Last Monday FAI Chief Executive Mr. John Delaney visited Moyle View Park and he couldn’t help but acknowledge the quality of the facilities and the hard work being done by Milford GAA in promoting sport among young people in the area.To hear this coming from the head of another sporting organisation is great and all the members of the club should be very proud.
This weeks Lotto Numbers were 8-9-12-24. No jackpot winner. One match three gets €70. Dessie Shields c/o Aodh McCormack. Next weeks jackpot is €4,380. Why not play our club lotto by Standing Order and be sure to be in every draw every week. To print out a Standing Order Form and for more information visit the club website at www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie
Milford forced a play-off in their Junior A championship Preliminary round tie with Naomh Padraig, Lifford after a nail-biting win in Lifford on Sunday.Milford went into the game as underdogs following Lifford’s comprehensive victory in the first leg last week, however, they started the game superbly with Chippie Barrett kicking the first point in the fifth minute. Pauric Curley dobled the lead two minutes later, before the excellent Chippie Barrett showed his strength to brush off two tackles and fire over the bar.David Curley added another point before Lifford registered their first point. The intensity of Milford’s tackling made it very difficult for Lifford to move the ball out of defence. Luke Barrett pointed a free before a Lifford effort was granted a white flag despite clearly being a foot wide.Three more points from Lifford followed to see them go into the break a point up. Milford were slow out of the blocks in the second half, and two more Lifford points punished them for their complacency. Milford went 22 minutes without a score before Pauric Curley kicked a great free from near the sideline in the 40th minute.Two minutes later, the only goal of the game arrived through a Pauric Curley penalty. Cathal McGettigan’s incisive run through the heart of the Lifford defence caused uncertainty and he was eventually fouled as he entered the large rectangle. Pauric Curley took the responsibility and he coolly sent Shaun McBrearty the wrong way with his kick. Lifford scored again to level the scores but then Cathal McGettigan showed his class with a wonderful point after good link up play with TJ Evesson.With only a point between the sides the tension was rife and the hard-hitting continued. It was a full seventeen minutes until the next score when Pauric Curley converted a free after Chippie Barrett was fouled.The second half was very stop-start, yet no-one could have anticipated the 12 minutes of injury time that referee allowed but crucially Milford were able to hang on. The final whistle was greeted with relief and satisfaction in the Milford camp and they now set up an intriguing play-off against Lifford in the coming weeks. To see the full version of Ryan Ferry’s excellent match report check out our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie or our facebook page.
Under 12 girls
The under 12 girls travelled to Glenswilly on Saturday to take part in a blitz against the hosts as well as Termon and Fanad. The girls played nine and seven a side games and were victorious in the five games they played. Well done to all involved.
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