GAA NOTES: BUNCRANA

first_imgSenior FootballThe senior side got back to winning ways on Saturday evening and created a bit of history along the way by beating Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon for the first time at senior level in the club’s history. We started the stronger of the teams and Odhran Doherty got us off the mark and this was quickly followed by a Paul McGonigle free after Oisin Doherty had been fouled. The rest of the half belonged to the youthful Paddy McMyler who kicked three superb points from play in a blistering ten minute spell. Adrian (Travolta) McColgan then scored a super solo goal after Calvin Jones had broken up an attack leaving the half time score 1-6 to 0-3 in favour of Mark Crossan’s men. Seventeen year old Kevin O’Loughlin split the posts early in the second half and Buncrana would go on to win comfortably with scores from Odhran Doherty and Gerard McLaughlin (2). Despite losing a player to a harsh second booking the lads held out very bravely and McMyler completed a man of the match performance with a sublime score from the right touchline. The fullback line of Ronan Doherty, Simon McGrory and the excellent Calvin Jones were impenetrable. Philip Scott did well when introduced and Ryan Bradley had his best club game in some time and Odhran Doherty covered every blade as usual. Gerard McLaughlin took his scores really well and all in all it was a really good team performance and puts promotion right back on the agenda again. The reserves were weakened due to the youthfulness of the senior side and were well beaten by a very strong Ballyshannon side who are unbeaten all year.Buncrana GAA Strictly Come Dancing Tickets now on sale for “Strictly Come Dancing” to be held in the Plaza on Sunday 30th October in aid of the Buncrana GAA Youth Development Fund. Tickets available from any of the dancers, An Siopa Gruaige, The Coffee Cup, Catriona (086 852 1011), Jacqueline (087 786 5146) or call to the Clubhouse Fridays 7-8pm. Check out our facebook page. Please support our club in what promises to be a great night’s entertainment, tickets are prices at €15 each.BORD na nÓGUnder 6 Fundamentals for Boys & Girls (5 and 6 years old only)Starts back on Sunday 23rd October in Crana College Hall at 11am. Any queries contact David McConnell on 087 939 2767. Includes anyone who will be 5 on or before the 31st of December 2011. A parent or guardian MUST stay with their child for the 45 minute session. Under 8 Training (7 and 8 years old only)Recommences on Friday 21st October at 6:30pm in Crana College Hall. Any queries contact Stephen McLafferty on 086 858 9102.Under 16 HurlersThe u16 hurlers were beaten in the county final on Saturday by a good Ballyshannon side, this is a relatively young squad and they did themselves proud in reaching the final, before the match they were dealt a blow when Donal Og MacLochlainn was unavailable for selection due to a serious injury picked up in a mid week college game and as Donal was having an impressive season he was a big loss and the panel and management wish him a speedy recovery. Aodh Ruadh lead from the throw in and ran out comfortable winners. Thanks to Stevie Boyle and Steven Dean McFadden for their hard work and commitment throughout the year, this was the third age group this year that our club competed in the county final and is another indication of progressbeing made, and hopefully can be built on next year. County Donegal GAA YearbookAny managers (Football, hurling and ladies football) who haven’t submitted a small paragraph about their team should do so immediately. If you need any help or have any queries please call Paul on 087 929 3134 or email [email protected] Parish League for National SchoolsDay 1 of our parish league for primary school boys and girls was held at the Scarvey last Friday starting at 3.15pm. 8 teams representing different parts of the parish took to the field and eachteam played 2 games. Many thanks to everyone who helped out. The league table, with two moredays of competition yet to come, is as follows:POSITION TEAM POINTS1 Lawrence’s Lions 61 Gaelscoil 61 Brendan’s Tigers 64 Illies 44 Sean’s Cheetahs 46 Drumfries 26 Cockhill 26 Declan’s Panthers 2Anyone interested in coaching, refereeing or assisting managers call to Scarvey for 3.15 on Friday afternoon for the start of the inter school Parish league. Great way to make a start at coaching and managing.Day 2 will be held at the Scarvey from 3.15pm – 5.00pm next Friday October 21. Family members,friends, and teachers are very welcome to come and support.COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN MAKE RANNAFAST QUARTER FINALSRannafast Cup Section ASt Pat’s Armagh 1-06 Colaisti Inis Eoghain 0-12This Rannafast Cup Section A game played at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown on Thursday