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Milford GAA Club Notes 28/04/2015

By Tue 28th Apr


Easter Draw*
The draw will now take place on Sunday, 3rd May. Tickets cost €10 or 3 for €20. First prize is a whopping €2,000. Full list of prizes are below. Can all sold tickets please be returned to a Committee member.

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

*CLG Dhun na nGall Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019*
The consultation ​process in advance of the development​ of Donegal GAAs new Strategic Plan for the years 2015 – 2019 has now commenced. We are seeking the views of as wide a range of people as possible over the next 4 weeks so I if anyone, both home and abroad, with an interest in how Donegal GAA is to progress could fill out the questionnaire below.

There will also be a workshop in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey on Thursday April 30th at 7.00pm so people can have their views recorded at that forum as an alternative option. The consultation process will then close at 11.00pm on Sunday May 10th.

*Allianz League Prediction Competition*
Congratulations to Nicky Boucher who for the 2nd time in 3 years topped the Club mini league in the Allianz League Prediction Competition. Nicky edged out his brother and last years winner Marty with Terry McFadden coming 3rd. Reporter Ryan Ferry came 4th with Michael O’Hara rounding off the top 5. Once again Nicky has won for himself 2 items of Club gear with Marty winning 1 item for 2nd place.
1. Nicky Boucher – 1,882
2. Marty Boucher – 1,864
3. Terry McFadden – 1,832
4. Ryan Ferry – 1,797
5. Michael O’Hara – 1,791
6. Paddy Peoples – 1,732
7. Pat Barrett – 1,731
8. Hugh O’Hara – 1,729
9. Aodh McCormack – 1,727
10. David Curley – 1,725

CLG BnaG v Aodh Ruadh
Moyle Park, Monday @ 1.30 & 3pm
Our Seniors and Reserves will both look to continue their unbeaten starts to the season with home games against Aodh Ruadh this Monday. Throw in is at 1.30pm for the Reserves and 3pm for the Seniors. All support greatly appreciated.

*Donegal Senior Ladies*
Well done to Amber Barrett and the rest of the Donegal Senior Ladies who defeated Westmeath on Sunday in the Division 2 Semi Final by 3-10 to 1-4 in Clones. Amber scored 1-1 from full forward and the Ladies will now play Armagh in the Final on the 9th of May, possibly in Parnell Park. Well done to Amber and all involved.

*Donegal Minors*
Well done to Kane Barrett and the Donegal Minor team who won the Ulster Minor League Final on Saturday defeating Derry by 2-14 to 1-11. Congratulations to Kane and all the Donegal squad.

Buncrana 5-6 CLG BnaG 3-18
The Seniors continue their good run with another impressive performance away to Buncrana. Na Galloglaigh were in control for the majority of the match but will still be disappointed to have conceded 5 goals. Buncrana got the first score of the match from a 45 but this was responded to by two Luc O Bairead frees. Darragh Black had a goal chance after 12 minutes but the ball did eventually end up in the Buncrana net after good work from Kyle Black down the sideline set Cathal Mc Gettigan free and he found Kane Barrett free on the edge of the square to finish to an empty net. Another McGettigan free had the lads in a nice healthy position leading 1-3 to 0-2 before two Buncrana goals in the space of a minute turned the scoreline on its head. Cathal added three more points before a superb ball from Darragh Black found McGettigan in the box and he was then rugby tackled to the ground by the Buncrana keeper. The keeper got a black card for his troubles while McGettigan dusted himself down to score the penalty as the game entered injury time. Kane Barrett added another goal almost immediately after to leave the half time score 3-6 to 2-4. Disaster struck again at the restart as Buncrana got a third goal with less than 30 seconds of the half played. Again the boys responded well and got points from Darragh Black and Pauric Curley before Buncrana had a second man black carded for a late challenge on Kyle Black. More points from Darragh Black, Christopher Barrett, Luke and Kane Barrett give the boys a 3-13 to 3-5 lead before Buncrana got their fourth goal. Cathal McGettigan then scored 4 in a row before Buncrana won themselves a penalty at the death, Kieran Mc Laughlin adjudged to have fouled his man just inside the box. Caolan Mc Gettigan saved the initial shot but there was nothing he could do about the rebound which fell to the takers feet to finish. Chippie Barrett got the last score of the game before Buncrana were reduced to 14 men when a defender was given his second yellow late in injury time. Thats 5 wins from 5 for the lads now who will have a tough test next Monday when they take on last seasons Division 3 runners up Aodh Ruadh in Milford.
Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Tj Evesson, Enda McHugh, Kieran McLaughlin, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (0-3), Kyle Black, Christopher Barrett (0-2), Darragh Black (0-2), Pauric Curley (0-1), Cathal McGettigan (1-9), Kane Barrett (2-1). Caolan McGettigan for Gallagher (44m), Joey Cullen for K. Barrett (56m), Dean Burgess, Paddy Peoples, Adam Serrinha, Paul Grier.

