Castleblayney Faughs are delighted yet again to announce that McMahons Supervalu have come on board as the main sponsor of the Castleblayney 5K walk/run happens on Sunday the 30th November 2pm. The Supervalu Castleblayney 5K which is now in its fourth year has proven to be one of the biggest events in the local community as well as an established event for all local athletes. The walk/run, which will mark the end of the 12-week training programme called “Operation TransFAUGHSmation” was put in place as a target for the participants to test their fitness by either walking or running the route. This year the fitness programme has attracted over 250 participants and it’s anticipated with the progress they have made to date, that all 250 will be able to complete the challenge.
The event which has now become part of the calendar of the Castleblayney area, has developed each year with an increased number of runners competing at every event while also attracting such fitness celebrities as Gerry Duffy, Catherina Mc Kiernan, Ken Whitelaw, Owen Lennon, Therese Scott and Dr.Niall Moyna for the questions and answers session in the Glencarn Hotel directly after the run.
Pete McMahon owner of McMahons Supervalu was delighted to once again be associated with such a great event, speaking at the Operation TransFAUGHmation Charity Cycle on Saturday Pete said “ The Castleblayney 5K and indeed Operation TransFAUGHSmation are great community events. Everyone that attends the 5K always talks about the great sense of community we have in Castleblayney, so to be able to make a contribution to the success of the event is great. We have been working in Supervalu with the clubs fitness and dietary experts to insure that our store offers people healthy eating options at a good price.” Pete who ran the race last year in under twenty minutes was also the first member of the large Supervalu Team to cross the line.
Operation TransFAUGHSmation leader and Faughs Legend Jason Hughes who delivers the fitness programme expressed his sincere gratitude to Pete, “McMahons Supervalu is a great supporter to so many community events, we really appreciate the support the Faughs Club receive from Pete. Without sponsorship events like ours won’t be able to take place, it also allows us to do other things which improve the experience for the Runner/Walkers such as chipping the race”
The Mc Mahons Supervalu Castleblayney 5K is open to everyone and the Faughs club very much encourage all locals to don their runners and join in on the fun, the run is a real good community day. Further details on the event will be published over the next number of weeks.
Registration is available online at www.castleblayneyfaughs.com or http://www.active.com/castleblayney-comonaghan/running/distance-running-races/castleblayney-5km-supervalu-road-race-2014 so please dust down the runners and keep Sunday 30th November 2pm free so you too can participate.
Last week proved to be one of the busiest weeks of the year for everyone involved in Operation TransFAUGHSmation with the group holding a hugely successful Charity Cycle in the Glencarn Shopping Centre last Saturday. This event which was tentatively muted by the Faughs crew back in August grew to become a huge success and with assistance from Muckno Tri and a number of other groups in the town the event succeeded in raising over €3200 in donations, all of which is going to the Operation TransFAUGHSmation’s nominated charities for 2014, namely St Marys Hospital and the Castleblayney Cancer Society. Those present kept ten bikes peddling from nine in the morning until five in the evening with queues all day made up of people willing to do their bit. Five Firebrigade men in full uniform was one of the many sights to remember. Community Spirit is certainly alive and well in Blayney and this was reflected in the wonderful atmosphere throughout the day. From the start of Operation TransFAUGHSmation it has being one of the groups aims to help build this Community Spirit as well as improving the health and fitness of our area. The cyclists, collectors and those who donated are to be commended for giving up their time and money in such good spirit.
Operation TransFAUGHSmation leader Tom Miller was delighted with the response “We took this on as a novel way to raise money for Charity. Again the people from Castleblayney have shown their tremendous generosity when it comes to fund raising. A huge thanks to each and every person who help run the event, the atmosphere was amazing right from the off on Saturday morning. Events like these are important to the charities and they also allow the Faughs Club give something back to the local community.” Tom went onto to explain that the participants don’t get much of a rest after cycling on Saturday “Everyone’s focus now turns to completing the Supervalu 5K Run /walk on Sunday the 30th of November. The trainers have been delighted with the overall improvements in people fitness and we will continue to strive to get everyone to complete 5K before the end of the twelve week program. This Friday which is Halloween night sees a 80’style fancy dress circuits in Rath Na nOg, we are telling people not to fret about the outfit as fancy dress is optional but recommended that either way a good laugh and a good workout is assured.” Now that’s sounds like great fun, well done to all at Operation TransFAUGHSmation.
