CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND UP
Donaghmoyne 0-15 Emyvale 0-5
Donaghmoyne proved why they are senior champions with an impressive display over Emyvale. Both teams knew going into the game that they are already in the final,but Donaghmoyne played this game as if it were the final and were worthy winners in the end. Emyale went into the game short a few of their regular starters but they never really played the football we know they are capable of. With the final in 6 weeks time, both teams will be quietly working away in preparation for what should be a mouthwatering final.
Team line outs
Donaghmoyne Linda Martin, Arlene Keenan, Michelle Grimes, Niamh Lynch, Fiona Courtney, Sharon Courtney, Joanne Geoghan, Amanda Casey, Cora Courtney, Lisa Kingham, Orla Mc Keown, Eileen Mc Elroy, Niamh Mc Carthy, Joanne Courtney, Annette Duffy
Emyvale Sinead Mohan, Hannah Hughes, Brenda Mc Anespie, Rynagh Mc Nally, Aoife Treanor, Una Mc Nally, Aoife Mc Anespie, Melanie Colleran, Nicola Fahy, Michelle Crudden, Ciara Mc Anespie, Therese Mc Nally, Caroline Mc Aree, Erin O Neill, Aisling Mc Kenna
INTERMEDIATE Aghabog 2-10 Scotstown 1-11
Scotstown and Aghabog served up a very entertaining game of football in this the first intermediate championship game. Both teams were short a few regulars going into this game but they were very evenly matched and the game was a very close and exciting affair.
The first half was a really close affair with Ellen Mc Carron and Brigeen Tierney finding the net for Aghabog and Pamela Carey likewise for Scotstown. It was nip and tuck during the first half with the sides all square at half time Scotstown 1-6 Aghabog 2-3 . In defence Lisa Treanor was excellent for Scotstown as was Abbey Mc Carey. Orla King was also excellent in defence for Aghabog. Up front Ellen Mc Carron and Laura Boylan were causing problems but Scotstown’s defence held out strong.
Like the first half the second half was action packed with both teams driving forward. Once again excellent defending by Lisa Treanor kept Aghabog at bay but in the end their experience carried them through with Ellen Mc Carron, Laura Boylan and Rachel Boylan all playing a key role.
Aghabog 2-10 Scotstown 1-11
Scorers for both teams
Scotstown Pamela Carey 1-1
Louise Mc Phillips 0-5 4f
Martina Larmer 0-2
Lisa Clerkin 0-1
Elaine Beggan 0-1
Lisa Treanor 0-1
Aghabog Ellen Mc Carron 1-3
Brigeen Tierney 1-0
Laura Boylan 0-3 2f
Rachel Boylan 0-1
Fabianna O Callaghan
Flavia O Callaghan
Junior Championship Round 3 Friday 15th
Sean Mc Dermotts V Donaghmoyne
Donaghmoyne B secured a place in the junior semi-finals with a win over Sean Mc Dermotts in Threemilehouse on Friday night last.
Both teams had one win each under their belts going into this game so it was winner take all.
With both teams defending well it took all of five minutes for the first score of the game from the lively youngster Niamh Callan who goaled for Donaghmoyne.
This was followed up by a point from Edel Keenan.
Sean’s then got their first score on the board with a point from Cathy Me Elroy
A point then followed from Donaghmoyne’s Maria Smyth before a major from Sean’s Kelsey Maguire. It was nip and tuck between both teams for the next few minutes- with a point from Seans’ Vanessa O’Rourke until the second goal from Donaghmoyne Fiona Mc Nally put some distance between the teams, for the remainder of the half Scores came from Donaghmoyne Edel Keenan (1-1), Sandra Mc Connell (1-1), Karen Hall (0-1) and Seans Erin Lambe (0-1), Aoife Hagan (0-1)
This left the half time score at Donaghmoyne 4-5 Sean Mc Dermott’s 1-4.
