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Truagh Notes

July 26th, 2011

Holiday Week: There are no games this coming week due to the holiday break. All action will instead be concentrated to the hurler’s run Mr & Mrs night in the lounge at St. Mellans this Saturday. Doors open 8pm.

Seniors: We beat Magheracloone 2-13 to 0-8 to advance to the first round proper of the senior championship. We took the lead in the 5th minute through a Daniel McKenna converted free, from which turned out to be our only dead ball score in the game.  Magheracloone equalised 3 minutes later. Chrissy McKenna and Barry Cuddy sent us back in front with a point each, a position we didn’t relinquish for the remainder of the match. The game was tight during this period and we were only a point ahead with a minute remaining of the half. However, 3 successive points in injury time, Niall Coyle and a brace from Mark Couinhan, brought us into the interval a healthy 4 point lead, 0-8 to 0-4. We started the second half brightly and were duly awarded with a Niall Coyle goal in the 34th minute. 2 quick points were added from Daniel and Chrissy McKenna to put 9 points between the sides. Though Magheracloone responded with 3 uninterrupted points, we resumed authority with 3 of our own points by the 50th minute. The hot day took its toll on the remaining 10minutes with no scores being registered before sub Gary Meehan blasted to the net in injury time to complete our win 2-13 0-8. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Mike Treanor, Niall Feely, Niall McQuillan; Damien McRory, Barry Cuddy (0-1), Rory Treanor; Niall McMeel, Pauric Treanor; Niall Coyle (1-3), Daniel McKenna (0-4,1f), Keith Sheerin; Christopher McKenna (0-3), Gary Feely, Mark Counihan (0-3). Subs used: Padraig McKenna for Pauric Treanor (47mins), Sean McKenna for Christopher McKenna (49mins), Neil McRory for Keith Sheerin (53mins), Gary Meehan for Mark Counihan (57mins) & Brendan Treanor for Gary Feely (60mins). Our next match is at home to Clontibret in the league on Sunday 7th August.

Reserve Div. 1 (B’s): We were due to play in the final of the O’Duffy Cup championship last night, Wednesday. Check club website for details.

Reserve Div. 3 (C’s): We drew away to Clones last Friday, 2-9 to 1-12. Perhaps anticipating a larger crowd at the game given the nature of the venue capacity, it was still an entertaining game served with good scores and wild penalty misses.

Minors: We won the quarter final of the minor championship away to Carrickmacross 2-10 to 1-12. We were due to play Carrick again in the league last Tuesday. Our next outing is away to Clontibret on Friday 5th August at 7.30pm.

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): Don’t blame it on sunshine, don’t blame it on moonlight, don’t blame it on good times, blame it on Ownsie. Doubt has entered our participation in the 0-35 Scotstown competition this weekend as threats of disqualification has surfaced due to star forward, Martin Owen’s competitive grading.  Should re-instatement be the order of the day, we play the semi finals this Saturday 30th July at 5pm in Scotstown.

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 €5,000: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were 5, 6, 15, 22. There were 3 match 3 winners, receiving €70: Jack McRory, Michael McGeougg-Kilnagear & Terry McRory (Yearly Ticket). Next weeks check team: Exec committee.

U-6s: Because of the bank holiday weekend, there will be no U-6 coaching this week.

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

U-10s: Congratulations and well done to our u10s team & mentors who secured our first silverware of the year when the won the shield final of a blitz last Saturday in Kinawley Co Fermanagh. We beat Gowna on a score of 4-7 to 2-1 in the final. Our team was: Conor McGinn, Ryan Boyle, Ronan Boyle, Ryan Harnet, Conor Maguire, Christopher Flood, Cain Maguire, Jack McKenna, Jack Murphy, Lewis Mc Elwaine & Caimhon Woods. Training continues for u10s every Thursday in St. Mellans 7-8pm.

