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Truagh Notes

April 17th, 2012

Seniors: We lost out to Castleblayney in our opening league game last Wednesday night in St. Mellans.  Mark Counihan opened our scoring account of the year with a 8th minute point to put us in front. In the 9th minute we had the luxury of having the advantage of an additional player after the sending off of a ‘blayney player. Despite this, it was an even contest for the remainder of the half with Pauric Treanor getting our second point of the game and Markl Couionhan converting 3 frees to put us 2 in front in the 23rd minute. Despite the numerical disadvantage, it was Castleblayney who struck the games only goal in the 28th minute to go 1-5 0-5 ahead. Counihan responded with a pointed free in injury time to leave the half time score Gaeil Triucha 0-6 Casleblayney 1-5.  Upon the re-start, it was Castleblayney who started stronger registering 2 points by the 34th minute to go 4 ahead. We controlled the game in the following 20 minutes, yet failed to convert several chances. Scoring only 3 times, and all from the place-kicking of Mark Counihan, we were 2 points behind by the 52nd minute. In the 59th minute, Castleblayney increase their lead, 22 minute s from their previous score. In an eventful injury time, it was the Faughs who added to the scoreboard, hitting another 2 points to put 5 between the sides. It also seen 3 red cards, with Truagh sub, Sean McKenna and 2 ‘blayney players being the recipients.  The full time whistle then blew to the score of Gaeil Triucha 0-9 Castleblayney 1-11. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; John McCarron, Rory Treanor, Niall Feely; Keith Sheerin, Paudie McKenna, Aidan Coyle; Pauric Treanor (0-1), Niall McQuillan; John Treanor, Mark Counihan (0-8, 7f), Niall Coyle; Darren Todd, Gary Todd, Daniel Finnegan. Subs Used: Christopher McKenna for Darren Todd (39mins), Damien McRory for Niall McQuillan (46mins), Sean McKenna for Keith Sheerin (50mins) & Brendan Treanor for Gary Todd (52mins). We then played round 2 away to Magheracloone last Sunday afternoon but came away with a second defeat, 1-9 to 0-14. In a competitive first half, we started well, taking a 0-4 to 0-2 lead after 14 minutes with a hatrick of points from Mark Counihan and one from Niall Coyle. Magheracloone levelled 2 minutes later, converting frees- a trait that was starting to become the norm for the home side. Points were then traded with points coming from Christopher McKenna and Paudie McKenna to keep the scores even at 0-6 each after 20 minutes. Magheracloone then went ahead in the 23rd minute before Mark Counihan punched the ball to the net to register our first goal of the year and put us ahead. Just before the break, Mageracloone narrowed the lead with another free to leave the half time score Magheracloone 0-8 Gaeil Triucha 1-6. Magheracloone resumed the second half with a score to level matters. We responded with 3 quick points, scored from Daniel Finnegan and a brace from sub Neil McRory, to put us 3 ahead with 22 minutes to go. However, it was to be our last contribution to the score board, as Magheracloone levelled in the 52nd minute after hitting 3 points. We were then reduced to 14 when Paudie McKenna received 2 yellows inside 3 minutes with 3 minutes remaining. The home side finished the game scoring an additional 2 frees in injury time to gain the match points and send us home on the wrong end of 1-9 to 0-14 scoreline. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; Aidan Coyle, Niall Feely, John Treanor; John McCarron, Rory Treanor, Eoghan Kelly; Pauric Treanor, Niall McQuillan; Christopher McKenna (0-1), Paudie McKenna (0-1), Niall Coyle (0-1); Mark Counihan (1-3), Paddy McKenna, Daniel Finnegan (0-1). Subs Used: Neil McRory (0-2) for Paddy McKenna (36mins), Keith Sheerin for Eoghan Kelly (49mins) & Christopher Curran for Niall McQuillan (60mins). Our next game is at home to Monaghan Harps this Saturday at 7pm. This a double header with a C game with Scotstown played before it. We then play away to Carrick macross in rd. 4 on Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm.

Reserve B: We were due to play away to Clontibret last night, Wednesday. Our next game is against Scotstown on 16th May.

Reserve C: Our next game is at home to Scotstown this April 21st at 5.30pm. This is part of a double header with the senior game.

Reserve D: We picked up our second victory of the campaign with a 1-10 to 1-8 win over Monaghan Harps last Saturday. We were due to play Blackhill last night, Wednesday.  Our following game is scheduled for Wednesday 9th May.

