Tony Keady

Here is a note we got in from the daughter of a GAA legend….

My name is Shannon Keady, and I am writing to ask you a big favour.

My Dad is Tony Keady, and he passed away suddenly at the end of last summer. But myself and my Mam, and my three brothers, have published a book telling his story. It is written by Liam Hayes, the former Meath footballer and journalist.

The book is called ‘One Hundred and Ten Per Cent Legend’ because my Dad would always tell us to give 110% any time myself and my three brothers were playing camogie or hurling, or if we were doing our exams in school.

My Dad’s book was published last month and it is now in bookshops all over the country. We are so proud of it. It means the world to us. My Mam and I were on the Late Late Show a few weeks ago talking about it and she said that the book kept us all going through our first winter without my Dad. That is true. It did.

Now as a family, we want to give 110% for my Dad’s book. He would have wanted it to be the No.1 book in the country, and we want to make it the No.1 book in the country.

At the moment it is No.1 in Galway, and in the Top 20 in Ireland. Can you help me and my brothers make it No.1?

I am asking everyone in the GAA for their help.

My favour is this. Can you please email this letter to all the clubs in your county, and ask them to buy the book? Father’s Day is on June 17, and we think it would be a great present for every father in the GAA.

It would be the best thing ever if ‘One Hundred and Ten Per Cent Legend’ was No.1 before my Dad’s first anniversary in August.

Thank you for reading this, and I hope you can help.

Yours Sincerely,

Shannon Keady.

Club Notes May 18th

Breakfast Morning: Don’t forget to drop by to Iontas this coming Sunday for our annual “Breakfast Morning with the Faughs”. The senior men will be donning their aprons to cook up a seriously good and hearty breakfast in Iontas from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Hope to see you all there!!

SFC Men: Our Seniors hosted Ballybay on Monday night past. With the county players taking a break from club action due to the match with Tyrone this coming weekend, both teams were down some key players. Played in good dry conditions, the Faughs were made to work hard for every score. In the end, Ballybay came out on top on a scoreline Ballybay 2-11, Faughs 1-09.

Well done: Well done to all the boys participating in the U11 Spring League Final held recently in Cloghan. The club are very proud of all the hard work and effort of each boy.

Best Wishes to any of our players representing our county. Good luck to the Monaghan Senior men who travel to take on Tyrone in Omagh this coming Sunday in the Ulster Q/F.


Training continues for all our juvenile squads. New players are always very welcome. With the weather improving and conditions drying up, please keep an eye out for information on when we will be moving training sessions to the pitch.

Please remember to take water and gum shield.

Girls & Boys U6: Thursdays 6.00 – 6.50pm, Castleblayney College.

Boys U7: Thursday’s 6.30 – 7.30pm, football pitch.

Girls U8/U10: Monday’s 6.30 – 7.30pm, football pitch.

Boys U9: Thursday’s 6.30 – 7.30pm, football pitch.

Boys U11: Wednesday’s 7.30 – 8.30pm, football pitch..

Girls U14: is every Monday and Friday evenings.

Girls U12: every Monday evening at 7.30pm.


Please see social media & txts for all Ladies fixtures

Boys U13 Div1 Rd5: Faughs v Carrick, Saturday 19th May 12.00pm

Boys U13 Div5 Rd5: Scotstown v Faughs, Saturday 19th May 2.30pm

Boys U15 Div2 Rd7: Patrick Emmets v Faughs, Thursday 24th May 7.15pm

RFC O’Duffy Cup Q/F: Faughs v Scotstown, St. Marys Park, Friday 25th May 7.45pm