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Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Intermediate Championship*
CLG BnaG v Carndonagh
Moyle Park, Saturday @ 6 & 7.30pm
Our Senior and Reserve teams are in Championship action this weekend when they take on Carndonagh in the group opener. Naighbours Fanad Gaels are also in the group and play away to St Nauls. Throw in times for teh games are 6pm and 7.30pm, all support would be greatly appreciated

*Donegal Ladies*
Well done to Amber Barrett, Niamh Carr and all the Donegal team and management who won the division 2 Final on Saturday with a 3-17 to 0-13 win over Westmeath in Parnell Park, with Amber scoring 1-2 from corner forward. Well done all! 

*Seniors*
Cloughaneey 0-10 CLG BnaG 2-9
Na Galloglaigh continued their fine away form this season with a very good win over Cloughaneely in Falcarragh on Saturday night. In horrendous conditions it was Cloughaneely who started brightest registering the first score but in the 3rd minute, and Na Galloglaighs first attack of note, Gary Merritt hammered to the net from a tight angle. Cloughaneely responded well to go a point ahead before on 12 minutes Na Galloglaigh got a huge slice of luck when an underhit David Curley effort was spilled by the Cloughaneely keeper into his own net to leave the score 0-4 to 2-0. BnaG got further good fortune right on the stroke of half time when Cloughaneely had a man sent off for kicking Christopher Barrett on the ground with the score 0-5 to 2-4. The 14 men of Cloughaneely responded very very well after the break and closed the gap to just 3 points, but when the pressure was really on in the middle third of the half the boys answered back with 3 of their own put 6 between the sides. Cloughaneely threw everything they could at the boys but 2 top top class saves from Caolan Mc Gettigan late in the game saw the boys emerge with a hard earned win, 0-10 to 2-9.
Team: Caolan McGettigan, Brandon Toye, Barry McNulty, Conor McNulty, Gary Merritt (1-0), Paddy Peoples, Tj Evesson (0-2), Luke Barrett (0-1), Sean Black, Darragh Black, Pauric Curley (0-1), Joey Cullen, David Curley (1-2), Christopher Barrett, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-2). Subs: Jonny Logue (0-1) for S. Black (BC, 45m), Kyle Black for D. Black (58m), Kieran Sheridan for Cathal McGettigan (BC, 61m), Dean Burgess, Cormac Friel

*Reserves*
Cloughaneely 1-17 CLG BnaG 2-5
The Reserves recent good form came to an abrupt end in Falcarragh on Saturday night as they suffered their 2nd loss of the season to Cloughaneely. Played in difficult conditions it was Cloughaneely who adapted best to them as they dominated the first half. Their strength around the middle and speed and movement of inside forwards caused Na Galloglaigh lots of problems and they went in at half time witha  comfortable lead, 1-11 to 0-2. Cloughaneely got the first score of teh second half but a spirited 10 minute spell saw Na Galloglaigh get themselves back into the game. Firstly a long range speculative effort from Gary Helferty dropped over the keepers head and into the net. This was followed soon after by another goal when Hayden Curran reacted quickest to a breaking ball to palm home from close range. Points from Helferty and Paul Fisher had the margin back to 6 points but unfortunately that was as close as it got. Cloughaneely used their experience to see out the game with another few points towards the end. Next up for the Reserves is home to Carndonagh in the Championship next Saturday. Team: Sean Gallagher, Cathal Diver, Paul Grier, Cormac Friel, Kieran Mc Laughlin, Cormac Toland, Dean Burgess (0-1), Caolan Bolton, Paul Sweeney, Emmet Conaghan, Paul Fisher (0-1), PJ Hagan, Gary Helferty (1-3), James Whelan, Hayden Curran. Subs: James McGinley for Curran (52m), Conall McFadden

*U12s*
Our U12s had a great start to their league campaign with a victory over Glenswilly last Wednesday night. It was a great team performance with some fine tackling and some excellent scores. The goals were scored by Anthony Curran (2), Liam Donnelly, Dara Kelly Cullen and Jordan Ryan while Johnny McCallum had a great game in nets with some excellent saves. Next up is Cloughaneely at home next Wednesday 11th at 6.30pm The B team put in a great performance against Glenswilly. This was the same team that our A team played and although Glenswilly ran out winners there were some excellent performances. Daithi McGinley got 2 great goals, Aidan McCullough made some great saves, Diarmuid Coyle, Oran Friel and Aidan McGettigan marshaled the defence with Lorcan Sweeney winning a lot of ball in midfield. Up front Dylan McGarry had a great game along with Lorcan Blaney.

*Lotto*
This weeks lotto numbers were 1-6-7-14. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Joanne Duggan, John O'Connor, Jake & Dane Dunworth, and Fiona & Eddie Shiels. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,420. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

 

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

In the Long Run in Longford

Damien McBride put in one of his best performances to date when finishing 3rd overall in the Longford Ultra Marathon in Longford last Saturday.  The Milford based mechanic ran 4hrs 01minute for the 53km event.  Ultra-distances are now getting more popular and up to 40 starters headed out on the 33mile run just after 8:30am on Saturday morning.  Damien was always to the fore, running consistent 4:30/km on the 5.2km loop of the Royal Canal.  He passed through the marathon distance (42.2km) in 3hrs 08minutes and was on target of sub 4 hours.  Over the last 3km he tired slightly particularly with leg cramp.  He rallied over the last kilometre to record 4:01:20.

  Speaking afterwards, Damien said he “thoroughly enjoyed the event, and even felt better afterwards than when he finished the previous 4 marathons he had completed”.  It’s a fitting reward for the hard training that Damien has put in over the past few months, with weekend runs comprising 35-40km.

Ayrhill National School 5km

Eight Milford runners made up the 100+ field who took part in the Ayrhill National School 5km in Ramelton on Thursday last.

  Running on a changed but still challenging course, Milford’s Eoin Sheehy ran a pb of 20:30 for 5th place overall.  Ita McGettigan was also in record breaking form, as the Rathmullan teacher won the ladies race with a great new pb of 21:54, testament to her recent good training form.  Ita displayed her all round ability as she finished 2nd lady overall in the Letterkenny Super Sprint Triathlon based at the Aura Leisure Centre on Sunday morning last.

  Francis Diver ran 22:52 in Ramelton, closely followed by the ever reliable James Doherty winner of the o/60 men’s category in 22:58.  Ivan Simms ran a very good 23:59, closely followed by a rejuvenated Lexie Diver on 24:06.  Hilary Moore ran 28:38, with Joan Merritt 30:04.

  Well done to all, and congratulations to the organisers on a well-run event.  Good to see a good turnout especially in light of the school’s recent difficulties.

Raphoe 5km

Gerard Marley took in the Raphoe 5km on Thursday evening also, and maintained his recent good form by finishing just outside his previous best with 19:11.

Northwest 10km

This Sunday the iconic Northwest 10km takes place in Letterkenny starting at 2pm.  The club will have a big representation in this event as many will use it as preparation for the Lifford/Strabane Half Marathon 2weeks later.  The club extends best wishes to all taking part, in particular to the group who started out in January to do the Couch to 5km and who will now challenge themselves over the 10km distance.

 

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Annual Club Draw*
The Club will be holding its Annual Club Draw in the Clubhouse on May 1st. As usual there is a great selection of prizes to be won and tickets can be purchased from any player or member of the Executive, Prizes are:

1st: €2,000 Cash
2nd: 500 Lts Oil sponsored by Whoriskey Oils, Ramelton
3rd: €200 Jewellery Voucher at G. Hannigan Goldsmiths, Letterkenny
4th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Brian McCormick Sports, Letterkenny
5th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Travellers Inn, Milford
6th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennonside Butchers, Ramelton
7th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton
8th: €100 Voucher sponsored by McCormicks Chemist, Milford
9th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Bodyworx Gym, Milford
10th: €500 Cash

*Division 2*
CLG BnaG v Killybegs
Moyle Park, Friday @ 6 & 7.15pm
A home Division 2 game against Killybegs kicks off what could be potentially a very busy weekend for the seniors this weekend. With 6 points from a possible 10 Na Galloglaigh are off to a decent start in Division 2 and with more wins on the road than at home will want to balance that stat when they take on Killybegs on Friday. The Reserve game throws in at 6pm with the Seniors afterwards at 7.15pm. All support for both teams would be greatly appreciated.

