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Club Notes – 13 February 2020

Registration

Registration  is now due and all players and members must renew their club membership to be registered for the coming year. Full membership is €75 (students €50), while full contributors to Clontibret our Future Fund are registered for free. All players and coaches in all grades and all codes must be registered before training commences as otherwise they are not covered by the GAA Injury Fund. 

Clontibret our Future Development Fund

Much progress has been made with our development project over the past four years thanks to the generosity and support of the members the Clontibret our Future Development Fund which has allowed us to advance our development to its current stage.

Hundreds of people have enjoyed and continue to enjoy the wonderful facility that our new walking track has become since it opened just over a year ago.  The  grass is growing on our new all-weather Prunty Pitch along with additional juvenile training facilities below it while the entrance to the new car park has been enhanced with road widening , footpaths and lighting. In addition much time and money has been spent in the past year maintaining and upgrading our existing pitches to keep them in the pristine condition required to accommodate our many teams from Under 7 to Senior in Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies football. It’s great to see such a wide range of teams in different codes using our facilities and as you might expect this puts great pressure on pitch resources. To this end we hope to bring our new Prunty Pitch into use this year which will require immediate work and expenditure to  erect  perimeter fencing, along with ball stops (especially along the river), goal posts and dugouts.  Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our Sports Capital grant application this year and so will be reliant on our own resources, with your continued support to get the new pitch ready for final use. Thanks to the previous contributions over the past four years we have been able to make rapid progress to provide these new facilities for our community and look forward to finishing the job.  

So please be generous once again when your Clontibret Our Future promoter calls in the coming days and weeks so that we can move this wonderful project towards completion and hopefully there will be adults and children running across this fine new green sward later this year. The €240 payment can be made in a lump sum, half yearly or by standing order on a monthly basis. Full membership of Clontibret Our Future entitles you to be a registered member of Clontibret O’Neill’s GAA club for 2020.

Championship Draw

We meet Blayney Faughs in the preliminary round of the senior championship due to be played on the week end 8/9 August with the winners playing Scotstown or Donaghmoyne in the first round proper. League fixtures are expected to issue next week with reserve leagues starting first week end in March and senior league the last week end in March. 

County Team

 Well done to the two Conors and the boys on Saturday’s display in Croker. While it was disappointing not to get the two points, it was a great performance for the most part. A break this weekend followed by a home game against Mayo on Sunday week. 

Club Notes – 6 February 2020

Registration

Registration for players and members is now due for the year ahead. All players and coaches in all grades and all codes must be registered before training commences as otherwise they are not covered by the GAA Injury Fund. Full membership is €75 (students €50), while full contributors to Clontibret our Future Fund are registered for free. 

Juvenile Registration 

It was great to see such a big turn out at the juvenile registration evening. Anyone who missed it, make sure to get your child’s registration fee to their team coach or to any committee member. 

County Team

Well done to our representatives on Sunday as Monaghan overcame Tyrone to earn our first league points. Best of luck against the Dubs Saturday evening in Croker. 

Club Mass

Mass for the deceased members of our club will take place on Saturday, 29th February at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s.

Club Notes – 23 January 2020

County Awards Night

The County awards night in the Four Seasons on Friday night last had a big Clontibret input with Conor Boyle being feted as  Senior Player of the Year and Aisling McElvaney  as Camogie Player of the Year award, while Malachy Trainor was the recipient of the referees’ award in hurling. A highlight of the evening was the special presentation to retiring County Players with our very own Vinnie Corey and Dessie Mone being honoured with presentations and citations as follows.

Vincent Corey’s status as a legend in Monaghan football goes back over two decades from he won back to back minor championships with Clontibret and was man of the match in both finals in 2000 and 2001. He was Minor Player of the Year in 2001 and was a mainstay of county minor and U21 teams before bursting into the senior side at corner back for Monaghan’s USFC win over all Ireland champions Armagh in 2003. Since then he has played on all lines of the field from full back to full forward, always leading by example, not only driving forward, but bringing his team mates with him. His famous half time switch from full back to full forward in 2007 Ulster final brought about a revival that brought Monaghan to a memorable Croke Park joust with Kerry. Vinnie was instrumental in all Monaghans famous victories over the past decade winning two League titles and of course two Ulster SFC titles in 2013 and 2015 being always relied upon to snuff out the threat of key danger men such as Donegal’s Michael Murphy. He has played 17 seasons for Monaghan with 184 appearances and scored 5-25 along the way while also winning 7 senior championships with Clontibret and an inter provincial medal with Ulster. .  He was nominated for All Star in 2015,  won Ulster All Stars in 2007 and 2015 and his presence will be sorely missed not only on the field of play but in the dressing room where he was motivator in chief. Truly a Monaghan legend,

