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Buncrana GAA Club Notes 20/03/2016

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Sun 20th Mar


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Buncrana got their league campaign off to winning ways on Saturday evening with a 5 point win over Downings. This was the perfect start to a youthful Buncrana side driven by Garbhan Friel at centre half back along with the boot of John Campbell overcame Downings who notably missed Lorcan Connor.

Buncrana dominated mid field with Sean Parker helping from some good kick outs. Once again, Buncrana fielded some young guns like Aiden Stokes and Noel McLaughlin. Robert Farren should be happy with his start in this, a new role in management for him and his backroom team at Buncrana.

Buncrana Team,

Sean Parker. Conor Grant. William McLaughlin. Shane McLaughlin. Aiden Stokes. Garbhan Friel. Noel McLaughlin. Caolan McGonigle. Peter McLaghlin. Oisin O’Flaherty. John Campbell. Adrian Doherty. David Belle. Kevin Tracey. Odhran Doherty(X).

Scorers: John Campbell 0-3 (1f). David Belle 0-2 (1f) Odhran Doherty 0-2. Kevin Tracey 0-1. Oisin O’Flaherty 0-1.

Our reserves had a comfortable win in a one sided affair. A team with a great element of youth such as Ryan McElhinney, Andrew Doherty and Lee McCarron. John Cassidy was also strong for the reserves and mixed with the experience of players like Ronan Doherty and Ronan Doherty(X) Buncrana went in well ahead at half time. A talking point of the day was a superb goal from Andrew McLaughlin. Looks like McCanns men might be contenders again this year for success!

St Patrick Day:

Well done to all who helped make last Thursday such a memorable day for Buncrana GAA. From the underage blitz, to the chefs who slaved over the cooker for our breakfast baps, to the parents and coaches who organised the parade float, and to those who called for breakfast, a big THANK YOU. It is great to say that so many people helped out that it would be unfair to try and name them. Parents, coaches and clun members can be proud of the representation of our young members in the parade.

Club Membership:

Please be aware that club membership is now due. All players should be registered if they wish to play with the club. Membership can be paid online.

Recycling Bin

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. Open for anyone to use.

Club Lotto

This weeks Lotto numbers were, 4, 7, 9, 22. There was no winner. Next weeks jackpot will be €1225.

Bord Na nOg

U8 boys Gaelic football

Coaching continues in the youth club in Buncrana every Monday at 6:30pm and now every Wednesday in the Illies hall at 6:30pm for one hour.  The underage training contribution is one payment of 2 euro per week for one or multiple sessions including football and/or hurling.  New players always welcome anytime.


Donegal underage hurling leagues start in this Thursday evening 24th March, with the u14’s away to Burt throw in at 6pm..Our minor’s are at home to Letterkenny Gaels.Throw in set for 7pm. Easter Monday will see the Senior hurlers start their Ulster Tain league Div 3 campaign when Co.Louth side Naomh Moinne will be visitors. Throw in provisionally set for 4pm.Good luck to all squads.

U8 played in a hurling Blitz in Claudy on Sat 19 march against Banagher and Ballerin. After getting there late  we had four games no scores were kept all playing their part in the games. Some very promising young hurlers. They all gave their best and every thing that was asked of them.Best on the day was Danny Doherty Conor Donaghy  Rhys McGory Stephen Carey Jay Huston David McLaughlin


A reminder that u12 girls training starts outside tomorrow night @ The Scarvey from 6.30-7.30. Don’t forget water, gum shields & €2…..& of course football boots & appropriate clothing now that we’re outside!! Any queries contact Claire 0863340965

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Sun 20th Mar

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