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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