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Club Notes – 21 March 2019

Membership
Its last call for club membership for 2019 which must be paid before 31st March, in order to be a fully paid up member, for the coming year. Full adult membership is €75 (€50 for students) while Youth membership is €50. Those who have contributed fully to Clontibret Our Future have no membership fee, while there is also a reduced youth rate for children of contributors to COF. It is extremely important that all players in both football and hurling at all age groups pay their membership fees immediately as only by doing so do they cover themselves for participation in the GAA Players Injury scheme for both training and games.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Leagues
Its back to reserve football this weekend with two games scheduled. On Saturday 23rd in Division 1 we are away to Donaghmoyne with a 5pm throw in followed by a visit to Blayney the following day for Division 3 at 12.30pm.

County Boys
Best wishes to our county players and their colleagues as they travel to Castlebar for a tilt with Mayo at 2pm on Sunday. Well done to all last Sunday and wishing them well for a successful journey west.

Senior League
With the conclusion of the Allianz Football league next weekend attention will turn to local matters with five SFL league matches down for decision in March/April. First up is a home game with Truagh at 5pm on Saturday 30th March, followed by Doohamlet, Carrick, Scotstown and Ballybay in rapid succession. These are all 5 point games with county players available to play.

Juvenile Registration
It’s important that each player is registered to be able to continue to play for the forthcoming year. Anyone who has been unable to register their child please contact Fergal 087-2242726.

Juvenile Togs & Socks
There is also 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

U9
The u9s will play in the indoor league on Saturday the 30th March. More details next week.

U11
The u11s will play Donaghmoyne this Sat 23rd in the Spring League at 12pm.

U13
The u13s started their league campaign with a win against Clones last weekend. Next game is the 30th March away to Latton at 12pm. The Division 6 team will begin their campaign with a home game against Castleblayney on Sat 30th at 2pm.

Gaeltacht Scholarships
Coiste Cultúir & Gaeilge Coiste Chontae Mhuineacháin each year offer scholarships for young people in the county to attend Gaeltachta so as to enhance and broaden their skill as Gaeilge and to promote Gaeilge in clubs and in the county and as a whole. Applications are now open for the 2019 scholarships, with the closing date for applications on or before 10th April. Application forms are available from the resources section of www.monaghangaa.ie and should be completed and returned to our Cultural Officer, Eilis Clarke.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to a number of local families who suffered recent bereavements; the McSkeane, Morgan and McGuigan families on the death of Rosemary McSkeane, Tully; the Ward and Woods families on the death of Hugh Ward, Annagap and the Gorman family on the death of Niall O’Hara, Longford. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anameacha.

Club Notes – 14 March 2019

Membership
Membership renewal for 2019 is now due for all players, officials and general membership. Full adult membership is €75 (€50 for students) while Youth membership is €50. Those who have contributed fully to Clontibret Our Future have no membership fee, while there is also a reduced youth rate for children of contributors to COF. It is extremely important that all players pay their membership fees immediately as only by doing so do they cover themselves for participation in the GAA Players Injury scheme for both training and games. Membership must be paid by all before March 31st in order to be a fully paid up member for 2019

Platinum Tanks Reserve Leagues
Division 3 Clontibret 3-8 Oram 3-8
Division 1a Clontibret 1-13 Castleblayney 1-9
Two more Reserve games last weekend with mixed results. On Saturday, against Oram the game appeared to be won only for Oram to finish with a flurry to claim a share of the points. On Sunday in Blayney the Div 1a side had a much more assured performance, withstanding a late Blayney challenge to win by four. No games this weekend and next up is Donaghmoyne on Saturday 23rd for Div1 with a visit to Blayney the following day for Div 3.

Juvenile Registration
It’s important that each player is registered to be able to continue to play for the forthcoming year. Anyone who has been unable to register their child please contact Fergal 087-2242726.

Juvenile Togs & Socks
There is also 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

U13s
We have two teams competing this year in Division 2 & Division 6. The Division 2 team have their first outing on Monday 18th at 12pm in Clontibret against Clones. The Division 6 team have a bye this week. Best of luck to all players and management for the year ahead.

