Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 29/08/2018

Under 17s In the Final – On Wednesday evening last, in Bundoran, the Under 17 team had a great win over Annaduff in the Championship semi-final. The Gaels got off to a flying start, scoring a goal and a point in the first few minutes.  They went into the break with a comfortable lead but Annaduff fought back in the second half and with a late goal came within two points at the final whistle. Final score Melvin Gaels, 2-9, Annaduff 1-10. Well done to all the players and mentors David and Gareth. The final will be against Rinn Gaels.

Senior Championship – On Saturday evening, in Pairc Sean, the Seniors got their first win in the 2018 Championship when they defeated Bornacoola on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-8. Well done to all the players and mentors.

Junior A Championship – The Juniors take on Carrigallen in the Junior A Championship Quarter Final in Drumshanbo on Saturday next (September 1st) at 4.45pm. Good Luck to all the players and mentors. Come along and support the lads.

The Late Terry Mc Gloin – The Club extends deepest sympathy to the family and all the relatives and friends of Terry Mc Gloin, Kinlough whose death took place last week. Terry has been a great supporter of the Club and his son Padraig is involved with the club and his grandson Sean is an underage player. May he rest in peace

Gaelic4Mothers and Others Fundraising – Gaelic4Mothers & Others presented two cheques to Melvin Gaels GAA Club on Wednesday 22nd August on foot of two recent fundraisers i.e. Rock ‘n Roll Bingo and Mixed Blitz. First cheque of €500 was presented to Liam Freeburn , Chairperson of the Bord na nOg to assist in offsetting the cost of transporting underage players to matches. Second cheque of €300 was presented to Mark Cleary, Secretary of the Senior Bord towards club expenses. Gaelic4Mothers & Others wish to thank all those who supported these fundraising ventures. The Club would like to thank everyone who helped to organise these events.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was, Sean Gallagher, Mill Road, Kinlough. Sean won €227. 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!

The Late Gabriel O Malley – The Club extends deepest sympathy to the wife, family, and many friends of Gabriel O’Malley whose death took place in Dublin at the weekend. Gabriel was a great player for Melvin Gaels with the great teams of the fifties and sixties.  May he rest in peace.

Make Your Mark – As can be seen, the work is going well on the Development at the Community Centre and Melvin Park. Funds are needed badly and it will take a lot to complete Phase 1, which is realignment of the carpark wall and draining and re alignment of the playing. It is an exciting and ambitious project which will cost in excess of €200,000 but it is urgently needed. The support has been very good so far. 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 to All club members, along with past and present players are asked to support this fundraising venture.