RUSTY St Clarets made a slow start to the Gaelic football season as they lost their opening fixture at the weekend.

The Saints braved the arctic conditions but lost 4-11 to 0-5 Cu Chullainns in the Murphy Cup and will have to wait until after Easter for their next game.

It was an under strength St Clarets side, but one bright spark was 16-year-old debutant Shane Buckley, who showed plenty of potential.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Uxbridge Leisure Centre in Gatting Way, from 8pm.

St Clarets is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth, with work and accommodation always available for new players.

For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473 672 or email The club’s website is