Bright GAC Notes For 12 May 2014


The Ladies faced off against Tullylish away on Saturday night. After coming off the back of two consecutive losses the girls needed to gain some points and reinject some energy into their league campaign. Unfortunately due to unavailability and a long list of injuries the girls found themselves having to play 13 aside in order to fulfill the fixture writes Ciara Sharvin.

The first half started off well with Bright winning the throw in and from there scoring the first point of the game. This was soon followed by another from the Bright side. However the Tullylish girls soon got into a rhythm and started to come back hitting a good few points without reply, with the Bright girls getting frustrated some frees were given away and Tullylish took advantage putting majority over the bar. Though they tried on a few occasions for goal they were denied by some fantastic goal keeping from Therese McCartan helped along by Aimee Tumelty. Bright managed to get two more points before half time leaving the score 0-7 to 0-4 to Tullylish.

The second half was a complete turn around in the game, though Tullylish won the throw in they were cut off in their attack by some great defensive work from Rachael Ranaghan and Michelle Lavery. Bright then went on the attack scoring point after point. Though Tullylish still fought back they were no match for Sarah Venney and Jenny Fitzsimons who worked tirelessly all over the field, aswell as Brights fantastic defence who stopped them on their advance everytime. Bright continued to dominate the second half scoring to goals along the way and keeping Tullylish to a scoreless second half. The game ended with a well deserved win for the Bright girls 2-11 to 0-7. Well done ladies. Training continues Tuesday night at 7pm.

The club would like to wish senior players Conor Black and Francis Gerard McKinney a very speedy recovery after sustaining injuries against Dromara on Friday night. Get well soon lads.

The Under 10’s took part in a Blitz at home on Saturday, although the weather was poor the play was fantastic, a great day had by all. Thanks to all those clubs who attended.

Tuesday saw the under 14’s play away to St Johns. It was another great performance from this young team with a score line of St John’s 4-03 Bright 6-08 it made it 3 wins from 3. Sam Dinu, Taylor Broggy & Paul Tempany were powerful around the midfield area & dominated the play. Declan Looney, Ben McLaughlin, Ronan Tempany, Tiernan Smyth & Sean og Burns were dogged in defence, closing St Johns down very quickly. In the forward line Daniel McMemamin was a constant threat with good assistance from Ruairi Tumelty & Liam Nixon. Jordon Rogan was in fine form in nets & found his man with most of his kick outs. He had no chance with the goals. Next up is a home game against Dundrum.

The Under 16’s face Longstone and ran out comfortable winners with star performances from Declan Trainor & Jack McLaughlin. Caolain Toner, Conor Burns, John Burns, Curtis Ward & Ryan Tempany were a constant threat to Longstone with some great interchanging play. Chris Byrne, Ben Lennon, Marc Burke & Oran Tumelty kept the attacks to a minimum. The u14 players Daniel McMenamin, Paul Tempany & Anton Cooper also provided good support to the team. Bright 5-14 Longstone 2-09. Well done lads.

Bright’s Fight Night took place last Sunday and was a great success. We would like to thank all the boxers for their time & commitment to this event. It takes a brave man to step into the ring & 20 men did that well done guys. Also a big thank you to the organisers of the event from Bright Chris Tumelty, Oliver Burke, Joseph Farrand and Ciaran Quinn, it was a fantastic night and very well organised.

Lotto results for 11.05.14 were 1, 6, 8, 25. One person got three numbers, jackpot is now £1500. Next weeks draw takes place in Grants.