With Sean’s now 10 points in arrears they would need a strong second half performance to bring them back into the game, however it was Donaghmoyne who took the lead and had registered a goal and two points in the first ten mins, coming from Sandra Mc Connell (1-1) and Maria Smyth (1).
Seans got back on the scoreboard with points from Cathy Mc Elroy (1) and Kelsey Maguire (1) while Caoimhe Dolan scored 1-1, but Donaghmoyne had the final say with points from Aine Finnegan, Edel Keenan, Sandra Mc Connell (1-1)and a first major from Sub Niamh Markey.
Teams – Donaghmoyne:
Annemarie Burns, Sinead Murray, Allanagh Mc Elroy, Elaine Martin, Ellen Cunningham, Laura Lynch, Megan Mc Geough, Aine Finnegan, Sandra Mc Connell, Zita Mc Bride, Maria Smyth, Fiona Mc Nally, Karen Hall, Niamh Callan, Edel Keenan Subs: Laura Mc Mahon, Aoife Keenan, Niamh Markey, Roisin Finnegan, Megan Hewitt:
Sean Mc Dermotts:
Glenda Mc Enore, Aisling Sherry, Edel Mc Carron, Jennifer Clerkin, Caoimhe Dolan, Paula Mc Quaide, Laura Hagan, Kelsey Maguire, Louise Connolly, Pamela Keely, Cathy Mc Elroy, Erin Lambe, Yvonne Ward, Aoife Hagan, Vanessa O’Rourke:
Inniskeen 5-14 Aughnamullen 1-3
Inniskeen had a convincing win over Aughnamullen to secure 1st place in their championship group. After a close opening game against Donaghmoyne they have gone on to win their remaining 2 games convincingly. They have been pushing for this junior title for the past few years and with the performances they have been putting in so far, maybe this is their year. Miriam Kelly finished top scorer for Inniskeen with 2 goals and 2 points. Bronagh Duffy scored a goal and 4 points with Roisin Mc kenna scoring a goal and 2 points. Linda Callan scored Inniskeens only other goal with others on the scoresheet, Voreen Quigley 3 points, Tracey Mc Geeny 1point, Julie Anne Finnegan 1 points.
Latton V Truagh B Saturday 16th July
Latton secured top place in Group 2 of the Junior Championship with a win over Truagh. Despite what the scoreline may suggest, Truagh fought bravely until the end and the scorline didn’t justify their efforts. Truagh had to field a very young team and in fairness they battled right until the end with their young 12 year old Linda Mc Meel scoring a goal for her efforts. Latton on the other hand had experience on their side with Diane Dempsey once again proving what a talented forward she is. She finished on a tally of 2-4 but was involved in most of Latton’s scores. Lavina Connolly’s experience also proved vital, but they had 7 players in total who got on the scoresheet. Latton won the Junior Ulster championship a number of years ago and with the performances to date that they have put up, they will be hoping to bring the title back to Latton
Team line out and scorers
Latton Bernadette Duffy, Nicola Reilly, Leanne Herron, Julienne Lennon, Aisling Mc Cabe Siobhan Duffy, Phyllis Coyle, Dympna Dempsey (0-3), Shauna Coyle (0-1), Lisa Dempsey, Lavina Connolly (0-4), Maria Lavelle (0-4), Joanne Culleton (3-1), Diane Mc Eneaney nee Dempsey (2-4), Eileen Black (1-1)
Subs used Eillish Conlon, Nicola Ahern, Lisa Lennon, Helen Duffy, Sinead Black
Truagh Eilish Treanor, Charlotte Mc Kenna(0-1), Brianna Mc Meel (0-1), Jesecca Mc Kenna, Kelly Treanor, Sarah Cuddy, Micheala Mc Caffrey,Rebecca Mc Kenna, Niamh Mc Quaid(0-2), Erin Mc Ginn, Amy Mc Kenna(0-1), Briony Daly, Rose Mc Kenna, Charlene Connolly, (0-1),Linda Mc Meel (1-0)
