Connacht SFC Leitrim v Roscommon – Good Luck to the Leitrim team when they take on Roscommon in Pairc Sean on Saturday next. The Club wishes special good luck to Gaels lads Emlyn, Darragh and Cillian.

Dunnes Bar League Game v Aughnasheelin – On Sunday the Senior team had a good win over Aughnasheelin in Melvin Park. Playing without the County players, the Gaels had to dig deep to secure a valuable two points in this game. They got off to a great start and had a five-point lead after the first ten minutes. Aughnasheelin fought back and went into the break leading by two points. In the second half, the Gaels took some good scores and ended up winning on a scoreline of Melvin Gaels 2-10, Aughnasheelin 2-8. Well done to all the players and mentors.

Game at Weekend – The Junior team travel to Cloone for Division 2 League game at 12 noon on Sunday. Good luck to all.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Charlotte Gavigan, Bundoran, Road Kinlough. Charlotte won €273. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Make Your Mark on the Park Development Fundraising – The work of the Community Development Project will be starting very soon. Melvin Gaels Club is assisting with the fundraising which has started. All Club members, ex-club members, players and ex-players are asked to help in the fundraising which will involve “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, your name on a commemorative plaque. To get your “Mark on Melvin Park” contact Spar, Kinlough or Pat at 0871787194 or Katherine at 087 287 0086 or go towww.kinloughcommunitycentre.wordpress.comEveryone knows that the facilities at Kinlough are not up to the standards needed to facilitate the Melvin Gaels Club. The Club has been successful over the years on the playing field and we want the facilities planned for this project to match this success. With the help of all the Community, this can happen!

 

Development Launch Night – The Club took part in the launch of the Development plan which was launched on Saturday night last in the Kinlough Community Centre. Even though the Senior League game had to go ahead in Ballinaglera, the Club was well represented.  Kinlough native Padraic White, former CEO of IDA Ireland and former Gaels player, launched the project. Breege Connolly, the Olympian marathon runner, addressed the large crowd. Local Councillor, Justin Warnock and Noel Mc Gowan, Chairman of Kinlough Development Company outlined details of the Project.  Martin Mc Laughlin of October House Designs put on a detailed display of his plans for the Community Centre, Dressing Rooms, Stand and Melvin Park, Playing Field.  These facilities are urgently needed to cater for the growing population of Kinlough and the surrounding areas. Over the years, from the early seventies until the present day the community of the area and further afield has been very generous to all the fundraising ventures which resulted in the facilities in use at present. In the building of the Community Centre donations of £50 were made by the local community and surrounding areas and North Leitrim people all over the world. In the nineties, the present dressing rooms were constructed and Melvin Park was improved and again the people supported the project. Later, thanks to a very generous donation from the Gilmartin family, a piece of land was purchased for the training field and funding was secured for draining this. Once again, the people of the area or with any connection to Kinlough, Tullaghan, Askill, Rossinver, Glenade and Ballintrillick are asked to support this new development as much as possible. The fundraising has commenced and the work on Melvin Park will be starting very soon. A number of local businesses have already made generous contributions and many in the community have contributed.  Thanks to everyone who came along on Saturday night, the musicians, Niamh Mc Sharry, Austin Mc Gurran and Gerry Mc Gurrran, Bridie Branley who organised the refreshments and everyone who helped in any way to make it such a successful occasion. All players, ex -players where ever they are in the world and parents of younger players are urged to contribute in some way to the fundraising so that we can have Club facilities to be proud of. The fundraising will involve “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, your name on a commemorative plaque.

Dunnes Bar League Game v Ballinaglera – The Senior team travelled to Ballinaglera on Saturday evening last and had a good win over a strong Ballinaglera team. This was a good team performance and they had a comfortable win in the end on a scoreline of Ballinaglera 1-6, Melvin Gaels 2-12. Well done to all the players and mentors. On Sunday next, the Seniors take on Aughnasheelin in Melvin Park at 12noon. Good luck to all.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Patrick John Mc Cabe, Parke, Kinlough. Patrick John won €310. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Big Development Launch Night – The Fundraising initiative will be launched on Saturday next May 12th in the Community Centre. Special guests on the night will be ex Gaels player, former head of IDA, Breege Connolly and Colin Regan. The Club will have a display on the night which will outline the achievements over the years and plans for the future. It promises to be a great night for all Gaels players, members and supporters past and present. Light Refreshments will be served on the night. Everyone associated with the Club over the years in any way, whether as a player or non- player, at home or anywhere in the world, is asked to support these plans to make the badly needed playing facilities in Kinlough something to be proud of.   Part of the plan will involve “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, your name on a commemorative plaque. This event is open to everyone. So, come along on Saturday night and have a look at the future plans for the badly needed facilities at the Community Centre in Kinlough.

