St Bronagh's Gaa,

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.

Scór Uladh mark 50th Anniversary with Celebratory Concert

Dún Uladh rang out with the sound of music on Saturday night when All Ireland Champions from all counties in Ulster took to the stage at the Scór Caoga Celebration Concert. This concert was a very fitting celebration for the Golden Jubilee Year of Scór.

The evening began with a ‘Cead Míle Fáilte’ from Paula Magee (Cathaoirleach – Coiste Scór Uladh). Michael Geoghegan (Comhairle Uladh) and Aidan Brennan (Cathaoirleach Coiste Naisiúnta Scór) were among the special guests present on the night.

A special welcome was extended to Anthony Williamson (Rostrevor). Tony, as he is fondly known in Down GAA circles, was involved in the founding of Scór 50 years ago.

Michael Geoghegan, representing the Ulster Council, made a special presentation to Tony and following an eloquent address from Tony the entertainment commenced.

The entertainment included dancing, singing, duets, ballad groups, recitations, instrumental music and some very entertaining stage presentations from All Ireland champions past and present.

Steven Hughes and Áine Uí Coinn set the perfect tone as event comperes. All those present enjoyed an evening of fun and laughter and at the interval had the opportunity to meet up with friends for refreshments and some reminiscing.

Occasions like this don’t just happen – a lot of organising and planning is required. Great credit is due to Coiste Scór Uladh and the members of the host club and county led by Dónal Magee. After these celebrations Scór is sure to flourish in the province of Ulster for many years to come.

U14 Boys

Rostrevor U14s got their league off to a great start with a big home win over Ballyholland this evening

Photo | Louis Mc Nally

April Centenary Celebrations

To mark our April Centenary Celebrations we have an Special evening planned to Coincide with our first home game in our 100th year!

Our Centenary celebrations in Pettit Park start on Thursday evening at 6:30pm with Throw-in at 6:45pm. All players, mentors and Patrons are invited to the Pettit Park hall for tea, coffee and refreshments after the game.

On Friday Evening we have our Centenary Pub Quiz at St Bronagh’s Social Club starting at 9pm. £3 per person. Test your knowledge on club history! All families & friends welcome.

Photos | Louis McNally

U14 Jersey Sponsors

The U14 Management team would like to thank our very generous sponsers for our new Centenary kit.

They wish to remain anonymous and have instead promoted the Life & Time charity.

Life & Time are a Community based Registered Charity for the people of #Rostrevor, #Warrenpoint, #Burren providing extra care at ‘End of Life’ in the home from 11pm-8am.

🔴⚫️ Match report U-12 seeding league 🔴⚫️

Rostrevor (7-9) V Warrenpoint (0-4)

24.03.19

In a sun-drenched Petit Park Rostrevor served up a treat against their rivals from Warrenpoint.

Following on from our loss v Burren on the open day Rostrevor had their game plan locked down and if it was not for poor shooting in the open 10 mins the score line would have been much greater.

There were many fantastic scores by the Rostrevor forwards during the game and some brilliant defending which kept their opponents to just 0-1 in the first half. There was also many fine examples of interlinking play, blocking and tackling by the young reds.

Following many changes in the second half by Rostrevor their visitors started to come more into the game. There was fine point taking by both teams in this half but ultimately the contest was over at half time as the goals dealt a killer blow to the blues.

Commiserations to Warrenpoint and well done to our super reds!

Match report from U14 girls today

Rostrevor U14 girls had the honour of being the first team to wear our centenary jerseys. And they done them proud.

They played away to a very strong Bredagh team in Belfast on their new 4G astroturf pitch.

We quickly took control of the game as our preseason fittness and core work payed off and we went into the break 0-5 to no score up.

Unbelievably We were even better against the wind the second half scoring 4 goals and 2 more points before Bredagh scored a late goal.

It really was a superb display from the 21 girls who all played their part.

Final Score

Bredagh 1-1 Rostrevor 4-7