DRAW WITH A DIFFERENCE
The clubhouse in Connolly Park is the place to be this coming Sunday night when we will discover who the lucky winners in
our fund raising drive are. There are still a few tickets remaining and if you have not already purchased one,
contact John Byrne on 086 2507380, Patrick Houten on 086 8988506, David Gallagher on 086 8073786
or Martin Mc Colgan on 086 2938634 or any club member to be in with a chance.
Remember there are some wonderful prizes on offer……“Pure Bred Charolais Heifer” worth €2000
….or the cash equivalent…… “Pedigree Suffolk Ram Lamb” worth €1000….or again, the cash equivalent.
…… A weekend for 2 in Luton, with return flights, accommodation, breakfast and an evening meal………€500 cash…….. or a weekend for 2 in the Ballyliffen Lodge.
Tickets cost just €10 or 3 for €20. Proceeds of the draw go towards the refurbishing of the new club gym.
The draw will take place on Sunday May 4th 2014 in the GAA Centre, doors open at 9pm with the eagerly awaited draw,
taking place at 10. The will be music on the night so get there early and if you are lucky
you may be leaving with that pure bred Charolais Heifer!
Last week, we held our 2nd ever Easter Camp, this year we had even greater numbers attending the 3-day event
(in excess of 100) and the camp was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
We would like to thank the following people that helped to make the Easter Camp such as success:
Firstly to Charlie Byrne who coordinated the Camp ensuring that everything ran smoothly,
to coaches Declan Lafferty, Paul Fildara, Maria Mc Laughlin F, Jennifer Mc Laughlin, Gary Farren,
Danny Mc Carron, Thomas Mc Laughlin, Packo Fildara, Amy Mc Clean.
Also to Siobhan Farren & Christopher Fildara who helped out.
To Cecilia who ran the shop, and to Susan and Joe for their assistance.
To Jane Doherty who provided all the photos of Easter Camp, which can be viewed on our cub facebook page.
To Stephen Fildara who visited the Camp on the final day and
presented each child with a football and took the time to go around each of the groups while they were doing their skills to offer some tips and advice. To all the parents/guardians who took their children to the camp each day. We would like also like to say a huge thank you to Danny Lafferty who came up with original idea and finally to all our junior members who were all so well behaved and were a credit to themselves, their parents and our club and to everyone who contributed to the success of the camp. Thank you & Well Done Everyone!
Our adult sides had a weekend off due to Donegal’s inclusion in the National League Division
2 final in Croke Park on Sunday but they return to action with a home game against
current league champions St Eunans in Connolly Park on Sunday.
The senior game gets underway at 3, while the reserve match has a 1.30 throw in.
Both sides will be keen to get their first points of the season on the board
and we would welcome as much support as possible.
Our senior ladies got their season off to a flyer with a hard earned victory over Lifford in Connolly Park on Sunday.
This is our first season back in the league after a short break and Sundays win was testament
to their hard work and training over the winter, but as the saying goes “one swallow doesn’t make a summer”
and the girls will be hoping to build on their win when they travel to Letterkenny to take on Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday.
Commiserations to Declan, Stephen and the Donegal panel who were defeated in the Division 2
National League final in Croke Park by Monaghan on Sunday.
Congratulations to Robert Farren who is a selector in the Donegal minor panel,
which clinched the Ulster Minor League by defeating Tyrone in Brewster Park on Saturday.
Both senior and minor panels will have their next competitive outing when they lock horns with Derry in Celtic Park next month.
The Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 2-00. There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day.
A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order.
The Malin half zipped training tops sponsored by Mark Monagle
of 4Mark Construction are also available to order and are proving very popular.
Club vouchers are now also available and would make an ideal birthday present,
or for any occasion. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.
There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €550. The sequence drawn was 6-1-5-7-4-2-3. The 50 euro winner was Gerard Rustard, Ballylannon.
The €20 sellers prize went to The Kelly Family.
Next weeks jackpot stands €6000 and as always we would like to thank
the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw.
Envelopes are just €2 or 3 for €5 euro and are available in most pubs
and shops in the area or alternatively from our band of young eager sellers.
Just select the numbers 1-7 in the correct order to be in with a chance of scooping the jackpot.
Managers/selectors of each club side are reminded of their duties to text/email either Martin
0861585880 or Christina 0861980399 to advise of their fixture at least 24 hours in advance of each game.
Also to email or text the following after the game. a) full time and half time score b) short match report c)
team list and subs used and scorers d) names of players who played well.
This is to ensure that each side get equal coverage on club Facebook page, twitter and in club notes in the local media.
Any items for the notes should be forwarded to Martin on 0861585880 or
Christina on 0861980399 or alternatively send an email to the club email address firstname.lastname@example.org
at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.