Buncrana GAA Club Notes 09/06/2015

Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 7th June

Good Luck to Rory Gallagher and the Donegal Senior Team playing Armagh this weekend. Safe journey to everyone travelling to and from the match. Dun na nGall ABU

Senior Football

Well Done to our Senior Team who beat Naomh Brid 0-7 to 1-3 at The Scarvey on Saturday Evening

Reserve Football Buncrana were going into this game after winning their last their four games. Naomh Brid defeated Buncrana in the previous round game. Buncrana were slow to start with home advantage and after 10mts it was 3 pts to 2 pts in Buncrana favour. However with Kevin Mc Clean and Adrian Mc Colgan taking control at midfield Buncrana notched up 3-2 to no reply before halftime. Buncrana three goals came from the boot of Adrian Mc Colgan a player who is in top form in his long career and for the record won a intermediate championship medal with Buncrana in 1995 along with his co accomplice Stephen Mc Gonagle on Saturday. David Bell had 3 pts, Sean Doherty 1pt and Adrian Mc Colgan 1pt completed 1st half scores. Buncrana lost Stephen O Sullivan to injury. Buncrana although against the breeze started the 2nd half brightly and early goals from Sean Doherty and Stephen Dean Mc Fadden set the foundation for victory. A excellent goal from hard working Kieran Hegarty sealed victory for Buncrana. This was an all around good performance from Buncrana despite a slow start. Ryan Mc Elhinney had a fine game in goals with John Doherty and Simon Mc Grory excellent in defensive duties. Midfield of mc Colgan and Mc Clean worked hard for game with Ciaran Hegarty, David Bell and Sean Doherty a constant threat to Naomh Brid throughout the game. Team. Ryan Mc Elhinney John Doherty Ronan Doherty David Galbraith Simon Mc Grory Andrew Mc Laughlin Kevin Mc Clean Adrian Mc Colgan Sean Doherty David Bell Stephen Suillivan Ciaran Hegarty Stephen Dean Mc Fadden. Subs. Stephen Mc Gonagle Owen Mc Colgan Conor Porter Noel Mc Laughlin (rested)

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!!!!

Coffee Morning in O Flahertys Bar this Friday 12th from 10.30 – 2.30pm. Why not come along for some Craic and Tae.

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.

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.

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 sports day on July 5th at 2pm in The Scarvey…Details to follow.


1,4,7,25 no winners jackpot €5400. Winners of the monthly draw was

member draw Donall and Bernie Mc Laughlin and €250 draw was Kevin Jordan

Underage Results

Under 14 Hurling

The U14 Hurlers were very unlucky on Thursday night last when they played Mac Chumhaills in the semi final of the Championship. There was nothing between the 2 teams right up to the last few minutes, both teams battled hard but Mac Chumhaills just had the edge when the final whistle was blown. Buncrana 2-9 Mac Chumhaills 1-14

U12 Hurling

Training will resume on Tuesday evenings from 7pm -8.30pm New players are welcome to come and give it a try.

Under 12 Boys Football

U12’s Football Development Squad Congratulations to the development squad on a convincing victory 8-9 to 3-5

From the off our midfield players Gabriel Doherty and Shane Sarsfield remained dominant throughout. Jamie Doherty our Keeper put up a great performance from the start. With the forwards Fiachra Gill Ryan Doherty Matthew James Rodden and Jamie Coyle putting in a gritty performance. Our Defenders Matthew Clifford, Caolan Casey, Patrick Duffy and Fergal Craig all played exceptionally well.

Our A team went to Glenfinn short a few of the squad it was a credit to our boys who put in a strong performance securing a great Victory of 8-12 to 2-6.

Well done to all the lad and thanks to the parents for their support.

Under 10 Boys Football

Our club played host to Mac Chumhaills, Glenfinn and Lifford in an Northern Board Blitz last Saturday. We fielded 3 teams who showed great determination and skillful football throughout. A big thanks to the Parents who provided food and anyone who helped on the pitch your help is much appreciated

Under 8 Football

Our U8 Footballers were out and at it again on friday evening away to Urris. A cold windy evening did not deter 4 teams 3 boys & 1 girls from playing some fine football. Thanks to Urris GAA and the parents who travelled with the children.

Under 14 Girls

Under 14 girls football on Monday at 7pm. All players are urged to attend as the quarter final draw for the championship will be made shortly. Remember to bring water bottle, gumshield and €2 training contribution. Please spread the word among the players so we can start preparations for the next round of the championship.

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 & 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

U16 Hurling on Wednesday from 6.30pm

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


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

these 2nd night 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.