Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 3rd June
Congratulations: Pride of place this week must go to the U14 Hurlers who were victorious over St. Eunan’s in the A League Final. The game was an extremely tight affair where space was at a premium with both defences on top. Playing with the wind Buncrana were up 0-4 to 0-1 at half time. St. Eunans started brightly in the second half but Buncrana were able to reply to each score. In a tense closing quarter and after both sides missed goal opportunities, Buncrana got the decisive and only goal of the game. The final score was Buncrana 1-8 St. Eunan’s 0-4. A great achievement for the club, well done to all the lads and the coaches.
Sponsored Walk: The club will be having a sponsored walk on Bank Holiday Monday at 3.00pm, from the Scarvey to Father Hegarty’s Rock and back. Sponsorship cards are available from club secretary Pauline Grant. Everyone is welcome. Participants who are under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
U12 Football: The U12′ team had their second league game of the season on Monday against Lifford. The ‘A’ team had a comfortable win against a Lifford team, who have to be praised for their efforts to the end with full back Deasan Stewart and midfield James Russell playing well for them. Buncrana players Aaron McDaid, Keegan Hegarty and Niall Doherty playing well for the home team. The ‘B’ team also won well with good performances from Gavin Robb, Jamie Brosan and Jack Doherty. Next league match on Monday 28th against Newtowncunningham. Bus leaving the Scarvey at 5.30 sharp. Training continues each Tuesday at 7.30-8.30pm and each friday 7.00-8.00pm.
U12 Blitz: 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.
Senior Football: Buncrana 0-18 Downings 3-8
Buncrana continued their recent run of good form on Friday night, with a victory over Downings. The home side got off to a blistering start and chalked up 4 unanswered points in the opening ten minute period. The return of county player Ryan Bradley to club action was a great boost to Buncrana. Bradley and Odhran Doherty dominated midfield in the first half, their attacking runs and accurate passing setting up scores for impressive young inside forwards Ryan Curran, Kevin Treacy and experienced full forward Paul McGonigle. Further scores were added for Buncrana by Oisin Doherty, Odhran Doherty and Ryan Curran before Downings found the net shortly before half-time to narrow the deficit to 6 points.
Downings opened the second half brightly registering a point with their first attack. However, Buncrana responded with the accurate shooting of Ryan Bradley, Odhran Doherty and Oisin Doherty. A long hopeful ball into the Downings full forward line created confusion in the home defence and resulted in a second goal, leaving 4 points between the sides. There was further worry for Buncrana after Downings were awarded a penalty with 5 minutes remaining, which they converted. With the minimum between the sides Buncrana managed to hold on to collect the 2 points and will be happy with the overall performance, with scores coming from 7 different players. Excellent for Buncrana throughout were, Odhran Doherty, Ryan Bradley, Kevin O’Loughlin, Kevin Treacy, Ryan Curran and Calvin Jones.
Senior Reserve Football: Buncrana 2-10 Downings 1-3
Summer arrived at the Scarvey this week and it brought the best out of the Buncrana reserve team, with their most convincing win of the season. In a great team performance, Oisin O’Flaherty, Bruce Waldron, Stephen McGonigle, Stephen Nelson and man of the match John Cassidy were all outstanding
Scorers: Gerard Mclaughlin 2-4, Oisin O’Flaherty 0-3, Caolan McCann 0-1, Kevin McColgan 0-1, James Gill 0-1
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.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 €2,760 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 22nd May in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 2-25-28-31. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Irene Doherty, 19 Lower Main Street
Jean O’Flaherty, c/o Bar
Gary McGlinchey, Tullyarvan
Hugh McGonagle, 23 Marian Park
Conor Doherty, 12A Cluain Mhuire
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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