Milford GAA Notes

By Barry McNulty

*Annual Club Draw*

Congratulations to John Duffy and all the other winners in our Annual Draw which took place on Sunday night. Thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets and helped make the draw a great success. Thank you also to all those who sponsored prizes, it was much appreciated.

1st prize - €2,000: John Duffy, Termon

2nd Prize - 500 ltrs Oil sponsored by Whoriskeys Oils, Ramelton: Margaret Sheridan, Croghan, Ramelton

3rd prize - €100 Lennon Lodge Durkans Bar voucher: Paddy Tinney, Tullygay, New Mills

4th Prize - €100 DSC Gym voucher: Gareth Crossan, Kerrykeel

5th Prize - 500 ltrs Oil sponsored by Donegal Oil: Brian Boyce, St Marys Tcs, Ramelton

6th Prize - €100 Donegal Physiotherapy and Performance Center voucher: Daithi Casey, Milford

7th Prize - €100 McCormicks Chemist voucher: Orla Nic Eachmharcach, Milford

8th Prize - €100 Bodyworx Gym voucher: Rodney Lynch & Charlotte Lodges, Bonnar Engineering, Letterkenny

9th Prize - €100 McGettigans Butchers voucher: Zoe Ferry, Milford

10th Prize - €500: Oisín Bradley, Red Ridge, Milford

*Seniors*
CLG BnaG 0-13 St Eunans 1-14

It was the Moyle View Park outfit who came out on the wrong side of the result on Saturday evening. Played with a strong cross-field breeze, the Milford men opened proceedings via a Gary Merritt placed ball. St Eunans half-forward John Haran was black carded early on in the third minute. The visitors from O'Donnell park were very efficient offensively, only registering a handful of wides in the opening half an hour. In the 16th minute, the crowd were treated to an incredible point from the sideline from Luke Barrett. Milford rallied late in the second half to narrow the deficit to 3 points as they headed to the dressing rooms, with the score 0-08 to 0-05 to the visitors. Points from Darragh Black and Luke Barrett narrowed the deficit to the bare minimum in the opening moments of the second half. However, the Milford team would fail to score for the next 10 minutes. In this time, the Letterkenny natives notched a flurry of scores, including a Paddy McGowan goal, to put seven points between the sides. Milford heads refused to drop, however, and they kept carrying the fight in difficult circumstances. Try though they might, the lads couldn't unlock the well-organised Eunans defence. There were calls for a potential Milford penalty in the closing stages, however the decision was given in the opposite direction by the referee, and at the final whistle it was the visitors who headed for home with the two league points. There will be no game for the Seniors next weekend due to the Donegal-Longford clash in Ballybofey on Saturday. The club would like to thank Patrick McBride from Mulroy Music for being the match sponsor for yesterdays game. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan; Kieran Sheridan, Barry McNulty, Brandon Toye; David Curley, Pauric Curley, Tj Evesson; Joey Cullen, Sean Black; Gary Merritt (0-3, 2f), Luke Barrett (0-3,1f), Tony Mcnamee (0-5, 5f); Christopher Barrett (0-1), Darragh Black (0-1), Kyle Black. Subs: Kane Barrett for Kyle Black (40m), Ryan Mcmahon for Sean Black (47m)

*Reserves*

CLG BnaG 1-6 St. Eunans 3-18

St. Eunans ran out convincing winners in the end against our Reserves on Saturday evening. The visitors started the game the better whilst it took the home side a while to settle into it. St. Eunans got the first 2 points of the game before Ryan Ferry got Na Galloglaigh on the scoresheet with a point. However Eunans soon got their first goal when an effort for a point dropped short and dipped over the keeper’s head into the net. Na Galloglaigh did start to battle back but were finding it hard to get the scores to reduce the deficit whereas the visitors tagged on another few points. Martin Doyle added a point before a long ball into the square from debutant Ronan Docherty evaded everyone including the Eunans keeper to end up in the net. This gave Na Galloglaigh a bit of a lifeline as they headed into the half time break 6 points down 1-2 to 1-8. Na Galloglaigh came out fighting at the start of the 2nd half and got the first 2 scores through Andreas Afxentiou & Martin Doyle to bring them back into the game. However, hopes of a comeback were soon dashed when St. Eunans got their 2nd goal. That goal visibly deflated the home side whereas it spurred on the visitors who controlled the last 15 minutes of the game picking off scores at ease. Na Galloglaigh only managed 2 more points from Martin Doyle but shouldn’t get too disheartened from defeat to one of the strongest teams in the league. Team: Caolan Bolton, Matthew Stewart, Conor McNulty, Gearoid Horkan, Anthony Fisher, Johnny Logue, Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Ronan Docherty (1-0), Dean Burgess, James Doyle, Ryan Ferry (0-1), Andreas Afxentiou (0-1) Martin Doyle (0-4) Emmett Conaghan.

*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!

*Lotto*

This weeks lotto numbers were 6-17-20-21. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Paul & Fiona Grier, and Teresa Burke. Next weeks Jackpot is €2,820

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