Faughs Friday Walking Club: As part of our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan, our Club wanted to extend their healthy club initiative and enrich the lives of every member of the local community. One such initiative is a walking/social activity which began two weeks ago. Each Friday walkers meet at 11.00am in St.Marys’ Park, to be followed by a social ‘cuppa’ in the Club Rooms. The only cost involved is the payment of the Club’s Annual Social Membership, which ensures every person is covered by Insurance. You are earnestly encouraged and welcome to join this club activity and meet and chat with old and new friends.
Senior League: The Senior team were scheduled to play this Sunday with a game away to Carrick on with a 1.30pm throw in, however due to the County Hurlers being out on Sunday this game has been postponed. We are awaiting confirmation of the fixture; we will keep everyone updated on social media during the week.
Junior B: The B team continued their winning form last Sunday when they defeated Emyvale on a score line of Faughs 4-14 Emyvale 1-5. Best on the day were Kevin Mackin with a personal total of 2-3 (apologies to Kevin as his score wasn’t recorded on twitter during the game so we hope this makes up for it), Damien Hughes, young Mark Hughes and the not so young Ray McArdle. The next game for the lads is an away trip to Ballybay on Sunday 3rd of July with a throw in time of 3pm.
50/50: This week’s draw will take place tonight so watch social media for winner. “Remember if you’re not in you can’t win” Tickets are available to purchases in McMahons Supervalu at the weekend and off a Club Seller on Saturday night around the town.
Know Your Sport: Well done to the people who had the faith to back Dustin Johnstown to win the US Open Golf last weekend even if he did pip our won Shane Lowry, Johnston win gives an additional 550 points which see the leader table open up. The leaders are as follows: Pat Lenaghan 900, Bernie McHugh 900, PJ Meehan 900, with a raft of people following on 750 points, the next leader board will appear after Leinster hurling final between Kilkenny and Galway on July 3rd best of luck to everyone involved.
Boys Under 8: Thursday night saw the young Under 8 boys take part in Go Games in Drumhowan, they played against Drumhowan, Donaghmoyne and Aughnamullen; they played really well in all games showing some great determination and skill right throughout the morning, well done boys.
Boys Under 12: On Wednesday evening the U12 Senior Team played host to Carrick in a top of the Table Division 1 clash. Carrick were fast out of the blocks, racing into a 2-5 to 0-1 lead after 10 minutes. But one thing this young team does not lack is character, determination and a will to succeed, and by half team they had reduced the deficit to 4 points 3-5 to 4-6. The young lads kept the pressure on Carrick in the 2nd half and lay siege to the Carrick goal, and with less than 2 minutes remaining moved a point ahead 5-8 to 4-10. Unfortunately they were very unlucky to concede two rather fortuitous goals in the last minute, with Carrick winning the contest by 5 points on a final score Faughs 5-8 Carrick 6-10. Teams: Brandon McCague, Shea Casey, Ross Maguire, Ultan Mc Mahon, Arnus Gleeson, Martin Joyce, Thomas Hughes, Nathan McArdle, Conor Ruddy, Daniel Mc Shane, Jamie Ward, Sean Bishop, Niall Rice, Cian Malone, Ionut Lungu. Joshua Conlon, Ben Mallon. The senior team were in action against Killanny on Wednesday night (see social media for updated results) with the next scheduled fixture against Clontibret on Saturday 9th of July at 12pm. The development team were out on Tuesday night against Truagh at 7pm (see social media for results) and they play again this Saturday in St Marys Park when they take on Carrick with a throw in time of 1.15pm.
Girls Under 12: The under 12 girls’ team had a strong win over Latton on Wednesday evening last. The team was Yasmin Tavey, Eimear Mc Kernan, Roisin Mc Eneaney, Aoibhe Bolger, Tori Mc Geough, Meggy Apine, Ella Broderick, Aoife Mc Geough, Caoimhe Agnew, Aoibhean Mc Cooey, Katie Rice, Grace Hanratty, Hazel Hughes, Clodagh Doran, Aoife Myles, Eimear Mc Glynn, Ellie Cumiskey, Katie Glynn and Holly Ward. Having won our first two games, we now travel to O’Neill Shamrocks next week, date and time to be confirmed.
Girls Under 14: Our U14 Girls have qualified at the top of the Division 1 league table and are through to the Semi-Final. We are still awaiting confirmation of the date and time of the Semi-Final fixture and we will publish same on social media as soon as the date has been confirmed.
Boys Under 14: The Under 14 Senior team play Magheracloone this Thursday in St.Marys Park with a throw in time of 7.30pm, their next fixture will be an away game to Carrick on Saturday 2nd of July with a throw in time of 12pm.The Development team next game is away to Latton on Saturday 2nd of July with a throw in time of 4pm.
Boys Under 16: The boys return after their exam break when they play St.Pats in Drumhowan on Thursday 30th of June with a 7.30pm throw in, they then 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.
Girls Under 16: Our U16 Girls are back in action following their Junior Certificate exams with an away fixture against Killeevan on Thursday 23rd June with a throw in time of 7pm.
Boys Minor: The Minor return to action after the exam break when they entertain Clones on the 5th of July in St Marys Park with a throw in time of 7.30pm, this will be followed by an away game against Emyvale on Tuesday 26th of July with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Girls Minor: The first Minor fixture of the season is an away game against Tyholland on Sunday 26th June at 5 p.m. Best of luck girls on the season ahead
Cul Camps: The Cul Camp is taking place in St Marys Park starting Monday 11th of July, this year the Monaghan GAA Coaching and Development Team are looking to get the numbers confirmed as early as possible, the children will be getting forms through the schools over the next few weeks and we would encourage parents to return them as early as possible. This year the Camp Coordinator is former Faughs Centre Forward and County Coaching Games Officer Paul O’Connor, for further details check the Monaghan GAA website, Brian Sherry on 086 2334287 or Paul O’Connor 086 837 4827.
Best of Luck: This weekend we wish our County Players the best of luck in their Ulster Senior Semi Final against Cavan; at 5pm Joshua Walsh will represent the Club with the County Minor team while Dermot Malone will represent the Club at the Senior Grade. Hopefully we can get a result in both games.
Well Done: This week well done goes out to Kian O’Connor and Craig Callan who have been picked on the Ulster Under 16 Development squad, the lads will head away now for a couple of days intensive training which will no doubt will be of benefit to the boys and the cub in the long run. Also a huge Well done to the Under 14 Hurlers who won their shield competition in Feile, a great achievement by both players and coaches.