St Brigids GAA

A busy month ahead for St Brigids GAA on and off the field

St Brigids GAA

Congratulations to our very own Phillip O’Connor & Paul Kelly on their win in the All-Ireland Over 35 B 40×20 Handball Final. Great job lads.

Adult Football League Division 1: St Brigids 0-14, Strokestown 2-20.

Strokestown had a comprehensive victory over St. Brigid’s on Saturday night last in Kiltoom, following a master class of football by Colin Compton scoring 2-8 out of the 2-20. This was a tight game all through the first half with just a point between them at half time St Brigids 0-11, Strokestown 0-10. The second half looked like it was going to be more of the same until three sendings off including two for St. Brigid’s midfielders. Strokestown were able to capitalise on this and pushed ahead with no real response from St Brigids.
St Brigids: S. Mannion, C. MacNiece, J. Murray, S. Fuery, R. Stack, P. Domican, G. Byrne, G. Dolan 0-1, M. Daly, E. Nolan, B. Stack, J. Cunningham 0-5, J. McDonnell 0-4, S. Kilbride 0-3, D. Cunniffe 0-1.
Subs: K. Byrne, D. Carroll.

Strokestown: J. McHugh, D. Neary, K. Beirne, L. Kelly, D. Butler, R. Molloy, M. Fallon 0-5, D. Rogers 0-1, T. Corcoran, I. Rogers 0-1, K. Murphy 0-1, K. Shiel, K. Finn 0-1, C. Compton 2-8, P. Brogan 0-1.
Subs: G. Collins 0-2.

Nathan Carter and Johnny Brady Live at the Marquee

Kicking off the bank holiday weekend and Sheep Shearing Championships in style is Ireland’s most eligible bachelor .. Mr Nathan Carter! Nathan plays the marquee live on Friday 2nd June. Yes .. you have read it correctly .. we have NATHAN CARTER coming to Kiltoom. And on Saturday night we have the one and only Johnny Brady taking over the
Tickets are also on sale in the clubhouse on Friday nights from 9 – 10pm. For any questions please contact Anna on 085 1811717.
To keep up to date with this event and all other events planned for the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing weekend log on to our new website which will be launched on Sunday 30th April or like our pages on Facebook: St. Brigid’s GAA Club Kiltoom and All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017.

Nathan Carter Support Act

We are looking for Nathan Carter’s support act for his night with us in Kiltoom, Co.Roscommon on June 2nd .. do you have what it takes to get the crowd going before Mr Nathan Carter himself ?? Are you a solo act or part of a band ?? If so we want to hear from you .. please note that All genres are being considered. Please email your info, image and a sound or video clip to Anna at [email protected] . entries must be submitted by Tuesday May 2nd at 6pm. This is a huge opportunity for any budding artists out there. Best of Luck to all. For more info check out our Facebook pages St. Brigid’s GAA Club Kiltoom and All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017.

Learn to Jive

In the run up to the Kepak All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships the club has arranged for renowned dance teacher Niall Doorhy to give Jive lessons every Tuesday night from 8-930pm starting on Tuesday 9th May. Classes cost €40 and this is payable on the first night. Prebooking is required so text your name to 086-3791294 to book your place.

U12 Girls

Our u12 girls played Four Roads on Sunday last in Kiltoom.
Team: J. Collins, A. Lennon, M. Flatley, R. Rourke, K. Sammon, A. Hardiman, J. Hennelly, C. Fallon, S. O’Hara, L. Sheffield, K. Gallagher, S. Walsh, S. Dolan, F. Loftus, M. McDonnell, G. Keenan, R. Keenan.

U12 Boys

Our Division 1 team had a home match on Saturday against Clan na Gael. This was a very entertaining game played with great spirit and determination by both teams. The sides were level at half time and much of the second period remained evenly contested, but Clan finished a little stronger with a few late scores. While the lads will be disappointed with the result, it was very encouraging to see the boys kicking with both feet and a good attitude was shown throughout.
Squad: Conal Benton,Killian Curley, Niall Derwin, Robert Keenan, Ryan Lawless, Bryan McDermott, Cormac Meeley, Sean Minnock, Brendan Murphy, Charlie O’Carroll, Leo O’Connell, James O’Rourke, Andrew Sheffield and Oisin Tiernan.

At the same time the Division 5 team side was in action against Padraig Pearse’s in Woodmount. The lads more than matched a physically bigger and more experienced Pearse’s side for determination and skill. Following a tremendous second half fight back, St Brigids got back on level terms. However an injury time free gave the spoils to the home side
Squad: M. Henehan, J. Fox, F. Kilcommins, J. Tully, L. Tully, O. Feeley, A Feeley, J. Kinahan, B. Ferry, C. Ferry, R. Trundle.

U14 Boys Division 4: St.Croans 2-5 St Brigids 2-16

Our Div 4 team recorded another league victory on Thursday evening with a good away win against St.Croans. We started off on the attack and notched up a few good points from play, before Croans replied. We conceded a very soft goal followed by a point to leave the game level. Luke Murphy and James Goose then took control at midfield and we added 5 more points, with Paddy Higgins, James O’Rourke, Eoin Reid and Luke Whelan causing huge problems for the Croans defence. Half time score was 0-9 to 1-2. The second half resumed with our lads in the ascendancy and Huguie Cunniffe added 2 great goals to open up a commanding lead. Croans to their credit kept working the scoreboard and added a further 1-3 to keep the game alive, but further points from Luke Whelan, Brian Armstrong, James and Paddy ensured that we came away with two valuable league points. In addition to the players mentioned above, Harry Griselan (with some superb fielding) and Oran Benton defended brilliantly throughout the game. Brian Gonley and Daniel Skene provided plenty of good ball into the forwards at every opportunity and Alex O’Donoghue had a hand in a number of scores, particularly in the second half.
Team: M.Sammuals, H.Griselan, O.Benton, B.Gonley, L.Murphy 0-1,B.Armstrong 0-1, J.Goose 0-1,D.Skene, J.O’Rourke 0-7, P.Higgins 0-4, E.Reid , A.O’Donoghue, H.Cunniffe 2-0, L.Whelan 0-2.

Stitch and Bitch

In the run up to the Kepak All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in Kiltoom we will be starting a knitting group in the club beginning on Monday 8th May from 8-9pm. Bring along your needles and wool, we will supply the tea and I’m sure there will be plenty to supply the chat. Open to all, don’t be shy.

St Brigids GAA Membership – Final Reminder

As teams are now back training and playing we request that all players are registered for 2017. Registration is €60 for u18’s, €80 for adult players and €50 for adult members. It is essential that all players are registered in order to participate in training and in club games. We would encourage all outstanding members to finalise membership as soon as possible, as coaches want to ensure that players are eligible to train. We thank you for your continued support to the club. Also you can register online via our website and at

St Brigids GAA Lotto

Our club lotto has been running very successfully for over twenty year. The lotto is a means to raise vital funds for our club for our on-going running expenses. We are asking if you 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 Tommy on (086)4493871. You can now pay the club lotto on-line
Jackpot this week: €6,600
Last Week’s Results: Numbers Drawn 6 / 19 / 21 / 25 – No Jackpot Winner.
Match 3 winners:
Ciara Sweeney, Brideswell
Rose Earls, C/O Tom Blaine
Colm Leavy, Berries, Kiltoom

Draw takes place on Sunday night 30/04/2017 in St Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10pm.