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Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Annual Club Draw*

Don’t forget to get your tickets for Annual Club Draw which takes place on the 25th of June. Tickets are available from all Senior players and Committee members. Tickets are €10 or 3 €20.

1st Prize - €2,000

2nd Prize – 500 Litres Oil (Sponsored by Whoriskeys Oil, Ramelton)

3rd Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton)

4th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by DSC Gym, Milford)

5th Prize – 500 Litres Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)

6th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Paul Fisher, Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre)

7th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by McCormicks Chemist)

8th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Bodywork Gym, Milford)

9th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by McGettigans Butchers, Milford)

10th Prize - €500 Cash

*Division 1*
CLG BnaG v St Eunans
Moyle Park, Saturday @ 6.30

Our Seniors welcome St Eunans to Moyle Park this Saturday for a Division 1 clash. The Letterkenny side won by 2 points in O’Donnell Park earlier in the season and Dannys men will be looking to avenge that result on home soil come Saturday. The throw in times are earlier than normal with the Reserves at 5pm followed by the Seniors 6.30pm. All support greatly appreciated.

*Topaz Cash for Clubs*

The Club is registered with the Topaz Cash for Clubs competition with Tobins petrol station in Letterkenny. Simply mention Milford GAA after you fill up in Tobins to get tokens for the club. We would appreciate if as many Club members as possible could help us by mentioning the Club when they fill up in Tobins!

*Reserves*

CLG BnaG 4-18 Bundoran 1-8

The Reserves put in a strong team performance to defeat Bundoran last night. Na Galloglaigh lead from their first score to the finish and were always in control with 8 different players getting on the scoresheet. It was the younger members of the team that did the bulk of scoring through Martin Doyle (2-3), Ryan McMahon (0-3) and Matthew Stewart (1-0) scoring his first goal for the team. There is no game this weekend, next up is home to St. Eunans on Saturday 24th. Team: Sean Gallagher, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Brandon Toye, Ryan Mcmahon (0-3), Jonny Logue, Cormac Friel, Sean Black, Caolan Bolton (0-1), Anthony Fisher, Enda McHugh (0-3), Dean Burgess (0-2), Martin Doyle (2-3), James Doyle, Gavin Grier (1-5). Subs: Ryan Ferry and Tony McGettigan for McMahon and Toye (35m), Andreas Afxentiou and Matthew Stewart (1-0) for Grier and M. Doyle (45m), Kieran Mc Laughlin (0-1) and Emmet Conaghan for McHugh and Sheridan (50m).

Ray Community Group Notes

RAY COMMUNITY CENTRE 

086 4519656/ 9158361. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and our facebook page for all details of upcoming events

CHILDREN ON THE MOVE

Last Monday 12th June was the last day of the 10 week programme for Children on the move and all children were retested on their fitness tests from week 1.Results will be available soon. Thanks to Donegal Sports Partnership for sponsoring Children on the move . We will return again in September starting a new programme. 

RAY MASS ROCK ANNUAL MASS

Annual mass at Ray mass rock will be on Thursday 22nd June at 7pm. Refreshments after in Ray Community Centre for all.

PRIDE OF PLACE AWARDS JUDGING

We are delighted to be shortlisted for Pride Of Place award and we are having the judges visit our Centre on Friday 7th July in the morning and we would like all community members and anyone who avails of our facilities at Ray Community Centre to come along and meet the judges and have a cuppa and some homemade scones.

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NATIONAL BIKE WEEK

Sunday 18th June at 2pm Ray will host a family day during National bike week. Everyone young and old get on your bike and meet at the centre. A short cycle will be organised for children and a longer cycle for the pro cyclists. Then afterwards a BBQ will be at the pitch for all that takes part to enjoy

 

RAY WALKING GROUP

Ray Walking Group continue to meet Monday & Friday mornings at 10am in different locations. All enquiries contact Brid Barr 086 8117456. Saturday morning walk has recommenced and meets at Ray Community Centre at 10am .All enquiries contact Mary Barrett 9151440

SARAH LENNON SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING 

Dancing classes are taking a break for the Summer and will return again in September. Sarah will be continuing classes in Letterkenny. contact Sarah on 087 6097457.

ANNUAL STREET FEAST

An enjoyable day was had  last Sunday 11th June at centre by local families in the community. Thanks to all who helped out on the day.

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TAKE YOUR PICK 

Winners of €20 each  last Sunday11th June were Bridie Boyle , John T Sheridan and Paul Sweeney..The new jackpot for next Sunday 18th June is €250 

Rathmullan Notes

by Katrina Tasker, Tanya Gavaghan, Tara Sweeney

Upcoming Activities, Events and News for Rathmullan

ALIVE IN THE VILLAGE FROM FRIDAY 2 – SUNDAY 4 JUNE

A great weekend of entertainment and activities for all ages, is planned in Rathmullan this weekend, to coincide with the Loch Swilly Sea Angling Association’s Fishing Festival.

From the Blessing of the Boats with Colmcille Gospel Choir at 8pm on Friday night to live music in The Beachcomber, White Harte, Big Paddy’s An Bonnan Bui and Rathmullan House to face painting, putting and fishing competitions and a football blitz for the kids, there’s something for everyone.

Ramelton Country market will be visiting the seaside town on the Saturday and Sunday, and the White Harte Dinghy Regatta will also take place on the Sunday. There’s also a Historic Walking Tour of the town on the Saturday. A weekend not to be missed.

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FREE RATHMULLAN WALKING TOUR GUIDES NOW AVAILABLE AT LOCAL BUSINESSES

A colourful guide outlining a walk which explores Rathmullan’s history surrounded by stunning scenery.

It also details our rich history of the Abbey and The Flight of the Earls, as well as giving details of sea angling, sailing, golf and guided walking tours.

RATHMULLAN FOROIGE YOUTH CLUB

Rathmullan Youth Club will start in September. The club will have two groups – 10 – 12 years, and 13 – 18 years, and will meet on Friday evenings in the RDRC.

All registration forms for kids plus adult volunteer forms/vetting forms, to be returned to the RDRC by Tue June 5.

If your kids want to join, or you can help us run the club by volunteering on a rota basis, just give the RDRC a call on 9158724 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CLASSES

MINDFUL YOGA & MEDITATION – 10.00am – 11.30am at the RDRC. For more information, please contact Madeline Callaghan on 086 8121043.

We welcome new faces so please come along.

RATHMULLAN WALKING GROUP – EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 12.30PM

Rathmullan Walking Group meets at the RDRC every Wednesday at 12:30pm. This is part of the Get Ireland Walking initiative. The walking group is facilitated by Maria McGill. Maria provides tips and advice to the group which is aimed at walkers of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. It’s great fun, very sociable, and there’s a welcome cuppa at the end.

RATHMULLAN CELTIC KIDS SOCCER COACHING – EVERY WEDNESDAY 5.45PM – 6.45PM
Rathmullan Celtic kids’ soccer coaching sessions are now on every Wednesday from 5.45pm to 6.45pm at the Flagpole Field. Make sure the kids bring plenty of warm clothes, and a drink.

Any questions call Mark Curran on 086 873 2749

BABY & TODDLER GROUP – THURSDAY’S 10.30AM – 12.30PM IN RDRC

With so many new babies being born in Rathmullan last year and since 2017 started, we’re looking forward to meeting them all at our weekly Baby & Toddler Group which plays every Thursday at the RDRC from 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun – parents, grandparents, child minders.

Cost is €3.00 per family. Come along for a play and some fun, a healthy snack, and a cuppa for the adults Looking for lots of cute babies and active toddlers (and cute and active adults too) to join in the fun 

RATHMULLAN SAILING & WATERSPORTS SCHOOLis now taking bookings for Summer Courses 2017. Visit www.rathmullansailing.com for more details.

