Clodagh Butler, club member is carrying out research on the area of resilience in the work place. We would appreciate any club members or friends of our Facebook page who are in full employment to contact her and get involved. Her research is in line with our Health and Well Being goals as one of only four clubs in Mayo involved in phase 3 of the Healthy Clubs Initiative.
Gerard Bourke, Club Chairman
Dear Members and Friends, with Mayo taking an early exit from the championship, all eyes turn to club football for the remainder of the summer. Firstly I would like to wish Seamie O’Shea a speedy recovery, his involvement on the field will be missed. I wish our senior team every success as they continue in their quest for a county senior title and we will ensure that they have everything they need to achieve this goal.
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Friday night, May 11 next will see the great and the good of Breaffy strut their stuff down the red carpet for the gala premiere of the club’s Oskars fundraiser.
Over 70 locals star in seven iconic films recorded on location in the area in recent weeks.
And the fruits of their labour will be on display in the Breaffy House Events Arena on Friday night with the action getting underway at 8pm sharp.
The seven films remade with a Breaffy twist are The Field, The Snapper, The Shawshank Redemption, Sister Act, Fatal Attraction, Forrest Gump and The Full Monty.
The films will be ten minute versions of the classic movies and hotly contested Best Actor, Best Actress and supporting roles Oskars will be up for grabs on the night.
Six Mayo and Breaffy football stars are among actors bidding for glory.
The three O’Shea brothers – Seamie, Aidan and Conor – together with Rob Hennelly, Michael Hall and Matthew Ruane are all performing in the Oskars. Any Mayo fans fearful of that the players will be on the red carpet can rest assured. The players will be far away from the paparazzi on the night and tucked up in their beds ahead of Sunday week’s clash with Galway.
The scenes were all shot during the month of April with the six county players all doing their bit for their club during the month set aside for club activity.
The films were professionally casted, filmed and directed by Kevin Rowe Events.
Three time All Star Aidan O’Shea is one of the cast in the iconic 90s film The Full Monty. Aidan plays the role of Horse.
Seamie O’Shea, part of the Mayo team who have battled with the Dubs for years, will play a Dub himself in The Snapper.
The youngest O’Shea brother, Conor, is well-known for his mimicry skills and has landed a lead role in the gripping Fatal Attraction, playing the role of Dan Gallagher. All-Ireland Minor and U-21 winning Mayo footballer Matthew Ruane also features as Jimmy in Fatal Attraction.
Mayo footballers Michael Hall and Rob Hennelly will channel the hard training sessions they’ve endured in recent years to play the Drill Sergeant and Lieutenant Dan respectively in Forrest Gump.
Among those taking on big roles include Padraic Costello who will play The Bull McCabe in iconic The Field; Ciarán Reddington who will play Gaz in hilarious The Full Monty; Leanne McManamon plays the lead as Sharon Curley in brilliant The Snapper; Niamh Mulchrone and Sandra Bourke will play Beth Gallagher and Alex Forest respectively in the riveting Fatal Attraction.
Stephanie Cassol plays Dolores in the laugh out loud Sister Act with Rob Holloway playing the one and only Forrest Gump. Steve Jordan (Andy Dufresne) and David Veal (Ellis ‘Red’ Redding) play the main roles in the legendary Shawshank Redemption.
There are still a limited number of tickets available and they can be bought from the actors, any committee member or online via the following link: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Breaffy_GAA/Events/Breaffy_OsKaRs and tickets are €25 each.
The GAA’s official club newsletter for February can be downloaded here. This issue includes an interview with new GAA President, John Hora, who aims to put the club at the heart of his GAA presidency.
At our annual club and community dinner dance on the 13th of January, a special video tribute was played to remember and commemorate our great friend and team-mate, David Gavin.
Special thanks must go to Edwin McGreal, Robert Hennelly and his team at Love Media, contributors Tommy O’Reilly, Colm Kelly and Brian Howley, photographer Michael Donnelly and in particular the Gavin family.
A huge thanks to everyone for supporting the Breaffy GAA and Community Dinner Dance. It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of our footballers, rounders players, ladies club and our club person of the year, Lorraine Hall.
On St. Stephen’s Day last, Breaffy GAA hosted the first of what will hopefully become an annual fundraising blitz between senior players past and present. Four teams of 11-a-side battled it out over the course of the day to see who would be crowned champions. All funds raised on the day were in support of the David Gavin Fund.
We remember with immense sadness the passing of two amazing young people – a great loss their families, our club and community.
Breaffy GAA extend sympathies to their families and friends. They will remain forever in our hearts.
Rest in Peace David Gavin and Faye Lavin.
Dear friends of Breaffy GAA,
Hard to believe we are almost at the end of October and another football year has almost past. We thank you all for your support and commitment to Breaffy GAA – and we look forward to doing it all again next year.