March 1st ‘11
Monaghan Under-16’s exit Ulster Championship
Monaghan’s hopes to bring home an Ulster title at Under-16 level were dashed on Saturday last when they were defeated in the final of the Ulster Shield by a very strong Tyrone side.
The game was played in Moortown Co. Tyrone and in spite of the high stakes, it was played in a very sporting manner. Both sides had scoring opportunities in the opening minutes but it was 12 minutes into the game before Tyrone penetrated the Monaghan defence with a well taken goal. Monaghan did have good possession but failed to capatilise on some goal-mouth scuffles before Tyrone added to their tally with a further goal and 3 points. As the first half drew to an end, Monaghan did get on to the scoreboard with a fine point from Ailbhe Boyle to leave the halftime score at 2 goals 3 points to 1 point.
Monaghan faced a stiff breeze and an uphill battle in the second half but fought hard and never gave up holding Tyrone to scoring just 1 point for most of the second half. However the loss of three players due to injury was a major blow and in the dying minutes of the game, Tyrone added another goal and 1 point to their tally.
The disappointment was evident on the faces of the Monaghan girls but they can be proud of their efforts and hopefully will have gained a lot from the experience of being in an Ulster Final.
Aoife Finnegan, Kiera Morris, Jane Brady, Rebecca Treanor, Demi Moen, Emma Forde, Kelsey Lam, Ailbhe Boyle, Elaine Mc Kernan, Orlaith Boyle, Toiréasa Mc Manus, Karen Markey, ,Shauna Mc Aree, Olga Tavey, Aoife Boyle, Ciara Kelly, Claire Boyle, Arlene Leonard, Rachel Mc Bennett, Shauna Murphy.
County Senior Team
Training continues for the County team in Cloghan each Wednesday at 8pm.and also Sunday mornings. A challenge match has been arranged for this Sunday morning at 11am. Venue TBD. Clubs are reminded to send as many representatives as possible to this match and subsequent trainings as consistency is paramount if the County team is to reach its target this year.
The weekend of March 5th and 6th is a busy and important weekend for the Camogie Association. The following events will take place:
Saturday March 5th
Legends 7’s Tournament – St Judes GAA Club, Templeogue, Dublin
Media/PRO Workshop – Croke Park
Media Awards – Croke Park
Sunday March 6th
Senior & Intermediate All Ireland Club Camogie Finals – Croke Park
1.00pm Eoghan Rua (Derry) v The Harps (Laois)
3.00pm Killimor (Galway) v Inniscarra (Cork)
Club recently held their AGM : The following were elected:
Chairperson: Claudine Mallon
Vice Chairperson: Claire McElroy
Secretary: Kate Deasy
Asst Secretary: Donna Forde
Treasurer: Noeleen McBride
Asst. Treasurer: Mary Murphy
PRO. Hugh Cullen.
Training begins this Thursday evening at 7pm in Innsikeen football field. All players are asked to attend as this will be the first outing of the year. We would also like to invite any new members, young and old to come along on Thursday. If your looking to have the craic with a great bunch of girls and get fit all at the same time (with no gym membership fees!!), why dont you come to a training session. Everyone welcome!
REMINDER: We are still on the hunt for your old unused mobile phones! Boxes will be set up for you to place all your unwanted handsets. Please rally up friends and family and gather as many mobile phones as you can. All in the aid of raising funds for the Inniskeen Camogie Club.
Training: resumes on Monday the 7th of March at 7pm in St Mellans and on Friday at 7.30. Anyone who wishes to join the team is more than welcome to come along.