Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 8th July
Congratulations: The club would like to congratulate Ryan Bradley and the entire Donegal squad on their excellent victory over Tyrone in the Ulster Championship Semi-Final, to set up an exciting final with Down. Ryan was particularly impressive for Donegal and was awarded RTÉ Man of the Match for his efforts. Well done Ryan and best of the luck in the final.
GAA Summer Camp: The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps will take place all over Ireland this summer and one will be held in Buncrana on July 9th -13th from 10am – 2:30pm. The camps are open to boys and girls aged 6-13 years old. Contact coordinator Leo Gill on 0860868260 or visit http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/.
Minor Hurling: Congratulations to the clubs Minor Hurlers who claimed the Donegal B League final in O’Donnell Park Letterkenny on Thursday last. The game was played in ideal conditions and the Scarvey boys were on fire from the throw in. Their crisper sharper stick work was evident against a physical Mac Cumhaills side, and Buncrana lead at half time by 7 points. Particularly pleasing to the management was the accuracy in front of goal.The young hurlers, with all but two are underage next year, showed great discipline throughout and no doubt will move on next year to contest A finals.The management would like to thank all the players for their efforts and to the few boys who came into squad at late notice to cover some injuries.The game was put out of reach of the Ballybofey side by a flurry of Buncrana scores late in the second half. Final score 2-16 to 0-6. A speedy recovery is wished to Aedan Stokes who suffered a bad knee injury on the night.Team: Tom Clare, Paul Nelson, Dermot Doherty, Caoimhin Mac Lochlainn, Conor Grant, Daniel Wilson(capt), Aedan Stokes, Denver Coyle, Stephen Nelson, Jack O Loughlin, Sam (roe) Doherty, Michael Farrell, Patrick Kelly, John Campbell, Conor mc Glynn, John Hegarty. Sean Mc Fadden, Darren (roe) Doherty and Donal Mac Lochlainn. Next up is Burt in the Championship quarter final at home next weekend.
Senior Football: On Sunday afternoon Buncrana faced local rivals Urris in the All-County league at the Scarvey. The home side began well, resistering 2 points in the opening 5 mins of the game, however their dominance of possession was short-lived as Urris began to come in to the game. The remainder of the first half was a scrappy affair, with both sides creating chances yet failing to convert.The accurate free taking of the Urris full forward ensured that both sides went in at the break with 5 points. HT 0-5 0-5.
In the second half remained close with both sides cancelling scores out. Urris were awarded a penalty midway through the second half, which was duly converted to give the visitors a 2 point lead with 5 minutes remaining. Buncrana were putting the visitors under a lot of pressure and managed to register 2 points in the final 5 minutes to earn a valuable point. FT 0-11 1-8
Noel O’Donnell, Michael Gallagher, Simon McGrory, Calvin Jones, Christopher McDermott (0-2), Ronan Doherty, Kevin O’Loughlin, Caolan McCann, Odhran Doherty (0-4), Adrian McColgan, Oisin Doherty (0-1), Adrian Doherty (0-2), Ryan Curran, Paul McGonigle(0-2), Ronan Doherty. Subs: John Doherty, Andrew McLaughlin.
Fundraising Competition: Buncrana GAA have launched an exciting new competition asking you to predict the results of a number of important sporting events this year, such as the All-Ireland Football and Hurling finals, Golf, Olympic Games etc. Entrants will be entered into a league format with points awarded for correct predictions, with prizes of 600euro, 300euro and 100euro on offer. Entry cards are available now from club members priced 10euro. More information and further updates will be available on facebook.com/buncranagaa.
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: Buncrana attended their 3rd leg of the Blitz schedule for 2012 on Fri 29th June at Naomh Colmcille. A total of six teams took to the field, two each from Buncrana, Naomh Colmcille and Milford, with 18 children from the club proudly donning the Buncrana jersey in several entertaining games. Displaying great skill for their years the children were a credit to the club with several wins. They included: Luke McLafferty, Fiachra Gill, Fionn McColgan, Tiarnan Devlin, Jamie Coyle, Sean Mc Laughlin, Conor Graham, Fergal Craig, Patrick Duffy, Shane Sarsfield, Caolan Casey, Liam Jordan, Sean Daly, Joshua McDonagh, Matthew Cassidy, Jamie Friel, Aaron Friel, Rory Scott and Daire McColgan. Thanks to all who travelled and supported. Thanks goes out to the Naomh Colmcille club for hosting the event. Training as usual Fri – 6.30pm-7.30pm – all welcome.
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 €2,860 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 26th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 5-14-26-31. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Aine and Donal Daly, Trillick
Tessie Smith, Crana Road
Mary Jo McLaughlin, Clamperland
Trina Mhic Domhnaill, 42 Mulberry Ave
Paddy McDevitt, 39 Maginn Ave
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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