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Buncrana GAA Club Notes 14/04/2014

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 14th Apr

Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 12th April 2015

Health & Wellbeing Conference 2015.

Many leading health experts nationally and locally are contributing to the first ever Donegal GAA Health & Wellbeing conference on April 15th from 7.00pm (registration from 6.00pm) in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey.

This free event is aimed at supporting and invigorating all those GAA volunteers who are driving this important work within the Association. It should be of particular benefit to players, coaches, managers, referees and club officers across all our disciplines of Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders. However, the variety of practical advice and information will be of benefit to those involved with clubs in any capacity and indeed any sport who are interested in learning more about Health and Wellbeing. Anyone intending to go should contact Aine Daly, the Club Health and Wellbeing Officer.

Underage News

Parish League

Registrations for the Parish League are on this Tuesday 14th at 3.30pm in the Scarvey for children born in 2005, 2006 & 2007.

Topaz Cash for Clubs

There’s only 3 weeks left to collect these cards and we are still a bit away from the 300 target. So please, if anyone has cards filled then give them to any manager/committee member ASAP! We could be in with a great chance to win €€€€ here….don’t worry if you haven’t got a card as they have them at the counter of your Topaz station….. As much help as possible would be appreciated!!

Minor Hurlers

Buncrana Minor hurlers continued their unbeaten start to their league campaign when they made the short trip to O’Donnell Park to take on St Eunans. The game started brightly for the Scarvey boys and they led from the throw in but were a bit wasteful in front of goal. In fairness, the Letterkenny boys never gave up and at one stage got the score back to just 5 points between the teams. The second half saw Buncrana pull away and run out convincing winners on a scoreline of 6:13 to 1:9. Patrick Wilson and Paul Tourish will be best pleased with their performances. As some of the boys only played well in patches, a general rise in standard of play and fitness will be required by all as the season progresses into the Championship. This might seem a bit harsh when you look at the winning margin but anyone who has been involved in or watched this particular squad develop over the years will know what they are capable of. Scorers: Oisin Grant 3:0, Dylan Duffy 1:3, Sam Doherty 1:2, Ben Doherty 0:4, Daniel Deery 1:0, Tom Clare 0:2, Paul Nelson 0:1, Darren Doherty 0:1.

John McFadden Cup

Buncrana U14s are hosting the John Mc Fadden Cup this Saturday. This is one of the highlights of the Clubs year and is always guaranteed to bring a large crowd to the Scarvey and features some excellent games with many stars of the future giving it their all. There will be 8 teams from all over Ulster coming to compete and hoping to go home with the Cup. This is always a great occasion and well worth a trip down to the Scarvey.

Training Times


U18 Minor Football Tuesdays at 5.45pm

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

U14 Tuesdays 7-8.30 and Fridays 4.14-5.45 (new and old players always welcome)

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

U10 Boys Football Friday’s from 6.30pm in Scarvey

U8 Boys Football Friday’s 6.30pm in Scarvey

U6 Boys & Girls Friday Evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm in The Scarvey

U8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30 in the Scarvey


U8 & U10 Hurling on Sunday’s from 11-12 in the Scarvey

U14 Hurling on Tuesday 7 – 8.30pm

U16 Hurling on Wednesday from 6.30pm

Girls (U12/14/16) 7-8pm on Monday in the Scarvey.

Mizen to Malin Fundraiser

The Club is hosting a Table Quiz in the Lake of Shadows on 30th April so please get your thinking caps on and reserve the date. More details to follow including starting time, etc, once they have been confirmed.

Club Merchandise

Elizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of every month. Contact her on 086 0604075.

Club Lotto

Much thanks to Claire Doherty and her sister Roisin for volunteering at very short notice to do the Club Lotto in the pubs on Saturday night. Roisin has played Minor and Senior Ladies in the past. The numbers drawn last week were 6, 8, 27, 29. There was no winner so the Jackpot goes up to €5,200. If no winner by the end of the month we will be drawing €500 for some lucky punter! has released a new eBook on GAA training:

The Three Tiers: A Fresh Approach to Physical Preparation in Gaelic Games

As part of the promotional launch every club that downloads a copy is entered into a draw for a set of jerseys!! The eBook can be found here:

This is a fantastic new resource for GAA clubs and a first of its kind within the GAA community.

Club Website

Want to keep right up-to-date on local Buncrana Club news? Just enter your email address into “Receive Club Notes by Email” on the club’s homepage at to automatically receive the Club’s Weekly Notes.

You can renew your annual membership online now at the website too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide…just click on the link below to renew online

Check out Buncrana GAA Club Calendar on our website for period March – to April. Great sporting activities for children, boys and girls, and young adults

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By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 14th Apr

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