Club Notes, March 10th 2015

Reserves – Our reserve team opened the football season for the Club with a home game against Ballybay last Saturday. It was Ballybay who settled the quickest with three points within the first five minutes before Gerry Brady opened the scoring for the Faughs which was quickly followed by further points from Pauric Green and Jim Mc Hugh before Ballybay regained the lead with a goal. The Pearse Brothers added three more points to leave the Half time Score Faughs 0-5 Ballybay 1-8.The second half proved to be low scoring with the Faughs restricting Ballybay to two points and when Ronan McNamara found the net with a couple of minutes to go we thought we would get a share of the spoils but in fairness to Ballybay they closed out the game to win by two points .Final Score Faughs 1-8 Ballybay 1-10. Our next game is away to Emyvale at 12pm on Sunday 15th of March.

Juvenile Training – Can we ask all parents/guardians to please make sure that their Children have their Gum Shields with them each week; we are also encouraging the Boys and Girls to take their own water bottles with their name on them to every training session and match.

Under 10 Training – This Thursday night on Our Lady’s Astro Turf at 7pm, we will also have training on Saturday morning at 10am to 11.15 am. Please make sure that the boys have Gum Shield and Water with them.

Under 14 – This year we are in the lucky position of been able to field two teams at this age group, both teams are out this Saturday, the development team will play away to Sean’s at 2pm while the Senior team will travel to Carrick with a throw in time of 3.15pm. Can we ask that as many parents travel to the games as possible.

Girls U14 – The Girls U14 League kicks off on Monday the 23rd March 2015. The first match is a home game against Kilanny on Monday the 23rd March 2015 at 6.45 p.m., venue to be confirmed. Good luck to all the girls involved and to their Management.

Coaching and Development – PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: A BASIC INTRODUCTION, DATE: Wednesday 11th March TIME: 7.30pm – 9pm, VENUE: Monaghan GAA Center of Excellence, Cloghan, TUTOR: Patrick McCarron (Monaghan GAA), DESCRIPTION: This is a basic introduction into performance analysis, what you should cover on a game day and a brief overview on a number of methods used to collect and present your stats. GOALKEEPING WORKSHOP IN FOOTBALL, DATE: Monday 16th March TIME: 7.30pm – 9pm VENUE: Monaghan GAA Center of Excellence, Cloghan, TUTOR: Paul Callaghan (Ulster GAA), DESCRIPTION: This outdoor practical session will demonstrate best practice in both football and hurling goalkeeping. It is open to all coaches.

Best of Luck – The Club would like to wish Our Lady’s Secondary School all the best in the Danske Bank MacLarnon Cup final against near neighbours Patrician High School Carrickmacross in the first All Monaghan Ulster Final on St Patricks’ Day. The match will take place in the Athletic Grounds Armagh on St Patrick Day with a throw in time of 11am.

Lotto – There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 06 13 21 22 – the Lucky Dip Winners were Gerry Ward, Cairde & Christopher Leonard, Clontibret.