Rostrevor Gaa

Reds & Autoline Gear Up for New Season

St Bronagh’s GAC are delighted to have furthered our long term partnership with main club sponsor.  Read More

U21 Football B Championship Semi Final

🔴⚫️U21 Football B Championship Semi Final🔴⚫️

Bredagh v Rostrevor

📆Sunday 18 November ‘18

⏱12 noon

📍Cherryvale, Belfast

Let get good support for the lads on Sunday!

Anti-Bullying Week

Ulster GAA in conjunction with The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) and the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), are calling on all units of the Association to take part in Anti-Bullying Week between 12th – 16th November 2018.

This year’s theme for the campaign is “Respect” which looks at how can encourage children and young people to think about what the respect means to them, what it feels like to be respected and how they show respect to others. Overall, we will be exploring how respect for others can build an anti-bullying culture in Gaelic Games and Activities.

The GAA Tackling Bullying Programme is a resource developed by the GAA to provide assistance to members to help them deal with incidents of Bullying. The two-hour training workshop is suitable for Coaches, Parents, committee members and other Club personnel and also includes a range of publicity materials for Clubs. The workshop aims to equip participants with tools and skills that will enable them to identify, prevent and resolve incidents of Bullying that may occur in their clubs. Bullying is an issue that causes many problems within our clubs and communities, and we encourage all clubs to consider these top 5 tips:

1. Support the campaign by displaying the promotional materials and attending the workshop.

2. Formally adopt the Anti Bullying Policy at Club Executive level & inform members.

3. Create a culture within the club where children and young people are encouraged to raise concerns and tell a trusted adult if they are on the receiving end of this type of behaviour or have witnessed it happening to others in the club.

4. First response by coaches/mentors when they see unacceptable behaviour happening is vital.

5. Adopt a zero tolerance approach to this type of behaviour where it is regarded as a serious breach of the Code of Behaviour and shall be dealt with accordingly.

Cyber Bullying – This is bullying behaviour that takes place via mobile phone or through the internet via email/instant messaging/social networking sites/Texts/messages or images that are sent or posted on sites, which hurt, intimidate or embarrass another person. Cyber Bullying is no different from any other forms of bullying in that the behaviour is the same and the impact no less devastating, and therefore incidents of cyber bullying should be treated as though they happened in real time. If you are aware of someone being cyberbullied, please consider the following:

* Listen and learn about what has been going on, for how long, where it has been taking place and what exactly has been happening. If you are not their parent/guardian ensure you make them aware of the situation.

* Suggest that they do not open messages from the addresses/numbers but allow you/parent/guardian to open them instead.

* Consider changing their mobile number and restrict access to the number.

* Changing online profile log in and passwords, and using the ‘reporting’ feature that is available on most social media sites asking for offending messages and photos to be removed. Ensure that online profiles are made private and only shared with friends. Restrict what can be posted to your profile until after you have given permission.

* Involve other agencies if necessary, including PSNI/Childline or NSPCC.

* Support the young person, your initial reaction is vital – Listen, Learn, Involve and Resolve.

GAA Code of Behaviour – the Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport for the GAA includes the Anti- Bullying Policy, which aims to adopt a whole organisational approach to addressing bullying and provides advice and support to clubs in the area of Safeguarding. We remind all clubs to implement the Code with all relevant personnel in your club including players/coaches/committee members/parents/referees and supporters at the start of each season. It is also appropriate at this time of year to remind you to make sure that all those working with children and young people in your club have been appropriately trained and adequately vetted prior to commencing work in the club.

For more information or to organise a workshop in your area or club, please contact 02837521900 / Bernie.fox.ulster@gaa.ie .

Finally, we take this opportunity to thank you for helping us to achieve our aim of creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for young people and children in the Association

A Busy Weekend coming up in the club

🔴A busy weekend next weekend in the club⚫️

On Friday 16th November we have our Annual Underage Awards Night. Well done to all our underage players who put the ‘Reds jersey on throughout the year 🔴⚫️

On Saturday 17th November we have a Pub-quiz in aid of the Children’s Hospice & St Bronagh’s GAA. Everyone welcome!

2018 Awards Night

We are delighted to have our 1968 All Ireland Winners as Special guests on the night. Hilary McGrath, Michael Cole and Michael Daly will be recognised for their achievements 50 years ago.

Not only that, we will have our Newly Ratified Senior Men’s manager, Pete McGrath on the night as guest speaker.

Hope to see everyone there. All welcome.

Photo | Louis McNally

Peter McGrath – Senior Men’s Manager

St Bronagh’s GAC are delighted to announce that Pete McGrath was ratified tonight by the Management Committee as our new Senior Manager for 2019.

The former Down All Ireland winning Manager takes the reigns of his home town club for the first time and we are delighted to have a man of Pete’s stature in charge of our Senior team.

Pete’s accolades include two All Ireland Senior titles, an All Ireland Minor title, Ulster wins at all county age groups, league titles in Down and Louth, multiple colleges honours and he has successfully managed both his Province and Country. Pete of course also played on Rostrevor’s first Senior Championship winning team in 1976.

We are delighted that Pete will also be our Guest Speaker on Saturday night at the Club Annual Awards.

We would like to wish him the best of luck in the role as we head towards our Centenary year.

#superreds 🔴⚫️🔴⚫️

Minor Ladies Winners

Well done to the Minor Ladies who won the Burren Sevens tournament tonight. The girls gave a Masterclass in sevens football and we’re unbeatable in all games beating Clonduff in the Cup final by two points

2018 Supporters Player of the Year

It’s that time of year again, the season has ended and the evenings are closing in. We’ve had a successful season retaining our Division 1 status with some great results along the way. Join the Players & Management as they Celebrate their season on Saturday 3rd of November at the awards night.

The important part, who is your player of the year?

Voting Closes Thursday 25th October

Social Club Meeting

There will be a Meeting in the Memebers bar on Wednesday night, 8:30pm.

Several topics to be discussed – primarily staffing. It would be great if we could get a good attendance not only from our existing volunteers but also new volunteers who are keen to lend a hand.

As it stands the Social Club has faced several nights in the last few weeks where we have been understaffed or had no staff to open at all.

With our Centenary year next year it is essential we ensure adequate staffing for what will be a very busy year, we can only do that with your help..

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Club Lotto

Our Club Lotto is now at a massive £6,100. Purchase your club lotto online here:

https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St%20Bronaghs

99 and counting..

Next year is our Centenary. 100 years since the founding of a Gaelic team in Rostrevor.

Are you interested in getting involved or re-involved with the club, or continuing your current involvement? Have you any items of interest? Old newspaper clippings? Photographs? Programmes? Medals? Jerseys? Stories? Anecdotes? Memories? Videos of old matches? Anything that will help to enhance our Centenary celebrations?

Items can be sent on to the club page via Facebook or by email to the Peter McGrath Jnr (pmcgrath1994@hotmail.co.uk) or you can drop in to the next Centenary committee meeting on Tuesday 25th September in the clubrooms at 8:30.

Alternatively you can also drop us a message to let us know if you have anything we may find useful, nothing is too insignificant. We need YOUR help to make our 100th year EXTRA special for everybody 🔴⚫️