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The Late Peter Feeley
There was shock and sadness in the Club and in the wider Community at the news of the sad and sudden death of Peter Feeley, Moniengaugagh, Glenade.
Peter was a very popular player with the Gaels before going off to work in England. He was always a great supporter of Melvin Gaels and of Leitrim down the years. He was there to celebrate on October the 4th, 1998 when the Gaels beat hot favourites Sean O’Heslins to win the Senior Final. Last year, fourteen years later, almost to the day, October the 7th, Peter was back again in Pairc Sean, to see his beloved Gaels beat four in a row winners Glencar/Manorhamilton to win the Senior Final again. This time Peter was even more delighted because his nephew, Stephen Clancy, played a great game for the Gaels. He was a proud man at the final whistle and his broad smile said it all.
Deepest Sympathy is extended to his sister, Mary Clancy, brothers, Con, Pat and Martin and all his many relatives and many friends.
May He Rest in Peace.
Good Luck Leitrim
The Club would like to wish good luck to all the Leitrim Team and management in the game in New York at the weekend.
Best of Luck to Gaels lads, BB, Paul and Fabian and also Emlyn.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in the Village Inn, Kinlough on Sunday night were 1,4,16 and 20. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40 Mary Connolly, Aghanlish, Kinlough, €20 each John James Boyle, Ardfarna, Bundoran, Cubby Lipsett, Park, Kinlough and Austin Mc Gurran, Gubacreeney, Kinlough. Next draw on Sunday May 5th in Gilbrides, Rossinver, Jackpot €1250.00.
Defeat for the Juniors
On Sunday the Junior team was well beaten by a stronger Dromahaire team in a Division 3 League game in Kinlough.
Games coming up
On Saturday the Senior team travel to Leitrim Gaels for a Shield game, throw in for this game is 7pm. On Monday (Bank Holiday), the Juniors take on Gortletterragh at 12 noon in Melvin Park in a Division 3 League game.
League Game v Drumreilly
The seniors secured a win in the first League game when they overcame Drumreily on Sunday in Melvin Park. The Gaels controlled the game and were deserving winners.
Drumreilly got off to a flying start with a goal in the opening minutes, but the Gaels soon took control a finished the half strongly and went four points ahead. Two goals from James Bredin in the second half gave the Gaels a comfortable win in the end.
There is plenty of room for improvement, but its important to get off to a winning start so well done to all concerned.
Final score Melvin Gaels 2-8, Drumreilly 2-1.
Next up for the seniors is an away game with Mohill at 2pm on Sunday next.
The second team begin their campaign with an away game against Leitrim Gaels on Saturday at 4pm.
Good luck to all.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in The Home, Rossinver on Sunday night were, 3,7,12 and 17. There was no Jackpot winner. Other winners were €40, Hugo Kilkenny, Dartry. €20 each, Fr. Keogan, Kinlough, Austin Lipsett, Kinlough and Aiden McGowan, Grange. Next draw in The Wellington Bar, Kinlough on Sunday 4th March. Jackpot €2,950.00.
Club membership is now due and all club members are asked to forward the fee and registration details before March 31st.
In order to be entitled to the rights of a full member , membership should be paid in full to Designated Membership Co Coordinator Liam Gilmartin (086 237 6372).
It is important to note:
- Only fully registered players on the GAA registration system are permitted to play for the club. If players do not pay membership they are not eligible to play.
- Registration is an important component in meeting the running cost of the club.
- Paid up members will receive preference for tickets for Leitrim county championship matches.
- Only paid up members will be eligible for the draw for The All Ireland football and Hurling Finals.
- A list of Club members will be displayed at Melvin Gaels club dressing rooms as of April 1st.
- All members will be issued with membership card/ no.
Club membership rates are as follows:
- Yearly membership and Lotto €50
- Yearly Adult Membership €25
- Family membership €50
- U18 membership. €10
Combined Membership and lotto also entitles you to automatic entry to weekly lotto draws for the year.
Shield Game v Glencar / Manorhamilton
On Saturday evening the Gaels took on Glencar/Manorhamilton in Melvin Park in the Shield. This turned out to be the usual close encounter between the near neighbours, It was a very entertaining game with the result in doubt up to the final whistle, In the end the Gaels did enough to win the game , playing their best football in the second half.
This was a good team performance with the Gaels winning by three points. Well done to all.
Final score Melvin Gaels 1-11, Glencar/Manorhamilton 0-11.
