Bruree GAA

Founded 1893

Co. Limerick

Memories - 1966

Download our mobile app to hear more about Bruree GAA.

See More

Memories on app to date 1951, 1966, 1978 and 1982

Limerick Leader January 29th 1966.


Rev. P. Kelly, CC, presided at the annual general meeting of the Bruree GAA. Club, held in the Schoolhouse, Bruree, and the attendance of members was the largest for many years.Rev. Father Kelly welcomed the members and extended a special welcome to Mr. Liam Hogan after his serious illness, which kept him away from the club for some time. Rev. Fr. Kelly wished him the very best of health for the future.The Rev. Chairman congratulated the under-21 hurling team on reaching the South final. He asked the players to train hard now for the final and start the club well for 1966 by winning out the under-21 Championship.He also congratulated all the platers who took part in all grades during the year and said it was a credit that no player had to be spoken to by a referee during the year.The Secretary (Mr. James Sexton), In the course of his report, gave a comprehensive account of the activities of the club during- the year. The report was unanimously adopted.The balance sheet was presented by Mr. F. Randles (Treasurer) and this showed the club in a good financial position.All the outgoing officials were elected unopposed It was decided to affiliate junior, juvenile and under-21 hurling and football teams for 1966 and the followlng captains were elected:

Junior Hurling—Captain, Jim O'Brien; vlce-captaln, Jerry Horgan.

Junior Football—Captain, T Cotter; vice-captain, N. Doody.

Under-21 Hurling—N. Doody.

Under-21 Football—Captain, J. O'Brien; vlce-captaln, C. Duggan

Selection Committee: Rev. Father Kelly Messrs. M. O'Brien, M. Hogan, M. Sexton, D. Byrnes, with the captain and vlce-captaln to be consulted. It was decided to join Banogue in senior hurling, the same as last year. It was proposed and seconded that Mr. V. Horgan, President, hold the Gleeson Cup for another year. The Assistant Secretary appealed to all club members to try and get four members each to join Clste na Banban Pools, as this was a great source of income during 1965 The meeting ended with a vote of sympathy with Mr. Michael Hogan on the death of his father,

Evening Echo Monday, May 09, 1966


Croom 3-5 Bruree 4-5

Croom minus two of their key players. Joe Carroll and John Cregan, lined out a much depleted side against Bruree in the under 21 1966 South Limerick Hurling Final at Kilmallock yesterday.To add fuel to lire Croom Haxon-haired Liam Cagney and his opposite number from Bruree were both sent to the line in the 20th minute of the first half by referee Tom O'Sullivan. a decision that was not agreed with by the majority of the large crowd present.Two goals from two 21 yard frees helped in no small way in deciding the outcome of the game. These scored in the first half were responsible for Croom being five points in arrears at halt-time. On the resumption Croom's Gerard Cregan showed a new lease of life and together with an outstanding display by colleague Limerick minor Con Shanahan. aided and abetted by Croom's new “find" Mutt Regan. Croom tucked on scores and at the call of play were within a goal of winning this well and truly contested came.

Evening Echo Tuesday, May 10, 1966


Bruree 4-5, Croom 3-5.

In this final of the South Limerick under 21 hurling championship (1965) played at Kilmallock. Bruree held on in a hectic finish to defeat Croom by one goal. It was a very keenly contested game all through and featured some fine hurling Bruree had somewhat the better of the opening exchanges and led at half time by 4-2 to 2-3. Immediately after half-time Bruree had a point, but Croom fought back with determination and with a few minutes to go were only a goal behind. Croom tried hard in the last minutes for the leveling score but Bruree held out to take the title. An incident early in the came, led to a player from each side being sent to the line. Top scorer for Bruree was Andy Donworth, a former goalkeeper, who notched 2-2; Other scorers for Bruree were P. O'Brien and N. O'Brien (1-0 each), P. Walsh (0-2), and G. Doody (0-1). Scorers for Croom were J. J. O'Regan (1-3), M. Kearney and J. Fitzgerald (1-0 each). S. Cretan and C. Shanahan (0-1 each). Referee. Mr. T. _O’Sullivan. Limerick.

