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:: Buncrana GAA Club
The clubs deepest sympathies are extended to senior player Oisin
O’Flaherty and his immediate and extended family on the death of his
grandfather, Joe McGrory.
Last Man Standing
After starting out with over 90 competitors the last 4 could not be
separated so congratulations to Danielle Loughrey, Hugh Doherty,
Owen Mc Gonigle and Niall Walsh who now share the jackpot!
The gym in the clubhouse is for club members only. Please also
remember to; Clean Up After Yourself. This means removing all weight
plates from the bars, returning dumbbells and kettle bells to their
rightful place, etc. Remember, the next person needing to use the
equipment may not be as tall as you, want to lift as heavy as you,
etc. Please be respectful of the equipment and fellow users.
Now that everyone is back out on the pitch training and playing
matches; from senior to underage…ladies to men…football to hurling.
You can contact Elizabeth Ann Nelson on 0860604075 for all your
match gear and club leisure wear.
Training Schedule - All training now held in The Scarvey
U10 girls football from 3.30 to 4.30
U9 boys football from 6.30 to 7.30
U10 boys football from 7.30 to 8.30
U14 boys football from 7.30 to 8.30
U13 & U14 & U16 girls football from 6.30 to 7.30
Senior ladies football from 7
U16 boys football from 5.30 to 6.30
Minor boys football from 5.30 to 6.30
U12 boys football from 6.30 to 7.30
Senior & reserves men's football from 8
U14 hurling from 6.30 to 7.30
Senior & U18 hurling from 6.30 to 7.30
Senior ladies football from 7
U12 girls football from 5.15 to 6.15
U7 boys football from 6 to 7
U8 boys football from 7 to 8
U9 boys football from 6.30 to 7.30
U10 boys football from 7 to 8
U8 girls football from 5.30 to 6.30
U6 football (boys and girls) from 6.30 to 7.30
U12 boys football from 6.30 to 7.30
U14 boys football from 6.30 to 7.30
Senior & reserve men's football from 8
Senior & U18 hurling from 1 to 2
U10 & U12 hurling (boys and girls) from 11 to 12
U6 & U8 hurling (boys and girls) from 11 to 12
U12 Football (Girls): Buncrana V Urris, 6pm
U16 Football (Boys): Steelstown V Buncrana, 6.30pm
U12 Football (Girls): Burt V Buncrana, 6.30pm
U12 Football (Boys): Urris V Buncrana, 6.30pm
U14 Hurling: Carndonagh V Buncrana, 7pm
U16 Football (Boys): Malin V Buncrana, 6.30pm
Senior Hurling: St. Eunan’s V Buncrana, 7pm
U8 Football: Urris V Buncrana, 11am
U10 Football: Buncrana V Urris, 11am
U14 Football (Girls): Buncrana V Dungloe, 12noon
Reserve Football (Men): Termon V Buncrana, 1.30pm
Senior Football (Men): Termon V Buncrana, 3pm
U15 Football (Girls): Donegal V Down
U16 Football (Girls): Donegal V Monaghan
Our under 8 girls played CLG Carndonagh in the Scarvey on Saturday
morning, 22nd April. We fielded 2 teams and the girls again rose to
the challenge with every player playing a important part. New
players always welcome to join the fun!
Our U10 girls were in Carn on Friday evening, 21st April. Our two
teams played two games each against Carns two teams. The girls
battled hard & put in some fantastic performances, while the scores
weren't kept the girls did brilliant.
Team 1: Aisling Mahon, Sarah Louise & Hannah McLaughlin did
excellent in the back line, Aine Jordan ran her socks of in midfield
& set up some lovely scores for Lauren Bradley, Ella Porter, Erin
Doherty & Kate Sarsfield.
Team 2: This team was a slightly younger team, but just as strong -
they didn't let their age stop them. ... Adele McDaid defended
strongly while Abaigh McCarron played some great ball inside to the
twins, Eimear & Aoife Doherty whose speed & good link up play
resulted in plenty of scores!
Well done to all the girls involved & Claire Doherty would like to
thank to the mini managers for their help.
Our U14 girls had two matches this week. On Wednesday 19th April
they travelled to Naomh Padraig, Muff and beat the local opposition
On Saturday 22nd April they travelled to Fanad to play their young
Gaels. The first half was very competitive & while Buncrana made
more chances Fanad were able to make more of the opportunities they
had & led by 5pts at half time. The second half started similar to
how the first half ended & Fanad scored 1-1 to take their lead to
9pts leaving Buncrana with an uphill battle. The girls responded
brilliantly. They dug deep & worked really hard for each other & put
the pressure on for the last 20mins winning by 7-5 to 5-5. Allannah
Curran, Aoife Doherty & Clara Porter were particularly excellent in
defence with our scores coming from Katelyn Doherty, Cliona Doherty
& Hollie Fergusson.
Thanks very much to Fanad for the refreshments they were much
Our Ladies travelled to Carrick Field on Sunday morning, 23rd April,
to face Moville but they were beaten by the current senior county
Well done to our U7 and U8 boys who played Carndonagh on Saturday
morning, 22nd April, in The Scarvey. Everyone played well with some
great skill on display. Without forgetting to mention anyone a
special word of thanks to all the parents and coaches who looked
after the teams, and who made sandwiches, tea and tidied up
afterwards. A special thanks to Shay Doherty, JP Mc Kenna, Jack and
Conor Redmond, Stephen Doherty and John Campbell who helped
officiate. Training is on Thursdays and everyone is welcome!
With 3 teams, our U10 boys had a great day of football in Fodden
against Carndonagh. All teams played excellent football, showing
great skills and discipline. Thanks to all parents who travelled and
supported our lads. Also thanks to Carndonagh for hosting the second
round of the Inishowen Go Games.