TO BOOK: Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 086 812 3019/074 91 58724

RATHMULLAN BEACH WHEELCHAIR

The beach wheelchair is free and available for anyone to avail of.  Phone 086 812 3019 to get access to the chair.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

FOROIGE –YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAMME - MONDAYS FROM 6-7pm AT RDRC

The Big Brother Big Sister Youth Mentoring Programme is seeking male and female adult volunteers who can make a real difference by sharing 1 – 2 hours a week with a young person.  For more information contact us here at the RDRC or Catriona on 086 8213756 or 086 0484459.  Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.foroige.ie/bbbs 

Foroige – ‘empowering youth, enriching communities’.

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Annual Club Draw*

Don’t forget to get your tickets for Annual Club Draw which takes place on the 4th of June. Tickets are available from all Senior players and Committee members. Tickets are €10 or 3 €20.

1st Prize - €2,000

2nd Prize – 500 Litres Oil (Sponsored by Whoriskeys Oil, Ramelton)

3rd Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton)

4th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by DSC Gym, Milford)

5th Prize – 500 Litres Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)

6th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Paul Fisher, Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre)

7th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by McCormicks Chemist)

8th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Bodywork Gym, Milford)

9th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by McGettigans Butchers, Milford)

10th Prize - €500 Cash

*Donegal Minors*
Hard luck to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Minor team who were defeated by Antrim in the Ulster Championship after extra time at the weekend. Hard luck also to squad members Ronan Docherty, Ryan McMahon and Conor McHugh as well as backroom members of the Club Conall McFadden, Darran Nash and Luke Barrett.

*Division 1*

Kilcar v CLG BnaG 
Towney, Sunday @ 3pm

Good Luck to our Senior and Reserve sides who travel to Towney at the weekend to play Kilcar. Throw in on Sunday for the Seniors is at 3pm with the Reserves at 1.30pm.

*Reserves*

Naomh Conaill 3-15 CLG BnaG 2-12

Our Reserves made the trip to Glenties on Friday night to face Naomh Conaill but it was the home side who ran out 6 point winners in the end. The 1st half was an even affair with very little between the sides. Na Galloglaigh did enjoy some good periods of play but were guilty of taking the wrong option at times with their shots at goal. Naomh Conaill were a bit more economical with their shot selection and their goal midway through the first half was enough to give them a 1 point lead at half time with Na Galloglaigh scores coming from Kane Barrett (3), Martin Doyle (3) and Anthony Fisher (1). Andreas Afxentiou did have a goal chance just before half time but the Naomh Conaill keeper made a good one on one save. HT 1-5 to 0-7. The 1st half performance gave Na Gallogaigh confidence going into the 2nd half but it was the Glenties men who upped their performance. Their strength around the middle third and direct running at the defence was causing trouble for the visitors. They scored the first 4 points of the half and to open a comfortable lead. Na Galloglaigh did respond when Pauric Curley’s run through the heart of the Naomh Conaill defence resulted in a goal. But Naomh Conaill then got their 2nd goal of game soon after to stretch their lead again. There were 5 points between the sides with 5 minutes remaining and Na Galloglaigh did stage a mini comeback with Barrett & Doyle adding to their tallies to reduce deficit to 3 points entering injury time. Na Galloglaigh won a 45’ which was dropped into the square as they searched for an equaliser but the ball was won by a Naomh Conaill defender and they worked the ball the length of field resulting in their 3rd goal of the game to finish the game as a contest. Team: Caolan Bolton, Tony McGettigan, Paul Grier, Brandon Toye, Kieran Sheridan, Gavin Grier, Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Anthony Fisher (0-1), Patrick Ferry, Kane Barrett (0-6), Ryan Ferry, Martin Doyle (1-5), Andreas Afxentiou, James Doyle. Subs: Barry McNulty & Pauric Curley for McGettigan & P. Ferry (h/t), Dylan Hegarty for R. Ferry (45m), Paddy Mc Carron for Afxentiou (52m), James Mc Callum, Matthew Stewart.

*U14 Girls*

Our U14 girls played their final home game of their league campaign against Gweedore on Sunday evening. Going into the game the teams were in joint second place – level on points. The girls displayed some great skill against a good Gweedore team to run out as eventual winners on a scoreline of 5-9 to 5-4. There were some great individual performances – Anna McFadden and Aleah Deery scored 2 goals each with the other coming from the ever reliable Kelsey McAteer. The quick and accurate movement of the ball by Anna Russell, Danielle Kerr and Aisling McCormack ensured that the scoring opportunities were set up and taken. Caitlin McGlynn, Kirsty Carr and Leah McCleary were very tenacious in their tackling, turning over the ball on numerous occasions, Katelyn Hosford was very dangerous on the attack and she scored a great individual point, Aisling Patton Gallagher was steady in goals and Mia Ferry, Lauren McBride, Celine Callaghan and Orla McCleary were also instrumental in this victory but it was the second half performance of the very steady full back line of Leah Afxentiou, Aine Docherty and Katie Mills who deserve a special mention, they were playing against a stiff breeze and still managed to close down the attacking forwards from Gweedore on most occasions. The next match is away to Glenswilly on Saturday (27th May) at 11am with their final match of the league campaign on Tuesday June 5th away to Glenfin at 6pm. After the game, Aileen Afxentiou presented a new set of jerseys, kindly sponsored by the Coffee Factory in Letterkenny, to be used by the U14 girls and boys. The Club wishes to express it’s gratitude to the Afxentiou family for their generosity and asks all members to support our sponsors whenever possible.

*U14 Boys*

Our U14s played their first game of the season at home to St Eunans last Thursday in which they were very unfortunate to get beat by a very good St Eunans team. With a point between the teams going into the last few minutes Na Galloglaigh had a number of chances to win the game but luck wasn't with them on the night. It was a great team effort by everyone with young Odhran Doherty outstanding and Finnian Coll causing lots of bother when brought on. The Club would like to thank the Coffee Factory for their generous sponsorship of new jerseys for the team.

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Annual Club Draw*

Don’t forget to get your tickets for Annual Club Draw which takes place on the 4th of June. Tickets are available from all Senior players and Committee members. Tickets are €10 or 3 €20.

1st Prize - €2,000

2nd Prize – 500 Litres Oil (Sponsored by Whoriskeys Oil, Ramelton)

3rd Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Lennon Lodge, Ramelton)

4th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by DSC Gym, Milford)

5th Prize – 500 Litres Oil (Sponsored by Donegal Oil)

6th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Paul Fisher, Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance Centre)

7th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by McCormicks Chemist)

8th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by Bodywork Gym, Milford)

9th Prize - €100 Voucher (Sponsored by McGettigans Butchers, Milford)

10th Prize - €500 Cash

*Donegal v Antrim*
Good luck to both Donegal sides who take on Antrim in the Ulster Championship this weekend. A special mention especially to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Minor team which includes Ronan Docherty, Ryan McMahon and Conor McHugh as well as Darran Nash, Luke Barrett and Conall McFadden in the backroom team.

