Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 5th August
Congratulations: History was made in a rain soaked Letterkenny on Sunday night, when a the youthful Scarvey squad claimed the club’s first Donegal Hurling Minor Championship title.This was a highly unexpected win due to the unavailability of some key players. The absence of Tom Clare (hols), Jack O Loughlin (hols), Aedan Stokes and Sean Mc Fadden (inj), and John Campbell, left Buncrana with only 15 available players. Even more pleasing to the management is the age profile of the team as only 3 players are overage next year. The Buncrana team set the tempo from the start and their never-say-die attitude was the difference in the end as neither side gave an inch. Setanta from Killygordan went into the game as red hot favorites having already beaten this Buncrana side at u14 and u16 championship final’s in previous years. Caoimhin Mac Lochlainn started in his unfamiliar role and did well throughout. He was flanked by u16 players Darren (Roe) Doherty and Paul Nelson, who battled hard throughout. Buncrana captain Dónal Óg Mac Lochlainn led by example throughout and was a rock in the second half. The halfback line of Conor Grant, Dermot Doherty and Daniel Wilson where immense and will be happy with their performance. Midfield duo of Stephen Nelson and Jamie McLaughlin (1pt) where the launch pad of many successful attacks. Conor McCormick lined out at half forward and was equally adapt at clearing a ball out of defense as he was in attack. Michael Farrell (1pt) worked tirelessly throughout. The full forward line of Denver Coyle, Patrick Kelly and Sean Deery fought hard against a strong Setanta back line. Sam (Roe) Doherty would have been the pick of the forwards, his youthful years did not prevent him matching the physical strength of the Setanta outfit and was ever reliable from the dead ball scoring 7pts, (6 f’s). This side will undoubtedly form the back bone of any future Buncrana Senior Hurling Side. The management would like to thank the squad as they where a pleasure to work with all year and they are a credit to their families and the Club. This is not the end of the line for this squad as in October they will field in the Ulster Club Hurling Championship. Halftime score was 0.5 to 1.1, Final score 0:9 to 1:5.
All Ireland Quarter Final: The draw has been made and Donegal must overcome Kerry on Sunday 5th August if they are to advance to the Semi-Final. Ticket orders for the quarter final will be taken on Monday 30th July in the Clubhouse from 5-7pm. Arrangements will not be finalised until Monday afternoon but info so far is adult stand prices will be €30 & juveniles €5. There will also be concessions for students & OAPs, price to be confirmed but likely to be charged full price with discount being given at turnstile.
U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.
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. New and returning 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 €2,940 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 25thth July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 3-5-11-21. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
G. Powell, Cathal O’Doherty Ave
Della Kelly and Family, Burnfoot
Niall Crossan, 52 Cockhill Park
Sheila Ivers, Creagh, Clonmany
ARbuckle Sisters, 15a Cluain Mhuire
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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