Club Notes, February 7th 2016

Club Strategic Plan: Friday February 19th 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. Over the last number of years we have seen the benefits of the implementation of the “Clear the Way” plan which spanned from 2010 to the end of 2015, these achievements included a new Juvenile Structure set up, a new prunty pitch and running track put in place, a new 2,000 seater stand but most importantly has seen the reengagement between our Club and our local community. With the vast majority of the previous plan now implement it is now time to look forward to the next number of years, the progress that the club has made over the last few years has been great but we will need to continue this level of work in order for the Club to continue to prosper both on and off the field, we are holding an open evening to get the views of the local community into what they feel are the key blocks of work that the clubs needs to undertake over the next three years. We would ask as many of you to attend as possible so that the final plan represents the local communities view, it will be a good evenings interaction, so come along as the slogan says ‘Castleblayney Faughs It’s MY Club’; let’s hear what you have to say about it.

Under 10: Saturday morning saw the Under 10 travel to Ballybay Community College for the start of the Monaghan Indoor league, the boys played Clontibret and Drumhowan in a very entertaining ninety minutes .Best on the day for the Faughs were Cormac Conlon, Sean Doran and Diarmuid Coyle. Next Saturday we are back in the same venue at the same time so we will leave from St.Marys Park at 9am and will return at 11.30am to St.Marys Park. Can we ask that all the boys come with Faughs gear, their runners, gum shields and water. This is an annual event so the Boys who are Under 9 will get to play in this next year.

Juvenile Training: Well at long last I hear you say – after a break of a few weeks, Juvenile training returns to full swing in the next couple of weeks. Monday 15th of February will see the Girls return to the Astro turf with the Under 8 to Under 10 girls training at 6-7pm while the Under 12 and Under 14’s will train from 7–8pm with the Under 16 to Minor Girls training from 8-9pm. This Wednesday 3rd of February sees the Under 14 squad assemble for training on the Astro turf from 7-8pm, while Boys Under 12 training will resume on Tuesday 16th February. Thursday night training for the Under 6’s will start in Rath na Nog on Thursday 11th February from 6-6.50pm with the Under 8 Boys on the Astro Turf from 6-7pm and the Under 10 Boys on the Astro turf from 7-8pm also starting on Thursday 11th February . Can we ask that you all spread the word that training is resuming, we would welcome any new players and coaches, it’s always great fun and its always great to see new faces.

Juvenile Leagues: The Monaghan Youth Committee announced the Juvenile leagues for 2016 during the week, this year our Under 12 Senior and Development teams will compete against Carrick, Donaghmoyne and the Harps in the spring league. The Senior Under 14 team will compete in Division 2 alongside Carrick, Scotstown, Toome/Oram, Clones, Killanny Magheracloone and Truagh. The development team will compete with all the other development teams which included Carrick, Donaghmoyne, Emyvale , Latton, Harps and Scotstown. The Under 16 make a welcome return to Division 1 after a number of years playing in the lower divisions , they will be a group with Aughnamullen, Carrick, Inniskeen, Magheracloone, Scotstown, St Pats (Ballybay & Drumhowan) and Truagh, all our Juvenile teams are back working hard hopefully we have another successful year.

Coaching Programme: Last week we had a large crowd from the club attending the Attacking and Defensive training course the final course in this block will be on Goalkeeping on Monday 22nd February, all course start at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm. It’s important that as many coaches attend this work shop as possible.

County Senior Team: Another good result for Monaghan Senior Team on Sunday when they picked up a vital two points against Down, Monaghan had six unanswered points from the 17th minute to the twenty six minute which ultimately proved vital, Dermot Malone put in another good performance kicking a great score mod way through the first half. The next game for the County team is against Dublin in Croke Park at 7pm on Saturday 27th of February before the big game in St.Marys Park against Mayo on the 6th of March.

Well Done: This weeks Well Done goes to all who completed the 30 Day Challenge this week. These fitness fanatics under the enthusiastic leadership of Jazza, Glenn & Tom braved all sorts of weather over the last 30 Days to spends 30 minutes doing physical activity including running/walking & circuits, and in the process raised €4,000 for numerous local charity & community organisations. Well Done All & enjoy the rest before the Spring Challenge begins…..