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Presentation to Under 16s and Under 14s
A large crowd came along to the Community Centre on Sunday evening when the young Gaels from Under 14 and Under 16 were presented with their Championship medals.
Mark Mc Hugh, All star and All Ireland winner, made the presentation and congratulated all the young lads and the Club on their success in 2012. He stressed how important it is to stay together and continue this winning of trophies right up to senior level. He said there is nothing feels as good for a player as winning with his or her home club.
The Club would like to congratulate all the winners at Underage in 2012, the Under 14s, and their mentors, Martin Collins and Patsy Mc Govern, the Under 16s with mentors Mark Cleary, Blaine Mulligan and Paul Rooney and the Minors with Liam Gilmartin and John Gallagher.
It has been a great year for Bord na nÓg. Well done to all concerned.
The Annual General Meeting of Melvin Gaels GAA Club takes will take place in Kinlough Community Centre on Saturday December 29th at 4pm. New members 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 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. Gathering.ie. 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.
Annual Game for Charity
The annual Game for Charity on St Stephen’s Day will take place as usual in Melvin Park at 12 noon. All proceeds will go to the Lydia Branley Trust Fund. This will be a challenge involving Melvin Gaels 1998 to 2012 and will also include the Mothers4Gaelic group. All players, young and not so young, are asked to come along for the fun and raise a few bob for this worthy cause.
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 on Sunday 23rd December. 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 from the Club.
The long trip to Kiltoom on Sunday proved fruitless for the seniors when they were well beaten by St Brigids playing on their home ground. Why a game like this has to be played on a club’s home ground is hard to understand. Nevertheless, in the first half of the game the Gaels were the better team and should have gone in at the break well ahead. In the second half the experience of the home side told and they finished the game well ahead. The scoreline did not do the Gaels justice as they missed a lot of chances right throughout the game.
A word of thanks to all the supporters who made the long trip to the outskirts of Athlone for the game and well done to all the lads and the mentors who have done the Club proud this year
Under 16 Champions!
The Under 16 team added a third Championship at Under age for the Gaels when they followed the Under 14s and the Minors to win the 13 a side Championship on Saturday evening in Pairc Seam this was a spirited performance by these young lads and they dominated the game from the throw in. Kiltubrid fought hard, but were outplayed by this very impressive Gaels team.
Congratulations and well done to all the lads and to mentors, Mark Cleary, Blaine Mulligan and Paul Rooney.
Anyone wishing to buy the new Club Hoodies please note that they are now for sale at Mc Gowan’s Spar, Kinlough.
Melvin Gaels U-16′s are in the B Championship final versus Kiltubrid this Saturday 27th in Carrick at 3pm! Best of luck to the lads and the management!
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/487245101308418/
Good Luck to the Leitrim Lads
The Club would like to wish the Leitrim team and mentors good luck in the game against Wicklow on Saturday evening.
Good Luck to the Gaels lads, Paul, Emlyn, Conor and Fabian.
A Lot of Football at the weekend
For reasons that are difficult to understand, the Club had to play a Division 3 game on Friday , another Division 3 game on Saturday and a Shield game on Sunday. With about forty adult players available to the Club and four of these ineligible due to Senior County commitments, not counting injuries, it was always going to be difficult.
Nevertheless great credit must go to the players who put in such a great effort and a good few played in all three games.
On Friday evening the second team travelled to Carrick on Shannon and came away with well very deserved draw against St Marys, Final Score was St Marys 2-05, Melvin Gaels 1-08.
On Saturday evening they made another long trip to Balinamore and suffered a narrow defeat to Sean O Heslins. Final score Sean O Heslins, 1-09, Melvin Gaels 0-10. Melvin Gaels played the whole second half of this game with fourteen players after a player got two yellow cards in the first half.
On Sunday at 1.30pm the Shield game against Aughawillan took place in Melvin Park. The Gaels got a deserved victory in this game on a final score of Melvin Gaels 2-11, Aughawillan 1-08. The Gaels had to finish this game with fourteen players, not because they had a player sent off but because they suffered injuries to players and had used all substitutes.
The Club would like to thank all players who turned out for all three games and, although some were barely able to walk at half three on Sunday, they did not complain.
With mass emigration, player burn out, and competition with other sports it’s hard to see how the events of last weekend can help.
