Club Notes, October 18th 2016

Senior Men: Our last round of league fixtures takes place this weekend when we take on Carrick, it is an important game for both sides as a win for the Faughs guarantee a semi-final place in the league while a win for Carrick could see them avoid the drop to intermediate, the match is scheduled for St.Marys Park at 2pm on Sunday 23rd of October.

McMahons Supervalu Castleblayney 5km: Sunday 27th, 2pm see the return of the ever popular McMahons Supervalu Castleblayney 5km. We know of at least 200 people whos training began just over 5 weeks ago! The online registration is now open at http://www.runireland.com/events/castleblayney-supervalu-5km-road-race Register early to take advantage of the special entry fee of €10. The race is fully AAI certified and approved, every participant gets a unique medal for their collection, and refreshments for all will be served in the Glencarn following the race. This is a great day for runners/walkers and the community of Castleblayney; we hope to see ye all there.

Operation TransFAUGHSmation: OPTFM Tom v Jazza 2016 will take place in the Glencarn Shopping Centre on Bank Holiday Saturday at Halloween can we ask that you keep the date free so you can help the group cycle to some much need money for Charity. The date for the Club 5K has now been set as Sunday the 27th of November, we will be starting the updates over the next couple of weeks and will fill you all in accordingly.

50/50: The winner of the 50/50 this week was Ellen McMahon who won herself the nice tidy sum of €150, tickets will be available in the Shopping Centre on Saturday morning.

Faughs Juvenile Winter Programme: The Faughs Juvenile winter programme will resume on Thursday the 20th of October , if you know of any child that wants to play GAA football please feel free to contact Brian Sherry (086- 2334287) or Melissa Conlon (087 7617216) . Everybody is more than welcome to attend; we are only delighted to see new faces. Under 6’s in Rath Na Og from 6 to 6.50pm, Under 8’s from 6 to 7 pm and Under 10’s from 7 to 8pm, both on Our Lady’s Secondary School Astro Turf. Look forward to seeing everyone there for further details please check the clubs social media site.

Under 10 Boys: The boys travelled on Saturday morning the short distance to Drumhowan, on a morning more suitable to Ducks rather than football the boys competed well in their group which included Butlersbridge, Doohamlet and Cremartin. They advanced from the group into the Shield and a win over Latton saw them advance to play host Drumhowan in the final. They left their best football to last as they emerged victorious and claimed the shield which was presented to the team by Tommy McArdle. Well done to the team and coaches on a good day for all involved, thank you also to Drumhowan for the invitee and the way that they ran the event.

Under 12 Girls: The Girls played in Our Lady Secondary School in a blitz for 5th and 6th class last Saturday; they acquitted themselves very well showing plenty of Skill and Commitment right throughout the games, well done to Mr Kelly and his team for organising the event.

Well Done: This week’s well done goes out to Shauna Coogan who graduated today from the Dermot Early Youth Leadership Programme at N.U.I. Galway last weekend. The programme honouring Dermot Earley Senior legacy targets young GAA members between 15-18 years of age and operates as an innovative partnership between the GAA, Foróige, Ireland’s leading youth organisation, and NUI Galway. The Initiative gives young people the opportunity to take part in Foróige’s Leadership programme which has been customised for this partnership with the GAA and NUI Galway.