Club Notes, September 29th 2015

Senior Team: The Senior team travelled to Scotstown last Saturday for the Senior Championship Quarter Final versus Ballybay. On a beautiful afternoon it was the Faughs who settled the quickest with five unanswered points in the first twelve minutes before Ballybay responded with two in the twenty second minute and again on the twenty fifth minute, the gap could have been cut to one when Ballybay were awarded a penalty on the stroke of half time but thankfully from a Faughs perspective the normally deadly accurate Shane Mc Guinness put it wide of the goal which left the Faughs going in at the break deservedly in front on a score line of Faughs 0-6 Ballybay 0-2. The second half started with both team trading points with the Pearse Brothers cutting the gap to two points with twenty minutes to go but it was at this point that the Faughs did their best work scoring three points, one apiece from the McElroy brothers and Ciaran Hanratty before a swift move from defence to attack saw David McMahon finish the ball to the back of the Ballybay net to leave the score at Faughs 1-11 Ballybay 0-8. The Faughs added three more points two from Brendan McElroy and the final one coming from Club Captain Martin McElroy before Ballybay rallied with a goal and a couple of points in injury time. Final Score Faughs 1-14 Ballybay 1-10. The lads now advance to the Semi Final this Saturday in Clontibret with a 5pm throw in time when our old friends Scotstown providing the opposition, best of luck lads. Can we ask all supporters to travel and cheer on the lads.

Boys Under 10: The Boys have been invited to the Drumhowan U10 Blitz this Saturday, they will leave from the Field at 9.30am, throw-in time will be 10.30am in Drumhowan with the Games finishing around 1pm.

Girls Under 12: The girls under 12 final will take place on Saturday 10th of October with a venue yet to be confirmed, training will continue this week.

Boys Under 12: Our Lady’s Secondary School have organised a tournament on Saturday 10th of October on the Astro Turf, the managers will be in touch with the boys over the next few weeks to pick a panel of players, the team will be made up of boys who are in fifth and sixth classes.

Operation TransFAUGHSmation: Three weeks down now and its all go for everyone involved in OPTFM. Circuits will continue on Tuesday in Rath Na nOg with Boot camp again in the field at 6.30pm on Friday with the Walk/Run/Cycle taking place in the football field on Sunday at 11am. There has been huge attendance so far with everyone putting in a big effort, let’s keep it going.

Well Done: This week’s well done goes out to our Senior Chairperson Stephen Dignam who completed the Berlin Marathon on Sunday in a personal best of 3hrs 19 Minutes which is an unbelievable time! Word has it that he is looking to be included on the Senior Panel for next weekend Championship Semi Final. Also, well done to the Committee involved in the Fair Day which proved to another great day.