St Bronagh's GAC Notes For 29 November 2016


Congratulations Anthony & Brian: Congratulations to our new Chairman Anthony Donnan Snr on being appointed at the club’s AGM. Anthony takes over from Malachy McCourt who spent 5 years at the helm this time round. Thanks to Malachy for all of his hard work and dedication to the club over the past 5 years – and it’s good to see him remain on the committee.

Congratulations also to Brian Keenan in the role of Vice Chairman, and to Jonathan Connolly who is our new Assistant Treasurer. The rest of the Executive Committee was returned as previous. In a further change, Richy Byrne steps up into the role of PRO.

Full list of the 2016 committee will be posted in due course.

[caption id="attachment_60997" align="alignleft" width="390"]Former Rostrevor Hurler Declan Austin with Family and Friends meeting Kilkenny Hurling Legend DJ Carey in Pairc Esler and DJs son Mike. Former Rostrevor Hurler Declan Austin with Family and Friends meeting Kilkenny Hurling Legend DJ Carey in Pairc Esler and DJs son Mike.[/caption]

Léiriú comes out on top in Ulster Semi Final: By Kieran McNally: Rostrevor emerged victorious from the second Ulster Scór na nÓg Semi Final; overcoming stiff competition from Slaughtneil Emmetts (Derry), Eglish (Tyrone) and Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) to claim first place in Galbally. The Donegal champions from Gweedore also progressed in second place, but an excellent performance of ‘Rising from the Ashes’ secured an impressive victory for the young act.

Continued success in the drama section of the Scór programme really places the club at the forefront on the provincial stage and optimism will be high for a potential tilt at a third Ulster title in a fortnight’s time. Christina, Owen and Eileen Rice, Emmett, Caoimhe and Oisin McClorey, Michael Murphy and Aidan Mackin represented the club with distinction and should be rightfully proud of their achievements in helping the club reaching an outstanding tenth Ulster Final in fifteen years.

The Ulster Final will be held in Silverbridge on Saturday 12th December on what is sure to be an action packed day for the club!

DELI LITES TO SPONSOR ST BRONAGH’S St Bronagh’s GAA have announced a three year sponsorship deal with leading local business Deli*Lites. Outgoing Club Chairman Malachy McCourt welcomed the new sponsor saying: “It’s fantastic to have Deli Lites on board as a long term partner. Their branding will appear on Club training gear and leisure wear and we thank them for their support and ongoing commitment to the Club.”

Deli Lites now joins Autoline as a title sponsor of St Bronagh’s GAA.

Bond Gala Night: The Friends Of Rostrevor Bond Gala Night took place in the Canal Court Hotel on Saturday night. The place was packed and everyone had a brilliant night.

Thanks to our sponsors on the night for their support McGuigan Malone Law, Buttercrane, Peter Mark, Maisons & The Old School House, Oi Gorgeous Beauty Salon Rostrevor, Mac PR. Plus thank you to title club sponsors Autoline Insurance Group

[caption id="attachment_60996" align="alignright" width="300"]Minor manager Eamonn Devlin with Alastair Campbell & Pat Kenny at Newstalk 106-108 fm studio last week. Minor manager Eamonn Devlin with Alastair Campbell & Pat Kenny at Newstalk 106-108 fm studio last week.[/caption]

& Deli*Lites. Roll on next year!

Lotto Result 26/11/15 8,14,22,32, 2no Winners of £50 Dermot Baxter (Friends Of Rostrevor) Tim McConville

Turkey Winner: Mary Sherry Turkey Winner: Dermot Baxter Down Club Draw: Gary Thornton £100

Next Weeks Jackpot £3,300

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.

See website or contact Martin Daly for more information.

Heartburn Hotel: Tickets for Heartburn Hotel are now on sale at a bargain price of £5 each. Enjoy spotting your neighbours on stage in exotic costume, marvel at how well grand opera sounds in the GAA, and laugh yourself silly when you see what Seamus McGuinness is up to. From Friday 4th- Sunday 6th December at 8.00 nightly.

Dancers wanted… We are on the lookout for dancers or groups of dancers to take part in a ‘Strictly’ type fundraising event next year! With over 1000 Facebook fans there’s bound to be a few of you out there brave enough to to put on your dancing shoes! With a number of participants already confirmed we want to finalise the line up ASAP! Get in touch via PM or contact Laura Clerkin for more information.

Walking Club Tuesday night walkers. Anyone who would like to join us any Tue night during the winter nights for approx 1 hour we leave the clubrooms at 7.30 sharp.EVERYONE WELCOME.

Autoline Insurance Renewal If your insurance is up for renewal don’t forget about the Autoline Scheme in connection with Rostrevor GAA. As current main club sponsors, any policy taken out with Autoline will benefit the club by way of a financial contribution. As well as this they will do their best to match or better your policy price! Get more info on the St Bronagh’s Gaa website.

Kilbroney Parish Bulletin Notes

PIPS Newry & Mourne: The annual Christmas Service of remembrance, Hope and Healing for families and friends bereaved through suicide will take place on Sun, 13th Dec at 4pm in St. Catherine’s Dominic St, Newry. The service includes Memory Tree Ceremony and Candle Light refreshments will be served afterwards. For further info contact 028 30266195.

Southern Area Hospice: A request is out for singers/choirs to take part in the annual Voices For Hospice campaign which is taking place in Tesco, Craigavon from 14th-18th December.

St Bronagh’s GAC Club: Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Sun, 13th Dec. Doors open at 1.30pm, dinner at 2pm. All senior citizens welcome. If anyone requires a lift please contact Patsy Tinnelly, Kathleen Clarke or any committee member. Children’s Party to take place on Sunday, 20th Dec. More detail to follow.

Mackin Rock Trek: Conor Mackin has completed his Canadian Rockies Trek and would like to express his sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who helped and sponsored him to reach his target of £3500 for Action Cancer.

Kilbroney Apostolic : Will be holding a Christmas Crafts & Cake Sale on Sat, 12th Dec from 3pm-7.30pm and Sun, 13th Dec from 10am-1pm in Convent Hall. Donations of home baked goods would be greatly appreciated.

St Bronagh’s Primary School: Friday, 11 December – Primary 7 Class are holding a coffee morning for the Newry Hospice from 10am-11am. Everyone welcome.

SVP: St Vincent De Paul Annual Christmas Collection will take place the weekend of 5th/6th Dec after all Masses. If you need support, or know anyone who does, please contact the helpline at 07738837954.

Community Association: Will light the Christmas tree on Saturday 5 Dec. Children dressed in seasonal costume, will leave Lecture Hall at 4.30pm. Santa will switch on the lights at 5pm.

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