Burt GAA Club Notes Congratulations to the Burt U14 footballers who won the Inishowen A Final after a tough match against Malin on Friday night.
The final score line was Burt 2-12 Malin 3-8 and all credit to the young players and coaches, they showed great character and skill to take the match by one point. It was 24 years since Burt last won the U14 title and only their second final in that span.
Both teams showed tremendous effort and it all came down to an exciting finale. Sean McHugh and Shaun Murphy deserve praise for their hard work and energy shown to the team all year. The season’s not over yet, with the Northern Board league and championship to play.
The team and panel was: Mark McElheinney, Conor Bradley, Tom Doherty, Craig Brogan, Shaun Gallagher, Kyle Long, Jonathan McDaid, Sean McHugh, Stephen McCafferty, Jordan Arbuckle, Mark Coyle, Ryan (Spiky) McLaughlin, Ryan Doherty (Goose), Tony Cregan, Calvin Gallagher, Matthew Doherty, Paul Gallagher, Kyle MCGrath, Aaron Doherty (Goose), John Paul Hegarty, Ciaran Bradley, Shane O Donnell, Keith Grant, Dermot Quinn.
The U14 camógs travelled to Kilconieron for the Galway All-Ireland Féile, which took place at the weekend past. Unfortunately, Burt lost all three games to host club Kilconieron, St Colmans and Drumree. However only four of the girls are overage again next year, where Burt will vie for a sixth Féile in a row.
Many thanks to Manus O Donnell, Dr Steele, Cathy Ann McKinney and everyone who helped with the children over the last few months and at the Féile. Many thanks also to Reddins Bus and driver Brian for helping transport the Camogie team.
The VHI/GAA Summer Camps is on in Burt this Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July. It runs from 10am – 2.30pm each day. It costs €65 for each child, €50 for a second family member or additional child. Contact Johnny Downey (086 3066874) or any underage coach. It is open for any child under 13. Check with schools also.
Johnny is accepting deposits and will discuss payments in person. Please let him know if your child is attending (for camp numbers). The senior hurlers got the championship off to a great start with a 3-12 to 2-8 win over Setanta up in The Cross last Wednesday evening. Burt got off to a poor start with two goals conceded in the opening quarter.
Despite this, Burt felt they could overcome the 2-4 to 0-6 deficit at half-time and everybody stepped up in the second half to show the strength-in-depth the team has. The backline put in a powerful second half which greatly made it easier for the forwards to get scores. In the opening five minutes, Burt hit 1-2 and took the lead and they soldiered on in the last quarter with two goals killing off the Killygordon side.
This Wednesday 29 June, Burt are home to MacCumhaills. The U12 Blue and Gold team are home to Urris this Tuesday evening. Johnny will be in contact with parents about times. U12/13/14 football training is on Saturday mornings at Hibernian Park from 10.30 -12 noon. Please remember to bring your water bottle for hygiene reasons.
Anyone that has lotto cards or who sells lottos for the club, please remember to hand them into your coach at training. The U14 footballers defeated Gaoth Dobhair last Tuesday evening in Burt 5-4 to 2-9. They play MacCumhaills this Friday. The U8 Hurling and Football Academy is on Monday nights in Hibernian Park, Burt. Training starts from 6pm to 7.30pm. Any new players/members are welcome. Can parents please send lunch/drink with their child for the mid-session break. If anybody has any questions, please feel free to contact any of the coaches at anytime.
The coaches and their numbers: Martin McGrath – 087 7431332; Rory Grant – 087 7763668; Benny Harrigan – 086 8670070; Johnny Downey – 086 3066874. Finally, the club and team managers extend a warm invitation for any parents that would like to help out the coaches at these sessions in any way. All help no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated! U10 hurling training is on Monday nights from 6-7.30.
U10 football training is on Saturday afternoons from 12-1.15pm Fixtures for the first group of games for Senior, U16 and U12 hurley is up in the clubhouse for seniors and you can also view it on our online club calendar at: http://tiny.cc/mTtmC. All upcoming games for underage and senior teams are also available on the site. The U12 and U16 hurlers play Strabane this Thursday night. The U12s are away whilst the U16s are at home. Anybody who has Burt gear ordered should contact Liam McKinney (086 3558398) about collecting.
A number of stock is also available from Liam for anybody looking for extra gear. Just a reminder to all members and local community that there is a charity clothes bank beside the Burt clubhouse. The ‘Cash for Clobber’ bank is a good way to get free of unwanted clothes and it benefits both the Club and the charity it goes to. There will be a fundraising concert with local artists and Comedy sketch DIY 2 by The Swan Players in aid of Beart GAA Club and local charities. It will take place in Burt hall on Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 8pm. Adult 5 euro and children 3 euro. Family concessions. Cast Father – Frank – Eddie Murphy; Mother – Majella – Catherine Carlin; Son – Mark – Ciaran Bradley; Son – Owen – Kevin Carlin; Neighbour – Pam – Maureen Boyle; Neighbours Grandson – Joseph – Denver Doherty. CLG Beart is having a fundraising dance in aid of the club and Evans school of dancing. @Jigs n Rigs’ will be held in the Halfway House on Friday 26 August. There will be a few professionals and a few amateurs ‘trying’ to irish dance.Tags: