Club Membership for 2017 is now due to be paid to Secretary (Registrar) Mary Rooney or Treasurer Katherine Williams.
Membership this year costs as follows-
Nursery Programme (4 – 8)........€30
Juvenile (8 to U17)....................€30
Note: If Membership not paid, You can’t play
|Access Million Minute Challenge logbook here|
Log your weekly Million Minutes here: If you can't make it along to the Community Centre on Friday nights individuals and/or groups can also register their weekly activity minutes via this online form that you can also access via the Melvin Gaels Facebook, Twitter, and webpage.
Just click here and log your minutes: Melvin Gaels Million Minutes logbook
|A Registration Day|
A Registration Day will take place on Saturday February 18th starting at 11am. This will be an opportunity to come along and meet the Club Officers, Senior Players, Coaches etc.. and get information on Training and Coaching this year. Plus we will be collecting membership. Guest Speaker on The Day. .
|Melvin Gaels Million Minutes Project |
Whether it’s taking a walk, going for a cycle, having a dance, or even more active housework or gardening - did you know the single best thing you can do to improve your health is to be more active? The Melvin Gaels Million Minutes Project - it’s about trying to get the whole community participate in a million minutes of activity in Kinlough, Rossinver, Ballintrillick & Tullaghan over 8 weeks! The WHO (World Health Organisation) actually recommend 60 minutes a day for children and 30 minutes a day for adults. The Start date is Friday January 13th Kinlough Community Centre at 8pm, then every Friday evening at 8pm for 8 weeks. Each week we ask you to record your activity minutes and every Friday evening you submit your own "Minutes" from that week. You can do it as an individual, a couple, a family or a group. Every entrant will be in a draw that week to win healthy prizes. Every Friday evening we will also have a different speaker to give a talk on an aspect of Healthy Living to accompany your increased activity; such as Healthy Eating, your Mental Health, Mobility & Building Strength, checking Blood Pressure & Cholesterol, Positive Wellbeing and more. The first week we will also tell you about the wealth of activities already on offer in our community! Everyone is welcome, young and not so young, it is a free community program supported by the GAA Healthy Clubs Initiative and open to all the community, not just club members. Come every
week or just come to the talks you are interested in.
More details to come! Email MGMillionMinutes@gmail.com if you have any questions
|Club Notes December 2016|
Great Presentation Night
On Saturday night last Melvin Gaels held their Presentation evening in Kinlough Community Centre, to celebrate their on field success in 2016. Special guests were John O Mahony and Terence Boyle Leitrim GAA Chairman who both spoke to the large assembled crowd of players, their families and Melvin Gaels supporters. Peter O Reilly was the able MC for the evening, assisted on sound by Stephen McGurrin. Medals were presented to three teams, The Senior Team on winning the Shield, The Junior Team on winning Division 4 and the Minor Team on winning the Minor A County Championship.
An award was then presented to John Joe Ruddy to mark his contribution to Melvin Gaels underage coaching. John Joe and family are moving to Sligo and the club will miss them all. Breffni Travel sponsored both the U16 player of the year who was Sean McSharry and the Minor Player of the year who was Darragh Rooney. BMG Hardware sponsored the Junior Player of the year, which was jointly awarded to Paddy McGowan & Padraig Coyle and also the Senior Player of the Year who was Micheáil Ferguson. The evening closed with a great spread of food and tea, accompanied by a raffle of a wonderful hamper & voucher sponsored by Quay West Restaurant, Donegal Town. The Club would like to thank all who contributed to the success of the evening. Congratulations to the medal recipients and award winners all look forward to a bright 2017.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone who helped and supported Melvin Gaels in any way over 2016.
Melvin Gaels Calendar 2017
The Club Calendar is now on sale in the local outlets. Price €10. Calendars are selling well and are available from Spar, Kinlough, Simpsons Garage, Marie’s Corner Shop, The Post Office, Kinlough Pharmacy, Mc Gloins Bar, The Village Inn and Nuala’s Hair Salon or from any of the Senior Players. This Calendar would make a nice gift for the Christmas.
The winner of last week’s 50/50 draw held in The Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan was Winnifred Branley Nealis, Kinlough. Winnifred won a prize of €343. Get your ticket now
for this week’s draw which will be held in the Mc Gloins, Kinlough.
St Stephens Day Sponsored Swim
Everyone welcome to join in a St Stephen’s Day sponsored swim on the main beach, Bundoran at 12 noon.