Believe it or not there is no adult game scheduled for this weekend!
Bord na nOg News
Congratulations to Melvin Gaels Under 12s who won the Largy N.S. Shield on Saturday 7th July in Killasnett pitch. They defeated Drumkeerin in the semi-final and went on to beat Dromahaire in the final. Under 12 blitz competition is continuing with games on Monday evenings. Under 12 training continues each Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Under 7, Under 8 and Under 10 training continues each Saturday morning at 10.30 am with large numbers attending these sessions. Under 10s also have an additional training session for the next few weeks on Thursday evenings at 6.45 pm. Next Under 8/10 blitz is on Saturday 14th July at 10.30 am versus St. Osnats/Glenfarne-Kilty.
The Under 14 championship commences on Fri 13th July. Melvin Gaels U14 have no game that week. The Under 16 championship commences in September. The Minor championship begins on 1st August.
Dogs on Pitch
In the interest of Health and Safety, dog owners are asked to please stop allowing their dogs to run freely and to foul on the playing and training areas at Melvin Park.
There are a lot of young children using the facilities at present and this has become a serious issue.
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.
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
Bord na Nog AGM
The Annual General Meeting of Bord na Nog takes place in the Community Centre on Sunday next February 6 at 6pm.
All parents of children interested in playing football are asked to come along.
Under 16 and Minor (Under 18) Training
All Under 16 and Under 18 players are asked to come along to a meeting in the Dressing Rooms at 2pm on Sunday next.
This will be followed by a training session.
Club membership is now due for 2011.
Membership for the year is 25 Euro and 50 Euro for inclusion in the Club lotto for the year.
Membership will be collected on Tuesday February 8 at 8pm at the Community Centre and also on Saturday 12 at 2pm.
Seamus Dillon Trust
Seamus Dillon, Kiltyclogher, aged 32 years, was involved in a serious traffic accident in 2009 and as a result requires 24 hour car for the rest of his life.
Seamus played for Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher and Leitrim and his clubmates and friends have set up a legal charity, The Seamus Dillon Trust Fund, to provide the necessary medical and IT to allow Seamus have some ease of living.
The Fund have organised a fundraising game on Saturday next in Pairc Sean, Carrick on Shannon between the 1994 Leitrim Team and other players who played with Seamus against a selection from the North West and Dublin team of 1994.
Tickets are €10 each and there will be a function in the Bush Hotel afterwards Tickets €20 each.
Tickets for this fundraising game on October 9 are available from any Melvin Gaels club member.
And more details can be got from Grainne Burns (087 9536640) or Colin Regan (087 9605786).
Trust Address, 16 Clueing Oir, Manorhamilton.
Account. Bank of Ireland A/c Number 48432830 Sort Code 90-54-08.
Senior League v Carrigallen
The Melvin Gaels senior team made the long trip to Carrigallen on Saturday evening last only to suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of the host team in the ACL Division 1. With a strong wind at their backs in the first half the south Leitrim men raced into a commanding lead, ahead by 2-10 to 0-3 at the break. The second half was a much tighter affair however the damage had been done in the opening 30 minutes with the final score ending up at Carrigallen 2-16 Melvin Gaels 0-8.
Team: Paul Rooney, Shane Ryan, Fabian McMorrow, Joe McGowan, Anthony Tiffoney, Paul McGurn, Donal Clancy, Martin McCarron, Paul Brennan, David McSharry, Packie Hill, Declan Roper, Tom Lipsett, Conor Sheridan, James Bredin. Subs used: Jesse McGuinness, Dermot Clancy, Gareth Foley, Pete McGowan, Johnny Connolly. Not used: Pat McGowan, Sean Kilkenny.
Under 16 Championship Final
There was no joy for the Under 16s on Saturday in Drumshanbo when they were well beaten by Fenagh/St Cailins.
Nothing went right for the Gaels when playing with the wind in the first half. Despite having the majority of the play they went in behind at the break.
In the second half Fenagh/St Cailins made good use of the wind advantage and finished strongly.
This young team has to be congratulated for getting to the final and playing some great football in the qualifying matches.
This group of players has great potential for the future and no doubt we will see much more of them at higher levels.
Well done to all these lads and Liam Gilmartin and the other mentors who put in so much work with them.
