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Club Notes – 5 September 2019

Senior Championship 

We have been drawn against Ballybay in the next round of the senior championship. It will take place on Saturday 14th September, with the time and venue not yet confirmed because of the All Ireland final replay. Keep an eye on social media for updates. 

Senior League

We play Currin on Friday evening at 8pm in Currin under lights. The final league match v Inniskeen is scheduled for Sunday 22nd September. 

Double Headers

We have had a lot of matches at O’Neill Park lately which requires huge help to ensure things run smoothly. Many thanks to all who helped out on Saturday, it is greatly appreciated. We go again this Saturday with a double header of junior championship games, with the usual help required from 2.30pm. 

Juvenile Togs & Socks

There are official club juvenile togs and socks available to purchase for €25 per child. It you would like to purchase these please contact Fergal 087-2242726

U6

Training continues as normal this week.

U7

Training continues as normal this week.

U9

Training continues as normal.  

U11

The  two U11 teams are down to play Killiveen in the Liam Stirrat Summer League Final on Monday evening. Best of luck to our players and mentors.

U13

Both U13 teams are out in their respective championship semi-finals this weekend. The Div 2 U13 play Div 1 league winners Monaghan Harps in Emyvale at 3.30pm on Saturday the 7th September. The Div 6 team play against Carrickmacross on Sunday morning at 11am in Doohmalet. Best of luck to all our U13s representing the club this weekend.

U15

The U15s play Maghercloone in their Championship semi-final this Thursday 4th at 6.30pm in Castleblayney. Best of luck boys. 

U17

The U17s drew with Truagh in their second group game last Tuesday. Seans were their next opponents on Tuesday night gone by. Result next week.

Sympathy 

The club extends sympathy to the Rooney and McCully families on death of Gerry Rooney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Senior Camogie

Congratulations to the local senior team who caused quite an upset on Sunday last when they comprehensively defeated Castleblayney on a score-line of 4-13 to 2-6. In so doing, not only did they collect their 15th title but also made it another 3-in-a-row.

This was a remarkable achievement considering they had faced a lot of adversity all year as a result of a very whittled down panel following last year’s heady success. However, what Clontibret may have lacked in numbers, they certainly compensated for in terms of hunger, determination, fitness and skill and out-classed a very fancied Castleblayney side in every area of the pitch. The likes of young Ellanna Fitzpatrick, Katie Carragher, Ria McCann, Chloe Markey, Emma Treanor and Emer McGlone really surpassed themselves and showed enormous character on the ‘big occasion’.

Panel: Ellanna Fitzpatrick, Katie Carragher, Chloe Markey, Niamh Kieran, Orlaith Boyle (Capt), Rίoghnach Duffy, Michelle Morgan, Emma Treanor, Aisling McElvaney, Ria McCann, Chloe McGuigan, Marie Greenan (Player of the Match), Emer McGlone, Jennifer Duffy, Nicola Morgan, Sorcha McDonald and Mary Duffy.  

On Saturday morning nine of the senior panel head to Kilmacud Crokes to participate in their famous ‘7’s tournament’, for the first time ever. We wish them well. Absent from this group will be Ellanna Fitzpatrick who will join her friends from the Ulster Elite Camp, in DCU, for the U-16 inter-provincials. Best wishes Ellanna!  

Then on Sunday a group of 30 players, parents and coaches will head to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Camogie finals. These promise to be thrilling clashes, especially Kilkenny and Galway in the senior final.

Finally, congratulations to O Neill Shamrocks who made it a historic double when they won the Intermediate Championship on Friday evening

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