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Club Notes – 12 April 2018

Platinum Tanks Reserve League
We play Scotstown away on Saturday at 4pm (please note change of time), followed by a visit from Truagh on Wednesday April 18th at 7.30pm.

Senior League
Clontibret 2-12, Monaghan Harps 0-10. A good all round performance reinforced by early goals from Conor McManus and MP O’Dowd gained us the points in Gavan Duffy Park on Sunday. No senior action this weekend but Sunday week we have Latton as visitors to O’Neill Park.

Minor League
The minors, short a few players, lost in Doohamlet last week by 5 points. Next up is at home to an Eire Og combination on 24th April.

Pitches Closed
Due to the poor weather conditions during the week we were forced to close all our pitches for both games and training. This obviously caused inconvenience to all but many thanks to those who honoured the directive to the full and stayed off the pitches. Recovery will not be immediate but with the cooperation of all our units we will work our way through it without causing further pitch damage. We are also grateful to a number of clubs including Emyvale and Magheracloone who agreed to reverse fixtures to facilitate us.

Hurling
The first game in the SHL was postponed last week due to the unavailability of a playable pitch. This week’s game with Inniskeen will be played on Thursday with an away game in Carrick the following week
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Scor
Good luck to our senior quiz team who represent our club and Monaghan in the All-Ireland Final of Scór Sinsear this Saturday in Sligo. The team comprises of Aidan Deighan, Mary Fitzpatrick, Paula Greenan and Pat Walsh.

U6
Training begins this Friday the 13th from 5.45pm – 6.45pm. All boys born in 2012 & 2013 welcome.

U7
U7 training continues on Monday at 6.30pm. Blitz in Clontibret on Saturday the 21st April.

U9
U9 Blitz was called off at the weekend due to the poor weather. The boys had a very good challenge against our neighbours Tyholland last Wednesday. Thanks for Tyholland for hosting the games. Next outing is Saturday the 21st April in Clontibret. Training continues Saturday mornings at 10am.

U11
Our two teams are out this weekend with both games at home against Emyvale and Truagh.

U13
Our two teams were out last Saturday against Maghercloone and Emyvale. After due consideration we changed the venue due to our pitches being unplayable. Thanks to all parents who made the journey to both games after short notice. The Div 2 team had a tough game against a strong Maghercloone outfit. The players did themselves proud and kept going and were able to produce a good second half performance. The Div 6 team were unlucky in defeat against Emyvale losing out by a goal.

U15
Last Thursday our game with Castleblayney was cancelled due to the bad weather. We have an away game this Thursday away to Scotstown at 6.30pm.

Camogie Notes – 12 April 2018

Club registration took place recently and there was a very good attendance. The parents were addressed by Paula Greenan (Joint Child Safeguarding Officer) who reminded parents, managers and players of the importance of respect; the importance of being observant and mindful of others; of Garda vetting procedures and Child Safeguarding training.

Unfortunately, due to the appalling weather conditions recently the playing pitches are closed until the end of this week. This meant postponement of all our first-round camogie fixtures – Senior, U-16 and U-14. The Armagh Board will re-fix these and notify us.

Here’s hoping the weather does improve dramatically as Croke Park have schedule the Go for Glory Minor match between Wicklow and Donegal, for Clontibret, this Sunday at 2.00pm. This will be a match well worth seeing. It would be a nice gesture perhaps to provide tea and sandwiches for both teams after the match, so if anyone was available to help they can contact the PRO!

An important development meeting will take place in the Glencarn Hotel on Thursday evening at 7.00, facilitated by Paul O Donovan (Croke Park) and Niall Jackman (Ulster) to further explore development initiatives for camogie in the county from underage to senior. Last months meeting was very productive – thank you to the strong cohort of Clontibret representatives who attended – and hopefully we will get the same people and others to attend on Thursday.

One of the initiatives discussed at the last meeting was a Foundation Level coaching course for parents and senior (over-18) players, which would enable them coach the U-10s or U-8s – the most important members of our club. This Course would also incorporate a Child Safeguarding course on the Friday night. Traditionally these courses cost in the region of €40 pp and clubs subsidise their attendees. However, Ulster Executive, as a goodwill gesture to Monaghan, are going to fund the course entirely! It is hoped to hold it towards the end of April /beginning of May and I would urge as many as possible to avail of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Anyone interested can contact our Cathaoirleach, Mary.

The Camogie Association’s National Congress took place last weekend in Kilkenny and for us Clontibret folk, the highlight was the elevation of Kathleen Woods, Derrynoose Club, to the position of President. What an honour for her club, county and province! We wish Kathleen well in her 3-year term of office.

