Bruree Aug 24

BADMINTON: Bruree Badminton Club will hold a Sports Table Quiz at the Central Bar, Bruree, on this Friday, August 23 starting at 9pm. The club was reformed earlier this year and enjoyed a successful season. Subscription for the quiz is €20 for a table of four and there will be a raffle on the night as well. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

BADMINTON: Bruree Badminton Club will hold a Sports Table Quiz at the Central Bar, Bruree, on this Friday, August 23 starting at 9pm. The club was reformed earlier this year and enjoyed a successful season. Subscription for the quiz is €20 for a table of four and there will be a raffle on the night as well. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

TIDY TOWNS: Bruree Rockhill Tidy Towns are having their church gate collection on this Saturday and Sunday, September 7/8 (please note change of date). All money donated goes straight into the Tidy Town effort in the village.

MEMORIES BRUREE AND ROCKHILL: Plans for the Gathering weekend in the parish are now being finalised and details will be released over the coming weeks. The Gathering weekend - Memories of Rockhill and Bruree - takes place from September 12 - 15 and it promises to be one of the biggest weekend in the parish in recent years.

Photos continue to come in for the exhibition planned as part of the weekend’s actiovities. 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. The page currently has over 640 likes and has an average reach of 10,000 every week since the page went live in mid June. We will continue to add more photos to the site, so be sure and visit it at

RAMBLING HOUSE: The next traditional Irish Rambling House will be held on Friday, September 13th, in Bruree hall, starting at 8.00 pm 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 25: Blackrock v Bruree, Weekend September 8: Bruree v Castletown/Ballyagran, Semi Final - Weekend 15th September, Final - Weekend September 22:

Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship

Saturday August 24: Bruree v Knockainey, Semi Finals - Weekend September 8th, Final - Weekend September 15

Minor Football Championship

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

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

FAMILY FUN DAY AT BEECH LODGE: All are welcome to join us at Beech Lodge on Saturday, August 24, 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 2pm. 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 31 leaving from the Honeyfitz Theatre, Lough Gur.

With three routes this year including an 8km for family and funsters (fee €25.00), the organisers have appealed to experienced cyclists with a challenging 90km route (fee €30.00) and a less arduous 40km route (€30.00) for leisure cyclists. Following the cycle there’s a BBQ, face painting, music and bouncy castle to keep the entire family entertained. Registration online at Sponsorship cards available from Cliona’s Foundation 087 - 188 7700. Pencil the date into your diary !

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: Charleville – 2nd September, 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.

BRUREE ROCKHILL COMMUNITY GAMES: Over 30 athletes competed on the weekend of June 22 in Mungret in the County finals of the community games. All those who participated had a most enjoyable weekend representing their parish.

The following were among the prizewinners: Under 8 60m running: 3rd Niall Tobin, Under 8 60m plate: 3rd Shannon Carey, Under 10 mixed relay: Elaine Frawley, Paddy Lynch, Katie Buckley, Gavin Cotter, Conor and Laura Frawley, Under 12 Ball Throw: 2nd Frankie Barrington, Under 12 Long Puck: 4th Peter Buckley, Under 10 60m running: 1st Laura Frawley. Our group of athletes also won best turned out in the parade in the area.

At the end of a very successful year, the committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in any way. Our thanks to Jimmy Woulfe, school Principal and all the staff at St. Patrick’s National School for their help and for the use of the school’s facilities. For all the coaches who gave up their time to train the children in soccer, cycling, athletics, rugby and music. To the parents for their commitment bringing kids to training sessions and to competitions all over the county. A special word of thanks to Mary Sweeney for her dedication, enthusiasm and guidance.

Looking forward to doing it all again next year.

We want to extend our sympathies to our chairperson, Margie Crowley, and the Crowley family on the death of Dan Crowley R.I.P.

LEAVING CERTIFICATE: Congratulations to all our young people who received their Leaving Certificate results last week.

LOTTO: Congratulations to Emily O’Halloran, Newport, who won the jackpot of €2,900 in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw.

STEPPING STONES COMMUNITY PLAYSCHOOL: We will be re-opening on Monday, September 2 at 9.15 am for playschool and we are delighted to announce that the after school service will also be starting that day!!

We will collect the children from the school and remain open until 6.00 pm each day and our rates are very affordable. Anyone who may be interested in the after school service please contact Brenda on 087-1649755.

ROCKHILL ROVERS: Rockhill Rovers AFC’s first ever Premier Division fixture is Friday, August 23rd, against Broadford United at 6.30.