Club Notes 15/7/14

Senior Team - The senior team had a very good win in Scotstown on Sunday last. Played as a star match without the county players, Blayney got off to a good start but failed to build on this and found themselves a point down at the break. The second half saw an improvement in terms of their finishing and they were soon ahead and remained so until the end, to win by 0-15 to 0-12. There are no fixtures for the senior team this weekend owing to the Ulster final.

Junior B – After a lay off for a few weeks the B’s returned to action on Wednesday last when they hosted Cremartin in the league. The visitors were the more hungry team and soon raced into a lead and were ahead by the break. Blayney started the second half strongly and a very well taken goal by David Callen put them ahead, but Cremartin struck back and had a 3 point lead going into the final stages. Two quick points put Blayney back in it and it took a fine point from a 45 from Keeper Pauric McNally with the last kick of the game to rescue Blayney. The O’Duffy Cup final V’s Scotstown has been fixed for Saturday 2nd August in Tyholland with a 7pm start.

U21’s - The U21’s had their first game of the year on Friday evening last and produced a very good display to record a 1point victory over Carrickmacross in St Marys Park. Carrick started strongly but Blayney kept in touch and a fine Ronan McNamara goal in the last quarter of the second half put them in the lead, which they fought hard to hold till the end. They played Killanny in their second game on Wednesday night. The results will follow next week.

Minors – The minors returned after the exam break and had an impressive victory out in Aughnamullen last week. This was an important victory for the team as they chase a league semi-final and they were good value for the win after a very strong showing after half time. Aughnmullen fought back to make a game of it in the last quarter but the young Faughs team held out for the two points. The team will now focus on their championship quarter final V’s Killeevin on 23rd July in St. Marys Park at 7.30pm.

Under 14 Boys - Last night, Wednesday, saw the U14’s play their championship final V’s Seans. Full report and results will follow next week.

Under 14 Girls – The U14 girls are still waiting the draw for the U14 Championship.

Under 12 Boys - Next up for the under 12 boys development team is a game on Saturday 19th July at 12pm v’s Latton.

Under 12 Girls – The Under 12 girls has a great win last night against St. Brigit’s. Best on the night was Emma Glynn, Shannon Nolan, Aoife McGeogh, and Aoibheann McCooey. A great performance by all the girls and a win in their last game v’s Latton will guarantee a spot in the semi-final.

Under 10’s – The under 10’s took part in a Blitz in Cloghan on Saturday last and everyone put in a great effort on the day. This Thursday they travel to Maghercloone for another blitz. Training continues on Saturday morning at the field.

Under 8’s and 6’s – All training for the Under 8’s and 6’s will resume this week as normal on Thursday evening in St. Mary’s Park.

Summer Camp - The McMahons Centra Faughs Summer Camp takes place on the 13th-16th August. Application forms for the camp will be available at training over the coming weeks and also in McMahons Centra & Supervalu. We ask that you return the forms as soon as possible to help us plan for what promises to be an action packed Camp.

Muckno Mania - A huge well done to the Muckno Mania festival committee on another brilliant weekend just passed, it was great to see so many visitors to the town and plenty of happy faces at the numerous events held. We played host to the Teddy’s bear picnic and Sports day on Saturday and despite the rain, it was very well attended and enjoyed by all. A huge well done to all who attended and helped out on the day.

Congratulations – We would like to express sincere thanks to our very own Ms. Chloe Liddy O’Connor who represented the Club in the Muckno Mania Festival Queen Competition. Chloe is a very active and valuable member of our Club, and we were extremely proud of her as she represented us at the Festival – we hope she had a wonderful experience and fun filled week.

Ulster Final - All roads lead to Clones on Sunday for the Ulster final, the very best of luck to Malachy and the Monaghan team and in particular to Dermot Malone and Marty McElroy our representatives on the panel. Good luck lads.

Lotto – This week’s results to follow in next week’s notes. There was no winners’ of last week’s jackpot which now stands at €4,300. The numbers drawn were 04, 12, 14 and 21. Congratulations to the two lucky dip winners who were Callum Woods, C/O Anthony Cole and Margie Hughes, Caride. Many thanks to everyone for their continued support and the best of luck in next weeks draw.