County Boys
Best wishes to our county players and their colleagues as they take on Cavan in Clones on Saturday at 2pm The half time draw at the match on Saturday will be organised by Clontibret members for the benefit of our club so please support them at the grounds when approached to buy a ticket. Prize is €100.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to the McCabe, Boyle and Myers families on the death of May McCabe, Avelreagh, mother of our Healthy Club Officer Bernie Boyle and grandmother of our Players Officer Pauric Boyle Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Notes – 7 March 2019

Membership
Membership renewal for 2019 is now due for all players, officials and general membership. Full adult membership is €75 (€50 for students) while Youth membership is €50. Those who have contributed fully to Clontibret Our Future have no membership fee, while there is also a reduced youth rate for children of contributors to COF. It is extremely important that all players pay their membership fees immediately as only by doing so do they cover themselves for participation in the GAA Players Injury scheme for both training and games. With reserve games scheduled to begin in early March it is essential that all prospective players are officially paid up and registered.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Leagues
Division 3 Clontibret 0-8 Scotstown 0-8
Division 1a Clontibret 2-8 Scotstown 1-14
The Reserves got the season off to a start with two games over last weekend, both against Scotstown. On Saturday we shared the spoils in Div 3 while on Sunday had a narrow defeat in Div 1a. There will be two games this weekend also with Div 3 at home to Oram at 4.30pm on Saturday while on Sunday Div 1a visits St Mary’s Park Castleblayney for an earlier throw in time of 12.30pm.

Juvenile Registration
Anyone who has been unable to register their child over the last few weeks has another opportunity this Friday 8th at the Community Centre from 6.45pm to 7.15pm. It’s important each player is registered to be able to continue to play for the forthcoming year.

Juvenile Togs & Socks
There is also 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

Juvenile Teams
All juvenile teams are currently training. Please ensure you are on the contact list of each manager. If you are not getting messages please contact Fergal 087-2242726 to be added.

Club Notes – 28 February 2019

Membership
Membership renewal for 2019 is now due for all players, officials and general membership. Full adult membership is €75 (€50 for students) while Youth membership is €50. Those who have contributed fully to Clontibret Our Future have no membership fee, while there is also a reduced youth rate for children of contributors to COF. It is extremely important that all players pay their membership fees immediately as only by doing so do they cover themselves for participation in the GAA Players Injury scheme for both training and games. With reserve games scheduled to begin in early March it is essential that all prospective players are officially paid up and registered.

Reserves
We have two reserve teams this year playing in RFL Division 1a and RFL Division 3 with both teams playing this weekend. On Saturday we travel to Scotstown for a Div3 match at 4.30pm and on Sunday we have the same opposition in RFL Division 1a in O’Neill Park at 2pm. Best wishes to the players and management for a successful and enjoyable season.

Juvenile Registration
We had a very successful juvenile registration evening last Monday. Anyone who was unable to make it will be able to do so within the next week. It’s important each player is registered to be able to continue to play for the forthcoming year. There is also 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.

Juvenile Teams
All juvenile teams are currently training. Please ensure you are on the contact list of each manager. If you are not getting messages please contact Fergal 087-2242726 to be added.

Sympathy is extended to the Moen family Clerran on the death of Rita Moen, wife of former player and team manager Gerry and mother of former players John and Gerrard. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Club Notes – 21 February 2019

Membership
Membership renewal for 2019 is now due for all players, officials and general membership. Full adult membership is €75 (€50 for students) while Youth membership is €50. Those who have contributed fully to Clontibret Our Future have no membership fee, while there is also a reduced youth rate for children of contributors to COF. It is extremely important that all players pay their membership fees immediately as only by doing so do they cover themselves for participation in the GAA Players Injury scheme for both training and games. With reserve games scheduled to begin in early March it is essential that all prospective players are officially paid up and registered.

Referees
The issue of referees is always a burning one when games of all grades are discussed and they often come in for an unfair share of criticism. Of course our games schedule at club or county level could not proceed without referees being willing to put themselves out there. We are lucky at the moment to have three club members Noel Mullaney, Malachy Trainor and Paul Boylan who referee on the clubs behalf and we are grateful for their combined contribution over a long number of years. That said new referees are especially welcome, indeed essential, and any young person (or not so young) who feels they could serve the club in this very vital role should contact Club Secretary Frank or Chairman Tommy for further information as introductory courses are now being held.

Juvenile Registration
Juvenile Registration Night is being held on Monday 25th February 8-9pm in the Clubhouse. Membership fee is €50 per child. There is a discounted fee of €25 per child if parent is a member of Clontibret Our Future. Official Club shorts and socks will be available to purchase at a cost of €25. Hope to see you all there. Cluain Tiobraid Abú:)

Scór
Our Scór na nÓg team Tomás O’Connor, Ryan Greenan, Conor Sherlock and Charlie Mone took part in the All Ireland Tráth na gCeist Scór final in Castlebar last Saturday. They finished in a very creditable 8th position, a great achievement for this young team in a national competition. Well done to the boys and their mentor Aiden Deighan.

U7
Training continues on Fridays in the Community Centre for our u7s. Training will be one hour from 6-7pm. All boys born in 2012 are welcome.

U9
Our U9 squad will commence training in the next few weeks. Management will be in contact with details.

