WHAT A SEASON FOR MILFORD AS MEN AND LADIES TEAMS CROWNED COUNTY CHAMPIONS

first_imgJunior Championship Success!To kick off a great 7 days for the Club the Senior team won the Club’s 4th ever Junior Championship after a thrilling finale in O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny last weekend. A point down with just four minutes remaining looked like lights out for Na Galloglaigh before a quickfire 4 points sealed victory over Urris by a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-6. Na Galloglaigh were 6 points up and looked to be cruising at half time before a superb fightback from Urris saw them go 1 point up going into the final minutes.This team showed its character however and the hard work and dedication shown all year was evident as they never gave up to ultimately secure the Championship that few can say they didn’t deserve.Ulster Junior Club ChampionshipThere is some confusion as to who the Senior team will play in the next round of the Ulster Junior Club Championship. Originally the Donegal Champions were due to play the Fermanagh Champions in Brewster Park, Fermanagh on the 3rd November.However Fermanagh do not have a Junior Championship and therefore the club could have a bye to the Ulster Semi Final which is scheduled to take place on the 17th November. More details as and when we get themSeniorsThe Seniors will look to bounce back from their 0-9 to 2-5 defeat at the hands of Burt last Saturday when they take on Naomh Ultan at home.As the promotion race hots up as we near the home stretch it is vital that boys keep picking up wins to maintain their position at the top of the table. Your support can help achieve this, hope to see plenty of you at Moyle Park this Saturday at 6.45pm. Reserve throw in is at 5.30pmLadies Win Intermediate Championship!The Ladies maintained their 100% record in finals on Sunday past as they defeated Aodh Ruadh by 3-9 to 4-4.In a game similar to the Senior men’s the week before the Ladies were well in control at half time leading 2-5 to 1-3 before a sinbin for a Milford player allowed Aodh Ruadh back into the game. However the Ladies were able to hold out and secure the Championship with a two point win.This is a magnificent progression for Marty Barrett’s, Ger Hardiman’s and Louis Gallagher’s team as only last year they won the Junior Championship, and after Sundays success will now compete in the Senior Championship.Ladies Ulster Intermediate Club ChampionshipThe Ladies are scheduled to play at home to Mayobridge, the Down Intermediate Champions, on Sunday the 6th of October.Should they win this clash they will play the winners of Tyrone and Cavan in the Semi Final.Needless to say this is a huge game for the club and with the game scheduled to be at home it is hoped that we get as much support as possible down to get behind the team.SeniorsCLG BnaG 0-9 Burt 2-5CLG BnaG seemed to still be suffering from a championship victory hangover judging by their first half display on Saturday, but in fairness the team was bereft of 7 of the championship winning team.The first half, that was deemed unacceptable by manager Nigel Black, saw Na Galloglaigh concede two penalties in just two minutes.The first may have been dubious as to whether it was in or outside the box but there was certainly no doubt about the second as keeper Sean Gallagher had no option but to haul the on rushing Burt forward to the ground.A virtual no show by the blues in the first 30 minutes left the score line 2-4 to 0-3 to the away team.The second half however was a completely different story as Na Galloglaigh pitched a superb fight back and indeed were unlucky to not to actually win the game.A spirited performance saw them restrict Burt to only one point in the second half, and that didn’t come until the 31st minute.Na Galloglaigh showed magnificent character to grind Burt down to go one point behind as the game entered injury time.If the first penalty decision by the referee was contentious there was certainly no doubt that Na Galloglaigh should have had their own penalty deep into injury time.After Burt scored in the 31st minute to go 2 points clear Pauric Curley won a 13m free wide of goals.That free was taken short by Curley to Cathal McGettigan and his low goal bound shot was cleared by an obvious Burt foot block but referee Kieran McShea ignored Milford pleas for a penalty and instead blew his final whistle.In the end though Na Galloglaigh can’t complain as overall Burt probably deserved the victory in a close encounter.The blues have now lost their 100% league record but remain top of Division 4.Nigel Black praised a great second half team performance and especially the displays of Tony McNamee, Paddy Peoples, and Cathal McGettigan.Team: Sean Gallagher, Anthony McPaul, Barry McNulty, Sean Black, Enda McHugh, TJ Evesson, Manus Boyce, Lorcan Friel, James Doyle, Dean Burgess (0-1), Pauric Curley (0-1), Kevin McGee, David Curley (0-1), Cathal McGettigan (0-5), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Tony McNamee (0-1) for McNulty (20m), Paul Sweeney for McGee (22m), Paul Grier for Sweeney (52m), Jamie Heena, Ryan FerrySenior LadiesAfter their great Intermediate Championship success last weekend the Ladies are back in league action this weekend when they take on Convoy in a huge top of the table clash.The game will be played in Convoy this Sunday at 11am and all support would be greatly appreciated.NewsletterFor all your weekly, news, fixtures, results and match reports as well as much more such as player profiles, photo albums and more please subscribe to our newsletter by texting your name and email address to 086-3400082, emailing [email protected], or by contacting the clubs Twitter or Facebook pagesVolunteers Needed for Sub-CommitteesCLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan.If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact [email protected], 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & CultureU21sThe U21s were defeated in their U21A Championship clash at home to Four Masters last week by a scoreline of 2-7 to 4-16, however the 15 points difference on the scoreboard reflects harshly on Na Galloglaigh.Missing several key players they went in at half time 1-10 to 1-6 down when they really should have been ahead after missing several scorable opportunities.Midway through the second half they conceded 2 goals in as many minutes to kill the game off as a contest.A lot of this team, and several of the key players that were missing, are still underage next year and it is hoped that the side can progress further in the 2014 ChampionshipMinor LadiesWell done to the Minor Ladies who produced an excellent performance away to Naomh Mhuire last Tuesday, winning 8-11 to 2-3.This is a very talented bunch of girls who we have high hopes for.Next up for the Minor Ladies is an away trip to near neighbours Fanad Gaels on Tuesday 10th September, all support would be greatly appreciated.U14 GirlsThe U14 Girls are home to Buncrana this week however a throw in time and date have yet to be decided.U13sU13 Training will begin taking place every Friday from 6-7.30pm at the pitch. All players are asked to attend and to bring their water bottle and gum shieldU8s & U10s TrainingThe U8 & U10 trainings will resume this Friday the 6th of September at the pitch in Milford at 6pm. The Parish League will begin the following Friday, 13th September.Gaelic For MothersGaelic for Mothers training will continue every Wednesday at 8pm at the pitch in Milford. All interested are very welcome.Lotto Sellers RequiredThe Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114LottoThis weeks lotto numbers were 2-14-17-23. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners win €35 each. Michael Patterson, Ramelton, & Mark Farren, Magheradrumman, Ramelton. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,160.Evolution FitnessAll paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership.Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in MilfordContact UsFor all information and queries contact [email protected], follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/TrainingSeniors: Tues & Thurs at 7pmLadies: Wed (6.30pm) & Sat (10am)Gaelic for Mothers: Wed at 8pmU8s: Fri at 6pmMilford GAA Club GearClub gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry.The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts.There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page.Orders can be placed with either Barry on 086-3400082 or Aidan on 087-1223177.WHAT A SEASON FOR MILFORD AS MEN AND LADIES TEAMS CROWNED COUNTY CHAMPIONS was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ChampionsGAAIntermediateJuniorLadiesMen’sMilfordNoticesSportsuccesslast_img