Club Notes, October 13th 2015

Senior Team: The Senior travelled to Truagh last Sunday morning in the Senior league and is often the case with teams the week after been beaten in the Championship we struggled to get to the pace and intensity of the game team. The shock of been trailing by eleven points seemed to kick the lads back into action as we rallied to draw the match, well done to all concerned. Final Score Truagh 3-12 Faughs 2-15 .We play Clontibret away next Sunday the 18th of October at 12pm.

Girls Under 12: The girls U12 final took place last Saturday afternoon in front of a large crowd in Gavan Duffy Park against Truagh. The Faughs settled well and were three points up after fifteen minutes before Truagh scored a goal and point before Aoibhean McCooey scored a point to leave the half time score Faughs 0-4 Truagh 1-1. The second have was nail biting stuff with both teams giving it everything yet for fifteen minutes neither team could score, with five minutes left Truagh scored what many believed would be a winning goal to put them three up but these young Faughs ladies are full of character they battled for every ball and another point by Aoibhean followed by two more from Jodie McQuillan saw the Faughs get a deserved draw. Well done to everyone this was a brilliant match full of excitement and skill, a big thank you to the big crowd of Faughs supporters who travelled to the game, a date for the replay will be fixed this week.

Boys Under 12: Our Under 12 team played in Our Lady’s Secondary School blitz on Saturday morning along with all the local clubs, the boys played well throughout their games.

Boys Under 15: The Boys played in the seven aside tournament in Cloghan last Thursday evening; they won both their opening games against Seans and Scotstown before they were beaten by a point by Aughnamullen.

Operation TransFAUGHSmation: It’s hard to believe that we have are now entering week six which is the half-way point for the programme, last week we had the last boot camp followed by a very good running session in the pitch on a beautiful Sunday morning. This week see Circuits on Tuesday, followed by Yoga on Friday with everyone going to the field on Sunday morning. Let’s keep it going on six weeks to the run.

McElvaney Waste & Recycling Intermediate Football Championship Final: Well done to everyone in the Club on the successful staging of the Intermediate Final, there is a huge amount that goes on in the back ground in the run up to an event like this and in fairness St.Marys Park looked in great shape. On the day Doohamlet won their third IFC title since 2010 after a strong second-half performance saw them get the better of Carrickmacross on a score line of Doohamlet 1-11 Carrickmacross 0-12.

Pauline Devlin Walk: St Louis School in Monaghan are organising their annual walk in memory of our good friend and coach Pauline Devlin this Sunday morning at 12pm, if you are available please call down the walk in a 3 k route which is a nice walk, this was a very enjoyable day last year with a cup of tea and a chat afterwards. The walk starts from the grounds of the Louis School.

Monaghan GAA Coaching Conference: The Monaghan GAA conference will take place on Sat 7th November at 9am in Our Ladys Secondary School Castleblayney. This year’s theme is “Successful clubs by chance or by design”, so all our workshops and presentations will have a relevance to developing our clubs and club coaches. The conference will be both practical & theory based, some will have a focus on football or hurling only but a majority of the workshops/presentations can be transferable across both codes. To name but a few the presenters include; Dr. Eugene Young (Director of Coaching & Games in Ulster GAA), Oisin McConville (Former Crossmaglen & Armagh senior player) , Micheal Glover (Ulster Regional Development Hurling Officer) & Ryan Porter (Monaghan Senior Team Coach). The conference will target all club coaches from Juvenile to senior and anybody with an interest in coaching and promoting Gaelic Games. The cost is €15 per person or €50 for a group 4. We are looking for a big turnout of Club coaches at this event, the Monaghan GAA Coaching conference is probably one of the better conferences run in the country so let’s get the Diaries clear so you can attend. To book your place can you contact Brian Sherry 086 2334287.

Well Done: This week’s well done goes out to our Under 12 Girls who battled back to draw their Final, with three points in the last three minutes, great Faughs passion and determination well done girls. Well done also to all the Club members who made Sundays Intermediate Final a great success, this was the first big “Final” back in St.Marys Park for many years. And finally, we would like to say well done to Castleblayney Community Enterprise Committee who organised the “We Mean Business “it was a great event which showcased our community spirit in Castleblayney.