Evening Echo Wednesday, June 08, 1966

Meeting Of South Limerick G.A.A. Board

MR. P. J. RYAN, P.C., Chairman presided at a meeting of South Limerick G.A.A. Board, held at Kilmallock, and other officials in attendance were 'Messrs. P. McEliigott, vice-chairman, , S. Fitzgerald secretary, E. Magner, treasurer, and S. Finucane, registrar.Arising out of the report of the referee of the Under 21 Hurling final Patrick O'Brien of Bruree attended the Board meeting. The Chairman said that in the course of the report, the referee stated that he ordered Patrick O'Brien (Bruree) and Liam Cagney (Croom) off for striking each other with hurleys and fists. Patrick O'Brien, in reply to the Chairman, said that there were no hurleys used. He admitted that in a heated moment they did strike with fists. He was sorry for what happened.Mr. G. Lowry (Croom) said that Liam Cagney had emigrated to England. He wrote to Liam Cagney. who replied stating that he did not strike with a hurley, and that Patrick O'Brien did not strike him with a hurley. He admitted striking with a fist. The Chairman ruled that both players be suspended for two months.Mr. P. Potter ( Bruree), Mr. M. Sexton (Bruree), Mr. O'Regan (Croom) appealed to the Chairman to reduce the suspension to one month, but the Chairman said that he was bound by rule, and the period would have to be for two months, it gave him no pleasure, he said, to suspend any man. Mr. Lowry congratulated Bruree on winning the match and hoped they would win out the county. Some further subscriptions to Gorta were handed in. Mr. J. P. Ryan, Garrysplllane. raised the question of the legality o£ a player transferred to County Tipperary. and the Chairman informed him that he should take that matter up with the County Secretary and the Limerick County Board. In reply to a Banogue delegate, the Chairman said that the Bruree club would have to finish their old tournament before starting a new

Limerick Leader, Saturday, June 18, 1966

St. Patricks for 1965 under-21 hurling final

Easily the best game of the ng with every appearance and day was the under 21 hurling in which Bruree and St. Patricks were the contestants at Kilmallock. The city lads made their presence felt in the first half and they had every reason to be pleased with themselves at the interval when they were ahead, 4-2 to 2-2. Bruree came very much into the picture afterwards and closed the gap completely when they levelled with time running out. “Saints” finished the stronger side, however, and a very vital goal by Willie Cusack and two fine points by Brendan Cross purchased their ticket to the final. The hurling was out of the top drawer for a goodly portion of the game, and fully maintained the growing reputation of this comparatively new grade for nothing but the best. The winning scores came from Brendan Cross (1-2), Michael Collopy (1-1), Brian Cobbe (1-0), John Frost (1-0), Willie Cusack (1-0), Pat Doherty (0-2), and Ritchie O'Connor (0-1). Also, well to the fore for "Saints" were Wally Moloney, improving with every appearance, and Vincent Phelan. Jim O’Brien at full back, had a great game for the losers, with Gerard and Nicolas Doody also a lot in the picture. Andy Donworth who had earlier started in goal for Claughaun in the Senior Cup semi-final, was top scorer for them with 2-4, the remaining flags coming from T. O’Shea(1-0), C. Duggan(0-1), P.Doody (0-1), J. Mulcahy (0-1)

St Patricks 5-6 Bruree 3-7

Irish Examiner Wednesday, August 31, 1966


Effin and Bruree are through to the second round of the South Limerick Junior Hurling Championship. They got their tickets to the second round at Kilmallock when they defeated Bruff and Garryspillane, respectively.In a keenly contested game Effin had the better of the earlier exchanges to lead at half£ by 3 goals and 11 points to 1 goal. Bruff tried hard on the turnover, but the Effin defence held well and at the three-quarter stage Bruff had only improved their half-time position by 4 points. Effin kept them at bay and improved their own position with some points to finish strongly and win well by 5-15 to 2-5. Scorers : Effin. C. Daly (1-5), W. Magner (l-4j, J. Leo (1-1). T. Bluett (0-2), J. Bluett. M. Sheedy and J. O'Shea (0-1 each). Bruff, W. Smith (1-1), P. Molyneaux (1-1). J. Moloney. D. Moloney and W. Conway (0-1 each). In the second game, Bruree had a good win in the end over Garryspillane, by 5 goals and 8 points to 4 goals and 2 points. but it was only in the last quarter that they took command. Garrysplllane showed up in good style in the early stages. but Bruree pegged them back and five minutes from the interval the teams were level. Then Garryspillane had a goal lo lead at half-time by 4 goals and 2 points to 2 goals and 5 points. The game had reached the three-quarter stage before Bruree took the lead but from then to the end they were in command and won well Scorers : Bruree, R, Cotter (2-1),M. O’Riordan (2-0), J. Horgan (1-2). M. Potter and C. Duggan (0-2 each) and P. O'Brien (0-1). Garryspillane, S. Burke (2-1), B. Harrington (1-0). B. Crawford (1-0) and J. J. Creed (0-1).

