Congratulations again to Ryan Bradley and the entire Donegal squad on their enthralling victory over Kildare at the weekend! Again Ryan made a big contribution to the victory and his display was commended by manager Jim McGuinness and various other pundits over the weekend. We can now look forward to a semi-final contest between Donegal and either Tyrone or Dublin on Sunday 28th August in Croke Park. It promises to be a great occasion no matter who Donegal meet next.
Under 21 Football
Buncrana under 21 footballers bowed out of the u21 championship last Tuesday night when they lost at home by two points to Fanad Gaels. Trailing by eight points at half time, the Scarvey men started the second half with all guns blazing, when Philip Harkin hit the cross bar and post in the same move, the ball almost refusing to go into the net. Philip had a very good game as did Eugene Allen at full back and Garbhan Friel in midfield. The game was lost in the first half however, in a period when the homeside appeared to go to sleep before half time and let in two goals. The Buncrana men were by far the best team in the second half and had the lion’s share of possession but were unable to claw back the deficit which they had accumulated in the first half.
Saturday August 13th has been set as the date for the club’s annual barbecue. Further details will be available next week.
All club members should by now have received their official membership cards. Any members who have not yet received their cards, please contact Eamonn McMenamin on 086 214 2088.
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Under 14 Football
Our u14 footballers proved too strong for St Eunan’s B team in O’Donnell Park. The first half was a tight affair with little between the sides at half-time, the game was over early in the second half with a glut of Buncrana goals. In defence Christy McKinley impressed, Sam Doherty (roe) was once again the driving force in the midfield area, up front Oisin Grant will have been pleased by hours work. Next up is Milford, date and time TBC, all support is welcome.
Under 16 Football
The u16 footballers marched into a county semi-final meeting against Ballyshannon with a comfortable win against Termon. The game was played in Killygordon, in ideal conditions in the new Red Hughs facility. Our boys were on fire from the start and ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 6:11 to 3:5. Harry Doherty was impressive in goals and was well supported in the back line by the tough, hard working Stephen Doherty. Peter McLaughlin won a lot of possession in midfield and supplied Dara O’Connor in the full forward. Dara was unstoppable in front of the small square, these boys were well supported by all the squad, and can look forward to the semi-final.
Under 12 Hurling
The u12 hurlers made the long trip to Ballyshannon on Thursday last and proved too strong for the Ernesiders. In the process they played some great hurling and tagged on a healthy scoreline. Next week will prove a tougher task when we make the short trip to Hibernian Park Burt on Thursday, throw in at 7pm,all support for this crunch tie is welcome.
Under 16 Hurling
The u16 hurlers had a disappointing result against Ballyshannon at home on Thursday last, and will need to improve their results if they are to make the league semi-finals.
The results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 26th July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 11-24-30-32.
There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €2,075 Lotto Plus draw were 09-15-23-30. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:
Charlie Cat Doherty, Buncrana;
Geraldine Bradley, Castle Ave;
Danny Henderson, ℅ Bingo;
Pat McLaughlin, Trillick;
Eilish Grant, Lough View.
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).