Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 15th July
Senior Ladies Gaelic Football: It was another historic day for Buncrana GAA at Scarvey on Sunday, as the Senior Ladies Football team took to the field for the clubs first ever outing in the Junior County Championship. The ladies were faced with the very experienced Termon side but both teams started well, however it was Termon who put the first score on the board. This was quickly answered with a Buncrana charge up the field which resulted in a goal for the home side. The rest of the first half then followed this pattern, with each score quickly answered with a score from the opposing team. At half-time Termon held the lead but only by a margin of two points. A close scoreline, which lead to a very tough and close fought battle in the second half. Buncrana started the stronger in the second-half, briefly taking the lead and putting pressure on the seasoned Termon squad. But the veteran senior level midfielders for Termon then showed their practical side and began holding the ball up well and releasing the ball quickly into their forward line. The full-time score was Buncrana 4-6 to Termon 4-9, with just the three points in it due to the great determination shown by all girls from 1 to 15, including the substitutes used. Of note was the accuracy shown from Naimh Connolly up front, the partnership in the middle of the field from Doreen McGee and Natasha Craig and the ever ready defensive capabilities of Michelle Brown and Catherine McLaughlin. Best of luck to the girls in the second leg, which is sure to be an exciting encounter.
Good luck/Ádh mór: Good luck to our U16 Footballers who take on Glenfin this Monday night in the U16 Division 2 Northern Board Final. Game will take place in MacCumhaill Park and throw-in is at 7.30pm. All support will be greatly appreciated. Best of luck to Malachy, Seamus, Odhrán and especially the lads.
Ulster Championship Final: The countdown is on until the Ulster Football Championship decider, when Donegal will take on Down. Supporters please note that ticket orders will not be taken by text message but will be taken at the Scarvey on Tuesday 10th between 3-4pm and 6-7pm and must be paid for when ordering. Best of luck to Ryan and all the lads.
Congratulations: Buncrana under 12 girls are representing the County on Sunday 15th July during the Ladies Ulster Football Final in St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Nine girls from our under 12 squad will be pitting their skills against a Iniskeen from Monaghan in the exhibition game. All parents, relatives and friends are encouraged to go along to Clones to support our girls and also the Ladies County Senior Team who are playing Monaghan in the Ulster Senior Final. Bun Crannach agus Dún na nGall abú!
U12 Girls Football: On Saturday, the U12 girls travelled to Letterkenny where they participited in a blitz hosted by St. Eunans. Despite having a very young squad and missing several key players, the girls played really well and enjoyed their day. The girls will have another blitz this Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July. Good luck girls!! All support for both our u12s and the county team would be greatly appreciated!
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/.
Senior Football: It was a dissappointing weekend for our Senior footballers who made the long trip to Glen Colmcille on Saturday evening. Despite a spirited fightback in the second half from Buncrana, the home side were victorious by 3 points. In truth Buncrana gave themselves a mountain to climb in the second half, following a lacklustre first half performance. Final score: Glen Colmcille 1-12 Buncrana 1-9. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday night at 7.30pm.
Noel O’Donnell, Simon McGrory, John Doherty, Calvin Jones, Michael Gallagher, Ronan Doherty, Kevin O’Loughlin, Caolan McCann, Odhran Doherty (0-5), Christopher McDermott (0-2), Oisin Doherty (0-1), Stephen Dean McFadden (0-1), Ryan Curran (1-0), Kevin Treacy, Ciaran McNicholls.
Fundraising Competition: Buncrana GAA’s exciting new competition asking you to predict the results of a number of important sporting events is now in full swing. Entrants have been entered into a league format with points awarded for correct predictions, with prizes of 600euro, 300euro and 100euro on offer. Entry cards were collected on Friday, if there are any outstanding cards can they please be returned as soon as possible as the competition is now underway. 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.
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 €2,880 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 3rd July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 8-16-18-30. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
John O’Doherty, Milltown
Anne Egg, Excelsior
Davina O’Donnell, Pillar Park
Ann O’Doherty, c/o Bingo
William O’Connor, Cockhill
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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