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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 25/04/2022

Seniors Men: Best wishes to our senior men as they play their first game in the Loughman Sports Senior League.  We are hosting Carrickmacross on Friday night, 29th April, at 8.00pm. Please come out and support the lads.

Our reserves travelled to Killanny last week with an understrength team.  Despite a good showing from the team, unfortunately Killanny were just that bit too strong in the end. Despite the result we are still in a good position midway through the league. Next we face Magheracloone on Wednesday 4th May at 7:45pm in Magheracloone.

Our second reserves hosted Latton on Friday night past at St. Mary’s Park.  Despite being a bit understrength we were on top from the beginning.  The mix of young and old seems to be working well with this team and they remain unbeaten as we approach the halfway point of the league.  Well done lads.

Senior Ladies: The Senior ladies hosted Tyholland on Sunday the 24th of April as the Tyholland pitch is undergoing remedial works. The girls put in a strong performance with all 20 players togged out, showing well and the Faughs ladies securing the two points. They played some brilliant football as the went on to put up a good score against a good footballing side.

The ladies would like to thank the senior men and u17 boys teams and managements who facilitated them squeezing the game into a very busy pitch schedule

The girls are due to play Donaghmoyne B this weekend with the game provisionally scheduled for 6pm at The Faughs pitch but this may be subject to change so please check for up to date details closer to the time.

U19’s: Faugh’s v Óglaigh Naomh Buachin Corduff on Sunday 1st May at 2pm.

U18’s: Faugh’s v O’Neill Shamrocks away on Thursday 5th May at 7pm.

U16’s: Faugh’s v Scotstown at St. Mary’s Park on Monday 2nd May at 6:45pm.

U15’s: After 2 good wins, the 1st team suffered defeat away to the Harps on Thursday last. After a close opening quarter, the Harps slowly built a lead before a goal before half time give them a lead they never looked like losing. In credit to the Blayney team, they battled to the end and will come back stronger. They play Scotstown at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney on Thursday 28th April at 7.30pm.

The 2nd team continues their good run of form with a narrow 2pt win over a good Aughnamullen team in Blayney on Friday last. The game swung both ways throughout before some very good defending allowed Blayney get two late points to seal the win. They travel to Donaghmoyne this Friday 29th April at 7:30pm.

The 3rd team played Truagh second team on Sunday morning last and despite been short on numbers they played some brillant football to lead at half time. However, Truagh introduced some fresh legs in second half and it told as Blayney had to play a spell a man down and Truagh pulled ahead to win by 1point. However the young players involved in this team where very unlucky on the day. They play Harps 2nd team this Wednesday.

U13’s: Faugh’s v Carrick at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney on Friday 29th April at 6:30pm.

Faugh’s v Inniskeen in Inniskeen on Sunday 1st May at 11am.

U12’s: The A team played a home game against Corduff in their first Spring League game of the season. With Corduff playing some nice football in the first quater, Blayney settled into the game and came away with a win. This was a brilliant team performance by all the girls in the panel. The girls now look forward to playing an away game to Inniskeen this week. The Development team were due to play Maghercloone but unfortunately this game had to be cancelled. The Development team are due to play at home to Killanny this week.

Breakfast Morning: Breakfast morning on this coming Saturday morning, 30th April 9am – 1pm, in Iontas. Hosted by senior men and senior ladies. Get an ulster fry in the build up to the ulster championship match Monaghan v Down.

National Club Draw: tickets are now in circulation, all funds raised are being used to support the senior Men’s and senior women’s teams. 100% of all funds raised go to the club. The prizes include 1st prize Seat Car, 2nd prize €2k and 3rd to 10th all Ireland premium tickets with overnight accommodation.  Tickets cost €10, please see any member of the senior men’s team or senior ladies team for tickets.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.

Juveniles: Spring training started, all details on training are below, on Facebook and the HEJA groups. For any queries, please contact Ray McArdle on 087 138 3603.

