Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

 The Knock/Brosna minor team Keane’s SuperValu Minor Shield winners. Front from left: David Horan, Jamie Curtin, Jack Walsh, Mark Lane, Maurice Lane, Conor Cahill, Joel Smith and TJ Walsh. Back from left: Shane O’Sullivan, James Hickey, Jack Brosnan, Ciaran Mangan, Eoin McSweeney, Jack O’Sullivan, Shane Browne, Mikey Nolan, Keith Curtin, Joseph Bell and Cormac Murphy. Photograph: Mairéad Moriarty, Brosna GAA Club PRO.
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:

GAA Round Up

It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Brosna. The Knock/Brosna minors had a thrilling victory over a strong Na Gaeil side on Saturday.

In flawless weather and pitch conditions in Currow, the two sides put on a display of high-speed and skill in the shield final.

KnockBrosna had the edge in the final quarter after a Ronaldo-esque goal from distance by Conor Cahill turned the tides in our favour.

Impressive late points by Brosna’s Jack O’Sullivan, Mikey Nolan and Maurice Lane pushed KnockBrosna into safe territory before the final whistle.

The Brosna contingent, making up a total of 10 players across the panel, all added value. But not forgetting Knocknagoshel. It was certainly a two-club effort, not just on the pitch but from the sidelines.

We acknowledge the wonderful management of dedicated Mike Brosnan along with Noel Brosnan and Declan Mangan and trainers Mike Walsh and John Bell.

Congratulations to all players and management from both Knocknagoshel and Brosna who delivered a captivating final and victory. Minor Shield full-time, KnockBrosna 1:15. Na Gaeil 1:11.

A Close Encounter in Cordal

In Cordal on Sunday, our district panel of St. Kieran’s under the excellent stewardship of Jimmy Keane took on the might of Kenmare Shamrocks.

A large crowd was gathered for what promised to be a high-octane game. A lot of younger fans turned out eager to see the legendary Seánie O’Shea and Stephen O’Brien in full flight for Kenmare. St. Kieran’s put on a spirited performance, the electric Paul Walsh’s 1-4 tally was, in itself, impressive and Shane Fitzmaurice’s valiant work in defence was also noteworthy. With eight minutes to go it was all square but a resurgence by Kenmare against the 14-man St Kieran’s saw three quick points find home. Sadly, it was not our day. We acknowledge all the work, time and effort put into our District team by Jimmy Keane the Brosna and district players. Full time score: Kenmare Shamrocks 1:14. St Kieran’s 1:11.

Top Dog

Congratulations to the majestic Calloway Pro Am, owned by Denis Murphy, that romped home in the Boylesport Derby Semi Final in Shelbourne Park this weekend.

This talented lady is now betting favourite for the Derby final this coming weekend. We wish the Murphy family the best of luck with their greyhound.

Interestingly, I note from her pedigree information online that Calloway Pro Am’s whelp date is 25 September 25th.  What a birthday celebration you will have on Sunday, young lady, if you are crowned Derby winner.  We wish you a swift and victorious race. Or in more common parlance. You Go Girl!

Condolences to the Murphy Family

The Murphy family of Knockavinna said a sad farewell to Mrs. Joan Murphy last week.

A loving wife and mother, Joan was a popular member of her community. All who met her remembered her gentle demeanor and friendliness. Joan and her husband Pat Joe, married for 62 years, were devoted to one another. She will be missed by all who knew her. As a Parish we send our most sincere condolences to all her family, neighbours and friends. 

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