Naomh Columba v CLG BnaG
Glemcolmcille, Saturday @ 5.30pm (Reserves 4pm)
Na Galloglaigh will play the second of their Group 1 games next Saturday away to Naomh Columba. The Senior match is at 5.30pm while the Reserves play at 4pm.
CLG BnaG 1-14 Buncrana 2-11
It ended all level on Saturday after a thrilling encounter in Moyle Park. Na Galloglaigh won’t know what way to look at this result as in some ways they threw it away but in others they were lucky to get a point. Buncrana started very sharply and raced into a 0-3 to no score lead after 5 minutes, the home side seemed to take their time getting their bearings. Throughout the game Na Galloglaigh were sloppy in possession and every misplaced handpass and dropped ball was punished clinically by Buncrana. The home side did manage to claw themselves back into the game as it progressed but with 5 minutes of the half remaining a long ball into the full forward line didn’t go dead and Buncrana broke up the pitch and a defensive mixup of 3 men going for one ball meant the ball broke freely to Darrach O’Connor who netted the first of Buncranas two goals. Buncrana looked decent value for their half time lead of 1-7 to 0-6 when referee Kieran McShea blew the whistle. Na Galloglaigh were much improved in the second half but were still prone to the odd error, however defensively they managed to keep Jigger O’Connor and John Campbell relative quiet, Gary Merritt in particular didn’t give Jigger a sniff. But ten minutes into the period Caolan McGonagle evaded Sean Black for once to race down around the end line and found enough space to hit the back of the net from a tight angle. Despite this Na Galloglaigh were clocking up their own scores, and found themselves a point down, 1-10 to 2-8, as the game entered the final quarter. With 8 minutes left John Campbell found himself very fortunate to remain on the pitch as his holding of Jonny Logue to the ground via a knee to the throat was only deemed a yellow card offence by the officials. Just after this the Buncrana keeper attempted a short kick out to a defender who Kane Barrett brilliantly dispossessed to free ChristopherBarrett who passed round the keeper to David Curley who finished into an empty net to leave the sides level. It was very much tit for tat from then on as Buncrana kept inching a point ahead and Na Galloglaigh hitting back with their own. Campbell put Buncrana ahead yet again just before the 63rd minute to what looked to be the winning point but in late late drama, Pauric Curley won a free just inside the Buncrana 21, but out by the sideline. It would have been a very difficult kick for Cathal Mc Gettigan had some indiscipline by the Buncrana defence not forced Kieran McShea to bring the ball in closer, giving McGettigan a kick that he was never going to miss. That score levelled the game up once again and was also the last of the action as the referee blew the final whistle. Buncrana will be the more disappointed of the two, but Na Galloglaigh will also be disappointed with their own performance, and showed they can dig deep and battle through adversity when needed. Next up for Na Galloglaigh is an away match to Naomh Columba, 5.30pm on Saturday. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Gary Merritt, Gavin Grier, Sean Black, Tj Evesson (0-2), Jonny Logue, James Doyle, Joey Cullen, Luc O Bairead (0-5), David Curley (1-1), Christopher Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley (0-2), Paddy Peoples, Cathal McGettigan (0-3), Kane Barrett. Subs: Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Gearoid Horkan, Brandon Toye, Kieran Sheridan, Adam Serrinha, Manus Boyce, Lorcan Friel. Buncrana: Rory Kelly, Bruce Waldron, Jack O’Loughlin, Stephen Doherty, Kevin O’Loughlin, Odhran Doherty (0-4, 1F), Kieran McNicholas, Garbhan Friel, Peter McLaughlin (0-1), Oisin O’Flaherty, Caolan McGonagle (1-0), Joseph McGrory, Darrach O’Connor (1-1), John Campbell (0-5, 2F)
*Reserve Intermediate Championship – Group 1*
CLG BnaG 2-6 Buncrana 1-13
The Reserves lost out to Buncrana on Saturday and will also be disappointed with their performance. They were well on top in the first 20 minutes but struggled to get the scores on the board against a very defensive Buncrana side, often playing 12 to 13 men in their own 45. In the final 10 minutes Buncrana ran rampant, with their full forward in particular very impressive, to leave the half time score 0-3 to 0-8. The second half was a fairly even encounter for the most part, Brandon Toye’s goal brought just a handful of points between the sides just after half time, and the defense tightened up also. With 5 minutes remaining Kyle Black popped up to fist in a goal to bring the game level, and gave the lads renewed hope they could emerge victors. That hope lasted barely a minute fortunately as Buncrana broke up the pitch too get a goal of their own and once again put 3 between the sides. Buncrana popped over one final late score to leave the lads with it all to do in their next Championship match against Naomh Columba. Team: Gavin McFadden, Dean Boyce, Gearoid Horkan, Kieran Sheridan, Cormac Friel, Paul Grier, Brandon Toye (1-0), Paul Sweenery, Anthony Fisher, Jamie Heena, Paul Fisher (0-2), Luke Trearty, Kyle Black (1-1), James Whelan, Enda McHugh (0-1). Subs: Ciaran McHugh for Trearty (HT), Hugh Mc Menamin for Heena (50m), Gary Helferty (0-2) for Whelan (55m), Odhrán Coll, Finian Ferry, Mark Farren, Adam Serrinha
