Clontibret Notes 16.03.2023
Due to weather and pitch conditions the RFL Division 3 in Carrickmacross didn’t materialise on Sunday and will be rescheduled for a later date. This means that the first game in this division will be at home to Blackhill on 25th March. The Division 1B team were due to start their campaign on Saturday 18th March with a 5pm throw in at Killanny and this game has now been brought forward to St Patrick’s Day ( Friday) at 12 noon with the next game away to Aughnamullen on April 2nd.
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 ( goal mouths have been recently resodded ) 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. Its important that we all work together in this regard.
Ulster GAA Charity Sky Dive
The long awaited Ulster GAA skydive was also a victim of the snowstorm over the weekend and will be rescheduled for a later date. This gives you more time to donate on behalf of Dessie to both the Air Ambulance NI & Prostate Cancer Research at QUB 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
. All Clontibret and all Monaghan people are asked to get behind Dessie in this fundraiser. Dessie is wished good luck, both with his dive and the very worthy fundraising cause
A big thank you to everyone who have set up new standing orders or paid their 240 online directly into the bank. This is greatly appreciated, as our ability to show our income stream, and club member numbers will hopefully help us get the much-needed Sports Capital grant funding required to carry out floodlighting to our new pitch.
We are appealing to everyone who uses our facilities and supports the club, to set-up their €20 monthly standing order, or pay €240 directly into our bank, or to any promoter. All payments made, or standing orders set up before end of March will be entered into a big cash prize Easter Draw.
Scór na Nóg – Trath na gCeist
Congratulations to our two quiz teams who participated in Scór last Friday night and came first and fourth in what was a very competitive, high scoring event. Our team of Tomás O Connor, Charlie Mone, Tara McCabe, and Finn Mone were in a tie with Scotstown after the ten rounds, and then correctly answered the tie breaker question, which was “If Monaghan won the Sam Maguire in 2023, how many championship games will they have played”!!!
Well done to Stephen McSkeane, Charlie Gormley, Ava Hall, and Cillian Carroll who acquitted themselves very well on the night also.
The winning team now represent Monaghan in the Ulster Final on April 15th.
Best of luck to our representatives as Monaghan take on Tyrone in Clones on Sunday in a crucial league tie. Game is ticket only as usual.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the dedicated mothers in our club, hope you get spoilt!