*Gaeltacht*
Ardara v CLG BnaG
Glenties, Sunday @ 3pm
Following the league game against Killybegs on Friday the Seniors are in action again this Sunday, this time in the semi finals of the Senior Gaeltacht. In their first ever Senior Gaeltacht appearance Ardara stands in their way of a final appearance on the bank holiday Monday against either hosts Naomh Conaill or Dungloe. Throw in time for the semi final is at 3pm and it would be great to see as much support as possible down in Glenties to get behind the lads

*Minors*
Glenfin v CLG BnaG
Glenfin, Wednesday @ 6.45pm
Good luck to our Minor team who take on Glenfin in the Division 3 Northern Board semi final on Wednesday. Throw in in Glenfin is at 6.45pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.

*U14s*
St Michaels v CLG BnaG
The Bridge, Friday @ 6.45pm
Our U14s travel to Dunfanaghy on Friday to take on St Michaels in the quarter final of the Division 3 Northern Board. All support for the team would be greatly appreciated.

*Seniors*
Malin 1-7 CLG BnaG 0-12
Our Seniors got their second away win of the season on Sunday against an understrength Malin team. They started very very brightly in the opening 20 minutes playing fast free flowing football against a breeze and led 0-5 to 0-1 at a stage before allowing Malin back into the game. Late in the half there was a contentious decision when Pauric Curley felt he was fouled in the box only for the referee to give a free instead of a penalty, had the penalty been awarded and converted the boys might have gone in further ahead at half time but as it stood it was 0-6 to 0-4 at the break. It took a while for Na Galloglaigh to get going in the second half as Malin defended very well but thanks to the free taking of Gary Merritt the boys were always able to keep the Inishowen men at arms length. However with less than 10 minutes to go and 2 points in it Malin struck for goal when a scramble at the edge of the box that was finished to the bottom corner. This left for a nervy finale but again Merritt kept his cool when needed to get vital scores while all over the pitch Na Galloglaigh were working hard and putting in the tackles to prevent a repeat of what happened against Glen last week. In the end the boys held out for a deserved win by 0-12 to 1-7 and face a busy weekend next week. They play at home to Killybegs in the league at 7.15pm on Friday before taking on Ardara in the Senior Gaeltacht Semi Final on Sunday at 3pm in Glenties. All support for both these games would be greatly appreciated. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Conor McNulty, Gary Merritt (0-7), Gavin Grier, Brandon Toye, Sean Black, Anthony Fisher, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley (0-2), Jonny Logue, David Curley (0-1), Darragh Black (0-1), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Tj Evesson and Luke Barrett for S. Black and Toye (38m), Kyle Black for Logue (45m), Adam Serrinha for Grier (52m), S. Black for Sheridan (56m), Cormac Friel, Cormac Toland, Caolan Bolton

*Reserves*
Malin 1-7 CLG BnaG 3-5
It was a worthwhile trip to Malin for the Reserves as they came away with a vital win. With numerous players unavailable they had to turn to some legends of the past to join the cause! Despite having the majority of possession in the 1st half Na Galloglaigh failed to convert their chances and it was Malin who led at half time 1-5 to 0-3. Malin further extended their lead early in the 2nd half and led by 7 points with 15 minutes remaining. However the introduction of the experienced Aodh McCormack off the bench was the catalyst for the comeback. McCormack set up fellow veteran Nigel Black to score a point, and Paul Fisher for a goal which he finished brilliantly to the bottom corner. Fisher, playing in his adopted home town, put in a man of the match performance and added a 2nd goal soon after. With Na Galloglaigh leading for the 1st time in the game and the momentum behind them they pushed on for further scores and added a 3rd goal. Malin pushed forwward trying to salvage something from the game but Conall McFadden and his defence dealt superbly with anything that was thrown at them. Gary Helferty added his 4th point of the game late on to seal a brilliant win, 1-7 to 3-5. Team: Conall McFadden, Cathal Diver, Gearoid Horkan, Shay Durning, Nigel Black (0-1), Cormac Friel, Caolan Bolton, Cormac Toland, Emmet Conaghan, Ciaran McHugh, Patrick Ferry, Paul Fisher (2-0), Gary Helferty (0-4). Subs: James Mc Callum for Horkan (15m), Aodh McCormack for Conaghan (45m)

*Donegal Ladies*
Well done to Amber Barrett, Niamh Carr and all the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management who have advanced to the Division 2 All Ireland Final after their 0-13 to 0-6 win over Cavan at the weekend. The Ladies will now go on to play Westmeath in the final who beat Clare in the other semi final today. Well done all!

*Donegal Minors*
Well done to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Donegal Minor team and mentors who won the Ulster Minor League for the 3rd time in a row ton Saturday. An injury time goal won it for SP's men against Tyrone 3-9 to 1-13. Also well done to his fellow BnaG men who make up part of his backroom team, Darran Nash, Conall McFadden and Luke Barrett. Well done all!

*Donegal U17s*
Hard luck to Ryan Mcmahon, Ronan Docherty and the rest of the Donegal U17 team and management who lost the Ulster U17 League Final in Derry on Saturday. The boys went down 1-18 to 0-6 against a strong Tyrone team but both boys acquitted themselves well with Ryan at centre half back and Ronan coming on at left half back.

*Lotto*
This weeks lotto numbers were 3-6-7-17. No jackpot winner, 7 match 3 winners, win €10 each.Caolan & Cathal McGettigan, Enda McHugh, Conall McFadden, Gabrielle & Ciaran Fitzsimons, Anne & Nellie, Paul Toland, and Kara McAteer. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,340. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

National Road Relays

Milford AC made a historic trip to Dublin on Sunday to take part in the competitive national road relays.  This was the clubs first venture as a senior club to take part in national competition, - and as expected the competition was of a higher standard than familiar with at local level.  Every club member on both teams acquitted themselves well and enjoyed the experience of travelling and competing as a team .
  The o/35 and o/50 men’s race was 2nd on the program starting at 2.30pm at the sunny Raheny venue.
Milford 's team was in the competitive o/35 section, where Anthony Doherty took out the 1st one mile leg, running 5.22.  Paul Russell went on the longer 2 mile leg and held his place running 11.10.  Joe Gallagher took on the final one mile leg, and after a massive tussle with Finn Valley’s B team runner Garvan Boyce, Joe made it ahead of the Ramelton man by one second running 5.34.  The team finished 22nd overall out of 25 with a total time of 22.06.
  The club extends congratulations to Letterkenny AC who finished 5th overall in 20.05.  Finn Valley A team, 10th in 20.36 and Finn Valley B team, 23rd in 22.07.
The senior men’s race completed the program starting at 3.30pm.  Another good field of 27 teams faced the starter.
Peter O Donnell drew the short straw of leading out the Milford team, - the Kilmacrennan man coped admirably over the 2 mile leg, running 11.19.  Brian Doherty ran a very good 1 mile leg handing over in 5.42.  Shaun Boyce took out the longest leg of the day, running 17.25 for the 3 miles plus.  Marty Lynch was on the anchor leg of 2 miles, the Ramelton man putting in a strong run in 11.15.  Overall the team finished 26th out of 27 teams with a total of 45.57 mins for the 8.2 miles.
Finn Valley were the only other Donegal club there, finishing 15th overall in 41.43 mins.

Thanks to Hugh Coll who done an invaluable job as team manager.  Thanks also to Mark Connolly and Finn Valley for hospitality in travelling on their team bus.  A great experience for all involved and hopefully the start of many team competitions further afield.

Convoy AC 10km
The club had 3 athletes take part in the inaugural Convoy AC also on Sunday.  The calm sunny morning and a flat course ensured many pb’s for the 250 plus taking part.
  Gareth Kerrigan returned to his home town and surprised himself with a big pb of 36.10.  Kerrykeel man Fergus Callaghan was looking to get under 40 mins but again was more than happy with a 38.42 pb.  Daniel Hewett, - despite being sick earlier in the week, was in record breaking form also, recording 43.21.
Well done to all and to CONVOY AC on promoting a good race.

