BUNCRANA GAA NOTES FOR WEEK ENDING SUNDAY 17th July 2011
Ulster Senior Football Final – Donegal v Derry
Good luck to Ryan Bradley and the Donegal squad in this Sunday’s senior football decider in Clones!
If you have ordered tickets for the game, they can be picked up and paid for at the clubhouse on Wednesday evening between 7 and 8pm. Tickets must be paid for on collection.
The senior football team had a good one point victory over St Naul’s at the Scarvey on Saturday afternoon. The final score was Buncrana 0-16 St Naul’s 0-15. Going in at half time the sides were separated by two points with the Mountcharles side in the ascendancy. The second half was a cagey affair with the Scarvey lads making up a three point defecit in the closing stages to hold out for an excellent one point victory. The highlight was the return of Christy McDermott to a more potent looking attack and also a first start for full back stalwart and recently married John Doherty to full back and its great to see these lads back in the fold. It was a great win for the senior against the team second in the table and and with a big push for the second half of the season the boys are well placed for a big challenge. Odhran Doherty gave an exceptional display of score taking from the midfield in a man of the match display ably assisted by Christy Bell and Oisin Doherty with Caolan McCann as reliable as usual in centre back.
However the reserves were beaten on a scoreline of 1-13 to 4-14. The lads were caught with some poor goals in the first half but put in a great second half effort with excellent scores from Liam McGinley, Sean Doherty and goal getter Gareth Porter. James Wallace and Kevin Doherty in goals put in excellent performances as did Ciaran Hegarty in corner back.
Under 21 Manager
The club is looking for a manager for the under 21 footballer team in time for the upcoming championship campaign. All applications should be sent by email no later than Sunday 17th July to firstname.lastname@example.org
This post is seen as an important position within the club, the under 21 structure is an important link between underage and senior football. If you feel you can get the most from this squad and have what it takes to help them progress through the under 21 championship then please apply in writing for this position before the deadline expires.
Congratulations to Ronan Doherty on receiving his Football Foundation Certificate and Child Protection Certificate which was presented by club coaching officer Sean Noonan.
Bord na nÓg
Croke Park Trip
Good luck to club man Garvan McCarron who has been selected to represent Donegal on a daytrip to Croke Park next Monday, as part of a group of under 12’s.
Hurling & Camogie Training for National School Children
Extended training by Kevin Hinphey, Yvonne Burns and others for national school children from first to fifth class will take place at the Scarvey from 11am until 2pm on Tue/Wed/Thurs – 19th/20th & 21st of July. The training will be top class from the Ulster development programme and is free of charge, just bring a pack lunch and some water. Everyone welcome.
Under 12 Hurling
The u12 hurlers continued their good start to the league against a very young Setanta side, in Killygordon on Thursday night. Played in wet conditions it was some of the younger players who caught the eye especially Gavin Kelly and Mark Craig as they ran out convincing winners. Next up is a home trip against a good Carn side. All players are to be at the Scarvey for 5.45pm, (note time change).
Under 16 Hurling
Our u16 hurlers recorded back to back wins against Setanta and St Eunans in the league, next up is MacCumhaills, date and time have not been set yet for this fixture (provisionally fixed at home on Thursday). Stevie will pass on word during the week. It’s great to see 20+ players available for selection and bodes well for the future.
Under 16 Football
The Buncrana u16 footballers continue their impressive form with a win against Cloughaneely in the northern board semi-final setting up a final place against MacCumhaill’s this Monday 11th July in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny. All support is most welcome and help roar them on as they strive for county honours. Match throws-in at 7.30pm.
Under 16A semi-final – Tuesday 12th July 7.00 pm Buncrana v Urris in Carndonagh.
Under 16B semi-finals – Friday 15th July 7.00 pm Moville v Urris / Buncrana In Carndonagh
Under 16A Final 7.30 pm – Friday 15th July 7.00 pm Burt / Carndonagh v Buncrana / Urris In Muff
Under 14 Football
Our under fourteens had a great win in the Inishowen B Final highlighting their progress over the last 12 months. Its a great boost to these lads who have put in a great effort in both hurling and football since the turn of the year and congratulations to David McConnell, Tom Clare and David Henry and the squad.
Under 12 Football
Perfect playing condition’s greeted the u12 footballers in their final home game against Burt in the Inishowen “Go games” league, with the Scarvey boys playing some great football and slightly edging it in the end. This was a great advertisement for the Go games format with over fifty children getting a chance to participate. This was Buncrana’s last game in this format, the finals day is due to take place on 22nd and 23rd of July. Manager Leo Gill and his assistants Finn Hegarty and Gary Craig would like to invite all the players parents to come along to the finals day to see for themselves the progress this squad have made, the skill level at this age is high as is with all the Inishowen teams, and the final’s day promises to produce some great matches. Leo will notify all parents closer to the time.
Bord na nÓg – Summer Activities
The Club will be hosting a VHI Cúl camp, including football and hurling for boys and girls, from July 11 – July 15. For Application Forms and information contact Leo Gill 086 086 8260.
Children may register and pay at the Scarvey on the first morning of Buncrana GAA Cúl Camp. Camp is open to boys and girls aged 7-13yrs and includes football and hurling coaching. Cost is €65 for 1st child, €50 for additional family members. Children receive a weeks coaching, a full kit and a backpack. Further information from Leo Gill 086 086 8260.
‘Get-Fit’ Football Training for Women
“Want to get fit and have a bit of craic as well? Join other women with the same objective every Monday night at 8pm at the Scarvey. We are playing gaelic football and it’s not competitive just FUN. No experience needed you only need to be over 18 years of age.”
If you are clearing out your wardrobe, facilities are available at the Scarvey to recycle your old clothes. Call in anytime and leave them at the clothes bank. By doing so you will be helping out our club.
Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).
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