*Underage Presentation Night*
Ramelton Town Hall, Saturday 22nd November @ 7pm
Our underage presentation night takes place in the Ramelton Town Hall on Saturday 22nd November at 7pm. Special guest Rory Kavanagh will be in attendance with the Anglo Celt Cup to make the presentations. 1.
*Marti Barrett – Ulster LGFA Volunteer of the Year 2014*
The Club is delighted to have received word today that Marti Barrett has been awarded the Ulster LGFA Volunteer of the Year award. I’m sure everyone within the Club is aware of the huge huge amount of work Marti has done in establishing na Galloglaigh ladies as a force too be reckoned with in the county already, despite only coming back into existence in 2007 with U14 and U16 teams.Since then the Club, with a huge amoun…t of effort and time from Marti, Ger Hardiman, Louis Gallagher and others, has gone from strength to strength and we now have Ladies teams ranging from U12 right up to Senior and recently a Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others team. Marti has also somehow found time to be involved in Donegal Ladies U16, Minor and Senior teams over the years and has seen many of the talents he coached at Club level progress to represent the County, and so far, 17 players from the Club have gone on to play for Donegal from U14 to Senior level. He is a great GAA man and Club man to the core and this recognition from the Ulster LGFA is very well deserved and the Club is very proud. Marti will be presented with his award at this Fridays Ulster LGFA awards night in Kellys Inn, Ballygawley.
Some of Marti’s achievements include:
U14 team reached Féile and County Final in 2007.
16B County Final Winners in 2009 and 2013.
Minors reached County A Final in 2011.
Junior Gaeltacht Winners in 2011
Junior League Winners 2011
Junior Championship Winners 2012
Reached Ulster Junior Championship Quarter Final 2012
Intermediate Gaeltacht Winners in 2012
Intermediate league and Championship Winners 2013
Reached Ulster Intermediate Championship Final 2013
Part of management team for:
Donegal Minor Ladies in 2010
Donegal U16 Ladies in 2011
Donegal Senior Ladies in 2013
Congratulations once again Marti, very well deserved.
Clubhouse, Sunday 30th November @ 6pm
The Club would like to invite anyone that has an interest in how the Club is run to attend our Annual General Meeting on Sunday 30th November at 6pm in the Clubhouse. This is a very very important meeting and it is YOUR opportunity to have YOUR say in YOUR Club. Open to all and players from all teams right up to Senior/Ladies/G4M&O are asked to attend. NO jobs will allocated on the night, so you should have no fears of being landed with something! All officers must be nominated for a position in advance on the AGM. Nomination forms are available to print/download from our website. All nominees must be over 18 and present on the night. Nominations can only be made by fully paid up members. Forms should be returned by post or handed to Tracy Peoples in the IRD office in Milford by no later than 19th November. So if you think you know someone would be good at any of the roles listed please seek their approval before nominating. It is important we have as many people as possible attend this meeting.
Milford Inn, Monday 29th December
Our annual presentation dance will take place in the Milford Inn on Monday 29th December with special guests Michael Muprhy and Neil Gallagher. After some short presentations Paul McCahill will kick things off with DJ Mo Kelly taking the reins afterwards. Tickets cost €10 and more information will be available closer to the time. Always a great night! Not to be missed.
*Intermediate Championship Relegation Final*
CLG BnaG 1-8 Downings 0-6
Our Seniors secured Intermediate Championship football next year after a great 5 point win over neighbours Downings in MacCumhaill Park on Saturday. It was by no means a great game to watch but Na Galloglaigh were superb in the first 10 minutes. After 2 minutes Pauric Curley scored a great goal and points from David Curley and Luke Barrett put na Galloglaigh 6 points ahead after ten minutes. Downings scored their first point in the 17th minute and this was responded to with a Conor McNulty point straight after, which was to be the last score for the blues in the first half. The second half was a very poor game of football and was really just a battle. Na Galloglaigh defended well but it was Downings who got the first score of the half. The space afforded to Cathal Mc Gettigan and David Curley in the first half wasn’t there in the second as Downings brought a man back and the lads struggled to get their scores. You know when Jonny Logue scores things are going your way! He got a key score at a vital time with ten minutes to go to keep Downings at arms length. In a typically ‘physical’ local derby there were relatively few yellow cards however Finnian McClafferty got a straight red for a challenge as the game entered the final few minutes. After the final whistle Na Galloglaigh celebrations were rudely interrupted by a bit of argy bargy involving both sets of team, managers and some supporters. However we won’t let the ugly scenes at the end take away from how the lads were in complete control of this game from start to finish and thoroughly deserved their victory. This brings an end to the Senior campaign for 2014 and players and management will be satisfied to have retained their status in Division 3 having come up last year and also to be playing in the Intermediate Championship next year. The Club would like to thank manager Shaun Paul Barrett, his mentors Conall McFadden, Aodh McCormack, Nigel Black, Pat Barrett and Michael Mc Glynn as well as all the players for their hard work and dedication all year. Onwards and upwards in 2015. Team: Sean Gallagher, Gavin Grier, Sean Black, Gary Merritt, Enda McHugh, Paddy Peoples, Conor McNulty (0-1), Luke Barrett (0-3), Jonny Logue (0-1), Pauric Curley (1-0), Christopher Barrett (0-1), Tony Mcnamee, Tj Evesson, Cathal McGettigan, David Curley (0-2). Manus Boyce for McHugh (45m), Joey Cullen for McGettigan (50), Darragh Black for C. Barrett (56m)
Good luck to Chris Bradley who has been selected for a Western Australia Select to play an exhibition match which will be a curtain raiser for the International Rules game between Ireland and Australia on Saturday. Chris and his team will travel with Marty Morrissey on Wednesday night to meet the Irish squad ahead of the weekends game and then take to the field in front of 43,500 people in Paterson Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Ireland v Australia throws in at 5.45pm Perth time which will be 9.45am Irish time. TG4 will be showing the International Rules from 9.15am on Saturday and the Club would like to wish Donegal men Michael Murphy, Neil McGee and the rest of Paul Earleys Irish team the best of luck.
*GAA National Draw*
Tickets are now available for the GAA National Draw. Tickets can be purchased through the Club app or from any Committee member. Instructions on how to get the Club app are on our website. Tickets cost €10 and the 15 great prizes are also listed on our website. Draw takes place on February 27th 2015. For further details see [www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw]www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw.
*U12/U13 Core Strength Session*
The U12s and U13s boys have a score strengthening session in the convent for the next 4 Wednesday nights in the Convent gym, Milford from 6-7pm. The sessions begin tonight and cost €2. All welcome.
This weeks lotto numbers were 4-10-13-23. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35. Bernadette Moore, Devlinreagh, and Pat Barrett, Drumacloghan. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,760. 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.
*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*
Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to collecting even more this year!
Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)
Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)
Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)
G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)
U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)
U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)
U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)
U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)
Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)
U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)
U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169
Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:
Family – €50
Senior – €20
U18 – €10
Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:
– Full Family membership
– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw
– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)
– 11 free weeks entry into the lotto
For more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114
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
*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*
CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*
CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:
Underage Games Development
Adult Games Development
PR, Communication & Culture
*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
All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford
For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on [www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach]www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website [www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/]www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/
*Milford GAA 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.