Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 26/11/23

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Club Lotto

Club Lotto will take place next Sunday at 12:00pm in the Old Dressing Rooms for anyone that would like to attend. Our Lotto Jackpot is now at a record €14,100 which would certainly be a welcome bonus for Christmas!!! It continues to be our primary source of revenue to fund the day to day running of the club.

Our Lotto can be done online by clicking on https://bunbrosnagaa.clubifyapp.com/products. Online entries must be in by 10:00am. Thank you to all who support our club lotto.


Bunbrosna AGM took place on Sunday 26th November in Tormey’s Pub. Our Chairman, Peter Maguire, opened the meeting with a minute's silence for deceased members of the club during the year.

Ken Conroy then gave a detailed account of the club's year both on and off the field. He detailed the works completed throughout the year, namely the development of the Wall Ball and 2nd Astro Area as well as the work carried out on the Walking Track. The work carried out to develop the gym was praised and the impact it has made for current  players as well as the players for the future.

The increased numbers at underage were complimented and the hard work of all the coaches were acknowledged. 

We were then given a comprehensive review of the year from Chairman, Peter Maguire. This was a very busy year for the club beginning with two underage registration days in February. Anthony Maher & Kevin Tormey were appointed as Adult Team management for the year. 

Peter remarked on the development to the grounds carried out in April and May and praised all involved in bringing this to fruition.

Peter thanked all involved in the ongoing development of our underage academy and remarked on the great work being done by so many in this area. He praised the great work in a number of our underage teams reaching finals this year. 

Peter complimented the efforts in running the Summer Camp in no June and praised Conor Newman in particular for his work in organising this. This was a collective effort and he thanked all involved in helping out.

Peter then went on to thank all who helped out with the Grounds Crew which was set up in September and he praised the work they have done since they were formed. He acknowledged the establishment of the Bunbrosna Play Dates Group which was also established in September. He commented on the great impact it had made for the locality.

Finally, Peter paid special tribute to the the Set Dancers who reached yet another All Ireland Final earlier this month, after they secured County and Provincial honours. He paid tribute to their hard work and dedication in bringing the club to national prominence and for their contribution to Scór.

Colm McCormack, Treasurer, provided us with a detailed and thorough report of the club's accounts. This report highlighted the great work being done in the club to develop our facilities and the investment that has taken place on the same. Peter complimented Colm and vice Treasurer Aidan Finnan on the thorough and professional delivery of accounts.

Conor Newman, Underage Co Ordinator, reported on the underage development in the club and the growing numbers at this level which is wonderful to see and testament to all the hard work of all our coaches. Conor paid a special thanks to all our underage sponsors throughout the year. He also paid special mention to the various teams which reached finals this year which is testament to the players talent and enthusiasm as well as the great work put in by the coaches. 

Special praise was reserved for the Inny Shamrocks U13 and 15 teams. The U13s enjoyed league success followed by a great run in the Championship all the way to the final before falling bravely to a strong Cill Óige. The U15s also enjoyed Féile success and proudly represented the County down in Kilkenny. The coaches of both teams were complimented for their hard work and dedication.

Conor complimented all the Underage players for their dedication and commitment throughout the year. He spoke of how proud the club are of their efforts.

Finally, he outlined about the recent Underage Development Committee meeting and how the large attendance at the meeting demonstrated the dedication of everyone to enhancing our underage structures. He gave a detailed report of the outcomes of the meeting and how them structures could be implemented moving forward. Peter thanked Conor for his detailed report and for all his hard work in this area.

We then had a report on Rounders. Valerie Molloy was unable to attend the meeting but provided a report on the year gone. Rounders has been running for six years in the club and this was praised by Peter who also acknowledged the hard work of Valerie and thanked her for her time in developing the game in the club.

Chris Cole then provided a detailed report on Registration. He outlined the growing membership at underage level which is testament to the great work being done by all involved at underage level. 

The election of officers for Bunbrosna GAA 2023 are as follows:

Presidents - Jimmy Moran, Anthony McCormack, Eddie Newman, John Tormey, Pat Bardon, Hughie Tormey, Mary Leavy, Pauline Tormey, Tommy Tormey, Jimmy McCormack & Dolores McCormack.

Chairperson - Peter Maguire

Assistant Chairperson - Eoin Clarke

Secretary - Ken Conroy

Assistant Secretary - Mary Finnan

Treasurer - Colm McCormack

Assistant Treasurer - Aidan Finnan

PRO - Mark Donnelly

Registrar - Chris Cole

Assistant Registrar - Kate Donnelly

Underage Coaching Officer - Conor Newman

Children’s Officer - Finian Newman

Designated Liaison Person - Pádraig Flynn

Substance Abuse Officer - John Kiernan

Irish Language Officer - Joe Scally

Injury Fund Officers - Eddie Newman & Cian Tighe

Wellbeing Officers - John Casey

Referees - JP Reynolds & Eoin Cawley

School Liaison Officer - Pádraig Flynn

County Board Delegates - JP Reynolds & Jimmy Moran

County Convention Delegates - JP Reynolds, Eddie Newman & Jimmy Moran

Lotto President - Peter Maguire

Minor Board Delegates - David Newman & Dara Moynihan 

Christmas Cycleton

Our annual Cycleton will take place in Geerah’s this year on 22nd & 23rd December. We would be grateful if you could volunteer your services on the bike for an hour or two over the course of the two days. Keep an eye on social media for more details.

Bun Grounds Crew

Grounds Crew meet every Tuesday at 10:30am in Bun for a cup of tea and to do some work around the pitch - all welcome!

Playground Play Date

Continues every Friday from 10:00 - 11:00am in Bunbrosna Playground. All parents, babies and toddlers are welcome for a cup of tea and a chat. Come along or for more information contact Kate Donnelly on 087 3600994 or Danielle Giblin on 086 1256290.

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