Club Notes 23rd August 2020
St. Brigid's Club Notes week ending August 23rd
Development Project: We are delighted with the huge response to date to our 'Buy a Brick' fundraiser for our Development Project, which involves a gym, meeting room and related club upgrades. These new facilities will be for club, community and future generations. A sincere thank you to everyone for your kind support to date. Full details of the project and fundraiser are on our website: http://www.stbrigids.gaa.ie/buy-a-brick. If you have any queries, contact Brian O Ruairc (087) 2779194.
SFC: Following yesterday's evening's draw, Sunday, we face Michael Glavey's in the SFC quarter-final next weekend. The winners of our quarter-final will face either Boyle or St. Croan's in the semi-final. All match details to be confirmed. Best of luck to all.
JFC: Best of luck to our junior men's team who will be hoping to continue their winning ways in their final round game away to St. Michael's on Sunday next. Throw-in, Ardcarne Park, 2pm.
MFC: Our minors got their championship off to a winning start with a solid victory away to Boyle on Tuesday evening of last week on a scoreline of 5-8 to 0-7. Team: Kevin Derwin; Ronan Doyle; Micheal Sugrue, Gavin Daly; Daniel Meeley; Sean Trundle (1-0); Shane Keenan; Thomas O'Brien; Brian O'Hara Duggan (1-0); Ultan O'Rourke (1-0); Ruairdhi Fallon; Oisin Canny (1-1); Bobby Nugent (0-1); Conor Hand (1-3), Daniel Keenan (0-1). Subs used: Brian Nestor (0-2), Adam Donovan, Brian Monaghan, Shane Daly, Fergal Cunniffe. Next up is Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronan's on Tuesday, August 25th at 7pm in Kiltoom.
U16s: Our U16s are away to Kilmore/Shannon Gaels/St Ronans in Round 5 of the championship on Monday next, August 31st at 7pm.
U14s: Our U14s had a championship game away to Castlerea on Monday, August 23rd and face Elphin/Ballinameen this Thursday, August 27th in Kiltoom at 7pm. Squad: Dylan Dennehy-Lyons, Ryan Lawless, Jack Kinahan, Ben Ward, Brendan Ferry, Matthew O' Connor, Finnan Kilcommins, Tom Warby,
Adam Feeley, Josh Dowling, James Morris, Kian Mulligan, Charlie O'Carroll, Michael Henehan, Niall Daly, Jack Lennon, Cathal Ferry, Sean Brennan and Conor Skene.
U12s: Our two U12 teams put in two good performances at home to Roscommon Gaels on Saturday morning last, winning one and losing one. Well done to all the players.
IFC: Round 5, Full-time: St. Brigid's 4-13
Padraig Pearses 2-11. Well done to our Athlone Specsavers sponsored Intermediate Ladies who took two more valuable points on Sunday morning against Padraig Pearses in their final round championship game in Kiltoom. This result now secures a semi-final spot.
U-16s: Best of luck to our girls who face St Barry’s away in the Division 1 semi-final on Tuesday, August 25th at 6.30pm. Oran await the winners in the final. Match Report: St Brigid’s 2-18 Clann 3-6. On Tuesday of last week saw our U16s travel to Johnstown knowing that anything short of a victory against Clann na nGael would see the defence of their U16 championship end before the knockout stages of this year’s competition. The girls didn't delay in putting their mark on the game with a high tempo high pressing game which resulted in them racing into a five-point lead before Clann got a foothold in the game with a goal and a point in quick succession on the counter-attack. Brigid's led by three points at the first water break and Sarah O'Rourke eased them further ahead in the second quarter with an expertly taken goal to add the Clann keepers name to the many she has bested this season. St Brigid's went into half time seven points up having restricted Clann to just four scores. This was due in no small part to the cornerbacks, Norah Canny and Jane Hennelly who constantly outfought and outthought the Clann forwards who had a frustrating afternoon and struggled for most of the game to get past the two defenders. Directly in front of these two, Ciara Fallon and Sally O’Hara ran up and down the channels for the whole game, alternating between impressive attacking and resolute defending in a game where every ball was contested but where the St Brigid's girls won most of the challenges. In the third quarter, Clann fought hard to claw their way back into the game and scored two goals but unfortunately for them, the St Brigid's forward line were now in the groove and Shauna Loftus found her range and rhythm to keep the scoreboard ticking over for the final two quarters with some wonderfully taken scores. Alongside her, Faye Loftus continued her consistently prolific scoring run which has seen her have the flags raised at least five times in every championship match she has played this year. Time and time again during the game, Faye used her strength to collect the ball, create space with some nimble footwork and power the ball with unerring precision between the posts. Leading by five points at the final water break St Brigid's closed up shop at the back and outscored Clann 6 points to 2 in the final 15 minutes to win the game by nine points and round off the group stages with a third straight victory which keeps them in the hunt for the championship. Team: Amy Gallagher; Jane Hennelly, Emma Gallagher, Norah Canny, Ciara Fallon; Doireann Ni Ruairc (0-1); Sally O’Hara. (0-1); Ria Lennon. (0-5). 9: Johanna Hughes (C); Kara Gallagher (0-1); Abbie Murray (1-1); Hannah Lennon; Faye Loftus (0-5); Shauna Loftus (0-4); Sarah O’Rourke (1-0); Jessica Collins; Marie Flatley; Katie Hamrock; Katie Irwin; Keely Salmon; Lara Deehan.
U14s: Best of luck to our girls who face Boyle in the Division 1 semi-final on Thursday at 6.30pm in Kiltoom.
Collection: The last day for Cash for Clobber is this Wednesday.
Lotto: St Brigid's Lotto results for week ending August 23rd 2020. Numbers drawn 8, 19, 23 and 26. No jackpot winner. One match three winner, Niall Mannion, Clontarf, Dublin, winning €200. Jackpot this week is €7,800. The next draw takes place on Sunday night next, August 30th at the St Brigid’s Sports and Social Centre, 9pm. Our Lotto is on sale in local shops, McHugh’s and Menton’s in Curraghboy; Tavanagh Meats, Brideswell; Supermacs, Baylough and Dooley’s Fruit and Veg, Athlone. You can also play online via our website (online purchase deadline, 8pm on Sundays). You can now do three entries in the one draw for €5 and add a further 3 lines for €10 (equivalent of a normal lotto book).