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Truagh Notes

March 6th, 2012

Steak & Country Night: We are holding a steak and country night in St. Mellans on Saturday 17th March at 8.30pm. Tickets at EUR20 can be bought for the night in the club bar and includes admission with steak dinner and music by country blaze.

Reserve B: Our first match is this Sunday 11th March away to Castleblayney at 12pm.

Reserve C: We lost to Oram last Sunday, 1-8 to 1-10. Our next game is away to Sean McDermotts on Sunday 25th March.

Reserve D: Our first match is changed to this Saturday, 10th March, at home to Aghabog at 4pm.

Seniors: Training continues as per management. Our first match is on Wednesday 11th Aprill at home to Castleblayney.

Cairde: Our club cairde is now starting year 3 and remains an essential source of funding for the development of our facilities. Existing members of Cairde will be contacted shortly to renew their membership. New members are very welcome to join. Again, we thank all those who contribute to this scheme as they are assisting greatly in the progression of amenities utilised by young and old of the parish.

Field Bookings: Teams looking to book a field for training/match should make their requests by email to pro.truagh.monaghan@gaa.ie or to 087 1377635.

Party Bookings: Can be made for either bar. For booking contact 0861991150.

Lotto Jackpot now €4600:  There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were: 1, 3, 9, 17. There were 3 no. match 3 winners each receiving €70: Mickey Brady, Patricia Sherlock & Marie Kerr. Next jackpot draw is worth €4600. Check team: Roisin’s.

Registration: is open for the year and can be made payable through Brian Rafferty. Membership must be paid by March 31st. Players must have registration paid before playing.

Club Shop: The club shop is open each Friday evening between 7-8pm. Kids / Adults Hoodys Jackets and T Shirts reduced, also a limited number of shorts.


Seniors: Training on Thursday at 8pm.

U-14: training Monday at 6.30pm

U-10: hurling training continues each Friday at 6.30pm in Carrickroe.



Juveniles: There will be no juvenile training until further notice.

Seniors: Training has now been changed to every Tuesday and Friday at 8pm in St Mellans.  Could everyone please make the effort to attend, if you you cannot make it please text the camogie phone.  New players are very welcome.
Blitz: Keep free Sunday the 25th for the County Blitz, this will be in Inniskeen and we need a full turn out.

Ladies Football:

Committee: We are asking all parents of children playing at any level to take into consideration the future of the ladies football club and to consider becoming a member of our committee .We are struggling with the numbers on our committee at the minute and as you all know behind every great club is a very hard working committee . Have you got  1 hour to spare a month ?? If so please contact Ursula Mc Kenna on 0868599749 or Sharon Mc Meel on 0872198005. REMEMBER: It’s your child/children that benefit from the hard work that goes on behind the scenes with our committee and as the saying goes ‘many hands make light work’.

Senior Training:
 Continues as per management.Please make sure you text Ursula on 0868599749 if you cannot make it.


Keep Free: We ask all senior & minor girls to keep free Saturday 24th March as we hope to travel to a 7 a side blitz in Killeavey.





Juvenile Ulster Championships. The Ulster Finals will be held this Saturday coming the 10th of March in Kingscourt, good luck to Niall, Aaron & Ryan in their respective finals, all the boys would appreciate as much support on the day as possible.

All-Ireland Championships. Eamon Todd’s & Christopher Mc Kenna’s (PJ) All Ireland Junior B Doubles Semi-final as of yet has not been fixed so keep an eye on the website for details and we will text around info as we receive it, it should be home venue(Ulster) and it should be Connacht opposition. Hard luck to Michael Mc Carron as he lost his All Ireland semi-final in the Diamond Masters “A”, he played Martin Crowen from Mayo Sunday last in Mayo, the score was 21-20,21-6, this game probably came a few weeks too early as Michael was only getting up to match fitness after been out for several months through injury hard luck.

Ulster U21 Doubles Final. Christopher Mc Kenna(D) partnered by Terry Mc Elvaney (Harps) played their Ulster U21 Doubles Final Tuesday gone past in Armagh full report next week.

Adult County Single Championships. Frank Mc Kenna and Gabriel Mc Aree have played there long awaited Nov4 final last night (Wednesday night) in St.Mellans also played last night was the Junior final between Christopher Mc Kenna and Brendan Finan of Tydavnet full reports next week.

Adult County Doubles Championships. We have several sets of player’s in county doubles finals, in Nov4 Frank Mc Kenna & Damien Mc Clave have reached the final which if all goes his way could see Frank claiming a double scoop in both singles and doubles and after Jonathon doing it last year Frank, no pressure right! . Also Frank & Damien could be joined by Gabriel Mc Aree & Aidan Keenan which have some delayed games left to be played. In Nov3 Kevin Treanor & Patrick Mc Kenna take on Tydavnet men Kevin Mc Cague & Martin Kilpatrick, all Finals TBC. Good luck to all involved.

GAA Team. Our GAA B Team have reached their final in the “GAA B league”, there they take on the Bawn B Team, time and venue of final TBC.

Juvenile County Doubles. Yet again we hosted another packed day of handball in St.Mellans as the juvenile county doubles finals came to town. We had a very successful day taking 3 out of the 4 presented finals we were in. First in was the U13 finalist of Ryan Mohan & Finbar Mc Ginn who defeated Ronan King & Mark Mohan of Tydavnet 15-1 15-1, then in the all club U14 final was James Mc Kenna & Gary Mc Kenna against Jamie Sherlock & Ciaran Rafferty, this was a see-saw game which went the 3 games, after taking the first game 15-0 Gary & James looked in full control but Jamie and Ciaran came back in the second and took it 14-15. Then the last game all was to play for and Gary & James just got over the line 15-10 a good game from all players. The U16’s of Noel Flood & Daniel Mc Kenna didn’t have as much success as the Treanor Twin’s from Tydavnet won 21-1,21-14, the tydavnet men would be a more settle and experienced pairing and this came big in their favour especially in the first game, but Noel and Daniel re-grouped well in the second game but it wasn’t to be hard luck. Finally in the last game of the day saw another all club affair as Ryan Treanor(T) & Aaron Mohan took on our Twin team of Damon & Chris Hughes in the U17 final, losing the fist game 21-4 the twins got some advice and mended some of the early mistakes and got to 14 in the second game, this was a good display boys and a bit more game time and experience who knows what can be achieved, well done to all the winners and hard luck to all runner-ups on the day, also thanks to all who helped to run yet another fun full day of handball for all the young players of the county.

Adult Club Championships. The club singles and doubles finals are pencilled in for next weekend so all remaining games must be played this week coming.

Juvenile Club Leagues. All the Juvenile league finals will be run off tomorrow evening Friday the 9th of March, proceedings will be kicking of @6:00pm with the young girls and continue until all 9 finals have been played, we ask as many players and parents to come down for an evenings fun and give support to these young players for some of which this is there first ever handball competition, also anyone that want pictures of the finalists bring cameras as presentations will be made after each final.

Table Quiz. We will be running our annual fund raising table quiz on Friday the 16th of March in St.Mellans starting 9:00pm sharp, we hope to see many club and extended members down on the night to support us in our fund raising event, refreshments will be served with a draw on the night for some spot prizes, and with our experienced music round technician on board who knows what might pop up, so come on down for a good nights craic.

Prize Draw. We will be approaching club members if they would be interested in buying a ticket for the handball council, there are some brilliant prizes for the individuals and also for the club, all will be explained before purchasing.




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