Our senior footballers ended their Senior Championship campaign on a high note with an emphatic win over Naomh Muire at The Banks on Sunday. A defeat would have sent us into a relegation play off where we would have to fight to retain our place in the top tier of the county championship. The game was closely poised early in the second half, but our boys hit a goal scoring purple patch and ran out convincing winners by 6-10 to 1-9. Man of the match was Matthew Byrne who ended the game with an impressive tally of 2-8. Other scorers were Brendan Mc Laughlin 2-1, Declan Walsh and Stephen Mc Laughlin 1-0 each and Kieran Mc Colgan 0-1 The seniors have 3 league games remaining in the coming weeks as they bid to cement their place in Division 1 for next season.
The young reserve side put up a gallant effort in the curtain raiser, but unfortunately the home side were the victors.
The Senior Ladies play off against Red Hugh’s which was due to take place this weekend has now been rearranged for Saturday the 25th of October at 2pm. Details of where this match is to played will be known closer to the time. The play off against Red Hugh’s will determine who is to play in the Division 4 Final.
MARY HOUTEN MEMORIAL CUP
Well Done to Our U14 & U12 Girls who took part in the Mary Houton Memorial Tournament on Saturday. With a total of 21 Girls taking part this annual event was another great success. The 21 girls were divided in 3 teams of 7, with Marys granddaughters Lorna, Darina and Jacqueline all managing a team each. After some tight and hard fought encounters it was Lornas team who emerged with the silverware. We would like to extend our gratitute to Anne Lafferty, Grainne Byrne, Catherine Mc Gilloway and Jennifer Mc Laughlin who took the referees whistle during the tournament. Afterwards the children were treated to some light refreshments in the clubhouse. The winners will be presented with their medals at the underage presentation function at a later date. Once again thanks to all involved, who helped make the competition such a resounding success, and especially to the Houten family who organise the annual tournament in memory of Mary, a long time Malin supporter.
Training for the Under 6 age group in the club gym has recommenced on Sunday mornings at 10-00. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend. For more info contact Danny on 086-8988180
The U12 Girls training is back in full swing this week. After a successful season last year, the team & management hope to have as many new & existing players taking part. This age group will train from 4pm to 5pm each Wednesday evening. All players from 4th class encourage to attend. Please remember to bring suitable training gear for inside & outside along with €2 & a bottle of water. For more information please contact Maria on 087773679.
U10/U8/U6 Girls have also started back, with sessions running from 11am to 12:30 on Saturday mornings. All girls from Junior Infants to 3rd Class are invited to attend. Take clothes for both outdoor/inside training. €2 per training session, we would encourage as many new girls to take part to meet new friends & develop skills. For U10/U8 contact Angela O Donnell on 086 3198499 & for U6 contact Sadie Mc Laughlin on 086 1055903 for more information.
KNOW YOUR PARISH
It’s time to get your teams together as we will be hosting our second ever Know Your Parish Quiz in November. Last years event was an outstanding success, with Ballynahona coming out on top in a tie break. More details will be available in the coming weeks but you still have time to brush up on your local knowledge as we set out to see which townland will take home the coveted crown in 2014.
The Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 2-00. There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order. Club vouchers are now also available and would make an ideal birthday present, or for any occasion. As it is now less than 100 days to Christmas, we would like to remind our followers of the importance of getting your orders in quickly to avoid any disappointment. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.
GET FIT WITH CHARLIE
Get fit with Charlie continues after its summer break. Come along and shed some of the summer pounds. Classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-30 to 7-30 for women. While men classes get underway on the same nights from 7-30 to 8-30, all classes take place in the Malin GAA centre.
IRISH DANCING CLASSES
Irish dancing classes upstairs in the Clubhouse, each Wednesday at 4pm and every Saturday at 12.30. All new starters welcome. For more information contact Donna on 086 2615755.
Any items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Martin on 086 1585880 or Linda on 086 3452769 or alternatively send an email to the club email address email@example.com at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.
Congratulations to everyone involved in Urris GAA club on clinching the Junior A Championship at the weekend.
You can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.
Everyone involved with our club would like to say a special goodbye to Minor PRO, Senior Ladies player, underage coach and current Malin GAA Country Queen Christina Mc Laughlin who heads off to Chicago for a year. Christina has been an integral part of the Malin GAA communications team over the past 2 years, and has put in an enormous amount of work behind the scenes on the club social media sites and also on the field as a player and an underage coach. No request or task was ever too much for Christina and her hard work and dedication in promoting club activities were very much appreciated, and helped raise the club profile, not only in our own parish, but also throughout the county as a whole. Best of luck in the USA and you will be greatly missed around the club. Also we would like to welcome Linda Mc Colgan on board as her replacement.