Under 12 Playoff against Leitrim Gaels
The under 12s went out of the Championship on Saturday morning in Ballinaglera when they were beaten by a stronger Leitrim Gaels team.
Well done lads and a word of thanks to Patsy and Martin for all their work with these young lads.
The numbers drawn in the Lotto Draw were: 3, 4, 19 & 24. The draw was held in the Wellington Bar, Kinlough.
There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were €40 – Andrea Gallagher, Monien, Kinlough, €20 each went to: Conor Sheridan, Gubacreeney, Kinlough. Gerard Coughlan, Gubacreeney, Kinlough and Eamon McGloin Senior, Glenview, Kinlough.
Next Draw in The Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan on Sunday October 17th – Jackpot €1,600.
Under 16 Championship Final
The Gaels Under 16s play Fenagh in the championship final at 11am next Saturday in Drumshanbo. A good support would be welcome.
Good luck to all.
Congratulations and well done from the Gaels to our neighbours Glencar/Manorhamilton on winning the County Final, three in a row, on Sunday
The numbers drawn in the Lotto Draw held in Gilbrides Rossinver were 3,7,13 and 20. There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were €40 – Sean Mc Gloin, Mill Brook, Kinlough, €20 each, Oliver regan, Derryloughan, Kinlough, Peter Sheridan, Mill Brook, Kinlough and Pauric Rooney, Lecklasser, Ballintrillick.
Next Draw in The Wellington Bar, Kinlough, on Sunday October 3rd.
Seamus Dillon Trust Game
Tickets for this fundraising game on October 9th are available from any club member. More details next week.
Senior League v Mohill
The Melvin Gaels senior team bagged a badly needed two points in an all county league Division One tie against Mohill in rain sodden Cloone on Saturday evening last. Despite the heavy pitch and driving rain this was an entertaining match with both sides endeavouring to play fast moving, open football. At the last whistle the Gaels ran out deserving victors on a score line of 0-14 to 1-8 having led at half time by 0-9 to 0-5. Well done to all the players who worked tirelessly and produced some terrific scores over the course of the hour in what were very difficult conditions.
TEAM: Paul Rooney, Shane Ryan, Fabian McMorrow, Joe McGowan, Donal Clancy, Anthoy Tiffoney, Paul McGurran, Martin McCarron, Stephen McGurran, Declan Roper, Packie Hill, David McSharry, James Bredin, Conor Sheridan, Tom Lipsett
SUBS USED: Pete McGowan for Declan Roper 44 min, Fergal Gallagher for James Bredin 53 min
SUBS: Dermot Clancy, Stephen Clancy, Johnny Connolly, Michael Tiffoney, Paul Simpson, Pat Gallagher, Gareth Foley
Under 16 Championship
Congratulations to the Under 16 team who have reached the Championship final after getting a draw against Gortletterragh in Melvin Park on Saturday last in a game played in very difficult conditions.
Well done to all the team and mentors.
Senior League Game V Carrigallen
The Seniors make the long trip to Carrigallen on Saturday evening for a league game
Throw in for this game is 6.15pm.
Good luck to all.
Good Luck to our neighbours Glencar/Manorhamilton on Sunday’s County Final.
Senior Game v Glencar/Manor
The Seniors finished second best on Saturday evening when they took on Glencar/Manorhamilton in Melvin Park.
This was the usual close encounter between these two teams who have had some great tussles over the last few years.
The Gaels performed very well in the first quarter and went into a four point lead before Glencar/Manor got going. The Gaels gave away a number of frees and went in at the break a point ahead. 0-4 to 0-3.
The second half started even enough, but in the last quarter the away team finished stronger, even thought the Gaels kept in touch.
The final score was Melvin Gaels 0-8. Glencar/Manor 0-12.
This Gaels team will have to show a big improvement before the Championship gets underway in a few weeks time.
The number drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto draw which was held in McGloins on Sunday night were: 7, 11, 17, and 21. There was no jackpot winner. Other winners were as follows: €40.00 Pat Gallagher, Edenville, Kinlough. €20 each: Marian Ferguson, Ballymore, Kinlough, Louise McAleenan, Bundoran, and Pauric Kerrigan, Manorhamilton.
Next draw in Gilbrides, Rossinver on Sunday 11th July.
