LUKE LIFTS LOTTO
Congratulations to Luke Clerkin who scooped the jackpot in the club lotto last night! There must be something in the water at the Clerkin household as Siobhan won the main prize last year as well!! Enjoy your winnings Luke!
JT Appointed Assistant Co. Secretary
Congratulations to Jarlath Tinnelly who was appointed Assistant Secretary to the County Board last night. This is a very busy role dealing with all fixtures in the County, best of luck to Jarlath for the year ahead!
Get well soon Ringo!
Wishing a speedy recovery to Gareth Caufield who is in a serious but stable condition after being admitted to hospital overnight. He has had a few complications after recent knee surgery but hopefully will be on the road to recovery soon.
A job well done!
Pettit Park pitch remains closed until further notice while work is carried out on the playing surface. Thanks to Dermot Baxter, PJ Farrell, Brian Fitzpatrick, Raymond McNally and Petey Farrell for their efforts in getting the pitch up to standard for the 2015 season.
Senior Football Management 2015
St. Bronagh’s GAC are pleased to announce Stefan White as the new Rostrevor Senior Football Manager. The Co Louth man will bring an array of experience to the post, as well as his experience at club management he was a former Louth player and is well known in Monaghan circles having won and Ulster club title and a number of senior championship titles with Castleblayney, and an Ulster championship with Monaghan. He had two spells with Carrickmacross in Monaghan where he brought about their most successful years on the field, as well as managing in Louth.
Rostrevor's own Aidan Murray will join Stefan White on the Senior Management team for 2015 in a coaching role. Aidan was manager of the club's most recent Minor Championship winning team in 2013 and is also on the Ulster GAA coaching circuit. Best of luck to Aidan as he takes up his first post in Senior Football.
Another addition to the Senior Management sees Kevin McGrath hang up the boots after a great career for the Reds, and move into a role as Selector with the Senior Team. No doubt his experience, passion and leadership will shine through and transfer to this young team. Everyone wishes Kevin the best of luck as he swaps the jersey for the sideline!
Kieran Clarke and Tommy Owens are also confirmed as Seconds Managers for the year after leading the team to the club's first ever Premier Reserve Championship in 2014.
Two men no stranger to the set up will go again with kit men/backroom team members Raymond McNally and Liam Sloan also confirmed for 2015.
Social Club Notice
Could anyone who borrowed items from the Social Club over Christmas please return them to the club ASAP.
Club Membership for 2015 is now due with forms available to download by clicking this link. As always there are various types of Membership, with all of the rates for this year available to view in the link above or in the Membership section. It is imperative that all players AND mentors are paid up members of the club.
ALL SENIOR/SECONDS/THIRDS/LADIES PLAYERS MUST HAVE MEMBERSHIP PAID BY 2ND MARCH 2015. ANY OTHER PLAYERS MUST HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP PAID BEFORE THEY PLAY. ALL OTHER MEMBERS MUST BE PAID BY APRIL 20TH TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR COUNTY MATCH TICKETS.
Barry Andrews RIP
It's is with regret that St Bronagh's GAC learn of the death of local referee Barry Andrews. Our deepest sympathy to his wife, children and wider family circle. Barry graced Pettit Park on many an occasion and the whole County will be saddened to hear of his passing. May he Rest In Peace.
Married v Singles 2014
Well done to the Married men who edged out their younger opposition last Sunday in the meadow! Two goals at the death snatched it for them with newly-wed Piaras Kane and older timer Paul 'Sammy' McGrath sealing victory. A few snaps in the link below courtesy of Kieran McNally Snr.
Awards Night 2014
St Bronagh's Social Club was packed on what was a cold and blustery last Friday night. However the harsh weather conditions did not deter the Rostrevor Club members and invited guests from enjoying what turned out to be a very memorable night.
Compare for the evening was the ever professional Gloria Mulholland. Guests of honour were; Rostrevor Seconds Panel and Management Team, winners of the Premier Reserve Championship and Panel Members of the Down Ladies All Ireland Winning Team Clara Mulvenna, Katie Farrell and Emma McPolin. Also recognised on the night were the Thirds Team & Management of Paddy McAvoy and Paul Cole who won the Fr. Davis Shield.
From start to finish the night was very entertaining, with great speeches from award winner, Charman and from the guest speaker Tony Scullion. Tony stole the show at the end of the night with his inspirational talk on his past, present and what he wanted to see for Rostrevor GAA in the not too distant future. Tony spoke with passion and honesty and he was most certainly taken aback by the standing ovation from the St Bronaghs faithful.
Our thanks to Ciaran Sloan, Kathleen McNally and Mark Gibbons for organising a very successful night. To Gloria Mulholland for conducting the evening so smoothly, to our inspirational Guest Speaker Tony Scullion and to all our award winners on the night!
Senior Player of the Year: Shaun Parr
Supporters Player of the Year: Shaun Parr
Seconds Player of the Year: Kevin McGrath
Thirds Player of the Year: Mark McAvoy
Minor Player of the Year: Aidan Magee
Runner Up: Conor Owens & Nicky Murray
Ladies Player of the Year: Brenda Russell
Runner Up: Siobhan Magee
Ladies Most Improved: Tara Franklin
Club Person of the Year: Richie Reynolds
Female Person of the Year: Lily Mackin
Chairmans Award: Gloria Mulholland, Richie Reynolds, Ciaran Sloan
Special Award: Down Ladies All Ireland Winners - Clara Mulvenna, Emma McPolin, Katie Farrell
Hall Of Fame: Canice Farrell
Please note Pettit Park pitch is now closed until further notice while essential ground maintenance is carried out over the off season.
The 2014 AGM took place on Sunday 30TH November 2014. A range of topics were discussed - with the main issue under the microscope Drumsesk/Vision 2019. Chairman Malachy McCourt was returned for a fifth term, with the only real changes coming as Charlie Daly makes way for Aidan Clarke as Assistant Secretary and Mark Gibbons in as PRO.
Full list of officers available in Club Notes
Friends Of Rostrevor GAAtsby Ball
Thanks to all of the local businesses who kindly supported us for the GAAtsby evening - Autloline, Delilites, Gray Design, Daly Park, Fresh Food Centre, Canal Court and especially Mac PR! Thanks to all of the organising committee for making the evening such a success. More photos are available to view on the club Facebook page by clicking this link
DOUBLE SUCCESS AT SOUTH DOWN SCÓR NA NÓG FINALS
Rostrevor celebrated further success in the South Down Scór na nÓg final on Sunday night in Warrenpoint, with two titles returning to the club. The Léiriú and Michael McNally in Recitation were the club's represetatives and winners on the night and both acts will seek to retain last year's Down titles in this Sunday's final. Click here for more.
SCÓR NA NÓG SOUTH DOWN CHAMPIONS
UNDERAGE AWARDS NIGHT 2014
Mick McGurn Workshop
WHAT A DAY IN CROKE PARK!
What a day for Down and St Bronagh’s Rostrevor in Croke Park on Sunday. Thirty nine ladies footballers from the U12, U14 and U16 squads together with their Mentors set off for Croke Park at 8.30am on Sunday morning to cheer on the Down Senior Ladies against Fermanagh in the LGFA Intermediate Final. A great day was had by all, helped in no small measure by Down Ladies success on the field.
To add to the excitement, twelve girls from the U14 Squad took part in the action on the pitch at half time in the Senior Ladies match between Dublin and Cork to act as Officials for the Half Time Exhibition Games.
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.
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
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.