April 5th ‘11
U14 Development Blitz
Counties Louth, Monaghan and Donegal and the Ballymacnab Feile team who incidentally stood in as a replacement for Mayo, who were unable to attend, all took part in the U14 Development Blitz in Cloghan on Sunday last. The weather was kind to all the girls who took part and the Monaghan Lassies played a stormer.
Their first match was against the Louth team and Monaghan battled hard to put them away in an exciting encounter on a scoreline 1-1 to 0-1. Next up was the Ballymacnab team which proved to be a one sided affair in favour of the Armagh cailini. Monaghan then left Donegal trailing to win this match 2-2 to 1-2.
The last match of the day was an interesting dual when Monaghan met the “A” team from the “wee” County where the blue and whites came out on top in a well deserved victory of 3-2 to 1-0. Well done to all the girls who did Monaghan proud on the day and to all the parents who provided refreshments especially Patricia Duffy and Kitty Greenan who served the tea and food during and after the tournament.
Jessica Connolly, Shauna McAree, Sorcha McDonald, Katie McNally, Niamh Hughes, Cliona McDonald, Ríoghnach Duffy, Hannah McSkeane, Shauna McKeever, Niamh Kieran, Cloë McGuigan, Mary Duffy, Emily Madden, Eimear McKenna, Eimear Crawley, Melinda McCague, and Tara McNally.
In an effort to raise much needed funding Monaghan County Board are currently approaching Businesses for a donation of 100 euro which will give them an opportunity of sponsoring the Senior League or Championship and this will guarantee the competition being named after their business for the current year. It also gives their businesses the opportunity to have an advertisement, free of charge on our website, which is currently being re constructed.
Of the number of Businesses approached, two winning investors will be drawn at a Launch in Cloghan on Wed. next 13th April at 7.30pm where they will be declared Official Sponsors for 2011.
All County Blitz
All roads lead to Truagh on Sunday next for the first Senior match of the year where the four Senior Teams will battle it out for the coveted Senior Blitz Cup. Castleblayney who were the 2010 winners will be going all out to retain the Silverware.
The first round gets underway at 12 noon sharp where teams will play for 10 mins per half and the final will be 15mins per half.
Round 1 Inniskeen V Blayney Truagh V Clontibret
Round 2 Clontibret V Truagh Blayney V Inniskeen
Round3 Blayney V Clontibret Inniskeen V Truagh
At the end of the 1st. round, a long puck competition will be held where the winner will go forward to compete in the Ulster Puck Fada which will take place on 4th June.
Cumann na mBunscoil
The Phoenix Centre Carrickmacross has been chosen as the venue for the Indoor Primary School Blitz which will take place on Tuesday 12th April. Clubs are reminded that help would be appreciated for the blitz. An outdoor session will be held in Cloghan on 6th May.
Training continues tomorrow at 6.30. The county blitz takes place this Sunday the 10th of April in St Mellans, could everyone please be there for 11.15. 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.
Juvenile training will resume this Saturday the 9th of April at 11am. New players are very welcome. Lorraine, Siobhan and Carol are on duty this week.
Our lucky square started last week and congratulations to this year’s first winner Karen Landers. If anyone would like to join our lucky square please contact a Camogie member.
We will also be holding our annual Easter raffle. Lines are on sale at €2 per line. Prizes galore.
COUNTY BLITZ: The County Blitz is set to take place this Sunday 10th April in Truagh at 12pm. Please come along and show your support to the girls as they play against Clontibret, Truagh and Castleblayney, in the hope of winning the Monaghan County Blitz Cup. All team members to take any spare jerseys or skirts to training this week, with training continuing on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm in Pairc Gratton.
FUNDRAISING: We are very pleased to announce this years Drumcatton 200 Card Drive on Friday 22nd April which will take place in Drumcatton Church commencing at 8.30pm.
Tickets are priced at €10.00 each with Prizes and Refreshments on the night.
Drumcatton 200 Committee are very generously donating all monies raised on the night to the Inniskeen Camogie Club. The Camogie Club is deeply indebted to them for their generosity.