Club Notes 23/09/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2,21, 23 &30. Lucky dip winner was Melissa Conlon, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €5900. From next week the Faughs lotto is not just paying out one lucky dip winner. Instead we are giving away four lucky dip prizes of €25. So make sure and get those entries in on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or in the lotto boxes located around the town.

Bingo: Faughs bingo has now relocated and takes place on a Wednesday evening in Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall. First numbers called at 8pm. Parking available both in Our Lady’s car park or alternatively in the back carpark of the Iontas were there is a gate to gain direct entry to the concert hall. So for all you bingo lovers, pencil in Wednesday evenings for your chance to win our many cash prizes.

Results: A feast of football was to had over the last week with teams from all across the board in action. Our senior men came out on top in their championship game against Ballbay with two points to spare. Our U15B side recorded a win in their championship encounter. Senior Ladies had a convincing win over Tyholland and both our U12A & B sides recorded wins in their respective semi finals. Hard luck to the U16 girls on Sunday last when defeated by a strong Carrick outfit in the final and also to our U15C team. Also our U7, U8 and U11 all took part in organised blitzed. Well done to all.

Fixtures: Plenty more action this week with our U18 girls in action versus Donaghmoyne at home on Wednesday night at 8pm. Our U17 boys will look to bounce back when they take on Maghercloone in the championship at 8pm on Friday night at home. U12 girls finals are scheduled for this weekend. See social media for exact days and times. Best of luck to all.

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Club Notes 09/09/21

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 13, 17 & 23 . Lucky dip winner was Neil Meegan, Broomfield, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €5700. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo returns this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park after a week off last Saturday due to the music festival. Jackpot stands at €1500 with all the usual cash prizes. Drive in with a limited number of seats available. Also we now have double books available for twice the fun. See you all there.

Festival: Last weekend saw the Faughs host their first ever music festival and what a huge overwhelming success it was. Three days was had of jam packed music with sixteen artists performing over the three days. We at the club executive would like to offer the sincerest of thanks to everybody who helped make this happen. Without so many people pulling together, it would not have been possible to make this event happen. Months of hard work reaped it’s reward, so much so, that the club was fit to announce that it will be run again next year on the weekend of 12th, 13th & 14th of August. Pencil them dates in now as we are sure once again it will be a weekend not to be missed.

Under 13s Win Final: The Blayney Under 13s had a comprehensive win in the Division One Shield in  Blackhill last Saturday when they overcame a very competitive Magheracloone side. A goal-fest was the power behind this impressive victory with Blayney hitting the Magheracloone net on six occasions and each time these goals stymied the best efforts of Magheracloone to come back. But the Mitchells soldiered on and chipped away with some excellent points. But their inability to  find the Blayney net was what made the decisive difference between the sides. The excellent and very skilful Tristan Nugent set the  ball rolling for Blayney  in the 2nd minute of the game with  his first goal. But undeterred  Magheracloone quickly responded with a point  two minutes later as the  game shaped up for a real battle and over the rest of the first quarter the teams    exchanged points on three occasions with Blayney points coming from Tristan Nugent (2) and Bryan Duffy.  Then following the water break Blayney hit a purple patch to register two goals and points. The goals came from Cathal Malone and Tristan Nugent  while Tiernan McGeough sent over the point to open up a nine point lead. But with grit and determination Magheracloone admirably picked themselves up, lead by the very impressive  Gearóid Murray and Kerr Matthews  who orchestrated a great response to   score four points to Blayney’s Alex McGinnity score to leave the score at halftime Blayney 3-5 Magheracloone 0-8.  It was Magheracloone who opened the second half strongly  to hit a goal and a point with the gaol coming from  Dean Tuite to narrow the gap to two points leaving it all now to play for. The Blayney response was decisive, hitting back with gaols from Bryan Duffy and Conaire Casey. Magheracloone pulled back two points before the second water break when Blayney was six points to the good. Magheracloone quickly narrowed the gap to five but when Tristan Nugent rocketed the ball to the Magheracloone net for his hat trick of goals that was effectively it.  Both sides scored points apiece before the end with the Blayney point coming from Tiernan McGeough leaving the score at the finish  Blayney 6-6 Magheracloone 1-13. Blayney Team: Donnchadh Murphy, Cooper McMahon, Harry McQuillan, Ruaidhrí Agnew, Kealan Dignam, Cathal Malone (1-0), Tiernan McGeough (0-2), Tom Duffy, Bryan Duffy (1-1), Conaire Casey (1-0),  Alex McGinnity (0-1),  Declan Flanagan, Tristan Nugent (3-2). Subs used: Steven Duffy, Ruarc Marray,  Ryan Corrigan

Good Luck: We would like to wish our U17 boys the very best of luck as they take on Carrick in the cup final on Sunday 12th in Inniskeen at 7.30pm. Also the very best of luck to our senior ladies who face Monaghan Harps this weekend in their league decider with day and time not fully confirmed at the minute. See social media for details.

GD Ceilings: Big shout out to Gareth Duffy of GD Ceilings for sponsoring our U13 boys with a new set of jerseys prior to their U13 final at the weekend.

