Club Notes January 9th

New Year Greetings: Happy New Year to all our members and supporters near and far. Lets hope this year brings us much enjoyment and excitement both on and off the pitch along with plenty of silverware!

AGM: Our AGM takes place this Friday, January 11th, 7.30pm in the Enterprise Centre. This is an important meeting and provides an opportunity to have your say and ask questions – everyone is welcome and we need your support.

Coaching Conference: Our Lady’s Secondary School are hosting a GAA Coaching Conference on Saturday January 26th. The following people will be presenting at the conference:

· Mickey Whelan (Dublin)- presentation on small sided games
· Conor Laverty (Kilcoo)- fitness with the ball
· Colm Nally (Louth)-transition from defence to attack.
There will also be a question & answers session with some well-known GAA personalities.

Monaghan GAA Coaching & Games Development: On January the 14th 2019 Monaghan GAA Coaching & Games Development are hosting a workshop which are suitable for coaches and managers operating between U14 and Senior level: Goalkeeping Workshop (All Star Rory Beggan and Monaghan Senior Goalkeeping Coach Steve Williams)
There are a series of further workshops being organised between now and the start of the playing season – for more details please contact Paul O’Connor – developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie or 086 837 4827

Club Notes December 12th

AGM: Our AGM takes place on January 11th, 7.30pm in the Enterprise Centre. Nomination forms are available via email: secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie. This is an important meeting and provides an opportunity to have your say and ask questions – everyone is welcome and we need your support. Continue reading

Rory Beggan – Special Guest @ Blayney 5K

All Star Goalkeeper Rory Beggan announced as special guest at McMahons Supervalu 5K run in Castleblayney on Sunday 25th of November.
In keeping with having some of the country’s highest profile sportspersons as their special
guest in previous years, the organisers of the Castleblayney 5km are delighted to announce
that this year their guest speaker will be Monaghan All Star Goalkeeper Rory Beggan . Rory
was recently confirmed as the country’s top Goalkeeper at the recent GAA GPA All Star
Awards .The All Star is the latest addition to Beggan’s array of awards , including two Ulster
Senior Football Championship medals ,five Senior Monaghan Championship medals plus a
host of individual sports stars awards.
Rory who is a Games Promotion Officer for the GAA in Monaghan has a very strong
connection with Castleblayney with his mother Assumpta Connolly daughter of Terry and
Grainne Connolly from the Dundalk Road. The big Monaghan stopper hasn’t always played
between the posts, spending a lot of his earlier career playing out the field before being
asked to step into Goals and as they say “the rest is history”. At the5km run Rory will
explain how he has developed his own skills under the watchful eye of Goalkeeping
Coaching Steve Williams and what it takes to become an elite athlete while holding down a
full time job.
We really look forward to meeting Rory and seeing his GAA GPA All Star award in the
Glencarn Hotel after the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5k on the 25 th of November for a questions
and answers session on how he maintains such high sporting standards with such a busy
lifestyle.
Registration for the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K is available online from the
www.runireland.com website or via the link on the Castleblayney Faughs clubs Facebook
page and website. To pre-register for the run simply pick up a form in Mc Mahons
Castleblayney, Super Valu store. €10 if you preregister or if you want to register on the day,
it is €15. This year also sees the return of the 2km race for U14’s with a 1pm start. Entry
fee is €5. Registration on Sunday the 25 th November is upstairs in the Glencarn Shopping
centre. Hope to see you all there. Remember the U14 2km run starts at 1.00pm and the 5km
run starts at 2.00pm.