Dessie Mone was a football prodigy from an early age winning three minor championships with Clontibret and an Ulster Club minor medal in 2002 with a raft of underage trophies under his belt before that. While Dessie played much of his early football up front when he joined the Monaghan squad in 2004 alongside older brother John Paul he was often given the man marking job of picking up the opposition’s most dangerous forward at corner back. Liberated to a more roving commission at half back under Malachy O’Rourke he enjoyed the freedom to get up and down the pitch as he combined timely defensive interceptions with marauding runs up the field to rack up a total of 1-44 in 171 appearances in a Monaghan shirt. Indeed it was the sight of Dessie making one of his trademark runs up field to score a spectacular point that often lifted not only his team mates but the supporters as well. As Ulster success came in 2013 and 2015 other accolades followed including four All Star nominations, four Ulster All Stars, an interprovincial medal with Ulster while along the way he found time to pick up seven senior championship medals with his beloved Clontibret. An inspirational player who could always be relied upon  not only to help dig things out when all seemed lost but to lead from the front Dessie will be  missed not only by his team mates but by Monaghan supporters all over the world.

Well-deserved by both Vinnie and Dessie and while we won’t see them in the Monaghan shirt again we look forward to having them in the Saffron and White for many years to come.

2020 Fixtures

No official fixtures yet but it is expected that Reserve leagues will start the first weekend in March with the Senior league due to begin the last weekend in March. 

Registration

It’s that time of year again when players and members must renew their club membership to be registered for the coming year. Full membership is €75 (students €50), while full contributors to Clontibret our Future Fund are registered for free. All players and coaches in all grades and all codes must be registered before training commences as otherwise they are not covered by the GAA Injury Fund, A registration evening for all underage players will be held on Wednesday January 29th in advance of any training taking place. (See Below)

Juvenile Registration 

Will take place on Wednesday, 29th January between 8 – 9 pm in the Clubhouse. All boys born from 2015 are welcome to join our juvenile section for the year ahead. Look forward to seeing you all there. Again juvenile membership will be the same as 2019 with a membership fee of €50 per child. There is a discounted fee of €25 per child if parent is a member of Clontibret Our Future.  Also available on the night will be official club juvenile togs and socks to purchase for €25 per child. It would be great to see all our players in the same playing kit for 2020. 

NFL

Best wishes to our Monaghan representatives, Conor, Conor, Michael Paul and Killian, as they get the 2020 league campaign off the ground on Sunday in Galway. Hopefully it’ll be the start of a good year. 

Clontibret Camogie AGM

Clontibret Camogie Club will hold their AGM on Fri Jan 31 in the Community Centre at 8.00pm. Members, players (16 +) and parents are very welcome to attend. Nomination forms have been circulated, and we would appeal to everyone to complete and return them to Aideen by Wed Jan 29.

Club Notes – 30 January 2020

2020 Team Afiliations

Affiliations for the coming year have now been completed with a similar spread of teams as last year but with an Under 18 competition added in. This will be an early season competition designed to cater for those players coming out of minors last year as they transition to senior and reserve teams. In addition to our senior team we will field reserve teams in both Division 1A and Division 3 while at youth level we will have Under 17, Under15 and Under 13 teams. In hurling we will field at senior and Under 13 level.

Registration

It’s that time of year again when players and members must renew their club membership to be registered for the coming year. Full membership is €75 (students €50), while full contributors to Clontibret our Future Fund are registered for free. All players and coaches in all grades and all codes must be registered before training commences as otherwise they are not covered by the GAA Injury Fund, A registration evening for all underage players is  being held on Wednesday January 29th in advance of any training taking place.

Clontibret our Future Development Fund

Much progress has been made with our development project over the past four years thanks to the generosity and support of the members the Clontibret our Future Development Fund which has allowed us to advance our development to its current stage.

Hundreds of people have enjoyed and continue to enjoy the wonderful facility that our new walking track has become since it opened just over a year ago.  The  grass is growing on our new all-weather Prunty Pitch along with additional juvenile training facilities below it while the entrance to the new car park has been enhanced with road widening, footpaths and lighting. In addition much time and money has been spent in the past year maintaining and upgrading our existing pitches to keep them in the pristine condition required to accommodate our many teams from Under 7 to Senior in Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies football. It’s great to see such a wide range of teams in different codes using our facilities and as you might expect this puts great pressure on pitch resources. To this end we hope to bring our new Prunty Pitch into use this year which will require immediate work and expenditure to  erect  perimeter fencing, along with ball stops (especially along the river), goal posts and dugouts.  Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our Sports Capital grant application this year and so will be reliant on our own resources, with your continued support, to get the new pitch ready for final use. Thanks to the previous contributions over the past four years we have been able to make rapid progress to provide these new facilities for our community and look forward to finishing the job.  

