Senior Ladies Football
History was made in Scarvey when our club fielded their first senior Ladies Team in a challenge game Steelstown of Derry. The game was played on Sunday morning in terrible wet conditions. Despite the atrocious weather it was a good game of football and the Derry team finished as comfortable winners. This Steelstown side who are competing in the county final next week were made to work very hard by the inexperienced but with motivated young Buncrana team. Thanks to Paul Clifford who was in charge on the field and all supporters who braved the elements to come down and support the ladies. Training continues on Wednesday at 7.30pm, all newcomers welcome.
The senior footballers crashed out of the All County Busanna Feda Ó Donaill Intermediate Football Championship to Urris on Saturday last when they lost the home leg on a scoreline of 0-9 to 1-8. In a very brief period before half-time Urris blitzed Buncrana, scoring 1-2 without reply. Buncrana fought hard to recover from this deficit but ultimately it cost the Scarvey men the game. On a more positive note, young players Calvin Jones, Simon Cuffe and Paddy McMyler were outstanding for Buncrana and the best players on the pitch for the club.
GAA Academy High Performance Masterclass
Any players who are in their final year at Secondary School and who may be hoping to enter third level education and has potential as a GAA player, please see below. Further details on request.
Queens University GAA Academy’s High Performance Masterclass, will take place on Saturday, 24th September 2011 at the University Physical Education Centre. This Masterclass is aimed at the best young Gaelic Footballers from all over Ireland who are in their final year at school.
This event will aim to develop the players’ knowledge base in the areas of Coaching, Nutrition, Skill Development Strength & Conditioning, Mental Preparation and Lifestyle Management.
The workshops will be hosted by
James McCartan (Down Manager and All-Ireland winner),
Kevin McGourty (All Ireland winner),
Enda McNulty (leading psychologist and Armagh Allstar)
John McCloskey (All-Ireland winning trainer)
Amy Davis (Queens Gaa Academy & Down Senior Conditioning Coach)
Numbers for the Masterclass are restricted and places will be based on applications. Anyone interested should forward their name asap to club secretary, Pauline Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the interests of the health of club members, the club has invited the Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives company to the club (www.healthyheartshealthylives.com) on the provisional date of Sunday 30th October. Former Armagh Inter County footballers John and Tony McEntee have set up a company that provides a test which identifies whether a sportsperson is at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). Since Healthy Heart Healthy Lives went into business earlier this year, the Crossmaglen twins have conducted more than 1,000 screenings. “Our service is aimed towards all sports people – GAA, rugby, soccer, tennis, cricket – it doesn’t matter,” says Tony McEntee. “It’s generally for the age groups between 14 and 35-years-old. The primary purpose is to identify patients who are at risk of sudden death.”
The club is planning to carry out a cardiac screening day for male and female club members aged from 14-35 on the provisional date of Sunday 30th October 2011. The lower age limit is 14 years, as the child’s heart is not fully formed until age 14. If screened before this age many more tests would be listed as abnormal, causing undue further testing and increased anxiety. HHHL usually adhere to an upper age limit of 35, as above this age the person is more likely to have problems due to heart disease, rather than issues associated with sudden cardiac death. HHHL can screen sports people slightly over this age as long as they have no history of heart disease.
They have two technicians working at each screening session and as each screening takes 5-7 minutes, 20+ people can be screened in 1 hour. They also provide at least 1 female technician, so ladies can be screened also.
The HHHL screening programme consists of: an ECG and Questionnaire @ initial screening session; a Consultant Cardiologist’s report on ECG (Dr McGlinchey is the Consultant Cardiologist employed and he will be adhering to (2007) ESC guidelines for screening athletes with specific reference to SCD screening); an Echocardiogram, should this be required. This will take place at a later date; Referral to appropriate medical facility, if required; those requiring follow up will receive a phonecall, outlining exactly what is involved; personal results letter to each individual screened and their GP if required.
What is the purpose of cardiac screening? An individual may have a cardiac abnormality in the absence of any symptoms. Screening with an electrocardiogram (ECG) aims to highlight these abnormalities by identifying
conditions such as cardiomyopathies or electrical faults of the heart.
Why perform Cardiac Screening in Athletes? According to ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for Management of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death; Section 13. Ventricular
arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death related to specific populations, subsection 13.1. Athletes:
“Preparticipation history and physical examination, including family history of premature or SCD and specific evidence of cardiovascular diseases such as cardiomyopathies and ion channel abnormalities, is recommended” in athletes as a Class 1 indication. The guideline document goes further by stating that “Twelve-lead ECG and possibly echocardiography may be considered as preparticipation screening for heart disorders in athletes”
A growing body of sporting organizations recommend screening for their athletes including FIFA, UEFA and The Premier League. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC, 2005) and International Olympic Committee (IOC, 2009) also recommend cardiac screening with an ECG for any young person taking part in competitive sport. In countries such as Italy screening participants in representative sports is mandatory.
