May Bank Holiday Marquee Event: Just 3 weeks to go until the May bank holiday weekend where the big tent comes to St. Mellans. Friday night will host a boxing exhibition under the marquee. Saturday night, 30th April, Declan Nerney is the headlining event, while Sunday 1st May is top entertainment from More Power to Your Elbow.
Seniors: Our next senior game is on the 17th April away to Ballybay.
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We lost away to Castleblayney 1-6 to 4-7 last Saturday. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Shamus McKenna, Mike Treanor, Darren Todd; Christopher Curran, John McCarron (0-1), Alan McKenna; Dermot McKenna, Pauric Treanor; Brendan Treanor, Paul Donaghue (0-1f), John Treanor; Sean McKenna (0-2f), Gary Meehan, Ciaran McCarron. Subs Used: Niall McQuillan for Ciaran Curran (HT), Ciaran Treanor for Shamus Treanor (HT), Martin Owens (0-2) for Paul Donaghue (46mins), Ronan McKenna (1-0) for Ciaran McCarron (46mins) & Paddy McKenna for Darren Todd (49mins). Our next B game is away to Monaghan Harps this Saturday at 7pm.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): Our C team lost to Killeevin Bs 3-9 to 2-16 last Sunday. Our next game is away to Clones this Friday evening at 7pm.
Reserve Div. 4 (C2’s): Our next C2 game is at home to Blackhill on Friday 15th April at 7pm.
Minors: beat Emyvale on Tuesday last 1-13 to 1-09. We were due to play St Patricks on Tuesday last. Our following game is at home to Castleblayney on Tuesday 12th April at 7.00pm.
Lotto Jackpot now €1,800: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 1, 7, 17, 20. There were 3 match 3 winners, each receiving €70: Tony & Fiona McConnell, Aine Treanor-Emyvale & Patrick McKenna-Gortnamoney. The jackpot now stands at €1,800. Next weeks check team: Roisin’s.
Entertainment: This Saturday night in the club bar local band, Rula Bula, provide traditional music entertainment.
Child protection Course: is being held in St. Mellans on Friday 8th April from 7-10pm and Saturday 8th April from 9.30am-4.30pm. The cost of this course is €20 per person. All juvenile coaches are required to complete this course. Please text your name to Sean McGinn-0863388638 asap to book your place as there is only limited places available
Go Games: Anyone interested in becoming a go games referee this year can contact Sean McGinn-0863388638. There will be a 1 day training given by the county board. Referees must at least aged 14yrs.
U8s and u10s: training starts this Thursday night in St. Mellans 7–8pm.
U12s: Training continues Tuesday and Friday in St. Mellans at 6.30pm. Our first game is away to Magheracloone on Saturday 16th April at 12pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 10.45am
U14s: Our next game is the first round of the championship at home to Clontibret this Saturday 9th April at 12 noon in the first round of the championship. Training continues Wednesday & Friday in St Mellans at 7pm.
U16s: Training continues Friday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 12.30pm. Our first game is away to Scotstown on Thursday 14th April at 7pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 6pm.
Juvenile meeting: in St. Mellans on Wednesday 13th April at 9pm.
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 6.30 and again on Monday at 8pm. The county blitz takes place on Sunday the 10th of April. We would ask everyone to be there for 11.15 and make sure they are available. Everyone should now have a copy of the fixtures if not please ask Lorraine for a copy.
Juveniles: training will resume on Saturday the 9th of April at 11am. New players are very welcome. Lorraine, Siobhan and Carol are on duty this week.
Lucky Square: Our lucky square started last week. Congratulations to this year’s first winner, Karen Landers. If anyone would like to join our lucky square please contact a camogie member.
Easter Raffle: We will also be holding our annual easter raffle. Lines are on sale at €2 per line. Prizes galore.
U-12’s: Training Continues on Saturday morning at 12pm.
U-14’s:Training Continues on Sunday morning at 11am.
Seniors: Got the Reserve League off to a good start last Tuesday with a good win over neighbour’s Emyvale. Next fixture for this League is the 15th-17th April.
Senior A League: Kicks off this Saturday at home to Donaghmoyne A at 6.30pm. Good Luck to all concerned.
Registration: Registration is now due. Please see Fionnuala Mohan.
Well Done: To Monaghan Ladies on a superb victory over Doneagal in Truagh on Sunday last. They now play Laois in the Semi Finals.
Congratulations: To all our girls who made their confirmation over the past week.
All Ireland Final: Congratulations to Christopher Mc Kenna(D) and Terry Mc Elvaney from the Harps on reaching the Minor Doubles Final. The pair of boys were up against a Leinster pairing of Kildare duo, Niall O Connor and Robert Maguire. The first game was a tight fought battle with the boys winning 21-15. The Kildare men responded well in taking the second 15-21. With all to play for and some awesome play from both sets of players it was our boys who closed out the game and match finishing the 3rd 21-8. Even though Chris and Terry have played together on many occasions, spectators said this was probably one of their finest outings. They now play a Munster pairings in Kingscourt on Saturday the 23rd of April.
Hard luck: to Michael Todd and Michael Mc Carron on losing their All Ireland Emerald Masters A Semi-Final to Billy Mullens and Jim Kilfoyle of Offaly. The score was 21-7 21-12. Both players done well on the day and played well but had no problems in excepting the defeat to a better pairing on the day.
Club singles Finals: soon to be played. Times will be notified via texts.
Club Doubles: still have some outstanding matches and it is imperative these games are played .
Juveniles: As we prepare to bring the curtain down on the Juvenile season, we would like to thank all those who took part in the coaching of our young players and hope we can produce more like Christopher who will be challenging for titles on a regular basis. We are planning to bring all to a close on Thursday 14th April and would ask all new coaches of the coloured teams to have a short meeting after this session to assess how the new scheme operate for future preparations.