June 21st 2011
All roads lead to The Athletic Grounds in Armagh for the highlight of the Camogie Calendar in Ulster when the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Finals take place on Saturday next 25th June.
Monaghan will meet Tyrone in the Junior Decider at 12 noon followed by Cavan and Armagh in the Intermediate at 2pm and finally Derry and Antrim go head to head in the Senior dual at 4pm
The Monaghan County team under new management of Malachy Trainor and without quite a number of the regulars will go into this game as underdogs having been defeated in their last outing with Tyrone.
The under 10’s will have a chance at the limelight when they line out in their Monaghan colours at the interval during the Monaghan match. Hopefully all clubs will get behind the girls on Saturday and enjoy a full day of camogie in Armagh.
Westenra Hotel Championship
Championship fever has arrived once again when last years winners Clontibret take on Castleblayney who won the County Blitz earlier in the Season. Truagh meet last years League winners Inniskeen . The competition is played on a round robin series where Castleblayney have already defeated Inniskeen in the initial stages. Very little separates any of these teams so its all to play for on Sunday.
Feile na nGael
Both the Castleblayney and Clontibret under 14 teams will represent Monaghan in the Feile na nGael competition which takes place in Galway this weekend. Ahascaragh are the host club for ‘Blaney while Clontibret will be based in Lisdoonvarna. The Parade which is the highlight of the Feile will be held in Loughrea.
Saturday 25th June Monaghan V Tyrone. Venue: Athletic Grounds Armagh @ 12noon
Sunday 26th June Truagh V Inniskeen . Venue: Drumhowan @ 4pm.
Sunday 26th June Clontibret V Castleblayney Venue: Cremartin @ 7pm.
This will be the first time that Clontibret Camogie Club participated in Feile.
17 of the panel were on the Monaghan U-14 development squad who represented Monaghan this year in development blitzes.
Our host club will be Lisdoonvarna and the first match is on Friday at 2pm against Burren Camogie club.
3 sets of sisters Sinead/Catherine Mohan, Katie/Tara Mc Nally, Sorcha/Cliona Mc Donald make up part of the Clontibret team which also include:
Sorcha Mc Donald Melinda Mc Cague Shauna Mc Keever Eimear Mc Kenna Sioneen Morgan Niamh Kierans Rioghnach Duffy Sinead Mohan Hannah Mc Skane Mary Duffy Katie Mc Nally Chloe Mc Guigan Tara Mc Nally Nicole Mc Nally Emily Madden Cliona Mc Donald Colleen Murray Niamh Hughes Amy Gorman Emma Deery Catherine Mohan Claudia Power Lisa Mc Eneaney Neasa Boyle
Management; Geraldine Clarke, Marie Greenan, Louise Mc Skane
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm, as this is our last session before our championship game could everyone please attend. We meet Inniskeen in our first championship game on Sunday in Drumhowan at 4pm. We wish Kevin, Paul and the girls the very best of luck.
Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. New players are very welcome. Orla, Deirdre and Catherine are on duty this week.
Lucky Square: Congratulations to Eilish Mc Carron who was last weeks winner of the lucky square. Could anyone that owes for the lucky square please see Majella. Thank you to all who support.
County Team Best of Luck to Siobhan Mc. Kenna, Sharon Mc. Quillan, Orla Mc. Meel, Mairead Mc. Carron and Brid Treanor who line out for Monaghan in the Ulster Finals in Armagh on Saturday next.
Congratulations to Gary and Joanne Meehan on the birth of their baby girl Danielle.
Training continues with Trevor each week, all players please check teamer.net for dates and times as days may vary. Note for your diary: Inniskeen Tog out in the next round of the Monaghan County Championship this Sunday against Truagh. (Time and venue to be confirmed) Please come along and show your support!
Feile na nGael
This feile team have been training diligently under the guidance of Mary Murphy and are competing in the Armagh league to complement their training with match practice. Well done to all the girls on putting in a great effort and keep up the practice as in a few years you will be the senior camogie players in Castleblayney. The U-14 team will be leaving at 9am on Friday morning from Scoil na gCailini and travel back on Sunday, when they will hopefully come out to Cremartin at 7pm to support the Senior team in their Championship game vs Clontibret. Feile is one of the most enjoyable and memorable week-ends in any of these young girls camogie careers and lasting memories are fondly spoken about for years afterwards.
Jessica Cullen , Shauna Murphy, Ciara Kelly, Kiera Morris, Orlaith Maguire, Shiobhan Mc Bennett, Kiera Treacy, Rachel Mc Bennett, Michelle Forde, Eileen Cullen, Chelsea O’Neill , Niamh Fealy, Arlene Leonard, Jordan McMahon, Clodagh Duffy, Sheena McKenna, Deslit George, Elizabeth Benoy, Aoife Cullen, Eimear Duffy, Jade Lam, Caireen Mc Kenna, Roisin O’Sullivan, Louise Gorman.
Sponsors: Jane McKenna , Café Cuisine and Helena McMahon, Monchichi Kids Boutique, sponsoring a set of hoodies and Hugh Cullen sponsoring trainers for the team.
Congratulations to Eileen Cullen on being selected for a second consecutive year to represent Monaghan in the Mini-Sevens at the All Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September. This is a fantastic honour for both Eileen and Castleblayney Camogie Club. Great credit for this must go to the fantastic coaching being carried out tirelessly by Mary Murphy.
Congratulations to Rachel Mc Bennett on winning the County Community Games long puc competition on Saturday last. Rachel will now represent Monaghan at the National Finals in Athlone in September.
Well done to our Under-10s who participated in the Armagh Go Games on Saturday last. This was the first time these children had played a match and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The club would like to express thanks to the parents who provided transport and a special word of thanks to Culloville Camogie Club for the excellent manner in which the games were organised.
Finally, best of luck to our Senior team who meet Clontibret at 7pm in Cremartin in the Championship. This has all the hall-marks of a game that is going to be a real “cracker” as the teams drew in their last league encounter, a few weeks ago, and both have been training diligently to get the upper hand on Sunday evening. All Blayney Gaels please come out and support the cailins as they chase a Senior camogie championship title that has been missing from the town for too many years.