For anyone who may not be aware, beautiful, little Baby Megan Magennis arrived into the world on Tuesday morning last. Congratulations Denise and Shane.

And if I may be so bold as to give a ‘personal plug’ for a very worthwhile event coming up shortly: Seamus McMahon once again is hosting what promises to be another terrific, Gala Concert and CD launch on Monday April 23 in the Four Seasons Hotel at 8.30. Among the performers will be Marty Mone, Mick Flavin, The Forever Young Band, Brendan McCaughey, Patsy O Hagan, Seamus McElwaine and Donal McCague etc etc. Seamus’ last concert, in 2015, raised over €22,000 all of which went towards purchasing a gene sequencing machine for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda – a vital piece of equipment for the early detection of cancers or genetic disposition to certain cancers. This time round Crocus and The Cancer Bus are the main beneficiaries. So, there is no doubting the worthiness of the cause. Tickets are €15 each and are available from ‘family members’(!) or Braeside Stores.

Finally, deepest sympathy is extended to Eilish, Damien, Conor and the extended Evans family, on the death of Patsy last week. One of life’s true gentlemen – may he rest in peace.

Camogie Club AGM 2018

Recently Clontibret Camogie Club held a very productive AGM. Events of 2017 were recalled, the highlights of which included winning the Senior Championship and the Senior League; winning the U-12 Armagh League; participating in Féile na nGael in Wexford; securing sponsorship for new kit bags and jerseys; hosting very successful fundraisers; actively contributing to county Minor, U-16 and U-14 teams; holding a hugely enjoyable Presentation Awards night. Ellanna Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Hamill, Émer McGlone, Jennifer Duffy and Aisling McElvaney were among those congratulated on outstanding, individual achievements as was Nicola Morgan who scooped the much-coveted ‘Senior Player of the Year 2017’ award.
The subject of Child Safeguarding was discussed at length and great credit must go to the outgoing Children’s Officer, Olivia Kennedy-Moran, for the meticulous and outstanding work she did during the past 2 years. All parents, officers, managers and coaches were reminded of the legislative requirement to ensure they are Garda vetted and have completed a Monaghan GAA Child Safeguarding course; Monaghan Sports Partnership Child Safeguarding course or the Túsla Child Safeguarding e-learning course.
Gratitude was expressed to the outgoing Executive – Mary, Denise, Aideen, Marie, Catherine, Aisling, Olivia – for their trojan work during a very, very busy year; the many parents who supported the various teams and contributed positively in other ways to the running of the club; Noel Mullaney, our senior referee; managers and coaches: Ned, Geraldine, Paul, Marie, Aisling, Michelle; players at every level who made many sacrifices to attend training and matches; Janet, who took many great photos throughout the year; the Committee of Clontibret O Neill’s GAA club, in particular Thomas Greenan, for use of pitches and other facilities; Clontibret Community Centre committee for use of the Community Centre on many occasions and in particular the Social Club for their generous donation; Marty Mone, P + J Fuels and Inspire Hair and Beauty for sponsorship of kit bags and jerseys; many local businesses and others who made financial contributions to the club throughout 2017 and all those who attended County Board meetings on behalf of the club.
Donna Moen and Shauna Finnegan were congratulated on their marriages, Joanne and Aisling were congratulated on their engagements and Shauna McElvaney – McKenna, and her husband Enda, were congratulated on the birth of beautiful little Aoibheann Rose.
Election of Officers:
Cathaoirleach: Mary Fitzpatrick
Leas -Cathoirleach: Denise Magennis
Runaí: Aideen Green
Cisteoir: Marie Greenan
Leas-cisteoir: Catherine Greenan
Clártheoir: Marie Greenan
PRO: Janet Leonard/Geraldine Clarke
Designated Safeguarding Officers: Paula Greenan/Caroline Hamill.

This concluded the business of the AGM. Every good wish to all our members in 2018.

Club Notes – 5 April 2018

Credit Unions Senior League Clontibret 0-16 Truagh 1-12
An exciting and tense contest with Truagh at O’Neill Park on Saturday ended in a one point win with the last kick in a game that perhaps could have been decided earlier. Next Sunday 8th April we travel to the Harps for a 2pm throw in

Platinum Tanks Reserve League
Next up in the reserve Division 1a league is a trip to Scotstown on Saturday 14th April for a 7pm throw in, followed by a visit from Truagh on Wednesday 18th at 7.15pm

Minor League
The minors who went under to Cremartin on Tuesday last, this week travel to Doohamlet on 3rd April followed by a visit from Eire Og on Tuesday 24 th April

U6 training will commence on Friday the 13th from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. All boys born in 2012 and 2013 are welcome.