Our U12' took part in the Stephen Quinn memorial tournament in
Swatragh last Saturday, 15th April.
The standard was high as expected but the boys did themselves proud
with some improving skills being showed. In hard fought games
against Glenuill, Slaughneil and Ballynascreen, they found
themselves into the semi finals where a strong host team, Swatragh,
were slightly fresher. An excellent day's development was had
against some very strong Derry teams. Many thanks to Swatragh on
their invitation and hospitality.
On Saturday, 22nd April, our U12s then got the privilege of playing
on the hallowed turf of Croke Park with a larger Ulster contingent
as part of the Littlewoods Provincial Go Games Days. The lads,
parents, coaches and managers were treated to a tour of the grounds
and changing rooms before taking to the pitch to play their games.
It was an amazing experience for everyone involved.
Our U14s had a great day of football on Saturday, 22nd April, when
they hosted 3 teams; Four Masters, Gweedore and St. Michael’s in The
Scarvey. The lads will hold a car wash in The Scarvey on Saturday
29th April, so come along and support the boys raise some funding
and get a nice shining car while you do it.
Our U16s travelled to Carrick Field on Friday evening, 21st April,
where they overcame local rivals Moville by 3-15 to 0-5.
Our Reserves hosted Glenfin in the Scarvey on Sunday afternoon, 23rd
April. After a tight enough first half (HT; Buncrana 2-1, Glenfin
1-9) Glenfin turned the tempo up a notch in the second and won the
game by 2-15 to 2-5. The Buncrana goals came from Aedan Stokes and
Our Seniors hosted Glenfin in the Scarvey on Sunday afternoon, 23rd
April. After an excellent first half display the lads were in a
positive position at half time, leading by 0-5 to 0-2. The second
half started much the same with the lead being stretched to 0-9 to
0-2, but two goals from Glenfin quickly changed the game around and
Glenfin ran out eventual winners.
Buncrana 0-10 Glenfin 2-6. Buncrana scores coming from Caolan Mc
Gonagle, William Mc Laughlin, Kevin Tracey, Ryan Mc Elhiney, Oisin
Doherty and John Campbell.
Our U14s had a great win at home against Aodh Ruadh of Ballyshannon
on Thursday evening, 20th April. The boys played well together and
worked some brilliant scores. Buncrana 3-8 Audh Ruadh 0-3
On Sunday, 23rd April, they then travelled to Convoy to play in the
Donegal Hurling Feile where they battled really well and are through
to the All Ireland Feile to be held in Lenister. Well done lads.
Our Minors had two matches this week; The first was at home to
Letterkenny Gaels on Tuesday night, 18th April, were than ran out
winners by 1-18 to 1-5. The second was away to Ballyshannon on
Thursday evening, 20th April, were then again came away with a win
after some hard battling. Audh Ruadh 4-12 Buncrana 6-15. Keeping
their unbeaten record alive.
Our Seniors got their league program of to an impressive start with
a good display against seasoned campaigners Setanta on Friday night,
21st April. Both sides were missing All County Senior panellists,
which gave squad players a chance to stake a claim for a starting
spot in future matches.
The boys started well with both sides tagging on early points. But
an early Macauley Carr goal gave the young Scarvey lads a bit of
belief. This was added to by 2 points from frees from Tom Clare Jr,
further points from play by Ben Roe, Oisin Grant and Dylan Duffy;
seasoned player David Guilfoyle aided the scoreboard with 2 points
and Ben Roe also rattled the back of the net to leave the half time
score; Buncrana 2-6 Setanta 3-5
An early second half injury to the impressive young 17 year old PJ
Mc Carron seemed to take the wind out of the lads sails, but they
slowly got going again with 2 more pointed frees from Tom Clare Jr
and points from Davy and Dylan kept the scoreboard ticking along. If
the boys could have taken a few of their other goal chances a win
could have been recorded.
All in all, the management team will have been delighted would have
been delighted with the performances of the younger players; 6 of
which are 18 or younger.
Fiachra Mac Lochlainn was a rock at full back and was greatly aided
by the O’Rourke brothers; Conor and Enda. Paul Tourish was superb
and centre half back. Daniel Wilson gave his usual gutsy display.
While Oisin Grant had a senior debut to remember. In the forwards;
Ben Roe should be happy with his 1-1 on his senior debut also. In
general, a lot of our shots dropped short into the keepers hands,
something that will need to be remedied before championship.
Unfortunately the 3 softly conceded goals were the deciding factor
in the match. Full time; Buncrana 2-11 Setanta 3-10.
Congratulations to club players Cliona Doherty and Aoibhean Doherty
and on their county team mates on the great win over Fermanagh in
Convoy on Sunday 23rd April.
Congratulations to club player Beth Doherty who helped her county
team mates to a tough 1 point win in Antrim on Saturday 22nd April.
Antrim 2-9 Donegal 2-10.
Fantastic achievement for our club players Paula Mc Grory and
Caroline Gallagher and all the senior ladies players and coaches on
the brilliant win over Galway in Sligo on Sunday 23rd April in the
Division 1 semi final. Donegal 5-11 Galway 1-7. They now face Cork
in the Final on Sunday 7th May. Good Luck girls!
Hard luck to club player Ben Bradley and all his county counterparts
on just falling short in the McGuigan Cup final in Maghera on
Saturday 22nd April. Donegal 0-7 Tyrone 0-15
Big congratulations to club hurlers; Jack O’Loughlin, Aedan Stokes,
Paul Nelson and Paddy Wilson on the win over Armagh in the Nicky
Rackard Cup in Letterkenny on Saturday 22nd April. Donegal 1-19
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