Irish Examiner Thursday, September 15, 1966


Bruree 9-10 Herbertstown 4-6

Effin 2-7 Glenroe 2-6

Bruree and Effin advanced to the next round of the South Limerick Hurling championship at Kilmallock when they defeated Herbertstown and G!enroe respectively. Bruree winning by 9 goals and 10 points to 4 goals and 6 points for Herbertstown and Effin defeating Glenroe by 2 goals and 7 points to 2 goals and 6 points. Bruree showed up in good form all through their game with Herbertstown. They led at half time by 5 goals and 4 points to 2 goals and 3 points. In the second half they continued in winning vein and ran out deserving winners. Scorers: Bruree—T. Cotter (3-1). P O'Brien and T. J. Horgan (2-1 each); B. Cotter (1-1). P. O'Brien (0-2) J. Duggan and J. Moynihan (0-1 each).Herbertstown — J. Reale (1-3), J. Hickey and A. Higgins (1-0 each), T. Higgins. F. _O'Loughlin and J. Meaney (0-1 each).


The game between Effin and Glenroe proved io be a very close affair in the second hall. Early on. Glenroe had the better of matters and led at half time by 1 goal and 3 points to 1 point. In the second half Effin came into their own and in an exciting finish ran out winners by a point margin. Scorers — Effin — C. Daly (1-4). B. Magner (1-2) and T. Carroll (0-1). Glenroe—M Howard (1-2). M. Lee (1-0), M. O'Brien (0-2). D. Lyons and E. O'Brien (0-1 each)

Irish Examiner , Wednesday, October 12, 1966


Bruree 8—5, Banogue 2—5

Effin 6—8, _Castletown-Ballyagran 4—3

Bruree and Effin qualified for the South Limerick hurling final at Kilmallock when they defeated Banogue and Castletown-Ballyagran, respectively, Bruree winning by 8 goals and 5 points to 2 coals and 5 points and Effin defeating Castletown-Ballyagran by 5 coals and 3 points to 4 goals and 3 points.

