Club News


Bennettsbridge GAA - 'Split the Pot' fundraiser

posted Aug 20, 2018, 7:36 AM by Alan Flynn


Bennettsbridge GAA club are delighted to announce their 'Split the Pot' fundraiser with the first draw taking place in the clubs dressing rooms on Friday 24th August at 6.30pm and will move around different venues after that.  To enter just place two euro in one of the envelopes provided and place it into the box with your name and contact phone number on it . First name pulled out gets half the Pot with cash prizes for second and third also. On a trial basis to begin with there will be four boxes; in O'Mahonys Service Station, O'Donnells Bar , The Corner House and the Butchers shop.  It is hoped to have more boxes in the near future if the venture is a success. So we would ask you to please support and remember if your are not in you cannot win.
 

Cardiac screening is rescheduled for Saturday 21st April in National School

posted Mar 20, 2018, 9:39 AM by Alan Flynn   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 9:42 AM ]

Due to Storm Emma the original date of the Cardiac Screening was cancelled.  This has been rescheduled for Saturday 21st of April in the national school 9.30am to 3pm. Cardiac Screening is aimed at reducing the incidents of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome  (SADS) in Ireland and promoting a healthier lifestyle. There are places available. It costs €65 per person. Free with LAYA Healthcare but booking still required. This is tax deductible and anyone with other health insurance may be able to claim a percentage back at the end of the year. Bookings can be made on line through a PC/Laptop (not your phone or tablet). To book please go towww.ameds.ie and enter the clinic booking code; bridge or copy and paste the following link into URL https://Bookings.ameds.ie/booking/from-code?code=bridge Appointments are in 15 minute slots and you should allow 20/25 minutes per appointment by the time the player/member has registered and has seen both the Doctor and Cardiac technician. No exercise for one hour before appointment. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Cardiac Screening clinic Bennettsbridge National School Saturday 3rd of March

posted Feb 5, 2018, 1:00 AM by Alan Flynn

Bennettsbridge GAA club in conjunction with Advanced Medical Services are organising a Cardiac Screening Clinic on Saturday 3rd of March in the national school 9.30am to 3pm. Cardiac Screening is aimed at reducing the incidents of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome  (SADS) in Ireland and promoting a healthier lifestyle. It costs €65 per person. Free with LAYA Healthcare but booking still required. This is tax deductible and anyone with other health insurance may be able to claim a percentage back at the end of the year. Bookings can be made on line through a PC/Laptop (not your phone or tablet). To book please go to www.ameds.ie and enter the clinic booking code; bridge or copy and paste the following link into URL https://Bookings.ameds.ie/booking/from-code?code=bridge Appointments are in 15 minute slots and you should allow 20/25 minutes per appointment by the time the player/member has registered and has seen both the Doctor and Cardiac technician. No exercise for one hour before appointment. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Basic Life Support Training Saturday 3rd February

posted Jan 15, 2018, 5:31 AM by Alan Flynn

As part of the club's Health and Wellbeing programme Bennettsbridge GAA club are hosting a Basic Life Support Training session on Saturday 3rd of February between 2pm and 6pm in the Community hall. This is an open invitation to the community. The cost is €50 (payable on booking). This is a practical interactive session which covers adult & child CPR and airway obstruction and is accredited by the Irish Heart Foundation. There is only a limited number of places so to book please contact Andrea on 0871226882.

Bennettsbridge Junior B win Northern League final against Galmoy with style & comfort

posted Aug 2, 2017, 1:38 AM by Alan Flynn   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 3:17 AM ]


Bennettsbridge Junior B team had a great win over Galmoy in Freshford securing their first bit of silverware at this level in a couple of years.  The first ten minutes of the first half were close enough with the majority of Galmoys scores coming from frees but as the half went on the Bridge boys showed their bit of class with some lovely worked scores and started to pull away.  The second half continued with this approach but had to put up with some foul play from the opposition which went unpunished but the scoring power of the lads was punishing the opposition on the score board.  From the fifteen lads that started to the subs that were introduced everyone put in a performance which was great to see and all the players and management should be commended for this.  The final score was Bennettsbridge 0-21 Galmoy 0-10, sixteen scores from play for Bennettsbridge which was most pleasing.
The Bennettsbridge team was: Ben Tynan, Brian O'Neill, Shane Nolan, Leo McCarthy, Shane Byrne (0-01), Eddie Fitzgerald, Paul O'Neill, Sam Dwyer, Willie Murphy (0-09, 5f's), Kevin Brennan (capt, 0-02), Patrick O'Neill (0-01), Dylan Walsh (0-05), Jack O'Donnell, Stephen Holden, Maurice Walsh (0-01) Subs used Gary Hayes (0-02), Ronan O'Connor. Unused subs Danny Coyne, David Blanchfield.

Picture above: Back Row - John Byrne (selector), Paul O'Neill, Gary Hayes, Jack O'Donnell, Shane Nolan, Willie Murphy, Brian O'Neill, Sam Dwyer, Stephen Holden, Leo McCarthy, Eddie Fitzgerald, Hugh O'Neill, Mick Hanley (Selector), Richie Walsh (Manager). Front row - Danny Coyne, David Blanchfield, Patrick O'Neill, Ben Tynan, Shane Byrne, Kevin Brennan (capt), Ronan O'Connor, Maurice Walsh, Dylan Walsh.
Other team members missing from above - Luke Dowling, Bill O'Neill, Kyran O'Sullivan, Rory Cleere, Aidan Byrne, Barry Lennon. 
 