So please be generous once again when your Clontibret Our Future promoter calls so that we can move this wonderful project towards completion and hopefully there will be adults and children running across this fine new green sward later this year. The €240 payment can be made in a lump sum, half yearly or by standing order on a monthly basis. Full membership of Clontibret Our Future entitles you to be a registered member of Clontibret O’Neills GAA club for 2020.

County Team

It was very tough luck on Sunday for the Monaghan boys against Galway. Best wishes for Sunday coming where hopefully we will pick up our first two league points against neighbours Tyrone in Blayney at 2pm. Good luck as always to our representatives, Conor, Conor, Michael Paul and Killian. 

Camogie AGM

Clontibret Camogie Club will hold their AGM tomorrow evening, Friday Jan 31, at 8.00pm in Clontibret Community Centre. All members welcome. 

Club Notes – 16 January 2020

Congratulations 

To Conor Boyle who will be honoured as Senior Player of the Year at the Monaghan GAA annual wards function  in the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday night in recognition of his performances in the Clontibret and Monaghan jersey during the past year. Also being honoured on the night will be Vinnie Corey and Dessie Mone in recognition of their wonderful contribution to  the Monaghan senior football team over the past 17 and 16 years respectively while Aisling McElvaney will be presented with the Camogie Player of the Year award. 

Registration

It’s that time of year again when players and members must renew their club membership to be registered for the coming year. Full membership is €75 (students €50), while full contributors to Clontibret our Future Fund are registered for free. All players and coaches in all grades and all codes must be registered before training commences as otherwise they are not covered by the GAA Injury Fund, A registration evening for all underage players will be held on Wednesday January 29th in advance of any training taking place. (See Below)

Juvenile Registration will take place in the on Wednesday the 29th January between 8 – 9 pm in the Clubhouse. All boys born from 2015 are welcome to join our juvenile section for the year ahead. Look forward to seeing you all there. Again juvenile membership will be the same as 2019 with a membership fee of €50 per child. There is a discounted fee of €25 per child if parent is a member of Clontibret Our Future.  Also available on the night will be official club juvenile togs and socks to purchase for €25 per child. It would be great to see all are players branded in the same playing kit for 2020

Club Notes – 19 December 2019

Annual General Meeting

A very succinct and successful AGM took place in the Clubrooms on Friday night last. Chairman Thomas Greenan welcomed all and in a wide ranging address spoke of the strong volunteering ethos within the club and praised all who helped make 2019 such a successful year for the club both on and off the field of play. In his Secretary’s report Frank McManus gave a detailed account of all club activities during the year including games played, trophies won, and all the other activities involved in the running of the club. Fergal Mone reported for the Treasurer and detailed income and expenditure, Francis McGuigan reported on the many development events during the year, Eilish Clarke on the cultural front, Kieran Lavelle on the social front and the work involved in the Club Safety audit, Fergal Mone on Youth affairs, Eleanor Sullivan on Child Safeguarding and Bernie Boyle on Healthy Club activities. These various reports emphasised the amount of activity that goes on away from the field of play.  The club President for 2020 will be Brendan McNally with Cathal Brennan taking on the role of Vice-President. All members of the Executive Committee announced their intention to serve another year and were re-elected en bloc to much acclaim. Chair;  Thomas Greenan; Vice Chair & Co Board Delegate; Colm Gormley; Secretary; Frank McManus; Asst. Sec; Frank McEnaney, Treasurer;  Martin McCague Asst Treasurers; Helen Molloy, Niall Brennan, Seamus Duffy; PRO; Kathy McManus; Insurance Officer  Peadar Hughes; Registrar; Margaret Walsh; Youth Officer; Fergal Mone; Children’s Officer; Eleanor Sullivan; Development Officer; Francis McGuigan; Cultural Officer; Eilish Clarke; Club Safety Officer ; Kieran Lavelle; Healthy Club Officer; Bernie Boyle; Coaching Officer; Des Brennan; Players Rep; Pauric Boyle

Championship Celebration and Presentation

The presentation of championship medals will be held at a celebratory dinner in the Four Seasons hotel on New Years Eve 31st December. This will be a unique event for our club with the emphasis on celebrating and honouring the group of players and managers who helped bring back the Mick Duffy Cup after a four year absence. Player of the Year awards at Senior (Killian Lavelle), Reserve (Cormac Boyle) and Young Player (Eli Ward) level will be presented. Speechifying will be at a minimum with all wrapped up in time to welcome in the New Year. This is a big night for club and family so come along to celebrate with them and ring in the New Year. Tickets are now available at the Clubrooms, at Braeside Stores or from any club official and those intending to be there should purchase their ticket this week end as numbers will have to be confirmed with the hotel.

