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Buncrana GAA Club Notes 17/06/2015

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Wed 17th Jun

Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 14th June

5 Year Development Plan

There will be a meeting in the clubhouse on Tuesday at 8pm to discuss a five year plan for the club. All interested parties should attend. This meeting is open to all Club members and will be your opportunity to inform and shape the development of the Club, its facilities, role in the community and other strategic matters for the future. Contact Chris Walsh or Jim Gillen for further information.

Mizen to Malin Fundraiser

Our intrepid (some would say crazy!) cyclists are putting in the last few miles of training before they head of to Mizen to cycle the whole way to Malin. I’m sure they’re praying for the weather to improve! They plan to finish in Malin Head on Sunday 5th (times to be confirmed later, when they see how they’re getting on). The hardy cyclists and their loyal entourage hope to see a good crowd up there from the Club to spur them on.

The training is going well with MOST of the group completing the century (100 miles) over the last couple of weeks. There’s stiff competition on to see who gets the 1st saddle sore…and the loser will have to rub in the ointment!!!!

Sponsorship cards are on the go and anyone who is willing to take one to help raise a few Euro can contact Aine on 0863953380 or any Committee member. Remember, all the proceeds from this fundraiser go towards the Clubs development fund and a local charity.

Coffee Morning

A great spread and all for good causes at Friday’s Buncrana GAA Coffee Morning in O’Flaherty’s. The Club development fund and Scoil Iosagain Special Needs will benefit from this. Thanks to all who came along, baked, made sandwiches, doled out the tea & coffee and the organisers, everyone who put in such a great effort. Remember, this is part of our Mizen to Malin fundraiser so please sponsor our hardy cyclists as they take to the roads later this month

Hurling Feile na nGael

Hurling Feile na nGeal kicks off next weekend, the big weekend for our U14 Hurlers. They have been looking forward to it all year as they prepare to host St Brigid’s of Blackwater, Wexford. Our U14 Manager Tommy O’Neill, who has worked really hard in preparing for the upcoming weeknd, expects some great hurling displays and looks forward to your support over the weekend. Here’s to a successful and memorable weekend ahead for all concerned.

A Gentle Reminder!

The Committee would like to remind all players to pay their weekly€2 training contribution. This has to be paid only once a week, regardless of codes/age groups/gender. It is not a lot to pay and look at how much you get back in return! The money raised goes towards the running costs of the Club and anyone who has questions about this or any other matter is welcome to ask any Committee member or their manager.

And While We’ve got your Attention!
Please remember that when representing your Club, in whatever Code, at whatever age level and either gender, you MUST wear Club shorts and socks. Elizabeth Anne has all of them in stock, along with gumshields. This shows your pride in your Club and respect for your team-mates. Call her on 086 0604075.

Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp will run 10th-14th August for 5 and 6 year old and 17th – 21st August for 6+ cost is €45 which includes a club jersey, shorts and socks if you require any further information please contact the relevant manager or Aidan on 0862762671

Sports Day

Save the Date in conjunction with Feel Good Fortnight we will be holding our annual Family Sports/Fun Day on July 5th at 2pm in The Scarvey…Details to follow but we can confirm that we have already booked the sun!


We had 2 Club players taking part in All Ireland Semi-Finals at the weekend. Best of luck to Emma McLaughlin who is part of the County U/14 team who played Roscommon on Saturday in Sligo and also Caroline Gallagher who is on the County U/21 team who played Roscommon on Sunday in Cavan.

Underage Results

Under 14 Boys Football

The boys were away to Glenswilly on Monday night and went down fighting, losing by a single goal in the last few minutes. We couldn’t be more proud of the boys who turned up, only 15 again tonight and 3 had to battle on with knocks as our subs were used to replace already injured players! They never gave up, qualities that will stand to them later….final score Glenswilly 3-9 Buncrana 4-4.

On Friday evening the boys played their final league group game against the unbeaten group leaders Termon in the Scarvey. The Buncrana boys set out to show with a few players back what a decent team they are and that recent results don’t reflect the talent in this set of boys. They were asked to show effort and desire for their jersey and then show their skills. They did that and lead by 7 points at 1/2 time. Termon, a bit shell-shocked and determined to turn the game around, came out fighting and with a fortunate goal in the last minute they drew a match which Buncrana looked like winning. A fantastic display and well done to all the guys in the club colours. Final score Buncrana 6-7 Termon 4-13

Under 8 Football

Our U8 Footballers were away to Naomh Padraig Muff this week. Fielding 3 Boys and 1 Girls team, 40 of our young players showed up for a great evening of football. Well done to all and thanks to the Coaches & Parents who travelled and supported from the line.

Under 14 Girls

The girls have qualified for the County A Championship and are due to meet Glenties on Tuesday night. All players are asked to be at training on Monday (15th) where details of the match will be given. Also could one guardian of each of the players please attend a meeting at 8pm on Monday night in the clubhouse.

Under 12 Girls

The girls travelled to Muff on Wednesday last, playing in the Inishowen league, and put in an excellent performance winning 13:01-01:00. Well Done Girls and a great turnout.

Training Times


U18 Minor Football Tuesdays at 5.45pm

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

U14 No training this week- U14 Hurling Feile and Elite Football Camp in Letterkenny. Details for the following week will be issued later

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

U10 Boys Football Friday’s from 6.30pm & Tuesdays from 6-7pm in Scarvey

U8 Boys Football Friday’s 6.30pm & Mondays from 7-8pm 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

U12 Hurling on Tuesday 7- 8.30pm

U14 Hurling on Tuesday 7- 8.30pm – Hurling Feile and Elite Football Camp in Letterkenny. Details for the following week will be issued later

U16 Hurling on Wednesday from 6.30pm

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

Please Note:

U10 Boys Football Training goes a 2nd night on a Tuesday from 6-7pm

U8 Boys Football Training goes a 2nd night also on Mondays from 7-8pm

The 2nd night on Tuesdays will be very beneficial in the development of skills and teamwork. This night is in addition to Friday night and not an alternative

Club Merchandise

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

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By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Wed 17th Jun

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