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Buncrana GAA Club Notes 23/02/2015

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Mon 23rd Feb

Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 22nd February 2015

Club Presentation Night

The Club held its annual Presentation Night in the Gateway and it was a great opportunity to remember and mark the achievements of the Club at all levels over the past year. There was a great turnout and much thanks to the Gateway for a lovely meal and Denis Kelly for volunteering to be DJ for the night!

There were a lot of people whose contributions to the Club and teams at all levels, codes and genders were recognised and we only have space for a quick mention here. But a lot of praise must go to the hard work and efforts of the organisers, Claire McCarron, Pauline Grant and Malachy McCann who put such a fantastic night together for us.

Apologies if I’ve left anyone out but it’s hard to keep up as the list gets bigger every year – that’s the price of success!

Minor Ladies Player of the Year – Lauren Hegarty

Senior Ladies Player of the Year – Kirsty Grant

Minor Hurler of the Year – 2 winners – Sam Doherty & Jack O’Loughlin

Senior Hurler of the Year – David Guilfoyle

Minor Footballer of the Year – Joseph MGrory

U21 Footballer of the Year – Stephen Doherty

Reserve Footballer of the Year – Anthony McGonagle

Senior Footballer of the Year – Odhran Doherty

Special Presentations – Elizabeth Anne Nelson in recognition of her hard work over the years.

PJ & Cathy McCarron for the fundraising work they have done over the years with the running of the Golf Classic.

County Representative Presentation

Tom Clare, Ronan Doherty, Sean Noonan, David McLoughlin & Paul McGonigle, in recognition of representing our Club at County level.

Presentation to: Caolan McGonigle, John Campbell & Darrach O’Connor, in recognition of representing Club & County in Croke Park on All Ireland Final day 2014.

Clubperson of the Year: Aine & Donal Daly

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

We’re having a meeting at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse to discuss events for Seachtain na Gaeilge and St Patrick’s Day. Anyone interested in getting involved should come along or if willing to help but unable to attend then contact Deirdre, Grainne or any committee member. Everyone is encouraged to play their part in marking our national day and Irish cultural heritage. ‘Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine’ – translates as ‘People live in each others shadows’, meaning No person is an island. That is what makes a community!

Club Lotto

There was no winner of this week’s Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 8, 15, 19, 22. Next week’s jackpot is €5000 and, in the event that there is no outright winner, we will hold the monthly draw for €500.

Scrap Saturday

Club Chairperson Sean Clerkin would like to thank everyone who helped out in our hugely successful Scrap Saturday. This has proven to be a great wee fundraiser for the Club over the past couple of weeks.

Underage News

It was another brilliant day for the U12 hurlers in Dungiven. They played 2 games against 2 of the strongest teams in the competition, Kevin Lynches and Dungannon. The boys showed real courage and skill from start to finish in beating Kevin Lynches. This got them really fired up for their second match against Dungannon. It too was no easy game but with the boys taking some fantastic scores and some great defending Buncrana was the stronger team and beat Dungannon. A brilliant effort by all and it will prove great encouragement for the challenges still to come.



U16 Boys Football Monday’s 4.15pm in the Scarvey.

U14 Boys Football Training is on Friday 4.15 – 5.45pm. 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

U12 Boys Football will resume on Friday evening at 7.00pm in Scarvey.

U10 Boys Football Saturday’s 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.

U8 Boys Football Saturday’s 3.30-4.30 in Buncrana Youth Club. Any queries contact Marty Coyle on 0868911737

U6 Boys & Girls Friday Evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm in Crana College with Manager Jim Gillen 087 9933420

U8& U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30 with Manager Claire Doherty on 0864023415


U8 & U10 Hurling on Sunday’s from 11-12 in Crana College. All Boys & Girls Welcome

U12 Mondays 6.30 – 7.30 in Crana College

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

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By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Mon 23rd Feb

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