Milford Community Games Brendan Boyce Olympic Fund 5km
Congratulations to the 140 plus field who braved the cold northerly wind to run in the Brendan Boyce Olympic Fundraising 5km in Milford on Friday evening.  The event was hosted by the Milford Community Games with big input from Manus O Donnell, Aiden Mc Kenna, John Mc Carron, Cathal Hagan, Josephine McConigley and many others.  Thanks to members of Milford AC who helped with marshaling, refreshments etc.
  Milford had 47 club athletes take part, ranging in age from 10 to 71 years old.  Six category prizes were won, with a clean sweep in the senior ladies.  12 pb’s were also achieved despite the challenging weather.  Gareth Kerrigan returned to his form of 2 years ago with a solid run in 4th overall, - 3rd senior man.  Gillian Marley won the senior ladies race in a season's best of 20.26.
Club results as follows.
1 Gareth Kerrigan 17.27
2 Damian Mc Bride 18.14
3 Gerard Marley 19.01 pb
4 James Whoriskey 19.22
5 David Connors 19.51 pb
6 Anthony Doherty 19.52 pacing
7 Gillian Marley 20.26 1st senior lady
8 Kieran Murray 20.54 pacing
9 Paul Mc Gukian 20.55 season's best
10 Paul Friel 21.01
11 Collette Mc Elwaine 21.11 1st o/40 lady
12 Corey Lee Mc Conigley (aged 10) 21.18 pb
13 Shane Friel 21.39
14 Hugh Ferry 21.42
15 Mark Scott 21.50
16 Eoin Fogarty 21.54 pb
17 Kenneth Moore 21.56
18 Brian Doherty 21.56 pacing
19 Matt Hogan 22.16
20 Fiona Grier 22.49 pb (2nd senior lady)
21 Hugh Coll 22.49 pacing
22 Joe Gallagher 22.56 pacing
23 Teresa Winston 22.59 (3rd senior lady)
24 James Doherty 22.59 (1st o60 men)
25 Agnes Ryan 24.01
26 Frank Mc Taggart 24.35
27 Callum Orsi 25.44
28 Caroline Marley 25.46
29 Alec Mc Conigley 26.00
30 John O Gorman 26.59 pb
31 Roy Graham 27.19 pb
32 Bernie O Donnell 27.43
33 Mary Wheeler 27.45 pb
34 Eileen O Gorman 27.57 pb
35 Andrew Horsman 28.02 pb
36 John Fitzgerald 29.17
37 Sharon Durkan 30.57
38 Anita Lynch 31.42 pb
39 Patricia Murray 31.42 pb
40 Marty Lynch 31.52
41 Elli Lynch 31.52 pb
42 Mary O Donnell 32.42
43 Fodhla Ferry 35.29 pb
44 Patricia orsi 35.47. Pacing
45 Ryan Orsi 35.47 pb
46 Lorcan Blaney 35.52 pb
47 Fiona Blaney 35.52 pacing

Local primary school principle, -Annraoi Cheevers LAC, ran a very good 18.46.

Olympian, Danny Mc Daid made a guest appearance where the former 2.13 marathon man ran a comfortable 31.00 minutes at the age of 74!  Well done to all and good luck to Brendan.

Longford Ultra Marathon

The club extends best wishes to club member Damien McBride who will run in the Longford Ultra Marathon on this Saturday morning (23rd April).  The 53km event (33miles) will start at 8:30am, and will take in a 5.2km loop of the Royal Canal.

Upcoming Events

On Thursday evening the annual Ayrhill NS, Ramelton, 5km will take place, starting at 7:30pm.  The course is a new faster one this year.

On Saturday the Glen Duathlon will take place in Carrigart starting at 12:30.  Choice of two challenges;

  1. 3km run, 27km cycle
  2. 3km run, 24km cycle, 3km run

Entry fee €15.00

On Tuesday evening 26th April the Educate Together 5km will take place in Letterkenny starting at 7:30pm.

The race will start at the Letterkenny Public Service Centre (grass roof), entry fee €8.00 for runners, €5.00 for walkers.

 

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Annual Club Draw*
The Club will be holding its Annual Club Draw in the Clubhouse on May 1st. As usual there is a great selection of prizes to be won and tickets can be purchased from any player or member of the Executive, Prizes are:

1st: €2,000 Cash
2nd: 500 Lts Oil sponsored by Whoriskey Oils, Ramelton
3rd: €200 Jewellery Voucher at G. Hannigan Goldsmiths, Letterkenny
4th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Brian McCormick Sports, Letterkenny
5th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Travellers Inn, Milford
6th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennonside Butchers, Ramelton
7th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton
8th: €100 Voucher sponsored by McCormicks Chemist, Milford
9th: €100 Voucher sponsored by Bodyworx Gym, Milford
10th: €500 Cash

*Division 2*
Malin v CLG BnaG
Malin, Sunday @ 1.30 & 3pm
Our Seniors and Reserves have another long trip ahead of them this weekend as they travel to Malin. The Seniors have won 2 and lost 2 and having lost narrowly to Naomh Columba at the weekend will be hoping to bounce back against Malin. All support for both games would be greatly appreciated.

*Seniors*
Naomh Columba 2-9 CLG BnaG 2-8
Na Galloglaigh were fierce disappointed on SUnday evening after a late late goal snatched victory from their grasp. In the first half the boys played against a really stiff breeze and struggled to get scores but defended well to limit Naomh Columba to 6 first half points, the majority from frees. Late on Brandon Toye nearly made it a great first half for Na Galloglaigh but his effort flashed just past the post to leave the score at the break 0-6 to 0-2. Glen showed their experience of the conditions in the second half and their strong middle third dominated kick outs and breaking ball preventing Na Galloglaigh to really get a scoring run going. With 10 minutes left Naomh Columba were still 3 points ahead before Pauric Curley struck for goal, and a few minutes later Jonny Logue had the ball again in the back of the Glen net. But Glens response was almost instantaneous going up the pitch and netting a goal for themselves. Christopher Barrett put Na Galloglaigh a point clear deep into injury time before disaster struck. A Glen free dropped short in the box and bobbled about in the air a few times before being fisted into the back of the net. Pauric Curley had time to score another point before referee Jimmy White blew it up after 6 minutes of injury time. For a while the depleted squad for a variety of reasons looked like they were going to take a great 2 points from Glencolumbcille but it wasn't to be against a young and strong Naomh Columba. Nevertheless the boys should take heart that they are coming away from a place like Glen disappointed not to have got the win. Next up for Na Galloglaigh is another long trip, this time to Malin, next Sunday at 3pm.
Team: Sean Gallagher, Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Kieran Sheridan, Brandon Toye, Gavin Grier, Anthony Fisher, Sean Black, Paul Sweeney, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-2), Pauric Curley (1-2), Chippie Barrett (0-1), Darragh Black (0-1), David Curley (0-1), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Cormac Toland for Sweeney (20m, BC), Jonny Logue (1-1), Gary Merritt and Adam Serrinha for S. Black, Toland and McGettigan (42m), Caolan Bolton, Caolan Mc Gettigan, Cormac Friel, Martin Doyle