*Seniors*

CLG BnaG 2-7 Glenswilly 1-7

Our Seniors got a big two points after a hard fought win over Glenswilly on Sunday. The first half was a fairly tight affair with scores for both teams hard to come by but intense and physical play from both sides throughout. Glenswilly got a fairly fortunate goal midway through the half but Na Galloglaigh responded well to get one of their own with 5 minutes of the half left. Darragh Black found Joey Cullen in space who rounded the Glenswilly keeper to finish, this goal left the visitors just a point ahead at the break, 1-3 to 1-4, however the loss of Neil Gallagher to injury after 20 minutes was a big loss for Glenswilly. The second half was a complete battle with Na Galloglaigh working their socks off throughout, and ten minutes into the half got a great boost when Tony Mcnamee found space to hit the back of the net for a second goal. Despite a late late goal scare Na Galloglaigh defended well and picked off some vital scores to get a hard earned and well deserved win over the county champions. The Club would like to thank our sponsor for Sundays game for their support, Nigel Black Roofing & Construction. There will be no game this weekend as Donegal play Antrim and all at the Club wish the Seniors and SPs Minors the best of luck. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson, David Curley, Gary Merritt, Tony McNamee (1-0), Joey Cullen (1-0), Luke Barrett (0-1), Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-5), Pauric Curley, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Darragh Black, Kyle Black, Paddy Peoples. Subs: James Doyle for D. Black (54m), Martin Doyle for K. Black (57m), K. Black for Cathal McGettigan (60m), Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Sean Black, Gavin Grier. Brandon Toye, Caolan Bolton, Matthew Stewart

*Reserves*

CLG BnaG 1-8 Glenswilly 1-10

The Reserves were left to rue defeat in a game they felt they should’ve won against Glenswilly. The opening quarter was a cagey affair as both sides took time to settle into the game. The visitors had the advantage of a slight breeze and the opened the scoring with a point after 10 minutes. Na Galloglaigh got back on level terms through an Enda McHugh free and were soon leading when Sean Black cut in along the endline and drilled a low shot into the Glenswilly net. But the lead was short lived as Glenswilly replied with a point and then when a high ball into the square wasn’t dealt with it resulted in a goal. Na Galloglaigh started to find it more difficult to create many scoring opportunities and were guilty of regularly getting turned over by a more physical Glenswilly team. However both sides added another 2 points each to leave Glen men leading by 1 at half time, 1-3 to 1-4. Na Galloglaigh upped their performance in the 2nd half and were able to create a few more gaps in the Glenswilly defence. 2 points from Cormac Friel and another from Ryan Ferry moved the home side into the lead as Na Galloglaigh took control of the game. Glenswilly responded with another 2 points before a brace from substitute Dylan Hegarty including a 45’ restored a 2 point lead with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game. But when Na Galloglaigh lost Gavin Grier to a black card and with their full quota of substitutions already used it left them with 14 players for the remainder of the game. Glenswilly began to fight back and made their numerical advantage count. They scored 4 points in a row including 2 great long range efforts from their centre forward, to take the lead again. Similarly to the Aodh Ruadh game last weekend, Na Galloglaigh won a 13m with only 30 seconds left on the clock. Whereas they scored an equalizing goal in that game, unfortunately they couldn’t repeat the same this time. Dylan Hegarty’s effort at goal was blocked and although the rebound dropped into the hands of Tony McGettigan the ref somehow deemed that the ball was picked off the ground a gave a free out signaling the end of the game.

Team: Gavin McFadden, Tony McGettigan, Paul Grier, Brandon Toye, Gavin Grier, Sean Black (1-0), Cormac Friel (0-2), Enda McHugh (0-1), Caolan Bolton (0-1), Patrick Ferry, James Doyle, Dean Burgess, Martin Doyle, Andreas Afxentiou, Anthony Fisher. Subs: Matthew Stewart for McHugh (15m BC), Emmet Conaghan & Ryan Ferry (0-1) for M.Doyle & Black (h/t), Dylan Hegarty (0-2) & Paddy Mc Carron for P.Ferry & Burgess (47m), Ryan Spike Flood for P.Grier (50m)

*Donegal U16 Ladies*
Well done to Alannah McFadden and Megan Ryan who were part of the Donegal U16 Ladies team who won the Ulster C Championship at the weekend with a 5-11 to 0-6  win over Armagh in Killyclogher.

*U16s*

Well done to our U16s who defeated St Eunans 2-13 to 1-5 on Friday evening to set up a Semi Final against Glenswilly next Monday evening in Glenswilly.

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 4-18-19-24. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Eddie Connors and Sean & Maureen McCormack. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,540

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Division 1 Fixture*

CLG BnaG v Gweedore

Moyle Park, Sunday @ 3pm

Match Sponsor – Lagan Cement

After a good win for our Reserves and a point for our Seniors away to St Michaels on Sunday our teams are home this week to Gaoth Dobhair. Gaoth Dobhair had a good home win over Four Masters at the weekend and will be gearing up for Senior Championship, while Na Galloglaigh will be hoping to improve their home form after a defeat to Dungloe two weeks ago. Throw in times are 1.30pm for the Reserves with the Seniors at 3pm, all support greatly appreciated. Thank you also to our match sponsors for Sunday, Lagan Cement.

*Ladies Intermediate Gaeltacht Final*

CLG BnaG v Naomh Conaill

Falcarragh, Saturday @ 3.30pm 
Good luck to our Senior Ladies who take on Naomh Conaill in the Final of the Ladies Intermediate Gaeltacht this Saturday in Falcarragh. Throw in for this game is at 3.30 and all support would be greatly appreciated.

*Table Quiz*

Travellers Inn, Friday May 5th @ 10pm

There will be a table quiz in aid of all our underage teams on Friday 5th May at 10pm. All support from parents and members would be greatly appreciated. There will also be a quiz for children in the Clubhouse two weeks later

*Division 1 Seniors*

St Michaels 1-10 CLG BnaG 2-7

Our Seniors got a good point away to St Michaels on Sunday in a game both sides probably feel they should have won. There was a huge wind blowing straight into the BnaG goals for the first half which meant Na Galloglaigh had their backs to the wall for much of the first half. For the most part they defended well and broke on the counter attack, one of which yielding an early goal from Darragh Black to give Na Galloglaigh a good foothold in the game. The scores were level coming up to the break at 0-6 to 1-3 before a slip by Barry McNulty allowed St Michaels in to win a penalty which they converted to lead by 3 at the whistle. 2 scores in the opening couple of minutes of the second half got Na Galloglaigh right back into the game but the majority of the second half was a tight and cagey affair. St Michaels were without Christy Toye and Colm McFadden but were strong around the middle with Martin McElhinney and Michael Langan and brought the gap back to 3. With 10 minutes to go Cathal Mc Gettigan won a ball in the box and at the second time of asking finished past Donegal keeper Mark Anthony McGinley. The final few minutes were tight as Michaels edged themselves in front again before a good free from the right from Luke Barrett leveled the game before it entered injury time. Well done also to Martin Doyle who came on to make his debut for the Seniors and acquitted himself very well. Sundays result made for a vital point for Na Galloglaigh who now play Gaoth Dobhair at home on Sunday in a game sponsored by Lagan Cement. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson, Tony Mcnamee (0-1), Paddy Peoples, David Curley (0-1), Joey Cullen, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Gary Merritt, Kane Barrett, Cathal Mc Gettigan (1-2), Kyle Black, Pauric Curley, Darragh Black (1-0). Subs: Luke Barrett for K. Barrett (40m), Marty Doyle for C. Barrett (50m), Kane Barrett for K. Black (55m), Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Enda McHugh, Kieran Sheridan, Cormac Friel, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton, Matthew Stewart

