Congratulations: Congratulations to Stephen Nelson, Conor Grant and Dónal Óg Mac Lochlainn who won an Ulster All-Star award for Hurling. Well done to the lads from everyone at the club.
Senior Men Football: Buncrana Senior Men Footballers were in action at the Scarvey in the Donegal All-County league on Sunday afternoon, against division 3 rivals Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon. The management team of Mark Crossan and Brendan McGee asked for the team to bounce back from a disappointing 1 point defeat last week against Naomh Columba, and the team delivered. In the early stages of the first half Buncrana dominated the play, with Oisín Doherty opening the scoring following good build-up play by midfielder Garbhan Friel. Aodh Ruadh were finding scores hard to come by with solid marking in the full back line from Calvin Jones, Simon McGrory and Ronan Doherty. As the half progressed Aodh Ruadh managed to create some chances, however some wayward shooting by the visiting forwards, and further scores from Oisín Doherty, Odhran Doherty and Garbhan Friel led to Buncrana finishing the first half with a 2 point lead.
Aodh Ruadh began the second half well and decreased the home side’s lead to 1 point. However Buncrana responded, with the strong forward runs from the experienced half back Adrian McColgan, and Odhran Doherty from midfield. Once again Buncrana dominated possession and it wasn’t long before the ball found it’s way into the visitors net, leaving Buncrana with a 4 point lead with 5 minutes remaining. Through hard work, and despite a late goal by Aodh Ruadh, Buncrana manage to see out the game and win by a 2 point margin. The Scarvey men will now be aiming to pick up where they left off next weekend against St. Nauls.
A great team performance by Buncrana who overcame Ballshannon by a point in the Scarvey. A neat finish by the hardworking Buncrana midfielder Stephen Nelson proved to be a very important score, before the fullback Stephen Doherty scored the wining point with two minutes remaining. Outstanding for the home side were Ryan Curran, Bruce Waldron, John Cassidy And Paul McGonigle. Scorers: Paul McGonigle 0-2, Ryan Curran 0-3, John Cassidy 0-1, Gareth Porter 0-2 Stephen Doherty 0-1, Stephen Nelson 1-0. Half Time 0-5 to 1-2 Full Time 1-9 to 1-8
Senior Ladies Football: The Buncrana Senior Ladies team travelled to Lifford on Sunday morning for their second league match of the season. The strong, seasoned outfit of Naomh Padraig Lifford, with the home advantage, took control of the match in the first half. The Lifford crew used the advantage of their experience to control a lot of the play in the opening half with some excellent runs and overlapping plays. However, the over used term of ‘a game of two halves’ certainly must be used to describe this match. The Buncrana team took on a new spirit in the second half, only allowing Lifford to put 2 points on the board for the entire 30 minutes, with an excellent display in defence from Martina Mullan keeping Lifford at bay. So onward and upward now for the senior ladies team in their first league challenge for the club. Training continues on; Wednesday from 7.15pm and Friday from 8pm.
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: Buncrana U16 footballers face Robert Emmets on Monday evening at 7.00pm. 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.
Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,660 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 17th March in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 8-11-13-15. There was no jackpot winner that week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Sean Clerkin, Porthaw
Gary McGlinchey, Tullyarvan
Sandra Coyle, 1 Cottages Burnfoot
Brendan Murphy, c/o Bar
Phil O’Donnell, Druminderry
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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