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Club Notes – 13 December 2018

New Walking Track
The walking track is almost ready for use with the juvenile players and their parents getting a sneak preview on Monday night last. Over 100 children and adults got the first run around it and it was a great sight to see the lights lit and people buzzing in all directions. It will be open to the public from 3pm on Sunday and hopefully will be a great asset to our club and community. Great thanks is due to the many people who worked hard to bring it to fruition from planning, to grants, to fundraising and the diligent work of local contractors, Noel and Benny Craven along with the many volunteers who helped along the way. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG), Monaghan Integrated Development, Monaghan County Council, the Minister and Department of Rural and Community Development and The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas, with funding for this project.

So if you want to see the finished product and where your money has gone come along on Sunday from 3pm or any day thereafter from 6am to 10.30pm. In accordance with GAA policy dogs are not permitted on the grounds or walkway. Walkway users should use the designated walkway gate to enter and exit. This is the new entrance close to the emergency gates to the main pitch (close to the shop).

Upcoming Events
A few dated for your calendar over Christmas. On Friday 28th December we have the now annual Clontibret Gold Rush, a 3km and 5km walk/ run at 2pm with registration from 1pm. This year’s route will incorporate the new track, so if you want to get the turkey and trifle run off this is your chance.

On Sunday December 30th we have two presentation events. First up at 6pm in the Community Centre is the Juvenile Presentation evening followed later on at the clubrooms by the senior presentation for Player of the Year awards and presentation of medals to the championship winning Under 17 team.

Club Notes – 6 December 2018

New Pitch and Track
With the mild weather the grass on the new Prunty pitch continues to grow. The walkway is nearing completion but will not be available for use until it is fully commissioned. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we are currently looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and if your promoter hasn’t already called with you they will be doing so soon. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed. Promoters are asked to make contact with all their clients before the week is out as a big push is needed to finish up well before Christmas

AGM 2019
A very successful and business like Annual General Meeting of Clontibret O’Neill’s was held on Friday 30th last. The Secretary gave a comprehensive report on all club activities during the year while the treasurer reported on a busy year with major developments funded as well as the on-going day to day activities of the club. The Youth Officer Fergal Mone reported on a busy year at underage level while Development Officer Francie McGuigan succinctly summarised the development including the new Prunty Pitch and the soon to be ready walkway. Following this the Secretary shared an interesting collection of photographs tracing the new developments from the first sod was turned at Halloween 2015 up to the present day. Chairman Thomas Greenan ran proceedings with aplomb and thanked all who played their part in so many different ways during 2018.There was much praise for the fundraising Clontibret Our Future programme and the important role it played in enabling our new developments to take place with much emphasis placed on its continuance to ensure completion of the project over the coming year. Officers elected include president Robert Kidney, Vice President Brendan McNally, Chairman Thomas Greenan, Secretary Frank McManus, Treasurer, Martin McCague, Vice Chairman & Co Committee Delegate , Colm Gormley, Asst. Secretary, Frank McEneaney, Asst. Treasurers, Helen Molloy, Niall Brennan, Seamus Duffy, PRO, Kathy McManus, Insurance Officer, Peadar Hughes, Youth Officer, Fergal Mone, Coaching Officer, Des Brennan, Children’s Officer, Eleanor Sullivan, Development Officer, Francis McGuigan, Players’ Officer, Pauric Boyle, Club Safety Officer, Kieran Lavelle, Cultural Officer, Eilish Clarke, Registrar, Margaret Walsh,

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Paul Boyd, Lisangrieve who died recently. Paul played his early football here and in 1968 was part of the successful Brennan Cup Junior B League winning team. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Annual Gold Rush
Keep free Friday, 28th December for the Annual Gold Rush. Local cancer charities will benefit this year, very worthy causes. Registration is from 1pm with the event starting at 2pm.

