Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 13/12/2017

Club Merchandise – Club merchandise is available from Club Treasurer, Katherine Williams. Kids jerseys, Adult jerseys and Rain Jackets.   Gloves are also available. Contact Katherine at 0872870086.

National Club Draw – The National Club Draw tickets are now on sale. This Draw is an opportunity for our club to raise much-needed funds. Melvin Gaels will retain all the proceeds raised through the sale of our tickets and all national prizes are provided by Ard Chomhairle. There are now 20 amazing prizes on offer, with the top prize of a new car!

We will also have a local draw done in advance of the national draw for any tickets sold by Melvin Gaels. Local Prizes
1. Hamper worth €100
2. Fuel Voucher worth €50
3. Melvin Gaels Rain jacket worth €50

Tickets are €10 – Get in touch with any committee member, message us on here or contact 0872870086.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Maureen Coughlin, Ardfarna, Bundoran who won €200 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

Congratulations – The Club would like to congratulate Colin Regan and his wife Maggie on the birth of their daughter Eliza.

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 08/12/2017

Club AGM – There was a large attendance at the Club’s Annual General Meeting in the Community Centre on Sunday evening. The outgoing officers were re-elected as follows, Chairman Dessie Sheridan, Secretary. Mark Cleary and Treasurer, Katherine. Pat Gallagher has been elected as vice chairman, Larry Maxwell assistant treasurer and Helen Warnock PRO. The Chairman Dessie Sheridan gave a detailed report on the Club’s activities over 2017 and thanked everyone who helped the Club in any way.  He said a major development of Melvin Park is planned and that the Kinlough Development Company would be working along with the club in this venture. Kinlough Community Development Company having secured funds towards the improvement of Melvin Park in order to start the work. The Born na nOg secretary Catherine Regan gave a report on the work that has been done for the Underage boys and girls over the year. The Coaching Officer also gave on the progress of coaching over the year. Thanks to all who came along and good luck to all in 2018.

Senior Manager – The position of Senior Melvin Gaels team manager has become vacant. The Club is asking anyone interested in taking over the job to please contact the Club Secretary, Mark Cleary at 0863576413 or email markcleary48@gmail.com before Sunday, December 10th.

Cake Sale – The Club would like to thank everyone who supported the Cake Sale at Kinlough and Glenade last Sunday.

Scór na nÓg – Leitrim County Final Scór na nOg (Under 17) takes place on Sunday 10th December 2017 at 2.00pm. Venue to be confirmed.
Calling all Solo Singers, Instrumental groups, Recitation, Ballad Group, Figure Dancing, Set Dancing or Léiriú Stairiuil (Stage Presentation). If you would like to find out more and are talented in any of the above, contact Mary (086) 1583114.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Rita Fergus, Buckode, Kinlough who won €243 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 28/11/2017

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 21/11/2017


Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 14/11/2017

The Late Jackie Gallagher – Jackie Gallagher from Glenade, one of the Club’s greatest players, sadly passed away last week. Jackie won five Senior Championships with the Gaels in from 1959 to 1965. He also won a Senior Championship with Sean O Heslin’s in 1956. He also starred for the County in the fifties and sixties. Both Melvin Gaels and Sean O Heslin’s provided Guards of Honour in Ballinamore on Thursday last at Jackie’s Funeral.

The Club would like to extend Deepest Sympathy to his wife Tess, daughters Finola, Maureen and Aileen and son Niall and all his relatives and many friends. May he rest in peace

Scór na nÓg – Leitrim County Final Scór na nOg (Under 17) takes place on Sunday 10th December 2017 at 2.00pm. Venue to be confirmed. Calling all Solo Singers, Instrumental groups, Recitation, Ballad Group, Figure Dancing, Set Dancing or Léiriú Stairiuil (Stage Presentation). If you would like to find out more and are talented in any of the above, contact Mary (086) 1583114.

Under  21 Championship – The Under 21 team take on Fenagh-Gortletterragh  at 12 noon on Sunday next  (Nov 19th) in Melvin Park. Good luck to all the lads and the mentors.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Daniel Branley, Glenade who won €200 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

Leitrim Sports Partnership – This year’s Leitrim sports partnership nominations have been made and we are delighted to say that Melvin Gaels have 3 nominees. The Gaelic4girls programme has been nominated in the special achievement category. This programme came about only this February and Melvin Gaels have gone from only 10/12 girls actively playing football in 2016 to over 50 girls registered with this programme.We were the 2nd highest uptake in Connacht. Gaelic4mothers & others have been nominated for their promotion of women in sport, promotion of positive mental health and promoting GAA & In particular Melvin Gaels nationally & internationally.
Anne Mc Gloin has been nominated as volunteer of the year. Anne has been volunteering with the club for many years and initiated the G4M&O programme as well as training u10’s. Anne is a very positive role model to other mother’s as well as to the children she trains each week. Anne actively promotes the ethos of the GAA and is Bord na nOg chairperson currently. We wish all the nominees well and invite anyone who would like to go to support any of the nominees on the night to please do so. Tickets are on sale now 40 euro and can be purchased from the hotel or online at www.sports@leitrimcoco.ie or phone 0719650498. The event is in Lough Rynn castle estate & gardens on Friday 24th November

National Club Draw – National Club Draw tickets are now on sale. This Draw is an opportunity for our club to raise much-needed funds. Melvin Gaels will retain all the proceeds raised through the sale of our tickets and all national prizes are provided by Ard Chomhairle. There are now 20 amazing prizes on offer, with the top prize of a new car! Football and Hurling packages as well as Ten Shopping Vouchers and a €2,000 Travel Voucher.

