May 3rd. ‘11
Girls represent Monaghan in Gael Linn Competition
Four of Truagh’s Senior Camogie team namely Siobhan Mc. Kenna, Mairead
Mc. Carron, Orla Mc. Meel and Sharon Mc. Quillan were called to the Ulster Gael
Linn Panel. Training began on Thursday last in Queen’s University playing
grounds and their matches will take place on the weekend of 15th
Armagh will be the next port of call for the Monaghan cailini when they
take on a more experienced side on Sunday next in the Orchard County. Monaghan
are still without some of their key players through injury etc. and will face
an uphill battle on Sunday.
(Castleblayney 3 – 7, Truagh
0 – 6)
(Clontibret 3 – 7 Inniskeen 1 -5)
Castleblayney continued on their winning trail when they defeated Truagh
in the Jack’sBar League on Tuesday last. The Faugh’s who had a home advantage
took Truagh on the hop when the green flag was raised for Aine Mc. Entee in the
1st minute, she wasted no time in doing the double act when she blasted another
past the Truagh Goalkeeper within a short space of time.
Siobhan Mc. Kenna popped over the first point for the Truagh side after
5 mins but her side wasted several scoring opportunities in the interim. The Truagh defence was now under severe
pressure and the visitors conceded an enormity of scores in the opening quarter
when Eileen Mc. Elroy(0-2) Orla
Woods(0-1) and Kate Deasy(1-1) broke
through the Truagh defence on several occasions to stretch further into the
Mairead Mc. Carron and Mc. Kenna added 2 more points to the Truagh tally
to leave their side trailing 3-5 to 0-3 at the half time whistle.
Truagh determined to get scores in the second half blasted several times
at goal but the brave Roisin Mc. Kenna kept a clean sheet for ‘Blayney. The red and blacks got their act together in
the second half in what was a more competitive game but had to be content with
points a piece from Sharon Mc. Quillan,
Siobhan Mc. Kenna and Orla Mc. Meel while Eileen Mc. Elroy and Amber Lam got
the only two scores for their ‘Blayney side in the closing stages of the match.
Clontibret who travelled to Inniskeen overcame an understrength Grattan
side to acclaim their first two points in the League.
Our seniors had a comfortable win
over Inniskeen on Tuesday last to give them their first points in the League.
This week we play Castleblayney in Jack’s Bar League and Graenmore in the
On Sunday Monaghan County Seniors
play Armagh in the Ulster Junior Championship in Armagh (Time and venue TBC).
Given Armagh’s form to date this will be a tough assignment so good luck to our
On Tuesday, May 10th
our U-16 panel have their opening encounter with Derrymacash in the Armagh U-16
League. This is a home game for Clontibret and we would encourage parents to
come out and support the girls.
On Sunday last Clontibret GAA
club held their annual Fun Day and for the under-age camógs the highlight was a
Fancy Dress camogie match against a carefully selected adult side who, judging
from their skill and fitness, had clearly put in a serious amount of training
in advance of the encounter!
Anchoring the Adult Selection was
Tom ‘The Rock’ Mone who gave an exhibition of defending that had Anthony Daly
on the phone to him on Sunday evening after the National League Final in Croke
Park. Behind every great man there is that powerful woman and Dominique Ward
demonstrated that Paul’s not the only one in that household who can brandish a
hurl. Up front the deceptively quiet Margaret Walsh was in devastating form,
scoring at least 3 of her side’s goals. Such was her enthusiasm that she
persisted in ignoring the referee’s whistle to facilitate the goal-keepers puck
out – bearing down on the innocent child like a bloodthirsty tigress!! Irene
Clarke did little to diffuse the situation, sensing that their moment of glory
was nigh! But what about the classy teamwork of husband and wife, Paul and
Pauline McEneaney? Moving in complete harmony throughout the game – ‘poetry in
motion’ indeed! Brian McArdle, with his swing like a wind turbine, ensured
no-one was going to dispossess him and even team-mate Denise Brennan removed
herself to relative safety on several occasions. And what of goalkeeper extraordinaire,
Paúric McShane, who, after an untroubled first five minutes decided to have
himself a little snooze only to be woken unceremoniously by the yells of his
team-mates as goal Number 1 was hand-passed by him, followed in quick
succession by 2 more. By the time Paúric shook himself down, checked the rule
book and lodged an objection with Colm Gormley the game was level pegging with
only seconds remaining.
Perhaps a draw was the fairest
outcome in the end as the replay will make for a great crowd puller at next
year’s Fun Day! Many thanks to all who participated in the (mis) match and
special thanks to Nicola Morgan and Aisling Greenan who risked life and limb –
in the name of sport!!
Seniors: Training continues
tomorrow at 6.30pm and on Monday at 8pm.
training on Saturday at 11am. New players are
Congratulations to Karen Landers 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.