GAA News: Malin’s impressive victory over St. Naul’s

first_imgAll County League Division 2 result; Malin 6-09 St Naul’s 1-11Played in torrential rain in Connolly Park Malin led by five at the break before the crowd were treated to seven second half goals – six of them from Malin. Malin started well getting great joy down the left with Brendan McLaughlin opening the scoring followed by Matthew Byrne with a long range score and then Stephen McLaughlin added another shortly after.The visitors got off the mark when Shane Conneely’s shot from the left had to be pushed over by Darragh McLaughlin. Malin responded with Damien Harkin’s well timed run as he slotted over a rare point. Stephen Griffin tapped over a free after Cathal Lowthar’s run had been halted. Malin came back with Matthew Byrne doing well up the right before cutting in and over with the left. Anthony Kelly scored a free when Stephen McLaughlin’s Usain Bolt like run was halted by Brian McCabe who saw a black card dished out for his trouble. Mclaughlin’s speed again set up Matthew Byrne to advance and score to put Malin five ahead as the half time score read Malin 0-07 St Naul’s 0-02. Matthew Byrne hit a beauty of a point right in front of the stand at the start of the second half before both sides missed goal chances. Stephen Griffin hit a close in free as the Mountcharles men stayed in touch. A Malin fumble in defence was punished by Cathal Lowthar as he hit over from a central area and Stephen Griffin hit an excellent point with the outside of the boot as St Naul’s improved at the start of the second half. Conneely and Griffin worked a great move up the pitch and Malin looked set to concede a goal but they managed to get back well as Conneely settled for a point.Malin then hit three goals in two minutes to put the game to bed. The first a was a well worked move when a lovely through ball seen Paul McLaughlin run down the right and shoot into the corner from outside the thirteen. Seamus Houghton then knocked down a long ball into Brendan Mclaughlin who finished with aplomb. Kieron McColgan hit a third goal advancing in from the left and hitting high into the net.They nearly had a fourth when Paul McLaughlin hit the base of the post but Matthew Byrne was on hand to make sure to get a point out of the move. Malin got another goal when Stephen McLaughlin’s run drew in a defender and he passed to Seamus Houghton who hit between the keepers legs. Barry Rose jinked and hit a good score in reply for St Nauls. Brendan McCole also hit a good long range point for the visitors from the 45.He added another a few minutes later from the left. Declan Walsh then hit Malin’s fifth goal after Anthony Kelly put him through from the left and he cut in from the byline and hit a near post effort from the angle. Barry Rose hit a good point from out on the touchline and the visitors got a consolation goal when John Rose hit a fortunate effort for St Nauls when his long ball in from the 45 out on the touch line deceived fullback, full forward and keeper to creep in. Malin came back immediately with a goal of their own with Seamus Houghton’s excellent high fetch and he had the composure to set up Dan McDaid who made no mistake one on one. Stephen Griffin hit a free but it was Malin’s day in the rain with plenty of goals on show to keep Malin the the hunt for promotion – Final score Malin 6-09 St Naul’s 1-11.Malin team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, Gary Farren, Kieron McColgan (1-00), Declan Walsh (1-00), Paul McLaughlin(1-00), Anthony Kelly (0-01), Christopher McLaughlin, Stephen McLaughlin (0-01), Matthew Byrne (0-05), Brendan Mclaughlin (1-01), Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton (1-00) and Damien Harkin (0-01). Adam Byrne for Danny McCarron (Ht), Dan McDaid (1-00) for Matthew Byrne 45 mins, Darren McLarkey for Christopher Mclaughlin 50 mins, Michael Byrne for Darren McLarkey 52 mins (black card). St Naul’s team and scorers: Paddy Burke, Conor McBrearty, Brendan McCole (0-02), Conor McDevitt, Martin Breslin, Aidan Kennedy, John Rose (1-00), Lee McBrearty, Des McGroarty, Cathal Lowthar (0-01), Andrew Gallagher, Barry Rose (0-02), Shane Conneely (0-02), Stephen Griffin(0-04) and Brian  McCabe. Subs used: Glen McDyre for Andrew Gallagher and Enda Lynch for Brian McCabe (black card).There was no reserve game.The Mary Houghton CompetitionThe Mary Houghton competition took place last Wednesday evening in Connolly Park. 24 girl’s turned up and were divided into three teams (red, green and blue) who competed against each other. This was a very enjoyable event with the blue team winning on the night. The girls all recieved refreshments after the even and all the grils that took part will be presented at the annual underage presentation night later in the year. We would like to thank everyone who helped out on the night and the sponsors – the Houghton family.Sliabh Sneacht Sponsered ClimbWell Done to the Minor Board & Finance Committee who organised a very successful Sponsored Climb of Sliabh Sneacht on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who came along and took part, a great Club & Community day out. Thank you also to everyone who contributed in any way. Any remaining cards can be handed back to the managers throughout next week or any of the following: Danny Lafferty 086 8988180, Maria 087 7763679 or Linda 086 3452769.Malin GAA 5K The club will be holding a 5K walk or run in association with Inishowen AC on Wednesday the 10th of August at 7.30pm. Registration will be from 6.30pm. the event is being sponsered by Frank Scott of Nu World Heating CentreAnnual Sports Day Cheque PresentationCheques for €1,500 were presented to both the Meningitis Research Foundation and the Jack & Jill Foundation last week, following a very successful Sport’s Day on Sunday 5th June & Country Queen Final on Saturday 11th June. The Annual Sport’s Day is run by Malin GAA with all proceeds going to chosen charities who have assisted local families in time of need.Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way, a fantastic return for two brilliant charities.Night at the RacesThank you to everyone who supported our Night at the Races on Saturday Night 16th of July. It was a hugely successful event and lots of fun. Thank you to our Main Sponsor James Houghton Construction, our Race Sponsors: Sean McLaughlin(O) Buses, Martin McLaughlin(F) Buses, John McLaughlin(JM) Plumbing, Malin Hotel, Charlie Byrne Health & Fitness, Seaview Tavern, Farren’s Bar & Ronald Boggs Butchers. Thank you to our Senior & Reserve Team who organised the event in conjunction with the Finance Committee and Sean Owen. Thanks to everyone who bought horses, trainers and jockeys and everyone who came and contributed on the night.UnderageWell Done to the U12A Boys who beat Naomh Padraig, Muff last Sunday evening in Buncrana in the Gerry O’Neill Final. A great evening for the club and a fabulous achievement for the team and their Managers. The girls under 10’s finals day was held last Saturday morning in Urris and the girl’s under 8’s finals were held last Friday evening in Carndonagh.On behalf of the Managers Angela O’Donnell, Fran Monagle and Shaun McLaughlin they would like to thank the all the under 8 and 10 girl’s for the way they conducted themselves over both the finals days. They were a credit to the club parents and the coaches. The under 8’s had a fantastic fun evening with high levels of skills on shown on the evening. The under 10’s came away disapointed after getting beat by Steelstown by a point in the semi-final.They put in a heroic team performance but luck was just not on their side on the day. Thank you to the parents for their support throughout the year. Details of the under 11 and under 9 league will be available shortly. The minor girls are away to Moville on Wednesday at 12.00pm midday, their first ever away game. The minor girls have training every Monday at 8:00pm. All girls from aged 15 upwards and new members are welcome to attend.ShopThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, new gear bags and much more club merchandise.GAA News: Malin’s impressive victory over St. Naul’s was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Malin GAA noteslast_img

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