Minor Committee Announcements
Cardiac Screening Clinic
Will be held in the
club on Saturday 23rd April. The clinic will be open from
9.30am-5pm. Each screening will take 20 minutes and is open to all club members
at a cost of €65 per person.
Why undergo a Cardiac Screening?
· Up to 100 young people die each year in Ireland from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)
· 1 in 300 people may have a cardiac abnormality
· The national register recently reported that the incidents of SADS are higher in Ireland than many other European countries.
· In Italy cardiac screening is mandatory for anyone aged 12 to 35 years involved in competitive sport for the past 25 years. They have reduced the incidents of SADS by 89%.
· The GAA’s Medical Scientific and Welfare Committee and the International Rugby Board recommend cardiac screening for all players over the age of 14 years
· The European Society of Cardiology & the International Olympic Committee recommends cardiac screening.
· Heartaid’s service is based on the recommendations of the above named organisations.
The club shop is open every Friday from 8-9pm for all your club gear including socks, shorts, gloves, hats, jackets etc.
U14 Boy's Division 1
Our division 1 team
had a comprehensive victory over Roscommon Gaels on Thursday last in Lisnamult.
U14 Boy's Division 4 League
Our division 4 team secured a one point win over Padraig Pearses in Kiltoom last Tuesday evening.
Team: Harry Grislain, Shane Finnerty (captain), Gavin Daly, Adam Samuels, Shane Daly, James Goose, Martin O'Grady, Thomas O'Brien, James O'Rourke, Jack Tiernan, Jamie Curley, Hughie Cunniffe, Ciaran Derwin, Oran Benton, Daniel Keenan.
Under 16 Div 1 – 27th March 2016
Clann na nGael 2-05 v 1-11 St Brigids
Team: - Jack Scouler, Gary Daly, Billy McDonnell, Luke Griselain, Mark Haran, Pearse Frost, Ciaran Quinn, Darragh Murray, Shane Cunnane, Oisin Reilly, Robbie Dolan, Danny McDermott, Ruairi Smith, Eoghan Derwin, Ian O’Rourke
Subs: Evan Gallagher, Cormac Canny (for Danny McDermott), Shane Kelly, Faolain Kennedy (for Gary Daly), Liam Egan
Under 16 Div 4 – 28th March 2016
Michael Glaveys 0-05 v 5-13 St Brigids
Team: - Danny McDermott, Daniel Butler, Luke Griselain, Faolain Kennedy, Liam Egan, Ciaran Quinn, Robbie Dolan, Fergus O’Sullivan, Cian Lawless, Shane Kelly, Cormac Canny
Subs: Michael Butler (for Cian Lawless), Brian Monaghan (for Cormac Canny), Ultan O’Rourke (for Ciaran Quinn), Brian Nestor (for Faolain Kennedy)
Under 16 Div 1 – 2nd April 2016
St Brigids 6-11 v 0-04 Oran
Team: - Jack Scouler, Faolain Kennedy, Billy McDonnell, Mark Haran, Ciaran Quinn, Pearse Frost, Paul McGrath, Darragh Murray, Shane Cunnane, Jack Gartland, Oisin Reilly, Robbie Dolan, Ciaran Sugrue, Eoghan Derwin, Ian O’Rourke
Subs: Evan Gallagher, Gary Daly, Luke Griselain, Ruairi Smith, Tom O'Carroll, Cormac Canny, Shane Kelly, Liam Egan, Matthew Cochrane, Cian Lawless, Danny McDermott, Cian Daly,
Club Registration Night
The club’s annual registration night takes place on Friday night 27th February from 7-9pm. Membership for all u18’s is €60 each, Adult non playing members €50, Adult playing members €80. It is extremely important that all players, coaches and mentors are registered for insurance reasons. Only fully paid members will be allowed to play, coach, mentor or hold a position on any club committee.
Registration forms can be downloaded from St. Brigids Club Registration Form 2015
Presentation and Information Evening
Friday 6th February 2015
The club underage presentation night will consist of a presentation of medals to the following boy’s teams:
U18 – runner up medals for Championship and League.
U14 – Division 4 Feile Shield.
U14 – Division 1 runner up medals.
For the Ladies:
U14 – Division 2 winner’s medals.
A presentation will be made to all underage players for both boys and girls.
The Information Evening will include a stand on the development of the new pitch with plans on display and the chairperson of the development committee Tom Blaine will be available to answer any questions on the development.
There will be a stand for the proposed development of a club gym, displaying proposed plans and drawings. Sean Kilbride and members of the gym committee will be on hand to answer any questions.
Finally there will be a coaching stand with information in relation to the use of AIT facilities by the club. This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions about previously circulated information about AIT and how we will be using this opportunity. John Stack as Coaching Chairperson and the club coach Kieran Kilkenny will be available to answer all of these questions.
