Castleblayney Faughs Club Notes 27/3/24

Congratulations: Massive Congratulations to Our Lady’s Secondary School on winning The All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior Final, what a result! Well done to Eddie Kelly & his backroom team, hard work pays off. Last but not least, Congratulations to our own players, Joint Caption & Player of the Match Hazel Hughes, Niamh Kelly, Edel Murphy, Annie Carroll, Lucy Carey & Aimee Donnelly. You have done the club proud!

Minor Boys: Our Minor league resumes on Tuesday 2nd April at 7pm in St Marys Park v Carrickmacross, there will be Minor league games every Tuesday night for the next number of weeks home and away. We wish the boys well on the year ahead. Admission €5

Monaghan U20: On Wednesday 3rd of April, St Marys Park plays host to another round of the Ulster U20 Championship. Monaghan v Derry. A good crowd is expected for a 7.30pm throw in. All help is welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt: Come join us at St. Mary’s Park, Sat 30th of March at 2:00pm for a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt! Bring your family and friends for a day of excitement as you search for hidden eggs around our beautiful grounds. Get ready to hop, skip, and jump your way to sweet treats and prizes. Don’t forget to bring a basket to collect your eggs! This event is perfect for kids of all ages, so come along and enjoy the Easter festivities with us. See you there!

This is a ticketed event (Free). So sign up and download your ticket here:

Breakfast Morning: Club Breakfast Morning takes place on Sunday, 7th April, in Iontas. All proceeds go towards the Senior Men and Senior Women’s teams. Come along and fill up on a good fry before Monaghan v Cavan in the first round of the Ulster Championship in Clones.

Field Development: As construction continues on our new floodlighting system on our new pitches we ask all coaches and players to be mindful of the plant and machinery on site, please refrain from climbing or interfering with any site machinery or materials.

A request is going out to ask coaches and parents to refrain from driving onto the walking track adjacent to the new field. There is a barrier that is continuously being removed, this is a hazard for children and also a viewing restriction for patrons when matches are on.

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Thank you to all who supported our recent Seachtain na Gaeilge event sponsored by Monaghan County Council. The bingo as Gaeilge was enjoyed by adults and children.

Scór: Thanks to Aoife McCooey for representing the club at Scór Sinsir last Friday in Emyvale singing a beautiful rendition of Grace.

Well done to our Scór Sinsir Quiz team of Barney, Vincent and Bernard McDonald & Liam McElroy. Thanks to Cremartin GFC for hosting event and for refreshments.

  •  For the Monaghan V Mayo programme, we were asked to provide information on the history of Scór in Blayney. So interesting to read the names of participants.

In 1971 two years after the origin of Scór Castleblayney Faughs won the County title in Motion Speaking.  The following year their motion speaker winner Páraic Duffy (Former Ard Stiúrthóir) won the County & Ulster title to make it to the All-Ireland. 

The same year they won the County Céilí title & through the seventies the club danced its way winning 5  Céilí  and 5 Set Dancing County titles.

The first set dancing team to compete in Scór were Eamon O’Reilly, Paddy Carragher, Steven Sewell, Terry Connolly, Anna Sheridan, Maura O’ Reilly, Maria Hughes & Margaret Gillen.

Blayney also entered Scór na nÓg taking county titles in 1976 & 1977 in Céilí Dancing & Ballad Group.  The Ballad Group who reached the All-Ireland were Maria Toal, Mark Giblin, Kathy Giblin, Josephine Connell & Fintan O’Reilly.

As the 70s moved into the 80s  Blayney continued to enter competitions winning county titles in Solo Singing, Recitation, Céilí & Set Dancing, Question Time, Instrumental Music and Novelty Act.

After winning the Scór club award in 1985, the following year a young Castleblayney Ballad Group sang its way to the All-Ireland Final in Salthill. While they didn’t win it was a good dress rehearsal because just two years later they won the All-Ireland in St. Enda’s in Omagh.  The 1988 group under musical director Colette Gallen who composed the song Fág an Bealach, were Margaret Gallen, Michelle McQuillan, Denise Murphy, Martin Gallen & Helena Carragher.

Two years later the Ballad Group won the All-Ireland again in Gaiety Theatre with Andrea Gallen taking the place of her older sister Margaret.

Since those successful years Blayney have continued to enter Scór annually but with limited success.

 Hopefully in the years to come we can nurture the talent and be successful again.    

If anyone is interested in promoting or entering Junior or Senior Scór contact Clare on 086 070 2195 or any committee member.

Mini Faughs: Fun & Games Training every Thursday 5.45pm – 6.30pm in Castleblayney College.

For More info: Call/Text 087 6290 806

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €10,700 wasn’t won, the numbers were 06, 12, 20 and 28. Next week’s Jackpot will be €10,800. The 4 lucky dips are Geraldine Quealey, Declan Flanagan (uPVC), Kathrina Duffy and Vincent McDonald. Lotto boxes in SuperValu, Post Office,­ Coyle’s Pharmacy, Watters Londis or play lotto on-line:

Bingo: Faughs Bingo on every Wednesday at 8pm in Our Lady’s Concert Hall.  Over €3500 in prize money to be won on the night.

Advertising: Anyone interested in promoting their company or business, speak to anyone on the finance committee about erecting a 16ft x 4ft sign around the perimeter of St Mary’s Park.

Club Membership: Player rates, Juvenile/Family and Non-Player rates – Contact club treasurer: 0879186640

Music Festival: Castleblayney Music Festival is going to be back for its 4th year from August 1st to 4th, 2024. Keep an eye out for the line-up and other news

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Castleblayney Faughs Club Notes 27/3/24
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