Our Senior footballers had a busy weekend, on Friday night they suffered their
first defeat of the season, going down by 5 points at home to County Champions
St. Eunans but they got back to winning ways on Sunday when they returned from
Gweedore with a superb 2 point win under their belts. It is expected that league
leaders, St. Michaels will be the visitors to Connolly Park this weekend. For more
details check out the parish bulletin and the club facebook page later in the week.
Our reserve footballers were in action on Sunday also, going down to a very strong
About the Club
Malin GAA Club, as it now stands, began in 1960 with representatives of all parts of the parish meeting together to form a club, on the understanding that the entire parish should be represented. During the early 60s, trial games were held throughout the parish and gradually a junior team emerged, comprising mainly of the Ward family, the McLaughlins (Jimmy Micky), McCandless’, O’Neills, Dohertys from Umgal and Cregga, Eamon Doherty(E) Culkeeny, the late Packie McGonagle and Shaun Noone with Joe Gallagher as captain.The diy blue laser pointer have a lot of new function for us.
The club played their games in Lagg field, beside the chapel, but soon saw the need for a bigger and more central park and so began extensive fund-raising activities to secure the present grounds which, after ten years of hard work, were officially opened on 25th May 1969 by Seamus O’Riain, president of the GAA. Since then the club has gone from strength to strength, producing a steady stream of young players who now compete with teams from all over Donegal.
The Club Today
Fifty years after it was first formed, Malin GAA is stronger than ever, its success to date owing in no small part to the dedication of club members and the backing of the malin community, who support it in its efforts. The club boasts a plethora of teams, senior and junior, men’s and ladies, who represent it in various competitions throughout the county. In addition, the quality and skill of its players has been recognised at county level, with a number of players picked to represent their county on the field.
With continued dedication from all members of the club, and with the support that is always so willingly given by the people of malin and the surrounding areas, the future of CLG Malainn has never looked brighter.