Malin 0-12 Killybegs 1-04

Malin got off to a great start on Sunday with a home victory in their opening game in division 2 of the all county league over Killybegs on a scoreline of Malin 0-12 Killybegs 1-04. Killybegs started the brighter and were three up in as many minutes with Eoin Ban Gallagher pointing after running straight through right from the throw in. Hugh McFadden scored from  a free after he himself had been fouled 30 yards out and then tapped over a 45’with ease. Malin came back with two Anthony Kelly frees when Danny McCarron had been pushed and Dan McDaid had been held back. Malin were dealt what looked like a huge blow on 15 minutes when player manager Anthony Kelly recieved a black card, a decision which he could have no argument about. However his replacement Thomas McLaughlin had a great game hardly putting a foot wrong and others stepping up a level.  They were soon level through a great team score finished off by Dan McDaid, there was some very impressive contributions as the ball was moved right across the pitch from Damien Harkin, Connor McColgan and Thomas McLaughlin to set it up and Big Dan made no mistake. Killybegs responded with a goal midway through the half when a high ball in from McFadden wasn’t dealt with and Eamonn Bonner pounced and slotted in a goal from close range. Malin came back strongly with the score of the game from Declan Walsh off the outside of his boot from about forty yards out. Dan McDaid stepped up to the free taking duties and scored after Damien Harkin was brought down. He followed up his free when he scored on the turn after good work from Seamus Houghton, who  had won a long ball in and worked it out from the corner, to set him up. McDaid added a free on the stroke of half time from a central area to leave the half-time score reading Malin 0-07 Killybegs 1-03. Malin made a bright start to the second half with Seamus Doherty scoring from the left after a great delivery inside. It could have been even better  moments later but Dan McDaid’s effort on goal came back off the post. Seamus Houghton added another for Malin to edge the lead out to three after he did well to win a high ball in from Seamus Doherty above his head and advanced towards goal before fisting over. McFadden responded with a free after he himself had been fouled for the fishermens only score of the second half. Houghton scored another point off the post as he ran through on goal after being fed by Dan McDaid. Substitute Brendan McLaughlin killed off the game for Malin late on with two carbon copy scores off his weaker right foot coming in at pace from the right hand side as Terence Coulhoun and Anthony Kelly’s men got their season off to a winning start.

Malin Team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Conor Byrne, Kieron McColgan, Damien Harkin, Paul McLaughlin, Anthony Kelly  (0-02, 2F), Declan Walsh (0-01) Christopher Doherty, Dan Mc Daid (0-04, 2F), Connor McColgan, Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton (0-02) and Gary Farren. Subs used Thomas McLaughlin for Anthony Kelly (15 mins – black card), Christopher McLaughlin for Christopher Doherty (25 mins), Seamus Doherty (0-01) for Danny McCarron (35 mins) and Brendan McLaughlin (0-02) for Connor McColgan (35 mins).

Killybegs Team and scorers: Kevin Curran, Niall Carbery, Ciaran Conaghan, Stephen Muirhead, Christopher  Cunningham, Shane Molloy, Antoin O’Hara, Hugh McFadden (0-03, 1 45’ 2F), Eoin Ban Gallagher (0-01), John Ban Gallagher, Barry Cannon, Pauric Conaghan,

Christopher Murrin, Paul Cunningham and Eamon Bonner (1-00) Subs used Ryan Ward for Pauric Conaghan.

Malin resereves were beaten in the reserve game on a scoreline of Malin 0-04 Killybegs 1-08. The reserves gave a good account of themselves and manager Terence McLaughlin will be happy that the team gave it their all throughout.

The reserve team and scorers were: Paco McLaughlin, Seamus McLaughlin, James Gallagher, Connor Kelly, Gerard Green (0-01), Ryan McLaughlin (c), Thomas Byrne, Thomas McLaughlin, Jonathan McLaughlin(0-03), Lee McDaid, Patrick McLaughlin, Cathal Collins, Aran McLaughlin, Paul Gallagher and Liam Gallagher. Subs used Terence McLaughlin for Thomas McLaughlin and Fearghal Monagle for Patrick McLaughlin. Also swap Paco McLaughlin for Aran McLaughlin.

FIXTURE: Glenfin V Malin in Glenfin on Easter Monday 28th of March at 3.00pm, reserves at 1.30pm. All support welcome.

LOTTO                      There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1350.The numbers drawn were 6-5-4-2-3-1-7. The €50 winner was Catherine Rose Hannigan, Stranorlar and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Ciara Houten. Next week’s jackpot is €1400.

MEMBERSHIP                     Membership closes on Good Friday. The last collection will be lifted in the clubhouse between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. Names taken after this do not get included in our tickey allocation for Donegal matches.

EASTER CAMP                      This years Easter camp will take place Our Annual Easter Camp will take place across Wednesday 30th, Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April from 10am to 2pm daily. This is for ALL children between 5-13 years. Registration Day is Easter Sunday 27th March from 11.30am to 12.30pm. It is always a fun three days, which every child enjoys and is a great way to let them run off all that chocolate & sugar from Easter Sunday. Each child will also receive an Easter egg and O’Neills football. For more information contact Danny Lafferty on 0868988180 or Maria McLaughlin (F) on 0877763679.

HEALTH AND WELLBEING INFORMATION NIGHT      The club are running a Sports medicine and Nutrition talk on Wednesday the 23rd of March at 8.00pm upstairs in the clubhouse. It will be delivered Dr Frank Fogarty – G.P. with special interest in Sports Medicine and Brigid Doherty (Owen) Community Nutritioniost / Dietician The talk will last around an hour and a half inclusively with Q&A and tea after. The talk is free and would be very beneficial to all our senior and underage players along with their parents and is open to all club members and all members of the community.

BIG BREAKFAST               A big thank you to all who attended our annual big breakfast fundraiser on St Patrick’s day. Also thank you to all who volunteered on the dau and who organised the event.

UNDERAGE                   Under 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15am            Under 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm            Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pm            Under 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pm Under 14 boys training is on every Saturday from  4.30pm – 6:00pm            Under 16 boys training is on every Monday from 4.30pm to 6.00pm and every Friday from 5.00pm-6.30pm                  Under 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm         Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pm           Under 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pm   The under 14 team beat Steelstwon by 10 points on Sunday. The team was Ben Millar, Declan Doherty, Peter McCallion, John McLaughlin, Darragh McGeogeghan, Micahel Doran, Connor Murray, Ben Curley, Adan McGonagle, Mark Doherty, Conor O’Neill, Daniel McLaughlin, Kealan Hegarty, Michael Walsh and Damien Duffy. Subs: Michael Conway, Sean McGrenaghan, Neil Daniel McLaughlin.

SHOP                  The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and 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, new gear bags and much more club merchandise.