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Bord na nÓg Mixed Blitz
Melvin Gaels Bord na nÓg presents a Mixed Seven a Side Blitz on Sunday October 13thin Melvin Park. Men and Women are welcome to line out for this Fun Extravaganza! Anyone interested should contact Anne Mc Gloin at 0871337968 or Larry Maxwell at 086 8064461.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in Gilbrides Rossinver on Sunday night September 15th were, 2,6,15 and 24. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were – €40, Arron Brennan C/O The Village Inn, €20 each Frank Mc Sharry, Glenade, Dympna Keegan, Laughta, Kinlough and Micheáil Feeley, Rossinver. Next draw in The Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan on Sunday October 6th , Jackpot €1400.
Congratulations to St Marys on winning the Senior Final on Sunday and also to Glencar/Manorhamilton on winning the Intermediate Final the weekend before.
On Saturday evening the senior team took on Bornacoola in the Championship Quarter Final and came away with a win by the narrowest of margins.
As far as the Gaels team and supporters are concerned the first twenty eight minutes of this game are best forgotten. In the first few minutes Bornacoola scored 1-2 and looked totally in control. The Gaels got the next two scores in the dying minutes of the half and went in at the break three points down. The Gaels were better in the second half and they needed to be. They had a spell where they played some great football and scored six unanswered points. In the end they finished a point ahead. They are now in the Semi-Final and this is a great achievement, but there is a lot of room for improvement on this display.
Well done to all.
The Club would like to congratulate Donegal on the great victory over Cork in the All Ireland semi-final.
Draw took place in Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan. Numbers were 9, 15, 17, 22 No jackpot winner. Other winners were- €40 Ciaran Dolan, Kinlough, €20 each to Antoinette Ryan, Bernie Stuart (McGowan), Gubacreeney, Ciara Barrett, Tawley, Kinlough. Next draw in the Wellington Bar, Kinlough, 2nd Sept 2012, Jackpot €1350.
Melvin Gaels Family Fun Day
Melvin Gaels GAA Club will host a Family Fun Sports Day on Sunday 2nd Sept from 2pm. There will be a host of activities for all the family including underage football blitzes, penalty shoot outs, cic & puc fada, guess the chicken run, spin the wheel, stuff the duvet, bbq and lots more. The highlight of the day will be a challenge game between the Gaelic for Mothers & Others Vs the U16 girls team. Come and join us for an afternoon
Game at Weekend
The second team go to Drumkeerin on Sunday evening where they take on Aughavas in the Intermediate Relegation playoff final.
Throw in for this game is 6.30pm.
The Club extends sympathy to the Warnock Family, Kinlough on the death of Danno.
May he rest in peace.
The senior team took on Carrigallen on Saturday evening in Drumshanbo and booked their place in the Senior Championship Quarter-Final with a comfortable win . This was a great display of good football and some great scores. The Gaels never looked in trouble and now await the draw in the Quarter Final. Congratulations and well donen to all the players and mentors.
The second team took on Ballinaglera also in Drumshanbo after the senior game. Although they played well, they conceded two soft goals and were always in trouble. They worked hard but were unable to get the scores they needed. Ballinaglera finished strong and deserved their victory.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in McGloin’s Bar, Kinlough were 3, 11, 15 and 24. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Donal Clancy, Dartry, Kinlough, €20 each Fionn Clancy, Mill Road, Kinlough, Fabian McMorrow, Rossinver and Jesse McGuinness, Rossinver. Next draw on Sunday Aug 19 in Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan, Jackpot €1300.
The Club extends sympathy to Declan Bohan, Bornacoola, on the death of his father Sean, last week.
May he rest in peace.
A Good Weekend
The Senior team had a great win over a good Mohill team in Ballinamore on Saturday evening last. They got off to a good start but Mohill came back and levelled. A Gaels penalty ensured they lead by a goal at the break, 1-08 to 0-08.
They controlled the second half and were worthy winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-11.
On Sunday the second team took on Aughnasheelin in the Intermediate Championship and secured a good win on a scoreline of 3-6 to 0-11.
It was also good to see Colin Regan back playing Championship football after his serious injury. He made a very good contribution in the win over Aughnasheelin in Drumkeerin.
