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Milford GAA Club Notes 10/03/2015

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 10th Mar

*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

*Lotto Jackpot Winner*
Congratulations to Martina Grier who won last weeks jackpot of €920 with the numbers 2-3-5-6. Next weeks jackpot begins at €500

*Amber Barrett Named in Gaelic Life Team of the Week*
Congratulations to Amber Barrett who was selected for the Gaelic Life Team of the Week on the back of her superb performance for the Donegal Senior Ladies v Kildare last weekend. Amber scored 3-4, all from play, in a brilliant performance from Donegal who also had Treasa Doherty of Carndonagh and Katie Herron of Glenfin selected in the Team of the Week.

*Donegal U16 Ladies*
Well done to Niamh Gallagher who has been selected for the Donegal U16 Ladies panel for the Ulster Championship campaign. The Ladies will take on Down on Sunday 15th March in Killygordon with throw in time to be confirmed. Best of luck to Niamh and all the Donegal squad and management.

*Donegal U14 Ladies*
Well done to Maria Afxentiou, Claudia Ward, Bronagh Durning and Megan Ryan who were all selected for the Donegal Ladies U14 Development Squad ahead of the upcoming Ulster U14 Development League

*U21A Championship Draw*
The U21 Championship draw took place last night and our lads have been handed a home draw against Malin in the 1st Round. Should they beat the Inishowen men they will play the winners of Ardara v St Michaels at home. Dates to be announced.

*U8 & U10 Training*
U8 and U10 training resumes on Friday 21st March. U8s will take place at 6pm with the U10s at 7pm. Registration forms will be available on the night for anyone not yet registered.

*The Bootroom*
The Club will be hosting its new ‘Bootroom’ project in the coming weeks which will provide a swap/shop for outgrown/unwanted football boots. If you find your growing children are going through football boots at a rate of knots this could be perfect for you. Parents will be able to donate any unused football that are in reasonable condition to the clubhouse in the coming month and all boots will then be put on display for sale at a date to be announced. All proceeds go back to the original boot owners however there will be a fixed price per pair of boots. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

CLG BnaG 1-8 Cloughaneely 1-14
The Seniors had a preseason friendly against Cloughaneely on Saturday with the Falcarragh men winning 1-14 to 1-8. Windy conditions and rustiness meant it wasn’t overly appealing on either side, with both teams missing a lot of regulars from last season. Nevertheless it was a good run out for Shaun Pauls side who will now take on Termon at home in another challenge match this Saturday before their league opener at home to Urris on March 21st.

*Senior Ladies*
CLG BnaG 1-8 Termon 5-8
Our Senior Ladies put up a good performance against All Ireland Champions Termon on Sunday but ultimately lost by 5-8 to 1-8. Next up for the Senior Ladies is another home game against Glenfin at 11am on Sunday

CLG BnaG 1-4 Gaoth Dobhair 0-5
The Minors had a superb victory over reigning champions Gaoth Dobhair in a tight and enthralling contest in Moyle Park on Sunday evening. Na Galloglaigh got off to a good start with 2 Kane Barrett frees and a goal inside the first 5 minutes to give the lads a good foothold. The defence worked excellently throughout the whole game and were able to keep Gaoth Dobhair at arms length in the first half, forcing them to shoot from distance and passing over and back the pitch. A free from Connor Gormley left the half time score 1-3 to 0-3. Na Galloglaigh were in an excellent position at this stage but knew there was still a lot of work to be done, and the lads didn’t shirk their responsibility. They played the second half much the same as the first, hunting in packs and turning possession over to break in numbers. They put in a huge amount of work in the opening period of the second half and as a consequence attack was not the priority, as shown by the boys going 33 minutes without a score. They eventually did get their score with 10 minutes remaining with a long distance Kane Barrett free to put 3 points between the sides again. Gaoth Dobhair put just 2 points between the sides with 5 minutes remaining and made for a nervy finale. But Na Galloglaigh stood resolute to everything Gaoth Dobhair threw at them to come out with a well deserved victory, just the tonic after last weeks disappointing defeat to St Michaels. Next up for the Minors is an away game to Fanad Gaels next Saturday morning. Team: Gavin McFadden, Patrick Ferry, Kieran Sheridan, Cormac Toland, Ryan Mcmahon, Ronan Docherty, Odhrán Coll, Luke Trearty, Connor Gormley (0-1, 1f), Conor Mc Hugh, Adam Serrinha, Martin Doyle, Gavin Grier, Kane Barrett (1-3, 3f), Shane McNamee. Subs: Andreas Afxentiou for McNamee (40m), Ryan Spike Flood for Doyle (50m), Hayden Curran, Peter Curran, Shane McBride, James McCallum

*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others*
Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others resumed training on Monday, and will continue every Monday at 8.15pm. Open to all newcomers and past players who are over 18 and not currently playing competitive football. These trainings are fun orientated with the focus on learning the skills of the game and interacting with other women/mothers in the community and providing opportunity to be physically active.

*Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme*
Club ID: 10187
For any of our members or supporters who clock up a lot of miles Topaz have a ‘Cash for Clubs’ scheme. Collect a card at your local Topaz and each time you top up by €40 get it stamped. When you have your card completed hold on to them and hand them to Barry McNulty to be entered into the draw.

*Allianz League Prediction Competition*
The table has changed once again with Michael O’Hara jumping from 4th spot to 1st after amassing 271 points in week 4. Nicky Boucher drops down to second with Ryan Ferry overtaking David Curley to move into 3rd. Dean Boyce in 5th rounds off the top 5.
1. Michael O’Hara – 970
2. Nicky Boucher – 942
3. Ryan Ferry – 938
4. David Curley – 918
5. Dean Boyce – 909
6. Marty Boucher – 896
7. Pat Barrett – 888
8. Pat Curley – 866
9. Cathal McGettigan – 864
10. Paddy Peoples – 862

*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*
With 3 weeks to go we currently have 180 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)
U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)
U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).
U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)
U12 Girls – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)
U10s – Fri @ 7pm (Pitch) From March 20th
U8s – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch) From March 20th

This weeks lotto numbers were 2-3-5-6. One jackpot winner, Martina Grier wins €920. Next weeks Jackpot is €500. 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 10th Mar

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