STARS, CHOIRS AND CAROLS FOR CLIONA’S FOUNDATION: Have a look at the video of Córus performing “Downtown” on the Late Late Show on October 11. 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 www.tickets.ie. Tickets are €15 each. More information can be found at www.starschoirsandcarols.ie
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 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.
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.
BRUFF CARDS RESULTS – 22ND OCT: 1st Eddie O’Dea & Katherine O’Regan and 2nd Mike Moloney & Mary McGrath. Table Prizes: 1ST - Ollie O’Leary, 2nd -Sean Madden & Martin Troy and 3rd - Pat & Mary O’Neill. Raffle: €50 Chrisse O’Sullivan, €20 Phil McNamara, €10 Josephine O’Leary, €10 Josephine O’Leary and €10 James O’Leary.
SCOIL DEAN CUSSEN PARENTS ASSOCIATION – CAKE SALE: The Parents Association of Scoil Dean Cussen will be having a cake sale on Sunday morning 3rd November in the Community Cafe. The sale will start immediately after 11 o’clock mass. Tea/coffee will be served. Hope to see u all there !!
OUR LADY OF MEDJUGORJE MESSAGE, 25TH OCTOBER 2013: “Dear children! Today I call you to open yourselves to prayer. Prayer works miracles in you and through you. Therefore, little children, in the simplicity of heart seek of the Most High to give you the strength to be God’s children and for Satan not to shake you like the wind shakes the branches. Little children, decide for God anew and seek only His will – and then you will find joy and peace in Him. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
VISITING BRUFF: “ Mary Widdows of Leamington Spa (nee Coughlan of Camass, Bruff) paid a visit to the area this week accompanied by her daughter Anne and granddaughter, Chloe. Although Mary left Bruff for England in 1955 her memories of growing up in Bruff are as vivid and clear as if it were yesterday. Chloe , a keen sportswoman, was enthralled at her first hurling game (Dromin Athlacca V Ballina ), while Mary reminisced about watching the Bruff hurlers training in Richie Murphy’s field and the excitement of travelling to Kilmallock and Elton for Championship games in the late ‘40’s and 50’s.”
BORD NA NOG NOTES: Bruff U7 hurlers played Ballybricken last Saturday morning for their first time wearing the Bruff colours and they did the colours proud. Bruff got off to a great start with 4 goals in a row with some lovely hurling from both teams and despite a good come back in the last 5 minutes from Ballybricken , the boys held out for a victory. Bruff team Patrick Barry, Conor Clancy. Tristan Connolly, Scot Cronin. Charlie Cronin, Jack fitzgerald, Jack Frenney, Cathal Garvey, Shane Gunning, Paudie Hennessey, Dj keenaghan, Sean Nealon and Mark Purtill. Well done to our young stars and thanks to all who supported. We are holding our Annual Family Table Quiz on Friday 8th November. Come along with all the family and enjoy a fun-filled evening. Time 8pm in GAA clubhouse, €20 per table.
SUPPORT FOR BEREAVED PARENTS AND FAMILIES: Anam Cara provides support services to bereaved parents and families throughout Ireland after the death of a son or daughter. On Saturday 2nd November, Anam Cara’s 2013 Awareness Campaign will be launched at the Anam Cara Remembrance Event being held in Athlone. Throughout November there will be Bereavement Information Evenings for parents. These events are provided free of charge and are open to all bereaved parents. Visit www.anamcara.ie<http://www.anamcara.ie> for more information or call us on 01 4045378.
SEAN GARVEY’S CALCUTTA TRIP: It is that time of year again! I will be going to Calcutta in Mid November. To all my regular supporters, a sincere thank you for your continued support. To those who are not aware of my work in Calcutta and who may be interested in donating, I will gladly forward details. Your donation is very welcome any time during the year. I can arrange to forward the money to my contact in Calcutta, to fund the projects in which I’m involved. I will issue the usual newsletter on my return, giving an update on projects undertaken. Go raibh mile maith agaibh aris. Sean Garvey 087 1228973
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 p.m. 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.