Club News

The Bearna-Na Forbacha senior hurlers continued their winning start to the season last weekend, with a comprehensive win at Tuam in the Junior 1 Championship.  Not to be outdone, the U18 Cois Fharraige team won their first Championship match of the year away to Ballygar by four points, while the U14's also recorded their first win. Trailing to Salthill/Knocknacarra by three points at half time, the U14's rallied strongly in the second half to run out winners by 2-7 to 1-5.  The only setback of the weekend was with the U16's, losing at home to a strong Mullagh/Kiltormer side. 
 
The senior team take a break this weekend as the U21B Championship gets under way, with Cois Fharraige taking on Michael Cusacks at Kilbeacanty at 7pm Friday April 8th.  This will be followed on Monday, April 11th by the U14's who play Meelick/Eyrecourt at Clonfert, with throw-in at 6:45pm.

The Bearna-Na Forbacha senior hurlers had a great start to the season, beating Skehana by a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-11 in the Junior 1 competition. This is an important competition for the club, as it can lead all the way to Croke Park. The next match is Saturday April 2nd away to Tuam, with throw-in at 6pm.  Also at 6pm the same day the Cois Fharraige U18's are away to Ballygar in the Minor B Championship.

The U14 Cois Fharraige team lost to Mullagh/Kiltormer by 6 points last weekend, but have another chance to get off the mark against Salthill/Knocknacarra on Monday, April 4th. The game is in Spiddal, with throw-in at 6:45 pm.

Cois Fharraige under 16 hurlers were in action last Saturday at Killimor. It was a baptism of fire, with our lads trailing by 12 points at half time. To their credit, they put in a brilliant performance in the second half, leaving just 5 points between the sides at the end. They play Mullagh-Kiltormer in Furbo next Thursday, March 31st at 6:45pm.  Also in championship action are the Cois Fharraige Minor team against Sarsfields in Spiddal Saturday 26th at 4pm, while the senior hurlers play Skehana at Furbo pitch at 6:30pm on Bank Holiday Monday, March 28th, in the Junior 1 Championship.

The Bearna-Na Forbacha hurling and camogie social took place Saturday night at Tyson's Rockbarton Park hotel. It was a very enjoyable evening of food and entertainment in an intimate setting in Tyson's restaurant. 

Tickets available for €10 in advance from Clarke's SuperValu, Barna and other participating SuperValu and Centra outlets. Ticket Price on Matchday is €15

 

Indoor hurling training is currently under way in Furbo community centre for all ages from under 7 to under 12 as follows. Fridays from 6:15pm to 7:30pm: all ages groups from U7 through U10. The U7's and U8's also train Tuesdays at that time, while the U9's and U10's have their second training session on Sunday morning 11:30am to 1pm. The U11's and U12's train from 6:30 to 8pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Under 6 Training will commence in late March/early April.

Bearna Na Forbacha brought 2015 to a lively conclusion with it's annual Michael Droney "Hynes Cup" hurling tournament at Furbo pitch recently.  Four teams from a panel of the club's minor, U21 and senior teams competed in a 7-a-side league, played in hard-fought but friendly atmosphere. 
 
Peter Gill's team eventually emerged as victors with a narrow one-point won over Seán Thornton's Coismeig Mór team in the final, scoring with the last puck of the tournament.  This crowned a good year for Peter who also recently became the club President at the recent AGM.   
 
Many thanks to all who helped organised the event, which is always a highlight of the year.
 
Congratulations to Bríd Ní Chúaláin and Michael Harty who shared the winning prize of €1000 in the the club's recent "Last Man Standing" competition.

Cumann Iománaíochta agus Camógaíochta Bearna-Na Forbacha, holds its Annual General Meeting at 6pm, Sunday November 15th at the Connemara Coast Hotel.  All members should to attend - it's a unique opportunity to help shape the future of hurling and camogie in your local area.

The club is about to start another Last Man Standing competition: please contact any club member for tickets, which must be in by 5pm Friday, Nov 20th.  It's an enjoyable challenge, and you could win €1000 while also helping to provide vital funds for the club.

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