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St. Brigid's GAA Club Notes 3rd November 2013

posted Nov 5, 2013, 6:58 AM by Aine Martin

Connacht Club Championship Semi Final

St.Brigid’s vs St. Mary’s, Sunday 10th November at 2pm in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmuida Carrick-on-Shannon.

St. Brigid’s continue their defence of their Connacht title against St. Mary’s on Sunday next in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmuida in Carrick-on-Shannon. This will be our first time to meet St. Mary’s in the Connacht Championship.

Please show your support for our Senior team on Sunday next and get your Brigid’s colours up and flying high.  

First Annual International Sports Quiz 

St. Brigid’s GAA Club are holding an International Sports Quiz in the Hodson Bay Hotel on Friday 29th November at 8pm. There are cash prizes with 1st price €3000, 2nd €2000 and 3rd €1000. It is €200 per team of four with the number of teams limited so please register on our website Registration closes on 15th November. For further information please contact: 0867857148.

The Quare Land

The minor committee are delighted to announce that Moth Productions will return to the Hodson Bay Hotel on Friday 15th November to perform their new play ‘The Quare Land’. Seamus O’Rourke will play ninety year old bachelor farmer Hugh Pugh, a Cavan man who receives a visitor while taking his first bath in four years. The visitor is Rob McNulty, played by Shane Carroll, a property developer under pressure to buy a field to extend his nine-hole golf course in Leitrim. He expects to be able to negotiate a quick deal but since Hugh seldom has any visitors to his lonely farmstead, he is not about to let Rob slip away without a big chat first and then, when it comes to agreeing a price for the field he proves himself to be far from the eejit he makes himself out to be.

Tickets are €10 and are available from all Minor Board Committee members and Executive members.

Club Shop

The club shop will be open this Friday night 8th November from 8-9pm for all your Brigid’s gear.

Nursery Programme  

The Nursery Programme for all children from 4 to 7 years continues on Saturday at 11 am in St. Brigids Clubhouse. All new children are welcome to attend.

We are also looking for Transition year students to help out with this programme. If you are interested please contact Kieran on 0879093149.  


We are looking for people to participate in Scor na nOg this year. As long as you are under the age of seventeen on 1st of January 2014 and you are interested in solo singing or saying a recitation this could be for you. The South Quarter Finals are on November 8th and 9th. For further information contact Helen on 0868229604.  

Club Website            

The web address for the club website has changed in order to access our new look website please log on to or               
Also if anyone is interested in helping to maintain the website or report on matches etc., please contact 087 0673985   .

Strictly Come Dancing

The club are doing a fundraiser 'Strictly Come Dancing' on 14th February next. We are looking for contestants to take part. All contestants need to give a commitment to practice over a 7 week period and will also have a fundraising target. Anyone interested in being a contestant please text 0870673985 before the 6th of November.

Lotto Results

Weeks commencing 27th October, no jackpot winner, numbers drawn were 9/10/14/19, 7 Match 3 winners each receives €30;

Alan McNiece, Barrymore, Kiltoom

Donie Brennan, Kiltoom

Padraig Muldoon, Kiltoom

Vincent O’Connell, Brideswell

Handball Club, Curraghboy

Tomas Beades, Brideswell

Frankie Donnelly, Kiltoom.


Last week’s results, numbers drawn 5/6/11/26.  No jackpot winner.  5 Match Three Winners, each receives €40;

Colm Lennon, Curramore, Kiltoom

Maureen Martin, Fardrum, Athlone

Andy Donoghue, Walderstown, Athlone

Ladies Club, Curraghboy C/O K. Mannion

Paddy Conlon, C/O Brian Lennon


Draw takes place on Sunday night 10/11/2013 in St. Brigid’s Sports and Social Centre at 11pm.

Other Notes

There will be a meeting of next year’s U14 squad (players born in 2000 and 2001) on Thursday next, 7th November at 7pm in Clubhouse.  All new players welcome.  Bring indoor gear.

There is currently an on-line foundation course available for anybody interested in coaching.  Just send an email to


U-16s: The Derek Duggan Travel sponsored U-16s completed a fantastic league and championship double on Bank Holiday Monday of last week in Ballyforan when they defeated a tough St Dominic's side in the Division 1 League Final. Final scoreline: 3-9 to 0-9. Team: Cormac McDonnell, Shane Furey, Dylan Kelly, Darren Carroll, Gavin Byrne, Ciaran Walsh, Jimmy Curley, Brian Stack, Conor Murray (0-1), Paul Daly, Jack McDonnell (0-3), Ryan Jinks (2-0), Brian Derwin (1-3), Luke Carty (0-1), Ross Nestor. Subs: Keelan Byrne, Eddie Nolan (0-1), Colin Daly, Damon Daly, Eoin Egan. Congratulations to Ian Monaghan, his management team and all the players on an outstanding year in which the team were unbeaten in both competitions.

U-10s: In their final fixture of the season, the Sheraton Hotel sponsored U-10s visited Claregalway on Saturday last to play another excellent series of games against a very strong outfit. A big thanks to manager Padraig Sugrue, fellow coaches and all the players for a great season.

Winter training programme: A training and activity programme is currently being devised. Players will be notified of details in due course.

Presentation nights: The Minor Board Committee held another very successful presentation night for the U-14, U-16 and U-18 squads on Friday evening last in the clubhouse.