We brought the curtain down on our 2014 season when the annual club Dinner Dance was staged in The Malin Hotel on Saturday night.
Special guests on the night were Former All Ireland winner and county star Frank Mc Glynn, President of the Ulster Council Martin Mc Aviney and County Development officer Michael Mc Menamin while The Anglo Celt Cup was also in attendance.
The night got underway with video clips of Malin supporters and ex players, dotted all over the globe, sending messages of goodwill, explaining what the club means to them and recalling some memories from their playing days in the past. After short speeches from our guests, it was onto the prize giving when once again MC for the night Pat Mc Laughlin really came to the fore!!
Winners on the night were:
Minor Most Improved Player of the Year – John Collins
Minor Player of the Year – Christopher Fildara
U.16 Most Improved Player of the Year – Conor Kelly
U.16 Player of the Year – Aiden Bambrick & Conor McColgan
Ladies U16 Most improved Player of the Year – Shauna Doherty
Ladies U16 Player of the Year – Niamh Quigley
Ladies Young Player of the Year – Chelsea Stevens
Ladies Player of the Year – Marion O’Donnell
Young Reserve player of the Year – Noel Fildara
Reserve player of the Year – James Gallagher
Young Senior player of the Year – Brendan Fildara
Senior player of the Year – Damien Harkin & Matthew Byrne
Seamus McCloskey Award – Martin Conlon
Appreciation Awards – Susan Byrne & Paddy McLaughlin (Jimmy Mickey)
Club person of the year – John Rustard
Hall of Fame Award – James Anthony Houton
Overseas Award – Jim McColgan
The Under 16 footballers collected their Northern Board Div 2 medals, while captain Cormac Cullinan collected the cup on their behalf.
Presentations were also made to club referees Shaun McLaughlin (F), Thomas Browne & John Paul Houton, while members of the Colaiste Inishowen squad Conor Bambrick & Ciaran Doherty also received momentos.
Aoife McColgan & Sarah Monagle (Girls U16), Christopher Fildara (U17), Robert Farren (Minor management squad), Declan Walsh & Stephen Fildara (County Senior) also received awards for representing the county at various age groups throughout the year.
Presentations were also made to the Scor 2013 Musicians, while the Scor 2013 Irish dancers were also commended on their performances.
We would like to say a special thank you to all our special guests, everyone who helped with the presentations, to the Malin Hotel for their excellent handling of the event and finally, to everyone who attended and helped make the night such a joyous occasion.
SENIOR MANAGER POSITION
We are currently seeking applications for the position of Mens Senior Team Manager. Final date for applications is Wednesday December 10th. All applications to club secretary by telephone 087 7714420 or by email email@example.com
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €650, sequence drawn was 7-6-4-5-1-3-2. €50 winner was Denny Mc Gonigle, Drumcarbit and the winner of the 20 euro sellers prize was N and R Kelly. Next weeks jackpot is €700 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.
Friday 30th of November was a date circled on calendars in many of our club members homes, as after a month long effort of growing moustaches, they finally became clean shaven men again, all in the aid of charity. Many club players, officials, coaches and supporters took part in the event, which was organised by Paul Mc Laughlin (Fildara) and Brendan Mc Gonigle. Once the faces were clean-shaven, it was decided that losing facial hair wasn’t enough, as some hardy (or hairy) members had their legs or chests waxed also. We would like to give a special mention to Jackie Mc Kinley, Aisling Orr and Rosena their assistance on the night. All monies raised on the night will go to Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Crumlin Childrens Hospital in Dublin.
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. New to the club shop this year are club-crested gloves, which would make an ideal stocking filler. Club vouchers are now also available and would make an ideal birthday or Christmas present, or for any occasion. 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.
GET WELL SOON
Everyone involved with the club would like to wish a speedy recovery to both Dennis Doherty ( R ) and Vincie Mc Colgan on their recent accidents.
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