Juvenile Hurlers
Thank you to our sponsors and to all who supported our ‘pedal-powered’ cinema which was held on Sat evening. Watch this space and FB for details of resumption of training in the New Year. Happy Christmas to All.

Club Notes – 29 November 2018

New Pitch and Track
With the mild weather the grass on the new Prunty pitch continues to grow. The walkway is nearing completion but will not be available for use until it is fully commissioned. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we are currently looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and if your promoter hasn’t already called with you they will be doing so soon. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed. Promoters are asked to make contact with all their clients before the week is out as a big push is needed to finish up well before Christmas.

AGM 2019
The Annual General meeting of Clontibret O’Neill’s will be held on Friday 30th November at 8pm at the clubrooms. All members and indeed prospective members are asked to attend as we review the year gone by and put structures in place for 2019.

Juvenile Hurlers
We will be showing ‘THE SANTA CLAUS’ Christmas movie in the Community Centre on the evening of Sat 1st Dec at 5pm. Electricity for the cinema is produced by parents cycling bicycles. Shop on site and wear your Christmas jumper! All welcome.

Club Notes – 22 November 2018

New Pitch and Track
With the mild weather the grass on the new Prunty pitch continues to grow. The walkway is nearing completion but will not be available for use until it is fully commissioned. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we are currently looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and if your promoter hasn’t already called with you they will be doing so soon. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed.

AGM 2019
The Annual General meeting of Clontibret O’Neill’s has been fixed for Friday 30th November at 8pm. The Secretary’s report and associated documentation has issued to paid-up members and any paid up member who hasn’t received same should contact the Club Secretary. Completed nomination forms should be returned immediately.

Juvenile Hurlers
We will be showing ‘THE SANTA CLAUS’ Christmas movie in the Community Centre on the evening of Sat 1st Dec at 5pm. Electricity for the cinema is produced by parents cycling bicycles. Shop on site and wear your Christmas jumper! All welcome.

Camogie
Best wishes to the Camogie team on Sunday in the Junior B All Ireland final.

Club Notes – 15 November 2018

U17 League Final
Commiserations to the boys who narrowly lost out on completing the Under 17 double with a two point defeat to Truagh in Emyvale on Sunday, a team they had easily accounted for in the championship final. Well done however on a great year along with their management team of Kieran Brennan, Conor Fadian and Kevin Dunlop

New Pitch and Track
With the mild weather the grass on the new Prunty pitch continues to grow. The walkway is nearing completion but will not be available for use until it is fully commissioned. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we are currently looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and if your promoter hasn’t already called with you they will be doing so soon. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed.

AGM 2019
The Annual General meeting of Clontibret O’Neill’s has been fixed for Friday 30th November at 8pm . The Secretary’s report and associated documentation has issued to paid up members this week and any paid up member who hasn’t received same should contact the Club Secretary. Completed nomination forms should be returned immediately.

Camogie
Congratulations to the Camogie team who had a great victory last Sunday to reach the Junior B All Ireland final on Sunday 25th November.

Club Notes – 8 November 2018

Triple All Star
Congratulations to Conor McManus on being presented with his third GAA/GPA All Star award at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Friday night, a great personal honour, not only for Conor and his family but also for our club and our county. How much it means to club members was amply demonstrated by the huge turnout on Sunday evening last to welcome Conor back to the club with his award, with dozens of children swarming around him. Speaking on behalf of the club executive Kieran Lavelle gave a whole hearted welcome to Conor and reminded him that the huge turnout was a testament to his standing among club members and the community at large while his former teacher and coach Sean Mulligan spoke of Conor’s early interest in and proficiency at the game. There followed an enjoyable evening of autographs, photographs and reminiscences.

Juveniles
Our U17s beat Tyholland on Sunday in league semi-final. We play Truagh in the league final this Sunday 11th at 11.30am. No venue yet. Please keep an eye out on the venue and come out to give the boys your support in the final game of the season.
It was great to see the many parents and juveniles who turned out to welcome Mansy with his All-Star award to the club on Sunday evening. There was a great buzz around and there were certainly some future All-Stars in attendance.

