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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 23/05/2022

Seniors Men: Our seniors faced Latton at home at the weekend with a disappointing result for the lads, 0-12 to 2-15. Robbie Hanratty worked hard scoring the most points on the Faugh’s side. Hard luck lads. The next game is Friday 27th May at 8pm against Clontribret in Clontibret. Get out and cheer the team on!

Our Reserves hosted Aughnamullen in the league on Wednesday past.  This was the return leg after we had got the two points when we visited them earlier in the season.  It was score for score until the 22nd minute when the visitors got the a goal, but the lads kept plugging away to go in at halftime two points down, 0-06 to 1-05.

It was nip and tuck for all of the second half with score for score and neither team really taking control.  At the finish the goal made the difference with the visitors coming out on top 1-09 to 0-10.  Next up we are in O’Duffy Cup championship action as we entertain Latton to St. Mary’s Park this coming Wednesday the 25th, throw-in 7.45.

Senior Ladies: The Faughs Senior ladies had no game this weekend as the Ulster LGFA council made the unusual decision to cancel all games in the province due to the Ulster Final being on. Fixtures have not yet been confirmed for next week.

U16’s: U16 girls had a great performance tonight away to  Tyholland In a tightly fought game. 2 quick fired goals saw Blayney off to a great start and from there to half time an evenly fought game saw Blayney up by 6 points at half time.  Tyholland started the second half stronger and took some great scores.  Blayney rallied well and battled hard to keep pressure on.  At the end of the game the Blayney girls won by 8 points.  Another fantastic performance and a team definitely well worth coming out to see play.  Well done all involved.  Training continues as a group Friday evenings 6-7pm on the main pitch.

U15’s: Only one fixture last week where the 3rd team travelled to Corduff to take on their 2nd team. The first half started in a biblical rain shower that allowed the more physical home team to build up a lead by half time. In the second half the young Faughs team battled back into the game and adjusted to the conditions but fell short in the end.

Fixtures this week see the 3rd team host Aughnamullen at 7pm on Wednesday and the 2nd team travel to Scotstown on Friday at 7.30. Good luck to both teams in last games for number of weeks before the exam break.

U10’s: Well done to all the under 10 girls on Saturday morning as the faughs hosted their gogames blitz, brilliant effort by all and some great skills on display. Everyone had a super time and are improving constantly on their game. Plenty more to come over the next few months. Thank you to all the u10 coaches and referees for their continued hard work.

U8’s: We hosted an u8 Blitz on Sat morning. Scotstown, Monaghan Harps and O’Neill Shamrocks provided the opposition. Some of the girls were making their Faughs debut and a great morning was had by all. Thanks also to our 5 young referees.

U7’s: Our u7 had their second go games blitz Saturday last in Clontibret. Our young stars put in a fantastic display of skill and a great days fun was had by everyone. Training for our u7 continues this Thursday at 6.00 in St. Mary’s park. New players very welcome.

U9’s: Kilmacud Blitz took place today (Sunday) in UCD campus, Dublin. We had 2teams taking part playing 4 games each against teams from Kilmacrud, Dublin’s, Austin Stack’s Kerry, St John’s Belfast, Fingallian Dublin. Kathleen.

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

Garda Vetting for Coaches: A reminder to all coaches involved with underage teams to complete their vetting ASAP if requested to by the Children’s Officers. Coaches are not permitted to be involved with teams if their vetting, safeguarding and foundation coaching courses are not up to date. If there are any queries or technical issues, contact Melissa Conlon.

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 St. Mary’s Park main field.

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 7-8pm 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: 03, 17, 22, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €1,500. Lucky dip winners are: Fintan O’Reilly, Caroline Fox, Bridie Bishop, Magella Duffy. 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 €2200 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: The club would like to thank all our sponsors of the golf classic, the teams that took part, the concra wood Golf course and a its staff, to the view restaurant for the fabulous food, to the hanratty family for the presentation of the Maurice Hanratty Cup and to Nudie Hughes for a his help with the classic, it was a great success for the club and we loom forward to bigger and better next year.

The winners of the Ladies section was GD Ceilings team, captained by Alice Duffy, and a the winners of the men’s team was Nudie Hughes team,  captained by Nudie Hughes.  The other prizes were distributed on the night.

Spraoí Scór: is taking place on 10th June  for primary school children in the following Competitions. Rince Foirne and Rince Seit, Solo Singing, Recitation, Group Music, Nuachleas, Ballad Singing.  Closing date is 20th May.  If your child is interested please text Clare on 0860702195.