Minors: We were due to open our league season on Tuesday with a home game to Rock Sarsfields.  We then play away to Latton next Tuesday 17th April at 7.15pm. We follow this with an away match to Emyvale at 7.15pm.

Club Notes: All teams wishing to have notes included within the weekly club notes should submit their notes by email only to

St. Mellans Entertainment: Keep free Sunday 6th May for the very popular American Pie. Sure to be a good night.

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 €1,800:  There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were: 1, 2, 22, 23. There were 4 match 3 winners, each receiving €50: Bernie Sherry, Margaret McGlone, Paddy Kerr, Jack Cassidy. Sellers: Kevin Treanor & Michael Treanor (B).  Next jackpot draw is worth €1800. Check team: Gary’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: We play away to Toome this Thursday at 7pm.

U-14: The a team play Donaghmoyne  this Saturday at 1.15pm in St. Mellans. The b team play at home next Tuesday, 24th April against Carrickmacross.

U-12: The next game is on Friday 27th April at 7pm.

U-6, 8 & 10: Training every Thursday evening in St. Mellans from 7-8pm.




Seniors – defeated by Castleblaney last week in DHL. We play Monaghan Harps this Thursday at 7.15pm in St Mellans

Minors– Our amalgamated team Truagh Harps went down to Cootehill last Sunday in a game of 2 halves. Cootehill went in at the break leading 3-2 to 0-0, with our lads scoring 1-5 in the second period without conceding. Final score Truagh Harps 1-5 Cootehill 3-2. We play Castleblayney in ‘Blayney on Sunday morning next at 12 noon. Training Friday at 6.30pm

Under 14s – Play Clontibret last night,  (Wed) in championship in St Mellans at 7pm. At home again on Monday evening next to Cootehill in the league. Throw in also 7pm.

Ulster Feile – We host a section of the u14 Ulster Feile next Saturday 28th in St Mellans. All help would be gratefully accepted.

Good Luck: to Shane Todd (Bomber) who sets sail for New Zealand next week.



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 was on Tuesday last against Clontibret . Everyone should now have a copy of the fixtures if you dont please enquire at training.


Lucky Square: April 7th Winner: No winner (no. 39), April 14th Winner: No Winner (no. 38). Squares still available. Contact Deirdre McCarron-0861675767.

Ladies Football:

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




Liathroid Laimhe:

Irish Nationals. Eamon Todd had a bye last weekend in the 1st round of the Men’s C Singles as he had a w/o against Laois opposition, this weekends opposition is unknown and also Christopher Mc Kenna(PJ) in action in the 23’s & under C Section, both games are fixed for Kingscourt, good luck to both.

Adult County Doubles Championships. The outstanding Nov3 & Nov4 finals are finally fixed for tonight (Thursday) in St.Mellans, Nov4 is an all club affair as Frank Mc Kenna & Damien Mc Clave take on Gabriel Mc Aree & Aidan Keenan, game serving of at 8pm, then in the Nov3 Kevin Treanor & Patrick Mc Kenna(PH) take on Tydavnet men Kevin Mc Cague & Martin Kilpatrick game @ 9pm good luck to all involved. Also Ian Treanor and Eamon Todd are in the Nov1 final and Barry Treanor and John Kelly are in the other semi-final so good luck to you both teams also.

Adult Club Championships. Both club Doubles finals are fixed for this Sunday evening the Highhouse and Coalisland competitions, first game at 7pm the second 8pm good luck to all involved

Community Games. The community games team have their first outing this weekend as they take on Cavan in Ballybofey Co. Donegal Saturday the 22nd , its an early start as it’s fixed for 10:30am, the team is James Mc Kenna, Gary Mc Kenna, Aaron Mohan, Ryan Mohan and Jamie Sherlock, good luck boys.

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, the team of boys are James Mc Kenna, Gary Mc Kenna, Aaron Mohan, Ryan Mohan, Gary Mohan and Cormac Mc Kenna.

Juveniles. Even though all leagues and coaching are over for the this season all juveniles keep a ball in your kit bag and try to keep playing a little bit over the closed season because you will definitely see the benefits when next year starts.

County Presentation. Keep free Friday evening the 1st of June as the county presentation will take place in the Harps Complex at 9:30pm, all county winners must attend to receive all trophies.


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