Rambling House: The committee will hold a rambling house traditional Irish night on Friday, April 5th, starting at 8.00 pm in Bruree Community Centre. There will be excellent entertainment from local and visiting entertainers and all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The song says “That if they found a hat of his convenient to the door, the more they put in, the better would the music be!” No hat - but a bucket “convenient to” the door and donations will be greatly appreciated.
Car Boot Sale: The next car boot sale in aid of the Rockhill Bruree Sportsfield Development Committee will be held on this 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 1.30 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.
CUAN MHUIRE: The garden centre at Cuan Mhuire, Bruree, is open again for the current season with a full range of plants and gardening requirements. Watch out for details of Diarmuid Gavin’s visit there in early May. Contact 063 90338 for opening hours.
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.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Art results (Local area competition)
Under 8 Girls: 1st. Clodagh Williams, 2nd. Leah Prunty, 3rd. Madeline Blackwell.
Under 8 Boys: 1st. Kevin Hayden, 2nd Greg O’ Dwyer, 3rd Colm McCarthy.
Under 10 Girls: 1st. Ellen Williams, 2nd Elanna O’ Dwyer, 3rd. Emily Bray.
Under 10 Boys: 1st Robert Lynch, 2nd. Ryan Murphy, 3rd. Liam Carey.
Under 12 Girls: 1st Aine Hayden, 2nd Gabrielle Nyst, 3rd Lorna Murphy& Holly O’Dwyer.
Under 12 Boys: 1st Matthew Howard, 2nd Sam Williams, 3rd William Sexton.
Under 14 Girls: 1st Rachel Williams, 2nd Mary Murphy, 3rd Lauren Corrigan.
Under 14 Boys: 1st Fionnbarr Fitzpatrick, 2nd Tomas Mikolajcik,3rd Sam Cronolly.
Handwriting Results (local area)
Under 10 Girls: 1st Rachael Tobin, 2nd Elaine McCarthy, 3rd Laura Frawley.
Under 10 Boys: 1st Jack O’ Shea, 2nd Darragh Sexton, 3rd Fionan O’Driscoll.
Congratulations to Niamh Cotter who came 2nd in the Under 10 County final for Irish Dancing.
On a glorious spring day our Under 11 tag rugby team competed in the county finals in Bresky, Co. Limerick. In our first match we played St. Senans in a closely fought game, with our team narrowly beaten. In our second game against Glin we proved to be the stronger side and won this game comfortably, placing us third in the competition. Well done to all who participated. Rory O’Gorman, Darragh Sexton, Robert Lynch, William Sexton, Paddy Lynch, Sean Frawley, Kate and Elaine Frawley, Lorna Murphy, Laura Frawley, Katie Buckley and Katie Sexton. Special thanks to Seamus Sheehan for his time training the kids.
DIVINE MERCY: The Divine Mercy Novena starts on Good Friday, this Friday, March 29th, and continues for nine days and ends at Athlacca church on Divine Mercy Sunday. Fr. John Mockler, Fr. Bourke and other priests will lead the devotions for Divine Mercy Sunday at Athlacca church on Sunday, April 7th. There will be Exposition, Novena prayers, confessions and Mass. There will also be the blessing with first class relics of St. Faustina. Devotions start at 2.45 and end at 4.00 pm. Everyone is welcome.
SYMPATHY: We extend our sincere sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of Eily White, Ballyagran, and Bridie Twomey, Feenagh, who died recently.
Camogie: The girls from St. Patrick’s won their final league game against Kilfinane. Score: 3-8 Bruree,1-0 Kilfinane. The Final will be played after Easter. Team:-Barbara Moore (captain), Rachel Williams, Kiara McCarthy (1-7), Kayliegh Thompson, Lauren Corrigan (2-1), Mary Murphy, Alannah Sheedy, Chloe Kiely, Katie Quirke, Gabrielle Nyst and Emma Kerrins. Subs: Holly O’Dwyer, Ellen Williams, Laura Frawley, Kate Frawley, Ealannna O’Dwyer, Elaine McCarthy and Lorna Murphy.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS: Battle of the Bands takes place on Saturday April 6th at 8.00 pm in Bruff Rugby Club with all proceeds going towards Brendan Ring and Martin Hartnett’s fundraising in aid of Cliona’s Foundation and the Limerick Lourdes Invalid Fund for their 800 km cycle from Nantes to Lourdes in June. Performing bands include Nightfall, Reverse the Hearse, The 3 Chords, Nevertheless, Wonderwall and Cairde Ceoil. Admission is €10, finger food will be provided and there will be a raffle. Come along and enjoy a great night of musical entertainment of varying degrees!
LOTTO: Lucky dip winners in last week’s Bruree GAA/Rockhill Rovers lotto draw were €50 Dano Byrnes €25 Maurice O’Connor, Derawlin, Patrick Deady €20 Pat Allen, Pat Murphy, Gang of Five, c/o Moloney’s Bar