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 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