The Melvin Gaels team and scorers was- Paul Rooney, Colm Mc Gowan, Fabian Mc Morrow, Shane Ryan, Paul Mc Gurran, James Phelan, Dermot Clancy, Martin Mc Carron, David Mc Sharry (1-4), Joe Mc Gowan, Jonathon Connolly (0-2), Stephen Clancy (0-2), Thomas Lipsett (0-1), Brendan Brennan (0-1) and Peter Mc Gowan.
Sub used: Declan Roper (0-1) for Joe Mc Gowan.
The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Earley Family, Monien, Kinlough and the Village Inn on the death of husband and father Jimmy.
May he rest in peace.
Fun and Health Walk
Thanks to all who took part in the Walk on Sunday. It was great to see such great support.
Congratulations to Yasmin Mc Kee, 14 Elgemore Park, Bundoran who won the Hamper and to Patrick Mc Gloin , who was Best Dressed Adult and Eoin Gallagher, Edenville, Best Dressed young person also Caolan Clancy who won the second prize, a toy Racing Car, sponsored by Noel Mc Gowan, Spar. Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way on the day.
Well done to the youngest walker on the day Tegan Mc Gloin, Ballinamore, daughter of Ex Gaels player, Padraig Mc Gloin, Glenade.
Junior Game v Aughavas
The Juniors took on Aughavas in a Division 4 League game in Bundoran and had a good win in the end, There was a gale force wind blowing during the game and it was difficult for both teams to play good football. The Gaels had the wind behind them in the first half, but they found it difficult to get going and played much better in the second half and controlled the game much better,
This was a good team performance, well done to all concerned.
The Melvin Gaels team and scorers was- Paul Rooney, Sean Kilkenny, Dermot Clancy, Stephen Clancy, Patrick Mc Gowan, Keith Mc Gloin, Joe Mc Gowan (0-2), Bernard Mc Gown, Jesse Mc Guinness, Donal Clancy(0-1), Pat Gallagher, Jonathon Connolly (1-3), Declan Roper (0-1), Gareth Foley, and Peter Mc Gowan (0-2).
Subs used- Tom Lipsett (0-2), Packie Hill (0-1), Ciaran Daly, Daniel Branley and Simon Foley.
Final Score- Melvin Gaels 1-12, Aughavas 0-6,
The Club would like to thank the Bundoran Club for the use of their facilities when Melvin Park was needed for Community Games.
Games at the Weekend
The first team travel to Leitrim Village on Saturday evening to take on Leitrim Gaels in the Shield at 6.30pm and the Juniors take on Dromahaire in Kinlough on Sunday at 2pm
The Melvin Gaels Junior side suffered their second defeat of the league campaign against a powerful Leitrim Gaels first fifteen in Kinlough last Sunday on a score line of 1-12 to 1-6. Played in ideal conditions the home side struggled to cope for much of the game with the greater physicality and experience of their southern counterparts who appear to be a much stronger outfit than their Division 4 status suggests.
That said there was little to separate the teams in the first 15 minutes with Jonathan Connolly opening the scoring for the northern Gaels with a superbly taken point from the wing after 5 minutes. In the second quarter the Southern side took a firm grip on proceedings to lead at half time by 0-6 to 0-2 – a Paul Simpson free doubling the Melvin men’s tally for the half. The third quarter also belonged to the men from Leitrim village who stormed into a commanding 1-11 to 0-3 lead with 10 minutes remaining.
It is to the credit of the home side that they refused to lie down at this point, instead they displayed tremendous guts and character to fight back in the last ten minutes hitting an unanswered 1-3. Paul Simpson made up for an unfortunate penalty miss with a well executed goal and two points, while the evergreen Tom Lipsett completed the scoring for the home side with a well taken point from play.
The game proved to be a useful learning curve for the players and management who face near neighbours Glencar Manor in Manorhamilton in their next league outing in a fortnight’s time.
Team and scorers were: Paul Rooney, Sean Kilkenny , Matthew McGloin, Shane Ryan, Anthony Tiffoney, Blaine Mulligan, Patrick McGowan, Bernard McGowan, Pat Gallagher, Peter McGowan, Joe McGowan, Donal Clancy, Jonathan Connolly (0-1), Packie Hill, Paul Simpson (1-4) Subs: Peter O’Reilly for Packie Hill, Stephen Clancy for Sean Kilkenny, Tom Lipsett (0-1) for Peter O’Reilly, Declan Roper for Donal Clancy, Joe Tiffoney for Peter McGowan, Kevin Corby.
Junior Game v Aughnasheelin
Melvin Gaels juniors had a fantastic win away from home over Aughnasheelin, in what were perfect conditions over the weekend. The first half was a one sided affair with the Gaels working extremely hard to win every ball and playing at a high tempo. The away side were relentless in their approach and led 1-9 to 0-1 at half time. Highlights of the first half were a sublime Pat Gallagher point from the right wing, a superbly taken goal by Fergal Gallagher and two 45′s from goalkeeper Paul Rooney!
