The club goes back to the early part of the twentieth century and won their first junior title in 1917. In the early twenties and into the thirties, teams were springing up in all the surrounding areas, like Ballinalack, Multyfarnham and Rathowen.
This had an adverse effect on Bunbrosna and little was heard from them in the forties and early fifties. In the mid-fifties the club was revived, but did not get into it’s stride until the mid-sixties, reaching the junior final in 1966 by defeating Killucan in the semi-final. This place in the final was lost on an objection by Killucan.
It was 1969 before they reached the final again. This time Milltown were their opponents and Bunbrosna won their second junior title on the score 2-10 to 1-3. Two years later Bunbrosna were crowned Intermediate Champions, when they defeated St. Malachy’s 2-7 to 0-8.
This was to be their last title,although they contested the final on four occasions in 1981, 1988 and again in 1990. They also reached the under 21 final in 1972 when Tyrrellspass defeated them by a single point.
Since then the club has built a very strong underage system and through the nineties we started reaping the rewards. We won numerous underage titles from U12 Championships to Minor and U21 Championships throughout the nineties and right up to present day. We contested the Junior Championshiop Final in 1999 and lost by a solitary point against Castletown/Finea/Coole/Whitehall. It wasnt long though untill we were back in the Final and this time it was 2001 and we became the Junior Champions and Intermediate Football beckoned. We took the Intermediate grade in stride and competed well in 2002, 2003. In 2004 we got to the Intermediate final. We lost by three points that day against a strong Rochfordbridge side.
However in 2005 we moved on and stayed in the intermediate grade and it was in 2006 that we contested the Intermediate final for the second time in two years and this time we were’nt going to let it slip. Oppostion was Maryland and we drew the first game, not playing well and in the replay we came out with all guns firing and we took the Intermediate Championship for the first time in years. Bunbrosna to this day are still a Senior Football team. Long may it continue!
It was in the early eighties that the club decided it needed a pitch of it’s own and immediately got down to the hard work of buying and developing. In 1987 their efforts were rewarded when the new park and dressing rooms were officially opened. This was indeed a milestone in the club’s history.
Bunbrosna takes part in competitions at all under-age levels under a vibrant under-age committee, who work hard with a host of talented young players. To-day’s team is made mostly of players who have come through the ranks from under 10.
We, in Bunbrosna are very proud to have been involved in Scór since 1973 and we boast two all-Irelands – Christy Duffy 1978, set-dancing in 2000 and Avril Whitney 2003, Recitation and many Leinster and Co. titles in Ballad group, Recitation, Novelty Act and Instrumental Music.
Our thanks to all those who have supported us in our preparations for to-day’s final. Hopefully, this will be our day and we will bring home the honours.