Breaffy House Resort played host to the annual Breaffy GAA and Community dinner dance on Saturday January 14th. The red carpet treatment was appreciated by the 150 strong crowd
Welcome to the Winter edition of the Breaffy GAA Newsletter.
It has been another very hectic year for us all at Breaffy GAA. We are, as ever, very grateful to the many dedicated volunteers who give so freely of their time, be it training and coordinating our many teams of all age groups, looking after pitch maintenance, helping in the clubhouse at various events, running card games, involvement in the huge task of club administration, selling Breaffy lotto, helping with the Breaffy 10k, getting our community up and out walking, fund raising, keeping on top of the finances and lots more – If you helped in any way at all this year, we sincerely thank you, we could not keep this busy club going without all your help. We would also like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support. We are also indebted to our Breaffy GAA supporters who come and enjoy all the football matches played throughout the year – thank you for being there to cheer our teams along and for being united in support of the blue and white.
Breaffy GAA Bord na nOg held their annual Christmas Raffle in Breaffy Clubhouse on 21st December 2016.
The following were the winning tickets:
- 1st Prize – A large Christmas Hamper sponsored by Mulroy’s Londis, Moneen
Breaffy GAA are having a draw for this year’s All Ireland SFC Final Replay 2016 between Mayo and Dublin on October the 1st with 2 All Ireland SFC Final tickets on offer. The draw will take place at 9pm on Thursday 29th September in Breaffy Clubhouse and the cost of entry is €5. The winner will win 2 Free Terrace Tickets to the match. Please note that funds raised will be used to ensure that we can pay the additional charge for ticket bumper packs to the Mayo GAA County Board which will ensure that as many Breaffy Club members get to the game as possible.
The Breaffy GAA 25 Card Drive resumes after the summer break in Breaffy Clubhouse. Starting on Tuesday September 6th at 9PM, all are welcome.
Breaffy GAA’s Club development lotto jackpot of €16,500 was won recently by club member and supporter Maureen Collins. Breaffy would like to congratulate Maureen and her family – Michael, Patrick and Aileen and wish them well.
Maureen was presented with her cheque at Breaffy Clubhouse by Club Treasurer Lorraine Hall and Club Secretary Nuala Bourke.
Breaffy GAA hosted a great day of football on Saturday 4th June when Tara Youths GFC London, St. Vincents Drumlish Longford, Ballaghadereen GAA , and Knockmore GAA joined us for an under 12 blitz.
Dear Breaffy GAA Club Supporter,
As our 2016 season has begun and a lot of ground work has already taken place, we would like to welcome you and thank you for your continued support of our very busy club.
We would like to especially welcome all new members to our club and particularly if you have recently moved to the area. You have made a very good choice ☺
A big congratulations to Jimmy Barrett who won the accumulator at the Breaffy GAA 25 card game.
He is pictured receiving the ‘Jim Jordan’ Memorial Shield from Fionnuala Lynch.
As reported by Ray Mc Tigue
Under 6 Coach
Every Saturday morning after St. Patrick’s Day until the end of September Breaffy GAA football pitch is filled with the noise of over 100 children and a dozen coaches active in the learning and teaching of the skills of Gaelic football. The Breaffy GAA U6 Academy was an idea developed to let children become involved in Gaelic games at a younger age in a fun, safe environment. In the past players would join Breaffy GAA when they were 7 or 8 years old and join as U8s. There are now over 30 players aged between 4 and 6 in the U6 group in 2016 and 7 coaches.