Clontibret Hurling Notes 26th April 2011
Seniors: We had our first outing in the senior league on Thursday week past when we played Carrick. Unfortunately we lost by the narrowest of margins of a score line of Clontibret 1-6 Carrickmacross 0-10. We have a bye in the reserve league this week and the next senior fixture is fixed for the 26th of May when we have home advantage to Inniskeen. However due to the cancelation of the first two rounds of the reserve league one would expect our re-fixed match to take place over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the fixtures and texts!
Minors: Our minor team is through to the final of the championship after winning a stern contest against the combined team of Emmett Grattans on Monday past. There were some excellent displays of hurling on display most notably from Gareth Brennan who played a stormer at centre back. Conor Boyle and Liam Savage in midfield, Brian Greenan at full forward and Aodh Curran who chipped in with 1-1 to send Clontibret on their way to the final. We take on Castleblayney in the final but there has been no proposed venue, time or date but keep and eye on the fixtures in the press.
Under 14s: Fielding a slightly depleted team Clontibret lost out to Inniskeen by 5-2 to 3-4 in the U14 hurling championship. Inniskeen’s better first time touch and striking seen them ahead at half time. However a strong second half performance by Clontibret meant that the outcome was never certain till the final whistle with a number of late goal chances saved or deflected off the Inniskeen goal line. This Clontibret team now continues with the U14 league and stronger turnouts at training are required if progress is to be made. Team on the night included; Cathal Kerr, Cormac Boyle, Aaron Mc Guigan, Conor Brennan, Conor Moen, Dean Mc Guigan, Tiarnan Mc Quaid, Francis Hughes, Michael Savage, Francis Mc Nally, Sean Duffy, Dean Brennan, Darragh Todd, Omar Duffy, Micheal Mohan. The next round of the league takes place on the 9th of May with a home game against Inniskeen at 7pm.
Sympathy: The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the Trainor family, Castleshane on the death of Alice Bellew, sister of Malachy who’s funeral took place on Wednesday past in Cullyhana. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam agus go ndeanaí Dia trocaire ar a hanam dílís