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Club Notes – 16 April 2020

Covid 19 Restrictions

As Covid 19 restrictions continue into next month we hope that all our members are keeping safe and well while at the same time remaining as active as possible. A helpdesk has been set up by Monaghan County Council to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result of Covid 19 restrictions. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158 with a team of local volunteers in place to respond to your requirements.  Feel free to call at any time. 

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Sherry family Tullycomiskey on the death of Patsy and to James Hughes Lismacreark on the death of his wife Annaleen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anameacha

Club Notes – 9 April 2020

Covid 19 Clontibret Community Health and Wellbeing Response

We are all in this together. Don’t suffer in silence. Pick up the phone

We might be in lockdown, but you are not isolated

Help is close at hand in all parts of our Community

Useful  Contacts

Monaghan Co Council COVID19 Helpdesk 1800 804158

Doctor on Call ​​1850 777911

District Nurse​​0868316286

Monaghan Garda  ​047 77200

Braeside Stores ​​047 80923

Clontibret GAA Health & Wellbeing Officer (Bernie) ​086 831 6286

Clontibret GAA Secretary (Frank)​​​086 316 4178

Local Community Contacts 

The following local people have consented to be contactable at all times along with a team of helpers to respond to any requests from those in our community who feel they need some assistance such as with shopping, picking up a prescription or just a reassuring chat. 

Eilish Clarke ​​086 313 1239

John Paul Mone 086 052 3566

Alastair Graham​​086 832 1363 

Barry McGuigan​​086 607 0729

KEY SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT   Clontibret GAA Chairman 

(Thomas Greenan) 086 773 7776  or  047 80711

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Club Notes – 1 April 2020

Closure of Facilities

It was with heavy hearts that we closed up the track at short notice last week following a GAA directive under further Covid 19 restrictions. In the fifteen months since it opened our track has become a focal point for our whole community and footfall had increased significantly in recent weeks as schools and workplaces closed. But we had to follow procedure and if it helps stop the spread of the virus then it will be worthwhile. We wish all our users well and hope you find other suitable outlets to help keep you healthy and active until we get back in operation again.

We Missed Scotstown

On Sunday we should have played Scotstown in the first game of the senior league but instead we were all sitting around home wondering how long this is going to last. If the match had gone ahead no doubt it would have been a full blooded contest as always but we’d rather be playing against our sporting rivals than looking at other across the fence. Hopefully we get back to that soon because we miss Scotstown and Ballybay and Blayney and Latton and all the other teams we have built up rivalries with over the years. Here’s hoping we all keep well and get back to doing what we do best as soon as possible.

Covid 19 Community Health and Wellbeing Response

A helpdesk has been set up by Monaghan County Council to respond to the needs of those who feel vulnerable as a result of Covid 19 restrictions. It can be contacted anytime at 1800 804 158. In addition the club has organised a team of local volunteers who are also on hand to help and assist anyone who finds themselves isolated as a result of the lockdown. See below for the details of useful contacts as well as local community volunteers. Feel free to call at any time.

Doctor on Call 1850 777911

District Nurse 0868316286

Monaghan Garda 047 77200

Braeside Stores 047 80923

Clontibret GAA Health & Wellbeing Officer (Bernie) 086 8316286

Clontibret GAA Secretary (Frank) 086 316 4178

Local Community Contacts

The following local people have consented to be contactable at all times along with a team of helpers to respond initially to any requests from those in our community who feel they need some assistance such as with shopping, picking up a prescription or just a reassuring chat.

Eilish Clarke 086 313 1239

John Paul Mone 086 052 3566

Alastair Graham 086 8321363

Barry McGuigan 086 607 0729

The key single point of contact Clontibret GAA Chairman (Thomas Greenan) 086 773 7778 or 047 80711. 

All phone calls will be treated with the utmost discretion.

Sympathy

Sympathy is extended to the Gorman family on the death of Matt Gorman, Carrickatee. Death in a family is difficult at any time but these strange times with no opportunity to sympathise in person make it all the more poignant. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. 

Club Notes – 26 March 2020

GAA activity has ceased at all levels in response to the  spread of Covid 19 bit clubs like ours all over the country are standing up to it. We haven’t faced anything like this before and many people are feeling somewhat overwhelmed by various aspects of it, including staying indoors, managing the children who are off school, and in some cases being out of work as well. We could all lie down under it, but that is not what we do. With that in mind, our development work will continue when it is feasible and safe to do so, and when this passes, as it will in time, we hope to have our new pitch ready for the surge of activity that will follow. Those who feel they can continue to contribute to Clontibret Our Future are asked to contact their promoter to do so, while others may understandably wish to take a break. The pitches and Social Club remain closed, and while the walking track is open, patrons are reminded to act responsibly and follow the guidelines issued by HSE. This includes using hand sanitisers at entrance and exit as well as walking at least two metres apart in a clockwise-only direction to avoid meeting others. At home, we should also be following the strict guidelines issued at national level so as not to put ourselves, family or neighbours at risk. If anyone needs any practical assistance, there are plenty of young, strong club members willing to help out. You know who to call… we’re all in this together… there’s no them… just us. 

