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“Tour de Melvin” Fun Cycle Run
A Fun Cycle Run around Lough Melvin will be held on Sunday February 17th in aid of the Melvin Gaels player’s injury fund and the Lydia Branley Trust Fund.
It will start at Kinlough Community Centre and will go around Lough Melvin finishing at the Community Centre where there will be refreshments.
Entry fee is €10 which will be donated to the funds. Registration commences at 9am. Draw on the day for prizes for entrants. Everyone welcome to take part.
Any enquiries Contact Joe McCarron 087 952 0036
Congratulations to Christina and Gareth Foley on the birth of their baby daughter and also to Yolanda and Pat Gallagher on the birth of their baby son.
Gaeltacht Scholarships 2013
Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering Gaeltacht Scholarships to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of An Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered and paid-up members of Leitrim clubs, boys or girls.
A draw will be made from the eligible applications received at the February meeting of the Co Board. Five of the grants are part-sponsored by Coláiste na bhFiann for attendance at their college in Sligo. Two other grants are for attendance at Coláiste Ó Direáin on Inis Mór and are sponsored by that college. When students return they can claim their scholarship money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.
Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie They can be found on the left hand side under “Scór”, then “ Gaeltacht Scholarships”. or can be had from Seán Ó Súilleabháin, Rúnaí Cultúir agus Teanga, Achadh Dearca, Béal an Átha Móir, Co Liatroma
Beidh na hiarratais le fail i ngach meánscoil sa Chontae freisin.
The closing date for applications is Saturday 19 January 2013.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Wellington Bar, Kinlough on Sunday January 6th were-5,9.13 and 15. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Danica Mitchell, Melvin Fields, Kinlough, €20 each Donna Mulligan, Ballyshannon, Mary O’Rourke, Tullaghan and Aiden Mc Gurrin, Monien, Kinlough. Next Draw in the Village Inn, Kinlough on Sunday January 20th. Jackpot €1,150.00.
Irish Classes (Ciorcal Gaeilge) will return again in Kinlough Community Centre on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. Newcomers welcome
The Gathering 2013
Plans are going ahead for a “McGowan Clan Gathering” in Kinlough on the weekend of August 2nd to August 5th 2013. It is hoped that McGowans from all over the world will come to Kinlough for a weekend of Music, Carnival and Craic. This weekend is being organised by Melvin Gaels Club and is registered on www.thegatheringireland.com. Anyone who has McGowan contacts, relations, friends or anyone who wants to join in the fun, are asked to invite them to Kinlough next August. More details here: http://www.thegatheringireland.com/Attend-A-Gathering/Individual-Gathering.aspx?eid=2232
The Annual General Meeting of Melvin Gaels GAA Club was postponed and will now take place in Kinlough Community Centre on Saturday January 5th at 4pm. New members welcome.
The Club extends deepest sympathy to Secretary, Mary Connolly and all the Connolly and Mc Ginley Families on the sad death of Mary’s brother, Gerry Mc Ginley in Sligo just before Christmas. Gerry was a great Gaels supporter and helped out with a lot of fundraising for the Club, including the recent Tractor Draw. May he rest in peace.
Charity Game on St. Stephen’s Day
Thanks to all the ladies and gentlemen who turned out in terrible conditions on St Stephen’s Day for the usual Charity Game.
The total amount raised for the Lydia Branley Trust Fund was €846.00.
Thanks to all who helped out.
Congratulations to Donna and Fabian who got married in Scotland over the Christmas period. We look forward to welcoming the married couple home.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Wellington Bar, Kinlough on Sunday December 23rd were-1, 16, 19 and 24. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 John Ryan, Gubacreeny, Kinlough €20 each Dympna Gilbride, Rossinver, Ciaran Kelly, Diamond Bar, Tullaghan and Dessie Sheridan, Gubacreeny, Kinlough. Next Draw in the Diamond Bar, Tullaghan on Sunday January 6th. Jackpot €1,100.00.
Liam Goes to Drumcliff/Rosses Point
Good Luck to Liam Gilmartin who has taken on the management job with Drumcliff/Rosses Point.
The Gathering 2013
Plans are going ahead for a “McGowan Clan Gathering” in Kinlough on the weekend of August 2nd to August 5th 2013. It is hoped that Mc Gowans from all over the world will come to Kinlough for a weekend of Music, Carnival and Craic. This weekend is being organised by Melvin Gaels Club and is registered on www.thegatheringireland.com. Anyone who has Mc Gowan contacts, relations, friends or anyone who wants to join in the fun, are asked to invite them to Kinlough next August. More details here: http://www.thegatheringireland.com/Attend-A-Gathering/Individual-Gathering.aspx?eid=2232
Happy New Year to All
The Club would like to wish all members and supporters and all who helped the Gaels in 2012, a very Happy New Year and continued success in 2013.
