Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 18/09/22

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Club Lotto

Club Lotto will take place on Sunday next at 12:00pm. Jackpot is €11,000. 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.

Championship Fixture

We play Garrycastle on Saturday next in the Semi Final of the Junior Championship. Throw in at Ballynacargy is at 3:00pm. All support is greatly appreciated. Tickets need to be purchased in advance online at the link below or from the Westmeath GAA website. https://www.universe.com/users/westmeath-gaa-KDL8BC.

Inny Shamrocks U13s

On Tuesday 13th September, the large crowd in attendance in Bunbrosna were treated to a thrilling spectacle as Inny Shamrocks and Milltownpass faced off in the semi-final of the U13 Championship. This game featured breath-taking, end-to-end football and both teams are to be commended for their commitment and skill. Ultimately, it was Milltownpass who progressed to the final, courtesy of a late brace of scores to leave them ahead by one point at the final whistle. Best of luck to Milltownpass in the final.

A huge well done to both panels on the attitude and spirit displayed throughout, and thanks to the supporters who enjoyed some really good football from both teams.

Jack Britton-Keena provided another assured and composed display in the goals, pulling off a number of brave saves, in particular a top-class, point-blank save early in the first half which kept his team in the game. In the fullback line the indomitable Aiden Keane made a number of interceptions in the dying stages which helped keep his team in the game. Cathal Keena displayed his versatility when redeployed a to fullback, a smart move which paid dividends as he had another fine game, before surging forward in the second half, taking some very fine scores. 

Adas Butkas provided great cover and fielding in the back line, tackling hard and reading the game expertly. John Lyons continues to grow in prominence with every display and his deployment in defence allowed him to tackle, harry opponents and carry the ball to great effect. Fionn Leslie was a rock at centre back, driving his team forward and providing real steel in heart of the defence. The teak tough Adam Coloe completed the defensive unit with another all-action display at wingback. 

The powerful midfield combination of Tristan Jordan and Motiejius Racinskas have developed a great understanding and their tireless workrate and strength provided a strong platform for the impressive team display.

Liam Og Maxwell worked tirelessly at centre forward and provided a vital link between the defence and forward divisions, and his move into the full forward line saw him cause real problems for the Milltownpass defence. Jack Ledwith worked hard at wing-forward and made a number of intelligent runs throughout, his smart contributions a real asset to his team. The hard running and smart movement of Peadar Baird saw him give another performance showcasing his immense potential. At full forward Leo Penrose was a focal point for the attack and he proved a real handful for the opposition. 

At corner forward Aidan Heduvan showcased his progression with a livewire and impressively skilful display. Sean Mahon has proven a real find and his speed, hard running and determination was huge asset to Inny Shamrocks as he selflessly set up scores for his teammates. Ryan Tormey’s introduction in the second half boosted the team and again his vision and selfless passing was a highlight of the game. Ben Forde was introduced early in the second half to good effect and worked hard throughout, getting himself into some very good positions.  Matthew Kelly was introduced in the second half and gave a hard-working display with some good interventions and pressing and always looked assured and composed.

No team reaches the levels the Inny Shamrocks U13s have achieved without real strength and depth within the panel. The contributions throughout the year, at training, in the successful league run and in this Championship from James Connolly, Oisin Keena, Mikey Lenehan, Jamie Goss, Cian Martin, Aidan Murtagh, and Lucas Ruisinger were key to the progression of the squad and the individual development shown by each of these players has been fantastic.

The development and progression of this team over the season has been a joy for the coaches, parents, guardians and spectators to watch. They have consistently worked hard for each other throughout the year, both in training and matches, and we are very proud of each of them. Thanks to all involved, including parents, guardians, and supporters.

A huge thank you to the hardworking and selfless coaches Ger Heduvan, Gordon Coloe, Alan Keena and Sean Walsh – they have worked tirelessly and given huge amounts of time throughout the whole year, and their patience, enthusiasm and ability were to the fore at every training session and match and without which this team could not have progressed so well – thank you all. 

Inny Shamrocks U13 panel - Jack Britton-Keena, Aiden Keane, Fionn Leslie, Adas Butkas, Adam Coloe, Cathal Keena, John Lyons, Tristan Jordan, Motiejius Racinkas, Peadar Baird, Liam Og Maxwell, Jack Ledwith, Aidan Heduvan,  Leo Penrose, Sean Mahon, Ryan Tormey, Ben Forde, Matthew Kelly, James Connelly, Oisin Keena, Mikey Lenehan, Jamie Goss, Cian Martin, Aidan Murtagh, Lucas Ruisinger.

