Bryansford GAC Notes

Good luck to the various members and helpers at the club who not only manage and coach our club teams but also have similar roles with the various county squads. Special mention to club member Eamon Burns who has been ratified by the Down County Board as a selector for the Down Senior Men’s Footballers along with Professor Niall Moyna as trainer writes Brendan Ward.

Let’s hope they can get the team back to the top of the footballing ladder. Also on the county scene we wish good luck to Pete McGrath who continues as Down Minor manager along with our senior ladies selector Liam Murphy and finally Benji Ward and Kevin Leneghan who begin preparation with the Down Senior ladies team for the incoming year.

The U-21 competition continues on Sunday away to Drumcross at 2pm and the Ford lads will need to be careful and not under estimate this amalgamated team.

This Sunday all roads lead to Ballykinlar as the Year 9  Bryansford year boys meet Carryduff A in the final of the A Championship. This is a repeat of last years final and another very close encounter is expected. Eamon, Paddy and Huggy will have the boys primed and may the best team win in what is sure to be a cracker of a match. We would appeal to all Bryansford supporters to come along and cheer the lads on in the final.

The East Down Scor took place in Killyleagh on Sunday and our Irish Dancers won and now will represent the club in Finals in Dromara this Sunday at 5pm. Niall Rice just missed out in the recitation but performed brilliantly and so thanks to Jenny Barbour and Caitriona Rice for their work in preparing the competitors in this cultural competition.

The Family Halloween Party in the clubs Sports Hall was a fantastic evening last Wed. The parents and children really excelled with the  fancy dress with a boys and a girls bike for the winners which was kindly donated by Mourne Cycles Newcastle also a FIFA 13 for 2nd place which was donated by, an O’Neills football, a teddy bear from Thumbelina in Newcastle and many other spot prizes on the night. Judge for the night was Audrey Byrne from the Towns Chamber of Commerce and she remarked on the quality and effort put in by everyone concerned. Thanks to all the kind sponsors above for the  prizes and for Carlisles Mourne Fresh foods for the party bags, and we hope to make this an annual event.

The clubs fancy dress last Friday was a great evening and thanks to everyone who made the effort and also McGiggles brilliant disco. Stories can be had at a later date but it’ll cost you to find out.

Finally we wish the new committee and its new chairman Ronan McVeigh well for the incoming year and hope that things run as smoothly and successfully as possible and we would like to thank all our out going committee members for their years of dedicated hard work and committment to our club particularly to the main office bearers, John Brannigan, John Toner, Michael McCartan and Francie McKibben senior.