Our third match was an away game against Ballyagran and the final score of that match was 6-3 to Bruree 0-0 to Ballyagran.
I.N.T.O. Handwriting Competition: Grace Weaver, a pupil in Junior Infants, was awarded First Prize in the I.N.T.O. handwriting competition for primary school children. The ceremony was held in the Strand Hotel in Limerick last week. Her handwriting sheet will now go forward to the All-Ireland final and we wish her the best. Congratulations Grace!
COMMUNITY HALL: The recent table quiz was a great success. There was a huge turn out and a merry time was had by all! Thank you to all who supported the event on the night and thank you to Eamon and his staff at The Central for being great hosts. Thank you also to Frank Finn for being the best MC and to John Carey for setting some very taxing questions! We are grateful to Brian O’Dwyer for the use of his sound equipment and to Lisa Carey who did a fantastic job in sourcing many of the raffle prizes. Lastly, but by no means least, a very big thank you to all businesses who donated prizes for the night.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Winners of the Under 14 talent competition in Caherconlish were the all boy dance troupe, Frankie Barrington, Matthew Howard, Sean Daly, William Sexton and Sebastian Fitzpatrick. Also qualifying were the trad group, Julianne, Cathal and Frankie Barrington, Sam Williams, Kate Frawley and John Sheehan. The boys will be performing in the county final in Askeaton on Saturday, March 23rd, and the band on Friday, March 22nd, in Caherconlish. Well done to everyone who performed on the night.
The first round of the Under 11 tag rugby took place in Old Crescent Rugby grounds on Saturday. Bruree Rockhill played two teams, Regional and Crecora, their hard work paid off and they are progressing to the semi-final against Glin next Saturday, time and venue to be announced. Thanks to trainer Seamus Sheehan for his time and dedication.
The cross country running final took place in Rathkeale with the Under 11 team bringing home gold. Other placings were Under 12 400m Jennifer Cotter 8th, Under 9 300m Connor Frawley 3rd and Under 11 600m Elaine Frawley 4th.
We are hoping to enter an Under 12 outdoor soccer team, entries before the 27th March. Anyone interested in entering their child in upcoming swimming competition at Under 8, Under 10 and Under 14 please contact Monica 087-9587426.
Under 10 indoor soccer training continues with David and Margie in community centre Thursday at 7.00 pm.
CALCUTTA: I would like to thank everyone who donated very generously in my fundraising activities over the past year. Without them I wouldn’t be heading out to Calcutta next Saturday. I’ve been raising money which has gone directly to the Hope Foundation, which is a very worthy cause. I’m extremely grateful to the people who supported me at the coffee morning and the pub quiz last year. I would like to thank Eamon Rea for allowing me to have a great pub quiz night at The Central Bar and John Harrold who was a fantastic quizmaster. I would also especially like to thank Bruree’s many organisations who supported me, St. Mary’s secondary school and all at St. Patrick’s national school for their generosity and continued support. There were so many people involved in helping me to reach my goal. Thank you all! Caoimhe Murphy.
LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last weeks Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Eamon Rea €25 Margaret Deady, Ann Potter €20 Noreen Fitzgerald, Francis Fitzgerald, Hospital, Johnny Flaherty.
OPEN DAY: FRS Fencing Systems Bruree will hold an open day on Monday, 25th March. Farmers and non farmers welcome to attend. There will be b special discounts and prizes on the day.
DAFFODIL DAY: Beech Lodge Care Facility will host a coffee morning on Friday March 22 at 11am to raise funds for Daffodil Day. This is a wonderful way to raise funds for Cancer Research services. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.