Club Notes, July 19th 2016

Senior League: The senior team continued their winning ways last Monday night when they travelled to Truagh and picked up two very valuable points, forced to field without a number of players due to holidays the boys scored the first of their goals when Brendan Mc Elroy found the net after 18 minutes with a second goal from Fergal McGeough just before half time giving the lads the advantage at half time on a score line of Truagh 0-6 points Faughs 2-4, the second half saw Truagh close the gap but good forward play saw further scores from Brendan McElroy and Kevin Mackin to insured that the two points travelled back to Castleblayney. The result sees us now move up to fourth on eleven points. We now play Monaghan Harps away on Sunday 24th of July with a throw in time of 2pm.

Junior Bs: Donaghmoyne were unable to field last Saturday night and we were given the two points, this see us now finish the league in second place. We now play Aughnamullen in the league semi-final on Wednesday 27th of July in St Marys Park with a throw in time of 7.30pm.

Senior Ladies: Our Senior Ladies met Carrickmacross at home on Saturday the 16th July 2016 unfortunately due to holidays and injuries are Ladies were missing a number of vital players and were on the back foot before the match started. They played to the best of their ability in the circumstances but Carrickmacross proved the much stronger team on the evening. Our next Senior League Fixture is on Saturday the 23rd July 2016 away to Tyholland with a throw in time of 7pm.

Know Your Sport: Another busy week on know your sport with Galway’s win in the Connaught Final securing 250 points for the winners, the world number 5 Henrik Stenson winning a brilliant British Open Championship but unfortunately this will only add 25 points to your score, the last event this weekend was the Ulster Final which saw Tyrone emerge victorious which will get you a further 200 points, this weekend sees the last event of the competition with the Tour De France finishing on Sunday, the current leader and defending champion is Chris Froome who if he stays in the yellow jersey will secure you a further 125 points. We will try to issue the leader board in advance of the weekend.

Boys Under 10: The lads travelled to Truagh last Saturday morning to play in the annual Truagh Blitz, they were placed in a tough group along with Derrynose, Armagh Harps, and Scotstown , the boys won their opening game against Armagh Harps, they played Derrynose but lost out to the better team on the day (Derrynose were the eventual winners) and in the last league game we beat Scotstown to advance out of the group to play Clann Eireann from Lurgan in the shield quarter final , its game like this that our boys will learn from, despite having a huge amount of possession we could convert it on the score board as Clann pick off some nice scores on the counter attack to win by three points. The young Faughs lads were a credit to the club and showed great commitment and determination during the day, panel for the day was Ben Mc Donnell, David Lambe, Canice Murphy, Thyo Olayjide, Diarmuid Coyle, Diarmuid Kelly, Sean Doran, Paul Mc Kenna, Brion Sherry, Max Mc Ginnity, Tom Carey, Lorcan Mone and Kian Cooke. Training continues this Thursday in St Marys Park and again on Saturday at 10am.

Under 12 Boys: The Development Team played Donaghmoyne last Sunday lunch time, they emerged comfortable winners. The Under 12 Senior team now travel to play Clontibret this Wednesday evening with a throw in time of 7pm. On Saturday we entertain Scotstown at home in St Marys Park with the Senior Game down for decision for 12 pm with the development team down for decision at 1.15pm.

Under 12 Girls: The Girls defeated the Doohamlet on Wednesday night a result which see us finish top of the round robin league, we now await the draw for the league divisions, we will keep everyone updated once we know what is happening.

Girls Under 14: Our U14 Girls met Emyvale in the Semi-Final on Monday last the 11th July at home. From the minute the ball was thrown in to play the girls meant business and continued to put on a determined display throughout the first half to leave a score line of Faughs 2-04 to Emyvale 0-01. Even though the Girls had opened up a good lead they continued with conviction in the second half and you could tell through their tireless efforts as a team that they were determined to reach the Final. The Girls upped their efforts in the second half and played some fantastic football which highlighted how much they have gelled together as a team. They were deserved winners finishing the match out with a score line of Faughs 2-13 to Emyvale 0-03. Team on the evening and scorers were as follows: Kaítlin Brereton, Aine McGlynn, Melissa Carr, Eimear McKernan, Bronagh Malone, Shona Brady, Rachael Cannon, Emma Glynn 1-05, Sarah Wilson 0-03, Aoife McGeough, Caitlin McGeough 1-04, Shannon Nolan, Aoibheann McCooey 0-01, Molly Harte, Amy Connolly Substitutes: Mallaigh Duffy, Grace Hanratty and Emily Nugent. Our U14 Girls now face Donaghmoyne in the Final on Monday the 25th July 2016 at 6.30 p.m. in Blackhill. We wish the girls and their management the very best of luck in the Final.

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 Emyvale last week which now places them in the Division 5 Cup Competition, their first fixture is against Monaghan Harps at home on Saturday 30th of July with a throw in time of 3pm.

Boys Under 16: The lads had a good win against Carrick last week in the Championship quarter final, these group of boys are continuing to progress well during the year, they now play Magheracloone in the semi-final on Thursday 28th of July with a throw in time of 7.30pm; the lads have a bye this Thursday in the league.

Boys Minor: The Minors play Emyvale this Tuesday 19th of July in the Championship Quarter final, throw in time is 7.30pm. Good Luck Lads (Please check Social Media for updates).

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.