PLAYSCHOOL: The Bruree Rockhill Community Childcare Committee (Stepping Stones Playschool) will hold their Annual General Meeting on tonight, Thursday, April 11th, at 8.30 pm in the playschool premises. All parents/carers interested in the ongoing success and development of the playschool or in the setting up of an after-school programme are invited to attend. Thanks to everybody who has helped us in any way over the past year. All help is greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU: Caitiona O Dea would like to extend a huge thank you to all who supported Daffodil Day on Friday, March 26th, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Total amount already lodged is €774. A special thank you to Bruree National School for their donation and to Mrs Lynch for the money collected at cards in Athlacca. Thanks also to all who helped on the day and assisted in making the day a huge success.
RAMBLING HOUSE: The Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development committee held a traditional Irish rambling house on Friday night in Bruree Community Centre. The large crowd which attended was treated to a great night’s entertainment. The night started with Seamus Hunt on the bagpipes making a grand entrance up through the hall. With Michael Forde as MC, entertainers of all ages from, among other places, Charleville, Croom, Granagh, Kilmallock, Patrickswell, Newcastle West and Mourneabbey as well as from Rockhill and Bruree delighted the audience. We had music and song, stories and recitations from a very talented group of people. After a break for a lovely tea and the raffle, the entertainment continued to the National Anthem which rounded off a great night. Thanks to everyone who came along on the night, all those who performed and all those who helped organise the night.
The next Rambling House will be held on the first Friday in May, i.e. May 3rd, and looks like being a regular event on the first Friday of each month.
GAA: Mackey Winner: One of the big prizes in the April Mackey Stand draw came to Bruree last weekend when Fr. Desmond McAuliffe came out of the drum for a cheque for €2,000. We congratulate Fr. McAuliffe who joined the draw with Bruree GAA.
Cycle/Walk/Run: Bruree GAA will hold a fun cycle/walk/run on Sunday, April 28th, to raise funds for the Senior and Juvenile Clubs. The emphasis will be on the fun and family element of the day and everyone is welcome to participate. The route will start at the sportsfield and will head on a circular route via the Pump Cross, Knockmore, Dromacommer, Clonbrien, the Forge Cross and Clogher back to the sportsfield. This is about 10k and the walkers and runners/joggers will complete one circuit with the cyclists completing two. Participants can supports the fundraising in one of two ways - by filling a sponsorship card or by paying a participation fee on the day. Sponsorship cards will be distributed to all club members and players. Anyone else wishing to secure sponsorship can obtain a card from Johnny Wall (087)1264592. On the day, cyclists are €10 (€15 for a family) and walkers/runners/joggers €5 (€10 for a family).
Players and club member now have sponsorship cards and we hope that you will be generous in your sponsorship of them.
A celebrity sports person will officially start the event at Bruree sportsfield.
U15 ACFL Bruree 4-1 Castletown-Ballyagran 2-7 (a draw)
Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final Bruree 3-12 Hospital Herbertstown 0-8
Minor Hurling League Sean Og Hanley’s 3-14 Killacolla Gaels 1-5
South G.A.A. Minor Hurling (13 a side) Competition Croom 4-12 Bruree 3-7
County Senior Hurling League/South Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final Bruree 2-14 Kilmallock 1-11
Under 16 Football Championship Division 13 a side Croom 6-7 Bruree 3-7
CAR BOOT SALE: The next car boot sale in aid of the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will be held on Saturday, April 27th. 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 1.30 pm and admission is just €2 for adults. Children are admitted free. Tea and refreshments will be available.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of John Fitzgerald, Rockchapel, Mary Coughlan, Charleville, Mary Mason, Howardstown, and Noreen Fitzgibbon, Ballyorgan, who died recently.