Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 18th March 2012
St. Patrick’s Day Event for all the family:
On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17th March, Buncrana GAA will be holding a celebration of Irish Culture for all the family. The event will kick off at 12.30pm with an underage football blitz for boys and girls. The entire community is invited to come down and join in and refreshments for both adults and children will be served in the clubhouse. There will also be live music, story telling and dancing which will include two former “Riverdance” cast members, along with some local dancers. At 2.30pm the children will join the main parade, which is due to begin at 3.00pm. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!
Bord na nÓg:
The next meeting of the Bord na nÓg will take place Wednesday 14th March at 8:30pm in the clubhouse.
The club completed the replacement of the ball-stops at the Scarvey grounds this weekend. Thanks to McCallion Construction for supplying the forklift, Lynch Brothers for planting the poles and Liam Kelly for delivering them. Thanks also to Fergal McLaughlin for the crane and to Tom Clare, Michael Junior McLaughlin, Simon McGrory, Carl Craig and Malachy McCann for a great job and giving up their weekend for the club. Also a special word of thanks to everyone that contributed to our ‘Scrap Saturdays’ collections that went some way to paying for the refurbishment. The club is as always committed to providing the best facilities possible to the parish. Our scrap collections are now finished, thank you.
The Buncrana under 10 hurlers were very unlucky to lose out to Loughgiel shamrocks in the division 3 final of the north Antrim league in Coleraine on Saturday 3rd March. It was a thrilling game and the Buncrana lads did the club proud bringing the game to extra time on a 3-3 scoreline. After extra time the game finished 6-4. Buncrana was represented by Oisin Kelly who was steady in goal, Conor Cullen who was a rock-solid in defense, Gavin Deehan, Liam O’Dochartaigh, James O’Hagan, and Caolan O’Neill who battled it out in midfield and Jordan Arthur who caused havoc upfront for the Shamrocks defense.
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 -firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Can all club coaches and mentors email the results of their stock-take to Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
U14 Girls Football:
Our under 14 Girls Footballers played an exciting, tight game yesterday in their first challenge game of the year against Steelstown. The young Buncrana team took the lead during the game, however in the end the experienced Steelstown team won through. It was a great disaplay of strength and determination as the Buncrana girls fought hard to keep the opposition under pressure right till the end. Sarah Barnett was captain and was a great example to the team. It is difficult to name player of match as all the girls gave it all, in what was a tight, feisty game.
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.
Ladies Senior Gaelic Football
Training takes place every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Please remember to bring trainers and boots. New players are always welcome to attend.
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 at the Scarvey 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:
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 €2,540 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 6th March in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-14-20-26
There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Seana Brady, Rockstown
Marie Henderson, 52 Marion Park
Michael Doherty, 29 The Hawthorns
Lorna Hegarty, The Woods
Liam Poet, c/o Bookies
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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Club P.R.O. Oisín Doherty