Clontibret Club Notes 09.03.2023
This year we will again have two reserve teams operating in Divisions 1B and 3A with the Div 3A team kick starting the season with a trip to Carrickmacroos on Sunday 12th March for a 2pm throw in. Other teams in the Division include second teams from Blackhill, Killevan, Rockcorry and Currin along with third teams from Donaghmoyne, Truagh, Blayney and Scotstown. Next game is at home to Blackhill on 25th March. The Division 1B team start their campaign on Saturday 18th March with a 5pm throw in at Killanny. Other teams in the Division include Aughnamullen, Corduff, Blayney and Inniskeen. Next game in this division is at home to Aughnamullen on 2nd April.
As the evenings lengthen and teams in all codes make a return grass all mentors and teams are asked to respect the pitches and not to overwork any particular areas especially goalmouths (goalmouths have been recently re-sodded) and those areas closest to the entry points. A lot of money, time and effort has gone in to getting our pitches to the highest standard and nothing should be done by anyone to undo any of that. If an area of the pitch being used is cutting up, activity should stop immediately and or move to another location. It’s important that we all work together in this regard.
Ulster GAA Charity Sky Dive
On this Sunday 12th March nine GAA stars from across Ulster, one from each county, will take to the skies for the UGAASkydive in aid of both the Air Ambulance NI & Prostate Cancer Research at QUB. Representing Monaghan will be our very own Dessie Mone, former championship winning club captain and double Ulster championship winner with Monaghan. All Clontibret and all Monaghan people are asked to get behind Dessie in this worthy fundraiser with donations to be made at https://ulster.gaa.ie/skydive
GAA stars from across the province will take to the skies next month for a daring skydive in aid of
. Dessie is wished good luck, both with his dive and the very worthy fundraising cause.
Clontibret 240 Club
Are you a member of our 240 Club, or have you been in the past? Whether you are a current member or a lapsed member or perhaps never had the opportunity to join yet now is the time to consider it. Active members of our 240 Club will by now have received correspondence outlining how your funding has been used over the past year and development plans for the coming year. We will be starting our funding campaign earlier this year as we prepare to surface and line the new car park among other projects and hope to get all wrapped up before the end of March. So when your promoter calls please give them a good hearing and if you are one of the many people who use the excellent facilities at O’Neill Park and haven’t yet had the opportunity to contribute please contact any club official.
There is a serious shortage of referees in the county which could seriously jeopardise fixtures during the coming year. Anyone in the club who thinks they could help out in this regard is asked to contact the secretary or chairman or any club official as there may be penalties applied to clubs without a referee.
Hard luck to our representatives on Sunday as we left Galway with no further points on the board. A break this weekend with a home v Tyrone to follow.
A Safetalk course is taking place in Iontas Castleblayney this Thursday 9th March. 9.30am-1pm for anyone who is interested in attending.