Congratulations to Emlyn and BB
Congratulations to Emlyn Mulligan, who was selected as Leitrim County Player of the Year and BB Brennan, who was selected as Leitrim Club Player of the Year by Leitrim County Board. This is another great honour for the Club, well done to both.
Great Night of Celebrations
Friday night in the Allingham Arms Hotel Bundoran was a night when Melvin Gaels celebrated what was a fantastic year for the small North Leitrim Club. This year has turned out to be one of the most successful in the Club’s history, when the Gaels won the Leitrim Senior County Championship, beating rivals and four ‘in a row winners’, Glencar/Manorhamilton in the final. As well, the Minors, Under 16’s and Under 14’s won their respective Championships. There was a lot to celebrate on Friday night, and Donegal All-Ireland winner, David Walsh, came along to present the Senior medals. David congratulated the team and said it was a great achievement for such a small club remarked how bright the future looks for Melvin Gaels, having done so well at underage. David Mc Sharry, Senior team captain presented the minor medals on the night.
Billy Gavigan, senior manager, complimented all the players for the fantastic effort they put in over the year. Brendan Brennan (BB) was selected as Senior Player of the year and Patrick Mc Gowan was selected as Intermediate Player of the year. A presentation was made to Club Chairman, Dessie Sheridan for all his hard work and dedication to Melvin Gaels over the years.
Friday night was a night to remember for all the people of Kinlough and surrounding areas.
Thanks to Spar, Kinlough, The Courthouse Restaurant, Patrick Mc Gloin, Connolly Motors, Sligo, Henry’s Restaurant, Perfect Scent, Kinlough, Kathleen Foley, BMG and Spring a Ring Taxis who sponsored prizes on the night.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan on Sunday night were, 6,11,13 and 21. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were, €40 Hannah Lewis, Glenview, Kinlough, €20 each Evelyn Rooney, Edenville, Celine Sheridan, Gubacreeney, Kinlough and E Mc Partland, Melvin Fields, Kinlough. Next draw in the Wellington Bar, Kinlough Jackpot €1050.
A souvenir DVD of the County Final and homecoming is now available to buy for €15. It can be bought in local shops or ordered from the Club.
We Did It !
There were great scenes of delight at the final whistle on Sunday evening in Pairc Sean when the Senior team beat neighbours and ‘Four in a Row’ winners Glencar/Manorhamilton in the Senior County Final. There was a great crowd at the Community Centre and all along the way from Glenade to Tullaghan. The celebrations no doubt will continue for some time. In the game itself the Gaels held the upper hand from start to finish and never allowed the reigning champions to get in front. The final score was Melvin Gaels 2-7, Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-7. The margin could have been much greater if the Gaels had taken all the chances they had, particularly in the first half. There were fine displays from many Gaels players on the day and there were a few contenders for ‘Man of the Match’. Congratulations to Paul Brennan who was the winner. Well done to all the players who have done the Club so proud over the whole year and also to Billy, Liam and Aiden who have worked so hard. They got their deserved reward on Sunday. A word of thanks to all who helped to make Sunday such a memorable day in Pairc Sean and in the homecoming celebrations. It was a proud day for the Club and all associated with it, all over the world. Hopefully this will be repeated on a few more occasions by these great players.
Tractor Draw and Dance
Friday night in the Allingham Hotel, Bundoran promises to be a great night. The Club draw for the Vintage Tractor takes place and there will be a dance on the night with music by the Derek Ryan, Band. Admission is only €10. There will also be a free draw for a valuable Hamper confined to all who attend the Dance on the night.
Tickets for the Tractor Raffle will also be on sale on the night.
The Club would like to congratulate Donna Rogers, Ballyshannon and Thomas Lipsett, Park, Kinlough, who got married last week
The Club would like to thank Noel and Martina Mc Gowan, Spar, Kinlough for the sponsorship for the Club and also to Connolly’s Motors, Sligo, Adrian Dolan, for sponsoring jackets for the players.
Circal Gaeilge (Irish Classes) have resumed in the Community Centre, Kinlough on Tuesday nights at 7.30pm. All Welcome.
The Club extends Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of John Michael Branley, Largydonnell, Kinlough who passed away last week
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels lotto draw held in the Home, Rossinver on Sunday night last were 8, 13, 14 and 22. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were, €40 Peter Smyth, C/o Tracey, €20 each Linda Mc Niece, Corbeg, Tullaghan, Michelle Connolly, Aghanlish and Donal Clancy, Dartry, Kinlough.
