Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 18/07/2018

Cul Camps – There was a great crowd at the Cúl Camps last week. The sun shone and everyone enjoyed the week. Thanks to Enda and Stephen and all who helped to make the Camps such a success. Well done to all.

Games Next Week – On Saturday July 21st the Seniors have an away game against Leitrim Gaels at 7pm.

On Monday 23rs July the Under 17s have an away game against Rinn Gaels at 7.30 pm.

Please note that the Gaels home games will be played in St Osnatt’s pitch due to the ongoing work at Melvin Park.

Good luck to all.

 50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was, Michael Langton, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Michael won €262. 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!

Development Work Begins – The pitch development work is started and the main pitch will be closed until complete. We are currently fundraising to complete these works. The first phase will see the pitch being realigned, drained and relaid with a sand-based top. It is an exciting and ambitious project which will cost in excess of €200,000 but it is urgently needed

All club members, along with past and present players are asked to support this fundraising venture. The work on Melvin Park will be starting in the next few weeks. The Committee members will get to Tullaghan, Askill, Rossinver, Glenade and Ballintrillick shortly and will be asking everyone to help make this project come true.  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, and 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

Sympathies – The Club extends sympathy to White Family, Kinlough on the sad and sudden death of Sean. Sean played for the Club and will be sadly missed by all his relatives and friends. Sympathy is also extended to the Rynne Family, Parke, Kinlough on the sad passing of husband, father and grandfather, Johnny. Johnny was a member of the Club and will be sadly missed by all. Deepest sympathy also to Patrick Mc Nulty, on the death of his brother Francis, Tullyskearney, Rossinver. May they Rest in Peace.

Great Win for Under 17s – The Under 17s  had a great win over Mohill in the Championship on Monday evening in Melvin Park. The came from behind and finished very strongly with some fantastic scores. Final score Melvin Gaels 4-10, Mohill 1-9. Well done to all the players and mentors. A great last game in Melvin Park before the re-development. Keep it going lads!