GAA National Club Draw
Tickets are now on sale for the Annual National Club Draw which takes place on Wednesday March 8th 2017.
All proceeds from the sales of these tickets which are sold by Melvin Gaels Club go to help the finances of the Club. There are fourteen great prizes in the National Draw.
1st, Opel Corsa Car, 2nd Trip with 2017 All Stars, 3rd Travel Voucher worth €1,500. 4th to 8th, All Ireland Football and Hurling Packages 2017, 9th and 10th Shopping Vouchers worth €1500 and 10th to 14th Football and Hurling All Ireland Packages.
There will also be a Local Draw for anyone who buys a ticket from Melvin Gaels Club members as follows, 1st Hamper worth €100, 2nd Fuel Voucher worth €50 and 3rd A Melvin Gaels Rain Jacket worth €50.
|Melvin Gaels Calendar 2017|
The Club Calendar is now on sale in the local outlets. Price €10. Calendars are selling well and are available from Spar, Kinlough, Simpsons Garage, Marie's Corner Shop, The Post Office, Kinlough Pharmacy, Mc Gloins Bar, The Village Inn and Nuala's Hair Salon or from any of the Senior Players.
|Leitrim Sports Star Awards|
The Club would like to congratulate all who have been nominated for Leitrim Sports Star Awards.
The nominations are as follows, Sports Individual Junior, Darragh Rooney, Melvin Gaels (Gaelic Football), Sports Individual Senior, Breege Connolly (Athletics), Men’s Team of the Year, Melvin Gaels Minor Team and Volunteer of the Year, Gareth Foley, Melvin Gaels & Rossinver Melvin Angling Club. We wish them all good luck on Saturday November 26 when the Leitrim Sports Star awards will be presented.
Melvin Gaels GFC are holding their AGM for 2016 on Sunday 4th December at 5pm in the Community Centre Kinlough
All members welcome!
Positions becoming vacant in the Melvin Gaels Club Executive are Assistant Secretary & Oifigeach Cultur agus Teanga if anyone is interested in either please contact the Secretary no later than 7 days before AGM. If you wish to raise any motions at the AGM again please contact the Secretary no later than 7 days before AGM. Secretary Mary Rooney 0879190696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also hold a pop up shop prior to the AGM at 4.30pm and also for a short time afterwards so you can purchase calendars, jerseys, gloves, hats, jackets etc. All great ideas for Christmas gifts!
|Melvin Gaels Bord na nOg AGM|Melvin Gaels Bord na nOg Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, the 27th of November 2016, at 7 PM in Kinlough Community Centre. If you would like to nominate or be nominated for Election to Bord na nOg Committee please find form below and submit directly to email@example.com to arrive no later than 20th of November 2016. |02/12/2016|
| The Late Mark Rooney|
The Club extends Deepest Sympathy to the Rooney Family, Glencar on the sad and untimely death of Mark. Sympathy is also extended to all the Glencar/ Manorhamilton Club members who will miss him so much. Mark was a fine footballer and a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.
The winner of the Melvin Gaels 50/50 Draw last week was Maeve Conway, Cliffoney. Maeve won a prize of €304. Get your ticket now for this week's draw.
|Junior A Quarter Final|
This weekend it's the turn of the Juniors when they travel to Drumshanbo on Sunday next to take on Carrigallen in the Quarter Final of the Junior A Championship.
Good Luck to all the players and managers. Throw in for the game is 12noon.
|Minor Championship Win|
The Minors had a great win over St Manachans in Melvin Park last Wednesday. This was a great display by both teams with the Gaels coming out on top in the end . It was a very entertaining game of football. Well done to all the lads and the mentors.
|No Joy in Junior A Championship|
The Juniors travelled to Drumkeerin on Sunday and finished up losing to the home team. Final score Drumkeerin 0-17, Melvin Gaels 0-9.
|League Division 4 Semi Final|
On Sunday the Junior team took on a strong Aughawillan team in the Division 4 League semi final in Melvin Park Kinlough. This turned out to be a close affair and Aughawillan will consider themselves unlucky not go away with a win. The Gaels were behind for long periods of the game but never gave up and were rewarded in the end thanks to a well worked goal very close to the end of the game. Congratulations and well done to all the players and mentors a great performance by all. Final score was Melvin Gaels 3-9, Aughawillan 1-13.
