History of Truagh Handball Club

1953

Opening of Clara Handball Alley

1974

First Committee elected in Clara in October

1975

First Handball adult League held in the parish involving 30 players with Michael McCarron defeating Michael Todd in the final in November

1976

Michael McCarron and Michael Ryan were selected by the county board to represent Monaghan in the Novice 60×30 Ulster Championship and the National League

1977

Michael McCarron claims the County Championship – the first from the club as he won the 60×30 Novice Singles title

1979

The club win the Ulster Novice 60×30 Club Championship defeating Eugene Quinns H.C. of Armagh – Winning team Eugene O Hagan, Michael McCarron, Cathal Higgins and Anthony Cadden. The club were defeated in The All Ireland Semi Final by Castlebar H.C. from Mayo.

Michael McCarron and Terry Cooney (Ballybay) teamed up to win the Ulster 60×30 Junior Handball Doubles Championship

1980

The Club finished second in the South Ulster League with Cavan the eventual Winners

1982

Michael McCarron wins Junior County Championship Singles

1985

Opening of the 40×20 Block Alley in St Mellans

Michael McCarron wins Junior County Championship Singles

1987

Michael McCarron and Martin McEntee (Harps) win the Ulster Novice Doubles 60×30

Michael Todd and Gerry McAnespie win County Novice 1 Doubles Championship

1988

Michael Todd wins County Novice 2 Singles Championship

Michael Todd and Gerry McAnespie win County Novice 1 Doubles

1989

Michael McCarron wins Junior County Championship Singles

George McMeel wins County Novice 2 Singles Championship

1990

Michael Todd and George McMeel win County Novice 1 Doubles

1991

Michael McCarron wins County Senior Championship Singles

Peter McCartan wins the Novice 3 Singles County Championship

1992

Michael McCarron wins County Senior Championship Singles

Owen Joe McClave/Stephen Callery RIP win the County Junior Doubles title

1993

Michael McCarron wins the Ulster Masters B Singles, Ulster Masters B Singles 60×30, County Senior Championship Singles

Michael McCarron/Cathal Higgins RIP win the Ulster Masters B Doubles,

All Ireland Silver Masters B Singles Runner Up was Michael McCarron,

All Ireland Silver Masters B Doubles Runners Up were Michael McCarron/Cathal Higgins

1994

World Masters B Singles Runner Up was Michael McCarron

Owen Joe McClave/Stephen Callery RIP win the County Junior Doubles title

1995

Michael McCarron/Brendan McCague win the Ulster Masters Doubles 60×30

Michael McCarron wins County Senior Championship Singles

Michael Todd/Stephen Callery RIP win the County Junior Doubles title

St Mellans Wins County GAA League

1996

Michael McCarron wins County Senior Championship Singles,

Owen Joe McClave/Stephen Callery RIP win the County Junior Doubles title

1997

Michael Todd/Pat Kiernan win the Ulster Silver Masters Doubles,

Shane Treanor/Paul Donaghue win the Ulster U17 Doubles,

Michael McCarron wins County Senior Championship Singles, the Ulster Masters B Singles,

Michael Todd/Peter McCartan win the County Junior Doubles title

St Mellans Wins County GAA League

1998

Michael McCarron wins the Ulster Silver Masters B Singles, the All Ireland Silver Masters B Singles the Senior County League and the County Senior Championship Singles

Owen Joe McClave/Stephen Callery RIP win the County Junior Doubles title

St Mellans Wins County GAA League

1999

Michael McCarron wins the Ulster Silver Masters A Singles

Owen Joe McClave/Stephen Callery RIP win the County Junior Doubles title

St Mellans Wins County GAA League

2000

Michael Todd & Cathal Higgins RIP win All Ireland Golden Masters B Championship Doubles title

2001

McKenna Family Dernalussett present the Dermot McKenna Perpetual Cup to Monaghan County Board for the Senior Singles County Championship – 1st Winner Michael McCarron

2002

County Championship: U17 Singles Matthew Gibbons & U18 Singles Keith Sheerin

2004

Cumann Na mBunscoil: U13 Ulster Doubles winners Daniel McKenna & Sean McKenna (Deravoy NS)

2005

Michael Todd wins the Ulster Championships Emerald Masters A Singles

2006

All Ireland Final – Golden Masters B winner for 60×30 Michael McCarron

2007

Feile Na Gael All Ireland Winners Fergal O’Neill (c), Christopher McKenna, Padraig McKenna, Darragh McGinn, Sean O Hagan

2008

Official Opening of our new 40×20 Court 4/5th October

Ulster Championship Winners U15 Singles Padraig McKenna, U16 Singles Daniel McKenna, U16 Doubles Christopher McKenna/Terry McElvaney (Harps)

Ulster Club Championship Winners Conor McGinnity, Paul Donohue, Stephen Callery RIP, Ian Treanor, Keith Sheerin

2009

World 40×20 Championship Winner for Boys 15 and Under – Padraig McKenna

All Ireland U16 Doubles Winners Christopher McKenna/Terry McElvaney

All Ireland 40×20 College Final Winners – Junior Singles: Padraig McKenna, Intermediate Doubles: Christopher McKenna & Terry McElvaney

2010

Ulster Championship Winners; U18 Singles Padraig McKenna, U18 Doubles Christopher McKenna & Terry McElvaney.

Ulster Club Championship Winners: Team of: Christopher McKenna, Eamonn Todd, Ian Treanor, Padraig McKenna, Keith Sheerin.

2011

Ulster Championship Winners U18 Doubles Christopher McKenna/Terry McElvaney, U12 Doubles Aaron Mohan/Ryan Mohan

2012

Ulster Championship Winners Junior B Doubles Christopher McKenna(PJ) & Eammon Todd, U13 Doubles Aaron Mohan & Ryan Mohan, Irish Nationals U23 B Winner Christopher McKenna (PJ), U23 One Wall Final Winner Christopher McKenna (PJ)

2014

Ulster Championship Winners; Diamond Masters A Singles Michael McCarron, U15 Doubles Aaron Mohan/Ryan Mohan