Faughs Club Notes 20th Feb 2018

Cairde: As you are aware we are in the process of pulling together the finance for the development of our new training pitch on the Old Golf Course, in order to get the process started we are looking for club members past and present to support our Cairde Fag an Bealach Scheme which will see people donate to the redevelopment cost during the year. If you are interested in donating to the scheme please feel free to contact Club Secretary Melissa Conlon or Club Treasure Sean McDonald.

Monaghan v Tyrone in St Marys Park: It will be all hands on deck this week as we get ready to hold the Allianz Division 1 fixture between Monaghan v Tyrone this Saturday night at 7pm in St Marys Park. This is dress rehearsal for the Ulster Championship first round in May and with both teams looking for two points so we can expect a bumper crowd and a bumper atmosphere. We are asking for as many people to volunteer for stewarding on Saturday from 5pm, if you are free to Steward, can you please contact Melissa Conlon so you can be added to the rota. We will also have a few evenings were will be cleaning and tidying up so all help is great fully appreciated this week.

Monaghan V Tyrone Half Time Game: At half time on Saturday , some of the boys in fifth class who took part in Monaghan GAA after schools programme have been chosen to play , the Faughs will be well represented with the following players picked to play Brion Sherry, Joe Irwin, Ben McDonnell, Theo McMahon, David Lambe, Cormac Conlon, Canice Murphy, Eoghain Duffy, Callum O’Reilly, Tim McArdle and Sean Doran, hopefully some of them will go out to win senior championships with the Famous Green and Gold.

Juvenile Training: We are delighted to let you know that Juvenile training will recommence this coming week, training starts on Monday 26th of February for the Girls on the Astro turf with the Under 8 to Under 10 girls training at 6.30-7.30pm while the Under 12 and Under 14’s will train from 7.30-8.30pm. Thursday the 1st of March will see the start of the Under 6’s in Castleblayney College from 6-6.50pm with the Under 7 Boys are in Rath Na Og from 6-7pm. This Thursday the 22nd of February Under 9 Boys are on the Astro turf from 6.30pm- .30pm with the Under 11 on the astro straight after them form 7.30-8.30pm. Can we ask that you all spread the word that training is resuming, we would welcome any new players and coaches, it’s always great fun and it’s always great to see new faces. Please note changes in age group, venue and time changes. Training for the Boys Under 13 and Under 15 will commence shortly.

Under 11: The boys born in 2007 will travel over to Ballybay Community College this Saturday morning for the Monaghan Indoor league, Can we ask that all the boys come with Faughs gear, their runners, gum shields and water. This is an annual event so the Boys who are Under 10 will get to play in this next year.
2018 Fixtures: we have had a number of requests for the 2018 fixtures, at the time of writing the fixture list for the 2018 competitions haven’t been completed yet, as soon as they are available we will notify everyone.

Date for Diary: Saturday 7th April, 4pm, Muckno Park. The McDermott Family are holding a Pyjama 5K in memory of their little angel Lucy. All monies raised will go to Laura Lynn who offered huge support to the McDermott family and who continues to offer support to families all across the Country as they face the greatest battles of their lives. The day promises to be full of fun, so we encourage everyone near and far to come and take part.

Well Done:
This week’s well done goes out to our County Senior Team with a great victory over the 2nd best team in Green and Gold Kerry last Sunday, Well done to Dermot who played brilliantly throughout even if he did pass it to a green and gold jersey a few times. Hopefully the familiar surroundings will help kick a few scores against Tyrone.