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Sean Mc Dermotts Club Notes

August 3rd, 2016


Sean’s Notes


Last Tuesday evening in Scotstown our minors qualified for the Division 3 championship final. Our opponents were Cremartin and the weather , which at times, was biblical. Cremartin got off to the better start and were leading 1-2 to a point after 10 minutes. Ryan Connolly’s accurate kick outs started to make a difference and the lads clawed their way back to a half time score of 1-2 to 0-9 for the Sean’s. Marty Mc Guirk gave a man of the match performance marking David Hanley, Cremartins danger man. Up front Sean Grant and Ryan Mc Elvaney kept driving forward helped on by good balls being delivered by Shane Kelly and Mark Murphy. There were numerous attempts for goals but the Cremartin shot stopper undoubtedly earned his keep with save after save in the goal mouth. Oisin Mc Kenna was playing in midfield and made some good attacking runs. Damon Hagan who returned from a long term injury also contributed some good scores. At the start of the second half Cremartin scored the first 2 points but the Sean’s doubled their own scores to finish up winners 0-18 to 1-5. Ollie Mc Clave and Jason Kearns were at half forward and were excellent picking up loose balls. Aaron Mc Nally played a great running game and scored some great frees. James Clerkin was excellent in defence and ran the length of the pitch to contribute to a score. Our captain Paddy Mc Phillips led by example and dispossessed the Cremartin attack numerous times with his astute defending. Daniel O Reilly came on as a sub and troubled the Cremartin defence, James Murphy was also used and made a good contribution. Well done to the referee Fintan Finnegan whose common sense approach ensured a good competitive match. The final is now approaching and our opponents are Latton. This will require complete commitment from the squad in the next number of weeks.

Annual Sports

A shower of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of all that attended the Sports on Sunday afternoon in Threemilehouse. With a variety of events, on offer on the day there was no shortage of interest from competitors. Here are some of the winners on the day: Our ‘Name the Dog’ won by Peter Richardson .The dog was named ‘Lucky’ by Fr Walsh. The monster sweet jar contained 715 sweets and Aisling Keenan had the nearest guess at 720 and she captured the contents. Martin Kieran won a development prize draw ticket for Treasure Island and ‘The weight of our Management Team’ was won by Caroline Murtagh. Other winners on the day included Barry Kelly winning the Skittles and Welly Throwing Events, Danny Clerkin winning the Ring Board event and Stephen Hagan winning a trophy for Novelty Golf. Jamie McQuillan won the Keepy Uppy, as David McEntee and Shane Freeman winning the penalties. An U8/U10 blitz finished off the evening with the younsters taking centre stage. Many thanks to Monaghan Brass band for leading the teams our teams around the field and for their musical contribution throughout the day. It was an excellent family event and we would like to thank all those who attended and took part. Well done to the Grant family who won the Treasure Hunt on Saturday evening. The sports would not be possible without the help of the volunteers and organising committee and great thanks and credit to all concerned.


The biggest and best bingo continues every Monday night in the Complex. Current jackpots are €13000 and €8500 on 45 calls. Prizes and jackpots cannot be beaten anywhere.

Totto. The number sequence 6,5,7,3,2,1,4,-8, on Monday 1st Aug for a jackpot prize of €11,000 were not correctly forecast.

The lucky dip winners were

Dympna Doed, Cootehill, Orlaith McEntee Frogheda, Mary Sheridan Gortmore, Sean Connolly North Rd., Daithi McCormack Corcaghan. Francie & Noel Cards, Seamus & Breige Murphy Nahill, Seamus Mulligan Rooskey, Nicola Connolly Carnbane

Summer Camp at the Complex

Its that time of year again, and all kids should be heading for Threemilehouse from the 8th to the 12th of August for a jammed packed week of fun and games. It promises to be full on action fun and is open to kids from the ages of 5 to 12 years old. Further details can be got by contacting Ciaran Murphy on 0876840238

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