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 09/05/2022

Seniors Men: Our seniors travelled to Donaghmoyne last weekend in search of league points.  Unfortunately, the lads lost the match.  Next up is a home game against Latton on Sunday 21st May at 7pm.

Senior Ladies: Faughs Senior ladies travelled to Killanny for their senior league round 3 game on Sunday morning. The old adage of a good start is half the battle proved true as the Faughs Ladies came flying out of the blocks and got a good lead up straight away which they didn’t relinquish against a Killanny team which didn’t reach their own usual levels. It was a strong team performance with all the 21 girls who played, doing well.

The ladies host Monaghan Harps next Sunday 15th May at 11am at St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney.

U17’s: Faugh’s v Carrick Tuesday 17th May at 7:30pm at St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney.

U15’s: Blayney U15 Boys had a productive week with two wins against Clontibret. First up the Div 1 team travelled to Clontibret on Thursday evening last and started well playing some very good football. They held and built upon this lead into the second half before the inevitable comeback from a strong side home side in the final quarter but some resolute defending saw the Blayney side home. It was a very good team team performance with a good spread of scorers and the backs also showing well. The Div1 team are at home V Donaghmoyne on Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm in round 6 of the Bogues foodhall league.

On Friday evening it was the turn of the Div 5A team to face the same opposition. This was a very close game throughout and was back to the walls for large parts of the second half but the blayney defence stood tall and a late flurry of scores saw the home side take the points in a well matched game. The Div5A team are at home on Friday evening 13th May at 7.30pm V Maghercloone in round 6 of the Bogues foodhall league.

U13’s: Faugh’s v Carrick Saturday 14th May at 11am in Carrick Emmets Div1 round 1.

Faugh’s v Donaghmoyne Saturday 14th May at 1:45pm in Donaghmoyne Div5 round 1.

U12’s: U12 Girls: The A team travelled to Latton on Friday evening. This was a low scoring game with both teams missing a number of goal chances to add to their scoring tally. Blayney held a narrow advance at half time and the second half followed a similar pattern with Blayney out scoring their opponents to come away with a very good win. Well done to all the squad, keep up the practice. Up next for this squad is an away trip to Donaghmoyne on Wednesday evening with a 7pm throw-in.                                             

Our U-12 Development team travelled to Aughnamullen on Saturday morning for a game against the hosts (managed by former Blayney player David ‘Syd’ Connolly)  played in beautiful conditions. In a game that ebbed and flowed, the girls started the last period one point down but quickly raced into a commanding lead with some fantastic scores from the girls. Aughnamullen clawed their way back into the game to take the lead only for Blayney to get their noses ahead by one point as the game entered the final minute, however, one last attack saw Aughnamullen score a winning goal for a 2 point victory. It was a fantastic effort by the girls and they should be very proud of their performance. Well done to all 20 players involved. Final Score: Blayney 4-10 Aughnamullen 7-3. This squad play a home game against Brigid/O’Neills on Thursday, throw-in 6:30pm.

U7’s: Our u7 Boys had their first go games blitz on Saturday last in Cremartin where they played Cremartin, Monaghan harps and Clontibret.  On a lovely sunny day there was some great football played by our young stars and a fantastic time was had by everyone. Training continues this Thursday in the Boy School astro turf 6 to 7 pm.

Best wishes: to all our county teams playing this weekend especially our club players representing their county.

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

Garda Vetting for Coaches: A reminder to all coaches involved with underage teams to complete their vetting ASAP if requested to by the Children’s Officers. Coaches are not permitted to be involved with teams if their vetting, safeguarding and foundation coaching courses are not up to date. If there are any queries or technical issues, contact Melissa Conlon.

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 7-8pm 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, 06, 24, and 26. Next week’s jackpot is €1,400. Lucky dip winners are: Majella O’Connor, Elizabeth  Smyth  Geraldine Carragher, Patricia Mason. 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 €2200 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: Book your team in now for either the 19th or 20th of May by calling 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.

Spraoí Scór: is taking place on 10th June  for primary school children in the following Competitions. Rince Foirne and Rince Seit, Solo Singing, Recitation, Group Music, Nuachleas, Ballad Singing.  Closing date is 20th May.  If your child is interested please text Clare on 0860702195.

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 02/05/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men faced Carrick Emmets in round one of the Loughman Sports Championship under the lights at St. Mary’s Park last Friday. We didn’t get the result we had hope for against the Emmets with a result of 2 goals 7 points v 9 points by our Faugh’s side. The lads worked hard and we look forward to seeing them come out stronger as the seasons continues. Next game for the team is against Donaghmoyne on Saturday 7th May in Donaghmoyne at 7pm.