*Reserves*
Naomh Columba 4-12 CLG BanG 1-6
A young BnaG team were beaten by Glen yesterday 4-12 to 1-6. Despite playing with a strong wind in the 1st half they failed to take full advantage of it. Glen started the better and opened the scoring but Na Galloglaigh grew into the game and replied with scores from Martin Doyle and a boomer from the left touchline by James Whelan. However 2 goals from the Glen men increased the deficit to leave the half time scoreline 2-5 to 4 points. The 2nd half performance was much better with Na Galloglaigh taking control of much of the first 15 minutes. Some great fielding from Caolan Bolton and Whelan in midfield laid the platform for the young forward line to attack with Patrick Ferry, Hayden Curran, Shane Mc Bride and Doyle all taking on their opponents. The pressure paid off with scores and a goal at close range from Emmet Conaghan after hard work by Doyle brought the gap back to 3 points. But as their confidence grew and Na Galloglaigh pushed forward for an equaliser Glen responded with 2 goals on the counter attack, another was denied by a great save by Gavin McFadden and defending by Cathal Diver. These goals knocked momentum out of Na Galloglaigh and Glen finished strong with some late points. With 6 of last years Minor team involved the lads can hold their heads high for their efforts despite defeat at one of the toughest away fixtures in the county.
Team: Gavin McFadden, Cathal Diver, Cormac Friel, Emmet Conaghan (1-0), Paul Grier, Tony McGettigan, James Whelan (0-2), Caolan Bolton, Patrick Ferry, Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Marty Doyle (0-3), Hayden Curran, Shane McBride. Subs: James Mc Callum for Curran (45m), Curran for Doyle (52m)

*Minors*
Glenfin v CLG BnaG 
Good luck to our Minors who play Glenfin in the Northern Div 3 Semi Final next Wednesday27th of April. Should the boys come through that game they would play the winners of Termon and Letterkenny Gaels in the final

*U12s*
CLG BnaG v Letterkenny Gaels
Moyle Park, Wednesday @ 6.30pm
Our U12s have a match this Wednesday at home to Letterkenny Gaels. Throw in time is at 6.30pm and all players are asked to be at the pitch for 6pm. Parents are asked to ensure players have gum shields and gloves and any player that has a Club top is encouraged to wear it also. Please contact Sean of your child is unavailable for the game, and most importantly all parents are encouraged to come along and support their children.

*Donegal Minors*
Well done to Shaun Paul Barretts Donegal Minor team that are through to the Ulster Minor league final after an extra time win over Monaghan at the weekend. SPs boys will now play Tyrone in the final next Saturday as Donegal aim to take their third Ulster league title in a row.

*Donegal U17s*
Well done to Ryan Mcmahon and Ronan Docherty and all the Donegal U17 team and management that has advanced to the Ulster U17 league final after their win over Monaghan at the weekend.

*Lotto*
This weeks lotto numbers were 3-6-13-20. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Kevin Coffey, A & R McCormack, and John Coyle. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,300. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

 

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Busy Easter weekend

Despite the blustery conditions on both Easter Saturday and Sunday, Milford AC athletes challenged themselves at various distances in various locations over the weekend.

  On Easter Saturday the ‘Spar’ Omagh Half Marathon clashed with the equally popular Ballyliffin 10 mile Challenge, and the new event – the Shamrock Challenge in Kerrykeel, Milford athletes had divided loyalties, with some opting for the longer distance of the half marathon while others opted for the shorter but no less challenging Ballyliffin 10 miles, others native to Kerrykeel supported the relative sprint of a 5km in aid of the soccer field in the village.

 

Omagh Half Marathon

In Omagh, Paul Russell put in a top drawer performance to get under the magical 80 minute barrier for the first time.  Indeed the Churchill man became the first club person to break 80 min for the classic distance – recording 79:48.  He lowered his time by almost 3 minutes from last year’s Donegal Half Marathon in Letterkenny.  Paul has put in a great winters training since taking up running last summer and joining Milford AC in September last.  He finished 32nd overall and 4th in the o/35 category.

  Shaun Boyce was also in record breaking form, - the Gortmacall man ran 83:54 (avg 3.59/km) taking 2 minutes off his previous best and six minutes off from the last time he ran in Omagh.  Agnes Ryan and Bernie Gallagher ran stride for stride over the 21km course, and crossed the line together in 1:59:17, heralding a new pb for Agnes.  Jacqui Barrett was just outside her best, finishing in 2hrs 03min 15secs, with Barry Browne completing the Milford scoring in 2:05:31.

Ballyliffin 10 Miles

Four athletes travelled to Ballyliffin for the annual and popular 10 miles race offering coastal views and underfoot conditions as the race traditionally finishes on the beach.  The strong head wind at the finish and the stones on the beach added that bit extra endurance in the closing stages of the 16km event.  James Whoriskey was first of the club quartet home, and despite the conditions managed to run a pb of 71:52 over the testing course.

  Eoin Sheehy also managed a pb running 80:20.  Nat Doherty started with last year’s couch to 5km group with little intention of running 10miles, but again with a consistent year’s training – the Kilmacrennan man ran a very creditable pb of 81:39 for 16km.  Aine Whoriskey was slightly down on her time in Bundoran 2 weeks earlier, but in the conditions she was happy with a finish time of 88:48.

Shamrock Challenge Kerrykeel 5km

The Shamrock Challenge based in Kerrykeel is a new event comprising a 70km cycle and a 5km run, to raise money for local causes primarily ‘Rabs Park’ soccer grounds in Kerrykeel.

  Gareth Kerrigan finished 4th overall in the 70km cycle while Gerard ‘Skip’ McGettigan finished 2nd in the men’s o/50 category in the cycle.

  In the 5km run, Fergus Callaghan, set a new pb recording 18:27, closely followed by Joe Gallagher, 18:36, who finished 2nd in the men’s o/40 category.  Daniel Hewitt ran 19:55, while Paul Friel won the men’s o/50 category in 20:25.

The LAC Easter 3km

The traditional Letterkenny AC Easter Sunday 3km attracted a sizeable entry around the IT College, Ballyraine, Port Rd. circuit.  The race was won by former Cranford AC lad Eoghan McGinley in 9:05.  Milford’s newest recruit – Kilmacrennan man Peter O’Donnell who finished 5th in the ‘The Race’ a few weeks prior, got in his first competitive run in Milford AC colours, and despite recovering from the 250km race, still ran an admirable 10:25 for the 3km distance.  He also paced his sister in the Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday running 1hr 58minutes.

  Gerard Marley got close to his best running 11:25 while his sister Gillian ran very well, averaging 4minutes/km to finish in 12:03. 

  Well done to all, in testing conditions at all 4 venues.

This Weekend

This Saturday the 2nd Marine Harvest/Milford AC 5km takes place in the town starting at Grey Rocks at 2pm.  Registration is from 12:30pm at the clubhouse, entry fee €8.00.  Prizes in the usual categories 1st 3 senior man and ladies.  1st two o/40 – o/60 man and ladies, and first junior man and woman.  All welcome.

Training

Juvenile training continues at the pitches on Tuesday evenings 5:45-6:45pm and Mulroy College on Thursdays 5:45-6:45pm.  Senior training is at 7:30pm Tuesday and Thursday, and 10am on Sunday.  Many also meet up on Saturdays to get the long run completed with company.  The Couch to 10km Group continue to meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm.  All welcome at the various training groups.

 

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News 23/03/16

Milford 5km

The first of the Milford 5km races, sponsored by Marine Harvest Fanad took place last Saturday in ideal weather conditions, which made the efforts of the athletes, officials and spectators all the more easy.

  Overall 108 runners faced the start at Grey Rocks with Milford AC fielding 29 athletes from the main running group, and 30 from this year’s Couch to 5km Group.  13 of the 29 from the main group set new pb’s for the distance.

  Churchill man Paul Russell led the Milford AC contingent finishing in 5th place overall taking 10 seconds off his time recording 17:15.

  Anthony Doherty was also in record breaking form and a late charge over the last 200 mts took him to within one second of training partner Paddy Ryan and a pb with 17:25.

  James Whoriskey also improved greatly over the distance running 19:28, closely followed by Gerard Marley who took 30 seconds off his previous best, - running 19:29.  Collette McElwaine finished 2nd in the senior ladies category, - running 20:57.  Nat Doherty graduated from last year’s Couch Group and set a pb with 21:32.

  Teresa Winston also emerged from last year’s Couch Group and with dedicated training with the senior group over the past year, has improved greatly to set a big pb with 22:30.

  Edel Bradley recorded the biggest improvement of the day, - the Letterkenny woman took 2½ minutes off her previous best to run a great 22:38.

