Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 26th July
CONGRATULATIONS to Sam Doherty Roe, Jack O Loughlin and Donal Og Mc Laughlin on winning an All-Ireland medal in the U21C Hurling Final on Sunday. Maith Thu a Buachailli
On August 15th the Club will be holding a “Summer Session” to which all members and especially Parents are invited. Music, Dancing and Food will be available. This is a perfect opportunity to meet and greet all our Parents and Member (Only €10 including food)
Its Finals Galore for our younger footballers over the last 2 weeks.
The u14 boys had 2 games this week. 1st up was their group championship game away to Robert Emmetts. While the boys were warned it would be a tough game, the boys started with a below standard performance. As a result they came away with a draw in a game they know they should have won. Possibly the lads had their eye on their league final, but they now need to win both championship games this week to progress.
U14 all county league final:
A few changes were forced onto management in the run up to the game. As a result players were asked to dig deep and play in positions that they weren’t use. This they did with effort and skill being displayed in a tight 1st half which Buncrana lead 1-7 to 1-3. The lads were determined to come home with the title and in the 2nd half they never missed a tackle and our foot passing was at the standard expected to win at this level. Kilcar had moved their dangerman no.14 Eoin Cormaic out into midfield to get ball (and a rest from Evan McCallion) but this ended their attacking threat and the Buncrana boys played some excellent football to win their 2nd trophy of the season. The whole squad played their part and indeed our own no.14 Ryan Hegerty played most of the 2nd half with a dislocated finger…So a big congratulations to the whole squad, Manager Adain Mullholland, coaches Finn Hegarty and William Friel and to our large loud loyal support on the night.
U12 Boys Football
U12 Boys A team played a tough Northern Board Final against a strong St Eunans in Burt with them losing by 1 point was a hard pill to swallow but they still have another change when the meet Four Masters in the All-County Semi Final on the 15th August.
The Development team on the other hand came out triumphant winner against Eunans B with a win of 4 points
U10 Boys football
The whole squad and management were looking forward to being tested by probably some of the best U10’s teams in the county. Each team had to play 6 games and in a league format with the 1vs 2, 3 vs 4 and 5 vs 6.
The ‘A’ team were a bit sluggest in their 1st few games but won against Burt and drew with Carn. Next up was Malin and the Buncrana lads had finally got used to the quick match format and won a tight game 6-4. By beating Urris both Muff and Buncrana were unbeaten and agreed not to play their league game but just to play in the Final. Being the last match of the day all teams and players from all clubs watched on to see the outcome. However, the Buncrana lads were now in their stride and got better with each game and although (as results show), Muff were a good team the buncrana boys showed great determination and great skill in winning the match 8-3, with a 4 to 1 2nd half display.
The development team had a similar format but found the opposition very strong. They also were getting better with each game and their skills were improving. They were unlucky to lose out in their play-off game against Moville. Well done to Leo and all coaches and parents. Also well done to the Carn Club and the Inishowen board for their hospitality and a well run competition.
Inishowen Finals Day was held in Malin last week, with our club fielding 3 boys and 1 Girls team. These children put their hearts and soul into all games and left Malin tired but happy children. Big Thanks to the U8 Squad, The Managers Claire Doherty (Girls) and Marty Coyle (Boys) their coaches, and to the loyal parents who are on the sideline giving 100% encouragement.
Our U12 Girls played in the Inishowen league final on a very wet Sunday evening. Unfortunately Malin were the stronger team on the day winning outright 6-5 to 3-1. These girls put up an excellent performance and each player were a credit to their club. Big Thank you to Manager Catriona Sweeney & Claire Mc Carron for all your hard work throughout the year.
Buncrana U12 hurlers played Aodh ruadh on Thursday night which lead them to a convincing win. Buncrana was very lethargic in the first half which there wasn’t many scores. When the boys came out in the second half you would think it was a completely different team. They really dominated from the start by taking some brilliant scores. Well done Next up Carndonagh on Thursday night in the scarvey everyone welcome for support
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.
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
U14 Tuesdays 7-8.30 and Fridays 4.14-5.45 (new and old players always welcome)
U12 Boys Football on Mondays 11am – 1pm Friday evening at 7.00pm in Scarvey.
U10 Boys Football Friday’s from 6.30pm & Tuesdays from 11am – 1pm 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 , Monday’s 11.30am – 1 pm in the Scarvey
U12 Hurling on Tuesday 7- 8.30pm
U16 Hurling on Wednesday from 6.30pm
Girls (U12/14/16) 7-8pm on Monday in the Scarvey.
Elizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of every month. Contact her on 086 0604075