Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 6/08/23

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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 €13,300. It continues to be our primary source of revenue to fund the day to day running of the club.

In addition, Lotto revenue is funding the continued development at the pitch which will benefit all in our community not just our players. Over the next number of months, our walking track will be near completion and work on the Ball-Wall and All-Weather playing area has been completed. 

Our Lotto 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.

Junior Championship Round 4

We made the short journey to Shandonagh on Sunday to take on St. Paul’s in Round 4 of the Championship. After heavy rain over the weekend Shandonagh are to be credited for being able to facilitate the double header on an excellent surface.

Bun started this must win game brightly and from the throw in had a shot at the posts which drifted wide. Barry O Mara had Bun’s first score with a fine effort after a great interception from Darragh Lyons found him in space to fire over. St. Paul’s responded with a point before Aidan Finnan, Darragh Lyons and Barry O Mara (free) stretched Bun’s lead. Lyons effort was exquisite, a free with the outside of his right foot from the sideline.

Conor Lyons then hit Bun’s fifth and final point of the half after patient build up play found the gap for Lyons to kick an excellent point from 35 metres out. St. Paul’s got a free on the stroke of half time to reduce the deficit to three points. Bun worked hard throughout and made some good turnovers in defence. St. Paul’s, in truth, struggled to get by a resolute Bun rear guard which was highlighted by numerous interceptions and turnovers which gave great confidence to the team.

St. Paul’s started the second half strongly as the rain poured down. They had the first score of the second moiety before Barry O’ Mara responded with a free for Bun after Conor Lyons was fouled when bearing down on goal after a strong run. St. Paul’s replied with a free of their own before Ken Conroy kicked a fine effort from play after good work by Noel Yourell and Aidan Finnan.

Barry O Mara then kicked a classy point from a narrow angle after Mark Donnelly, Simon Moorehead and Aidan Finnan put together an incisive break through St. Paul’s defence. Another St. Paul’s point followed from a free mid way through the second half before Darragh Lyons kicked a free off his left that he won himself after he was fouled on the endline.

As the game entered the final ten minutes Bun showed great composure on the ball. They held onto the ball for almost three minutes before Barry O Mara was fouled by a frustrated St. Paul’s defence. Barry dusted himself down to kick the insurance point and leave the final score Bun 0:10 St. Paul’s 0:06.

This was a crucial win for Bun as defeat here would have ended their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages. They play Ballycomoyle in three weeks time where the same applies. Well done lads!

Team: Alan Maguire, Gavin Lyons, Joe Tormey, Luke Kiernan, Matthew Hope, Simon Moorehead, Noel Yourell, Andy Whitney, Conor Lyons, Mark Donnelly, Aidan Finnan, Fintan Finnan, Ken Conroy, Darragh Lyons & Barry O Mara. Subs: Ger Brennan for Joe Tormey, Ronan Scally for Darragh Lyons, David Newman for Gavin Lyons, Finian Newman for Mark Donnelly, Enda Newman, Brian Maguire, Liam Mitchell, Tommy Murphy, Cian Tighe & John Kiernan.

Junior ‘B’ Championship  

We travelled to Castletown on Tuesday last to take on St. Malachy’s in our third game of the group stages. Having won our previous two games we went into the game in confident spirits despite being short of some key players owing to holidays and injury.

St. Malachy’s finished the game strongly to record a 2:13 to 1:09 win in what was their first game of this competition. This was a tight game for most of the match and St. Malachy’s only secured the win in the final ten minutes when they used their bench to good effect.

The sides were level on five points apiece at half time. Matthew Hope, Noel Yourell with two points and Darragh Lyons with two points accounted for Bun’s scores. Bun will consider themselves unlucky not to have raised a couple of green flags in the opening half.

Bun started the second half strongly when Darragh Lyons opened the scoring. St. Malchy’s then hit 1:03 without reply to open the game up in their favour but Bun battled back gamely. First, Garvan Dolan hit a point before some good play from Lyons and Dolan found Cian Tighe who buried the ball to the net to leave 1 point between the teams. St. Malachy’s then kicked the next score before Tighe replied for Bun to leave one in it again.

St. Malachy’s took charge of the final ten minutes then to ensure victory. The use of their panel brought fresh legs which was crucial in this stage. Bun will hope to record victory in their final group game against Tyrrellspass which hopefully will gain them a passage into the knockout stages of this competition.

Team: Tommy Murphy, Ger Brennan, Joe Tormey, Luke Kiernan, Dave Newman, Gavin Lyons, Matthew Hope, Brian Maguire, Simon Moorehead, Eoin McGowan, Garvan Dolan, Enda Newman, Cian Tighe, Noel Yourell & Darragh Lyons. Subs: Brian O Hara for Joe Tormey, Chris Cole for Ciam Tighe.

Inny Shamrocks U13s

Well done to Inny Shamrocks U13s on a fine win away to Tyrellspass on Friday evening with the full panel getting game time. 

The lads are now joint top with two rounds left and all to play for. Next up is a top of the table clash with Cill Oige in two weeks time. Well done lads.

Inny Shamrocks U15s

Despite giving it everything this evening our U15s came up just short against a strong Tubberclair side on Wednesday last. Well done to our team on a great effort from start to finish.  We move on to Round 4 v St. Michael’s in two weeks time.

Inny Shamrocks U19s

Our U19s played their first game together on Thursday as they lost out by 3 points after a great battle against a strong Kilbeggan side.

It was an encouraging performance by a young Inny Shamrocks side who never stopped trying and displayed an abundance of character while playing some great football.  Well done lads.

All Ireland Fleadh

Best of luck to everyone representing the Club at the All Ireland Fleadh over the coming week. We are extremely proud of our Set Dancers who performed at the Opening Ceremony today ahead of their competition next weekend.

On Tuesday night both our Junior and Senior Dancers are on the Gig Rig from 9:00pm. Then on Saturday our Senior Dancers will take to the stage in Loreto at 1:30pm to defend their All Ireland Title that they won last year. We wish you all the very best of luck for the week ahead.

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