Clontibret Camogie News
15 August 2012
It was a very tired but happy bunch of players who arrived back from Portaferry, County Down, on Saturday evening last following an arduous day of travelling and camogie matches. The girls had left Clontibret at 7.30 am so bringing home an Ulster U-14 title was just reward for their endeavours throughout the day. (See match report in sports section). Particular congratulations to our Clontibret representatives: Emily Madden, Claudia Power, Tara McNally, Catherine Mohan, Niamh Hughes, Mary Duffy, Ríoghnach Duffy, Chloe McGuigan and finally Hannah McSkeane who captained the team in their final match against Cavan. These players were a credit to themselves, their club and their families both in terms of their effort in each match and also in terms of their behaviour. Well done, girls! Congratulations to Marie Greenan who as county Development Officer co-ordinated Monaghan's participation and management.
Many thanks to the many parents who came along to the senior match on Wednesday evening last and, following the senior players show of appreciation for the U-14 team's achievement in winning back-to-back Louth titles, brought the players on a 'beeping tour' of Clontibret. The Bog Road certainly hasn't seen activity like that for a long time!!
The Gorman family had a wonderful day in Croke Park last Sunday as Amy participated in the half-time exhibition game during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Cork and Galway. Amy proudly wore the No. 10 Cork strip and despite being chosen as an attacker reverted constantly to her familiar half- back position in a bid to keep her lines cleared. Indeed rumour had it that Amy was being head-hunted by the Cork management after the match to fill a few slots in the Cork team next season!
Once again this week's U-14 match, against Aghagallen, was postponed at very short notice due to their pitch being unavailable. This was most disappointing as this is the 4th underage match postponed in 3 weeks and it is important that after all their hard work so far this year that players are not left with a backlog of re-fixtures when they return to school.
Our seniors had a very worthwhile outing against Madden in the Armagh League, Premier Division, on Wednesday last with the spoils being evenly divided in the end.
This Sunday our seniors are in much-anticipated action in the Royal Jade Senior Championship, against Inniskeen, but as is becoming customary, controversy surrounds the time and venue with Co Board officials mistakenly alleging that the time was previously ratified at a Board meeting. So at the time of going to press no details concerning the match are confirmed. However we wish the girls well.
Many thanks to Nóra who attended Monday's County Board meeting along with Shauna Mc, Catherine and Marie in their official capacities.
Finally congratulations to Amy Moen and Laura McGinn on their excellent Leaving Cert results and the club wishes them well in their chosen careers.