Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 14/05/23

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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 €12,700. 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 number of months, our walking track will be near completion and work is already underway 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 v Moate

We hosted Moate in Round 8 of Division 3 of the league on Thursday evening last. After heavy rain all day, the game was played in decent sunshine. Bun made a great start to this game when Ronan Scally responded quickest to Aidan Finnan’s shot off the post when he fired to the net. Finian Newman broke forward from wing forward to point before Moate responded with two quick points from distance.

Bun tagged on more points through Barry O’ Mara and Ken Conroy. John Kiernan suffered a serious injury during the first half and he was a big loss at midfield. His replacement, Darragh Lyons made an immediate impact when he pointed after he won an excellent mark. They went into  see the break 1:09 to 1:06 in front. 

The second half was nip and tuck throughout and the game finished 1:12 a piece. The result leaves Bun on seven points with one game remaining when we travel to play The Downs in a fortnight.

Team: Alan Maguire, Gavin Lyons, Joe Tormey, Luke Kierniikkni hi an, Matt Hope, Davey Newman, Finian Newman, John Kiernan, Noel Yourell, Ronan Scally, Garvan Dolan, Fintan Finnan, Ken Conroy, Aidan Finnan & Barry O Mara. Subs: Darragh Lyons, Andy Whitney, Eoghan Murray, Enda Newman, Eoin McGowan & Tommy Murphy.

ACFL Division 6 v Ballycomoyle

We hosted Ballycomoyle in Division 6 of the league on Saturday evening last. Played in sunny conditions this was an entertaining game of football played with 14 a side.

Like many of their recent games, Bun started brightly. Finian Newman was first off the score sheet with a fine move. Our opponents levelled the game shortly after with an equally fine effort from play. 

A key feature of this game was some excellent point kicking by Bun. Three Kenny Conroy points and an effort from midfielder, Matt Hope, were of the highest calibre after some fine team play.

Ballycomoyle to their credit gave as good as they got in the opening half and kicked some good scores from play. The open nature of 14 a side football saw them counter attack on the 20 minute mark to score a fine goal.

Bun recovered from this set back to score with fine efforts from play from Gavin Lyons, two from Fintan Finnan and Brian Maguire. Bun were playing well and dominating possession at this point. Ballycomoyle finished the half strongly however with two goals to leave the half time score 3:07 to 0:09.

The second half saw both sides trouble the umpires on fewer occasions than the first half. Ken Conroy responded to an early Ballycomoyle point before our opponents tagged on four points without reply. Cian Tighe responded with two of his own for Bun to leave the final score 3:12 to 0:12.

While a disappointing result, Bun will be happy with getting valuable game time into many of the players who haven’t played much in Division 3 while it offered an opportunity for some players returning from injury to play valuable minutes.

Team: Tommy Murphy, Eoghan Murray, Joe Tormey, Luke Kiernan, Gavin Lyons, Eoin McGowan, Matt Hope, Fintan Finnan, Finian Newman, Brian Maguire, Enda Newman, Ken Conroy, Conor Newman & Cian Tighe.


Well done to the Bunbrosna U8 team who had a fantastic morning of football in their second Go Games blitz of the season on Saturday. The team made the short trip to our neighbours, Ballynacargy, for a very enjoyable blitz, played in the glorious sunshine.

Well done to each of our girls who played great games against Ballynacargy and Goldsmiths. The U8s had lots of fun most importantly, with a few cartwheels thrown in! A special mention to Muireann O'Reilly, an up and coming star who played brilliantly in her first girls blitz today!

A massive thank you is extended to our excellent hosts, Ballynacargy Gaa, who did a superb job, organising and hosting a hugely enjoyable blitz for all of the girls.

Walking Track

We were delighted to have had G.T Construction LTD on site last week to complete Phase 1 of our Walking Track Development. This will be a great addition for our local community.


Rounders practice continues Saturdays at 6:00pm. New members welcome.

Inny Shamrocks U13s

Well done to the Inny Shamrock U13s who had another win in The Downs last Monday evening in a closely fought encounter. The boys are now 5 from 5 with two rounds of the league remaining. Well done to team and coaches!

Inny Shamrocks U15s

Well done to our U15s, who had a great win  against St. Michael’s in Ballynacargy on Friday night on a score line of 6-05 to 1-08. The final round of the League is next Tuesday v Multyfarnham at 7:00pm in Multy. Well done to all involved.

Schools Rugby

Congratulations to Andrew McLean O'Hara, winner of the Tom Parker Trophy "Best player in 2nd Year Rugby” in Wilson's Hospital. Well done to all the winners and those involved.

Wedding Anniversary 

Congratulations to Mary and Séamus Barrett who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary during the week. We wish you both the very best on this wonderful milestone.

Well Done & Good Luck

Well done to Club members who were participating in Fleadh. Good luck also to children receiving First Holy Communion from St. Cremins on Saturday next.

Speedy Recovery

All at Bunbrosna GAA wish to offer a speedy recovery to John Kiernan who suffered a serious injury in our game against Moate on Thursday evening. We wish you well on your recuperation and hope to see you back on the field of play soon.

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