Club Notes, January 26th 2016

AGM: The Club AGM will take place on Thursday 28th of January at 7pm, in the media room in the new stand. We urge all members to attend, as the AGM is a chance for you to have a say in the running of the Club, remember “it’s your Club” so why not come along and express your views they are always welcome.

County Awards: The Club had a very strong representation at the County Awards last Friday night in the Hillgrove Hotel, with a number of Castleblayney Gaels receiving awards. Fergal Rafter picked up the Senior Hurler of the year while Niall Garland won the Young Hurler of the Year and Amber Lam won Camogie Player of the year. Faughs receiving accolades on the night; Brian Sherry Juvenile Official of the Year, Dermot Malone and Brendan Mc Elroy received their Ulster Championship Medals while the main award on the night went to our own Legend Eugene “Nudie” Hughes who was inducted into the Monaghan Hall of Fame. Well done to everyone on their achievements.

Juvenile Update: The County Board have now put forward their Competition Structures for 2016, there will be a Club meeting this week to tease out the Coaching Structures for 2016, we will update everyone during the week.

Coaching Programmes: The Monaghan Coaching and Game Development team have pulled together an excellent programme of training courses for the months of January and February. This Wednesday night the 27th there will be an Indoor practical based workshop with Mary Corey in Cloghan that will go through some simple and essential exercises all juvenile players should be able to complete either at home or at training. Next Monday the 1st of February there will be course in Cloghan which will cover defensive /attacking systems and strategies while the final course will be on Goalkeeping on Monday 22nd of February, all course stat at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm.

Well Done: This week well done goes out to Castleblayney College who won the Monaghan Under 14 Championship when they defeated Ballybay by 3-11 to 0-9 points, Faughs lads who shone well included Conor Mulligan, Caleb McArdle, Niall Carville and Keith Morgan, also well done this week to Jodie McQuillan, Sarah Wilson, Caitlin McGeough, Melissa Carr, Shona Brady and Emma Glynn who represented the County Girls U14 on their big win over Armagh in Clones on Saturday.