Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club PRO, Mariéad Moriarty with all the news from the club and parish. Contact Mairéad on: 086 85 96 409 or by Email:

Brosna seniors have some exciting weeks ahead.  In the Kerry Junior Premier Football semi-final they will be meeting their old rivals Ballydonoghue and in the North Kerry Championship quarter final, they will meet Duagh. 

Dates, times and venues to be decided. Wishing the team and management very best as they build towards two thrilling games.

Watching the Brosna B Team

On a separate note, I had great pleasure in watching the Brosna B team take on and beat Tarbert last Friday. 

I was struck by the pleasant camaraderie of the game.  B football can often be seen as the lesser sibling to its senior first team.

In fact, it is a critical element of any parish club.

Where else can seasoned campaigners, who are playing their last few seasons, get to mentor the fresh new recruits, who are stepping out at senior level for the first time.

It’s great to see some of the veteran players have more than a few revs left in their engines too.  Long may ye play!

Top Class Connemara Pony

Brosna Connemara ponies enjoyed a momentous event when its gorgeous stallion, Brosna Jovial Joker, passed as a Class 1 registered Connemara stallion at Creagh equestrian centre in Ballinasloe over the weekend. 

No doubt, he will be adding to the already well-regarded dynasty of the Brosna Connemara ponies.

Squirrels Making A Welcome Return

I was amazed to see a red squirrel in Brosna at the weekend. These natives to our shore have been pushed to the brink of extinction by the big bully grey squirrels in past decades.

It’s my first time seeing a squirrel, of any hue, in the Brosna area.  I would like to say, he was heading for the wood to seek a lovely safe habitat, but he was actually on his way towards the village.

Perhaps he heard the pubs have reopened. Please get in touch if you have spotted the red squirrel anywhere in the parish.

I would be delighted to know if it’s making a comeback.