Juvenile Ulster Championships
This weekend our juvenile county representatives go into battle in Ulster Championships, we have numerous players both in boys & girls from the club pulling on the White & Blue. In the U12 boys Singles Donnacha McCluskey will be presenting the county where he will play Charlie McCormack from Cavan in Carrickmore on Sunday at 1pm, also in Carrickmore @ 2:30pm Ronan Boyle & Ryan Harnet will fly the White and blue as they play a Down pairing of White & Fegan in the U17 Doubles, then over to Loughmacrory where John Treanor & Peter Treanor will play McKenna & McCrystal from Cavan in the U14 boys Doubles @ 1:30, then finally our last representatives of the day are the U15 boys doubles where Jake McGeough and Mark Deery will play Smith & Flynn also from Cavan in Breacach @ 2:30. Good luck to all taking part at the weekend.
Adult Club Singles
The Club Adult singles are almost down at semi-final stages, there are a few games to finished so please ensure all outstanding games are played this weekend, the doubles will follow shortly.
Can all players please ensure that they have paid their membership in full as you insurance runs out at the end of January and you will be “uninsured” from then onwards.
Juvenile training continues to grow strong with over thirty juveniles training in five groups from 8-16 years old on Wednesdays at 7-8:30pm and Fridays at 7-9pm. Parents will be informed of their child’s group or any changes to times by text message each week. Juvenile membership is €10 and €2 per training session.
Our group league is into it’s fifth week with 77 players from beginner to senior level taking part from Bawn, Carrickmacross, Kingscourt and Monaghan Harps Handball Clubs. Over 30 games will take place weekly until the end of March in the group league at Corduff and Bawn Handball alleys
Novice B County Blitz
There will be no GAA League run this year, instead there will be a County Biltz run for each group (Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Novice A and Novice B). The Novice B Blitz will be held in Corduff Handball Club. Contact Aidan Marron 0879972389 for registration.
Renovations Opening Day
Our renovations opening day was held on Friday the 1st of Febuary at 7:30pm. Thank you to everyone who turned up for a great evening and thank you to GAA Handball president Joe Masterson for officially opening our newly renovated alley. Thank you to Máirtín Ó Maoilchiaráin and Diarmaid Nash for 3 very exciting games of handball which were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
Many thanks also to:
– Michael Finnegan – Referee
– Michael Clerkin – line
– Noel Keelan – Monaghan Sinn Féin
– Marianne McEnaney – Carrickmacross Credit Union
– Maura Mc Kitterick – photos
– Corduff Raferagh Community Centre – Food/Refreshments
Monaghan County Championship
Best of luck to all our members taking part in the county championships in the coming weeks:
– Senior: James Gavaghan
– Intermediate: Ciarán Brennan
– Junior: Peter Brennan, Aidan Marron, George McKitterick
– Novice A: Mícheál Hanratty,James Fealy
– Novice B: Ben Woods, Barry Finn
– U21: Cian Callan, Dylan Finnegan
– U18: Jordan McGarrell
– Masters: James Fealy
Well done to James Gavaghan who has reached the junior A Ulster Championship semi final.
Well done to Ciarán Brennan who is through to the semi finals in the junior B Ulster Championships. Well done to Aidan Marron who is through to the Quarter finals in the junior B Ulster Championships.
All-Star Awards night
A great night was had at GAA Handball all star awards in Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa last Saturday with Aidan Marron awarded club Person of the year. Congratulations to Aidan on a thoroughly deserved win and thank you to everyone who voted.