Buncrana 3-10 CLG BnaG 2-15
Like the Seniors the Reserves have also won 5 from 5 after another good win in Buncrana. It wasn’t their best display so far this season but they did enough to grind out the result. It was nearly like free taking training for Adam Serrinha who opened the scoring in the first minute and he added a goal after 6 when a good ball from Jamie Heena and a good run from Anthony Fisher left Serrinha to finish from close range. Buncrana were guilty of racking up the wides in the middle period of the half as they came more and more into the game. James Whelan had a good goal chance after Serrinha set him through but his shot was blocked, however a minute later a high cross from Hugh Mc Menamin was fisted into the net by Whelan to give the boys a 2-2 to 1-1 lead after 18 minutes. Serrinha added 3 more frees to give Na Galloglaigh a 2-6 to 2-3 lead at half time in a half littered with basic handling and passing errors which seen Buncrana score a second goal very late in injury time. Buncranas runners were not being tracked as much as they should be and were causing havoc at times, but at the other end the lads had their shooting boots on with Serrinha, Emmet Conaghan, Ciaran McHugh, Jamie Heena, and a great score from Caolan Bolton keeping the Inishowen men at arms length. Dean Burgess produced a great block to deny a Buncrana goal and moments later Adam Serrinha had the ball in the back of the net, however the referees whistle had already gone and he had to make do with a free instead. Buncrana kept cranking up the pressure however and were rewarded with a goal in the 59th minute to leave just 3 points between the sides, 2-15 to 3-9, and set up a nervy finish. Na Galloglaigh held out however and despite a late point from Buncrana they ran out 2 point winners to keep their great run of form going. Team: Gavin McFadden, Tony McGettigan, Cormac Friel, Connor Jason Meakin, Dean Burgess (0-1), Paul Grier, Jamie Heena (0-1), Paul Sweeney, Anthony Fisher (0-1), Emmet Conghan (0-1), Caolan Bolton (0-1), Hugh McMenamin, Paddy Peoples, Adam Serrinha (1-9), Jamie Whelan (1-0). Subs: Ciaran McHugh (0-1) for Whelan (42m)

