MENS FOOTBALL:Saturday evening in Fintra saw the senior side having an impressive victory over their Killybegs opponents, Final Score Killybegs 0:05 Malin 0:16. Prior to this, Malin Reserves also played a superb game, by trailing 0:04 to a Killybegs 1:12. The end of the second half saw the side placing three goals within 5 minutes into the back of the Killybegs net, ending the match in a draw. Sunday 19th of May sees Malin host Four Masters, with Reserves at 1:30pm, and Seniors at 3pm. LADIES FOOTBALL:Ladies Football training continues on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between 8pm- 9pm. GIRLS FOOTBALL:U16/U14 Girls continue to train on Wednesday’s at 5:15pm.U12 Girls continue to train on Wednesdays at 4:15pmU10/U8/U6 continue to train on Saturday mornings at 11:15am till 12:15, all sessions are €2.BOYS FOOTBALL:U6 age group continue to train within the Club Gym on Sunday mornings from 10am -11:15am.The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend.U8 age group continue to train on Sunday mornings at 11am to 12:30pm, also within the Club Gym. All underage sessions are €2.U10 age group continue train on Sunday’s from 12:30 to 1:30pm. U14 Training takes place on Monday from 5-6 and on Thursday from 4.30 to 6.00.HURLING:U10/U12 Boys and Girls Hurling continue on Friday Evenings from 6pm-7pm. All equipment provided €2 per session.MALIN CUL CAMPS: Kelloggs are offering a promotion on registration to the Cul Camps, when registering online with the unique code found in selected packs Kelloggs Corn Flakes will receive €5 off per child. Those who register online must inform Maria of this, alternatively registration forms will be given out at the start of June.GO GAMES:Malin U8 will be away to Carn on Saturday the 18th, while the U12 team will be away to Carn on this Tuesday evening.U14 TEAM:Friday evening saw Malin U14 Team claim an impressive victory over Moville, with the final score line being Malin 3:14 Moville 4:7.DOWNEY/MCLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CUP:On Sunday evening in Burt, Malin U16 Team played against the home side in the final of the Downey/McLaughlin Memorial Cup. After a close game, it all ended in a draw. It is expected that the final will be replayed Next Sunday the 19th of May at 7pm. Please see Clubs Facebook and Parish notes for more information.MR & MRS:The club will be holding a Mr & Mrs Competition, on Saturday 25th of May. Money raised by the Mr & Mrs competition will go towards purchasing new equipment for the Club Gym. Our 2013 Couples are Brendan and Denise Mc Laughlin (JM), Paddy and Diane (Owen), Jackie and Pat Clean, Carolann and Kevin Farren, Eleanor and Michael Farren, and Danny and Trish Lafferty. Limited tickets available and are priced at €10, contact John Byrne on 0862507380.GAELIC LIFE NATIONAL LEAGUE FANTASY FOOTBALL:After the successful running of the Gaelic Life National League Fantasy Football Competition, We have yet again joined forces with the weekly publication for the All Ireland Fantasy Football equivalent. The competition is free to enter and proved to be very popular with club members in the summer when young Ciaran Collins followed in the footsteps of Jim Mc Guinness and led his team to victory. The National League competition proved to be just as popular with young Conor Mc Laughlin from Shantla coming out on top. Just choose your starting 15 players from the 9 counties in Ulster (Declan Walsh can be selected in the half back line) and sit back and watch the drama upfold. Entry for the competiton closes on Wednesday the 15th of May at 5.00 pm. To enter just log onto www.gaeliclife.com/fantasyfootball where full rules can be found. Anyone who wishes to enter the Malin GAA private league is asked to send their name and team name to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it via private mail on the club facebook page.2013 GAA PREDICTION COMPETITION:The club are also running a 2013 GAA prediction competition. Just predict the winners of the 6 provincial finals (hurling and football), the 4 sides to qualify for the All Ireland football QF through the back door, the overall football and hurling winners and finally the winners of the Donegal SFC. Points will be awarded for each of selection. For full details, check out the club facebook page, or forms are available in pubs through-out the area. Entry fee is just €5 with all monies taken, getting paid out as prize money. Competition closes on Sat May 18th at 2pm. For more details contact Martin on 086 1585880, Patrick on 087 2990057 or Damian on 086 1626645.LOTTO:There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €850. The €50 winner was Packo Fildara, with Christopher Mc Laughlin (F) receiving the €20 seller’s prize. Winning sequence was 7-4-6-3-5-1-2. Next week’s lotto jackpot stands at €900 and we thank the local community for their continued support of the weekly drawCONGRATULATIONS:Congratulations to Club PRO Martin Doherty and his wife Anne on the birth their son Cianán from all in the Club. We hope that if Cianán ever has to choose between the signing for Southampton or playing Malin Senior side, he will make the right choice and choose the Black N Amber.PRO:For the next number of weeks Christina Mc Laughlin will be taking over all PRO duties. She can be contacted on 086 1980399 or alternatively send an email to the new club email address email@example.com at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email addressGAA NEWS – MALIN CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 2013 by StephenShare 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 Club notes
