Four Masters GAA

Weekly Notes 27th August 2018

U17 Donegal Ladies Development Squad

Well done to Beibhinn Reid and Dion Carr ( both in Back row) who played on Donegal U17 Development Squad in Dublin at the weekend – great to see Four Masters girls on county squads.

Four Masters u16s reach All County Division 1 League Final

Four Masters u16s reach All County Division 1 League Final

Our u16 boys put in a strong display on Sunday evening 26 August in Newtoncunningham against Malin to qualify for the All County Division 1 League Final.  Missing a few regular starters the lads opened brightly with points from play from Dermot Slevin and Shay Travers putting them two up after just three minutes.  Malin were not about to let our boys have it all their own way and they struck for a goal in the fifth minute to give them the a one point lead in the game. Ultan O’Grady then drew the sides level in the ninth minute and further points from Shay Travers (2) and Dermot Slevin were added to by a fine goal from Jamie Gorrell to give our boys a six point lead with ten minutes to the break.  In this period our defenders had held Malin scoreless with Liam McLaughlin making a vital interception when Malin had a promising overlap in attack and Christopher Gallagher, Andrew Monahan and Diarmuid O’Domhnaill also working hard to ensure chances were kept to a premium for the Inishowen boys.
Daragh Geary and Ultan O’Grady were on top in the middle of the park with the industrious Joe Leape and Jamie Gorrell working to great effect in the middle third. In the the full forward line Carl McCarry and Mark Jordan were offering attacking options and winning ample possession to ensure chances were never far away.  Carl McCarry put on an exhibition of ball winning at full forward, on the night, and it was from one of his sliding catches followed by a deft hand pass that a shot at goal rebounded into the path of Dermot Slevin who finished to the net to leave a half time score of 2-07 to 1-00.
Shay Travers quickly settled the boys in the second half with two well taken points.  Both Senan Quinn and Frank Cornyn were also having a significant impact on proceedings with Senan Quinn scoring six minutes into the half and Frank Cornyn settling for a point when his goal bound shot was touched over by the outstretched hand of the Malin keeper.  The defense also held strong, with Ross O’Keeney and Josh McCrea slotting seamlessly in when introduced, and the great defensive work on the night was exemplified by a diving block from Diarmuid O’Domhnaill denying a clear point scoring opportunity for Malin mid way through the second period.  Up front saw the introduction of Ethan Potter and further points from Dermot Slevin and Shay Travers (2) saw our boys run out deserving 2-14 to 1-02 winners.
Termon now await in the final and no doubt Damien, Tony, Eamonn and the lads are looking forward to the county final and the chance to add further silverware, to the southern title, and cap a fine season for these young players.

Annual Malin GAA 5K

A chairde,

With fond memories of John McLaughlin (Rustard) we will host our Annual Malin GAA 5K Run or Walk on Saturday 1st September at 2pm. John was a passionate GAA man but Running was another hobby that he loved to partake in; last year’s 5K in his memory was a fantastic community event and we look forward to it again this year. 

John was one of our biggest volunteers, helping out across all areas within the Club, none more so than with our Underage Teams across all age levels, with many of our young members having great memories to cherish. With this in mind any money raised will be used for the Children in the Club, across all our Underage Football Teams. 

We would like to welcome everyone to this Community Event. Adults €10, Kids €5 & Families €20. Registration from 12pm at the Malin GAA Clubhouse, with Tea & Refreshments provided after the Race.

We would also like to give a shout out to all Community Groups, Businesses, Families or Clubs who would like to come along and participate. We know that many people in the GAA Community across Inishowen & Donegal may have known or met John at some stage and have their own memories of him, so we would like to invite everyone along, even if it’s just for the cup of Tea afterwards, Everyone Welcome!

As per last year we would also like to see as many people as possible in their Club Colours, their Black and Amber that John was so proud of as well as all other Club colours in Inishowen & further afield! 

Thank you for your support!

Is mise le meas

Linda McColgan


CLG Malainn