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Truagh Notes

April 24th, 2012

Seniors: We gained our first victory of the league campaign with a spirited 3 point win over Monaghan Harps, 2-12 to 2-9. Though the harps took the lead in the 2nd minute, we started positively, hitting 5 successive points by the 17th minute to go 4 ahead. Our early scores came from a Paddy McKenna point and 2 each for Chrissy McKenna and Mark Counihan. The harps responded with a point in the 21st minute, before Paudie McKenna scored the first goal off the game in the 22nd minute to put us 6 points ahead. However, the goal was quickly cancelled out as the visitors scored their first goal a minute later. The harps reduced the margin to 2 in the 26th minute with another point, before Truagh went on the offensive again with points from Mark Counihan, Niall Coyle and a Paddy McKenna punched goal to send us 2-7 to 1-3 ahead at half time. Again it was the harps who scored first after the throw-in in the 31st minute with a point. But similar to the first half we responded, with points from Niall McQuillan (33’), Niall Coyle (34’) & Paddy McKenna to put us 9 points ahead after 37 minutes. The harps started to eat away at their deficit, scoring 1-4 in the next 10 minutes with only a Chrissy McKenna point for the gaeils to leave  just 3 points between the 2 sides. With 6 minutes remaining the harps reduced this to 2 points, and with the game now in balance, it took a Niall Coyle point 3 minutes from the end to settle the home side and ring in the first 2 league points of the year with a 2-11 to 2-8 victory. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; John McCarron, Niall Feely, John Treanor; Rory Treanor, Aidan Coyle, Justin Halligan; Pauric Treanor, Niall McQuillan (0-1); Eoghan Kelly, Niall Coyle (0-3), Paudie McKenna (1-0); Christopher McKenna (0-3, 2f), Paddy McKenna (1-2), Mark Counihan (0-3). Subs Used: Damian McRory for Paddy McKenna (51mins), Daniel Finnegan for Mark Couinhan (53mins) & Adam Treanor for Chrissy McKenna (57mins). We were due to play Carrickmacross last night, Wednesday. We play at home to Scotstown next Sunday at 4pm. We then play away to Ballybay on Wednesday 2nd May at 7.30pm.

Reserve B: We were defeated by Clontibret last Wednesday, 0-7 to 1-9. Our next game is against Latton away in the championship on Friday 4th May.

Reserve C: We lost to Scotstown last Saturday 0-9 to 5-15. Our team were: Kevin Treanor; Paul McKenna, Michael McGeough,. Jeremy Treanor; Chris McAnanley, Stephen Smith, Darragh McGinn; Jarlath Treanor, John McGlone; Chrissy Meehan, Martin Owens, Martin Treanor; Ciaran McGinn, Chrssy Todd, Shane McDermott.  Our next game is at home in the championship this  Friday 27th April at 7.15pm.

Reserve D: We lost to Blackhill last Wednesday, 0-4 to 1-19.  Our next game is scheduled for Wednesday 9th May.

Minors: We lost to Latton last week by 2 points. We were due to play Emyvale on Tuesday night past. We follow this with a home match to Cremartin next Tuesday 1st May at 7.30pm.

Cardiac Screening: Those seeking cardiac screening, please refer to the club website or call Proinsias McKenna- 0872100391 for details.  This screening is open to 14-35 yr olds. We have approx. 20 signed up for it and require 10 more to make it feasible.

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 €2,000:  There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were: 1, 3, 10, 14. There were 5 match 3 winners, each receiving €40: Seamus McElroy, Nan Donaghue, E Gill, James Connolly, Arthur McKenna (Yearly Ticket). Sellers: John Treanor & Micket Treanor (B).  Next jackpot draw is worth €2000. Check team: Executive’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.

Juvenile Reports: Any mentor/player who wishes to send reports from juvenile matches in the club, please forward to for publication.

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




Seniors – Defeated by 2 points in last weeks game to Monaghan Harps. Score Truagh 2-6 Harps 1-11. We play Knocks Grattans away this Thursday with a throw in of 7.30pm.

Minors – Our amalgamated team Truagh Harps had a good win away to Blaney last Sunday. Score Blaney 2-8 Truagh Harps 8-7. This week we are at home to Emmett Grattans with a throw in of 12 noon.

Under 14s – recorded a good win over Clontibret in the championship last Wednesday. This week sees a very busy week for this team, with a home league fixture on Wednesday to Cootehill at 7pm. On Saturday they compete in the Ulster Feile, hosted by ourselves. Then on Monday next we play Monaghan Harps in the championship semi final at home with a throw in of 7pm.

Under 12s – training along with under 14s next Wednesday at 6.30.



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.
Lucky Square: April 21st Winner: No winner (no. 44). 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. Congratulations to Christopher Mc Kenna(PJ) as he won the 23’s & Under B Singles last weekend. He first beat Padraic Condron from Laois in St.Mellans in two straight 21-0, 21-0, then in the Final he played Dan Breen from Kilkenny in Carrickmacross he won the first easily enough 21-8 but was pushed all the way in the second but held on and won it 21-17, so well done Christopher. We hadn’t as good a luck story for Eamon Todd in the Men’s C Singles as he was beaten by Brendan Burke from Kilkenny in Saval, hard luck Eamon. The club would also like to congratulate the other county winners, Terry Keirnan won the Men’s B Singles beating Ciaran Neary from Kilkenny and Conor Mc Donnell in the Golden Masters B Singles as he beat Denis Phelan from Galway, well done all.

Adult County Doubles Championships. The outstanding Nov3 & Nov4 finals were played last Thursday in St.Mellans, the Nov4 was an all club affair as Frank Mc Kenna & Damien Mc Clave took on Gabriel Mc Aree & Aidan Keenan, Gabriel & Aidan won that title 21-12, 12-19. Aidan seemed to do most damage with his trademark-looping serve into the corners with the opposition struggling with every return, well played all. Then in the Nov3 Kevin Treanor & Patrick Mc Kenna(PH) took on Tydavnet men Kevin Mc Cague & Martin Kilpatrick, and the boys secured another county title for the club as they won the contest 21-15, 21-11. Congratulations to all our winners. We still have several sets of players involved in the Nov1 competition in Ian Treanor, Eamon Todd, Barry Treanor and John Kelly but are still awaiting a semi-final to be played.

Adult Club Championships. Only one of the club Doubles Final were played Sunday last as Christopher (PJ) was involved in the Nationals, but never the less the Highhouse Doubles were played and Joe Kelly & John Thomas Treanor beat Jonathon Mc Kenna & Gary Treanor (T) 21-17, 21-17 as the score line suggests a very tight affair, well done all. The Coalisland  Doubles Final hopefully will be played this week coming, texts will be sent out about time of game.

Community Games. The community games team had a bye at the weekend, as Cavan could not field so James, Gary, Aaron, Ryan and Jamie keep practising as bigger games now approach. The next game is pencilled in for May the 26th but training will be ongoing before that and any changes will be sorted out before hand.

Feile Na Gael. We have entered a 6-man team into Feile na Gael and we 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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