Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 4th March 2012
CLG Bun Crannach Dinner Dance 2012
A thoroughly enjoyable night was had by all who attended the annual dinner dance in the Inishowen Gateway on Saturday night. Congratulations must go to the player award winners including Diarmuid Porter (Minor Player of the Year), Philip Scott (Reserve Player of the Year) and Calvin Jones (Senior Player of the Year). It was a special night in particular for the club legend John Porter who received recognition for his selfless voluntary work for the club, and also for Francis Porter who was the recipient of the first Community Award to be presented by Buncrana GAA. Francis’ contribution to the community, charity fundraising and to his beloved Buncrana Hearts is second to none and he is thoroughly deserving of the award. The recipient of the Clubman of the Year award went to Owen McDaid, who’s contribution to the club for many years has been priceless. As Chairman Paul McGonigle rightly stated in his address, over the years Owen has not only provided transport but has often acted as physio, selector, umpire and even goalkeeper! The highlight on the night was the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Sean Masterson. The award is a fitting tribute to the years of service Sean has given to GAA in Buncrana and the county. Congratulations to Sean, Helen and the Masterson family. Congratulations to all the awards winners, the organising committee and special thanks to guests Andrew Wallace and Jim McGuinness.
This iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.
Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.
FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays from 11.00am until 11.45am.
U8 Football Training continues every Friday at Crana College from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.
Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.
Boys U14 Football
Boys U14 Football training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Gaelic Football please feel free to come along.
Boys U16 Football
The team continued their preparation for the season with a challenge game against Doire Cholmcille on Sunday morning. A committed performance resulted in a 5 point victory and the team will be hoping to carry this form into the league in the next few weeks. Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.
A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.
The winning numbers in the €2,520 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 21st February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-9-22-32
There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Mary Breslin, Grianan Park
Sean Ferguson, Dunree
Mary J. McLaughlin, Clamperland
Sean Noonan, Tullyarvan
Siobhan Fullerton, Umricam
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
Use Of Facilities
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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