Senior Football: On Saturday evening in the Scarvey, Buncrana Senior Footballers earned a valuable 2 points with victory over Red Hugh’s of Killygordon. The first half proved to be closely contested, with neither side managing to find form. Early scores for Buncrana from Odhran Doherty were cancelled out by the accurate free-taking of Red Hugh’s. However, further scores from lively corner forward Ryan Curran and an excellent goal by young Buncrana midfielder Simon Cuffe gave Buncrana some breathing space going in at half-time. Red Hugh’s started brightly in the early stages of the second half, registering 2 unanswered points. However, the home side replied with scores from Adrian Doherty, Oisin Doherty, Ronan Doherty and Odhran Doherty. In the end Buncrana finished the game with a 6 point advantage and will be happy to have registered another 2 points in Division 3.
In the Reserve match Buncrana trailed by 2 points at half time following an even first half. Buncrana completely dominated the game but wasteful finishing cost them the game. Best for the home team were Pauric McLaughlin, Caolan McCann and Gerard McLaughlin. H-T 0-5 to 1-4 F-T 0-8 to 1-6
Senior Ladies Football: The Buncrana Senior Ladies Team played their latest league match in very windy conditions on Sunday at Scarvey against Gweedore. Buncrana, playing against the wind in the first half, couldn’t make as much of an impact as they would have liked, but did hold the in form Gweedore team at bay for the first 20 minutes. Gweedore then, backed by a very strong wind, took the lead with a volley of points in succession, to go in with a good lead at half time. With the wind in the second half, Buncrana took control of the game from the throw-in and got the game back to level pegging. Mainly thanks to some great defending from Martina Mullan and Catherine McLaughlin, as well as some great forward passing from Doreen McGee and Michelle Browne, great attacking runs from Caroline Gallagher and Maria Browne, and great battling for possession from Lauren Hegarty. However, Gweedore added some fresh legs to their squad at this point and managed to score 2 goals, to Buncrana’s 1 point in the last 10 minutes. Gweedore won by 5 points, keeping them on top of Division 3 for the moment. With 3 games played and 3 more to go in the league, Buncrana are sitting in a good position in mid-table; considering it is the clubs first adventure into Senior Ladies Gaelic Football. The girls now have a friendly match against Convoy on Wednesday evening in Convoy (throw-in 7.30pm) and their next league match against Termon on Sunday in Scarvey (throw-in 12noon). Training continues on Wednesday evening from 7.15pm and Friday evening from 8.00pm.
Minor Hurling: The Minor Hurlers completed the league schedule at home against a good MacCumhaills side, with the match ending in an entertaining draw. As in most of their games this year the Scarvey Boys took the field with no actual minors making themselves available for selection, and had to take the field with 14 players. To the young boys credit this has never held them back and to a man have been able to compete against all Donegal teams and qualify for the B league final against the Ballybofey outfit (date to be confirmed). Thursday’s match was a tight game from the throw in, Goalie Tom Clare was in great form and his many save and accurate swift puc outs being the launch pad for many Buncrana scores. The full back line was marshalled by Donal Óg and was well supported Conor Mc Glynn, the half back line was led by seasoned campaigners Daniel Wilson and Conor Grant, ably supported by Darren Roe who will have been pleased by his hours work. In midfield duo of Jamie McLaughlin and Stephen Nelson were impressive throughout. The half forward line of Jack O’Loughlin, Sam Roe and Michael Farrell carried the main attacking threat and all three can be happy with their effort. In the full forward Aedan Stokes and Paul Nelson battled hard from the start, bearing in mind both were carrying injuries into the match and kindly offered to play, Caoimhin MacLochlainn.will have also been pleased by his industrious hours work. The management of this team would like to thank this group of dedicated hurlers for their hard work throughout the year to date and well deserve their place in the B league final. No doubt it is this group who will form a base for the club to once again field at Senior level in the not to distant future, and hopefully be supported by some returning older players who have lost out over the last few years due to the club not having enough players at the adult age to field. This age groups championship will not take place until after the exams.
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.
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.
Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,720 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 8th May in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-10-12-19 . There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
John Doherty (Boss), 6 Tirmacool Park
Danny Henderson, c/o Bingo
Jean O’Flaherty, c/o Bar
Christine Porter, 10 Carraig Fern
Conor Gill, Backhill
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.