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Camogie News

September 5th, 2012

September 4th ‘12


Cavan overcome Monaghan in U14 Ulster Camogie Championship Decider

A large panel of U14 County camogie cailini who travelled to Stradone in Cavan on Saturday last were defeated by a more physical and stronger side when they competed against Cavan in the Ulster Championship. Four teams participated in the Shield section namely Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan and Tyrone. The Monaghan team had won the Ulster Blitz just a few weeks previous defeating Cavan’s second team en route, but  Monaghan had it all to play for on Saturday last when they met Cavan’s first squad. They should not be disappointed though as they have paved their way to participate in an inaugural U14 All Ireland Championship Blitz which is due to take place in various venues in Dublin with 28 counties, 49 teams and approximately 1225 players and 200 mentors taking part on Saturday 15th September which is  Camogie All Ireland weekend, the team will also take part in a parade in Croke Park on the following day.

Board Meeting

Ger Gribben Regional Development Officer attended the September Meeting which was held in the Westenra Hotel on Monday evening last where he was encouraging club members to take part in a Camogie Foundation Course whish will be organised by Marie Greenan C.D.O. .


The Board have appointed Mary Murphy, Castleblayney as Children’s Officer for the County



 Fitzpatricks Coaches League

Fixture:     Clontibret(h)  V Inniskeen on Sunday 23rd September.

Final 7th Oct. Venue and Ref. TBD.

Good Luck

The Camogie Board wish Eileen Mc. Elroy, Isobel Kieran, the  Monaghan Ladies Football team  and Management the best of Luck as they take on Cork in the All Ireland Semi Finals on Saturday next.



The 2nd annual Kavanagh Country 10k & 5k road race will take place in Inniskeen on Sat Oct 13th. The Camogie club are looking for a main race sponsor(s) and others who will sponsor each kilometre of the route. If your business or family is interested, please email or contact any member of the Camogie club. The race will mean that motorists will be inconvenienced for a short time but we will try to keep this to a minimum. Your patience and cooperation would be appreciated.

Our U13 camogs are out in Louth league action again on Monday 10th September. After a defeat to the very experienced Castleblayney team, the girls will be hoping for a good display and the right result when they take on St Kevin’s in Philipstown. Text will go out to parents with the details.

Best wishes to Isobel Kieran and the rest of the Monaghan ladies when they take on Cork in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final this Saturday

Clontibret Camogie News

Firstly, apologies for last week’s omission, but like the Ulster Bank I experienced a ‘technical systems failure’ – well not actually me, but my computer! So fingers crossed this week.

Last week proved to be a sad week not just in our club but in the wider Clontibret community, when they sudden death of Teasie Finnegan, grandmother to Shauna and Rosita, became known. Teasie, it can be honestly said, was a truly generous, huge-hearted woman who loved nothing better than to see a Clontibret team striving and succeeding on the playing field. She followed the progress of the Camogie Club intently and took as much pride in the achievements of Rosita and Shauna over the years as the girls themselves. Photographs of them receiving awards were carefully framed and proudly displayed and she could discuss the game at length. But it was her generosity of spirit and her love of all living things that characterised her and set her apart. The thoughts and prayers of the club members are with Shauna and Rosita, together with Geraldine, Declan, Martin and Lee at this very sad time. May the Clontibret sod rest lightly upon her.

Twelve of our U-14 players travelled to Cavan on Saturday last as part of the county team that met Cavan in the opening round of the Ulster championship. Unfortunately fortunes were reversed on Saturday and Monaghan were forced to succumb to a stronger, fitter Cavan side. However, the team will continue to train together in preparation for the inaugural, National U-14 Blitz which takes place on Saturday, Sept 15th at a number of Dublin venues. Participants in this competition will form the parade in Croke Park on the following day at the All-Ireland Camogie finals.

Meanwhile parents of players not on the county U-14 panel (U-16 and U-12) should indicate if they wish to pre-book a ticket (€5) for your daughter, asap. Final details regarding travel, meal etc will be worked out in the coming days and a meeting of parents will take place to facilitate payment.

Following a Monaghan County Board meeting on Monday evening our seniors are scheduled to play Inniskeen in the League on Sunday, Sept 23rd. Meanwhile tomorrow evening, Wednesday, we play Keady in the Armagh League, Premier Division. Many thanks to Marie, Shauna, Joanne, Catherine and Donna who attended Monday’s meeting in various capacities. On Monday evening the Armagh Board meeting also took place. Unfortunately there was no joy for Clontibret in respect of the fate of a number of fixtures, particularly underage, that were cancelled in the past month, due to the absence of the Secretary and Asst. Secretary and with a cut-off date of Oct 14th imposed in respect of completing fixtures, a race against the clock looks to be on the cards. Watch this space!

The jink that has beset our senior panel this past 6 months apparently shows no signs of retreating. Currently Karen Kieran is sidelined with 2 broken fingers, from a league match in July, which are frustratingly slow to heal. Shauna McElvaney, who had laboured at training since our meeting with Inniskeen in the championship, eventually took herself off for an X-ray last week only to discover she has a broken rib and is very lucky not to have done herself even more damage! And to ‘put the tin hat on it’, as they say in these parts, poor Karen Boyle was accidently scalded at home on Friday evening last and is currently picking her way through life very gingerly! We wish each of the girls a speedy recovery and look forward to a time, perhaps even this year, when we will have all senior players restored and fully operational again …  just like my computer this week!!

Finally congratulations to Castleblayney who were deserved winners of Corn Gael Linn in the Royal Jade senior camogie championship final recently and we wish them every good wish in the Bridie McMenamin provincial competition later in the month.

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