Malin’s big sports day

This year’s sports day in aid of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will take place on Sunday next 5th June, the Bank Holiday weekend. There will be all the usual track and field competitions plus numerous sideshows, adult tug of war and a schools challenge competition, and the club would seek as much support as possible for a very worthy cause. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

Carrot Cake: Ann Quigley wishes to initiate an opportunity for parish funds. She wishes to sell her “carrot cake” to those who wish to purchase it please feel free to contact her.

Hallelujah Chorus -The Church of the Sacred Heart in Carndonagh will be filled with the sound of sacred, classical music for a free charity concert in aid of cancer patients. The Donagh Church Choir presents an evening concert of music for voice, organ and recorder in the Church of the Sacred Heart on Sunday, June 12 at 7.30pm.

Guest performers will include Joseph Deery, Danielle Cavanagh, Melissa Craig and Niamh McCullough as well as the Bev Doherty Recorder Ensemble. The choir, with director Helen Haughey and organist Mike Doherty, will perform ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, with Ciara Fagan on recorder.

Karen McLaughlin will feature as soprano soloist in a special version of ‘The Lord’s My Shepherd’. The concert will conclude with a stirring selection from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.

Admission is free but there will be a charity collection for the Irish Cancer Society on the night. Everyone welcome.

Playdays Community Playgroup has moved premises to Malin Head Community Hall, and is open from 9.15-12.15pm, Monday to Friday. We would like to thank everyone who helped with the move and all that went with it, and also thanks to Hugh and Mary Doherty.

Dance: A fundraising dance in Strand Hotel Ballyliffin on Sunday the 5th of June 2011 in aid of the Special Need’s Adult Training Centre, Carndonagh. Music by Peter Mac & John McGeoghan. Dancing 10 til late. Pay at door or buy tickets on sale. Admission €5.

The annual Corncrake Conservation Project is up and running again. The number of corncrakes in Donegal was down last year, to just 67 calling birds. This year, more than ever, it is important that every bird is recorded and protected. Anyone who hears a corncrake is asked to ring the Corncrake Hotline on 074 9165117. Daniel Moloney is the fieldworker for Inishowen and he can be contacted on 085 7398411.

DeafHear Inishowen Outreach Clinics DeafHear services provided: Family Support, Assessment of Technical Equipment for independent living, Information service. Clinics in Public Service Building, Carndonagh, Monday 20th June. Appointment only. To arrange tel 9188252 or text 086 8858194, email

Carndonagh Community Market, every Saturday at the Colgan Hall, from 12-3. Fresh local produce, handmade items, plants, holistic therapies, teas/coffees, live music, family friendly, all on your doorstep! Local produce by local people. Community stall available free of charge to local community groups and charities for fundraising.

Wanted: Host families for Spanish students for the month of July. Host families must have children aged between 12 and 18 years of age. For more details, email

Arts & Crafts Trail: Inishowen Tourism are publishing an Arts & Crafts Trail which details local artists and crafts people in the peninsula. If you are a photographer, artist, jewellery maker etc and want to get involved please contract 07493-62600 for more details.

Carrowmenagh Sports: The Annual Carrowmenagh Sports will be held on Sunday, 3 July at the usual venue in Carrowmenagh. Everyone welcome to come and enjoy what promises to be a great day out.

Come along and enjoy a session of Dancing Classes Old Tyme and Two Hand in the Wee Hall, Culdaff, every Thursday at 8pm. Beginners especially welcome.

Ceili Dancing in the Wee Hall, Culdaff, every Wednesday from 9.00pm to 11.00pm.

Malin Parish Draw for week-ending 29th May 200euro: Margaret Houten, Portaleen. 2nd 130euro: Maggie Houten, Glengad and 3rd 65euro: Stephen Mc Laughlin, Ballymena Cottages, Glengad.

Malin Bingo winners for week ending 29th May were 130euro: Teish Crua, Glengad, Ela Doherty, Carndonagh and Paddy Doherty, Glengad. 65euro winner: Lisa Kelly, Glengad. Bingo every Sunday night in St. Patrick’s Hall, Malin, commencing at 8.30pm

Glengad F.C. Credit Union Cup Winners: Congratulations to all the players, manager Liam Mc Clean and his assistants Davie, Neil F coaches Paul Murphy and Gavin Cullan on winning the Credit Union Cup last weekend.