U6s: (2016 – 2018) Every Thursday 6pm – 6:50pm at Castleblayney College Gym. New members welcome.

U7 Boys: (2015) Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U8 Girls: (2015 & 2014) Every Monday 6pm – 7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U9 Boys: (2014 & 2013) Every Tuesday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U10 Girls: (2013 & 2012) Every Monday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U11 Boys: (2012 – 2011) Every Thursday 5:30–6:30pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U12 Girls: (2011 & 2010) Every Monday 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

Membership: Now that football has started back registration must be completed ASAP. You can do it online at: ReturnToPlay.gaa.ie and we encourage you to sign up this way.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 14, 23, 24, and 26. Next week’s jackpot is €1,200. Lucky dip winners are: Sean McCooey, Tommy Myles, Clare McElroy and Fainche Hanratty. Lotto ticket volunteers also required for weekend lotto sales around the public houses, please let us know if you are able to help out with this.

Bingo: The increase in prize money is really attracting the bingo players. With over €2000 in prize money every week before the jackpot this is a weekly event not to be missed. 8pm every Wednesday night Our Lady’s Concert Hall. Anyone available to help out at bingo, please get in touch with any committee member.

Golf Classic: Castleblayney Faughs Golf Classic was launched last Friday, thank you to all who attended. You can now book your team in now for either the 19th or 20th of May. To book call Darren McQuillan, Concra Wood Golf Course, Castleblayney. The winning team will be receiving the Maurice Hanratty Cup. Teams €240, tee sponsorship €100, Green sponsorship €50. Contact any committee member for details.

Congratulations: To Mark McMahon and Sarah Kavanagh on their marriage last week.

Music Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW! The dates for this year’s festival are Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. It’s been confirmed, Philomena Begley will continue her 60yrs of success in the music industry at this year’s Country music festival in Castleblayney on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Line up also includes: Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, The Whistlin’ Donkey’s, Johnny Brady, The Urge, Eamon Toal and many more…Tickets can be purchased online at: Castleblayneymusicfestival.ie

Walking track: The lights for the walking track have been officially switched on this week and will be lit from 5-9pm every day. This is open to anyone in the community who wishes to use the walking track amenity. Please note dogs are not permitted on the grounds.

Advertising: We now have availability around the field for adverts up for grabs. If you would like more information on how to advertise with us, please ask any committee member.

Volunteer: Our various committees are already busy working hard for next season. Anyone interested in helping out as a volunteer or as a coach please contact any committee member, we would love to have you on board.

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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 18/04/2022

Seniors Men: Our second Reserve team took on Donaghmoyne last week in an away match.  With a few players missing some of the lads had to play in different positions in a make shift team but that didn’t seem to affect the team too much.  Ultan McMahon kicked the first point but despite plenty of possession and some great football we were only up by a goal at half time, with the evergreen Christopher Cronin raising scoring the major. In the second half it was touch and go before Kealan scored a quick 1-02 to put Castleblayney firmly in control.  Unlike the first half the lads had their shooting boots on to leave the final score Donaghmoyne 1-09 Castleblayney 4-10. Another good performance from the team.

Faugh’s v Latton at St. Mary’s Park on Saturday 23rd April at 7pm in the Reserve Football League Division 3 Platinum Tanks Round 4.

Faugh’s v Blackhill in Blackhill on Wednesday 27th April at 7:30pm in the Reserve Football League Div 3 Platinum Tanks Round 5.

Senior Ladies: Faugh’s v Tyholland in Tyholland on Sunday 24th April at 11am in Division 3 Round 2 of the reserve league.

U18’s: Faugh’s v Emmet Og’s at St. Mary’s Park on Thursday 21st April at 7pm in Division 1 of the league.

U17’s: Faugh’s B’s v Donaghmoyne B’s at St. Mary’s Park on Sunday 24th April at 12 noon in the U17 Football Spring Leagues 2022 Round 3.

