BRUREE GAA CLUB NOTES
Bruree GAA AGM
Bruree GAA held its Club AGM last Tuesday night. Due to level 5 Government Restrictions the AGM meeting was held on virtual zoom for the first time ever. Club Secretary David Deady started the meeting with a minutes silence for all who sadly passed away in Rockhill and Bruree in 2020. David moved onto the minutes from 2019 which everyone had been notified by email along with all the reports from the club officers. Secretary David Deady went through he’s report of the year and gave an excellent and comprehensive report for 2020. Club Secretary is a big job in the GAA and David Deady was outstanding once again in getting all information on matches to all managers over every team. David informed everyone that Limerick GAA hope to still play Fixtures from the 2020 seasons with the middle of Spring in mind. David also attended several virtual Limerick GAA and South Board meetings. David thanked all those who helped out with the field and the cleaning of the dressing rooms. Next up was John O’Halloran’s Treasurer’s report. John gave a excellent and thorough report of the clubs finances. 2020 was a very difficult year for all clubs but Bruree did very well. Treasurer John O’Halloran thanked everyone who helped out during the year with the clubs fundraising events. John thanked Accountant Pat Hennessey for having the clubs financial books in great order once again. John also thanked the clubs fundraising team headed up by Fundraising Chairman Eamonn Sexton and his fundraising team of Jimmy Feane, Kit O’Halloran, Brendan Hogan, David Deady and John himself. The Duck Race and the Annual Christmas Raffle were once again a huge success. The Duck Race was kindly sponsored by Beech Lodge Nursing Home and the Christmas Raffle Draw was kindly sponsored by Owen and Judy Tobin of Europiping Engineering and John thanked them all. John also thanked everyone who bought and sold tickets for these events which also included The club Limerick draw for 2020. Next up was the Chairman’s address. Chairman Brendan Hogan thanked everyone for their very hard work during 2020. He thanked he’s fellow club officers and everyone who supported the club during a very tough year for the club and even tougher year for every family in Rockhill and Bruree. He wished for all to stay very safe and healthy during this sad and horrible pandemic. Brendan spoke very well of where the club wants to go for the future. He thanked our main Sponsors Costello Quarries for their continued and kind support throughout 2020 and thanked them for the sponsorship for 2021 season. Brendan also thanked the Lotto Committee for all their hard work in what was a vert difficult year. The lotto Draws had to be cancelled due to government restrictions and we are all hopeful that once restrictions can be lifted when it is safe, The lotto can be restarted again.Bruree GAA Chairman also thanked everyone near and far who supported the club. Brendan thanked the fundraising committee and club officers for there very hard work in bringing in funds in what was a very challenging year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brendan went on to say that 2021 will be even more of a challenge but together both the club and community can get through this together. Next up was the Election of Officers and Members of the Executive Committee. Chairman Brendan Hogan started with the Life President vacancies. He made a special mention to our 2 wonderful past Life Presidents who had sadly passed on. Both Ann Potter and Shamie Sexton did the Bruree GAA club a wonderful service. We were so honoured to have them both together as Life Presidents, May they both Rest In Peace. Chairman Brendan Hogan went on to announce Nuala Leslie and Johnny Wall who were both nominated and seconded and we Congratulate both of them. Johnny Wall was overwhelmed at been nominated but was overjoyed and proud to take up this very important role witin the club along side Nuala Leslie who was also proud and delighted to do so. They have both done so much for Bruree GAA. Nuala Leslie was First Aider for Bruree for many many years. Johnny Wall who was a past player and was involved in different positions within Bruree GAA most notilably Treasurer for over 11 Years. We wish both all the best in there new roles for Bruree GAA. The Top table remains the same for 2021. A Vacancy for the Assistant Treasurer’s job was available and Eamonn Sexton was Nominated and seconded for this postion. Eamonn has been the club PRO for the last 4 years and did a fantastic job. The role of PRO will be taken up by 2 new club men. Kieran O’Rourke and Kieran O’Dea were both nominated and seconded and will together look after the clubs communication to the general public, As well as promoting the clubs fundraising as well as match reports. We wish both lads the very best of luck. The last vacancy was the Health and Wellbeing Officer. Monica Queally has done outstanding work in this role over the years. We thank Monica for everything she has done for the club. Two ladies were nominated and seconded for this role. Elizabeth Horgan and Johanna Deane. We thank both ladies for taking on this important role and we wish both the very best of luck.
NEW 2021 OFFICERS & COMMITTEE
Life Presidents – Nuala Leslie and Johnny Wall
Chairperson – Brendan Hogan
Vice-Chairperson – Jimmy Feane
Secretary – David Deady
Assistant Secretary – Noel Brosnan
Treasurer – John O’Halloran
Assistant Treasurer – Eamonn Sexton and Sean O’Connor
PRO’s – Kieran O’Dea and Kieran O’Rourke
Registrar – Declan Sexton
Health and Wellbeing Officers – Elizabeth Horgan and Johannah Deane
Irish Officer – Jimmy Feane
Player Reps – Brian Sexton & Shane Feane
Committee Member – David O’Brien
Committee Member – Hugh Hogan
Committee Member – Noel O’Halloran
Committee Member – Kit O’Halloran
Committee Member – John O’Brien (B)
Committee Member – Mike Mullane Snr
Committee Member – Sean Deady
Committee Member – Tony O’Driscoll
Committee Member – Jim McDonagh
Committee Member – Gerard Mullane
Committee Member – Pad Joe Boyce
Committee Member – Mike Lyons
JUVENILE OFFICERS 2021
Chairperson – John O’Brien (G)
Vice-Chairperson – Monica Quealey
Secretary – Owen Tobin
Assistant Secretary – Paul Crotty
Treasurer – Andrew Cussen
Assistant Treasurer – Elizabeth Horgan
Coaching Officer – David O’Dea
Child Protection Officer – Sean Deane
Juvenile PRO – Shane O’Dwyer
Ratification of Management of all Teams
INTERMEDIATE HURLING 2021
Manager: Brendan Hogan
Coaches: John Collins & David O’Dea
Selector: Shaun Riordan
Stats: Mike Cotter
First Aider: Lawrence Sexton
JUNIOR B HURLING 2021
Trainer: Seamus O’Connell
Selectors: Noel Brosnan, Mike Mullane, Pat Joe Boyce.