Aughnasheelin responded well to their management’s half-time talk and really tested the Gaels in the third quarter, scoring three unanswered points after the break. Anthony Tiffoney scored a crucial point with fifteen minutes remaining to settle the Gaels and this was the spring board for the away side to re-establish their dominance on the game. Paul Simpson scored three points and two more frees from Paul Rooney closed the game out with a convincing victory for Melvin Gaels.
This was a great team performance from Melvin Gaels and every player was outstanding. Eight of the starting fifteen scored on the day and it bodes well for the future of the club that ten of the points came from three players that are under 21 years of age, Jonathon Connolly (0-1), Paul Rooney (0-4) and Paul Simpson (0‑5).
Melvin Gaels: Paul Rooney (0-4), Dermot Clancy, Matthew McGloin, Shane Ryan, Anthony Tiffoney (0-1), Blaine Mulligan (captain, 0-1), Patrick McGowan, Bernard McGowan, Pat Gallagher (0-2), Donal Clancy, Joe McGowan, Jonathon Connolly (0‑1), Paul Simpson (0-5), Fergal Gallagher (1-1), Damien Sheridan
Subs used: Tom Lispett for Anthony Tiffoney, Peter O’Reilly for Jonathon Connolly
Games at Weekend
The Seniors make the long trip to Mohill on Saturday evening. The throw in for this match is 6.30pm.
On Sunday the Juniors have a home game in Melvin Park against Leitrim Gaels.
Good luck to all.
Memorable Trip To Croke Park
Last Thursday was an historic day Melvin Gaels GAA Club when the under 12 teams competed in the “ Play and Stay” competition at Croke Park. The teams playing on the day were all from Connacht. The club fielded two nine a side teams. The players, mentors and spectators were hugely impressed by the organisation of the competition and the state of the art facilities now available at this historic stadium. The players however were not overawed by the occasion. They played six games in all and won five which augers well for the future of this team. Afterwards they were provided with lunch and then given a guided tour of Croke Park with the guide providing information on the history of Croke Park and the vast amounts spent on making it one of the finest stadiums in the world. While the winning of the games was encouraging the overall theme of the games was enjoyment and an opportunity for all the competing young people to relish this special occasion. The day will be remembered forever by all concerned. Special thanks to Thomas Keenan and Jimmy Holohan from the Leitrim County Board Coiste Na Nog coaching committee, to Melvin Gaels Senior Board, and to the mentors, parents and supporters and finally to our young team of whom our Club and Parish can be justifiably proud.
Team 1: – Leo Ryan, Darragh Rooney, Keith Lynch, Owen Hill, Cathal McSharry, Rory McDonagh, Killian McManus and Pauric Sheridan.
Team 2: – Declan Clancy, Gareth Kearns, Killian McGloin, James O’ Reilly, Rory Sweeney, Dylan Brain, Oisin McGowan, Marcus McGowan and Benin Lynch.
Lotto Jackpot Winner!
Congratulations to Pat Maguire, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh who won the Jackpot in the draw on Sunday night in the Diamond Bar, Tullaghan.
Number drawn were, 1, 7, 18 and 24.
Next draw in Mc Gloins Kinlough on Sunday April 28, Jackpot €1,000.
Under 10 Training
Under 10 training has resumed on Saturday mornings at 11am and younger age training will start shortly.
Games at Weekend
There was no luck for the Gaels at the weekend when the Juniors were beaten by Leitrim Gaels on Saturday evening in Melvin Park on a score line of Melvin Gaels, 1-4, Leitrim Gaels 1-12.
In Mohill on Sunday the seniors were beaten by the home side. Final score was Mohill 1-12, Melvin Gaels 0-9.
This weekend the Juniors travel to Ballinamore for a League game at 6.30pm.
The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Sheerin family, Laughta on the recent sad and sudden death of Padraig.
Sympathy is also extended to the Sheridan family on the death of Catherine’s father, Francis O Reilly, Moyne, Co Longford.
May they rest in peace.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw held in the Village Inn, Kinlough on Sunday night were 9,13,15 and 19.
There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were, €40 Gordon Mc Gowan, Kinlough, €20 each, Mary Lipsett, Parke, Kinlough, Sonny Scallon, Kinlough and Jimmy Sturgeon, Aghaderrard, Kinlough.
Next Draw in Gilbride’s Rossinver on June 28, Jackpot €3,700.00.