Our 2nd reserve team made the short trip to neighbours Blackhill as we took on their reserve team on Wednesday night past.  At the start of the 1st half it was point for point until Blackhill got a goal in the 24th minute.  Ciaran and Odhran got the last 2 scores of the half to leave it 1-04 to 0-06 at the break.  We looked a little sharper in the second half and 2 quick goals from Ultan and Ciaran after the opening point from Michael Hughes gave us a bit of breathing space.  Martin Joyce came on and added some late scores along with Josh Conlon, Connor Ruddy and the McMahon lads to leave the final score 2-06 to 3-12 in our favour.  Next game is away to Rockcorry on Wednesday 11th May at 8pm.

Senior Ladies: The Faughs Senior Ladies game last week was called off as a mark of respect following the tragic loss of Aoibhe Byrne and our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and all in Magheracloone GAA and LGFA at this sad time.

Next Sunday, the 8th May, the Senior Ladies travel to take on Kilanny at 11am.

U17’s: Next game round 1 of the league away to Scotstown Sunday 8th May at 11am.

U16’s: The girls played at home Monday against Scotstown.  These girls continue to develop nicely as a team and had a great start to the game notching up some very good and well worked scores to put them comfortably up at half time.  Second half saw Scotstown coming back with some of their own good scores but the Blayney girls came out on top to win their second match of the league on a score line of 7-16 to 5-5. Well done to all involved.

Training continues Friday for u16 panel 6-7 on the main pitch.

U15’s: Div1 team got back to winning ways with a good team performance leading to a victory over visitors Scotstown on a Thursday last. The Faughs didn’t have everything their own way and had to battle to the end to see off a determined Scotstown side but a strong final quarter say them home. They play away to Clontibret this Thursday evening 5th May at 7.30pm.

The Div5A side made the short trip to Donaghmoyne on Friday last and came away with the two points to continue their good run of form. Goals win games they say and this was the case with Joe Irwin keeping a clean sheet while at the other end the Blayney forwards found the net on 4 occasions to take the win against a very good Donaghmoyne team. They play Clontibret at home this Friday 6th May at 7.30pm.

The Div5B put in a very determined display and played some great football V the Harps second team on Wednesday last but the strength of the harps bench told as they finished well to take the win. But the young Faughs players once again battled to the end and continued their development, improving as the year goes on. They have a break this week and return to action next week.

U12’s: The A team travelled to Inniskeen last Wednesday and faced a stern test. The girls worked hard throughout and despite a spirted late rally from Inniskeen the blayney girls came out on top. Up next for this team is an away trip to Latton on Friday evening.

The development team started the season off with a tough game at home against a strong Kilkanny team. Despite the size and age difference the girls fought for every ball before losing out to the visitors. This team travel to Aughnamullen on Saturday for the next round.

U7’s: Great excitement building as our u7 commence their first go games this Saturday in Cremartin.  All players are to be in Cremartin field for 9.30am on Saturday.

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, 08, 11, and 28. Next week’s jackpot is €1,300. Lucky dip winners are: Margaret McManus, Monica Ward, Gerard O’Connor and Breda Smith. 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 €2200 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: Book your team in now for either the 19th or 20th of May by calling 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.

Condolences: Castleblayney Faugh’s wish to offer our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to Gary, Olivia, Saoirse, Oisin, Gary Og and Caolán Byrne of the tragic untimely passing of Aoibhe. Also to, Magheracloone Mitchells Magheracloone Ladies GFC where Aoibhe played u16, Aoibhe’s extended family, friends and school mates. We are thinking of you all at this terrible time. May Aoibhe’s gentle soul rest in peace.

We would also like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of our former Parish Priest and dear friend, Fr. Pat McHugh who sadly passed away last week. Fr. Pat was a great GAA man and was part of our management team for the Minors when we won the championship in 2012. His loss will be greatly felt by the people of Castleblayney and anyone lucky enough to have known him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Breakfast Morning thank you: A Big go raibh maith agat to Darren McQuillan and Iontas staff, Tom & Grainne Miller, Mickey Conlon all players who helped and all who sponsored food. Shortts Butchers, Quinns butchers, Joe Bishop, Donal cumiskey, Aisling Boyd, Valu Centre, Brendan McMahon, and Iontas. Thank you also to all who supported the breakfast morning.

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.