Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 25th March 2012
Friday 16 March, Celtic Park, Derry: Ulster ‘A’ Hurling League, 7 30pm,
Derry v Donegal.
Five proud and capable Buncrana minors put on the Donegal jersey, Sam Doherty, Dónall MacLochlainn, Daniel Wilson, Stephen Nelson and Michael Farrell. Dónall and Daniel were stalwarts in defence especially in an excellent first half. Michael was his usual nippy and skillful self and Stephen was the leading scorer for his county with a tally of 1-01. It is to Sam’s credit, the youngest member of the squad, to have reached intercounty panel status as an U15 player. Conor Grant who was absent due to a school committment is another valued member of the county panel.
Intercounty Hurling: On matters intercounty it is to the Scarvey club’s credit that four different Donegal teams are managed by mentors from Buncrana: Seamus Grant manages the county’s U13’s, Gerry Vaughan the U14’s, Tom Clare the U15’s and John O’Loughlin is joint manager of the U16’s.
Easter Hurling Camp: On Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12 in Burt from 10 30 am to 2 30 pm an Easter hurling county camp will be held for U14’s, 15’s and 16’s. Top Ulster coaches will put the players through a very high standard of training. It is essential that all players take part. Parents are asked to help with transport. All available mentors and coaches are strongly encouraged to be present.
Foundation Hurling Course: A Foundation Level Coaching Course in Hurling will take place shortly in the Inis Eoghain area. The details will be announced soon.
We wish all our underage players enjoyment and success in the season now starting at primary and secondary school level and in club games. Last year our growing hurling community within the club did very well. Can this year bring such continued success.
County panel for participants with disabilities: Donegal Sports Partnership in conjunction with Ulster/Donegal GAA are establishing a county panel for participants with disabilities. To be eligibleto join the panel individuals must be male 16+, have a mild-moderate intellectual disability and have transport to and from training (probably fortnightly). Training venue will be determined by interest but it is envisaged a host club will be identified in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. For further details please contact Thérèse Laverty, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Tel: 074 (91) 16078/79, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Coaching: Can all club coaches and mentors email the results of their stock-take to Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
Gaelic4All: 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.
Gaelic4Girls: 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.
Senior Ladies Gaelic Football: The senior ladies had their second pre-season warm up match in Letterkenny on Tuesday evening. They played a seasoned Letterkenny Institute of Technology side; a side that was in the colleges all Ireland final last year and is currently in the all Ireland semi-final this year again. The match was played under the floodlights at the LYIT campus, and with LYIT on home turf; their experience shone through from the off. But the Buncrana ladies never stopped trying to control as much of the game as they could, and took good control if it at certain stages throughout, with notable performances from Michaela Mullin and Siobhan Mooney. The experienced all Ireland finalists won comprehensively in the end. The Buncrana ladies, with a bit more pre-season training and friendlies, should notch up a good few wins in the forthcoming season! The next fixture for the Ladies is a challenge game versus Malin this Wednesday in the Scarvey. Senior Ladies Gaelic Football training continues as follows: Wednesday night – on the pitch and ready for action at 7.30pm and Friday night – on the pitch and ready for action at 8pm.
U6 FUNdamentals: 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: 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.
U10 Football: 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.
Fitness Classes: 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.
Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,560 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 13th March in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 7-11-19-30
There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Cathal McLaughlin, Aghilly
Mary McGonagle, Trillick
Lorraine Coughlin, 55 Cloncool Park
Noel McLaughlin, A & N Fuels Aghilly
William Friel, The Woods
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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