Donegal v Tyrone
Congratulations to Ryan Bradley and the Donegal team on beating Tyrone to earn their place in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final on July 17th. If you intend going to the final please get your requests in as early as possible to [email protected]
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Under 14 Hurling: Our u14 hurlers did themselves proud at the weekend when they travelled to Ballygar, Galway to take part in the All Ireland Feile na nGael final’s. This festival of juvenile hurlers was the climax of what has been a very successful year for the club. They played host club Ballygar in the first match on Friday in difficult wet conditions. The boys were slow to start but soon settled and recorded a 2:7 to 1:1 win with Sam Doherty scoring 2:2, Dylan Duffy 0:3, Tom Clare 0:1, Aedan Stokes 0:1, with Patrick Wilson, James Doherty, Sam Doherty and Dylan shining. After a quick bite to eat, it was back onto the bus and travel to Loughrea for the Parade, the weather was atrocious but they boys were greeted at the review stand by the legendary Michael O’Muircheartaigh and a large cheer from the large travelling Buncrana support.
It was an early start on Saturday morning for a short trip to Fohenagh to play to games against Four Roads and Ahascaragh/Fohenagh. They played the latter first, this time they were on fire from the start and ran into a commanding lead and maintained it throughout with the outstanding Tom Clare scoring 1:6, other scorers were Sam Doherty 0:1 and the young Niall Doherty scoring 1:0. Final score 2:7 to 0:2.Tom and Sam were well supported by Patick Wilson, Darren Doherty, Dylan Duffy and Paul Nelson. During this game Sam and Kevin Vaughan suffered injuries resulting in the loss of the hardworking Kevin Vaughan with a hand injury putting him out for the rest of the competition.
Next up was Four Roads this was going to be a winner takes all match, Sam Doherty had to rest due to the injury received in the previous game. This was a tight match from the start and both side’s went in at halftime 2:2 each. The re-introduction of Sam was the turning point and within minutes of coming on he scored probably the best goal of the weekend and we were in a commanding lead, he was ably supported by Dylan Duffy and ran out winners on a scoreline of 4:4 to 3:3, scorers Dylan Duffy 3:1, Sam Doherty 1:1,Tom Clare 0:1 and Daniel Deery 0:1, Patrick Wilson, Patrick Kelly, Dylan and Sam will have been best pleased with their performance, the final whistle was greeted by loud cheers from the large travelling support which had been swollen with a large following who travelled down on Saturday.Both sides were applauded off the pitch by both sets of supporters.
After a quick regroup it was off to Ballinasloe to play Padraig Pearses (Galway) in the semi-final and into a knockout situation. The game was played in perfect conditions, Pearse’s started the brighter and went into an early lead but our lads never panicked and a Declan McCarron goal settled the nerves. The halftime score was 2:2 to 2:2. The second half was end to end with no quarter asked or given and could have gone either way and was only decided in the dying minutes with the Galway club winning on a scoreline of 5:4 to 3:4. Scorers were Sam 1:1, Tom 0:3, Dylan 1:0, keeper Darren Fitzpatick and backs Patrick Wilson, Ben Doherty, James Doherty ,Paul Nelson, Darren Doherty, Sam Doherty, Tom Clare, Oisin Grant and Dylan Duffy impressing. The final whistle brought to the end what has been a fantastic season for the team that has won three competition’s already and as Pearse’s went on to win the final, it was close to a quadruple. The dressing room after the match was not a place for the faint hearted, tears were shed but these boys did themselves proud and were a credit to their club and county and they helped raise the profile of Donegal hurling. The match officials had officiated at 6 Division one Feile games that day could not believe the standard of hurling from the Buncrana hurlers and singled out Sam Doherty as the best player they had seen all day. The 24 players in the panel all contributed to what was a memorable weekend for everyone involved. Thanks to the Ballygar club for hosting us, to Owen McDaid who provided transport and helped look after the boys’ every need, to all the supporters who travelled, to Tom Clare and Gerry Vaughan for their hard work and effort and raised the expectations of hurling in the club but most of all to the boys themselves who gave us a fantastic 2011 season. The team was Darren Fitzpatrick, Ben Doherty, Patrick Wilson, Patrick Kelly, Kevin Vaughan, James Doherty, Sam Doherty(capt), Aedan Stokes, Darren Doherty, Paul Nelson, Dylan Duffy, Tom Clare, Oisin Grant, Craig Doherty, Declan McCarron,Daniel Deery, Fiachra MacLochlainn, Niall Doherty, Luke Timlin, Kevin Vaughan, David Doherty, Aran Craig, PJ McCarron and Matthew Wilson.
The weekend will have lasting memories for all involved but a big thank you goes to PJ McCarron (snr) for organising the magical mystery tour of Connamara on the way to the parade in Loughrea on Friday night.
Under 15 Hurling
Congratulations to Seosamh Gallanagh and Jack O’Loughlin who played for the Donegal U15 County Hurling Team in the Peter O’Keefe Memorial Cup on Saturday in Ballyshannon. They played Mayo in the final and Donegal came away winners, 3-10 to 3-00.
‘Get-Fit’ Football Training for Women
“Want to get fit and have a bit of craic as well? Join other women with the same objective every Monday night at 8pm at the Scarvey. We are playing gaelic football and it’s not competitive just FUN. No experience needed you only need to be over 18 years of age.” Benefit from the fitness expertise developed by the GAA!
Bord na nÓg – Summer Activities
(1)The Club will be hosting a VHI Cúl camp, including football and hurling for boys and girls, from July 11 – July 15. For Application Forms and information contact Leo Gill 086 086 8260.
(2)The club will host a series of activities for teenagers, including ‘Video Analysis of Your Playing Style’, a canoe trip and a drumming workshop. Dates are July 5-7. Contact Sean Noonan 087 923 2988 for information.
(3) A meeting of club underage football coaches will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday June 22 at 7.00pm
The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 21st June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 04-14-27-31.
There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €2,000 Lotto Plus draw were 21-22-31-32. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:
Conor Gill, Backhill;
Fiachra O’Flaherty, ℅ Bar;
James Molloy, Castle Park;
Geraldine Bradley, Castle Avenue;
Johnny McDaid, ℅ Adrian Doherty.
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).
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