Congratulations: The club would like to congratulate team mentor Gary Duffy and panelist Kevin O’Loughlin on their victory over Cavan in the Ulster Minor Championship on Sunday. A rewarding day for Donegal football was also a notable day for Buncrana GAA, as not only did senior player Ryan Bradley line out for the seniors, but younger brother Ben also starred for the Cumann na mBunscoile side during the half-time game. Congratulations to the four lads and best of luck to Ryan, Kevin and Gary in the next round of the Ulster Championship.
U8 Football: 22 children from the U8 football group attended their first Northern Board Blitz of the season on Sat 19th at Letterkenny Gaels. They competed against Glenswilly, Naomh Colmcille and Letterkenny Gaels in a total of 6 different games. Three different Buncrana teams took to the pitches and equipped themselves well in all games against some strong opposition. Great fun was had by all and was a valuable experience for the kids in this early stage of their footballing development. Team management would like to thank Letterkenny Gael for hosting the blitz and for the help of all the attending parents. There are several more blitz’s to be played through out the summer – as schedule of which can be seen in the club house. Training as usual Friday night 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
U12 Football: The U12 Footballers were in action last Monday night in Kilygordon versus Red Hugh’s. Impressive displays by the young Buncrana lads resulted in a win for both the A and B teams. The scoreline in the A match was 2-16 to 2-2, with Aaron Craig and Aaron McDaid on form, and the score in the B match was 5-4 to 1-11, with eye-catching displays from Kylin Grant, Owen Redmond and Shane Doherty. Well done to all the lads.
The U12 Footballers will be taking part in a prestigious blitz organised by John Mitchell’s of Newry on the 2nd of June. The tournament involves up to 40 teams from all corners of Ireland and is sure to be a great experience for the lads. Players who are interested in attending are asked to notify team coaches as soon as possible. Bus will be leaving the Scarvey at 5.45am on June 2nd. Training continues each Tuesday at 7.30-8.30pm and each friday 7.00-8.00pm. The next fixture is this Monday 21st versus Lifford at the Scarvey.
U14 Hurling: The U14 Hurling A League Finals will take place on the 24th May 2012 at 7.00pm, with the young men from Buncrana taking on St. Eunan’s. Best of luck to all the lads and the management team.
Senior Ladies Football:
The Buncrana Ladies played their fourth league match at home on Sunday against Termon on Sunday. Thankfully the playing conditions where much better than the gale force winds of last weekends game. The management team of Martin Mullan and Brian Stokes asked for the team to bounce back from the disappointing defeat last week against Gweedore, and the team delivered. Buncrana got off to a flying start, putting pressure on Termons defence right from the throw-in. However, despite such a blistering start and good first half; Buncrana failed to convert a lot of the chances and only went in at half-time a goal up. Half-Time: Buncrana 2-1 to Termon 1-1. Termon battled hard in the second half and 2 quick goals put them in the lead for the first time in the match. However, the determination and commitment of all the Buncrana ladies lead to their very own quick reply of 2 successive goals, putting them firmly in the lead and back in the driving seat. From here, Buncrana lead all the way to the final whistle, thanks to a great defensive display from the entire back line to hold off any Termon attack; to the fantastic forward runs from Buncrana’s midfielders and half-forward line supplying the strong and eager to score full-forward line. Full-Time: Buncrana 6-5 to Termon 3-2. Training continues on Wednesday evening from 7.15pm and Friday evening from 8pm. The Buncrana Senior Ladies play their next league match against Naomh Padraig, Iskaheen at Ture, Muff next Sunday (27th), Throw-In at 12noon.
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 the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.
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.
Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,740 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 15th May in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 5-9-22-26. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Helen Masterson, Pillar Park
Liam Poet, c/o Bookies
Gary McGlinchey, Tullyarvan
Jamie Coyle, Tullydish
Jimmy McBride, 66 The Woods
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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