New Pitch and Track
Work has been progressing favourably on our new development over the past few weeks. The new full size Prunty Pitch has now been laid, the seeds have been sown and the nice green is getting better looking every day. The 1km walking track which will be fully lit is currently being laid around the outer perimeter of both the new pitch and the existing pitch and should be ready soon. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we will be looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and your promoter will be calling with you soon in the coming weeks. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed.

AGM 2019
The Annual General meeting of Clontibret O’Neill’s has been fixed for Friday 30th November at 8pm . The Secretary’s report and associated documentation will issue to paid up members this week and any paid up member who doesn’t receive same should contact the Club Secretary.

Juvenile Hurlers
We will be showing a CHRISTMAS MOVIE in the Community Centre on the evening of Sat 1st Dec. The name of the Christmas classic will be announced next week. Again our mums and dads will be powering the event with ALL electricity generated by parents cycling their little hearts out! All welcome.

Camogie
Good luck to the camogie girls who take on Fullen Gaels in the All-Ireland Junior B club semi-final in Glenavy on Sunday at 2pm. Come out and show your support to the girls in their big match.

Club Notes – 1st November 2018

Shoe City SFL Clontibret 2-12 Castleblayney 0-7
A comprehensive win in Blayney on Friday night last brought down the curtain on the 2018 season in some style. The players who stayed the course and fought the good fight to see out the season on a high deserve much credit and they along with their management team have much to look forward to in 2019.

Juveniles
The u17 semi final with Tyholland will now take place on Sunday 4th November at 2pm in O’Neill Park

New Pitch and Track
Work has been progressing favourably on our new development over the past few weeks. The new full size Prunty Pitch has now been laid, the seeds have been sown and the nice green is getting better looking every day. The 1km walking track which will be fully lit is currently being laid around the outer perimeter of both the new pitch and the existing pitch and should be ready soon. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we will be looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and your promoter will be calling with you soon in the coming weeks. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed.

Scor na Nog -U-17, takes place this year in Tullycorbett on November 17th @ 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to take part in singing, dancing, music or reciting a poem please contact Eilish this week on 086 3131239.

AGM 2019
The Annual General meeting of Clontibret O’Neill’s has been fixed provisionally for Friday 30th November. Documentation will issue to paid up members shortly

Club Notes – 25 October 2018

Shoe City SFL
The last game of the league is with Blayney and will be played on Friday night 26th October under lights in Blayney at 8pm.

Juveniles
U17

The team have qualified for the league semi-final on Sunday the 4th of November against either St. Tiarnach’s or Tyholland at home at 11am.

Cumann na mBunscoil
Well done to the boys of Scoil Mhuire who defeated Loughmourne in their School’s Finals last Saturday. After a titanic battle where the game ebbed and flowed, the boys put in a tremendous last ten minutes to secure victory. Well done to Danica and the players.

New Pitch and Track
Work has been progressing favourably on our new development over the past few weeks. The new full size Prunty Pitch has now been laid, the seeds have been sown and a nice green sward has appeared, which was the subject of much favourable comment from patrons at the Intermediate final on Sunday. The 1km walking track, which will be fully lit, is currently being laid around the outer perimeter of both the new pitch and the existing pitch and should be ready by the end of the month. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we will be looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and your promoter will be calling with you soon in the coming weeks. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed.

Intermediate and Minor Finals
It was a busy day at O’Neill Park on Sunday with the MFC and IFC finals bringing the largest crowd of the year. Well done and many thanks to all who contributed to preparing the grounds in the days leading up to the match, especially the volunteers on Saturday, and to the many helpers and stewards who organised and managed the big crowd on the day. This involved getting people in, parked and out efficiently and safely, selling programmes, managing the shop and tea/coffee outlets, providing refreshments for stewards and officials, managing the score board, public address and overall crowd management. A lot of different jobs, but somebody must do them and that’s where volunteerism comes in. A special mention for Eleanor Carville Sullivan whose stunning rendition of Amhran na bhFiann was much appreciated by the large attendance.