*Division 1 Reserves*

St. Michaels 1-5 CLG BnaG 5-1

They say that goals win matches and the Reserves certainly ensured that they were going to win this game by bagging 5 goals against St. Michaels in Dunfanaghy yesterday. St. Michaels had the benefit of a very strong breeze in the 1st half which meant Na Galloglaigh had to play a bit more defensive than usual. The lads worked very hard to reduce scoring opportunities for their opponents and any time they broke from defense they caused trouble for St. Michaels. 4 of the goals came in the 1st half, the 1st of which came after a brilliant run by Martin Doyle took him past 5 St. Michaels players before feeding Sean Black who blasted into the net. Doyle got on the scoresheet himself when after another mazy run his initial shot was blocked but he made no mistake with his 2nd effort. Paddy Mc Carron at full forward was making his presence felt, and he got 2 goals in similar circumstances by getting his hand to high balls into the area and palming them into the net. Na Galloglaigh were very pleased to go in with a 6 point lead at half time – St. Michaels 1-3 CLG BnaG 4-0. Scores were not as easy to come by for either side in the 2nd half. Na Galloglaigh were happy to keep things compact as St. Michaels pushed forward to get back into the game. The 1st score was another goal for Na Galloglaigh when a 45 from Caolan Bolton went through the hands of the St. Michaels keeper. St. Michaels managed just 2 points in 2nd half as Na Galloglaigh team again worked very hard defensively. Gary Helferty scored the only point of the game for Na Galloglaigh late on to seal a comfortable win which sees the Reserve team move to the top of the league. Team: Gavin McFadden, Tony McGettigan, Paul Grier, Kieran Sheridan, Dean Burgess, Gavin Grier, Cormac Friel, Sean Black (1-0), Enda McHugh, Ryan Ferry, Caolan Bolton (1-0), Patrick Ferry, Marty Doyle (1-0), Patrick McCarron (2-0), Andreas Afxentiou. Subs: Matthew Stewart for Sheridan (h/t), Kieran Gorman for McHugh (h/t), Paul Nash for Doyle (h/t), Gary Helferty (0-1) for Gorman (45m BC), Emmet Conaghan for McCarron (50m)

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 1-3-6-13. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Aodh & Roisin McCormack, Martina Grier, Kevin Coffey, and Rebecca Ryan. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,460

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Division 1 Fixture*

CLG BnaG v Dungloe

Moyle Park, Sunday @ 3pm

Match Sponsor – Sean McCormack

Easter Sunday will be a proud day for the Club as Moyle Park hosts its first ever Division 1 clash with Na Galloglaigh playing host to Dungloe. Na Galloglaigh had a fantastic win over Bundoran on the opening weekend but have since had two defeats to St Eunans and Naomh Conaill. Dungloe have also been beaten by St Eunans but followed this up with a good win away to Gaoth Dobhair. All support for this huge and historic game would be greatly appreciated this Sunday at 3pm. Our Reserves also take on Dungloe Reserves on Sunday at 1.30pm. Thanks to Sean McCormack for sponsoring both Senior and Reserve matches.

*Division 1 Seniors*

Naomh Conaill 2-13 CLG BnaG 0-12

Our Seniors were defeated in Glenties on Friday evening by 2-13 to 0-12 by Naomh Conaill. It was a cliched game of two halves as Na Galloglaigh were brilliant for the first half but fell away in the second. They suffered an early set back when Brick Molloy got a goal for the home side in the first five minutes but responded very well to lead at the break 1-6 to 0-10. However Na Galloglaigh struggled in the second half and much of it was their own doing, kicking the ball away and giving away hard earned possession too easily, and every mistake was punished by the clinical Naomh Conaill. Glenties got a second goal after 50 minutes which deflated the boys and they ended up losing by 7 points in the end, 2-13 to 0-12. Na Galloglaigh will play their first home game of the season against Dungloe on Easter Sunday at 3pm.

Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson (0-1), Tony Mcnamee (0-2), Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett, Joey Cullen, Gary Merritt, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-2), Kyle Black (0-1), Pauric Curley (0-2), Darragh Black (0-3). Subs: David Curley for K. Black (42m), Sean Black for Logue (45m), Kane Barrett for C. Barrett (49m), Gavin Grier & Kieran Sheridan for P. Curley & C. McNulty (52m), Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Martin Doyle, Caolan Bolton

*U14 Girls*

CLG BnaG 4-11 Four Masters 3-3

Our U14 girls got their league campaign off to a flying start with a 4-11 to 3-3 victory over Four Masters at Moyle Park. This is the first time that many of the girls have played on a full pitch and they equipped themselves very well. Aisling Mc Cormack (2-5) and Kelsey McAteer (2-3) linked very well, scoring a total of 4-8 between them, the other scorers were Mia Ferry, Anna McFadden and Anna Russell. Aisling Patton Gallagher was very impressive in goals, pulling off a few great saves and her kickouts were also very accurate. Leah Afxentiou was very steady at full back, clearing the ball and using it very effectively each time. Cerys Sweeney, Anna Russell and Danielle Kerr were also instrumental in the victory. Next up is an away match against Red Hugh’s on Tuesday evening.

*Last Man Standing*

Congratulations to Aodh McCormack who is the Last Man Standing in our Allianz League competition for 2017. Aodh was one of four to survive to the final weekend along with Mark McDevitt, Emmet Finnegan and Clodagh Kerrigan. Aodh correctly predicted 2 winning league finalists (Tipperary & Westmeath) while Mark (Galway), Emmet (Westmeath) and Clodagh (Tipperary) only correctly predicted one winning finalist each. Well done to Aodh who has won €200. Thank you very much to everyone who entered this year and we look forward to seeing you all playing again in 2018!

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-13-21-22. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Jack Harte, Conor McNulty, and Alannah Cannon. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,340

Shock in Derry at sudden death of Ryan Mc Bride

Tributes are pouring in following the death of Derry City club captain Ryan McBride.

Tributes are continuing to be paid this morning to Derry City captain Ryan McBride who passed away suddenly last night.

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The 27-year-old was found dead at his Brandywell home.

There are no further details yet about the cause of his death.

His death has stunned has not only the club’s fans, but the wider city and the Irish sporting world.

Just hours before his death, Ryan had played a key role in helping his team to a 4-0 victory over Drogheda at Maginn Park.

That win maintained Derry’s 100% start to the new season, with four wins out of four.

Ryan, who had played for his home town club for six years and had been the club captain since 2015, scored vital goals against Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk during that run.

Derry City chairman Philip O’Doherty described his death as an ‘unbelievable tragedy’.

Mr O’Doherty said the main focus would be on supporting Ryan’s father and three sisters.

The club’s chairman said the other players in the team respected him so much.

“He gave so much on the pitch. He led by example. He wasn’t afraid to go in for a tackle, that was for sure and that encouraged other players to give 100%. He was an ideal captain,” said Mr O’Doherty during an interview with Radio Foyle this morning.

Mr O’Doherty said Ryan’s roots in the Brandywell area were one of the reasons why he was so popular with the club’s fans.

“He lived right beside the ground and he just walked home after every match. You would see him walking home with his bag after every game.

“He probably was the most popular player in the team.”

Mr O’Doherty said the club’s players and officials would be meeting this morning and would release a statement afterwards.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Mighty Marty

Former world boxing champion, Barry Mc Guigan, said, " It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, rather the size of the fight in the dog", and that was certainly the case on Saturday last as the diminutive Marty Lynch put in a hell of a performance to win the 250 kilometer RACE in a record time of 13hrs 47mins.
The Ramelton man had an absorbing battle with Endurance specialist, Shaun Stewart. After the 1st run (23.6km) kayak stage (15km) and the 1st 96km cycle stage the Creeslough man had gained a substantial lead but on the mountain climb and 2nd cycle of 68 km Marty had reduced the deficit to just over 5mins.
A few km into the Marathon Marty discarded the heavier cycle clothing, took a chance on not getting cold later, a decision that propelled him into the lead and record a record marathon time for the event of 3hrs 31.  The phenomenal performance saw the Letterkenny based barber beat the course record, beat the teams and beat the darkness.
Michael Mc Hugh proved the surprise package of the day, (although not to Hugh Coll).  The Cranford man started with a near pb half marathon and an ok kayak.  But an exceptional 1st cycle (despite a puncture) saw him claw back many places to go into 3rd overall.  The mountain stage and the 2nd cycle (3 further punctures), saw him fluctuate between 3rd and 5th. Like Marty, it was the marathon stage where he made decisive ground moving clear to secure an unbelievable 3rd place overall in 15hrs 11mins.
Peter O Donnell put in a tough day with sickness and cramps.  After the mountain stage, himself, Damien Mc Bride and Hugh Coll headed off together for the 2nd cycle stage and that formation didn't change until the end, - all 3 crossing the finish together in joint 5th place in 15hrs 27mins.  Peter had the consolation of matching last year's finish place and improving time wise by 47mins.  Hugh Coll put in a great day also taking almost 2 hrs off his time from last year. His kayak time (1hr15.35) proved to be the fastest club time of the day and one of the fastest overall.  Damien Mc Bride was a first time entrant, and also coped well over the 6 stages, finishing strong with a sub 4hr marathon.

