Monday 11 December 2017



Brí Beag Childcare Centre and Bree Community Development Group Ltd are delighted that the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, will be opening the facility this Wednesday 15th June at 3.30pm. All parishioners are very welcome to attend this event and to partake of refreshments in the Hall afterwards.


Bree Macra has VIP tickets for sale for the three evening gigs at the Enniscorthy Strawberry Fest. Acts include The Coronas, UB40, Ryan Sheridan, Cry Before Dawn and The Saw Doctors.

VIP tickets ensure cover from rain, clear view of the main stage, a chance to mingle with the acts, guaranteed admission in the event of an early sell out and own private bar with cocktails and increased bar options. Tickets are on sale from Niall Doyle and Sinead Hughes at €30. A small contribution from each ticket sold will go towards Bree Macra funds so please support. (Please note this ticket does not cover admission for Jedward)


The Annual General meeting of Bree United Soccer Club will be held in Bree Hall this Friday night 17th June at 8pm. All parents, players and managers are asked to attend. The club would like to thank all those who supported the club in the past season whether it was through assisting with teams, fundraising or helping in the development of the pitch. A special thanks to Ger Dunne, Angela Dunne and Dean Foods for the use of facilities, and to Leisure Max for their sponsorship of hoodies for all school boys and girls.

The results for the year were: Boys U8 (sponsored by Leisuremax) played nine, won seven and drew one; U10 Div 1 6th; U12A Div 4 4th; U12 B Div 6 2nd; U14 Div 3 3rd; U16 Div 3 4th; Youths Div 3 4th. Girls U10 Premier Div 3rd; U12 A Premier Div Champions and Cup Winners; U12B Div 2B 5th, U14 Premier Div 3rd; U16 Div 1 5th. Mens Div 3 4th. Well done also to the Bree NS Girls team who finished 3rd in the national Finals in Tullamore.


The 'Comhaltas Seisiún' Sessions, in association with Celtic Roots, return to Bree Community Centre on 5th July and continue weekly on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm for the months of July and August. Each Session begins with the serving of scones and tea / coffee followed by a full programme of Music, Song, Dance and Storytelling. Cost is €10 for adults with concessions for large groups and children. For bookings and further details contact 087-7535354.


Well done to the Ballyhogue U14 football team who represented their parish and county in the recent Leinster Feile finals in Laois. This was Ballyhogue's first time taking part in the Feile at National Level with the team and their mentors doing extremely well being only beaten by a single point by Clara in the last minute of the final.


The Co Community Games Athletic Finals took place in Craanford on Saturday last with some great performances from local athletes. Bree / Davidstown will be represented by thirty athletes at the National Finals in Athlone in August in ten individual events and in five relays.

National Qualifiers are Lucy Kehoe (U8 80m), Katie Whelan (U10 60mH), Peter Kelly (U12 Ball Throw), Aideen Kane (U14 80mH), Ryan Murray (U14 100m), Aoife Rochford (U14 100m), Sophie McCabe (U14 800m), Kathlyn Furlong (U14 Shot Putt), Annie Stafford (U16 100m) and Niamh Rochford (U16 Javelin).

Relays winners are Sophie Codd, Katie Whelan, Laura Butler, Daire Rochford, Liam Doyle and Eamon Doyle (U10 Mixed); Moya Neary, Katie Mai McCabe, Olivia Howe, Louise Butler, Ava Dempsey and Roisin Treacy (U12); Chloe Whelan, Aoife Rochford, Annalise Crean, Ryan Murray, Dean Doyle and Peter Kelly (U13 Mixed); Kasey Doyle, Nicole Furlong, Sophie McCabe, Aideen Kane, Aoife Codd and Kathlyn Furlong (U14); Annie Stafford, Niamh Rochford, Hannah Sullivan, Catriona Carroll, Dervla McCabe and Chloe McMullen (U16).

As well as the forty gold medals won on Saturday last in Craanford there were six individual silver medals and one relay silver as well as five individual bronze medals. Silver medalists were Anna Jevens (U8 60m), Daire Rochford (U10 100m), Sophie Codd (U10 60mH), Annalise Crean (U12 600m), Kate Fenlon (U12 Ball Throw), Kasey Doyle (U14 Long Jump) and Conor Byrne, Graham Parker, Shane Doyle and Declan Power (U16 Relay). Bronze medalists were Nicholas Howe (U8 60m), Killian Doyle (U8 80m), Liam Doyle (U10 100m), Chloe Whelan (U14 100m) and Catriona Carroll (U16 100m).

Also taking part in the County Finals were Leon Sinnott, Oisin Hayes, Aoibhinn Crean, Jim Doyle, Tobias Redmond, Anna Roche, Jade Power, John Kehoe, Brandon Sinnott, Paul Roche, Mairead Crean, Suzie Byrne and Aideen Byrne. Well done to all involved.


Galbally Patron and Field Day takes place on Sunday 26th June commencing with prayers at 2.30pm.


Thanks to all those who participated or supported the recent tractor and vintage run. Proceeds from the day go towards renewing the electrical work within the church.


Best wishes to all athletes competing in the Leinster U13-19 Championships taking place in Tullamore this weekend.


The next draw takes place this Wednesday 15th June in Byrnes of Bree. The club is seeking to improve communication with members and supporters. To this end we would appreciate if people could contact us at so that we can add their e-mail addresses to the club mailing list.

In particular it would be good if we could get the e-mails of those who are away from the parish or living abroad so that a flow of information could be established.

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