Well done to all concerned.
Games next Weekend
There are two games on Saturday evening in Drumshanbo when the Seniors take on Carrigallen in the last round game of the Senior Championship at 5.30pm and the Second team take on Ballinaglera at 7pm in the Intermediate Championship.
Good Luck to all.
Games at the Weekend
On Saturday evening the first team travel to Ballinamore for the second round game against Mohill. This will be another tough encounter. Throw in time for this game is 7.30pm.
On Sunday at 12 noon the second team are once again in Drumkeerin where they take on Aughnasheelin.
Good luck to all involved in both games.
The first team played Glencar/Manorhamilton on Saturday evening last in Pairc Sean and this turned out to be the usual close encounter. The first half was a very low scoring affair and the Gaels went into the break two points down (0-03 to 0-01) the second half was a bit better, the Gaels played a lot better and in the dying minutes led 0-07 to 0-05, but Glencar/Manor came back and levelled again. Both sides will feel they could have won the game, but draw was a fair result in the end.
The second team took on Cloone in the Intermediate Championship on Sunday and were always going to find it difficult. Nevertheless they put on a brave display and if they had been more accurate in front of goal it could have been a different story.
Final score was Cloone 2-07, Melvin Gaels 1-04.
Well done to both teams and the mentors.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in Gilbride’s, Rossinver on Sunday night July 22nd were: 5, 8, 9 and 16.
There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Vincent Rooney, Ballintrillick, €20 each, Joe McCarron, Bealnamulla, Athlone, Co. Roscommon; Shane Ryan, Doobally, Kinlough and Cubby Lipsett, Parke, Kinlough.
Next draw on Sunday 5th August in McGloin’s, Kinlough. Jackpot €1,250.00.
A Great Performance!
Congratulations to all the Leitrim team and mentors on a great performance against Laois last Saturday evening. With a bit of luck they could have been facing Meath at the weekend. The Club would like to thank the Gaels players, Fabian, Emlyn, Conor and Paul for all their hard work and commitment to the county over the year.
The Championship Begins
On Saturday evening the Senior team travel to Pairc Sean and take on the reigning County Champions and near neighbours Glencar/Manor in the first round game of the Senior Championship 2012. Glencar/Manor are hot favourites again for the Championship, but as usual this will be a close encounter.
Good Luck to all the lads and mentors, Billy, Liam and Aiden.
Throw in for this game is 7.30pm.
Then on Sunday the second team take on Cloone in the Intermediate championship first round in Drumkeerin at 12 noon.
Good Luck to all the lads and Dessie and Gareth.
It would be nice to see a good support for the Gaels at both these games.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in Gilbride’s, Rossinver on Sunday night July 22nd were: 5, 8, 9 and 16. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Vincent Rooney, Ballintrillick, €20 each, Joe McCarron, 26 Barley Fields, Bealnamullia, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Shane Ryan, Doobally, Kinlough and Cubby Lipsett, Parke, Kinlough. Next draw on Sunday 5th August in McGloins,, Kinlough. Jackpot €1,250.00.
There was a great crowd at the Club Dinner Dance on Saturday night in the Great Northern Hotel Bundoran. The celebrations went on into the early hours.
Special Guest Brendan Deveney presented the Intermediate medals, Joe Flynn, Leitrim County Chairman, presented the Junior A Championship medals and our own Michael McGowan presented the Division 4 League medals.
All speakers on the night congratulated the Club on the very successful year.
The First team manager, Billy Gavigan, outlined the success of the team in the Intermediate Championship, the Senior League and the Connacht Intermediate Championship. He said himself and his son Brian were delighted with the attitude and commitment of the players during the year.
Peter O Reilly congratulated the Junior panel on their great success in 2011.
Club Chairman Dessie Sheridan thanked everyone who had contributed so much during the year and he made a presentation to Club Person of the Year Mary Connolly, Club Secretary.
Stephen Mc Gurrin was selected as Senior Player of the Year and was presented with a Crystal bowl sponsored by John Gallagher of Spring a Ring Taxis, who made the presentation. Peter Mc Gowan was selected as Junior Player of the Year and this was sponsored by BMG Hardware, Bundoran and the presentation was made by Tony McGowan of BMG.