New club member Patrick McGee had an outstanding overall performance finishing in 17hrs33mins.  Despite lack of running training he ran 1:53 on the first run and put in a 4hr45 marathon.
Brian Doherty as a first time entrant also coped well with the challenges throughout the day.  His mantra was, to pace it well, and that he did, crossing the line in 17hrs 47mins.
Mark Scott completed very well throughout the day, the big former rugby player expected the marathon to be his toughest stage, having to walk much of it.  Like most, his goal was to finish inside the 24 hrs and that he did with 20hrs 37mins.
The team event was won by the aptly named, 'Three wise men', wise enough to do only sections of it!!
Joe Gallagher, the 2 runs, the exceptional 65 year old Martin Kerr having the fastest kayak and mountain climb times of the day, and Martin Gallagher doing the 2 cycling stages.
A great day overall where the weather was unprecedented and showed the County at its very best.
Great credit must go to Hugh Coll who encouraged, cajoled, and threatened even this group over the past six months.  6 days per week training, half day cycles every Wednesday and up to 11 hrs training on some Sundays.
It also proves, that if sports people are prepared to put in the work, battle the physical and mental challenges on the day and have a bit of luck, .. that targets can be achieved and ambitions realised.
Well done also to all the participants families who 'endured' over the past 6 months.
Thanks to Sylvester Hiemstra for great photos, to Darina Ferry for supply of tea homemade bread in Rathmullan and to all who came out to support.  Well done.

Ryan, Mc Neil and Winston Shine in Bundoran.
Thirteen club athletes travelled to sunny Bundoran on Saturday to take part in the popular Cara sponsored 10km and 10 mile events.
Paddy Ryan headed to the South of the County to compete for the second week in a row.  The Milford based Garda followed up his Killybegs 5km win with another impressive run, finishing 5th in the 300 plus field of the Bundoran 10km event, recording a good early season time of 36.53.

  Most took in the now favored 10 mile event, where the 1200 finishers surpassed the number of medals available on the day.  Richard McNeill is in fine form, the Belfast native recording his 2nd pb of the year with a 72mins 32sec finish time.  Teresa Winston is similarly setting new standards in 2017.  The Letterkenny teacher ran a pb of 81:16 in Stranorlar a few weeks ago but improved with the sea air in Bundoran to run a great 80:27.

Club Finishers
Richard Mc Neill 72.32 pb
James Whoriskey 77.16
Teresa Winston 80.27 pb
Francis Diver 80.38
Agnes Ryan 88.50
Eileen Hewett 89.49
Bernie Gallagher 90.56
Rosemary Mc Gee 93.14
Jacque Barrett 93.34
Ann Trearty 96.45
Kathleen Begley 1hr40.10 Pacing
Jim Mc Cahill 1hr 40.50

Well done to locals Nigel Black 85:50 and to Mulroy College Principal Fiona Temple who ran a pb of 91:31.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

Club finishers in the Cara Bundoran 10 mile
Name. Time. Avg/km.
Richard Mc neill. 72.32 pb. 4.30.
James Whoriskey. 77.16. 4.48.
Teresa Winston. 80.27 pb. 5.00.
Francis Diver. 80.38. 5.01.
Agnes Ryan 88.50. 5.31.
Eileen Hewett. 89.49. 5.35.
Bernie Gallagher. 90.56. 5.39.
Rosemary Mc Gee. 93.14. 5.47.
Jacque Barrett. 93.34. 5.49.
Ann Trearty. 96.45. 6.00
Kathleen Begley. 1hr40.10. 6.13 Pacing.
Jim Mc Cahill. 1hr 40.50. 6.16.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

2nd Marine Harvest Milford AC 5km

The 2nd Marine Harvest Milford AC 5km will take place in Milford on Friday evening 24th March starting at 7pm.

Registration will take place at the club house from 6pm.  Chip timing, entry fee as before, runners €8.00, walkers €5.00, prizes as before in usual categories.

The Couch to 5km group have almost completed their nine week training programme in preparation for this race.  The 50 plus participants have made great progress over the recent weeks and are now ready to tackle the popular 5km distance – many for the first time.

Club Presentation Night

The annual club presentation night will take place on Friday 31st March at 8pm in Mulroy College.  Special guest will be Danny Ryan.  The former professional boxer has maintained his fitness regime over many years, - inspiring his family to do likewise.  The family finished 3rd in “Irelands Fittest Family” hosted by RTE recently.

Danny went on to win a bronze medal at the Master’s World Indoor Rowing Championships held in New York recently.

Club finishers in the Cara Bundoran 10 mile
Name. Time. Avg/km.
Richard Mc neill. 72.32 pb. 4.30.
James Whoriskey. 77.16. 4.48.
Teresa Winston. 80.27 pb. 5.00.
Francis Diver. 80.38. 5.01.
Agnes Ryan 88.50. 5.31.
Eileen Hewett. 89.49. 5.35.
Bernie Gallagher. 90.56. 5.39.
Rosemary Mc Gee. 93.14. 5.47.
Jacque Barrett. 93.34. 5.49.
Ann Trearty. 96.45. 6.00
Kathleen Begley. 1hr40.10. 6.13 Pacing.
Jim Mc Cahill. 1hr 40.50. 6.16.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

Club finishers in the Cara Bundoran 10 mile
Name. Time. Avg/km.
Richard Mc neill. 72.32 pb. 4.30.
James Whoriskey. 77.16. 4.48.
Teresa Winston. 80.27 pb. 5.00.
Francis Diver. 80.38. 5.01.
Agnes Ryan 88.50. 5.31.
Eileen Hewett. 89.49. 5.35.
Bernie Gallagher. 90.56. 5.39.
Rosemary Mc Gee. 93.14. 5.47.
Jacque Barrett. 93.34. 5.49.
Ann Trearty. 96.45. 6.00
Kathleen Begley. 1hr40.10. 6.13 Pacing.
Jim Mc Cahill. 1hr 40.50. 6.16.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

Club finishers in the Cara Bundoran 10 mile
Name. Time. Avg/km.
Richard Mc neill. 72.32 pb. 4.30.
James Whoriskey. 77.16. 4.48.
Teresa Winston. 80.27 pb. 5.00.
Francis Diver. 80.38. 5.01.
Agnes Ryan 88.50. 5.31.
Eileen Hewett. 89.49. 5.35.
Bernie Gallagher. 90.56. 5.39.
Rosemary Mc Gee. 93.14. 5.47.
Jacque Barrett. 93.34. 5.49.
Ann Trearty. 96.45. 6.00
Kathleen Begley. 1hr40.10. 6.13 Pacing.
Jim Mc Cahill. 1hr 40.50. 6.16.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

favoured 10 mile event, where the 1200 entry surpassed the number of medals available on the day.
Richard Mc Neil is in fine 2017 form, the Belfast native recording his 2nd pb of the year with a 72mins 32 secs finish time.
Teresa Winston is similarly setting new standards in 2017. The Letterkenny teacher ran a pb of 81.16 in Stranorlar a few weeks ago but improved with the sea air of Bundoran to run a great 80.27 on Saturday.

