BERLIN (AP): Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller says his club is happy to have signed Jamaican forward Leon Bailey on the last day of the transfer window. The 19-year-old Bailey arrived from Belgian club Genk and signed through 2022, ninth-place Leverkusen said yesterday. “This lad was also high on many other European clubs’ wish list,” Voeller said. “That’s why we’re even happier that we could see off such strong competition.” Bailey is eligible for the club’s Champions League campaign despite playing in the Europa League for Genk this season. “He is an extraordinarily fast and tricky player who will boost our attack,” Voeller added. FEE NOT DISCLOSED Leverkusen did not disclose a transfer fee but German media reported the club was paying some US$12.8 million for the player. Bailey’s transfer came in a window that saw Bundesliga clubs spending almost US$100 million. The 18 Bundesliga clubs invested more than US$96 million in new players in this transfer period, easily beating the previous record of $65 million set two years ago, news agency dpa reported. Higher revenue from TV deals means the big-spending trend is likely to continue. Bailey, who is yet to make his debut for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, has impressed during his time with Genk, scoring 15 goals and providing 21 assists in his 77 league games for the Belgians. Bailey also tallied seven goals and three assists in his 12 European outings for the team and will be looking to make a similar mark with his new German club.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Tom Clare and his Donegal Minor Hurlers on their Ulster Shield Championship success over Monaghan on Friday night. Special word to all the club lads involved, especially Captain Conor Grant. Well done Lads from all at C.L.G. Bun Cranncha and the Parish of Buncrana.Hard luck to Gary Duffy and minor footballers who lost out to Monaghan in the Ulster Minor Football League Final by three points. Their focus will now be on the big one in four weeks, when they face Tyrone in the Ulster Championship on the 26th of May.Senior and Reserve Football: Buncrana 0-10 Dungloe 0-9. Buncrana went into this game on the back of a two game losing streak, however they opened brightly when a direct ball was collected by young corner forward John Campbell, who pointed from 20 yards with his left foot. Campbell was causing problems for the Dungloe full back line and pointed again following a surging run from wing half back Ronan Doherty. The main threat from Dungloe was provided by Adrian Hanlon and Adrian Sweeney, however for much of the first half the Buncrana defence managed to curtail the Dungloe scores to frees. Frees by Campbell, Odhrán Doherty and a fine point from corner back Stephen Doherty gave Buncrana a 3 point lead at half time. Buncrana 0-6 Dungloe 0-3.Dungloe had the breeze in the second half and registered two early scores when long passes from midfield found Adrian Sweeney and Adrian Hanlon who both converted. Ryan Bradley responded with a solo effort, then substitute William McLaughlin also pointed for Buncrana. Dungloe were making better use of the wind advantage and managed to get ahead with 7 mintes left. At this stage the momentum was with the visitors, however Paul McGonigle worked a short free to Oisin Doherty who pointed from 45m to equalise. McGonigle again was the instigator of Buncrana’s winner, driving into the Dungloe 13m line before releasing to William McLaughlin, who converted off his left. FT Buncrana 0-10 Dungloe 0-9.Girls Football: 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. Well done to the U16 Footballers who beat Killygordan last week 7-05 to 2-01.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. 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 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) is on every Thursday in Crana College from 7pm-8pm. New players are always welcome.U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. 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.Club 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. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com. GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA GAA NOTES was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAA notes