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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 25/07/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men met Carrickmacross in Inniskeen in the league relegation decider, with the loser facing a relegation playoff come the end of the championship.  Despite a poor league many were confident we could get a result.  In a nervy opening we went into a 3 points to 1 lead only for Carrick to strike back and go into a 3 point lead 1-03 to 0-03.  The tension continued throughout the first half and despite have the majority of possession we went in 2 points down at half time 0-05 to 1-04. With a couple of substitutions we started the 2nd half the strongest and Mark Kelly grabbed the all important goal 10 mins in.  We went ahead only for Carrick to hit back, but in a rousing finish we got ahead by a couple of points and finished out the game on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-09. 

A good result and means we go into the first match of the championship, a home game with Inniskeen weekend after next, with renewed hope and expectation.

Best wishes to our C men as they take on Tyholland in the FRC McKeown Cup this coming Friday in Cremartin, throw-in 7.30.

Seniors Ladies: The Faughs Ladies travelled to Latton on Sunday to take on Kileevan in the Division 3 League Final. The game proved to be a very tight defensive game with neither team managing to get a grip on the match. Scores were at a premium throughout and the teams came in for half time level at 1.3 for The Faughs to 6 points for Kileevan. 11 minutes were added on to the first half following a series of injuries in particular to Gràinne Tibby who suffered a broken collarbone after only 5 minutes of the game. The club wish her a speedy recovery. The second half didn’t open much more but the Blayney girls just about held their nerve to pull off a one point victory on a very low score of 1.7 to 1.6. Team captain Arlene Leonard collected the Faugh’s Club’s very first Adult Ladies title after a losing streak of 4 finals. Midfielder and County Minor panellist Grace Hanratty was deservedly named Player of the Match after a display in which no blade of grass was left untouched. However, it was very much a panel performance with every panellist contributing to a victory which was hard earned against a very strong Kileevan team who were unlucky to come away empty handed. The ladies will now knuckle back down to begin preparations  for what promises to be a very tough Championship campaign with a very strong group of teams.

U15’s: Best wishes to the U15’s playing finals this wekk. U15 Division 1 final Thursday in Drumhowan at 7.30pm. U15 Div 5 shield final Friday at 6pm in Blackhill.

U12’s: U12 girls: Our division 1 girls narrowly lost to Maghercloone in a tight game. Next up is O’Neill Shamrocks, date and time to be confirmed.

Our division 3 team had a super win against Donaghmoyne. Next up is Inniskeen on Friday the 29th at 6:15pm.

U11’s: The u11’s had a superb day of football at the John Treanor memorial tournament in Truagh on Saturday. The boys played excellent football to top their group but fell short at the cup quarter final stages to a strong Middletown outfit. A huge thank you to the Truagh club for the invitation and their fantastic hospitality.

U10’s: Great display of skills by all our under 10 girls who took part in the Aghabog gogames blitz on Saturday 23rd. The girls have come on superbly this year and constantly improving with each blitz they attend. Training continues every Monday evening at 6pm, see you all there.

U9’s: Great display of skills by all our under 9 boys who took part in our home gogames blitz on Saturday 23rd. The boys played brilliantly and showed some excellent skills. Training continues every Thursday evening at 6pm, and Saturday morning at 9.30am see you all there.

U8’s: The u8 Girls team played in a blitz in Aghabog on Sat morning where they had great fun. They continue to improve from week to week. Training continues on Mondays at 6pm. All new players welcome.

Juveniles: U6 and u7 training continues in St Mary’s Park every Thursdsy from 6.00-7.00pm

New members very welcome. Contact Ray Mcardle on 0871383603 for further information.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: The McMahons Supervalu Faugh’s Summer Camp is fast approaching, Wednesday Aug 10th to Friday Aug 12th.

3 Days of FUN & GAMES 🤩

Registration is even easier this year, Online: https://www.castleblayneyfaughs.com/summercamp Instore:

McMahons Supervalu, leave for Melissa’s attention. Registration evening: Thursday 4th August, 6.30-7.30pm

This years promises to be the best yet! – Places fill up fast, so get registering‼️

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.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €2300 wasn’t won, the numbers were 01, 03, 08 and 11. Next week’s jackpot is €2400, the 4 lucky dips are Darren McQuillan, Assumpta Connolly, James Martin and Dympna McDonald.

