Club Notes 27.07.2009
The seniors got a draw against Allen Gaels on Saturday evening in Pairc Sean in the first of their games in the 2009 Championship.
Melvin Gaels played a first half in this game that they will want to forget quickly.
The team looked nervous and Allen Gaels took full advantage and went into the break leading by seven points. 2-3 to 0-2. The Gaels scored another ‘point’ which was first given and then taken away. This looked a good score to many.
In the second half Melvin Gaels looked much better and got an early goal from Gareth Phelan and the game then became much more of a contest.
Going into the last few minutes Allen Gaels were leading by four points and looked odds on to win. The Melvin Gaels got a point to leave only a goal in it with many north Leitrim supporters heading for the gate . Then Paul Og Ferguson scored a goal, after a fantastic piece of play, that will be remembered for a long time and left the Melvin Gaels supporters heading home happy, with a draw that appeared very unlikely at half time.
It was a great team performance in the second half, well done to all.
The final score was Melvin Gaels 2-7 Allen Gaels 2-7.
The seniors have no game this weekend, but the Juniors start their campaign next Monday at 2pm in Leitrim Village when they take on Bornacoola.
The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Tiffoney family on the death of Terry’s mother Kate last week
May She Rest in Peace.
Thanks to Seanie Mc Eniff, Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran who sponsored a new set of jerseys etc for the Club this year and also to Manorhamilton Livestock Marts who sponsored a set of Hoodies for the players.
Club Jackets and Hoodies
Melvin Gaels Club Clothing (hoodies, polo shirts and jackets) are now available from Noel McGowan’s Spar Shop.
All at Melvin Gaels wish to congratulate Jason and Gemma Regan on the birth recently of their baby girl Mia, the 1st grandchild for Ollie and Maureen Regan, Laughta and first Great-Grandchild for Oliver and Mae Regan, Derryloughan. Jason was on the winning Melvin Gaels Senior team who won the Championship in 1998 and is a nephew of Colin Regan, long-time senior player.
Results for 26th July 09: Jackpot €3800
Gilbrides Bar, Rossinver
No Jackpot winner
Numbers: 2, 3, 5, 17
€40 Cathal McCrann, Tooman, Gortletteragh
€20 Aisling Gilbride, Rossinver
€20 Shannon, c/o The Diamond Bar, Tullaghan
€20 Barbour Regan, Kinlough
Next Draw -Jackpot-€3850 on 9th August 09 in The Anglers Rest, Kinlough
Melvin Gaels 1959 Golden Jubilee Celebrations
On Sunday August 2nd the Gaels will celebrate the First Championship win of 1959.
Everyone, young and old, in the area is asked to come out and celebrate with the Club, by dressing up ‘Fifties Style’ and taking part in the celebrations.
The events for the day are as follows
5.00pm Special Celebration Mass
5.50pm Unveiling of Plaque to the Late Gerald Gilmartin’s by Padraig White (son of Melvin Gaels chairman at the time)
6.00pm Exhibition match re-inacting the 1959 final
7.00pm Tea and home baking in Community Centre
7.30pm Traditional music by local children
8.00pm Sketch of Melvin Gaels 1st Club meeting
8.30pm Traditional music with local Ceoiltas Group + Ceili Mor.
Anyone who wishes to help out is very welcome to do so.