Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 20/03/22

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Club Lotto

Club Lotto will take place on Sunday next at 12:00pm. Jackpot is €9600. It 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.

All County Football League Division 3

On St. Patrick’s Day we made the short journey to Springfield to take on Mullingar Shamrocks in the third round of the league. On what was a fine day for football, Bun put in a strong performance throughout to record a 3:10 to 0:11 win and claim the two valuable points on offer.

Facing a strong wind in the first half, Bun were first off the mark with an excellent point from Matthew Hope after some great defensive play from our full back line. Shamrocks replied with a couple of points before an attempted point from Darragh Lyons hit the crossbar but the veteran and age-less Brian Maguire was on hand to palm the rebound to the net.

Both teams then traded a couple of points each with Ronan Scally accounting for Bun’s scores to leave the sides level at half time on a scoreline of 1:03 to 0:06. The defensive effort and general control of the ball by Bun in the first half was excellent and to be level at half time, given the strong wind, was going to prove crucial in the second half.

Bun got to work early in the second half and points from Aidan Finnan, Barry O Mara were followed by a goal from Daire McLoughlin. Barry O Mara scored a third goal to give us a commanding lead and while Shamrocks replied with a couple of points, we never looked like surrendering the lead. Midfield partners for the day, Andy Whitney and Darragh Lyons both scored 2 points each to extend the lead towards full time.

Cian Tighe, Patryk Kupferschmidt, Brian O Hara and debutant Luke Rafferty all made valuable contributions from the bench as fresh legs were required to close out the game. This was an impressive performance from the whole panel and is just rewards for the hard training being put in for the last couple of months.

Team: Alan Maguire, Eoin McGowan, John Kiernan, Eoghan Murray, Matthew Hope, Ronan Scally, Luke Kiernan, Andy Whitney, Darragh Lyons, Aidan Finnan, Barry O’ Mara, Mark Donnelly, Ken Conroy, Brian Maguire & Daire McLaughlin. Subs: Cian Tighe, Patryk Kupferschmidt, Brian O Hara, Luke Rafferty & Kevin Mitchell.

All County Football League Division 6

On Sunday, we hosted Milltown in our second game of Division 6. This was a very competitive game throughout with a total of seven goals showcasing the free flowing football that is a regular feature of these Division 6 games. Milltown recorded a 3 point win but Bun could have won this game and will rue the concession of two goals just before half time as well as missing a couple of opportunities themselves.

Luke Kiernan and Patryk Kupferschmidt both bagged themselves two goals each and these scores were a great contrast to each other. Patryk displayed his poacher instincts with two close range finishes while Luke showed his tremendous fitness and skill to run through the heart of the Milltown defense on two occasions.

Kenny Conroy scored a fine point in the first half, Brian O Hara scored a quality point in the second half while Cian Tighe showed his prowess from frees again with two fine efforts. Full time score was Bun 4:06 Milltown 3:12.

Team: Tommy Murphy, Eoin McGowan, Ger Brennan, Eoghan Murray, Matthew Hope, Gavin Lyons, Luke Kiernan, Mark Donnelly, Brian Maguire, Cian Tighe, Daire McLaughlin, Padraig Keenan, Brian O Hara, Kenny Conroy & Patryk Kupferschmidt. Subs: Alan Maguire, Conor Lyons.

Club Meeting

There will be a club meeting on Monday night at 8:30pm. This meeting will be held on Zoom. Contact Ken Conroy or any of the executive committee for a link to the meeting. 

Scór na nÓg

Best of luck to our musicians who will represent their club and county in the Leinster Semi Final of Scór na nÓg on Saturday afternoon next in The Downs. Competition starts at 2:30pm.

We wish the very best of luck to Béibhinn Nic Gabhann, Caomhán Mac Gabhann, Brian Mc Gowan & Áine Newman.

Rounders

Rounders training continues on Saturday evenings. Over 17s will be at 5:00pm while U17s will train at 6:00pm. New members are welcome for both age groups.

Membership

Membership for 2022 is now due. The rates of membership this year are as follows: Family - €120, Adults - €60, Juvenile - €30, Student - €30, OAP - €30. All membership must be done through Foireann this year. 

In order to register, log on to your Foireann account and follow the membership prompts. If you don’t have a Foireann account just log onto www.foireann.ie and register a new account and select Bunbrosna as your club. Once you have this done you will be able to select the membership option that suits you best.

Get Well Wishes

We wish a speedy recovery to Conor Newman who suffered a bad injury before the Division 3 match on St. Patrick’s Day. Best of luck with the recovery Conor and we hope to see you back playing soon.

Wedding Bells

Congratulations to Kieran Yourell and Aine Boyhan who celebrated their wedding on St. Patrick’s Day in Australia. We wish you both a lifetime of health and happiness for the future.

Condolences 

All at Bunbrosna GAA wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Gallagher family, Portloman, on the sad passing of Ned. 

To his brother Peter, sisters Teresa and Kathleen, his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends, we offer our deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

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