Club Notes: 24th June 2014

Senior team The Senior team entertained Truagh last Friday night in a Star game and the strength of the team was further depleted as a result of been able to field without a number of players due to injury and holidays. Truagh got out of the blocks quickly and after twelve minutes led by 1-5 to a point but goals from Ciaran Hanratty and Mark Treanor followed by a few points insured that by half time that we were still in the game by a score line of Faughs 2-4 Truagh 2-6. The second half was like a carbon copy of the first with Truagh opening an eight point lead only for the Faughs to drag themselves back into the game with another Ciaran Hanratty goal but the comeback ran out of time as Truagh ran out three point winners on a score line of Faughs 3-9 Truagh 3-12. With the County team now taking centre stage the Co. Monaghan Credit Unions Senior league will take a break until July 13th when we will travel to Scotstown for a 2pm throw in.

The Reserve Team Emyvale conceded the points last Wednesday night the Platinum Tanks Reserve League. The next match for the Reserve team will be against Cremartin in St Marys Park on Wednesday the 9th of July at 8pm. We are still awaiting a date for the O Duffy Cup Final versus Scotstown to be fixed.

U16 Boys The lads return to action this week after the Junior Cert Exam break with a home fixture against Tyholland this Thursday 26th of June with a throw time of 7.30. The boys are currently lying in third place at the midpoint of the league so two further points would be a great boost.

U16 Girls The U16’s returned to action following the exam break on Monday night at home to Corduff. The Faughs got off to a slow start in the first half, but came more into it as the half progressed. Trailing by 9 points at half time, the girls came roaring back in the second half, dominating possession and closing the gap to within a point. Unfortunately time just ran out on the girls, but another excellent second half performance in particular from Sally Maloney, Arlene Leonard, Aoibheann Fitzsimons and Eleanor Doyle.

U14 Boys Last Thursday night saw the Under 14 team travel to Donaghmoyne where they had a comfortable win which keeps them on top of the table. The next league game is on Saturday 12th of July which is an away game to Latton.

U14 Girls We are awaiting the draw for the U14 Championship.

U12 Boys The Senior U12 team travelled to play Carrick last Wednesday, in an entertaining game the boys produced some nice spells of football as they collect the two league points on offer. Best on the evening was Fionan Kelly, Conor Mulligan and Cilian Hanratty. The next game for the Senior Team is home game against Donaghmoyne on Saturday 5th of July at 1.15pm. The development team also played Carrick on Wednesday evening but went down to a stronger Carrick team on the day, best for the development team were Zach Mc Ardle, Shane Morris and Padraig Bolger. Next game for the development team is a home game against Killeevan on Saturday 5th of July.

U12 Girls The U12 girls got their opening win of the competition last week against a spirited Monaghan Harps side. The game was a tight affair throughout, with some notable performances from Emma Glynn at midfield, Melissa Carr in the backs and Aoife Mc Geough up front. Next Up for the girls are two away fixtures this week against Aghabog (Tuesday) and Eire Og.
U10 Boys The Boys have Go Games this Thursday the 26th of June in Doohamlet with a throw in time of 7pm, we will leave from St Marys Park at 6.15 pm. We will play Doohamlet, Eire Og, Rockorry and Sean’s
U8 Boys The boys travelled to Cloghan last Saturday for the a series of Go Games. We are lucky to have such large numbers at this age group and were able to field three teams who competed very well against the other Clubs. This Thursday the 26th of June we have Go Games in Doohamlet with a throw in time of 7pm, we will leave from St Marys Park at 6.15 pm.

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 weeks’ jackpot. The numbers drawn this week were 03, 05, 14. 24. Congratulations to the two lucky dips winners of €50 each, Gary Carville, Cairde and Jim Heaney, Park Road. Best of lucky to everyone in next weeks’ draw and many thanks for your continued support.

Best of Luck We would like to wish both the County Senior and County Minor team the best of luck this Saturday evening as both teams take on Armagh in the Ulster Semi Finals in Clones starting at 5pm for the Minors and 7pm for the Seniors. In what will be a huge battle we hope that both teams put in the performance which will see them advance to the provincial decider on July 20th.

Best Wishes The Club would like to wish U16 & Minor Player Evan Comiskey a speedy recovery following an accident last week. Evan who has been in Superb form for the Club all year will be a big miss to the Club for the rest of the Season. We all hope that he has a quick recovery and that we will see him in the Green and Gold early next year.