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first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 1st JulyGood Luck: We would like to take this opportunity to wish good luck to Ryan and the entire Donegal Senior squad for this weekend’s Ulter Semi-Final against Tyrone. Best of luck lads and here’s hoping for a repeat of last years performance.Senior Football: In a wet and windy Scarvey on Saturday evening, Buncrana faced local rivals and Division 3 league leaders Carndonagh in what proved to be a closely contested battle. Buncrana fielded and alternative line-up from previous outings as midfielders Ryan Bradley (county commitments) Odhran Doherty (suspension) John Doherty and Noel O’Donnell were absent. Carndonagh started brightly with Garbhan McGrenra and Richard Cunningham to the fore. The visitors registered the first score of the game after 3 minutes. The home side began to settle into the game, with the runs of Adrian Doherty and Ryan Curran causing problems for the visitors. Scores from Adrian Doherty and Oisin Doherty brought the home side level with Carndonagh, and a further score from Ciaran McNicholls brought Buncrana into the lead. It was nip and tuck between the two sides throughout the first half, however the visitors went in at half-time with a two point lead. HT Buncrana 0-3 Carndonagh 0-5Buncrana responded from the off in the second half with a good team move being finished off by Oisin Doherty. Buncrana began to dominate play with Coalan McCann and Kevin O’Loughlin performing well in midfield, breaking up play and winning possession. A long range score from young midfielder Kevin O’Loughlin put Buncrana one point in the lead. The introduction of Paul McGonigle in the second half added another attacking option for Buncrana, with the full forward winning position from a long ball and converting for a point. A free and a further point by Oisin Doherty put further distance between the sides and Buncrana will be delighted to have held on for a valuable two points. FT Buncrana 0-10 Carndonagh 0-8Rory Kelly, Michael Gallagher, Simon McGrory, Calvin Jones, Christopher McDermott, Ronan Doherty, Adrian McColgan, Caolan McCann, Kevin O’Loughlin,Ronan Doherty, Oisin Doherty (0-4), Adrian Doherty (0-2), Ryan Curran, Kevin Treacy (0-1), Ciaran McNicholls (0-1) Subs: Paul McGonigle (0-2)Senior Reserve Football: Buncrana 3-4  Carndonagh 2-6An understrength Buncrana reserve team had a hard fought victory over Carn reserves in the Scarvey on Saturday evening. Buncrana started brightly with two excellent points from midfielder Stephen Nelson. Carn fought back with two goals and a point before Paul Hegarty scored a goal for the home side. Then Carn got a point. In the best move of the match Kevin McColgan crashed the ball into the roof of the net after great work by James Wallace and Philip Harkin to leave Buncrana a point ahead at half-time.Carn came out strong at the start of the second half scoring 3 points to leave them 2 ahead with 10 minutes remaining. A great save from a penalty by Graeme Doherty kept the home team in the game. With 5 minutes left Paul hegarty punched a high ball into the net for his second goal of the game, then his uncle, veteran Finn Hegarty scored a point. Carn scored a late point but Buncrana held on for the victory. Best for Buncran were Philip Harkin, John Cassidy and Patrick Duffy.Scorers Paul Hegarty 2-0, Kevin McColgan 1-1, Stephen Nelson 0-2, Finn Hegarty 0-1Fundraising Competition: Buncrana GAA are launching an exciting new competition asking you to predict the results of a number of important sporting events this year, such as the All-Ireland Football and Hurling finals, Golf, Olympic Games etc. Entrants will be entered into a league format with points awarded for correct predictions, with prizes of 600euro, 300euro and 100euro on offer. Entry cards are attached to this email and are available now from club members priced 10euro. More information and further updates will be available onfacebook.com/buncranagaa.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along. Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm.New and returnig players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Lotto: The winning numbers in the €2,840 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 19th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 2-13-14-25. There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants: O’Connell Family, LisfannonRobert Hutchinson, ClonbegBrigid Trodden, 27 Marion ParkRose Grant, c/o Paul McGonigleJean O’Flaherty, Main StreetCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín 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 Oisín [email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join usonwww.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img

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