Next Draw in the Diamond Bar, Tullaghan on Sunday October 14th. Jackpot €1450.00
A sum of money was found at Melvin Park on Saturday evening September 22nd. Contact Club Treasurer Joe Mc Carron at 0879520036.
Congratulations and well done to the Leitrim team and mentors on the great win over Wicklow on Saturday evening. It will be another big evening next Saturday when they take on Laois in Pairc Sean.
Good look to all the lads and we all hope they can do it again.
There was a great attendance at the Cúl Camp held in Melvin Park last week. It was great to see such a great crowd of children and they all seemed to be enjoying the whole thing.
The Club would like to thank Jimmy Holohan and all the Camp workers, Mark Mc Gourty, Brendan Beirne, Ronan Flynn, Aaron Hickey, Alan Hickey, Brona Rooney and Hurling Coach, Steve Feeney.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Village Inn, Kinlough on Sunday night July 8 were: 7, 13,14 and 20. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Jimmy Phelan, Wardhouse, Tullaghan, €20 each, JP Gallagher, Uragh, Kinlough, Eamon Mc Gloin, Kinlough and Evelyn Rooney, Edenville, Kinlough. Next draw in the Gilbride’s Rossinver on Sunday 22nd July. Jackpot €1,200.00.
The Club would like to congratulate Sean Lipsett and his new wife Laura who got married recently.
Senior League v Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher
The senior team had a good win over Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher on Saturday in Melvin Park on Saturday. The Gaels led from the start and were always in control.
The final score was Melvin Gaels 2-14, Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher 0-5.
League Division 3 v Kiltubrid
On Sunday afternoon the Gaels second team took on Kiltubrid in Melvin Park and had a comfortable win. The final score was Melvin Gaels 2-14, Kiltubrid 0-9.
Game at weekend
On Friday evening the Seniors make the short trip to Manorhamilton for the Div 1 League game. Throw in is at 8pm.
Good Luck to all the lads and Billy, Liam and Aiden.
The Club would like to congratulate Anthony Tiffoney and Fiona Feeney who got married last Saturday.
Good Luck and best wishes in the future.
Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in The Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan on Sunday night April 29th were- 2,4,5 and 11. There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were €40 Edel Mc Ginley and Ciara Faughnan, Sligo €20 each Paul O Reilly, Edenville, Kinlough, Tommy O Doherty, Kinlough and Paudge Gallagher, Kinlough.
Next draw on Sunday May 13 in Mc Gloins Kinlough. Jackpot €3,200.00.
Vintage Tractor Draw
Here are some photos of the completed tractor and the restoration project: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melvingaels/tags/vintagetractor/
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
Scrap Saturday on January 28th!
Due to public demand the Club will run a ‘Scrap Saturday’ on Saturday January the 28th.
Anyone who has any unwanted scrap metal items, batteries, old washing machines, fridges etc should bring them along to the Melvin Hotel car park on the day
Contact Joe Mc Carron at 0879520036 or Dessie Sheridan at 0879434280 to arrange collection in the Kinlough area.
Fabian Mc Morrow at 0863566425 or Jesse Mc Guinness at 0851517689 to arrange collection in the Rossinver area.
All proceeds go to Club funds.
Congratulations to Nicole and Stephen Clancy on the birth of their son, Fionn.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in the Village Inn, Kinlough on Sunday 8th January were: 3, 5, 7 and 17. There was no outright winner. Other winners were: €40 – John Gallagher, Edenville, Kinlough. €20 each – John Campbell, Spa Brae, Kinlough, John Gallagher, Edenville, Kinlough, and Mick Cleary, Castlegal.
Next draw in Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan on January 22nd. Jackpot €2,800.00.
Ciorcal Gaeilge will be held in the Community Centre every Tuesday night at 7pm.
Club membership is due now for 2012 and the cost will remain at €25.
If anyone wants to join the Club Lotto and membership it will be the same as last year at €50.
Liam Gilmartin is looking after the membership for the year and money should be given to him as soon as possible.
Charity Game in Aid of Lydia Branley Trust Fund
The Club has organised a game for St Stephen’s Day at 12 noon.
Every year a game is organised in aid of a local charity. This year any money raised will go to the Lydia Branley Trust Fund.
Local girl Lydia sadly suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident over a year ago.
All players are asked to tog out for this game and everyone is asked to come along and support this worthy cause.
Souvenir Booklet 2011
The booklet “Gael Force 11” is now for sale in locally.
It provides a light hearted look at all the games and events that took place over the year.
Price of the Booklet is €5.
