Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 2/04/23

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Club Lotto

Club Lotto will take place next Sunday at 12:00pm in the Old Dressing Rooms for anyone that would like to attend. Our Lotto Jackpot is now at a record €12,400. It continues to be our primary source of revenue to fund the day to day running of the club.

In addition, Lotto revenue will fund the next stage of our development. Over the next 2 months, our walking track will be near completion and work will commence on the Ball-Wall and All-Weather playing area. 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.

ACFL Division 3 vs Garrycastle

We followed up our recent win against St. Malachy’s with another fine win on Sunday morning last when we hosted Garrycastle. This win moves us onto 6 points in the table and the opportunity to push on for a shot at promotion with four games remaining in the league.

Bun got off to a bright start and Barry O Mara registered our first point from play. Ken Conroy followed soon after with a neat point off the left foot after some good play from Brian Maguire and Garvan Dolan.

Garrycastle replied with three on the bounce before Aidan Finnan surged forward and kicked a fine point from play from a tricky angle. Garrycastle responded with a point before the only goal of the game came. Finian Newman found himself in space following a great pass in and when he tried to round the keeper, he was pulled down. Barry O Mara dispatched the penalty with aplomb to put Bun into a lead they would not relinquish.

Brian Maguire then kicked two replica points from distance in between a fisted effort from Noel Yourell to leave the half time score 1:06 to 0:05. There was some excellent defending in the first half with Finnan, Luke Kiernan, Conor Newman and Ken Conroy making notable turnovers throughout the half.

Garrycastle had the first point of the second half with a fine point from play before Conroy got Bun off the mark with a trademark point. Barry O Mara (2)  and Gavin Lyons followed up with excellent points before Ken slotted his third of the day. O Mara was on hand again to score from play following good play from Matthew Hope. 

Fintan Finnan marked his introduction with a good point before Garvan Dolan wrapped up the scoring with a point from play, following good work from O Mara and Enda Newman. Holding the opposition to three points in the second half will be every bit as pleasing as the scoring up front. Well done to the lads and management on a great win.

Team: Alan Maguire, Conor Newman, Joe Tormey, Luke Kiernan, Matthew Hope, Aidan Finnan, Gavin Lyons, John Kiernan, Simon Moorehead, Finian Newman, Garvan Dolan, Noel Yourell, Ken Conroy, Brian Maguire & Barry O Mara. Subs: Fintan Finnan for Brian Maguire, Enda Newman for Noel Yourell, Eoghan Murray for Garvan Dolan, Cian Tighe for Kenny Conroy, Ger Brennan for Conor Newman.

Footnote: Before the game, a minutes silence took place to remember the late Kathleen Casey, Grandmother of John Kiernan.

Club Development

There has been significant development work carried out in the last week by Midland Sports Surfaces in our latest improvements around the club. Area prepared for Astro and Ball wall as well as safety barriers along the Walking Track. The whole area is transformed as we are very excited about the work to be completed in the coming weeks and months.

Underage Football

The recent inclement weather forced us to cancel our underage training at the weekend but we will be back in full swing next weekend. Training continues at 1:00pm and new members are most welcome as always.


Membership for 2023 is now available. The rates of membership this year can be found on Foireann. There are various options available for members as well as for those who wish to avail of access to our newly refurbished Gym. All membership must be done through Foireann. 

In order to register, log on to your Foireann account from last year 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.

Scór na nÓg

Congratulations to our Instrumental Musicians, Béibhinn Nic Gabhann, Anna Dunleavy, and Aoife Dunleavy who qualified for the Leinster Scór na nÓg Final in the Wexford Opera House on 16th April after a fantastic performance in the Leinster Semi Final on Sunday last in Na Dúnta. 

Br Hubert Final

Congratulations and well done to the Colaiste Mhuire first years who won the Brother Hubert Cup during the week after a hard fought encounter with Good Counsel of Wexford. Congratulations to all the team and management on a great achievement!! A special mention to the four Inny Shamrocks representatives on the panel, Cathal Keena, Liam Óg Maxwell, Jack Britton-Keena and Aidan Keane. Best wishes to Aidan on a speedy recovery.


All at Bunbrosna GAA wish to offer our deepest sympathies to the Kiernan family, Tullagahan, on the sad passing of Kathleen Casey, Killbeggan.

To her daughter, Marie, her grandchildren John, Áine, Michael and Rachael, sons-in-law Séan and Ronnie, sister-in-law Anne, Sarah and Rob, cousins, extended family, wonderful neighbours and a wide circle of great friends, we offer our sincere condolences to you all at this sad time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

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