Faugh’s v Killany at St. Mary’s Park on Tuesday 26th April at 7:30pm in the U17 Football Spring Leagues 2022 Round 3.

U16’s: U16 girls played away tonight to near neighbours Aughnamullen. The home team started strong getting a few quick scores but our young ladies grew in confidence and started adding up their own scores to leave it 6-3 to 5-2 in favour of Aughnamullen at half time.   The second half continued in the same form and scores exchanged each way in a free-flowing game. At the end of an entertaining and competitive game Aughnamullen came away the winners on a final score of 9-5 to 7-4.

U15’s: The U15 group had a very good week with all 3 teams recording wins.

The 1st team played an under-strength Carrick team and ran out comfortable winners, playing some lovely football along the way. Next game sees Faugh’s v Monaghan Harps in Monaghan on Thursday 21st April at 7:30pm in the 2022 U15 League Bogues Foodhall Monaghan Division 1 Round 3.

The second team played Scotstown on Friday evening and got their first league win of the year. They worked extremely hard to see off the visitors challenge with good performances throughout. Next game sees Faugh’s v Aughnamullen at St. Mary’s Park on Friday 22nd April at 7:30pm in the 2022 U15 League Bogues Foodhall Monaghan Division 5A Round 3.

The performance of the week belonged to the 3rd team who travelled to Aughnamullen. Falling behind by 7 points midway through the second half, this young team battled to the end and ran out winners by 12 points with a flurry of late scores. They face Truagh on Sunday 24th April morning at St. Mary’s Park at 12 noon. Following game seesFaugh’s v Monaghan Harps in Monaghan on Wednesday 27th April at 7:30pm in the 2022 U15 League Bogues Foodhall Monaghan Division 5B Round 4.

Well done to all the players.

U14’s: Faugh’s v Bridget O’Neill’s at St. Mary’s Park on Tuesday 26th April at 6:45pm in Division 4 Round 2 of the league.

U12’s: Faugh’s v Corduff at St. Mary’s Park on Wednesday 20th April at 6:45pm in Round 1 of the Round Robin League.

Faugh’s B’s v Magheracloone B’s in Magheracloone on Thursday 21st April at 6:45pm in Round 1 of the Round Robin League.

Breakfast Morning: Breakfast morning on April the 30th in Iontas, hosted by senior men and senior ladies. Get an ulster fry in the build up to the ulster championship match Monaghan v Down.

National Club Draw: tickets are now in circulation, all funds raised are being used to support the senior Men’s and senior women’s teams. 100% of all funds raised go to the club. The prizes include 1st prize Seat Car, 2nd prize €2k and 3rd to 10th all Ireland premium tickets with overnight accommodation.  Tickets cost €10, please see any member of the senior men’s team or senior ladies team for tickets.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.

Pitch: The pitch remains closed.

Juveniles: Spring training started, all details on training are below, on Facebook and the HEJA groups. For any queries, please contact Ray McArdle on 087 138 3603.

U6s: (2016 – 2018) Every Thursday 6pm – 6:50pm at Castleblayney College Gym. New members welcome.

U7 Boys: (2015) Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U8 Girls: (2015 & 2014) Every Monday 6pm – 7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U9 Boys: (2014 & 2013) Every Tuesday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U10 Girls: (2013 & 2012) Every Monday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U11 Boys: (2012 – 2011) Every Thursday 5:30–6:30pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U12 Girls: (2011 & 2010) Every Monday 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

Membership: Now that football has started back registration must be completed ASAP. You can do it online at: ReturnToPlay.gaa.ie and we encourage you to sign up this way.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 01, 06, 07 and 17. Next week’s jackpot is €1,100. Lucky dip winners are: Paidi McGurk, Sarah Burns, Anthony Cole and Vincy McDonald. Lotto ticket volunteers also required for weekend lotto sales around the public houses, please let us know if you are able to help out with this.

