Club notes 20.05.2014

Lotto – There was no winner of this weeks lotto Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 20 and 22. Congratulations to our lucky dip winners of €50 each, Paddy Conlon, c/o Supervalu and Dessie McCauley, Cairde. Next weeks draw will take place on Monday night in Dignams. Many thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Seniors –The Senior team had a disappointing weekend when they were well beaten by a better Ballybay team in the opening round of the championship. The team and management have been working extremely hard all year and while we all had anticipated a real battle, it just never materialised. We now have some time to get ready for the next Championship match which is on Saturday 9th of August. We are straight back into league action on Wednesday night (Check Web Site for details) with a home game against Magherclone on Wednesday 23rd of May with a throw in time of 8pm before we travel to Monaghan Harps in round nine on Sunday 31st at 7pm.

The Reserve Team – On Sunday morning at 12.30 the reserve team will entertain Ballybay in St Mary’s Park. At the half way point in the league we are in joint second place with Ballybay and Tyholland on six points while Cremartin lead the way on eight points. The next round of the Championship is a home game against our neighbours Cremartin on Sunday 8th of June in St Mary’s Park, throw in is down for 3pm.

Minors – With the main focus been the leaving cert. exams, the boys have scaled down training for the next number of weeks. The team are undertaking some fundraising on Saturday 7th of June with a Car Wash and we would ask as many club people to come out and support the fundraiser on the day, more details over the next few weeks.

Under 16 Boys – The boys were well beaten last week when they travelled to Scotshouse to play Patrick Emmetts. On an evening when nothing went their way, there were some good performances from Kian O’Connor, Cillian Brennan, Colin Merrick and Ryan Mc Kiernan. The boys final league game is on this Thursday night at home to Doohamlet at 7.30pm.This team are currently in third place in the table so two more points would be very welcome.

Under 14 Girls – Team of the week this week must go to the Girls under 14 team. They opened their week with an impressive away win over St Brigid’s before they travelled to Monaghan Harps on Monday and made it two wins on the trot. The management are delighted with the Girls progress and this year they are playing in a higher division and still getting some great results. Girls, just keep it going, lets continue to work hard and you never know what might happen.

Under 14 Boys – The Boys return to action after their defeat to Killanny on Tuesday the 20th of May at 7pm. The boys require a win to get them back on track after their disappointing result last time out.(Check Website for result)

Under 12 Boys– The finals of the Spring League take place this Saturday afternoon in Cloghan. First up will be the development team who play Finn Rua at 2pm, they will be followed by the Senior team who play Monaghan Harps. The best of luck to the boys on what is always an enjoyable, well organised day.

Under 10 Boys – Saturday saw the next generation of future Faughs county champions take to the field when Castleblayney Faughs hosted the Under 10 Go Games. On a beautiful sunny morning, teams from the Faughs, Scotsown, Seans and Clontibret all lined up against each other. There was great excitement, skill and commitment demonstrated by all players within the 34 young Faughs Stars, acquitting themselves extremely well against strong opposition. There was no doubting the match of the day, when Faughs 1 coached by Eddie Murphy faced Faughs 2 coached by Pete mc Mahon. After a fantastic game Faughs 1 came out on top by 1 score. Well done to all the boys and a big thanks you to all the parents who came out to support. Training will take place this Thursday night on the Astro Turf at 7pm while Saturday morning the boys are back on the Astro turf at 10 am.

Under 8 – This Saturday see the club welcome another round of Go Games for the Under 8’s, with the Faughs entertaining Traugh, Clontibret, Scotstown and Seans. This is the first time that many of these bright young Stars will run out on to St Mary’s Park wearing the Green and Gold, the forecast is good so why not come along and enjoy these young lads giving their all for an hour.

Championship Double header – After a number of years, St Mary’s Park made a welcome return to the County Championship Venue list. The field development team had the whole place in perfect condition and the feedback from everyone who attended the double header was extremely positive about our new facilities. On the footballing side, Latton overcame a dogged Doohamlet by two points while Clontibret also had two to spare over Monaghan Harps.

Mau Hanratty Golf Day – Friday the 6th of June will see the Faughs hold the second Mau Hanratty Golf Day. The event which was an integral part of the very successful Faughs Gathering last year will make a welcome return to Concra in early June. The 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, 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 it proved to be one of the great events in both the Castleblayney GAA and Golf worlds so 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.