Club News

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.

Bearna-Na Forbacha played the preliminary quarter final of the Junior A championship on Saturday Oct 17th at Pearse Stadium. Unfortunately for them, it was not their day. The opposition was provided by local rivals An Spidéal, who scored a goal early in the match, leaving Bearna-Na Forbacha playing catch-up for the rest of the game. The final score was 1-19 to 0-17. The game featured some fine scores however, with points coming from Dónal Ó Cúaláin, DD Flaherty, Stephen Delaney, Cathal Ó Cúaláin and Greg Sheedy.

Meanwhile the U9's and U10's tested their mettle in the Rahoon Tournament at the weekend, reaching the semi-finals on Sunday 18th. It was a well-run competition, and had the added bonus of bringing new young players into the club.

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