Bingo: The increase in prize money is really attracting the bingo players. With over €2000 in prize money every week before the jackpot this is a weekly event not to be missed. 8pm every Wednesday night Our Lady’s Concert Hall. Anyone available to help out at bingo, please get in touch with any committee member.

Golf Classic: Castleblayney Faughs Golf Classic will be launched this Friday, book your team in now for either the 19th or 20th of May Concra Wood Golf Course, Castleblayney. The winning team will be receiving the Maurice Hanratty Cup. Teams €240, tee sponsorship €100, Green sponsorship €50. Contact any committee member for details.

Condolences: Our deepest condolences to club secretary Philip Traynor and wife Helen and family, on the death of Helen’s Uncle Benny Murphy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Condolences: We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Francie McGeough on the death of his dad, Michael this week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Condolences: Sympathy extended to Teresa McGuigan on the death of her brother Vincent O’Rourke. May he rest in peace.

Congratulations: To the Jennifer and Cormac Brady on the birth of their baby boy.

Congratulations: And Thank you to all our coaches and volunteers for organising a very successful Easter Egg Hunt at St. Mary’s Park last Saturday. We were delighted to welcome over 350 children on the day and are delighted that everyone had enjoyed their day.

Congratulations: To Karen Daly on winning the lotto jackpot €8600, ticket bought online.

Music Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW! The dates for this year’s festival are Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. It’s been confirmed, Philomena Begley will continue her 60yrs of success in the music industry at this year’s Country music festival in Castleblayney on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Line up also includes: Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, The Whistlin’ Donkey’s, Johnny Brady, The Urge, Eamon Toal and many more…Tickets can be purchased online at: Castleblayneymusicfestival.ie

Walking track: The lights for the walking track have been officially switched on this week and will be lit from 5-9pm every day. This is open to anyone in the community who wishes to use the walking track amenity. Please note dogs are not permitted on the grounds.

Advertising: We now have availability around the field for adverts up for grabs. If you would like more information on how to advertise with us, please ask any committee member.

Volunteer: Our various committees are already busy working hard for next season. Anyone interested in helping out as a volunteer or as a coach please contact any committee member, we would love to have you on board.

Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 11/04/2022

Fixtures Seniors: Faugh’s v Donaghmoyne in Donaghmoyne, on Wednesday 13th April at 7:15pm in the Reserve Football League Division 3 Platinum Tanks Round 2. Following game v Killany on Wednesday 20th April in Killanny, throw in at 7:15pm.

Senior Ladies: The Senior Ladies travelled to play Sean McDermotts in the Reserve League on Sunday the 10th. The team were short a number of regulars but showed the benefit of a good panel and came away with both leagues points after a 3. 9 to 2. 5 win. Sean’s came back very strong in the last quarter to leave the Faughs ladies with some nervy moments but the Castleblayney girls held on to secure a good victory against a strong Sean’s team.

U19’s: Our U19 men hosted Scotstown at the weekend.  In a thrilling game the Faughs were  stronger in the first half and deservedly went in at half time 1-06 to 0-03 up courtesy of a smart Niall Rice finish to the net.  Things changed dramatically at the start of the second half with the Scotstown men reeling of multiple scores  in quick succession to leave it 3-05 to 1-07 in the 40th minute.  Then goalkeeper Martin Joyce made his way up the field to coolly finish a penalty and kickstart our second half.  The game proceeded to ebb and flow and at the end, with the help of a spectacular Sean Bishop lob, we just about got over the line on a scoreline of 3-08 to 3-07.  Next up is a home match against Latton this Sunday, 17th April, throw-in 2.00pm.

U17’s: Faugh’s v Emyvale in the U17 Spring League, round 2 at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney on Tuesday 19th April at 7:15pm.

