Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 5/05/24

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Club Lotto

Our Jackpot of €15,200 was won on Sunday last with Lennart Thomsen having the winning numbers of 12, 13, 22 & 26. Lennart has been a long time supporter of our Club Lotto so it is fitting that such a loyal supporter won our biggest ever Jackpot. Congratulations from everyone at Bunbrosna GAA to Lennart. 

We are very grateful for the ongoing support we receive towards our Lotto from Club members and supporters, far and wide, without which we would not be able to run our Club. While the Jackpot was rising to record levels we were fortunate to have a large number of support for each draw. This support enabled us to develop our facilities so thank you to everyone for their support and we hope you are in a position to continue this support.

Next draw on Sunday 19th May. Jackpot will be €3000.

Division 3 vs Moate

We hosted Moate on Saturday evening last in the next round of Division 3 of the league. With the pitch in excellent condition despite the recent weather and on a fine evening for a match, Bun recorded their first two points of the league with their best performance of the year to date.

Having struggled with poor starts in each of the last three games, it was Bun who started on the front foot in this encounter. A clever run from Matthew Hope found Barry O Mara in space to slot the opening score of the game with a composed finish to the net. This was the catalyst for a fine team performance throughout the opening half. 

Moate responded well to the goal and scored the next two points. These would be their last in the opening half, thanks in no small part to the resolut Bun defence. Barry O Mara fisted over a quick free from Ken Conroy before the favour was returned when O Mara set up Conroy to strike an excellent point from play.

O Mara was pulling the strings in the forward line and he found Mark Donnelly in space who fired over with the right. Matthew Hope then made another burst through the middle to kick an excellent point with his left foot! A collectors item for Matthew!!

The patient build up of Bun was rewarded again as the half was drawing to a close. O Mara, Finnan and Brian Maguire were involved to set up Donnelly for a point which went over with the aid of the post.

Barry O Mara brought the scoring of the opening half to a close with a free after Enda Newman was fouled after a good run. The half time score read Bun 1:07 Moate 0:02.

The second half saw Moate start with a flourish. They were determined to get back in the game and scored the first point of the half. Some brilliant defending prevented them making further inroads on the score line. 

Bun were on top in the play but their efficient shooting of the first half was missing in the opening ten minutes of the second half. Aidan Finnan finally got their opening score of the half and this helped to settle Bun.

Brian Maguire then made a lung bursting run through the centre to kick an excellent point with the outside of the right boot. The score drew large applause from the crowd to acknowledge its quality!

Finnan then followed up with a fine score off his left from open play before getting his third point of the half to wrap up the scoring. Full time score was Bun 1:11 Moate 0:06.

This was a very good performance from Bun who thoroughly deserved their victory. They will be pleased with their spread of scorers as well as the quality of their defensive play. Next up is Multy on Saturday week.

Team: Liam Mitchell, Joe Tormey, David Newman, Ronan Scally, Matthew Hope, Finian Newman, Noel Yourell, Brian Maguire, John Kiernan, Mark Donnelly, Aidan Finnan, Enda Newman, Simon Moorehead, Ken Conroy & Barry O Mara. Subs: Garvan Dolan for Donnelly, Kevin Mitchell for Hope, Fintan Finnan for Moorehead, Andy Whitney for Maguire, Cian Tighe for O Mara, Eoin McGowan, Gavin Lyons & John Casey.

Inny Shamrocks Fixtures

Friday 10th May vs Lilliput Gaels @ 6:30pm in Bun. 
Sunday 12th May vs  Caulry @ 10:30am in Bun.

Westmeath Senior Hurlers

Well done to Shane McGovern and the Westmeath Senior Hurlers who claimed a draw with Down in Round 3 of the Joe McDonagh Cup on Saturday last. 

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

The Playground Play Dates continues on Friday at 10:30am. All welcome to come along with babies / toddlers.

Bunbrosna Running Group

Due to the success of our Couch to 5k running programme and to keep the momentum going, the group will be continue to meet on Monday evenings at 7.30pm on the club walking track. 
All are welcome to join them and it’s open to runners and walkers. If you are interested, contact Sinéad on 0877672529 for more details.
Please note: If you are not already a member of the club, you will need to purchase a social membership (€30 for the year) to cover use of the walking track. This can be done on Foireann.ie

Darkness into Light 2024

Club members will be taking part in Darkness Into Light on Saturday May 11th  starting from St. Loman’s at 4.15am. All are welcome to join. 

Women’s Mini Marathon 

Club members are taking on The Mini Marathon on Monday 2nd June and are hoping to organise a bus to Dublin. Places are available if anyone would like to come along. Contact Sinéad Tormey for more details.

Inny Rovers

Well done to Inny Rovers Football Club on their great win on Sunday to claim the U12 Premier Division Shield Final.

In a thrilling encounter at Abbeycartron, Inny FC Lions secured a memorable 3-2 victory over Killoe Celtic Minor Soccer Club  to claim the Premier Division Shield. Congratulations to the Inny Shamrocks players involved in the team and to Tommy Murphy who was part of the management. Well done to all.


Congratulations to underage player and assistant coach Kate Reynolds who won the U13 Cumann Rince Náis­unta!

📸 of Enda Newman from Saturday’s league game against Moate.

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