Seniors: Mark Counihan’s first half goal and the dry spell of weather during the game was most likely the only comforts taken from our 1-3 to 1-10 defeat to Monaghan Harps at Gavin Duffy Park last Friday evening. Counihan’s half volleyed goal in the 7th minute of this game followed by a Keith Sheerin point in the 9th minute set us up well for this game but we fell to the challenge badly for the remainder. The Harps were the stronger team for the rest of the first period but their failure to convert chances left us a point in front at half time, 1-2 to 0-4; our other point coming from a Mark Counihan free in the 28th minute. The home side took the lead in the second half after scoring two points by the 38th minute before we equalised in the 44th minute through a Noel Clerkin free. Even though the Harps lost a man through a sending off at this stage, we didn’t impress for the remainder, conceding 1-4 in the last quarter without us registering a further score to lose by 7 points in the end. Our team and scorers were: Anthony Treanor; Mike Treanor, Niall Feely, Niall McQuillan; John McCarron, Damian McRory, Niall Coyle; Barry Cuddy, Neil McRory; Eoghan Kelly, John Treanor, Pauric Treanor; Mark Counihan (1-1f), Keith Sheerin (0-1), Noel Clerkin (0-1f). Subs Used: Padraig McKenna for Pauric Treanor (38mins). Our next senior game is at home to Doohamlet on Sunday 22nd May.
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We earned a deserved point in a hard fought 2-06 to 0-12 draw last Wednesday away to Clontibret. Coming out of the break 0-5 to 0-3 down, we upped our game against the breeze in the second half and looked like winning the game until a last kick equaliser from Clontibret. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Mike Treanor, Niall McQuillan, John McCarron; Michael McCrudden, Paddy McKenna, Ciaran Treanor; Pauric Treanor, Gary Meehan (1-2, 1f, 1x45m); John Treanor, Paul Donaghue (0-2f), Kevin Treanor; Gary Todd, Ronan McKenna, Ciaran McCarron. Subs Used: Damian McCarron (1-2) for Ian Treanor (28mins). Our next game is on Sunday 15th May at home to Cremartin at 2.30pm.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We were due to play away to Rockcorry last night, Wednesday. Our next fixture is at home to Toome in the championship on Wednesday 18th May at 7.45pm.
Reserve Div. 4 (C2’s): In a re-arranged match, we play away to Toome this Friday at 7.45pm.
Minors: lost to Monaghan Harps last week. We were to due to play Scotstown last Tuesday. We follow this with a home game to Emyvale on Tuesday 17th May at 7.45pm.
Congratulations: to senior defender and now fully domesticated man, Rory Treanor, on his marriage to Bronagh last weekend.
Lotto Jackpot now €2,800: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 3, 11, 15, 18. There were 7 match 3 winners, each receiving €30: Roy McElwaine, Grainne McKenna-Killnagill, Ian + Daragh McGinn, Tony Reynolds, Ryan Trappe, Josie Brady (Yearly Ticket) & Michael Holland-Luton (YT). The jackpot now stands at €2,800. Next weeks check team: Ursula’s.
U-6s: Due to First Communion this weekend in the parish, there will be no Gaelic games nursery coaching this week. Coaching resumes at 10am Saturday May 21st for 4, 5 & 6 year old boys and girls on the playing field. Indoor area will be used in the eventuality of rain. All welcome.
U-8s played Emyvale last Friday. Well done to all involved. Our training continues Thursday 7-8pm in St. Mellans. We are attending our first co go games blitz on Saturday 14th may in Scotstown. It starts at 10am. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 9am.
U-10s: played Emyvale last Friday. Well done to all involved. Our training continues Thursday 7-8pm in St. Mellans.
U-12s: We play Killanny at home on Friday 13th may at 7pm. Training continues as per management.
U-14s: were beaten by Corduff last Saturday. Our next game is at home to Cremartin on Saturday 21st may at 12pm. Training continues as per management.
U-16s: were beaten by Monaghan Harps last Thursday. Our next game is at home to Emyvale on Thursday 12th may at 7pm. Training continues as per management.
Child Protection Training: is being held at the following venues and dates between 7-10pm: Killanny Tuesday 10th May, Hillgrove Tuesday 24th May, Hillgrove Thursday 26th May, Ballybay Thursday 2nd June. To book your place text your name, club name and venue you wish to attend to Cathal Hand on 0871473373. It is recommended any person involved with juvenile management attend one of these courses.
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 6.30pm 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 away in the 2nd round of the league so again please ensure you are available. Well done to the girls who beat Inniskeen last Tuesday.
Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. New players are very welcome. Lorraine, Siobhan and Carol are on duty this week.
Lucky Square: Congratulations to Maretta Sherry 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.
Congratulations: To Siobhan, Sharon, Mairead and Orla who will represent their club on the Ulster Geal Linn team this weekend. Good luck girls.
U-14’s: played Tyholland last Monday evening. Results to follow next week. Training continues as per management.
U-16’s: play tonight, Thurs 12th May, at home to Donaghmoyne at 6.45pm. Training continues as per management.
Senior A’s: were beaten by Emyvale last week.
Senior B’s: Play at home to Corduff this weekend. Date and venue yet to be confirmed.
Senior Training: continues as per management/texts. We ask all girls to make a huge effort to attend.
Registration: Is now overdue. Please see Pauline Treanor or Fionnuala Mohan and get this paid as soon as possible.
Double Doubles: We had a Double win in the county Doubles during the week, winning the Nov.1 and the Nov.4 competitions. In the Nov.1 Ian Treanor and Christopher McKenna(PJ) beat Sean Clerkin and John McGeough from Bawn, on a score line of 21-18, 21-12. In the Nov.4, Jonathon McKenna and Joe Kelly also beat Bawn opposition in Eamon McElroy and Liam Duffy on a score line of 21-5, 21-18. This meant Johnny completed a double in singles and doubles in the Nov.4 grade. Well done to all boys, another 2 county titles for the club.
County Presentation Night: All county title winners are asked to keep free the 10th of June for as the county presentation night will take place in the Scotstown Complex.
U11 Blitz: We held an U11 Blitz in St.Mellans on Saturday last. 17 players from 4 clubs attended and was enjoyed by all. We had 5 players from the club who took part: Gary Mohan, Cormac McKenna, Shane Sherlock, Killian Woods and Christopher Flood. Gary Mohan reached the semi-final losing out to Liam McCague from Tydavnet. Well done to all who took part and a special word of thanks to Martin, Conor, Michael and Christopher who all helped run the blitz.
Silver Hill Cup Final: was completed last Sunday evening between Padraig McKenna and Christopher McKenna (PJ). Padraig won on a score line of 21-10 and 21-13. There was a very high standard of handball on show and well played by both players. The division 2 final is still outstanding and hopefully this final will be played off soon.
Summer play: Any seniors or juveniles wanting to keep practising can do so as natural light will provide plenty of free lighting for the next few months. It is a great way of getting some free enjoyment and valuable exercise.
Seniors: Our seniors got our reserve league campaign off to a winning start with a convincing win over Inniskeen last Thursday. Our next game is tonight, Thursday, at home to Carrickmacross at 7.45pm.
U-14s: We play next Monday away to Inniskeen. Bus leaving Mellans at 5.30pm.
U-10, 12 & 14s: Training every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm at St. Mellans.
Congratulations: To Francie (the legend) Peadar on getting married last week and to John Barney on the birth of a baby boy.