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April 26th, 2011

April 26th ‘11

Tyrone     3 – 13

Monaghan 0 – 3

Monaghan went under once again when they were defeated by a skillfull Tyrone side in the Ulster Junior Championship in Cloghan on Saturday last. With just a week from their last defeat at the hands of Cavan, Monaghan got off to a bad start when they conceded an early goal from a well taken Aisling Corr free which dropped in the back of the net.

Tyrone continued on their winning way with a melody of points in the opening quarter before Monaghan’s Siobhan Mc. Kenna got their name on the scoreboard. Monaghan fought hard in the second half and managed two more points when Mary Mc. Elroy swiftly carried the ball into the awaiting Shauna Finnegan and again minutes later to Aideen Greene. The final score didn’t give a true reflection of the game and Monaghan’s Paul Ward was generally pleased with their performance.

Monaghan now get a break until they meet Armagh on 8th May.

“Jack’s Bar” League

 

Castleblayney  2 – 12

Inniskeen          0 – 3

Castleblayney got off to a start in the League on Tuesday last, reeling from their recent County Blitz win they defeated Inniskeen in Grattan Park to earn their first 2 points of the Season.

Truagh     2 – 11

Clontibret 1 – 8

 

Back in the North of the County, Truagh played host to Clontibret in a nip and tuck match which could have gone either way in the first half with Shauna Finnegan and Siobhan Mc. Kenna getting a point for each team in the first few minutes, again they would even out when Clontibret Marie Greenan’s point was matched by Truagh’s newcomer Karen Landers.

Another 2 points from Eleanor Mc. Quaid and Marie Greenan(F) summed up Clontibret score at the halftime  whistle while Truagh’s Sharon Mc. Quillan, Siobhan Mc. Kenna, Mairead Mc. Carron and Karen Landers added 4 more points to the Truagh score.

Marie Greenan placed a well taken free over the bar for Clontibret in the opening of 2nd half when Truagh responded with a goal from Siobhan Mc. Kenna. In another move in the 7th minute Maggie Treanor spotted an unmarked Emma Meehan who sent a second one to the back of the net for Truagh.

Marie Greenan converted a ‘45 in the 20th minute for Clontibret and Truagh notched up 3 points without reply from Sharon Mc. Quillan(2) and Siobhan Mc. Kenna.  Truagh’s goalkeeper Maebh Mc. Carron made a fine save in the closing stages which rebounded off a Clontibret stick and landed in the net for the opposition.

Clontibret were awarded a late penalty which Marie Greenan placed over the bar to put six points between the sides at the final whistle.

Fixtures in the “Jack’s Bar” League

Tue. May 3rd.              Clontibret  V   Castleblayney

                                      Truagh      V   Inniskeen

Under-14 County School of Excellence Blitz.

 

 

Louth played host to the second U-14 Development Blitz on Easter Monday and a combination of beautiful weather, great camogie and the terrific hospitality of the Louth Board ensured a hugely successful day.

            Monaghan faced a strong Tyrone challenge in their opening game. Timid in the initial exchanges they unfortunately conceded 1-1 in the opening minutes before they got to grip with their opposition. Following a great battle Tyrone ran out victorious on a score-line of I-2 to Monaghan’s 0-1.  

            Next up was Louth and Monaghan really got stuck in from the outset. However, despite having most of the possession, scores just simply would not come and Monaghan finished up joining Louth in a scoreless draw. 

            The final game before lunch was against a very experienced Carlow side who dispensed with all opposition very clinically throughout the day. Again Monaghan dug very deep and put up a great display but Carlow ran out comfortable winners on a score-line of 3-0 to 0-0.

            The afternoon afforded most of the participating teams the opportunity to experiment and replace tired or injured players. However with only 15 players at their disposal Monaghan could not afford such luxury so it was a case of re-arranging the team to afford those in the thick of the action earlier some respite!

Wicklow ‘B’ provided the opposition once the Blitz re-commenced and again Monaghan gave the game their all. Their efforts were rewarded and they were the eventual winners by 2 goals. 

Elated by this victory they faced into their final match – against Wicklow ‘A’. For most of the game Monaghan held them scoreless but in the final 10 minutes they proved to be the fitter, more skilful team and scored 3 unanswered goals.

Despite this, the Monaghan girls held their heads high and were very proud of the manner they represented the county and their clubs. They also agreed it had been a great learning and valuable experience playing such a variety of county panels and are already looking forward to next year’s series when once gain most of them will be available! Hopefully more players in the county will also rise to the challenge and recognise the value of this developmental programme.

            Finally, Monaghan’s participation in the School of Excellence series could not have happened without the tremendous commitment of Marie Greenan, County Development Officer, who gave so generously of her time and coaching skills this past 8 weeks. ‘Thank you Marie’ from all the players and their parents with whom you liaised continuously.   

Monaghan panel: Shauna McAree (Truagh); Shauna Murphy (Castleblayney); Eimear Crawley, Eimear Lynch (Inniskeen); Cliona and Sorcha McDonald, Eimear McKenna, Emily Madden, Niamh Hughes, Niamh Kieran, Shauna McKeever, Ríoghnach Duffy, Hannah McSkeane, Colleen Murray, Nicole Mc Nally and Katie McCrarren (inj) all Clontibret.