Limerick Leader, Wednesday, October 19, 1966



Mr. P. J. Ryan, P.C, Chairman, presided at a meeting of the South Limerick G.A.A. Board, held , on Monday night, and other officials in attendance were Messrs, J. Burke, Vice-Chairman; S. Fitzgerald, Secretary, and E. Magner, Treasurer.The Chairman congratulated Hospital on winning the South Limerick football final at Kllbehenny. It was, he said, 10 years since they last won the trophy and, on that occasion, they were beaten in the county final In a replay by Glln. He hoped on this occasion that they would go on to win the county title. He also congratulated the losers Ballylanders, and said it was a fine, display. Ho congratulated the referee on his handling of the game, and the Galtee Rovers Club for the excellence of the stewarding arrangements.Mr. M. Fox (Hospital) thanked the Chairman for his remarks, and he congratulated Ballylanders on a good, determined, sporting display. Ho also congratulated Camogue Rovers, whom they defeated in the semi-final, and he thanked the Board and the stewards for the excellent manner in which arrangements wero carried out. UNDER 14 GAME: There was some discussion in regard to a suggestion that was made that an under 14 game at Hospital on the day of the South Limerick football semi-final had held up that game, and the Chairman said that there was probably a _misunderstanding about the matter. The Chairman read a letter from the referee of the under 14 game, In which he stated that the under 14 game finished before 2.35. The Chairman said that subsequently posts had to be removed and that took another five minutes and the football semi-final started at 2 45 p.m. The Chairman closed the discussion by stating that there were only five minutes involved.VERY SERIOUS REPORT: The referee, in his report of the Banogue and Bruree junior hurling game, said that the first half of this match was played In a good sporting spirit, with ten minutes remaining for play, he said, one of the Bruree players was fouled. He was placing the ball for the free when one of the Banogue players struck him in the stomach with his hurley. This player refused to give his name and when he was told that he should leave the field he refused and used abusive language. The referee said that a gentleman gave him the name of this player. The Chairman said that this was a very serious report. Hero, he said, was a voluntary official who went out to referee a game and it was not easy to get them these days. He was putting the onus on the Banogue Club, he said, to name this player and he would got the usual five days’ notice to attend the next meeting in person and the Banogue officials would also have to attend the next meeting. In reply to Mr, M. Sexton (Bruree), the Chairman said that there was attached to the referee's report a list of six Bruree players who had been Injured. Mr. Sexton said that two of these had to leave the Held, but all six of them had to have medical treatment the Chairman said that that made the case worse still. Mr, Sexton said that they wero bringing out players from their parents and taking them back invalids. It was time to stop it. The Chairman said that he did not condone this conduct at all and he would not condone It now. Mr. M. Fox said that the Association was being brought into ridicule. He thought the Board had power to send back the report to the referee for clarification. The Chairman said that he had asked the Secretary to send the report back to the referee to clarify the position as raised by Mr, Sexton.

FIXTURES The following fixtures were made:— At Bruree, October 23—Under 21 H.—Bruff v. Croom, at 2 p m. Under 21 F.—Kilmallock v, Camogue Rovers, at 315

At Kilmallock, October 30—JJ_3. Final—Effin v. Bruree, at 2 p,m.; Under 21 H.—If Croom v. Herbertstown, at 3.15.

The meeting voted sympathy to the Bishop and clergy and _relatives of the late Very Rev. M. J. Canon Quinlan, P.P., Effin; to the relatives of the late John Murphy, Bruree, and to the relatives of the late Mrs. Kelly.

The Chairman said that the next meeting would be held on October 31,

Evening Echo Thursday, October 27, 1966


Next Sunday is one of the big days in the South Limerick G.A.A. Championships, because at Kilmallock on that date, Bruree meet Effin in the South Limerick Hurling Final at. 2,30.This should be the great climax to a championship that has resulted in many keen games during the year.In their path to the final Effin defeated such solid combinations as Castletown, Bruff and Glenroe-while Bruree disposed of Garrysplllane, Herbertstown and Banogue.Each team had to fight strongly to get to the final stage and Effin with such players as Eamon Rea and Thomas Bluett of Limerick Senior inter-county fame will be all out to take the title on Sunday. They are however, up against a Bruree team which has great fighting spirit and includes Liam Hogan and Jim O'Brien, both of whom have featured in the Limerick County team. Whichever team wins, this should be one of the best finals in the history of the South Limerick Board and the spacious _Kilmallock venue should be taxed to capacity on Sunday for what ls likely to be a memorable game.

Evening Echo, Wednesday, November 02, 1966


Mr. P. J. Ryan, P.C., chairman, presided at a meeting of the South Limerick G.A.A. Board, held at Kilmallock last night, and other officials in attendance were, Messrs J. Burke and F . McElligott. vice chairman; S. Fitzgerald, secretary; and E Magner, treasurer. Mr. J. Hickey (Banoguej said that he would like to refer to a statement made at the previous meeting oy Mr. Sexton, Bruree , regarding players that were alleged to have been taken home invalids. Mr. Hickey said that these players all played good games in the South Limerick final a fortnight later and could not. therefore, have been so badly injured. Arising out of the referee's report of me Bruree and Banogue Junior hurling game, in the course of which the referee alleged that he had been struck by a Banogue player, the chairman suspended the player for 12 months.The chairman congratulated Bruree on winning the South .Limerick hurling title, and also congratulated the losers Effin, on playing a good sporting game. He thanked the referee for his fine handling of the game. Mr. Sexton (Bruree) thanked the chairman, and Mr. K. Rea _lEirin) also spoke. The chairman said that Mr. G . Fitzgerald had been booked to referee the South .Final, but on Tuesday night he phoned the secretary that he could not do so. They were fortunate. said Mr. .Ryan , in. getting Mr. John Moloney from Tipperary to referee the game

