Breaffy under 12s recently took part in an excellent tournament ran by Davitt College. Teams from Parke, Castlebar Mitchells and Ballintubber took part. The lads had a lovely day and played really well. Breaffy Team 1 and Team 3 got to the Shield Final with Team 3 winning . Breaffy Team 2 got to the Cup Final losing out to Castlebar Mitchells by a solitary point. Breaffy would like to thank Davitt College for their hospitality and for the great day which was enjoyed by all the young lads.
Bord na nOg
Breaffy under 14 squad and their Coaches had a great day on Saturday 4th March – they travelled to the GAA’s National Games Development Center in Abbotstown where they took part in a training session, afterwards they spent some time in the National Aquatic Center before heading to the Mayo v Dublin match in Croke Park.
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 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.
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.
Breaffy Bord Na nÓg GAA Club held its annual underage awards evening recently in Breaffy GAA Clubhouse. Michael Callaghan, Breaffy Bord Na nÓg Chairperson, introduced special guest for the presentation evening Roberto Wallace, NFL star, who was a former Miami Dolphins wide receiver and speed coach. Roberto is with the Breaffy Club for a week to get a taste of how to play Gaelic Football and to immerse himself in the Culture of the GAA and experience its uniqueness, while Breaffy’s Aiden O’ Shea has gone to an NFL American Football Team to experience how American football is played.