                                                                      Club News

Castleblayney

Well done to Castleblayney senior camogie team on a fine win over Iniskeen in their opening league game of 2011. This was a good result for us as Iniskeen easily won the corresponding fixture last year. Training on Friday night at 7pm was enjoyed by all with a good turnout of senior, U-18 and U-16 players. Get out there girls as it is a great way to unwind after the week in work or school.

Well done to all the committee, players and parents who helped run a very successful Bag, Book and Bun sale in the Scout Hall on Good Friday. We have a few more ideas in the melting pot and will need the same level of help in the coming months. A very big “Thank You” to all who helped and all who supported by purchasing items.

All U-14 players please meet at Campus on Saturday at 9am for Ulster Feile. Bring a packed lunch. We are playing in Middleton, Co. Armagh . Our first game is at 10.30am. All parents please come and support.

Tuesday 3rd May is our first Armagh league game away to Aghagallon. Mary Murphy will advise all players of travel arrangements. If any parents are willing to travel to these games please advise Mary as we may be able to car pool instead of hiring buses for all our away games.

U-12 players keep practicing all your skills at home as Go-Games are coming up on Thursday 5th May (Venue to be advised).

Please give membership money to Kate or Noeleen, if not already paid.

Truagh

 

Seniors
Training continues tomorrow at 6.30 and on Monday at 8pm. Congratulations to our senior girls on winning their first league game against Clontibret which was played on Tuesday the 19th, score was 2 – 11 to 1- 8.  We played our second game against Blayney on Tuesday gone by, results in next weeks notes.  Our next game is at home against Inniskeen on Tuesday the 3rd of May.
 
Juveniles
Juvenile training  on Saturday at 11am.  New players are very welcome. Gillian, Sharon and Mairead are on duty this week.   
 
Lucky Square
Congratulations to Deirdre Mc Carron who was last weeks winner of the lucky square. All numbers for the lucky square have now been taken. Thank you to all who support.
 
Easter Raffle
We would like to thank everyone who supported our easter raffle and everyone who donated toward the hampers and spot prizes. This helped to raise much needed funds for the club and your support is greatly appreciated. Winners on the night were 1st prize – Gertie Mc Nally, 2nd prize – Deirdre Mc Carron, 3rd Prize – Daniel Boyle, 4th prize – Aaron Treanor (Killybrone), 5th prize Eilish Mc Carron, 6th prize – Ciara Morgan and finally 7th prize – Jenny Algar. Congratulations to all of you.

Inniskeen

Inniskeen Camogie would like to thank Drumcatton 200 Committee for the generous donation of the proceeds raised from last Friday Nights Card Drive in Drumcatton Church. A very enjoyable night was had by all. The Camogie Club would like to thank all the sponsors of the wonderfull amount of spot prizes donated on the night. Their generosity was overwhelmingly succesful. A big thank you to all helpers for their bountiful refreshments, in particular Bridget Dooley and gang on the finance committee for all their hard work in organising the night. We would also like to thank Donaghmoyne Committee Development for the use of their equipment. 

Inniskeen Camogie Club would like to extend their sympathy to Rosie + Christopher Hughes on the recent death of Joan Hughes. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

Clontibret

            Congratulations to our U-14 players who represented the club in the School of Excellence county Blitz in Darver on Monday last. (See full report in Camogie News). The girls gained invaluable experience playing Carlow, Louth, Wicklow and Tyrone. Those who represented the club with distinction are: Cliona and Sorcha Mc Donald, Niamh Kieran, Hannah McSkeane, Niamh Hughes, Eimear McKenna, Emily Madden, Shauna McKeever, Ríoghnach Duffy, Colleen Murray and Nicole McNally. Katie McCrarren also attended but was unable to play due to injury. Well done and keep up the good work girls. Particular gratitude is due to Marie Greenan who has coached this panel over the past 8 weeks and prepared them for the Blitz.

            Our seniors suffered a defeat to Truagh in the first round of the Monaghan League on Tuesday last. This week they play Inniskeen away, while on Tuesday May 3rd Castleblayney are the opposition, in Clontibret. Next week promises to be a busy week as, in addition to the Monaghan League fixture, Clontibret host Graenmore in the Armagh ‘Premier Division’ League on Wednesday evening. Good luck to the girls.

            Monaghan County Senior team suffered a heavy defeat to Tyrone on Saturday evening last in Cloghan. Representing the club were Shauna Finnegan, Aideen Greene, Karen Boyle and Michaela McGinn all of whom worked tirelessly throughout. County training continues on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 in Cloghan. 

            Finally ‘well done’ to Marie Greenan and Nicola Morgan who proved in Club Monaghan’s ‘Take Me Out’  on Thursday last that camogie players not only are fine athletes but have brains and beauty to boot! Both girls looked ravishing – thanks in no small way to the expertise of Shauna Finnegan! –   and indeed Nicola successfully wooed one of the male contestants! Question still remains though ‘Where was Nicola on Friday evening when senior training was taking place?’ Indeed very few positive sightings of Nicola have been reported since! Perhaps it’s time the club considered offering a reward? So Nicola, if you’re reading this, ‘Come back – we need you!!!’

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