Vote for Patrick - Ireland’s No 1 supporter

Donegal are just one step away from becoming All Ireland Champions, but they also have a supporter who is one step away from becoming Ireland’s No 1 Supporter. Can everyone cast a vote for Patrick Houten of Malin GAA Club. Not alone do we wish to be the best team in Ireland but we also want to have the best supporter in Ireland and win 10,000 euro for his club in Malin.

Voting is underway and will run for one week on Supervalu.ie There is 10,000 euro at stake for the winning club, we would like to ask as many as possible to cast your vote for Patrick and Malin GAA Club at http://supervalu.ie/real-people/our-sponsorship/gaa/real-gaa-supporter-voting/patrick-houton/. Please support us and help us to bring this prize to Ireland most northerly club.

Congratulations to Breda Doherty from Bunn who took 1st place in the piano accordion category at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, coming out on top against competitors from all four Irish provinces, London, Scotland and the USA.

The grand final the Pubs musical battle Competition will take place on Saturday 8th September in Malin Head Community Centre. Finalists were selected in the local pubs in Malin Head during August. First prize is 500 euro with prizes for second, third, fourth and fifth places.

Malin Bingo winners for Sunday 26th August. 130 euro Kathleen Coffey, Malin Head, Anne Mc Colgan, Glengad and Cody Callaghan, Quigleys Point. 195euro winner: Anne Mc Colgan, Clonmany. Bingo takes place every Sunday night in St. Patrick’s Hall, Malin commencing at 8.30pm.

Malin Parish Draw winners, 200 euro: John Houten, Culdaff. 130euro. Elanor Farren, Glentoskert, Glengad and 65 euro: Noel Doherty, Westown, Malin Head.

Glengad FC Sunday- 2nds Aileach v Glengad Utd 2pm - Moville Res v Glengad Res 11am.

Lotto numbers, 1.18.22.25 50 winner, Rose Duffy Bunn, Glengad Jackpot 950 euro.

Malin GAA: Congratulations to Jim McGuinness and his Donegal side on another excellent performance, Pat Spillane actually said after the game that the result didn’t do Donegal justice as they were 7 or 8 points better than Cork, praise indeed! Also excellent from a Malin point of view to see Declan Walsh make an appearance at Croke Park, hopefully not his last this year. Due to demand being far greater than the club’s ticket allocation of All Ireland tickets, Malin GAA Club cannot guarantee everyone a ticket. We will make every effort to source tickets from other areas to satisfy our members but we would urge all members to try and help the club out in this regard by asking friends, clubs in other counties and abroad, banks, sponsors etc. Fully paid club members will be given preference with one club member entitled to request one ticket only. All ticket enquiries from fully paid up members to John Rustard 0876503730 or Roisin Walsh 0877714420 only.

Assistant treasurer Patrick Houton is into the last four of Supervalu’s No 1 GAA Supporter, Patrick, Patrick Rustard, John Byrne and Danny McColgan all visited Croke Park on Friday last where Patrick did an interview with Today FM, voting is currently taking place on www.supervalu.ie where you can vote for Patrick who is representing Malin, Donegal and Ulster against clubs from Cork, Dublin and Clare, the winning club receiving 10,000 euro so make sure you register your vote and encourage everyone you know with an e-mail address to do so also, your vote could make the difference. Thanks to everyone who supported the Donegal Fund Raising Quiz in the GAA centre on Friday night with a special thanks to club secretary Roisin Walsh for all her efforts. Winners on the night were Liam McClean, Mary McClean, John Douglas and Leon McIntyre, well done to them and they now represent Malin in the County Final in the Abbey Hotel on Thursday 20th September where they will be competing for a prize of 300euro each.

Adult Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays with Ladies at 6:30pm and Men at 8pm in Malin GAA Centre. Ladies Class on a Thursday evening in Malin Head Community Centre at 7:30pm. Extra Class on a Saturday morning in Malin Parish/Bingo Hall for Ladies at 10am and Men 11:30am.

New Classes also include Kids’ fun fitness on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm in Malin GAA Centre and Saturday afternoon at 12:30 in Malin Parish/Bingo Hall. Children aged (6-12). For those teenagers out there looking to Get Fit and have Fun at the same time New Teen Fit classes will run in Malin GAA Centre every Tuesday and Thursday, Lads from 5-6pm and Girls 6-7pm. All Adult Classes 5 euro – Teens 4 euro – Kids 3 euro per Class. Adult and Family Class Bundle Saving Packages also available. If you have any queries please call Charlie on 0874103782 or Checkout his new Facebook Page which has all info : www.facebook.com/GetFitWithCharlieByrne

Shaun McLaughlin(O) is representing Malin GAA Club in The Biggest Loser, an Inishowen charity fundraiser with all seven Inishowen clubs represented with each of the participants raising money for various local charities, well done to all of them for attempting to raise much needed funds. Shaun is raising money for the Donegal Hospice over the next 10 weeks with the final weigh in for all seven participants taking place in the Malin GAA Centre on Sunday 28th October at 9pm. Between now and then there will be sponsorship sheets available throughout the parish, please support Shaun in this very worthy cause. There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 1,6,5,3,4,7,2. The €50 winner was Brendan McGonagle, with the 20 euro seller’s prize going to Lily’s Bar, Malin. Next weeks lotto jackpot is 2,800 euro and we thank the local community for its continued support. Matty Byrne’s team would like to wish Niall Fildara a speedy recovery from his recent injury.

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