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Truagh Notes

May 8th, 2012

Seniors: We came away with a draw from our away match with Ballybay last Wednesday 0-8 to 1-5. Ballybay had 4 wins from 4 going into the game, hitting high scoring averages in each game. However, with the tightness of the Truagh defence and missed opportunities up front from both sides, this game turned into a very low scoring affair. Ballybay opened the scoring with 2 points inside the first 4 minutes and it wasn’t until the 17th minute when the next score of the match came, Chrissy McKenna converting a free to open our account. Ballybay added another point in the 22nd minute before Darren Todd reduced the margin to a point a minute later. Goal chances were spurned on both sides during this half and even allowing considerable injury time, the half time whistle was blown to a lowly score of Ballybay 0-3 Truagh 0-2. Adam Treanor opened the scoring in the second half with a point after 35 minutes, before Mark Counihan converted a free to put us ahead for the first time in the game in the 42nd minute. Adam Treanor added another in the 43rd minute to push the margin further. However, this lead was overturned in the 46th minute when Ballybay were awarded a penalty and duly scored. This was followed by another Ballybay point a minute later. Chrissy McKenna pulled back a point in the 49th minute before the home side struck again in the 51st minute to go 2 ahead. Being in a similar position before in recent games, this Truagh team again refused to accept defeat and brought the scores level with 5 minutes remaining after points from Gary Todd and a Mark Counihan free. Both sides had a number of attempts to win the match outright, but the final whistle blew with honours even, Ballybay 1-5 Gaeil Triucha 0-8. Our team and scorers were: Ian Treanor; John McCarron, Niall Feely, Aidan Coyle; Paudie McKenna, Damian McRory, Justin Halligan; Pauric Treanor, Niall McQuillan; Niall Coyle, Rory Treanor, Adam Teanor (0-2); Christopher McKenna (0-2, 1f), Paddy McKenna, Darren Todd (0-1). Subs Used: Gary Todd (0-1) for Paddy McKenna (16mins), Mark Counihan (0-2f) for Darren Todd (39mins), Brendan Treanor for Niall Coyle  (49mins) & Niall Coyle for Aidan Coyle (58mins). Our next match is this Friday 11th May away to Latton at 7.30pm.  We follow this with another away match against Clontibret on Sunday 13th May at 5pm. Both games will be covered on our twitter page @truaghgaels

Speedy recovery: to Martin Treanor, Alan McKenna and Paddy McKenna who all picked up bad hand injuries in recent senior games.

Reserve B: We lost to Latton on the championship last Friday night, 1-8 to1-9. Our next B game is at home to Scotstown on Wednesday 23rd May.

Reserve C: Our next C game is at home to Rockcorry on next Wednesday, 16th May, at 7.45pm.

Reserve D: Our D game with Killanny was postponed last Wednesday as Killanny conceded. Our next game is away to Eire Og on Wednesday 30th May.

Minors: We lost to Emyvale by a point last week. Our game with Cremartin was cancelled this week. We were due to play away to Magheracloone last Tuesday. We play at home to Donaghmoyne next Tuesday, 15th May, at 7.30pm.  This will be our last minor game before the exam break.

Fixtures: All our fixtures up until June 10th are now on the club website.

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 €2,400:  There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The lucky numbers were: 9, 15, 18, 22. There were 2 match 3 winners, each receiving €100: Peter McCarra & Josie Brady. Sellers: Jacks & Margaret Counihan.  Next jackpot draw is worth €2400. 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.

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 – Have a bye this week in the DHL. SHL starts on May 31st.




Juveniles: We are currently working on a new programme for our juvenile members.  Details to follow shortly.


Seniors: Training on Tuesday and Friday at 8pm in St Mellans.  Could everyone please make the effort to attend, if you cannot make it please text the camogie phone.  We would like to encourage as many new members as possible to come along. Basic training will be provided.


League: Our last league fixture was at home to Inniskeen on the 6th of May.  Our next league game is away to Clontibret on the 26th of June


Blitz: Keep free Sunday the 29th of April for the County Blitz,please note change in date, this will be in Inniskeen and we need a full turn out. 


Lucky Square: This week’s winner: Ciaran McCarron (no. 11). 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.


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:

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

Masters Doubles Fixtures. By now all players should have received their fixtures for the Masters Doubles Competition, could all players please ensure that all games are played on the date as it is running late in the season and all must be played.

Adult County Doubles Championships. Ian Treanor, Eamon Todd, Barry Treanor and John Kelly are still in the Nov1 doubles competition but are still awaiting a semi-final to be played.

Adult Club Championships. The Coalisland Doubles Final between Ian Treanor & Kevin Treanor and Barry Treanor & Christopher Mc Kenna(PJ) will hopefully be played this week coming, texts will be sent out about time of game.

Community Games. 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. The Feile na Gael team will soon be called into action and the team of boys are James Mc Kenna, Gary Mc Kenna, Aaron Mohan, Ryan Mohan, Gary Mohan and Cormac Mc Kenna  hopefully are in good shape for the national competition.

Summer Play. As many club members as possible should avail of the free lighting in the alleys during some slightly summery evenings, remember parents get them in to the alleys during the wet evenings.



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