Club finishers in the Cara Bundoran 10 mile
Name. Time. Avg/km.
Richard Mc neill. 72.32 pb. 4.30.
James Whoriskey. 77.16. 4.48.
Teresa Winston. 80.27 pb. 5.00.
Francis Diver. 80.38. 5.01.
Agnes Ryan 88.50. 5.31.
Eileen Hewett. 89.49. 5.35.
Bernie Gallagher. 90.56. 5.39.
Rosemary Mc Gee. 93.14. 5.47.
Jacque Barrett. 93.34. 5.49.
Ann Trearty. 96.45. 6.00
Kathleen Begley. 1hr40.10. 6.13 Pacing.
Jim Mc Cahill. 1hr 40.50. 6.16.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

Club finishers in the Cara Bundoran 10 mile
Name. Time. Avg/km.
Richard Mc neill. 72.32 pb. 4.30.
James Whoriskey. 77.16. 4.48.
Teresa Winston. 80.27 pb. 5.00.
Francis Diver. 80.38. 5.01.
Agnes Ryan 88.50. 5.31.
Eileen Hewett. 89.49. 5.35.
Bernie Gallagher. 90.56. 5.39.
Rosemary Mc Gee. 93.14. 5.47.
Jacque Barrett. 93.34. 5.49.
Ann Trearty. 96.45. 6.00
Kathleen Begley. 1hr40.10. 6.13 Pacing.
Jim Mc Cahill. 1hr 40.50. 6.16.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

Club finishers in the Cara Bundoran 10 mile
Name. Time. Avg/km.
Richard Mc neill. 72.32 pb. 4.30.
James Whoriskey. 77.16. 4.48.
Teresa Winston. 80.27 pb. 5.00.
Francis Diver. 80.38. 5.01.
Agnes Ryan 88.50. 5.31.
Eileen Hewett. 89.49. 5.35.
Bernie Gallagher. 90.56. 5.39.
Rosemary Mc Gee. 93.14. 5.47.
Jacque Barrett. 93.34. 5.49.
Ann Trearty. 96.45. 6.00
Kathleen Begley. 1hr40.10. 6.13 Pacing.
Jim Mc Cahill. 1hr 40.50. 6.16.

Well done to locals, Nigel Black, 85.50 and To Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, who ran a pb of 91.31.

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Division 1 Fixture*

CLG BnaG v St Eunans

Moyle Park, Sunday @ 3pm

Match Sponsor – Mulroy Music

Sunday will be a proud day for the Club as Moyle Park hosts its first ever Division 1 clash, and what a club to welcome in St Eunans. Na Galloglaigh had a fantastic win over Bundoran at the weekend but the Letterkenny kingpins will be a different story. All support for this huge and historic game would be greatly appreciated this Sunday at 3pm. Our Reserves also had a great win at the weekend and they will play St Eunans Reserves onSunday also at 1.30pm. Thanks to Patrick McBride and everyone at Mulroy Music for sponsoring both Senior and Reserve matches.

*Division 1 Seniors*

Realt na Mara 1-11 CLG BnaG 4-11

Na Galloglaigh got life in Division 1 off to a perfect start on Sunday with a good performance as well as a good win in Bundoran. It was the Clubs first ever match at these lofty heights but they managed to hold their own against everything Bundoran threw at them in the first 15 minutes. Shortly before the 20th minute however, when leading two points to one, Na Galloglaigh invited trouble from a short kick out, and although both Caolan Mc Gettigan and the Bundoran forward both seemed to slide in for the ball, the referee awarded the home side a penalty for a slide tackle. Thankfully it took less than five minutes for the boys to react when a break from deep saw Gary Merritt link up with Kane Barrett with Merritt finally hitting the back of the net from close range. This left the half time score 1-4 to 1-5 to Na Galloglaigh who would be playing with a not insignificant breeze in the second half. But it was the home side who came out strong at the start of the second half but the defence managed to limit them to just 1 point in the first ten minutes, while at the same time Gary Merritt got his second goal at the other end. Bundoran didn't lie down and made Na Galloglaigh work right til the end and in the final ten minutes Kyle Black and Joey Cullen added further goals to get the win. Whilst they deserved the win the scoreline possibly flatters Na Galloglaigh somewhat, and there are still lessons to be learned ahead of next weeks game. Next Sunday is a big one with Na Galloglaigh welcoming St Eunans to Moyle Park in a game sponsored by Mulroy Music. Team: Caolan McGettigan, Tj Evesson, Barry McNulty, Conor McNulty, Tony Mcnamee, Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Joey Cullen (1-0), Luke Barrett (0-4), Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-2), Pauric Curley (0-1), Gary Merritt (2-0), Christopher Barrett, Kane Barrett (0-1), Kyle Black (1-1). Subs: Darragh Black (0-2) for Curley (HT), Gavin Grier for Logue (45m), Sean Black for C. Barrett (50m), Kieran Sheridan for McNamee (55m), Dean Burgess, Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Caolan Bolton, James Doyle, Martin Doyle, Matthew Stewart

*Division 1 Reserves*

Realt Na Mara 0-10 CLG BnaG 4-9

The Reserves got off to a winning start against Bundoran in their debut game in Div1 Reserve. The foundations for the win were laid in the 1st half when despite playing against a stiff breeze the lads put together some great passages of play to work good scores. Midway through the half, Marty Doyle was pulled down as he rounded the keeper & Dean Burgess stepped up to slot the resulting penalty into the bottom corner of net. This goal was the difference between the sides at half time as Na Galloglaigh led 1-4 to 0-4. Na Galloglaigh raced out of blocks at the start of 2nd half with an Andreas Afxentiou goal within a minute of throw-in. Further points were added by Ciaran McHugh to give the visitors a comfortable lead. Bundoran did come back into the game after that and hit 4 unanswered points to reduce the deficit back to 4 points. But Ciaran Mc Hugh then added to his tally with a goal and a Marty Doyle goal in the last few minutes of the game ensured Na Galloglaigh ran out convincing winners in the end with a good all-round team performance.

Team: Shaun Gallagher, Matthew Stewart, Paul Grier, Tony Mc Gettigan, Brandon Toye, Enda McHugh, Cormac Friel (0-1), Caolan Bolton (0-1), Paddy McCarron, Dean Burgess (1-0), Ciaran McHugh (1-3), Ryan Ferry (0-1), Andreas Afxentiou (1-1), Marty Doyle (1-1), James Doyle (0-1). Subs: Partick Ferry for R.Ferry (h/t), Gearoid Horkan for Grier (45m), Emmet Conaghan for McCarron  (50m).

*U8 & U10 Training – No Training*

There will be no training this Friday due to it being St Patricks Day. Resumes as normal next week.

*Last Man Standing*

There were another 6 casualties over the weekend in the LMS, leaving only 14 as we enter week 5. Best of luck to those remaining!

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 10-14-16-19. No jackpot winner, 1 match 3 winner, wins €70 each. Patrick Kerr, Milford. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,180

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Division 1*

Realt na Mara v CLG BnaG

Bundoran, Sunday @ 3pm

A couple of years ago it would have been very hard to believe but Na Galloglaigh are now just a few short days away from playing their first ever Division 1 game when they travel to Bundoran to take on Realt na Mara. It’s a historic day for the Club and we would like you to be part of it, please come along and get behind the boys this Sunday in Bundoran at 3pm. The Reserves will begin proceedings when they take on their Bundoran counterparts at 1.30pm.

*U8 & U10 Training*

U8 training continues in Ramelton Community Centre at 6pm on Friday. U10 training will also begin this Friday in Ramelton Community Centre from 7pm

*Last Man Standing*

There were another 6 casualties over the weekend in the LMS, leaving only 14 as we enter week 5. Best of luck to those remaining!

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-8-17-22. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Sheila Doherty, The Quay, and Noelle Toye, Milford. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,140

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Marine Harvest Milford Ac 5km.

Despite the early morning rainfall the latter part of the morning cleared to give the 70 plus field in the Milford 5km perfect running conditions.  Thanks is extended to race sponsors, Marine Harvest Fanad and their 2 representatives on the day, Annette Rogers and Darren Carr.  To the marshals, timekeeper's and all who supplied, prepared and served refreshments.  To Brendan Mc Daid, Northwest chip timing, for fast, efficient and accurate results.

