Well done to our county U21 hurlers at the weekend. Once again the club was well represented in the Donegal jersey.
Many thanks to all who helped and raised money at the club car wash this weekend.
Well done to our U21 footballers on a great win over Kilcar in the U21 championship this week.
Sean Clerkin’s men showed the potential of this squad and never looked in doubt. This panel saw some of the club minor players show their strength with Conor O’Donnnell, Ryan McElhinney and Noel McLaughlin putting in strong performances. Buncrana ran out 3 point winners ending, 2.14 to 2.11.
Buncrana team: Sean Parker Andrew Doherty Conor Grant Noel Mc Laughlin Shane Mc Laughlin Stephen Doherty Aiden Stokes Caolan Mc Gonagle F-1 Bruce Waldron Peter Mc Laughlin Ryan Mc Elhinney 0-2 Darach O Connor 0-5(F-2) Shane Mc Clean 0-2 Conor O Donnell 1-3 Joseph Mc Grory 1-1. Sub Craig Doherty for Caolan Mc Gonagle (inj) Lee Mc Carron for Sean Parker. Final score 2-14 to 2-11
Buncrana minor hurlers completed the hatrick of county minor titles with a dramatic late win against rivals St Eunans.
It was nip and tuck throughout with no quarter asked or given, it wasn’t a game for the purist but what it lacked in skill was made up for in drama.
The Letterkenny outfit started the hungrier, boosted in their number by a few players from Dungloe whos physical presence suited a night that was punctuated by heavy rain making tidy stick work difficult.
An early Eunan’s goal was matched by a great finish from Oisin Grant to the back of the net, both sides traded points from play and frees. Points from Daniel Deery, Ben Doherty, Arran Craig and 3 from Dylan Duffy meant the Scarvey boys went in at half time leading 1:6 to 1:4.
The second half started brightly for Letterkenny, scoring freely to take a commanding 4 point lead and looking likely to go on and lift the trophy.
The St Eunan’s keeper made 2 point plank saves and the crossbar was rattled, time was ticking on and goals where going to be needed.
First up was Arran Craig to rattle the net from a narrow angle to leave the minimum between the sides, Eunan’s pushed it back to a 2 point game from a dead ball, it was moving closer to the final whistle when Dylan Duffy caught a high ball and was mauled to the ground leaving a 25 yard free. Up stepped Ben (roe) Doherty to rattle the back of the net.
Jubilation for Buncrana, devistation for Eunan’s! Buncrana were well served by the outstanding man of the match Fiachra mac Lochlainn, who when the chips where down dug deep to drive his team mates on, a young John Vaughan, Patrick Wilson and Paul Tourish were also best in defence. Up front it just didn’t happen and this squad will know that a step up in training will be needed if a third Ulster title is going to be won.
This is no mean feat; 3 League and Championship wins back to back, also overturning the U16 championship loss to the same St Eunan’s side in 2014.
St Eunans deserve great credit for their part in a thrilling match.
The winning side was;
Declan mc Carron,John Vaughan, Patrick Wilson, Enda o RourkeJames Doherty, Paul Tourish,Fiachra mav LochlainnBen (roe) Doherty,Niall O Doherty,Arran Craig, Oisin Grant, Daniel Deery,David Doherty, Dylan Duffy, Kevin Vaughan.Conor O Rourke, Pj mc Carron,Oisin Roe Doherty,Matthew Wilson,Jack Callaghan, Oisin Hegarty.
The U16s were up against Termon last Monday night. Termon are always a well drilled side and the boys knew a test was ahead. Buncrana started in determined fashion and went into a good early lead with goals from Ryan Hegerty (1-3), Matthew Mulholland (2-2)….half time score 3-8 to 0-4.
The second half was a useful execrise in giving squad players and players coming back from injuries a chance of a decent run out….the highlight of the night came from dedicitated squad player Emmett ‘Winkers’ McLaughlin (1-1) who scored a long range goal and an excellent point. Final score: Buncrana 4-12 Termon 1-11.
The result means the U16’s are through to the Div1 league 1/4 finals and will play Div 1 Championship later in September….well done lads.
Super Valu kits
Here is a great opportunity for us to received much need gear for our underage…..and it’s you that can help….Here’s how it works;
With every €40 you spend with your real rewards card over the next 8 weeks you will received a voucher for the club of your choice (preferably Buncrana Gaa Club Og) drop this voucher into the box at the entrance to the toilets, if we manage to get 2000 vouchers we will all the mentioned gear FREE courtesy of our local Supervalu. Please start collecting folks.
Buncrana GAA has a recycle bin at The Scarvey. Anyone who wishes to place old clothes, shoes, curtains, towels etc. can do so. This helps raise funds for the club.
Boys & Girls:
U6 Fundamentals Fridays at 6.30pm
U8 Boys Friday from 6.30pm 7.30pm
U10 Boys Friday from 6.45pm 8.00pm
U12 Boys Friday from 6.30pm 8.00pm
U14 Boys Friday from 7.00pm 8.30pm
U16 Boys Monday 7.00pm
Reminder to everyone that our underage girls training has moved outdoors!
U10s girls on Friday from 3:30 to 4:30pm
U8s girls on Friday from 4:30 to 5:30pm
U12, & U16 Girls on Monday 6.30pm
U14 Girls Monday 6.30pm
Training in The Scarvey, bring gum shield, water and €2 for training contribution.Tags: