Club Notes, February 23rd 2016

Club Strategic Plan: Friday the 4th of March will see the first night of the Clubs Strategic planning for the years 2016 to 2018 take place in the Castle Suite of the Glencarn from 7.30pm. The last five years have seen major developments within our Club due to the implementation of our original development plan “Clear the Way”. With the vast majority of this plan now implemented it is time to look to the future, we need to ensure that the high standard of work continues to make sure Our Club continues to prosper both on and off the field. The meeting on March 4th is for all Club members, as we feel it is vitally important everyone’s voice is heard. Remember “Its My Club” so we need you to have your say, only by working together can we make our Club the very best it can be. Please note change of date from original posting.

NFL: Following discussions with County Board a decision has been made to move the Mayo match to Clones to facilitate the large number of season ticket holders that Mayo have. As a result, we now host the Monaghan V Donegal game on Sunday 3rd April in a repeat of last year’s Ulster final. We ask that everyone keeps this date free. Following this change last Saturdays clean up at the field was postponed and will now be held closer to the Donegal game when the weather will be much improved and more work can get done. Details on this will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Seniors: We are still awaiting confirmed fixtures for the coming season. The reserve league will begin weekend 5th March with the Senior Football League starting weekend 19th March. The draw for the O’Duffy Cup took place last week, and we play either Donaghmoyne or Scotstown in the Quarter Finals. As soon as we receive confirmation for March fixtures we will post same to our social media.

Senior Ladies: How far we have come in a short few years; from having no girls football to this year entering our first Seniors Ladies team. Our ladies kick off their league campaign in Div 3 with an away game to Tyhollland, 28th Feb at 1pm. We wish the girls and their management all the best.

Under 10: The boys made their last journey over to Ballybay to complete the Monaghan Indoor League. The boys had a great three weeks and this was a great start to the 2016 season for them. We would like to thank the organisers for an excellently run league and we look forwards to returning next year with this years Under 9’s.

Juvenile Training: Week two continued with huge numbers at all training sessions despite the cold evenings – Well done to all the boys & girls who turned out and Thank You to all our great coaches who made sure they were all kept working hard and having fun for the hour. Training continues on Monday night for the Girls on the Astro turf with the U8 to U10 girls training at 6pm-7pm while the U12 and U14’s will train from 7pm-8pm with the U16 to Minor Girls training from 8pm-9pm. Tuesday night see the U12 training from 7pm to 8pm, Wednesday the U14 squad assemble for training on the Astro turf from 7pm-8pm. Thursday night training for the U6’s will start in Rath na Nog on Thursday from 6pm-6.50pm with the Under 8 Boys on the Astro Turf from 6pm-7pm and the U10 Boys on the Astro turf from 7pm-8pm. Can we ask that you all keep spreading the word that training has resumed, and we are very welcoming to all new players and coaches, we promise fun for all.


Juvenile Leagues & Championship Draws:
While are still awaiting the confirmed fixtures, we have received starting dates for all leagues. U12 Zone A Faughs Senior and Zone B Faughs Development start Saturday March 19th, 2pm. The U12 Spring League Finals Day will take place on Monday 2nd May. U14 Div 2 Faughs Senior and U14 Div 5 Faughs Development commences Saturday March 12th, 2pm. Finally, the U16 Div 1 league starts Thursday, March 31st. The Championship draws for U14s and U16s also took place last week. U14 Div 2 Faughs Senior v Clan na Gael or Killanny in the Semis and U14s Div 5 Faughs Development v Carrickmacross Development in the Quarter Finals. U16s Div 1 Faughs v Carrickmacross in the Quarter Finals.

Well Done: This weeks well done goes out to our U10 Faughs Winter League Winners who received their under armour on Thursday night; the futures definitely looking bright with these lads. Also, well done to Kym Owens who completed her level 1 coaching course.