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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. 

Club Notes – 10 October 2019

Greenfield Senior Football Championship

Clontibret 1-10  Latton 0-11 We are back in the County Final again thanks to a gritty display against a dogged Latton team  in a game where we had to overcome much adversity including playing most of the second half with 14 men. It’s our first final since 2016 and we must await our opponents Ballybay or Scotstown who replay in Clones on Saturday following their draw at O’Neill Park on Saturday last. 

Shoe City Senior League 

The semi-final pairings for the Senior league have now been established and we are due to travel to Carrick on Saturday 12t October for a 2pm throw in

U17

The Under 17 squad completed the double with a win over Doohamlet in the Division 4 championship final in Blayney on Sunday. Well done to the players and their mentors Conor Fadian, Stephen McGuigan, Kevin Dunlop and Aaron McGuigan for all their efforts during a long season which was rewarded with two cups.

Club Notes – 3 October 2019

Greenfield Senior Football Championship

Our semi-final opponents have now been established and we will face Latton  in Blayney at 2pm on Sunday 6th October. The game will be preceded by our Under 17s against Doohamlet at 12.30pm in the Div 4 final. On Saturday evening 5th October the other SFC semi final between Ballybay and Scotstown is down for decision at O’Neill Park at 4.30pm also preceded by a minor match involving Scotstown and Magheracloone. Usual stewards are required from 2pm. 

Shoe City Senior League 

The semi-final pairings for the Senior league have now been established and we travel to Carrick on Saturday 12th October for a 4.30pm throw in. 

U17 Final

Best wishes to the boys and management as they take on Doohamlet in the u17 league final. This will take place in Blayney at 12.15pm and is a curtain raiser to our senior championship semi-final. Hopefully it will be a successful day all round. 

Well Done Girls

There was joy for local athletes in both codes over the week end as O’Neill Shamrocks and the Camogie club advanced in their respective Ulster Championships. On Saturday O’Neill Shamrocks made the long journey to Buncrana and came away with a handsome victory to advance to the Ulster Intermediate club semi-final with Kinawley, while on Sunday the Camogs had a narrow win over Portmore to reach the Ulster Junior B final. 

Club Notes – 26 September 2019

Greenfield Senior Football Championship

All eyes are now firmly on the SFC semi final where we will face the winners of Truagh /Latton who play this Sunday in Emyvale at 1pm. The semi final is likely to be on Saturday 5th October with time and venue to be confirmed. 

 Shoe City Senior League 

The last league game of the year ended with a narrow defeat by Inniskeen , but we had already qualified for the semi final. Ballybay finished on top with 44 points while ourselves, Carrick and Truagh each have 40 points. As score difference has been influenced by conceded games positions for second, third and fourth place will be decided by a draw out of the hat.

The Stone Gatherers    

The last piece of ground to be reseeded as part of our new development was prepared and seeded during the glorious weather of last week. One of the more tedious tasks of the process is the gathering of surface stones which seem to grow and multiply every time the ground is disturbed. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings last a call went out for stone gatherers to come to help out and the response was fantastic with crews of men, women and children answering the call both evenings. The turnout on Thursday evening was particularly impressive with upwards of 100 volunteers armed with buckets, bags, boxes and baskets clearing the whole area of surface stones in about two hours and following refreshments all departed with a feeling of satisfaction of a job well done mixed in with a whole lot of community spirit and a free tan, Well done to all and many thanks.                   

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

U17

Our 17s are down to play their championship final v Doohamlet in a local derby this Sunday at 4pm. No venue as of yet has been picked. Please come out and support the boys and management.

Breakfast Morning 

O’Neill Shamrocks LGFA are hosting a  breakfast morning on Sunday the 6th of October in Clontibret Community Centre in order to raise funds for their upcoming League final and Ulster championship campaign. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Club Notes – 19 September 2019

Greenfield Senior Football Championship

Clontibret 0-13, Ballybay 0-12. We advanced to the semi-final of the senior championship with a hard fought win over Ballybay in Blayney on Saturday afternoon last. Starting without Conor Boyle and losing Vinny Corey to an early injury unsettled the first half but the lads dug deep in the second half to carve out a precious victory. We now await the winners of Truagh/Latton for a semi-final clash the first weekend in October. There was a huge turnout at the SFC double header at O’Neill Park on Sunday when Blayney lost to Latton followed by Scotstown and Truagh in a thriller which was only decided on penalties. Well done to all who did such trojan work to cater seamlessly for the large crowd with many favourable comments from patrons on the immaculate condition of the pitch and grounds.

Shoe City Senior League

The last league game is due to be played against Inniskeen on Sunday 22nd September at 12.30pm at O’Neill Park.

U13 Final
Hard luck to the boys on losing out to a physically stronger Scotstown team on Saturday morning. We’re very proud of the team and management on reaching the Division 1 final. These players can look forward to much success in the future as they have their standards set high. Well done boys and thanks to their management of Damien Moen, Kieran Leonard, Jimmy Sullivan, Fintan Brennan and Conor McManus for their work and guidance throughout the year.

U17 Semi-Final
Best of luck to the boys and management as we take on Corduff in the semi-final in Doohamlet on Saturday at 3pm. Get out in numbers and get behind the boys.

Scór

Scór na bPáistí agus Scór na nÓg will be coming up in October and November. If there are an children who can sing, dance, recite a poem or play an instrument please contact Eilish on 0863131239 before Friday, 27th September. Scór na bPáistí is for primary school children and Scór na nÓg is up to 17 year olds.

O’Neill Shamrocks

Belated congratulations to O’Neill Shamrocks on their Intermediate Championship victory over Corduff recently, and also on winning the shield final in the All Ireland 7s on Saturday. Great victories. Best of luck in the preliminary round of the Ulster championship against Ballinascreen on Sunday.

Club Notes – 12 September 2019

Greenfield Senior Football Championship

It’s all roads lead to St Mary’s Park Castleblayney on Saturday 14th September where we take on Ballybay in Round 2a of the championship at 2.30pm. The winner goes straight to the semi-final while the loser plays the winners of Blayney/Latton or Carrick /Inniskeen. There is another SFC double header at O’Neill Park on Sunday when Blayney play Latton at 3pm followed by Scotstown and Truagh at 4.30pm. Usual help required to steward this event from 1.30pm

Shoe City Senior League 

Currin conceded last weekend’s game so the final round is now a home game with Inniskeen on 22nd September.

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.

U9

All our U9s represented the club with distinction at the weekend playing games in both Clontibret and Tyholland. Well done to all. Training continues as normal.  

U11

The U11s had a very busy weekend. On Saturday the boys competed very well in the Mick Farrell competition in Monaghan Harps reaching the final. On Monday evening the  two U11 teams are played Killiveen in the Liam Stirrat Summer League Finals. A great occasion and where all players displayed their skills for the large support in attendance.

U13

They were mixed fortunes for our U13 teams in their respective championship semi-finals played last weekend. The Div 2 U13 team had a great victory over Monaghan Harps in Emyvale. Unfortunately our Div 6 team came up short after showing great courage and a battling display against Carrickmacross on Sunday morning. Well done to this group of players who have improved immensely throughout the year. All roads now lead to Monaghan Harps this Saturday at 11am where our U13’s play Scotstown in the Division 1 final. Please come out and support the boys.

U15

The U15s year came to end against Maghercloone in their Championship semi-final last Thursday. Thanks to all mentors and players for their efforts throughout the year. 

U17

Our 17s had a win against Seans last Tuesday. They now turn their attention to their Semi-final in a weeks time.

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