Glengad Lotto Draw Results. May 18th Numbers No jackpot winner. €50 Winner Billy Farren, Glentoskert, Glengad.

May 25th Numbers No jackpot winner

€50 Winner Ann Mc Laughlin, Lowerbraghy, Malin Head

Next week jackpot €2550 Thank you for your continued support.

Underage: Training for for Under 12 & 14 squads takes place on Thursdays in Glengad at 7pm.

Club fundraising draw tickets on sale from club members.

Prizes 1st €4000. 2nd €1000 3rd. €500 4th €250 5 € 250. Draw will take place on Saturday 25th June in Fishermans Inn at club awards night.

MALIN GAA: The senior side lost by 0-10 to 0-05 away to St Eunans in Division 1 of the All County League on Saturday evening.

The reserves won their second game of the league when they beat St Eunans also on Saturday. The senior ladies were knocked out of the Championship on Sunday, two late Convoy goals helping them to a 3-05 to 1-08 win.

The minor side lost to Urris in the Inishowen Final on Thursday evening.

The U-10 side were beaten by Buncrana on Saturday.

Malin U-14s are through to the Inishowen A final after two victories last weekend. The team defeated Moville last Friday on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-07. The match played in Moville in terrible weather saw Malin put in a determined and gritty performance and the victory was the result of hard work from every player on the pitch. There were great performances throughout the field in particular Ryan Doherty at full back and Lee McDaid at centre-half back made sure not to concede any goals. The wingbacks Thomas Mc Laughlin and Tiernan Stevens and wing forwards Christopher Doherty and Danny McCarron worked tirelessly all night while Cain Stevens added a brace of points to help see his side through. Scorers on the night were Jonathan Mc Laughlin(1,1),Christopher Doherty(0,2)Christopher Mc Laughlin(0,2),Cain Stevens(0,2)Danny McCarron(0,1) and Dermot McDermott(0,1). On Sunday morning the team put in a great performance beating Buncrana with an impressive scoreline of 4-10 to 0-02. The first half saw Malin play with a strong wind and they used it fully with a half time score of 4-04 to 0-02. They did very well against the strong wind too, keeping Buncrana scoreless and adding six more points to reach the club’s first under 14 A final in 8 years. The team and scorers: Jason Mc Dermott, Ruari McCarron, Ryan Doherty, Conor McColgan, Tiernan Stevens, Lee McDaid, Thomas Mc Laughlin, Jonathan Mc Laughlin (0-2), Peter Doherty (0-1), Christopher Doherty (0-1), Cain Stevens, Christopher Mc Laughlin (0-5), Danny McCarron, Jordan Mc Laughlin (3-01) and Dermott McDermott (1-0). Subs used: Mitchell Dutton, Andrew Mullen, Aran Mc Laughlin and Donal Walsh. Best wishes to Nathan Kelly who unfortunately injured his knee again, get well soon!

This years sports day in aid of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will take place on Sunday 5th June, the Bank Holiday weekend. There will be all the usual track and field competitions plus numerous sideshows, adult tug of war and a schools challenge competition, and the club would seek as much support as possible for a very worthy cause.

Malin GAA club have a club phone which sends texts about club fixtures for adult and underage teams as well as club events and notices. If anyone would like their name added to texting list please contact the club phone on 0868668531.

There will be no U-6 training next Sunday morning because of the sports, training will Under age training times have changed to the following, U-8 Thursdays at 6pm, U-10 Fridays at 6pm.

Camogie for all ages is now on Wednesdays 4-5, under 8 hurling 5-6 and under 10/12 6-7. Each session costs €2 and helmets and hurls are provided. Anyone who is interested in helping with camogie or hurling is very welcome to come along to the training sessions on Wednesdays.

U-14, U-10 and U-8 girls training continues every Saturday morning from 11-00 to 12-00, all girls welcome to attend, €2 per session.

There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot. The sequence drawn was 4,5,3,1,2,7,6. The Collins Family, Bocan were the €50 prize winner with the €20 sellers prize going to John Collins, Bocan. Next weekends jackpot is €1,900 and we thank the local community for its continued support.