Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 12th October 2014

Senior Football

Excellent results for Seniors and Reserves who did the double on Naomh Columba in their final Group games on Sunday at the Scarvey. The weather and conditions were glorious and so was the football. The Reserves edged out a narrow win but the Seniors certainly did the strong home support’s heart rates no favours as they had to come back from being 7 points behind at half time. Neighbours Carn did us a huge favour by beating Milford which means Buncrana now qualify for a quarter final slot.

Senior Training

Seniors & Minors Hurling training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.

Seniors, Reserves, U-18, & U21 Football training is on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New players always welcome!

Senior Ladies

The Senior Ladies have certainly put any regrets at losing out in the championship behind them as they made another piece of history today! They won the Div 3 County Final against Cloughaneely on Sunday and with it have earned promotion to Intermediate. There’ll be some celebrating done in the town tonight! But don’t forget, training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey and new members always welcome.

Cursa Gaeilge

Beginners Irish Conversation Classes starting this Tuesday night (14th) in the Scarvey 7 – 8.30 pm. Please note this course is for beginners only or those who haven’t spoken Irish in many years. Participants will be awarded with An Fáinne or Cúpla Focal pins as recognition of their levels of spoken Irish at the end of this 20 week course. The course costs €40 and all proceeds go towards the Club Development Fund. Fáilte roimh achan duine

Under Age Reports

The Under 13 Girls had a great win 3-2 to 2-8 in their quarter final on Saturday in Newtown. They played against a very strong and skilful Killybegs side in really bad weather conditions but the Buncrana girls adapted best to the elements. They now progress to the Semi-Finals next Saturday but their next opponents are not known yet.

U13 Div 1 shield final against Mac Chumhaills will be held on Friday 17th at 7.00pm in the Scarvey and all support will be most welcome.

U8 training finished up last weekend, with a home blitz involving Steelstown, Naomh Colmcille and Burt. It was a great day of football and they showed all the hard work and skills that they achieved throughout the year. Thanks to all the parents, coaches, and referees who helped make this day a success. 45 children then went to the cinema and The 4 Lanterns on Sunday as an end of year treat (funded by the children themselves). Thanks to all who helped throughout the year and we’ll be in contact with all the 2007 & 2008 children shortly.

Scór na nÓg – CLG Dhún na nGall

The dates and venues for the three semi finals and the county final of Scór na nÓg have been announced.

Saturday 8th November 2014 – Gleann Fhinne

Friday 14th November 2014 – Inis Eoghain – Venue in Inis Eoghain to be confirmed

Saturday 15th November 2014 – Baile na nGalloglach

County final – Friday 21st November 2014 – Na Ceithre Máistrí in the St John Bosco Centre, Donegal Town.

U12 and U13 training on this week at 7-8.30 in preparation for Fridays Div 1 shield Final and an invitational memorial U12 tournament being hosted by St Eunan’s on Sunday 26th.

All County Activities Day

Well done to all of the following who represented the Club in Croke Park on Sunday in the All County Activities Day:

Tristen Friel-football

Liam O’Doherty-Hurling

Gavin Deehan – hurling

David Carey – hurling

Darren Doherty – hurling

Under Age Training

U8 & U10 hurling training is on Sundays 11-12 as usual. Newcomers always welcome.

Under 16 Girls will train on Tuesday’s 6–7pm at the Scarvey

Girls under 12, 13 and 14 girls are training on Monday from 7pm -8pm.

Christmas Is Coming!!!!!!

Kids & Adults Pack Available

Kids (up to age of 14) consist of Shorts, Socks, Jersey, a hat, Squad Top and a gum-shield.

Adults consist of Shorts, Socks, Jersey, a hat, Squad Top and a Gum shield.

We are taking orders (names with money) next Friday night 17th from 7 – 8.30. This date is the last one for Christmas orders so make sure to pass this on to anyone you think might want a pack or to give Santa time to sort it for you! If you need any further details contact Elizabeth-Anne Nelson on 0860604075

Halloween Dance

The club is hosting a Halloween in the Plaza, Buncrana on Sunday 26th October. Headline act is the hugely popular David Craig band who will be on stage from 12am till late. Getting the crowd warmed up earlier will be a Ceili and Old Time Dance with music by Martin Duggan from 9pm-12am. Tickets are €10 each and can be bought from any committee member. This will be our main fundraiser for the year and all proceeds go to our Underage Development Fund so please support if you can.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business. The HSE, in partnership with Donegal GAA and other organisations is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Donegal, working with the National Office for Suicide Prevention.

We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in the plan. You can print off and complete the questionnaire from our FB page or answer the questions online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/donegalsuicideprevention

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