Bright GAC Notes

On Saturday evening, the Bright ladies faced Killyleagh away in the second round of the junior championship writes Ciara Sharvin.

It was a very one sided affair which seen the Bright ladies come out strong winners 7-20 to 0-2. Even with a few players out through injury the rest of the girls stepped up to the mark and put in a brilliant performance with some great individual play from Alisha Treacy in the full forward line, Aimee Tumelty in Half forward and Michelle Lavery who stepped in at midfield for an injured Sarah Venney.

Unfortunately Killyleagh’s lack of discipline cost Bright a few injuries towards the latter end of the second half, but the Bright girls kept there heads and played their football which shone through in the end and now sees them through to the semi final. Great team performance girls, and great discipline throughout the whole of the match.dn_screen

Now time for the hard work at training to continue and hopefully help you secure your next win and a place in the final. Scorers; Aimee Tumelty (0-8), Michelle Lavery (1-1), Sarah Venney (1-3), Alisha Treacy (3-1), Mary McGrady (1-2), Frances O’Connor (1-3), Amy Murray (0-1), Francyne McClinton (0-1)

Last week saw the men in action twice.  First up was the refixture against Dromara on Monday night.  With both teams missing some players this promised to be an exciting game. Paddy Mageean put the first score on the board by scoring a point for Bright. Dromara hit back with 5 consecutive points before Dee Sharvin was taken down in the box area to award Bright a penalty.

BJ McMenamin stepped up to the mark and buried the ball in the back of the net to narrow the lead by 1 point.

Both teams upped their games taking every opportunity they could adding a few more scores. With only a few minutes to half time the referee gave Conor McAllister his second yellow seeing him relegated to sideline. Dromara took advantage of spare player and just before the half time whistle they scored a goal putting them 2 points up 1-7 to 1-5.

The second half saw Donal McCartan being added to the field in midfield and switch from full back to midfield meant Barry Mageean joined him where he continued to have a solid game. With some questionable decisions from the referee and a player down Bright dominated the first 15 mins and played great football. A few more scores were gained by each team before the referee produced his second red card of the match sending Matthew Burns to the sideline.

Bright were now down to 13 players against Dromara’s 15 and had to up their game and up it they did in the form of a goal from Paddy Mageean which put them infront by 2 points. Dromara managed to come back with 2 more points leaving the game all square and the score at the final whistle 2-12 each. This was a very hard hitting game, with very non-consistant refereeing throughout. scorers were; BJ McMenamin 1-7, Paddy Mageean, 1-1, Nicky O’Connor 0-1, Barry Mageean 0-1, John McLeigh 0-1 and Matthew Burns 0-1.

On Friday night saw an under strength Bright team face a very strong and fit Teconnaugt side. With the opposition winning the throw in they headed straight for goal but fortunately for Bright the aim was off and the ball hit the post. The first score of the match didnt come until the 9th minute of the first half in the form of a Teconnaguht point.

Bright retaliated with a great point from BJ McMenamin. Goalkeeper Michael Farrandwas kept busy and had some super saves along with great defensive work from Caolan Tumelty But despite this great play the Teconnaught were able to slip past a goal and several points so that the first half ended with Bright trailing 0-3 to 1-7.

The second half unfortunately proved tough again for Bright although they did manage to point the first score over the posts. The boys fought hard but were up against it and despite their best efforts and some great individual play the game ended with a score of Bright 0-7 Teconnaugt 1-18.

Scorers were Brendan McMenamin 0-5, Paddy Mageean 0-1, John McLeigh 0-1. Hard luck lads, but its onwards and upwards from here. Training on Monday night at 7pm, with the championship starting in a few weeks, nows the time to start striving towards the silverware, so lets get a big turnout there.

The Hypnotist is back in the hall in Ballynoe on Saturday 3 August.  This was a brilliant nights craic last time, a night not to be missed.  Tickets are available from any committee member or you can pay at the door.

Reminder for all committee members.  The monthly committee meeting takes place wednesday at 7.30pm.  Please bring all ticket and money for Hypnotist with you.

Brights Cul Camp takes place Monday 5th to Friday 9th August.  For more information check out our facebook page (Bright GAC) or contact co-ordinat0r Ollie Burke, Youth Officer 07533563788.

The club would like to remind all visitors and patrons of the club that dogs are strictly forbidden from entering the pitch and surrounding grounds.

Some places have become available for the 200 Club, if interested please contact Marty Tumelty or any committee member.  Remember, if you’re not in you can’t win.

Lotto results for 28.07.13 were 15, 17, 22, 27 there were no winners.  Jackpot is now £1400.