Thomas Pringle TD has today raised concerns on the future of the healthcare system following the resignation of former Minister of State Roisín Shortall.Speaking on the matter today to Joan Burton at Leaders’ Questions, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “To lose one Junior Minister could be seen as misfortunate but to lose two is certainly careless.I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Deputy Shortall for taking a courageous decision and standing by her and her party’s policy.” “She said last night the public has a right to expect that decisions on health infrastructure and staffing will be made in the public interest based on health need and not driven by other concerns. The question that now needs to be asked is where does the Labour Party now stand in this Government?It is clear that health policy is being led by clientelism and driven into privatisation by this Government, where primary healthcare centres like Ballaghaderreen are prioritised that were not even in the top 200 on the priority list have been approved- delivered through Public Private Partnerships which are licenses to print money.”“Labour’s manifesto claimed they would reform the unfair two-tier health system to reduce the cost of delivering care, and use those savings to extend universal access to essential medical care, but it seems this promise is dead.How can another junior Labour Minister ever hope to deliver on reform when they will not even be able to rely on the support of their party leader nor have any powers delegated to them? Our ‘noble’ Minister for Health has certainly shown his level of respect for the former Minister and healthcare reform itself by stating that ‘pressure’s only for tyres’ ”. “Deputy Shortall has shown that the emperor has no clothes and we now know that this is yet another area that Labour won’t deliver on, another broken promise,” stated Pringle. FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM UNDER THREAT, SAYS TD PRINGLE was last modified: September 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM UNDER THREATSAYS TD PRINGLE
This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Obama Administration Proposes Eliminating ‘Obsolete’ Medicare Regs Doing away with the regulations, which it has deemed are “excessively burdensome,” would save an estimated $676 million a year, according to the administration. In other news, The Medicare NewsGroup examines the population of people with a permanent disability who also qualify for Medicare. Reuters: U.S. Proposed Scrapping Some Obsolete Medicare RegulationsThe Obama administration on Monday proposed eliminating certain obsolete Medicare regulations, a move it said would save hospitals and other health care providers an estimated $676 million a year, or $3.4 billion over five years. The Department of Health and Human Services described the targeted regulations as unnecessary or excessively burdensome and said their proposed elimination would allow greater efficiency without jeopardizing safety for the Medicare program’s elderly and disabled beneficiaries (Morgan, 2/4).The Medicare NewsGroup: Troubling Trends On Disability As A Back Door Into MedicareNo publicly presented Medicare reform proposal has addressed the growing problem of those younger than age 65 who are finding their way into the program through permanent disability. Those who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and who have been disabled for at least two years are automatically enrolled in Medicare, no matter their age. That means a growing number of those under age 65 — at least five million people — are qualifying for lifetime benefits, according to a recent tally published in the journal Health Affairs. Policymakers are concerned about the rise in disabled adults because they often require expensive care, putting even more pressure on the health care system (Wasik, 2/4).Meanwhile, a class-action lawsuit settlement addresses Medicare’s therapy plateau — The New York Times’ The New Old Age: Therapy Plateau No Longer Ends CoverageCongress continued for another year a little-known process that allows exceptions to what Medicare pays for physical, occupational and speech therapy. The Medicare limits before the exceptions are $1,900 for physical and speech therapy this year, and $1,900 for occupational therapy. In addition, the settlement of a class-action lawsuit last month now means that Medicare is prohibited from denying patients coverage for skilled nursing care, home health services or outpatient therapy because they had reached a “plateau,” and their conditions were not improving (Jaffe, 2/4).