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February 20th, 2019

Monaghan Harps Handball 

It has been a busy two weeks with Ulster quarter and semi finals being played at venues in Tyrone and Monaghan and the Harps players had there share of final placings.
There are twelve in Ulster finals this weekend in Kingscourt with juveniles starting on Saturday followed by the Seniors on Sunday. The following are a list of finalists.
– U-13D Oisin McKeown & Matas Sakalauskas
– U-14S Sean Callan
– U-15S Aidan McGeough
– U-16S Tiarnán O`Rourke
– U-16D Aidan Cunningham & Szymon Polewski
– U-17S Deivydas Kaklauskas
– U-12S Emily McGinnity
– U-16S Louise McGinnity
– Minor S Eoghan McGinnity
– DMAS Martin McEntee
Wishing all our players the best this weekend.
Photo 1 U-16S Tiarnán O'Rourke.jpg
Photo 01 U-16S Tiarnán O’Rourke
Photo 2 U-16D Aidan Cunningham & Szymon Polewski.jpg
Photo 02 U-16D Aidan Cunningham & Szymon Polewski
 
Corduff GAA Handball Club Notes

Juvenile Training
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.

Group League
Our group league is into its final 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.

Monaghan County Championship 
Best of luck to all our members taking part in the county championships in the coming weeks.

Senior Final 
– Gavin Coyle(Baw) v James/Eoghan

Senior Semi Final – Wed 20th Feb in Bawn 7pm.
– James Gavaghan (Cor) v Eoghan McGinnity (Mon)

Intermediate Final – Fri 1st Mar in Corduff 7pm.
– Ciarán Brennan (Cor) v Gary McElroy (Baw)

Junior Final – Thurs 28th Feb in CMX 7pm
Aidan Marron (Cor) v Stephen Shanahan (Baw)

Novice A Final – Thurs 28th Feb in CMX 8pm
– Mícheál Hanratty (Cor) v Kevin Treanor (Mel)

Novice B Final – Mon 18th Feb in CMX 7pm.
– Emmet O Neill(Mel) v  Barry Finn(Cor)

U21 Final – Thurs 21st Feb in CMX 7pm.
Matthew Sweeney (Mon) v Jamie King (Cor)

Well done to Jordan McGarrell runner up in the U18 County Final.

Irish 40×20 Nationals
Well done to James Gavaghan competing in the Men’s B Irish Nationals last weekend at Claremorris GAA Handball Club.

St. Mellans Handball Club

Juvenile Ulster Finals
All roads lead to Kingscourt this weekend as we have 6 and possibly 8 club members representing the county in the Juvenile Ulster Finals, Donnacha McCluskey is in the U12 boys Singles Final, Fiona Flood & Aoibhinn McCluskey are in the Girls U14 Doubles Final, Eythna Boyle & Sarah Lavery are in the Girls U16 Doubles Final, Dermot Boyle is in the U21 Singles Final and we are still awaiting the re-arranged U17 Doubles Semi-Final of Ronan Boyle & Ryan Harnet against Down opposition.Good luck to all taking part and to all the young Farney Juveniles going out to represent the county. Let’s hope for a weekend of Silverware!!

Cumann na mBunscol
Well done to Myles McMeel & Ryan Kelly from Deravoy NS who came 2nd in Ulster in the U11 Boys Doubles Section last week in Belfast. Hopefully this experience will give them the taste and confidence to go forward and win in the very near future.

Adult County Championships
Good luck to Emmet O Neill who played Mathew Sweeney from The Harps Novice “B” in Carrickmacross Monday night past (18th February), I made a mistake in last weeks report of the Novice “A” competition, we were guaranteed a finalist not a winner, but we now have found out our finalist in Kevin Treanor as he defeated Darrin O’Reilly last Friday night in the semi-final, in the final Kevin faces Michael Hanratty from Corduff, good luck to all our club men in their finals, still waiting a result from Fergal O’Neill’s semi-final in the Junior section.

Adult Club Singles
The Gola Woodworks final has now reached its final stage as Karl McMeel takes on Niall Rooney, and in the SilverHill we are still at the semi-final stage, I made an error in reporting last weeks finalists, the first semi is a repeat of last year’s final where Christopher McKenna (PJ) takes on Christopher McKenna (D) and Fergal O’Neill is pitted against Darrin O’Reilly in the other semi. Good luck to all, we are hoping to have both finals on the one night over the next few weekends to accommodate all players.

Registration Fee
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.

Bawn Handball Notes
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the club with All Ireland college games and also some of our players taking part in ulster championship fixtures.
Michael Clerkin had a w/o in his game and is now in the final of the Masters A, Gavin Coyle had a comprehensive win over Cavan’s James Brady to see him into the Intermediate Ulster Final, no luck for Peter Duffy this time as he was defeated in his match in Saval Co down.
In County Championships we have Gavin Coyle through to the senior final and Gary McElroy in the Intermediate Final. They are joined by Stephen Shanahan in Junior who made a epic comeback to win his semi final last week in Carrickmacross.
We would like to to thank all those who helped out with college games, the referees and everyone who made and served food. It was a honour for us to have all the young players coaches and parents from all corners of the country in Bawn and thanks to everyone for making it a great success. The club would like to wish John McGeough a speedy recovery and hopefully he’ll be back in the alley soon.

Photo 3 BIS Final Eoghan McGinnity, Mark Doyle.jpg

Photo 3

BIS Final: Eoghan McGinnity (St. Macartan’s, Monaghan) dft Mark Doyle (Wexford CBS)