  James Doherty won the mens o/60 category, - the Kilmacrennan man, who will turn 71 in June ran 22:44.  Aine Whoriskey, also a product of last years Couch Group took 4 seconds off her previous best to record 23:21.

  New recruits Alastair Logan and Frank McTaggart also recorded pb’s with 23:43 and 23:57 respectively.  Despite having ran a marathon, and 2 half marathons, Jim McCahill ran his first ever competitive 5km running 25:20.

  Sinead McTaggart also from last year’s Couch Group was delighted to get under 28 minutes for the first time – running 27:33.

Couch Group

The 2016 Couch to 5km Group ran their first competitive 5km after 9 weeks of dedicated training.

For most it was their first 5km, and as they crossed the finish line there was a great sense of self achievement and fulfilment.  Roy Graham was first man home in 26:24, closely followed by 1st woman home – Natalie Mitchell in 27:14.  All 30 finished within 40 minutes, but regardless of time it was all about getting to the finish line and achieving a goal, previously thought impossible.  Most of the group are now carrying on to get to 10km, and run in the Northwest 10km on the 1st May.

  Overall Saturday’s 5km was a big success for the club, and the club wish to acknowledge the help contributed by so many.  Thanks to Marine Harvest Fanad for their kind sponsorship.  To all marshals, time keepers, lead car driver registration collators, and water dispensers at the finish line.

  To Aiden and Pat McKenna for setting up chip time supplied by Brendan and Teresa McDaid, Letterkenny.  To all who supplied food, and all who made tea and dispensed refreshments, which are always welcome. 

  Next 5km is on Saturday 2nd April, same time, same course, and hopefully the same weather.

Hughie Gallagher

Hughie Gallagher, Creevey was in positive form as he once again travelled to Athlone last weekend to compete in the National Masters Indoor Championships.  Hughie won gold in the long jump, (breaking his own national record) and gold in the shot put in the over 90 category.  The Carrigart man has competed for Milford AC for the last 15 years and each year he has flown the flag for the club at National level.  He has won gold medals at every championships both outdoor and indoor over the past fifteen years.  His remarkable longevity and positive outlook, will see him train over the coming months for the National Outdoor Masters in August, by which time he will have turned 92.

 

MEVAGH FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE updates

MEVAGH FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

Aras Ros Goill, Downings - call 9155055 or text 087 9228944.
Check out our Facebook page & our new website: mevaghfrc.org

The Mevagh Family Resource Centre will be closed on Good Friday, 25th March and Easter Monday, 28th March.

Mevagh Community Garden Want to learn how to grow your own vegetables? Enjoy the great outdoors or make new friends? Well if you do, no better time like the present. There are a few places free at the garden for this year's growing season. Cost €60. This entitles you to two drills, a raised bed outdoors and a raised bed in the poly tunnel. Meeting on Wednesday 30th March at 7.30 pm to organise the plots. For more information phone Resource Centre.

Mevagh Craft Group - meet weekly every Thursday morning from 10.30am to - 12.30pm in the Resource Centre, new members are always welcome.

ASIST two day suicide prevention workshop: 13th -14thApril 9 am - 4.30pm - This is a two day intensive, interactive workshop where participants develop their skills through
simulations and role-playing in order to become more ready, willing and able to help
people at risk of suicide.

Pilates - Classes continue - on Tuesday's, beginners at 1O:OOam followed by improver's class at 11:30am. New improver's class on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Contact Orlagh on 0872819746 for further information.

Yoga - Classes continue on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Visitors to the area are welcome to drop-in for a class. Please contact Victoria for further info: 0873297169

A talk on "Parental Support to Improve Children's Leaming" by Pauline Hunter (B. ED, MA, NDT, JST) - will be taking place on Thursday, 7th April 2016, 7:30pm - 9:30pm in
Mevagh FRC, Downings. Topics covered include: how children learn, improving self-esteem in children and how exercise improves learning. This is a FREE event and will provide
invaluable advice and guidance for parents/guardians, childcare workers and other interested parties. This event is supported by Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC). To
register or for more information please contact Mevagh FRC on 074 91 55055.

LEGO Workshop - will take place at the 'Busy Bees Parent and Toddler Group' session on: 22nd April 2016, 11:00am - 12pm in Mevagh FRC, Downings. The workshop will be
provided by The School Door and the facilitator will lead the children in working on a
number ofactivities to develop communication and language skills and to foster imaginative play. Everyone Welcome and cost per family i s only €3 but booking is essential as places are limited. To register or for more information please contact Mevagh FRC on 07491 55055.

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Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Ray of Sunshine Foundation*
From our Childrens Officer Sally O'Donnell: 

"A special thank you to Clg Baile na nGalloglach, Milford, for the GAA kit, which went down a treat with the children in Kenya
I had the great pleasure of being one of 23 volunteers who travelled to Mtwapa, Kenya last month as part of a collaboration with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation. We went to help build a Rescue Centre for abused children who have been trafficked in the sex trade from as young as three years old. They rely on the charity to bring some hope into their lives, and together, we helped complete the build of the Rescue Centre where the children will have access to support, medical care, nutrition, education and a caring environment to give them a chance of recovery.Children in the western world take so much for granted. The children I met in Kenya have very little, but it was heartening to watch them get such joy from so little and it reminded me of my own childhood. "

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*Seniors*
CLG BnaG 1-8 Cloughaneely 0-13
Na Galloglaighs first game of the season on Saturday ended in defeat in a result which probably has more positives than negatives. The men would have learned a lot from what is needed at this level and had they had a more clinical edge could have won the game by a few points on another day. They got off to a great start scoring 2 points in the opening few minutes but were kept scoreless for a long period of the first half as they squandered a lot of ball. Cloughaneely on the other hand took every chance they had and were almost out of sight at half time only for a Brandon Toye goal late in the half giving Na Galloglaigh a lifeline with the score at the break 1-3 to 0-9. The second half was much improved from the boys in blue and they were soon level. They kept the Falcarragh men scoreless until the last 5 minutes or so but had issues with putting the ball over the bar themselves. It was a tight physical battle and despite missing several chances Na Galloglaigh almost nicked it at the death only for the ball to come back off the crossbar. In the end Cloughaneely hung on to win by two but Na Galloglaigh would have learned a lot about what is needed at this higher level, and will hope to put it into practice on Easter Monday away to Naomh Mhuire. Team: Sean Gallagher, Tj Evesson, Barry McNulty, Brandon Toye (1-0), Gary Merritt, Paddy Peoples, Anthony Fisher (0-1), Luke Barrett (0-2), Sean Black, Darragh Black, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Jonny Logue, David Curley, Pauric Curley (0-1), Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-3). Subs: Joey Cullen for C Barrett (7m, BC), Kyle Black for D Curley (50m), PJ Hagan for Logue (55m), Adam Serrinha, Kieran Sheridan, Gavin McFadden

*Division 2*
Our Seniors make the trip to The Banks this Easter Monday to take on Naomh Mhuire in their second league game. Both teams lost their opening match with Naomh Mhuire losing away to St Nauls. It will be a big game for manager Danny O'Donnell as he takes Na Galloglaigh back to his home club. Throw in times are 1.30pm for Reserves with Seniors at 3pm

*U12 Mixed Training*
U12 Mixed training continues each Wednesday evening in the Loreto Community School gym from 6-7pm. €2 per person and anyone who has not yet registered can do from 5.45-6pm. €30 per child with family rates also available. Any queries contact Sean McHugh, Paddy Peoples or Gary Helferty

