Buncrana GAA

Notes for the week – first week of February! Have included pic of monthly Lotto winner, James Doherty (Shivey).

Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 1st February 2015

Club Presentation Night
Here’s a date to add to your diary – the Club’s Presentation night has been confirmed for Saturday 21st Feb. Tickets will be €15 each. This year we’re going for a less formal, more socialable approach with a buffet followed by our presentations and disco. More details to follow including special guests, etc, but at least keep the date in mind for now. Tickets available from usual sources!

Gone but not forgotten!

The Club was delighted to see two former members scaling new heights last week. Congratulations to Matty Deeney and Declan Walsh on reaching the Junior Club All Ireland finals with their respective clubs and codes – Matty Deeny for football with John Mitchels of Liverpool (final 14th February) and Declan Walsh in hurling with Fullen Gaels of Manchester (final Sunday 15th February). Both players played all their underage Football/Hurling with Buncrana and its good to see the Club nurturing such future talent.

Coaches and Managers 2015
With most of the positions now filled the Club is looking forward to a successful 2015 season in all codes at all age levels and in both genders! We will publish the full management and coaches list for the new season in next week’s Notes once everyone has been ratified. Let’s get behind our teams and give everyone, players and management, the support they need to make it a season to remember!

Club Officer Training
This training will be held on 4th of February in Ballybofey and will be particularly useful for those Officers who have taken on new roles.

Mizen to Malin Club Fundraiser
The Clubs big fundraising ‘cyclathon’ is definitely going ahead, starting from Mizen June 30 th and ending in Malin on July 5 th . The Club has earmarked this as our major fundraising event for 2015 and is bringing on a local charity (which one is yet to be confirmed) as a partner. This event will be a prime example of our Club fundraising to support our young people’s activities and contribute to local community development at the same time.

Anybody interested in doing the cycle or helping organise please contact Brian Stokes. This is a massive undertaking and lot of support roles need to be filled.

Garda Vetting
New Garda Vetting forms have been in place since July 2014 and are available for download from our website, Club Secretary, Grainne Ui Chearain, or Childrens Officer, Gary Duffy. Any club member who has responsibility for or contact with underage members in the course of their involvement with the club has to be Garda vetted.

Donegal GAA Yearbook
Donegal GAA Year Book is available now. This is a good read and amazing to see how much the club achieved in 2014 – here’s hoping we do as well or better in 2015. For your copy contact Grainne on 0864650200.

Underage News

County Squad Success

Congratulations from all at the Club to the following players who have made it onto County squads:
Under 18 – Amy Casey and Louise Devlin and Emma Mc Laughlin, Sophie “Roe” Doherty and Shannon Hegarty who are on the County 14 and Development Squads.

Training

Football
U16 Boys Football Training will restart on Monday 2nd Feb at 4.15pm in the Scarvey
U14 Boys Football Training will start on Saturday February 14th at 2pm Sharp in Scarvey. Training will be on Tues evenings from 7 – 8.30p, and Fridays from 4.30pm to 6pm. Anyone who wants to come back or try Gaelic are more than welcome to come down. Don’t Forget Gum Shields, Boots and €2 – Any questions contact Aidan on 0862762671

U10 Boys Football resumes this Saturday 7th from 4.30 – 5.30pm in Buncrana Youth Club. Any queries please contact Manager Leo Gill (086) 086 8260. Don’t forget Gum Shield and €2. All new members welcome.

U6 Friday evening 6.30 – 7.30
U8 Boys Football Training has changed to Saturday from 3.30-4.30 in Buncrana Youth Club.
U8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30

Hurling
U8 & U10 Sunday 11am

Under 10’s hurlers had their first blitz of the year in Burt/Aileach on Saturday with 4 tough games which saw the team getting better & better with every game played. The team was delighted to come out of Aileach with an unbeaten record. Thanks to David Guilfoyle and his team.

U12 Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 (cancelled on Monday evening because of Mocks)

All training takes part indoors at Crana College so no excuses about bad weather! All past members welcome but we will be particularly happy to see loads of new faces. Come along and meet your friends, make new ones, get fit and healthy and play your national games.

Girls Football Wednesday nights in Illies Development Centre

Please note that U12 girls has been changed to 6.30 – 7.30pm (U14’s also on at this time). We will be moving back to our usual Monday night in the Scarvey when we go back to outdoor training in a few weeks. Please bring water & €2. All existing and new players are most welcome.

Under 14 6.30 – 7.30

Under 12 6.30-7.30

Senior 8.30 – 9.30

Club Website
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Club Lotto

Congratulations to James Doherty (Shivey), winner of the monthly draw for €500. The monthly draw is held at the end of the month if the jackpot is not won. Lotto no’s drawn: 11, 13, 25, and 28. This week’s Jackpot is €4925!!

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