Despite coming out on the wrong end of a 3-14 to 2-13 scoreline against a strong St Michaels side which included 3 All Ireland medal holders, a makeshift Malin side produced a superb performance and only for a poor start could have pulled off a massive shock. With many of the Malin youngsters getting their first taste of competitive senior football, it was inevitable that nerves would play a part and the visitors took full advantage and soon ran into a 1-6 to 0-0 lead. Veteran Martin Lafferty goaled just before the interval to leave the score 1-3 to 1-9 in St Michaels favour. Growing in confidence as the game progressed, our lads took the game to their more experienced side and when veteran Packo Fildara found the net, a flurry of well taken points from Anthony Kelly, Dan Mc Daid and great effort from young Danny Mc Carron who celebrated his 17th birthday earlier in the week, left the game all square. St Michaels rallied and a after a Colm Mc Fadden penalty, the Dunfanaghy side held on for a narrow win. We can take great heart from the performance of our young side, with many of them still part of our minor squad, they showed great heart and commitment and refused to buckle even when in 9 points in arrears. With this in mind many of these lads will be pushing for a place in the starting line up in the near future. We have one game left in the campaign, a trip to Glenswilly in the coming weeks.
There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €550, sequence drawn was 6-7-5-4-1-2-3. €50 winner was Eamonn Mc Cole, Beaugh and the winner of the 20 euro sellers prize was The Kellys of Drumcarbit. Next weeks jackpot is €600 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw. Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers.
CLUB DINNER DANCE
Tickets are currently on sale for our Annual Dinner Dance which takes place in The Malin Hotel on Saturday 29th of November. Special guests on the night will be Ulster Council President Martin Mc Aviney and County star Frank Mc Glynn. Presentations will be made to our Players of the Year, Young Players of the year, Clubperson of the Year, another of our dedicated club members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and a few more for good measure. The event is always one of the most popular nights in the club calendar, when we get together for a “bit of grub”, a chat, a dance and who knows maybe even a drink or two! Tickets are priced at just 20 euro and are available from David Gallagher, John Byrne, Maria Mc Laughlin (F) Roisin Walsh, Packo Fildara, Patrick Houten and Paul Fildara.
SCOR NA NOG
The Inishowen heat of the Scor Na Nog took place in Muff last weekend and congratulations to our traditional music group of Ruaidhri Mc Carron, Niall Kelly, Megan Mc Colgan, Breda Kelly and Aoife Mc Colgan who came second in a highly contested section and now progress to represent the club in the county final in Donegal Town on November 23rd in Donegal Town.
Our quiz team made up of Aoife Mc Colgan, Diarmuid Mc Carron, Ruaidhri Mc Carron and Niall Kelly finished in a credible 3rd place and were unlucky to miss out on a place in the final.
For the second year in a row, many players, officials and supporters are participating in the Annual November event. Last year we were astounded by the generosity of everyone as we raised in excess of €8000 for charity. This year our chosen charities are Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Crumlin Childrens Hospital in Dublin. Sponsor cards are available from Paul Fildara on 086 1055795 or Brendan Mc Gonagle on 086 1031203. The Big Shavathon will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 28th of November and should be another fun filled night.
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 or Christmas present, or for any occasion. On the subject of Christmas, anyone wishing to receive club merchandise in time for the festive season, are advised that orders must be placed in the next few days, to be guaranteed delivery in time for Christmas. So get your orders in early to avoid any disappointment. The club are holding a pre Christmas sale with Donegal fleece jackets reduced from €60 to €45. Malin club storm windcheaters are also reduced by 25% in the sale. Both items are available in mixed sizes. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.
Congratulations to neighbours Urris who have qualified for the final of the Ulster Junior Club Championship after their 3 point win on Sunday.
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