Thanks to McEniff Hotels; Supervalu, Bundoran; Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara; Aaroo Hairdressers, Kinlough; Perfect Scent, Flowers, Kinlough; Kathleen Foley, Taxis, Kinlough; Henry’s Restaurant; Mattie Clancy; and David Gillespie, Kinlough who sponsored the raffle prizes.
The night turned out to be a great success so well done to all concerned.
The Club would like to extend Best Wishes and a speedy recovery to County Team Manager, Mickey Moran.
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 it’s arrival before Christmas week. Phone Ciara 087 9079962 to order or leave your order with Noel in Spar.
Melvin Gaels’ dreams of reaching a Connacht Final next weekend were dashed on Sunday last in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada after a hugely entertaining and absorbing contest with Mayo Intermediate champions, Davitts but the Kinlough men will be looking back on this game with plenty of regret.
Melvin Gaels 0-12
Although they opened the scoring through David McSharry, Melvin Gaels were not up to speed in the opening half and trailed by seven points at the interval. Despite that deficit they re-emerged for the second half with a renewed focus and they dominated the remainder of the game. The Mayo men were unable to get near the ball in midfield as Melvin Gaels began to force their way back into contention. After moving from full-forward to midfield, brendan Brennan had a significant impact on proceedings while Peter McGowan and David McSharry were also causing all manner of problems for their opponents.
Melvin Gaels created numerous opportunities as they were practically camped in the Davitts half for the second but they were let down a combination of poor shooting, rash decision making and an outstanding block form Kevin Gallager to deny McSharry what seemed a certain goal.
At the other end the Davitts full-forward line were always dangerous whenever they were on the attack and the fact that all but one of their points came from that department gives an indication of their strength. The corner forwards, Aiden McTigue and in particular Michael Conroy were both good on the ball, very fast and deadly accurate in front of goal while full-forward Fergal McGrath, who was crowned man of the match was full of running. While his contribution in the second half may not have been as immediately evident, the manner in which he made life difficult for the Melvin Gaels’ defenders meant building from the back was a difficult task.
After David McSharry opened the scoring for Melvin Gaels it seemed as though the vocal home support may well be in for another special day but Davitts replied emphatically. Two aiden McTigue points gave the Mayo champions a fifth minutes lead before they struck decisively for what would prove to be the game’s only goal. Fergal McGrath and Keith Prendergast combined well to release Michael Conroy who finished confidently past Jess McGuinness.
That goal seemed to really deflate the Melvin Gaels players who now looked to be playing without the confidence that saw them dispatch Coolaney Mullinabreena in such emphatic style in the previous round. They did keep in touch with an Emlyn Mulligan free but at this stage of the game Melvin Gaels looked rattled and appeared guilty of showing their opponents too much respect.
©2011 Leitrim Observer
Melvin Gaels 0-12
IF it’s action, drama, romance and excitement you want from your GAA experience these days, then you really should start following the fortunes of the Davitts footballers. Last Sunday, once again, they treated their travelling army of supporters to the full range of emotions before booking their place in next Saturday’s Connacht Intermediate championship final.
In the first half, Pete Warren’s team turned on the style to blitz Melvin Gaels and the half-time score told its own story; Davitts leading by 1-9 to 0-5.
It was a carbon copy of their first half performance in the recent County Final; the key positions were all under Davitts’ control, the ball was being moved at pace and with precision, and their inside forwards were on song. Michael Conroy gunned 1-5 before the short whistle while Fergal McGrath and Aidan McTigue each clipped two points from play. Outside them, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara and Paul Carey were masters of all they surveyed, while the half-forward line of Keith Prendergast, David McDonagh and Pat Coyle did the heavy lifting and link-work in equal measure.
