Burt GAA Club Notes
The senior hurlers play their first game in the championship this Wednesday evening when they travel to Killygordon to play Setanta. Best of luck to the team. With eight games to play in the league format style championship, the top two teams qualify for the final in September.
The senior footballers lost out to Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon on Saturday evening 1-9 to 0-6. Leading 0-5 to 0-3 at half-time, Burt were unable to match the first half intensity. With four minutes to go, it was a one point game with Ballyshannon leading 0-7 to 0-6. A freak goal changed the game and dented Burt’s chances of taking the game.
The reserve footballers played Ballyshannon in a top of the table clash. But despite confidence going into the game, it turned into a one sided game in the second half. Burt trailed 2-6 to 1-5 at half time and would have been disheartened not to have went into the second period with the lead themselves. However Burt’s motivation was hit early in the second half and Ballyshannon went on to record a 5-15 to 1-8 victory.
Good luck to the U14 camogie team that travels to Galway this weekend for the Féile na nGael. The team will be hosted by Kilconieron and they play their first game against the hosts on Friday at 2pm. On Saturday they travel to Gort and play their remaining group games against St Colmans and AN other (for some reason the team hasn’t been named). If they qualify, the semi finals take place later that day in Bullaun or Mullagh. This is still a young team with less than a handful overage next year. Many thanks to everyone involved with the team, and best of luck to all the girls.
On Saturday, Kyle McGrath will also represent Burt and Donegal, when he takes part in the Féile hurling skills. Best of luck to him, as he has to sacrifice playing in the U14 Inishowen Football Final the night before.
The VHI/GAA Summer Camps is on in Burt from Monday 4 July to Friday 8 July. It runs from 10am – 2.30pm each day. It costs €65 for each child, €50 for a second family member or additional child. Contact Johnny Downey (086 3066874) or any underage coach. It is open for any child under 13. Check with schools also.
There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. Two winners matched 3 numbers. Paddy McDermott, Castlecooley, €30 and Mark McGavigan, €30. The numbers drawn were 5,10,,14,19,20. Next week’s jackpot is €1300. Anyone with lotto’s should have them in the clubhouse by Tuesday night at 8pm or hand it to any club member. If anyone is interested in signing up to the direct debit, please contact Liam McKinney. Many thanks for your continued support.
The U14 footballers play Malin in the Inishowen Championship Final this Friday, 24 June in Buncrana at 8pm. This team has done well so far this year, with Seán McHugh, Danny Dowds and Shaun Murphy aiding their development. The club would be very appreciative if as many members as possible could come and support this Friday. Best of luck to the team.
The U12 Blue and Gold footballers are away to Carn this Tuesday 21 June. Johnny will be in contact about bus times and arrangements.
U12/13/14 football training is on Saturday mornings at Hibernian Park from 10.30 -12 noon. Please remember to bring your water bottle for hygiene reasons. Anyone that has lotto cards or who sells lottos for the club, please remember to hand them into your coach at training.
The U14 footballers recorded a 5-24 to 0-6 win over Cloughaneely in the NB league last week, despite missing a few regulars. This week they play Gweedore on Tuesday in Burt.
The U8 Hurling and Football Academy is on Monday nights in Hibernian Park, Burt. Training starts from 6pm to 7.30pm. Any new players/members are welcome. Can parents please send lunch/drink with their child for the mid-session break. If anybody has any questions, please feel free to contact any of the coaches at anytime. The coaches and their numbers: Martin McGrath – 087 7431332; Rory Grant – 087 7763668; Benny Harrigan – 086 8670070; Johnny Downey – 086 3066874. Finally, the club and team managers extend a warm invitation for any parents that would like to help out the coaches at these sessions in any way. All help no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated!
U10 hurling training is on Monday nights from 6-7.30. U10 football training is on Saturday afternoons from 12-1.15pm
Fixtures for the first group of games for Senior, U16 and U12 hurley is up in the clubhouse for seniors and you can also view it on our online club calendar at: http://tiny.cc/mTtmC. All upcoming games for underage and senior teams are also available on the site.
Anybody who has Burt gear ordered should contact Liam McKinney (086 3558398) about collecting. A number of stock is also available from Liam for anybody looking for extra gear.
Just a reminder to all members and local community that there is a charity clothes bank beside the Burt clubhouse. The ‘Cash for Clobber’ bank is a good way to get free of unwanted clothes and it benefits both the Club and the charity it goes to.
There will be a fundraising concert with local artists and Comedy sketch DIY 2 by The Swan Players in aid of Beart GAA Club and local charities. It will take place in Burt hall on Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 8pm. Adult 5 euro and children 3 euro. Family concessions. Cast Father – Frank – Eddie Murphy; Mother – Majella – Catherine Carlin; Son – Mark – Ciaran Bradley; Son – Owen – Kevin Carlin; Neighbour – Pam – Maureen Boyle; Neighbours Grandson – Joseph – Denver Doherty.