Senior team The Senior team play Monaghan Harps on November 2nd at 12pm in St Marys Park, knowing that a win for either side will secure a semi-final place, can we ask that you come out and support the team.
Operation TransFAUGHSmation Friday night is Halloween night and in an effort to get into the party mood, the Faughs fitness team have pulled together an 80’style fancy dress circuits in Rath Na nOg. The crew have asked that we tell people not to fret about the outfit as fancy dress is optional but recommended that either way is a good laugh and a good workout is assured. Now that sounds like fun! Sunday will once more see all the walkers, runners and cyclists meet for that brilliant forty minutes class before that lovely Sunday dinner. The Faughs Senior team are playing in the field on Sunday at 12pm so we will confirm the venue and time by text during the week. The coaches have been bowled over by the improvements by all so far and they ask that everybody keeps it going through the mid term break.
Team Jazza V Team Tom Last week proved to be one of the busiest weeks of the year with the Operation TransFaughsmation Charity Cycle in the Glencarn Shopping Centre being without doubt the highlight. This event which was tentatively muted by the Faughs crew back in August grew to become a huge success and with assistance from Muckno Tri and a number of other groups in the town the event succeeded in raising over €3200 with donations still coming in and 100℅ of this going to the TransFaughsmation’s nominated charities for 2014, namely St Marys Hospital and the Castleblayney Cancer Society. Those present kept 10 bikes peddling from 10am till 5pm with queues all day made up of people willing to do their bit. Five Firebrigade men in full uniform was one of the many sights to remember. Community Spirit is certainly alive and well in Blayney and this was reflected in the wonderful atmosphere throughout the day. From the start of Operation TransFaughsmation it has being one of the groups aims to help build this Community Spirit as well as improving the health and fitness of our area. The cyclists, collectors and those who donated are to be commended for giving up their time and money in such good spirit.
Faughs Juvenile Winter Programme It was great to see such large numbers back at training last week , we well thrilled to see so many new faces who joined us for their first GAA coaching session .Thanks to all the parents who have volunteered their time over the last couple of weeks to help out with all the training sessions .If you know of any child that wants to play GAA football please feel free to contact Brian Sherry (086- 2334287) or Melissa Conlon (087 7617216) . Everybody is more than welcome to attend, we are only delighted to see new faces. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Details on training times and locations can be found on the web site or on Facebook.
“Lets Walk” This Saturday see the Mc Mahon Centra ‘Lets Walk’ initiative in aid of Action Breast Cancer will take place on Saturday 1st November at 11am, starting from McMahons Centra on Main Street. The walk will start at the shop and go around the island before Pete and crew will meet everyone back at McMahons Centra for a cup of tea. We encourage everyone to come along and attend, the walk itself is for a great cause and no doubt we will have plenty of chat and craic as we make our way around the beautiful scenery of the black island, you can also buy your high vis Pink Jackets in Centra for €5 with all money going directly to Action Breast Cancer.
Well Done This week has seen many fantastic achievements on the sporting front in Castleblayney. On Friday evening Club Dual Player Mark Treanor received a Nicky Rackard All-star for his performances for the Monaghan Hurlers during the season. On Sunday afternoon the Castleblayney Hurlers travelled to Dungannon to play in the Ulster Final and a strong second half performance saw the men in Green and Gold come away with the Ulster Club Title which was another outstanding achievement. And as if that wasn’t enough, Dublin City was invaded by a huge crowd of runners from the Castleblayney area as they took part in the Dublin City Marathon. Well done to all the people involved in these successes, it real goes to show that Castleblayney is full of not only talented people but also full of talented athletes. Congratulations to each and every one of you.
Lotto There was no Winner of this weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 01-07-27-28. Lucky Dips Ethan Comiskey, Concra & Vincent McDonald, Cairde. Next weeks draw takes place in the Conabury Inn with a jackpot of €6000. Good Luck Everyone.
Senior team – The Senior team had a disappointing result last Saturday night when we travelled to Inniskeen to play Magheracloone. The Faughs played against a strong breeze in the first half and going into half time they trailed by three points but Magheracloone showed greater determination and sharpness in the opening fifteen minutes of the second half to extend the gap to seven points before a late rally saw the Faughs close the gap, but it was too little too late, as the Mitchells claimed the two points. Final Score Magheracloone 1-10 Faughs 0-10. We now play Monaghan Harps on November 2nd at 2pm in St Marys Park, knowing that a win for either side will secure a semi-final place. Continue reading