Club Notes Dec 24th

Christmas: We would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Lets hope you have been good (most of the time) this year and Santa brings you what you wish for! We will see you all in 2020!

Faughs Share Draw: A massive thank you to everyone who entered the €12,000 Share Draw. It has been a great success, and has really helped us in our goal of building the new pitch on the old golf course. The culmination of the draw will be a club night out plus the Draw for the prizes on Sunday 29th December in Watters Old Coach Inn. Draw will be at 8.00pm and finger food will be available. Be sure to spread the word and hope to see you all. There will be a limited number of ShareDraw tickets available on the night, so it is still not too late to enter.
We are currently buying the land on the old golf course, and once this is complete you will start to see initial work being carried out on the ground.

Pitches: Please remember the pitches are still closed. We have spent a considerable amount of money repairing both the main pitch and the juvenile pitch. Please stay off the pitches until further notice to give the surfaces every chance of recovering over the winter period.

Lotto: Winning numbers in this weeks Lotto: 1, 11, 14 & 30. No winner of the €3100 jackpot. Congratulations to Richard Boyd who wins €50 in the lucky dip. Next weeks jackpot is €3200. You can play at lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or look out for sellers about town at the weekend.

Well Done: Congratulations to Niall Rice on achieving his Ulster Future All Star award. Niall loves his football and this award just shows that hard work and dedication certainly pays off. Well done Niall.

Congratulations to our own Declan Loughman and Brian Sherry who were recognised recently at the County Convention. Declan is due to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brian picked up the Officer of the Year award.

Ladies U16: First U16 County Panel trial is being held on Saturday December 28th from 10am to 12pm in Cloghan.

The trials are open to everyone who wish to try out. Send the following details of players who are interested to

David-mee@hotmail.com

0872392222

Name; Date of Birth; Position; Club; Parent/Guardian contact number for emergency contact

Trials are planned for Saturday January 4th and Saturday January 11th. At the end of the trial process the names of those selected for the 2020 U16 panel will be posted on Monaghan Ladies Facebook page and training will commence by mid January

If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Philip on 087 920 1381, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Girls U16 County Trials

Ladies U16: First U16 County Panel trial is being held on Saturday December 28th from 10am to 12pm in Cloghan.

The trials are open to everyone who wish to try out.
Send the following details of players who are interested to secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie or telephone Philip on 087 920 1381

Name; Date of Birth; Position; Club; Parent/Guardian contact number for emergency contact

Trials are planned for Saturday January 4th and Saturday January 11th. At the end of the trial process the names of those selected for the 2020 U16 panel will be posted on Monaghan Ladies Facebook page and training will commence by mid January

Club Notes Dec 17th

Faughs Share Draw: With less than 2 weeks left until the draw we have only a few tickets left. You can buy online at sharedraw.castleblayneyfaughs.com or contact any member of the committee.
This would make a great Christmas present for someone along with helping to make our new pitch a reality.
With a chance to win €12,000 top prize (plus 5x€1,200 runner-up prizes), we would ask anyone and everyone associated with the club to purchase at least one ticket, take on the responsibility of selling at least one further ticket (family&friends) and help spread the word about our new Share Draw. A full ticket costs €100 with further options of €50 and €20, and with only a maximum of 1200 tickets available this is a great opportunity of winning a big cash prize. The sole purpose of the draw is the development of our much needed second pitch which will be an enormous benefit to the current and future generations of Faughs players.

Pitches: Please remember the pitches are still closed. We have recently spent a considerable amount of money repairing both the main pitch and the juvenile pitch. Please stay off the pitches until further notice to give the surfaces every chance of recovering over the winter period.

Lotto: Winning numbers in this weeks Lotto: 11, 18, 23, 27. No winner of the €3000 jackpot. Congratulations to Marty McElroy who wins €50 in the lucky dip. Next weeks jackpot is €3100, which is a fantastic amount to win coming up to Christmas! You can play at lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or look out for sellers about town at the weekend.

Ladies U16: First U16 County Panel trial is being held on Saturday December 28th from 10am to 12pm in Cloghan.

The trials are open to everyone who wish to try out. Send the following details of players who are interested to

David-mee@hotmail.com

0872392222
Name; Date of Birth; Position; Club; Parent/Guardian contact number for emergency contact

Trials are planned for Saturday January 4th and Saturday January 11th. At the end of the trial process the names of those selected for the 2020 U16 panel will be posted on Monaghan Ladies Facebook page and training will commence by mid January

Well Done: Congratulations to our own Declan Loughman and Brian Sherry who were recognised recently at the County Convention. Declan is due to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brian picked up the Officer of the Year award. Well done lads!
Well done to Mark Connor who won the €4000 recently in the Faughs Lotto. Spend it wisely Mark!

If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Philip on 087 920 1381, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

GAA Master Fixture Plan 2020 – recently released by Croke Park

Click here for GAA Master Fixture Plan 2020 (26112019)

Click here for GAA Master Fixture Schedule Booklet 2020 – 26112019

Click here for Allianz League Fixtures 2020

Click here for Diary 2020 (26112019)

Below is a summary of the changes to the Master Fixture Plan from last year;
• 2019/2020 All-Ireland Club Series to be played before the end of January.
• U20 Football Championship played in Feb/March.
• New structure for AHL Roinn 1.
• New Tier 2 Football Championship Introduced
• New Rota for Leinster & Munster Football Finals. Leinster Football Final will be played on a Saturday in 2020.
• Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard & Lory Meagher Final later this year.
• Change to the pairings for Phase 2 & 3 of the Senior Football Quarter-Finals, based on who wins Phase 1.
o Phase 1 (Group 1&2)
 (Fixture A) Provincial Winner v Round 2 team
 (Fixture B) Provincial Winner v Round 2 team
o Phase 2 (Group 1&2)
 Phase 1 winner A v Phase 1 Winner B
 Phase 1 Loser A v Phase 1 Loser B
o Phase 3 (Group 1&2)
 Phase 1 winner A v Phase 1 Loser B
 Phase 1 winner B v Phase 1 Loser A
• 2020/2021 All-Ireland Club Semi-Finals to be played in Dec 2020 with the finals in January 2021
In accordance with Rule 3.5 & 3.6 Rule of Specification T.O Part 2 2019, An Lár Choiste Cheannais na gComórtaisí got permission for the following rounds of competitions to be ‘Winner on the Day’;
• All-Ireland Hurling: Replays of Quarterfinals and Semi-Finals
• All-Ireland Senior Football (Tier 1): Replays Semi-Finals
• All-Ireland Senior Football (Tier 2): Round 1, Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals as well as the replay of the Final
• Christy Ring & Nickey Rackard: Semi-Finals, Relegations Play-offs and Replay of Finals
• Lory Meagher: Replay of Final
• Inter-County Under 20 Football and Hurling Championships: Replay of Finals
• Minor (U17): Replay of All-Ireland Finals
• All-Ireland Club Championship: Replay of Semi-Finals & Finals

Also, please note the following changes to the 2020 Match Regulations;
• 2.6 Maor Fóirne must wear the Official Coloured Bib
• 2.6 Maor Fóirne must be either a Selector or Coach
• 2.8 Selectors/Coaches cannot act as a medic person, without advance approval from the Committee in Charge.
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce must wear the official bibs (Football: Purple or Green | Hurling: Brown or Lilac)
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce cannot be Official team personnel (Selectors/Coaches)
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce: In the event that an injured player or a member of the extended panel act as a Maoir Uisce, any breach of rule, shall be considered as a Misconduct at Games by Team Officials infraction.
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce are not permitted to have/use Communications devices i.e. walkie talkies