U16’s: The girls travelled to Truagh for their second league game. A great start with fast movement of ball saw us up 5 goals very quickly.  Truagh regrouped and delivered some great goals to bring the half time score line 5-4 to 5-2 in favour of Blayney. Second half was a hard fought with every player fighting tooth and nail.  With 2 points down Blayney were awarded a penalty which was converted.  Another point was added to give the girls a massive win. 

Next match is at home next Monday 18th April against Aughnamullen.

U15’s: U15s boys had three games during the week gone and all teams performed very well for the first outing of the year.  The Div1 team had a great battling win away to Corduff on Thursday last. Getting off to a blistering start, the determined home side soon got back into game and had a long fruitful spell drawing them level midway through the second half. But the Faughs showed some great character again to pull away and hold out for a 4-09 to 2-09 victory. They face Carrickmacross next at home on Thursday night, 14th April at 7:15pm. Following game is Wednesday 20th April against Truagh at home, throw in 7:30pm

The Div5A team travelled to Maghercloone on Friday last with an under strength side and while they battled hard, a number of missed chances proved costly against a more efficient home side who ran out winners on the night. They host Scotstown this a Friday night, 15th April at home, at 7:!5pm.

The Div5B side faced Corduff at home on Wednesday last and similar to the 5A side, failure to take their chance proved costly. But this is a very young team and they can take great heart from their determined display as Corduffs bench made an impact late on to take the points. They face Aughnamullen away on Wednesday night.

Well done to all players involved and their displays bodes well for the season ahead.

U13’s: Both teams face Latton in the Spring League Competition, Bogues Foodhall Monaghan, Round 3 play on Saturday 16th April at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney. Group D throw in at 12 noon, Group J throw in at 1:15pm.

U12 and U11 girls: Both teams had challenge games v Carrick, their first game of the year. Really strong performance by every player. Thank you to Carrick for hosting us.

Ulster colleges finals: We were delighted to host the finals at St. Mary’s Park last week.

Easter Egg Hunt: The Faugh’s invites you to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 16th April at 3pm at St. Mary’s Park. It will be for all children under 12 and everyone is welcome to join. There will be a BBQ, the egg hunt and games.

Breakfast Morning: Breakfast morning on April the 30th in Iontas, hosted by senior men and senior ladies. Get an ulster fry in the build up to the ulster championship match Monaghan v Down.

National Club Draw: tickets are now in circulation, all funds raised are being used to support the senior Men’s and senior women’s teams. 100% of all funds raised go to the club. The prizes include 1st prize Seat Car, 2nd prize €2k and 3rd to 10th all Ireland premium tickets with overnight accommodation.  Tickets cost €10, please see any member of the senior men’s team or senior ladies team for tickets.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.

Pitch: The pitch remains closed.

Juveniles: Spring training started, all details on training are below, on Facebook and the HEJA groups. For any queries, please contact Ray McArdle on 087 138 3603.

U6s: (2016 – 2018) Every Thursday 6pm – 6:50pm at Castleblayney College Gym. New members welcome.

U7 Boys: (2015) Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U8 Girls: (2015 & 2014) Every Monday 6pm – 7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U9 Boys: (2014 & 2013) Every Tuesday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U10 Girls: (2013 & 2012) Every Monday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U11 Boys: (2012 – 2011) Every Thursday 5:30–6:30pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U12 Girls: (2011 & 2010) Every Monday 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

Membership: Now that football has started back registration must be completed ASAP. You can do it online at: ReturnToPlay.gaa.ie and we encourage you to sign up this way.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 04, 11, 20, and 26. Congratulations to Karen Daly, Longfield, Castleblayney on winning our lotto €8,600 jackpot. Next week’s jackpot is €1,000. Lotto ticket volunteers also required for weekend lotto sales around the public houses, please let us know if you are able to help out with this.

Bingo: The increase in prize money is really attracting the bingo players. With over €2000 in prize money every week before the jackpot this is a weekly event not to be missed. 8pm every Wednesday night Our Lady’s Concert Hall. Anyone available to help out at bingo, please get in touch with any committee member.

