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Truagh Notes

March 8th, 2011

Seniors: Our seniors started the 2011 league campaign in fine form beating Castleblayney 2-14 to 0-10 in St. Mellans last Sunday. Only recording 2 wides in the 1st half, we amassed 2-10 by the break to lead by 12 points to set up the win. It was Castleblayney who opened the game’s scoring with a point in the 1st minute, but within 5 minutes we had blitzed the scoreboard with 2-2, Mark Counihan and Sean McKenna getting the goals while Noel Clerkin and Padraig McKenna registered the points. The Faughs responded with two points in the 11th and 13th minute but points from Mark Counihan (14’), Sean McKenna (16’ & 21’) & Christopher McKenna (18’) increased our lead to 9 points. Sean McKenna added a further point in the 24th minute that was countered by a ‘blayney score either side. ‘Blayney replied with a point in the 23rd minute before a further 4 points from Sean McKenna (24’), Barry Cuddy (26’) & Christopher McKenna (27’ & 30’) stretched the lead to leave the score Gaeil Triucha 2-10 Caslteblayney 0-4 at the break. Christopher McKenna fired over another point on 32 minutes to open the 2nd half scoring. ‘Blayney then became more commanding in their play and hit 3 points by the 40th minute. However, we remained on par with play for the remainder of the game where 6 points were shared between the sides in the final 20 minutes with Christopher McKenna (41’), Sean McKenna (50’) & Mark Counihan (60’) getting our points to leave the full time score a satisfying 2-10 to 0-10 win. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Mike Treanor, Niall Feely, Niall McQuillan; Eoghan Kelly, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle; Niall McMeel, Barry Cuddy; Padraig McKenna (0-1), John Treanor, Christopher McKenna (0-5); Mark Counihan (1-2), Noel Clerkin (0-1f), Sean McKenna (1-4). Subs Used: Justin Halligan for Noel Clerkin inj. (30mins) & Brendan Treanor for Justin Halligan inj. (51mins). The next senior game is fixed for Sunday 27th March at home to Scotstown.

Reserve B: Our first game of this campaign takes place this Sunday, March 13th, away to Cremartin at 11.30am. Players are requested to be in dressing room for 10.45am. We will then be out in action again the following Sunday, March 20th, at home to Magheracloone at 2.30pm.

Reserve C1’s: The C1’s campaigns starts this year on Saturday next, March 12th, away to Rockcorry at 4pm.

Reserve C2’s: Our first game of the C2 season takes place on St. Patricks Day, Thursday 17th March, at 12pm away to Aghabog.

€10,000 Lotto Jackpot winner: There was one winner of last week’s record jackpot prize. Congratulations to Pauric McAloon-Brookeborough who won the top prize of €10,000. The seller was Mick Brady-Shanco. The lucky numbers were 1, 3, 4, 6. A presentation of Pauric’s cheque will take place this Sunday night in St. Mellans. The new jackpot starts at €1,000.

Committee Meeting: Our next monthly committee meeting will be held this Thursday in St. Mellans at 9pm.

U15s: are taking part in the football blitz under lights in Cloghan this Friday 11th march at 7pm in Cloghan.

U14s: Training Monday & Thursday in St Mellans at 7pm.

U13s: took part in the first Thursday night football blitz under lights in Cloghan last Thursday. They beat Cremartin & clones but where beaten by Clontibret in the semi final.

U12s: Training Monday & Fridays in St. Mellans 6.30-7.30pm.

Juvenile meeting: Friday 11th march at 9pm in St. Mellans. u12s 14s & 16s fixtures will be distributed at the meeting.

St Mellans Social Club Darts Tournament: is scheduled to begin on March 20th at 6pm. A new board has been erected in the lounge, throwing practice is recommended and everyone is welcome to join in.

Registration: Membership for 2011 is now due at €20. Membership can be paid at the club bar or with Gerard McKenna on 086 3463952.

Family Fortunes: Coming to St. Mellans in April. Get your Trivia up to date!

Marquee Event: Keep free the May bank holiday weekend where the big tent comes to St. Mellans. Saturday night, 30th April, Declan Nerney is the headlining event, while Sunday 1st May is top entertainment from More Power to Your Elbow.


Training: continues tomorrow evening, Friday, at 6.30pm and again on Monday at 8pm.  It was great to see such a good turn out on our first night back and even better to see some new faces.  You are all very welcome on board.  If anyone else would like to train with the team feel free to come along.

Ladies Football:

Training : This Saturday 5th March at 6.30pm in St.Mellans and next Wednesday 9th March at 7.45pm in St.Mellans. All girls are asked to make a huge effort to attend both. 


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Coaching Course: We ran a Foundation Handball Coaching Course on Saturday last in St.Mellans, 9 adults participated and it was a very informative session. We hope this will benefit the coaching of our juveniles.

U12’s: Our U12’s of Ryan and Aaron Mohan play in Kingscourt this Sunday in the Doubles Ulster Final good luck boys.

Ulster Finals: Hard luck to both Michael Mc Carron and Owenie Joe McClave on losing their Ulster Finals at the weekend. Owenie lost his to Robert Mc Mahon from Antrim on a score line of 21-19, 21-20, while Michael’s final was a local derby with Pete Larkin from Emyvale where he lost it 15-21,9-21. Pete using what is national known as the lob serve but we know locally as the Tammy serve provided very effective. Hard luck to both players. In the Ulster Minor Doubles we had mixed fortunes with Padraig Mc Kenna and Fergal O Neill losing their semi-final while Christopher Mc Kenna and Terry Mc Elvaney (Harps) won their match.

Nov 1 Final: Christopher (PJ) McKenna beat Ian Treanor in the Nov 1 Final on Saturday evening last. on a scoreline of 21-2, 21-13.

Club Singles: in both divisions are reaching the final stages. In Division 1, Christopher(pj) McKenna plays either Padraig McKenna or Michael McCarron. The Div2 has not reached the final stage yet. Please insure all games are played up to date. Double’s are now drawn up and are soon coming. 

Juveniles: We have the juveniles divided up into groups and will soon be notifying the players what nights and times they will be on. We hope this will give the players more handball time and will improve their skill levels.


Seniors: were defeated in Ulster league last Saturday away to St. Agnes GAC in Belfast. Next game is 26th March.

Under 14s: Training this Thursday 10th at 7pm in St Mellans

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