Congratulations: Congratulations to Tom Clare and his Donegal Minor Hurlers on their Ulster Shield Championship success over Monaghan on Friday night. Special word to all the club lads involved, especially Captain Conor Grant. Well done Lads from all at C.L.G. Bun Cranncha and the Parish of Buncrana.
Hard luck to Gary Duffy and minor footballers who lost out to Monaghan in the Ulster Minor Football League Final by three points. Their focus will now be on the big one in four weeks, when they face Tyrone in the Ulster Championship on the 26th of May.
Senior and Reserve Football: Buncrana 0-10 Dungloe 0-9. Buncrana went into this game on the back of a two game losing streak, however they opened brightly when a direct ball was collected by young corner forward John Campbell, who pointed from 20 yards with his left foot. Campbell was causing problems for the Dungloe full back line and pointed again following a surging run from wing half back Ronan Doherty.
The main threat from Dungloe was provided by Adrian Hanlon and Adrian Sweeney, however for much of the first half the Buncrana defence managed to curtail the Dungloe scores to frees. Frees by Campbell, Odhrán Doherty and a fine point from corner back Stephen Doherty gave Buncrana a 3 point lead at half time. Buncrana 0-6 Dungloe 0-3.
Dungloe had the breeze in the second half and registered two early scores when long passes from midfield found Adrian Sweeney and Adrian Hanlon who both converted. Ryan Bradley responded with a solo effort, then substitute William McLaughlin also pointed for Buncrana. Dungloe were making better use of the wind advantage and managed to get ahead with 7 mintes left. At this stage the momentum was with the visitors, however Paul McGonigle worked a short free to Oisin Doherty who pointed from 45m to equalise. McGonigle again was the instigator of Buncrana’s winner, driving into the Dungloe 13m line before releasing to William McLaughlin, who converted off his left. FT Buncrana 0-10 Dungloe 0-9.
Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle. Well done to the U16 Footballers who beat Killygordan last week 7-05 to 2-01.
U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.
U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesdays at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.
U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.
U9 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) is on every Thursday in Crana College from 7pm-8pm. New players are always welcome.
U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.
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