Saturday, 25 April 2009

Bits and Pieces

The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation for 80 pupils from Scoil Dean Cussen takes place today Thursday, 30th April. Bishop Donal Murray will visit the Parish to administer the Sacrament. We hope for a little sunshine on this very special occasion

In the Convent Hall on April 14th the winners were Murty Hayes and Ann Murphy. Second were Joe Finn and Kathleen Barry and Mary McGrath and Paddy O’Neill. The table prizes went to Joe Carey and Jimmy Carey, Ann Ryan and Mary Casey and Liam and Mary O’Riordan. Raffle: €50 Ann Ryan, €25 Mike McAuliffe, €12 each to Mary McGrath(2), Eileen Browne and Tommy O’Brien. Cards every Tuesday night in the Convent Hall at 8.30pm. All welcome.
Bloomsday in Bruff
Plans are well in advance for a splendid celebration of Bloomsday in Bruff. Check out the details here
The Bruff Heritage Group are organising the next Open-Air Market on Saturday, April 25 located near the Church from 10-1pm. We are expecting an increased number of stalls now that it is up and running. If there is still any Bric-A-Brac which people wish to donate, please ring Paul Dennehy @ 087-9890652 and he will gladly arrange to have it collected. This event had to be cancelled because of awful weather.
At Chives formerly (The Abbey Bar) the Community Café is opening to the public on Saturday 25 and Sunday, April 26 after both Masses. Tea and refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Predict the Score: The Bruff Bord na nOg are running a “Predict the Score” for the Limerick versus Waterford game on June 14, so we are selling cards for this match and we are asking for your support please. There is a prize of €200 for the winning score or nearest score. Lines on sale at the moment are €2 each.
The Grove Park Committee are first out of the blocks with a “spring” in their steps and we thank them for their efforts in response to our appeal for Spring Clean Week. Bruff has had an amazing year in team sports. Tidy Towns is also a team game not limited in numbers and any number of people can take part. Next year we hope to arrange a competition between areas/estates and now would be a good time to organise yourselves and clean up your immediate environment. Individually you can do your own thing or if time has slowed your movements you can contact us with your ideas at 061-382109. April 20-26 is Spring Clean week in Bruff.
Our U’16 Girls contested the Cup Final Replay against Kilmallock last weekend. It was a very good team performance but the girls were unlucky on the night, scoring just one goal to Kilmallock’s five. Sueanne O’Leary was the goal scorer for Bruff.
Our Junior Team played Pike Rovers B on Saturday at home. Andy O’Neill scored for Bruff, making the final score 1-1.
A heart saver defibrillator was installed at Meanus Community Centre last year. Thirteen people were trained to use this defibrillator and in Cardio Pulmenary Resussitation (CPR). Another training session will take place at the Community Centre in the near future. It is desirable that more people from the Parish would avail of this course which is only 3 hours approx. Understandably the more people trained in this service the more benefit it will be to our Parish and to our families.
Certification by the Irish Heart Foundation is valid for two years after successfully completing the course. Those interested in taking part in this very worthwhile community based programme are requested to ring the secretary at 087-2193555.
TAG Rugby Tour to England requires male and female Tag Rugby Players to fill two club teams who will be travelling to an International Tag Rugby Festival in Rochdale, near Manchester on the June Bank Holiday Weekend (depart Friday, May 25, returning on Sunday, May 31). Details from Grainne O’Keeffe @ 087-9312817.

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