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