St Brigids GAA

St Brigids GAA News update September 13th

St Brigids GAA
Championship Fever

Our “Hamrock’s of Brideswell” sponsored senior ladies are competing in the senior county final against Kilbride on Saturday next 17th September at 5pm in Knockcroghery. This will be the first time that we are competing for the honour of literally bringing home the O’Malley Cup. St Brigids donated the cup to the Ladies County Board in 2015, and is named after the famous Gerry O’Malley and of course his niece Chrissie is a current and long standing ladies player with St.Brigid’s. It would be an amazing honour and extremely proud day for the club if we could win the county title and be presented with the O’Malley Cup.
With this in mind we are asking everyone to please come along and support our extraordinary ladies team who are playing their 11th senior county final since 2005. Also please get your flags, bunting and banners out, make sure there is plenty of green and red on display.

Art Competitions

To celebrate this match we are asking all children in the parish to draw a picture, or write a poem / story (on the A3 paper provided) about our senior ladies or why you love St Brigids so much!
All posters will be collected at your school no later than this Thursday 15th.
Alternatively, posters can be put into a designated box in Dressing Room 5 at the club. Don’t forget to put your name and telephone number on the back.

Also, on the day of the match we are having a Crazy Hat Competition so use your imagination, be creative and don’t forget to use our beloved club colours red and green when designing your hat!
There will be a prize for the best poster and the best hat!

Junior A Championship Quarter Final: St Brigids 2-11 Western Gaels 1-6

Our junior team are through to the county semi-final after defeating Western Gaels on Sunday last in Knockcroghery. Western Gaels dominated the first half of this game and Brigid’s found it hard to get scores as they were playing into the strong wind. Our lads came out a different side in the second half scoring 2-8 in comparison to 3 points in the first half.
Team: G. Reynolds, E. Menton, K. Dolan 0-2, S. Fuery, J. Curley, A. Daly 0-1, C. Walsh 0-1, E. Cunnane, G. Mulligan, C. Carroll, C. Quinn 0-1, E. Nolan, G. Byrne 0-2, K. Byrne, K. Quinn 1-0.
Subs: A. McHugh, K. Grehan, E. Gleeson, C. Gleeson 1-4, K. Kilkenny.

O’Rourke Cup / League Semi-Final: St Brigids 2-10, Clan na nGael 1-15

Our Hodson Bay Hotel sponsored senior team were defeated by rivals Clan na nGael in the league semi-final on Friday last in Kiltoom. This was a very tight game from start to finish, but Clann just seemed to have the accuracy and firepower needed to see them over the line. Brigid’s did have their chances but it just wasn’t to be our day.
Team: S. Mannion, M. Nolan, N. McInerney, R. Kelly 0-1, M. Daly, N. Grehan, R. Fallon, C. Murray 1-0, I. Kilbride 0-1, D. Cunniffe, E. Sheehy 0-1, B. Stack 0-3, J. Cunningham, S. Kilbride 0-3, J. McDonnell.
Subs: K. Mannion 1-1, R. Stack, D. Donnelly, G. Dolan.

U10 Boys

The U-10’s had a game on Wednesday 31st August 2016 against Clann na Ngael in a round of the Tormey’s Tournament.
The U-10 teams had two outings this week, on Wednesday evening 7th September to a very strong Garrycastle side which was played in Garrycastle grounds. The second match was played on Saturday 10th September, versus Padraig Pearses at Woodmount. The squad was :
J. Carney, B. Carr, K. Casey, D. Dennehy-Lyons, N. Daly, N. Derwin, J Dowling, A. Feeley, c. Ferry, B. Ferry. J. Fox, D. Glynn-Desmond, M. Henehan, J. Kinahan, F. Kilcommons, R. Lawless, J. Lennon, D. McCarthy, J. Morris, C. Mulligan, C. O’Carroll, M. O’Connor, M. Gordon, C. Skene, J. Tully, L. Tully, R. Trundle, T. Warby and L. Wehder.

U12 Boys

Our U12 Division 1 team were in action on Monday evening in the replay of the Summer League Shield semi final against Padraig Pearses in Woodmount. This was another cracking match following on from the drawn game with our lads prevailing by two points in the end. Squad:
Bryan Armstrong, David Dolan, Brian Gonley, Paddy Higgins, Robert Keenan, Eanna McDonnell, Bobby Nugent, Matthew Samuels, Daniel Skene, Sol Trundle,Noah Heavey, Ewan Joyce,Cormac Meeley, Sean Minnock, Brendan Murphy, Eoin Reid,Luke Sylvestor, Luke Whelan, and Killian Curley.

Minor Ladies

Our minor ladies are through to the division 3 county final against Strokestown, after defeating Roscommon Gaels in the last game of the group stages of championship on Tuesday last in Lisnamult. We would like to wish our player Orla Donnelly a speedy recovery following a knock she sustained in this game.

St Brigids Lotto

At the moment we are having an unprecedented run on the lotto jackpot. The lotto jackpot is now at an all time high never having reached this amount before. With the jackpot so high it is a great opportunity to raise vital funds for our club. It is also very easy to sell the lotto when the jackpot is so high. With this in mind we are asking people if they can take some lotto books and try and sell tickets to family, friends and work colleagues. If you think you could sell tickets please contact Barry on 086-8504676.
St. Brigid’s lotto can be played in all local shops and pubs, as well as online at Tickets are only €2 each and this week’s jackpot is €17,000. Last Week’s Results: Numbers Drawn 9 / 21 / 26 / 31. NO JACKPOT WINNER
John Connolly, Bogganfin, Kiltoom.
Megan Farrell, 11 Westwood, Summerhill, Athlone.
Bertie Watson, Carrownderry, Kiltoom.
Kevin Caulfield, C/O Monahans Bar, Athlone

Draw takes place on Sunday night 18/09/2016 in St Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 11pm

Club Jackets

There are new club jackets available to order from the club shop. Jackets are available to try on and order in our club shop on Friday evenings from 8-9pm or contact Bernie on (086) 606 4604.

Club Shop

Make sure to get your flags, beanie hats, jerseys etc in the club shop on Friday night for the ladies county final on Saturday. The shop will be open from 8-9pm or contact Bernie to arrange a time on 086-6064604.