October 1st. ‘13
Ulster Junior Club Championship Semi Finals
St Teresa’s (Tyrone) v Clontibret (Monaghan)
Thomas Clarke Park Dungannon
Sun 6th, 11.00am
Clontibret travel to Tyrone as they take on St. Teresa’s Dungannon in the Bridie Mc. Meniman Ulster Junior Club Championship Semi Finals on Sunday next .Having qualified in the previous outing against O’Donovan Rossa, Magherafelt, the homeside will have the pedal to the board as they prepare for Sundays outing. Dungannon surprised the pundits when they put paid to Castletara’s chances when they had an 11 point victory over the favourites in the other quarter final.
When these 2 teams met 2 years ago Clontibret gave them a memorable lesson on how the game should be played! This year however St Teresa’s are relishing the spotlight following their 11 point shock defeat of Castletara (Cavan) a fortnight ago. They currently exude brash confidence and have let it be known that Clontibret will face the same fate as their neighbours from Cavan if they (St Teresa’s) get a foothold in the game at all. Indeed the very timing of the game -switched late this week from 10.00am!! – illustrates the bravado with which they are approaching the match. Their hurlers participate in the Ulster club championship later in the day, in Derry, and as their camogie management comprise 2 hurlers, they believed that an hour earlier shouldn’t deter any camogie player interested in reaching the championship final!
Of course Clontibret will be doing everything in their power to ensure that they don’t get that foothold and for that reason the mid-field battle between Michelle Morgan and Aisling McElvaney who will be paired with Emma Jane Gervin and Marian Vincent will be crucial. Morgan has been scoring prolifically for Clontibret this season and combined with the work-rate of McElvaney, herself given to the odd score, they provide a central cog in the wheel of the Clontibret engine.
St Teresa’s attack racked up a laudable 5 goals against Castletara so it goes without saying that Clontibret’s defence, anchored by goalkeeper Karen Boyle, will have to be alert to potential danger throughout the 60 minutes. But as the saying goes ‘goals win matches’ and in the experienced campaigner, Marie Greenan, Clontibret have a potential match winner. However it is reasonable to expect that St Teresa’s will have Rebecca Barker assigned to do a ‘man marking’ job on Greenan so scoring duties will have to be assumed by captain Shauna Finnegan, Nicola Morgan Catherine Tomany and the new-kid-on-the-block, Sinéad Mohan, all of whom have amassed an impressive personal tally this year.
Although Orlaith Boyle is still out of action due to an ankle injury, this week saw the welcome return of county footballer, Muireann Atkinson, to the squad, so Clontibret have a strong panel to choose from for Sunday. Hopefully, despite the unenviable starting time, a strong Monaghan contingent will travel to Thomas Clarke Park to support the local cailiní in their bid to reach an Ulster final. We wish them all the best!
Clontibret panel : Karen Boyle, Orla Boyle, Aisling Greenan, Joanne Mc. Skane, Tara Mc. Elvaney, Muireann Atkinson, Shauna Mc. Elvaney, Michelle Morgan, Aisling Mc. Elvaney,Shauna Finnegan,Capt. Marie Greenan Nicola Morgan,Catherine Tomany Karen Kieran, Sinead Mohan, Ailbhe Boyle, Laura Mc. Ginn, Shauna Mc. Keever,Michaela Mc. Ginn. Cliona Mc. Donald, Katie Mc. Nally, Aoife Boyle, Amy Moen, Donna Moen, Eleanor Mc. Quaid, Alana Mc. Ginn Mairead Tomany. Team Managers: Geraldine Clarke, Ned Mc. Cann.
County Board Meeting
The October meeting will take place in the Westenra Hotel on Monday evening next at 8pm. Please unsure that your club is represented.
JJ Doyle of Wexford will be in Ulster on Saturday October 26th to take a workshop/coaching session for all coaches. This will take place on Saturday afternoon as a finish to the first weekend of the coaching legacy programme in conjunction with Sport Northern Ireland. JJ’s Workshop will focus on Winning Primary Possession and Breaking Ball. The workshop is open to all camogie and hurling coaches and promises to be very interesting and beneficial to all coaches of all levels. It would be great to get as many coaches as possible to the workshop as it is not often Ulster get the opportunity to avail of such a successful coach working in the province.
The session will also include a question and answers session immediately afterwards. Workshop details are below:-
Workshop: Winning Primary Possession & Breaking Ball
Coach: JJ Doyle
Venue: Gortin GAA, Co. Tyrone
Time: 2.30-4pm (Q&A Session after)
Cost: Free. To book a place. Please contact Ger GribbenRegional Development Co-Ordinator for North Leinster / South UlsterCavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath
Tel: +353872733847 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org