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Club Notes 7th May 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 10:57 AM by Aine Martin

Shear-ly ewe have time to volunteer?

If you know your Suffolks from your Jacobs when it comes to sheep – and even if you don’t – the Kepak All Ireland & All Nations Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships 2017 needs ewe. A meeting will be held on Friday 12th May in St. Brigid’s GAA Club at 9pm for anyone interested in volunteering.

The championships take place in Kiltoom this June Bank Holiday Weekend and organisers are urgently looking for volunteers to lend a hand with everything from general admin and assisting with trade stands to handling sheep and directing traffic.

The 2017 Championships are promising to be bigger and better than previous years but are relying on local support to ensure this happens. If you can spare a few hours in the run up to the weekend to help organisers prepare the site or if you are available to help out over the course of the weekend then those behind the event urgently want to hear from you.

Among the roles for which volunteers are being sought are: sheep handlers, assisting with registration of competitors, sponsorship, trade stands, general admin, accommodation management, infrastructure – marquees, signage etc, health & safety, entertainment co-ordination, catering and logistics/parking.

The weekend-long championships will be hosted in conjunction with the Irish Sheep Shearers Association on the grounds of St. Brigid’s GAA Club in Kiltoom, and are expected to attract large numbers of visitors and benefit local businesses throughout the area. 

“This event promises to be a memorable weekend and to make this happen a massive community effort is needed. St. Brigid’s is putting in place a full weekend programme of events and would greatly appreciate as many people as possible getting involved in this local community event,” commented Tomas Beades, Chairman of the Organising Committee.

If you can spare a few hours to help out with this event then you are asked to please attend the meeting which is open to everyone from any area on Friday 12th May at 9pm.

To keep up to date with the Sheep Shearing weekend log on to or visit the pages on Facebook: St. Brigid's GAA Club Kiltoom and All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017.  

Nathan Carter and Johnny Brady

Kicking off the bank holiday weekend and Sheep Shearing Championships in style is Irelands 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 marquee. 

Tickets are now LIVE for the country's best looking buachaillí for when the come and serenade us on the June Bank Holiday weekend .. not only that but we have also put up some pre sale tickets for the All Ireland, All Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017 😍 we are just so sound !! Https://

Tickets are also on sale in the clubhouse on Friday nights from 9-10pm. 

Tickets for Nathan Carter are €25 each, for Johnny Brady tickets are €15 each or for a weekend pass which includes entry to both Nathan Carter and Johnny Brady and also entry to the sheep shearing for two days tickets are €50 each. 

Tickets are selling fast, don't miss out. 

For any questions please send us a mail here on the page or contact Anna on 085 1811717

To keep up to date with this event and all other events planned for our Sheep Shearing weekend like our pages on Facebook St. Brigid's GAA Club Kiltoom and All Ireland and All Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships 2017. Or check out our website #willewebethere

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. 

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. 

U12 Boys
Our u12 boys played kilmore in kilmore on friday evening. We contested well in the first half with only 2 between them at half time. We tried gallantly in the second half but were well beaten by a strong team.
Team was Cillian Curley', Cian Mulligan, Bryan  McDermott, Jack Tully, Luke Tully, Michael Heneghan, Niall Daly, Ryan Lawless, Finnan Kilcommons, Eoin Feeley, Jack Kinahan, Roan Trundle. 

U16 Boys League Final 

St.Brigid's 3-19, Strokestown 3-6.

The u16 lads won the league final on Saturday evening last in Ballyleague. Although it took a while for Brigid's to settle once they did there was no stopping them. 

Team: J. Scouler, R. Dolan 0-1, S. Cunnane 1-8, D. Murray 0-1, E. Derwin, M. Butler, C. Quinn 1-1, L. Grislean, F. Kennedy, C. Canny 0-1, L. Egan, S. Kelly, D. McDermott, C. Lawless, D. Butler, E. Gallagher, F. O'Sullivan, J. Kelly, R. Fallon, S. Finnerty, F. Cunniffe, B. O'Carroll 0-1, B. O'Hara Duggan 1-1, S. Trundle, A. Lennon 0-4, L. O'Rourke, U. O'Ruairc, A. Samuels, G. Daly, B. Monaghan, S. Keenan, J. Ryan. 

Hodson Bay Hotel Senior Championship 
Round 1

St. Brigid's 1-16, Padraig Pearses 0-14.

Our senior team got this year's championship off to a great start with a win over Padraig Pearses in Johnstown on Sunday last. A strong start by St. Brigid's with a goal from Brian Stack and points from Davy Cunniffe, Senan Kilbride, Jack McDonnell and Garvan Dolan ensured a comfort 1-8 to 0-5 lead at half time. This was a much tighter game in the second half with Pearses finding form but Brigid's had that bit more in the tank to secure the win. 

Team: S. Mannion, S. Fuery, N. McInernery, C. MacNiece, E. Sheehy 0-1, P. Domican, J. Murray, M. Daly, G. Dolan 0-3, R. Stack, P. Kelly 0-1, B. Stack 1-0, J. McDonnell 0-3, S. Kilbride 0-4, D. Cunniffe 0-2. 
Subs: G. Byrne 0-1, C. McHugh, D. Donnelly 0-1, D. Dolan. 

Ladies Notes
Fixtures :
Adult league ladies
Friday 8.30pm
St Brigids v Clann in kiltoom

U12 championship Monday 7.30pm
Castlerea v st Brigids

MINOR girls training commences Monday and Thursday nights at 8pm All welcome. 

U16 division 1B county final (may 1st)
St brigids 5-08
Boyle 6-13

Team: Holly Martin, Anna O'Donovan, Sarah Dolan, rebecca Dolan, Irene finnerty, rebecca Collins, Aoibhe Lennon, Emma Gleeson, kate Nolan, Juliette Mc Grane, lauren Gallagher, Abbie Curran,Amy Fallon, Emma Curran, Andrea Whyte, Amy Nestor, aine downey, Ciara Lennon, Marian Nolan and aine Mc grath.

Adult league
St Brigids 9-8
Western Gaels 4-5

Team : K Nolan, A Coyle, C O Malley, F Dolan, A Morris, S Gonley, K Mcdonnell, C Grehan, L Curran, E Lydon, M Coyle, A O'Brien (c), O Donnelly,  S Kelly. 





Last Week’s Results

Numbers Drawn 8 / 11 / 13 28







Ethna Leonard, Famore, Kiltoom

Linda Donnelly, Carrowloughan, Kiltoom

Olivia & Andrew Kinsella, C/O P J Martin


Draw takes place on Sunday night 14/05/2017

in St Brigid’s Sports & Social Centre at 10.00pm