Sympathy 

Sympathy is extended to our Assistant Treasurer, Helen Molloy and family on the death of her mother, Nuala Neary in her native Longford. Also to Kathleen McQuaid on the death of her brother, Felix Duffy, Carga. Felix was a frequent visitor to O’Neill Park and a supporter of Clontibret teams over many decades. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha dílis.

Club Notes – 19 March 2020

Virus Closedown

GAA activity has ceased at all levels in response to the spread of Covid 19. The Social Club is closed and while the walking track remains open patrons are reminded to act responsibly and follow the guidelines issued by HSE. All at home should also be following the strict guidelines issued at national level so as not to put ourselves, family or friends at risk. We all need to keep safe in the hope that we get back to normal activity as soon as possible. 

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. Membership must be paid by 31st March to have full voting rights at AGM. 

Continued Development at O’Neill Park

A lot of recent work has been done in recent weeks and is on-going to bring our new pitch and car park into commission. The foundations are in for the goal posts and ball stops and these along with perimeter fencing and dug outs will be completed in the coming weeks, weather permitting. The car park has been levelled, piers built and the widened approach road and entrances with footpath and lighting have been surfaced. In addition a biodiversity plan has been completed involving the planting of hedging, shrubs and trees which as well as promoting species diversity will enhance the ambienceof the grounds for walkers and visitors alike. A spectator bank has also been created between the two pitches and this along with the car park will be surfaced in the coming weeks as well. 

Thanks to the existing members of Clontibret Our Future we have been able to get this far and now need your continued support and those of new members to get this phase completed and paid for

When your promoter calls (which may now be over the phone ) please be as generous as you can and as you have been in the past to continue your financial support to get the job finished.

Club Notes – 5 March 2020

Reserve Leagues

Following the postponement of last week’s fixtures our first reserve or B team gets the football season under way on Saturday 7th March when are away to Latton in Reserve League Division 1a at 4pm. The first game for our second reserve or C team is at home to Truagh on Saturday 14th March at 4.30pm. 

Senior League

The senior league is due to get underway on Sunday 29th March when we have Scotstown as visitors to O’Neill Park. This will be followed by three games on successive Saturdays away to Carrick and Ballybay followed by a home game with Inniskeen. These games, for five points each, will have county players available and will be followed by a series of games without county players, for two points each, starting on Sunday 26th April.

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. We are currently working to bring our new Prunty Pitch into use with the erection of perimeter fencing, ball stops, goal posts and dugouts. The planting of trees and shrubs as part of a Biodiversity plan is also under way at present along the track and new pitch. 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.  

1994 Team Reunion

The first ever visit of the Mick Duffy Cup to Clontibret was recalled on Saturday night last when the team of ’94 got together again to mark 25 years of their achievement. A good night was had by all with many friendships renewed and memories exchanged. Well done to all who initiated and organised it.

Club Mass

Deceased members and friends of the club will be remembered at 7.30pm mass in St Marys on Saturday, 7th March. 

Clontibret Camogie

Keep free Sat March 21 for the local camogie club’s annual Presentation Dinner Dance in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. Dinner will be served at 7.30, followed by presentations to our successful county senior champions and U-16 Armagh league winners. A great night of fun, food and music guaranteed

Club Notes – 27 February 2020

Reserve Leagues

Our first reserve or B team gets the football season under way on Saturday 29th February when we have Magheracloone at O’Neill Park in Reserve League Division 1a at 3pm followed by an away game in Latton on Saturday week. The first game for our second reserve or C team is at home to Truagh on Saturday 14th March 

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.  

1994 Championship Reunion

On 28th August 1994 Clontibret claimed their ninth senior football championship (and first Mick Duffy Cup) after a 26 year wait. Those involved are having a 25 year get together at the clubrooms on Saturday 29th February and The Mick Duffy who has been back eight times since will be there to greet them. 

Club Mass

Deceased members and friends of the club will be remembered at 7.30pm mass in St Mary’s on Saturday 8th March. 

County Team

Well done to the two Conors in Clones on Sunday last helping Monaghan to victory over Mayo. With another tough assignment in Ballyshannon on Sunday next we wish continued good luck to them and their team mates.

Club Notes – 20 February 2020

Reserve Leagues

The reserve leagues get the new football season under way on Saturday 29th February when we have Magheracloone at O’Neill Park in Reserve League Division 1a at 3pm. Other teams in that Division include Truagh, Latton, Donaghmoyne and Scotstown. We also have a second reserve team operating in Reserve League Division 3 and their first game is at home to Truagh on Saturday 14th March at 4.30pm. Other teams in RFL Div. 3 include third teams from Monaghan Harps, Scotstown and Castleblayney along with second teams from Killevan, Rockcorry, Tyholland and Toome.

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,

1994 Championship Reunion

On 28th August 1994 Clontibret claimed their ninth senior football championship (and first Mick Duffy Cup) after a 26 year wait. Those involved are having a 25 year get together at the clubrooms on Saturday 29th February and The Mick Duffy who has been back eight times since will be there to greet them.

County Team

Good luck to our boys as they take on Mayo in Clones on Sunday at 2pm. 

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.