afternoon lived up to all pre match expectations, as both teams played out a ding dong battle to stay in the competition. In the end the Inis Eoghain boys deservedly came out on top to clinch a quarter-final place for the first time, a great boost for schools football in Donegal.St Pats began the game brightly, opening their account with a point from play from center half forward Thomas Reynolds after just two minutes on the clock. The Inishowen boys took time to settle, missing two early frees including one from Harry “Cluxton” Doherty, before Ruari Bradley converted with their third dead ball attempt on nine minutes to bring the sides level. Two minutes later the impressive Ciaran Diver put them in front following good play and strong run on the right side of the field by Aaron Friel.Young Niall Diver increased their lead on thirteen minutes, when he was the first to react to a breaking ball after John Campbell had dispossessed a St Pat’s defender. Inis Eoghain upped their game towards the end of the first quarter and a brace of points from Ciaran Diver and one from Kevin McLaughlin stretched their lead to five points on seventeen minutes. St Pats worked hard to get back into the game, with Rory McGrath in particular causing problems with his strong running but they were finding it hard to break down the Inis Eoghain defence in which Danny Monagle and Darren Gallagher were in fine form yet again. Ruairi Bradley added his second point of the game on nineteen minutes, but this was to be their final score of the half. St Pats were awarded a disputed penalty four minutes before the break, which Conor McKenna duly converted and the same player added a point one minute later to reduce the deficit to just two points at half time.Three minutes into the second half Conor Harkin slotted over another free for the Inishowen side but Chris Curley replied with a point at the other end almost immediately. Ruairi Bradley scored yet again from a dead ball and Inis Eoghain’s man of the match Ciaran Diver added a further point following good work by team captain Conor Harkin, to steady the ship again for Inis Eoghain. The lead was reduced to two yet again following two points from Conor McKenna as the game entered the final ten minutes. Inis Eoghain stepped up a gear and seemed to have put the game beyond reach when John Campbell found the net following a quick sideline, but despite the goal being awarded, was then ruled out. This helped to spur the Armagh side on yet again and McKenna reduced the deficit to just a single point, and it really was game on at that stage.However the Inis Eoghain boys failed to wilt on this occasion and John Campbell made up for his disappointment of the disallowed goal when he fired over another point and the strong running Kevin McLaughlin added the insurance point in the final minute as the game slipped away from St Pats. This was a great result for the Inis Eoghain lads in only their second season of Ulster Colleges and is just reward for the amount of work being done and they can now look forward to a quarter-final game in two weeks time, probably against Abbey CBS, St Colman’s from Newry or St Michael’s from Enniskillen in Group C.www.ulstercollegesgaa.orgRecyclingCLOTHES RECYCLING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCARVEY!The Inishowen GAA on DVD:The first draft of DVD 1 has just been completed and first impressions are that the clubs in Inishowen can feel very proud of the contributions they have made to a fine production. So far interviews with club members from Buncrana, Burt and Naomh Colmcille as well as music from Urris and footage from the Rannafast Cup all give a very positive image of the GAA in Inishowen and surrounding area and the finished product will be a must for all families of Gaels at home and abroad. The DVD will be completed in the near future and you can order your copy from your local club by emailing [email protected] or texting 087 929 3134.Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email [email protected], stating so.LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,100 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 11th September in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 01-07-09-21.There were no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Alan & Fiachra O’Flaitheartaigh, C/o Bar;Mary Coleman, Allendale;Margaret Hegarty, St Columba’s Ave;Roisin Bradley, St Columb’s Ave;Padraig MacLochlainn, TD.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please [email protected] by 6pm on a 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/buncranagaaUse of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email [email protected] by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: October 18th, 2011 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 GAA noteslast_img