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Truagh Notes

July 12th, 2011

Seniors: We lost at home to Ballybay last Saturday evening 0-14 to 1-13. We opened the game brightly with 2 excellent converted frees from Christopher McKenna after 3 minutes. But in a 6 minute spell, we were under repeated attack as Ballybay scored 1-5 to leave us 6 points down on the 11th minute. By the 16th minute the deficit was 7 points after another free from Chrissy but a brace from Ballybay. We then began to peg back the deficit, controlling the remainder of the half by adding 5 points from 7 scored to leave us behind at the break 0-8 to 1-9. Even though we responded with a Neil McRory point at the commencement of the second half, it was the away team who turned the score board, hitting 3 more points by the 37th minute to lead by 6. Ballybay were then reduced to 14 men and with that the momentum changed again for us. However, despite scores from Neil McRory and Daniel McKenna, we failed to catch up with the opposition score and lost 0-14 to 1-13 at the finish. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Mike Treanor, Niall Feely, John McCarron; Damien McRory, Keith Sheerin, Niall Coyle; Barry Cuddy (0-1), Pauric Treanor; John Treanor, Neil McRory (0-2), Niall McMeel; Christopher McKenna (0-5, 4f), Daniel McKenna (0-6, 3f), Mark Counihan. Subs used: Rory Treanor for John McCarron, Gary Meehan for Chrissy McKenna, Daniel Finnegan for Barry Cuddy & Justin Halligan for John Treanor. Our next league game is away to Inniskeen this Sunday, July 17th at 12pm. The match will can be followed on our twitter page: @truaghgaels.

Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We were due to play Magheracloone in the semi-final of the championship last night Wednesday.

Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We lost away to Scotstown in the semi-final of the championship last Friday evening 1-9 to 1-14. We went 1-2 down before the 4th minute which put us on the back foot from the start. We got the scores back to 0-4 to 1-4 in the 20th minute, notably a fine brace from Brendan Treanor, before Scotstown scored another 3 before the break to leave us behind 0-4 to 1-7 at half time. Scotstown dominated the start of the 2nd half and were 1-11 to 0-6 ahead by the 42nd minute. It was only then we played some ball for what we wre capable of. A response of 2 points before Bernard Treanor smashed in a goal in the 49th minute put the deficit to 3 points at 1-8 to 1-11. However, we never got closer than that and finished the game 1-9 to 1-14. Our team and scorers were: Martin Treanor; Stephen Smyth, Ryan McKenna, Paul McKenna; Brendan Treanor (0-4, 1f), Chrissy Curran, Niall Treanor; Paddy McKenna, Ciaran Feely, Gary Todd, Paul Donaghue (0-2f), Darren McClenaghan; Ciaran McCarron (0-1f), Dermot McKenna (0-2), Kevin Treanor. Subs Used: Cormac Treanor for Stephen Smyth (13mins), Martin McKenna for Kevin Treanor (30mins), Bernard Treanor (1-0) for Paddy McKenna (36mins) & Damian McCarron for Ciaran McCarron (46mins). Our next C game is Friday 22nd July.

Reserve Div. 4 (D’s): We beat Feargal O’Hanlons last Sunday evening 2-11 to 2-8. Get well soon to Martin McKenna who broke his nose in this game.

Minors: Our next game is away in the championship on Tuesday 19th July, to Carrickmacross at 7.30pm.

Club Committee Meeting: This Thursday, 14th July, at 9pm.

Strictly Come Dancing: Comes to Truagh this autumn. Keep free Friday 28th October for the final. Dancers are being chosen at present. More details to follow.

