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Club Gear Info

We are pleased that from this week we will be providing a new facility for members to purchase/order club gear. Following the closure of E O’Hare & Sons all official club gear will be distributed by the club directly.

To this end we will have a Club Shop in operation one night per week, in the Social Club. The shop will open from 8.00-9.30pm each Thursday and will be located in the small meeting room commencing this Thursday 30th May.

Please note initial stock levels will be at a minimum as we will be running on the transferred stock from E O’Hare & Sons. However we will have order forms available for all club gear. We will be increasing the stock levels over the coming weeks and months to try and accommodate the main range of gear.

There will be an email address in operation for queries relating to club gear outside of the Club Shop hours: clubshop@rostrevorgaa.com

Please note orders cannot be placed through the email address, it is for queries/information only. A copy of the order form will be posted online also.

There are currently no card payment facilities available so it will be cash only at this stage. A minimum 50% deposit will be required to place any order, with balance due on collection.

We thank members for their patience in the time since O’Hare’s closed and to those who have volunteered their time to run the shop.

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Social Club Metting

There will be a meeting with the Management Committee on Monday the 13th May ‘19 at 8:30pm regarding the Social Club and it’s current struggles.

The Social Club has been a great venue for a quiet pint, parties, celebrations & plays but in recent months there has been a noticeable decrease in patrons and also volunteers. With the lack of volunteers especially it’s making it incredibly difficult just to open the doors on an average night, not to mention when there’s an event on.

This will only change with your help, our members. Young & old, male & female – we NEED you. If you can attend this meeting, please do. The future of St Bronagh’s Social Club is in all of our hands.

If you are unable to attend and have any ideas or suggestions please message this page or speak to any Social Club or Committee member. Thank you.

Lotto 9/5/19

🔴⚫️ This weeks Lotto results 🔴⚫️

3 – 15 – 25 – 29

No Jackpot winner.

Well done to Liam Farrell (Friend of Rostrevor) who matched 3 numbers.

Purchase you lotto online here: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/St%20Bronaghs

�Internet Safety Talk�

As you all will be aware St Bronagh’s GAC have organised an Internet Safety talk tomorrow night for children in Primary 4 to Primary 7. All Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian – there will be a chat with parents on what to look out for and how to best ensure your Children are safely using the Internet.

Internet safety is becoming increasingly important in the day to day life in children of all ages, so we believe giving some guidance will be of great benefit at an early age.

Talk presented by the well known Wayne Denner. Please share.

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: St Bronagh’s Primary School, Rostrevor

This is a free event open to all children within the above age group.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening.

Paul Farrell RIP

St Bronagh’s GAA were saddened to learn the death Paul Farrell. Our thoughts go out to Maura, Catherine and Liam and the wider family circle during this difficult time.

Paul’s remains will be reposing at his home 12, St Rita’s Park, Rostrevor today Wednesday 1st May from 1.00pm .

Paul’s remains will be removed from his home on Friday 3rd May 2019 at 10.15am for 11.00am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church Rostrevor. Interment afterwards in Kilbroney Cemetery Rostrevor.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Photo | Louis McNally

U-12 league seeding group ​​​​​​

28.04.19

Rostrevor (4-7) v Newry Shamrocks (4-5)

Yet again this seeding group threw up another classic encounter that promotes all that is good about the game. This time it was Newry Shamrocks that nearly put the young reds to the sword in the final round of group games. Rostrevor required this win to ensure that they finished in the top 2 which will see them playing in the South Down division 1 league shortly.

With perfect conditions Shamrocks came flying out the gate catching the reds in their tracks. The greens rattled in 4 goals past a shell shocked Rostrevor team who had a total of 5 first team regulars missing. Things where not looking good but like all reds teams they battled back through a goal by Nathan Caulfield and points by Johnny Devlin and Caulfield again saw the reds trail the visitors by 4-3 to 1-3 at half time.

The management had to make changes at half time to try a pull this game out of the fire.

The start of the second half saw the fired up reds start to claw back into the Shamrocks lead. With the defence tightened up and the team starting to work as a unit again goals where pulled back by Philip South, Keelan Clerkin and Nathan Caulfield.