Irish Examiner, Friday, November 04, 1966


Bruree 7-10, Effin 2-8

The final of the South Limerick Hurling Championship at Kilmallock proved to be an anti-climax. as Bruree coasted to an easy win over Effin by 7 goals and 10 points to 2 goats and 8 points. Great things were expected from this game but after the interval, it fell as flat as the proverbial pancake, as Bruree took complete control against opposition which never seemed to get going.Bruree opened up with a goal in the first minute, and Effin replied with a point. Then Bruree went through for another goal, followed by a point. Effin rallied somewhat and at the quarter stage, Bruree were leading by 3-2 to 1-4. Bruree had the better of matters in the second quarter to lead at half-time by 5-4 to 1-7. Effin had a good chance of reducing the arrears immediately after the interval and it was Bruree who were first to score again in this half. They had a point, followed by a goal and. at the three-quarter stage, they had a commanding lead of 6-9 to 2-8. Shortly after . Bruree went through for their seventh goal and the game was as good as over. Effin did try hard all the time, but they were foiled by a Bruree defence in which team captain Jim O'Brien and former Limerick hurler Ham Hogan (in goal) starred.Scorers: Bruree—P. O Brien 2-1 M. Potter 1-4. T. Cotter 2-0. M O’Riordan 1-1. ;R Cotter 1-0. C Duggan 0-3 and G Doody 0-1 Effin—C. Daly 1-6. T Carroll 1-0 T. Bluett and M. J. Sheedy 0-1 each Referee; Mr. S. Moloney. Tipperary

Evening Echo, Tuesday, November 15, 1966


Bruree 5-7; Camogue Rovers 0-1 Bruree scored a big win over Camogue Rovers in the South Limerick Under-21 Hurling Championship at Kilmallock. All through the game Bruree were on top, and at half-time led by 4 goals and 3 points to no score. In the second half, Camogue Rovers showed up somewhat better, but Bruree still kept the upper hand and had an easy win. Scorers were: Bruree—N. Doody (2-1). J. Moynihan (1-4), T. Cotter (1-0). J. O'Regan (1-0), C. Duggan (0-2). Camogue Rovers—M. Quirke.

Evening Echo, Wednesday, November 30, 1966


Bruree 2—4, Kilmallock 2—3

Bruree qualified for the final of the South Limerick under-21 hurling at Bruff when they defeated Kilmallock in the semi-final by 1 goals and 4 points to 2 coals and 3 points after a keenly-contested game. They now meet Bruff in the final. Both sides had an early goal and then Kilmallock took the lead with a point, and they were still a point ahead at the quarter stage. Bruree improved and at half-time the teams were level at 1 goal and 2 points each. Bruree had two early points on the turnover, but Kilmallock fought back for a goal to lead at the three quarter stage by 2 goals and 2 points to 1 goal and 4 points. Bruree, however, came again to send to the net and though Kilmallock tried hard in the closing. minutes to get on terms they could only register one point to lose by the. same .margin. Both defences were very good in this game and Bruree won because their forwards made just that little bit better, use of their opportunities. Scorers:—Bruree: N. Doody (1—1). J. O'Brien (1—0)), T. Cotter. C. Duggan and J. Moynihan (0—1 each). Kilmallock: S. O'Donovan and P. Dowling (1—0 each). T. Moloney, P. Howard and M. Dowling' (0—1 each). Mr. T. Murphy (Hospital) refereed.

