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Lotto Draw 15/01/24. Numbers Drawn: 04,06,11 & 29 No Jackpot Winner Match 3 Winners Fr. Macartan Mc Quaid – Tydavnet Michael Mc Cartan – Crush Next Week’s Jackpot is €5,400 (22 nd January 2024) Thank You for your continued support of Gaeil Truicha Lotto Sponsorship: If anyone is interested in sponsoring our Club lotto, either weekly or monthly, please contact any Committee member Reserve u18 Management We would like to hear expressions of interest from anyone who has an interest managing our 2 x Reserve Teams & u18 Teams for 2024. Please send your details to gpotruaghgaels@gmail.com before Fri 19th January 2024. Liathroid Laimhe. St.Mellans Handball Club Juvenile County Finals. Last weekend was a busy weekend for clubs & players as the juvenile singles county finals were played, firstly on Saturday we had Ava Mc Kenna in the girls U13’s and Odhran Mc Meel in the U14 Boys travel to Corduff to play for the county title, 2 nd game on the “clar” was Ava where she faced reigning county & Ulster champion Teagan Rhea Clerkin from Bawn, there wasn’t much between the girls in early exchanges but Teagan was just steadier on the serve and won the first 15-2, the second game was the exact same as neither give much away in early points but as Ava never got her proper serve going Teagan just found the range more regularly and won the 2 nd game 15-2, we all know Ava wasn’t near her best on the day, hard luck Ava, Odhran was the last game on the day as he took on 3 rd year in a row final opponent Cormac Clerkin also Bawn, the first game Odhran stamped his authority early on and won it 15-5, but us all knowing Cormac we knew it wasn’t over, neither it was, in the 2 nd game Cormac took to a lob serve against Odhran down the left, even though Odhran returned all but 1 serve this frustrated Odhran as he couldn’t get into his normal game, and so Cormac won it 9-15, but after a short break Odhran started the tie-breaker in blistering style, and even though his serve never got off the mark all day he still manged to pull enough out of the bag to win the tie-breaker and title 11-1, well done Odhran. Then on Sunday in St.Mellans Shona Keenan was first to serve of proceedings as she took on Lilly Kate Clerkin in the Girls U12 final, this was a first for both girls to be in county finals, in the early exchanges neither girl was giving an inch, but Lilly got into a better rhythm of serving and won the first 15-9, but the early set back never fazed Shona and she give as good as she got and with some great serves of her own and great returns she forced a tie-breaker 15-11, but in the tie-breaker Lilly pulled some brilliant serves out of the bag and won it 11-0, but with another year at U12 have no doubt Shona will be on podiums in the very near future, the next game of the day saw Leah Mc Carron in the Girls U15 final take on Allanah Culleton from Bawn, the first game Leah never got going at all and was looking only a shadow of how she can play and lost the first game 15-3, but then in the 2 nd game she found her rhythm and with a row of steady serves won the 2 nd game 15-10, and probably with momentum on her side Leah continued her form and drove on the win the tie-breaker and title 11-3, well done Leah, next of the club reps was Fintin Treanor where he played Liam Lappin from The Harps in the Boys U15 Final, this was a game where a lot of nerves probably had a lot more to do with the outcome then anything, Fintin got first serve but just didn’t make the best of the serve when in, Liam was just steadier and with a more powerful serve just kept Fintin back, and he lost it 15-5, the second game Liam got more confidence from his first game and took control again and with a more powerful serve won it 15-0, having watched Fintin a lot weeks building up to the final definitely Fintin wasn’t anywhere near what he can produce, so hopefully as Fintin builds up his experience he will be able to deliver the final “blow”, hard luck Fintin, the last game of the day was an all club game as in the Boys U17 final was Daithi Mc Meel and Donnacha Mc Cluskey, Donnacha just had too much for Daithi in the first and won it 21-13, but Daithi had other ideas going into the 2 nd game and with a lob serve down the left began a fight back, Daithi lifted a lot of lost ball and pushed Donnacha all the way but Donnacha just get a few last good serves to secure the title 21-18, well done boys, a big thanks to all in Corduff