Bunbrosna GAA Notes 10/09/23

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Club Lotto

No winner of Club Lotto on Sunday last. Numbers drawn were 7, 11, 17 & 27. 8 Match 3 winners were Dervila Gilchrist, Eamonn Newman, Shona Fagan, Edel Kiernan, Sinead Tormey, Eddie Maguire, Enda Newman and Pauline McCormack. Sellers prize went to Jimmy McCormack. Next draw is on Sunday 24th September. Jackpot will be €13,600.

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.

Club Meeting 

There will be Club Meeting on Wednesday next at 9:00pm in the Old Dressing Rooms. 

Inny Shamrocks U17

Our U17s travelled to Ballycomoyle on Monday 4th September to take on St Michaels in the final group stage match. Hopes were high that this hard-working group could take a victory but a physically stronger and well-drilled St Michael’s side prevailed after an excellent game of football played in fantastic conditions. 

Referee Barry Kelly is to be commended on allowing a fast and free-flowing game to develop and there were fines scores kicked by both sides, with Killian Mooney showing his class for Inny Shamrocks despite being hampered by injury.

Fionn Leslie continues to perform heroics a sour goalkeeper and his distribution throughout was excellent. He was assisted by the commanding Brian McGowan at full back, who was flanked by the determined and tigerish Jack Atkins and the clever and composed Zach Maguire. At centre-back Trian Leslie again showcased his whole-hearted attitude, with some great fielding, interceptions and notable bursts up the field. Cathal Keena showcased his versatility with an excellent display at wing back before moving to his usual berth at centre-forward, and Gordon Medforth again displayed his developing game with another strong and committed display at wing back. At midfield Tristan Boyce Jordan was a driving force, relentless in his efforts to push his team on, and James Ruisinger gave another strong display of clever positioning, tough tackling and excellent use of the ball.

At centre forward James Baird was a consistent hard-working and creative force, proving a real difficulty for St Michael’s to handle. The industrious Conor Scally put in another good shift at wing-forward, working hard up and down the pitch, and on the other wing Kyle Parker proved a real handful throughout, showcasing his talents, dropping deep for possession, linking play fluidly and pulling off some excellent catches in the middle of the park. Killian Mooney showed his quality with some superbly taken scores and proved a real threat throughout as the focal point of the Inny Shamrocks attack. In the corner Fionn Maguire provided another solid display, picking up a lot of possession on the first half, linking attacks with selfless offloads to his teammates. 

Liam Og Maxwell continued the vein of intelligent play on his introduction, with well-timed runs that saw him out in front of the St Michaels defence on numerous occasions. In the other corner William Medforth showcased his progression with intelligent runs and a capacity to win primary possession, as well as kicking a fine score in the second half. Ben Forde worked tirelessly on his introduction, winning plenty of ball and his speed is a real asset to this team.

Inny Shamrocks put together some fine passages of play throughout but the direct game favoured by St Michael’s paid greater dividends, with Inny Shamrocks having to work harder in warm conditions for their scores. Congratulations to St Michael’s on their win. We now advance to a Shield Final against Cill Oige. More details on that game to follow. 

A huge thank you to the management team and in particular to Frank Lynam, Ger Leslie and to Paul Keena for their hard work with this team.

Thanks also to Keith Mooney for his very generous sponsorship of fantastic training tops for this panel. Best wishes to Jack McGovern who was absent due to illness. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jack!

Inny Shamrocks Panel: Fionn Leslie, Jack Atkins, Brian McGowan, Zach Maguire, Gordon Medforth, Trian Leslie, Cathal Keena, Tristan Boyce Jordan, James Ruisinger, Conor Scally, James Baird, Kyle Parker, William Medforth, Killian Mooney, Fionn Maguire, Liam Óg Maxwell, Ben Forde

Presidential Performance 

Congratulations to  Béibhínn Nic Gabhann & Caomhán MacGabhainn, who were invited to Áras an Uachtaráin along with their family, sister Róise and proud parents Ãine & Kevin, in July. They performed for President Higgins on fiddles, concertina, harp & piano. Congratulations and well done!

Bun Grounds Crew

Our newly formed Grounds Crew meet every Tuesday at 10:30am in Bun for a cup of tea and to do some work around the pitch - all welcome!

Playground Play Date

Continues every Friday 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.

Cash for Clobber

The next collection for Cash for Clobber is Monday 18th September. If you have any suitable clothing for recycling please drop down to the Old Dressings Rooms.

Westmeath Quid Games

Westmeath County Board is hoping to raise over €200,000 from a major fundraiser it is holding on the 29th October next that's loosely based on the format of the hit Netflix show, Squid Game.

Quid Game, will see one representative from each of Westmeath's 47 clubs plus 13 others, going head-to-head with the winner taking home €10,000 for their club. Eoin Cawley will be Bunbrosna GAA’s representative. Keep an eye out in the notes and on our social media pages over the coming weeks for more information.

Get Well Wishes 

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Niall Brennan after this recent illness.

We also send our best wishes to underage player Jack Magovern after his recent illness. We hope to see you back on the pitch soon Jack.


Congratulations to Pádraig Keenan and his fiancee Saoirse on their engagement! We wish the both of you a life time of health happiness together.

New Arrival

Congratulations to John and Sinead Dromey on the birth of Seanie, a little brother for Paidí and Iarla! We wish you all the very best for the future.


All at Bunbrosna GAA wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Nolan family, Multyfarnham, on the passing of John.

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