Under 16 Car Wash Fundraiser
Thanks to all who supported the very successful Car Wash organised by the Under 16s to fund their trip to the Leinster Final in Croke Park.
They raised €700 for their hard work. Well done to all concerned.
Junior Game – Annaduff v Melvin Gaels
The Melvin Gaels junior team recorded a 2-11 to 2-7 victory over Annaduff in a game where few expected a win was possible. Struggling to muster a team together, the Gaels set out on the long drive on Sunday morning with the bare fifteen that included injured and Sea Sessioned men!
Played in changeable conditions, the Gaels opened the scoring with a Jonathon Connolly free in what was a balanced opening ten minutes. Annaduff took control of the game early in the first half and hit an unanswered 2-4 in a fifteen minute spell. This did not affect the Gaels resolve as the midfield pairing of Pat Gallagher and Michael Tiffoney worked immensely hard to gain possession throughout the half and worked the ball into a forward line that was hungry for scores. Roper, Connolly, McGuinness, the workhorse Clancy and Kilkenny constantly showed for ball however the Gael’s conversion rate was low in the first half due to a lack of inter-play between the forwards. Nonetheless, the Gaels walked in at half time having put 5 points on the score board to Annaduff’s 2-5. The highlight of the first half was a long run from defence by Blaine Mulligan which ended in a fine point, a statement of intent by the Gaels captain. The other scores in the half came from Roper, Tiffoney and Connolly (0-2).
With a strong team spirit the Gaels emerged as a different team in the second half. The opening ten minutes saw the Gaels midfield dominate the centre of the park with Tiffoney sending in long probing passes into a forward line who were now working hard of each other. A series of quick attacks involving good interplay saw the Gaels hit an unanswered 2-3 with goals from McGuiness and Kilkenny and points from Connolly, Kilkenny and O’Reilly. Annaduff worked hard to get back into the match but were restricted to 2 points by a hard working Gaels defence and forward line that hassled the Annaduff defence every time they tried to break forward. The Gaels saw out what was a sporting game with another fine Connolly point and 2 more points from O’Reilly.
The win bodes well for the Junior team’s championship ambitions in August. What was evident on Sunday and what has been a trait of this team all season is the fine team spirit amongst the lads and the collective resolve to stand together in the face of adversity.
Team and scorers as follows: Shane Ryan, Sean Kilkenny, Bernard McGowan, Sean Lipsett, Blaine Mulligan (c) (0-1), Matthew McGloin, Patrick McGowan, Michael Tiffoney (0-1), Pat Gallagher, Donal Clancy, Jesse McGuinness (1-0), Declan Roper (0-1), Patrick Kilkenny (1-1), Peter O’Reilly (0-3), Jonathon Connolly (0-4)
Scrap Metal Clean Up
Thanks to everyone who supported the scrap metal clean up. The Club will continue this every Saturday for the Summer from 10am -2pm. A FREE skip will be available to collect all metal, iron, copper, aluminium items such as lawnmowers, cookers, washing machines, paint pots, stoves, stereos, bikes and lots more. For those with difficulty bringing the items to Kinlough, some Melvin Gaels players will be available with a trailer to collect items every Saturday morning.
Also old cars, trailers, farm machinery, etc can be collected on site for free at any time. Ring Ciara 087 9079962 for collection or further details.
Senior League Begins
The first Senior League game of 2010 for the Gaels takes place in Melvin Park at 4.30 on Saturday.
This game is against Sean O Heslins, Ballinamore.
Good Luck to all involved for the year.
It would be nice to see a good support for this game.
Under 16 Training
Training starts for Under 16’s on Sunday March 7 at 4.30pm.
Anyone is interested is asked to come along.
Membership + Lotto (26 Draws) for Melvin Gaels, €50 for the year is now available.
Anyone wishing to join can contact Antoinette 0719842747 or 0863768233 or any of the Club Committee.
Ordinary membership is €25.
The numbers drawn in the Melvin Gaels Lotto Draw held in The Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan on Sunday night were-1,2,13 and 19.
There was no Jackpot winner.
Other winners were, €40 Joe Mc Carron, Mill Road, Kinlough, €20 each, Terence Mc Gowan, Glenview, Kinlough, Daniel Branley, Glenade, and Michael Feely, Mullinaleck, Kinlough.
Next Draw in The Home, Rossinver on Sunday March 7.