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November 8th, 2011

November 8th ’11

Clontibret  loose out to Castletara in Ulster Final

For the first time ever for a Monaghan team, Clontibret took part in the Bridie Mc. Meniman Ulster Club Final ,Shield Competition  in Tattyreagh, Co. Tyrone on Sunday last in what could be described as perfect  weather conditions. The Cup was named after Bridie Mc  Meniman who was a stalwart with the Tattreagh club for a long number of years and it was fitting that the Final was played in her home grounds.

Clontibret were quick to open the score when Eleanor Mc. Quaid got the first point of the match, this was followed  shortly afterwards with a goal from Castletara’s Majella Prior. With tight competition from both sides Clontibret  lay claim to two further points from Michelle Morgan and Marie Greenan  It seemed that Clontibret seemed to have the edge when Mairead McCabe sent a good pass into Ann-Marie Larkin to bring a second goal for Castletara in the  15 minute of play.


Clontibret wasted a lot of scoring chances but Michelle Morgan still managed to score two more  points, closely followed by points apiece from Karen Boyle and Marie Greenan. Clontibret’s Tara Mc. Elvanney came on in place of Rosita Finnegan and Karen Boyle moved to goals.


Brid Boylan for Castletara was to land the third goal into the net to widen the gap between the two teams, and a further goal from Aileen Smith left the half time score: Castletara. 4 – 0   Clontibret 0-7.

Substitutions were made on the Castletara side where Aileen Smith came on for Karen Treanor and Grainne Smith for Hazel O’Connor.

The second half started with even more tenacity from both sides, with  Clontibret’s Marie Greenan getting a quick point closely followed by a goal from Donna Moen to close down the gap.  Pressure was being put on Castletara and they were successful in getting two further points with Prior scoring from frees.  Again, the Clontibret girls retaliated with two further points from Marie Greenan.


Still fighting the corner, Anne-Marie Larkin scored into the back of the net, and a further goal came from Grainne Smith, to edge Castletara in front once again,  not to be outdone   Clontibret’s Eleanor Mc. Quaid finished the scoring for Clontibret with a last ditch goal however a little too late, danger woman Brid Boylan ended with a further point.

Final score Castletara 6-3.  Contibret 2-10.



Clontibret Panel

  1. Rosita Finnegan, Hannah Tedore,Aisling Greenan, Aideen Greene ,Shauna McElvaney, Joanne McSkane (Capt) ,Aisling McElvaney ,Michelle Morgan, Eleanor McQuaid ,Shauna Finnegan, Marie Greenan, Nicola Morgan, Donna Moen, Karen Boyle,Catherine Tomany,Amy Moen, Tara McElvaney, Orlaith Boyle, Karen Kieran, Caroline McCague ,Ailbhe Boyle  andAoife Boyle



Management: Geraldine Clarke and Aidan Kerr


“Taste of the World”

The Cookery demonstration and Food fare which took place in the Glencarn Hotel  on Thursday evening last was a resounding success, with patrons being treated to lots of food tastings during the course of the night. A special word of thanks to the Glencarn Hotel for putting their premises at our disposal and to their Head Chef Kevin Drayne who made some mouthwatering dishes. Thanks also to  Romina from La Cantina, Dundalk and to Kam Lam, Royal Jade, Castleblayney, Newry and Dundalk, who touched on the  Chinese side of the World.

We were very grateful to the exhibiters  who displayed their produce on the night including : Mulberry Meadow Organic Farm (Marti Brennan),  Pollock’s Pickles Monaghan, McArdle Meats who launched  a new range of low-fat meats, Cake and Crumb (gluten-free bakes), Sinead Townsend (Cake decorating), Kashmere Kitchen (mouth-watering tray bakes), Puddleduck Lane (home-made jams and preserves) and Kirk’s Seafood also an exibit from the pampered chef collection and scentsy wickless candles, all of whom donated generous gifts for a raffle.


Camogie Convention

County  Camogie Convention will take place in Westenra Hotel, Monaghan on Monday 28th. November Clubs are reminded to complete the nominations forms  and rerurn to Arlene before 17th November.  Under the new ruling  3.7  from an Treorai Offiguil persons who have been in positions on the Board for more than ten years consecutively, are no longer allowed to be nominated for a position.


Ulster Writers Awards

The Manager of the County Camogie Team, Malachy Treanor together with the Captain of the winning Junior B All Ireland Championship, Maire Ni Chinneide Cup  have  been invited to the Ulster G.A.A. writers Awards in the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran on Friday 18th November. Isobel Kieran will attend instead of Siobhan who is unable to be there.


Ulster Camogie to honour ‘Cream of the Province’

On Saturday 12th November the great and the good of Ulster Camogie will gather at the Ulster Camogie Awards Lunch in Kelly’s Inn, Garvaghy in Co. Tyrone. This is the second Annual Awards Lunch and all the stops have been pulled out to secure special guests for the lunch.

Joan O’Flynn, Uachtarán Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael will be pay tribute to the finest players, administrators and volunteers involved in Ulster Camogie.

Carál Ní Chuilín, the Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure will also be in attendance to speak to the attendee’s as well as presenting Awards to the finest Camogie players of 2011

Martin McAviney, Vice President for Ulster G.A.A and the Integration Committee Chair will also be in attendance at the Awards. Martin has been a great friend of Ulster Camogie in this role and has been fully supportive of the development of Camogie in this role.

As well as players awards from Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Minor, Ulster Camogie will also recognise the dedication, and efforts of those volunteers, administrators and PRO’s who give so much to the development of Camogie in Ulster. Ulster Camogie’s own PRO and journalist Cóilín Duffy will act as Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon

The final awards include recognition of County Match Programme of the Year and a new award, the Chairpersons Award, which Ulster Chair Kathleen Woods will make.

2011 has been a fantastic year for Ulster Camogie, with All Ireland titles for Armagh and Monaghan at Junior and Junior B, Armagh at Minor C and Down at Under 16 C. Eoghan Rua Coleraine were successful at club level winning the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship.

There were also plenty individual accolades with Jane Adams awarded Intermediate Soaring Star, and Down quartet of Fionnuala Carr, Orla Maginn, Catherine McGourty and Niamh Mallon honoured. Armagh star Colette McSorley rounded off the winners of the 2011 Soaring Stars Awards.

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