Seniors: We claimed a local derby win our neighbours Scotstown at St. Mellans on Sunday last on a deserved scoreline of 3-9 to 2-6. We were the stronger team in a quiet first half yet were only ahead at half time by 2 points, 0-6 to 1-1. The Scotstown goal came in the 16th minute against the run of play as we were ahead 0-5 to 0-1 at this stage, with our scores coming from Christopher McKenna, Padraig McKenna, Sean McKenna, Damian Mcrory and Niall Coyle. Christopher McKenna added a further point from free in the 22nd minute to end the low scoring first half. The second half improved and was a lively half with many goals. Scotstown started their comeback with a point before we were awarded a penalty when Damian McRory was fouled in the area in the 37th minute. Mark Counihan scored the resultant penalty and Niall Coyle followed quickly with his second of the game to put 5 points between the sides with 20 minutes remaining. The visitors overturned this deficit in the space of 5 minutes, scoring 1-2 to take the lead for the first time in the game. It was a short lived lead however, as Mark Counihan responded immediately with a goal for Truagh in the 48th minute. Christopher McKenna scored from a 45m place kick to bring the lead to 3 points in the 51st minute. Scotstown reduced this to 2 points a minute later before Padraig McKenna scored a mighty point in the 55th minute to restore the 3 point advantage. The game was then put to bed when Christopher McKenna capped a fine performance with a goal in the last minute to give Gaeil Triucha the 2 points. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Mike Treanor, Niall Feely, Rory Treanor; Eoghan Kelly, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle (0-2); Niall McMeel, Barry Cuddy; Padraig McKenna (0-2), John Treanor, Christopher McKenna (1-3, 2f, 1×50’); Mark Counihan (2-0, 1p), Damian McRory (0-1), Sean McKenna (0-1). Subs Used: Neil McRory for Damian McRory (52mins), Pauric Treanor for John Treanor (60mins) & John McCarron for Rory Treanor (60mins). Our next senior game is on the 17th April away to Ballybay.
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): Our next B game is away to Castleblayney this Saturday at 7pm.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): Our next C team beat Scotstown 3-08 to 1-12 on Sunday last in St. Mellans. Our next game is at home to Killeevin this Sunday morning at 11.30am.
Reserve Div. 4 (C2’s): Our next C2 game is at home to Blackhill on Saturday 9th April.
Lotto Jackpot now €1,600: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 1, 16, 21, 24. There were 5 match 3 winners, each receiving €40: Packie Sherlock-Clarna, Veronica Lavelle-‘Blayney, Pat McKenna-Derleabeg, Truagh Ladies (Yearly Ticket) & Raymond McKenna-Ballyoisin (YT). The jackpot now stands at €1,400. Next weeks check team: Josie’s.
Registration: Membership for 2011 is now due at €20. Membership must be paid by 31st March, therefore the last opportunity to become a member with full rights is this evening, Thursday. Gerard McKenna (086 3463952) will be taking the last of these in the club bar tonight, Thursday, between 9-10pm.
Minors: We were due to play our first league game against Emyvale on Tuesday night past. Our following game is away to St. Patricks on Tuesday at 6.45pm in Drumhowan. Minor training continues as per management.
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.
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
Go Games: Anyone interested in becoming a go games referee this year can contact Sean McGinn-0863388638. There will be a 1 day training given by the county board. Referees must at least aged 14yrs.
Juvenile meeting: Thursday night 31st march in St. Mellans at 9pm.
U8s and u10s: training starts this Thursday night in St. Mellans 7–8pm.
U12s: Training Monday & Fridays in St. Mellans 6.30-7.30pm. Our 1st game is away to Magheracloone on Saturday 16th April at 12pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 10.45am.
U14s: were beaten by Clontibret last Saturday. Our next game is at home to Clontibret on Saturday 9th April at 12 noon in the first round of the championship. Training continues Monday & Thursday in St Mellans at 7pm.
U16s: Training continues as per management. Our first game is away to Scotstown on Thursday 14th April at 7pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 6pm.
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.
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 6.30 and again on Monday at 8pm. The county blitz takes place on Sunday the 10th of April. Could everyone please make sure they are available. Everyone should now have a copy of the fixtures if not please ask Lorraine for a copy.
Juveniles: training will resume on Saturday the 9th of April at 11am. New players are very welcome.
Lucky Square: Our lucky square will resume this Saturday at €2 each. If anyone would like to join our lucky square please contact a camogie member.
Easter Raffle: We will also be holding our annual easter raffle. Lines will be on sale shortly at €2 per line. Prizes galore.
U-12’s: Training Continues on Saturday morning at 12pm.
U-14’s:Training Continues on Sunday morning at 11pm.
Seniors: We had our first game of the season on Tuesday last against Emyvale. Results will follow next week.
County: Well done to Monaghan Ladies on a great win over Laois last Sunday to maintain their unbeaten record so far this year. Keep up the good work ladies. All roads lead to St Mellans this Sunday at 2pm for the Ladies NFL Div 1 Monaghan V Donegal match. Truagh are well represented on the team with Margaret Treanor, Natasha and Caoimhe Mohan, so come along and give the ladies
Registration: Registration is now due. Fee’s are U10’s €18.50, U12’s-U18’s €33.50, Seniors €48.50 and Mentors & Commitee Members €28.50. Please see Fionnuala Mohan.
Juveniles: have completed their second week of the new team training system. We hope this will provide more handball time for all. Any juvenile unable to make the team can join a team of same ages on a different night.
Masters: Hard luck to Michael Todd on losing his All Ireland Semi Final in the Emerald Masters B to Eoin Kennedy (Snr).
B GAA Team: lost their final to Connon’s. The team on the night were John (H) Treanor, Damien McClave, Joe Kelly and Declan McKenna.
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. 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.
Double’s: are still in progress. Keep all games played up to date as the season is coming to an end.
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.