Brackaville GFC notes17, March 2011 | By: brendan64 | Comments Off on Brackaville GFC notes
Events and notices from Brackaville GFC.
Membership for the incoming year is rapidly drawing to a close, with Sunday March the deadline. No membership can be accepted after this deadline as the list of members is sent digitally to Croke Park and cannot be amended once this has been done. It is essential that all players have their membership paid before this date, failing to do so will prevent them from playing football for the incoming year, all non-playing members too are encouraged to renew their membership. Also by becoming a member, you are showing your commitment to Brackaville Owen Roes and are permitted to participate fully in the workings of our club. If you know anyone who is interested in becoming a member of a GAA club, bring them along with you to register, as new members are always welcome. Membership can be paid to club registrars’ Johnny Gillen and Paul Barrett in the social club every Sunday evening between 9pm and £10. Membership for the year is priced at £20 per person, £30 per couple and £10 for Senior Citizens.
Training for the Senior Panel will continue on Tuesday and Thursday night and all players will be informed of time and venue. Training for the U-6 and U-8 team will be on at Primate Dixon Primary School on Monday from 6pm to 7pm. And training for the U-10 team will be at St Josephs College from 6pm – 7pm, while training for the U12 team will be at St Josephs College from 7pm to 8pm. Training for the U14 team will be on Tuesday night at 6.30 at the field. Congratulations to Owen Roe Og Rían McHugh on being awarded a college All-Star for his consistent performances with St Joseph’s College. However, commiserations to Ronan Fox, Dwayne McKenna and Rían on their exit of the All-Ireland series with St Joseph’s at the weekend; although they bowed out at the semi-final, the lads still have a lot to be proud of, having been crowned Ulster Champions. Best of Luck to Sean Corr and St Patrick’s Academy in the Mc Crory Cup Final in Armagh on Wednesday. Anyone who wishes to receive the Breac an Bhile notes via e-mail or have anything that they want to include in the notes can do so by emailing me firstname.lastname@example.org . There will be St Patrick’s Day Disco for all our Primary School Children in the Clubrooms on March the 16th from 7pm to 9pm so all of Owen Roe og’s should come along and enjoy some of the festivities. The Craic Theatre is the place to be on Wednesday the 16th of March when our very own Liam Mc Ilvenna will be representing Breac an Bhile Eoghan Rua in the Battle if the Wits competition as part of the St Patrick’s Day festivities so come along and support your club.
News From the Corner
Rumour has it that Piers Morgan has been seen around Roughan to interview some of our esteemed members after their recent articles in the local press – Messer’s Pat O’Hagan, Ned “Cowboy” Morgan and Mickey Herron. Although Conal Brolly has enjoyed interviewing these men he says that there are few more great men in Brackaville that he wants to talk to. And well done to local Brackaville talent Jack Carberry on being selected to play a main character role in the Grand Opera House’s upcoming production of Bugsy Malone in Belfast. Please note that autographs will not be signed during training. Well Done Jack.
Brackaville are playing host to the Tyrone County ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programme) officers on Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm to address players and members of the community in relation to Alcohol and Substance Abuse, how they are affecting the daily lives of us all and to educate us on the pitfalls and dangers of it. This is a very important evening and should be attended by everyone concerned.
Our U14’s maintained their 100% start to the season with a hard fought and fully deserved draw against Naomh Padraig at Brackaville on Sunday afternoon. The match was barely 5 minutes old when the young Roes, playing against a strong breeze were dealt a severe blow when influential captain Sean Day had to be substituted injured. Some superb points from Jamie Devlin and Kylan Thomas kept the Roes very much in the game and at the short whistle we trailed by 1:5 to 0: 4. From the re-start the lads showed great heart and points from Conor Stock, Kylan Thomas and Cormac Mackle brought the lads into contention only for Naomh Padraig to score a goal and point in quick succession. Two further ankle injuries to Kylan Thomas and substitute Owen Linden within minutes of each other, resulted in both players being substituted. Stretched both on and off the pitch the lads showed great determination to register a goal from the one legged Sean Day, a Conor Stock point and 2 further Jamie Devlin points put the Roes into the lead for the first time with the final whistle fast approaching. It took a 40-yard run and a match saving tackle from Brian Casey at the end to deny a goal chance for Naomh Padraig, who settled for an equalizer and probably a fair result. Final Score Brackaville 1:10 Naomh Padraig 2: 7: Team; D. Talbot: P. Gervin: J. O’Hagan: B. Casey: S. Anderson: S. Day (1:0): J. Devlin (0:5) C. Stock (0:2) C. Mackle (0:1) S. Coney; K. Thomas (0:2); E. Loughran: O. Linden. Speedy recovery to Sean Day, Kylan Thomas and Owen Linden to picked up a couple of injuries on Saturday. The lads have a free weekend this coming Saturday but training continues Tuesday 6.30pm at the pitch.