Safe Club Audit

Well done to all involved with our grounds and premises as we take first place in the first ever Safe Club Audit conducted  by the GAA. This is a well deserved honour for those who put so many hours into ensuring everything is as it should be in and around O’Neill Park. Particular mention to our Safe Club Officer Kieran Lavelle who coordinated the process. 

Clontibret Annual Gold Rush 

Takes place this year on Sunday 29th December @ 11am. This fun 6k run / walk is a great family event with an opportunity to catch up with family and friends over refreshments in the Community Centre afterwards. All donations on the day are for ‘A Challenge for Elaine’. Please come out and support this very worthy cause.

Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz in the club on the 27th December. All welcome for what promises to be a great night’s fun. First question asked at 8.30 SHARP. Club open from 8pm. 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the partner and family of the late Patrick Caulfield, and the Blackhill club on his recent sudden passing. Paddy refereed our SFC semi-final with Latton in October. May he rest in Peace.

Season’s Greetings 

A very happy Christmas to all involved with our club in any way. Here’s to an exciting and successful 2020, both on and off the pitch. 

Club Notes – 12 December 2019

Annual General Meeting

The AGM for 2020 will be held on Friday at 8pm in the Clubrooms. This is the opportunity for all members and prospective members to come along to review what was a great year for our club and put structures in place for the coming season.  The Secretary’s report for 2019 has issued and any paid up member who hasn’t received same should contact the Secretary. Anyone who wishes to get a digital version of secretary’s report please send your email address to +353863164178

Championship Celebration and Presentation

The presentation of championship medals will be held at a celebratory dinner in the Four Seasons Hotel on New Year’s Eve, 31st December. This will be a unique event for our club with the emphasis on celebrating and honouring the group of players and managers who helped bring back the Mick Duffy Cup after a four year absence. Player of the Year awards at Senior (Killian Lavelle), Reserve (Cormac Boyle) and Young Player (Eli Ward) level will be presented. Speechifying will be at a minimum with all wrapped up in time to welcome in the New Year. This is a big night for club and family so come along to celebrate with them and ring in the New Year. Tickets will be available this weekend at the Clubrooms, at Braeside Stores or from any club official.

County Awards

Congratulations to all who were recognised by the announcement of recent county board awards. First up, well done to Vice Chairman, Colm Gormley, who was honoured with a Volunteer Recognition award at a function in the Four Seasons last week. Well-deserved Colm. Then at County convention Conor Boyle was announced as Senior Player of the Year, and nine of our players were named on the Senior Championship team of the Year, Darren McDonnell, Conor Boyle, Dessie Mone, Colum Greenan, Francis Hughes, Killian Lavelle, Michael P O’Dowd, Brian Greenan and Conor McManus. Well done to all of the above and indeed there could have been more. Special mention to Aisling McElvaney who was named Camogie Player of the Year.

Clontibret Annual Gold Rush 

Takes place this year on Sunday 29th December @ 11am. This fun 6k run / walk is a great family event with an opportunity to catch up with family and friends over refreshments in the Community Centre afterwards. All donations on the day are for ‘A Challenge for Elaine’. Please come out and support this very worthy cause.

Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz in the club on the 27th December. All welcome for what promises to be a great night’s fun. First question asked at 8.30 SHARP. Club open from 8pm. 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the McManus family on the death of Vincent in the USA, brother of Club Secretary Frank and former player Michael and uncle of PRO, Kathy and player, Conor. May he rest in peace.

Club Notes – 5 December 2019

Annual General Meeting

Reflection on what was a great year for our will take place at the AGM for 2020 which will be held on December 13th at 8pm in the Clubrooms. Nominations forms and the Secretary’s report for 2019 have issued and any paid up member who hasn’t received same should contact the Secretary. Anyone who wishes to get a digital version of secretary’s report and AGM documentation please send your email address to+353863164178

Championship Celebration and Presentation

The presentation of championship medals will be held at a celebratory dinner in the Four Seasons hotel on New Years Eve 31st December. This will be a unique event for our club with the emphasis on celebrating and honouring the group of players and managers who helped bring back the Mick Duffy Cup after a four year absence. Player of the Year awards at Senior (Killian Lavelle), Reserve (Cormac Boyle) and Young Player (Eli Ward) level will be presented. Speechifying will be at a minimum with all wrapped up in time to welcome in the New Year. Tickets will be on sale shortly so don’t miss out on what will be both a club and family celebration.

