Phil Curran R.I.P
It was with great sadness St Bronagh's GAC learned of the death of club stalwart Phil Curran. Phil passed away after a short illness and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. He was a great servant to the club and wider GAA circle, as well as the local community. Indeed he was still attending committee meetings and actively involved in the club right up until his passing. He will be sadly missed by all. R.I.P
Funeral mass Tuesday 30th September at 11am.
The scheduled Committee Meeting on Monday night has been postponed as a mark of respect.
All Ireland Champions
Congratulations to Katie Farrell, Clara Mulvenna and Emma McPolin who were part of the Down Ladies squad who defeated Fermanagh in Croke Park on Sunday to become All Ireland Intermediate Champions 2014.
Rostrevor U21s 2014
With the Down U21 Championship scheduled to get underway on 12th October, Rostrevor have appointed their management team for the campaign. Best wishes to Jarlath Farrell, Shaun Parr, Brian Cole and Aidan Murray who will take charge of our U21s this year. More details about groups etc for the competition will be released by the County Board soon.
U21 Training continues on Tuesday 30th September @ 7.30pm in Pettit Park. All available players to be present - 2014 Minors up to and including players who turned 21 after 1st January 2014.
TARGET OVARIAN CANCER - JEROME FARRELL
Jerome 'Jinxsy' Farrell (formerly of Rostrevor) is hoping to complete the Dublin Marathon on Monday 27th October for Target Ovarian Cancer. Jinxsy is running the marathon alongside Niall Carson; who tragically lost his sister Oonagh to Ovarian Cancer in March, at the age of 35.
Donation boxes are in all the local shops in Rostrevor, or alternatively, you can donate online through:
PLEASE DONATE FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
For additional information, contact Jerome on: 07779786469
St Bronagh’s GAC have been informed of the resignation of Senior Team Manager Gerard Colgan. The club would like to place on record their thanks and appreciation for the time, effort and commitment he has shown to the club over the past four years. Gerard has steered the team through a difficult transition period during his time as manager and we thank him for giving many young players the experience of playing at Senior level - something the club can build upon for the future. The club would also like to thank his management team of Martin Sherry, Martin McAleenan and Tom Mullholland who have also stepped down.
Walking Club will commence on Tues 30th Sept @ 7.30pm from the club.
Red's Ladies Call the shots in croke park
Congratulations to the U14 Ladies of St Bronaghs GAA Rostrevor who have been selected to act as Officials for the Half Time Exhibition Games at this years Ladies All Ireland Championship Finals.
Twelve lucky Rostrevor Ladies names were pulled out of the hat and the girls will now represent Rostrevor GAA as one of three selected clubs that will act as the Officials (8 umpires and 4 lines-people) for the Exhibition Games during half-time of one of the All-Ireland Championship Finals on the 28th September 2014 in Croke Park
This is a very special occasion for Rostrevor GAA and certainly for the 12 players, their names and the name of their Club will appear in the All-Ireland Finals Programme, which each player will receive as a souvenir of their trip to Croke Park as well as a unique set of gear to officiate in, which is designed specifically for All-Ireland Finals’ Day.
Reds Do The Double!
It turned out to be a super weekend for the super reds as the Seconds lifted the Premier Reserve Championship Trophy on Friday night after a tight battle with Mayobridge - match report here. On Saturday afternoon the U14s overcame the much fancied Atticall to win their Championship.
PRFC Champions 2014
U14SD CHAMPIONS 2014
Donard Murphy Memorial Tournament
Congratulations to Rostrevor U12s (below) who won the Donard Murphy Shield on Saturday. Longstone retained the Donard Murphy Memorial Cup in what was another excellent tournament. Well done to all involved.
On Saturday 13th September minor and U16 goalkeepers Aidan Magee and Ryan O'Gorman attended a planned goalkeeping clinic in Castlewellan for U15-U17 goalkeepers.
The 1 day clinic worked through a number of key facets that make a modern GAA goalkeeper, including kick outs, shot stopping, footwork, communication, positional awareness and agility. It was taken by County Minor Goalkeeping coach Peter Travers. Both Aidan and Ryan enjoyed the 2 hour session and hopefully they will be attending more of these sessions in the future.
SCÓR NA NÓG 2014/2015
It's that time of year once again with the onset of the Scór competitions on the horizon. The club has a long-standing tradition of success at both county and provincial level and will be hoping to add to that in the coming season.
If anyone would like to enter for the club in any of the competitions; please contact Kathleen McNally on (028)41738033.
Rostrevor U8 Tournament
Congratulations to Annaclone who were winners of the Annual McGrady Scullion tournament on Saturday morning. Well done to all involved and thanks to U8 Mentors for organising the tournament.
Guess who's back?
Super news for the Super Reds as the club can confirm Caolan Mooney will return home after his spell in the AFL with Collingwood. Mooney spent three years with Collingwood before deciding to return home which is a welcome boost for Rostrevor and Down football, and indeed the GAA as a whole. Welcome home Caolan!
Click on the picture to read Caolan's interview with the Gaelic Life about returning home.
CPN U6 Blitz
St Bronagh's GAA Summer Camp 2014
Thanks to Martin Maginn for providing this 'Target Challenge' for the Family Funday!! Prize given out to the winner later on Saturday.
More photos available to view here
As part of the Summer Camp we will be welcoming reining All Ireland Club Champions St Vincents GAA which is home to Dublin stars Diarmuid Connolly and Ger Brennan. Rostrevor U8s and U10s will take on their Vincent's counterparts in challenge games as part of the Funday on Saturday.
In association with main club sponsor Autoline Insurance Group children attending the Camp will be given specially made jerseys which can be seen below. Children will be encouraged to wear them to support Rostrevor Senior Team for their Championship match on Friday night against Mayobridge, and also for the visit of St Vincents on Saturday.
There was a key handed in after the Minor match against Carryduff on Tues 5th August. It came from the bank in Pettit Park. If anyone knows anything about it please get in touch.
Ultimate Rostrevor XV
So with exactly 100 players being nominated for the Rostrevor Ultimate XV we have totted them up to produce the team below. The most picked player was Jarlath Austin, with Jarlath Farrell following closely behind. Austy was also the overwhelming choice for Captain! Notable mentions to Chris McCartan, Mark Rowland, Dermot Mackin and Caolan Mooney who just missed out on the team. Thanks to all who contributed - obviously some of the players from older generations didn't get as many votes as needed to make the top 15 but the nominations did range from 1940s right up to the present day!
Cúl Camp 2014
The Cúl Camp came to an end on Friday, a great week was had by all - there are a selection of photos from the camp below!
This sets us up well for St Bronagh's GAA Summer Camp 21st-23rd August - there will be a registration/payment/info evening for the Camp in the next few weeks, date to be confirmed later with family prices etc too.
July's edition of Extra Time is available to view here
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