All-Ireland SFC Semi-Final: Donegal v Dublin
The club wish Ryan Bradley and the senior Donegal football squad all the best for what is anticipated to be a tough contest in Croke Park on Sunday. With over 1,000 tiickets bought through the club there will be plenty of Buncrana support in Croker for this battle.
The club is facilitating the attendance of large numbers of underage club members at the game at the subsidised price of €15 including bus arrangements, supervision and refreshments. This represents great value for the youngsters and epitomises what the club and the GAA are about.
Our senior footballers had a very good win over Naomh Comcille on Sunday last. The final score was 0-8 to 0-9. In a very tough encounter there was never more than two points separating the sides. Buncrana fielded without Ryan Bradley as he prepares for the All Ireland semi final and Newtown without Tommy McKinley. Odhran Doherty returned to the starting lineout as did Andy McLaughlin although the latter had to retire early feeling the effects of a knee injury. His replacement Christy McDermott made and immediate impact and kicked two fine scores and used whatever posession he had very intelligently. Barry O’Hagan as always took some watching and John Doherty had an excellent game on the All Ireland winner and can be very happy with his hours work. Noel O’Donnell was at his commanding best in goals and the ever improving Calvin Jones had a stormer in the corner and is a shoe in for next years county minor squad. He should be joined by Simon Cuffe who should his power and speed from the half back line. Oisin Doherty continued his fine form up front and it was great to see the lads taking the victory. Elsewhere Philip Scott was excellent when introduced and with championship around the corner and lads returning from injury competition for places is really hotting up.
The reserve side was unlucky to draw their game with Newtown equalising with the last kick of the game. Stephen Dean McFadden made a welcome return after a long injury layoff and James Wallace was in fine form upfront. It was great to see a few dual players in taking the field and hopefully these lads will make training and contest for places as the business end of the season nears. Kevin O’Loughlin had a fine game in midfield with John Cassidy the pick of the backs. Mark O’Connell is improving with every outing and his consistent showing at training is really starting to pay off. Both teams have the weekend off ans they head to Dublin to support Ryan and Donegal.
ALL-Ireland Hurling Final
Any club members who are interested in tickets for the above, should submit their names to Gerard Callaghan by 7pm tonight, Monday 22nd August. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Buncrana GAA Ladies Senior Team training on at 7:30pm at the Scarvey on Wednesday 24th! August. Everyone welcome.
Bord na nÓg
Buncrana GAA club appreciates the attendance at training and the ongoing support given by parents/guardians of our underage players. The club plans to offer a local, basic, introduction to GAA coaching course for parents/guardians/other interested adults. This short course will run in the autumn. Please see future club notes for further information or contact Club Coaching Officer, Sean Noonan 087 923 2988.
The club had a large travelling party to the final Derry blitz of the season in Owenbeg, fielding teams at u8, u10 and u12, all competed well and enjoyed the day.
A big thanks you goes to Kevin Hinphy and all the Derry hurling clubs who year in year out allow us to be part of the Derry Go Games set up which is integral to our clubs development and progression.
Under 8 Hurling
Our U8’s had a great day out at the blitz, in their early hurling careers playing, Slaughtneil, Dungannon and Carndonagh and all competed well and enjoyed the day and were also undefeated. Thanks to Conor, Owen & Vicky (roe) for looking after this squad.
Under 10 Hurling
The u10’s recorded great wins over Ballinascreen 3:1 to 3:4 then lost narrowly to Slaughtneil, then recorded a win against Ballinascreen’s second team and in the final game they were defeated narrowly by Banagher by 2 points. Manager Tommy O Neill was proud of the squad who all played their part.
On Sunday they were back in action in Burt and played 4 matchs beating Setanta, Gweedore and host’s Burt, but game of the day was against Ballyshannon were the boys lost narrowly. Thanks to Burt for hosting the well organised event.
Under 12 Hurling
Pride of place must go to our u12 hurlers who played in Division 1, playing 4 and winning 4, all in convincing fashion, in fact they played a total of 14 games in all four blitzes they attended throughout the year, winning all except one, and on Saturday they accounted for that team, Ballinascreen, in fact our under 14s held them scoreless, they also held Dungannon and Banagher scoreless, setting up a final match against Belfast kingpins St John’s. The boys started slowly and were 2 goals down in a couple of minute’s, our boys just rolled up their sleeve’s and went in 2:0 to 1:2 at half-time. A few choice words from Frank (roe) at the interval lifted the boys and they ran out comfortable winners. The squad of fourteen players on the day deserve great credit and all played their part.
This weekend is not just a big weekend for the county footballers, but a massive weekend for the large group youngsters who will gladly pull on the green and gold county jersey at the various All-Ireland hurling blitz’s the length and breadth of the country, where u14 u15 and u16 blitz’s take place.
The u13 club players namely, Patrick Wilson, Daniel Deery, James Doherty, Kevin Vaughan, Declan McCarron, Darren Fitzpatrick and Craig Doherty, these lads will form part of the county u13’s who will play in the u14 All Ireland C grade a brave and commendable decision by a progressive county board. This blitz will take place on Saturday in Ballyconnell, Cavan.
Board na nÓg Chairman Tom Clare will manage the county u14 squad who will travel to Portlaoise on Saturday also to take part in B competition, which is a step up in grade. Tom will take no less than 7 club players to the event, Sam Doherty(roe), Tom Clare(jnr) Darren Doherty(roe), Paul Nelson, Aidan Stokes, Caoimhin MacLochlainn and Paddy Kelly.
Clubman John O Loughlin forms part of the county management team who lead a u15 squad to Cloghan, Co.Monaghan to take part in an u16 competition and 3 club players are part of the set up with John’s own
son Jack included with John Campbell and Seosamh Gallinagh.
To top it off our club will field 5 players in the u16 All Ireland B competition which will take place in Mullingar. Ulster elite Squad member Daniel Wilson will be assisted by club players Conor Grant, Stephen Nelson, Donal MacLochlainn and Michael Farrell.
Best of luck to all involved and congratulation’s to the county hurling board for taking these brave step’s forward and good luck to all club members on and off the field as we form the largest group of all the hurling clubs in the county.
The u13 hurling league starts the first week in Sept, all players are to be at the Scarvey for 7pm on Thursday for training.
Inishowen GAA Board
A meeting of the Inishowen GAA Board will be held in the clubrooms of Naomh Padraig GAA Club, Muff on Monday 22nd August commencing at 9.00 pm. All clubs are requested to have at least 2 senior delegates present. A number of important issues will be on the agenda, including U8 & U10 Finals Day, U13/5 competition, and the U16 Final.
Everyone associated with Colaisti Inis Eoghain including school representatives are also asked to attend a meeting in the same venue at 8.00 pm. Management positions for Corn na nOg and Brock Cup teams, finance for the year ahead, and all other important issues in relation to schools football will be discussed.
Weekly Lotto Draw
The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 16th August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 15-19-27-29.
There were no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:
Agnes McKinney, Crana Crescent;
Noel O’Donnell, Rockdale;
Susan O’Brien, Sleadrin;
Cathy Coughlan, Cloncool Park;
J. Doherty, Trillick.
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