U11
Our U11 squad will continue training on the Astro pitch on Saturdays at 10am.

U13
Our U13 squad will continue training on the Astro on Monday evenings at 8pm.

U15
Our u15s continue to train Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm.

U17
Training continues for our u17s. Management will be in contact with further details.

Bag Pack
Big thanks to our many bag packers and all who supported it at the Juvenile Bag Pack at the weekend. Special thanks to Flemings Super Valu Monaghan for all their help.

Juvenile Hurlers
Our U14s had a useful outing in their challenge match against Keady on Saturday.

Some of our U11s travelled to Dundalk on Sunday for the indoor blitz run by Ulster GAA where they played four good games.

Training continues Wednesday and Friday.

Please note that all hurlers must be registered before playing, as unregistered players are not covered by the GAA injury scheme. Hurlers may register at the registration evening on Monday. See details above. Please note that one registration covers both football and hurling.

Club Notes – 14 February 2019

Championship Draw
We have been drawn to play against Carrick in the opening of the senior championship which is due to take place in August.

Senior & Reserve Leagues
The senior league has been provisionally fixed to get underway on Saturday, 30th March, while the Reserve league is scheduled to get going on Sunday, 3rd March.

Juvenile Registration
Will take place in the on Monday the 25th February between 8 – 9 pm in the Clubhouse. All boys born from 2014 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 2018. 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 2019.

U17
Our U17 have started training. Management will be in contact with details.

U15
Our continue to train. Management will be in contact with details.

U13
Our U13 squad will continue training on the Astro on Monday evenings at 8pm.

U11
Our U11 squad training will continue on the Astro pitch on Saturdays at 10am.

U9
Our U9 squad will commence training in the next few weeks. Management will be in contact with details.

U7
Our U7 squad will commence training this Friday evening the 15th in the Community Centre. Training will be one hour from 6-7pm. All boys born in 2012 are welcome.

Hurling
Training continues for u11, u13 and u15 on AstroTurf, Wednesday at 7pm.
Training for younger players to commence shortly, see FB and WhatsApp.
We wish to acknowledge the phenomenal achievement of Castleblayney Hurlers in reaching the All Ireland Junior Final. Hopefully it bodes well for the future of hurling in the county.

Club Notes – 7 February 2019

Membership
Membership renewal for 2019 is now due for all players, officials and general membership. Full adult membership is €75 (€50 for students) while Youth membership is €50. Those who have contributed fully to Clontibret Our Future have no membership fee, while there is also a reduced youth rate for children of contributors to COF. It is extremely important that all players pay their membership fees immediately as only by doing so do they cover themselves for participation in the GAA Players Injury scheme for both training and games.

Juvenile Registration
Will take place in the last week in February. A final date to be confirmed. Again juvenile membership will be the same as 2018. Also available on the night will be official club juvenile togs and socks to purchase. More details to follow later.

Coaching The Coaches
A big thank you to Rory Beggan, our Deisgnated Club Coaching Officer with Monaghan County Board, who undertook a coaching session with our coaches on Monday night.

U7
Our U7 squad will commence training on next Friday evening the 15th in the Community Centre. Training will be one hour from 6-7pm. All boys born in 2012 are welcome.

U9
Our U9 squad will commence training in the next few weeks. Management will be in contact with details.

U11
Our U11 squad will commence training on the new Astro facility this Saturday the 9th at 10am.

U13
Our U13 squad will commence training on the Astro facility on Monday evening 11th at 8pm.

U15
Our have commenced training this week. Management will be in contact with details.

U17
Our U17 squad will commence training in the next few weeks. Management will be in contact with details.

Scor
Clontibret ONeills had a very successful night last Friday in the Trath Na gCeist section of the Scor competition held in the Four Seasons Hotel. In the Under 17 Scor na nOg competition our team of Ryan Greenan, Conor Sherlock, Charlie Mone and Tomas O’Connor emerged victorious. Great credit must go to this team as they were defending their county title that they won last year. The boys range in age from eleven to fourteen so indeed it is great achievement. They now go forward to represent the county in the All Ireland Scor Trath na gCeist which will be held in Castlebar on the 16th February.

We also had a team representing the Hurling club which comprised of Allana McCarron Walsh, Hannah Greenan, Adam Hall and Stephen McSkeane. Well done to this team on a great performance.

In the Scor Sinsir Trath Na gCeist the Football club was represented by Paula Greenan, Hugh Sherlock, Brendan Magennis and Aidan Deighan, while the Hurling club was represented by Sharon McCarron Walsh, Helen McSkeane, Mark Hall and Tom O’Connor.

Well done to all involved for keeping the Clontibret flag flying in the Scor competitions.

