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Milford GAA Club Notes 22/03/2016

By Sinéad Breen Donegal PRO Tue 22nd Mar

Sally in Kenya

*Ray of Sunshine Foundation*
From our Childrens Officer Sally O’Donnell:

“A special thank you to Clg Baile na nGalloglach, Milford, for the GAA kit, which went down a treat with the children in Kenya
I had the great pleasure of being one of 23 volunteers who travelled to Mtwapa, Kenya last month as part of a collaboration with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation. We went to help build a Rescue Centre for abused children who have been trafficked in the sex trade from as young as three years old. They rely on the charity to bring some hope into their lives, and together, we helped complete the build of the Rescue Centre where the children will have access to support, medical care, nutrition, education and a caring environment to give them a chance of recovery.Children in the western world take so much for granted. The children I met in Kenya have very little, but it was heartening to watch them get such joy from so little and it reminded me of my own childhood. ”

CLG BnaG 1-8 Cloughaneely 0-13
Na Galloglaighs first game of the season on Saturday ended in defeat in a result which probably has more positives than negatives. The men would have learned a lot from what is needed at this level and had they had a more clinical edge could have won the game by a few points on another day. They got off to a great start scoring 2 points in the opening few minutes but were kept scoreless for a long period of the first half as they squandered a lot of ball. Cloughaneely on the other hand took every chance they had and were almost out of sight at half time only for a Brandon Toye goal late in the half giving Na Galloglaigh a lifeline with the score at the break 1-3 to 0-9. The second half was much improved from the boys in blue and they were soon level. They kept the Falcarragh men scoreless until the last 5 minutes or so but had issues with putting the ball over the bar themselves. It was a tight physical battle and despite missing several chances Na Galloglaigh almost nicked it at the death only for the ball to come back off the crossbar. In the end Cloughaneely hung on to win by two but Na Galloglaigh would have learned a lot about what is needed at this higher level, and will hope to put it into practice on Easter Monday away to Naomh Mhuire. Team: Sean Gallagher, Tj Evesson, Barry McNulty, Brandon Toye (1-0), Gary Merritt, Paddy Peoples, Anthony Fisher (0-1), Luke Barrett (0-2), Sean Black, Darragh Black, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Jonny Logue, David Curley, Pauric Curley (0-1), Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-3). Subs: Joey Cullen for C Barrett (7m, BC), Kyle Black for D Curley (50m), PJ Hagan for Logue (55m), Adam Serrinha, Kieran Sheridan, Gavin McFadden

*Division 2*
Our Seniors make the trip to The Banks this Easter Monday to take on Naomh Mhuire in their second league game. Both teams lost their opening match with Naomh Mhuire losing away to St Nauls. It will be a big game for manager Danny O’Donnell as he takes Na Galloglaigh back to his home club. Throw in times are 1.30pm for Reserves with Seniors at 3pm

*U12 Mixed Training*
U12 Mixed training continues each Wednesday evening in the Loreto Community School gym from 6-7pm. €2 per person and anyone who has not yet registered can do from 5.45-6pm. €30 per child with family rates also available. Any queries contact Sean McHugh, Paddy Peoples or Gary Helferty

This weeks lotto numbers were 5-9-18-20. No jackpot winner, 5 match 3 winners, win €15 each. Joe Coyle, Ramelton, Ann Marie McGettigan, Adrian Collins and Michael O’Hara x2. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,140. 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 Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 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 2016 included
– Entered into every draw every 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 22nd Mar

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