This is a very important night for the club and it is your opportunity to find out about the plans for the club and have your say on these issues. Please try your best to attend.
PRESENTATION AND INFORMATION EVENING
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6th at 7:30 pm in CLUBHOUSE.
St Brigids GAA Club is holding a Presentation and Information Evening in the Clubhouse on Friday night February 6th next.
The PRESENTATION element of the evening will consist of:
· Presentation of medals to Boys U18 and U14 teams.
· Presentation of medals to Girls U14 team
· Presentation of memento for all under age players.
The INFORMATION element of the evening will consist of presentations on three projects currently in development which will be of future benefit to the Club and all its members:
· New Coaching Initiatives and Partnerships
· Proposed development of a new playing pitch
· Proposed development of a purpose built gymnasium.
Caption: The U-13 Féile panel who captured the county title following victory against St Dominic’s on Sunday afternoon last in Knockroghery. (October 26th 2014).
U-14s: Congratulations to the U-13 Féile team who captured the county title following a hard-earned victory away to a plucky St Dominic’s on Sunday afternoon last. Final scoreline: St Brigid’s 5-13, St Dominic’s, 3-3. With the aid of a gale in the first half, St Dominic’s led by seven points at half-time, 3-3 to 1-2. But St Brigid’s didn’t panic, exploiting the wind advantage after the break. They certainly turned on the style in the second half while also keeping the home side scoreless. Going into the final quarter of the game, St Brigid’s nosed in front for the first time thanks to an unanswered 1-5. They continued to kick on and closed out the game in comfortable fashion. St Brigid’s will now represent Roscommon in the Féile competition next summer. Well done to the management and the whole panel for a serious effort all year. Team: Jack Schouler, Liam Egan, Luke Grieslan, Ben O’Carroll, Darragh Murray, Robbie Dolan, Ciarán Quinn, Shane Cunnane, Cormac Canny, Danny McDonnell, Shane Kelly, Eoghan Derwin, Ruaidhrí Fallon. Subs used. Seán Trundle, Shane Keenan, Ultan O’Rourke, Luke O’Rourke. Subs. Brian Monaghan, Gavin Daly, Evan Gallagher, Faolán Kennedy, Jack Ryan, Adam Samuels, Fergus O’Sullivan, Cian Lawless, Jack Martin, Michael Butler, Daniel Butler.
U-21s: Well done to the U-21 team on a fantastic victory against Clann na nGael in the championship on Saturday evening last, winning on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-7. Goalkeeper Shane Mannion saved the day in the dying seconds with a penalty stop, which included saving the rebound.
The Homewatch sponsored St Brigid's U-14 panel who were defeated by a single point by Clann na nGael in the Division 1 U-14 replayed final on Saturday, September 6th, 2014.
Minors: Well done to the RBK sponsored minor team who had a good win against St Dominic’s in the Division 1 Championship at Knockcroghery on Friday last. Final scoreline: St Brigid’s 0-15, St Dominic’s 1-9. Their next championship game is against St Ciaran’s in Kiltoom on Friday next, September 12th at 7.30 pm.
U-14s: Hard luck to the Homewatch sponsored Division 1 team who were pipped by Clann na nGael in the replayed final on Saturday afternoon in Ballyforan. It was another tense and hard-fought game in which either team could have won it on the day. (See match report elsewhere). Team: Jack Schouler, Mark Haran, Paul McGrath, Luke Grieslan, Ciaran Quinn, Pearse Frost, Robbie Dolan (1-0), Shane Cunnane (0-1), Darragh Murray, Billy McDonnell (0-1), Ian O’Rourke, Adam Murtagh (0-2, one free), Daniel McDermott, Ruairi Smyth (1-0), Tom O’Carroll (0-2). Subs. used: Ciaran Sugrue, Ruaidhri Fallon, Eoghan Derwin, Ben O’Carroll. A big thank you to the management team of Dermot O’Connor, Conor Martin, Mark Grehan, Eamon Cunnane, Michael McDermott and John Kelly for their huge work in preparing the team for the league and championship campaigns.
U-12s: The Millmount sponsored Division 1 team put in a good performance away to Clann na nGael on Sunday morning last in their final league game. Clann were leading by two points at half-time but finished the stronger in the second thirty minutes to close out the game and take the points. On Saturday morning last, the Division 3 and 5 teams played back to back games against Michael Glaveys and Kilglass Gaels respectively with both games finishing in a draw. Final scorelines: Division 3: St Brigid's 0-10, Michael Glavey’s 1-7; Division 5 - St Brigid's 2-8, Kilglass Gaels 3-5.
