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Milford GAA Club Notes 17/02/2015

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 17th Feb

*Senior Mens & Ladies Registration*
Registration for all Senior Mens and Ladies players will take place in the clubhouse this Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm. It is vital that all players are registered for the season ahead for insurance purposes. All players MUST be registered in order to play.

*Schools Coaching*
Pictured with their certificates are students from Ayr Hill and Brownknowe Schools in Ramelton who recently completed Fundamental Gaelic Classes. The children from Baby Infants right up to Sixth class enjoyed six weeks of learning basic skills along with fun games under the guidance of Coach Dean Boyce of CLG Clg Baile Na NGalloglach. Dean has been impressed with the progress that the children have made during the classes and would like to thank the Principals and teachers of both schools for their support and cooperation throughout.

*Easter Draw*
The Club launched our annual Easter Draw at the Health & Wellbeing Day on Saturday week with Fr Adrian Gavigan doing the honour of buying the first ticket. The draw will take place on Easter Sunday, 5th April. Tickets cost €10 or 3 for €20. First prize is a whopping €2,000. Full list of prizes are below:

1st – €2,000
2nd – 500 Litres of Home Heating Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)
3rd – 2 All Ireland Final Tickets (Hurling or Football)
4th – 32″ Television
5th – 6 Month Membership @ Evolution Fitness
6th – €100 Travellers Inn Voucher
7th – €100 Arena 7 Voucher
8th – Digital Camera (Sponsored by Magees Chemist)
9th – Coffee Machine (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford)
10th – CD Player (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford)
11th – Digital Camera
12th – Donegal GAA Jacket

*Donegal Senior Ladies*
Congratulations to the Donegal Senior Ladies who defeated Armagh 1-11 to 1-10 in Glenfin to make it two league wins from two. The Club had Amber Barrett playing in this match who contributed 1-3 to the scoreline. Well done to Amber on all the team. The Donegal Ladies will now travel to Clare on Sunday 22nd February for their third league match.

*Freshers B All Ireland Championship*
Good luck to Sean Black and his UUJ colleagues who play UCD in the All Ireland Freshers B Championship Semi Final on Monday. Sean started at full back as UUJ defeated UL 3-11 to 1-8 in Mullingar in the Quarter Final and the Semi Final will now take place in either Newry or Dundalk at 2pm. All at the Club wish Sean and his team mates the best of luck in the Semi.

*Minor Friendly*
Burt v CLG BnaG
Hibernian Park, Sunday @ 3pm
The Minors will take on Burt in a second pre season friendly this Sunday away to Burt. Throw in for the match is at 3pm and the bus will be leaving Milford at 1.15pm and stopping in Ramelton at 1.25pm.

*Minor Team Bonding Day*
The Minors had a productive preseason friendly on Saturday against Cloughaneely which provided a lot of positives for the season ahead provided the lads keep up the good work they have been putting in on the training pitch. It was a good run out for the lads over 3 25 minute periods and they ran out eventual winners by 7-12 to 2-10. While the scoreline was convincing both sides had made a lot of changes throughout the game and the league encounter later in the month will be an entirely different proposition. Manager Aodh McCormack will no doubt be pleased with the progress evident today as the lads have been putting in great work in the past few weeks and signs bode well for the season as this team is full of potential. The lads then followed this match with a team bonding session at the Old Foundry in Letterkenny in a grueling tough mudder run! Squad: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Kieran Sheridan, Peter Curran, Derek Edwards, Gavin Grier (1-3), Ronan Docherty, Luke Trearty (0-1), Paddy Mc Carron, Martin Doyle (2-2), Adam Serrinha (1-0), Odhrán Coll (0-2), Conor Mc Hugh (1-2), Ryan Mcmahon, Cormac Toland, Ryan Spike Flood (2-1), James McCallum, Jamie-Lee Blaney

*Allianz League Prediction Competition*
A huge 353 points in week 2 propels Dean Boyce from 21st place all the way to the top of the leaderboard! Nicky Boucher also had a great week jumping from 15th to 2nd, where he finished overall last year. Pat Barrett had a better week than his brother, last weeks leader Donall, to sit level in second with Donall slipping all the way down to 14th after a week to forget. Richard Evesson’s mouthing off last week obviously stirred the hornets nest as TJ overtook the elder brother in the heated sibling rivalry!
1. Dean Boyce – 533
2=. Nicky Boucher – 513
2=. Pat Barrett – 513
4. David Curley – 510
5. Barry McNulty – 508
6. Paddy Peoples – 492
7. Cathal Mc Gettigan – 490
8. Aodh McCormack – 485
9. Patrick Curley – 480
10. Cormac Friel – 478

*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*
With 1 and a half months to go we currently have 153 codes, enough for some equipment but a long way short of some of the better stuff so we need more collectors! If you see a Lucozade Sports bottle lying around keep it and enter the code as we have a prize for the top collector, currently Richard Evesson is leading the collector list. To enter any codes you may have follow the instructions below:
1. Log on to []
2. Login or create an account using Facebook, Google (Gmail) or your email details
3. To find your team search for ‘CLG Baile na nGalloglach’
4. Enter the code that is printed on the bottle, it is underneath the wrapper
So far we have enough for 3 sets of cones, however the next target is water bottles (185 codes)

*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.

*Training Schedules*
Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)
Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)
U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).

This weeks lotto numbers were 2-6-9-12. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Daragh Kelly, Seamus Durkan, Aidan McHugh and Paula McTaggart. Next weeks Jackpot is €840. 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*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 17th Feb

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