CLG BnaG v Glenfin
Conoy, Saturday @ 2.30pm
After last Saturdays great win over Killybegs the boys now Glenfin this weekend. Throw in time in Convoy is at 2.30pm
CLG BnaG 2-8 Killybegs 1-8
Our U21s advance to the semi final after a thrilling finale againt Killybegs in Killygordon on Saturday. They came up against a good and very organised Killybegs side and matched them for the majority in the first half, yet struggled to get points on the board. They played against bit of a breeze but that wasn’t a major factor in restricting them to not a single score in the first half. The half time scoreline of 1-4 to 0-0 flattered Killybegs somewhat. Killybegs defended well and got numbers back early, and at times Na Galloglaigh were a bit too slow in getting the ball into scoring areas, but at the same time they themselves defended well and restricted Killybegs at the other end, and limited most of their scores to frees. It was almost 15 minutes before the first score was registered, and late on into the half a high ball into the box caused havoc and bobbled about a bit before being finished into the corner of Sean Gallaghers net with 5 minutes of the half remaining. Around the same time the lads suffered a blow when Cathal Mc Gettigan went over his ankle and had to be withdrawn at half time. With the scoreboard 1-4 to 0-0 at half time it looked like an Everest to climb in the second half, but the lads were never out of this game and were as good as their counterparts all over the pitch in the first half, but just didn’t get their scores.Na Galloglaigh however blitzed Killybegs in the opening 5 minutes of the second half, with Kane Barrett getting a goal in the first 30 seconds to bring the lads right back into the game, and 2 more points from Kane and one from his brother Luc O Bairead left just a point between the sides after 35 minutes. Killybegs found their bearings again however and the next 20 minutes were a tit for tat encounter with Killybegs always keeping the lads at arms length. Hugh McFadden for Killybegs, a constant thorn in the side, put Killybegs 3 clear with less than five minute to go, and with Killybegs looking the fitter it looked like game over. However the lads battled superbly, and two more points from Kane Barrett put just a point between the sides as it came up to 60 minutes. Then, 30 seconds into injury time, after a great team move, Gary Merritt went on a great run down the end line, and his pass picked out Tony Mcnamee who fired into the back of the net from around the penalty spot. It was a total smash and grab job as prior to this the lads looked dead and buried. Tony’s goal put the boys 2 points ahead and from the resultant kick out Dylan Hegarty added another point before referee Tony O’Donnell blew the final whistle and send the lads through to the semi final. Rumour has it the lads will now play Glenfin next Saturday, at a time and venue yet to be decided. Well done to all the lads, great performance and they never gave up. Team: Sean Gallagher, Gavin Grier, Sean Black, Kieran Sheridan, James Doyle, Gary Merritt, Jamie Heena, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (0-1), Odhrán Coll, Cathal McGettigan, Caolan Bolton (0-1), Dylan Hegarty (0-1), Kane Barrett (1-4), Tony McNamee (1-1). Subs: Gavin McFadden for McGettigan (HT)
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.
*Health and Mental Well Being Awareness Fair*
Our Childrens Officer Marion McNulty, who is also on the Donegal GAA Health & Wellness Committee, will be conducting a focus session on stress & anxiety at the Donegal Mental Health Services ‘Minding Yourself, Minding Your Mind’ taking place in the Mill Park Hotel this Wednesday. There is a whole host of workshops taking place on the night as well as guest speaker Michael Murphy. This will be quite similar to our own ‘healthy Club Day’ which will be returning in the new year. Anyone interested in attending the event all are welcome and admission is free, Doors open at 6.30pm and refreshments served on reception.
*4 Selected for Donegal U14 Ladies*
Well done to Maria Afxentiou, Megan Ryan, Bronagh Durning & Claudia Ward who have been selected for county U14 panel for next year, great to have four players from our club representing our county at this level.
*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.
*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!
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.
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.