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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.

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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.