As part of St. John’s Day observances on Sunday, President David Granger hosted members of the St. John’s Association of Guyana at the Baridi Benab at State House, where a thanksgiving service was held.Father Malcolm Rodrigues officiated at the service, which featured singing of hymns, reflection on the life of St. John the Baptist, and recital of special prayers.St. John’s Day marks the birth anniversary of St. John the Baptist, who is seen asPresident David Granger (centre) is flanked by members of the brigadea major religious figure who led the movement for baptism to be done near the Jordan River.In his message on the occasion, President Granger called on citizens, communities, corporations and local democratic organs to support the invaluable work of the St. John’s Association of Guyana.He recognised the organisation for its more than 85 years of selfless service to the people of Guyana. “The Association’s sustained work in providing ambulatory, disaster response, emergency, first-aid medical care and public health education training and services has been commendable,” the President said. The President, in September 2016, accepted an invitation to become the patron of the Association.The Guyana Chapter was established in 1933, and has trained thousands in a number of areas, including first aid and disaster preparedness.
The Big Breakfast: Buncrana GAA are hosting a big breakfast on the morning of the Ulster Championship Semi-Final, Sunday 23rd June from 8:00am to 11:00am. Please support the club and start the day with a delicious cooked breakfast for €5 before heading off for the day to support Ryan and the lads in Breffni.Ulster Championship Semi-Final: The club would like to wish Ryan and the Donegal squad the best of luck for their Ulster Championship Semi-Final against Down on Sunday.Senior and Reserve Football: The visitors Bundoran registered the opening score of the game with a free on 3 minutes, however Buncrana responded well when some excellent work by Darach O’Connor resulted in a well taken goal by the corner forward. Buncrana then had a good period of possession, however a number of good score chances were wasted. Bundoran then capitalised on these missed chances, converting 2 frees. With 5 minutes remaining in the first half, a long ball caused confusion in the Buncrana defence lead to a somewhat fortunate own goal. HT Buncrana 1-0 Bundoran 1-2 Buncrana opened the second half brightly when Oisin Doherty pointed from 35 yards, this was followed by a point from William McLaughlin. Bundoran responded with a point before Oisin Doherty converted a free to equalise. With the home side pressing forward, Bundoran exploited their opportunities on the break and scored a free and a point from play to stretch their lead. Substitute Garbhan Friel scored a long range point from 40 yards, however this was followed by Buncrana conceding a penalty which was converted by the visitors. Despite the result there were some good performances from the younger members of the squad, including Darach O’Connor and Bruce Waldron. FT Buncrana 1-05 Bundoran 2-06Training continues on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm and Friday at 8:00pm. Senior Ladies Football: The Junior Championship draw was made at the County Board meeting on Monday night and our senior ladies have been drawn against Convoy in the preliminary round, with the first leg to played on the 7th July in Convoy. The team are continuing to preparation for the Championship and the remaining league fixtures and would welcome all support at games.Girls Football: The girls U14 footballers continued on their winning ways on Thursday in Muff, having defeated Malin in Scarvey the previous week. It was a youthful Buncrana side that took to the pitch, as 7 of the girls will be underage again next year. Aislinn Browne started by scoring a point in the first 30 seconds and went on to score a total of 3 goals and 4 points during the game. Buncrana played with the wind in the first half and dominated the play. Full forward Courtney Clare was causing havoc in the full forward line and linked up with Aislinn Browne, Shauna Coyle and Aoife Mc Gill to make numerous scoring opportunities. Despite not converting all of their scoring chances, Buncrana went in at half time with a very comfortable lead.In the second half Muff began to get back into the game and the Buncrana defence were finding it difficult to contain them. Captain Sophie “Roe” Doherty did some trojan work in midfield and, along with Kayla Deehan, were responsible for breaking up potential scoring attacks and keeping Buncrana ahead. The final score was Buncrana 3 -09, Muff 2-04. The scorers for Buncrana were Aislinn Browne 3-04, Courtney Clare 0-2, Shauna Coyle 0-01, Aoife Mc Gill 0-01 and Emer Clerkin 0-01.Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in at the Scarvey. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesdays at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome. U9/U10 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) and U10 Football (for children born in 2003) is on Friday evenings in the Scarvey from 6:30pm. New players are always welcome.U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. League matches are held each Monday evening. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.U14 Hurling: The U14 Hurlers had a day to remember in Easkey, Co. Sligo on Saturday. Considering the weather in Buncrana, Easkey was bathed in glorious sunshine. The Tournament was organised in memory of the Easkey/St. Farnens club man Stephen Timoney and consisted of county champions from Connacht who have qualified to go to Limerick for the All Ireland féile at the start of July.Buncrana begin well with a comfortable win over Galway side Annaghdown. Next up was Four Roads from Roscommon, which proved to be a tight affair with Buncrana pullling away at the end to win by 7 points. Our last game in the group stage was against Strandhill from Sligo, which proved to be a one sided affair, resulting in Buncrana topping the group to set up a final game against host club Easkey, who had accounted for Mayo sides Ballina and Westport and Roscommon side Oran. The final proved to be a hum dinger of a game and was a joy to watch for the large travelling support from Buncrana, who freely gave up the day to take the team down. Easkey scored a goal almost from the throw-in, which incidentally was the first time this year that Buncrana were behind in a competitive match. It was end to end with some fine scores being taken by both teams. Buncrana were down at halftime 2-04 to 3-03. The Scarvey boys rallied from the throw-in and with a strong work ethic and team commitment prevailed in the end to win by 7 points on a scoreline 3-05 to 4-09. Team: Jason Campbell, Cathal Óg Wilson, Paul Tourish, Oisin Hegarty, John Vaughan, PJ McCarron, Matthew Wilson, Ben Doherty (Roe), Niall O’Doherty, Oisin Grant, Dylan Duffy, Aaron Craig, Gavin Kelly, Darren Connelly, Oisin Doherty (Roe), Mark Craig and Liam O’Doherty. It would be unfair to single out any players for particular credit as all during the day the team performed at their best and were a credit to themselves and the club.The boys received the cup and enjoyed the well earned dip in the Atlantic to repair there aching bones. This group won’t get carried away and will meet some of these sides in Limerick and know they will be up against it, so for now they will enjoy the win and back to the hard graft in training which they have been doing since the start of January.Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 4th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 6-13-16-30There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Geoffrey WassonMalacy McCann, TurkGerard O’Donnell, Millfield HeightsMartin Coyle, TullydishRónán Doherty, BallymaganClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 at email@example.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. 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