U7 Well done to the boys who participated in the indoor league in St. Macartan’s College. Great fun and some great skills on show by all are players.

U9 Training continues every Saturday at 10am.

U11 – The U11’s played their first games on Saturday against Carrickmacross. Well done to all. Training continues Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.45pm.
U13
U13’s Div 2 team play at home this Saturday against Maghercloone at 12. This is followed by the Division 6 team at 2.30pm against Emyvale.

U15 – They have their first outing of the year against Castleblayney tonight Thursday the 5th at home at 7pm. Best of luck to the boys for the rest of the year.

Hurling
The senior hurlers get their season underway with a SHL game at home to Craobh Rua on Thursday 5th April, followed by games with Inniskeen and Carrick. The DHL starts on 26th April away to the Harps.

Sympathy is extended to the Evans family on the death of Patsy. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam

Club Notes – 29 March 2018

Credit Unions Senior League
The first game of the season in the SFL gets under way at home to Truagh on Saturday 31st March. Please note this game will now be at 4pm

Platinum Tanks Reserve League; Clontibret 5-7 Donaghmoyne 0-13
Goals win matches and that was certainly the case on Saturday last as two from Dean McDonnell and one each from Eoin Greenan, Jack Gormley and Conor Doyle put Donaghmoyne to the sword at home. Next up is away to Scotstown later next month.

Minor League
The minors play Cremartin on Tuesday 27th March followed by Doohamlet on 3rd April

U13
Well done to both our U13 teams who displayed great character and skill in their opening matches last weekend. Our Div 2 team had a hard fought victory over Donaghmoyne, while our Div 6 team came out on top in their match, which could have gone either way, against Truagh.

U11
Our U11’s commence their Spring League this Saturday with two teams playing away to Carrickmacross.

U7
The U7’s have an outing in the Indoor League this Saturday in Ballybay.

U6
U6 training will commence on Friday the 13th @6pm at Clontibret Football pitch.

Monaghan GAA are organising their very popular Easter Camp again this year. The camp will take place, 3rd, 4th, 5th April in several venues. There is a free hoodie for all who take part. The three day course will be delivered by full time coaching staff, current county players and some guest coaches over the three days. If you wish to register your children, please book online on Monaghangaa.ie, or complete an application form and return to Monaghan training grounds, Cloghan

Monaghan v Dublin
Great to see all four Clontibret men feature so strongly in Monaghan’s win over Dublin on Sunday and in a good overall league campaign. Hopefully everybody comes safely through the upcoming club matches and then its championship time on 20th May.

Hurling
The senior hurlers get their season underway with a SHL game at home to Craobh Rua on Thursday 5th April, followed by games with Inniskeen and Carrick. The DHL starts on 26th April away to the Harps.

We held our annual juvenile meeting last Fri night and look forward to a busy year. Training resumes for all (U7/9/11/13) Fri 6th April at 6.30pm on the pitch. No training this Fri 30th March. U7 and U9 teams: Go Games this summer.U11 team: play in Farney Og skills focused league, commencing 9th April.U13 team: play in Táin league against teams from 7 other counties. If you love hurling and are interested in getting involved in a vibrant and ambitious club, please contact us as we are looking for coaches

Club Notes – 22 March 2018

Platinum Tanks Reserve League; Clontibret 1-12 Latton 1-13
We had a narrow loss to Latton at home on Sunday 18th, as we prepare to meet Donaghmoyne at home on Saturday 24th March at 5pm. Next up after that is away to Scotstown later next month.

Credit Unions Senior League
The first game of the season in the SFL is now Round 2 at home to Truagh on Saturday 31st March at 5pm.

Minor League
The minors had a comfortable win in Clones in their first game of the season on Bank Holiday Monday defeating St Tiernach’s, a Clones /Killevan amalgamation. Next up is Cremartin on Tuesday 27th March.

U13
Our two teams play away this Saturday the 24th March. First up is the Division 2 team playing Donaghmoyne away at 12pm. The Division 6 team play away to Truagh at 3pm

U15
Will start their competition on Thursday the 5th April at home to Castleblayney.

U11
Continue training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm.

Monaghan v Donegal
Well done to our four representatives (Conor B, Conor Mc, Dessie and Vinny) on the Monaghan team who all contributed to our success last Sunday and indeed throughout the League in keeping Monaghan in Division One for 2019. Best wishes to them and their team mates as they head to Croke Park for a joust with the All Ireland champions on Sunday.

