Newbridge GAC Notes 5th July 2015

Seniors & Reserves

The seniors faced Glen at home on Monday evening in front of a large crowd and played with the strong breeze in the first half. Both teams exchanged points in the opening minutes before the Bridge found some momentum and opened a 2 point lead after 20minutes however found themselves harshly reduced to 14 men. Glen reduced the lead to 1 soon after however 2 frees from Peter McGrogan and an Odhran McGlone point left the Bridge 3 up at the break. Glen, with the wind at their backs, hit the first 5 scores of the 2nd half and were 2 ahead after 46 minutes. Ryan McElhone struck over a fine score in 48th minute and in the 51st minute converted a difficult free to level the game once more. Ciaran Brooks followed this up a minute later but again Glen hit back hitting the next 3 scores to leave them 2 ahead 2 minutes into injury time. At this stage it was going to take something special for the Bridge to get anything from the game and it happened as a sweeping team move was finished with Odhran Scott flicking the ball to the back of the Glen net. The game was not yet over as almost 4 minutes into injury time Glen leveled the game for the 6th time and this was final score of the game. F/t Newbridge 1-10 Glen 0-13.

Newbridge scorers O Scott (1-00), P McGrogan (0-04), R McElhone (0-02), K Sweeney, M Bateson, O McGlone and C Brooks (0-01 each).


The seniors, minus 7 of the team that played against Glen, made the short journey to Bellaghy on Sunday afternoon. The Bridge started brightest and opened up a 3 point lead after 10 minutes however from here until the 50th minute it was all Bellaghy who made their experience tell against a very young Newbridge team. The Bridge did finish the game strongest of the 2 teams however were well beaten on a scoreline of Newbridge 1-07 Bellaghy 0-18.

Newbridge scorers P McGrogan (1-05), PJ O’Neill and D McColgan (0-01 each).


Next up is Dungiven at home this Sunday.  


U14s – Newbridge 1-03 Lavey 4-19

U16s – Newbridge 5-17 Glen 3-07

All Ireland Weekend Draw 

Tickets are now on sale for the annual All Ireland football final prize draw which includes 2 nights B&B at the Regency Hotel and 2 tickets for the final located in the Cusack Stand. Tickets cost £2 each or £5 per book of 3. The draw will take place on Saturday 12th September at the Bingo.

Cul Camp

This years Cul Camp takes place from 27th – 31st July. To register for the Cul Camp, please apply online at (link on club website).

Date for the Diary

The club will be holding a Gala Night on Friday 26th February 2016 in Tullyglass, Ballymena. The event will incorporate the 90th anniversary of the club and Golden Anniversary of 66 & 67 Senior Championship winning teams.


This week’s lotto numbers are – there were 5, 16, 19 & 28 there were no winners.  Ciara O’Neill, Tom Donnelly, G Murray and Liz Walker each win £25.  Next weeks jackpot is £2,000.

Lotto results for 27th June were 8, 11, 17 & 25 – there were no winners. Eamon Garvin, Daniel Kennedy, Jarlath Gartland and CFF O’Neill each won £25.


Bingo continues to take place every Saturday night at 8.30pm in the Hall. or follow on twitter: @NewbridgeGAC