Buncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 30th June 2014

Senior Football
This game, played in glorious sunshine and perfect conditions at the Scarvey, means Buncrana have completed the double over neighbours Carndonagh. Buncrana were the stronger team throughout although Carn’s goal shortly before half-time kept them in the game. A good aspect of Buncrana’s display was that their points were spread throughout the team – Odhran Doherty getting 5, Caolan McGonagle 3, Paddy McMyler and Oisin Doherty 2 each and John Campbell and Calvin Jones 1 each. The final score was Buncrana 0-14 Carn 1-5.

Senior Hurling
Unfortunately our first competitive game of the season was cancelled at last minute on Saturday as Cappagh Gaels couldn’t travel. Hopefully we’ll get into action soon and build on all our under-age success over the past 5 years.

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 – Training every Wednesday at 7.30 in the Scarvey. New members always welcome.

Club Jerseys
Elizabeth Anne is now taking orders for the new Buncrana club jersey. Keep in mind lads that they are player fit/tight fit. If you want to order one let her know the size and number on back you require, price €50. EA also has club shorts and white shorts are in stock.

Underage Reports
Our U8 Boys & Girls travelled to Lifford on Saturday for another Go Game Blitz. They faced some tough competition from Glenswilly, St Michaels and Naomh Padraig.  Each team showed great skill and determination. Thanks to Leo Gill, Joe Sharkey, Angela Deehan and Michelle McKenna who kindly offered to manage the teams on the Day.

Well done to the U12 hurlers who played Burt on Thursday night in their first game of the League. They had a comfortable win but are aware that tougher challenges lie ahead. The team really gelled together in the second half. Sometimes the final score doesn’t truly reflect the reality of a game but in this case the Buncrana performance was plainly displayed on the scoreboard – 7-6 to 2-0.The U12 B also had a great battle against Burt. Well done to the boys for the big effort this week.

U12 Girls Blitz
A big ‘thank you’ to all the parents who helped and contributed to a really successful U12 Girls Blitz today in the Scarvey.Thanks also to St Eunan’s, Steelstown, Moville and Carn for making the trek to the Scarvey today and competing in a great sporting manner to make today such a success.Buncrana was able to field two teams today and the girls played their hearts out in glorious sunshine – you could tell from their happy faces how much they enjoyed their day in the sun!These Blitzs, competitions and games wouldn’t be possible without officials running the lines, refereeing and making sure the games are played in a safe environment so great praise is due to our 4 new referees who officiated today – Young Whistlers Amie Casey and Ellen McLaughlin and slightly older (but only slightly!) Whistlers Orla Birch and Natasha Craig

Comhgairdeas do Scoil Iosagain – County Hurling ChampionsScoil Iosagain 3-5 Scoil Colmcille 2-6

U14 Div 1 Football Northern Board Final takes place on Saturday 5th July in St Marys, Convoy.  Throw in at 1pm.  Come along and support our boys.

U8 and U10 ‘Have a Go’ Hurling day on Sunday 6th July 11-12 in the Scarvey. Come along and give it a try. Newcomers between the ages of 6-10 most welcome, no equipment needed as all will be provided.
Under Age Training
U6 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday Scarvey

U8 Football Tuesday 7-8pm and Friday 6.30-7.30pm Scarvey

U8 Hurling 11-12 Sunday Scarvey

U10 Football 6.30-7.45pm Friday Scarvey

U10 Hurling 11-12 Sunday Scarvey

U12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday Scarvey

U12 Hurling 7-8pm Tuesday Scarvey

U14 Football Monday 12-1, Wednesday 12-1, Friday 7-8.30 Scarvey

U12/U14 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays Scarvey

U16 Girls Football 5-6.30pm Tuesdays Scarvey

Club FundraiserBuncrana GAA will be opening a ‘Good As New’ shop for one week starting Monday 30th June in Billy Porters shop. This is your chance to get rid of anything that’s cluttering up your house (and we don’t mean husbands or out-of-school teenagers!), is in good condition and could raise some money for the club. Clothes, bags shoes and books only please – no electrical goods or toys. Thanks a mil for your support.

Club Lotto
This week’s numbers for 28th June were 9,10,22,27. There was no winner so the jackpot next week goes up to €4125. Amount collected was €775.32. As there was no jackpot winner we held our ‘End of the Month’ draw for €500 euro which was won by Joe Carlin Pillar Park. Congratulations Joe! We are looking for drivers to drive youths around housing estates on Saturday mornings from 11-12.30. Anyone available should be at Scarvey for 10.30. Contact Club Chair Sean Clerkin on 0862388071 for more info. Lotto sellers needed, if you have an hour to spare each week contact Club Treasurer on 0860297444 for details.

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