Club Notes 30th May

SFL: In an entertaining game on a warm Friday evening last, the Faughs got an important two points against Monaghan Harps. The Harps went into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead before Ciaran Hanratty scored well worked goal in the 8th minute. This seemed to settle the Faughs and they would not relinquish that lead.

The lads continued to put together some good moves to leave the half time score: Faughs 1-9, Harps 0-6. The second half began in the same vein as the first half with some good linkup play and scores. By the 40th minute the Faughs were 2-10 to 0-8 up. The Harps then fought back and by the 60th minute it was only a 2 point game, but the lads held their nerve for an important win on a scoreline of Faughs 2-12, Harps 1-12. There were some good performance all over the pitch particularly from Mark Treanor and the three Hanratty brothers.

U12 Boys: The Senior U12 team had their 2nd match in the league on a rain soaked day away to Scotstown. The home team dominated the first half and led by 11 points at half time. Our players upped their performance in the second half and came roaring back to be within 2 points of their opponents entering the last few minutes. After a fantastic battling second half performance by the lads, they fell short by 4 points at the final whistle. A continuation of this effort and attitude augers well for the rest of the year for this team.

U12 Boys: The Development U12 team had their second match in the league away to Carrickmacross. In torrential conditions the lads put in a superb effort from start to finish against superior opposition. All players played to the final whistle and continued improvement is evident to all coaches. Although defeated at the final whistle coaches and players alike have positives to take from this and recent performances.

U10 Girls: In a great evening for football, the Under 10 Girls played O Neill Shamrocks last Wednesday in St Marys Park. For most of the girls this was the first time representing our club. They played really well throughout and put in a fantastic display overall, with superb performances all over the pitch. We are very proud of all the girls. The panel on the night was as follows: Amy Hughes, Annabel Martin, Annie Carroll, Bethany Boyd, Ciara Fitzpatrick, Ciara Mc Mahon, Eimear Bolger, Ella Marie Bishop, Ellie Kieran, Ionela Lungu, Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick, Lauren Hughes, Mary Ellen Hughes, Mia Duffy, Ruby Ward, Tammy Dunne, Laragh Corcoran, Yasmin Collins

U9 Boys: Our U9 team travelled to the annual Kilmacud Crokes Tournament last Sunday . The Faughs drew with Colmcilles from Meath in their first. They then beat Geraldines from Louth, St Bridget’s and our hosts, Kilmacud Crokes to advance to the Semi Final where they came up against a strong Naomh Mearnog from Portmarnock. At the end of an exciting match, Naomh Mearnog came out on top by a single point . The boys showed great skill, determination and desire right throughout the day and we are very proud of them all.

Coaching Course: 7th June at Monaghan GAA Training Grounds, Cloghan: 7.30pm start: Gaelic Start Workshop for U6/U8 Coaches: Delivered by Rory Beggan & Macartan McKenna. This workshop is focused on developing the skills of players .On 12th June at Monaghan GAA Training Grounds, Cloghan: 7.30pm start: Kicking & Shooting Workshop: Suitable for Players and Coaches from U12 to Senior: Delivered by Paul Finlay & Colin Malone.

Cuil Camps: The Cuil Camp is taking place in St Marys Park starting Monday 10th of July. This year the Monaghan GAA Coaching and Development Team are looking to get the numbers confirmed as early as possible. The children will be getting forms through the schools over the next few weeks and we would encourage parents to return them as early as possible. For further details check the Monaghan GAA website or ring Brian Sherry on 086 2334287.

Well Done: Well done to everybody who helped in any shape or form with this week’s Bucket Collection for the upcoming Feile. All the money raised will be set aside to help cover the cost of the weekend. Thank you to all the people who donated so generously .
Well done to all of our club players who were part of the various County teams in action this past week.
Good luck to everyone who will now be concentrating on exams in both Junior and Leaving Cert over the next few weeks.

Training:
Girls U8/U10: Training for the girls continues on Mondays, 6-7pm. Remember water and gum shield.
U6s: Thursday’s 6-6.50pm
Boys U8: Thursday’s 6-7pm. Remember water and gum shield.
Boys U10: Thursday’s 7-8pm. Remember water and gum shield.
New players are always very welcome.

Fixtures:
U14 Boys Div1 Rd7: Cremartin v Faughs, Tuesday 30th May, 7.30pm
RFL Rd4: Faughs v Blackhill, Wednesday 31st May, 8.00pm
U14 Girls Div5, Rd7: Latton v Faughs, 31st May, 7.30pm
RFL Rd6: Faughs v Emyvale, Saturday 3rd June, 7.00pm
U14 Girls Div1, Rd6: Faughs v Donaghmoyne, Monday 5th June, 7.00pm