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Croílíne Chois Fharraige will be running a Cardiac First Responders courses on Saturday January 27th 2018

Course fee:€10 for those renewing their cert. €25 for those doing the course for the first time.

Venue: Bogha Ceatha, An Spídeal

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm

This course teaches you the basic techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and the relief of choking for adults, children and infants.

An AED is a computerised defibrillator which analyses the heart rhythm of a person in cardiac arrest and uses voice prompts to advise you if a shock is required. The AED is an important link in the chain of survival and this course teaches how to use them effectively. The course will provide you with ample opportunity to practice these skills.

In addition to this, the cardiac first responders course includes a module on the administration of aspirin, recognition of stroke and heart attack, critical incident stress awareness and debrief, cardiac first responder report and legal indemnity issues.

Following successful completion of the course, a Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC)) Cardiac First Responders community course completion card will be provided.

Details of how the Cardiac First Responders scheme works will also be explained.

If you are interested in doing the course please email Toni Uí Chiardha - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - as soon as possible to book your place.

Bearna-na Forbacha played Annaghdown in the Under 12 League Group 3 Shield final in blustery conditions in Carnmore on Saturday 23rd Sept . The wind made scoring a lottery in the game but both teams served up a very close, entertaining game of hurling. Bearna-na Forbacha played with the wind in the first half and as expected most of the play was down in the Annaghdown half of the field. Annaghdown defended in the first half heroically, their goalie made a couple of fine saves and Annaghdown held Bearna-na Forbacha to a 0-05 to 0-01 lead at half time. It was difficult to imagine that lead being enough with the strong Autumn wind to favour Annaghdown in the second half. Best for Bearna-na Forbacha in that first half were the rock solid full back Luke Power plus the dependable Eoghan O’Siochan at wing back. They were ably supported by Senan McDonnell in midfield and Sean Dunne at centre forward whose 3 frees in that first half were vital for Bearna-na Forbacha in building up the narrow wind assisted lead.

The second half had a similar pattern to the first half in that a lot of the play was now in the Bearna-na Forbacha half of the field. Annaghdown had a few chances and frees but didn’t make those chances count on the scoreboard. Midway through the second half with scoring opportunities at a premium, Kieran Walsh, moving from goals to midfield for the second half, set up the elusive & skilful Johnny Kelly Greally for a goal that turned out to be the critical score of the game. That score settled the seasiders into a 1-5 to 0-1 point lead. Bearna-na Forbacha ran out worthy winners on a scoreline of 1-5 to 0-2 points in a game that was closer than the score line suggested. In the second half Bearna-na Forbacha were well served by Jack Allen’s tiger like defending and Stevie Healy and Ross Bradley who worked tirelessly in attack. After the game, Niall Dunne, captain of the Bearna-na Forbacha team received the shield trophy from Pauric Lohan, Galway Juvenile Chairman, and Luke Power received the MOTM award from Tom Monaghan, on behalf of sponsors Ocean Hygiene.

Scoil Shéamais Naofa, Bearna, lining out in the Cumann na mBunscoil competition for the first time in 10 years, took on the might of Brierhill NS, Castlegar in the Cumann na mBunscoil final in Loughgeorge on Tue 13th June. The game started off at whirlwind pace with both teams really going at it in a very sporting game. Brierhill went into an early lead with a long rage effort going straight into the net but Bearna fought their way back into the game. In the first half, Bearna were best served by Ronan Bates in the half back line reading the game superbly as always, the workmanlike & wristy James Fallon in midfield linking attack and defence and the imposing Darragh Costello up front who was giving Brierhill all sorts of problems under the breaking ball. Bearna lead 3-4 to 1-5 at half time.

On the resumption of the game, Brierhill really thundered into the game and brought the scores back level on a 3-4 to 2-7 score line in the first few minutes of the second half. Serious questions were now being asked of the Bearna team by the aristocrats from Castlegar who were assisted by a freshening in the second half. Bearna fought their way back into the contest, lead from the back by the elegant left handed man of the match, Luke Power, and the increasingly influential William McDonnell who both repelled the repeated attacks of the Castlegar team. The game was finely balanced at this stage with about 8 minutes to go, Killian Murphy struck for the critical score of the game to put Bearna into a 4 point lead with a well taken goal. Bearna pushed on with some excellent scores from Sean Dunne and Darragh Costello to win comfortably in the end on a score line of 6-10 to 3-8. It was also super to see Senan McDonnell making a return to competitive action after a recent illness.

Special thanks to muinteoirs Sean and Sean Óg who facilitated the hurling team throughout the year and Principal Maire de Baicer for supporting GAA and hurling in the school.

Cois Fharraige hurlers celebrated a fine win in the U15C county final in Pearse Stadium on Sunday. It was a close encounter in the first half, with the sides tied at 2-2 to 0-8 at the break. Cois Fharraige pulled away in the second half to win comfortably with a scoreline of 2-4 to 1-15. Congratulations to all on a very successful year. Check out bnaf.hurling on facebook for pictures of the occasion.
The Bearna-Na Forbacha hurling and camogie club's sponsored walk in Furbo was well attended in beautiful weather last weekend, with over 70 walkers between parents and children - thanks to all who participated.  
The club's Last Man Standing fundraiser starts this weekend with €1000 going to the winner. Entries by 5pm on Friday 4th November from any club member, or from Michael Gill at 087-6525983.
Pearse Stadium is the venue this weekend for the U15C Hurling Championship final, where Cois Fharraige take on Rahoon-Newcastle. This follows semifinal success last Sunday, where Cois Fharraige overcame Padraic Pearses at Spiddal by a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-8. The final is on Sunday Oct 30th, and throw-in is at 12 noon.
Also as a reminder this Sunday the fancy-dress walk starts at 11am from Páirc na bhForbacha and finishes at the Halla with fun, games and prizes.
Bearna-Na Forbacha hurling & camogie club is running its "Last Man Standing" fundraiser shortly with €1000 on offer to the winner. Entries are required by 6pm on Friday, Nov 4th. Entry forms are available from Michael Gill at 087-6525983 or any club member.

The Bearna-Na Forbacha adult hurlers met Mícheál Breathnach in the Junior A Championship preliminary quarter final in Pearse Stadium on Saturday, October 1st. While not being on the winning side this time, it was a good achievement for the team to reach this stage of the competition, and gives the club a solid foundation on which to build for next season.

The U9's and U10's played Mícheál Breathnach in sunny conditions last weekend at Páirc na bhForbacha, with 35 players on show in a Go-Games blitz. They follow-up this coming weekend in an U10 tournament in St Mary's College - always a superbly organised event.

The U8's and U7's were also in action in blitzes last the weekend against Mícheál Breathnach and Moycullen respectively with a great turn-out from both players and parents on both occasions.  

The Bearna-Na Forbacha adult hurlers are in action at Pearse Stadium on Saturday Oct 1st, where they meet local rivals Mícheál Breathnach in the Junior A Championship preliminary quarter final. Throw-in is at 3:30pm and all support will be greatly appreciated for this key match.
The U9's and U10's are in action this weekend, also versus Mícheál Breathnach, in a blitz at Páirc na bhForbacha on Sunday 2nd October at 10:15am. Other upcoming fixtures for our young hurlers include the annual St Mary's U10 hurling blitz and the Galway GAA U8 blitz in Mayo, both next weekend. Further details next next week.
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