With all group games now completed in the championship, the following is the semi final pairings in the Junior and Intermediate championships
Aghabog V Magheracloone
Monaghan Harps v Corduff
Inniskeen V Emyvale B – Wednesday 3rd August
Latton V Donaghmoyne B
Details next week on dates for the above games
The senior is a straight final between Donaghamoyne and Emyvale – Final will take place first weekend in September
The U16 county team are preparing away for their Ulster final against Tyrone which takes place Saturday 30th July in Donagh Co Fermanagh. Throw in 3pm. More details on this game next week
GLORIA CORRIGAN TOURNAMENT
The annual Gloria Corrigan U14 7 a side Memorial tournament takes place in Tully Emyvale this Saturday,starting with registration at half 9. Teams who are scheduled to take part are Truagh, Emyvale, Monaghan Harps, Eire Og, Inniskeen, Donaghmoyne, Magheracloone, Corduff, Doohamlet, St Brides Louth, St Macartans Tyrone, St Brigids, Seans, St Laurences Kildare, Aghaloo Tyrone, Tyholland, Killanny. This has always proved to be a very enjoyable day of football and Saturda should be no different.
Ronan Leonard Tournament.
The Annual Ronan Leonard U16 tournament takes place in Aghabog on August 1st. Any club interested in entering a team should contact the Aghabog club
Caroline Tavey Senior Tournament
Donaghmoyne are hoping to run a senior tournament on Sunday 7th August. More details next week to follow
FIXTURES AND RESULTS
The structures for the minor competitions were ratified at the county board on Monday night last. It is hoped to start the competition mid August. The following are the minor league structures
Division 1 15 a side Division 2 13 a side Division 3 11 a side
Truagh Aghabog Inniskeen
Donaghmoyne Carrickmacross St Brigids
Scotstown Seans Aughnamullen
O Neills Magheracloone Eire Og
Monaghan Harps Latton Doohamlet
DIVISION 1 LEAGUE
Donaghmoyne V Emyvale – Friday 22nd July @ 7.30pm
DIVISION 3 LEAGUE
Emyvale B V Corduff – Sunday 24th July @ 12 noon
Latton V Aughnamullen – Friday 22nd July @ 7.30pm
Inniskeen V Truagh B
U12 FIXTURES – Due to Gloria Corrigan Tournament these games are to be played Friday 22nd July or otherwise agreed by both clubs involved.
Emyvale V Donaghmoyne
Monaghan Haprs V Scotstown
Seans V Eire Og
Killanny V St Brigids
Corduff V Aughnamullen
Latton V Inniskeen
Carrickmacross V Truagh
Tyholland V Aghabog
Doohamlet V Killevan
Monaghan Harps 7-7 Donaghmoyne 7-6
Emyvale 2-2 Scotstown 2-3
O Neills 3-4 Truagh 8-15
Seans 8-14 Eire Og 1-1
Doohamlet 8-14 Seans 1-1
Killanny 6-13 St Brigids 1-3
County Board News – Delegates meeting Monday 18th July
The county board congratulated the County team on their recent success in the Ulster final against Tyrone. They must wait on the All Ireland qualifiers to see who their opponents will be in the quarter finals. The U16 were wished good luck for their upcoming Ulster final against Tyrone which takes place on Saturday 30th July.
Also Paula Cunningham and her management team of Dwaine Mc Carey and Anthony Murphy were congratuled on their great work with the Meath team. They beat All Ireland champions Dublin and then narrowly lost out by just a single point in the Leinster final against Laois.
Any club who has yet to pay their levy is asked to do so ASAP. Also each club must pay €150 for All Ireland tickets.
A Specialised GAA Summer camp for 13 to 15 year olds takes place from 2nd- 4th August in St Macartans College and Inver College. Applications are available for anyone interested in participating.