Club Notes November 8th

Juvenile Training: The Juvenile training program is back this week. Any girls or boys who would like to take part in the training are more than welcome – just turn up. As well as teaching the fundamentals of gaelic football, the training is a great way to meet other children, stay active and improve teamwork and co-ordination skills as well as being lots of fun!

Girls/Boys U6: Thursdays 6.10 – 7.00 Rath Na Nog
Boys U7: Thursdays 6 – 7 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Girls U8 & U10 Mondays 6 – 7 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Boys U9: Thursdays 6 – 7 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Boys U11: Thursdays 7 – 8 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Girls U12 & U14: Mondays 7 – 8 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Boys U12: Tuesdays 7 – 8 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)

Any queries, please contact Brian Sherry on 086 233 4287

Good luck: Good luck and best wishes to the hurlers who play in the Antrim champions Cushendun in the final.

Congratulations: Well done to Our Ladies Choir who are National ShowChoir Ireland champions for the second year in a row – a fantastic achievement for everyone involved.

Monaghan Coaching & Games: Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney will host a set of training sessions for boys in 5th class beginning 8th November and running for 4 weeks. If you know anyone, or have a boy who is interested in attending this programme please contact Rory Beggan on 087-3528274 or via email on

Operation TransFAUGHSmation: We are delighted to announce the annual Mc Mahon Supervalu Castleblayney 5 K walk/run takes place on Sunday the 25th of November at 2pm. The Supervalu Castleblayney 5K which is now in its eighth 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 traditionally marks 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 event will also see the return of the 2K route for all the Children under 14 at 1pm while the Senior Race over the longer 5K distance will get underway at 2pm.
The Mc Mahons Supervalu Castleblayney 5K is open to everyone and the Faughs club very much encourage all locals to don their trainers and join in on the fun, the run is a fantastic community day.
Registration is available online at or ,so please dust down the runners and keep Sunday 26th of November at 2 pm free so you too can participate.

Club Notes October 25th

Spinathon 2018: Keep some time free on Saturday 27th October for our annual Spinathon. As usual, the spinathon will be held at McMahons SuperValue. This year there are 2 very worthwhile charities that will benefit from the spinathon: Castleblayney Cancer Society and Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin. Any volunteers who would like to join Tom and the team for a spin or to help collect are more than welcome. Continue reading

Club Notes October 9th

Senior Men: Our Senior men took on Monaghan Harps on Friday night past under the lights at St. Mary’s Park with important league points on offer. With several of our regulars missing, there were a few changes all over the pitch, but the lads set their stall out from the beginning of the game and were well in control throughout the first half kicking some lovely scores. Halftime score Faughs 1-08, Harps 0-01. In the second half the lads took their foot off the pedal a little bit and in an entertaining game of football, the final score was Monaghan Harps 0-08, Castleblayney Faughs 1-13. One final league game remains before any potential play-offs – a home game with Clontibret on Sunday 28th October.

U12 Girls Cup Final:
Well done to our U12 girls who exceeded all expectations this year and reached the Cup Final. Unfortunately, it was just a step too far for this group of talented players and a very strong Carrick took home the silverware. This is a very young squad of players so there is plenty of trophies for these young ladies to win down the line. Well done to all the players and the management involved.

Performance Coaching for Gaelic Games
With the assistance of Ulster Council , Monaghan Coaching & Games are planning to roll out a Level 3 diploma course in Performance Coaching for Gaelic Games (similar to the management course that was delivered in the county 2 years ago).

The purpose of this course is to raise the standards of coaching within the county and therefore assisting our young players to reach their potential. “Better Coaches = Better Players”!!

Additionally this course will provide coaches with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge / understanding in modern coaching practices and techniques. This is a great opportunity for clubs to invest in their coaches. Coaches will no doubt benefit from the course and your club / players with reap the rewards long term as a result.

Key Facts about the course:

Consists of 4 units – 1.Building for Success 2.Planning & periodisation 3.Technology and Physical Preparation 4. Strategies for Inproving Performance.
12 Sessions to be delivered from January to March on Wednesday evenings / Saturday mornings. “THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON FEEDBACK FROM THE GROUP”
Course work to comprise of assessment booklet, logged coaching hours and additional evidence of practical application.
The course to take place in Cloghan, Monaghan County Training Grounds.
Cost €125 per person.
Course is open to football, hurling & camogie coaches.
Roger Keenan from Ulster Council will deliver a small presentation to interested coaches prior to the start of the course.
In order for me to plan ahead with the course I need interested names into me on or before Friday 12th October. WE need a minimum of 15 coaches for the course to go ahead. Can u please promote with your club coaches and encourage them to attend.

For further information please get in touch
Paul O’Connor
Monaghan Games Development Manager
Monaghan County Training Grounds
Cloghan, Annyalla, Co. Monagan.
T: 0868374827
W: 04297 52034

Planning: As we near the end of the playing season, our thoughts turn to implementing plans that will help our club grow and become more successful in the future. With this in mind, our committee groups that were setup as a result of our 4 year Development Plan will begin meeting more regular. We have specific committees targeting: Community Health & Wellness, Scor & Irish Culture, Facilities Development, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Coaching and Games Development.
If you would like to be part of this effort in shaping the future of our club, please contact any of the committee members.