Club Notes 11th Nov 2014

Ulster Presidents Awards – Saturday night proved to be another great night for the Club with us winning the overall Ulster GAA Presidents Award for our work completed in conjunction with the Club Màith initiative. The Club Màith accreditation is a scheme which allows clubs to benchmark themselves against best practice which is seen as something similar to the ISO Trade Quality mark for GAA Clubs. In doing so, it encourages clubs to aim for excellence in the core areas of GAA club activity, i.e. governance, duty of care, community enhancement, culture & heritage, and coaching & games development. Clubs are then given a level of accreditation, which acts as a quality mark for them. Currently the Castleblayney Faughs along with Warrenpoint are the only holders of the prestigious Platinum award. The submission for the Ulster GAA Presidents Awards was made under the Duty of Care category which is part of the overall Club Màith programme, but club officials were delighted when were were announced as the overall Winner of the top award. This is our second consecutive Ulster GAA Presidents Award, with the Club last year winning second place overall for its Juvenile Coaching. Well done to all in the club, we are making real steady progress, let’s keeping working hard on these building blocks for an even more successful future. Continue reading

Club Notes 04/11/2014

Senior team –Last Sunday morning we played Monaghan Harps knowing that a point would secure us a Semi Final place in this year’s Senior League. With a throw in time of twelve o’clock, none of the Players, Management or supporters knew the roller coaster of emotions that would follow. With the aid of a strong breeze we started well and it wasn’t long before we were four points to the good thanks to Dermot Malone, the McElroy’s brothers and Mark Treanor. Then the Harps took over and going into the break we were only one point up. The second half saw us open with a fine goal by Benny McElroy to leave us four up with twenty to go and looking like we would secure the two points before the Harps took on the scoreboard. Every Clubs players is brought up with the motto of “You never quit until the final whistle” and with four minutes to go we proved that motto lives well within our Senior team as first Ciaran Hanratty, then followed by Niall Duffy reduced the deficit to the minimum before another Ciaran Hanratty point on full time secured the vital point. Final Score Faughs 1-9 Monaghan Harps 1-9 , after 18 league matches and 1080 minutes of football, we now advance to the league semi-final. Date and opposition are yet unknown. Well done to all, the performance may not have been vintage but the determination and “never say die” attitude was typical of all good Faughs teams. Continue reading