Bunbrosna GAA

Founded 1901

Co. Westmeath

Bunbrosna GAA Notes 10/03/24

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Club Lotto

No winner of Club Lotto on Sunday. Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 22 & 25. 1 Match 3 - Ciara Kellaghan Flynn. Sellers Prize - Martin Tormey. Next draw on Sunday 24th March. Jackpot will be €14,900.

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.

ACFL Division 3 vs St. Loman’s

We made the short journey to Lakepoint Park on Friday evening last to take on St. Loman’s in our second competitive game of the new season. On what was a bitterly cold evening both teams will be happy with elements of their play with plenty of room for improvement as well.

The home team got off to a good start and had the first point on the board after two minutes. Aidan Finnan responded with a point for Bun a minute later after some good work by Brian Maguire in winning a high ball and laying it off.

St. Loman’s took the lead again on five minutes but Bun responded immediately. Good work from Finnan and Ronan Scally put Mark Donnelly clear to point. Scally himself was next to kick the lead score after another fine passage of play from Bun.

St. Loman’s equalised on fifteen minutes and took the lead on eighteen with a point from a free. Bun had defended brilliantly in this period and won some great turnovers. With sharper passing and shooting we should have been ahead at this point. St. Loman’s kicked the key score of the half with three minutes to the short whistle when they worked the ball forward to fire to the back of the net. They led at half time 1:05 to 0:03.

Bun emerged from half time and hit the ground running. Aidan Finnan won the throw in and found sub Kevin Mitchell who slipped to Ken Conroy. He took on his man and forced him back before striking the ball which the keeper knocked on to the post. Barry O Mara was on hand to apply the finish from the rebound to leave two points between the sides.

St. Loman’s weathered the storm and kicked the next three points over ten minutes. There were long passages of this half without scores mainly as a result of some great defending by both teams. As the game entered the final ten minutes St. Loman’s scored another goal before Barry O Mara responded with a point from a free to leave the final score 2:08 to 1:05.

Despite defeat, there were plenty of positives out of this performance. But for some wayward shooting Bun were well in this game throughout and will take plenty of confidence from the performance and know that with some crisper passing and shooting, there is lots to build on.

Well done to Jonny Nolan who made his debut for Bun in this match. Jonny is a Mayo man who has moved into the area recently and will add greatly to our panel.

Team: Liam Mitchell, Conor Newman, John Kiernan, Eoin McGowan, David Newman, Finian Newman, Noel Yourell, Matthew Hope, Simon Moorehead, Ronan Scally, Aidan Finnan, Mark Donnelly, Ken Conroy, Brian Maguire & Barry O Mara. Subs: Kevin Mitchell for Maguire, Enda Newman for Donnelly, Jonny Nolan for Scally, Cian Tighe & Tommy Murphy

Paddy McCormack Memorial Game

There will be a memorial match in honour of the late Paddy McCormack on Bank Holiday Monday 18th March next. There will be members of 1995 and 1999 Westmeath panels in attendance. Paddy was a selector on both of these victorious teams. The Memorial game will take place at 4:00pm followed by the presentation of the Paddy McCormack Plaque afterwards. Our new Walking Track will be officially opened in honour of Paddy also.

Club Social Night

There will be a Club social night in Tormey’s on Sunday 17th March next from 9:00pm. Live music on the night. All are welcome.

Westmeath Senior Hurlers

Well done to Shane McGovern and the Westmeath Senior Hurlers who recorded an important win over Antrim in the Allianz Hurling League on Saturday on a score line of 2:18 to 1:15. Shane lined out again at midfield. They play Dublin in Round 5 next weekend.

Westmeath Camogie

Well done to the Westmeath Camogie team on their fine win over Carlow in Raharney on Saturday last. They recorded a 2:09 to 0:07 win which leaves them with 2 wins and a draw from their opening three games. 

Higher Education All Ireland 

Well done to Roisn Lyons and her ATU team when they won the the Moynihan Cup after their victory over MIC Limerick on Saturday last. This is a fantastic achievement for Roisin and he team mates to win a national title at 3rd Level Colleges.

All Ireland Schools Cross Country Championships 

Well done to Matthew Molloy who competed in the All Ireland Cross Country Championships in Tallaght on Saturday last. Matthew ran an incredible race in the Intermediate Boys 5000 metres and finished with a time of 17:44. He was first home for his school, St. Finian’s and helped them to finish 6th in the team category. A top 30 finish in the All Irelands is an incredible achievement and we are all very proud of Matthew.

Walk and Talk Wednesdays

Bunbrosna GAA ‘Walk and Talk’ Wednesdays continue between 7:00 and 8:00pm every Wednesday for the next few weeks for a chance to meet others, get the steps in and have a chat. 

Couch to 5K

Couch to 5k programme continues on Monday at 7:30pm in association with Westmeath Partnership. Check out our Facebook page for more details. Well done to all who are taking part so far.

Underage Registration 2024

We held a very successful underage registration day on Saturday last. There was a great turn out with lots of returning faces and a hugely encouraging amount of new faces for both GAA and LGFA. Well done to all and we look forward to the season ahead.

Inny Shamrocks Minors

Inny Shamrocks Minor training continues on Mondays 7:30 - 8:30pm on the Astro in Bun. New players welcome. For any queries contact Conor Newman on 087 9330992.


Membership for 2024 is now available. The rates of membership this year can be found on Foireann. There are various options available for members as well as for those who wish to avail of access to our newly refurbished Gym. All membership must be done through Foireann. 

In order to register, log on to your Foireann account from last year and follow the membership prompts. If you don’t have a Foireann account just log onto www.foireann.ie and register a new account and select Bunbrosna as your club. Once you have this done you will be able to select the membership option that suits you best.

All memberships include access to our newly opened Walking Track. For those who just wish to use the Walking Track, they can do so by purchasing Social Membership at a cost of just €30 for the year.

Clann Gaels Table Quiz

Clann Gaels have rescheduled their Table Quiz in  Connaughtons, Rathowen to Friday 22nd  March next at 9:00pm in aid of Larcc’s Children’s Bereavement Services. Adult entries are €10 and Children entries are €5. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Inny Shamrocks Table Quiz

There will be a Table Quiz  in Tormey’s  on Friday 15th March in aid of Inny Shamrocks. 

Bun Grounds Crew

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

The Playground Play Dates continues on Friday at 10:30am. All welcome to come along with babies / toddlers.


All at Bunbrosna GAA wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Maher family, Walshestown, on the sad and untimely passing of John.

To his partner Catriona, his parents Martin and Geraldine, brother Alan and sister Susan, relatives, extended family and many friends, we offer you all our deepest sympathies at this sad time.

Ar dheis Dè go raibh sé.

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