Truagh (2-08) v Castleblaney (2-04)
Truagh got off to a great start in the opening stages of the Senior Championship match which was played in Cremartin on Monday last, when Sharon Mc. Quillan popped over a point from a ’45 just one minute into the game. Castleblayney fought hard in defence which resulted in a foul on Sharon, which she duly sent in to the top corner of the net.
Blayney’s Kate Deasy and Laura Mc. Quillan made several attempts to penetrate the Truagh defence but the ball went wide. A foul was then committed on Brid Treanor and Joanne Meehan sent the ball over the bar for a point for Truagh.
At this stage Blayney had put their stamp on the game when Kate Deasy sent over their first score of the game in the 15th minute, and continued to rattle the Truagh backs but Truagh rallied on and Mairead converted another point from a free followed by Paula Mc. Quillan making a great run into the Blayney defence and tipping the ball which she collected from Orla Sheerin, over the bar.
Blayney’s goalkeeper Roisin Mc. Kenna as always took off some great saves. Roisin stepped out to take a free for Blayney which Eileen Mc. Elroy caught and seen an opportunity to lob the ball between the uprights. Sharon Mc. Quillan intercepted the ball from the puck out and made a run towards the Blayney goal to score her second goal of the match, but minutes later Eileen Mc. Elroy picked up a sideline ball and made a similar run which resulted in a goal for Blayney. A foul was then committed on a Blayney forward and Eileen Mc. Elroy lobbed the ball into the back of the Truagh net.
Truagh retaliated and play then switched to the other end where Sharon Mc. Quillan sent over the closing point of the first half for Truagh.
Half Time Score
Truagh 2 – 5
Castleblayney 2 – 2
It was all to play for in the second period of the match and both teams produced great quality play. Anita Mc. Kenna had made her entrance as a sub and Mairead Mc. Carron sent over another point from a free. Minutes later Mairead Mc. Carron intercepted a long ball in from Anita Mc. Kenna and once again sent it over the bar. Blayney’s Kelly Fisher and Reegan Lynch showed some great skill in and around the middle of the field and Mary Mc. Elroy made one of her usual runs towards the Truagh goal and sent the ball once again between the posts.
Karen Treanor and Ellen Mc. Meel were then introduced as subs into the forward line for Truagh and Blayney’s Eileen Mc. Elroy sent another point over the bar from a free. Time was running out for Blayney when Orla Sheerin put her name on the scoreboard in her final match before her “”Big Day”” on Friday when she steps down the Aisle with”” husband to be”” Mark
Truagh 2 -8
Castleblaney 2 – 4
Clontibret (1-08) v Inniskeen (2-01)
Clontibret moved up the championship table by two points when they defeated a very under strength Inniskeen side in Drumhowan ,a match played in superb conditions it was mostly fast and furious with good Camogie being dished up by both sides, Clontibret got the opening score from Tara Mc Elvanny with a point from play shortly followed by a point from Clontibret’s forward Marie Greenan. At eighteen minutes Greenan was on the prowl again when she side stepped Aisling McGeeney and took a nice point at it from a tight angle. Inniskeen finally got to reply to the Clontibret scores when wing forward Deirdre Finnegan pulled on a moving ball and converted it to a goal. Clontibret were to finish the scoring of the first half with a Greenan free from 45metres out.
Half time score: Clontibret 4 pts, Inniskeen: 1 goal.
For the first ten minutes of the second half both teams had upped the pace of the game with Clontibret having the advantage of being able to take their scores. A fine example of this came from Karen Boyle when she took 3 points from play in quick succession. At the other end Inniskeen tried chipping away at the lead with a free from Pauline Jones which resulted in a point ,Marie Greenan was quick in reply with a point from play to keep them four points ahead, at this stage it was looking like the spectators were going to get an explosive last five minutes when Pauline Jones went on the rampage got past Clontibret keeper Rosita Finnegan and left the ball sitting in her net , with only one point dividing the teams the game was very much in the balance but Clontibret put themselves in pole position for victory when wing forward Donna Moen under preasure from Bernie Mc Gahon took her goal and the last score of the game.
Full time score
A meeting of all Camogie and Ladies Football officials within Ulster will take place on July 29th in Kelleys Inn in Ballygawley
Congratulations to Rosie Merry of the Castleblaney club who was appointed Treasurer of Ulster Council.
The second round of the senior Championship took place on Monday last in Drumhowan where we were up against Clontibret , .our new trainer Shane was disappointed that the fixture had to be fulfilled with so many of our regulars unavailable on the night ,
. Speedy recovery to Isobel Keirans who out injured at the moment.
Best wishes go to Sarah Flynn who was selected from the many beauties in the Camogie club to take part in the Raglan Road Festival Queen competion which takes place in the village over the August bank holiday weekend
Best wishes go to our reserve football team who play Monaghan Harps in the final of the Hugh Brady cup this Saturday evening.
The late Rosleen Thorntan
Deepest sympathy goes to Kevin Finnegan and Deirdre and the entire Finnegan circle on death of Kevin’s sister Rosleen Thorntan late of Essexford Killany
Rosleen was no stranger to Camogie , in the 1930’s and 40’s she played with her native Inniskeen and in later years with her late husband Frank they both became very
Involved in the Killany club where their daughters Rosie Geraldine and Tina played , The Thornton family played a big part of the great killany team .of the eighties when they won nine championships in a row, Rosleen thorouly enjoyed supporting Killany and her beloved Twins Geraldine and Tina ,she was not a shy woman on the sideline sometimes having to point out to the ref that it should be a Killany free or sideline cut ,,Rosleen and Frank will long be remembered for their dedication to both club and county alike ,A minute’s silence was observed at both matches on Monday night in memory of the late Rosleen Thorntan.
Upcoming League Fixtures
Wednesday 23th July
Castleblaney (h) v Inniskeen
Clontibret (h) v Truagh