Malin GAA News:
The news broke last week of the withdrawal of Declan Walsh from the county panel. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Declan for the commitment he has shown to the county panel over the past number of years.
Declan has been involved in county squads for more than a decade and is one of a select few people to have won minor, under 21 and Senior Ulster titles. He has won three Senior Ulster titles, most notable was his two points scored in the 2012 final against Down, He came runner up in the All-Ireland final with the Under 21 team in 2010 who had a number of players struck down with sickness during the week of the final. He also came runner up in last years All-Ireland senior final but of course we all remember the pinnacle of it all when we seen our very own club player win the All-Ireland Senior Football final in 2012. The club would like to say how proud we are of Declan in his achievements. Declan currently works in Dublin and has given great sacrafice to the county cause in recent years. We wish Declan all the best for the future and know as a club that Donegal’s loss will be Malin’s gain.
Roisin Walsh recently stepped down as club secretary due to time restrictions and her position is now being filled in the interim by Elaine McColgan. The club is pleased that Roisin remians as an active club member within the club and would like to place on record their appreciation to Roisin for the proffesionalism and dedication Roisin brought to her role over the past four years. Her hardwork and enthusiasm will be hard to replace and the committee will have a hard job to replicate the efficiecy in which the club was run over the past number of years. The secreatary role is very time consuming and the club will be needing other committee and club members to step up to share the workload moving forward.
The under twelves managed by Liam O’Neill, Liam Lafferty, John McLaughlin and Seamus McLaughlin start their season away on Tuesday against Muff.
ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1
Malin seniors and reserves will be playing away next Monday against St Michael’s at 1.30pm and 3.00pm. All support welcome.
Malin ladies lost out against Fanad Gaels last Sunday in very poor conditions with gale force 50 winds and near arctic conditions (weather forecast given by Maria!) in what was a very good team performance.The team has no match this weekend.
STRICTLY COME DANCING
The date has arrived and all roads lead to the Plaza, Buncrana on Easter Sunday night the 5th of April for our first ever Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser which is in aid of our underage teams. The night promises to be a great nights craic and the dancers have put in huge effort for your entertainment so good luck to everyone on the night. Doors open at 7.00pm sharp and the event is ticket only so people are reminded to bring their tickets on the night as no admittance will be given without tickets.
U6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15
U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15
U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00
U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00
U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00
U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30
Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00
UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAINING
U6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30
U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15
Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoor
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1050. Sequence drawn was 3-6-2-4-7-5-1. €50 winner was Margaret McLaughlin, Ross Head. The €20 seller prize went to Ciara McLaughlin, Shantla. Next week’s jackpot is €1100.
GET WELL SOON
The club would like to wish Kerry McLaughlin (Frazer), Cashel a speedy recovery from her recent illness.
Finally the club would like to congratulate Neil and Michelle McGilloway on the recent birth of their son Harry.