Quiz Success
Congratulations to the Scoil Mhuire quiz team who won the Ulster Cumman na mBunscoil competition on Wednesday. Well done to all involved, especially Finnian, Charile, Cian & Thomas.

Club Notes – 15 March 2018

Platinum Tanks Reserve League
Clontibret 5-8 Magheracloone 3-10

In a high scoring game in Magheracloone on Saturday our reserve team got the first points of the season under their belt with a four point win over the locals. Next up is Latton at home on Sunday 18th March at 12 noon followed by Donaghmoyne at home on Saturday 24th March at 5pm.

Minor League
The Under 18 team under the guidance of Kieran Brennan, Conor Fadian and Kevin Dunlop have been preparing for their first game of the season on Bank Holiday Monday 19th March which is away to St Tiernach’s, a Clones /Killevan amalgamation.

Juvenile Registration Night
A second registration night will be held tonight Thursday 15th March from 8.15pm to 9pm for those of you who were unable to attend the first night. It is vital that all players are fully covered under the GAA insurance policy. Membership fee is €50 per player. If the parent is an up to date Clontibret Our Future member there is a reduced rate of €25 per player. Please attend on Thursday and ensure your child is registered for the year. Remember the Club Executive has decided if players are not covered they CANNOT PLAY.

U9
The U9s have their first outing of the year in the indoor league held in Ballybay on Saturday. Well done to all the boys who competing very well during the course of the morning.

U11
The U11s will have two teams competing in the new Development League this year. The first outing will be on Saturday the 31st of March with both teams away to Carrickmacross.

U13
The U13s will have two teams competing this year. There will be one team in Division 2 and another team in Division 6. Both teams will be out on Saturday 24th March with the Division 2 team away to Donaghmoyne and the Division 6 team away to Truagh.

Juvenile Hurlers
Our u10s and u12s completed the final leg of the DKIT Winter Blitz on Sunday.
U7 and u9 training continues in the hall Fri evening at 7pm. Helmets and hurls available. All welcome,
U11 and U13 training will resume shortly.
AGM to be held shortly.
See FB and Aidan’s texts for further info.

Monaghan v Donegal
Best of luck to the boys as they take on Donegal in Clones on Sunday.

Club Notes – 8 March 2018

Platinum Tanks Reserve League
With all football off last week end the season at club level gets underway this week end when our reserve team make the trip to Magheracloone on Saturday for a 4pm throw in. Best wishes to the lads for the season and their managers Padraig and JP. Next up is Latton at home on Sunday 18th March at 12 noon.

Credit Union Senior League
With the switch of the Monaghan v Galway Allianz Football League to this week end the 2018 SFL is now due to get underway on Saturday 31th March at home to Truagh, followed by a visit to Monaghan Harps and home games with Latton and Scotstown. The postponed visit to Ballybay will be rescheduled.

Minor League
At Under 18 level we are in Division 2A with Doohamlet, Cremartin, St Tiernach’s (Clones + Killevan), along with an amalgamation of Rockcorry, Currin & Eire Og. First game up is on Bank Holiday Monday 19th March away to St Tiernach’s.

Music Meet Ups
Ever been asked to sing a song but only knew the words of the chorus? Got a musical instrument that only gets aired at Christmas or family parties? Following on from this year’s enjoyable Scór, the group have decided to continue to meet up, and are inviting any adult who would like to join in and sing or play music for enjoyment, to come along to the back room upstairs in the clubhouse on Wednesdays @ 8pm.

Gaeltacht Scholarships
Every year Coiste Cultúir & Gaeilge Coiste Chontae Mhuineacháin offer Gaeltacht scholarships for young people, to enhance their spoken Irish and give them confidence to use it. Applications are available fromwww.monaghangaa.ie or by emailing irishculturalofficer.monaghangaa.ie . Closing date for applications is 18th March.

Monaghan v Galway
Best of luck to the two Conors, Vinny and Dessie along with their Monaghan team mates and management on their visit to Galway this week end.

Club Notes – 1 March 2018

Platinum Tanks Reserve League
The football season at club level gets underway this week end when our reserve team make the trip to Magheracloone on Saturday for a 4pm throw in. Best wishes to the lads for the season and their managers Padraig and JP.

Credit Union Senior League
The 2018 SFL is due to get underway on Saturday 10th March with a visit to Pearse Park Ballybay for a 5pm throw in. This is the first of five Senior A games to be played in March/April with the availability of County players. The second game is at home to Truagh on Saturday 31st March, followed by a visit to Monaghan Harps and home games with Latton and Scotstown.

