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:: Malin GAA Club
Seniors and Reserves
The seniors lost out at home at the weekend to Ardara on a scoreline
of Malin 0-06 Ardara 0-12 while the reserves also lost out 2-11 to
0-05. Malin only scored one point in the second half as Ardara came
back from a point behind at the break to win by double scores in
Connolly Park. The first half saw Paul Walters putting the visitors
in front after Gareth Concarr’s crossfield ball. Malin almost got a
goal in reply when Paul McLaughlin’s long ball in saw Seamus
Houghton knock it down to Brendan McLaughlin who saw his shot saved
by the towering Ardara keeper Cathal Gallagher. Paul McLaughlin did
manage to salvage the move with a point from the resulting 45’.
Gareth Concarr then scored a free after McHugh had been fouled and
he quickly got his second point after beating his man and scoring
from an awkward angle. Gary Farren replied after a strong run up the
right. Michael McLaughlin saved Malin shortly after with a great
block and Brendan McLaughlin levelled the scores with a jinking run
and a one two played with Oisin McGonagle. Joe Melly’s strong run
and good finish saw Ardara ahead again but Malin finished the half
stronger with two Brendan McLaughlin frees. Halftime score Malin
0-05 Ardara 0-04.
Gary McHugh punched a long ball towards the goal at the start of the
second half forcing Malin keeper Darragh McLaughlin to push it over
the bar for a point. Concarr edged the visitors ahead with a free
after he himself had been fouled. Paul McLaughlin levelled up after
Anthony Kelly sent Brendan McLaughlin away with a quick free.
However, that was as good as it got for Malin who failed to score
for the next twenty five minutes of normal time and five more added
on. Ardara took control of the contest with two more Concarr frees
before an excellent Brendan Boyle score from out on the right. Gary
McHugh scored from the left after the referee played a good
advantage and Concarr added another from play. Malin pushed and had
a few half chances at goal, one effort from Dan McDaid being the
closest, but It was left to CJ Molloy to finish the contest with the
score of the game deep into injury time with a monster score from
out on the left to leave the final score Malin 0-06 Ardara 0-12.
Malin Teams and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin,
Conor Farren, Connor McColgan, Kieron McColgan, Paul McLaughlin
(0-02, 1 45’), Declan Walsh, Anthony Kelly, John C Doherty, Dan
McDaid, Oisin McGonagle, Brendan McLaughlin (0-03, 2f), Seamus
Houghton and Gary Farren (0-01). Subs used Darren McLarkey for
Connor McColgan (20 mins)
Ardara team and scorers: Cathal Gallagher, Kelvin Slowey, Kenny
Doherty, Paddy McGrath, Johnny Herron, John Ross Molloy, Nicky
Maguire, Jimmy McConnell, Cj Molloy (0-01), Kieron Breslin, Brendan
Boyle (0-01), Joe Melly (0-01), Paul Walters(0-01), Gareth Concarr
(0-06, 4f)and Gary McHugh(0-02). Subs used: Conor Gallagher for
Johnny Herron (38 mins), Tony Harkin for Joe Melly (38 mins) and
Peter McHugh for Jimmy McConnell (57 mins).
There is no fixture now for a few weeks.
The club would like to thank all those who helped make our annual
St. Patrick’s day Big Breakfast a great success. We would also like
to thank the community who supported the event in large numbers.
This week’s lotto jackpot of €500 was won by Francis McLaughlin,
Fildara who shares jackpot with Loretto Reilly, Dublin. The numbers
drawn were 7-6-4-3-5-1-2. Next week’s jackpot is €500.
This year’s Easter camp will take place on Wed 23rd, Thurs 24th and
Fri 25th, more details to follow. Contact Danny Lafferty for more
The minors drew with Moville on St. Patrick’s day.. A last ditch
goal prevented Malin from victory in a hard fought game. 16 year old
Ronan Kelly filled the void of the injured senior player Cormaic
Cullinan at fullback in a outstanding man of the match display and
Sean Byrne continued his impressive form with another honest hard
working display particularly in the second half. A gutsy all round
team effort in harsh conditions. A speedy recovery to Daniel
Houghton who got injured last weekend and hopefully Connor Bambrick
will be returning to the panel shortly to add depth to the squad. A
tough few games ahead in a tight Inishowen League expected. They
play at home next Sunday against Naomh Padraig, Muff at 11:00am.
Underage Training Times
The Under 6 fundamentals every Sunday at 10:00-11:15am.
The Under 8’s Boys training every Saturday at 3:00-4:15pm
The Under 10’s Boys training every Sunday at 11:30-12:45pm
The Under 12’s Boys training every Friday at 6:15-7:30pm
The Under 6, 8 and 10 Girls training every Saturday at
The Under 12’s Girls training every Monday at 4:30 – 5:30pm
The Under 14’s Girls training every Wednesday at 5:15-6:15pm
The Under 18’s Girls training every Monday at 5:30-6:30pm
Club Pool Room
Our Pool Room is open Saturday & Sunday evening from 8pm-11pm every
weekend. For more information contact John JM on 086 3858654.
Rising Stars Music Academy
The 'Rising Stars Music Academy' will start on Saturday the 28th of
January. For more information contact Annah Lafferty on 0866680565.
The times for each session are 12:15-1:00pm for the 5-10 age group
and 1:00-1:45pm for the 11-16 age group. Classes will be €5.
The Club Shop is open every Saturday from 12.00pm to 2pm and Sunday
from 11.20am to 2pm, alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or
Get Well Soon
The club would like to wish senior player Danny McCarron a speedy
recovery from his recent illness.
The club would like to say well done to Christopher McLaughlin (Fildara)
who played for Donegal under 21’s in their draw against Tyrone last
Wednesday night in the Ulster Under 21 Championship in Healy Park,
Omagh. Hopefully he will be involved again in the replay this
Wednesday night in MacCumhaill Park and all support welcome as we
wish him and Declan Bonner’s team well. Also well done to Ciaran
Doherty who played fullback for Donegal Under 17s against Fermanagh
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