Seniors: Billed as ‘the game of the weekend’, our next senior game is fixed for this Sunday 27th March at home to Scotstown at 5pm. A ‘C’ game between the two sides will precede the match (3.15pm) while an exhibition U-12 game between Truagh and Scotstown will take place during the half time break of the senior game.
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We lost to Magheracloone 0-8 to 2-8 last Sunday in St. Mellans. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Alan McKenna, Mike Treanor, John McCarron; Eoghan Kelly, Paddy McKenna, Michael McCrudden; Niall McQuillan, Ciaran Feely; Ciaran Treanor, Paul Donaghue (0-1f), John Treanor (0-1); Sean McKenna (0-2f), Gary Meehan (0-1), Ciaran McCarron (0-2). Subs Used: Niall Treanor for Michael McCrudden, Ronan McKenna for Niall McQuillan, Gary Todd for Niall Treanor, Kevin Treanor (0-1) for Ciaran Treanor & Martin Owens for Sean McKenna.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): Our next game is at home to Scotstown this Sunday 27th March at 3.15pm which is a double header with the senior game.
Reserve Div. 4 (C2’s): We lost our first game of the season away to Aghabog, 1-07 to 1-12. Our team and scorers were: Gary Treanor; Shane Treanor, Aidan Coyle, Paul McKenna; Cormac Treanor (0-1), Malachy McElmeel, Stephen Smith; Gary Todd, Francie McKenna; Mickey McGeough, Kevin Treanor (0-1), Cathal Sherlock(0-1); Damian Mc Carron (1-3), Dermot Jack McKenna, Martin Treanor (0-1). Subs Used:Shane Mc Dermott for Francie McKenna & Chris Coyle for Cathal Sherlock.
Lotto Jackpot now €1,400: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 2, 3, 14, 19. There were 6 match 3 winners, each receiving €35: Eithne Treanor, Joe Rafferty, Donal Treanor, Colm Donaghue, Nicola Treanor (Y) & Francis Sherlock. The jackpot now stands at €1,400.
Registration: Membership for 2011 is now due at €20 and must be paid before the end of this month. Membership can be paid at St. Mellans at the Scotstown game this Sunday with Gerard McKenna (086 3463952).
Juvenile Registration & Membership: must be completed before March 31st. Any player (9 years or older) who has not already registered with Croke Park is required to pay a once off payment of €5. Please bring a copy of you child’s birth cert for first time registration per child. Juvenile membership for all our juveniles is also payable this Sunday at a cost of €10 per child or €20 per family of children. Forms are available from any juvenile committee member. It is essential that all juvenile members register for insurance purposes.
Minors: Well done to our minors who won the Ryan Tierney Sheild at a minor blitz held in Clogher last Saturday. We defeated Newbridge in the final after two periods of extra time. Our first league game for our minors is away to Emyvale on Tuesday 29th mar at 7.00pm. Minor training continues as per management.
Child protection Course: is being held in St. Mellans on Friday 8th April from 7-10pm and Saturday 8th April from 9.30am-4.30pm. The cost of this course is €20 per person. All juvenile coaches are required to complete this course. Please text your name to Sean McGinn-0863388638 asap to book your place as there is only limited places available.
Juvenile Fixtures: for 2011 are available to view on our club website, www.truaghgaels.com
U16s: Training continues as per management.
U14s: Training Monday & Thursday in St Mellans at 7pm. We got of to a flying start beating Castleblayney last Saturday in our first league game, 2-21 to 3-10. Our next game is away to Clontibret this Saturday 26th march at 1.15pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 12pm.
U12s: Training Monday & Fridays in St. Mellans 6.30-7.30pm. We will be playing Scotstown in a challange match during the half time interval of our senior game with Scotstown.
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.
County Blitz: takes place on Sunday the 10th of April. Could everyone please make sure they are available.
Training : This Saturday at 6.30pm and next Wednesday at 7.45pm in St.Mellans. All girls are asked to make a huge effort to attend both.
U-12’s: Training this Saturday in St. Mellans at 12pm.
U-14’s: Training this Sunday in St. Mellans at 11am.
Ulster Champions: We had 3 club members crowned Ulster Champions the weekend before last: One experienced in Christopher(D) McKenna and in their maiden Ulster competition the double paring of Ryan Mohan and Aaron Mohan. Ryan and Aaron were in action in the U12 doubles Ulster final against a Tyrone pairing of Cormac Munroe and Ciaran Cuddy. Though they lost the first game 11-15, the boys regained their composure and took the second set 15-5. In a tight final decider both teams exchanged points with our boys finishing out to win 15-11. The game lasted 40 mins, for an U12’s game illustrated the tight and enduring game it was. We have no doubt this will not be the last trophy these boys will lift.
On the Sunday evening in the minor final Christopher partnered with Terry McElvaney to play Tyrone pairing, Conor McElduff and John Loughran. Being played to a full house in St. Mellans, the first game could have went either way with our boys eventually winning 21-18. Some great play was shown by all players. In the second set, Christopher and Terry’s experience showed as they won 21-7 thus securing another title for these experienced pairings. The club would like to congratulate all Monaghan players who won Ulster titles at the weekend which just goes to show the healthy state all our clubs are in.
Club Singles: in both divisions are reaching the final stages. In Division 1, Christopher(pj) McKenna plays either Padraig McKenna. The Div 2 will see David O’Reilly plays Fergal O’Neill, but with Fergal carry a leg injury, this final may be delayed. We hope to run both finals on the same night and will let everybody know the time of the games via texts. Double’s are now in progress keep all games played up to date.
Juveniles: We have the juveniles divided up into groups and will soon be notifying the players what nights and times they will be on. This will commence on Tuesday the 22nd of March. We hope this will give the players more handball time and will improve their skill levels.
Masters: Michael Todd was to play Owen Kennedy Snr in the Emerald Masters B All Ireland semi Final in St Mellans on Wednesday 24th March. Report in next week’s paper.
B GAA Team: were also to play on Wednesday 24th March in the county final against Connons. Report next week. Hard luck to the A GAA Team who lost in the county semi Final.
Seniors: take on All Saints (Ballymena) this Saturday in St Mellans at 4pm.
Under 14s: are to play Carrickmacross on Monday next 28th at 6.30 in St Mellans. Training this Thursday at 7pm.
Management: Our hurlers require a Senior Team Manager for the coming season. Any interested parties are invited to contact Niall McCarron-0860604386 or any of senior lads.