*Minor County Final*
CLG BnaG 2-7 Bundoran 1-12
Heartache for our Minors after a superb league campaign fell at the final hurdle on Monday night against Bundoran. Played in horrendous conditions Bundoran to be fair dealt with the conditions better and deserved their win. The lads looked a little nervous at the start and basic errors plagued their performance throughout the match and especially in the first half as they struggled to get to grips with the conditions. Bundoran got the first score of the match before Kane Barrett levelled things up after 10 minutes. Bundoran midfielder Paul Murphy then scored 4 points to another point for Barrett to leave Bundoran 0-5 to 0-2 up as the game entered the last 5 minutes of the half. Na Galloglaigh had actually been playing with the wind in the first half but failed to utilise it properly and were guilty of being slow to let the ball in. However, in the last 5 minutes of the half they showed some of the clinical edge they’d shown all year as Martin Doyle scored a peach of goal and 2 minutes later Adam Serrinha added another. Points from Connor Gormley and Barrett put the boys into a 2-5 to 0-5 lead as the half time whistle went, this 6 point lead flattering the boys somewhat after their performance thus far. The wind kept getting stronger and it was always going to be tough for the boys to maintain their 6 point lead with it. Bundoran came out all guns blazing in scored 2 points either side of another Kane Barrett score in the first 2 minutes of the half before a controversial penalty was awarded to Bundoran. Gavin Grier was lying on the ground when a shot hit off his back, to which the referee deemed he handled the ball on the ground and awarded a spot kick. Bundoran scored to put just 2 between the sides. At this stage Na Galloglaigh really had their backs to the walls due to relentless Bundoran pressure, while often they were also the masters of their own downfall due to sloppy mistakes. Adam Serrinha responded with a score but 3 scores in 4 minutes for Bundoran put them into the lead again with 6 minutes left. Against a monster wind the boys struggled to get out of their own 45 and into Bundorans and in fairness Bundoran tackled very well. The cause was further hampered in the dying minutes when they were reduced to 14 men as Cormac Toland received a second yellow. In the end Na Galloglaigh had no answer to either the weather or Bundorans hassling and ultimately were defeated by 2 points. There will always be a nagging doubt in the back of everyones mind that had the game been played in better conditions the boys could have done themselves justice. Nevertheless, the League was always something that was going to be ‘nice’ to win, but Plan A has always been the Championship, and the boys should take great heart and confidence from their League campaign that they have the ability to beat anybody. The boys will be over the coming days but hopefully they will remember how they felt on Monday evening come Championship and be sure not to feel like that again. They are a great bunch of lads that has become a tight knit unit with great attitude and work rate to match their undoubted ability, Monday just wasn’t their day but there will be more. A word of thanks also to Roger McMahon who supplied food for the boys after the game, and indeed Ryan Mcmahon who delayed his holidays for the game. Once again the support was top class and we would like to thank everyone who came out in such woeful weather. Team: Gavin McFadden, Andreas Afxentiou, Kieran Sheridan, Patrick Ferry, Ryan McMahon, Ronan Docherty, Cormac Toland, Luke Trearty, Connor Gormley (0-2), Odhrán Coll, Adam Serrinha (1-1), Martin Doyle (1-0), Conor Mc Hugh, Kane Barrett (0-4), Gavin Grier. Subs: Shane McNamee for McHugh (37m), Ryan Toye for Doyle (47m), Ryan Spike Flood for Coll (57m), Paddy Mc Carron, Hayden Curran, Peter Curran, Derek Edwards, Dermot Friel, Owen Deely, Jamie-Lee Blaney, James McCallum, Shane Mc Bride, Kyle Macaulay

St Michaels 1-7 CLG BnaG 5-4
The U16s continued their impressive form on Wednesday night with another victory over last years Div.1 Championship winners St. Michaels. With some players missing and others struggling with fatigue due to the hectic fixtures schedule managers Dean and Aidan were able to utilise their resources in naming the team for the game at the Bridge. The Moyle men got off to a flyer when Jamie-Lee Blaney found the back of the net within the opening two minutes after being played in by Dane Dunworth. St Michaels responded quickly however with scores from Colin Mc Fadden and Liam Kelly. Blaney found the back of the net again in the fifteenth minute however again St. Michael’s responded with a goal of their own from Callum Friel after a good block down from Conor Coll Friel followed up to poke it past a helpless Odhran Crossan. Another score from Connor Brennan a minute later levelled the sides. Na Galloglaigh continued to dominate but failed to convert their chances against a significant breeze and the home side moved two points ahead and looked to go in at half time leading until Shane McNamee found the back with a great effort, a further point from Conor Mc Hugh seen the sides leave the field at half time with Na Galloglaigh leading two points 3-1 to1-5. Three scores from Ryan Mcmahon in the second half stretched the away sides league and a two goals from Dane Dunworth put the result to bed. The impressive Kelly and McFadden scored a point a piece for the home side however it was not enough and the Galloglaigh ran out comfortable winners ensuring Division One status for the league finals. They will now look to finish their impressive group stage winning streak with another win as they meet Fanad at home on Friday night which promises to be an entertaining local derby.
Teams (14 a side): Odhran Crossan, Conor Coll, Andreas Afxentiou, Niall Ferry, Ross Trearty, Ronan Docherty, Peter Curran, Ryan Toye, Niall Trearty, Dane Dunworth (2-0), Conor McHugh (0-1), Jamie Lee Blaney (2-0), Ryan Mc Mahon (0-3), Shane Mc Namee (1-0). Subs: Oisin Doherty for Afxentiou, Daire Crossan for N. Trearty, Gerard McAteer for Mc Hugh

*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.

*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*
With 3 weeks to go we currently have 330 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

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)
U14s – Mon & Fri @ 4.15pm (Pitch)
U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).
U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Pitch)
U12 Girls – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)
U10s – Fri @ 7pm (Pitch)
U8s – Fri @ 6pm (Pitch)

This weeks lotto numbers were 1-3-16-18. No jackpot winner, three match three wins €25 each, Fr. Adrian Gavaghan, Danny Barrett, and Joe O’Donnell. Next weeks Jackpot is €740. 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 Tue 28th Apr


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