Recreation Tournament (0-35s): We lost in the final of the 0-35 Clontbret competition last Saturday. In action for us through the tournament were Damian McKenna, Owen Skinnader, Fergal McMeel, Michael McKenna, Cathal Sherlock, Damian McKenna, Dermot McKenna, Shane McGeough, Colin Skinnader, Charlie Treanor, Shane Fay, Barry Fay, Frank McKenna, Bernard Treanor, Damian McClave, Brendan McKenna, Kevin Hagan, Padraig Treanor, Damian Farrelly, Ciaran McGinn, Adrian Sherry, Shane Treanor, Niall Keenan, Declan McGarvey, Martin Owens, Stephen Smyth, Martin Woods & Kevin Treanor. Management were Mickey Corrigan and Jerome Treanor. We are due to play in the Ned Boylan Memorial Cup this Saturday. Please assemble at the Kilmore training field on the Ballinode-Scotstown road at 5pm. We are due to play 3 no. 30minute games starting at 5.30pm.

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 €4,600: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 4, 16, 18, 19. There were 7 match 3 winners, receiving €30: Josie Brady, Marian Meehan, Niall Keenan, Deirdre Murphy-c/o Jim Pat, Aoife Finlay, Connor McGinnity (Yearly Ticket), Dennis McKenna-H (YT). The jackpot now stands at €4,600. 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 event of bad weather. All welcome.

U-8s: took part in our 3rd county go games blitz in Cloghan last Saturday. Well done to all involved. Training continues every Thursday in St. Mellans, 7-8pm. Thanks to Fergal & Ciaran Rafferty who both refereed at the blitz.

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

U-12s: Our a1 team beat Carrickmacross last week 5-18 to 0-9. Our a1 team’s next game is at home to Scotstown on Saturday 23rd July at 1.15pm. Our a2 team were beaten by Toome. Our u12s a2 team are at home to Clontibret on Saturday 23rd July at 12pm. 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 Monaghan Harps last Thursday, 4-6 to 2-7. Our next game is away to Emyvale on Thursday 21st July at 7pm. Training continues as per management.



Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm. We played Clontibret last Wednesday and again where unlucky not to come away with the points. We played Blayney on Tuesday in the final round of the championship, results in next weeks notes. The league will then resume on the 26th of July where again we will meet Blayney at home.

Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. Brid, Claire and Nicola are on duty next week.  New players are very welcome.

Lucky Square: Congratulations to Shauna McAree 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-12’s: Have a game this Saturday. Please ask management for details.

U-16’s: Played Scotstown on Monday last. Results next week.

Seniors: Training continues as per management. Our B’s are due to play in the second round of the championship this Saturday at 7pm against Latton in St.Mellans.

Thousand €€€€ Drop: Taking place on Saturday 13th August in St.Mellans. Tickets on sale now at €10 each.

7-a-side Blitz: We are hoping to run a Senior 7-a-side blitz in memory of the late Peader & Louise McGeough on Saturday 20th August. Any clubs interested please email Grainne at

Well done: Congratulations and well Done to Monaghan Senior Ladies on their Ulster Final win last Sunday in Clones. A great game and a great win. Well done to our girls Natasha, Caoimhe, Margerat & Eileen.

Facebook: Check out Truagh Ladies GFC on facebook and keep up with all the goings on.




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: Saturday the 30th of July. Come along to St. Mellans to witness the lucky couples answering, or in some cases not answering questions about each other. Keep an eye out for the posters to see who these lucky couples are.

Seniors: After a defeat to Blayney last week in the league, our seniors travel to Carrick tonight, Thursday. TI is 7.45pm. This is followed by the reserve league final which takes place in Scotstown on Thursday the 21st July where our opponents are in the form of Monaghan Harps. Throw in for this is 7.30pm.

U-16s: Our next match is away to Monaghan Harps on Monday evening. Training continues on Wed at 6.30pm.

U-12s: Our next game is away to Monaghan Harps on Monday evening at 6.45pm. Bus leaving Mellans at 5.45pm. Training continues on Wed evenings at 6.30pm. Any lads looking to start hurling are welcome to come along. Best of luck to the young footballers and hurlers who are heading to play in Croke park next Tuesday.



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