Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 19/05/24

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Club Lotto
No winner of Club Lotto on Sunday last. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 11 & 19. 7 Match 3 were Barry Kelly, Liam Reynolds, Eamonn Newman, Angela Beglan, Niamh Anderson, Donnacha Newman and Alan Ross. Sellers Prize went to Eddie Newman. Next draw on Sunday 2nd June. Jackpot €3,100.

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. 

Division 3 vs Multy
We made the short journey to Multy to take on the home side in Division 3 of the league on Saturday evening last. On a fine evening for football both teams served up and honest hours endeavour in which their was very little between the teams.
Bun made a quick start to this game and inexplicably hit the crossbar twice in quick succession. A couple of inches lower and a green flag would have been a big score in this game. As it was Barry O Mara had the first point of the game with a fine effort from play. Multy had the next two points to lead by one but this was quickly cancelled out by an excellent Ken Conroy point from a free.

Multy again took the lead but Fintan Finnan replied with a neat point from play in what was now a very entertaining game which saw a sizeable crowd in attendance for the local derby.

Multy then enjoyed a purple patch mid way through the first half and hit three quality scores from play. To their credit, Bun never panicked and Noel Yourell cut the deficit to two when he ventured forward to kick an excellent point from distance. Multy replied instantly before Fintan Finnan took a shot of the half volley to drill over the bar for his second point of the game, a shot that could easily have gone under the crossbar on another day! Another point from Multy from play left the score 0:08 to 0:05 at half time.

A reinvigorated Bun started the second half as they did the first with a strong opening. Aidan Finnan kicked a huge score from distance after some good work out wide by Barry O Mara and Simon Moorehead. Multy replied with a score from play before O Mara kicked a free.

Multy had the next score from play before two points from O Mara left one point in it with 46 minutes gone on the clock. A few costly misses and errors would prove Bun’s undoing. Some great pressure was applied by the team but they just couldn’t make it count on the scoreboard. Multy withheld the pressure and kicked the final two points of the game to lead by three as full time approached. 

With their final attack Ken Conroy made a strong run through the centre and beat three defenders before passing to Fintan Finnan whose pass across the box found Moorehead. His shot was deflected onto the crossbar to deny Bun at the death. A brave performance just fell short as the final whistle sounded.

Team: Liam Mitchell, Joe Tormey, Davey Newman, Ronan Scally, Noel Yourell, Finian Newman, Matthew Hope, John Kiernan, Brian Maguire, Enda Newman, Aidan Finnan, Fintan Finnan, Ken Conroy, Barry O Mara & Simon Moorehead. Subs: Luke Kiernan for Maguire, Cian Tighe for Finian Newman, Gavin Lyons, Eoin McGowan, Eoghan Murray & John Casey.

Footnote: It was great to welcome back Luke Kiernan for this game after his time on placement abroad. 

Underage Blitz
We were delighted to host fantastic U8 and U10 Boys Blitzes on Saturday 18th May in Bunbrosna!!
Our U8s and U10s played brilliant games against St Paul's, Milltownpass and The Downs over a very busy morning. Thanks to all the visiting teams and coaches for the excellent and exciting games - all players and coaches are to be commended on their fantastic attitude and sporting behaviour throughout. 

A special thanks to U8 Coach David Newman and U10 Coach Tommy Murphy for their organising during the week, and to all our coaches today, especially Daire Moynihan and Martin Maguire.
Our thanks to all who helped prepare the pitch and facilities, provided refreshments, assisted with traffic and parking, and to all who helped out in any way - we are very grateful. 

A special thanks to Eddie, John, Mick and Anthony for help with parking and a special mention to John Tormey for lining out the pitch and to Orla Foy for cleaning the clubhouse.

Next week we host U8 and U10 Girls Blitzes on Saturday 25th May - we look forward to seeing all then!!!

Women’s Mini Marathon 
Club members are taking on The Mini Marathon on Monday 2nd June and there is a bus organised. There are a small number of spaces remaining on our bus. €10 per person. Contact Sinéad Tormey for more details on 087 7672529 if you wish to travel.

Inny Shamrocks U12 Fixtures
Friday 24th May St Loman's Mullingar vs Inny Shamrocks at 6:30pm in Bunbrosna.

Monday 27th May Inny Shamrocks vs Milltownpass at 6:45pm in Bunbrosna.

Inny Shamrocks U14
Well done to the Inny Shamrock U14s who had a hard fought win over Multyfarnham on Wednesday evening last in the latest round of the league. 

With two rounds to go we are right in it with all to play for and a place in the final up for grabs. Well done boys, training continues Friday evening.

First Holy Communion 
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion over the weekend. We hope you enjoyed the occasion with your family.

All at Bunbrosna GAA and LGFA would like to express our sincere thanks to Mick Keane for his generous donation of a Gift Voucher to the value of €1230 to Bunbrosna this weekend! 

Mick is a former player (and was corner back in the 1990 Junior final) and underage coach with Bun and is a dedicated supporter. We are delighted to receive this very generous donation through his association with FreeNow taxi service. Many thanks Mick!!

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

📸 of our lads at the Blitz on Saturday 

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