Milford GAA Club Notes 26/05/2015

*Donegal Minors v Armagh*
Good luck to Kane Barrett and the rest of the Donegal Minor team who take on Armagh in the Ulster Minor Quarter Final on Sunday at 7pm in the Athletic Grounds. The Minors produced an impressive display against Tyrone in the Preliminary Round with Kane kicking 3 points from frees. Best of luck to all involved.

*Kane Barrett Selected for Gaelic Life Team of the Week*
Well done to Kane Barrett who was selected for the Gaelic Life Team of the Week on the back of his great performance over Tyrone on Sunday. Kane kicked 3 points in the Donegal victory which now sees them play Armagh at the weekend. Kane finsihed 4th in teh voting to be player of the week.

*Donegal U14 Ladies – Ulster Champions*
Well done to Megan Ryan, Bronagh Durning, Claudia Ward and Maria Afxentiou who were all part of the Donegal U14 Ladies side who defeated Antrim by 4-9 to 1-11 in Omagh at the weekend. Donegal will now represent Ulster in the All Ireland B semi-final against the Connacht champions on the weekend of June 13/14. Well done to all involved.

*New Senior Jerseys*
The Club would like to thank Malachi Eastwood of Gartan Technologies for his kind sponsorship of the new Senior jerseys worn by the lads against Bundoran in the Championship on Saturday.

Jersey1 – Senior team
Jersey2 – Malachi Eastwood & Club Chairman Pat Curley
Jersey3 – Senior Manager Shaun Paul Barrett, Malachi Eastwood, Chairman Pat Curley, Paddy Peoples, Treasurer Joe McNulty

Naomh Colmcille v CLG BnaG
Newtown, Saturday @ 6 & 7.30pm
Our Seniors and Reserves are back in Division 3 action this weekend when they take on Naomh Colmcille away. Both sides recorded victories over the Newtown men earlier in the season and will be hoping to do the double and again this week and return to winning ways after both sides were defeated in the Championship by Bundoran. Throw in for the Reserves is at 6pm with the Seniors afterwards at 7pm. All support greatly appreciated.

*Intermediate Championship*
CLG BnaG v Bundoran
Moyle Park, Saturday at 6pm & 7.30pm
The Senior and Reserves kick off their Championship campaigns this weekend with two home games against Bundoran. Both teams are currently top of their respective leagues but will have a tough task against a Bundoran Senior side currently sitting 2nd in Division 2 with 5 wins from 7, while their reserves are 10th of 14 teams in the Division 2 Reserve league having won once in 6 games. Championship matches are always big game so hopefully we get great numbers out in support and really make home advantage count. Paddy McGonagle is refereeing the senior match at 7.30pm with Aidan McAleer in charge of the Reserve game at 6pm.

*Intermediate Championship – Group 2*
CLG BnaG 2-9 Bundoran 3-10
The Seniors were defeated in their opening Goup 2 game of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday by Division 2 high fliers Bundoran. Na Galloglaigh, sporting new jerseys kindly sponsored by Malachi Eastwood of Gartan Technology started brightly and put it up to Bundoran in the opening 10 minutes, with neither side really troubling the scoreboard. The sides were level on a point apiece when a short kickout went wrong and a Bundoran forward finished superbly into the top corner after 11 minutes, this coming moments after Joey Cullen had a good goal chance denied. Cathal Mc Gettigan then had a goal chance after some good work by Kane Barrett however the Bundoran keeper did well to keep him out. There were 4 points between the sides after 16 minutes when Kane Barrett was dragged to the ground inside the box, with Cathal McGettigan coolly finishing the penalty to the bottom corner. Despite the 3 point half time deficit, 1-3 to 1-6, against a clinical Bundoran side the lads were well in this game but needed a big second half. Cathal and Kane were dominating inside despite some extremely rough treatment off the ball. The first 10 minutes were a disaster for Na Galloglaigh as Bundoran got their second goal after 3 minutes of the second half and followed this up with another after 40 minutes. The boys never let their heads drop however and fought back superbly in the last 10 minutes. A goal and a point from Darragh Black, 2 points from Kane Barrett and 1 from Cathal McGettigan left just the dubious Bundoran scores between the sides and thats how it finished. The boys acquitted themselves well against a physically stronger and cuter Bundoran side who are currently in second place in Division 2, but in ability there was nothing in it. There is a double header scheduled for next week with Na Galloglaigh away to Naomh Colmcille on Saturday and home to Burt on Monday. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Sean Black, Gary Merritt, Tj Evesson, Enda McHugh, Brandon Toye, Joey Cullen, Jonny Logue, Darragh Black (1-1), Pauric Curley (0-1), Kyle Black, Gavin Grier, Cathal McGettigan (1-2), Kane Barrett (0-5). Subs: Paddy Peoples for McHugh (45m), Conor McNulty, James Doyle, Dean Burgess, Gavin McFadden.