Irish Examiner, Thursday, December 08, 1966


Bruff 1-6; Bruree 2-2

BY the narrowest of margins, Bruff won the South Limerick Under-21 Hurling final at Kilmallock on Sunday, defeating Bruree by 1 goal and 6 points to 2 goals and 2 points. Bruree will for ever rue the mussed chances of points which came their way shortly after the turnover in this game, when down six points they made the error of trying for goals from close in frees and each effort failed against a tout Bruff defence. This was one of the best hurling games seen in the South Division this year. There was some fast, crisp striking and altogether it was an enjoyable encounter that ended in a welter of excitement with Bruff holding on to win by a point.Matters were evenly distributed early on and each side had a point. Bruff improved and at the quarter stage were leading by three points to one point. At this stage, both defences were very sound and both goalkeepers J. Hehir Bruff and M. O'Brien Bruree brought off some fine saves. Bruff continued to improve and led at half time by 1 goal and 4 points to 1 point. Shortly after the resumption. Bruree had a goal, but Bruff replied with a point. Each side had a point and at the three-quarter stage Bruff were four points ahead. In the closing minutes of the game Bruree went through for a goal and there was tense excitement as they fought lor the levelling point, but the Bruff defence held intact.

Scorers : Bruff—D. Ryan (1-0) W. Conway (0-2). J. Browne. W. Smith. T. McAuliffe and D. Molony (0-1 each). Bruree—T. Colter and J. O'Brien (1-0 each) J. Moynihan and C. Duggan (0-1 each)

Evening Echo, Tuesday, December 13, 1966


J.H.—Bruree 6-6; Ballingarry, 2-4

Bruree, the south divisional champions, scored a decisive win over Ballingarry, champions of the west, in the Limerick Co Junior Hurling semi-final at Dromcollogher before a large crowd. The game was played under very difficult underfoot conditions following recent heavy rains, but play was nevertheless of quite a high standard. The winners gave a very impressive performance in the opening hall when they almost completely dominated' the play to lead at half time by 4-5 to 0-1. Ballingarry made a determined but largely unsuccessful bid to catch up with the arrears in the second half and it was only in the closing stages after missing some good scoring chances, they succeeded I bringing the scores to within reasonably respectable levels. M. and R. Potter, Moss Riordan. John O'Brien and Pat O'Brien scored for Bruree and the Ballingarry scorers were Tony Harnett. Sean Quill, P. Hogan and Sean Costelloe.

Limerick Leader, Saturday, December 17, 1966


J.H. Bruree 6-6 Ballingarry 2-4

Bruree, the Southern title holders, left no room for doubt about the merits of victory over Western champions Ballingarry in the Co. Limerick junior hurling semifinal at Dromcollogher on Sunday. Quite a big crowd of patrons turned up for the game, which proved a rather disappointing affair on a rain sodden pitch. Having regard to the extremely difficult underfoot conditions the teams served up reasonably good display, although the outcome must have been an extremely disappointing one for the Ballingarry men after a most promising and impressive series in the western section of the championship. Bruree who seemed better able to adapt themselves to the heavy going had the game really sewn up in the first half of the game when they virtually brushed aside the Ballingarry midfield and defence and piled up a formidable half time lead to which Ballingarrys only response was a solitary point. There was obviously no stopping the well trained Bruree lads in the this opening as Moss Riordan and Mick Potter roamed almost at will through gaps in the opposing defense and continued to pile up the scores that came with exasperating frequency despite the gallant efforts of Pa Hogan, Mick Quaid and John Condron in the Ballingarry defence. The Ballingarry men, who never got into anything like their usual stride in the opening half, were also seriously at fault in attack and badly missed at least two or three good scoring chances that came their way at a time when the issue was still open to challenge. Although the western champions redeemed themselves to some extent in the closing moiety, the winners never relinquished their firm grip of the game and as time dragged on the only question left was how big the margin of victory for the winners. Encouraged by a somewhat improved midfield performance from Paddy Kiely, Sean Quill and Tony Harnett, the Ballingarry men kept on trying with everything they had to the bitter end and might well have added a couple of more scores tot heir second half tally. Bruree, however, never let up and maintained the pressure right up to the final whistle. Mike Potter, who combined well with Moss Riordan, paved the way for victory for the southern title holders, opened the scoring with a point in the first minute. Ballingarry replied with a couple of promising counter attacks, but wides were the only result, before the winners recovered the initiative and Pat O’Brien and Mike Potter added a brace of points. After Mike Quaid succeeded in holding off a determined Bruree drive, Moss Riordan came in to put the winners through for their first goal Mike Potter promptly added a point for good measure. Ballingarry in reply forced a 70 and Sean Quill was just wide of the mark with a fine drive. Moss Riordan, who was in devastating scoring form at this stage, put the winners another goal ahead and added a similar score shortly after. The Bruree net had a narrow escape when a stinging shot from P Hogan rebounded off the crossbar into play and was cleared. Mick Potter send in another Bruree goal and Tony Harnett in reply, recorded Ballingarry’s only score of the opening half-a point. Mick Potter again pointed for the winners just before half time when the position was Bruree 4-5 Ballingarry 0-1.On the resumption Tony Harnett had an early point for Ballingarry but P O’Brien replied with a similar score for the winners. There was a mild but welcome revival of interest and enthusiasm amongst the Ballingarry followers when Sean Sullivan, Paddy Kiely and Sean Quill sent in a series of long drives from which P. Hogan and Tony Harnett chalked up a goal and two points. However, Bruree again had the prompt answer with two more goals from Bobby Cotter and Mike Potter. Just before full time Ballingarry had a consolation goal when Tony Harnett centred well from a 40 yards drive. Sean O’Connor (Claughaun) was a very competent referee. Bruree: Liam Hogan, J O’Brien, J Horrigan, J. Wall, N Doody, Jim Horrigan, Jerry Horrigan, Jim Moynihan, C. Duggan, J Doody, M Potter, P O’Brien, T Cotter, B Cotter, Moss Riordan. Ballingarry: Pa Hogan, Mick Quaid, M Enright, John Condron, J Scanlan, Paddy Kiely, M Roche, Tony Harnett, Sean Quill, M McAuliffe, Sean Costelloe, P Hogan , Liam Daly, J Condron, Liam Daly.