Bennettsbridge back in the groove after a fine victory over Danesfort

posted May 8, 2017, 1:02 AM by Alan Flynn

What a difference a game makes. After suffering a heavy defeat against James Stephens in the first round the pressure was on to come up with a strong response. And no better bunch of lads to produce it when it matters most. Danesfort hit the first point of the game but a pointed 65 by Nicky Cleere brought parity. From the puck out The Bridge won possession and when the ball was delivered to Kevin Blanchfield he made one of his driving runs and finished the ball to the net. Danesfort responded with 5 unanswered points before 4 points from frees and another 65 put the Bridge back in front. Then another darting run from Kevin Blanchfield cut through their defence before he layed the ball off to Brian Lannon who made no mistake. It was now 2-05 to 0-6 and things were looking good but back came Danesfort and 3 Richie Hogan points from frees gave them hope. But on the stroke of half time Sean Morrissey made a run through their defence and he again fed the ever ready Brian Lannon for his second and our third goal of the half. This was the last piece of action of the half and The Bridge went in the happier. It was stressed at half time that we needed the first score and after we went but after 7mins we had hit 4 wides and the others hit 2 points. A quick fire 3 points to one over the next 4 minutes meant it was the same advantage as half time. It would take another 8 minutes to score again but they were not making much inroads into the lead and in the end it was a deserving 5 point advantage to our boys. A great deal of credit to the lads who have worked very hard over the past fortnight but they will need to improve as much more over the next 2weeks before they face Clara on the 20th May.  Final Score Bennettsbridge 3-13 Danesfort 0-17.  Our team was. E Cleere, S Byrne, R Lennon, P O'Neill, E Morrissey, J Cleere, A Cleere, D Wafer, K Blanchfield (1-1), B Lannon (2-0), N Cleere (0-9), S Morrissey (0-1), W Murphy, L Blanchfield (0-1), K Brennan (0-1), Subs used D Walsh.

Bennettsbridge suffer defeat to the Village in the opening round of the league

posted Apr 24, 2017, 8:44 AM by Alan Flynn

The scoreline tells the story as Bennettsbridge were outplayed and out muscled in this first round of the St. Canices Credit Union Hurling League 1st. Round. The games opened at an even challenge with both sides trading scores before The Village edged into a 3 point lead after 10 minutes. The Bridge side rallied and after 20 minutes it was all square. The Bridge were now putting on the squeeze and lead by 7-5 after 25 minutes. However the half finished badly with the town side outscoring us by 1-6 to a single point. The half time score read 1-11 to 0-8 which did not by any means reflect the game. The second half was more clear cut however with The Village outscoring our boys by 0-11 to 0-7. Tried as our lads might they were unable to get that vital score they needed to ignite them to mount a challenge. They now have just 2 weeks to turn around their fortune against Danesfort in the second round. Our Team was E Cleere(0-1), P O’Neill, R Lennon, C Wafer, E Morrissey, J Cleere, A Cleere, K Blanchfield(0-1), S Morrissey, B Lannon(0-1), N Cleere(0-10), M Shiel, K Brennan, L Blanchfield, D Walsh(0-1). Subs used W Murphy(0-1), B O’Neill, Pa O’Neill.

Bennettsbridge club shop now online

posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:40 AM by Alan Flynn   [ updated Feb 23, 2017, 5:48 AM ]

Bennettsbridge GAA club shop is now live on the O'Neills website www.oneills.com Select'Your club - GAA - Ireland and then select Bennettsbridge'.  There you will find all the Bennetsbridge merchandise available: Jerseys, shorts, socks, Polo tops, T-shirts, half & full zip tops, jackets, track suit bottoms etc The club have some replica senior jerseys in stock, enquiries to Alan 086-3330836.  Please bear in mind the club get a contribution on each item sold.  Happy shopping.

Bennettsbridge Hurling Wall construction commences

posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:37 AM by Alan Flynn   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 8:58 AM ]












It was a case of all hands on deck last Saturday morning when work began on the club development. This time it was preparing for the soon to be delivered Hurling Wall. Work began early with plenty of tractors, trailers and track machines arriving to remove the soil and dig foundations before concrete arrived for the foundations to support the wall. Stone and concrete was delivered from the local Roadstone quarry while most of the topsoil was spread where there was a dip behind the goal. The remainder was deposited under the motorway just up the road. A big thank you to those who provided their machines along with those who came with their shovels to do whatever was required. Also to the ladies for the refreshments which were most appreciated on the day. The area is currently fenced off and with the wall being delivered and erected on Monday next it is hoped we will be using it in a few weeks.

Bennettsbridge U21 come up short against James Stephens

posted Feb 2, 2017, 8:50 AM by Alan Flynn

The curtains came down on a long road which saw the club play continuously for almost 3 years. On this occasion it was the turn of the U21 team to finish off the season for the club and now they can enjoy a well deserved rest over the winter. Playing strongly fancied James Stephens was hard enough but when we were missing one of the teams powerhouses in Liam Blanchfield it was very difficult indeed. But as we have seen and said so many times this bunch of lads will never give up and they did not on Sunday either. Playing in icy conditions with a strong breeze we went in at half time 0-5 to 0-3 ahead after having the wind in our backs. It was a concern given the fact the wind was only getting stronger and so it proved but only because they got a fortunate goal half way through the half. When Connor Murphy hooked the Village wing forward the ball dropped short and finished to the net. Scores were hard to come by but that never stopped our lads from trying but try as they might the truth is we just could not break down their tight defence. So after all the thrills and spills over the last 2 plus years we can all go home and put our feet up for the winter. The final score was Bennettsbridge 0-07 James Stephens 1-07. Our team lined out : B Tynan, Brian O’Neill,S Byrne, Bill O’Neill, S O’Dwyer, J Cleere(0-1), C Murphy, L Dowling, K Blanchfield(0-1), M Shiel, S Morrissey, K Brennan(0-5), D Coyne, H Corkery, R Cleere. Subs used. R O’Connor and D Blanchfield. 

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