We will also have a local draw done in advance of the national draw for any tickets sold by Melvin Gaels. Local Prizes- 1st. Hamper worth €100, 2nd. Fuel Voucher worth €50, 3rd. Melvin Gaels Rain jacket worth €50. Tickets are €10 – Get in touch with any committee member, message us on here or contact 0872870086

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 07/11/2017

Healthy Clubs Special Recognition – The Club received special recognition at a ceremony with governmental representation in Croke Park at the weekend for being one of the first Clubs to take part in the “Healthy Clubs Initiative”. The Club will fly the ‘Healthy Club’ Flag at the club grounds as a result of their participation in this very worthwhile initiative

Well done to our Healthy club committee of Mary McSharry, Katherine Williams and Ciara Barrett. Congratulations also to Mary Rooney & Gareth Foley who initiated this project last year for Melvin Gaels. A word of thanks to all who helped or took part in any way in the project

Under 21 v Sean O Heslin’s – The Under 21s were beaten by the home side in Ballinamore in the first game of the Under 21(15a side ) Championship.

On Sunday next, they take on St Manachan’s in Melvin Park at 12noon. Good luck to all the players and mentors. Come out and support the young lads.

50/50 Draw – Congratulations to Kevin Mc Cann, Gubnageer, Rossinver who won €284 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

More people are needed to help with the Draw. The proceeds from the draw are for Bord na Nóg and the Senior Board. If anyone would like to help out just contact any of the Club committee. Anyone who wishes to join in the selling of tickets would only be needed once every six weeks.

Gaeltacht Scholarships – Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.

Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 31/10/2017

50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Frank Mc Sharry, Glenade who won €240 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

More people are needed to help with the Draw. The proceeds from the draw are for Bord na Nóg and the Senior Board. If anyone would like to help out just contact any of the Club committees. Anyone who wishes to join in the selling of tickets would only be needed once every six weeks.

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.

Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 24/10/2017

Dunnes Bar ACL Div 1 Final

On Saturday evening in St Mary’s pitch Carrick on Shannon the Gaels took on County Champions, Mohill, in the Senior League Final. “Storm Brian” made good football difficult and nearly impossible. The Gaels played well and were ahead by two points at halftime. They could have been further ahead but scoring was very difficult. In the second half, Mohill got the vital scores that ensured they had a one-point win at the final whistle. The result was in doubt up to the end and the Gaels were unlucky. This group of young players have done the club proud in the League and championship this year and but for the long list of injuries, it could have been so different. Well done to all players and mentors.

50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Edel Foley, Kinlough who won €176 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.

Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2018 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 17/10/2017

Dunnes Bar All County League League Division 1 Final

On Saturday next (Oct 21st) the seniors travel to Pairc Sean, Carrick on Shannon where they take on Mohill in the League Division 1 Final. Throw in for this game is 4.15 pm. This group of lads have done the club proud this year, in the Senior League, where they put on some great performances to get to the final. Good Luck to all the players and the mentors. Come along and show them all your support in the final.

50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Tom Doherty, Spa Brae, Kinlough who won €262 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

Sympathy

The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Moran family, Kinlough on the sad and sudden death of Michael Junior. May he rest in peace.

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 10/10/2017

County Finals

Congratulations to Mohill on winning the Senior Championship final on Sunday and Aughnasheelin on winning the Intermediate Final. Commiserations to Glencar/Manorhamilton and Leitrim Gaels

50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Gerry Mc Gurran, Tullaghan who won €209 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw

Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 02/10/2017

Under 13 Shield Winners

Congratulations to the Under 13 team who defeated St Marys in the Shield Final at St Osnat’s Community Pitch on Sunday evening. They put in a great performance in the game and were worthy winners. Final score Melvin Gaels 1-11, St Marys 1-9.

Well done to all the lads involved and thanks to Liam Gilmartin and all who helped in training these young lads who have represented the Club so well.

No Joy for the Under 17 Team

Despite a spirited display by the Under 17 team on Saturday evening, they finished second best to Ballinamore in the Championship Semi Final. Thanks to Liam Ryan, David Roynane, Pearse Mc Gloin and all who helped this group of lads this year. They played some great football and have done the Club proud in 2017. Well done all.

Good Luck to Our Neighbours in the Final

The Club would like to wish Good Luck to Glencar/Manorhamilton in the Senior Championship Final on Sunday next.

50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Eveleen Mc Gurran, Tullaghan who won €276 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw

Behind The Ball

The Club would to thank all of you who came out in full support this evening to Supervalu Bundoran for the “Behind the Ball” competition. We are delighted to say that we have received 500 euro along with the 100 footballs. Thanks to  Supervalu for this very generous donation.

Melvin Gaels Club Notes – 18/9/17

Junior A Championship Quarter Final Replay

 The Replay of the Quarter Final of the Junior A Champions against Glencar/Manorhamilton will take place next Sunday (24th September) at 12 noon in Glencar Community Field ( St Osnett’s).  Good Luck to all the players and mentors.

Come along and support the lads.

 

Table Quiz Bord na nÓg

 Melvin Gaels Bord na nOg will host a children’s table quiz on Friday 22nd September at 7.30pm in the community centre Kinlough. €20 per table. 1 adult / 3 children per table. This promises to be a fun evening for all the family.

Please come along and support the Quiz. This fundraising night is very important to assist with the provision of transport during the year for all the underage teams

50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Gerard Clancy, Manorhamilton who won €300 in last week’s 50/50   Draw. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.