Seniors – The Senior team travelled to Ballybay last Wednesday night, in what was seen by many as a dress rehearsal for the Senior Championship first round fixture on the 18th of May. As one would expect the first fifteen minutes was a cagey affair, but then Ballybay produced a goal fest, which saw them score four goals.Trailing by ten points at half time, the Faughs had no option but to come out fighting and with three minutes to go,had the game back to three points. Ballybay then broke against the run of play to notch on three unanswered points and ran out winners by six points. The lads play have a home game against local neighbours Doohamlet on Wednesday 7th of May at 7.45pm before we travel to play Clontibret on Sunday May 11th at 2pm.
The Reserve Team - The Reserve team took to the field on Sunday to play Monaghan Harps in the preliminary round of the Championship. The Faughs fielded a youthful team supported with some experienced heads. The combination played dividends as first Niall Duffy followed by Fergal Mc Geough both found the net to open a first quarter lead of 2-4 to the Harps 0-3 points. A strong last quarter saw Monaghan take control and with halftime approaching the Faughs were a point behind, but a good David Mc Mahon point just before, seemed to turn the game in the Faughs favour. The Green and Gold started the second half in great style, with Jim Mc Hugh finishing of a great Blayney move to the back of the net and followed by another point from Fergal Mc Geough, the Faughs opened up a seven point gap before the Harps kicked over a few consolation scores in the last five minutes. Best on the day for the Green and Gold were Aron McNamara, Fergal McGeough, David Mc Mahon and Brian McGuigan. The boys reward is a home game against neighbours Cremartin on Sunday 8th of June in St Marys Park, throw in is down for 3pm. Well done Boys keep it going.
Minors – The boys team travelled to Aghabog to play Patrick Emmetts last Tuesday night, needing a win to keep them in contention for a top four place in the league. The game was a tough encounter with the boys working extremely hard to come out with a good win. Best on the night were John Beattie who scored 1-3, while there were other strong performances from Ross Byrne and Ethan Mc Cann. Tuesday saw the boys play Latton in their last league game before the exam break (Check Website for the result).
Under 16 Girls – After an away defeat to Emyvale last time out, the girls have a chance to get two points against St Brigit’s in Drunhown on Thursday 8th of May at 7pm.
Under 16 Boys – The boys had a great result against a strongly fancied Toome side last Thursday evening, a result which now see them move into second place. This was a great team performance with every player putting in the effort to insure that the Club got the two points. Best on the night for the boys was Goalkeeper Cian O’Connor, Cillian Brennan and Joshua Walsh. The lads have an away match this Thursday night in Scotshouse against Patrick Emmett’s with a throw in time of 7.30pm
Under 14 Girls - We have two away fixture coming up, on Monday 12th of May we play St Brigids followed by another away game against Monaghan Harps on Monday 19th of May.
Under 14 Boys – The under 14 team came back to earth with a huge bump on bank holiday Monday when they were well beaten by a much hungrier Sean Mc Dermotts team. Best on the day for the boys were Conor Mulligan, Conall Mc Hugh and second half substitute Max Rodgers. Next game for the boys is on May 17th against Kilanny with a throw in time of 1.30pm.
Under 12 – The last round of games of this years’ Spring League will take place this Saturday when both our Senior and Development teams travel to latton. Throw in for the Development team is at 12pm while the Senior team throw in is at 1.15pm.
Under 8 – The Under 8’s travelled to Clontibret last Saturday for what was a great mornings’ fun for all the players, parents and coaches. The sun was shining brightly as the boys took to the pitch, with thirty three players togged out in Green and Gold jerseys, these young Faughs players gave a great account for themselves as they demonstrated the skills they had developed through the Faughs Coaching sessions. It was great to see the positive encouragement from both sets of coaches and parents as the boys played for just short of an hour. One could think of how many times these young boys will face up to play each other over the next thirty years. The boys met last week’s Monaghan Man of the Match Dessie Mone, who came down to talk to both sets of players and waited to have lots of photos taken with the boys and the cup. Well done to Clontibret for organising a great morning, no doubt we will see them in St Marys Park for the return fixture shortly.
Mass – Friday evening will see Pauline Devlins months mind anniversary Mass take place in Broomfield Church at 8pm, everyone is welcome to attend.
Lotto – Results to follow next week