Golf Classic: Castleblayney Faughs Golf Classic is gathering pace the organising committe is in place and the time. The club is delighted to announce that the winning team will be recieving the Maurice Hanratty Cup. The golf classic is scheduled for the 19th and 20th of May 2022, in concra wood golf course. Teams €240, tee sponsorship €100, Green sponsorship €50. Contact any committee member for details. Official launch happening soon.

Condolences: Our deepest condolences to Tom Millar and family on the death of Aidan McQuillan, Ballybay.

Congratulations: Well done to all club members who participated in county action over the last week, they all represented themselves and the club with distinction.

Congratulations: To Scoil na gcailini on winning Cumann na mBunscol Division 1 Girls Football on Thursday in St.Mary’s Park. After a great game Saoirse Wilson accepted the cup.

Well Done: To Ella Marie Bishop who sang Amhrán na bhFiann before the Monaghan V Cavan Hurling match in Inniskeen on Sunday. Anyone interested in singing please contact our culture officer on 086 070 2195.

Music Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW! The dates for this year’s festival are Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. It’s been confirmed, Philomena Begley will continue her 60yrs of success in the music industry at this year’s Country music festival in Castleblayney on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Line up also includes: Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, The Whistlin’ Donkey’s, Johnny Brady, The Urge, Eamon Toal and many more…Tickets can be purchased online at: Castleblayneymusicfestival.ie

Walking track: The lights for the walking track have been officially switched on this week and will be lit from 5-9pm every day. This is open to anyone in the community who wishes to use the walking track amenity. Please note dogs are not permitted on the grounds.

Advertising: We now have availability around the field for adverts up for grabs. If you would like more information on how to advertise with us, please ask any committee member.

Volunteer: Our various committees are already busy working hard for next season. Anyone interested in helping out as a volunteer or as a coach please contact any committee member, we would love to have you on board.

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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 04/04/2022

Fixtures Seniors: Faugh’s v Donaghmoyne in Donaghmoyne, on Wednesday 13th April at 7:15pm in the Reserve Football League Division 3 Platinum Tanks Round 2.

Fixtures Senior Ladies: Senior ladies reserve team away to Sean McDermotts next Sunday 10th April at 2pm.

Fixtures U19’s: Faugh’s v Scotstown in St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney on Sunday 10th April at 2pm in the Division 1 Martin Fox and Sons contractors Round 2.

Fixtures U17’s: Faugh’s v Óglaigh Naomh Buach at Corduff on Tuesday 12th April at 7:15 in the U17 Spring League Competition, Round 2.

Fixtures U16’s: Faugh’s play away to Truagh on Monday.

Fixtures U15’s: Faugh’s v Corduff on Thursday 7th April at 7pm in the 2022 U15 Bogues Foodhall Monaghan League D1 Round 1.

Fixtures U15’s: Faugh’s v Magheracloone in Magheracloone on Friday 8th April at 7pm in the 2022 U15 Bogues Foodhall Monaghan League D5A Round 1.

Fixtures U15’s: Faugh’s v Aughnamullen in Aughnamullen on Wednesday 13th April at 7:15pm in the 2022 U15 Football Leagues D Bogues Foodhall Monaghan Round 2

Analysis Faugh’s Senior Ladies v Kileevan: The Faughs ladies defeated Kileevan in St Marys Park on Sunday evening on a score line of 4.13 to 2.4 with a much improved team performance against a Kileevan team who were missing a number of players.

The Faughs ladies defence put in a very steady performance throughout the game. Midfield managed to hold the upper hand and gave the forwards a good supply of ball to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Kileevan fought to the end and put the Blayney goals under pressure in the second half but the Faughs secured two league points to add to their tally.

Easter Egg Hunt: The Faugh’s invites you to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 16th April at 3pm at St. Mary’s Park. It will be for all children under 12 and everyone is welcome to join. There will be a BBQ, the egg hunt and games.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.

