Club News

Furbo community pitch was buzzing with activity all week during the Kellog's GAA Cúl Campa. Over 100 aspiring young hurlers from ages 6 to 13 took part from Na Forbacha, Bearna, Buaile Beag and An Spidéal, learning and practising the skills of hurling - go léir as Gaeilge! Congratulations to all who helped make this event such as success.

In the Cois Fharraige colours our U13 hurlers are progressing very well at the moment with wins over Mountbellew Moylough this week in the championship, following victory last week over Salthill.  Both wins were with narrow margins.  Leading well on Monday at half time by 4-5 to no score, they almost let it slip against a strong win in the second half, with Mountbellew Moylough recovering to within three points at the end. The final score was 4-6 to 4-3.

Bearna Na Forbacha's U18's came out second-best in last Friday's Minor B championship match away to Kiltormer. Losing by 10 points at half time they went further behind in the second half to trail by 14 points at one stage. To their credit, they staged a major comeback effort late in the match to close to just 6 points at the end, with a massive 5-11 total against Kiltormer's 3-23. This comeback should give the lads a boost in their upcoming fixtures in a very tough group.

This week on Friday 3rd July, the senior Bearna-Na Forbacha hurlers are back in action in their Junior A championship clash against St. Thomas. The game is in Balinderreen, and throw-in is at 7:30pm.

After a winning start against Annaghdown recently, the U13 championship continued on Monday with the Cois Fharraige team playing Oranmore/Maree. Unfortunately it wasn't a win this time, but there's an opportunity to get back to winning ways on Monday 22nd away to Salthill. Throw-in is at 6:30pm.

The Bearna/Na Forbacha adult team fared better in their Junior A game against Kilnadeema/Leitrim last Saturday in Clarinbridge, with an impressive 2-20 to 2-7 victory. This was an important win in getting their championship challenge back on track after last week's setback against Sarsfields.

The U18's resume their championship after the Leaving Cert break on Friday 19th against Killimordaly. The game is at Furbo pitch at 7:30pm.

Some of our newly-crowned U14 County Champions didn't have much time to rest on their laurels with the U13 B1 Championship getting under way, involving several of the U14 team. Playing as part of the Cois Fharraige U13 team, they marked their first game on Monday in the B1 championship with an away win to Annaghdown, by a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-0. Almost all of the work was done in the first half which ended 2-8 to 1-0. Their next game is against Oranmore/Maree in An Spidéal on Monday June 15th at 6:30pm.

For our even younger hurlers from U6's through to U12's the season is in full swing. The U6's train on Sunday mornings in Furbo at 12.15pm with a big turn out from kids and parents. It's a great opportunity to try out hurling - just come along any Sunday morning. For details on training and contacts for all age groups click on the "Team Info" tab.  The U7's and U8's had a very successful "Go games" in Rahoon recently, while the U9 and U10 teams have also had superb games against Rahoon and Clifden.  The U11 and U12 teams took part in a wonderful Festival of Hurling in Kenny Park a few weeks ago, with the first U12 game against An Spidéal coming up in early July.

The Bearna-Na Forbacha adult team lost their Junior A Championship match against Sarsfields last week by four points, but hopefully will have better luck in the upcoming fixture on Saturday June 13th against Kilnadeema/Leitrim. Throw-in is at 7pm in Clarinbridge.

Big congratulations to the Bearna Na Forbacha U14 team and manager John McSweeney on winning the C1 County Championship on Saturday in Kenny Park. The final score was Bearna na Forbacha 1-7, Carnmore 0-7.  The first half was played in a highly competitive fashion with Bearna na Forbacha quickest to settle. With man of the match Oisín Gormley and Cian Ó Conghaile in charge in midfield and some good combination play, Bearna na Forbacha went in at half time leading 1-5 to 0-2 thanks to a well finished goal by full forward Conor Ó Gamhnain.

The second half was a tense affair punctuated by a series of injuries. Bearna na Forbacha struggled against a strengthening breeze in the second half as Carnmore pressed strongly.  Crucial points by Máirtin Ó Conghaile and Oisín Gormley kept Bearna na Forbacha ahead at the final whistle. For photos and homecoming celebrations check the Facebook link.

Our U14 hurlers have reached the C1 Championship final, having beaten Athenry 2 last week with a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-1. Well done to the lads and best of luck in the final. Details of the final date and location will be posted here under "Fixtures & Results", and on Facebook at

Meanwhile the adult team plays Sarsfields next Friday, 5th June, in the Junior A Championship game against Sarsfields originally scheduled for May 30th.  Throw-in is at 7:30pm at Carnmore.

The club had several good wins recently. 
On Thursday last week Cois Fharraige U16's beat Tommy Larkins well, with a scoreline of 4-14 to 1-8.  
Not to be outdone, this Monday Bearna/Na Forbacha U14's got the better of Skehana by an even bigger scoreline of 5-10 to 2-4.
To complete a weekend of great performances, on Monday the Junior 1 team beat Mountbellew 2-17 to 2-11.
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