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Clontibret Notes

June 13th, 2011


Reserve League Division 1

We take on Cremartin on Sunday in Cremartin at 7.30pm.

O’Duffy Cup Quarter Final

We take on ‘Blayney in the quarter final on Wednesday evening in Clontibret at 7.30pm.

Crawley Cup

The quarter final of this competition will take place tomorrow evening, Friday at 7.30pm away to Emyvale. Please note change of day for this fixture.

Senior League

Clontibret 4-9, Inniskeen 0-14. Got the result needed in Inniskeen with crucial second half goals proving vital. Team and scorers:  Paul McElroy, Colin Duffy, Colum Greenan, Donal Carragher, Rodney Gorman, Eoin Greenan, Pauric Boyle (0-1), John Paul Mone, Daithi McKeown, Johnny McKenna (0-2, 0-1 free), David Savage (1-1),  Eoin McGuigan, Fergal Mone (2-1), Conor McManus (0-4, 0-2 frees), Ronan Murphy. Subs: Fergal Greenan (1-0), Kieran Greenan, Darach Mooney, Kevin Ward.

Clontibret 0-11, ‘Blayney 0-6. Two more valuable points picked up when ‘Blayney visited on Saturday evening last. Team and scorers: Paul McElroy, Colin Duffy, Colum Greenan, Martin Corey (0-1), Donal Carragher, Darach Mooney, Pauric Boyle (0-1), John Paul Mone, Eoin Greenan, Johnny McKenna (0-3 frees), David Savage, Ronan Murphy, Fergal Mone, Conor McManus (0-5, 0-4 frees), Rodney Gorman (0-1). Subs: Daithi McKeown, Fergal Greenan, Kevin Ward, Kieran Greenan.

We played the Harps in the league yesterday evening, Wednesday, result next week. Next game is on Friday, 1st July away to Doohamlet.


Well done to the u8s who put in great performances on Saturday in Emyvale in their Go Games. It was their first outing of the year and all their hard training is paying off. Thanks to all who went and helped out on the day.



The u12s return to action in the Summer League this week with a very busy schedule. Tonight, Thursday 16th the Division 2 team play away to Inniskeen at 7.30pm. On Saturday, 18th both Division 2 & Division 6 play away to Clones. On Tuesday 21st the Division 2 team play away to our neighbours Doohamlet at 7.30pm. Best of luck to both teams and management in their respective leagues.

VHI Cul Camps

The VHI Cul Camp will take place at O’Neill Park, Clontibret from 4th to 8th July inclusive. The camp will cater for 5 to 13 year old boys and girls. The cost is €55 for the first child, €50 for the second child and €45 for the third child. Camp is from 10am to 2:30pm. It will cost €30 to attend a second camp at another venue in the county. Please register online at For further information contact Paul O’Connor on 0868374827 or at


The Late Ned Markey

The death of Ned Markey has taken one our clubs true characters and whole hearted supporter. Ned spent a lifetime following the fortunes of Clontibret teams at all levels and was particularly proud of the achievements of recent years. Ned was not a fair-weather supporter nor did he keep his opinions to himself and could after be heard exchanging banter with rival supporters, yet he never fell out with anyone.  For championship matches he would arrive with his flag and his shout “Come on Clontubbert” was sure to be heard above the din, often interspersed with advice to the referee such as “You’re wrong there Ref”. For championship matches at O’Neill park Ned would always arrive in good time to help out and in recent years had made the management of the low gate his own speciality.

Ned would have been particularly proud of the turn out of present and past players officials and supporters who formed a Guard of Honour as his remains were carried into St Marys Church last Tuesday evening when if you listened closely enough you could almost hear the faint  echo of  Come on Clontubbert as he passed by. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.




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