October 15th ‘13
Clontibret contest Ulster Club Championship Final
Having qualified for the Final of the Bridie Mc. Meniman Ulster Junior Club Championship Shield when they defeated St. Teresa’s Dungannon in the Semi Finals, Clontibret will go head to head with Antrim Champions, Loughgiel Shamrocks on Sunday next 20th, October in Clann Eireann, Lurgan at 1pm.
Castletara had the upper hand when they destroyed Clontibret’s chances of an Ulster Title In 2011 on a scoreline of 6 -3 to 2 -10. However the O’Neill’s will want to put that behind them on Sunday next when they enter the Ulster Arena once more. Castleblayney made history for Monaghan last year when their Captain Roisin Mc. Kenna lifted the coveted Bridie Mc. Meniman Shield for her side. Sunday’s match will be a curtain raiser to the Intermediate Club Final of St. John’s (Antrim) and Bredagh ( Down).
Clontibret can be confident going into this final given that they had a good run in the Championship so far, defeating O’Donovan Rossa by five points in the quarter final on a scoreline of 1- 15 to 2 -7. St. Teresa’s Dungannon were no match for the Saffrons in the semi finals when the Tyrone side were defeated by double scores. Clontibret 1 -13, St. Teresa’s 2 -2.
Antrim Champions Loughgiel had also a five point win in the other semi final defeating Down Champions Castlewellan and can boast a good forward line in Lindsey Higgins and Claire Mc. Killop with her sister Katie solid in defence and the duo of Christine Laverty and Arlene Casserley at midfield, could be a force to be reckoned with.
However Clontibret are firing on all cylinders with regard to fitness and skill and can deliver an all round performance. With a forward line of Nicola Morgan ,Sinead Mohan, Shauna Finnegan and Marie Greenan , have accumulated a bucket of scores this season and could be unstoppable. Likewise the brick wall defence of Shauna and Tara Mc. Elvanney , Joanne Mc. Skane can tie in well with the midfielders of Michelle Morgan and Aisling Mack., could make life difficult for the Opposition.
A large contingent of Clontibret supporters is expected to travel North to cheer on their camogie cailini.
Clontibret panel: Karen Boyle, Laura McGinn, Aisling Greenan, Joanne McSkeane, Michaela McGinn, Shauna McElavaney, Tara McElvaney, Aisling McElvaney, Michelle Morgan, Catherine Tomany, Marie Greenan, Nicola Morgan, Sinead Mohan, Karen Kieran, Shauna Finnegan (Capt), Eleanor McQuaid, Shauna McKeever, Ailbhe Boyle, Katie McNally, Mairéad Tomany, Aoife Boyle, Muireann Atkinson, Donna Moen, Amy Moen, Alana McGinn, Orlaith Boyle.
Competition Structures Meeting
Monaghan Chairperson, Gary Carville chaired a special meeting in Cloghan on Monday last where a brainstorming session took place from a number of club delegates. The meeting had been called in order to facilitate weaker clubs who are struggling and the lack of enthusiasm towards the County teams. The Chairperson will compile the key issues and will forward this to all clubs. The Convention agenda will include a discussion on this document which will be held in the Westenra Hotel on Monday 11th November.
Uachtaran Tofa Cumann Camaiochta na nGael
On Monday 7th October at an Armagh County Board meeting Kathleen Woods was confirmed as a candidate for Uachtaran Tofa ,Cumann Camógaíochta following a nomination from St Mochua’s Derrynoose. This nomination was unanimously approved by the Armagh County Board. Kathleen Woods is current Ulster Camogie Chairperson and will vacate this position at the Annual Camogie Congress which will take place in her native Armagh in March 2014
Kathleen has been highly involved in the development of Camogie across all units of the Association being a founding member of Culloville Camogie Club, being instrumental in the re-establishment of St Mochua’s Derrynoose alongside coaching all Gaelic Games codes as a former teacher and school principal. Kathleen’s term as Cathaoirleach Camógaíocht Uladh is preceded by acting as Armagh County Secretary, Ulster Vice Chairperson and Children’s Officer.As Ulster Chairperson Kathleen has worked tirelessly to improve relations with all Gaelic Games codes and believes this is integral for our clubs and communities across the country.