St Bronagh’s members are in the process of organising a summer getaway to Cork or Kerry. Read More
We took some time out to chat to our Senior football manager Shane Mulholland. Shane enjoyed a great playing career and is in the early years of a great managerial career.
3) Teams you played for in the past?
Ballyholland, Down, Ulster
4) Roll of honour as a player?
1 Minor A Championship, 3 IFC Championships, 1 McKenna Cup, 1 Railway Cup. Couple of nice personal awards – Colleges All Star 94, South Down POY, Irish News Ulster All Star and GAA All Star Nominee in 99. Unfortunately generally more heartache than success which I regret!
5) Teams you’ve managed in the past?
Ballyholland, QUB Sigerson, Down Minors
6) Roll of Honour as a manager?
No titles as yet! Promotion from div2 and staying in Div1 for 3 seasons getting to 5th with Ballyholland has been the significant achievement so far.
7) What attracted you to the Rostrevor job?
I knew the quality of players at the club from afar, and in recent years, my involvement with County Minors meant I was aware of the calibre of Conall, Nicky, James D, James R, Piaras etc etc I was also aware of Caolan, Jonny and Conor’s involvement with u21 and Senior County teams. That’s a fantastic base to work with.
The long and recent history of Minor Championship success in the club suggests a thriving Under Age programme, and I wanted the challenge of trying to transfer that to the Senior end. Promotion is the goal and then progress to top 3 in Down has to be the target.
8) What did you least like when playing against Rostrevor?
The old changing rooms weren’t great! But actually Rostrevor was one of the grounds I enjoyed playing at. The style of football meant Rostrevor also allowed you to play – something I am going to try and change with the current crop!! A few barbs thrown back and forward with Budgie over the years (and Jake Rooney if we go way back!) but I have largely good relationships with many of the Rostrevor oul hands to be honest.
9) Favorite GAA memory?
Down All Ireland wins in 91/94.
Meeting my da on the field in Casement after the 99 Ulster Semi Final win will always be special for me.
Sharing a changing room with some of the greats during the Railway Cup win in 2000.
But Club success with Ballyholland will always remain most dear. This is something I would love Rostrevor to experience in the next 3 years because nothing beats the feeling of camaraderie winning with lads you grew up with and socialise with. The bond is never stronger!
10) Favorite GAA Player?
Maurice Fitzgerald! Pure class.
Thanks Shane for taking the time. Best of luck to yourself, the back room team & the panel for tomorrow night’s game and the season ahead!
Well done to our ticket sellers of our New York draw which took place last Saturday night as part of our ‘Not So Strictly’ night.
A huge thanksgiving everyone who bought tickets along with the sellers who helped to raise over £10,500 for St Bronagh’s GAA!
Please see below the list of winners:
Grand Prize Draw
1st Prize 5 Night Stay for 2 in NYC Seamus (Ned) Parr
2nd Prize 2 Night Stay for 2 in the 5 Star K Club Resort & Spa Mark McCartan
3rd Prize 2 Night Stay for 2 in the 5 Star Druids Glen Resort & Spa Ciaran Crossan
4th Prize £100 Cash Dermot Mackin
5th Prize £100 Cash DT Farrell
6th Prize £50 Cash Conor Rock
7th Prize £50 Cash Caroline Braham
Well done to all our winners who will be contacted over the week.
What a brilliant few days in the club Friday – Sunday. Credit to all involved with Friday Night in Memory of Eoin & James and big well done to all our dancers in Not So Strictly on Saturday night! Read More
Football fixtures for the coming week. Good luck to all our teams taking to the pitch, many of them starting their 2016 league campaign. Here’s to a great season! Read More
We had our St Bronaghs Club Draw last night (Thursday 24th) for our members who entered the Down Clubs Draw 2016. Read More
After the success of the first coaching workshop conducted by top coach Jim McCorry, the Clubs Youth Coaching group have decided to hold another workshop with Jim who has kindly agreed to conduct a session. Read More
All our dancers are gearing up for Not So Strictly over the Big Marquee Weekend 1st – 3rd April. Tickets £12.50 available from dancers, local shops or our Facebook page. Read More
Since 1919, through the support of our members, St Bronagh’s GAA has grown to become a thriving sporting and cultural organisation promoting Gaelic games and culture at the heart of the Rostrevor community.