Buncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 12th August
Congratulations: The Opel GAA All Stars announced last week that Ryan Bradley has been selected as the GAA Football Player of the Month for July. The Buncrana player has been awarded by his fellow-county players for the outstanding individual contribution he has made in Donegal’s championship encounters throughout the past month. Not only did Bradley help Donegal secure a place in the All-Ireland semi-final, he also contributed to Donegal’s Ulster Championship victory against Down. Ryan returned to club training on Tuesday night following the Kerry game and put in another excellent performance on Saturday past in the league. Congratulations Ryan and best of luck in the upcoming Semi-Final against Cork.
All-Ireland Football Semi-Final: There is a real buzz around the county about the upcoming All-Ireland Semi-Final, when Donegal will attempt to go one step further than last year’s campaign by defeating 2010 All-Ireland Champions Cork. Many Buncrana Gaels will no doubt make the pilgrimage south to GAA Headquarters again to support Ryan and the rest of the lads. Please note that ticket orders will be taken on Tuesday 14th between 6.00pm and 8.30pm at the Scarvey.
Senior Football: The Senior footballers resumed league action on Saturday evening when they faced Burt at the Scarvey. The first half was a close affair with neither side managing to dominate possession. Buncrana went in at half-time with a one point lead, thanks in part to scores from Ryan Bradley, Kevin Treacy and Adrian Doherty. In the second half Buncrana began to dominate in Midfield and attack in numbers, with Calvin Jones particularly impressive. Further scores were added by Adrian Doherty, Ryan Bradley, Oisin Doherty, Peter McLaughlin, Christopher McDermott and a goal from full forward Kevin Treacy. Buncrana will be satisfied with the overall performance but will be aware that there is further room for improvement over the coming weeks leading into the Intermediate Championship. Final Score: Buncrana 1-17 Burt 0-11.
The Senior Reserves also recorded a victory, with good performances from Stephen McGonigle, Bruce Waldron, Anthony McGonagle and Gareth porter who 4 great points. Final Score: Buncrana 1-10 Burt 0-11.
Buncrana GAA Annual BBQ: The Annual Buncrana GAA BBQ takes place on Saturday 18th August @ The Scarvey from 8 til’ late. ADM €5. Music by Palomino and Mickey & Charlie. Lamb on the spit, Charity Challenge (Wax, Shave or Dye) & Fundraising draw for All Ireland Semi Final Tickets, signed Donegal Jersey’s & Luxury Food Hamper take place on the night. A great nights craic guaranteed, everyone very welcome. Strictly over 18’s.
Buncrana GAA Charity Challenge & Fundraising Draw: Some of the Club & Community’s bravest souls will be putting their vanity on the line & testing the limits of their pain thresholds at this years Annual GAA BBQ all in the name of charity. They will be waxed, shaved or dyed in order to raise funds for the club & for a local charity of their choice; the particpiant who raises the most money will see part of their sponsorship go to their chosen local charity, so if you see one of these hairy lads in your area please give generously!
There will also be a fundraising draw on the same night with some excellent prizes; 2 All Ireland Semi Final Tickets, 2 signed Donegal Jerseys (1 yellow & 1 pink) kindly donated by Shoe & Sports Store & John Barr Fashions as well as a Luxury Food Hamper. Lines €2 or 3 for €5 onsale throughout the town or from any club member.
U8 Football: U8 Football Training has now finished for the season and the management team would like to thank all we participated in a busy year for both training and blitz’s. Thanks to all parent who helped throughout the year. A note will be sent out when the training is to re-start
Buncrana GAA Summer Camp/Fundays for Boys and Girls aged 6/7 years: Monday 13th to Wednesday the 15th August from 11.00am until 2.00pm. Everyone welcome! Entry is free. Parents and Guardians are welcome to help if they want, even for an hour. Please bring waterproof clothing, packed lunch and water. Names to be in for Saturday 11th August please, contact Declan Doherty on 0870916662.
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 €2,980 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 7th August in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 13-16-18-22. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:
Donal Carey, Main St.
Deirdre McLaughlin, Gleneely
Jarlath Herrity, Tuath Nua
Arlana Barrett, Orchard Bar, Gleneely
M. Doherty, Buncrana
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.
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