*Lotto*
This weeks lotto numbers were 5-9-18-20. No jackpot winner, 5 match 3 winners, win €15 each. Joe Coyle, Ramelton, Ann Marie McGettigan, Adrian Collins and Michael O'Hara x2. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,140. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Comortas Peile na Gaeltacta*
CLG BnaG 3-12 Termon 1-15 (AET)
Na Galloglaigh advanced to the Semi Finals of the Gaeltacht on Saturday after a hard fought victory over Termon. It needed extra time to divide the teams in what was an end to end battle of a game. The majority of the first half was a tight affair with a lot of tit for tat scoring until with 5 minutes remaining Cathal Mc Gettigan got on the end of a great pass from Pauric Curley to finish beneath the keeper. This left 4 between the sides at the break although Na Galloglaigh also lost Enda McHugh after 20 minutes to a suspected dislocated shoulder, all at the club wish Enda a speedy recovery. In the second half Termon came out all guns blazing to put Na Galloglaigh under severe pressure and wiped out the 4 point lead. Once again the second half proved to be an end to end battle with both sides weathering storms and bouncing back. However in the last 5 minutes of normal time Na Galloglaigh had numerous chances to kill the game off but didn't take them, and instead the game went to the drama of extra time. Extra time proved to be a game of two halves with Na Galloglaigh well on top in the first and Termon in the second. However two goals from Adam Serrinha and Cathal McGettigan in the space of minute in the first half gave Na Galloglaigh the cushion to defend and they showed great composure to see out the victory in the end. This put the boys through to their first ever Gaeltacht Semi Final in Glenties on the May Bank Holiday weekend where they will take on Ardara.
Team: Sean Gallagher, Brandon Toye, Barry McNulty, Conor McNulty, Enda McHugh, Paddy Peoples, TJ Evesson, Sean Black, Anthony Fisher, Darragh Black, Christopher Barrett (0-2), Jonny Logue, Cathal McGettigan (2-6), Pauric Curley, David Curley (0-1). Subs: Luke Barrett (0-2) for McHugh, Gary Merritt for Evesson (BC, 40m), Joey Cullen for Logue (42m), Kyle Black (0-1) for Fisher (45m), Adam Serrinha (1-0) for D Black (50m), Caolan Mc Gettigan. In ET: Kieran Sheridan for C McNulty (63m), Darragh Black for D Curley (75m), Paul Sweeney for P Curley (78m)

*Last Man Standing*
And then there were 4. Donegals defeat at the hands of Roscommon at the weekend accounted for 12 of the 20 that were remaining this weekend, with Armagh, Derry, Fermanagh and Mayo also letting a few people down. The four remaining are TJ Evesson, Oisin Barrett, Martin Callan and Ciaran Kelly who all had Cork backed to beat Monaghan. Martin and CIaran have picked Galway for the next game, while TJ has Dublin and Oisin has Derry.

*Donegal U17s*
Well done to Ryan Mcmahon and Ronan Docherty who featured for the Donegal U17s in their 0-13 to 0-4 win over Fermanagh at the weekend. Ryan started at corner back and chipped in with a point while Doc came on in the closing stages.

*Donegal Minors*
Well done to Shaun Paul Barrett whose Donegal Minors got off to a winning start in their opening Ulster league game at the weekend. SPs men beat Fermanagh by 9 points, 2-11 to 0-8, in Ballyshannon on Saturday.

*Donegal Ladies*
Well done to Amber Barrett and her Donegal colleagues who made it 5 wins in a row in Division 2. Amber came off the bench to score a point in Donegals 4-11 to 2-7 win over Clare in Ballyshannon.

*Intermediate Championship*
Our Seniors have been drawn alongside neighbours Fanad Gaels as well as St Nauls and Carndonagh in Group A of the Intermediate Championship. The boys will be at home to Carndonagh and away to Fanad and St Nauls

*U12 Mixed Training*
U12 Mixed training continues each Wednesday evening in the Loreto Community School gym from 6-7pm. €2 per person and anyone who has not yet registered can do from 5.45-6pm. €30 per child with family rates also available. Any queries contact Sean McHugh, Paddy Peoples or Gary Helferty

*Lotto*
This weeks lotto numbers were 5-10-12-18. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Rosemary McGee, Fiona Boyle & Moira McCormack, and Jenny Doherty. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,060. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

 

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News 09/03/16

The Race 2016

Marty Lynch and Hugh Coll were the toast of Milford AC last Saturday night, and with training partner, Peter O’Donnell were the toast of Donegal as the trio had the glory of being the first three Donegal men to finish ‘The Race 2016’ – the country’s toughest endurance event.

  The ‘race 2016’ may have started at 5am on Saturday morning but for most of the competitors it started in the form of training many months ago.  Muhamad Ali once famously said “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights”.

  After the Manchester Marathon last April, - Hugh Coll had only one goal and that was to do that thing called the ‘race’ in March 2016. He also needed some willing co-competitors/training partners, but not surprisingly most he tried to enlist said “no way”, except for the teak tough Ramelton based barber – Marty Lynch.  Both spent most of the summer putting in hours on the bike and doing running training for the Dublin Marathon at the end of October.  After the marathon the training began in earnest with many Sunday’s spent in training duration of 7, 9 and 11 hours in total from early morning till dark of evening.  Along the way they enlisted Peter O’Donnell from Kilmacrennan who was equally committed to the cause and all three pushed/encouraged each other on those long training days.  Over the past 8 weeks most of Wednesday’s hours of light were used for biking only.  A phenomenal amateur effort, where the participant also pays €600 to take part.  (Contrast that with the overpaid ranks of some professional sportspeople).

  As the race approached the weather favoured the 90 plus participants who lined up in Gartan at 5am on Saturday for the 23.4km run to Ramelton.  Some slight showers accompanied the runners to Ramelton, but the day brightened as most kayaked the 12km to Rathmullan amid choppy waters as they left the shelter of the Lennon.

  Hugh and Marty were in the top 6 as they approached the 1st transition in Ramelton with Peter O’Donnell taking a more cautious approach.  The Milford duo crossed the line in 1hr 47mins, with Peter on 1:49:22.  Their kayak times were fairly close with Marty recording 1:41:30, Peter 1:41:58 and Hugh 1:42:59.  It was on the long bike run (90kms) from Rathmullan, Fanad, Downings, Glen, Lough Salt and on to Muckish that Marty Lynch opened some ground on his training buddies when he recorded 4hrs 20:26 for the gruelling route.  Indeed Hugh Coll was most unfortunate in this section as a tyre puncture caused him to lose 20 minutes, credit to Peter O’Donnell as he stopped to help him, also losing valuable time.  Peter recorded 4hrs 34:32 with Hugh on 4:42:57.  It was on the tough Muckish mountain climb where Marty Lynch was most impressive, recording the fastest time of the day – the Ramelton man was described by onlookers like a “mountain goat” as he recorded 53:40 for the demanding up and down 5km distance.  Peter recorded 60:30 with Hugh also going well on 71:00 mins.  After transition it was back on the bikes for the shorter bike run, where the weather was also favourable, with the wind in their backs for most of the 70km distance.  Again Marty Lynch was a power house on the bike, recording 2hrs 30:11 for the distance Peter on 2:39:43 and Hugh also staying in touch with 2:38:32.

  After 208 kilometres and approx eleven hours of running kayaking and cycling, the small matter of the full marathon (26.2 miles) was about to begin in Doochary.  By this stage Marty Lynch had steadily moved up the leader board and as he started the marathon he moved into 3rd place overall, a position he was to occupy until the finish line where he crossed the line to rapturous applause recording 4:02:06 for the marathon and in 15hrs 41mins 01second overall.  An amazing achievement in his first attempt.

  Peter O’Donnell still had enough energy left over the marathon distance to record the 3rd fastest time of the day for the classic distance with 3:56:31.  5th place overall in 16hrs 11mins 58seconds.

Hugh Coll enjoyed the marathon, in 8th place overall, he knew 7th place was too far ahead to catch, and 9th place was too far behind to catch him, so he ‘strolled’ home to the biggest applause of the night, high fiving the many supporters who turned up at the finish, crossing the line with a marathon time of 4:40:56, and 17hrs 20mins 14seconds overall, - well inside his target time of sub 19 hours.

  It was a proud and historic day for the club, but even more so for the 3 competitors and their families as the day went without a hitch (albeit tyre puncture).  The rigorous training and planning ensured that was so, but on ‘the day’ in such a long event anything can go wrong.

  Thanks to the many club members who came out throughout the day and at the finish line to cheer the lads on.  Well done also to other local competitors who made it to the finish line, Luke Daly, Rathmullan 22:07:41, Hugh Hunter, Cranford 22:31:13, and Arthur McMahon, Milford, 22:39:30.

