Milford GAA Club Notes 27/04/2016

*Annual Club Draw*
The Club will be holding its Annual Club Draw in the Clubhouse on May 1st. As usual there is a great selection of prizes to be won and tickets can be purchased from any player or member of the Executive, Prizes are:

1st: €2,000 Cash
2nd: 500 Lts Oil sponsored by Whoriskey Oils, Ramelton
3rd: €200 Jewellery Voucher at G. Hannigan Goldsmiths, Letterkenny
4th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Brian McCormick Sports, Letterkenny
5th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Travellers Inn, Milford
6th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennonside Butchers, Ramelton
7th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton
8th: €100 Voucher sponsored by McCormicks Chemist, Milford
9th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Bodyworx Gym, Milford
10th: €500 Cash

*Division 2*
CLG BnaG v Killybegs
Moyle Park, Friday @ 6 & 7.15pm
A home Division 2 game against Killybegs kicks off what could be potentially a very busy weekend for the seniors this weekend. With 6 points from a possible 10 Na Galloglaigh are off to a decent start in Division 2 and with more wins on the road than at home will want to balance that stat when they take on Killybegs on Friday. The Reserve game throws in at 6pm with the Seniors afterwards at 7.15pm. All support for both teams would be greatly appreciated.

Ardara v CLG BnaG
Glenties, Sunday @ 3pm
Following the league game against Killybegs on Friday the Seniors are in action again this Sunday, this time in the semi finals of the Senior Gaeltacht. In their first ever Senior Gaeltacht appearance Ardara stands in their way of a final appearance on the bank holiday Monday against either hosts Naomh Conaill or Dungloe. Throw in time for the semi final is at 3pm and it would be great to see as much support as possible down in Glenties to get behind the lads

Glenfin v CLG BnaG
Glenfin, Wednesday @ 6.45pm
Good luck to our Minor team who take on Glenfin in the Division 3 Northern Board semi final on Wednesday. Throw in in Glenfin is at 6.45pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.

St Michaels v CLG BnaG
The Bridge, Friday @ 6.45pm
Our U14s travel to Dunfanaghy on Friday to take on St Michaels in the quarter final of the Division 3 Northern Board. All support for the team would be greatly appreciated.

Malin 1-7 CLG BnaG 0-12
Our Seniors got their second away win of the season on Sunday against an understrength Malin team. They started very very brightly in the opening 20 minutes playing fast free flowing football against a breeze and led 0-5 to 0-1 at a stage before allowing Malin back into the game. Late in the half there was a contentious decision when Pauric Curley felt he was fouled in the box only for the referee to give a free instead of a penalty, had the penalty been awarded and converted the boys might have gone in further ahead at half time but as it stood it was 0-6 to 0-4 at the break. It took a while for Na Galloglaigh to get going in the second half as Malin defended very well but thanks to the free taking of Gary Merritt the boys were always able to keep the Inishowen men at arms length. However with less than 10 minutes to go and 2 points in it Malin struck for goal when a scramble at the edge of the box that was finished to the bottom corner. This left for a nervy finale but again Merritt kept his cool when needed to get vital scores while all over the pitch Na Galloglaigh were working hard and putting in the tackles to prevent a repeat of what happened against Glen last week. In the end the boys held out for a deserved win by 0-12 to 1-7 and face a busy weekend next week. They play at home to Killybegs in the league at 7.15pm on Friday before taking on Ardara in the Senior Gaeltacht Semi Final on Sunday at 3pm in Glenties. All support for both these games would be greatly appreciated. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Conor McNulty, Gary Merritt (0-7), Gavin Grier, Brandon Toye, Sean Black, Anthony Fisher, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley (0-2), Jonny Logue, David Curley (0-1), Darragh Black (0-1), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Tj Evesson and Luke Barrett for S. Black and Toye (38m), Kyle Black for Logue (45m), Adam Serrinha for Grier (52m), S. Black for Sheridan (56m), Cormac Friel, Cormac Toland, Caolan Bolton

Malin 1-7 CLG BnaG 3-5
It was a worthwhile trip to Malin for the Reserves as they came away with a vital win. With numerous players unavailable they had to turn to some legends of the past to join the cause! Despite having the majority of possession in the 1st half Na Galloglaigh failed to convert their chances and it was Malin who led at half time 1-5 to 0-3. Malin further extended their lead early in the 2nd half and led by 7 points with 15 minutes remaining. However the introduction of the experienced Aodh McCormack off the bench was the catalyst for the comeback. McCormack set up fellow veteran Nigel Black to score a point, and Paul Fisher for a goal which he finished brilliantly to the bottom corner. Fisher, playing in his adopted home town, put in a man of the match performance and added a 2nd goal soon after. With Na Galloglaigh leading for the 1st time in the game and the momentum behind them they pushed on for further scores and added a 3rd goal. Malin pushed forwward trying to salvage something from the game but Conall McFadden and his defence dealt superbly with anything that was thrown at them. Gary Helferty added his 4th point of the game late on to seal a brilliant win, 1-7 to 3-5. Team: Conall McFadden, Cathal Diver, Gearoid Horkan, Shay Durning, Nigel Black (0-1), Cormac Friel, Caolan Bolton, Cormac Toland, Emmet Conaghan, Ciaran McHugh, Patrick Ferry, Paul Fisher (2-0), Gary Helferty (0-4). Subs: James Mc Callum for Horkan (15m), Aodh McCormack for Conaghan (45m)

*Donegal Ladies*
Well done to Amber Barrett, Niamh Carr and all the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management who have advanced to the Division 2 All Ireland Final after their 0-13 to 0-6 win over Cavan at the weekend. The Ladies will now go on to play Westmeath in the final who beat Clare in the other semi final today. Well done all!

*Donegal Minors*
Well done to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Donegal Minor team and mentors who won the Ulster Minor League for the 3rd time in a row ton Saturday. An injury time goal won it for SP’s men against Tyrone 3-9 to 1-13. Also well done to his fellow BnaG men who make up part of his backroom team, Darran Nash, Conall McFadden and Luke Barrett. Well done all!

*Donegal U17s*
Hard luck to Ryan Mcmahon, Ronan Docherty and the rest of the Donegal U17 team and management who lost the Ulster U17 League Final in Derry on Saturday. The boys went down 1-18 to 0-6 against a strong Tyrone team but both boys acquitted themselves well with Ryan at centre half back and Ronan coming on at left half back.

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-6-7-17. No jackpot winner, 7 match 3 winners, win €10 each.Caolan & Cathal McGettigan, Enda McHugh, Conall McFadden, Gabrielle & Ciaran Fitzsimons, Anne & Nellie, Paul Toland, and Kara McAteer. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,340. 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 Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 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 2016 included
– Entered into every draw every 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*
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*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