Club Notes 03/6/2014

Mau Hanratty Golf Day – This Friday the 6th of June, sees the Faughs hold the second Mau Hanratty Golf Day. This event marks the memory of one of the Faughs greats and Castleblayney Golf Club favourites Maurice “Mau” Hanratty. The singles stableford event will no doubt be a full timesheet from early morning until late evening as all Golfers aim to win the Mau Hanratty Cup, which is kindly sponsored by the Hanratty family. Last August, a fellow Muckno Street native, Michael McHugh Junior coasted home with a great score, to be the first winner of the event and last year this proved to be one of the great events in both the Castleblayney GAA and Golf worlds. This year will be no different. Tee reservations are limited but for those of you who would like a time for the Mau Hanratty Gold Day please try www.concrawood.ie or contact the Golf Club office at Concra Wood on 042 9749485

Seniors –The Senior team continued their recent good run of form, with a hard earned one point win over Monaghan Harps last Saturday evening. The Faughs opened well with a good score from Aaron McNamara before the Harps replied with a couple of points. Mark Hanratty proved a good target man and the Blayney forwards used him well to keep the score board ticking over. Conor Goran scored a goal coming close to half time but the Faughs advantage quickly disappeared when Dean Fanning netted for the Harps. At Half time the Faughs led by a point 1-6 to 1-5. The early part of the second half saw the Harps in the ascendancy as they opened a three point gap only for Dermot Malone to score an opportunistic goal at the other end. The Faughs then started to play some of their best football with some lovely scores from Malone followed by Patrick Tavey edging the Green and Gold boys into a lead that they didn’t surrender. Best on the night for the Senior team were Brian McGuigan, Barry Hanratty, Mark Treanor and Mark Hanratty. Final Score Harps 1-12 Faughs 2-10. Our next game is a home game against Truagh on the Sunday 21st of June with a throw in time of 7pm.

The reserve team - The lads have a home game this Wednesday against Tyholland at 8pm, before thy play in the next round of the O’Duffy Cup Championship against neighbours Cremartin, Saturday 7th June, St. Marys Park, throw in 7pm.

Under 14 Boys – Saturday saw the Boys play a top of the table clash against Ballybay in St. Marys Park, the first quarter proved a tight affair with the young Faughs lads going in four points up. A very strong second quarter saw the Blayney lads add another four goals and five points to their tally, which give them a good lead which they never looked like surrendering. This was a much improved display from the Boys with good performance from every player on the panel. Final Score 7-18 Ballybay 1-9. This Thursday night see the team start in the Championship with a home game against Latton at 7.30pm. Can we ask as many supporters to come out and cheer on the team as this will be the lads first experience of playing in the Championship .

Under 14 Girls – The girls travelled to Eire Og on Monday evening. After a shaky start the girls settled well and produced some good football, and with a couple of minutes to go the girls were right in the match but Eire Og just managed to get those couple of vital scores to run out winners. Final Score Eire Og 3-16 Faughs 3-10. Best on the day for the Faughs were Rachel Cannon in Goals, Aoibhean Fitzsimons, Shaunine Rice and Janine Mc Bennett. Next game is away fixture versus Killeevan next Monday evening at 7pm.

Under 12 Boys– Both teams will have a game this Saturday, we are awaiting fixtures for the upcoming league, the Senior team will play in Division 1 with Carrick, Donaghmoyne , Emyvale, Monaghan Harps and Inniskeen, while the development team will play in Division 3 with Carrick, Latton , Killeavin and Aghabog providing the opposition .

Under 8 – The Boys have a match against Clontibret Under 8’s this Saturday morning in St Marys Park, with throw in time of 10am. Can we ask that all players are in the dressing rooms at 9.30am. Parents please feel free to come along at cheer on the boys, they love to see their Mams, Dads, brother and sisters at the games.

Juvenile Training – Parents please note that training on a Thursday night for the Under 10, Under 8 and Under 6 moves to St. Marys Park from this Thursday, same time as normal. Can we also ask the parents to mark in Saturday morning from 10 to 11.15am for training for the Under 8 and Under 10’s right throughout the summer.

Car Wash – The Minor team have a car wash this Saturday morning, the 7th June, the funds raised are to help with team expenditure, word has it that the lads have been practicing for weeks getting Big Jazza’s car gleaming. Please support the car wash which will open at 10am on Saturday morning and run to 3pm on Saturday afternoon in St. Mary’s Park.

The Big Breakfast – The Club will hold a breakfast morning on Sunday the 15th of June in Iontas between 9am and 12pm, it’s an ideal opportunity for all Monaghan supporters to get an Ulster Fry before Monaghan play in the Ulster Championship in Clones at 2pm. The Breakfast is great value at €8 per person and we encourage as many of you to come along for a good social morning.

Lotto - There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 11, 12, 16 and 26. Congratulations to our lucky dip winners of €50 each, Dympna Woods, Ashfield Court and Kevin Maloney, Cairde. Many thanks to everyone for your continued support.