June 7th ‘11
Derry’s Taggart takes Poc Fada Crown
Derry’s Kathleen Taggart has claimed the 2011 Ulster Camogie Poc Fada crown at the Divis Mountain in Belfast.
Taggart took honours from Down’s Fionnuala Carr, completing the course in 51 pocs.
Monaghan representative Marie Greenan had to withdraw from the competition due to a wrist injury.
Ulster Championship Finals
The Morgan Athletic Grounds and Kingspan Breffni Park will play host to the Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Minor finals in the coming weeks, with a triple header of finals set to take place in Armagh on June 25th.
The newly reopened Morgan Athletic Grounds in Armagh City will host a busy day of action on Saturday June 25th with a triple header of action as the Senior, Intermediate and Junior finals take place at the venue.
Last year’s Premier All-Ireland Junior Champions Antrim will take on Derry in the Senior final.
Hosts Armagh will be hoping for silverware when they face league champions Cavan in the Intermediate final.
The battle for the Ulster Junior title will be between Monaghan and Tyrone.
Throw in times are to be confirmed.
Well, they say there is no gain without pain and this certainly was the case last Sunday night in the GAA club rooms when an admirable number of hardy souls offered their bodies for the financial gain of the local camogie club – or to be more precise, to raise funds to send the U-14 camogie team to Feile na nGael at the end of the month. Chests and legs were offered for waxing while heads, beards and ‘tashes’ underwent the razor. Kieran Lavelle discovered a new career prospect as he took bids and kept proceedings moving at a breath-taking pace – bilingually no less! And many punters went home armed with one of the many prizes offered for raffle.
But spare a thought for those poor lads on Monday morning as they checked out their bare chests and shorn legs and realised the ultimate sacrifice they had made the night before! Many thanks to Killian McKeever, John Haughey, Michael McKenna, Brendan McEneaney, Paul McEneaney, Sean McBride, Tom Moen, Frank Mohan, Darren Murphy and of course our Cathoirleach, Mary McQuaid, all of whom raised serious money for the local girls. Thanks also to all those who contributed so generously in so many other ways and made the night a huge success. A particular mention must be made of Ciara McKeever whose brain-child it was and who pulled out all the stops, from an organisational point of view. Thank you to beautician Edel Keenan who was wonderfully professional despite having to deal with a series of very nervous clients! And finally thanks to the GAA Club for use of their facilities – and Kieran! – and their support. Next up is a ‘Clothes collection’ on Wednesday evening and possibly again before the end of the month while on Friday collectors hit the streets of Monaghan with their collection buckets! The ‘Fiver For Feile’ fly swats are still selling extremely well and are available from the players themselves.
On Monday then it was off to the Flora Ladies Mini-Marathon for Mary (where does she get her energy??), Marie and Aislng Greenan, Michaela McGinn, Eleanor McQuaid and Nicola Morgan who successfully completed the course in aid of the Camogie club. Well done and thanks girls!
Meanwhile on the playing pitches things have been a little less frantic as the exam season ‘kicks in’. On Wednesday our seniors play Ballymacnab in the Premier Division in the Armagh League. Training continues for ‘Beginners’ each Tuesday after school and many thanks to Linda Gormley for her assistance. Wednesdays and Saturdays are set aside for U-14 training and again thanks to Marie, Louise and Aisling for their help. On Monday evening Clontibret host Collon in the last match of the U-14 League so best wishes to the girls.
Finally good luck to our many members who commenced state examinations yesterday: Catherine Tomany, Karen Boyle, Hannah Tedore, Ailbhe Boyle, Orlaith Boyle, Aoife Boyle, Caroline McCague, Kellie McGuigan and Arlene Brennan.
Castleblayney Camogie Club would like to thank all who helped in the street collection and would like to show their appreciation to those who generously contributed towards the club.
We would like to wish the U14 girls good luck in the feile which takes place from the 24th-26th of June in Galway . Keep up the hard work training! If anybody wishes to help with sponsorship for the team visit to Galway could they please contact any member of the camogie club committee.
Congratulations to Amber Lam on her recent 18th Birthday!!
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm. Attendance at training needs to improve, could everyone please make the effort to attend. Our first championship game is less than 3 weeks away.
Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. New players are very welcome. Brid, Claire and Nicola are on duty this week.
Lucky Square: Congratulations to Kevin Tierney who was last weeks winner of the lucky square. Thank you to all who support.
Thank to everyone who donated to the clothes collection last Saturday, your support is greatly appreciated.
Hoodies: Could everyone who ordered hoodies please pay your €20 to Eilish or Joanne as soon as possible. Thank you.