first_imgSenior FootballBuncrana made it two wins in a row as they overcame stiff Naomh Columba opposition in a blustery and cold Scarvey. Buncrana were slow to start, shooting three wides as Naomh Columba went into a 0-0 to 1-01after 15 minutes. There was an anxious time for the Buncrana team when Simon McGrory hurt himself in a missed tackle and was hospitalised as a precaution but will make a full and speedy recovery. But once the game resumed after 20 minutes Buncrana took control and despite some wides notched up 7 points and went in at half time 1-7 to 2-2, the goal scored by Paddy McMyler. Buncrana had the perfect start to the second half with a superb Kevin O’Loughlin goal. Although Naomh Columba chased them all the way, the game ended with a deserved Buncrana win 2-9 to 2-6. Team List:Caolan McGonagle, Stephen Doherty, Adrian McColgan, Calvin Jones, Simon McGrory, Adrian Doherty, Garvan Friel, Peter McLaughlin, Bruce Waldron, Kevin O’Loughlin, Ronan Doherty, John Campbell, Paddy McMyler, Oisin Doherty Subs: Jack O’Loughlin for Simon McGrory, Michael Gallagher for Adrian Doherty, Joseph McGrory for Ronan Doherty, and Adrian Doherty back on for Adrian McColgan ReservesAn understrength Buncrana team came up against much stronger and older Naomh Columba side at the Scarvey and despite their best efforts trailed the visitors 0-3 to 1-10 at half time. The home side were given some hope at the start of the second half with a brilliant individual goal for Gavin McElhinney but they couldn’t build on it and the visitors ran out comfortable winners in the end. Buncrana Team: Kevin Doherty, Daniel Wilson, Sean O’Neill, Philip Harkin, Paddy Duffy, David Galbraith, James Gill, Aedan Stokes, Gavin McElhinney, Kevin McClean, Shane McClean, Joseph McGrory, Ciaran Hegarty, Mark O’Connell, Shane McLaughlin. Subs: Ryan McLaughlin for Paddy Duffy and Conor Porter for James Gill.Congratulations to Darrach O’Connor who is becoming an increasingly important part of the Donegal squad who qualified for the National Football League Division 2 Final which takes place in Croke Park on Sunday 27 April. Unfortunately, there was no joy for Clubmen Darrach O’Connor and Peter McLaughlin who played in the Ulster U21 Final in Armagh on Wednesday night. Cavan continued their recent great run to clinch the title for the fourth season in a row.Senior TrainingSeniors, Minors, Hurling training is on Wednesday at 7.00pm, All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Senior, 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.Minor HurlingThe minor Hurlers had a comfortable home win against St Eunans Letterkenny on Thursday night. Although slow to start they ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 8-11 to 0-4. Up against a more physical St Eunans, the younger Scarvey boys showed glimpses of form but still need to improve. Most pleasing to the management was the fact that they held the Letterkenny boys scoreless in the second half and all but one of them are still under-age next year. The future looks bright. Under Age ReportsBest of luck to our U12 Footballers, their Manager William Friel and Coaches who are heading to Croke Park to represent Donegal on Monday for the first ever national celebration of GAA Go Games.The national blitz in Croke Park will mark the launch this week, involving over 1,000 children from over 50 clubs/schools. This will be the first time ever that teams from each of the 32 counties will play Go Games in Croke Park on the one day.U14 hurling results Buncrana played their 2nd league match of the year on Thursday in Ballybofey against an improved and determined McCools team. The Buncrana boys played well and recorded a fine win 1-4 to 4-9. All the boys played well but special mention for the Kelly brothers and Pauric Doherty.Congratulations to the Buncrana U14’s for their deserved success in Páirc Uí Dhónaill when they were crowned Donegal Féile champions. This was the club’s fourth Féile as champions in a row and credit is due to Cathal Wilson, the team’s manager, in beating St. Eunan’s in the decider. Well done, too, to the young hurlers of MacCumhaills in overcoming the fast emerging Dungloe in the plate decider where the result was in the balance till the final seconds. Credit, too, must go to the boys from Burt for making so much of the play exciting and games go ‘to the wire’.The Harry Cassidy Memorial Shield U12 Football Blitz will be played next Saturday 19th April.Buncrana will line out against St Eunans, Ardara and Termon…..Come Along And Support….TrialsPlayers are invited to attend the upcoming trials for County