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: moriartymairead@gmail.com

College Life Returns

A collective hurrah is in order.  The colleges are open and students, who spent a year locked in their homes trying to navigate third level education, are back on campuses across the nation.

We wish all of the new starters a positive and safe experience as they explore this new chapter in their lives. Stay safe and make the most of your opportunities.

Communion And Confirmation

Congratulations to all of the families in the parish who had the joy of watching their children get Holy Communion and Confirmation this past week. 

It’s yet another return to normalcy for everyone to see extended families getting together to celebrate.  Thank goodness.

LGFA U-12 Final

Our wonderful Brosna/Knocknagoshel girls took to the pitch in Spa against Churchill last week for the Division 3 final.

With great enthusiasm and determination they fought valiantly against a much stronger side. 

It was crushing to come out runners up on the day but our team, that’s made up of a lot of very young players, needs to remember that in their first season they’ve made great strides.

With a trophy on the shelf and reaching a Division three final, they’ve shown that small clubs have the ability to make a name for themselves in the realm of ladies football. Be very proud.

St. Kieran’s Minors

A landslide victory for our district minors who took out the West Kerry Board in the county championship round two game last week.

Well done to our local lads, Jack O’Sullivan and David Horan who are part of this squad.

Kerry Petroleum Premier Junior Club Championship

Sunday afternoon brought wind and rain to Páirc na Féile, Brosna’s hilltop pitch for the Kerry Petroleum Premier Junior Club Championship Group 1 Round three game between Brosna and St, Pat’s, Blennerville.

The conditions suited absolutely no one and played havoc with ball handling and shooting.

Clawed Back the Lead

Brosna started well with three good points from play. St Pat’s took some time to settle but clawed back that lead and both teams were on three points apiece going into the first water break. 

Brosna had the majority of possession but a tight defensive strategy by St Pat’s and some wayward shooting by the home side yielded very little.

At halftime, the teams had stretched their tallies: Brosna 0-5 to St Pat’s 0-4.

A Slew of Wides

Another slew of wides and drop shorts would set the theme of Brosna’s second half. 

Luckily they kept to the agenda and found some very valuable and hard won points to keep them marginally ahead.

At the second water break, the scoreline of Brosna 0-8 and St Pat’s 0-6, didn’t truly reflect the work rate and effort put in by Brosna.

A Final Surge

A final surge by St Pat’s in the last 10 minutes with two fine points from distance, saw the visitors get within a point of Brosna. 

Failing to send over a 45 and convert a free in the dying seconds of the game, meant that St Pat’s ended just shy of a draw. 

Brosna were worthy winners and showed a lot of improvement as a squad from their previous game.  

A Real Team Effort

It was a real team effort with defence, midfield and forward lines giving it their all.  A little more accuracy on target and this is a team going places. 

Added to this, the encouragement and positivity from the sideline, kept the ship steady when under siege.  Full-time score: Brosna 0-10.  St Pat’s 0-9. 

Scorers: Paul Walsh 0-4. Kieran O’Donnell 0-2, Mike Finnegan 0-1. Adam Barry 0-1. Tom McGoldrick 0-1. Conor Lane 0-1.  Subs: Danny Moriarty and Shane Curtin.

Do Please Get in Touch

Please get in touch with me if you have any important information – either here in the parish or abroad – that you would like mentioned. 

Our community stretches across the globe.  You are all part of the Brosna Family regardless of where you reside on the planet.  We want to hear what you are up to.  moriartymairead@gmail.com

You can contact The Maine Valley Post on…Anyone in The Maine Valley Post catchment area who would like to send us news and captioned photographs for inclusion can send them to: jreidy@mainevalleypost.com Queries about advertising and any other matters regarding The Maine Valley Post can also be sent to that address or just ring: 087 23 59 467.