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Truagh Notes

July 5th, 2011

Championship Semi Finals for our reserve teams: Good luck to both our B’s and C’s who play in the semi-finals of their respective championships this week.

Seniors: We lost away to Scotstown last Friday evening 1-9 to 1-11. After several misses from both sides in the early minutes of the game, Mark Couinhan opened up a 2 point lead with 2 scores after 10 minutes. By the 20 minute mark the scores were level at 0-3 each, Christopher McKenna converting a free for us. The last 10 minute period of the 1st half saw more scores than any other period in the game with 1-7 scored. However, it was Scotstown who got the biggest share of these ,taking 1-5, while we added 0-2 to leave us behind at the break, 0-5 to 1-8. Scotstown extended this lead at the start of the 2nd half before we struck 3 points by the 38th minute to narrow the deficit to 4 points. The home side added a further point on 46mins which was cancelled out by Christopher McKennas free in the 53rd minute. At this stage we were on top which was realised with a well worked goal, finished by Gary Meehan, to leave just a point between the sides with 6 minute to go. We failed to add to this, missing a number of opportunities in the final minutes before Scostown added the last point of the game to finish 1-9 to 1-11. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Mike Treanor, Rory Treanor, Niall McQuillan; Damien McRory, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle; Pauric treanor, Neil McRory; Christopher McKenna (0-4, 3f), Niall McMeel (0-1), John Treanor; Gary Meehan, (1-1)  Daniel McKenna (0-1f), Mark Counihan (0-2). Subs used: Paudie McKenna for John Treanor (43mins), John McCarron for Rory Treanor (47mins), Gary Feely for Neil McRory (53mins) & Sean McKenna for Mark Counihan (58mins). Our next league game is at home to Ballybay this Saturday, July 9th at 7pm.

Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We drew in the league with Clontibret last Wednesday, 1-8 to 0-11.  We play at home to Magheracloone in the semi-final of the championship next Wednesday, 13th July, at 7.30pm.

Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We play away to Scotstown in the semi-final of the championship this Friday evening at 7.30pm.

Reserve Div. 4 (D’s): We play at home to Fergal O’Hanlons this Sunday evening at 6.30pm.

Minors: We were due to play Castleblayney last Tuesday night in the league. Our next game is away in the championship on Tuesday 19th July, away to Carrickmacross.

Ulster Final Tickets: Anyone who wishes to order tickets for the Ulster final can do with Majella (08610211469) before this Thursday, 7th July, at 9.30pm.

Strictly Come Dancing: Coming to Truagh this autumn. More details to follow.

Congratulations: to a big Truagh gael, Paul McKenna, who represented Monaghan during the half time interval of the recent Monaghan-Tyrone Ulster championship game. Paul played well on the day and can be well pleased with his performance.

Recreation Tournament (0-35s): We were due to play last Tuesday night in the semi-final of the Clontibret tournament.

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 €4,400: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 7, 12, 15, 23. There were 3 match 3 winners, receiving €70: Ronan McKenna-Clara, Darren Treanor-Clonkeady & Prionnsias McKenna (Yearly Ticket). The jackpot now stands at €4,400. Next weeks check team: Roisin’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 event of bad weather. All welcome.

U-8s: are heading to our 3rd county go games blitz in Cloghan next Saturday 9th July. The blitz starts at 9.30am. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 9am. Training continues every Thursday in St. Mellans, 7-8pm.

U-10s: training continues every Thursday in St. Mellans 7-8pm.

U-12s: Our a1 team’s next game is away to Carrickmacross on Saturday 9th July at 1.15pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 11.30am. The u12s a2 team beat Clones last Saturday in St. Mellans, 3-13 to 1-6. Our next game for a2 team is away to Toome this Saturday 9th july at 12pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 10.30am. Training continues as per management.

U-14s: Our next game is away to Toome on Sunday 17th July at 11am. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 9.45am. Training continues as per management.

U-16s: beat Carrickmacross last Thursday. Our next game is at home to Monaghan Harps on Thursday 7th July at 6.30pm. Training continues as per management.


Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm. We played Clontibret on  Monday last in Drumhowan in our second championship game, results in next weeks notes.  We now play ‘Blayney on Tuesday the 12th of July. The league will then resume on the 26th of July when we will play at home to Blayney.

Juveniles: training on Saturday at 11am. Sharon, Mairead and Gillian are on duty next week.  New players are very welcome.

Lucky Square: Congratulations to Karen Landers 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.


Ladies Football:

U-16’s: Game on Monday 11th July at home to Scotstown.

Thousand Euro Drop: Takes place on Saturday 13th  August. Tickets on sale this week at €10 each from any member of the Ladies Club.




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: Coming to St. Mellans on the 30th of July. Look out for the posters to find out who the lucky couples are.

Seniors: Our seniors progressed into the semi-final of the championship with a hard fought win over Monaghan harps last Sunday, 2-12 to 1-9. Our next outing is at home to ‘blayney tonight, Thursday, in the senior league. TI is 7.45pm.

U-12s & U-16s: Training continues on Wednesday at 6.30pm.

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