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St. Brigid's GAA Club Notes 30th August 2015

posted Aug 31, 2015, 6:24 AM by Naomh Brid   [ updated Sep 1, 2015, 12:11 AM ]

Monster Auction

We are holding a monster auction on Sunday 4th October in the clubhouse. The club seeks your support in funding our teams coaching and development to the highest standard.  The donation of one saleable item for inclusion in the auction will contribute to the success of the fundraiser. We will accept unwanted gifts, vouchers, farm produce and services, furniture (in good condition), bicycles, general services, bric-a-brac and crystal.  Should you wish to donate items please contact: Dermot 0867725128, Tomas 0860876933, Barry 0868504676, Gerry 0868103665, Ger 0871787397.

All auction items will be sold on the day so come along and get the best bargains of 2015!

Senior Championship

St. Brigid's 5-11, St. Faithleach's 1-8.

Our Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored senior team took on St. Faithleach's in the last game of the group stages of championship on Sunday last in Kiltoom. We finished top of our group which means we are straight through to the semi-final stage where we will face the winner of the quarter final clash between Clan na nGael and Castlerea St. Kevin's at the end of September.

Team: C. Sheehy 0-1, R. Kelly, N. Grehan, P. Fuery 1-0, N. McInerney, D. Sheehy 0-1, C. McNiece, I. Kilbride 1-0, K. Mannion 0-4, D. Cunniffe, G. Cunniffe 1-0, B. Stack 0-1, C. Gleeson 1-1, D. Dolan 1-1, C. McHugh 0-2.

Subs: G. Aherne, J. Cunningham, M. Moran, A. Gleeson, R. Gilligan.


This week’s lotto Jackpot €6,200.  Numbers Drawn 1/18/19/29.  No Jackpot Winner.  1 Match Three Winner, receives €200.

John Naughton C/O O’Connells, Brideswell

Draw takes place on Sunday night 06/09/2015 in St. Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 11pm.

Minor Boys Notes

U-8 boys

Our u-8 side travelled to the Connacht Centre of excellence in Ballyhaunis on Saturday last to take part in the Go Games blitz. Everyone enjoyed the day out and some great football was played.

U-10 boys

The U-10's had a busy week which started with two games against Padraig Pearses in the Tormey's Tournament. Both teams won their respective encounters which were very close right to the end. On Saturday we travelled to The Downs Tournament in Mullingar where we played four games in total with the opposition made up of teams from Navan O'Mahony's, Killoe and Kilcock(2). The lads were hugely competitive in what was a really well run event. All the players can be very proud of their performances on the day.
Squad that features last week,
Conal Benton, Jimmy Carney, Killian Curley, Niall Daly, Niall Derwin, Billy Ray Dolan, Josh Dowling, Daniel Egan, Adam Feeley, Jamie Fox, Noah Heavey, Michael Henehan, Ewan Joyce, Robert Keenan, Bryan McDermott, Paul McManus, Cormac Meeley, Sean Minnock, Brendan Murphy, Thomas Muldoon, Charlie O'Carroll, James O'Rourke, Andrew Sheffield, Luke Sylvester, Sean Tiernan, Roan Trundle and Jack Tully.
We are scheduled to play Clan na nGael on Thursday this week in Johnstown at 7pm.

