Club Notes 26th July 2020
St Brigid’s club notes week ending July 26th 2020
EGM: Our club held a very successful special general meeting on Sunday last at the St. Brigid’s Complex where the central item on the agenda related to the future development of the club and its facilities. By way of vote, members strongly endorsed a major development planned at the club involving a new gymnasium and meeting room. Before the vote, the club executive delivered a series of presentations detailing the project and after a vote was taken, the result of which endorsed the project, a fundraising plan for the project was outlined to those present. The fundraiser will be getting underway as soon as possible for this major development. A 3-D video detailing what the planned development will look like was also on display during the EGM. We want to sincerely thank all members who attended and all those involved in organising this special general meeting to ensure compliance with Covid-19 protocols.
Senior Football Championship: Our senior footballers opened their championship campaign last Saturday evening against Clann na nGael at Hyde Park. Following a very impressive first half-display where we led at half-time by 1-8 to 0-5, the second half proved to be a very tense affair where we finished with a share of the spoils on a scoreline of 1-14 each. See full match report inside. Team and scorers: James Martin; Darragh Sheehy ; Niall McInerney ; Pearse Frost; Ronan Stack (capt.); Alan Daly; Paul McGrath; Eddie Nolan (0-3, frees); Ruaidhri Fallon (0-1); Brian Stack (1-0); Donnchadh Gately; Gearoid Cunniffe (0-1); Ciaran Sugrue (0-3); Senan Kilbride; Brian Derwin (0-2, one free). Subs. used. Ben O’Carroll(0-2) for B. Derwin; Robbie Dolan for D. Gately; Peter Domican for G. Cunniffe; Conor Gleeson (0-1, free) for C. Sugrue; Ruairi Smith (0-1) for A. Daly. A quick turnaround sees the lads facing Strokestown away next Friday evening at 8pm. Best of luck to Benny and the lads. Given the expected same limited ticket allocation for this Round 2 SFC game away, we will be holding another draw during the week for these tickets. In the interests of being as fair as possible, those names drawn out for the Round 1 tickets will not be entered into this draw.
Junior Football Championship: Our juniors commence their JFC A championship on Sunday next against Boyle in Kiltoom at 3pm. We wish manager Eddie Nestor and the players the very best of luck.
Academy Update: Two U-12 teams played Padraig Pearses on Saturday last in Woodmount and all the lads played very well. Last Saturday morning in Kiltoom, 142 boys and girls aged between 5 and 10 trained in Kiltoom across three age groups, U6, U8 and U10. The U6 group had the largest attendance of 50. Well done all.
St Brigid's Ladies Club Notes: Intermediate FC: St Brigid’s 4-9 St. Dominic’s 3-11: St Brigid’s Intermediate Ladies laid down a marker in their first outing in this year’s championship when they earned a thoroughly deserved victory away to St Dominic’s today. St Brigid’s were the more focussed team from the start and they raced into a 1-2 to no score lead after five minutes. St Dominic’s cheered on by the home crowd dug in and the sides were level at 1-2 apiece at the first water break after 15 minutes. Dominic’s then upped the pace and with the help of a strong breeze and some long-range scores, led St Brigid’s by 3-6 to 2-4 at half time. The Brigid’s Ladies never let their heads drop and fought for every ball in the second half as they clawed back the lead score by score. Though Dominic’s were still clinging on to the lead by 3-8 to 3-7 when the ladies had the final water break, you could sense the confidence ebbing away from the home side as the belief within the St Brigid’s ladies was rising. The last 15 minutes was end to end with both sides missing chances but St Brigid’s were the more composed in front of goal and this coupled with an incredible defensive display resulted in a victory that few in Knockcroghery were expecting. Both teams were dead on their feet at the final whistle of a game that will live long in the memory of those who were in attendance. Final score 4-9 to 3-11. Next up for St Brigid’s is a home match against Boyle next Sunday 2nd August at 11am. St Brigid’s Team: Aoife Coyle; Aine McGrath; Anna Donovan; Karen O Boyle; Aoibhe Lennon; Rebecca Collins; Elaine Morris; Claire Grehan capt. (0-1); Lauren Curran (0-1); Lauren Gallagher; Abbey Curran. (1-2); AineOBrien (2-2).; Andrea Whyte (0-1); Gracie Loftus (0-1); Emma Lydon (1-0). Subs: Holly Martin; Shauna Francis; Orla Donnelly (0-1); Juliette McGrane; Emma Gleeson; Marian Nolan; Amy Fallon; Sarah Downey; Edel Carroll; Chrissie O’Malley; Ciana Schooler; Niamh Donnelly; Maeve Coyle. Another busy week for all our other teams. In the Summer League, our U12s play St. Dominic’s in Kiltoom Sunday, August 2nd at 6pm while on Thursday, July 30th, our U14s are at home to St Dominic’s in the championship at 7pm. Our U-16s made the trip to Shannon Gaels on Tuesday 28th in Round 2 of the championship.
Lotto: Numbers Drawn - 12, 16, 21 and 24. There were three match three winners: Paddy & Kay Pendergast, The Rise; Michael O’Connor c/o PJ Martin and Aidan Troute c/o Brian Lennon. Well done all. The Lotto Jackpot for this week is €7,000. The next draw takes place on Sunday night next, August 2nd at 9pm, at the St Brigid’s Sports and Social Centre. Our Lotto is on sale in local shops, McHugh’s and Menton’s in Curraghboy; Tavanagh Meats, Brideswell; Supermacs, Baylough; Dooley’s Fruit and Veg, Athlone and the Strawberry Stand across from Collin’s Shop on the main Roscommon road. You can also play online via our club website, http://www.stbrigids.gaa.ie/lotto. Through the online system, 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). Thank you for your continued support.