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October 31st, 2013

October 29th ‘13

MONAGHAN CAMOGIE – From here to where?

By now Clubs should have received a copy of an important document which will be up for discussion at the Monaghan Convention which will take place in the Westenra Hotel on Monday 14th November.

Based on a discussion held by club reps at a meeting in Cloghan on Monday 14 October.  Four key areas have emerged:


  1. Underage Development & Schools,
  2. People & the Promotion of the Game,
  3. Club Competitions and restructuring
  4. Finance & Administration.

The one key area that is common to all four is PEOPLE. We cannot grow, we cannot have our game played and enjoyed unless we have more people involved at club, schools and county level.

Clubs are encouraged to arrange a meeting with its members in the coming days to discuss the above headings and bring their ideas to the forthcoming Convention where workshops will be formed so that these can be further discussed and an Action Plan agreed upon.


Louth Minor Camogie League Final

Clontibret 7-7

St Kevin’s 1-0

Sunday saw Clontibret round off a very productive camogie playing season when they collected their 7th title this year – the Louth Minor League – at the expense of holders, St. Kevin’s, in a very blustery, windswept Knockbridge.

While the score-line might suggest Clontibret had it all their own way, nothing could be further from the truth, as the opposition picked up 3 yellow cards and one straight red, such was their determination to stymie Clontibret.

The visitors wisely elected to play with the strong breeze following the toss, and from the 10th minute, when Aoife Boyle opened their scoring with a well-taken point from play, until the half time whistle went, they had notched up 5-4. Captain, Ailbhe Boyle, led by example with a tally of 2-1, followed by Clíona McDonnell 2-0 and Sinéad Mohan, 1-2. All but one of these scores came from play and this level of skill and opportunism was essentially what separated Clontibret from their opponents.

The second half promised much with St Kevin’s now favoured with the influential weather conditions. However, by moving Ailbhe Boyle, and at times Sinéad Mohan, to mid-field Clontibret ensured that the supply of ball reaching the St. Kevin’s attack was cut out in the middle third of the pitch. Frustration at times boiled over and unfortunately Clontibret eventually lost the valuable services of both Clíona McDonnell and Niamh Kieran through injury – the former incident culminating in St Kevin’s being reduced numerically. Indeed the player red-carded was the most threatening attacker for St Kevin’s and in the 40th minute had acquired their only score. St Kevin’s however battled tenaciously but 5 minutes later a penalty, driven to the back of the net by the mercurial Sinéad Mohan, was the score that broke their spirit and from then until the final whistle sounded Clontibret added another 1-3 without reply, courtesy of Clíona Mc Donnell (1-0), Aoife Boyle (0-1), Sinéad Mohan (0-1) and Hannah McSkeane (0-1).

Clontibret panel: Ailbhe Boyle (Capt), Orlaith Boyle, Shauna McKeever, Niamh Kieran, Muireann Atkinson, Mary Duffy, Hannah McSkeane, Aoife Boyle, Sorcha McDonnell, Melinda McCague, Sinéad Mohan, Clíona McDonnell, Eimear McKenna and Katie McNally.


Ulster Council Strategic Plan

Ulster Chairperson, Kathleen Woods has invited the camogie fraternity of Monaghan to the Launch of the New Strategic Plan ” Buille Go Bua 2013 – 2017” which takes place in the Athletic GAA grounds on Wednesday 13th November at 7pm.

A lot of work has gone into this document which will bring camogie in Ulster to a different level.







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