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By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 6th Jan

*Christmas Dance*
The Club held its Annual Christmas Dance last Monday night in the Milford Inn with a large turn out for what was as ever a great nights craic. Special guest Donegal star Eamon McGee presented the awards and also gave a very interesting and informative Q&A session and the Club would like to thank Eamon for taking the time out to come to our awards night. Music was provided by Paul McCahill followed by the now inevitable Mo show afterwards, featuring sing songs, dance offs and more! The big team winners on the night were the successful U21B team who were presented with their medals. Congratulations to all the winners on the night on their very well deserved awards:

Senior Player of the Year – Paddy Peoples
Ladies Player of the Year – Claire Murray
Young Player of the Year – Gavin Grier
Ladies Young Player of the Year – Katie McAteer
Reserve Player of the Year – Kieran Sheridan
Ladies Most Improved – Michelle Doherty
U21 Player of the Year – Tony Mcnamee
G4M&O Player of the Year – Neasa McBride
G4M&O Most Improved – Sharon Mc Vey-Peoples
Club Person of the Year – Dean Boyce

*2015 Membership*
The 2015 membership rates were decided at Decembers AGM and are as follows:
€200 – Database members (3 panels on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.
€100 – Database members (1 panel on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.
€70 – Family Membership. Entitled to 2 full adult membership and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.
€50 – Senior Ladies (Players). Entitled to one full adult membership.
€40 – Adult membership. Entitled to one full adult membership.
€30 – Juvenile membership.

As well as full family membership database members are:
– Entered into every draw every week
– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
– Receive 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

Membership must be paid by St Patricks Day, 17th March 2015. The Club will only be able to source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members. Membership can be paid to any team manager or member of the Executive Committee, or very easily through our Team App on your mobile phone. This extremely useful app (Team App) can be downloaded from the app store. Complete your registration on download and search for CLG BnaG. Membership can be paid via the ‘Shop/Play Lotto’ option.

*Minor Meeting This Friday*
Anyone interested in playing Minors in 2015 are asked to attend a fitness test followed by a team meeting in Ray Community Centre on Friday evening at 6pm.

*McGettigan & Barrett Feature in O’Byrne Cup*
Well done to Cathal Mc Gettigan and Luke Barrett who both Featured in the O’Byrne Cup at the weekend, the Leinster equivalent of the McKenna Cup. Cathal started corner forward for DIT in their 1-12 to 0-14 victory over Wexford in the O’Byrne Cup on Sunday and Cathal and his DIT colleagues now take on Wicklow on Wednesday in Bray in the cup. Luke came on as a sub for Maynooth in their 1-12 to 1-5 defeat to Dublin in Parnell Park. Luke and his side now play Laois in Portarlington on Wednesday. Club physio Conall McFadden is also physio for Maynooth.

*Exiles v CLG Baile na nGalloglach*
An excellent days entertainment was had down at the pitch at our first annual St Stephens Day match with the Exiles. It was great to see 58 players togging out on the hallowed turf, many for the first time in years. Some showed they’ve never lost it, some looked a little rusty, and some made you wonder if they ever had it at all! Goes to show how incredibly strong a squad would be available to the Club if not for emigration! Three 20 minute matches were played with our Club referee James McGinley officiating. The first match was between the Exiles and the current Senior team playing a very entertaining, and high quality given the conditions match which featured 3 ‘Australians’, 2 ‘Americans’, 6 ‘Englishmen’, 2 ‘Canadians’, a Glaswegian, and a host of players currently down the country. The second match seen our U21 Champions from last Sunday take on an amalgamation of the victorious U21 teams of 2002 and 2004, with the 02/04 team coming out on top to secure the bragging rights. Finally the third match seen the Exiles take on our Veterans in another entertaining exhibition. A huge crowd turned out for the games and during a bucket collection they generously donated €235 for the Donegal Hospice. Presentation of the Christmas Cup took place in Dusty’s Bar later this evening, will Lorcan Friel accepting the trophy on behalf of the Exiles. Until next year.

*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 []

*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 6-7-19-22. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Enda McHugh, and Colm McGettigan. Next weeks Jackpot is €600. 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.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169

*Lotto Database*
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

*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

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on [] or see our website []

*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.

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 6th Jan

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