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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 20/06/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men travelled to Inniskeen on Friday night past in search of league points.  Inniskeen raced into a big lead at the beginning which left us playing catch-up for the rest of the match.  Despite matching Inniskeen for the rest of the match we were not able to pull them back. We now have a few days to try and reduce the injury list before we welcome Scotstown to St. Mary’s Park on Tuesday 21st against old rivals Scotstown with a report in the next weeks Notes.

On a positive front our C team maintained their unbeaten season with another good win against Latton on Sunday past.  With both teams being down numbers the game was played with 13 aside.  Despite missing some goal changes and playing against the strong breeze ‘blayney went in 2 points up at half time 1-05 to 0-06 with Thomas raising the green flag.  This team certainly likes the goals and a further 3 were scored in the second half to leave the final score Latton 2-10, Faughs 4-11. Next up is a home game with neighbours Blackhill this Sunday at 2.00pm.

Seniors Ladies: Faughs Ladies didn’t have a game last week but next Sunday they are provisionally fixed to play Donaghmoyne in the Semi Final of the Reserve League at 11am but this may be subject to change.

U16’s: The girls played at home against Killanny on Monday evening. A blistering start by both teams but Killanny getting the scores on the board quicker than Blayney who missed a number of early goal chances. Half time score saw Killanny up 4-6 to 4-4.  The second half was similar to the first with scores exchanged but a purple patch saw Killanny pull ahead.  But true to form these Blayney Girls don’t know how to give up.  The last fifteen mins saw Blayney coming out the stronger team and pulling away with some fine scores and spirited team performance. Final score was 7-13 to 6-9 in favour of Blayney. Well done girls and management on a great performance.  Next training Friday evening at 6pm.

U12’s: The girls had no Spring League fixtures so the team hosted Mullaghbawn in a challenge match last Wednesday. Over 50 Faughs players took to the field with the U10’s also taking part. Well done to all the girls on what was a very enjoyable and tough test against a strong Mullaghbawn team. This weeks fixtures: A team are away to Maghercloone on Wednesday the 22nd with a 7pm throw-in. The Development team play Donaghmoyne at home on Friday the 24th with a 7pm throw-in. Training continues on Monday evening on the main pitch from 6-7:15.

Some of u12 & u10 players getting some advice from Sally and Ciara from the Faugh’s senior ladies team.

U7’s: The boys had a go games blitz in the field on Saturday last and these group of boys are showing great progress. There was fantastic skill and determination on show and it was a great morning fun for all the teams. We continue to train Thursdays at 6pm to 7pm in the field. New players are very welcome

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: For any queries, please contact Ray McArdle on 087 138 3603.

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.

Help needed: With the Music festival only weeks away, the club is looking for volunteers for bar work, stewarding, carparking, and BBQ. Please contact the Facebook page or any committee member if you can lend a few hours.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 04, 12, 23, and 27. Next week’s jackpot is €1,900. The €25 Lucky dip winners are: Stephanie Casey, Andrea O’Connor, Brendan McNally, and Sarah Burns. 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.

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.