Clodagh Butler, club member is conducting research investigating workplace resilience and well-being. 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.
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. The video contains beautiful and poignant words from his Breaffy GAA and Vancouver ISSC team-mates and many friends.
David is shown as a true warrior on the field in the jersey’s of Breaffy, Mayo, NUIG and his adopted club of Vancouver ISSC who have become dear and close friends with all here in Breaffy.
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.
CUMANN LÚTH CHLEAS GAEL
KELLY MEMORIAL TROPHY 1977 – 2017
40th ANNIVERSARY FINAL
DE SATHARN 19Ú LÚNASA 2017 @7pm
Address from Chairman, Breaffy GAA Club.
As Chairman of Breaffy GAA Club it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to Breaffy this evening for the final of the West Mayo Kelly Cup tournament.
Breaffy men’s senior team ended their season on a high after being crowned Mayo Senior Football League Division 1A champions for 2017 with a 1-11 to 0-12 win over Knockmore on Sunday morning.
Best of luck to Breaffy lads Conor Beirne and Mark Dervan and all the Mayo Minor team as they take on Galway in the League this Sat 25th March in Tuam at 3pm – and to Matthew Ruane and Dylan Cannon who represent us on the Mayo Under 21 team in the Connaught Championship Semi-Final v Galway at 5pm.
Best wishes to all involved.
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.
Episode two of RTE and AIB GAA’s ‘The Toughest Trade’ aired on Tuesday night and featured our very own Aidan O’Shea trading places with NFL veteran Roberto Wallace.
Aidan made the journey to the US to participate at an NFL combine while the former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Roberto came to Breaffy for a week of training with our senior panel which also included experiencing the sights that the local area has to offer.
Breaffy GAA held their annual dinner dance on Friday 15th January 2016 in Breaffy House Resort.
Rob Hennelly has hit out at Colm O’Rourke, labelling his recent comments on player welfare ‘old-fashioned’.
Ex-Meath star O’Rourke called much of the GPA’s work ‘bulls***’, saying there was a lot of ‘bluff and bluster’ from the player body.
His opinions were met with support in some quarters and criticism in others — especially when talking about players facing issues such as gambling or mental health problems.