Seniors: We bounced back from our two previous disappointing outings by beating Doohamlet 0-18 to 0-08 in wet conditions last Saturday. It was an impressive display by our seniors, enjoyed more by the occurrence of all front 8 players scoring from play in the game. A convincing start in the opening half built the basis of the win when we opened up a 0-8 to 0-1 lead after 25 minutes. Our scorers were spread about the team, albeit for 3 points scored for Gary Meehan, who was making his first appearance of the season after his zimmer frame retreat. We finished the half 6 points in front 0-9 to 0-3. We resumed the second half in similar fashion and by the 46th minute we were 11 points in front, 0-16 to 0-5. Doohamlet got 3 succesive points in the following 5 minutes before we added a further 2 points in the closing minutes to complete a 0-18 to 0-8 win. Our team and scorers were: Paul Donaghue; John McCarron, Niall Feely, Niall McQuillan; Damian McRory, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle (0-1); Barry Cuddy (0-2), Niall McMeel (0-2); John Treanor (0-1), Neil McRory (0-3), Daniel McKenna (0-2, 1f); Gary Meehan (0-5, 2f), Noel Clerkin (0-1), Mark Counihan (0-1). Subs Used: Daniel Finnegan for Daniel McKenna (49mins). Our next senior game is away to Latton on Wednesday, 8th June.
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): Our next game is on Sunday 29th May at home to Castleblayney at 12pm. We then play in the 1st round of the championship at home to Scotstown on Wednesday 1st June at 7.30pm.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We lost to Clontibret 2-8 to 2-13 last Saturday evening. We were due to play Sean McDermotts last night, Wednesday. We play Toome in the championship this Friday night at 7.30pm.
Reserve Div. 4 (D’s): We lost to Castleblayney last Sunday evening.
Minors: defeated Emyvale last Tuesday, 3-12 to 2-10. This was our last game before the exam break. Good luck to any of our minors doing their exams this year.
Good Luck: to Padraig McKenna and Christopher McKenna who represent Monaghan in the minor Ulster championship against Tyrone this Sunday evening.
Ulster Championship Admission: The Monaghan Tyrone senior championship match on Sunday 5th June is not all ticket. Tickets are only required for the covered stand, while all terrace areas are cash at the stile. Cash entry at the stiles are EUR15, senior citizen/student EUR10 and children under 16 is free entry. Tickets for the covered stand have to be ordered with Majella 086 1021469, before this Saturday evening at 9pm. Stand tickets are EUR27 for adults, EUR5 for child family tickets and senior citizens EUR15. This match is not being shown live on tv.
Lotto Jackpot now €3,200: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 1, 4, 18, 22. There were 6 match 3 winners, each receiving €35: Josie Brady(x2), Gerard A Sherry, Ursula+Cionna+Caoilinn, Eamon Henry-Killydonagh (Yearly Ticket) & Peader McGee-Drumconnolly (YT). The jackpot now stands at €3,200. Next weeks check team: Executive committee.
U-6s: Coaching resumes this Saturday at 10am 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 & U-10s: training continues in St. Mellans, Thursday 7-8pm. The u10s took part in the county go games blitz in Monaghan Harps last Saturday. Well done to all involved.
U-12s: play Fergal O’Hanlons in the final of the first league on Saturday 28th May in Cloghan at 1pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 12pm.
U-14s: were beaten by Cremartin last Saturday. Our next game is away to Magheracloone on Tuesday 7th June at 7pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 5.45pm.
U-16s: were beat by Killanny last Thursday last. Our next game is at home to Scotstown on Thursday 23rd June at 7pm.
Good Luck: to all our juvenile members sitting exams in the coming weeks.
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm. Hard luck to the girls who were beaten by Clontibret in last weeks league game. Our first championship game will now be against Inniskeen on 26th of June, so plenty opportunity to prepare for this big game. Can everyone please attend training.
Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. New players are very welcome. Kate Mc Aree, Lauren Mc Kenna and Una Ennis are on duty this week.
Lucky Square: Congratulations to Imelda McQuillan 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.
Clothes Collection: There will be another clothes collection in St. Mellans on Saturday 4th of June at 11am. This is a great way to get rid of that clutter, old clothes, shoes, bed linen and curtains which can all be donated. Bags can be left in the tunnel at the turn styles.
U-16’s: Training continues as per management.
Senior Training: continues as per management/texts. We ask all girls to make a huge effort to attend.
Juvenile Doubles Competition: was run off last Sunday. We hosted the U12’s and U13’s in St.Mellans. The morning ended in success where we won the U13 competition with the winners being Gary Mc Kenna(D) and Dermot Boyle. The lads won the final 15-14 and 15-8, well done boys. In the same grade we unfortunately had all an club semi final, where the eventual winners beat Jamie Sherlock and Ciaran Rafferty. A special word of thank to Micheal McCarron and Frank McKenna who helped to run off the games at such short notice.
Club Doubles: are now reaching the closing stages. In Division 1, Darren O’Reilly and Conor McGinnity take on Kevin Treanor and Padraig Mc Kenna, while in Division 2 Patrick Mc Kenna and Brian Mc Kenna (O) play Richard O’Reilly and Declan McKenna. Times of both finals will be notified by text.
Division 2 Singles: is still also outstanding with Fergal O Neill to play David O’Reilly. Hopefully all 3 finals will be concluded soon.
County Presentation: Don’t forget presentation in Scotstown Complex on the 10th of June. All County Winners must attend. Please keep free this date.
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: Training continues next Tuesday at 8pm.
U-14s: Training Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Juveniles: Training Wednesday evening at 6.30pm for all juveniles aged 12 and under.