Sympathy: The Club wishes to express its sincere sympathies to the McMenamin family Eamon, Patricia, Fergal and Claire on the passing of Eamon’s father John.
Minor Hurling: The U18 hurlers got their season of to a good start in Hibernian Park Burt on Thursday night with a hard fought win, with a scoreline of 2:9 to 1:7, whilst fielding a very young squad with only 3 of the team overage next year. The game was played in ideal conditions, and swung from end to end. Burt got a couple of early points to run into an early lead, with the Scarvey boys missing several chances early on, but they soon settled and went in at Halftime 2 points in front, thanks to a Dermot Doherty goal. Burt got a goal mid-way through the second half, but a bullet penalty by Jack O’Loughlin eased nerves and the boys sealed it by tagging on some late points.The swift accurate puck outs from keeper Tom Clare were the launch-pad for many Buncrana attacks. Donal Óg Mac Lochlainn (capt.) was a rock at full back and he was ably assisted by young corner backs, Paul Nelson and Darren Doherty (roe). There was many good performances in the middle third of the field, with veteran’s Daniel, Conor, Stephen, Jamie and Michael all playing their part with their involvement with the county minor set-up baring fruit, but here too they were aided by the impressive work of U16 players, Jack and Sam (Roe). In front of goal Dermot Doherty showed glimpse’s of form, and when introduced as sub Kevin Crawford made a welcome return to the squad but both will know that more stick work is needed.
U16 Hurling: On Saturday morning the U16 Hurlers headed to Banagher to play in the U16 9-aside competition. They started brightly against Glen’s of Antrim side Glenshesk, losing only to a late rally from the strong Antrim outfit. Tthey then went on to comfortly beat Banagher and Belfast outfit Pearse’s. A leg injury to Sam Doherty restricted him to netminding duties, whilst injuries to Jack O’Loughlin and Darren Roe left the side weakened going into the last games, where they lost to Armagh side Derrynoose and Antrim side Larne. All in all it was a good day out and our lads were able to play teams they would not normally get a chance to meet.
U14 Hurling: The U14 hurlers had a good win on Thursday night over Burt, with a scoreline of 9-22 to 0-3, in the Scarvey. It was a good team performance by all, whilst Dylan Duffy, Craig Doherty and Oisin Grant were on fire in the half-forward line, Paddy Wilson and Kevin Vaughan were on top in midfield and the half back line of James Doherty, PJ McCarron and Paul Tourish were rock solid – all chipping in with great points. Daniel Deery at corner forward scored 4 goals.
Bord na nÓg: The Bord na nÓg meeting will now be held on Friday 20th April at 18:30 in the clubhouse instead of Wednesday 18th April at 20:30. If you want to send any topics for the agenda please send to them Joanne by the evening of Wednesday 18th.
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
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.
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 ‘Cardio Pump’ €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.
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