TOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP Malin 0-14 Naomh Colmcille 1-09 Malin continued the preparations for the new season with another victory in the Tom Farren Memorial Cup played in a bitterly cold but dry Connolly Park on Saturday evening. Jason Doherty had Malin ahead from the off when he turned sharply before slotting over from 30 yards. Paul Friel from Naomh Colmcille had the earliest of early baths when he was black carded on two minutes. Daniel Clarke got on the scoresheet for the vistors with a free from a tight angle before Jason Doherty drilled over the bar for Malin. Stephen Gallagher goaled on seven minutes for the men from Newtown after his rasping shot was saved but managed to trickle towards the line where Michael Lynch was on hand to punch in, and while there may be debate whoever had the last touch, the green flag was raised as Naomh Colmcille pushed ahead. They extended their lead with a Lynch 45’ and a Conor Grant point. Malin stayed in touch with an Anthony Kelly free midway through the half. Gerard Curran pointed an awkward looking score maybe off his weaker foot to keep the visitors four ahead. Kieron McColgan then swung over a good point for Malin after good work from the hard working Christopher McLaughlin. Paul McLaughlin salvaged a point after Jason Doherty’s goal effort had been saved and after the ball came back to the 13’. Daniel Clarke had the last say of the half when he tapped over a free to leave the half-time score Malin 0-05 Naomh Colmcille 1-05. Michael Devine opened the scoring after the break with a lovely score off the outside of his boot from out on the right after Conor Grant had done well to tee him up. Malin then managed to come from four behind to level with Anthony Kelly hitting over four frees, two of them won by Paul McLaughlin and two won by substitute John Gerard McDermott. Ryan McErlane then scored an impressive point for Naomh Colmcille after a good run from midfield. Darren McLarkey replied for the hosts when he scored a nice point with a left footed effort from the centre 30 yards out. Kelly, the joint manager along with Terence Coulhoun, then put Malin ahead with another free, this time from distance, well outside the 45’. Clarke responded with a free of his own shortly after when McErlane had been fouled. Kelly scored his seventh of the day from around the ‘D’ after the ball was adjudged to have been touched on the ground. Paul McLaughlin extended that lead shortly after, when seemingly out of options, he decided to try his luck from range and his driven effort crept over the bar. John Gerard McDermott followed up this good score with another when he managed to find space on the left and drove over with his right. Michael Devine showed again his impressive free taking from the ground with another long range free to pull one back but the final whistle went and Malin led 0-14 Naomh Colmcille 1-09. Malin Team and scorers: Sean O’Donnell, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Conor Byrne, Kieron McColgan (0-01), Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin (0-02), Anthony Kelly (0-07), Dan McDaid, Darren McLarkey (0-01), Jason Doherty (0-02), Seamus Doherty, Danny McCarron, Christopher Doherty and Christopher McLaughlin. Subs used Jonathan McLaughlin for Christopher Doherty (35 mins),Thomas McLaughlin for Conor Byrne (40 mins), John Gerard McDermott (0-01)for Danny McCarron (40 mins). Naomh Colmcille Team and scorers: Gary McDaid, Eddie Gillespe, Alex Devenney, Ryan Dowds, Gerard Curran (0-01), Paul Friel, Oran Hilley, Ryan McErlane (0-01), Michael Devine (0-03), Mark Dowds, Joe Donaghey, Michael Friel, Daniel Clarke (0-03), Conor Friel
(0-01) and William Gillespe. Sub used Stephen Gallagher (1-00)for Paul Friel (2 mins –Black Card).
Fun Quiz & Donkey Dung Draw There will be a Fun Quiz upstairs in the Clubhouse on Friday 11th of March at 9.00pm. Quizmaster Ali Farren will test our general knowledge. Only €5 entry per person and Tables of 4. The Donkey Dung Draw will also take place that evening, with one lucky person in with a chance of winning the top prize of €1,000.
MEMBERSHIP The Annual collection of membership renewal for 2016 takes place in the clubhouse on Sat 12th March from 3pm – 5pm and on Sunday 13th March from 11am -1pm. The Annual subscription fees for 2016 are as follows: Club membership: €20, Non playing Child: €2, Introductory membership for club and gym for existing club members: €120, Minors + Gym: €80, Minors no gym: €50, All current fobs will be deactivated from next weekend and re activated on payment of membership. Club membership DOES NOT Guarantee anyone a Donegal Match ticket, But NO Membership guarantees NO ticket.
GAMES NIGHT IN IRISH Beidh ‘Oíche Cluichí’, do pháistí idir 6 agus 10 bliana d’aois, ar siúl thuas staighre san halla GAA, ar Luain an 7ú, 14ú agus an 21ú de mhí Márta, idir a 6 agus a 7 a chlog, (uair amháin). Luach isteach, €1. Beimid ag imirt cluichí mar Ludo, Bingo, Nathair agus Dréimirí, Liathróid Spraoi agus cuid eile, agus ag caint i nGaeilge don uair sin. Beidh seans ag páistí caint i nGaeilge le páistí eile, agus ag an am chéanna, beidh spraoi acu. Tá teorainn ar na háiteanna, dá bhrí sin, má tá suim agat teacht, cuir text le d’ainm agus aois, chuig Winnie, ar 0863428385, nó Maura, ar 0879031863, go luath.
There will be a ‘Games Night’, as Gaeilge, for children between the ages of 6 and 10, upstairs in the clubhouse on Mondays, 7th, 14th and 21st of March between 6 and 7 o’clock, (one hour). Admission is €1. We will play games such as Ludo, Bingo, Snakes and Ladders, Liathróid Spraoi and other games, during that hour, we will speak in Irish. Children will have an opportunity to speak in Irish with other children and at the same time, have fun. There is a limited number of places, therefore, if you would like to come along, send a text with your name and age to Winnie, on 0863428385 or Maura on 0879031863, asap.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING INFORMATION NIGHTS The club are running two evenings as part of the Health and Wellbeing of all club members on Wednesday the 9th of March and on Wednesday the 23rd of March. The first information night will be on Mental health and will be delivered by Jigsaw Ireland ( Donegal Branch ). They will give a talk on Wed 9th March at 7.30pm for approx 50 minutes with Q&A and tea after. The second night will be on Sports medicine and Nutrition. It will be delivered Dr Frank Fogarty – G.P. with special interest in Sports Medicine and Brigid Doherty (Owen) Community Nutritioniost / Dietician on Wed 23rd March at 8.00pm, approx an hour and a half inclusively with Q&A and tea after. The talk 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 so please feel free to come along on both evenings. There will be no charge for these two very worthwhile events.
BIG BREAKFAST The Annual Big Breakfast takes place on St Patrick’s Day Thursday 17th of March from 9.30am to 2.00pm upstairs in our Clubhouse. A great way to start the day before the parades and at only €5 for adults and €3 for children.
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 minor boys lost out against a strong Naomh Padraig side in Muff last Sunday, they play away next Sunday 13th March to Carndonagh.
LOTTO There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1250. The numbers drawn were 4-1-5-6-3-2-7. The €50 winner was Henry McCloskey, Drumcarbit, Malin and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Bronagh McCarron, Drumcarbit, Malin. Next week’s jackpot is €1300.
INDOOR SPORTS HALL AND FUNCTION ROOM BOOKINGS Anyone looking to book the indoor sports hall or the upstairs function & meeting rooms for any activities, classes or meetings are asked to contatct Susan Byrne on 0749370638 or 0867832242. The upstairs function room is an ideal venue for private parties with full kitchen, stage, toilet and bar facilities.
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.