BRUREE GAA CLUB NOTES
🚙⚪️🔵 Win a New Mazda from Rockhill/Bruree Community in Association with Lucey Motors, Charleville ⚪️🔵 🚙
** ONLINE LAUNCH COMING SOON www.winamazda.com **
Bruree GAA have teamed up with Rockhill/Bruree Sportsfield, Rockhill/Bruree Community Hall and St Patricks National School in association with Lucey Motors, Charleville to give one lucky supporter the chance to drive around in style.
Ronan Lucy of Lucey Motors “We are delighted to be associated with this fundraiser and it is fantastic to see such a strong community spirit, it’s for an absolutely fantastic cause and we wish you all the very best with the fundraiser and we look forward in helping anyway we can over the coming months. We have a long and proud association with Bruree going back to 1996 when we first supplied a set of jerseys and it is great to see that coming full circle again”
An 2.0 Skyactiv-G Mazda M Hybrid retailing at €30,000 is up for grabs for the winner of this exciting raffle. Tickets are currently on sale through members of the organisations involved, local outlets & through Lucey Motors, Charleville
But GET IN EARLY as there are bonus draws for €500 which will take place in July, August, September and October.
Tickets will be also be sold online at winamazda.com (launch soon). Tickets are €20 each or three for €50 and the lucky car winner will be announced on Friday the 29th of October 2021 in Rockhill Bruree Community Center where the winner will be presented with the keys to a brand new Mazda3
Why are we running this fundraiser?
The organisations have come together to organise a major Community Fundraiser for the following projects:
– An AstroTurf area and Hurling Wall to the rear of St Patrick’s National School.
– A Walkway around the Community Sports field.
– Replacement of the flat roof to the front of the Community Hall.
These projects will be done on a phased basis. The initial stage is to raise funds to have base funding available to apply for grants under various programmes e.g. Leader Programme, Sports Capital Scheme. The project of replacing the flat roof in the Community Hall is a more immediate problem. During the early months of this year due to heavy winds and rain the roof was damaged and is leaking in several places. It needs to be replaced as soon as possible as otherwise the interior work will be ruined.
We have all endured the upheaval and hardship caused by Covid19, but it has also reminded us of the importance of being part of a Community and of Community Facilities where we can meet up and enjoy each other’s company. Thankfully we appear to be emerging from this terrible experience and there is some light at the end of the tunnel. The Community Spirit which has sustained us through this difficult time is being called upon again so that we can provide further facilities for our Community and for future generations.
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🇳🇬 CLUB LIMERICK DRAW AUGUST
The August CLUB Limerick Draw will take place on Saturday 28th August, during the Live 95fm Sports Program between 10.00am & 11.00am.
1st prize is €10,000
2nd Prize is €3,000
3rd Prize is €2,000
Plus 26 additional cash prizes of €500, €250 & €100.
Please visit our all new CLUB Limerick website on www.clublimerick.ie for full details.
Select Bruree GAA
If you would like to renew or update your membership, please follow the link www.clublimerick.ie/draw and select the club you wish to support and the number of draws you wish to sign up for, (there are 5 draws remaining). The deadline for Online Sign up is 4pm on Friday 27th August. Deadline for Club changes is 4pm on Wednesday 25th August. Any amendments after this time will not be guaranteed
EXCLUSIVE STAR PRIZE FOR AUGUST
Exceptional in every sense. This month Club Limerick have something exciting for you:
As Ireland’s first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Your royal adventure begins when you enter through the grand stone gates of the remarkable 800-year-old castle where you will be treated to:
🌟 Two Night Stay at Ashford Castle
🌟Table d’Hote Dinner in the George V Dining Room
🌟 Corrib Cruise for two aboard the Isle of Innisfree
▪️COVID-19 RETURN TO TRAINING
Intermediates and Junior Bs will continue training as league matches are coming thick and fast for both panels. All players must fill out the health form before training.The club wish all the teams players and coaches the very best of luck for this season. Club Membership must be paid before any player is permitted to train. League Matches will start this weekend for both Intermediate and Junior panels.
As a community, We all must remain vigilant and adhere to the HSE & Government and GAA guidelines.
