May 10th ‘11
Monaghan still qualify for Junior decider
An understrength Monaghan, suffered another defeat at the hands of a superior Armagh side in the Ulster Junior Championship in Middletown on Sunday last. Because of exam commitments etc., Monaghan had a numerical disadvantage lining out with just thirteen players which proved an uphill struggle throughout the match. Monaghan played against a stiff breeze in the first half and conceded a goal and five points in the opening quarter before Shauna Finnegan directed a ball to Marie Greenan who placed it over the bar for the Farney’s first score of the game. Marie Greenan and Orla Mc Meel picked up quite a number of points in the second half for the Monaghan side to narrow the gap somewhat but in the end Armagh booked a place in the Intermediate Ulster Final which is set for June 25th.
Meanwhile after a thrilling drawn match in Breffni, Cavan and Tyrone must go head to head once again for a place in the final with Armagh. Monaghan still qualify for a Junior Championship place in the Ulster final with the losers of this match.
Senior Championship Launch
Frank Mc. Eneaney representing The Westenra Hotel and Jack Mc Carville of Jack’s Bar who are the main sponsors of The Senior Camogie Championship and League respectively officially launched the competitions on Monday evening last when they met with the Captains of the Senior teams. Joanne Mc. Skeane, Clontibret. Sharon Mc. Quillan, Truagh and Roisin Mc Kenna, Castleblayney. Sharon Mc Gahon, Captain of Inniskeen was unable to attend.
Monaghan County Board would like to thank all the sponsors who contributed to the fundraising event of which the winners were drawn from, these included:
Westenra Hotel Monaghan, Jacks Bar Tydavnet, G & G Centra Emyvale, Francie Mc Quaid Tyres Monaghan, Supervalu, Aughnacloy. Mc. Gahon Construction, Inniskeen, Fastway Couriers, NBW Training Ltd. Carrickmacross, O’Gormans Supervalu Carrickmacross, Mullagh Heating and Plumbing Supplies Inniskeen, Treanor Stonetec Clontibret, Mc Chesneys Garage Clontibret, Brennan Furniture Clontibret, Thomas Mc Kitterick Construction Clontibret, and Castleguard Security Services Ltd. Castleblayney
Truagh 2 – 10 Inniskeen 1 – 4
Truagh gained another two points in the league in a tough encounter with visitors Inniskeen on Tuesday last. Issy Kierans who had returned following a lengthy injury blasted at goal at the offset but was deflected out for a ’45 by Truagh goalkeeper Maebh Mc. Carron, which Orla McMeel converted for a score.
The Red and Blacks’s missed several scoring opportunities before Siobhan McKenna added two more to the tally. Once again a tightly marked Kierans used her footballing skills to rattle the net for Inniskeen, this was followed up with a free from herself and Sharon McQuillan for Truagh to bring the sides level at the break
Truagh edged in front in the second half with goals apiece coming from Mairead Mc Carron and McQuillan and a host of points from Siobhan Mc. Kenna,(2) Mc. Quillan, (F) Mc. Meel (F) and Mc.
Three more Kieran’s points in the second half wasn’t enough to earn any points in the first section of the League for the visitors.
Castleblayney 2 – 8 Clontibret 2 – 8
Clontibret who had travelled to neighbouring Castleblayney were out for revenge suffering a defeat in the Blitz final a few weeks previous, but again it was Blayney who led most of the match before Clontibret’s Marie Greenan stuck the ball in the back of the net just before the final whistle to earn a draw for the saffron’s.
The first section of the All County League has now been completed and the table now stands:
Cumann na mBunscoil
Cloghan was the setting for the outdoor Blitz on Wednesday last, a smaller number than usual participated due to other commitments with the various schools, nevertheless it was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Shauna Finnegan Marie Greenan and Machaela Mc. Ginn who helped out on the day.
Congratulations to the four girls from the Truagh club, Orla Mc. Meel, Mairead Mc. Carron, Sharon Mc. Quillan and Siobhan Mc. Kenna who will represent their club and County when they take part in the Ulster Junior Gael Linn Interprovincial Semi Finals against a Munster side, which takes place in Dublin St. Judes, Templeogue on Sunday next. 15th May at 12.45pm.
Within one week we have played 2 games, one in the Louth League and one in the Monaghan League. In the Monaghan League the troops headed to Truagh to contest another 2 points. With only 13 of a panel Inniskeen knew it would be no easy match to compete. However they held their own and fought hard for every ball. Some unfair decisions from officials didnt deter the ladies from fighting till the very end, but unfortunately it was Truagh who walked away with a win. The second game held on Monday last saw Kilkerly come to Inniskeens home ground to contest the first round of the Louth league. It was neck and neck from the word go and both teams were in it to win it. With a 1 point lead at half time, Inniskeen returned in the second half stronger and committed to every ball. But as scores were tit for tat and time was running out, it was Kilkerly who snapped the lead at the final whistle with a 1 point win. Well done to all girls on two very tough games. All in a days work in the world of sport!
Training continues tomorrow at 7.30 and on Monday at 8pm. Please make a special effort to be at training as we take on Clontibret this Sunday in the first round of the championship and we will need to be on top form. We also meet Clontibret again on Tuesday in the 2nd round of the league so again please ensure you are available, this game is away to Clontibret. Well done to the girls who beat Inniskeen last Tuesday.
To Siobhan, Sharon, Mairead and Orla who will represent their club on the Ulster Geal Linn team this weekend. Good luck girls.
Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. New players are very welcome. Lorraine, Siobhan and Carol are on duty this week.
Congratulations to Maretta Sherry who was last weeks winner of the lucky square. Thank you to all who support.
Well done to the senior team after a rousing draw with Clontibret. Castleblayney led from the start but a strong Clontibret team finished well to share the spoils. Castleblayney will have to increase their efforts on the training field considerably if they are to pose any challenge for championship honours this year after this showing. Happy 18th birthday to Niamh Brennan
Well done to the U-14 squad on their recent games. In the Ulster Feile when they beat Middletown , Armagh and lost narrowly to Crosserlough, Cavan. This was their 1st outing of the year but the girls tried really hard against physically bigger opposition. Their next outing was in the Armagh league where they defeated Aghagallon on a scoreline of 2-1 to 0-1. Keep up the good work girls
Well done also to the U-12 squad who competed in a blitz in Culoville. It is a credit to the work being done by Mary at this level that we had 2 teams participating in this event. The girls all had a fun evening and for a lot of them this was their very first outing. Keep practicing your skills at home girls.