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Monaghan County Handball Notes (24/01)

January 24th, 2023

Monaghan County Handball Notes (24/01)

Donnacha Mc Cluskey St.Mellans HBC Young Player of Year '22

Club Notes

St.Mellans Handball Club Notes

Cumann na mBunscol. The Cumann Na mBunscol competition was held today Thursday the 26th , we hope all enjoyed the competition and maybe some that never played before this we be a launch pad for them to get involved, winners of the county section will play a provincial section in Belfast on February 5th, with the National Finals due to be held on February 18th most likely in Kingscourt, any photos and results of club players please get them into a member of the committee so we can put up on FaceBook.

Juvenile Coaching & Leagues. All juvenile leagues and coaching as schedule before, there are some remaining singles league games and after that we are looking at setting up a league to the same format as the adult league and if it is possible this will be played in the allocated slots of the coaching, but coaching will continue until we have a league format sorted, all will be informed in due course.

Irish Nationals. Good luck to club members that have entered The Irish Juvenile Nationals, the venues have been changed from Dublin to Carlow, Kilkenny & Laois venues, some might have qualifying games this weekend, enjoy all the games everyone and it is a great opportunity to be play some of the best up and coming in Ireland.

Comhghairdeachas. Well done to Donnacha Mc Cluskey where on Saturday evening he received his “Young Handballer of the Year” at the Monaghan Annual GAA awards, well done from all in the club.

Donnacha Mc Cluskey St.Mellans HBC Young Player of Year ’22

Adult County Championships. The adult county championships are now down to finals & semi-finals at this stage, in “Nov B Final” Karl Mc Meel will represent St.Mellans where he takes on Darragh Roe from Corduff next Wednesday the 1st of February in the Harps Complex @ 7:30pm, in Nov A we have 2 players in semi-finals, Gary Mc Kenna takes on Barry Finn from Corduff and Joe Kelly take on Jimmie Mc Cahey of Carrickmacross (Wed 25th last night), and in Junior we have the title won with the 2 semi-finals being all club players, tonight (Thursday 26th) Ian Treanor plays Eoin Treanor @ 7pm and Patrick Mc Kenna plays Fergal O Neill @ 8pm in the other semi-final, good luck to all in action, any photos on the night please forward.

Mono League. The Mono league has reached the summit, the final will be played this Saturday evening in St.Mellans @ 5:30pm, The Shamrocks of Dylan Mc Kenna, Declan Mc Kenna, John Treanor & John Mc Carron play St. Pats, Vinney Campbell, Chrissy Meehan, Donnacha Mc Cluskey & Patrick Mc Kenna, 2 evenly balanced teams, one that could go the wire!!!!!!, good luck to all involved.

Adult Club Singles & Doubles. The adult club singles have begun, the “Robert O Reilly Engineering” Cup (D1) , “Gola Woodworks” Cup (D2) & “Tunnel Kerr” Cup (D3) are all up and running, good luck everyone, please check fixtures for time and ensure you are available. Registration. If any member still hasn’t paid their “club Membership” can do so through Foireann,, so go to and get registered and paid up, any issues contact a member of the committee, NB players are not eligible to play in county, provincial or All Ireland events if not registered with Croke Park.

Alley Bookings. The new “online” booking system for the club is proving a great way to book the alleys, but for some reason if your booking is cancelled in any competition please make this aware on Whatsapp groups available, on the “committee”, “team League” & “juvenile” APPS, this will leave members then that they can avail of the free slot, the first member to “thumps UP” the message can claim the slot, even during the league 95% of all games were played but some outside the allocated time of games, and this left a gap that could have been filled, so please be mindful of especially our “younger” players to give them as much access to the alleys as possible, thank you.

Corduff GAA Handball Club Notes 

 Juvenile Training

Juvenile training continues to grow strong with over sixty-four juveniles training in eight groups from 8-17 years old. 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.

Bodibro training gear.

With thanks to generous sponsorship from MCK Services, Floorform Group and Corduff Handball Club we will be supplying all registered juveniles with a jersey and hoodie from bodibro for a small fee of €10 per Juvenile. Adults can purchase gear on the online shop when it goes live soon.

40×20 Singles League 

Our 40×20 singles league started in October and is now complete with 64 players in 10 divisions from beginner to senior levels taking part. The winners will each receive a pair of black handball gloves from errigal sports. Congratulations to all winners.
Box A Cup winner – Ciaran Brennan
Box A plate winner – John Kiernan
Box B Cup Winner – Aidan Marron
Box B Plate Winner – George McKitterick
Box C Cup Winner  – Conor Ruxton
Box D Cup winner – Jimmy Hayes
Box D Plate winner – Gerry McGardle
Box E Cup winner – Martin Hanratty
Box E Plate Winner – Tommy Mee
Box F Cup Winner – Micheal Deery
Box G Cup Winner – Gerard Corrigan
Box G Plate Winner – Andrew Comiskey
Box H Cup winner – Conor Hand
Box H Plate Winner – Finlay McKeown
Box I Cup winner – Peter Walsh
Box I Plate winner – David Corrigan
Box J Cup Winner – Jack King
Box J Plate Winner – Lily Comiskey


Monaghan County Championship

Best of luck to our adult members taking part in the County Championships which are down to the quarterfinals stage.

Senior – James Gavaghan

Senior – Ciaran Brennan 

Intermediate – Aidan Marron

Intermediate – Tim Oliver

Novice A – Barry Finn

Novice B – Darragh Roe

U18 – Andrew Comiskey

Ladies Open

Best of luck to Fiona Corrigan & Lucy Oliver taking part in the Monaghan County Ladies Open.

Ulster Championship

Best of luck to our members taking part in the Ulster Championship 

Junior – James Gavaghan

Junior B – Ciaran Brennan 

Golden Masters B – Mark Kennedy

Ulster Doubles 

Junior – James Gavaghan & Mickey Duffy (Bawn)

Junior B – Ciaran Brennan & Stephen Shanahan (Bawn)

Masters B – Barry Finn & Jimmy McCahey (CMX)

Quiz Night

Our Annual Quiz will be held in the Mountain Dew at Corduff Raferagh Community Centre on Friday the 27th of January at 9 pm. €20 per table. Raffle prizes would be much appreciated. Everyone is welcome to what will be a very entertaining night.


Our AGM was held in the Mountain Dew on Thursday the 19th of January. The new committee elected for 2023 is 

Chairman – Ciaran Brennan

Vice Chairman – Aidan Marron

Secretary – Colin Carragher

Assistant Secretary – Mark Kennedy

Treasurer – George McKitterick

PRO – Colin Carragher

Children’s Officer – Ben Woods

Designated Liason Officer – Ciaran Brennan

Coaching Officer – Micheal Hanratty

Development Officer – Darragh Roe

Registrar – Colin Carragher

Irish Culture Officer – John Fox

Players Representative – Barry Finn

Schools Representative – David McGardle

2023 Membership 

Membership is now due for 2023 and can be paid through foireann or to any committee member.

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