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Truagh Notes

April 3rd, 2012

Seniors: Training continues as per management. Our first match of the league season is next Wednesday 11th April at home to Castleblayney at 7pm.

Sponsorship: Our first senior league game will see our club sponsor Errigal Contract retain the main sponsorship of our adult teams for 2012. We wish to thank Errigal Contracts for their continued support.

Reserve B: We lost out to Castleblayney and Magheracloone in last weekend’s games. We were poor against Castleblayney going down 1-8 to 6-19. Our team and scorers were: Mathew McKenna; Niall McQuillan, Aidan Coyle, Seamus Treanor; Mike Treanor (0-1); John McCarron, Brendan Treanor (0-1); Paddy McKenna (0-1), Eoghan Kelly; Gary Todd (0-1f), Gary Meehan (1f-1f), Darren Todd (0-1); Christopher Curran, Martin Treanor (0-2), Sean McKenna. Subs Used: Alan McKenna for Seamus Treanor. Though improvement was made for our second game of the weekend, we lost out 0-8 to 2-8 to Magheracloone. Our next game is this Saturday at home to Latton at 6.30pm.

Reserve C: Our next game is at home to Scotstown on April 21st.

Reserve D: Our next game is scheduled for this Saturday, April 7th, at home to Aghabog at 5pm.

Minors: Training continues as per management. Our first match is next Tuesday 10th April at home to Rock Sarsfields at 7pm.

Fixtures: Fixtures for the coming month are now available to view on

St. Mellans Entertainment: This Easter Sunday, one of Ulster’s top duo, Purple Heart , play the front lounge. Sure to be a good night. Keep free Sunday 6th May for the popular American Pie.

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.

Lotto Jackpot €1,400:  There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were: 1, 19, 21, 23. There were no match 3s, with 4 winners picked at random each receiving €50: Maisie Brady, Josie+Joe, Gerard A Sherry & Darren Feely. Sellers: Ciaran Treanor (M) & Gerard Treanor (B).  Next jackpot draw is worth €1400. Check team: Roisin’s.

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

Club Shop: The club shop is open each Friday evening between 7-8pm. Sale now on. Kids Jackets & hoodies reduced to €25, t-shirts reduced to €8. Adult Jackets & hoodies reduced to €35, t-shirts €25 & polo shirts €30. Padded jackets also reduced.

U-16: Training continues as per management.

U-14: have commenced the league in good fashion winning our first 2 matches. We play Scotstown in the championship this Saturday in St. Mellans.

U-12: narrowly lost to Scotstown last Saturday.




Seniors: DHL result Clontibret 0-12 Truagh 0-9. We play Carrickmacross on Thursday with a throw in of 7pm. Training continues every Tuesday night at 8pm.
Minors: Minor hurling league starts next Sunday 15th with home game to Cootehill at 12 noon.
U-14: Defeated by Castleblaney in first league match. We play Clones next Monday with bus leaving St Mellans at 5.30pm. Training on Wednesday at 6.30pm
U-10s & 12s – Training in St Mellans on Wednesday at 6.30pm
Good luck – Good luck to our 7 players on County Minor Hurling panel for the Ulster B league final against Tyrone this Sunday at 12.30pm in Healy Park. Our players are Conor Boyle, Noel Flodd, Cathal McAnespie, Niall Rooney, Chris McAnenly, Dylan McGee and Conor Treanor. This game precedes the Monaghan/Tyrone senior football match so please come along and support these lads. Good luck men!!



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.
League: Our first league game is at home against Clontibret on the 17th of April.  Can you please make sure you are available.  Everyone should have a copy of the fixtures if you dont please enquire at training.


Lucky Square: Winners 10th March: None (45), 17th March D McCarron (6), 23rd March: None (32), 31st March K McAree. Some square are still available to buy. Contact Deirdre McCarron.


Easter Draw: Our annual easter draw takes place this week. Please support.

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.




Liathroid Laimhe:

All-Ireland Finals.  It was a disappointing day for the club and county as all the 3 sets of finalists were beaten on Saturday last at a change of venue in Kells Co.Meath. Eamon Todd & Christopher Mc Kenna (PJ) were beaten 21-5 21-4 by Darren O Toole & Malachy Whelan from Wexford in the Junior B final, the boys made some very uncharacteristic mistakes which give the Wexford men the upper hand and they never let up, but this experience will stand to you both for future finals of which there will be I’m sure. Our U21 representative of Christopher Mc Kenna(D) and Terry Mc Elvaney from the Harps lost the game of the day to Kilkenny duo Patrick & Peter Funchion, starting of in blistering form and killing from all ends the boys were 12-4 up in the first game only for the Kilkenny fight back to start and they began to eat into their lead and clawed back point by point to win 21-16. The second started with Kilkenny edging in front with our boys playing catch up all the time, then Christopher got an injury which seemed serious but with a 10 minute time-out they regained there composure and started their own fight back and being 20-16 down got back to 20-20 all, but it was not to be and they lost 21-20, but a very admiral fight boys and all who witnessed said there are definitely All Ireland titles still in you both, well done boys. And our final Monaghan pairing of Terry Keirnan(Cmx) & James Gavaghan(Corduff)  were beaten by Paul Moran & Niall O’ Connor from Kildare 21-9 21-5 in the junior final, but all players should very proud of achieving what they did by reaching All Ireland finals and even though it was defeat for all, lets hope to see everyone back again next year and hopefully with a happier ending, well done.

Adult County Doubles Championships. We are still waiting for confirmation of the Nov.3 & Nov.4 finals but there have been delays due to injuries, and we also may be having another set of finalists as Gabriel Mc Aree and Aidan Keenan are waiting to play their Nov.4 semi-final but it has also been delayed due to an opponent’s injury.

Adult Club Championships. Both club Doubles finals are outstanding due to injury.

Juveniles. As all coaches have brought down the curtain on the juvenile club season we ask that during the summer months for all juveniles to try to keep playing a little bit of handball as this would stand to them greatly for next years season when it begins, remember parents if there are any wet evenings (of which I am sure there will be) send them down to the alleys.

Community Games. Good luck to our U15 team who now start playing in the Ulster round of games shortly.

Feile Na Gael. We have entered a 6-man team into Feile na Gael and will begin training with these boys shortly to keep them in shape as the competition approaches.

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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