U-10s: In the Clann na nGael tournament the week before last, the Sheraton Hotel sponsored U-10s had a narrow win over Padraig Pearses while the U-9s had a comprehensive win to collect 4 more points. On Wednesday night last in Kiltoom, the U-10s had a narrow loss to Clann na nGael while the U-9s picked up two more valuable points to stay in contention at the top of the league. This week’s games are scheduled for Monday night, September 7th, at 7pm against Garrycastle in Kiltoom while the last league game is against Athlone this Thursday night, September 7th, also at 7pm. (Reports on The Downes tournament which the U-10s won recently are now on the club website).
Pictured with mentors, the Sheraton Hotel sponsored St Brigid’s U-10s which won The Downs tournament on Saturday, August 30th, 2014.
The Sheraton Hotel sponsored St Brigid’s U-10s participated in an 11-a-side U-10 tournament in The Downs, Mullingar on Saturday, August 30th. The tournament consisted of 6 teams, Navan O’Mahoneys, Kilcock, Athboy, Gowna, The Downs and St Brigids.
Game 1: St Brigid’s 0-5, Gowna 0-5
St Brigid’s opening game in the tournament was a tough, tight encounter against the reigning tournament champions Gowna from County Cavan.
In the opening half, St Brigid’s played with the aid of the wind and started confidently with fantastic approach play from the midfield pairing of Paddy and Ewan ensuring quick ball was distributed to the forwards Bobby, Sean, Billy Ray and Shane, who all won their individual battles to win primary possession. Bobby in particular showed class and skill in converting the opportunities created by his teammates into scores. At half time the score was 4 points to 2. St Brigid’s were dominant in this period and indeed their play deserved a greater half time lead than 2 points.
In the second half, Gowna displayed all the characteristics of reigning champions with a strong comeback. Early in the half St Brigid’ s extended their lead to 3 points with another well taken score from Bobby with some great approach play from Simon and Brian. In this period the St Brigids team were severely tested as the pressure intensified. Crucially Brigid’s introduced fresh legs with Brendan, Eoin and Robert coming into the game.
Between the posts for Brigids, Eanna was strong throughout and ensured that his team kept possession of the ball. David, Sol and Daniel excelled in their defensive duties limiting space and denying good scoring opportunities to the Gowna forwards.
Overall it was an enjoyable and testing opening game which was played in a very sporting manner. Both sides were happy to come away with a draw, from what was a tough encounter.
Team: Eanna McDonnell, Sol Trundle, Daniel Skehan, David Dolan, Paddy Higgins, Bobby Nugent, Ewan Joyce, Billy Ray Dolan, Sean Minnock, Shane O’Boyle, Brian Armstrong, Brendan Murphy, Eoin Reid, Robert Keenan, Simon O’Boyle.
Game 2: St Brigid’s 0-12, Athboy 0-5
In our second game against Athboy, the lads got off to a fast start mainly thanks to some fine kick outs from Eanna and registered early scores from Brendan, Ewan, Luke Sylvestor and Bobby, however Athboy hit back with a few scores before half time. In the second half, Brigid’s began to dominate with the backs of Sol, Daniel and Paddy defending excellently and breaking up the field setting up attacks for both the midfielders and forwards of which Matthew, Cameron and Robert contributed to some fine scores. As the game entered the final quarter, Brigid’s were well in control and substitutes Shane, Simon, Luke Whelan, Thomas and Killian were sprung from the bench to ensure victory over a very gallant Athboy side.
Team: Eanna McDonnell, Sol Trundle, Daniel Skene, David Dolan, Paddy Higgins, Ewan Joyce, Bobby Nugent, Robert Keenan, Brendan Murphy, Luke Sylvestor, Matthew Samuels, Cameron Sheehy, Luke Whelan, Killian Curley, Simon O'Boyle, Shane O'Boyle, Thomas Muldoon.
Game 3: Kilcock 0-8, St Brigids 0-9
In our 3rd Game we played against Kilcock and came away with a narrow 1 pt win. Playing with the wind in the first half, Brigids opened up a lead of 6 points to 1. Some great combination play among the forwards opened up the Kilcock defence for some great scores by Matthew and Bobby.
The second half looked like a formality, but Kilcock had other ideas and came storming back into the game. The Brigids backs were under tremendous pressure, but superb defending by Daniel, Sol, Eoin, Paddy, David and goalkeeper Eanna just managed to keep Brigids ahead.
Brigids were depending on breakaway attacks for scores, and managed to work the ball forward to sneak 3 crucial scores. These scores involved great movement and passing by Shane, Simon, Brian, Killian, Billy Ray, Sean and Thomas. Cameron and Euan, who were rested for this game came on in the end and steadied the ship and Brigids just managed to hang on and qualified for the final against Gowna.