Bord na nOg Bag Pack Fundraiser – Thank you to the following for helping with the bag pack in Supervalue on Saturday last Paula Waghela, Carrie Gillespie, Deirdre McEnaney, Marie Downey, Kit Good, Nicola Sheerin, Regina Fahy, Gerry Sweeney, Larry Maxwell, Siobhan McGloin, Catherine Townshend, Patsy McGovern, Brid McSherry, Niall Clancy, Teresa McMorrow, Annette Lipsett, Donna McGowan, Karen Gallagher, Katherine Williams and Liam Freeburn. Thanks also to all who donated on the day and to Supervalu for facilitating

Congratulations – The Club would like to congratulate Paul Mc Gurran and Celine Mc Connon who got married last week. We wish them a long and happy life together.

Well Done Leitrim – Congratulations to all involved in the Leitrim Team’s great win over New York on Sunday last. Despite the commentators’ predictions of New York going to make history by winning their first championship game, the Leitrim lads performed very well, never gave up and got the win they deserved. Well done to the Gaels lads, Emlyn, Darragh who played a big part in the win and Cillian who, although injured, was also in the squad.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Cubby Lipsett, Angler’s Rest, Kinlough.  Cubby won €250. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.
You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Bord na nÓg Bag Pack Fundraiser – A Bag Pack fundraiser will take place in Cosgrove’s Supervalu, Bundoran on Saturday next, May 5th from 9am to 6pm.Volunteers young and old are needed to help on the day As it’s a youth fundraiser we would encourage our current and future star players to take part in this event but they must be accompanied by an adult. Thank you all in advance!!  Contact Liam Freeburn at 086 388 2077 if you can help in any way.

Good Luck Leitrim – Good Luck to the Leitrim team and all involved on Sunday next when they take on New York in the Connacht Championship in New York. Special Good Luck to the Gaels lads Emlyn, Darragh and Killian.

Kinlough Community Development Plans Launch Night – The Fundraising initiative will be launched on Saturday May 12th in the Community Centre. Everyone associated with the Club over the years in any way, whether as a player or non- player, at home or anywhere in the world, is asked to support these plans to make the badly needed playing facilities in Kinlough something to be proud of.   Part of the plan will involve “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, your name on a commemorative plaque. The Club will have a display on the night which will outline the achievements over the years and plans for the future. It promises to be a great night for all Gaels players, members and supporters past and present. Light Refreshments will be served on the night.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Charlotte Gavigan, Bundoran Rd, Kinlough.  Charlotte won €257. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.
You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Congratulations Girls – The Under 12 girls were the winners of the competition from Bundoran Lidl! Huge thanks to Michelle Cleary who nominated the girls. The team will now receive a set of jerseys and equipment. Our U12s will be starting their league campaign in late May so has come at a brilliant time.

Westlink Coaches Under 15 League – The Under 15s will take on Kiltubrid in Melvin Park at 7.30pm on Thursday (April 26th) in the 13 a side league. Good Luck to All.

Kinlough Community Development Plans Launch Night – The Fundraising initiative will be launched on Saturday, May 12th in the Community Centre. Everyone associated with the Club over the years in any way, whether as a player or non-player, at home or anywhere in the world, is asked to support these plans to make the badly needed playing facilities in Kinlough something to be proud of.   Part of the plan will involve “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, your name on a commemorative plaque. The Club will have a display on the night which will outline the achievements over the years and plans for the future. It promises to be a great night for all Gaels players, members and supporters past and present.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Donal Connolly, Monien, Kinlough.  Donal won €236
Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. 
You can now play 5050 with a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Senior League v St Mary’s – On Saturday evening the Senior team took on St Mary’s in St Osnatt’s pitch, Glencar and secured a good win on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-8. This was a good team performance and the Gaels were in control for most of the game. Well done to all the players and mentors. No joy for the Junior team in Melvin Park on Sunday when they were well beaten by a strong Allen Gaels team.

