Clontibret Camogie News
Well, what a week it’s been so far – and it’s only Tuesday! The weekend was peppered with good news stories, what with Eleanor being crowned Monaghan Rose on Saturday night in the Glencarn Hotel and Sinéad winning the Ulster Ladies 53kg title in Derry on Sunday. Both ladies now qualify for their respective All-Irelands. For Sinéad the wait is quite short – this Friday night she will box in the National Stadium, Dublin, in the IABA Girls Championships. At present her opponent is unknown, but if she deals with her as she dealt with her opponents on the camogie pitch this week she is guaranteed success. Sinéad takes the best wishes of both the Club and community with her on Friday. We are very proud of you Sinéad!
A world apart is Eleanor’s All-Ireland Rose of Tralee qualifier which takes place in 6 weeks time in Portlaoise. Hopefully we will have more details closer to the date to enable a lively contingent from Clontibret to travel. Again, congratulations to Eleanor on this wonderful achievement, coupled with her achievements last month in ‘So you think you can Dance’!.
And not content with these victories our U-16 team packed in 2 wonderful performances on Monday and Tuesday evening, led by captain Sinéad, to overcome St. Kevin’s Louth and Castleblayney in the respective county U-16 Leagues.
On Wednesday our seniors play St Brigid’s in the Armagh League in Clontibret and then face Castleblayney on Friday evening in the Monaghan League, also at home. Both these matches start at 7.30. Best wishes to our senior players.
Congratulations to all those who attended U-16 county training on Saturday morning last with Marie and Paul Monahan. This Saturday training takes place in Clontibret and players are asked to be on the pitch at 11 sharp.
Well done also to our senior girls who also have been working hard at county level. On Sunday Monaghan take on Cavan, in Cavan, in the first round of the Ulster Junior Championship. Details not confirmed at time of going to press regarding venue or time. However we wish Monaghan well on Sunday.
Our U-16 panel are scheduled to play St Brides (Louth) prior to Tues 30th but despite several attempts being made to contact them, no response has been forthcoming! This game may well go ahead on Monday 29th but this is unconfirmed. On Tuesday evening our U-14 team play host to Madden in the Armagh League at 7.15. Training for this panel takes place on Saturday at 4.30. A full attendance is necessary. .
Our seniors play Castleblayney in a re-fixture in the Armagh League on Wed May 1st in Clontibret and are due to play Truagh the following evening in the Monaghan League. Hopefully this game can be re-scheduled within the ‘3 day rule’. Our U-14s also play their opening match in the Louth League on Thursday May 2nd – an away match against St Kevins!
Advanced and Beginner camogie continues on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Please note that due to the senior camogie match, Wednesdays’ session takes place at 5.30 this week. Thursdays’ session remains at 5pm.