Don’t forget to check out our new and very up-to-date website on www.clontibretoneills.gaa.ie. We also have a twitter account, simply type in ‘ClontibretGAA’ and follow. All senior games will be covered on twitter, an excellent way to keep up to date on the action.
Clontibret 0-16, Doohamlet 0-7. Doohamlet started the brighter in a low key affair and we struggled to get into the game against the wind but fought back well to go in level at half time. We dominated proceedings in the second half to win out in the end. Best wishes to Colin Duffy who suffered a head injury during the game. Team and scorers: Arthur Morgan, Martin Corey, Colum Greenan, Colin Duffy, Padraig McGuigan, Vinnie Corey, Pauric Boyle, Daithi McKeown, John Paul Mone (0-1), Johnny McKenna (0-6), David Savage (0-1), Ronan Murphy, Ryan McGuigan, Rodney Gorman, Fergal Mone (0-1). Subs Used: Donal Carragher, Eoin Greenan, Kieran Greenan, Fergal McGuigan (0-7), Fergal O’Dowd.
Clontibret 0-6, Scotstown 1-10. A poor first half performance where we let Scotstown build up a strong half time lead left us with an uphill battle for the second half against the wind but the team fought back bravely. Team and scorers: Arthur Morgan, Martin Corey, Colum Greenan, Eoin Greenan, Padraig McGuigan, Vincent Corey, Pauric Boyle, Daithi McKeown, John Paul Mone (0-2), Johnny McKenna (0-3), David Savage, Ronan Murphy, Ryan McGuigan, Rodney Gorman (0-1), Fergal Mone. Subs Used: Donal Carragher, Fergal O’Dowd, Kieran Greenan, Fergal McGuigan.
The next senior fixture is a home game on Sunday week, 22nd May at 5pm which is billed as ‘Game of the Weekend’.
Reserve League Division 1
Clontibret 0-12, Truagh 2-6. A game in which we dominated for most of the match but two late Truagh goals near the end left us playing catch up and we managed to escape with a draw. Team and scorers: Arthur Morgan, Kevin Ward, Padraig McGuigan, Philip Rooney, Donal Carragher, Colin Duffy, Fergal McGuigan, Daithi McKeown, Pauric Boyle, Johnny McKenna (0-4), Fergal O’Dowd (0-1), Kieran Greenan, Paul Winters (0-2), Niall Duffy (0-2), Ronan Murphy (0-3). Subs: Padraig McShane, Ryan McGuigan, Thomas Greenan.
Next Reserve match is on Sunday away to Latton at 2.30pm. This is followed by another away match against the Harps on Sunday, 29th May at 2.30pm.
Reserve League Division 3
Our next game in this league is next Wednesday, 18th May away to Rockcorry at 7.45pm, followed by a home match against Truagh on Saturday, 21st May at 7.45pm.
We played Carrick on Tuesday gone by, result next week. Tomorrow, Friday we take on ‘Blayney in a re-fixed match in Clontibret at 7.45pm. On Tuesday we have a match against Ballybay & Drumhowan combination St. Pat’s in Ballybay at 7.45pm.
Clontibret 1-18, Magheracloone 4-12. We fell badly behind in this game but made a great second half come back to bring the margin back to 3 points in the end. We have an away match against Seans this evening, Thursday at 7pm.
The Division 5 team had a great win against Carrick on Thursday last. Well done boys, keep up the good work.
U8s & Nursery Training
Training for u8s and nursery children continues every Tuesday at 6.30pm. Newcomers are always very welcome to come along.
Clontibret Hurling Notes 9th May 2011
Seniors: We have a home game against Inniskeen this evening (Thursday) in the second round of the senior league. Throw in is at 7.45.
Minors: On Sunday evening past our minor team led by our stalwart captain Conor Boyle retained the Minor Hurling Championship with an impressive 4 point win over Castleblayney in Monaghan on a score-line of Clontibret 2-11 Castleblayney 0-13. Crucial goals by Liam Savage and Shane Askin proved vital for us, and kept us with the upper hand in a keenly-contested game where both sides showed a lot of skill and work-rate. Our backs put in an outstanding display with Caolan Murphy and Gareth Brennan leading the way and our ever reliable goal keeper Lorcan Murphy kept everything including the kitchen sink from getting past him. Team on the evening included L Murphy, F McNally, C Murphy, D Moorehead, R McNally, G Brennan, K Duffy, L Savage (1-0), C Boyle (Capt.), C Renaghan (0-1), B Greenan (0-6, 4f), D McKeown, S Askin (1-0), A Curran (0-2), M O’Dowd (0-2). Subs: C McDonald for S Askin.
Under 14s: We have a bye in the next round of the U14 league and our next game is on the 23rd of this month when we have an away game against Truagh.
Sympathy: The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the McSkeane family, Lisglasson on the death of Maureen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam agus go ndeanaí Dia trocaire ar a hanam dílís.
Best Wishes: The club extends its best wishes and a speedy recovery to our referee and PRO Malachy Trainor who is recovering from a recent operation.
Congratulations: The hurling club wishes to extend its congratulations to our veteran hurler Ozzy (Arthur) Hughes on his marriage to Laura Morgan (Moys) on Friday week past. Many happy returns to you both from all the committee and players in the club.