Inny Shamrocks U17s

A fantastic evening for football on Thursday 15th September on the excellent playing conditions of St Lomans saw Inny Shamrocks U17s produce their best performance of the year to claim a convincing win over St. Loman’s in the Championship quarter-final.  

The excellent attitude of this group was evident and they stamped their intent from the outset, with every player producing a fine performance and working extremely hard together to produce an excellent team display. Well done to all!! 

Inny Shamrocks advance to the semi-final which is scheduled for Saturday 24th September.   

Well done and congratulations to the panel and management, keep up the hard work!    Training in Bunbrosna Monday evening at 7pm.

Inny Shamrocks Panel: 

Enda Newman, Simon Nally, Tom Maxwell, Brian McGowan, Dylan Browne, Jack McGovern, Shane Ledwith, Caomhán MacGabhann, Sean Sweeney, James Ruisinger, Daniel Glynn, Zack Maguire, Jason Gahan, Conor Scally, Tristan Boyce-Jordan, Callum Maher, James Baird and Killian Mooney.

Inny Shamrocks Underage Tour

The Inny Shamrocks teams went on their end of season tour on Saturday 18th September and a brilliant and hugely enjoyable trip was had by all!

Our U13, U15, and U17 teams travelled to the National Sports Campus where 7 time All-Ireland winner Dean Rock ran a training and coaching session with each of our three teams. 

A special thanks to Dean who was absolutely brilliant with our young players and who spoke in detail about all aspects of the game, answered the players' questions, posed for photographs and signed autographs and jerseys! 

After training, the players went to nearby Aquazone to relax and let loose!!

This was a fantastic day out which our fantastic young footballers thoroughly deserved, in recognition of their brilliant effort and commitment throughout this season. 

Thanks to Dean Rock, a truly inspiring person whose words of wisdom will motivate our young footballers to aim high in their football careers. 

Thanks to everyone at the National Sports Campus and Aquazone who facilitated in every way and helped ensure the event was a success. 

All at Inny Shamrocks GAA would like to thank all who contributed and helped to make this trip possible. A special note of thanks to those who generously sponsored the trip - thank you very much for your extraordinary generosity. 

Charlie Halligan, Liam Maxwell,  Michael Ledwith, Ger Connolly, Frank Lynam, Robert Ruisinger, Ger Leslie, David Penrose, Keane Family, Colm McCormack & Family, Newman Family, Ballynacargy GAA and Bunbrosna GAA. 

A special mention to all involved in the club shop at Ballynacargy GAA pitch from which all proceeds have been used to fund underage activities, with a special mention to Michelle Connolly, Julie Maxwell,  Linda Heduvan, Frances Lyons, and Linda Carey.

Finally, a huge thank you to all the people involved in organising the trip and ensuring that the lads had a day to remember.

Gaelic for Mothers & Others

Our Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others took a well earned break over the Summer but will be returning to the pitch on Mondays at 8pm for a 6 week block before they finish up for this year. We look forward to welcoming back our current players and any new faces that may be interested in giving it a go. For more info contact Sinead on 0877672529


Underage continues Saturdays at 6:00 - 7:00pm for ages 7+. Adult training continues on Sunday at 11:00am. All are welcome.

Couch to 5K

Westmeath Sports Partnership are commencing an eight week Couch to 5KM programme on Wednesday 27th September. This is suitable for complete beginners and will be on from 7:00-8:00pm. Cost- €10. All are welcome.

Men on the Move

Westmeath Sports Partnership are commencing an eight week programme on Monday 26th September from 7:00-8:00pm. The programme is aimed at adult men to help them get more active and improve social interaction through sport. This is suitable for beginners and costs €10. 


We extend our sincere thanks to Maura & Alaine O’Reilly and all at O’Reilly Commercials for their very generous sponsorship of new training tops for our Adult Team. Your continued support is greatly appreciated by the players and all at the club.

European Boxing Championships

Best of luck to the four boxers from the Olympic Boxing Club who fly to Italy on the 25th September to represent Ireland at the European Championships. Bun local, Alfie Jordan, along with Ryan Jenkins, Niamh Keogh and Calvin Doyle are flying the flag and we wish all four of them the very best of luck in their individual bouts.

Table Quiz

Ballinafid Multyfarnham Community Services are hosting a table quiz on Friday 30th September in Tormey’s Pub in aid of Ukraine. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Congratulations from all at the club to Eimear Geerah and Jack Hogan who welcomed their baby boy into the world last week. We wish the three of you a lifetime of health and happiness together.

We also extend warm wishes to former player, Matthew Coade, and Allison McGrail who celebrated their engagement recently. We wish you both all the very best for the future.

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