Evening Echo, Monday, December 19, 1966


Bruree 4-4, Ballybrown 1-5

One of the biggest crowds seen in the Croom Gaelic Grounds for many years had little to enthuse about while they watched Bruree and Ballybrown contest the Co. Limerick junior hurling final yesterday. Bruree, who looked the fitter of the two sides, led by a point at the interval and but for poor finishing by the Ballybrown forwards, the reverse might well have applied.On the change over a touch line puck from Duggan from 40 yards evaded the Ballybrown defence and finished in the net. At this stage Bruree looked and hurled confidently and further scores from P, O'Brien (0-1), T. Cotter (1-0) and Moynihan and Potter (0-1 each) clinched the issue for Bruree. Ballybrown's only reply in this half was a point from play scored by Donal Burke.

Bruree — Liam Hogan. J. O'Brien, J. Horrlgan, J. Wall, Neilus Doody, Jim Horrigan, Jerry Horrigan Jim Moynihan, C. Duggan, J. Doody, Mic k Potter, Pat O'Brien, T Cotter, B. Cotter, Moss Riordan .

CALL OUT: I know it is highly unlikely but if anyone has newspaper reports about this county final could you let me know please :) . I could meet you and scan the page so there is no fear of the report not being returned. I ask as there does not seem to be much of a report in the leader about this county final. What is there is the exact same as the Echo report above. There could be a any reason for this, it could just be because it was coming up to Christmas time and there was no report or it may be that a copy of the paper that contained the report was not loaded up onto the archives. Hard to know really but appreciate if anyone has anything. Thanks,


On the 18th December that day of renown,

Bruree went to Croom for to play Ballybrown,

It was the county final all wanted to see,

Now chaps of the year are "The Boys from Bruree."

The game started off with spirit and dash,

with the ball flying fast and the crack of the ash,

Ballybrown pressed close but too plain to see

That they wouldn't score much against "The Boys from Bruree."

The first flag was raised by the boys from the south,

They had the last score to prove beyond doubt,

So they now wear the crown "The Boys from Bruree."

Liam Hogan in goal sure he had a great game

Gerry Horgan, Jim O'Brien and Young Wall had the same.

The half line of Doody, , Ger. Hogan and Jim,

In centre field we had two hardy boys

And to the occasion how they did rise,

Young Moynihan and Duggan we'll long hear your name,

Each time that the boys speak of that famous game.

Mick Potter, Ger. Doody, and Patrick O'Brien, The Cottors, Mossy Riordan, all those forward were fine,

They all played their part in a great victory,

When they won County Honours, 'THE BOYS FROM BRUREE."

Download ClubZap

Get live information for Club on the ClubZap App

App Store Google Play