Championship Draw – In the Championship Draw, the Senior team are in Group 2 and play St Mary’s, Allen Gaels, Glencar/Manorhamilton, Bornacoola and Augnasheelin. In the Junior A Championship, the  Junior team are drawn in Group 3 and play Glencar/Manorhamilton and AllenGaels.

Sponsorship – The Club would like to thank GPM Garden Property Maintenance for sponsorship of the Jerseys for the girls teams

Kinlough Community Development Plans – A Committee has been formed, which is made up by groups who make use of the facilities at the Community Centre, Kinlough to develop the playing fields and amenities now needed in the area. Melvin Park is not able to cater for all the games taking place there at present. Phase one of these plans is a new realigned sand and soil-based playing field. The Club is part of this committee and will be involved in the major fundraising which will be needed. The Fundraising initiative will be launched on Saturday May 12th in the Community Centre. Everyone associated with the Club over the years in any way, whether as a player or non- player, at home or anywhere in the world, is asked to support these plans to make the badly needed playing facilities in Kinlough something to be proud of.  Part of the plan will involve “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, your name on a commemorative plaque.  More details in the coming weeks.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Laura Melanniff, C/o Spar Kinlough.  Laura won €315
Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. 
You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Games Last Weekend – No joy for both teams in Ballinamore last weekend. The seniors lost to the home side, Sean O Heslin’s,  on Saturday evening and the second team also lost to Sean O Heslin’s the on Sunday.

Next weekend the Seniors have their first home game, in the Senior League, against St Marys, Carrick on Shannon on Saturday evening at 7pm and the Juniors take on Allen Gaels on Sunday at 12 noon. Both games are in Melvin Park. Good Luck to all.

Underage Fixtures – On Thursday 12th under 13’s will play St Joseph’s in Carrigallen at 6.30pm. and also on Thursday 12th the under 17’s are away to Annaduff at 6.30pm. Good Luck to both teams.

Well Done Girls – The Melvin Gaels U14 girls played their first home league match in Melvin Park last Thursday. Well done to all, some great football played! Congrats go to Ballinamore on their win.

Easter Camp – Thanks to all who took part in the Easter Camp which was held last week. There was a great turn out , and everyone had an enjoyable time. The Club would like to thank all the coaches, players and all who helped in any way with organising the Camp. Well done to all.

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest sympathy to all the family, relatives and all the friends of the late Annie Foley whose death took place last week. May she rest in peace.

Gaelic4 Mothers and Others – Melvin Gaels Gaelic4Mothers and Others are now entering their 8th year in existence. For those unfamiliar with the programme Gaelic4Mothers and Others is a non – competitive, recreational initiative for women who have not played football before or who have not played in a long time. We are always open to accept new members.Training takes place on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in Melvin Park. Physical fitness + Craic guaranteed!! For more information contact Anne at 0871337968.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Donal Connolly, Monien,, Kinlough.  Donal won €208
Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. 
You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Leitrim GAA Strategic Plan – Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG is in the process of producing a Strategic Development Plan for the next three years.

As part of the consultation process, adult members of the GAA in Leitrim are being asked for their views under a number of headings. Every voice is important and this online survey is an important part of the consultation. So please give your views and opinions. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.

Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this survey will be reported only in the aggregate.  If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact CLG Liatroma by email to – [email protected]

Closing date for online replies is Friday 13 April.

Please click here to complete survey.


Fixtures – The Seniors start off the 2018 Senior League campaign with a tough away trip to neighbours Glencar/ Manorhamilton. Throw in for this game is 6.30pm on Saturday evening (March 31st) in Manorhamilton. Then on Sunday ( April 1st) at 12noon the second team have the first game in League Division 2 in Melvin Park against Carrigallen. On Monday evening the Under 13s take on St Mary’s at 6pm in Melvin Park. A good support is needed for all these games. Good luck to all the players and mentors.

