Numbers drawn 9, 17, 19, 26 No Winner
Online winners Mark Brennan, Aidan Mcmahon
Envelope winners William & Ella Jane Tate, PJ McEneaney
Our Shalotto is now available to play online. https;//smartlotto.ie/cremartin-shamrocks-gfc//lotto/
We would ask everyone in the community to support the Club Lotto on a weekly basis online through smart lotto. Now more than ever we need your financial support. You can also drop your envelopes in the post box provided on the Club Grounds. There are envelopes provided at the Club and at Buckley’s Shop. Thank You for your continued support!!
Cremartin Healthy Club
Our walking track is open and ready for use at Cremartin Shamrock GAA Centre. This is a great facility for everyone to use so feel free to avail of the fantastic walking track. Everyone welcome!
Club membership for the upcoming year is now due. It is vital that this is paid to help cover insurance and player injury fund. Therefore, it is essential that all players must be paid up before training sessions begin.
We are inviting all interested families who would like to become one of the Main Sponsors of the club for 2023. We
now have over 40 families that have joined in the past few weeks. These monies will be going to phase 2 of our development and this is a great way of supporting all the teams and for the future development of our football grounds. A board will be outside our grounds with all of our sponsors named on it. If you would like to join Friends of Cremartin 300 Club please contact any committee member. Thank you all for your continued support.
All Ireland Tickets Draw
Every family in the community should have received their tickets to sell or buy for the All Ireland Ticket Draw. We would appreciate everyone’s support for this fundraiser. With only a few weeks remaining to the draw, make sure to get your ticket to be in with a chance of winning! Tickets are €10 or book of 7 €50. 1st Prize: 2 All Ireland Final tickets on Sunday 30th July 2023 with accommodation for 2 in Dublin City Hotel with breakfast and €500 spending money. 2nd Prize: 2 tickets to All Ireland Final and €300. 3rd prize: €300 Cash prize. Please return all tickets as soon as possible, thank you.
Kelloggs Cul Camps
Cul Camps return to Cremartin Shamrock Park again this summer. 31st July to the 4th August 2023. Places are filling up fast! To book your place and not have disappointment in the house this summer, please visit this website http://kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Annyalla/Cremartin Community First responders will hold CPR/AED Training on Friday 14th July in Doohamlet Community Centre at 7pm & Saturday 26th August in Cremartin GAA Hall at 10am. Contact 086 378 2949 to book a place.
Cremartin Seniors had a good win against Castleblayney Faughs in the ninth round of the Intermediate League last Saturday. The match ended Cremartin 2-10, Castleblayney 11 points. Well done lads! Cremartin Seniors will now take on Emyvale in the Intermediate Football League Quarter Final on Tuesday 25th July in Cremartin Shamrock Park at 7.30pm. Best of luck to all the players and management. The first round of the Intermediate Football Championship will see Cremartin take on Clones on the 13th August.
Cremartin Reserves will take on Sean McDermotts Reserves in the tenth round of the Reserve Football League Division 2B on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm. Best of luck lads! The match between Cremartin Reserves and Toome Reserves on Tuesday was off.
Cremartin U-17’s took on Tyholland in Cremartin Shamrock Park on Tuesday 11th July at 7pm. Cremartin U-17’s will also take on Magheracloone on Sunday 16th July in Cremartin Shamrock Park at 12pm. Best of luck lads!
Cremartin U-15’s will take on Latton O’ Rahilly GAA Club in the tenth round of the U15 Football League on Thursday 13th July in Latton at 7.30pm. Best of luck lads!
Cremartin U-13’s took on Latton O’ Rahilly GAA Club in the League Shield Division 3 Final on Tuesday 11th July at 7.30pm. Well done lads on the great achievement of reaching the Final!
Commiserations to Jamie Mooney and the Monaghan Minor Team and management who were beaten by Derry in the All Ireland Minor Championship Final which took place last Sunday. Well done to all involved in the fantastic achievement of reaching an All Ireland Minor Final and a great campaign all year.
Best of luck to the Monaghan Senior Team and management in the All Ireland Semi Final against Dublin on Saturday 15th July in Croke Park at 5.30pm. Well done to all on this great achievement and best of luck to all involved!
Hard luck to the Monaghan Ladies Senior Team who were beaten by Antrim in the All Ireland Quarter Final last Sunday.
Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others
Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others is now back up and running by O’ Neill Shamrocks Ladies Football Club. Come along for the craic and a bit of exercise and football. New members always welcome! Please visit O’ Neill Shamrocks Ladies Football Club Clontibret Cremartin Facebook page for more details.
It is vitally important that we have referees to ensure our fixtures go ahead in 2023. We are appealing to anyone interested in taking up this role to please contact our club secretary Charlene as we need more people to take up this challenge. Training and support will be provided by Monaghan County Board so why not give it a go!
Cremartin Shamrocks Club wish to convey our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Canon Philip Connolly, PE, Retired Parish Priest of Clontibret, former Club President of Cremartin Shamrocks. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
Canon Connolly was a native of Dromod in the Parish of Latton-Bawn (Aughnamullen West), Co Monaghan. Following his education at Derrygooney NS, St Macartan’s College, Monaghan and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Fr Connolly was ordained by Archbishop John Charles McQuaid in Maynooth in June 1955. Thereafter he served as CC in Garrison, Co Fermanagh (1955-58), Belleek (Mulleek), Co Fermanagh (1958-62), Castleblayney (1962-64), Clontibret (Doohamlet) (1964-66), Clones (1966-67), Clogher, Co Tyrone (1967-69) and Tydavnet, Co Monaghan (1969-84) before returning to Clontibret parish as PP in April 1984. He served as PP of Clontibret for twenty years during which time he oversaw important projects such as the building of two new schools at Annyalla and Doohamlet and a significant extension to Scoil Mhuire, Clontibret. He also undertook restoration projects at the three churches in the parish and brought about a parish development and renewal initiative which bore much fruit. He was appointed to the Diocesan Chapter of Canons in 2000 and following retirement as PP in 2004, he moved to Doohamlet where he continued to serve the people of that area and the wider parish as Pastor Emeritus until his retirement in 2021.
Canon Connolly is mourned by his brothers Monsignor Vincent Connolly PE, Smithboro and Pat Connolly (Carrickmacross) along with his many nieces and nephews and wider family circle.
Having received the news of Canon Connolly’s death, the Bishop of Clogher, Bishop Larry Duffy expressed his deep sorrow with his brothers, Monsignor Vincent and Pat and with the entire Connolly family, assuring them of his spiritual closeness at this time and of his prayers for the repose of Canon Phil’s soul. Paying tribute to him, the bishop noted that Canon Connolly’s priestly ministry spanned a total of 68 years, a period of enormous change in the life of the Church and in wider society. ‘During those years, Canon Phil gave generously of himself to many people across several parishes, most notably the parish of Clontibret in which he served for almost 40 years in different capacities – as curate, parish priest and later as pastor emeritus. His love for the people of God, his knowledge about people and their family connections and his memory of names and faces was legendary. So too was his devotion to duty and to the service of God’s people wherever they were. He was a great character who was always close to the communities he served, always remembering them and bringing their real-life situations into the presence of God through his prayer and ministry and also his wise counsel. That love was reciprocated, as was very evident at the celebration of his various ordination jubilees and more recently his 90th birthday a few years ago in Doohamlet. May Jesus Christ, the eternal priest, in his great mercy now bring him to share in the heavenly banquet which has been prepared for him’, Bishop Duffy said.
Canon Connolly’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St Michael’s, Annyalla on Friday 7 July 2023, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Article courtesy of Dr. Gary Carville.