Club Notes April 17th

Senior Ladies: Tyholland 3-08, Faughs 4-09. The ladies senior league got underway in a very entertaining game. We had 2 debutants on the day in Abby Duffy and Aoife Connolly both acquitting themselves brilliantly

and will be a big addition to the squad. Aoife Cullen was assured in goal with good kickouts providing a platform for the Faughs attacking game. The full back line was imperious in tricky conditions with Louise O Connell excelling in her new role at corner back. Along with Moira and Ciara they were often impassable! The half back line was magnificent throughout and often the springboard for attack with wing half backs Abby and Sheena working tirelessly up and down the lines marshalled brilliantly by Máire at centre back. Kate and Laura provided the engine room for the team and their work rate and determination were infectious. Our half forward line were relentless in attack. Aoife, Orlaith and Sally were a constant thorn in the side of the Tyholland defence with the uprights coming to their rescue on several occasions. Shauna at full forward was a constant outlet and did a lot of hard work to provide scoring opportunities for those around her. She was supported ably by two very classy corner forwards in Arlene and Aoibhin who were clinical when they got their chances. All in all a thoroughly deserved victory and a great start to the Senior Ladies League.

RFL Men: The lads kept up the winning ways with a convincing win away to Cremartin on Sunday past. The Faughs got a goal in the 3rd minute to lead 0-3 to 0-1 and never lost that lead throughout the match. With good performances all over the pitch, the match ended on a scoreline Cremartin 0-13, Faughs 1-16.

Minor Boys: A strong second half performance enabled our minors to overcome a committed Inniskeen team last Tuesday and in doing so qualified for the league semi finals. Despite a slow start we led at half time by 6 points mainly due to the determination of Colm Bishop and smart finishing of our forwards. Further second half goals ensured a 5-13 to 2-7 victory. Strong performances by Joey Hughes, Caleb McArdle, Stephen Beattie and Kian O Connor.

Cul Camp: Over the next number of weeks, Monaghan Coaching & Games will be accepting applications for the position of Kellogg’s Cul Camp Coaches and Assistant Coaches for the 2018 camps.
Any coaches wishing to apply for work at the Kellogg’s Cul Camps in Monaghan will need to fill in the application form. You can download the Application Form from www.monaghangaa.ie.

Well Done: Well Done to Monaghan U17 Boys who won the league in style with a great win over Donegal last weekend. The focus now turns to this coming Saturday when Monaghan take on Derry in the U17 Championship Preliminary Round in Celtic Park at 6.00pm.

Best wishes to the Monaghan U16 Boys Development Squad who are through to the Buncrana Cup semi-finals. The boys will play Donegal this Saturday in Letterkenny at 1.30pm.

Training:

Spring Training continues for all our squads. New players are always very welcome.

Please remember to take water and gum shield.

Girls & Boys U6: Thursdays 6.00 – 6.50pm, Castleblayney College.

Boys U7: Thursdays 6.00 – 7.00pm, Rath Na nOg.

Girls U8/U10: Monday’s 6.30 – 7.30pm Our Lady’s astroturf.

Boys U9: Thursday’s 6.30 – 7.30pm Our Lady’s astroturf.

Boys U11: Thursday’s 7.30 – 8.30pm Our Lady’s astroturf.

Fixtures:

Please see social media & txts for all Ladies fixtures

Boys U11 Zone A Rd3: Scotstown v Faughs, Wednesday 18th April 6.00pm

Boys U11 Zone B Rd3: Scotstown v Faughs, Wednesday 18th April 7.00pm

RFL Men Rd5: Faughs v Killanny, Wednesday 18th April 7.15pm

Boys U15 Div2 Rd3: Scotstown v Faughs, Thursday 19th April 6.30pm

Boys U13 Div1 Rd3: Clones v Faughs, Saturday 21st April 12.00pm

SFL Men Rd4: Inniskeenv Faughs, Sunday 22nd April 2.00pm

Minor Boys Div1 Rd5: Magheracloone v Faughs, Tuesday 24th April 7.00pm

Boys U15 Div2 Rd4: Faughs v Latton, Thursday 26th April 6.30pm