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:: Malin GAA Club 17.09.18

Malin Seniors Fixtures
Michael Murphy Senior Championship Group C
St. Michael’s v Malin on Saturday 22nd of September in Dunfanaghy at 6:00pm, reserves at 4:30pm, all support welcome.

Malin seniors and reserves
Malin 3-12 Termon 1-07
Malin got their first victory in this years Michael Murphy Sport Donegal Senior Championship victory over Termon on Saturday evening with a strong showing from Terence Coulhoun’s men to give them still a chance of reaching the quarter finals. The home side at near full strength for one of the first times all year made a good start with Brendan McLaughlin hitting the first three scores, the first a difficult free from out on the right, followed by a 45’ and his first from play with a soccer style chip from the ground on the thirteen. Termon responded and were on level terms after a goal from Aidan Sweeney who ran on to Enda McCormick’s rebound after his shot was saved brilliantly by Mullarkey in the Malin goal but he could do nothing as Sweeney blasted home on ten minutes. Termon hit the front for the only time in the game seconds after when Caolan McDaid slotted over a free. Paul McLaughlin levelled matters soon after when he disposed a Termon player, advanced up the right and hit a great score, as he has done all season. Brendan McLaughlin capitalised on the resulting kick out and after his first shot was blocked he made no mistake with the second attempt and shot into the corner of the net to put Malin a goal to the good. Daire McDaid responded with a point from play, turning well to shoot over and then he also hit a free. The young Ciaran Doherty then lit up the match with two great scores, the first one were he was near the touchline out on the right and the second cutting across the ball to edge Malin out to three again as the half ended Malin 1-06 Termon 1-03.
It took a while for the second half to get going but ,the first score fell to Stephen McLaughlin who worked a great one two with another young player Oisin McGonagle, a move started by Connor McColgan’s great tackling and dispossession back in his own 45’. Brendan McLaughlin freed after a foul on John Gerard McLaughlin. Terence Doherty then goaled after a great run from the returning from injury Christopher McLaughlin and Malin led double scores 2-08  to 1-04. Paul McLaughlin got his second of the day up the right but this was cancelled Daire McDaid with a point out the left and the same player then worked a short free to get another Termon point. Brendan McLaughlin hit over a free for the home side after Terence Doherty was fouled when a good move looked on the cards. Caolan McDaid freed for the Kilmacrenan men but it was to be their last score. Malin finished strong with Adam Byrne getting in the scoring act before Terence Doherty hit his second goal, another poachers finish, with Brendan McLaughlin’s shot saved but Doherty, who was also returning after injury, a broken collar bone, making no mistake to wrap up the game. There was still time for Brendan McLaughlin to finish off the scoring to leave the final score Malin 3-12 Termon 1-07.
Malin team and scorers: Daniel Mullarkey, Gary Farren, Damien Harkin, Michael Mclaughlin, Connor McColgan, Declan Walsh, Ciaran Doherty (0-02), John Gerard McLaughlin, Adam Byrne (0-01), Stephen McLaughlin (0-01), Oisin McGonagle, Paul McLaughlin (0-02), Brendan McLaughlin (1-06, 3f, 1 45’), Seamus Doherty and Terence Doherty (2-00). Subs used: Christopher McLaughlin for Seamus Doherty (h/t).

Termon team and scorers: Noel O’Donnell, Paul McDaid, Kevin McDaid, Anthony Grant, James Doherty, Nathan McElwaine, Steve McDaid, James Gallagher, Aidan Sweeney(1-00), Ricky Gallagher, Caolan McDaid (0-02, 2f) Martin Sweeney, Daire McDaid (0-05, 2f) Enda McCormick and Shane Doherty. Subs used Oisin Cassidy for Martin Sweeney(44 mins), Johnny McCafferty for Ricky Gallagher (44mins)and James McSherry for Paul McDaid (54 mins).

The reserves lost out on a scoreline of Malin 1-10 Termon.
They lined out as Darragh McLaughlin, Liam Gallagher, Conor Byrne, Thomas McLaughlin, Aiden Bambrick, Padraig McCarron, Matthew Mullarkey, Sean O’Neill, Gerard Green, Danny McCarron, Jack McLaughlin, Conor McGeoghegan, Christopher Doherty Pm, Callum Doherty and Conor Bambrick. This young side put in a great team performance and it was great to see Charles Byrne make a return to playing after being out for three years. The reserves play Urris in the Inishowen reserve league this week and are through to the quarter finals of this league.

The Under 8 training is back on every Sunday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am.
The Under 9 boys are away to Steelstown on Wednesday.
The Under 11 boys are home to Steelstown on Tuesday, they beat Urris last Monday.
The Under13 boys are playing Buncrana in the Inishowen semi final next Sunday, they beat Naomh Padraig Muff last Tuesday, topping their group.
Well done to Darragh Douglas competed in county finals of skills competition last week. There are trials for the inishowen Under 14 development squad next Saturday.
The Under 9 girls and Under 11 girls played Uris last Friday evening.
The Under 9 Finals Day are set for Sunday 30th of September at 11am in Burt and the Under 11 girls Finals are scheduled for Friday evening 5th of October in Buncrana.
Well done to the six Malin girls who were part of the Inishowen Under 13 girls development team for the past five weeks , Jessica Doherty , Aishling Doherty, Suzie Lafferty , Christine Doherty , Sarah Glackin and Eimear O’Doherty. Aishling Doherty and Suzie Lafferty were picked from the Malin club to go through to the blitz day so well done to all the girls involved.

There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €1150. The numbers drawn were 6-5-7-2-4-1-3 with the €50 going to Dylan, Lorcan and Lily Doherty, Ross Head. Next week’s jackpot is €1200.

Stars in their Eyes
Malin Gaa are delighted to announce that we will be host a Stars in their Eyes on Bank Holiday Sunday 28th of October in the Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa Hotel. Save the date as more details will follow.

The club were delighted to hear the news that Declan Houten on behalf of the fundraising efforts in America for the Inishowen flood relief fund was awarded the prestigious Tipp O’Neill award. Declan was presented with a Malin jersey at half time in Saturday nights Championship game by Conor Byrne of Byrne Seafood, sponsor of the Malin Senior team.

Advertising Hoardings
If any business is interested in sponsoring an advertising board at the pitch, can they contact Sean McLaughlin (Owen) on 0868422701 as we hope to upgrade the existing signs around the pitch in the coming months.

Club Notes
All items for the club notes should be sent to Brendan Monagle on 0863777015 and or Linda McColgan on 0863452769 and .

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