Club Notes 09/06/2014

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. Breakfast is great value at €8 per person and we encourage as many of you to come along for a good social morning. We would like to thank in advance all our sponsors who will help support the event. Remember Mam’s and children this would be the idea gift for Father’s Day.

Mau Hanratty Golf Day – Last Friday saw the Club hold the Mau Hanratty Open Golf day on the beautiful Concra Wood, the time sheet was full with lots of hopefully competitors with people coming as far as Bantry in Cork. The course was in magnificent condition and was further enhanced by the glorious sunshine. An early score of 39 points from visitor Liam Doyle led the way for the majority of the day, but not for the first time in his life, did our own legendary Nudie Hughes come into steal the limelight. Nudie played with last year’s winner, Mickey Mc Hugh in the last four ball and pulled out all the stops coming down the back nine to insure that he collected first prize of the fantastic Mau Hanratty Cup. Deidre McGinn, representing the Hanratty family, presented the Cup to a clearly delighted Nudie, who went on to tell the packed club house of his determination to win the cup. The presentation was followed by a great evenings fun and craic, with Mau’s brother and former Faughs great Sean entertaining the crowd with numerous songs and stories. A big thank you to the Hanratty family for their support of the event, to the Mc Elroy family and Brian Sherry for their great sponsorship. This event is only going to get bigger and bigger, well done to all.

Car Wash – The Minor team held their team fundraiser last Saturday, when they descended on St. Marys Park to set up for their Car wash. Team manager, Jazza Hughes, set the lads a target of cars to get washed. The boys set about getting Cars, Vans and even tractors on board to make sure that they hit the required number. At twelve o’clock the target was hit and the queue showed no signs of abating and by the time the last car came through at 3 o’clock, we had a very tired bunch of young men. Well done to each and every one of them, it’s great to see this kind of initiative coming from the players themselves. It’s been a long time since we have seen so many gleaming cars in St Marys Park.

Best of Luck – The County Senior Team open their defence of the Ulster Senior Championship against Tyrone on Sunday in Clones at 2pm. With a number of injuries to some of our Key players this challenge will test Monaghan’s strength in depth. Best of Luck to our Club Captain Dermot Malone and School Coach Marty Mc Elroy.

The Reserve Team –The boys had a busy week, on Wednesday night they had a home game against Tyholland, they eventually won despite conceding four second half goals. On Saturday night they took to the field to play local neighbour Cremartin in the O’Duffy Cup. The boys opened up quickly with the McNamara brothers, Aaron and Ronan, both getting on the scoreboard early, and at half time the Faughs led 7 points to 3points. The second half saw the Faughs forward kick a number of points before Aaron McNamara found the net on the 49 minute, this was followed by Fergal Mc Geough four minutes later which killed the game off. Final Score Faughs 3-16 Cremartin 0-6. The semi -final is fixed for the Friday night in St. Marys Park against Truagh, throw in is at 7.45pm hopefully we see plenty of home support coming out.

Under 14 Boys – Thursday night saw the Under 14’s entertain Latton in their first ever Championship game, the showed some early nerves but after settling they took over control in the second quarter. Francis McGeough proved quite a handful in the inside forward line finishing with a couple of goals and the forwards had a good supply of ball from Stephen Beattie and Craig Callan in midfield. Latton came right back into the game in the third quarter, but a great team goal which was finished by an impressive Conor Mulligan killed off any hopes Latton had about getting a result. Final Score, Faughs 5-20 Latton 2-10. Next up for the Boys is a tough encounter away to Ballybay on Thursday night at 7.30pm, can we ask as many people to attend as possible.

Under 14 Girls – The girls travelled to Killeavin on Monday evening, they opened well and a goal by Aoibhean Fitzsimmons looked to have the Faughs well in control at half time when they went in seven points up. The second half saw Kileavin come back into the game with a couple of quick goals and despite a great effort by the girls they went down by 3 points. Final Score Kileavin 2-10 Faughs 4-7. Best on the night for the Green and Gold were Ellen Hamilton in goals, Eleanor Doyle, Amy Fox and Jodie McQuillan.

Under 12 Boys– The Senior Under 12 team had a home fixture in the Coyle Cup Division 1 against Emyvale last Saturday morning. The match was a keenly contested affair with both teams demonstrating some good skills right throughout the match. A couple of quick goals opened up a vital six point gap for Emyvale and despite the best efforts of the Boys in Green and Gold they couldn’t close the gap. This Saturday see the development team play at home to Aghabog at 12pm while the Senior team travel to Monaghan for a 1.15pm throw in.

Under 12 Girls – The young ladies played away to Killanny on Tuesday evening (Check Website for Details ) and we are awaiting confirmation of an away match against Monaghan Harps over the next few days. Players and parents will be notified by text.

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

Cul Camp - With the summer holidays just around the corner this only means one thing, the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps are back in town. The camp will take place in Castleblayney on Monday 7th of July and run until Friday the 11th. Application forms have been sent out around all the local primary schools as well at Juvenile training. For an enquiries please contact County Coaching Development Officer Paul O’Connor on 086 837 4827 or developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie

Lotto- There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot which was €3,000. The numbers drawn were 9, 11, 14, and 18. Congratulations to our lucky dip winners of €50 each, Kay Slowey, 9 York Street and Peter Mc Mahon Snr, Cairde. Many thanks to everyone for your continued support.