*Reserve Intermediate Championship – Group 2*
CLG BnaG 1-7 Bundoran 0-11
The Reserves will be disappointed tonight after going down by the closest of margins in a hard fought game that could have went either way. It was a tough game played in poor conditions and neither side managed to get into any kind of free flowing form. Na Galloglaigh were in good shape as the half time whistle went as a brilliant Adam Serrinha goal put them 1-3 to 0-5 ahead at half time, however they lost Cormac Friel to injury midway through the half and he was replaced by Mark Flood. The second half was very much a tit for tat game with neither side pulling away from the other, although both sides had good goal chances. Kieran Gorman missed an opportunity for Na Galloglaigh on 39 minutes and Gavin McFadden pulled off a wonder save to deny Bundoran after 45. A point from Ciaran McHugh put the boys 1 point ahead as the game entered the last 10 minutes but 3 points from Bundoran, one a monster free from distance, put Bundoran in the ascendancy as the minutes ticked away. Paul Fisher added an injury time score to put just one between the sides at the final whistle. Team: Gavin McFadden, Conor McNulty, Cormac Friel, Dean Burgess, Ryan Ferry, Paul Grier, Odhrán Coll, Kieran Gorman, Paul Sweeney, Emmet Conaghan, Paul Fisher (0-2), Luke Trearty, Hugh Mc Menamin (0-1), Adam Serrinha (1-2), James Whelan. Subs: Mark Flood for Friel (15m), James Doyle and Myles Trearty for Conaghan and Ferry (HT), Ciaran McHugh (0-2) for Whelan (38m), Paddy Mc Carron for McNulty (54m).

Our U12 A and B teams continued their good form with two good wins over Downings. The A team didn’t get going in the first half but really stepped it up in the second in a very tight match only pulling away in the last few minutes. A good team performance and special mention to Paul Ryan, Shea McBride and Shane Black. The B team played very well in front of a good home support last night. They dominated from start to finish with each and every player contributing brilliantly. Great performances from Odhran Doherty, Fionn Coll, Lorcan Sweeney and Cillian McBride.

*U8s & U10s*
Our Under 10’s had a very enjoyable blitz in St Eunans on Saturday last. 17 children represented the club and impressed everybody with their skill and commitment. Well done to everyone who took part and a special mention to Lauren McElhinney and Emma Black who showed they are well able to hold their own with the boys. Next Blitz for U10’s is on Saturday week 6th June in Glenswilly. Our U8’s have their 1st Blitz of the year this Saturday 30th May in Glenswilly at 11.45am. We hope to see as many as possible there on the day. Training for U8’s and10’s continues each Friday as usual on the pitch.

This weeks lotto numbers were 1-2-5-11. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners win €35 each. Brendan & Christina Ward, Drumman, and Ciaran McHugh, Forquar. Next weeks Jackpot is €940. 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.

*Fantasy Gaelic*
Cormac Friel has raced into the lead of the Fantasy Gaelic with Galways John Heslin picking up 61 points for him alone in week 1. Cormac leads Terry McFadden by 12 points with Carole McGlinchey in third.
1. Cormac Friel – 169
2. Terry McFadden – 152
3. Carole McGlinchey – 144
4. Geraldine McFadden – 97
5. David Curley – 80

*Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others*
Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others resumes training next Monday, 9th March at 8.15pm. Open to all newcomers and past players who are over 18 and not currently playing competitive football. These trainings are fun orientated with the focus on learning the skills of the game and interacting with other women/mothers in the community and providing opportunity to be physically active.

*Topaz Cash for Clubs Scheme*
Club ID: 10187
For any of our members or supporters who clock up a lot of miles Topaz have a ‘Cash for Clubs’ scheme. Collect a card at your local Topaz and each time you top up by €40 get it stamped. When you have your card completed hold on to them and hand them to Barry McNulty to be entered into the draw.

*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)
U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)
U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)
U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).
U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)

*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*
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