May Bank Holiday Marquee Event is Here: The large marquee has been erected and the big weekend in St. Mellans is ready to go. Friday night hosts a boxing exhibition and ladies mud wrestling. Saturday night, 30th April, Declan Nerney will be the headlining event. The last night of the event, Bank Holiday Sunday, will see the very popular live band, More Power to Your Elbow, take stage. A weekend not to be missed. Be there.
Seniors: We maintained our good start to the year with a 2-14 0-09 win over Inniskeen last Saturday in St. Mellans. We started the game strongly, though following early wayward shooting, were only 1-2 to 0-3 ahead after 22 minutes. Daniel McKenna got our goal while Mark Counihan registered the 2 opening points. The accuracy gauge was fine tuned closing the half though as we hit 4 unanswered points in a 4 minute period, Daniel hitting a hat trick of points and a further point added from the meandering Niall Coyle left the half time score Gaeil Triucha 1-6 Inniskeen 0-3. Points were traded early in the second half before Mark Counihan put 9 points between the sides when he struck a goal in the 36th minute. The gap remained the same 20 minutes later when 10 points were shared between the sides in the period, Noel Clerkin getting a point upon his introduction and Daniel McKenna claiming the remainder. Niall Coyle went on another excursion in the 59th minute to double his score tally for the day, and sub Alan McKenna clinched his first point the year from just inside the 50 to finish the game Gaeil Triucha 2-14 to 0-09. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Mike Treanor, Niall Feely, Niall McQuillan; Rory Treanor, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle (0-2); Niall McMeel, Barry Cuddy; Eoghan Kelly, John Treanor, Pauric Treanor Daniel McKenna (1-8, 3f), Damian McRory, Mark Counihan (1-2). Subs Used: Noel Clerkin (0-1f) for Pauric Treanor (41mins), John McCarron for Rory Treanor (43mins), Alan McKenna (0-1) for Eoghan Kelly (53mins) & Darren Todd for Mike Treanor (56mins). Our next senior game is away to Clontibret this Friday evening at 7pm.
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We were due to play Scotstown last night, Wednesday. Check website for further fixtures.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We lost 2-15 to 1-14 to Oram last Sunday morning. Check website for further fixtures.
Reserve Div. 4 (C2’s): We lost to Currin last Wednesday week 1-09 to 0-15. Check website for further fixtures.
Minors: beat Carrickmacross last week 0-14 to 0-11. We were due to play away to Clontibret on Tuesday last. We follow this with a home game against Monaghan Harps on Tuesday 3rd May. Check website for TI time.
Lotto Jackpot now €2,400: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 1, 4, 5, 20. There were 2 match 3 winners, each receiving €100: Brigid McCarron-Ardkirk & Padraig McAloon-Cranny. The jackpot now stands at €2,400. Next weeks check team: Josie’s. Next weeks draw will be held on Monday evening.
U-6s: nursery coaching for boys and girls continues Saturday at 10am. All welcome.
U-8s training continues Thurdays in St Mellans 7-8pm.
U-10s: took part in our first co go games blitz last Saturday in Scotstown. All played very well. The team on the day were Conor McGinn, Ryan Boyle, Ryan Harnet, Jack Murphy, Darryl Daly, Christopher Flood, Conor Maguire, Caomhan Woods, Jack McKenna, Ronan Boyle, Cain Maguire. Thanks to Darren Sherlock for travelling to do referee. Training continues every Saturday morning at 9.30am.
U-12s: Our next game is at home to Castleblayney this Sat 30th April at 1pm. Training continues as per managers.
U-14s: were beat by Toome last Saturday. Our next game is away to Corduff on Saturday 7th May at 12pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 11am. Training continues as per managers.
U-16s: beat Carrickmacross last Thursday 2-12 – 2-07. Our next game is away to Monaghan Harps on Thursday 5th may at 7pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 6pm. Training continues as per managers.
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 6.30pm and on Monday at 8pm. Congratulations to our senior girls on winning their first league game against Clontibret. Played last Tuesday week, the 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 McCarron 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 McNally, 2nd prize – Deirdre McCarron, 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.
U-14’s: Away to Sean Mc Dermotts Monday 2nd May at 6.45pm. Training continues as per management.
U-16’s: At home to Donaghamoyne Thursday 12th May at 6.45pm. Training continues as per management.
Senior A’s: League game away to Emyvale 6th/7th/8th May
Senior B’s: Game this Saturday 30th April away to Aughnamullen at 7pm
Senior Training: continues as per management/texts.
Registration: Is now overdue. Please see Pauline Treanor or Fionnuala Mohan and get this paid as soon as possible.
Hard luck: to Christopher McKenna (D) and Terry McElvaney from the Harps who lost their Minor Doubles All Ireland Final last Saturday in Kingscourt. In the first game the boys lost 21-8 playing nothing close to their potential but regrouped and played a very hard fought second game in which they were serving game ball but ended losing the game 21-20. While not playing to their true potential yet getting so close, it merely illustrates that they are among the best up and coming handballers in the country. Both players have given everybody great enjoyment with their play and have had great success together. Everybody hopes it won’t be long until they are both back on winning ways.
U12/U13 County Team: lost the Ulster Final to Tyrone last Monday evening in Armagh. Aaron and Ryan Mohan were playing in doubles as part of the team. Well done on getting to the Ulster Final and well done to all coaches and mentors for putting so much time and effort into the whole squad.
County Doubles: is still outstanding. When all finals are fixed we will let all know of times dates and venues via texts and notes.
Senior Club singles Finals: between Padraig McKenna and Christopher McKenna (PJ) & David O’Reilly and Fergal O’Neill and have to be re-fixed due to Padraig and Fergal both being injured.
Club Doubles games: must be played asap as the Finals are being fixed for May the 1st .
Juveniles: are asked to keep a ball in your kit bag during the football and hurling season and any chance you get jump into the alley.