Bingo: Bingo continues every Wednesday night at Our Lady’s Concert Hall, jackpot is €2200, winner takes all played at game 8 and double your money at game 10 and high low game played after game 8. Lots of chances to win lots of money.

Music Festival: This weekend we are holding our second Castleblayney Music Festival at the club grounds, building on an incredible inaugural festival last year, we anticipate bigger crowds, better craic and even more dancing. We have a star-studded line up with the headline acts: The Whistlin’ Donkeys, Nathan Carter, Mike Denver who will be supported by several other bands across the weekend such as, Eamon Toal and the Urge, Ben Reel Johnny Brady, and John Glenn. The doors open each day Friday to Sunday at 6pm with music starting at 7pm. We would love to see all the music fans show up and enjoy what we know will be a great weekend of entertainment and also to see the support of our ever-loyal Faugh’s supporters.

Music Festival: As the Festival is nearly upon us. Lots of help required with the Bars, BBQ, shop, Tickets stewarding, please let Ray know if your available to help at the Bar, Darren the BBQ, Claire the shop, Martin Carville stewarding and Philip the tickets.

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 18/07/2022

Seniors Men: Faugh’s v Carrick on Saturday 23rd July in Inniskeen for the Senior Football League Loughman Sports Relegation League Final at 7:00pm. Good luck lads.

Seniors Ladies: The Faughs Ladies take on Kileevan next Sunday in the League Final. No venue or time has been released yet, will be posted on Facebook. Best of luck ladies.

U17’s: Faugh’s v Gaeil Triucha clg on Monday 25th July at 7:30pm in the 2022 u17 league round 7.

U16’s: U16 girls had a home semi final against Aughnamullen on Monday evening.  With the high temperature it was going to be a tough one on players.  A close start to the game with a few scores exchanged.  Half time had the score line 1-6 to 1-3 in favour of Aughnamullen.  Blayney defence held strong but we just couldn’t get the scores up front we needed to get ahead.  The final whistle had Aughnamullen win by 4 points and go on to play Magheracloone in the final.  Hard luck to the girls and management on a great effort you did yourselves proud.

U15’s: The Div 1 U15 team qualified for the league final with a very strong team display on Thursday last at home to Monaghan Harps. The team settled well and held a lead early on before the visitors narrowed the gap to the minimum as the half reached midway point. However a goal before half time give Blayney a 4 point lead. The Harps flew out of the traps in the second half and their second goal of the half give them a 3 point lead. The Blayney side grew into the half and soon raised a green flag of their own to take the lead and they never looked back running out convincing winners on the scoreboard which wasn’t a true reflection of now close a game it was throughout. They face Clontibret in the final on 28th July.

The 2nd team have also qualified for their Div 5A final with a strong second half showing away to Clontibret on Friday last. Played in warm conditions, the team dominated possession but didn’t get the scores their play deserved until the second half. They played some great, quick football in the second half to seal the win and their place in the final where they face either Clontibret or Maghercloone, date to be confirmed.

No fixtures for any of the teams this week.

U13’s: Well done to the u13 development squad on winning the league.  A great bunch of lads who deservedly took top honours. 1 Cillian Callan; 2 Emmett Malone; 3 Dylan O’Sullivan; 4 Michael McArdle; 5 Aaron O’Connor; 6 Brenog Tavey; 7 Daithi McCarthy; 8 Mark Boyd (JC); 9 Max Lambe; 10 Donnacha Ruddy; 11 Bobby Miller (JC); 12 Jamie Irwin; 13 Ollie McGeough; 14 Harry Sibley; 15 Oisin Comiskey; 16 Paudie McEntee; 17 Cillian Boyd; 18 Bobby O’Brien; 19 Iollan Murphy.

