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Minor Football Notice

Anyone interested in Managing Rostrevor Minor Team in 2016 please register your interest with Martin Daly 07522685106 or Ciaran Sloan 07766417494.

Getting to Know ... Conor Magee

Age: 27

If you were hosting a party and could invite any 3 people either dead or alive who would they be? Nicole Scherzinger, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham

If you weren't playing Gaelic Football what would you be doing? Farming

Biggest Joker in the team? Colly Clerkin - but Spud tries to steal his limelight

Who spends longest in front of the mirror after trainings? John Fegan oiling himself up

Best/Worst dressed on the squad? Best is Fitzy and worst is definitely Conor Doyle

Best looking other half: Kevin McGrath!!!

Worst pitch you have ever played on? Annaclone

Favourite Pitch: Rostrevor

Best game you have ever played: Downpatrick

And the worst: You havent enough space to write them all

Favourite sporting memory: Winning Ulster U-21s with Down

Worst trainer on the squad: John Fegan

Best or Worst quote you have heard from a player or manager: "All you need to be a good footballer nowadays is tanned legs and white teeth" Husky Farrell

When you were playing in the back garden who did you pretend to be: Mickey Linden

If there was a GAA transfer market who would be in and out: IN - Ryan Johnston, OUT - Budgie!!

Best manager you've ever played under: Barney McAleenan

Annual Awards night

New Referee Training 2016

The Down Referee’s Administration Committee are currently seeking to recruit new football and hurling referees for the 2016 season. Full training shall be provided for new recruits in accordance with guidelines set down by the National Referees Committee in Croke Park.

Ideal candidates are young people that are either still playing or have recently retired from our games. At first glance a lot of people might well ask, “Who would be a referee”, but it is a role that quite apart from being essential to the future of our games, has many benefits and rewards.

We would appeal to your club to consider who within your ranks might be interested and capable of making a real difference to the standard of our games. It is not such a daunting task as young referees are primarily appointed to underage games where they can progress as they feel comfortable and there is a full support network in place for them.

The training takes place over three sessions. The first session shall be in the Burrendale Hotel on Monday 15th February at 7.30pm. The second session is taken online via the Croke Park website. The third session shall be on Friday 19th February at 7.30pm in the Burrendale Hotel.

We ask that your club actively seeks out and encourages new people to come forward take up the whistle. We would also ask that your club also uses its social media to see if someone you haven’t thought of might come forward.

Please contact Richie Renyolds to sign up.

Date for the Dairy

St Bronaghs, Rostrevor Annual Awards Night will take place on Friday 5th February in the Club rooms.

Rostrevor's 2016 County winning Minor team will be guests of honor along with a special guest speaker on the night.

It's sure to be a great nights fun.

Tickets £10.

 

St Bronaghs Rostrevor does Strictly

First night of practice for our Strictly took place tonight. Great craic all round. Note the dates in your diary with more details soon - Launch Night will be Fri 19th February, which will also contain the NYC Draw & the Strictly night itself will be Sat 2nd April which is part of a bumper marquee weekend in the club with the fundraiser in memory of Eoin & James on the Friday night kicking us off! Fun times ahead.

 

JUVENILE REGISTRATION NIGHT

JUVENILE REGISTRATION NIGHT

Date: Friday 29 January
Time: 7-8pm 
Venue: Pettit Park Hall

SUCCESSFUL COACHING WORKSHOP

Well over 25+ keen Rostrevor GAA mentors attended the 'Coach the Coaches' workshop held in Kilbroney Park which was held by top coach Jim McCorry. In what was a very interactive and well organised session, the theme of which was based on 'Attacking play, our coaches saw firsthand numerous game based & skill drills which can be taken on board by our 2016 mentors for the in-coming season.

We would like to express our thanks to Jim for agreeing to take the session which was very well received by our coaches and also a word of thanks to the group of U16/Minor players who kindly agreed to take part in the coaching demo.

The Club have plans to organise another similar style session in the in-coming weeks.

Speedy Recovery

Best wishes and speedy recovery to our Senior player Shaun Parr who sustained a serious leg injury at the weekend. We hope to see you on your feet soon Shaun.

2016 CLUB COACHES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Just a quick note to remind all clubs that the final three weeks of the Club Coaches Development Programme commence next week.

 

The final 3 weeks of this programme are aimed towards coaches of u14 and u16 teams.

 

The final workshops in An Riocht will be held on Tuesday 19th Jan, Tuesday 26th Jan and Tuesday 2nd February. The An Riocht WorKshops will commence at 8pm each night.

 

The final workshops in the Abbey CBS will be held on Thursday 21st Jan, Thursday 28th Jan and Thursday 4th February. The Abbey CBS Workshops will commence at 7pm each night.

 

The final workshops in Saul GAC will be held on Thursday 21st Jan, Thursday 28th Jan and Thursday 4th February. The Saul GAC Workshops will commence at 8pm each night.

 

I would ask that all clubs promote these workshops to their u14 and u14 managers and coaches. The programme has been a huge success to date with large numbers in attendance at all venues.

Returning Trophies

Can anyone who won trophies at last years awards night please return them to Ciaran Sloan or back to the Club. Thanks.

Down GAA Year Book 2015

Get your Down GAA year book now!

Rostrevor's Dara McNally and Eoin Doyle feature on back page of Down GAA Year Book (See Pictures). Year books are available to purchase through the Club at £15. Order via the secretary's email (Found under the 'Contact Us' page) or PM the St Bronagh's Facebook page.

Down GAA - Winter Coaching Programme

Down GAA are running a number of free weekly courses/workshops for coaches - our Club base for December & January for relevant U-10-U16 workshops will be An Riocht GAC and we would encourage as many mentors as possible to attend if feasible.
 

Senior Football 2016

St Bronagh's GAC are pleased to announce Shane Mulholland as our new Senior Football Manager for the coming season. We would like to welcome Shane to the club and wish him all the best in the role. Shane will be joined on the management team by Aidan Murray, Brian Cole, Kevin McGrath, Liam Sloan, Raymond McNally and Aidan Rice. Looking forward to 2016. #superreds

 
 

MINORS ARE DOWN CHAMPIONS

Rostrevor Minors produced a sensational second half to claim the Collie Curran cup for the seventh time. Newry Shamrocks were a tough opponent for the lads, but with tremendous spirit and no small amount of quality, the young Reds claimed a tremendous triumph to become championship winners for 2015. Click here for match report.

Final Score - Rostrevor 1-11 - 1-06 Newry Shamrocks

Help Needed!

Anyone who would like to put their name forward as an Umpire and/or Linesperson for Senior matches this season, please get in touch with a member of the committee ASAP. In addition to this if anyone is willing to help out with the scoreboard operation at any club team matches please get in contact also.