Team: Eanna McDonnell, Sol Trundle, Daniel Skehan, Paddy Higgins, Bobby Nugent, Brian Armstrong, Killian Curley, Billy Ray Dolan, Sean Minnock, Thomas Muldoon, Eoin Reid, Shane O’Boyle, Simon O’Boyle, Matthew Samuals, Cameron Sheehy and Ewan Joyce.
Final: St Brigid’s 0-10, Gowna 0-5
The final against the holders of thecCup, Gowna, was a repeat of the first game of the day. Brigid’s elected to play against the strong wind in the first half. Straight from the off, Brigid’s went on the attack and a lovely pass from Matthew, set up Luke Whelan, who slotted over a lovely point into the wind. Gowna replied with two points, before Bobby levelled the scores with a point from a difficult angle. Gowna pulled 2 more points ahead, and looked like opening up a big lead before half time. However, Paddy, David, Daniel, Sean and Sol defended magnificently and ensured Gowna did not get any easy scores. Bobby replied with a further point just before half time to keep just one between the teams at the break. Playing into the wind in the second half was a big advantage after 4 hard games and goalkeeper Eanna ensured that Brigid’s had every advantage with some brilliant kick outs which always found a teammate. Ewan and Shane started to dominate midfield and kept a plentiful supply of ball going into the forwards. Killian’s movement created some lovely scores for Matthew and Luke Sylvestor. As the Gowna lads began to tire, Brigid’s fresh legs kept up the pressure and the scores began to follow. Brendan, Thomas, Simon, Shane and Robert were playing brilliantly and Gowna just had no answer to the movement and shooting of the Brigid’s forwards. In the end, Brigid’s won by 5 points, thanks to the efforts of all 21 players, who all made a significant contribution.
Team: Eanna McDonnell, Sol Trundle, Daniel Skehan, David Dolan, Paddy Higgins, Bobby Nugent, Ewan Joyce, Killian Curley, Sean Minnock, Eoin Reid, Shane O’Boyle, Simon O’Boyle, Matthew Samuals, Luke Sylvestor. Luke Whelan, Brendan Murphy, Thomas Muldoon, Robert Keenan.
Minors: The RBK sponsored minor team are scheduled to play St Dominics in the Division 1 Championship at Knockcroghery on Friday next, September 5th at 6.45 pm.
U-16s: The Duggan Coaches sponsored U-16s were defeated by Padraig Pearses in the championship on Tuesday evening of last week on a scoreline of 1-15 to 2-8.
U-14s: The Homewatch sponsored Division 1 team’s final replay meeting with Clann na nGael has been rescheduled for next Saturday, September 6th. Players will be notified of full details during the week. We wish the players and management the very best of luck.
U-12s: The Millmount sponsored Division 1 team lost out away to Boyle by six points in the league on Sunday morning last following a hugely competitive game. Despite the final scoreline of 3-10 to 2-7, it was a very close game throughout in which St Brigid’s were trailing by just two points at half-time. Meanwhile, the Division 5 team recorded a well-earned victory against Clann na nGael in Johnstown on Saturday last on a scoreline of 4-11 to 2-4. Players will be notified of full details during the week of upcoming games.
U-10s: A big well done to the Sheraton Hotel sponsored U-10s who won The Downs Tournament on Saturday last. This was a very impressive achievement given the quality of teams who participated, including Navan O’Mahonys, Gowna, Kilcock and Athboy.
U-8s: The O’Rourke Fireplaces sponsored U-8s had a very enjoyable outing at the Connacht GAA centre in Ballyhaunis when they featured in the County Go Games blitz.
U-16s: Following a defeat to Clann na nGael in the Division 1 championship on Tuesday evening of last week, the Duggan Coaches sponsored U-16s were narrowly beaten by St Faithleachs on Sunday in the championship on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-12. Their next scheduled championship game is against Padraig Pearses this Tuesday evening, August 23rd.
U-14s: The Homewatch sponsored Division 1 team will square up to Clann na nGael in the eagerly awaited replay of the U-14 final on Friday next, August 29th, in Ballyforan at 7pm. We wish the players and management the very best of luck.
U-12s: While the Millmount sponsored U-12 Division 5 team lost away to Kilmore on Saturday morning last, the Division 1 team had a comprehensive victory against Elphin in Kiltoom on Sunday morning. Training continues on Wednesdays at 7pm and players will be notified of details of upcoming league games during the week.
U-10s: The Sheraton Hotel sponsored U-10s are scheduled to play Padraig Pearses in the Clann na nGael tournament this Monday, August 23rd, in Woodmount.
U-8s: The O’Rourke Fireplaces sponsored U-8s played St Faithleachs in another successful Go Games blitz on Saturday morning last in Kiltoom. Their next outing is on Saturday next, August 30th, when the team travels to the Connacht GAA centre in Bekan, Ballyhaunis for the County Go Games blitz.