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March 12th, 2019

Lotto:  There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot Prize of €2000.  The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 23 and 26.  There was 1 Match 3 Winner – Jimmy and Ann McKenna, Corryarybeg.  Sellers’ Prizes:  Weekly – Jack’s,  Yearly – Josie Brady.  Next week’s Jackpot Prize €2100.  The lotto draw takes place at 10.30pm sharp every Sunday Night, any lottos received after the draw takes place will be deferred until the following week’s draw.  Lotto can now be done online – go to truagh.club to see details.

Res Lge Div 1:  Donaghmoyne v Gaeil Triucha Sat 16th March at 4.30pm in Donaghmoyne.
U-19 Div 2: Killanny v Gaeil Triucha Sun 17th March at 12.30pm in Killanny

Res Lge Div 3:  Gaeil Triucha 3-11 v 2-03 Tyholland

Congratulations to our Leiriu Group who have reached the Ulster Senior Scor Finals.

St. Patrick’s Celebrations:  The Blackwater School of Music will hold a traditional music session in St Mellans on Sat 16th March from 7.30pm.  This will followed by music and an open mike session in the bar from 10pm.  Everyone welcome.

Ladies: Under 14’s had their first game of the year with a championship match against Carrickmacross on Saturday 9th. Despite the cold, wind and hailstone showers the girls came out on top. A great win and a good start to the season. Game was sponsored by Martin Mc Kenna Upholstery LTD.
Our Presentation and Registration evening took place on Saturday last. It was a night of celebration with all our girls from under 8 up to u16 applauded on stage for all their achievements and progress made during the last year.  Many thanks to all the members of Juvenile boys committee for working with us and helping to make it a great night for all our young players and their families. For anyone who missed out on registering, it can still be completed by contacting their team mentors or committee member.
The 2nd of our First Aid Courses took place on Saturday last also with coaches and mentors learning how to deal with any injuries which may occur during training or a match. We appreciate CMETB for running this for us and many thanks to Jean the instructor.

St. Mellans Handball: Juvenile All Ireland Semi-Finals. On Sunday past 4 of our girls from the club played in All Ireland semi-finals in Claregalway, first in at noon were the U14 Girls Doubles pairing of Fiona Flood & Aoibhinn Mc Cluskey, there they face Leah Ni Mhainnin agus Clodhna Ni Chonghaile from Co.Galway, our girls got off to a good start and lead 3-0, then the Galway girls levelled and from that it was tit for tat until 10 all, then the Galway girls pulled away and won 15-10, in the second game even though our girls played well the Galwegians grew in confidence and with a steadier game they closed it out winning 15-4, but the score did not reflect the play as there were some great rallies throughout the contest, a brilliant effort but a disappointing result as place in an All Ireland Final was there for the taking, after that the U16 Girls Doubles Semi-Final took place where Eythna Boyle & Sarah Lavery played Eadaoin Ni Dhonnacha agus Skylyn Ni Mhaile also from Co.Galway, the two Galway girls were of an excellent standard and our girls just couldn’t get to grip with their power and speed from the of, Ethyna and Sarah developed some good rallies but the Galway girls were always there to finish it off when the opportunity arose, they lost the games 21-1, 21-0, we would all like to thank the girls for the effort put in and even though success was not ours on the day all done the club proud, we would also like to thank Maria & Gene from travelling down on the day as it is vitally important that support comes from parents who encourage and are willing to support them when it is needed, again thanks, all in St.Mellans would like to congratulate Eoghan Mc Ginnity and Devidas Kaklauskas who won their minor and U17 semi’s, well done boys and good luck in your All Ireland Finals.
Adult Ireland Semi-Final. In the Ruby Master Singles All Ireland Semi-Final Michael Mc Carron was due to play Padraig Gillard from Mayo but Padraig withdrew due to injury so this gave Michael a walkover, now he meets an over rival in John Rossiter from Carlow, this final is due to be played weekend 23rd and 24th of March in Kingscourt, will confirm a time by next week’s notes, good luck Michael.
Adult County Championships. We had a last remaining club man in a county championship final played last Tuesday evening, in the Novice “A” competition,  Kevin Treanor played Michael Hanratty from Corduff, this was a battle that went to 3 games as neither was giving up without a fight, having got a knee injury in the semi against Darrin proved an issue, the first game Kevin won 21-16 but the knee was starting to take its toll on Kevin and he let the second one slip to Michael 10-21, then Michael took control and finished it out on a score line of 4-21, hard luck Kevin but a valiant effort as you certainly hadn’t an easy route to the final having to conquer some club mates to reach it, roll on next year.
Adult Club Doubles. The adult club doubles are still on going, please ensure all games are played on time, thank you.
Emyvale Credit Union Juvenile Team League. The Juvenile team league was postponed due to a few injuries which are proving hard to shake off, when ever we get the green light we will get the ball rolling and all will be informed, so keep practising and be ready.
Good Luck. And finally the handball club would like to wish our ever diligent secretary Brendy and Caroline good luck as they get married this weekend, good luck from everyone in the club and hope you both have a great day.

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