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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.

Club Notes – 12 November 2019

Ulster Club Championship

All roads lead to Omagh on Saturday evening as we face Donegal champions Naomh Conaill in the Ulster Club championship semi-final at 7pm. This will be a titanic struggle against a well drilled and tough Glenties outfit. Referee is Niall Mooney from Cavan and the boys and management are wished the best of luck to give it their all to reach the final. Best wishes also to Blackhill  in the JFC final curtain raiser at 5pm and to Magheracloone on Sunday. Big support needed in Omagh as the Donegal supporters are noted for travelling in large numbers and being very vocal.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM for 2020 will now take place on December 13th at 8pm in the Clubrooms. 

Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz in the club on the 27th of December. All welcome for what promises to be a great nights fun. First question asked at 8.30 SHARP, Club open from 8. Anyone wishing to sponsor the hurlers’ annual quiz please contact John Green. 

Club Notes – 7 November 2019

Ulster Club Championship

Clontibret 0-10 Crossmaglen 0-9

Well done to all involved in a great victory in Armagh on Saturday night last when we accounted for the Rangers in the Ulster Club quarter final. It was a tough struggle in difficult conditions but the team dug deep and ground out a result. It was a difficult night for John McEntee plotting the downfall of his home club but as always he carried out his duties with good grace and quiet dignity. Well done also to Blackhill who had a good win in the JFC curtain raiser and to Magheracloone who made it through in the IFC on Sunday. Next up for us is Naomh Conaill from Glenties in Co Donegal which has been fixed for Omagh on Saturday evening, 16th November at 7pm. Blackhill will play Buncrana in the junior final at 5pm. 

Annual General Meeting

The AGM for 2020 has been deferred for two weeks and will now take place on December 13th. 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the McRory and McCooey families on the death of Eilish McRory. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. 

Camogie

The senior team and management would like to thank all those who supported them in the Ulster Junior ‘B’ final, in Inniskeen last week. It was very heartening to see so many locals there on such a cold night, despite the confusion around the date.

Best wishes to the Clontibret men’s senior team in the Ulster semi-final against the Donegal champions, Naomh Chonaill.

Lines will go on sale shortly for our Annual Draw and a Family Table Quiz is planned for early December. More details shortly.

Club Notes – 31 October 2019

Greenfield Senior Football Championship

Champions Again. Clontibret 1-14 Scotstown 0-11. It’s been a wonderful week reflecting on a sweet victory in the county final. It’s always good to win but it’s particularly good to do so when all the pundits said we didn’t stand a chance. Well done to those who believed, especially the players, from Darren who kept a clean championship sheet in goals, to man of the match Mansy in the far corner, and all in between. Our young players stood up when needed and melded with their more experienced teammates to provide a power packed display that Scotstown couldn’t match. Well done to John Mc, Padraig, JP and Mick who worked incessantly all year to have the team just right for that very day. There were scenes of great joy at the final whistle, and again when Mick Duffy was brought back to O’Neill Park and the celebrations were in line with the effort of victory.

Ulster Club Championship

The successful jumping of one hurdle often presents another even more difficult one and they don’t come much bigger than Crossmaglen Rangers. The famed Cross outfit with their long list of Ulster and All Ireland successes provide the opposition in their home patch of the Athletic Grounds Armagh on Saturday evening at 7pm. Referee is Sean Hurson from Tyrone This is a double header with Blackhill playing in the Ulster Junior championship at 5pm. 

Annual General Meeting

Notice of the forthcoming AGM for 2020 is hereby given and has been fixed for Friday 29th November at 8pm in the Clubrooms.

Scór na bPáistí

Congratulations to our ballad group and quiz team,both of whom secured 3rd places in Scor na bPaistí on Saturday evening last. Well done to our solo singer Eamon and 2nd quiz team who completed on the evening but just missed out on the prizes. 

Club Notes – 24 October 2019

We are county champions! Normal service will resume next week.