It is generally accepted that pre-participation screening for medical conditions should be a requirement for clearance to participate in competitive athletics, but there are no uniformly accepted standards for screening. Because the risk of SCD among athletes appears to exceed the risk in comparably aged populations, attention to cardiovascular screening is of special importance. Competitive athletics has been defined as “participation in an organized team or individual sport that requires regular competition against others as a central component, that places a high premium on excellence and achievement and requires some form of systematic training”.
Anyone interested in getting screened should give their name to their team manager.
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Under 12 Girls’ Football
The under 12 girls went to St Eunan’s on Saturday where they competed against St Eunan’s, Glenswilly, Milford and Gweedore in a football blitz. Both Buncrana teams played some great football and were unbeaten in all their matches.
Under 14 Girls’ Football
The under 14’s travelled to Letterkenny as well and played against the hosts St Eunan’s , the first half was very much a one sided affair as St Eunan’s made the most of the very strong breeze. After the break Buncrana started strong and while they failed to convert all their scoring chances they played with great heart and gave the home team a harder challenge in the second half. After the games both Buncrana squads and St Eunan’s went to Arena 7 for bowling and food. A great time was had by all the girls and thanks is due to the our coaches and St Eunan’s for the organising and the day.
U8 Football – Inishowen Finals Day
The U8 boys travelled to Muff for the U8 Finals Day Blitz on Sunday 11th September. A total of 16 players travelled and competed in the A&B sections. Both teams performed extremely well in the 3 games each team played against opponents from Muff, Moville, Burt and Malin. The weather conditions were poor but the players were still outstanding in their execution of the skills and their willingness to keep going even with the harsh conditions coming out on top 5 of the 6 games.
Players who fielded were: Luke McLafferty, Fiachra Gill, Matthew Cassidy, Fionn McColgan, Sean Daly, Fergal Craig, Niall Breslin, Sean McLaughlin, Michael Bernard McLaughlin, Caolon Mulholland, James O’Hagan, Eoin Culhoun, Oisin Porter, Cian Devlin, Keelan O’Neill, Oisin Kelly – thanks to all who played.
A note will be sent out as to date for the start up of the U8 training for 2011/2012 season.
Under 10 Footballers
Our u10 footballers hosted Robert Emmet’s Castlefin on Friday evening and recorded a narrow win by a single point. With over 30 players to choose from the management duo of William Friel and Michael McLaughlin (Junior) were able to field two strong teams. Throughout the match there was nothing between the sides with Gavin Deehan, Liam Doherty, and Padraig Porter holding Emmets at bay in defence. The midfield duo of John Doherty and Arron Mc Daid were the driving force setting up Oran Gartland, Matthew Mulholland and the impressive Ryan Hegarty who chipped in with the winning score off his trusty right boot. The winning team was: Oran Gartland; Ryan Hegarty; Cathal Óg Wilson; John Doherty; Gavin Deehan; Conor Gartland; Liam Doherty; Matthew Mulholland; Pauric Porter; Gareth McKeever; Arran McDaid; Jason McLaughlin. The second side also preformed well and were narrowly defeated. All impressed.
The minor footballers had a good win away to neighbours Burt.
Under 12 Hurling
Our u12 hurlers will play their last Donegal league match at home on Thursday 15th September to St Eunan’s in the League Final. These boys have reached this stage in impressive style and won all games comfortably. All support welcome. Match throws in at 6.45pm. All players to be at the pitch for 6pm.
Under 13 Hurling
The u13 hurlers started the North West League in fine fashion with convincing wins over Lavey and Banager. Both games were played in atrocious weather conditions, management duo of Tom Clare and Gerry Vaughan will have been pleased with his squads performance and all 23 players playing their part. Next round pponents will prove a tougher test when the boys will play Kevin Lynch’s and Dungannon in Banagher in
two weeks time. Training as usual on Wednesday at 6.30pm. Three of this squad then travelled to Letterkenny Gaels pitch to take part in the Donegal u12 hurling skills competition. The boys didn’t let us down and with all three being placed in the top 4. After all the boys from all the clubs had completed the 6 skills, 3 were tied
for top spot and 2 were tied for 4th and 5th spots. Ben Doherty(Roe) comfortably won his play off to take a fourth place finish, Dylan Duffy won the run off to claim the coveted title, pipping clubmate PJ McCarron narrowly into second place and Conal Duggan (Carn) was third. Congratulations to all three who did themselves proud and thanks to Letterkenny Gaels for hosting the well organised event.
Under 16 Hurling
Stevie Boyle and Steven Dean McFadden have taken the u16 hurlers to the championship final after convincing wins away to Carn on Monday night and on Thursday at home to MacCumhaill’s. The final will take place
in a few weeks time.
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The winning numbers in the €2,000 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 6th September in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 02-19-20-25.
There were no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:
Eamonn McDermott, Cleenagh Ballymagan;
Richard Tedstone, 9 Oakfield Court;
Margaret McCallum, Cruiskeen;
Francis Cuffe, Moress Inch;
Brigid McGonigle, Aghilly.
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).Tags: