NEW YEAR: Large crowds attended the Christmas church ceremonies, swelled by the many people who had made the trip home over the festive season. Some came from various parts of Ireland while many more made the longer trip home from their adopted countries around the world. As has become usual over the past few years, the parish looked very festive with many homes decorated in brightly coloured lights and figures. Santa appears to have been generous, if a little restrained, again this year with the young people of the parish, and indeed, the adults, happy with his visit. We wish all readers of these notes a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
GAA: Players Development Fund Draw: The following are the winners in the final Player Development Fund draw: €1,000 Mike Moloney, Bruree €200 Kathleen Harrold, Bruree €100 Abi and Paddy O’Sullivan, Martinstown €100 Rita Lyons, Bruree €100 Mike McGrath, Bruree. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to everyone who helped make the 2013 draw a great success.
AGM: The Annual General Meeting of Bruree GAA will be held on this Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 8.00 pm sharp in Bruree National School. All members and players are asked to attend.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Mike Walsh, Ballinagoul, and Maurice Hartnett, Kilmallock, who died recently.
ONLINE NEWS: News from Bruree and Rockhill is available online at http://brureenews.blogspot.ie/.
LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draws over Christmas were €100 Bruree Badminton Club, Maurice O’Connor, Derawlin, Siobhan and Jimmy, Bridie Mulqueen, c/o Ann Potter €50 Patrick Mooney, Gerard Flaherty, Manchester, Eileen O’Shea, Diarmuid Young, John Moloney, Sunday Camp, c/o Siobhan Murphy, Cian McCarthy, Mattie McKeogh, Meanus, Bruree Badminton Club, Joan Quirke €25 Pat Cotter Meanus, Butchers (Syd), Edmond O’Leary, Charleville, Mary Finucane €20 Eileen Brown, Bruff, Bernadette Deady, Theresa Nyst, Jim O’Connor, Derawlin, Emer O’Shea, Pat Murphy.