Melvin Gaels GAA Club Notes 25/10/2018

Connacht Minor B Championship –  Our U17’s will be competing in the Connacht GAA Minor B Championship Quarter Final this Friday 26th October against Tourlestrane at the Connacht GAA Centre’ Ballyhaunis. Throw in 7pm. This team will be a mix of mainly the current U17 squad plus some minors who still qualify for this age group. A  bus will be organised to the Minor Championship game if there is enough interest and demand. €10 per person return. Please contact Liam Freeburn on 0863882077 to book your place. Bus will only run with sufficient numbers. Good Luck to all the players and mentors


Under 15s in Semi Final – Well done to our U15 team on a fantastic win against Ballinamore on Saturday last. Final score Melvin Gaels 6.11 Ballinamore 4.08

The U15 boys have now qualified for the championship semi-final. They will play St. Josephs on Saturday 27th October in Pairc Sean, Carrick-on-Shannon at 12 noon. Please give them a lot of support.

Good Luck to all the players and mentors.


Healthy Club Conference – On Saturday 20th October, the annual Healthy Club Conference was held in Croke Park. The Healthy Club goal is to make GAA Clubs a hub for health and wellbeing in their community both on and off the field. Melvin Gaels were represented by Katherine Williams and Mary McSharry who are on the Melvin Gaels Healthy Club Committee. A key feature of the day-long event was the unveiling of the inaugural Healthy Club Heroes – a list of 23 club volunteers from across all four provinces who have gone over and above in their dedication and implementation of the Healthy Club project, and who have been nominated by their communities for special recognition for their hard work. Congratulations to Katherine Williams who received one of these awards. Awards were presented by Dublin footballer, Brian Fenton. The Healthy Club Conference was hosted and facilitated by Colin Regan GAA Health and Wellbeing Manager.


Congratulations Dearbhla – Congratulations, from all at Melvin Gaels, to Dearbhla Rooney on her fantastic achievement in boxing – winning a bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina .Well done Dearbhla.