August 2nd ‘11
Monaghan 4 – 9
Meath 0 – 1
Monaghan on form as they put away Meath
Monaghan had an easy win over Meath in the Junior B Camogie Championship in Inniskeen on Sunday last and with just one more hurdle to cross with Kildare on Sunday next will pave their way to an All Ireland placing with Wicklow on 28th August. On that occasion Kildare had the upper hand but on recent form Monaghan should have the edge.
Sunday’s match was a sombre affair with Monaghan in control over most of the park and although Meath were strong in defence Monaghan hit a barrage of wides from the throw in, 10 minutes lapsed before Michele Morgan gave a superb ball into Marie Greenan who landed it the net. Again Monaghan wasted numerous chances until Marie Greenan recorded a point from play in the 20th minute.
Bronagh Gaughan recorded Meath’s first and only score minutes before the half time whistle and Mary Mc. Elroy replied with a point.
Half time score Monaghan 1 -2
Meath 0 – 1
Adele Kieran was introduced for Monaghan after the break and within 5 minutes they had increased the score by 3 goals and 4 points with Marie Greenan, Shauna Finnegan and Isobel Kieran contributing. Shauna Finnegan continued to cause problems for the opposition when she hit a goal and 3 points on the trot and Marie Greenan converted a free in the 12th minute.
Monaghan continued to dominate and Meath only managed to make one raid on the Monaghan Goal but was saved by Roisin Mc. Kenna. Michele Morgan and Marie Greenan finished the scoring with a further 2 points.
Monaghan team: Roisin Mc. Kenna, Louise O’Connell, Aisling Greenan, Karen Boyle, Donna Mc. Kenna, Michaela Mc. Ginn, Nicola Morgan, Isobel Kieran 1 – 0, Mary Mc. Elroy 0 – 1,Michele Morgan0 – 1, Siobhan Mc. Kenna, Mairead Mc. Carron, Shauna Finnegan 2 -3, Carmel Mc. Skeane, Emma Mc. Kenna, Marie Greenan 1 – 4, Aideen Greene, Edel Kieran, Bernie Mc. Gahon and Kelly Fisher
Jack’s Bar League.
Castleblayney 6 – 6 # Truagh 1 – 5
Truagh found scores hard to come by after Mairead Mc. Carron opened the scoring from a converted free in the 3rd minute when they met ‘Blayney in the 2nd leg of the Jack’s Bar League on Tuesday last. Amber Lam and Emma Mc. Kenna were quick on the draw and had 2 goals in the net in the 6th and 7th minute, Siobhan Mc. Kenna and Aine Mc. Entee swapped points shortly after before Eileen Mc. Elroy rattled the net and converted a free with Emma Mc. Kenna getting another point from play for ‘Blayney, Aine Mc. Entee sealed it with a further goal and Mairead Mc. Carron hit Truagh’s 3rd point before the interval.
Castleblayney were on a roll and hit a medley of scores from Niamh Brennan, Mary and Eileen Mc. Elroy and Dione Harte. Sharon Mc. Quillan and Mary Meehan replied with points each with their side trying in vain on numerous occasions to get scores past the ‘Blayney keeper, Maired Mc. Carron was successful 5 mins from time when she blasted a free through the ‘Blayney defence but a little too late and Castleblayney ran out eventual winners.
Inniskeen also overcame Clontibret in the Jack’s Bar League on a score line :
Inniskeen 1 – 6
Clontibret 0 – 6
There are no League fixtures until September 9th due to commitment to County fixtures at the moment.
A very competitive game took place on Tuesday last as both Inniskeen and Clontibret togged out for the next round in the Monaghan league. Both sides wanted to secure the points on offer but only one team could walk away with them in tow. Inniskeen proved the stronger of the two and in the first half they crept away with a one point lead heading in at half time. In the second half both teams were out on the attack and for a while Inniskeens defence were under pressure. But they stood strong and hard work seen them keep the Clontibret forwards at bay. Inniskeen fought for every ball and this determination paid off in the end as they came away with a final score of 1-06 to 0-06 points. This means Inniskeen are still in the running for the league title. All players to check teamer for game and training updates
Louth U-14 League Final.
Clontibret 7-2 St. Kevin’s 3-1.
There were great celebrations in Clontibret on Sunday afternoon when the U-14 camogie team arrived back to the parish from Stabannon Parnells GAA club, with the U-14 Louth League Cup and began a tour of the area. This was the final outing for this group and it was ‘the icing on the cake’ in a year that has been laced with many memorable moments.
The match itself, despite what the score might suggest, was a thriller right to the end and Clontibret were pushed all the way by a much more physical St. Kevin’s team who had kept a clean sheet throughout the entire competition.