▪️Bruree GAA Juvenile Club
Juvenile training continues this week
We ask all parents to check the chat groups for all ages. Again we remind all parents that the Health Questionnaires must be completed for their child before all training sessions. Strict social distancing should be adhered to at all times. We ask that all parents follow the guidelines. Coaches have been sent the guidelines and we ask all the coaches to share it all with there respective parents.
▪️Bruree GAA Results
The Killacolla Gaels U15 footballers created a little bit of history on Saturday by winning out the County Feile B football competition.
The competition played in less than 24 hours saw the boys compete in 6 games with over 3 hours 20 mins of football. To say it was physically demanding is an understatement given the temperatures we saw over the weekend. For those who wouldn’t know the games are a blitz format with 15 mins a half, except for the final which is 20 mins a half with water breaks.
The team travelled to Ballybrown on Friday evening with no major expectations of getting out of a group which put them up against Monaleen , Na Piarsaigh and Ballybrown. The league campaign played in June and July had not gone well, but something seemed to click into gear on Friday with wins over Monaleen & Na Piarsaigh in the first two group games . Monaleen was the first game of the day and like most of the games played was a tight affair and the hard fought 1 point victory gave the whole squad and management a lift and a bit of encouragement for what lay ahead Killacolla Gaels 2-5 Monaleen 1-7. Na Piarsaigh who had beaten Killacolla Gaels by a cricket score in June were the opposition for Game 2 and to be fair everyone would have been happy with the team giving a good account of themselves. But the boys gave more than a good account, and they put in a monumental performance against a very very good outfit from the City winning out again on a 1 point margin Killacolla Gaels 0-4 Na Piarsigh 0-3.
What came next was an education for us all as no one had planned for what lay ahead on Saturday. The emails and fixture lists from the county board were pulled out and everyone started going through the scenarios. One thing we did know was we needed a result on Saturday morning Vs Ballybrown who were playing for pride after losing their 2 games on Friday. A whirlwind of activity kicked off with parents and supporters rescheduling appointments, changing work rosters, organising lifts, cancelling on birthday parties and golf outings and saying a few prayers for a good run on Saturday. There was even a dilemma whether or not a few of the families would make it to Ballyagran on time or not for their confirmation day.
Saturday morning was an early start with cars from Castletown, Rockhill, Bruree and Ballyagran faced for Ballybrown in the morning fog for an 8.30am warm up. Some cars even had to double back for boots and gumshields which were missed by sleep covered eyes. Both teams gave it everything with Killacolla coming out the right side of a 3-3 to 0-2 scoreline.
Then it was onto the N69 and back to Rathkeale for a Q/F with South Liberties/ Crecora. As we travelled the fog lifted and the sun came out in all its Glory. Met Eireann certainly got it right with the day turning into a cracker.
The Q/F With South Liberties/ Crecora was another titanic battle with Killacolla again edging it by a single score to win Killacolla Gaels 3-1 South Liberties/ Crecora 2-1. Unfortunately we didn’t keep a list of who scored what in each game but as with every teenager , I’m sure they know themselves who scored what.
Then it was semi-final time against a cracking Galbally outfit who this team have had fantastic battles with over the past couple of year. At this stage of the day the coaches step counters had hit 20,000 steps so we can only imagine what the players distances were as every game was end to end and relentless . Every line of the field was covering huge amounts of ground and by now the legs were well sore. The management did their best to keep the boys doing stretches and recovery between games and it was showing on the pitch in the performances from every player numbers 1 to 23.
Believe it or not Killacolla Gaels Were down by 7 points at some stage in both the Semi-final and final but belief in the game plan and sticking too it brought the results.
The semi-final was another game which set the pulses racing. It was none stop and end to end with both sides playing attacking football which resulted in a Killacolla Gaels 3-5 Galbally 3-3 victory.
Meanwhile our final opposition Bruff were on the main pitch in Mick Neville park beating Drom/ Broadford handsomely on a score-line of 6-5 to 2-7. Interestingly Drom/ Broadford had beaten Killacolla Gaels as recently as the previous Monday so the boys knew themselves that nothing short of 100% would do.
There was a 2 hr break to the final with everyone taking the chance to rest in the shade of the ball wall in Mick Neville while taking in the isotonic & electrolytes drinks, ham and chicken rolls , applying the sunscreen and changing into the dry socks. We even had to administer first aid for a few wasp stings but that wasn’t going to stop the boys taking the field for the finale. There then was still of course the question of would the boys and girls make it on-time to their conformation as the afternoon turned into evening.
