The u14 hurlers continued their remarkable season with a convincing 6-17 to 0-0 win in the championship semi-final, against MacCumhaills in Ballybofey on Thursday night. The Buncrana boys were on fire from the start and notched up an impressive scoreline with ease, the reliable free taking of Tom Clare back-boned by some great scores from open play were the platform for their win. In defense, Patrick Wilson, James Doherty and Aedan Stokes excelled. In the midfield area Sam Doherty, Darren Doherty, Paul Nelson and Tom Clare will be happy with the afternoons work and up front Dylan Duffy, PJ McCarron impressed as
did Declan McCarron and Aaron Craig who staked a claim for a starting spot. The win sets up a final against Ballyshannon in MacCumhaill Park on Thursday at 7pm, all support welcome.
The U8 hurlers hosted a poorly attended blitz on Sunday with only neighbours Burt travelling, despite this, the weather held out and all boys and girls got a chance to shine in their early careers.
The U12 league starts on Thursday the 30th June when we make the short trip to St Eunans. Attendance at training is essential, which takes place every Sunday at 11am.
Ryan Bradley wasn’t the only Bradley on show in Breffne Park Cavan, when younger brother Ben lined out in the Go Games blitz at half time in the Ulster quarter final.
Irish Language Classes
Improve your spoken and written Irish in active fun classes one evening per week during the summer €10 per class (€8 for a club member) at the Scarvey GAA clubhouse. Contact: Maria – 086 161 9171. The classes are aimed at over ten year olds, Maria is willing to cater for different ages in different classes. The lessons objectives is to improve students spoken and written Irish in an active and fun way through activities as well as written exercises. The times of the classes have to be confirmed yet but are dependant on when the clubhouse is free. Classes will last just over an hour continuing for the duration of the summer depending on demand. Please contact Maria on the above number to register your interest and to get further information.
Ladies Football – Gaelic for Mothers
Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is still recognised as one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe. With over 1,000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country. Not stopping there however, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association has many overseas clubs, one of the latest additions coming from Cape Town in South Africa.
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association provides a social outlet and a healthy activity for thousands of people around the world. Starting with club football for primary schools girls, an individual can keep playing Ladies Gaelic for as long as she wants, especially now with our Gaelic4Mothers initiative for those adults interested in recreational or non-competitive participation.
Many competitions and events are run throughout a season but undoubtedly the highlight of the Ladies Gaelic calendar is the All Ireland Finals day in Croke Park. The last Sunday in September sees Croke Park play host to all three of the Ladies Gaelic Championship Finals (Junior, Intermediate and Senior). With the Hill decorated and mini games of kids and mothers alike at all the half times, the Ladies Football Finals day is one of a kind. Attendance at this colourful event is steadily growing and can now boast as being one of the highest attended female only sports events in the world.
Coming a long way since 1974 the Ladies Gaelic Football Association now has 17 full time employees, ten of whom are based in Croke Park, and the remaining 7 based in various regional locations throught the country.
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association strives to be a modern, innovative and well run organisation that provides a quality service and support system for all members, from an 8 year old girl kicking her first ball in her local club to an elite athlete scoring her first point in Croke Park.
Anyone interested in receiving a pdf copy of the June Edition of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association magazine should email me asking for a copy – firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 7th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 06-13-20-24.
There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €1,975 Lotto Plus draw were 04-10-20-26. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:
Niall McGee, Ardmor House, Clonglash;
Oisin O’Flaherty, C/o Bar;
Daithi McColgan, Clonglash;
Peter McKinney, Marion Park;
Mary Breslin, Grianan Park.
For the purposes of hygiene and efficiency all players at ALL levels should bring their own water to all training sessions, from seniors down.
Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).