Well, we can’t say it was unexpected but it still comes as bit of a shock. The announcement by Jim McGuinness that he is resigning as County manager will leave a huge void to be filled by whoever succeeds him.
Everyone at the club wishes Jim well with his future plans and thanks him sincerely for all he has done for the game in the county over the past few years. We will always remember the good times he gave us and for making Donegal a power in Gaelic football in the country.
Well done to Buncrana who beat Carndonagh 1-6 to 0-8 in the Intermediate Championship in the Scarvey on Saturday. This puts us in second place in the table equal on points with table-toppers Naomh Columba.
Buncrana Ladies had a great win on Sunday away to Dungloe, winning 7-7 to 1-3, which sets up a top of the table league decider next Sunday in the Scarvey against Cloghaneely. If the Ladies win this then they’ll be promoted to the Intermediates next season. All support welcome for what could be an historic day for this team who’re only playing a few years now.
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!
Buncrana Minor’s took on Convoy in the Championship on Friday night in the Scarvey and came away with a good win.
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
The Under 13 County Draw was held and Buncrana’s quarter final is on Saturday, 11th October, at 4.30. We’re up against Killybegs in Naomh Colmcille, Newtowncunningham. All players should be at training on Monday 6th at 7pm to get details.
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
Under 16 Girls will train on Tuesday’s 6–7pm at the Scarvey
Girls under 12, 13 and 14 girls are training on Monday from 7pm -8pm.
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 so please support if you can.
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
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