Corduff Handball Notes
Juvenile training continues to grow strong with over thirty juveniles training in four groups from 8-16 years old on Wednesday’s at 7-8pm and Friday’s at 7-9pm.Parents will be informed of their child’s group or any changes to times by text message each week.Juvenile membership is €10 and €2 per training session.
Members Singles league
Our singles 40×20 league is into its seventh week with fifty two members in five different groups from beginner to senior levels taking part.Please contact your opponent beforehand to confirm the fixture.Make sure to text Aidan Marron or Ciarán Brennan with the results of each game in order to keep the league tables up to date.Best of luck to all taking part.
Best of luck to Aidan Marron playing Frank Duffy in the 2017/18 Monaghan Novice 3 County Championship final on Friday 16th November at 7:15pm in Carrickmacross Handball Club.
Corduff Handball Club will hold the U17 Monaghan County Championship on Saturday 1st of December at 10am.
County Handball Presentation night
The County Handball presentation night will be held by Corduff Handball Club this year. The event will take place in the Mountain Dew beside the alley, Friday the 23rd of November at 8:30pm.
Foundation Coaching Course
Congratulations to George McKitterick,Ben Woods and Barry Finn on completing their foundation level handball coaching course last Friday at St Mellans Handball Club.
U13/14 County Championship
Well done to Gerard Corrigan for putting in a great performance in the U13 County Championship and to Mícheál Murtagh and Andrew Comiskey also for putting in great performances in the U14 County Championship held in St Mellans Handball Club on Sunday.
Killian McElroy Handball Blitz
Well done to Ciarán Brennan reaching the semifinals and Peter Brennan reaching the plate final at the Killian McElroy memorial blitz in Bawn Handball Club on Sunday.
Pic 1 Michael Duffy Jr runner up and Gavin Coyle winner main competition
Pic2 Peter Duffy winner and Peter Brennan runner up plate competition
3 Darren Mc Elroy presenting the Cup to Gavin Coyle
Monaghan Harps Peter Richardson Padraig McGeough. Ryan Daley from Carrickmore Handball club gave a fun yet inspirational talk and workshop on the evening with all who attended regarding it as a much worth while excerise. Thanks to St.Mellans for hosting.
Don’t forget, I need a list of players who will be competing in the county championship from each club by this Friday the 16th of November.
I also need each person competing mobile number and email address for this date.
Competitions being held this year:
Senior , Intermediate , Junior , Novice A , Novice B , Under 21 , Minor , Masters
There will be no GAA League run this year, instead we have decided to trial a County Biltz for each group. (Senior, Intermediate, Junior, Novice A & Novice B)
Can each Club Secretary also let their players know about their players know about the first County Blitz being held in December.
· The first Blitz to be held is for Novice A group. This will be held in Bawn on the 9th of December. Players entering this Blitz to email me or call me to confirm.
Entry Fee: €5
Entry date: Players in Novice A must register to play by Friday the 30th of November (Players can email Aidan Marron or call him to register their interest)
Game: 10/15min game depending on numbers with 1 serve only
· The Second Blitz to be held is for Novice B group. This will be held in Corduff on the 13th of January. (Register by Friday the 4th of January)
· The Third Blitz to be held is for junior group. This will be held in St Melans on the 19th of January. (Register by Friday the 11th of January)
· Intermediate & Senior Blits dates are yet to be confirmed.
NB – Don’t forget the County presentation night will be held in Corduff Friday the 23rd of November at 9pm.
St.Mellans Handball Club
Juvenile County Championships. On Sunday morning we hosted the U13 & U14 boys county singles championships, in the U13 section we only had one player, Dylan O Reilly, he played Ethan Mc Carron from the Harps but lost both games, in the U14’s we had 3, Peter & John Treanor and Cameron Mc Meel, Cameron first played Michael Murtagh from Corduff, he won this one 15-11, 15-6, the next to play was John, he played Ben Mohan from Tydavnet, John won it 15-2, 15-5, then Peter played Cameron in the quarter final and Peter won it15-2, 15-1, then in the semi final John & Peter met and it was a reverse of last years result as John came out on top on a score line of 15-10, 15-8, now in the U14 final John will play Sean Callan of the Harps club, the finals time date & venue TBC, good luck in the final John, the U15’s singles are in Tydavnet on November the 24th @ 10am, the U16’s in Bawn on the 1st of December at 10am and the U17’s will be in Corduff also on the 1st of December at 10am.
Table Quiz. We are having our annual Table Quiz in St.Mellans Complex tomorrow evening Friday night the 16th on November, usual rules apply, tables of 4 with refreshment served on the night, please come along not only to support the club but for a nights craic.
Juvenile Structures. We hope to have a Juvenile team league set up for the more advanced juveniles next week, we will be aiming to run the games of on Wednesday & Friday evenings beginning @ 7pm, it will be a mixture of girls & boys, we will still continue to do our coaching on each night for the juveniles but some times might change slightly to allow the Mono League to begin a bit earlier, can all coaches ask the juveniles and parents to ensure that their child is registered, this will cover for insurance proposes also.
Coaching Course. We held the foundation handball coaching course last Friday evening, it was a very enjoyable event, we would like to thank all the future coaches for attending including those from Corduff and the Harps club who joined us to endeavor to keep our game alive and well, we hope to possibly run the 2nd stage of the coaching structure in the early part of next year, we will notify all that attended this one to see if they are interested in progressing with it.
Mono League. The Mono League has it’s first week of play over, all seems to be on course and we ask all players to have all round of games played before the follow weeks is scheduled, registration will have to be paid ASAP, 40 Euro fee for the year, not only does this register you in the club for the year it is also your insurance cover for the year, so captains will be applying pressure on all team members to make sure they are all paid up in full.
Good Luck. To our club chairperson Christopher in the Golden Gloves Tournament over the weekend.