The reds took the lead in the heart stopping final 5 mins which they were not to lose. There were great performances in the second half by David Hegarty, Ben O’ Hanlon and Ryan Magee, Harry Cooper and Nathan Caulfield.

It takes 2 teams to make a great match and the Shamrocks display defies their league position. We wish them well for the rest of the season in their respective league.

Next up for the super reds is the start of our Division 1 league campaign v Ballyholland @ 11am on Sunday 5th May in Pettit Park.

Ballyholland had a good win over Rostrevor only over a week ago so I am sure the young reds will do their best to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.

#Superreds 🔴⚫️

April Down GAA Club Draw Winners

5 x £1000 Winners

17RR082 Mary Daly Rostrevor

19TH113 Greg McCartan Tullylish

19LD019 Seamus Fay Loughinisland

19BU317 Maureen Braham Burren

19CPN346 Noel Murdock Cumann Pheadair Naofa

£200 Club Winners

19KF097 Dale Curran Kilclief

18CF021 Daithi McCaffrey Carryduff

19AB023 James Hughes Aghaderg/Ballyvarley

15DC050 Patrick Rice Drumaness

Well done to Mary Daly! 🔴⚫️

U-12 League

An Riocht (2-3) V Rostrevor (3-6) 14.04.19

It was a windswept Dunavil pitch and a very tenacious An Riocht team that gave the young reds continuous problems during this round 4 game on Sunday morning.

Playing with the wind in the first half An Riocht had the reds under pressure straight from the throw in only for great defending by Ryan Magee and the excellent Aaron Doyle we could have been in serious trouble.

Rostrevor managed to tag 1-1 in the first half with a goal through Finn Morgan Longfield. An Riocht where full value of their half time lead of 2-3 to 1-1.

Playing with the breeze in the second half appeared to be nearly as hard as playing into the breeze in the first. Rostrevor couldn’t show the fluidity that they had shown in passed games due to their opponents and miss judging the breeze.

Some great points and a goal from Eoin Rocks settled the nerves a bit for the Rostrevor supporters (and mentors) and in the final throws of the game when An Riocht rattled the post Rostrevor went down the field to score 2 quick goals by Johnny Devlin that pulled the reds over the line to maintain our winning run.

Full credit to a very good An Riocht team but also well done to the young reds who showed the type of spirit that is required when things are not going your way to squeeze out a result.

Our next league game is in Ballyholland on Wednesday 24th April. Big game! 🔴⚫️

🔴⚫️South Down U-12 league​Saval (2-7) V Rostrevor (7-12)​​​ 07.04.19 🔴⚫️

🔴⚫️South Down U-12 leagueSaval (2-7) V Rostrevor (7-12) 07.04.19 🔴⚫️

Following on from our great win against Warrenpoint, Rostrevor made the trip to Nan Sand’s Park to face the current league leaders Saval.

Playing into a strong breeze in the first half the young reds found it tough going. Saval played a good brand of football and picked off some great scores. Rostrevor then dug deep and through some fine points by Johnny Devlin and an opportunistic goal by Nathan Caulfield the visitors managed to hold the score level at half time 1-5 to 1-5.

In the second half Rostrevor wasted no time in taking advantage of the elements with goals in quick succession by Johnny Devlin (3x) and Finn Morgan Longfield and a strong defensive unit put pay to any hope of a comeback by the hosts.

There were great performances at various times during the match by all of our panel. Just a special mention to our goalkeeper Mark Fearon who has pulled off some great saves in all three games so far that have kept us in the games when things where not going our way.

The win moves the reds into 3rd position in the league with the next game in Petit Park v An Riocht on Sunday 14th April @11am.

🔴⚫️🏌🏼‍♂️Centenary Golf Classic🏌🏼‍♀️🔴⚫️

We’re delighted to announce this years Golf Classic will take place in Warrenpoint Golf Club on Friday 24th May 2019. This will tie into our Centenary Celebrations for May.

4 Ball is £120 which includes, your round, goodie bag, snacks & post round dinner.

We welcome Tee (£100) & Green (£50) Sponsors on the day also.

Evening entertainment back at St Bronagh’s Social Club!

We look forward to seeing you all for what will be another special day/night in our Club’s history.