Finn Valley 5km Series

The last of the 3 Finn Valley 5kms took place on Sunday last amid perfect weather conditions.  Again over 200 faced the starter, where Milford AC’s Anthony Doherty had his best race of the season to finish 4th in an excellent 17:47.  Gerard Marley maintained his consistency finishing just outside his pb with 20:02.

LYIT 5km

Well done to husband and wife club members Frank and Sinead McTaggart who set new pbs on Tuesday night last in the LYIT 5km in Letterkenny.  Frank ran 25:01 pb with relative ease while Sinead has improved greatly over the past year setting a new pb at 28:21.

Milford AC / Marine Harvest 5kms

The first of two 5kms in Milford in 2016 and supported by Marine Harvest Fanad, will take place on Saturday 19th March, starting at 2pm at Greyrock, Milford.

  This race will act as the 1st 5km, for the Couch to 5km Group.  The thirty plus participant have now completed 7 weeks, and have reached the stage of all running in the 3 sessions per week.

  As Marine Harvest Fanad are the main sponsors of the event, all Marine Harvest employees can enter the race free of charge on both days.

  Marine Harvest Fanad, formerly Fanad Fisheries, are a great asset to the local area, providing much needed employment in the Fanad and surrounding areas for over 30 years.  The club extend thanks to Bernie Gallagher, Annette Rogers and Pat Connors from Marine Harvest for their support and cooperation.

  The race will be run over the familiar Milford 5km course starting at Greyrocks and finishing at the Council Offices.  The course is generally regarded as fast, with many athletes travelling from Letterkenny, Finn Valley, and further afield to avail of a competitive early season race.  A second day will be added on Saturday 2nd April, which will afford the runners a chance to improve on their times etc. depending on weather conditions on the day(s).

  The Community Games will run a 3rd race over the same course on Friday 15th April starting at 7:30pm.

Club Awards Night

The club are delighted to announce that Jason Black has agreed to be guest of honour at the Club Presentation Night on this Friday 11th March in the Mulroy College, starting at 8pm.  Juvenile, senior and masters prizes will be awarded in the usual categories.  All welcome.

Cara Bundoran 10mile

A number of club athletes will run in this Saturday’s Cara Pharmacy sponsored Bundoran 10 mile road race.  The race starts at 11am for runners outside the Allingham Arms Hotel.  Good luck to all taking part.

3RD FINN VALLEY 5KM
The last of the 3 Finn Valley 5kms took place yesterday, Sunday amid perfect weather conditions. Again over 200 faced the starter, where Milford AC s Anthony Doherty had his best race of the season to finish 4th in an excellent 17.47.
Gerard Marley maintained his consistency finishing just outside his pb with 20.02.
The first Milford 5km of the season will take place on Saturday 19 March, starting at 2pm. All welcome.3RD FINN VALLEY 5KM
The last of the 3 Finn Valley 5kms took place yesterday, Sunday amid perfect weather conditions. Again over 200 faced the starter, where Milford AC s Anthony Doherty had his best race of the season to finish 4th in an excellent 17.47.
Gerard Marley maintained his consistency finishing just outside his pb with 20.02.
The first Milford 5km of the season will take place on Saturday 19 March, starting at 2pm. All welcome.

 

Milford GAA News

By Barry McNulty

*CLG BnaG Health & Wellbeing Day 2016 - Thank You!*
Clg Baile Na nGalloglach held their annual Health and Wellbeing day in the Town Hall Ramelton (alongside the Country Market) on Saturday 5th March.
The event was well attended and the club would like to thank everyone who assisted on the day especially the members of the Ramelton Country market and the services who came along on the day:
• Citizens Information 
• Social Proscribing
• Befriending
• Orsi Foot Clinic, 
• Good Health Fitness 
• Couch to 5k
• HSE Smoking Cessation
And the nurses who kindly gave of their time to provide the health assessments ; Caroline McAteer, Jackie Barrett, Deirdre Gormley, Nancy McNamee, Brid McGettigan, Tanya Hardiman and  Sonia Doherty

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*Comortas Peile na Gaeltacht*
CLG BnaG v Termon

Moyle Park, Saturday @ 3.30pm
Our Seniors will take on neighbours Termon in the Quarter Final of the Gaeltacht at home this Saturday. Termon defeated Cloughaneely 3-10 to 1-12 in Falcarragh at the weekend to set up the clash. With recent wins over Gaoth Dobhair in the Gaeltacht and Owen Roes of Tyrone in a challenge match Danny O'Donnell will be hoping the good start continues this weekend. All support much appreciated. 

*Donegal Ladies*
Well done to Amber Barrett and her Donegal colleagues who made it 5 wins in a row in Division 2. Amber came off the bench to score a point in Donegals 4-11 to 2-7 win over Clare in Ballyshannon.

*Senior Friendly*
CLG BnaG 2-16 Owen Roe 1-10
The Seniors got another good warmup under their belts with a friendly against Tyrone Division 2 side Owen Roe today. It was a good intense hard workout for the lads with both sides treating the game more competitively than a friendly. Playing against a strong breeze Na Galloglaigh still managed to come out on top at half leading 1-8 to 1-6, and in the second half limited the Tyrone men to just 4 points to run out 9 point winners, 2-16 to 1-10. It was a good test against the team who finished 4th in Tyrones Division 2 last year and good preparation for the boys who will now play neighbours Termon in the next round of the Gaeltacht. Termon defeated Cloughaneely 3-10 to 1-12 in Falcarragh today to set up the fixture, which could take place next weekend.
Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Conor McNulty, Brandon Toye (0-1), Paddy Peoples, Enda McHugh, Paul Sweeney, Sean Black, Anthony Fisher (0-1), Luke Barrett (0-4), Jonny Logue (0-2), Adam Serrinha (1-0), Pauric Curley (1-2), Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-4). Subs: Sean Gallagher for Caolan McGettigan, PJ Hagan for Sheridan, Gary Merritt for Peoples, Joey Cullen for Sweeney, Darragh Black (0-2) for Fisher, Tj Evesson for McHugh, Kyle Black for Serrinha (all HT), Enda McHugh for Evesson (45m), Kieran Sheridan for C. McNulty (50m)

*Minors*
Gaoth Dobhair 0-13 CLG BnaG 0-6
Na Galloglaigh came out of the blocks well in first game on Saturday away to Gaoth Dobhair. They weathered an early onslaught from the home side in the opening 15 minutes to go on to lead 0-4 to 0-2 through some great free taking from Ryan McMahon and Marty Doyle and an excellent score by Ronan Docherty. However Gaoth Dobhair finished the half the better scoring 4 unanswered points in the final 10 minutes of the half to lead 0-6 to 0-4 at the break. Na Galloglaigh could have been further behind only for a great save by Jamie-Lee Blaney midway through the half. The second half started poorly for the blues conceding straight from the throw in and getting penned in their own half for the first 10 minutes under severe Gaoth Dobhair pressure who stretched their lead to 0-10 to 0-4. A good score from Dane Dunworth stopped the rot somewhat however when captain and centre back Cormac Toland picked up a black card for a trip Na Galloglaighs challenge became even tougher. Gaoth Dobhair scored 3 more points to leave it 0-13 to 0-5 with 15 remaining before Ryan McMahon added another for the blues. It was a spirited performance from Na Galloglaigh in their first run out of the season, especially the final 10 minutes, and they won't be too disappointed with their display in Maghergallon. They'll take heart from the performances of Matthew Stewart at full back and Conor Coll in the corner. Next up for the Minors is a home game against Cloughaneely on Sunday at 11.30am Scorers: Ryan McMahon (0-3, 3f), Ronan Docherty (0-1), Marty Doyle (0-1, 1f), Dane Dunworth (0-1)