With the final due to kick off at 3pm the boys took the field 20 mins before to settle into some warm up routines and what looked like some very strange yoga poses. Warrior poses 1,2 & 3 looked more like an awkward camel but whatever they did worked and gave the boys the energy to go at it for the sixth time in less than a day.
This Bruff team are serial winners and have tasted lots of success over the past few years so the task was never going to be easy. Killacolla had to dig deep to pull this one out of the bag especially given that they were 7 points down early on but they somehow managed to do it with a wonderful display of skill, courage , guts and above all team work. There was great scenes at the full time whistle with supporter, players and parents alike sharing hugs and congratulations with their families. There may have also been the odd tear of joy in the eyes.
We’re also happy to report everyone got their Confirmation and were indeed outside the church to celebrate with their team mates as they passed on the way home after the game..
Bobby Dowling, Morgan Hughes, David O’Brien, Aaron Deane, John Hayden, Niall Tobin, Paidi O’Gorman ©, Adam Hourigan, Liam Carroll, Cian McDonagh, Owen Barrington, Paul Murphy, Ben Sheahan, Aaron Lyons, Tomas O’Riordan, Jack O’Kelly, Jack Fitzgerald, Bryan Horgan, Luke Hourigan, Niall O’Brien, Thomas Sexton, Michael Frawley (inj).
Scores for the Tournament ; Niall Tobin 1-2, Ben Sheahan 0-1 , David O Brien 1-0, Paidi O Gorman 1-0 , Cian McDonagh 4-3 , Paul Murphy 4-8, Owen Barrington 4-6
Management ; Joachim O Kelly, Seamus Sheahan, Brian Sexton, Owen Tobin & Mark Dowling (goal keeper coach)
Please check our club app for any upcoming games. As this is a busy period for the club please keep upto date on fixture changes on our club app,thank you.
▪️CLUB APP INSTALLATION
Want to keep up to date with club news and club fixtures?
1. Visit the App Store (Google/Apple) and search for ClubZap.
2. Choose the “Install” button
3. Once installed search for Bruree and select
4. Complete form with your name, email and phone number
5. If promoted enter the 6 digit validation code you received via text
CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2021
Memberships for all Senior and Juvenile has to paid up before any player can train. If you have not paid you can do so by going to the link below or you can pay to any club officer.
▪️NEW O’NEILL SPORTS CLUB GEAR
Bruree Gaa Official Club Products for 2021 Can Be Purchased From O’ Neills Sports. 77 different products to choose from so have a look.
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All Prices Are On The ONEILLS PAGE
▪️ROCKHILL AFC & BRUREE GAA
We had no lotto this week in respect for the O’Dwyer family. The club would like to pass on our condolences to Anne’s family and friends, may she rest in peace.
The Next Rockhill AFC and Bruree GAA lotto Draw will take place on Monday 6th September. The draw will take place in the community hall at 9.00pm sharp. All tickets must be in by 8.30pm sharp.
🔵The Jackpot is €3000⚪
Link for Online
The Rockhill A.F.C and Bruree GAA Lotto is the main source of finance for our club and helps us prepare all of our teams for each year with affiliation fees, insurance costs etc.
The costs are ever increasing and we are very grateful for the generous support of our lotto. The lotto has been going since 1993 (28 Years) and has given out huge amounts of prizemoney to winners over the years. The weekly draw will take place every Monday night. The weekly lotto results and jackpot can be viewed on our homepage at www.brureegaa.com , social media websites, our club app and at the premises mentioned below.
Tickets are priced at:
€2 each or 3 for €5 for weekly entry
Tickets can be bought from any of the Lotto’s regular sellers (with whom you can pay in advance for draws if you like).
The lotto can also be done online where we have packages available.
€20 for 10 draws
€50 for 26 draws
€90 for 52 draws
Cut off for online is 7pm on Monday nights.
In the event of the jackpot not being won there are 6 lucky dips of €50, €25, €25, €20, €20, €20 drawn.
Please contact Lotto Co-Ordinator Brendan Hogan (0861736608) with any queries on any of the above