Cyclathon – The Annual Cyclathon takes place next Saturday, March 31st, from 8am till 8pm at Spar, Kinlough, Simpson’s, Kinlough and Rodgers Filling Station, Tullaghan. This is now an Annual Fundraising event for the club The Club expenses are continuing to rise each year and this year will be no different,  now that girls football has been started in the Club.Volunteers, young or not so young, are needed to do an hour on the bike or hold the bucket. The Club is asking everyone to support the fundraiser and raise some money to cover the cost of buses, insurance and equipment for all the teams involved at all ages.

Easter Camp – Gaeil Na Meilge Easter Camp 2018 – Thursday 5th April & Friday 6th April 2018 10am to 2pm. €30 a child, sibling discount of €5 per additional child. Click on the link to download the application form and pay online.

If you are having difficulty with downloading/printing Get in touch with any committee member to get a form to you. Committee members will also have them. They can also take cash/cheque payments. All the details on the Easter camp are at.

http://www.melvingaels.com/Pages/EasterCamp2018.aspx

Well done – Well done to the Leitrim team on Sunday in Pairc Sean. Good to see Gael lads, Emlyn, Darragh and Cillian all take part.

Gaelic4 Mothers and Others – Melvin Gaels Gaelic4Mothers and Others are now entering their 8th year in existence. For those unfamiliar with the programme Gaelic4Mothers and Others is a non – competitive, recreational initiative for women who have not played football before or who have not played in a long time. We are always open to accept new members.Training takes place on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in Melvin Park. Physical fitness + Craic guaranteed!! For more information contact Anne at 0871337968.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Rosaleen Kelly, Ballintrillick.  Rosaleen  won €197
Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. 
You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Good Win for Under 17s – The Under 17s had a good win over Dromahair last Saturday in Melvin Park. Final score was Melvin Gaels 2-10, Dromahair 3-03, well done to all.

Easter Camp – Gaeil Na Meilge Easter Camp 2018 – Thursday 5th April & Friday 6th April 2018 10am to 2pm. €30 a child, sibling discount of €5 per additional child. Open to all Primary school children. Click on the link to download the application form and pay online.  If you are having difficulty with downloading/printing Get in touch with any committee member to get a form to you. Committee members will also have them. They can also take cash/cheque payments. All the details on the Easter camp are at.

http://www.melvingaels.com/Pages/EasterCamp2018.aspx

Sympathy – The club extends sympathy to the Mc Gurran, Family, Church Road, Bundoran on the death of father Jimmy. Jimmy is brother of Club Joint President, Pat Mc Gurran, Agharrow, Tullaghan. May he rest in peace.

Sympathy is also extended to Chris Mc Keen on the death of his mother, Helena Mc Keen, Ballyshannon. May she rest in peace.

Lights On Weekly Walk Group – Melvin Gaels and Kinlough Community with the GAA, in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, completed the six nights walk on Monday night with another great turn out. It has been decided to continue with the walks each Monday night for all who wish to take part. So come alone and join in at 7pm each Monday night.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Mandy Cullen, Mullies, Manorhamilton, who won €354 in last week’s 50/50 Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.
You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Fixtures – The Under 17s take on Dromahair on Saturday next, March 17th at 11am in Melvin Park. Good luck to all.

Draw Winner – Congratulations to Padraig McGloin, Millbrook, Kinlough who won 5th Prize of 2 Nights B & B + 1 Evening Meal for 2 at Holyrood Hotel in the Leitrim Supporters Club draw

Lights On Weekly Walk Group – Melvin Gaels and Kinlough Community with the GAA, in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, completed the six nights walk on Monday night with another great turn out. It has been decided to continue with the walks each Monday night for all who wish to take part. So come along and join in at 7pm each Monday night.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Bridget Quinn, Ballyshannon who won €248 in last week’s 50/50 Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. You can now play 5050 with a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Game at Weekend – The Under 17s play Drumkeerin in Melvin Park on Saturday next March 10th at 12noon. Good luck to all the players and mentors.

 Lights On Weekly Walk Group – Melvin Gaels and Kinlough Community with the GAA, in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, completed the six nights walk on Monday night with another great turn out. It has been decided to continue with the walks each Monday night for all who wish to take part. So come along and join in at 7pm each Monday night.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Kevin Colreavy, Cliffoney who won €270 in last week’s 50/50 Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw. You can now play 5050 with a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!
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