*U14 Fixtures*
Our U14s have been drawn in Group 4 for 2016 alongside Fanad Gaels, St Michaels, St Eunans A, Downings, Cloughaneely and Gaoth Dobhair. Their first fixture will be away to Gaoth Dobhair on Friday March 25th at 6.30. The full fixture list is listed below:
Fri Mar 25th: Gaoth Dobhair v CLG BnaG @ 6.30pm
Mon Mar 28th: CLG BnaG v St Eunans A @ 6.30pm
Fri Apr 8th: CLG BnaG v St Michaels @ 6.45pm 
Mon Apr 11th: CLG BnaG v Cloughaneely @ 6.45pm 
Mon Apr 18th: Downings v CLG BnaG @ 7pm
Fri Apr 22nd: Fanad Gaels v CLG BnaG @ 6.45pm

*U12 Mixed Training*
U12 Mixed training continues each Wednesday evening in the Loreto Community School gym from 6-7pm. €2 per person and anyone who has not yet registered can do from 5.45-6pm. €30 per child with family rates also available. Any queries contact Sean McHugh, Paddy Peoples or Gary Helferty

*Lotto*
This weeks lotto numbers were 5-10-12-18. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Rosemary McGee, Fiona Boyle & Moira McCormack, and Jenny Doherty. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,060. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

 

*Last Man Standing*
We are down to the final 20 in the Last man Standing competition with only 4 fallers over the weekend. Galway accounted for 3 of those with Down the other. The majority of people this week have backed Donegal on home turf against Division 1 surprise package Roscommon. Should Roscommon come away from O'Donnell Park with a win there could potentially only be 8 remaining.

*Donegal v Roscommon - ALL TICKET*
Donegals Allianz League clash against Roscommon this Sunday will be all ticket. Tickets cost €10 per adult and €5 for U16s. Tickets can be ordered from Joe McNulty (086-8547114) and Kathleen Friel (087-6506101) before Thursday

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC / Marine Harvest 5kms

The first of two 5kms in Milford in 2016 and supported by Marine Harvest Fanad, will take place on Saturday 19th March, starting at 2pm at Greyrock, Milford.

  This race will act as the 1st 5km, for the Couch to 5km Group.  The thirty plus participant have now completed 7 weeks, and have reached the stage of all running in the 3 sessions per week.

  As Marine Harvest Fanad are the main sponsors of the event, all Marine Harvest employees can enter the race free of charge on both days.

  Marine Harvest Fanad, formerly Fanad Fisheries, are a great asset to the local area, providing much needed employment in the Fanad and surrounding areas for over 30 years.  The club extend thanks to Bernie Gallagher, Annette Rogers and Pat Connors from Marine Harvest for their support and cooperation.

  The race will be run over the familiar Milford 5km course starting at Greyrocks and finishing at the Council Offices.  The course is generally regarded as fast, with many athletes travelling from Letterkenny, Finn Valley, and further afield to avail of a competitive early season race.  A second day will be added on Saturday 2nd April, which will afford the runners a chance to improve on their times etc. depending on weather conditions on the day(s).

  The Community Games will run a 3rd race over the same course on Friday 15th April starting at 7:30pm.

Juvenile Training

Juvenile training will resume after a short break on Thursday 10th March in Mulroy College at 5:45-6:45pm.  The following Tuesday 15th March training will continue at the Milford Pitches from 6-7pm as usual.  Following a meeting of parents and prospective new coaches, Hugh Coll, Annette Sheehy, and James Whoriskey have agreed to take over the coaching roll on a weekly basis, with help from various parents on a rota basis to be drawn up.  The club acknowledge the help and support of Mulroy College and principal, Ms. Fiona Temple.  New members always welcome.

Club Awards Night

The club are delighted to announce that Jason Black has agreed to be guest of honour at the Club Presentation Night on Friday 11th March in the Mulroy College, starting at 8pm.  Juvenile, senior and masters prizes will be awarded in the usual categories.  All welcome.

Personal Bests

As a result of good winter training a number of club athletes have ran personal bests in training recently.  On Sunday Mark Scott took over 2mins off his 10km time when he recorded 48:00mins dead.  On Tuesday evening last Teresa Winston ran a big pb for 5km, recording 22:49.  Fiona Grier also set a pb on the same run recording 23:08(both graduated from last year’s Couch to 5km Group).  The previous week, in a 3km time trial, Gerard Marley and Kenneth Moore set new figures for 3km with 11:17 and 11:46 respectively.

Senior/Master Training

Training continues at the usual times i.e. Tuesday and Thursday’s at 7:30pm, meet at the clubhouse.

Sunday 10am also at the clubhouse.  A large number of club athletes also meet on a Saturday to get the long weekend run completed with company.  Again, new members welcome to join, especially as the days will now be getting longer, and the road racing season is about to commence.

The Race

The club extend best wishes to Hugh Coll and Marty Lynch as they take part in the 250km ‘Race’ on Saturday.  The ‘Race’ starts in Gartan at 5am on Saturday with a half marathon finishing in Ramelton.  Club members are urged to go out at various stages of the day to support the pair as they run, kayak and cycle through most of Saturday, and perhaps some of Sunday!

 

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*CLG BnaG Health & Wellbeing Day 2016*
The Club will host its annual Health & Wellbeing day in the Ramelton Town Hall on Saturday 5th March from 11am until 1.30pm (alongside the country market). Entry is free and the following services have kindly agreed to attend:
1. HSE Smoking Cessation Service: Free confidential service for anyone who would like to or needs to quit tobacco. Assessment and advice on most appropriate treatment for individuals ( Fiona Boyle)
2. Citizens information Service: Provides information on Public Services and entitlements in Ireland (Sharon Molloy)
3. Health Assessment including Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure testing by local qualified Community and Hospital based nurses
4. Couch to 5k; A plan to help people get off the couch and running 5k in 9 weeks ( James Gibbons)
5. Social Proscribing: Is about linking people to non-medical sources of support in the community that they could benefit from (Leslie Newberry)
6. Good Health Fitness Ltd: Information on Personal Training, Group Training and Sports Nutrition (Gearoid Horkan)
7. The Orsi Foot Clinic: Provides professional treatments including nail trimming, in growing toe nails, corns, callus, fungal infection and verruca’s. Advice given on day to day foot care(Patricia Orsi)
8. Mental Health Information: Professionals including Mental Health Nurses and Counsellors/ Psychotherapists will be available to assist anyone enquiring about accessing any of the statutory, voluntary or private services
CLG Baile na nGalloglach will be providing information on Gaelic games activities available in the catchment area of the Ramelton, Milford and Rathmullan hinterland including their recent very successful ‘Scor’ activities. The club provide training and playing opportunities for adults and children (boys and girls) from under 8 to senior.
Samples of club gear will be on display and orders can be taken on the day

*U12 Mixed Training*
U12 Mixed training begins this Wednesday evening, 2nd March in the Loreto Community School gym from 6-7pm. €2 per person and anyone who has not yet registered can do from 5.45-6pm. €30 per child with family rates also available. Any queries contact Sean McHugh, Paddy Peoples or Gary Helferty

*Lotto*
This weeks lotto numbers were 8-10-14-22. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Patrick Kerr and Seamus Surkan Snr. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,020. Don't forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.

*Underage Coaching*
Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)

*Lotto Database*
Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:

- Full family membership for 2016 included
- Entered into every draw every week
- Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)
- 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw

*Lotto Sellers Required*
The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114

*Contact Us*
For all information and queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com

*CLG BnaG Club Gear*
A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751

 

'Bring a Friend to Mini Rugby' a huge success for Letterkenny Rugby Club

Letterkenny Rugby Club held their first 'Bring a Friend to Mini Rugby' last Saturday morning.

The idea was brought to the club by Peter Orsi who coaches and manages the Minis at letterkenny Rugby Club. The club's aim when staging the event was to allow newcomers, and their kids, to experience the club in action and a give them a flavour of how much fun rugby can be.

To celebrate their first event they raffled two tickets to Ireland vs Italy at the Aviva Stadium to any of their mini members who brought their friends or cousins along.

Noah Johnson, who joined the club this year and currently plays with the Under 7s, won the tickets.

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Noah Johnson (U7s) with his mother Anthea, being presented with two tickets for Ireland v Italy by Ryan Orsi (U11s) on behalf of Letterkenny Rugby Club.