|Senior Championship Continues|
On Saturday evening the Senior team travel to Drumshanbo where they take on Bornacoola in the last Group game of the 2016 Championship. The throw in time for this game is 5.15pm. Good luck to all.
|Under 21 B Final|
The Gaels were narrowly beaten by Dromahair last Wednesday evening in
Drumkeerin. This was a fantastic game of football and both sides played very
well. At a time when there is such a debate about defensive football, it is
great to see a game that had eight goals and twenty four points. Final score
was Dromahair 4-13, Melvin Gaels 4-11. Well done all.
|Community Sports Development Project|
Leitrim Sports Partnership is seeking tenders for qualified service providers to coordinate, plan and deliver planned LSP sport projects and physical activity opportunities for the people of Leitrim and to support the delivery of the ongoing work programme of Leitrim Sports Partnership. This project will be delivered in the period from July to December 2016. This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant accounts fund and Sport Ireland and managed by Leitrim Sports Partnership on behalf of Leitrim County Council.
Briefing documents are available from firstname.lastname@example.org and additional information can be obtained from the Leitrim Sports Partnership website.
If you are interested in applying for this contract, please send a cover letter, completed tender and submit 3 copies of your proposal, to be returned by post not later than 4.00pm on Friday 22nd July 2016 to Community Sports Development Projects 2016, Leitrim Sports Partnership, Aras and Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.
This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund and the Irish Sports Council and managed by Leitrim Sports Partnership on behalf of Leitrim County Council
The winner of last week's 50/50 draw held in the Home, Rossinver was Mary and Sean O'Rourke, Dew Drop Inn, Tullaghan. They won a prize of €238. Get your ticket now for this week's draw.
| Festival Blitz Gaelic4Mothers and Others|
Gaelic 4Mothers and Others will host a second Annual Leitrim Blitz in Melvin Park, Kinlough on Saturday July 30th from 12noon to 2pm as part of the Fair Day Festival.
|Senior League v Dromahair|
On Saturday evening last the Gaels Senior team took on Dromahair in St Osnatt's pitch, Glencar.They came away with a comfortable win on a scoreline of Melvin Gaels 2-13, Dromahair 0-7. This was a great performance by all involved.
|Seniors win again|
The Seniors gained a very valuable two points on Saturday evening when they had
a good in over Leitrim Gaels. Great performance by all involved . Well done.
|Senior championship begins this weekend|
On Saturday next the senior team begin the 2016 Championship in Pairc Sean at
7.30pm with a game against St Mary's . Good Luck everyone involved.
|Bord na nOg Ball Run|
As part of the Festival, Bord na nOg are holding a Ball Run at the Mill Road on
Sunday evening at 7pm. Balls are €5 each and there is a prize of €500 for the
|U12s for Croke Park|
The Melvin Gaels Club (Under 12s) has been drawn to go to Croke Park on Monday June 27th and Tuesday June 28th for the Play and Stay days. This is a great honour for the young lads and no doubt they will enjoy the experience.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Car Wash on Saturday. This was a fundraiser for the Under 12s for the trip to Croke Park on June 27th. Thanks to everyone who helped to organise and run the Car Wash and also to Simpsons Garage for the use of the facilities and their generosity.
| Senior League v Annaduff|
Saturday evening was perfect for football. The Gaels took on Annaduff in Melvin Park and were lucky to get a point as the game ended in a draw. This was game where both teams will claim they should have won the game. The Gaels led by three points at half time but missed a lot of good scoring chances in the half. It was always going to be difficult for the Gaels as there were missing a number of key players. The final score was Melvin Gaels 1-11, Annaduff 1-11.
The Juniors made the long trip to Ballinamore on Saturday last and put in a great performance against the home side. The final score was Sean O Heslins 1-7, Melvin Gaels 3-14. Well done to all.
Next Saturday evening the Juniors take on Mohill in Melvin Park Kinlough at 7pm.
The Club extends Deepest Sympathy to Yolanda and Pat Gallagher and Mary and Niall Clancy Edenville on the death of Yolanda and Niall's mother, Mary Clancy, Ballyshannon. Sympathy is also extended to Mary's husband James Aiden and other family members and friends. May she rest in peace.
| Good Luck Leitrim|
The Club would like to wish the Leitrim team good luck on Sunday when they take on Roscommon in the Connacht Championship.