Club Notes 7th November

Senior Men – League: We travelled to Latton on Sunday past for the re-arranged Round 14 game for the final game of the league. Even though we had an under-strength team and the result did not go our way, the lads acquitted themselves very well – there are certainly signs that we are headed in the right direction. Final score: Latton 3-13, Faughs 1-9. We would like to thank Alan and his team for the hard work they have put in this season, and also a big thank you to all the whole panel of players and everyone involved in the senior set-up this year.

Photos Needed: Joe Hanratty is presently updating the history of the Faughs club which was originally published in 1984, and is trying to track down team photos from 1985 to the present day. Photos would be scanned and returned to their owners expeditiously. They can be given to Joe or to any member of the committee. If people have photos and wish to scan them themselves and email them to Joe directly that would be great. If emailing photos would you please include team names and the year the photos was taken. If there is more information re; the match, competition and venue at which the photos were taken that would also be greatly appreciated. Photos can be emailed to or to Castleblayney Faughs secretary Melissa at the following email address

Date for the Diary: Keep the 17th November free – this is our Juvenile Presentation Night, and promises to be a great one after a very successful season for our juvenile teams, both girls and boys. We will be presenting medals at every age from U12 to Minor. We would like all the players to come in their club gear on the night as we will be taking a number of team photos. This event is open to everyone so hopefully you can all come along.

Date for the Diary: Faughs 5K: One of the best 5Ks in the north-east: Sunday the 26th November 2017 is the date for our 5K and a bumper crowd is expected to line out for this year’s event.

Date for the Diary: Our Club AGM takes place Dec 1st, 7.30pm, Enterprise Centre. All nominations forms must be returned to the Secretary by Nov 15th – if you require a form please contact Melissa

Well Done: Well done to Our Ladies Secondary School Choir who are now National Champions. The group came out on top against some great competition, so well done to everyone involved.

Best Wishes: Best Wishes to everybody taking part in Operation TransFAUGHSmation. You are all putting in a fantastic effort! It can be hard to keep going at this stage, but continue making the effort and you will continue to see plenty of positive results – the endline is nearly in sight!

Juvenile Training: U8 and U10 Girls training has already commenced in Our Lady’s Astro Turf (Mondays, 6.30pm).
Due to increased activity, we have had to move the U8 and U10 boys training out by 30 mins. The following are the new times and venues for the U6’s (boys and girls) and U8 and U10 Boys:

U6: Boys and Girls: Thursdays, 6.00pm, Rath na nOg
U8 Boys: Thursdays, 6.30pm, Our Lady’s AstroTurf
U10 Boys: Thursdays, 7.30pm, Our Lady’s AstroTurf

We would ask that each child takes 2 euro to help meet the cost of the facilities

We would be delighted to see new faces so please spread the word. For more information on training please contact our Juvenile Officer, Brian Sherry, on 086 233 4287.

Faughs U6, U8 and U10 girls & boys Winter Training Program

Juvenile Winter Training Program: The following are the times and venues for the U6’s(boys and girls, mixed) and our U8 and U10 Boys & Girls:

U6 Boys and Girls: Thursdays, 6.00pm – 6.50pm, Rath na nOg

U8+U10 Girls: Mondays, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Our Lady’s AstroTurf; Remember water and gum shield

U8 Boys: Thursdays, 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Our Lady’s AstroTurf; Remember water and gum shield

U10 Boys: Thursdays, 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Our Lady’s AstroTurf; Remember water and gum shield

We ask that all players bring €2 to cover the cost of the facilities

We would be delighted to see new faces so please spread the word. For more information on training please contact our Juvenile Officer, Brian Sherry, on 086 233 4287, or anyone associated with the club.

Special guest Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K run 26th November 2017

Irish Paralympic cyclist Eve Mc Crystal announced as special guest at Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K run in Castleblayney Sunday 26th of November
In keeping with having some of the country’s highest profile sportspersons as their special guest in previous years, the organisers of the Castleblayney 5km are delighted to announce that this year’s guest speaker will be Eve McCrystal. Eve is arguably the country’s top female cyclist at the moment. In 2016 she competed in the Rio Paralympics as guide for partially sighted cyclist, Georgie Dunleavey and helped guide the two to an unprecedented Gold and Silver medal place.

In August/September 2017 at the World Championships in South Africa she went one better when she led the duo to two Gold medals making them the country’s most successful Paralympics Cycling Duo of all time with two terrific lung busting performances.

Just in case there was a fear of resting on her laurels, the week of her return from South Africa, Eve competed in the 2017 Ras na mBán, the country’s top cycling competition for ladies with a mix of some of the best professional and amateur cyclists from right across Europe. The race took in over 400k in 5 days of racing. In this year’s event Eve again finished as Irelands top competitor and in an amazing 5th place overall against a very strong field. Eve held the green Jersey throughout the 5 days as the top Irish cyclist in a race which was covered on TV by Eurosport.

To put Eve’s achievement in context, it should be remembered that this athlete is a mother of two young girls under the age of 10. She is currently coming to the end of a years leave of absence from her role as member of An Garda Siochana where she was stationed in Ballybay.

We really look forward to meeting Eve and seeing her Olympic and World Championship medals in the Glencarn Hotel after the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5k on the 26th of November at 2pm for a questions and answers session on how she maintains such high sporting standards with such a busy lifestyle.

Registration for the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K is available online from the website or via the link on the Castleblayney Faughs clubs Facebook page and website., you can also pre-register through forms available at the Mc Mahons Castleblayney Super Valu store it will cost only €10 or if you want to register on the day, it is still only €15. This year also sees the return of the a 2km race for U14’s with a 1pm start and only costs €5, entry on the day in the Glencarn Shopping centre. Hope to see you all there.