The Packie McCully Cup

Well done to Magheracloone who were presented with the Packie McCully Cup as winners of the Ulster Intermediate club championship at the week end. Packie McCully was a founder member and chief organiser of Clontibret O’Neills when the club was re founded in 1944 after an absence of eight years and he acted as Secretary and Treasurer for the following 16 years. Following his untimely death in 1974 the club put up the Packie McCully Cup in his honour to be played for at Under14 level between the three clubs in the parish. As juvenile competitions in the county became more organised this competition fell into abeyance and the cup was not competed for until 1998 when the club organised the Ulster Intermediate Club championship with Liatroim Fontenoys (An Dun) being the first winners. This completion was successfully run by the club for the following five seasons until it became an official Comhairle Uladh competition in 2004 with the Packie McCully cup as the official trophy. 

Clontibret Annual Gold Rush 

Takes place this year on Sunday 29th December @ 11am. This fun 6k run / walk is a great family event with an opportunity to catch up  with family and friends over refreshments in community centre afterwards. All donations on the day are for ‘A Challenge for Elaine’, please come out and support this very worthy cause.

Clontibret Camogie Club 

Will hold a Family Table Quiz on Friday December 13 in Clontibret Community Centre at 8.00pm. This will be followed by their Annual Draw, which includes prizes such as tickets for the Westlife 2020 concert, a signed Tipperary hurling jersey, Christmas hampers and lots, lots, more. A night of fun and prizes for everyone. 

Club Notes – 28 November 2019

Annual General Meeting

Reflection on what was a great year for our will take place at the AGM for 2020 which will be held on December 13th at 8pm in the Clubrooms. Nominations forms and the Secretary’s report for 2019 have issued and any paid up member who hasn’t received same by the weekend should contact the Secretary. Anyone who wishes to get a digital version of secretary’s report and AGM documentation please send your email address to+353863164178

Championship Celebration and Presentation

The presentation of championship medals will be held at a celebratory dinner in the Four Seasons hotel on New Years Eve 31st December. This will be a unique event for our club with the emphasis on celebrating and honouring the group of players and managers who helped bring back the Mick Duffy Cup after a four year absence. Speechifying will be at a minimum with all wrapped up in time to welcome in the New Year. Tickets will be on sale shortly so don’t miss out on what will be both a club and family celebration.

Ulster Club

We mightn’t be in the Ulster club championship anymore but well done to those who are, especially Blackhill who won the Junior title and best wishes to Magheracloone who contest the Intermediate final on Sunday.

Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz in the club on the 27th of December. All welcome for what promises to be a great night’s fun. First question asked at 8.30 SHARP. Club open from 8. 

Club Notes – 21 November 2019

Ulster Club Championship 

Clontibret 0-9 Naomh Conaill 0-12

It wasn’t the end of year result we had hoped for,as our dreams of an Ulster final appearance came unstuck against a very defensive and physically strong Donegal side in Omagh on Saturday evening last. Nonetheless the boys gave a good account of themselves and had a few calls gone our way the result might have been different. The journey back up the road after defeat is always long and difficult but the consolation is of course that Mick Duffy was still there when we got home. We must reflect also on what was overall a great year for the club with victories not just at senior level but also at U17, U15, U13 as well as Scoil Mhuire and when you add in the Camogs and the Ladies there are plenty of medals coming to Clontibret this year. Well done to everyone involved in bringing our club back to the top table especially the senior management of John Mc, Padraig, JP and Mick along with their backroom team.

Annual General Meeting

Reflection on the year gone by will officially take place at the AGM for 2020 which will be held on December 13th at 8pm in the Clubrooms. Nominations forms and the Secretary’s report for 2019 have issued and any paid up member who hasn’t received same by the weekend should contact the Secretary. Anyone who wishes to get a digital version of secretary’s report and AGM documentation please send your email address to +353863164178.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Morgan family Listinny on the death of Peadar Morgan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Scór

Congratulations to our young quiz team on winning 3 county Scor na nOg (U-17) titles in a row last Saturday. Thomas O’Connor, Charlie Mone, Ryan Greenan and Conor Sherlock go on to represent Monaghan in the Ulster Final. Well done to the lads and their mentor Aidan Deighan.