Senior Men: The senior team returned to winning ways in the Credit Union Senior League last Sunday when we took both points on offer against Magheracloone in St.Marys Park, playing against the breeze the Faughs opened well with points from Brendan McElroy, Patrick Tavey and Kevin Mackin before the Mitchell’s responded with five unanswered points before Ciaran Hanratty and Kevin Mackin got one apiece to leave the game level at half time. The Faughs started the second half strong with Corner Back Mark Kelly scoring two goals in between scores from with Dermot Malone, Brendan McElroy and Kevin Mackin to leave the score Faughs 2-10 Magheracloone 0-8, two goals by the Mitchell’s saw the gap reduced to three points but further scores from Malone and Hanratty and a goal from Patrick Finnegan saw us run our winners on a score line of Faughs 3-14 Magheracloone 2-8. Our next league game is away to Truagh next Monday 18th of July with a throw in time of 8pm, before we travel to Monaghan Harps on Sunday 24th of July with a throw in time of 12pm.
Senior Ladies: The Senior ladies take on Carrick in the Div3 league on Saturday at 790. This is a home game for the ladies but will be played at Concra.
Junior B: The Junior B have one game left in the league against Donaghmoyne at home in St.Marys Park on Saturday 16th of July at 7pm a win would guarantee us a place in the semi final.
50/50: Congrats to this weeks winner of the €150 jackpot was Patsy Prunty. Remember tickets are available at weekends in McMahons Supervalu or local pubs; we appreciate your continued support.
Know Your Sport: There was a lot of action last weekend in Know your sport , Portugal win in the European Championship was classified as “Other” so it was worth 300 Points, Tipperary win in the Munster Hurling Final was worth 125 points, while Serena Williams win in Wimbledon was worth 125 Points and Andy Murray a further 275 points, we will have to wait on the Connaught Football replay to see who had a great weekend, we are coming close to the end of the competition with two weekends to go, this Sunday the British Golf Open will be decide with a Rory Mc Elroy win getting 200 points, Jason Day 250 points, Jordan Speith 225 points or Justin Rose 550 Points, the field is only 25 points, the Ulster Football final is also down for decision this weekend with a Donegal win securing 150 points while a Tyrone will get you 200 points.
Boys Under 8: The Boys travelled to Donaghmoyne last Saturday in the lashing ran and put up a great performance against Donaghmoyne, Carrick, Latton and the Harps. There will be no training this Thursday as Cul Camp is on in the field.
Under 12 Boys: The Development Team against Donaghmoyne last Saturday was postponed due to the very heavy rain, the game is now re fixed for Sunday 17th of July at 12pm in St.Marys Park. The Under 12 game scheduled for Saturday 16th away to Monaghan Harps is currently being re fixed, watch social media for details. The senior team play Clontibret away at 7pm on Wednesday 20th of July.
Under 12 Girls: The U12 girls travel to Doohamlet for their league tie today Wednesday 13th July, throw in 7pm.
Boys Under 14: The Senior Team are in the Shield Competition with their first game against Magheracloone on Saturday 30th of July in St.Marys Park with a throw in time of 12pm, this will be followed by an away fixture to Truagh on Saturday 13th of August at 12pm. The development team had a good win over Latton last Wednesday night, which left them with finishing level with Emyvale, and therefore a play off was needed to decide if they would go into the Cup or the Shield Competition. The lads secured their Cup Competition place last night with a win over Emyvale.
Under 14 Girls: The U14 Girls secured a Division 1 League Final place after a comprehensive win over Emyvale, full time score Faughs 2-13 Emyvale 0-03. The final is scheduled for Monday 25th; please watch social media for confirmed details.
Boys Under 16: The boys have a week off before they travel away to Carrick for their opening round in the Championship on Thursday 14th of July with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Boys Minor: The Minors lads take on Emyvale in the Championship quarter final Tuesday 19th July, with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Minor Girls: The minor girls travel to Carrick for their Div3 league tie this Thursday, 14th July, throw in 7pm.
Faughs Muckno Mania Sports Day and Teddy Bear Picnic: Well done to everyone who took part in the Teddy Bear Picnic and the Faughs Muckno Mania Sport’s Day last Saturday. The great thing about sports days is that the children love the rain and on Saturday we had our fair share of that but more importantly we had lots and lots of smiles. Thanks to Paul McCormack Solicitors for sponsoring the medals and to the army of people who volunteered to help out on the day, it really was great fun for both parents and children.
McMahons Centra Faughs Summer Camp: The McMahons Centra Faughs Summer Camp takes place on the 10th-13th August. Application forms for the camp will be available at training over the coming weeks and also in McMahons Centra & Supervalu. We ask that you return the forms as soon as possible to help us plan for what promises to be an action packed Camp.
Well done: We are very luck people in Castleblayney to have such a brilliant community and indeed community spirit, again this was highly evident at the Muckno Mania Festival last weekend. This festival just seems to go from strength to strength with a brilliant committee leaving no stone unturned so that everybody in the local area can participate and feel part of the event. The Faughs are proud to be part of the programme through the Sports day, the age action walk and in Blayney’s Fittest Family. Well done to all the Muckno Mania Festival Committee on another great weekend. Well done also to the Castleblayney Hurling U14s who secured the league cup on Monday night, perfect end to a great season, Congrats lads.
Cul Camps: Cul Camp has been running all week with a huge turnout for the event, there over 190 children taking part which is great to see. Thanks to Paul O Connor and his coaching staff for putting a memorable week together for the children.
County Teams: Last Saturday evening saw a very tired Monaghan team exit the All Ireland Qualifiers! A big thank you the team and management for their hard work over the last year and indeed the last number of years, they continue to inspire all Children to play our games, hopefully the players and management team enjoy the break.