Pitch: The pitch remains closed.

Juveniles: Spring training started, all details on training are below, on Facebook and the HEJA groups. For any queries, please contact Ray McArdle on 087 138 3603.

U6s: (2016 – 2018) Every Thursday 6pm – 6:50pm at Castleblayney College Gym. New members welcome.

U7 Boys: (2015) Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U8 Girls: (2015 & 2014) Every Monday 6pm – 7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U9 Boys: (2014 & 2013) Every Tuesday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U10 Girls: (2013 & 2012) Every Monday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U11 Boys: (2012 – 2011) Every Thursday 5:30–6:30pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U12 Girls: (2011 & 2010) Every Monday 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

Membership: Now that football has started back registration must be completed ASAP. You can do it online at: ReturnToPlay.gaa.ie and we encourage you to sign up this way.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 06, 14, 28, and 29. The four €25 lucky dip winners are: Andrea O’Connor, Lorraine McMahon, Monica Ward and Thomas Myles. Next week’s jackpot is €8,600. Lotto ticket volunteers also required for weekend lotto sales around the public houses, please let us know if you are able to help out with this.

Bingo: The increase in prize money is really attracting the bingo players. With over €2000 in prize money every week before the €1350 jackpot this is a weekly event not to be missed. 8pm every Wednesday night Our Lady’s Concert Hall. Anyone available to help out at bingo, please get in touch with any committee member.

Golf Classic: Castleblayney Faugh’s Golf Classic will take place on Friday 20th May, at Concra Wood golf course, the Maurice Hanratty Cup will be up for grabs for the winning team. The club is looking to form a committee to help organise this event, anyone interested please make yourself known to any committee member. Golf classic committee meeting Tuesday 5th at 8pm in press all welcome.

Condolences: to Mairead Casey on the death of her mother Margaret Simpson and to Eoghan, Shea and Connaire on the death of their grandmother. May she rest in peace.

Condolences: to the family of Peter Tavey, to brothers Eamon and Thomas and the extensive Tavey connection who have had a long involvement with the Castleblayney Faughs club for many years. The club will fly both Blayney and Donaghmoyne flags at half-mast as a mark of respect. Ar dheis Dé go rabh a ainm.

Congratulations: to our u14/16 players Eimear Bolger and Annie Carroll who represented themselves, their club and County in the u14 Gold Cup Final in Crossmaglen last Saturday against Cavan. Unfortunately beaten after extra time by 2 points.

Congratulations: to our county minor players on a great win v Antrim.

Hard luck: to our county U20 players on a hard fought battle against Cavan in Inniskeen,  there will be better days to come for these lads.

Best wishes: Continued success to all club players taking part in any of the county Development Squads.

Gaeltacht Scholarships: Coiste Cultúir & Gaeilge Chontae Mhuineacháin each year offer Scholarship for young members in the Clubs to attend Gaeltacha to enhance and broaden their skill as Gaeilge and to promote Gaeilge in Clubs and as a whole in the County. Anyone interested please text 0860702195 for information.

Music Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW! The dates for this year’s festival are Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. It’s been confirmed, Philomena Begley will continue her 60yrs of success in the music industry at this year’s Country music festival in Castleblayney on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Line up also includes: Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, The Whistlin’ Donkey’s, Johnny Brady, The Urge, Eamon Toal and many more…Tickets can be purchased online at: Castleblayneymusicfestival.ie

Walking track: The lights for the walking track have been officially switched on this week and will be lit from 5-9pm every day. This is open to anyone in the community who wishes to use the walking track amenity. Please note dogs are not permitted on the grounds.

Advertising: We now have availability around the field for adverts up for grabs. If you would like more information on how to advertise with us, please ask any committee member.

Volunteer: Our various committees are already busy working hard for next season. Anyone interested in helping out as a volunteer or as a coach please contact any committee member, we would love to have you on board.