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Malin Gaa Club Notes 19th July 2015

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 28th Jul

Malin Reserves

Malin 4-12 Steelstown 0-06 Malin Reserves who won their Semi Final replay against Steelstown and are now in the Philadelphia Cup Final after an excellent performance by the entire team. The goal scorers on the evening were Christopher McLaughlin, Niall McLaughlin and Jason Doherty. Malin seniors and reserves are down to play St. Eunan’s away on Sunday 26th at 3.00 but fixture yet to be confirmed, see facebook and local press for more details.


The club held a very successful summer camp last with with 182 children attending having great fun all week.

The Annual Malin GAA Cup Camp was an outstanding success, with 183 children participating across the week; the largest number of children at our summer camp to date. The Club would like to thank all the coaches who coached the kids all week; the parents/guardians for sending the kids; the bus drivers Sean Owen and Martin/Stephen McLaughlin for dropping and collecting them all week; Celia for organising the tea for the coaches and the Tuck shop for the kids; the twelve young helpers from around the parish including Aidan Bambrick, Conor Bambrick, Siobhan Farren, Tara Kelly, Claire Doherty, Ronan Lafferty, Ronan Kelly, Niall Kelly, Adam McGonagle, Ronan McLaughlin, Kate Hunter & Matthew Mullarkey; to all the club members who helped get Connolly Park and clubhouse ready for the week; Charlie Byrne the Head Coach who ensured it ran seamlessly every day; Darrach O’Connor who visited the kids to take photos and sign jerseys; thank you also to the kids themselves, they were a credit to their families and our Club. Finally, a special Thank You to our Camp Co-ordinator Maria McLaughlin (F) who we couldn’t run it without her every year.


The minor team were defeated by St. Eunan’s on Monday night, the team were very competitive and there was very little in it at half time before the Letterkenny side pulled away in the second half. The Under 14’s play Naomh Padraig on Tuesday. The U12’s will aim to do the double after winning the Go Games competition they now play in the 15-a-side Gerry O’Neill final against Naomh Padraig Muff in Carndonagh on Sunday evening after the Girl’s final. The club would like to wish the management and players all the best and urge all supporters and club members to come out and support this very skillful young team.

Managers are reminded to contact Brendan on 0863777015 or Linda on 0863452769 with fixtures and results as well as notes for paper and facebook.


The fixture against Killybegs is now fixed for Sunday the 2nd of August.


The under 12 girls have reached the Inishowen C final on Sunday the 26th of July at 6.00, this will be the curtain raiser to the Gerry O’Neill final. The final will be against either Buncrana or Urris who play on Monday and they will need to be at their very best to beat either of these two teams and push on after last years final defeat against

Naomh Padraig and hopefully bring the cup back to Malin, Best of luck managers Maria, Jenny and Catherine and all the players involved. Parents and club members are asked to come out and show their support.The under 16’s are playing away against Carndonagh on Tuesday at 6.00pm. The club hosted a very successful U8’s and U10’s blitz on Saturday, well done to all involved.They have normal training next week.


The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.

The club would like to wish Davy McLaughlin and the Donegal ladies all the best in the Ulster Final next Sunday.

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 28th Jul

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