U16 & U15 hurling teams.Venue: Letterkenny GaelsTime: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Date: Tuesday 15th April.Northern Bus leaves Carndonagh at 9.50, Buncrana at 10.10 and Burt at 10.30Southern Bus leaves Ballyshannon at 9.40, Ballybofey at 10.20, The Cross at 10.30These trials are in preparation for the upcoming inter county blitz in Garvaghey, Tyrone on May 3rd. There will be a second set of trials before then at a venue and time later to be confirmed.Girls BlitzThere was loads of excitement and fun at the Scarvey on Saturday with the Under 12’s & 14’s Girls Blitz. Teams from Steelstown, Claudy, Carryduff and Buncrana took part. It was a very successful day and everyone had a great time. Much thanks and appreciation to all those who helped out on the day to make it work.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pmFriday ScarveyU8 Football 6.30 – 7.30pm Friday ScarveyU8 Hurling 3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU10 Football 6-7pm Friday Buncrana Youth ClubU10 Hurling3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU12 Hurling3-4pm Saturday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyPersonalised Gloves can now be picked up at Elizabeth Ann’s house. Call or text her on 0860604075 to order…but be quick as they are going fast!!Easter Camp at the Scarvey. Registration for the U14/U16 Easter Camp, which takes place on the 15th/16th and 17th of April, is now open…please contact your manager for details.SafeTALK TrainingThe Club hosted a very successful safeTalk course last week in the Scarvey. SafeTALK is a suicide alertness training programme which the new County Health & Well-Being Committe is rolling out throughout the County and CLG Bun Cranncha was proud and honoured to be the first club to hold it. Bill Vaughan delivered the course and everyone who attended learned a lot from it. Unfortunately, suicide is a growing problem in today’s society but the Club and our members want to play a role in tackling this issue. Thanks to all who attended and hopefully this will inspire others to undertake this important training. We know our community best and it’s up to all of us to look out for each other.Club LottoLotto numbers for Friday 11th April were, 7, 15, 20, 22. There was no winner this week. Draw for €500 at end of month if Lotto not won.Lotto sellers needed for local estates, if you have an hour free each week to sell the lotto in your local estate and help raise funds for the club, contact the Club Treasurer on 0870297444. Support packs are available for anyone who is willing to help.Other NewsNutrition information presentation on Tuesday night @ 8pm in clubhouse on Juice PLUS+® Complete which is excellent for SPORTS PEOPLE if used as pre-exercise energy drink, supports long and intense training sessions. But it is also a great post-workout recovery drink thanks to the balanced contribution of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, Juice PLUS+® Complete replenishes the energy levels. Open to all.Lost ItemsPlease note that all ‘Lost & Found’ items have been gathered up and are available for collection. If people want to come down they’re in one of the changing rooms. But any items that remain unclaimed will be going to charity at the end of the week!Gaeltacht Grants AvailableBeidh 4 dheontas de €250 ar fáil ó C.L.G. Dhún na nGall fa choinne baill de chlubanna atá ag freastail ar Choláistí Gaelige i nDún na nGall agus fosta 8 x €250 ó Choláiste na bhFiann ‘den chúrsa i nGaoth Dobhair.CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor 4 grants of €250 to members attending a Coláiste Gaeilge of their choice in Dún na nGall. In addition, Coláiste na bhFiann are sponsoring 8 x €250 grants for members of CLG. Dhún na nGall who wish to attend their course in Gaoth Dobhair.Written applications can be submitted through your own Club Secretary to Con O’Domhnaill, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle or by email to [email protected] date for applications 25th April 2014.Only fully completed applications will be included in the draw. 1 to 4 will be drawn for choice of college followed by 5 to 12 exclusively for Colaiste na bhFiann. Applications will be drawn randomly at County Board Meeting 5th May.2014Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at [email protected] to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at [email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA SENIORS MAKE IT TWO WINS IN A ROW was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAAlast_img

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