Barna GAA = CLG Bhearna (with a ‘h’)

Bearna GAA Bearna is an irish word, whilst GAA is an English acronym

Furbo Pitch = Páirc na bhForbacha (with a ‘bh’ in front)

Barna Pitch = Páirc Bhearna

Ways of incorporating more Gaeilge into our media Bulletins.

Use one word as Gaeilge from column 1 to flag what the piece is about. Sign off with “Bearna Abú!” if appropriate. Use column 4 to describe the team involved as Gaeilge. Try to add a small phrase from column 2.

First words that could be incorporatedGeneral commonly used phrasesMore specific phrasesFoirne (Teams)
Bua (win)
Bua Iontach (great win)
Mí-ádh (hard luck)
Comhghairdeas (congratulations)
Dea-scéal (good news)
Nuacht (News)
Cluiche (match)
Meabhrúchán (Reminder)

Half time Score – scór leath ama
Full time Score – scór deiridh 

First Half – an chéad leath

Second Half – an dara leath

Water break – sos uisce 

Injury time – am breise

Congrats on the big win– “comhghairdeas as an mbua mór”

Go n’éirí go geal leat (good luck to you)
Go n’éirí go geal libh (good luck to ye)
Maith sibh a chailíní (well done girls)
Maith sibh a bhuachaillí (well done boys)
Míle buíochas le… (many thanks to…)
Go raibh míle maith agat

Comhbhróin (condolences)

Cailíní faoi 6 (Under 6 Girls)
Buachaillí faoi 8 (Under 8 Boys)
Peil na bhFear (men’s football)
Peil na mBan (women’s football)
Sinsear (Senior) Idirmheánach (intermediate) Sóisear (Junior)

Example of bilingual messages incorporating the above.

Congratulation to Bearna’s U12 girls on their great win against Spiddal today. Well done girls!Bua iontach! Congratulations to Bearna’s U12 girls on their great win against An Spidéal today. Maith sibh a chailíní!
Many thanks to Shane Flaherty for accommodating the Bearna Lotto over the last few weeks.Míle Buíochas to Shane Flaherty for accommodating Lató Bhearna over the past few weeks. Bearna Abú!
Training for U16 Boys will commence at Furbo pitch from Saturday.
Buachaillí faoi 16: Training will commence for our U16 boys sna Forbacha every Saturday. Go n’éirí go geal libh!

Photos from the Match Pictiúir ón gcluiche.

Photos from the ladies Match Pictiúir ó chluiche na mban.

Photos from the Senior Match Pictiúir ón gcluiche sinsir.