Some of the moves and scores brought the words, ‘shock’ and ‘awe’ to mind. When McNamara drilled over a free to nudge Davitts into an eight-points lead soon after the restart, the outcome seemed set in stone. However, any thoughts of the second half being a victory parade for the South Mayo lads were quickly dispelled once the Leitrim champions got into their groove. Davitts seemed to ‘hit the wall’ soon after the restart and their opponents didn’t stand on ceremony as they tried to wipe out the deficit. With 58 minutes on the clock, just two points separated the sides. The Leitrim men were gaining with every stride and their partisan fans were in full voice. They had forced their way into contention on the back of three Emlyn Mulligan frees and wind-assisted points from distance from Martin McCarron, Stephen McGurran and Peter McGowan.
Davitts penchant for back-chat and making eye contact with the referee had also made Mulligan’s job a little easier at times, although the county forward did kick some uncharacteristic wides.
In the five remaining minutes though, Davitts dug deep and rallied to the cause. Men like Colm Boyle, Carlos O’Gara, Ronan McNamara and Aidan McTigue won some hard ball and did small things that made a big difference. The entire Davitts defence also closed ranks in the face of incessant Melvin Gaels pressure, and when a free was hard-earned at the other end, Michael Conroy lobbed the ball over the bar to put the issue to bed.
That insurance score brought his tally for the day to 1-7, but his two points in the last quarter of the game were invaluable. The first broke a Melvin Gaels run of three points without reply while his last gave Davitts some breathing space.
Melvin Gaels will have been in reflective mood on their journey back to Kinlough. They didn’t turn up in the first half, but if they had been more ruthless during their time in the ascendancy they could have upset the odds. Instead, a string of shots that dropped short and some bad option-taking let Davitts off the hook.
The winners set the tone in the first quarter and were six points up after fifteen minutes as their full-forward line of McTigue, McGrath and Conroy went to work.
A peach of a point on 90 seconds showed what kind of mood captain Conroy was in, and his goal on six minutes lit up the overcast afternoon.
Fergal McGrath and Keith Prendergast were involved in its creation but the finish was all Conroy; his right-footed shot flying past a startled Jess McGuinness on his near-post from eight yards.
Over the next 25 minutes, it was ‘total football’ from Davitts but there was plenty more twists and turns before the day was over.
M Diskin; C Roche, F Barrett, K Gallagher; J Clarke, C Boyle, J Cummins; R McNamara (0-1, 1f), P Carey; K Prendergast, D McDonagh, P Coyne; A McTigue (0-2), F McGrath (0-2), M Conroy (1-7, 3fs).
Subs used: C O’Gara for Prendergast; A Roche for Clarke; L Kearns for McDonagh; J Ronayne for Carey (inj); M Cosgrove for Cummins.
J McGuinness; S Clancy, F McMorrow, S Ryan; C McGowan, J Phelan, P Brennan; M McCarron (0-1), S McGurran (0-1); D McSharry (0-1), E Mulligan (0-6, 6fs), P McGowan (0-1); T Lipsett (0-1), B Brennan, C Sheridan.
Subs used: K McGlone for Clancy; J Connolly for McCarron; D Roper for Lipsett.
Referee: O Kelly (Roscommon)
©2011 The Mayo News
Connacht Championship Semi Final
The first team bowed out of the Connacht Championship on Sunday after being beaten by Davitts of Mayo in the Semi-final on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-12.
For the Gaels this was a first half best forgotten but in the second half they showed why they have been so successful this year.
Davitts got off to a great start and raced into a half time lead of seven points.
The second half was much better for the Gaels and they played some great football and but for some poor finishing could have won the game.
Although disappointed with the result, the large crowd of Gaels supporters were very proud of their team.
Scrap Saturday Thanks
The Club would like to thank everyone who supported the Scrap Saturday Fundraiser.
Thanks to all the players and club members and others who put in so much hard work on the last two Saturdays.
The Club Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday November 26th in The Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran. Keep this date free in you free in your diary.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels lotto draw held in the Diamond Bar, Tullaghan on Sunday night Oct 23rd were, 2,10,15 and 17.
There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were- €40 Dick Nevin, Edenville, Kinlough, €20 each Rachel Mulrone, Rossinver, Francis Gilbride, Rossinver and John Gallagher, Cornagee, Kinlough.
Next draw on November 6 in The Wellington Bar, Kinlough. Jackpot €2650.