September 17th ‘13
Bridie McMenamin Shield NWP Recycling Quarter Finals
Bridie Mc. Meniman Ulster Junior Club Championship Quarter Final
Clontibret who defeated last years Ulster Club Champion winners Castleblayney in the Senior Camogie Championship Final last month, will play host to O’Donovan Rossa, Magherafelt, Co Derry on Sunday next when they advance to the Quarter final of the Ulster Junior Club Championship Shield in Clontibret at 1.30pm.
Geraldine Clarke Manager with Clontibret admits” The Derry side are a feisty outfit and will be no push over . They are a more physical side with former County players of the quality of Machaela Convery and Niamh O’Loughrey who are the backbone of the team. They are also driven by the fact they can boast a number of Ulster Colleges players and have a very good bench to choose from. They defeated Limavaddy in the Derry County Final and will compete in their County League Final later in the Season”
Clontibret on the other hand will be hoping to capitalize on the Rossa’s weak defence with forwards such as Marie Greenan who scored 2 – 5 in the Final, Shauna Finnegan, Catherine Tomany and Michelle Morgan. All in all this promises to be a close encounter and your support would be appreciated.
Tyrone Champions, Dungannon go head to head with Cavan Champions, Castletara in the other Quarter Final and the winners of this will meet the winners of Clontibret/O’Donovan Rossa on Sunday 6th October
All Ireland Camogie Final
A number of Monaghan Clubs who travelled to Croke Park on Sunday last were treated to a full schedule of camogie and entertainment. Galway came up trumps when they won the double in Croke Park on Sunday last. In the Intermediate Final the Westerners put paid to Limerick in a nail biting finish while the Senior Squad lifted the O’Dufaigh Cup when they defeated Kilkenny . Kildare had a commanding win over Laois in the Junior “A” Final
The Monaghan Sports Partnership Grant Scheme has changed
Monaghan Sports Partnership wishes to make known to all sports clubs / community organisations that its annual sports club grant scheme has been restructured to become a
‘Sports Club Participation Development Project’ in 2013 / 14
The changes reflect the restricted budget available towards small grant schemes with short term purpose. Instead the new scheme will focus on the specific plans of a club in order to increase participation and enhance the long term future of the club.
Applications will be accepted for assistance under this fund, which is open to Sports clubs whose remit includes the promotion of youth activities (will not include County based organisations / individuals).
Clubs must work towards compiling a development plan which will result in increased participation.
Purchase of sports equipment for youth, funding towards some coaching / training courses for volunteers, activities promoting school / club interaction (but must be part of a greater long-term project)
Projects of a capital nature, servicing of debt, general appeals, transport, ongoing administrative costs
Applications must be as detailed as possible and offer value for money initiatives. Clubs will not be funded for the same items as previous years. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and the club must show intent on completing the steps it outlines in its application.
Priority will be given to those clubs established since 2008 and / or those who intend to use the funding to add an extra dimension to existing activities (eg female section within all-male club / juvenile section within adult club etc)
Monaghan Sports Partnership advises those interested to attend a special meeting outlining the grant to ensure that they understand the full criteria.
Please note: this is NOT the usual grant scheme. It will require very specific information and detail.
MONAGHAN SPORTS PARTNERSHIP Tel 042-9755126
If any clubs need help with putting plans together please contact Ger Gribben who will assist clubs in putting together a development plan.
Calling all former camogie players
Ulster Camogie are keen to provide opportunities for former players to play some camogie and are inviting all clubs across Ulster to participate in a fun and non-competitive blitz as a social gathering. The blitz will take place as a one off in November at Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt which will be an indoor blitz. Following on from this trial day, a similar event may be run in the New Year as either indoor or outdoor or both depending on the success of the event.