Scór na bPáistí
Congratulations to Aidan Deighan and his two quiz teams that came 2nd and 3rd in Scor na bPaisti in Clontibret on Saturday. The teams were Daniel Boylan, Adam Hall, Charlie Moen, Tommy Moen, Niamh O’Connor, Thomas O’Connor, Jack Brady & Stephen McSkeane.

Club Notes – 18 October 2018

Shoe City SFL Clontibret 3-13 Ballybay 2-12
In the penultimate game of the season we claimed some valuable league points in Ballybay on Sunday with a four point win over the recent county finalists. It was a gritty all-round team performance played at a heart stopping pace by both sides. Early wides aside we took a first half lead with a Ballybay goal quickly cancelled by a Conor McManus penalty following a foul on MP O’Dowd while a second goal from Conor following a pass from Vinny Corey gave us a three point half time advantage. The game was won in a blistering third quarter with some excellent points from Conor Mc, Brian Greenan, MP O’Dowd, Pauric Boyle and Cormac Boyle capped by a third Mansy goal. With Dessie Mone now off injured Ballybay gained some upper hand for a series of points and a Chris McGuinness goal to bring the margin back to one but the team rallied to score the last three points to claim a well-earned victory. Last game of the league is with Blayney on 28th October.

U17
The team travel to our neighbours Doohamlet for the re-arranged final round of league fixtures at 11am this Sunday.

Cumann na mBunscol
Best of luck to the Scoil Mhuire boys playing the in their schools final this Saturday in Castleblayney at 10.30am. Please come out and support the boys

New Pitch and Track
Work has been progressing favourably on our new development over the past few weeks. The new full size Prunty Pitch has now been laid, the seeds have been sown and hopefully the grass will be growing over the coming weeks. The 1km walking track which will be fully lit is currently being laid around the outer perimeter of both the new pitch and the existing pitch and should be ready by the end of the month. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we will be looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and your promoter will be calling with you soon in the coming weeks. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed.

Intermediate and Minor Finals
It’s a big day at O’Neill Park on Sunday with both the MFC and IFC finals down for decision. First up at 1.30pm it’s the minor final replay between Inniskeen and Carrickmacross followed at 3.30pm by the Intermediate final between Doohamlet and Seans and may well bring the biggest crowd of the year to O’Neill Park for what is the last big championship game. The usual stewards are asked to put the shoulder to the wheel one more time with a few early men required from 12 noon to get the parking set up right.

Club Notes – 11 October 2018

Shoe City SFL
With two games left in the league we take on the county finalists in Ballybay on Sunday 14th at 3pm with Blayney in the final game on 28th October.

Juveniles
U17

The team travel to our neighbours Doohamlet for the final round of league fixtures at 11am this Sunday.

U9
The boys travelled to Keady last Sunday for an U9 tournament. After some tough games in the group stages the boys made it to the semi-final. Well done to the players. Thanks to Keady for the invite and a well organised event.

New Pitch and Track
Work has been progressing favourably on our new development over the past few weeks. The new full size Prunty Pitch has now been laid, the seeds have been sown and hopefully the grass will be growing over the coming weeks. The 1km walking track which will be fully lit is currently being laid around the outer perimeter of both the new pitch and the existing pitch and should be ready by the end of the month. This of course means that we now move on to the next phase which is the erection of perimeter fencing, balls stops, goal posts and dug outs. To help fund this we will be looking for another year’s contribution from our Clontibret Our Future members and your promoter will be calling with you soon. Try to be as generous again this year as you have been in the past as much great work has been done and we now want to see it completed.