for hosting Saturday s games and thanks to all that helped in any way down at St.Mellans on Sunday, thanks to Annette for organising the refreshment for all in attendance in Mellans, much appreciated by all. Cumann na mBunscol. Cumann na mBunscol ’24 is set for Thursday the 25 th in St.Mellans with all schools to have sent there entries to be in by next Tuesday the 23rd, any schools with more numbers than can qualify for a “age section” please notify the handball committee and we can organise a play-off to confirm the strongest selection, the All-Ireland finals are pencilled in for Sunday the 18 th of February in Croke Park. Mono League. The semi-finals of the Mono League should have both been played by now, Tuesday evening past the “Olympia” team of Ronan Boyle, Johnny McKenna, Rory Treanor (c), Myles McMeel; Niamh McIlwain played the “Boca Juniors” of Eoin Treanor (c), Donnacha McCluskey, John McAnespie, John Halligan & Enda McAnenly, then on Wednesday evening “Inter” consisting of Calum Sherry, Damian McRory (c), Michael Treanor, Pearse McKenna & Odhran McMeel played the “Corinthians” of Fergal O'Neill, Chrissy Meehan (c), Damon Hughes, Shane McKenna & Ciaran Treanor, report next week on how all went.  Adult Singles Championships. The club singles championships are out so keep an eye on dates and keep all rolling tight,good luck to all taking part in the Robert O Reilly Engineering, Oakbeech Construction, Verisure Environmental Ltd & Tunnel Kerr competitions, all fixtures are out so please be sure all games are played on time to avoid back logs as finals are fixed for February the 17th. Adult County Championships. Good luck to all still taking part in county competitions, some are reaching quarter & semi- final stages. Handball County Table Quiz A big thanks to all that attended the county board annual table quiz in Terry’s Bar Monaghan last Friday evening, I think all in attendance will agree it was a great night’s craic, all money raised will be going to the further development of the sport county wide, again a big thank you to all!!!. Club Notes : If you would like to have something included in our weekly notes, please email pro.truagh.monaghan@gaa.ie – cut off for inclusion is 9pm on Monday evenings.
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Lotto Draw 15/01/24. Numbers Drawn: 04,06,11 & 29 No Jackpot Winner Match 3 Winners Fr. Macartan Mc Quaid – Tydavnet Michael Mc Cartan – Crush Next Week’s Jackpot is €5,400 (22 nd January 2024) Thank You for your continued support of Gaeil Truicha Lotto Sponsorship: If anyone is interested in sponsoring our Club lotto, either weekly or monthly, please contact any Committee member Reserve u18 Management We would like to hear expressions of interest from anyone who has an interest managing our 2 x Reserve Teams & u18 Teams for 2024. Please send your details to gpotruaghgaels@gmail.com before Fri 19th January 2024. Liathroid Laimhe. St.Mellans Handball Club Juvenile County Finals. Last weekend was a busy weekend for clubs & players as the juvenile singles county finals were played, firstly on Saturday we had Ava Mc Kenna in the girls U13’s and Odhran Mc Meel in the U14 Boys travel to Corduff to play for the county title, 2 nd game on the “clar” was Ava where she faced reigning county & Ulster champion Teagan Rhea Clerkin from Bawn, there wasn’t much between the girls in early exchanges but Teagan was just steadier on the serve and won the first 15-2, the second game was the exact same as neither give much away in early points but as Ava never got her proper serve going Teagan just found the range more regularly and won the 2 nd game 15-2, we all know Ava wasn’t near her best on the day, hard luck Ava, Odhran was the last game on the day as he took on 3 rd year in a row final opponent Cormac Clerkin also Bawn, the first game Odhran stamped his authority early on and won it 15-5, but us all knowing Cormac we knew it wasn’t over, neither it was, in the 2 nd game Cormac took to a lob serve against Odhran down the left, even though Odhran returned all but 1 serve this frustrated Odhran as he couldn’t get into his normal game, and so Cormac won it 9-15, but after a short break Odhran started the tie-breaker in blistering style, and even though his serve never got off the mark all day he still manged to pull enough out of the bag to win the tie-breaker and title 11-1, well done Odhran. Then on Sunday in St.Mellans Shona Keenan was first to serve of proceedings as she