Congratulations and well done to Fabian Mc Morrow who was selected as Intermediate Player of 2011 by the County Board.
This is a well deserved honour for Fabian who is a very talented and dedicated player.
The club would like to congratulate Billy Gavigan who has been made captain of Bundoran Golf Club.
This Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held in The Community Centre on Thursday December 29th at 7pm. A large attendance is requested as more people are needed to help out with the running of the Club.
Melvin Gaels Dinner Dance photos and photos from games are available from Gordon Mc Gowan at 0878483941
8” x 6” Print in Black Card Frame €10, 12” x 5” Team Print €20. Part of this money will go to the Club
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in Gilbride’s Bar, Rossinver on Sunday night Dec., 3rd were- 2,3,11 and 24. There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were : €40 Heather Mc Gowan, Unshinagh, Kinlough and €20 each , Declan Foley, Kinlough and Hugo Gilmartin, C/o the Village Inn, Kinlough.
Next Draw on Sunday night Dec 18th in the Village Inn, Kinlough. Jackpot €2,750.
League Final v Annaduff
There was no joy for the Senior team on Saturday in Pairc Sean when they were narrowly defeated by Annaduff in the League Final (Full time score: Annaduff 1-11 Melvin Gaels 0-11).
Well done to all the lads and the mentors, Billy and Brian, who have done so well in the League this year. To go eleven games unbeaten in the Senior League has been a great achievement and shows how much this team has improved this year.
Division Four League Final
This weekend sees the Junior team take on St Marys, Carrick in the Division Four League Final in Pairc Sean. Throw-in is 2pm on Sunday 13th November.
Good Luck to Peter, Dessie and John and all the lads.
The Perfect Christmas Gift!
Melvin Gaels Hoodies (€25/€30), Polo Shirts (€15/€20), Fleece Jackets (€30/€35), Light Waterproof Jackets (€35) for sale in McGowan’s Spar, Kinlough. If your size isn’t available, order before Nov 30th to ensure of its arrival before Christmas week. Phone Ciara 087 9079962 to order or leave your order with Noel in Spar.
Lost Property in Pairc Sean
Blue Keela Adult Large jacket left behind by a Melvin Gaels Supporter at the Gaels V Davitts game in Carrick 30th Oct. Phone 087 9079962 to retrieve it.
The Club Dinner Dance and Presentation will be held on Saturday November 26th in The Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran. The tickets will cost €25 each and are available from any player or any Club Member or Call 087 9520036. It is expected that there will be big demand for these tickets , so place your order as soon as possible.
There will be music by ‘The Rocking Paddies’, followed by a Disco.
Congratulations to Donna Mc Dermott and Fabian McMorrow who got engaged last week.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels lotto draw held in the Wellington Bar on Sunday night were 4, 18, 22 and 24.
There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were- €40 Peter Sheridan, Millbrook, Kinlough €20 each Fergal Mc Gowan, Bundoran, Oliver Regan, Snr., Derryloughan, Tullaghan and Terry Tiffoney, Glenade.
Next Draw in Gilbrides Rossinver on Sunday Nov. 20th, Jackpot €2,700.
League Game v Dromahair
The Gaels took on Dromahair on Saturday evening in Melvin Park in Round five of the Senior League. They recorded another great win.
The game was played in windy conditions and the Gaels were facing this in the first half. They got off to a great start but Dromahair came back with a goal to go two points ahead. The Gaels then replied and drew level at the break.0-7 to 1-4.
In the second half the Gaels played some good football and went into a commanding lead with some great scores from Emlyn Mulligan, David McSharry, BB Brennan and Tom Lipsett.
Dromahair got their second goal very near the end.
The final score was Melvin Gaels 1-18 Dromahair 2-7.
This was a great team performance. Well done to all.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in The Home Rossinver on Sunday Night were, 1,2,6 and 19.
There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were – €40 Anthony Mc Gowan, Edenville,. Kinlough, €20 each, John Morris, Tullaghan, Anthony Mc Gloin, Castlegal and Pat Mc Gowan, 16 Millbrook, Kinlough.
Next draw in The Village Inn, Kinlough on Sunday June 12, Jackpot €2150.
Tickets for Leitrim Game
There will be a big demand for tickets for then Leitrim v Roscommon game on June the 12th.
Anyone wanting tickets should contact Club Secretary Mary Connolly at 0868416492.
Note tickets must be paid for on collection.
Congratulations to BB Brennan and Rachel Campbell on the birth of their daughter Lily.
Game on Sunday
The Juniors travel to Aughawillan on Sunday for a Division 4 game.
Throw in for this game is 2pm.