First Aider: Lawrence Sexton.
Manager: John O’Halloran
All other appointments will be done over the coming weeks.
Chairman Brendan finished up by thanking everyone for attending the meeting. He wished all a very safe and a happy and healthy year.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW 2021
The CLUB Limerick Draw 2021 is now available online together with full details of prizes, members discounts, how to join & much more.
The CLUB Limerick Draw 2021 is set up to Support the Future Success of our Clubs & County Teams and your support is very much appreciated.
Limerick GAA & The our Club Need Your Help for 2021.
Let’s give our Club & our County hurlers & footballers the best chance possible in preparing for future success.
Sign up to the all-new 2021 CLUB Limerick Draw today.
For only €10, be in with a chance of winning a top prize of €10,000; PLUS 29 additional cash prizes each month!
Its €100 for the 10 draws.
You’ll also get the chance to win an exclusive STAR PRIZE each month. In March be in with a chance of winning Apple iPad (8th Generation) 128 GB.
10 draws starting on March 27th with the last draw in December 2021
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CLUB Limerick Draw 2021 – ‘Supporting the Future Success of our Club & County Teams.
RETURN TO TRAINING
The GAA has issued advice to clubs and counties for activities that are permissible and not permissible in 2021 until further notice. Under Level 5 of the plan for living with Covid-19, only individual training is permitted for GAA clubs. Neither adult or underage teams may train collectively & club games are not permitted. These restrictions will remain in place until at least March 5th.
NEW AGE GROUPS FOR SEASON 2021
Limerick GAA have confirmed that they will play underage hurling and football competitions at uneven ages in 2021 in line with national policy. The new policy came into effect from this January 2021. All teams will now move to the uneven numbers (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 & U17, etc). In Limerick, the U7, U9 and U11 age grades will come under the remit of Coaching & Games. The U13, U15 and U17 age grades will be planned by County Bord na nÓg. Feile now reverts to U15 level. Formats, days, dates etc are being organised at the moment and further details will be circulated to the clubs at later dates.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2021
Renewal mails for membership should have gone out to those who paid membership online last year.
With current restrictions in place we will have to process payments online as much as possible.
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BRUREE GAA COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICE
Bruree GAA are continuing our Community Support Service. If there are any elderly or vulnerable members / friends of Bruree GAA living alone or cocooning and need anything delivered to your home like Groceries or Medication or any other essentials over the coming weeks please contact David Deady Club Secretary on 083-8953481. Bruree GAA will then send someone out to you. As a community Lets look out for each other. Our Volunteers are Garda Vetted and all enquiries are treated with strict confidentiality.
ROCKHILL AFC & BRUREE GAA LOTTO POSTPONED
Due to Irish Government’s Level 5 Restrictions and the New HSE recommendations to minimise social contact and in the interest of the safety of the lotto organisers, promotors and Lotto players, Rockhill AFC and Bruree GAA lotto committee have come to the decision to postpone the Monday night lotto draws until further notice. The running of the Lotto creates unnecessary interaction so we hope this is to the understanding of all.
During this difficult time we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our ticket sellers/buyers for your continued support. Anyone who has already purchased tickets for this Monday night’s draw can be assured that these tickets will be included once we commence our draws again.We will keep everyone updated over the coming weeks and hope everyone stays safe.
Please Take care
Rockhill AFC and Bruree GAA Lotto Committee
LIMERICK DOMINATE ALL STARS 2020 WITH 14 NOMINATIONS
Congratulations to the 14 Limerick Hurlers who have been nominated for an all star.
Starting with goalkeeper Nickie Quaid, with 6 of Limerick’s defence are nominated – Seán Finn, Dan Morrissey, Barry Nash, Diarmuid Byrnes, Declan Hannon, Kyle Hayes, with Will O’Donoghue nominated at midfield along with Cian Lynch, who played alot of his hurling in that position this year but was named at No. 11 for the final.
5 Limerick forwards are also nominated. Gearóid Hegarty, Tom Morrissey, Aaron Gillane, Séamus Flanagan and Graeme Mulcahy. The only player to miss out from the starting final 15 is Darragh O’Donovan.
Sponsored by PwC and presented by the GAA in association with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), it is intended that a televised presentation of the 2020 All Star awards in both hurling and football will take place on Saturday 20th February on RTÉ 1 at 6.30pm.
HURLER OF THE YEAR 2020
3 players have been Nominated for Hurler of the year.
LIMERICK’S Gearoid Hegarty
CLARE’S Tony Kelly
WATERFORD’S Stephen Bennett.
We wish Gearoid the very best of luck. He without doubt deserves to win this award after having an unbelievable season from start to finish. Gearoid scored 7 fantastic points from play in the All Ireland Final victory over Waterford.
Bru Ri Abu