Clontibret got off to the worst possible start imaginable and had conceded 2 goals inside 3 minutes! Yet despite having to deal with the opposition and a large local support who naturally were ecstatic with this fairytale opening, Clontibret immediately moved up a gear and, led by their inspirational captain, Sinead Mohan, clawed their way back into the game. In the 12th minute Mohan completed a long, mazy run up-field by driving the ball to the corner of the net. This score uplifted the visitors and when goalkeeper Mary Duffy, pulled off a huge save 2 minutes later Clontibret began to rise to the occasion. From the poc-out Clontibret’s Hannah McSkeane secured possession and laid the sliotar off to Sinead Mohan who, cool as a breeze, again slotted it behind the hapless St. Kevin’s goalkeeper. Clontibret continued to press on and Colleen Murray then added to Clontibret’s tally when she hit the net following a goalmouth scramble. St. Kevin’s really upped the ante at this stage and made a number of positional switches in an attempt to curb the influence of Mohan, McSkeane and Chloë McGuigan who was playing the game of her life. A free in the 19th minute was converted to a point and the Clontibret defence was put under severe pressure for the next 10 minutes but with players like Niamh Kieran, Shauna McKeeveer, Sioneen Morgan and Ríoghnach Duffy totally fired up, the St. Kevin’s challenges came to nought. On the contrary, decisive clearances and a strong presence at mid-field, yielded another goal from play for Sinead Mohan and, for good measure she drove a 45’m free low and hard to the back of the net and slotted over a point from a 20m free, 3 minutes later, leaving the half-time score:
Clontibret 5-1 St. Kevin’s 2-1
As expected St. Kevin’s re-entered the fray determined that the title which they have held for the past number of years was not going to be taken from them and the match was played at a blistering pace from the throw-in. With the action swinging from end-to-end relentlessly, spectators couldn’t say they didn’t get value for money. However it was Niamh Hughes, who had entered the fray at the break, who broke the deadlock when she got her hurl to the end of an incoming ball to finish it in the back of the net pushing Clontibret even further ahead. On the stroke of the 3rd quarter Nicole McNally, who worked very hard throughout with centre-half forward Katie McNally and wing-forward Cliona McDonald, utilised a hand-pass to give Clontibret their 7th goal. With the clock now beginning to wind down St. Kevin’s made one final heave while Clontibret took the opportunity to introduce ‘fresh legs’- Sorcha McDonald, Emily Madden and Eimear McKenna – to relieve a number of players who had given their all in the very humid conditions. The irrepressible Mohan however was to the fore yet again securing her second point from a free but St. Kevin’s though down, were not still out, and with 3 minutes remaining drove low and hard to net their third goal and the final score of the game.
Clontibret 7-2 St. Kevin’s 3-1
There were scenes of great jubilation when former Leinster Chairman, and current Louth Chairman, Mary O Connor presented Clontibret captain, Sinead Mohan, with the cup.
Roll of Honour: Mary Duffy, Shauna McKeever, Sioneen Morgan, Niamh Kieran, Ríoghnach Duffy, Chloë McGuigan, Hannah McSkeane, Sinead Mohan (4-2), Cliona McDonald, Katie McNally, Colleen Murray (1-0), Nicole McNally (1-0), Sorcha McDonald, Emily Madden, Niamh Hughes (1-0), Eimear McKenna, Tara McNally, Emma Deery, Amy Gorman, Neasa Boyle, Lisa McEneaney, Claudia Power and Catherine Mohan.
Many thanks to the large number of parents and supporters who travelled to Louth for the final and oversaw the celebrations afterwards. Thanks also to Marie Greenan and Louise McSkane for their invaluable help in ensuring that this cup found a new home in Clontibret! Indeed Marie subsequently travelled to Inniskeen where she played a vital role in Monaghan’s victory over Meath ‘B’ in the Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup.
For the Morgan household Sunday was a busy camogie day with Michelle also lining out for Monaghan and made as valuable a contribution as daughter Sioneen had made to her club hours earlier.
Finally, congratulations to Demi Moen who was on the Monaghan U-16 ladies football panel that captured an Ulster title on Saturday when they defeated Tyrone.
Seniors: Training continues tomorrow at 7.30pm and on Monday at 7.30pm. We played blayney on Tuesday in the league and again missed out on collecting 2 ponits. Our next game is not until the 9th of September when we take on Inniskeen.
Juveniles: Juvenile training on Saturday at 11am. Una Ennis, Lauren and Kate are on duty this week. New players are very welcome.
Lucky Square: Congratulations to PJ Meehan who was last weeks winner of the lucky square. Could anyone that owes for the lucky square please see Majella, she will be at training on Friday. Thank you to all who support.
Hoodies: Could anyone who has not collected their hoodies please see Eilish as soon as possible.