In keeping with established practice Coiste Chontae Mhuineachain is this year again sponsoring a number of scholarships to Colaiste Bhride, Rann na Feirste, Co. Dun na nGall. The scheme is limited to boys and girls from County Monaghan who are attending secondary school and are aged between 13 and 15 years old this year. Interviews for the scholarships will be held in the C’Blayney Community Enterprise Centre on Saturday May 7th starting at 10.00am. Applications in writing to: Oifigeach Cultura & Gaeilge: JP Graham, Drumacoon, Newbliss, Co. Monaghan or by email to johnpgraham AT eircom DOT net.
Monaghan has two representatives in this Saturday’s All Ireland final of Scor Sinear which takes place in the Gleneagles Hotel Killarney. The Emyvale Set Dancers, who are no strangers to All Ireland success, are joined in the final by the Sean McDermotts Novelty Act and with a little bit of luck they will bring back further Scor honours to the county.
Two special three-day GAA camps will be held over the Easter holiday period, one in Pearse Park, Ballybay and one in the Scotstown Training Grounds at Kilmore. The launch of the Easter Camps programme will take placed next Tuesday evening, April 12th in Cloghan at 7 p.m.. The camps which will run from Tuesday, April 26th until Thursday, April 28th inclusive, will cater for boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 10 years and will have activities in football, hurling and camogie. The camps will run each day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and all participants are advised to bring along playing gear and a packed lunch. The daily program will include Fun Games, Mini Leagues and Skills Competitions and members of the county teams in football, Ladies Football and hurling will be there as special guests to help with the programme of activities. The cost of the camps is ?40 per child but where more than one child from the same family attends the second and subsequent children will be charged ?35 per child. All participants in the camps will get a free Hoodie. Application forms Down load form click here are available on the Monaghan GAA web site; www.monaghangaa.ie
Tyrone 3-16, Monaghan 0-5.
Tyrone proved too strong for Monaghan in this fairly one-sided Ulster Minor hurling league game in Dungannon on Saturday last, although the final score line probably suggests that it was somewhat more unbalanced than it actually was. Playing with the advantage of the strong wind they hit Monaghan with a lightning opening that saw them race into a 1-10 to 0-1 lead after about 15 minutes and thereafter the result was never in doubt. Monaghan though were short a number of regulars with Fergal Rafter and Michael Murtagh out with injuries and to their credit they stuck to the task manfully although they sorely missed the accuracy of Fergal Rafter from frees. Monaghan made a number of adjustments in both personnel and positions during the game and came into things a bit more in the second half but they still found scores hard to come. Team manager Brendan Murphy though was satisfied that his side did well and that they will learn from it. “The boys tried hard but they got off to such a lightening start that we were out of it almost at that stage. However it is a learning experience for these young lads and a lot of that Tyrone team were on the team that reached the final last year but we will learn from it and we will give it lash again this Saturday. Saturday’s final takes place in Omagh with a 12 o’clock start.
Team and Scorers: Lorcan Murphy, Cathal Mc Anenly, Conor Cahill, Ryan McNally, Rory McCann, Gareth Bannon, Colm Meegan, Cormac McNally, Jamie Guinan, Kevin Crawley, Conal Meegan, Edwin Haran, Niall Gartland, Gareth Keenan. Subs used: Damien Moorehead, Seamie Hayes, Aodh Curran, Brendan McQuaid, Caolan Murphy.