Seniors: In a hugely enjoyable game we lost by the narrowest away to Latton 2-7 to 0-14. We started impressively and were 2-1 to 0-2 in front after 12 minutes, the goals coming from Daniel McKenna and Mark Counihan. However, we let slip control and for the remainder of the half we were outscored 6 points to 1 to leave the half time score level, Latton 0-8 Gaeil Triucha 2-2. We again opened next half brightly scoring two successive points before Latton amassed 5 points to go in front 0-13 2-4 with 9 minutes remaining. This was reduced to 1 point on two occasions in the closing minutes, and despite valiant efforts to get the equaliser we were unable to get a share of the spoils and finished the game on the wrong side of a 2-7 0-14 scoreline. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Rory Treanor, Niall Feely, Niall McQuillan; Eoghan Kelly, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle; Barry Cuddy, Niall McMeel; John Treanor, Noel Clerkin (0-1), Justin Halligan; Daniel McKenna (1-4), Mark Counihan (1-2), Daniel Finnegan. Subs Used: Brendan Treanor for Justin Halligan (HT) & Pauric Treanor for Daniel Finnegan (54mins). Unanimous
We followed this with another league game in which Magheracloone was the opposition in a rain soaked St. Mellans last Sunday afternoon. We were defeated to a last gasp goal from Magheracloone, 1-5 to 1-8. It was Magheracloone who took the lead in the game, going 2 points up after 6 minutes. We replied with a Neil McRory point in the 7th minute, but found this to be our only score of the half and were 5 points behind at the break, 0-1 to 0-6. Though opening the second half with a better display and a Daniel McKenna point, we failed to convert our chances and were 0-2 0-8 down by the 44th minute. Scores started to come our way and when Niall Coyle converted an excellent goal in the 53rd minute, we were only 2 behind, 1-3 to 0-8. Mark Counihan scored from a placed kick in the 60th minute to reduce that margin to 1, before Gary Meehan registered a point in the 2nd minute of injury time to level scores. However, it was Magheracloone who gained the initiative from the kick out and scored a goal with the last moment of the game to leave us defeated, 1-5 1-8. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Niall McQuillan, Keith Sheerin, Rory Treanor; Damian McRory, Niall Feely, Niall Coyle (1-0); Niall McMeel, Barry Cuddy; John Treanor, Neil McRory (0-1), Eoghan Kelly; Daniel McKenna (0-2, 1f), Mark Counihan (0-1f), Daniel Finnegan. Subs Used: Gary Meehan (0-1) for Niall Feely (27mins), Brendan Treanor for Daniel Finnegan (46mins), Pauric Treanor for Eoghan Kelly (49mins) & Gary Feely for Neil McRory (58mins).
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We take on Monaghan Harps this Sunday evening in St. Mellans in the league at 7.30pm. We then play at home to Cremartin in the quarter final of the O’Duffy Cup championship on Wednesday 22nd at 7.30pm.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We play at home to Aughnamullen in the quarter finals of the Crawley Cup championship this Friday evening at 7.30pm.
Minors: Our next game is Tuesday 28th June at home to St. Patricks.
Recreation Tournament (0-35 or thereabouts): We have been invited to participate in the Ned Boylan memorial cup competition in Scotstown. The first round begins on the weekend of 9th July. Anyone interested in playing are most welcome. More details next week.
Club Shop: The club shop will is now open each Tuesday between 6.30pm-7.30pm and every Thursday and Friday evening between 7-8pm.
Lotto Jackpot now €3,800: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 2, 10, 13, 17. There were 5 match 3 winners, each receiving €40: Clodagh McMeel-Cloughfin, Marian Meehan, Brendan McGeough, Grainne McKenna-Toneysillogagh & Alannah McAdam-Albany. The jackpot now stands at €3,800. Next weeks check team: Ursula’s.
U-6s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10am for 4, 5 & 6 year old boys and girls in St. Mellans. Indoor area will be used in the eventuality of rain. All welcome.
U-8s: played Emyvale last Thursday and also took part in their second county go games blitrz last Saturday. Well done to all involved on some fine performances. Training continues in St. Mellans every Thursday evening 7-8pm.
U-10s: played Emyvale last Thursday evening and played well in a game enjoyed by all. We take part in our third county go games blitz on Saturday 25th June in Cloghan. The blitz starts at 9.30am, with bus leaving St. Mellans at 8.45am. Training continues every Thursday in St Mellans 7-8pm.
U-12s: play at home to Emyvale this Thursday, 16th June, at 7.30pm. We then play Killanny away this Saturday 18th June at 12pm. Bus leaved St. Mellans at 10.45am. Our second team play away to Tyholland this Saturday, 18th June, at 12pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 11am.
U-14s: were beaten by Magheracloone last Thursday. We were due to play away to Castleblayney last Tuesday.
Cul Camps: The Monaghan VHI GAA Cul Camps is being held in St. Mellans between 4th to 8th July. Application forms will be distributed at training this week. All camps cater for 5 to 13 year olds boys & girls. Cost €55 for 1st child, €50 2nd child, €45 3rd child. Please register online at www.gaa.ie. For further information contact Paul O’Connor on 0868374827 or email@example.com
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm. Could everyone please attend. With the championship now less than 2 weeks away we really need to put in a big effort over the next couple of sessions. We meet Inniskeen on Sunday the 26th of June.
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 Caroline McKenna 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.
U-12’s: Next game is at home to O’Neill Shamrocks this Saturday, 18th June. Time yet to be confirmed.
U-14’s: Well done to our U-14’s who won their semi final of the league last Monday evening. They now progress to the final of this competition which takes place on Saturday 25th June at 7pm.
U-16’s: Next game is Monday 11th July at home to Scotstown.
Seniors: A Championship takes place on Sunday 26th June at home to Donaghmoyne and Wednesday 29th June away to Emyvale. The B Championship dates have yet still to be confirmed.
Abbey fanning Blitz: Our Seniors enjoyed a great day out last Saturday in Monaghan Harps for this blitz. We had two teams entered with team 1 beaten in the cup quarter finals by Monaghan Harps and team 2 beaten in the shield semi finals by Knockbride. Well done to all our girls who participated.
Keep Free: Saturday 13th August for a night not to be forgotten. Tickets on sale next week. Any enquiries: email Grainne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Finals: A few niggling injuries are holding up the 3 remaining club finals, but we hope to have these ran off in the very near future. We intend to run all 3 of on the same night.
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.
Mr and Mrs: A night’s craic on the 30th of July in St. Mellans to test couple’s knowledge of each other. Unmissable.
Seniors: A busy period ahead with 2 home games this week. We play Clontibret tonight, Thursday, at 8pm and then play Castleblaney on Saturday at 7.45pm.
U-14s: The under 14s suffered a very narrow defeat to Inniskeen last Monday night in the sheild semi final. This draws to a close their campaign for the year with some brilliant hurling played throughout. Well done lads.