Clubhouse, Sunday 30th November @ 6pm
The Club would like to invite anyone that has an interest in how the Club is run to attend our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 30th November at 6pm in the Clubhouse.
This is a very very important meeting and it is YOUR opportunity to have YOUR say in YOUR Club.
Open to all and players from all teams right up to Senior/Ladies/G4M&O are asked to attend. NO jobs will allocated on the night, so you should have no fears of being landed with something! All officers must be nominated for a position in advance on the AGM. All nominees must be over 18 and present on the night. Nominations can only be made by fully paid up members. It is important we have as many people as possible attend this meeting.
*Underage Presentation Night*
The Club would like to thank our special guest Rory Kavanagh for being guest of honour at our Annual Underage Presentation Night in Ramelton Town Hall last Saturday. Rory passed on some great words of wisdom to a packed house of players and parents. Congratulations to all who won awards and we look forward to seeing everyone again in the new year.
U12 Most Improved Player – James Smeaton
U12 Player of the Year – Eoin O’Donnell
U13 Most Improved Player – Reece Ufton
U13 Player of the Year – Conor Coll
U14 Most Improved Player – James Sweeney
U14 Player of the Year – Jamie Lee Blaney
U15 Player of the Year – Ronan Docherty
U16 Most Improved Player – Dermot Friel
U16 Player of the Year – Conor Gormley
Minor Player of the Year – Kane Barrett
U12 Most Improved Player – Megan McGettigan
U12 Player of the Year – Megan Ryan
Joint U14 Most Improved Player – Sinead McCahill & Roisin Docherty
U14 Player of the Year – Emma McGettigan
U16 Most Improved Player – Arlene Flood
U16 Player of the Year – Lianne Boyce
Minor Player of the Year – Maia Nyhan
Congratulations also to those players who represented Donegal at various age groups throughout the year: Lianne Boyce, Niamh Gallagher, Aoife Donnelly, Aisling McHugh, Orla McAteer, Amber Barrett, Niamh Carr, Gavin McFadden, Gavin Grier, Kane Barrett, Cathal McGettigan, and Conor McHugh
*Marti Barrett – Ulster LGFA Volunteer of the Year 2014*
Congratulations once again to Marti Barrett who was awarded the Ulster Volunteer of the Year Award by the Ulster LGFA at their Annual Awards night last Friday in Kellys Inn, Ballygawley. The Club is delighted for Marti and his award is very deserving for the many years of hard work he has put into CLG BnaG Ladies football at all age groups. (Picture Attached – receiving award from Joe Quill, President of LGFA)
Milford Inn, Monday 29th December
Our annual presentation dance will take place in the Milford Inn on Monday 29th December with special guests Michael Muprhy and Neil Gallagher. After some short presentations Paul McCahill will kick things off with DJ Mo Kelly taking the reins afterwards. Tickets cost €10 and more information will be available closer to the time. Always a great night! Not to be missed.
Well done to Chris Bradley who was part of a Western Australia select who played a curtain raiser match before the Ireland v Australia International Rules match on Saturday. Chris also got the opportunity to meet up with the Irish team and Marty Morrissey on the Wednesday night before the game before playing in a packed Paterson Stadium on Saturday morning, then retiring to box seats for the main event. Hard luck to Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and all the Irish team on their 10 point defeat at the hands of the Aussies.
*GAA National Draw*
Tickets are now available for the GAA National Draw. Tickets can be purchased through the Club app or from any Committee member. Instructions on how to get the Club app are on our website. Tickets cost €10 and the 15 great prizes are also listed on our website. Draw takes place on February 27th 2015. For further details see www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw.
*U12/U13 Core Strength Session*
The U12s and U13s boys have a score strengthening session in the convent for the next 4 Wednesday nights in the Convent gym, Milford from 6-7pm. The sessions begin tonight and cost €2. All welcome.
This weeks lotto numbers were 4-11-21-23. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25. John McCarron, Nigel Black, and Danny Gallagher. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,800. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.
*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 collecting even more this year!
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 email@example.com
*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 086-8194751.