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’s Shane O Sullivan and Maurice Lane pose with the U-15 county shield after a thrilling win with Castleisland District against St Brendan’s.

The Brosna Bs made their way to the newly developed pitch in Knockanure last weekend to take on Moyvane. 

The first half was very much an even contest with a goal from Evan Lane leaving it at 1-5 each at half time.

In the second half, Moyvane proved a the fitter side with an older age profile for Brosna.

The game closed out with Moyvane 2-11 to Brosna 1-7.

The Return of William Curtin

It was great to see a returning William Curtin fresh from life in Australia making an appearance on the pitch. This game was the last of the season for the juniors.  

Captain Tadhg Leahy will have to wait to add a second trophy to the collection. 

U-15 County Glory

Congrats to everyone involved with Castleisland District U15s in winning the County U-15 shield today.

Castleisland District 2-16 St. Brendans 2-8

Castleisland District lifted the county U-15 shield at the weekend but only after a great battle against St. Brendan’s.

Castleisland made the brighter start, with two points from Jack O’Donoghue and one from Killian Dennehy putting them three points in front.

St. Brendans quickly steadied, however, with Hugh Lenihan, Ryan Hickey, and Liam Óg O’Connor levelling up.

Leading at the Water Break

Ruairí Brosnan and the outstanding Jack O’Donoghue had Castleisland 0-5 to 0-3 in front at the first water break. Kian Downey and O’Donoghue stretched that lead before Hugh Lenihan pulled one back.

St. Brendans were also denied a goal, Keelan Best’s rocket well saved by Larry Nolan. Ruairí Brosnan made it double scores, 0-8 to 0-4, before Hugh Lenihan won and converted a free.

Just before the break, St. Brendan’s Billy Doyle crossed to Liam Cooper, and when the keeper failed to hold his shot, Tom Flaherty pounced for a goal to level matters, 0-8 to 1-5.

Storming Out of the Blocks

Castleisland came storming out of the blocks in the second half and only seconds had elapsed before they had a goal of their own, Maurice Lane finishing beautifully to the net. Jack O’Donoghue and Jack Joy added points to bring their lead to five points. Billy Doyle pulled one back but Maurice Lane and Jack O’Donoghue fired over for Castleisland. Liam Cooper and Kian Downey exchanged points just before the second water break to make it 1-13 to 1-7 in favour of Castleisland. 

The Brosna Connections

Hugh Lenihan scored his fourth point for St. Brendans on the restart but Maurice Lane replied and Ruairí Brosnan responded in kind. St. Brendans did score a cracking goal through Liam Óg O’Connor but Eoin O’Connor promptly fired to the net at the other end to seal the victory.

Coiste na nÓg Chairman Tommy Cronin presented the Shield to victorious captain Cillian Reidy.

Special mention our local lads Maurice Lane and Shane O’Sullivan and also Castleisland’s John and Kian Downey with their Brosna connections.

North Kerry Championship 

Brosna’s first foray into 2021 NK Championship is taking place in Brosna on Saturday.  Kick-off against Duagh at 2.30pm.  Don’t miss it!

Lotto Jackpot of €8,550

The new Brosna GAA Club Lotto jackpot is now at €8,550. 

Lucky dip winners: Isabel Canty, Chicago; Gabe O’Sullivan, Adam Barry, Brosna; Diane Donovan, Abbeyfeale and Jackie Healy Rae, Kilgarvan.

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Photo:  Brosna’s Shane O Sullivan and Maurice Lane pose with the U15 County Shield after a thrilling win with Castleisland District against St Brendan’s.