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Truagh Notes

May 1st, 2012

St. Mellans Entertainment: This bank holiday Sunday 6th May, the very popular American Pie play in St. Mellans. Enjoy the Monday off work by coming along this Sunday night. Sure to be a good night.

Seniors: We lost away to Carrickmacross in a wind swept evening last Wednesday, 0-12 to 1-11. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half, we didn’t get off to a good start as it was the home side who raced into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead after 13 minutes.  We did however get on top of possession for the remainder of the half, scoring 6 points to Carrick 1, to leave the half time score Carrick 0-5 Truagh 0-7. Christopher McKenna opened the 2nd half scoring in the 32nd minute to increase our lead, but 4 successive points from Carrick between the 39th minute and 44th minute had us behind once again. Paudie McKenna then equalised with a point in the 45th minute. Carrick went ahead again 2 minutes later before we regained the lead with 9 minutes to go after scores from Justin Halligan and Niall McQuillan. The only goal of the game, scored in the 53rd minute, turned-over the lead again after a quick long ball bore fruition for the home side.  Despite Truagh’s Paddy McKenna reducing the margin to just a point, 3 minutes later, it was Carrick who had the ast impact on the scoreboard, scoring a point in injury time to leave the full time result Carrickmacross 1-11 Truagh 0-12. Our team and scorers were: Martin Treanor; John McCarron, Niall Feely, John Treanor; Damian McRory, Aidan Coyle, Justin Halligan; Rory Treanor, Niall McQuillan; Eoghan Kelly, Niall Coyle (0-1), Paudie McKenna (0-2); Christopher McKenna (0-4, 1f, 1×50’), Paddy McKenna (0-1), Gary Todd. Subs Used: Adam Treanor for Gary Todd (36mins), Pauric Treanor for Eoghan Kelly (45mins), Daniel Finnegan for Christopher McKenna (55mins) & Ian Trenaor for Martin Treanor (55mins).

We then played at home to Scotstown last Sunday afternoon and bounced back with a 3 point victory. Played against a stiff breeze in the first half, we were behind from the 4th minute when Scotstown opened the scoring with a goal. The visitors added another point before we opened our account with a Chrissy McKenna point in the 9th minute. We continued to have chances in the next quarter but failed to convert while Scotstown increased the margin between the sides to 1-4 to 0-1  with 3 points in the 16th, 17th & 23rd minute.  A late brace of points from Paudie McKenna near the end of the 1st half left us trailing at half time, 0-3 to 1-4. We started the second half in offensive mode, gradually reducing the deficit with scores from Chrissy McKenna (31’, 37’, 48’) and Paudie Treanor (49’) levelling  the game. Scotstown responded in the 53rd minute with their only score of the second half to re-take the lead. However, their lead didn’t last long on this occasion as Chrissy McKenna equalised in the 54th minute before Paudie McKenna converted a free to put us ahead for the first time in the match with 3 minutes remaining. Niall Coyle added another point in the last minute, while sub Mark Couinhan converted a free in the 4th minute of injury time to record our second win of the campaign, 0-11 to 1-5. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; John McCarron, Niall Feely, Aidan Coyle; John Treanor, Damian McRory, Justin Halligan; Pauric Treanor, Niall McQuillan; Niall Coyle (0-1), Rory Treanor, Paudie McKenna (0-4, 3f); Christopher McKenna (0-5, 2f), Neil McRory, Daniel Finnegan. Subs Used: Noel Clerkin for Daniel Finnegan (46mins) & Mark Counihan (0-1f) for Rory Treanor (60mins). We were due to play away to Ballybay on Wednesday 2nd May. No game this weekend.

Reserve B: Our next game is against Latton away in the championship this Friday 4th May at 7.15pm.

Reserve C: We lost to Emyvale in the championship  last Friday 2-6 to 1-10.

Reserve D: Our next game is scheduled for Wednesday 9th May at home to Killanny.

Minors: We lost to Emyvale by a point last week. Our game with Cremartin was cancelled this week. We play away to Magheracloone next Tuesday, 8th 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.

Cairde: Cairde jackets are now being distributed to all current members. Our club cairde is now in year 3 and remains an essential source of funding for the development of our facilities. 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 €2,200:  There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were: 11, 13, 23, 24. There were 3 match 3 winners, each receiving €70: Pat Meehan, Jack McCarville-Dubleer & Mary Kelly (Yearly Ticket). Sellers: Mick Brady & Josie Brady.  Next jackpot draw is worth €2200. Check team:.

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 Knocks Grattans last week. We play Inniskeen this Thursday with a throw in of 7.30pm.

Minors – Our amalgamated team Truagh Harps are away to Clontibret this Sunday with a throw in of 12 noon.

Under 14s – lost to Monaghan Harps in the semi-final last Monday 1-2 to 5-5.

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 28th Winner: Nicola McKenna (no. 19). Squares still available. Contact Deirdre McCarron-0861675767.

Ladies Football:

Training:Training is now every Monday & Wednesday nights at 7.45pm sharp. New players are still very much welcome to come along.


Reserves: Our reserves played Aghabog on Saturday last 28th April. This was a hard fought game and we came out winners by a single point.  Next Reserve game is at home to Emyvale week ending 11th – 13th May.

Seniors: Are due to play Magheracloone this weekend Fri/Sat/Sun. Date & time to be confirmed.


Senior Championship Semi_Final : Monaghan Harps v Truagh Sunday 29th July at 3pm.


Well Done: To Caoimhe, Natasha, Eileen & Rachel and all of the Monaghan Senior Ladies team on their win in the Division 1 National League semi final last weekend. They now play Cork in the final on Saturday 12th May in Parnell Park, Dublin @ 4.45pm. Put this date in your diary and travel to show your support for the ladies.


Registration: Is now due to be paid and can be given to Pauline Treanor(Morris) at training. Please make it your priority to pay this asap




Liathroid Laimhe:

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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