Milford GAA Club 10/02/2015

*Health & Wellbeing Club Day 2015*
The club held another very successful Health and Wellbeing day in the Public Services Centre Milford on Saturday last the 7th of February. There was a great attendance over the day and there was great interest in all of the services provided. The Club would like to thank all those that helped make the event a great success, especially everyone who attended the event and our exhibitors:

– Fiona Boyle (HSE Smoking Cessation Officer)
– Annette Ferry (HSE Community Dietitian Service)
– James Gibbons (Couch To 5k)
– Jack Duddy, Paddy Shields, and James Gormally (Evolution Fitness)
– Leslie Dewbury (Donegal Social Proscribing)
– Conall McFadden (Alleviate Physical Therapy)
– Tanya Hardiman (Donegal GAA Health And Wellbeing)
– Agnes Ryan (CLG BnaG Gear)
– Sharon Molloy (Milford Citizens Information Service)
– Brigid and Staff of Milford Community Library
– Brendan Ward and Jim Gormally (CLG BnaG Health and Safety)
– Paddy Gordon Photographer

Also our blood pressure and blood sugar testers, Sonia Doherty, Nancy McNamee, Anne Marie Hannigan, Caroline McAteer and Jackie Barrett. Those who provided refreshments: Mary Barrett, Rona McGlynn, Marie Mcgrory, Bridin McMahon, Lucinda Nash, Sharon Cannon and Eileen McGovern. Thanks also to all those who attended including the Coaches, Players, Committee and members of CLG BnaG and to all those who helped out on the day. Thanks also to the staff of Donegal County Council in Milford especially Ciaran McCarron and Patrick McLaughlin. And not forgetting Fr Adrian Gavigan for launching the club Easter Draw and of course our Guest of Honour Danny O’Carroll aka ‘Buster’ from Mrs Browns Boys.

*Easter Draw*
The Club launched our annual Easter Draw at the Health & Wellbeing Day on Saturday with Fr Adrian Gavigan doing the honour of buying the first ticket. The draw will take place on Easter Sunday, 5th April. Tickets cost €10 or 3 for €20. First prize is a whopping €2,000. Full list of prizes are below:
1st – €2,000
2nd – 500 Litres of Home Heating Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)
3rd – 2 All Ireland Final Tickets (Hurling or Football)
4th – 32″ Television
5th – 6 Month Membership @ Evolution Fitness
6th – €100 Travellers Inn Voucher
7th – €100 Arena 7 Voucher
8th – Digital Camera (Sponsored by Magees Chemist)
9th – Coffee Machine (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford)
10th – CD Player (Sponsored by TV Centre Milford)
11th – Digital Camera
12th – Donegal GAA Jacket

*Scor County Final*
The County Final of Scor Sinsir which took place in Ramelton on Friday night last was a great success. CLG BnaG can be proud of their efforts as the whole programme went very smoothly. Well done to all the competitors who represented the club, unfortunately we had no winners on the night but wish all the best in the Ulster Semi-final to all those who did win. Thanks to all the Club members who helped on the night and a big thanks to all who helped with the tea and those who did home baking. A special word of thanks to Dean Boyce and the Town Hall Committee who set up the hall and did such a great job on the sound system, the feedback from the other clubs about this was fantastic. It was a great night for the Club and hopefully will lead to bigger and better things on the Cultural side. Go raibh mile maith agaibh uilig.

*Donegal Senior Ladies*
Congratulations to the Donegal Senior Ladies who defeated Down 6-16 to 0-7 in their league opener at the weekend. The Club had Amber Barrett playing in this match who contributed 3-3 to the scoreline. Well done to Amber on all the team. The Donegal Ladies will now take on Armagh at home on Sunday 15th February at 3pm, venue TBC.

*Freshers B All Ireland Championship*
Congratulations to Sean Black and his UUJ colleagues who have advanced to the All Ireland Freshers B Championship Semi Final after a win over UL last week. Sean started at full back as UUJ defeated the Limerick side 3-11 to 1-8 in Mullingar and will now play either NUI Galway or UCD in the Semi Final on Tuesday the 17th February, venue TBC. All at the Club wish Sean and his team mates the best of luck in the Semi

*Donegal U14 Ladies*
Well done to Claudia Ward, Bronagh Durning, Megan Ryan and Maria Afxentiou who all played for the Donegal U14 Ladies in a friendly against Sligo at the weekend.

*Allianz League Prediction Competition*
A huge 353 points in week 2 propels Dean Boyce from 21st place all the way to the top of the leaderboard! Nicky Boucher also had a great week jumping from 15th to 2nd, where he finished overall last year. Pat Barrett had a better week than his brother, last weeks leader Donall, to sit level in second with Donall slipping all the way down to 14th after a week to forget. Richard Evesson’s mouthing off last week obviously stirred the hornets nest as TJ overtook the elder brother in the heated sibling rivalry!
1. Dean Boyce – 533
2=. Nicky Boucher – 513
2=. Pat Barrett – 513
4. David Curley – 510
5. Barry McNulty – 508
6. Paddy Peoples – 492
7. Cathal Mc Gettigan – 490
8. Aodh McCormack – 485
9. Patrick Curley – 480
10. Cormac Friel – 478

*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*
With 2 months to go we currently have 152 codes, enough for some equipment but a long way short of some of the better stuff so we need more collectors! If you see a Lucozade Sports bottle lying around keep it and enter the code as we have a prize for the top collector, currently Richard Evesson is leading the collector list. To enter any codes you may have follow the instructions below:
1. Log on to []
2. Login or create an account using Facebook, Google (Gmail) or your email details
3. To find your team search for ‘CLG Baile na nGalloglach’
4. Enter the code that is printed on the bottle, it is underneath the wrapper
So far we have enough for 3 sets of cones, however the next target is water bottles (185 codes)

*Minor Board Meeting*
Our next Minor Board Meeting takes place on the 13th February in the Clubhouse. Any parents or anyone interested in getting involved in either coaching or just helping out whenever they can are more than welcome to come along. The Club would like to get as many parents as possible to get on board with the underage running of the club in 2015 so if you feel you can help in any capacity no matter how small please come along to this meeting.

*2015 Membership*
The 2015 membership rates were decided at Decembers AGM and are as follows:
€200 – Database members (3 panels on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.
€100 – Database members (1 panel on weekly lotto). Entitled to 2 full adults and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.
€70 – Family Membership. Entitled to 2 full adult membership and juvenile membership for all children up to 18yrs.
€50 – Senior Ladies (Players). Entitled to one full adult membership.
€40 – Adult membership. Entitled to one full adult membership.
€30 – Juvenile membership.

As well as full family membership database members are:
– Entered into every draw every week
– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
– Receive 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

Membership must be paid by St Patricks Day, 17th March 2015. The Club will only be able to source Donegal tickets for fully paid up members. Membership can be paid to any team manager or member of the Executive Committee, or very easily through our Team App on your mobile phone. This extremely useful app (Team App) can be downloaded from the app store. Complete your registration on download and search for CLG BnaG. Membership can be paid via the ‘Shop/Play Lotto’ option.

*Training Schedules*
Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)
Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)
U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).

This weeks lotto numbers were 11-13-19-21. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Danny Barrett, Lynn Ramsey, and Kelly McCafferty. Next weeks Jackpot is €800. 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 Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 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 2014 included
– Entered into every draw evey 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*
Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.