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Club Notes 02/09/21

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were . Lucky dip winner was , Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €5600. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park. Jackpot is now €1500 with all the usual cash prizes. Drive in with a limited number of seats available. Also we now have double books available for twice the fun. See you all there.

Festival: It’s finally here. This weekend all roads lead to St Mary’s Park with a bumper weekend of live entertainment lined up, headlined by Nathan Carter on Sunday. There is still tickets available for Friday and Saturday night, so don’t miss out and get them tickets now on castleblayneymusicfestival.ie. Bar and food is available on site on each day so you’ll not go thirsty or hungry. As always plenty of help needed, so if available to lend a hand on any or all of the three days, don’t hesitate in contacting any committee member stating your availability.

Blayney Had A Good Win in The League: A strong second half saw Blayney eclipse Monaghan Harps in their senior league outing at St  Mary’s Park last Tuesday evening. It very much a tit for tat fist half with only a single point diving the sides at the break. But a second half Josh Mone goal was the catalyst for a  strong Blayney performance as they kicked on to win by six points. Central to that victory was a scoring spree by the in-form Brendan McElroy. The opening  eight minutes saw the sides exchange points twice with Blayney scores coming from  Brendan and Martin McElroy. The Harps rattled the Blayney net but Blayney held firm as the team swapped two point each  with Brendan McElroy accounting for Blayney’s scores and this was to add to the score fest of Brendan McElroy over this first half. Then came Blayney first goal  as Brendan McElroy  hit the target to level the scores at 1-4 each. As the game went into the last ten minutes of the first half Blayney sent over four points  through  Brendan McElroy (2), Rory McGlynn and Darren Daly while Monaghan tapped over three to leave the score at the break  Blayney 1-8 Monaghan 1-7.   Monaghan equalised on the turnaround  then Blayney cut loose. An equalising point from Ciaran Hanratty was followed in the 6th minute by Josh Mone’s well taken goal and Blayney were on their way. They followed this with four unanswered point from Ciaran Hanratty (2) and Brendan McElroy (2)  to open up an eight point Blayney lead. . The last five minutes saw Monaghan pull back a goal and point but  over the same period Blayney added three more points from Kevin Macken, Josh Mone and Brendan McElroy to  leave the score at the finish Blayney 2-16 Monaghan 2-9. The only downside of this impressive display was a severe injury to Blayney midfielder Barry Hanratty. Barry is wished a speedy return to the senior side. Team:  Duffy, Craig Callan,  Darren Daly (0-1), Kieran McEneaney, Josh Walsh,  David McMahon,  Martin McElroy (0-1),  Barry Hanratty, , John Beattie, Cian O’Connor,  Ciaran Hanratty (0-3), Joey Hughes,  Ronan McNamara,  Brendan McElroy (1-8),  Josh Mone (1-2). Subs used: Rory McGlynn, Kevin Macken (0-1), Aidan McElroy. 

Blayney Minors  Into The Final: Blayney minors comprehensive defeated Magheracloone at St Mary’s Park last Tuesday to book a place in the minor final..  This all round impressive performance by Blayney saw them  hit the Magheracloone net on six occasions. Nonetheless Magheracloone never gave up the tried their case right to the final whistle. And it was Magheracloone who started the brighter  side finding the Blayney net after the sides exchanged points   in the opening five minutes. The impressive Niall Rice took the Blayney point.  Blayney then hit 1-2 through outstanding forward Max McGinnity  to open up a two point lead. But  Magheracloone  hit back with a second goal  to reclaim the lead. Though before the break  Niall Rice and Max McGinnity  split the post  to put Blayney ahead by a point at first water break with the score standing Blayney 1-5 Magheracloone  2-1. As play resumed Blayney extended their lead with a goal from Conor Ruddy  which was quickly wiped out  as Magheracloone found the Blayney net for the third time..Then Blayney stepped up the pressure to respond with a goal and  four points , The goal from McGinnity and the points from Thomas Hughes (2), Niall Rice and Shay Casey. Working hard Magheracloone pulled back a point  to leave the score at half time Blayney 3-9 Magheracloone 3-2.  The second half saw Blayney really turn it on  and score 2-5 without replay  leaving no way back for the visitors. The goals came form Conor Ruddy and Max McGinnity while  the points came from  Max McGinnity (2), Niall Rice (3) and Conor Ruddy. Though Magheracloone managed two more points, Blayney continued to pour it on with a with goal  and two points  the goal coming from McGinnity.  Team : John Flanagan, Jake McDonald, Keelan McMahon, Donal Kerr, Nathan McArdle, Ultan McMahon, Charlie McQuillan, Ben Mallon, Joe Carey, Conor Ruddy, Thomas Hughes, Canice Murphy, Max McGinnity, Niall Rice, Shay Casey.  Subs used: Ross Maguire, Joshua Conlon, Calum Campbell.

Fixtures: Sat 4th SFC -Castleblayney V Latton in Drumhowan @ 6pm. Wed 8th RFC preliminary- Away V Maghercloone. Sat 4th Senior Ladies V Killanny @ 6pm. Venue tbc. Good to luck to all teams.

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