U12’s: Its two from two for the Division 1 team. An opening away win against Truagh was followed by a home win against Emyvale on Saturday morning last. Up next is an away game to Maghercloone with this date and time to be confirmed. The Division 3 team opened their league with a tough start and defeat away to Corduff but they fought hard throughout and played the better football in the last 20 minutes. Last Saturday, on a very warm afternoon they welcomed Maghercloone to St Mary’s Park and the girls got their first win with an impressive display. Up next is a home game against Donaghmoyne on Friday the 22nd at 7pm.

Juveniles:

Faugh’s Summer Camp: The McMahons Supervalu Faugh’s Summer Camp is fast approaching, Wednesday Aug 10th to Friday Aug 12th.

3 Days of FUN & GAMES 🤩

Registration is even easier this year, Online: https://www.castleblayneyfaughs.com/summercamp Instore:

McMahons Supervalu, leave for Melissa’s attention. Registration evening: Thursday 4th August, 6.30-7.30pm

This years promises to be the best yet! – Places fill up fast, so get registering‼️

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. Music Festival which runs from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July please contact any committee member.  This year we expect a bumper crowd so all help will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €2200 wasn’t won, the numbers were 2, 6, 9, 10. Next week’s jackpot is €2300, the 4 lucky dips are Patrick McArdle Castleblayney, Callum Wood Dundalk, Marie O’Brien The Creasant, Rory McGuinness The Creasant.

Bingo: Bingo continues every Wednesday night at Our Lady’s Concert Hall, jackpot is €2200, winner takes all played at game 8 and double your money at game 10 and high low game played after game 8. Lots of chances to win lots of money.

Music Festival: As the Festival is nearly upon us. Lots of help required with the Bars, BBQ, shop, Tickets stewarding, please let Ray know if your available to help at the Bar, Darren the BBQ, Claire the shop, Martin Carville stewarding and Philip the tickets.

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 11/07/2022

Seniors Men: Our next Game is away to Inniskeen on Sunday 17th July. Best of luck lads!

Seniors Ladies: Faughs ladies had no games last weekend but this Wednesday the 13th they take on Monaghan Harps in the league semi final at 7pm in St Mary’s Park. Best of luck girls!

U16’s: U16 girls had an afternoon on the lake at Castleblayney Outdoor Adventure Centre. A really enjoyable day had by all followed by a BBQ afterwards which the parents attended.  Thanks to all the parents who helped sponsor the event and to Keith Shortt for sponsoring the burgers. 

Training continues Friday at 6pm

Semi final on Monday 18th at Home against Aughnamullen.

U15’s: The 1st team took on Clontibret on Thursday last in a very close and competitive game. Blayney started well and continued their good work for the first half and held a narrow two point lead at half time. Into the second and the visitors came back strong and raised the green flag to take a 4 point lead. But Blayney responded like they always do and battled back to level the game. The game could have swung either way but Clontibret took two late scores before a late Blayney point left a single point between the sides. While disappointing result for the team, they get to respond with a home game V Monaghan Harps this Thursday at 7.30.

The 2nd team where awarded the points in their game V Donaghmoyne. They play their final league game away to Clontibret on Friday at 7.30.

The 3rd team have no fixture this week.

U13’s: Best wishes to u13s who are in the league final this weekend.

Juveniles: U6 and U7 training continues in St Mary’s park Thursday evening. U6 6.00pm to 6.50pm and u7 runs from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

New players are very welcome.

Contact Ray Mcardle on 0871383603.

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

Muckno Mania: There was a fantastic turn out for the Muckno Mania Sports Day held at St Mary’s Park on Saturday last  and a great evenings fun was had by everyone. Thanks to Paul MacCormak for sponsoring the event and thanks to everyone who helped out  to make the occasion so fantastic.

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. Music Festival which runs from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July please contact any committee member.  This year we expect a bumper crowd so all help will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 05, 16, 23, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €2,000. The €25 Lucky dip winners are: Geraldine Cumiskey, Sarah Burns, Kathleen Maguire, Martin Morgan. 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.

