April 19th. ‘11
Cavan Outshine Monaghan
Cavan 1 – 14
Monaghan 0 – 3
Cavan superior fitness paid dividends when they defeated Monaghan who were without key markswoman Eileen Mc. Elroy and the Kieran sisters Issy and Adele, in the first round of the Ulster Junior Championship in O’Neill Park, Clontibret on Saturday evening last.
Monaghan were left trailing from the onset as Cavan hit 4 points without reply, coming from Marie Brady (2) Andrea Lynch and Tina Reilly before Marie Greenan pocketed the first point from free in the 6th minute for the homesiders.
Cavan’s Sinead Mc. Kenna opened up the Monaghan defence but was denied by her namesake Monaghan goalkeeper Roisin Mc. Kenna and had to settle for a point. The Farney side had to be content with another converted free half way through the first period before Cavan’ Brenda Lynch sent one over and applied the killer blow in a goal just before the interval. Eleanor Mc. Quaid’ superb efforts proved fruitless for Monaghan.
Cavan’ wing forward Sinead Mc. Kenna opened up a seven point interval advantage
1 -6 to 0- 2 early on the second half and Orla Mc. Meel converted a free for the homsiders following a foul on fullback Sharon Mc. Quillan. The visitors reeled off seven points without reply to ease their side to victory.
The Monaghan girls themselves were disappointed with their display but hope it will be a learning experience and will regroup when they take on Tyrone in the same competition next Saturday evening. Venue to be confirmed.
Roisin Mc. Kenna, Mary Meehan, Sharon Mc. Quillan, Joanne Mc. Skeane, Eleanor Mc. Quaid, Nicola Morgan, Shauna Finnegan, Siobhan Mc. Kenna, Orla Mc. Meel, Regan Lynch, Marie Greenan, Karen Boyle, Carmel Mc. Skeane, Kate Deasy, Aine Mc. Entee, Michaela Mc. Ginn, Catherine Tomany, Donna Mc. Kenna, Emma Mc. Kenna.
U14 Development Squad
With all the easter eggs done and dusted, its off to Darver in County Louth on Easter Monday when The Monaghan Squad will take part in the second Regional Blitz with Counties Louth Carlow and Wicklow. The previous one was held in Cloghan where Monaghan gave an excellent display and won all but one of their matches. Training will continue as usual in Clontibret on Saturday at 3pm.
Cumann na mBunscoil Blitz
Somewhere in the region of 150 girls converged in the Phoenix Centre last Tuesday to take part in the Cumann na mBunscoile indoor Blitz. Marie Greenan, Development Officer for Monaghan Camogie together with Ger Gribben, Regional Development Officer, Geraldine Clarke, Cumann na mBunscoil co ordinator and Shauna Finnegan, Clontibret were on hand to organise the various teams . Schools taking part were: Mullarafferty, Scoil Rois, Scoil Mhuire Clontibret, Scoil na gCailini, Blayney, corduff, lisdoonan and Broonfield.
The next Blitz which will be outdoors, will take place in Cloghan on 6th May and will facilitate Primary Schools from the North of the County.
Westenra Hotel and Jack’s Bar, Tydavnet named for Sponsorship
A draw took place in Cloghan on Wednesday evening last to determine who would become the Club Championship and League Sponsors for 2011. Each club was asked to approach businesses in their area of which there was a great response.
The Westenra Arms Hotel was named as Sponsors of the Club Championship and Jack’s Bar Tydavnet, sponsors of the League. The County Board are indepted to the following Sponsors who kindly donated 100 Euro :
Westenra Hotel Monaghan, Jacks Bar Tydavnet, G & G Centra Emyvale, Francie Mc. Quaid Tyres Monaghan, Supervalu, Aughnacloy. Mc. Gahon Construction, Inniskeen, Fastway Couriers, NBW Training Ltd. Carrickmacross, O’Gormans Supervalu Carrickmacross, Mullagh Heating and Plumbing Supplies Inniskeen, Treanor Stonetec Clontibret, Mc. Chesneys Garage Clontibret, Brennan Furniture Clontibret, Thomas Mc. Kitterick Construction Clontibret, and Castleguard Security Services Ltd. Castleblayney
Our county senior representatives had their first competitive outing on Saturday evening against Cavan in Clontibret in the Ulster Junior championship and the visitors ran out comfortable winners. Well done to Shauna (Finnegan), Joanne, Eleanor, Marie, Nicola, Karen and Michaela who proudly flew the Clontibret flag! Monaghan take on Tyrone this Saturday in the same competition. Venue and time to be confirmed.