*G4M&O Play at Ladies All Ireland Final*
Well done to our G4M&O team who had the fantastic opportunity to play on the hallowed turf of Croke Park during half time of the All Ireland Ladies Football Final on Sunday. They took on Kilbride G4M&O of Roscommon in front of 27,000 spectators at the interval of the thrilling Senior final between Cork and Dublin. It was a great occasion being paraded out behind the Artane Band in front of such a crowd, unfortunately the girls were defeated in their 10 minute match, 1-5 to 1-3. Nevertheless it was a great day for the Club and especially the players and management and we would like to thank everyone who travelled to Croke park to support the team, as well as the LGFA and Roisin Mc Cormack for organising the bus and tickets. Team: Agnes Ryan, Neasa Mc Bride, Paula Cullen, Megan Hunter, Sharon Graham, Bernie O’Donnell, Aisling Dorrian, Noelle White, Tracy Peoples, Yvonne Mcglynn. Coaches: Marti Barrett, Louis Gallagher
*Guess the Score Competition*
Congratulations to Marjorie McCafferty who correctly predicted the score of the All Ireland Final to win our Guess the Score competition. Marjorie has won for herself €100 and a Donegal jacket. The Club would like to thank all those who bought and sold entries into the competition.
*Subscribe to Our Newsletter*
Our Club Newsletter will be making a return in the coming days, if you would like to be added to the mailing list or your email address has changed please contact us with your name and email by private message on here or text 086-3400082.
*U16s Through to Shield Final*
Burt 2-7 CLG BnaG 2-8
After following up their 1-10 to 1-7 victory over Malin on Friday the U16s defeated Burt in the Shield Semi Final on Monday evening, 2-8 to 2-7. In an incredible comeback the lads were 2-5 to no score down at half time before launching an amazing fightback in the second half. All credit to the lads after a spirited performance and best of luck to them in the Final.
*U16 Ladies Through to County Final*
Our U16 Ladies are also through to their county final after a comprehensive victory over Bundoran on Monday night. They will now play the Final on 11th October.
*U12 Girls Parish League*
The Parish League continues on Friday evening at the pitch from 6 – 7pm. 23 girls have been playing tightly contested matches and with 2 weeks of preliminary matches left before the finals; it’s still all to play for. All girls are welcome to play even if you haven’t been there for the last few weeks and can all players please be at the pitch ready to play at 6 o’clock.
*U8/10 Parish League*
The U10 Parish League continues this Friday at 6pm sharp. All players must have gumshields and all are welcome. Teams and captains will be selected by management beforehand. U8 training has also resumed and will take place from 6-7 on Fridays.
This weeks lotto numbers were 7-8-9-16. No jackpot winner, No match 3 winners. Drawn winners win €35 each. Alan Sweeney, Moyle Hill & Deirdre O’Toole, Drumbern. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,480.
*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*
Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to colelcting even more this year!
*Scor na nOg*
It is that time of year were we ask all interested young singers/musicians/dancers etc to come forward as Scor na nOg will be coming up again in the next few weeks. Once again you can contact Cultural Officer Brendan Ward on 074-9152455 or 086-3409183 or email email@example.com
*Irish Language Classes*
Anyone interested in taking up the great Irish language classes provided by the Club are asked to contact Brendan Ward (074-9152455/086-3409183) or Josie Ramsey as soon as possible as classes will begin again in mid October
Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)
Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)
Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)
G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)
U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)
U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)
U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)
U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)
Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)
U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)
U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169
Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:
Family – €50
Senior – €20
U18 – €10
Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:
– Full Family membership
– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw
– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)
– 11 free weeks entry into the lotto
For more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:
– Full family membership for 2014 included
– Entered into every draw evey week
– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw
*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*
CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*
CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:
Underage Games Development
Adult Games Development
PR, Communication & Culture
*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114
All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford
For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/
*Milford GAA Club Gear*
Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751Tags: