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Milford GAA Club Notes 03/02/2015

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 3rd Feb

*Health & Wellbeing Club Day 2015*
After the huge success of last year’s event Clg Baile Na Ngalloglach are again hosting their Health and Wellbeing event. It will take place on Saturday 7th of February in the Public Services Centre Milford from 10am until 2pm. This event is being run in conjunction with the Donegal GAA health and Wellbeing initiative. Entry is free and is open to everyone so why not come along and get your blood pressure or blood sugar checked by qualified nurses while also availing of information on services such as: • HSE Smoking Cessation Service ( Fiona Boyle)
• HSE Nutrition and Dietitics Service (Annette Ferry)
• Drug and Alcohol Misuse (Christina McEleney Education and Training Board)
• Social Proscribing (Leslie Newberry) focusing on Social Isolation
• Milford Community Library ( Social Proscribing via Self Help reading and other materials)
• Milford Couch – 5k (James Gibbons)
• Citizens Information service Milford ( Sharon Molloy)
• Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (Michael McGlynn)
• Physical Therapy and Sports Injuries (Conall Mcfadden)
• The Samaritans
• Evolution Fitness (Paddy Shields – Personal Trainer)
• There will be a stand on general information stand on various Mental Health supports available locally
• CLG Baile na nGalloglach will be providing information on what is available regarding Gaelic Games and Gaelic Culture in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas

Many of those who attended last year’s event gained some life changing information which resulted in them requiring further medical attention and others who were advised to make lifestyle changes to enable them to lead healthier lives.

*Underage Registration Night*
Registration for anyone interested in playing for the Club in 2015 from under 18 downwards are asked to attend our Underage Registration Night in the Clubhouse, not Milford Parochial Hall as earlier advertised, on Friday 6th February at 6pm.

This Friday sees the County Final of Senior Scor (Scor Sinsir) in Ramelton Town Hall, hosted by Clg BnaG, this should be a great nights entertainment so why don’t you come along and enjoy it, and at the same time, give some support to the local acts taking part. Clg BnaG will be competing in four categories. Doors open at 6.30pm, Programme to start at 7.00pm.

*Allianz League Prediction Competition*
Donall Barrett tops the charts after Week 1 of the Allianz League Predictions competition on 272 points with his brother Pat in second place on 250. The top 10 are:
Donall Barrett 272
Pat Barrett 250
Ryan Ferry 245
Cathal McGettigan 243
Donna Martin 243
Aodh McCormack 238
Cormac Friel 237
Richard Evesson 234
James McGinley 217
David Curley 215

*Off The Booze and On The Ball*
Now in its fourth year the GAAs OTBOTB initiative is back for 2015. This initiative is open to all Club members, not just players, in an effort to improve attitudes in relation to healthier lifestyles. CLG BnaG has registered to be part of this initiative and any members who wish to go off alcohol for the month of February and take up a healthy hobby instead are more than welcome to join us. Simply visit [] to register where the first 15 people to register under the Club will receive free pedometers. 3rd level students are also encouraged to register for this initiative and in doing so are entered into a draw to win tablets amongst other prizes. The campaign goes live on February 1st and anyone willing to join us can contact our Facebook page or any member of the Club Executive.

*Minor Board Meeting*
Our next Minor Board Meeting takes place on the 13th February in the Clubhouse. Any parents or anyone interested in getting involved in either coaching or just helping out whenever they can are more than welcome to come along. The Club would like to get as many parents as possible to get on board with the underage running of the club in 2015 so if you feel you can help in any capacity no matter how small please come along to this meeting.

*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.

*Sigerson Cup*
Hard luck to Cathal Mc Gettigan and his DIT side who were knocked out of the Sigerson Cup by GMIT in a 0-14 to 1-9 upset in Tuam last week. DIT had hoped to do well in the Sigerson this year having reached the Semi-Finals of the O’Byrne Cup earlier in the month. Cathal missed out on the action due to a niggling ankle injury but will hopefully be back in action with the Donegal U21s soon. Luke Barrett’s Maynooth side will take on UL in the Sigerson Cup tonight (Tuesday) at 6pm and all at the Club wish him and his team the best of luck.

*Senior/Reserve Training*
Preseason for the Seniors and Reserves begins this Thursday at 7pm at the pitch.

*Senior & U16 Ladies Training*
The Seniors and U16 Ladies will resume training together on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am.

*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 5-11-14-15. No jackpot winner, 1 match 3 winner, wins €70. Dessie Shields, Main St Milford. Next weeks Jackpot is €760. 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 []

*CLG BnaG 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 3rd Feb

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