Congratulations: Congratulations to Brendan Ryan, Michael McLaughlin (Junior) and Stephen McClafferty who completed their Level 1 coaching award in Muff recently, keep up the good work lads!
Congratulations to John Campbell who played for Donegal under 16’s last weekend. The U16’s were victorious over Cavan and Derry to qualify for the final stages of the Buncrana Cup. Congratulations also to Sean Noonan who is part of the management team.
Commiserations to Kevin O’Loughlin and team mentor Gary Duffy who unfortunately lost out to Armagh in the Ulster Minor Shield Final in Clones last Saturday. Their focus will now be turning to the first round of the Ulster Champlionship in Breffni Park. Best of luck lads.
U16 Football: Buncrana U16 Footballers have reached the Northern League final, following an impressive display versus Letterkenny Gaels in the semi-final on Sunday evening. Buncrana began the game at a blistering pace and registered three unanswered points in the opening 5 minutes, through John Campbell, Dara McDermott and Aidan Donaghey. The visitors fought their way back into the game and drew level midway through the first half. However, solid defending from Jack Doherty, Andrew Doherty, Aodhan Stokes and Caolan McGonagle provided the platform for Buncrana to push on. The surging runs of Aidan Donaghey, John Campbell and Shane McLaughlin created constant problems for the Letterkenny defence and the home side went in at half time with a 4 point lead. Buncrana dominated midfield in the second half, thanks to the excellent work rate of Joseph McGrory, and further goals from Harry Doherty and John Campbell put an end to any hopes of a comeback for Letterkenny Gaels. The lads can take great confidence from an excellent team performance and will now focus on the Northern League final. Training continues on Wednesday evening.
Minor Football: Buncrana 4-10 MacCumhaill’s 2-5
In the bitterly cold Scarvey, Buncrana overcame a hard working, talented MacCumhaill’s team. Buncrana led at half time 1-4 to 1-3, thanks to 2 excellent saves from Harry Doherty. A blistering start to the second half netted Buncrana 2-2 in the first 5 minutes. McCumhaills replied with a goal and a further goal from Darach O’Connor, his 4th of the game. Points from Ryan Curran, Mark O’Connell, Darragh McDermott and Kevin O’Loughlin sealed a victory for Buncrana. Best for Buncrana were Darach O’Connor, Joseph McGrory and Conor Grant. Scorers: Darach O’Connor 4-4, Kevin O’Loughlin 0-3, Mark O’Connell 0-1, Ryan Curren 0-1 and Darragh McDermott 0-1. Final Score 4-10 to 2-5
Senior Ladies Football: Training sessions continue as follows, Wednesday night at 7.15pm and Friday night at 8pm.
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.
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.
U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey 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: Boys U14 Hurling 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 please feel free to come along.
Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome.
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.
Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,700 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 1st May in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 8-19-28-30. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Denis Eccles (Murphy), Castle Ave
Ryan Bradley, Riverview, Gransha
Sinead McLaughlin, Maginn Ave
Patrick McDevitt, 39 Maginn Ave
Ava Friel, Newtowncunningham
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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