To Francis Diver, Sylvester Hiemstra and Sinead Mc Taggart for photography.
  Before the results were announced, a minutes silence was observed in memory of former club president - the late Hughie Gallagher.  James Gibbons paid tribute to him describing him as a family man, a sportsman and a gentleman.
James welcomed Milford man, Clonliffe Harriers supremo and former Olympic team manager, Paddy Marley and also club founder and recent Hall of Fame winner, Hugo Duggan.
  Despite doing 2 hours on the bike the day before and training again early that morning, Peter O Donnell was 1st club person home as he 'ran around' in 17.35 in 5th place overall.  Indeed, directly after the 5km Peter and Hugh Coll headed out for a further 3 hrs on the bikes as they prepare for the RACE in 2 weeks’ time.

Club results as follows: 1. Peter O Donnell. 17.35.
2. John Whoriskey. 17.52.
3. Aidan Connolly. 18.15, 1st Jun boy.
4. Johnny O Doherty. 18.31.
5. Daniel Hewett. 19.27.
6. Shaun Mc Hugh. 20.19.
7. Philip Mc Govern. 20.24.
8. Kieran Murray. 20.27.
9. James Whoriskey. 20.29.
10 Paul mc Guckin. 20.38.
11. Gillian Marley. 21.16, 2nd senior lady.
12 Manus Peoples. 22.08, 3rd o/50men.
13. Eoin Fogarty. 22.13.
14. Frank Mc Taggart. 22.18 pb.
15. Kenneth Moore. 22.45.
16. Frank Mc Gettigan. 23.03, 1st 0/60 men.
17. Mark Carr. 23.17.
18. Agnes Ryan. 24.08, 2nd o/40 ladies.
19. John O Gorman. 25.10 pb.
20. Sinead Thornton. 27.27.
21. John Fitzgerald. 28.55, 3rd o/60men.
22. Marty Houston. 30.29.
23. Debbie Houston. 30.29, pacing.
24. Mary O Donnell. 33.10, 2nd o/60 ladies.
25. Mark Mc Kenna. 42.51, 2nd Jun boy.

1. Peter O Donnell 17.35
2. John Whoriskey 17.52
3. Aidan Connolly 18.15, 1st Jun boy
4. Johnny O Doherty 18.31
5. Daniel Hewett 19.27
6. Shaun Mc Hugh 20.19
7. Philip Mc Govern 20.24
8. Kieran Murray 20.27
9. James Whoriskey 20.29
10 Paul mc Guckin 20.38
11. Gillian Marley 21.16, 2nd senior lady
12. Manus Peoples 22.08, 3rd o/50 men
13. Eoin Fogarty 22.13
14. Frank Mc Taggart 22.18 pb
15. Kenneth Moore 22.45
16. Frank Mc Gettigan 23.03, 1st 0/60 men
17. Mark Carr 23.17
18. Agnes Ryan 24.08, 2nd o/40 ladies
19. John O Gorman 25.10 pb
20. Sinead Thornton 27.27
21. John Fitzgerald 28.55, 3rd o/60 men
22. Marty Houston 30.29
23. Debbie Houston 30.29, pacing
24. Mary O Donnell 33.10, 2nd o/60 ladies
25. Mark Mc Kenna 42.51, 2nd Jun boy

Sprint Duathlon

The club had 2 athletes take part in the National Sprint Duathlon Series held at the Aura in Letterkenny on Sunday morning last.

  Peter O’Donnell continued his good form as he prepares for the ‘Race’ when he finished 5th overall in 54:55.  Despite having trained 3 times on Saturday.  The Kilmacrennan man ran 11:17 for the first 2mile run 28:43 for 11¼ miles cycle race and a consistent 11:26 for the last 2 mile run.  Peter and 7 club colleagues will face their next big challenge on 11th March as they take on the 254km Race.

  Paula Hegarty was also in fine form.  The Cranford native finished 66th overall from the 112 finishers, 9th female overall and 2nd in her category 35-39.  Paula ran 14:24 for the 1st 2mile run, 34:13 for the cycle race, and 15:35 for the final 2 mile run, for a total time of 68:09.

 

Stephen Duggan

Milford man Stephen Duggan is enjoying a renewed interest in running and racing.  Now living in Germany he recently recorded a pb of 35:32 for 10km on the road in the master o/40 category.

Sportshall

Dennis and Conor McGinley were the club’s sole representatives who made it through to the 2nd round of the Donegal Sportshall Trials in the Aura on Sunday last.

  Conor performed very well in the boy’s u13 as did Dennis in the u15 boys.  At going to press the final results are not yet completed, but hopefully both will be in contention to get selected in their respective age categories.

Up Coming Races

The next races on the road are the LYIT 5km in Letterkenny on Tuesday 7th March at 7:15pm.  The Cara Bundoran 10miles on Saturday 11th March starting at 10:30am.

The St. Patrick’s Day 5km in Letterkenny starting at 1:15pm.

The 2nd Milford 5km series on Friday 25th March, starting at 7pm.

Next Milford 5km race is Fri 24th March starting at 7pm.

Well done to local man, Mark Mc Paul, F V, who won today in 15.57 and to club colleague, the phenomenal Noreen Bonner, who won the ladies o/60 category in 21.17! and was 3rd female finisher overall.

Next Milford 5km race is Fri 24th March starting at 7pm.

Before the results were announced, a minutes silence was observed in memory of former club president - the late Hughie Gallagher. James Gibbons paid tribute to him describing him as... a family man, a sportsman and a gentleman.
James welcomed Milford man, Clonliffe Harriers supremo and former Olympic team manager, Paddy Marley and also club founder and recent Hall of Fame winner, Hugo Duggan.

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News

Milford AC will host their 3rd running of the popular 5km series in association with Marine Harvest Fanad.  The 1st race of the series takes place on Saturday the 25th February.

  The registration is at the clubhouse, Milford from 10am.  Fee is €8.00 for runners, €5.00 for walkers.  The race starts at Grey Rocks at 11am.  Chip timing provided by Brendan McDaid.

Prizes in the usual categories with showers and refreshments in the club house afterwards.

  The second race in the series takes place on Friday evening the 24th March at 7pm.

The current couch to 5km participants are now halfway through their programme in preparation for this race.  Any club athletes who are not running are asked to help with marshalling/car parking etc.

National Masters X/Country
The club extends congratulations to Innishowen AC’s Pauric Mc Kinney who won the Masters men's o/50 cross country title at Waterford IT on Sunday.  Pauric finished 15th overall in 24.56.
Congratulations are also extended to Bridie Trearty, Cranford AC who finished 3rd in o/50 ladies category.  To Ben Carr, Finn Valley AC, who won the u/17 boys All Ireland B cross country championship.

 

Lifford/Strabane 5km Series

Congratulations to the 900 plus athletes who took part in the Lifford/Strabane 5km series over the past 5 weeks.  Well done to club athlete Jim McCahill who ran 25:43 in the 3rd race of the series in Lifford on Sunday.

Eventful

The club extends congratulations to club athletes Claire and Roy Graham whose business “Eventful” won the National Wedding Stationery Supplier of the year at the National Awards Ceremony in Dublin last weekend.

National Indoor Championships

The club extends best wishes to all county athletes taking part in the National Senior Indoor Championships which takes place at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown on this Saturday and Sunday.

Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Condolences*

CLG Baile na nGalloglach wish to express sincere sympathy to our Senior team manager Danny O'Donnell and his wife Aine on the death of Aine's father, Joe Greene, Ranafast. Removal from Eternal Light Chapel of Eternal rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny at 3pm todayMonday, to his late residence. Funeral Wednesday after 11am mass in Annagry. Ar Dheis de go raibh a ainm.

*Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta*

Fanad Gaels v CLG BnaG

Tri-a-loch, Saturday @ 3.45pm

Our Seniors take on neighbours Fanad Gaels in the Gaeltacht next weekend in Tr-a-loch with the winners taking on Dungloe in the next round a week later.

*U8 & U10 Training*

U8 training continues in Ramelton Community Centre at 6pm on Friday. U10 training will also begin this Friday in Ramelton Community Centre from 7pm

*Donegal Senior Ladies*

Good luck to Amber Barrett and the rest of the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management who take on Kerry in Rathmore, Kerry, in the league on Sunday

*Donegal U14 Ladies*

Congratulations to Aisling McCormack who made her debut for the Donegal U14 ladies against Sligo in Ballyshannon on Saturday

*Last man Standing*

There were 82 left standing before the weekend began but another 55 bit the dust over Saturday and Sunday, mainly due to defeat for Kerry and a draw for Monaghan. That leaves just 27 remaining as we enter week 3.

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 3-8-12-21. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Mark Farren, Pat Curley, Garry & Dervla Conaghan, Gavin McFadden & James Whelan. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,020

Milford AC News

By James Gibbons

Milford AC News

 

Hughie Gallagher RIP 1924-2017
It was with great sadness that the club learned of the passing of club president, Mr. Hughie Gallagher.  Hughie had lived a long and industrious life, largely due to a healthy lifestyle, involvement in sport, working the land and relative lack of the stresses of modern day life - which was a hallmark of his generation.
  Hughie was a former Donegal Person of the Year but it is his long and positive involvement in master’s athletics which stood him apart.  He won numerous County, Ulster, National, European and World Masters medals mainly in the throwing events from when he started in the over 50 category until last summer competing at the age of 92 in the over 90 category in the National Masters in Tullamore where he won three gold medals.  Just two years ago in August 2015 he took home three golds and a silver from the World Masters Championships in Lyon, France where he competed in the scorching heat.  He travelled to many countries and was always highly respected and welcomed wherever he went.  Even though he suffered with ill health in recent months, true to his positive nature, he had asked his daughter Rosemary to enter him in the 2017 National Masters Indoor Championships. 

Sadly he will be unable to fulfil his desire to take part and the championships will be the lesser without the perennial attendee.

  Sympathy is extended to his large close knit family who all competed in athletics primarily with Cranford AC and Finn Valley AC.  Hugh was a proud member of Milford AC and put the club on the map at national level.

  Hughie was waked in his family home in Creevy, Carrigart and his funeral took place in Carrigart on Monday.  Hughie was predeceased by his wife Rosemary just over a year ago.  He was first and foremost a family man, a farmer, a sportsman, a world champion and a patriot.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Glenmore 10mile.
Fantastic performances from the 15 club athletes who took part in the Glenmore 10mile (16km) race in Stranorlar on Sunday.  A great overall turnout of 470 runners faced the starter on the bridge separating the Twin Towns.
The frosty conditions left runners in a quandary as to what clothing to wear, but that apart, one couldn't get a better morning in early February.
All 15 Milfordians surpassed and exceeded their early season expectations. 

John Whoriskey led the Milford contingent finishing in 61.38.  Former couch to 5km participant Daniel Hewitt, had his best run to date, pushing on over the last few km running a pb of 70.54.  James Whoriskey and Daniel Cullen ran 71.19, Eoin Sheehy 72.43 and Philip McGovern 74.40.  David Connors not too far adrift in 76.25.

  Ita McGettigan made a great return to running (as she currently primarily trains for triathlon) running a pb of 76.42.  Siobhan McHugh was close to home soil and duly rallied on the familiar roads in the closing stages to run 78.47.  Teresa Winston was similarly strong in the closing stages, running 81.16.  Aine Whoriskey was surprised with her new found finishing strength running 81.59.  Paula Hegarty also on top form, running 82.19.  Great runs also from Agnes Ryan, Caroline McElwaine and Bernie Gallagher running 88.25, 90.55 and 91.01 respectively.  Mary McDaid put in her best performance in a club singlet running 95.29.  Great results from a dedicated group who are thriving on hill sessions, tempo runs and the staple long run.

Paddy Ryan

The club extend congratulations to club member Paddy Ryan, who put in his best cross country race to date when he finished 6th in the National Garda Cross Country Championships in the Phoenix Park last week running 36:20 for the 10km distance.  His team, the Northwest Division were narrowly beat by 2 points by the Garda Training College in the team event.

Brendan Boyce

The club extend congratulation to local man and Letterkenny AC athlete, Brendan Boyce, who set a pb and county record of 11.38 for the 3km indoor walk at the AAI Games in the new National Indoor Arena in Abbottstown, Dublin last Sunday.  Speaking afterwards, he said, ‘it was a very positive opener to the season as he had been concentrating on 50km work in January’.  He hopes to take that form to the National Indoor 5km Championships in two weeks’ time at the same venue.

Finn Valley’s John Kelly also broke the county shot put record at the same meet, with a throw of 17:49mts.

 

Up Coming Races

The final race of the Lifford 5km series takes place this Sunday in Lifford starting at 10:30am.

The National Master’s Cross country Championships and Juvenile B takes place at Waterford I.T. on Sunday.  County men’s and ladies teams will hope to be in contention in the team categories.

The ‘Marine Harvest Fanad’ 5km series in Milford on Saturday 25th February, starting at 11am.

The next longer race is the ‘Cara’ Bundoran 10 mile and 10km which takes place in Bundoran on Saturday 11th March, starting at 10:30am.

The Convoy 10km takes place in Convoy on Sunday 9th April starting at 10:30am.  Entry fee €10.00.

Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to club member Fiona Grier and her husband Paul on the recent death of Paul’s Aunt

 Peg McArdle nee Grier.  May she rest in peace.rly season, expectations.
John Whoriskey led the Milford contingent, finishing around the 61min mark. Former couch to 5 km participant, Daniel Hewitt, had his best run to date, pushing on over the last few km to open up a slight gap on James Whoriskey, Daniel Cullen, Eoin Sheehy and Philip Mc Govern. David Connors and Eoghan Fogarty not too far adrift.
Ita Mc Gettigan made a great return to running, (as she currently primarily trains for Triathlon) running a pb of around 4.47/km. Siobhan MC Hugh was close to home soil and duly rallied on the familiar roads in the closing stages to get well under 80 mins, avg of 4.52/km.
Teresa Winston was similarly strong in the closing stages, averaging 5.01/km. Aine Whoriskey was surprised with her new found finishing strength, on avg 5.03 per km. Paula Hegarty also on top form running avg 5.06/ km approx.
Great runs also from Agnes Ryan, Caroline Mc Elwaine and BernieGallagher all well under 90 mins approx. Mary Mc Daid put in her best performance in a club singlet running around 95min mark.
Great results from a dedicated group who are thriving on hill sessions, tempo runs and the staple long run.
WELL DONE.ich stood him apart. He won numerous County, Ulster, National, European and World Masters medals mainly in the throwing events from when he started in the over 50 category until last summer competing at the age of 92 in the over 90 category in the National Masters in Tullamore where he won three gold medals.
Just two years ago in 2015 he took home three golds and a silver from the World Masters Championships in Lyon, France where he competed in the scorching heat. He had travelled to many countries and was always highly respected and welcomed wherever he went.
Even though he had suffered with ill health in recent months, true to his positive nature, he had asked his daughter Rosemary to enter him in the 2017 National Masters Indoor Championships. Sadly he will be unable to fulfil his desire to take part and the Championships will be the lesser without the perennial attendee.
Sympathy is extended to his large close knit family who all competed in athletics primarily with Cranford AC and Finn Valley AC.
He will be waked at his family home in Creevy, Carrigart today and tomorrow. His funeral mass will take place in Carrigart chapel at 11am on Monday 6th February. Hughie was predeceased by his wife Rosemary just over a year ago. He was first and foremost a family man, a farmer, a sportsman, a world champion and a patriot.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.