Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 11th March 2012
Everyone involved in the club would like to extend a warm welcome to the latest members of the executive, Carl Craig has be put in place as Club Development Officer and Odhrán Doherty is taking over from Sean Noonan as Football Coaching and Games Development Officer. May we also take this opportunity to express our thanks to Sean for his excellent work over the last few years in the role.
Applications for U21 Football Manager:
Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant – email@example.com
Club tracksuits in adult and child sizes are now available at a special rate of €30 (originally €65). Why not send one as a souvenir to those abroad or as a surprise St. Patrick’s Day gift! To order please contact Elizabeth-Anne Nelson on 0860604075.
Senior Ladies Football:
CLG Buncrana Senior Ladies Football Team played their first match of 2012 on Sunday 4th March away to Malin. As well as it being the Buncrana ladies first pre-season match of 2012, it was also an historic day for the Buncrana Club itself as it was the clubs first outing for ladies football at this level. The much more experienced (last years junior league second placed team) Malin side started the stronger in the first half. The nerves of the newly formed, youthful Buncrana team showed at this stage of the game. But as the nerves settled, the girls began to get into more of a rhythm and the hard training over the last couple of months began to shine through. The second half saw a much better performance from the ladies, particularly from Roisin Doherty (Player of the Match), Grainne Carlin, Michelle Brown and Doreen McGee, to name but a few. However; ultimately, the experience of the Malin ladies won them the match. The team are know hoping to gain from this experience and continue into the rest of the season showing their growing quality. The rest of the pre-season matches and training sessions will hopefully keep the team heading in the right direction.
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 Hurling & Football:
Boys U14 Hurling & 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 Hurling or Gaelic Football please feel free to come along.
Boys U14 & U18 Hurling:
Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.
U8 and U10 Hurling:
Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.
Boys U16 Football:
Buncrana U16 Footballers got their Northern Board League Campaign underway with a good win over St. Mary’s Convoy on Sunday evening at the Scarvey. The away side made a bright start with an early goal from their full-forward but Buncrana responded well with good scores from Séan McFadden, John Campbell and a well worked goal from Phillip Carroll, to put Buncrana in the lead at half-time. Buncrana raised the tempo after the break and they were rewarded with a well taken goal from Conor McGlynn and further points from the impressive Sam Doherty. A late John Campbell goal left the final score Buncrana 3-11 Convoy 1-1. In an impressive all-round team performance, there was excellent performances from Paul Nelson, Aodhan Stokes, Shane McLaughlin and Séan McFadden. 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.
Senior Men Football:
Training continues each Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at the Scarvey. The countdown is on until the league kicks into action on the 1st April. New and returning players are always welcome, it’s never too late to make a comeback.
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 28th February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows:11-14-17-19.
There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Dermot O’Donnell, Druminderry
Ferdia O’Flaherty, C/O O’Flaherty’s Bar
Galbraith Family, Millfield
Anne Hegarty, Grange, Inch
Brian McGonagle, C/O Bingo
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
Congratulations and Good luck to the pupils of Scoil Íosagain, who came away from the Donegal Sportshall Athletics Finals as overall winners last week. They now move on to represent Donegal in the All Ireland semi finals in Athlone in two weeks time .
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Club P.R.O. Oisín Doherty