BREE/GALBALLY

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES

Mass of the Lord's Supper will be in Bree on Thursday evening at 7pm. Mass will be in Bellevue at 7pm and Galbally at 8pm. Celebration of the Lord's Passion on Friday afternoon is at 2.30pm in Bellevue, 3pm in Bree and 4pm in Galbally. Easter Vigil on Saturday evening is at 9 pm in both Bree and Galbally. Mass on Easter Sunday morning is at 9am in Bellevue, 10am in Bree and 11am in Galbally. Salt will be blessed at the masses on Easter Sunday morning.

RESTORATION FUND

The last Sunday of May has been reserved for the Vintage Tractor Run in Galbally. For further information and details contact Paddy Fortune.

HURLING & FOOTBALL

Hurling and Football for U8 boys and girls began on Tuesday, March 30 from 6.30 pm to 8 p.m. in Bree pitch. Children must be aged over 6 and under 8 and will need a hurley, helmet and shin guards. Hurling and Football for U10 boys begins on Friday, April 7 from 6.30 pm to 8 p.m. in Bree pitch. Children will need a hurley, helmet and shin guards. To ensure smooth running of the sessions it is necessary for parents to assist. Contact Charlie at 086 8298568 or Stephen at 087 8244873.

CENTRE REFURBISHMENT

Work is nearing completion on Phase 1 of Bree Community Centre Refurbishment and many organisations are looking forward to a return to its normal usage. However, the committee hopes to begin on Phase 2 during the summer months. Phase 2 will include the replacement of the roof and ceiling. Invitations are sought shortly from contractors which wish to express an interest in securing the tendering documents for this phase 2.

BREE ATHLETIC CLUB

Congratulations to all our athletes who competed in the All-Ireland Indoor championships in Nenagh. In total, 9 medals were won – 2 gold, 6 silver and 1 bronze. Full details next week. Club Chairman Pat O'Leary would like to thank everyone who helped organise the Leinster Road Race last weekend in Galbally. Training has started for all athletes age U8 upwards in Ballyhogue GAA Club grounds. Training takes place every Monday and Wednesday evening at 6.30pm - ¤2 per training session.

CHILDCARE CENTRE

Bri Beag Childcare Centre is now open. There are still some places left in the Baby Room and Toddler Room. A second session of Playschool commenced on Monday, March 15. Bri Beag is hoping to offer a childminding service on the day of the First Holy Communion for the duration of the Mass. The cost will be ¤5. They can only offer this service if there is sufficient interest. Contact Lisa O'Connor, Centre Manager on 053 9247111.

PARENTS AND TODDLERS

Bree Parent and Toddler Group is now taking place on Monday mornings at 10.30am in BriBeag. All are very welcome to come along.

BREE YOUTH CLUB

Senior members wishing to attend the next disco which will be held in Taghmon on Friday, April 23 should text their name followed by senior disco to 0857751175 before Tuesday, April 6. Thank you to Joey Parker for helping out at the club night on Friday, March 12 and to Ann Rossitor who assisted on Friday March 26. There will be no club night on Good Friday, April 2. The club meets at the usual times on Friday, April 9.

COMMUNITY GAMES

Well done to the Under 15 Girls Indoor Soccer team who won the Leinster final held in Carlow at the weekend. The team has now qualified to compete in the Community Games National Finals in Athlone in May.

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