U-12s Boys

St Brigid’s played out an absorbing Division 1 contest with Clann na nGael on Sunday last in Johnstown to win by two points. It was a highly entertaining game and well done to both sides for serving up an excellent display of football at this grade. Clann raced out of the blocks and got three unanswered scores on the board and went on to enjoy the better of the first half exchanges. A goal towards the end of half propelled the home side into a 1-5 to 0-5 lead at the break. The intensity of the game went up several notches after the break where both teams contributed to a mighty battle until the end. Early in the second period, Clann continued to increase the lead, which was helped by another goal. Staring into a five point deficit, St Brigid’s to a player stood up to the challenge and went on to deliver their best performance of the season. After that second Clann goal, the lads went on to outscore Clann 2-2 to 0-1 to seal a hard earned victory. Well done again to the lads who showed tremendous character in the face of their strongest challenge to date. Final scoreline, St Brigid’s 2-9, Clann na nGael 2-7.  Panel v Clann na nGael: Matthew Samuels, Shane Daly, Adam Donovan, David Dolan, Daniel Meeley (0-1), Micheal Sugrue, Thomas O’Brien, Daniel Keenan (0-1), Bobby Nugent (0-3, two frees) Conor Hand, Brian Nestor (0-2, one free)), Oisin Canny (1-1), Ronan Doyle (1-1). Harry Griselain, James Goose, Jamie Curley, Martin O’Grady, Bryan Armstrong. In the other Division 1 game earlier in the week, the lads responded well to another stiff challenge, this time at home to Roscommon Gaels. Six points down at the break, St Brigid’s delivered an impressive second-half performance to win out on a scoreline of 3-11 to 2-6. On Saturday morning last, the Division 3 team put in a good performance at home to Western Gaels but were narrowly beaten by two points. In a game which had 13 goals, St Brigid’s led at the break, 3-3 to 1-2  but eventually had to give way on a scoreline of 6-8 to 7-3.

U-14 boys

This team continued their winning streak on Saturday last in Dublin, where they won the Jimmy O'Connor Memorial Cup hosted by Dublin club St. Margaret's. St. Margaret's host an annual tournament where two teams from each province are invited to participate. We played the Dublin team and host club St. Margaret's then a team from Down and a team from Tipperary. In the semi-final we played a team from Derry and in the final we played St. Margaret's again. Congratulations to the u14 team and management.

U-16 boys

U-16s played Clann na nGael  in a playoff for 1st place in Ballyforan last Monday evening, 24th Aug. The winner would be through to the County Final and the losing team would have to play Strokestown in the Semi-Final. The first half was a tight affair with both teams defending extremely well. Both sides had their opportunities and going in at half time it was 0-03 to 0-06 to Brigids. In the second half Brigids stepped it up a gear and dominated midfield, while their back kept up their high standards, the forwards started to click and notch up some vital scores with some well worked moves. If it was not for Clann’s goalie, who made a number of brilliant saves, the scoreline would have been greater. It was a very accomplished performance by Brigids in the second half. The final is due to be played on the 18/19 Sept.

Team: Seamus Smith, Pearse Frost, Eoin Minagh, Keelan Connor, John Leonard, Cian McBrearty, Tommie Glynn, Niall Murray, Shane Cunnane, Donnchadh Gately, Brian Derwin, Ian O’Rourke, Ciaran Sugrue, Eoin Egan, Paul McGrath

Subs: Tom O’Carroll for Ciaran Sugrue, Oisin Reilly for Ian O’Rourke, Mark Haran for John Leonard, Eoin Derwin for Brian Derwin, Cian Daly for Shane Cunnane. Danny Sugrue, Billy McDonnell, Gary Daly, Ronan Campbell, Jack Gartland, Liam Martin, Ruairi Smith, Darragh Murray, Ciaran Quinn

Minor boys

Our minor boys were due to play St. Ciaran's on Thursday last but were awarded the points by St. Ciaran's.

Ladies Notes

U-14 Girls

Our u-14 girls have had a busy week playing three championship group games in seven days.  On Monday last we played Tulsk St. Mary's in Kiltoom and won 7-15 to 4-4. On Wednesday we played Padraig Pearses also in Kiltoom and won 7-7 to 5-4. And on Sunday last we played Clan na nGael and lost 4-15 to 3-5. However because we had won 3 out of 5 games we had already qualified for the quarter finals. One game remains in the group away to St. Croan's on Wednesday evening, with quarter finals set for Sunday 6th.

Team: A. Nestor, A. Lennon, R. Dolan, M. Gonley, R. Collins, S. Dolan, A. O'Donovan, E. Gleeson, K. Nolan, A. Curran, E. Curran, M. Nolan, J. McGrane, G. Loftus, A. White, K. Harmon, N. Donnelly, A. Fallon, I. Finnerty, K. Daly, A. McGrath, C. Lennon, S. Butler, H. Martin, A. Downey.