took on Lilly Kate Clerkin in the Girls U12 final, this was a first for both girls to be in county finals, in the early exchanges neither girl was giving an inch, but Lilly got into a better rhythm of serving and won the first 15-9, but the early set back never fazed Shona and she give as good as she got and with some great serves of her own and great returns she forced a tie-breaker 15- 11, but in the tie-breaker Lilly pulled some brilliant serves out of the bag and won it 11-0, but with another year at U12 have no doubt Shona will be on podiums in the very near future, the next game of the day saw Leah Mc Carron in the Girls U15 final take on Allanah Culleton from Bawn, the first game Leah never got going at all and was looking only a shadow of how she can play and lost the first game 15-3, but then in the 2 nd game she found her rhythm and with a row of steady serves won the 2 nd game 15-10, and probably with momentum on her side Leah continued her form and drove on the win the tie-breaker and title 11-3, well done Leah, next of the club reps was Fintin Treanor where he played Liam Lappin from The Harps in the Boys U15 Final, this was a game where a lot of nerves probably had a lot more to do with the outcome then anything, Fintin got first serve but just didn’t make the best of the serve when in, Liam was just steadier and with a more powerful serve just kept Fintin back, and he lost it 15-5, the second game Liam got more confidence from his first game and took control again and with a more powerful serve won it 15-0, having watched Fintin a lot weeks building up to the final definitely Fintin wasn’t anywhere near what he can produce, so hopefully as Fintin builds up his experience he will be able to deliver the final “blow”, hard luck Fintin, the last game of the day was an all club game as in the Boys U17 final was Daithi Mc Meel and Donnacha Mc Cluskey, Donnacha just had too much for Daithi in the first and won it 21-13, but Daithi had other ideas going into the 2 nd game and with a lob serve down the left began a fight back, Daithi lifted a lot of lost ball and pushed Donnacha all the way but Donnacha just get a few last good serves to secure the title 21-18, well done boys, a big thanks to all in Corduff for hosting Saturday s games and thanks to all that helped in any way down at St.Mellans on Sunday, thanks to Annette for organising the refreshment for all in attendance in Mellans, much appreciated by all. Cumann na mBunscol. Cumann na mBunscol ’24 is set for Thursday the 25 th in St.Mellans with all schools to have sent there entries to be in by next Tuesday the 23rd, any schools with more numbers than can qualify for a “age section” please notify the handball committee and we can organise a play-off to confirm the strongest selection, the All-Ireland finals are pencilled in for Sunday the 18 th of February in Croke Park. Mono League. The semi-finals of the Mono League should have both been played by now, Tuesday evening past the “Olympia” team of Ronan Boyle, Johnny McKenna, Rory Treanor (c), Myles McMeel; Niamh McIlwain played the “Boca Juniors” of Eoin Treanor (c), Donnacha McCluskey, John McAnespie, John Halligan & Enda McAnenly, then on Wednesday evening “Inter” consisting of Calum Sherry, Damian McRory (c), Michael Treanor, Pearse McKenna & Odhran McMeel played the “Corinthians” of Fergal O'Neill, Chrissy Meehan (c), Damon Hughes, Shane McKenna & Ciaran Treanor, report next week on how all went.  Adult Singles Championships. The club singles championships are out so keep an eye on dates and keep all rolling tight,good luck to all taking part in the Robert O Reilly Engineering, Oakbeech Construction, Verisure Environmental Ltd & Tunnel Kerr competitions, all fixtures are out so please be sure all games are played on time to avoid back logs as finals are fixed for February the 17th. Adult County Championships. Good luck to all still taking part in county competitions, some are reaching quarter & semi- final stages. Handball County Table Quiz A big thanks to all that attended the county board annual table quiz in Terry’s Bar Monaghan last Friday evening, I think all in attendance will agree it was a great night’s craic, all money raised will be going to the further development of the sport county wide, again a big thank you to all!!!. Club Notes : If you would like to have something included in our weekly notes, please email pro.truagh.monaghan@gaa.ie – cut off for inclusion is 9pm on Monday evenings.