Bunbrosna GAA Notes 27/08/23
No winner of Club Lotto on Sunday. Numbers drawn were 9, 12, 13 & 28. 5 Match 3 - Louis Fagan, Suzanne Delamere, Caroline Finnan, Finian Newman & Cecelia Finucane. Sellers Prize - Jimmy McCormack. Next Draw on Sunday 10th September. Jackpot €13,500.
We are very grateful for the ongoing contribution we receive towards our Lotto from Club members and supporters, far and wide, without which we would not be able to run our Club.
Junior Championship Round 5
We made the short journey to Cusack Park on Sunday last to take on Ballycomoyle in the final group game of the Championship. A win would have consolidated our position in the knockout stages while defeat would mean we were relying on results elsewhere to ensure our position in the last eight.
Bun started brightly and Noel Yourell got the first score on the board after a smart run forward into space. Aidan Finnan and Barry O Mara kicked two sublime points from the terrace side into the apartments end to give Bun a healthy lead after the early exchanges.
A fine Darragh Lyons effort from the outside of the right foot sailed between the posts before Ballycomoyle hit a purple patch. A free and a mark halved the deficit before two points from play tied the game up at four points each after 15 minutes.
Ken Conroy edged Bun back in front before Ballycomoyle responded again with a free. Barry O Mara then kicked a free for Bun before Simon Moorehead & Fintan Finnan then had the final scores of the half, Mooreheads a fisted effort after a good run in from the Endline while Finnan’s was a great kick from distance. The half time score was 0:08 to 0:05.
Bun started the second half brightly but couldn’t shake Ballycomoyle who battled gamely to keep in touch. A Barry O Mara free kept Bun in front before Ballycomoyle got a sucker punch goal to throw the game wide open. They built on this and kicked the next two points to take the lead.
Bun responded well with Noel Yourell scoring a fine point after great build play. The game became a dog fight in the final minutes and Ballycomoyle got the winning score to ensure their place in the Quarter Finals.
Luck didn’t completely desert Bun however as a St. Joseph’s one point victory over St. Paul’s ensured our place in the last eight. Bun will be bitterly disappointed not to have won the game. They created plenty of scoring chances and improved conversion rates will be needed to advance further.
Team: Alan Maguire, Gavin Lyons, Ronan Scally, Luke Kiernan, Matthew Hope, Conor Lyons, Noel Yourell, Andrew Whitney, Simon Moorehead, John Kiernan, Barry O Mara, Aidan Finnan, Ken Conroy, Darragh Lyons & Fintan Finnan. Subs: Conor Newman for Gavin Lyons, Finian Newman for Ken Conroy, Brian Maguire for Fintan Finnan, Tommy Murphy, Eoin McGowan, Enda Newman, Davey Newman, Joe Tormey, Liam Mitchell, Luke Rafferty & Mark Donnelly.
Footnote: It was great to see John Kiernan make his return to the field after a lengthy lay off through injury. Welcome back John.
We take on St. Lomans in the Quarter Final of the Junior Championship on Saturday next in Killucan at 3:30pm. We need all our supporters to turn up and get behind the lads.
U9s Cusack Park Debut
Well done to our wonderful U9s who took part in the county blitz on Monday evening last in Cusack Park. This was a fantastic opportunity for these players, most of whom were playing in our county ground for the first time. Many thanks to the games development officers for organising!
Bun Grounds Crew
Our newly formed Grounds Crew meet every Tuesday at 11:00am in Bun for a cup of tea and to do some work around the pitch - all welcome!
Playground Play Date
Starts on Friday 1st September from 10:00 - 11:00am in Bunbrosna Playground. All parents, babies and toddlers welcome for a cup of tea and a chat. Come along or for more information contact Kate Donnelly on 087 3600994 or Danielle Giblin on 086 1256290.
Inny Shamrocks U13
U13s last championship group game away to Tubberclair on Friday evening next at 7:00pm.
Inny Shamrocks U17s
Inny Shamrocks U17s last group game is on Monday in Kinnegad at 7:00pm. Best of luck to all.
All at Bunbrosna GAA wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Finnan family, Ballinalack, on the sad passing of Seamus McElwee, Fintown, Donegal.
To his wife Clare, sons Donal and Cathal, daughters in law, Jennifer and Aimee, extended family and many friends, we offer our deepest sympathies to you all at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.