With the playing season concluded, the time has come to focus on planning and fundraising. A meting will be held on Friday evening (Nov 13) in the Club Rooms at 8.00pm sharp to complete the nomination forms for the Annual County Convention and to discuss the annual club fund-raiser. All ideas – new and old – welcome! Even more welcome are parents and senior club members.
Ulster Council host their Annual Awards lunch in Kelly’s Inn Tyrone on Saturday, Nov 21, at 12 noon. At this event awards are presented to Senior, Junior, Minor Players of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, PRO of the Year and the Chairpersons Award. Last year our own Marie was the recipient of the Administrator of the Year 2014. Monaghan Board will be putting forward nominations later this week.
Loughgiel, the Ulster Junior champions, suffered a heavy defeat to Athleague (Roscommon) in the AIB
Junior Club Championship All-Ireland semi-final, on Sunday. Meanwhile Slaughtneil, Derry, retained the Ulster Senior League title when they defeated Liatroim Fontenoys, Down, in stormy conditions in Eglish Tyrone.
Indoor training for all second level school members will commence on Thursday evening, 6.30 –
7.30pm, in the Community Centre. Please ensure your daughter has suitable footwear, brings her own hurl, helmet and €1 towards the use of the Centre. Also, volunteers are required to assist with the training of underage players and to introduce a Beginners group to the game.
Which leads to a final reminder regarding the Child Protection courses being run in the coming weeks – Wednesday Nov 18 and 25, in Cloghan. As outlined previously, it is only necessary to attend one evening. Final numbers must be known by this Wednesday (Nov 11). All Executive members, coaches and parents transporting or in close contact with underage/minor players must have this course completed under new legislation being enacted this month.
Commiserations to O Neill Shamrocks who were defeated by Steelstown in the Ulster Junior final on Sunday. However, the flame still burns as O Neill Shamrock minors play the same opposition this coming Sunday in the Ulster Minor championship. We wish them well.
Finally, congratulations to Conor McManus on being awarded a second All-Star last weekend. A wonderful honour for him personally, his family and the club.