All Ireland Quarter Final
Buncrana GAA Club wishes senior player Ryan Bradley and the Donegal team the very best of luck in the All Ireland Quarter Final against Kildare this weekend.
IF YOU PLAN ATTENDING DONEGAL’S QUARTER FINAL PLEASE MAKE YOUR ORDER NOW, DON’T LEAVE IT ANY LATER. CONTACT CLUB SECRETARY, PAULINE GRANT ON 086 081 2429 OR BY EMAIL TO [email protected]
Senior Executive Board Meeting
July’s meeting will take place on Wednesday evening at 8:15pm sharp at the clubhouse.
Coiste na Condae Meeting
There will be a meeting of Coiste na Condae in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, on Monday, July 25th, commencing at 8.30pm
The senior footballers were away to St Naul’s on Saturday last and recorded an excellent victory on a scoreline of 1-10 to 11. Despite being short a number of regulars and and being unable to field county player Ryan Bradley this was by far and away the team’s best performance of the season. Played with great intensity, the Scarvey boys took charge right from the off and and took a lead they were were never to lose. The Mountcharles men did call on their county panelist Stephen Griffen but the hard working Buncrana defence marshalled by John Doherty soon got to grips with this threat. Up front the forward line were tearing the Naul’s defence to pieces with Oisin Doherty particularly hard to stop. At half time we deservedly led by three points with the pick of the scores a screamer under pressure from Ronan Doherty (X).
St. Nauls opened the second half stronger but a short kickout was intercepted by Adrian Doherty and as he bore down on goal he was cynically fouled and Odhran Doherty dispatched the resulting penalty to the bottom corner. To their credit St. Nauls kept chipping away and the Buncrana boys soaked up a lot of pressure and with the forwards working tirelessly to assist we moved towards a tense and nervous finish. A trademark Adrian McColgan point sealed the deal for Buncrana and with with Noel O’Donnell in control of everything that the Mountcharles men threw at him we ran out two point winners to consolidate our position near the top of the table.
The lads played with a real commitment and drive that ultimately was the difference between the two sides. A special word to Philip Harkin and the under the weather Calvin Jones who were excellent throughout. Otherwise it is very hard to single out any other individuals in a display of courage, effort and commitment we can be rightly proud of. Training continues in the Scarvey on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a 7.30 pm start.
Under 21 Football
The under 21’s will kick-off their football championship campaign with a home fixture against Fanad Gaels on Tuesday 26th July, 7.30pm at the Scarvey. The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday 19th July but was re-scheduled. There will be extra time if required.
Buncrana GAA Fun Day in conjunction with Buncrana Music and Arts Festival
Thank you to all who helped out with the now annual sports day in a sun-drenched Scarvey on Sunday last, thanks to all the mentors, parents and supporters who manned the stalls, thanks to all who helped in any way especially to David McConnell who co-ordinated this event. Buncrana Mayor Nicholas Crossan as usual did a fantastic job as MC but will be unavailable for team selection for a number of weeks due to a persistent hip problem and the Club wishes him all the best with this.
Inishowen GAA – Jerome Quinn Media Promotional DVD
As part of his schedule to visit all the GAA clubs in Inishowen, Jerome Quinn Media was in Buncrana last Thursday night to make a promotional DVD on behalf of Inishowen GAA. Jerome’s brief was to interview and film members of each club to promote the GAA in Inishowen. These interviews covered a brief history of each club, the number of teams involved with each club, facilities available, successes in football, hurling, ladies football and camogie as well as cultural activities, coaching and personalities.
You can see some previews of the dvd on www.jeromequinnmedia.com.
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Under 12 Football
Our u12 footballers had a good day out in Carndonagh on Saturday last in the “Go Games” finals Day, fielding two teams, team 1 recorded several comfortable wins setting up a final against Carndonagh, losing narrowly in the end. The second side also performed well and were narrowly beaten in the semi final, by Burt.
Hurling & Camogie Training for National School Children
This week also saw extra hurling and camogie training sessions being kindly sponsored by Scoil Iosagain. Over 50 young hurlers took part. A special thanks to Kevin Hinphy, Yvonne Byrne, Donal MacLochlainn and all the coaches who made the three days very enjoyable for all children..
Under 12 Hurling
The u12 hurlers will make the long trip to Ballyshannon on Thursday night with the bus leaving at 5.15 sharp, they will also travel to
Dungiven on Saturday to take part in the annual Kevin Lynch memorial hurling festival, match details will be given on Thursday night.
Our u10 hurlers hosted a poorly attended Donegal blitz on Sunday only neighbours Burt fielded, manger Tommy O Neill can be proud of his young charges with all playing well.
Under 16 Hurling
Congratulations to Daniel Wilson who has been selected as part of the Ulster u16 Hurling Squad to play an inter-provincial against Connaught on Wednesday afternoon. This is a fantastic honour for Daniel and his family, hopefully he will have a memorable day.
The clubs u16 hurlers got their season back on track with a good away win against Carn on Thursday last, short a few regulars, the boys dominated from the start, the few attacks Carn had were easily dealt with by keeper Darren Fitzpatrick, he was well supported at full back by Donal og mac Lochlainn who gave a master class in striking the sliotar. Sam Doherty (Roe) and Darren Doherty (Roe) were the driving force in midfield, up front Michael Farrell had a good first-half as did the youthful Patrick Wilson enjoying the unusual roll for him, in the full forward berth.
‘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.”
The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 19th July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 01-06-11-19.
There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €2,050 Lotto Plus draw were 01-05-13-15. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:
Donal Doherty, Oakfield Close;
Della Kelly, Burnfoot;
Angela Leonard, ℅ Bingo;
Joseph McLaughlin, Ture, Muff;
Brian McLaughlin, Linsfort.
If you are clearing out your wardrobe, facilities are available at the Scarvey to recycle your old clothes. Call in anytime and leave them at the clothes bank. By doing so you will be helping out our club.
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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