Clontibret Camogie News
For our super, county Minors, Saturday’s National League final proved a huge disappointment as they fell short to Cavan on a score-line of 2-6 to 0-4. On the day, Cavan, who had an additional 5 panel members on the team that Monaghan played some weeks ago, were more skilful and physical and deserved their win. For Monaghan it is a case of ‘back to the drawing board’ and they will take a lot of positives from the past season, which saw them reach a provincial and national final in their first year together as a team.
Congratulations to Shauna McKeever, Chloe McGuigan, Niamh Kieran, Ríoghnach Duffy, Clíona and Sorcha McDonald, Éimear McKenna, Emily Madden, Sinéad Mohan, Sioneen Morgan and Melinda McCague who worked so hard and did the club proud throughout the provincial and National League campaigns. Many thanks also to the parents who were so supportive throughout – driving the girls to training and matches, making tea and sandwiches for visiting teams, providing drinks and snacks for the matches etc.
The team and management were absolutely delighted to be joined on Saturday by Mary Duffy who should have been lining out with them. Mary was in super form and really inspired the girls to do their best. Later she joined them at the post-match meal and then did a little bogeying at an 18th birthday party!!! I imagine the staff at St James’s haematology department would have been very impressed with Mary’s attitude and energy levels!!!
Our senior team recorded another win in the Division 1 League when they defeated Mullaghabawn on a score-line of 5-9 to 5-7. This week (April 29) the team plays Aghagallon in Clontibret and on Wednesday (May 6) travel to Derrymacash to take on the locals.
Meanwhile our U-14’s played host to Killeavy on Tuesday evening and this proved another good work out for them. They then have quite a long break before their next competitive match which will be Tues June 16 which is an away match to Camlough. (Parents will be circulated with a new set of fixtures which were issued in the past week for the U-14 League, due to the admission of Camlough to the competition.) This will afford them lots of time for training with the U-16 panel who have a number of fixtures coming up including hosting Port Mór on Tues next May 6. Training for the U-16 panel takes place on Thursday evening at 6.30pm. Marie’s U-12 group continue training from 5.30 to 6.30 each Thurs.
The ‘Last One Standing’ sheets will be issued this coming week and senior players are asked to ensure they have at least 10 participants sourced in advance of the football championship ‘kicking off’.
Registration is now due (overdue for seniors – ahem!) and the registration sheets will be issued to all parents of underage players in the coming days. Registration for under-age players is €30 – €25 for the player and €5 for the parent.
Finally it was a hectic day in Morgans on Saturday with Codi receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time at 12 noon while Sioneen was playing in the National Minor League final at 12.30. Unfortunately Sioneen missed the church part of Codi’s big day, but Aisling G whisked her from Inniskeen as soon as the final was over. Well done Sioneen, thanks to the ever-reliable Aisling, and congratulations to Codi and all her little friends!