Seniors: A last minute equaliser against Castleblayney brought us some comfort from a busy week of senior football considering how the previous two matches had concluded. Played in Toome, it was another enjoyable affair of football from Truagh with scores traded consistently between the sides to the end with it finishing 2-8 to 1-11. Even though it was ‘blayney who opened the scoring, Truagh settled quicker, with our full forward line of Daniel McKenna, Mark Counihan and Gary Meehan all registering within 5 minutes. Each team scored a further point before Mark Counihan scored the first goal of the game in the 14th minute to put us 5 points ahead. However, we only added 1 more point to our score for the remainder of the half, a Daniel McKenna free (27’). The only other occasion we got close in this time was when Counihan got a goal cruelly disallowed. During this lapse, ‘blayney clocked up 1-4, to leave us behind at the break 1-5 to 1-6. In the third quarter of the game, scores were at a premium with the Faughs extending their lead to 2 points in the 37th minute. We then hit a 4 minute purple patch from the 42nd minute, with Niall Coyle hitting a goal, and Mark Counihan and Daniel McKenna hitting superb points to put us back in the lead by a goal with 13 minutes remaining. It was ‘blayney though that got the next important scores, hitting 4 successive points to leave us behind with 2 minutes remaining. Sub Chrissy McKenna came to the rescue with an equaliser on his less favoured foot to level the match in the last minute. A winner could have been found from either side in stoppage time when chances fell at each end, but it was likely the fairest result finishing a 2-8 to 1-11 draw. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Rory Treanor, Niall Feely, Niall McQuillan; Damian McRory, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle (1-0); Barry Cuddy, Pauric Treanor; Niall McMeel, John Treanor, Brendan Treanor; Daniel McKenna (0-4, 3f), Mark Counihan (1-2), Gary Meehan (0-1). Subs Used: Christopher McKenna (0-1) for Brendan Treanor (49mins) & Eoghan Kelly for Rory Treanor (55mins). Our next league game is scheduled for Friday July 1st.
Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We beat Monaghan Harps last Sunday evening 2-9 to 1-8. We were due to play Cremartin in the championship last night. We follow this with a league game at home to Clontibret next Wednesday, 29th June, at 8pm.
Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We beat Aughnamullen in the quarter finals of the Crawley Cup championship last Friday evening 0-12 to 1-8. We now play Scotstown in the semi-final.
Minors: Our next game is Tuesday 28th June at home to St. Patricks at 8pm.
Recreation Tournament (0-35 or thereabouts): We have been invited to participate in the Scotstown Ned Boylan memorial and the Clontibret competition. These commence in July. We are also taking part in a match at the Carrickroe Welcome Home Festival on Sunday 3rd July. We would like to encourage anyone interested in playing to come along. A get together training will take place this Sunday ay 12pm in St. Mellans.
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 €4,000: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 15, 20, 22, 24. There were 3 match 3 winners, each receiving €70: Roisin Donaghue, Marian Meehan & Ronan McKenna. The jackpot now stands at €3,800. Next weeks check team: Anna Rose’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: Training continues in St. Mellans every Thursday evening 7-8pm.
U-10s: 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: Our A1 team play at home got our summer league off to a good start beating neighbours Emyvale 4-14 to 3-04. However we were not so lucky loosing to Killanny last Saturday. We were due to play Donaghmoyne on Tuesday last. Our following fixture is away to Carrickmacross on Saturday 9th July at 1.15pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 11.30am. The U-12s A2 game against Tyholland last Friday was called of & may be played this week: Check with mentors. The next game for u12s a2 team is at home to Clones on Saturday 2nd July at 12pm.
U-14s: were beaten by Castleblayney last Tuesday. Our next game is at home to Clontibret on Saturday 25th June at 12pm.
U-16s: are back in action after their exam break with a home game against Scotstown on Saturday 23rd June at 6.30pm.
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, 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.
Congratulations: to Gary and Joanne Meehan on the birth of their baby girl Danielle.
U-16’s: Next game is Monday 11th July at home to Scotstown.
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: Think you know your partner? A night’s craic on the 30th of July in St. Mellans to test couple’s knowledge of each other.
Seniors: Our seniors recorded good results last week with victories over Clontibret on Thursday evening and ‘Blayney on Saturday. This win over ‘Blayney means we progress into the reserve league semi final which will take place in St.Mellans tonight, Thursday at 7.30pm. We follow this with an away game against Inniskeen on Sunday in the senior league. TI is 2.00pm.
U-12s & U-16s: Training continues on Wednesday at 6.30pm.