U-12s: Our a1 team beat Scotstown last Friday, 7-15 to 2-5. Our next game is away to Monaghan Harps on Thursday 11th August at 8pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 7pm.  22nd July at 7pm. Our u12s a2 team recorded a good win over Clontibret last Saturday. Or next A2 game is away to Emerald Sarsfields on Thursday 11th August at 7.30pm. Bus leaves St. Mellans at 6pm. Training continues as per management.

U-14s: Our next game is at home to Corduff on Friday 29th July at 7pm. Training continues as per management.

U-16s: beat Emyvale last Thursday 2-13 to 0-9.  21st of July at 7pm. Our next game is at home to

Killanny on Thursday 28th of July at 7pm. Training continues as per management.

Truagh U-10 blitz: takes place Saturday 13th of August in St. Mellans. We have 24 teams competing for the John Treanor (Paddy) memorial cup and shield. Anyone willing to help out with field duties or catering text your name to Sean McGinn on 0863388638.



Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm.   We played ‘blayney on Tuesday in the league, results in next weeks notes.  Our next game is not until the 9th of September when we take on Inniskeen.

Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am.   Orla, Deirdre and Catherine Sherry are on duty this week.  New players are very welcome.

Lucky Square: Congratulations to Sheila Treanor who was last week’s winner of the lucky square.  Could anyone that owes money for the lucky square please see Majella.  Thank you to all who support.

Hoodies: Anyone who has not collected their hoodies please see Eilish as soon as possible.


Ladies Football:

U-12’s : Training & Games continues as per management.

U-14’s: Hard luck to our U14’s who were beaten in the final of the Gloria Corrigan Shield Final on Saturday last. This final went to extra time and we were narrowly beaten by 1 point. Training continues as per management.

U-16’s: These girls have reached the semi final of their competition after defeating Scotstown last week. Training continues as per management. Good Luck to all who are taking part in the Ronan Leonard Memorial Blitz this Monday 1st August.

U-18’s: Competition due to start on 18th August 2011.

Senior A’s: Training continues as per management.

Senior B’s : We were beaten by Inniskeen last Thursdasy. We have one more game left in this competition away to Emyvale B before the semi finals are run.

Good Luck: Good luck to Seamus, Debbie and our girls along with the U-16 county as they play in the Ulster Final this Saturday in Donagh at 3pm.

Thousand Euro Drop: €€€€ Takes place on Saturday 13th August in St.Mellans. Tickets on sale now at €10 each. There will a draw on Thursday 11th August to pick the first batch of contestants. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Senior 7 a side blitz: We are running a Senior 7-a-side blitz in memory of Peader & Louise McGeough on Saturday 20th August. Any teams interested in entering please contact Grainne via email at





Seniors: We finished the reserve hurling competition with our only defeat of the campaign but ultimately our most disappointing and costly as we failed to capture the reserve title. We started the game stronger but played 2nd best to the Haros for the majority of the game. Two points down at half time, 0-7 to 1-6, we lost out in the end by 4 points, 0-9 to 1-10. Our team and scorers were: Noel Farrelly; Cathal McKenna, Proinnsias McKenna, Niall McCarron; Shane McClave, Kieran McKenna, Conor McKenna, Ryan McKenna, John MacAnespie (0-1); Pauric McKenna, Niall Cadden, Paul Kelly; Aidan Coyle, Pat O’Connell (0-6, 4f, 2×65’), Damian McCarron (0-2). Subs Used: Niall Coyle for Paul Kelly (37mins) & Kevin Skeath for Pauric McKenna (45mins). Following this defeat, we now focus on the 2nd round of the Championship where we play ‘Blayney. This game takes place in Monaghan tonight, Thursday at 7.30pm.

Mr and Mrs: This Saturday night sees the Mr and Mrs competition coming to Mellans where 6 local couples have laid faith with each other in answering questions about their respective partner. A night not to be missed as there may be a possibility that their partner is not exactly who they thought they were. Doors open at 8pm.

U-16s: Had a good win over Cootehill on Monday evening. Training next Monday at 6.30pm.

U-12s: had a good win over Cootehill on Monday evening with some great skill on display. Training continues next week.

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