TOM FARREN MEMORIAL CUP Malin 2-14 Urris 0-16

Malin beat Urris in their second match of the Tom Farren Memorial Cup at Connolly park in perfect condtitions on Saturday evening on a scoreline of Malin 2-14 Urris 0-16. Kevin McLaughlin’s early free was canceleled out by an Anthony Kelly free before Urris went ahead from Ryan Doherty after a good score from a cross field ball. Kelly responded with two frees and another free from Darren McLarkey to edge Malin two ahead. Kevin McLaughlin kept Urris in touch after winning a turnover and making no mistake from the right. Dan McDaid worked a short free and turned to score from the right to keep Malin ahead though it was short lived as Urris came back through a Ryan Doherty score from distance and then McLaughlin did well from a long range free to put the Urris men up. Darren McLarkey scored from play off his left before Conor Bradley and Gary Farren fired over to leave the game all square at half time 0-07 to 0-07. Paul McLaughlin opened Malin’s second half account from the throw in with an effort from distance. Conor Bradley replied again for the visitors. Anthony Kelly scored again after the busy Christopher Doherty won a free . McLaughlin then caught a great ball above his head before jinking and turning to score another leveling point. Malin then pushed on and in the ‘championship quarter’ they hit 2-02 to Urris’s 0-01 to effectively put the game to bed. Paul McLaughlin started it off with a well hit 45’ and then Darren McLarkey scored to stretch the lead to two. The same player got the key goal soon after as Malin stretched out to 1-11 to 0-09. Urris almost replied right away when Michael Grant pointed when a goal chance might have been on. Danny McCarron then swiveled and scored a second goal for Malin to move 2-11 to 0-09 ahead. In fairness to Urris they responded with seven out of the next ten scores but Malin had done enough to get their first victory in the competition and remain unbeaten in their pre-season campaign to date. The team on the day was Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Thomas McLaughlin, Kieron McColgan, Conor Farren, Paul McLaughlin, Seamus Houghton, Anthony Kelly, Edward Kelly, Dan McDaid, Darren McLarkey, Gary Farren, Christopher Doherty, Danny McCarron. Subs: Tommy Byrne for Damien Harkin (20 mins), Noel McLaughlin for Edward Kelly (ht) and Liam Gallagher for Danny McCarron. Urris Team: Ciaran Friel, Sean McDaid, Daniel Devlin, Ciaran Kelly, Ciaran Doherty, James Cooke, Declan Grant, Sean McCarron, Ryan Doherty, Michael Grant, Darragh Grant, Conor Bradley, Kevin McLaughlin, Peter Devlin and Bernard Friel.

MEMBERSHIP The Annual collection of membership for 2016 takes place in the clubhouse on Sat 4th March from 3pm – 5pm and on Sunday 5th 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 G

AA, 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 ladies are organising the Big Breakfast on St. Patrick’s day from 9.30am upstairs in the clubhouse, all welcome, €5 for Adults, €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 4.00pm to 5.30pm 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 beat Urris last Sunday at home, they play away next Sunday 6th March to Naomh Padraig in Muff at 12.00pm.

LOTTO There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1200. The numbers drawn were 6-2-7-4-3-1-5. The €50 winner was Bill and Sadie Monagle, Dunegard, Malin Head and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Caitlin Monagle, Dunegard, Malin Head. Next week’s jackpot is €1250.

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.