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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 04/07/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men travelled to take on Ballybay in the penultimate game of the league.  Although we will be a relegation group to see who plays in a relegation playoff match later in the season, we had hopes of getting some league points.  We started of well despite some positional changes and in a decent first half we initially went 0-03 to no score but Ballybay rallied and we went in all square 0-07 to 1-04 courtesy of a penalty converted by Marty.  In the second half Ballybay scored a quick 1-03 before we got our first score of the half.  We were playing catchup after that but unfortunately couldn’t pull the score back.  Final score Ballybay 1-14 Faughs 1-06.

Next up we have an away game against fellow strugglers Aughnamullen this coming Friday night.

On Sunday past our C men took on Scotstown in the FRC McKeown Cup semifinal with a chance to meet Tyholland in the final.  In a fairly even match we raced into a 0-06 to 0-01 but with the help of a goal Scotstown went in at half-time only a point down 0-07 to 1-03.

Scotstown came out stronger in the second half and despite some resolute defending they went two points up midway through the half.  Like the last round in this championship the lads stuck to their task and didn’t give up and in a rousing comeback won the match by a single point,  Faughs 0-12, Scotstown 1-08.

The lads now meet Tyholland this week in the league semifinal before they meet again in the championship final at the end of July.

Seniors Ladies: The Faugh’s Reserves made the short journey out to Blackhill on Sunday for their Reserve Final against St Bridget’s.  It as a game that when the Faugh’s Ladies reflect upon it will be with a sense of regret as they never got going against a very good Bridget’s team. The girls went in at half time 6 points down after playing with the wind. However, to their credit they never gave up and battled right to the end. Chances came a plenty but unfortunately on the day the Faugh’s girls were unable to avail of enough of them. The girls never lacked for effort and gave it their all throughout.

U16’s: The girls played away to Latton on Monday evening. A competitive start with scores exchanging between both teams. The Blayney girls then started to pull away before halftime.  The second half saw Blayney out of the blocks much quicker with some very well taken scores from numerous players.  At the full time whistle the score line had the Blayney girls as comfortable winners.   Next match is a home semi final against Aughnamullen Monday 18th.  Training continues as a group Friday evening at 6pm.

U15’s: All 3 U15 teams returned to action last week after a long break for exams.

The 1st team are in the league cup round robin stages and had their opening match where they travelled to Carrick on Thursday last. In a very tight first half, Blayney struggled to get the scores their possession merited and they went in behind at the break. But the players stuck to their task and despite falling further behind to a Carrick goal, they eventually got a much needed goal and built a lead in the closing stages to get a hard earned 2points onboard. They host Clontibret this Thursday evening at home at 8pm.

The 2nd team travelled away to Aughnamullen and in a game played in very wet conditions they battled hard to get a 1poing victory. They played some great football across the game but didn’t take the chances they created and had to defend solidly to get the win. They host Donaghmoyne this Friday evening at 7.30 in Blayney.

The 3rd team travelled to Truagh on Wednesday last, missing a number of players to holidays and fielding with no subs, they ran out losers to the hosts but not without a battle where the young team played gamely to the end and took some great scores with both teams playing very open and attacking football that was very enjoyable to watch. They host Monaghan Harps this Wednesday at 7.30.

U13’s: Our first team took on a strong Magheracloone team on Sunday past in the league semifinal.  Despite a skillful and attacking display Magheracloone were just that bit too strong for the lads.  The team can now concentrate on getting ready for the championship.

The u13 development team took on a strong Scotstown team on Sunday past in the league semifinal.  In a great match full of well worked scores and solid defending we got the better of our visitors and sees us through to the league final.  We’ll done lads!

Juveniles: U6 and U7 training continues in St Mary’s park Thursday evening. U6 6.00pm to 6.50pm and u7 runs from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

New players are very welcome.

Contact Ray Mcardle on 0871383603.

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

Muckno Mania: The club will be  running a sports days next Saturday 9th July as part of the Muckno mania festival from 3-5pm with fun activities for all the family.

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. Music Festival which runs from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July please contact any committee member.  This year we expect a bumper crowd so all help will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 05, 16, 23, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €2,000. The €25 Lucky dip winners are: Geraldine Cumiskey, Sarah Burns, Kathleen Maguire, Martin Morgan. 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.