Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 1st February 2012
Thanks: On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17th March, Buncrana GAA held a celebration of Irish Culture for all the family. We would like to thank the musicians; Michael Gallanagh, Tom Byrne, Denis Kelly and Clare for giving up their time and playing in the clubhouse and also Dinny Mc Laughlin for his music and story telling. A big thanks also to the dancers of the Donna Elliot School of Dancing for their perormance as well. It was a lively morning with mixed teams of boys and girls under the ages of 12 and 14 who pitted their skils against each other and provided two entertaining games of football. The large attendence was kept fed and refreshed by the tea and sandwiches served on the day and our thanks to all of those who contributed in the making and serving of these. Pictures of this enjoyable event are no available on the Buncrana GAA Facebook page.
Stay Awake Night: As a Club we are continuously striving to improve the facilities and opportunities for our young people. In order to do this, we must fundraise and we do appreciate your continued support. We are now planning another unique event, a sponsored ‘Stay awake all night’ on Good Friday night in the Scarvey Club House, 9pm till 9am. Our underage players and club members are volunteering to undertake this challenging, yet fun filled, test of endurance in order to raise funds for underage development. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, as well as prizes for the person with the most sponsorship. Best of luck to everyone involved! ZZZzzz!
County panel for participants with disabilities: Donegal Sports Partnership in conjunction with Ulster/Donegal GAA are establishing a county panel for participants with disabilities. To be eligibleto join the panel individuals must be male 16+, have a mild-moderate intellectual disability and have transport to and from training (probably fortnightly). Training venue will be determined by interest but it is envisaged a host club will be identified in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. For further details please contact Thérèse Laverty, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Tel: 074 (91) 16078/79, Email: email@example.com
Applications for U21 Football Manager: Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching: Can all club coaches and mentors email the results of their stock-take to Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
Gaelic4All: This iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.
Girls U12 Football: On Saturday 24th, a squad of 26 girls travelled to Cookstown for a blitz in the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena, taking on teams from all over Ulster. Despite all 3 teams being very young (with many still in the under 10 age group) the girls played with great heart and really held their own. Both the coaches and players gained alot from the day, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.
Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.
Senior Ladies Gaelic Football: The Buncrana Ladies Senior team played another pre-season warm-up game in The Scarvey on Wednesday night ,against an in-form Malin side. Once again, the experienced Malin side took the lead in the first half, but the youthful Buncrana side did not make it easy for them. The girls are beginning to show the talent and experience they all have as the nerves settle and they begin to form as a team. The second half saw the Buncrana ladies push Malin to a tight finish; with the girls taking control of the ball for the last 15 minutes of the match. Even though Buncrana where missing some key players, it was a good performance by all who took part. If we were to pick out one player to mention, it woulds have to be Joanne Buck; who (while only being introduced to the sport very recently) showed how hard work, determination and putting the effort in at training can give a major return to the team and shows us all what being part of a team is all about! Training, as always, continues on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and Friday evening at 8pm. All welcome!
U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays at the Scarvey from 11.00am until 11.45am.
U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.
U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.
Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.
Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome.
Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.
U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.
Boys U16 Football: Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.
Fitness Classes: A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Scoil Iosagain on their performance in the Cumann na mBunscol quiz recently. They now progress to the Ulster finals along with Kilmacrennan NS; Meenaneary & Lurgybrack. The Ulster final is on in the Armagh City Hotel on Tuesday 27th March. Congratulations also to Gaelscoil mBun Cranncha who were the divisional winners in the Cumann na mBunscol football championship.
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