Buncrana GAA Notes
Well done to the Senior Ladies who reached the quarter finals while playing in the mini 7’s tournament in Dublin. They got through to the All Ireland quarter final after beating Portobello and Glinsk in the group stage! The quarter final was extremely tight and the Ladies only lost by a point. If a couple of contentious decisions had gone their way who knows how far they could have progressed. This was a great achievement for the Ladies and their management team given that it was their first ever appearance in the tournament. Better luck next year girls!
Training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.
Seniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.
Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!
Due to the large demand for County/Club GAA bracelets we now have more in stock. The people who ordered them can now collect them from Elizabeth-Anne on 0860604075. You are not obliged to buy them but please show your support for our county players. They are our champions especially our Clubmen Darrach , John , Caolan , Paul , Sean, Ronan and David.
Under Age Reports
Well done to the U13 hurlers who won the Division 1 Shield on Sunday in Owenbeg. The boys played the final against Lavey. The final score was 3-3 to 2-3. Manager Tommy O’Neill was mightily pleased with the performance and expects these kids to progress even further in coming years.
There’s an Under 16 game between Buncrana and Fanad Gaels in Newton at 6.15 Monday.
The Buncrana Minors take on Convoy at 8pm Friday.
Scór na nÓg – CLG Dhún na nGall
The dates and venues for the three semi finals and the county final of Scór na nÓg have been announced.
Saturday 8th November 2014 – Gleann Fhinne
Friday 14th November 2014 – Inis Eoghain – Venue in Inis Eoghain to be confirmed
Saturday 15th November 2014 – Baile na nGalloglach
County final – Friday 21st November 2014 – Na Ceithre Máistrí in the St John Bosco Centre, Donegal Town.
Under Age Training
U6/U8 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday Scarvey
The club is hosting a Halloween Ceili and Old Time Dance in the Plaza, Buncrana, Sunday 26th October. Music by Martin Duggan from 9pm-12am then the ever-popular David Craig Band from 12am till late. Tickets are €10 each and can be bought from any committee member. This will be our main fundraiser for the year and all proceeds go to our Underage Development Fund.
Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business. The HSE, in partnership with Donegal GAA and other organisations is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Donegal, working with the National Office for Suicide Prevention.
We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in the plan. You can print off and complete the questionnaire from our FB page or answer the questions online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/donegalsuicideprevention
The club would like to thank everyone who supported the All Ireland Coffee morning which raised a whopping €1,121.47 for the Donegal Hospice.
Special thanks to everyone who baked and displayed the fabulous array of goodies, the local businesses who supported it including Supervalu, Westend Dental Surgery, The Lunchbox and the Inishowen Gateway Hotel and everyone who helped out on the day. Thanks to O Flahertys Bar for hosting the event.
A big thank you also to the staff and pupils of Scoil Iosagain for their wonderful rendition of ‘All the way with Donegal’, which certainly helped to build the excitement.
There was no winner of the weekly Lotto held in An Tuath Nua on Saturday night but our monthly €500 winner is Michael Killoran. Congrats Michael and thanks to you and everyone else who entered for your support from all at the club. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 16, and 21. September’s sellers were Bord na nOg so much thanks to them. Octobers Lotto will be carried out by the Senior Ladies so look out for them. All monies raised go to keeping our Club afloat, training our young people and giving them a healthy and safe outlet.
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