Archive for March, 2012
The Melvin Gaels Club extends Deepest Sympathy to Family and Friends of Sandra Early on her recent sad and tragic death. The Club also extends Sympathy to the Mohill and Kiltubrid Clubs.
May She Rest in Peace.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Diamond Bar on Sunday night March 18 were-11,13,14 and 24.There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were , €40 Francis Gilbride, Rossinver,€20 each, Patrick Kilkenny, Gurteendarragh, Kinlough, Edward Gilbride, Rossinver and Winnifred Nealis, Unshinagh, Kinlough
Next Draw in the Village Inn, Kinlough on Sun April 1. Jackpot €3050.
Well Done Lads
Well done to all the Leitrim Lads on their performance against Kilkenny on Sunday.
Congratulations to ‘Man of the Match’ Emlyn and Paul, Conor and Fabian who were all involved.
Good Luck against Wicklow on Sunday in Aughrim.
League Game v Allen Gaels
On Sunday the Second team took on Allen Gaels in a Division 3 League game in Melvin Park. After the Patrick’s day celebrations it was obvious that neither team was at their best, but both fought hard and produced spells of good football. The Kinlough Gaels had a number of young players starting at this level and they performed well. Both teams were guilty of some glaring misses but the Gaels were worthy winners in the end.
The final score was Melvin Gaels 1-8, Allen Gaels 0-5.
Well done to all.
Tractor Parades on St Patrick’s Day
There was a large crowd at the Community Centre on St Patrick’s Day when the newly restored 1962 Massey Ferguson Tractor was unveiled. The tractor was decorated in the Club colours and took part in the parades at Ballyshannon, Bundoran and Manorhamilton.
The group of local volunteers started this restoration on January 9, 2012 and in record time completed their work on Friday night last. This was a remarkable achievement considering they worked on the tractor two or three nights each week and stripped it down and completely restored it.
A special word of thanks to the workers and to all the sponsors who made this possible.
Tickets for the raffle for the tractor, which takes place at a dance in the Allingham Hotel, Bundoran on October 12 now go on sale at €5 each or five for €20. These tickets are on sale locally and will soon be available here on the Melvin Gaels website http://www.melvingaels.com
Vintage Tractor Project
The restoration of the 1962 Massey Ferguson 35 is now complete and the tractor will be unveiled at the Community Centre at 12.30 pm on Saturday, St Patrick’s Day . It will then be taken to Ballyshannon and Bundoran to take part in the Parades.
The work on the tractor began in the first week of January this year when a group of local famers and enthusiasts got together to assist the Club with this fundraising project.
Tickets for the raffle for the tractor, which takes place at a dance in the Allingham Hotel, Bundoran on October 12 now go on sale at €5 each or five for €20. Tickets will also soon be available to buy on the club website shop here.
The Club would like to thank everyone who helped with this project.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Wellington Bar on Sunday night March 4th were 1,2,4 and 9. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were, €40 James Farrell, Dromahaire; €20 each Barbara Conlon, Dromahair; Liam Gilmartin, Kinlough; and Michael McGowan, Gubacreeney, Kinlough.
Next draw in the Diamond Bar, Tullaghan on Sunday march 18, Jackpot €3000.00.
Games at the Weekend
On Sunday at 2pm the Intermediate team take on Allen Gaels in Melvin Park in Round 2 of League Division 3.
On Monday at 2pm the Shield begins with a game , again in Melvin Park, against St Marys.
Good Luck to all.
Well done to all the Leitrim lads on their win against London on Sunday and good luck against Clare on Sunday.
Open Day and Registration
The recent Open Day and Registration organised for the Underage players was a great success with around seventy young people attending.
Thanks to Thomas Keenan who attended.
Thanks also to all who attended and helped on the day.
Another win for the Minors
The Minors had another good win on Saturday when they defeated Garadice Gaels in Melvin Park. Well done to all.
Senior League Game v Dromahair
On Sunday the Seniors took on Dromahair in the Senior League. This was a close encounter and both teams will feel they could have won. In the end a draw was a fair result. The visitors played with the wind in the first have and should have went in at the break more than one point ahead.
In the second half the Gaels came back well and went into the lead, but Dromahair fought hard and got an equalising point from a free in the dying seconds.
Final score Melvin Gaels 0-8, Dromahair 0-8.
Vintage Tractor Project
Work on the tractor restoration is going well and it will be complete for St Patrick’s Day when it will be appearing at the Parade in Bundoran. More details next week.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Wellington Bar on Sunday night were1,2,4 and 9. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were, €40 James Farrell, Dromahaire, €20 each Barbara Conlon, Dromahaire,Liam Gilmartin, Kinlough and Michael Mc Gowan, Gubacreeney, Kinlough.
Next draw in the Diamond Bar, Tullaghan on Sunday march 18, Jackpot €3000.00
Good Luck on Sunday
Good Luck to the Gaels lads and all Leitrim team on Sunday in the League game against London.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in The Village Inn on Sunday April 1st were: 3, 5, 10 and 12. There was no outright winner. Other winners were as follows. €40: Peter McGeever, Edenville, Kinlough. €20 each: Conor McLoone, c/o The Diamond Bar, Tullaghan, Malachy McConnon, 6 Oak Grove, Kinlough. Liam Brunty, 1 Millbrook, Kinlough. Next draw in Gilbrides, Rossinver on Sunday April 14th. Jackpot €3,100.00
Shield Game on Saturday
There will be a Shield Game on Saturday evening against Bornacoola in Bornacoola.
Throw in for this game is 6pm.
Stephen Connolly on Ladies Gaelic Football
It is intended to enter Under 14 and Under16 Teams this year. Training is on Saturdays at 12 noon, and will increase to two sessions a week after Easter. Gareth Foley and the Langan sisters helped Stephen Connolly last year and he would welcome more assistance.
There will be a Fundraising ‘Bag Pack’ in Mc Gowan’s Spar, Kinlough on Easter Saturday from 10am to 6pm organised by Maureen Mc Gowan with kind permission of Noel and Martina. Thanks to them for the use of their premises.
Ladies football is very expensive and is run separate from the local club, with different officers, rules and finance. It costs €31 for each girl registered and €30 for expenses for referees in away games. . The breakdown of the €31 is as follows – County Board €2, Provincial Council €3, Central Council €16 and Injury Fund €10.Membership will be €15 for each girl and some girls have yet to pay for 2012. Thanks to all who were so generous to last year’s Bag Pack and hopefully everyone will understand why more collecting is necessary. It is hoped to hold the AGM after Easter.
There will be a Big Bingo in the Landmark, Carrick on Shannon on Good Friday to collect funds for the Senior Leitrim Ladies team.
Vintage Tractor Draw
Tickets for the draw are now for sale and they can be bought from any Committee members for €5 each or a book of five for €20.
They can also be bought here on the Club Website: http://www.melvingaels.com/wp/?page_id=972