Irish Conversation Classes
Will be commencing next week all over North Monaghan. These classes will focus on spoken Irish only using practical games and activities to offer people a fun and interactive way of learning the language as opposed to traditional teaching methods. Although some of these classes are being held in other GAA clubs, it is Muineachán le Gaeilge who are organising these classes and they are open to absolutely anybody from any club. The course will last for 10 weeks and at the end of the course there will be an Oíche Ghaelach or Irish Night for all who attended the classes to offer everyone a chance to meet together and practice their Irish learned in the classes. The following are the times and venues of the nearest classes:

Monaghan Harps’ Clubhouse: 7pm – 8pm every Tuesday commencing 5th February

Congratulations
Congratulations to Geraldine Clarke whose lifelong commitment to Camogie was recognised by the Ulster GAA writers at their awards ceremony last week.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to our Club Treasurer, Martin McCague and his family on the death of his mother Annie. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Mass For Deceased Members
The Mass for deceased members last Saturday was a poignant and touching celebration to remember the lives and contribution of players, officials and members who have passed away, especially during the past year. Well done to Eilish Clarke who organised the active participation of club members of all ages in the ceremony and a special mention to the McSkeane family, Killymonaghan, for their cooperation with the shared mass.

Club Notes – 31 January 2019

Mass for Deceased Members
Mass for deceased members of our club will take place at St. Mary’s on Saturday evening at 7.30pm.

Monaghan Win
Well done to our representatives on beating the Dubs in their first league outing, a great start to the year. Best of luck against Roscommon on Sunday.

Juvenile Registration
Will take place in the last week in February. A final date is to be confirmed. Again, juvenile membership will be the same as 2018. Also available on the night will be official club juvenile togs and socks to purchase. More details to follow later.

Juvenile teams
All our coaches have been busy over the last few weeks attending coaching courses being run by Monaghan Coaching Development Team in Cloghan and preparing themselves for 2019. Training will start for teams shortly and this will be communicated to teams over the next few weeks.

Juvenile Hurlers
U11s team played at the indoor blitz in Dundalk last Sunday and played five games. Thanks to those parents who travelled.

Training resumes shortly on the AstroTurf. Future blitz dates and training dates will be posted on Facebook and WhatsApp groups.

Club Notes – 24 January 2019

Walking Track
The Clontibret Walkway continues to get great use at all times of day with people of all ages getting the benefit of it. It is open each day from 6am until 10.30pm. Patrons are asked to use the newly constructed entry and exit gate and to stay on the track as designated as well as respecting the basic rules of usage. In accordance with GAA guidelines dogs are not allowed. It is a wonderful facility to have and great praise is due to all who helped to make it happen so please respect it and the work of those who helped put it there. If you haven’t already made a contribution to it membership of Clontibret our Future for 2018/19 is still open, just contact any committee member

County Awards Night
There was a strong Clontibret representation at the annual Monaghan GAA awards night in the four Seasons hotel on Friday night last where the club picked up the award for Contribution to Scor during 2018. This was accepted on the night by Cultural officer Eilish Clarke along with Aidan Deighan. Club referee Noel Mullaney was recognised for taking charge of last year’s senior hurling final while Marie Greenan got the Camogie Player of the Year award. There was also a special presentation to Monaghan’s three All Stars with our own Conor McManus being recognised for achieving his third All Star since 2013.

Lost Property
An array of unclaimed clothing items has accumulated at the clubrooms, including hats, scarves, coats and sportswear. These will be on display in the away dressing room (underneath the social club) all weekend from Friday to Sunday and the owners are invited to come to collect. Anything that remains unclaimed on Monday morning will be disposed of.

Dietician Visit
Operation Transformation is off to a great start with Week 2 almost complete. It’s great to see so many turning out to all the activities. As part of the programme, a dietician will visit on Monday, 28th January. Senior Dietician with the HSE, Orla McMahon, will give a talk in the Community Centre from 8pm-9pm (before that evening’s class). All are welcome to come along, whether you are participating in the Operation Transformation programme or not.

Club Notes – 17 January 2019

New Walking Track
The Clontibret Walkway continues to get great use at all times of day with people of all ages getting the benefit of it. It is open each day from 6am until 10.30pm. Patrons are asked to use the newly constructed entry and exit gate and to stay on the track as designated as well as respecting the basic rules of usage. In accordance with GAA guidelines dogs are not allowed. It is a wonderful facility to have and great praise is due to all who helped to make it happen so please respect it and the work of those who helped put it there. If you haven’t already made a contribution to it membership of Clontibret our Future for 2018/19 is still open, just contact any committee member.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Dette Brennan and family on the death of her brother the late Peter McKenna. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam.