On Sunday last we travelled to Springfield to take on Mullingar Shamrocks in Round 4 of the league and our last competitive game ahead of the Championship starting in two weeks time.
Shamrocks were first out of the blocks with an early point before a fine effort from Andy Whitney following neat play by Chris Cole settled Bun into the game. The next scores were shared for both teams with Aidan Finnan registering a good score following a good team move.
Shamrocks deservedly took hold of the game on the score board with a couple of goals either side of a missed penalty. Points from Barry O Mara, Mark Donnellyand Peter Tormey would see Bun go into the break trailing 2:05 to 0:06.
The second half would see Shamrocks get the perfect start with a goal from a 45 hitting the post and they were quickest to react. Facing an 8 point deficit, Bun needed to show plenty of character to get back into this game and character they showed.
They settled into fine rhythms of play and began to eat into the deficit. Bun’s dominance on the oppositions kick out began to pay dividends and with Barry O Mara and the tireless Noel Yourell pulling the strings, Bun recorded excellent points from Peter Tormey, Darragh Lyons and Yourell.
Bun then were awarded a penalty following excellent work by Chris Cole. Barry O’ Mara applied the finish from the spot, sending the keeper the wrong way. Bun now trailed by a point and were soon level following a free by Tormey.
Darragh Lyons followed with two points before Tormey expertly dispatched to the net for Bun’s second goal. He then added another point to put Bun four clear following a Shamrock’s point. A couple of Shamrock’s points followed to leave two between the sides but Bun managed to hold out to record the win.
This was an excellent team performance by Bun who can now head into the Championship with renewed vigour and optimism. It was a good win for Bun and displayed the strength in depth of the panel needed in the modern game. Well done to all.
Team: Alan Maguire, Conor Newman, Ger Brennan, David Newman, Joe Tormey, Andy Whitney, Shane McGovern, Aidan Finnan, John Kiernan, Ken Conroy, Mark Donnelly, Noel Yourell, Peter Tormey, Barry O Mara, Chris Cole. Subs: Conor Lyons, Brian Maguire, Darragh Lyons, Finian Newman, Paddy Fitzgerald & Eddie Glass.
Well done to our U8 girls team who travelled to St Mary’s Rochfortbridge on Saturday to take part in a blitz. They played four excellent games against Kilbeggan, St. Joseph’s, Castledaly and Ballynacargy.
Thanks to St. Mary’s for organising the blitz and ensuring fun for all concerned. Training continues every Saturday at 1:00pm for all underage. New members are always welcome.
Gaelic for Mothers & Others
The Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others have been training away for the past few weeks and really enjoying their sessions. It has been a great social outlet for all involved while also working on skills and fitness levels week on week. There have been great numbers so far and new faces are always welcome. Just email Bung4mo@gmail.com for more information.
Those who took part in summer camp and have not yet collected their gear, can do so at training on Thursday evening at 7:00pm or on Saturday at 1:00pm.
We were honoured to host the inaugural All Ireland U12 Rounders Finals in Bun on Sunday last. In the girls final Clonbroney defeated St. Kevin’s while in the boys decider, Emo defeated The Heath.
Club Lotto will take place on Sunday next at 12:00pm outside the Old Dressing Rooms.
Jackpot is €8000. It can be done online by clicking on https://bunbrosnagaa.clubifyapp.com/products. Online entries must be in by 10:00am.
Tickets can also be left in Geerah's on Sunday by 11:00am.
There has been great progress made on our Astro Pitch so far by our contractor. We expect the shock pad and astro grass to be laid in the coming weeks. Thank you to all who have donated so far. For all of the options to support our fundraising initiatives, visit www.bunbrosna.com.