Club Notes, May 19th 2015

The Big Breakfast: The Club will hold a breakfast morning this Sunday the 24th of May 2015 in Iontas between 9.00 am and 12pm. This is an ideal opportunity for all Monaghan supporters to get an Ulster Fry before Monaghan play Cavan in the Ulster Championship in Kingspan Breffni Park at 2pm. The Breakfast is great value at €8 per person and we encourage as many of you to come along for what promises to be a good social morning with plenty of pre-match analysis. We would like to thank all of our Sponsors in advance who helped to support the event.

Senior Team: The Senior team picked up a point on Sunday when they travelled to Donaghmoyne Sunday afternoon. It was Donaghmoyne who opened the game the strongest and led at halftime by 3 points. A goal midway through the second half from Jim Mc Hugh saw the deficit cut to 1 point followed up by Martin McElroy with a couple of quick points which saw the Faughs take the lead for the first time in the match with five minutes to go but a late Donaghmoyne point saw the game finish in a draw. Next up for the Senior Team is a home game against Truagh Wednesday night in St Mary’s Park with a throw in time of 7.45pm.  

Reserve Team: The next match scheduled for the Reserve Team is an away match against Ballybay on Saturday 23rd of May with a throw in time of 7pm.

Under 6: The boys and girls training has moved to the football field on Thursday nights and will remain there from now until August. Please ensure that children were runners and old clothes and take their gum shields to all training sessions.

Boys Under 8: Last Saturday we entertained Clontibret, Scotstown, Truagh and Sean’s in Go Games in St.Marys Park. The Faughs played three teams in the blitz with all teams and players showing that we have indeed a bright future in front of us. Training resumes on Thursday night in the field with our next match away to Scotstown on Saturday 30th of May at 10 am.

Boys Under 10: This Saturday we have Go Games against Clontibret, Seans, Truagh and Scotstown in St.Marys Park , can we ask that all player are present in the dressing room at 9.30,  can we ask that all parents come out and cheer the boys on. Training will be in the field this Thursday night at the usual time of 7pm.

Boys Under 12: The under 12 teams get their league season off this evening (Tuesday 19th of May) when they travel the short distance to play Donaghmoyne in Division 1 and Division 5 , please check the web site for details . There is no doubt the boys will give it everything in an effort to secure the two points. All support for the boys would be greatly appreciated.

Girls Under 12: Best wishes to the U12 Girls who will participate in the Ulster Blitz at Cloghan on Saturday the 23rd May 2015, times to be confirmed, a text message will be sent to the girls in advance. Please remember to take water and gum shields must be worn by all girls participating.
The Girls U12 League will commence with a home match against Latton Saturday week the 30th May with a throw in time of 12.00 p.m. All support for the girls would be greatly appreciated.

Boys Under 14: This week see the Development squad start their Championship campaign when they entertain Tyholland in St.Marys Park at 3 p.m. This is the first time that most of these boys would have played a Championship match and hopefully they will enjoy the experience of knock out football. This team is made up of the U13 boys who while small in size have brilliant skill and great heart. If you are free and available can you please go out to support the boys. The Senior team play Scotstown away on Saturday morning at 12 p.m. , the lads will be looking for a marked improvement on their last performance versus Monaghan Harps. Best of luck to both teams.

Girls Under 14: The U14 girls will play Truagh on Tuesday next the 26th May in St.Marys Park with a throw in time of 6.45 p.m. All support greatly welcome.

Girls Under 16: The girls scheduled home game on Monday 18th of May against St.Brigids was postponed by the County Board. This game will not be played now until Monday the 22nd June 2015.

Boys Under 16: The Boys were off last Thursday night, we now travel to Smithboro to play Eire Og on Thursday the 14th before we play Clontibret in our last league game the following Thursday before the break. Lads keep the god work up and let’s make sure we keep the push on for the next few weeks.

Race Night, 12th June 2015: As advised previously, in an effort to offset the cost of travelling to Feile, the Club will be holding a number of fundraising events on the lead in. Our major event will be a race night which will be held in the Spinning Wheel on Friday the 12th June 2015 at 8.30 p.m. This will be a guaranteed night of fun and craic and we are asking for the support of everyone within the Club to make sure that this event will be a great success. The cost to purchase a horse on the night is €10.00 and to sponsor a race for the night is €50.00 so we hope that you will all invest in a horse or two before the big night!! Remember all the money raised goes to support the players of tomorrow. Please contact Paddy Conlon for further details on buying a horse or sponsoring a race on the night.

Good Luck: Good Luck to the Monaghan County team on Sunday when they take on Cavan in the Ulster Quarter Final in Breffni Park. We wish all the lads the best of luck especially our own Dermot Malone.

Lotto: Last weeks winning numbers were 06, 09, 10, 17. There was no jackpot winner, with the two lucky dips going to Margaret Mason, The Crescent & Gary O’Connor, Cairde.