On Easter Monday the U-14 County School of Excellence, which comprises a large contingent of Clontibret players, will participate in their second Blitz – this time in Darver, Co. Louth. Their opposition will be Louth, Carlow and Wicklow. Parents will be notified and as many players as possible are asked to make themselves available.
Club action got underway for our seniors on Tuesday last when they played Derrynoose in the Armagh League and went from an 8 point lead to a 1 point defeat – with only 14 players! Definitely a frustrating outcome after such a gallant challenge. On Tuesday the team played Truagh in the first round of the Monaghan League, sponsored by ‘Jack’s’ Tydavnet. At the time of going to press no result was available. On Tuesday April 26th Clontibret play Inniskeen away.
The first round of the Go-Games for our U-12 players takes place in Armagh on Thursday April 28th. Details regarding venue and time will be circulated to players and their parents when they become available.
Recently the County Board held a very successful Sponsorship draw for the Senior League and Championship. The Westenra Arms will sponsor the premier competition while Jack’s, Tydavnet will sponsor the League. Many thanks however is due to local businesses Brennan’s Furniture, McChesney’s Garage, Treanor’s Stone-Tec and also Thomas Mc Kitterick Construction, Shantonagh for their generous support.
On the social side, best wishes to Marie Greenan and Nicola Morgan who will represent the club in Club Monaghan’s ‘Take Me Out’ this Thursday evening at 8.30pm in the Hotel Hillgrove. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can do so by contacting either of the girls or 086 3992259.
A reminder that Mary McQuaid and a number of the senior players will compete in the Flora Ladies Mini-Marathon on the June Bank Holiday Monday. Each player’s family has been issued with a sponsorship card and all are encouraged to complete and return them as soon as possible.
Finally, a happy Easter to all our readers!!
Training continues for senior ladies on Mondays and Wednesday at 7pm in Gratton Pairc, and Juvenile training is now taking place on Tuesdays at 7:15 in Gratton pairc also. There is a change in training this week (seniors) due to our first league game against Castleblaney on Tuesday 19th April at 7pm in Inniskeen. All players are asked to attend.
We would like to say a big thank you to the following local business who supported our County fundraising: McGahon Construction Ltd, Inniskeen; Fastway Courriers; O’Gormans Supervalue, Carrickmacross; Mullagh Heating and Plumbing Ltd, Inniskeen; MBW Training Ltd, Carrickmacross. Their donations are very much appreciated both by the Inniskeen Camogie Club and the Monaghan County Board.
: Our fundraising night will be held this Friday night (Good Friday) in Drumcatton Church at 8:30pm. We are holding a Card Drive, with refreshemtns and prizes on the night. The Drumcatton 200 committee have generously decided to donate all proceeds to the Inniskeen Camogie club. Admission €10. Please come along and show your support.
Congratulations to the Camogs from Castleblayney on retaining their “Blitz” title in Truagh last Sunday. Well done to all the girls and hopefully this is only the first of many trophies this year. Keep up the training and the results will come. It would be nice to see the championship come back to Castleblayney after a long absence. Well done Paul & Donna
On the finance front the club is running a “Bun, Book & Bag Sale on Good Friday in Castleblayney Scout Hall, immediately after Good Friday Service. Funds are badly needed, so if you have any books or bags you would like to donate please give them to any senior club member or official. Buns or Cakes can be left in the Scout Hall on Good Friday.
Your support will be greatly appreciated on the day.
Club membership is also due please give to Noeleen or Kate at training or the next game in Inniskeen.
Congratulations to Rachael Markey on her recent 18th !!
Training continues tomorrow at 6.30 and on Monday at 8pm. We played our first league game against Clontibret on Tuesday. Results in next weeks notes. Our next game is on Tuesday the 26th away to Castleblayney.
Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. New players are very welcome. Imelda, Kate and Lauren are on duty this week.
Congratulations to Shauna Mc Aree who was last weeks winner of the lucky square.
We will also be holding our annual easter raffle on Easter Sunday night. Lines are on sale at €2 per line. Prizes galore.
The club wish to extend our appreciation to the businesses who supported the County Fundraising sponsorship, Westenra Hotel, Jacks Pub, G & G Centra Emyvale, Francie Mc. Quaid Tyres Monaghan and Supervalu Aughnacloy.