February 7th. ‘12
County Board Meeting
A good attendance was recorded at the February County Board Meeting which was held in the Glencarn Hotel on Monday evening last, where newly elected Chairperson Malachy Trainor conducted the business of the Board. Ger Gribben , Regional Development Officer was also in attendance.
A number of positions, left vacant at Convention had been filled,with Teresa Lam, Castleblayney accepting the nomination for Vice Chairperson , Catherine Greenan, Clontibret for Assistant Treasurer and Shauna Mc. Elvanney, Clontibret as minutes Secretary. The Nominee for Secretary was absent but hopefully would be elected at the next meeting. Anne Mc. Kenna, Truagh will resume the role of Ulster Council Delegate and Maretta Sherry as PRO.
The Board had requested that due to work commitments, Saturday games would limit some girls involvement in the Monaghan Squad but unfortunately their request was ignored when the National fixtures were brought before the meeting. Monaghan have been placed in the Junior” A “All Ireland series where Counties Offaly, Cavan, Tyrone, Westmeath and Dublin will participate, with the first fixture being scheduled for Saturday 30th June when we take on Cavan. Malachy Trainor will attend club Player Meetings in the near future with a view to encourage girls to come along to the County Panel.
Ger Gribben, Regional Development Officer and Marie Greenan, County Development Officer put forward a plan for County U 14’s where Monaghan together with neighbouring Counties, Cavan, Tyrone Louth and Armagh would organise blitzs on alternate months and this would consequently lead to a Provincial and National Blitz at the later part of the year. They pointed out that Louth ran a very successful Under 8’s 10’s and 12’s Blitz and would encourage Monaghan to amalgamate with Louth to avail of a more varied competition.
A fixtures sub Committee was set up: Noleen Mc. Bride, Castleblayney, Dympna Kerr, Clontibret, Isobel Kieran, Inniskeen and Maretta Sherry, Truagh. Meeting to be held in the Glencarn on Tuesday 14th. February at 7.30.
In conclusion The Chairperson thanked everyone for their contribution to the successful Presentation night which was held on the previous weekend and attended by Joan O’Flynn, President of the Association.
Next Meeting arranged for Monday 5th March in the Westenra Hotel, Monaghan.
Tickets have gone on sale for the Club’s forthcoming Presentation Function on Sat, Mar 3rd in the Westenra Arms Hotel. The event will comprise a buffet meal, presentation of medals and dancing to Tiger Named Alf. Tickets are being distributed to all players at present and already there is good interest even from people not connected to the club at all, which is a promising sign!! So don’t delay- book your ticket now from Marie, Nora, Catherine or Geraldine.
Monaghan Sports Partnership is holding a very important Child Protection course in the Iontas Centre Castleblayney on Thurs Feb 16th commencing at 6.30 sharp. Places are limited and must be booked by contacting their office in Ballybay on 042/9755126.
Club registration night for all under-age players takes place on Tues, Feb 21st upstairs in the Community Centre at 8pm. Registration fee is €10 and parents will be given a short presentation on the Code of Ethics in camogie and Safe-guarding children practices in the club.
There is an excellent attendance at the under-age training taking place each Tuesday evening in the Community Centre from 6 – 7pm. Many thanks to those who help out – Marie, Shauna and Linda.
‘Mum without Me!’ got underway on Saturday afternoon last at 4pm in the Community Centre and what an enthusiastic bunch they proved to be!! With a yellow card having to be issued during their first small-sided game it is clear that the seniors could have some serious opposition if it’s challenges they’re looking for!! Please note this activity will take place outdoors for the next two Saturdays due to the unavailability of the Centre. So if you fancy some healthy exercise in the fresh air, head on down to the pitch at 4pm.
Senior training commences on Fri Feb 17th at 7.30pm. New and lapsed members welcome!!
Many thanks to Catherine and Marie Greenan who, along with Club Cathaoirleach, Shauna McElvaney, attended the County Board meeting on Monday evening. Indeed the girls showed their commitment to the game and its development in the county with Catherine taking the position of Assistant Treasurer and Clontibret delegates assuming the role of ‘Recording Secretary’ at Board meetings. Well done! There will be much delight at the re-appointment of Maretta Sherry as County PRO, Ann McKenna as delegate to Ulster Council and Teresa Lam as Vice-Chairman of the Board.
A Fixtures Sub-Committee meeting will be held in the Glencarn Hotel at 7.30pm on Tuesday next at which the fixtures for 2012 will drawn up for ratification at the March meeting. Dympna Kerr is Clontibret’s representative on this Committee.
There will be no juvenile training until further notice.
Training tomorrow night in Carrickroe hall. Could everyone please be there for 7.15, we are out again on Monday at 6.45. Attendance needs to improve. Please bring a friend. New players are welcome.
The presentation night takes place on the 18th of February in St Mellans. Presentations to county players, Gaeil Linn players and player of the year. We encourage everyone to come along and support.