Minor League
At Under 18 level we are in Division 2A with Doohamlet, Cremartin, St Tiernachs (Clones + Killevan), along with an amalgamation of Rockcorry, Currin & Eire Og. First game up is on Bank Holiday Monday 19th March away to St Tiernach’s.

Juvenile Registration Evening
A successful registration night was held for our juveniles last Thursday. However, all players have to be signed up before taking part in any training. Membership forms and fees will be accepted by Club registrar Margaret Walsh (mgtwalsh1@gmail.com) Mob. 0868827647 or any member of the Club Executive. Please ensure that your child is fully register as they will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme.

U11s
Our boys have taken part in the Indoor Blitz league these last few Saturdays held in Ballybay Recreation Centre. The players enjoy themselves in what was a well organised event by the Monaghan Development Coaching staff.

Juvenile Coaching Development
Our juvenile coaches are undertaking their Foundation Course this Friday & Saturday 2/3 March. This will cover all child protection and minimum requirements for coaching per GAA guidelines. If anyone would like to attend please contact Fergal Mone 087-2242726. There will be also other courses in Coaching and Games Development throughout year. These are great courses to attend for aspiring coaches and managers, and include lots of practical work and games workshops. Please keep an eye out on the Monaghan GAA website and contact Fergal if you would like to attend.

Monaghan v Tyrone
With Vinny Corey getting his first outing with the county seniors this season we had four players making a significant contribution to Monaghan’s narrow win over Tyrone in Blayney on Saturday night last. Well done to the two Conors, Vinny and Dessie and hoping they and their team mates can bring this good form to Galway at the week end.

Club Notes – 22 February 2018

Registration and Membership
Registration /membership fees must be paid in the coming weeks. This is particularly crucial for playing members from all age groups from Under 8 to Senior in both football and hurling. A decision has been made that if a player has not paid his registration fee, he cannot play or train, and with training sessions now starting in both football and hurling and players are reminded they are not covered by the Players Injury Scheme unless paid up for 2018. The new registration fees are as follows: Adult membership €75 each. (€50 for students/unwaged, but remember that full contributors to the Clontibret Our Future Fund receive automatic membership). Juveniles: €50 each, but where parents are contributors to Clontibret Our Future its €25 per child. All prospective and existing club members must now fill in a membership form as authorised by Croke Park and these will be distributes and collected in the coming weeks. A Juvenile Registration evening is being held this Thursday but meanwhile all adult players in both Football and Hurling must sign up before taking part in any training. Membership forms and fees will be accepted by Club registrar Margaret Walsh (mgtwalsh1@gmail.com) Mob. 0868827647 or any member of the Club Executive

Credit Union Senior League
The 2018 SFL is due to get underway on Saturday 10th March with a visit to Pearse Park Ballybay for a tilt with the locals. This is the first of five Senior A games to be played in March/April with the assistance of County players. The second game is at home to Truagh on Saturday 31st March, followed by a visit to Monaghan Harps and home games with Latton and Scotstown

Platinum Tanks Reserve League
Our reserve team will play in Division 1A with Donaghmoyne, Latton, Truagh, Magheracloone and Scotstown on a double league basis. First up is a visit to Magheracloone on Saturday 3rd March with a 4pm throw in.

Monaghan v Kerry
Well done to the two Conors and Dessie who helped Monaghan over the line in Inniskeen against League champions Kerry. More of the same required as we face Tyrone in Blayney on Saturday.

Juvenile Registration Evening
A juvenile registration evening will be held in the clubrooms this Thursday, 22nd February from 7.30pm-8.30pm. All juveniles up to u18 are required to attend to pay their registration for the year, which is essential to be able to participate in training and matches. Clontibret Our Future registration will also be available on the evening for anybody who would like to join to help towards the progress of our new playing field.

Scór Sinsear
Clontibret have three entrants into Scór Sinsear that takes place in Tullycorbett Hall on Sunday next at 3pm – Solo Singing, Ballad Group and Recitation. We wish all our competitors the best of luck, and hope that as many as can will support them on the day.

Juvenile Hurling
Our U12s played three games (and had three wins!) at DKIT league last Sunday.
There will be one more round of the DKIT league for U10s (March 4th) and U12s (March 11th).
U7 and U9 training commences Fri 2nd March 7-8pm in Clontibret Community Centre.
Hurls and helmets provided.
New players welcome!