Castleblayney Faughs Club Notes 29/5/24

Senior Men: Our seniors were out on Saturday 25th in Round 5 of the Intermediate Football League. We didn’t have to travel far because we stayed in the parish to play our closest neighbours, Blackhill GFC. One might have thought the Castleblayney Show was on a bit earlier this year as the cars along the road were nearly backed up to the by-pass bridge. But no, it was a meeting of two local clubs. We started off good, opening up with a 3-point lead but as the game went on and the few frees Blackhill converted by the 23rd min of the first half, it was a draw – 4 points each. Going in at half time we led by 2 points – Faughs 0-06 Blackhill 0-04. Coming out for the second half we pulled away, by the 42nd minute we were up 0-09 to 0-04. Just before the final whistle we scored our 10th point as Blackhill were slowly creeping up, but their inaccuracy to score kept us with a two-point lead as the ref blew it up on the 65th minute. Points on the board. Full-Time score: Castleblayney Faughs 0-10 Blackhill 0-08.  

Fixtures for the coming week:

Maurice Hanratty Memorial Golf Competition Launched: Members of the Hanratty family and Castleblayney Faughs GFC Executive members formally launched the annual Maurice Hanratty Open Golf Competition recently.

Organised on an annual basis in conjunction with Castleblayney Golf Club at Concra Wood and as a fundraising initiative on behalf of Castleblayney Faughs development projects at St. Mary’s Park, this very popular event expects to once again attract entrants from throughout the county, the country and beyond.

The winner will be presented with the Maurice Hanratty Memorial Cup and an impressive array of prizes including a prize for the best score returned by a non-island of Ireland entrant will be presented at the presentation event on June 7th at Concra Wood.

This year’s event to take place on June 7th is generously sponsored by Thomas O’Neill and SFS (Steel Form Sections) Castleblayney and the Hanratty Family. It is also supported by on course sponsors. The list of sponsors will be displayed on the day at Concra Wood and permanently on display at St. Mary’s Park.

As an open counting competition, the event has already attracted a significant number of entrants. The entry fee is €25 for Castleblayney Golf Club members and €50 for members from other clubs. On-course sponsorship will cost €100.

Tee times can be reserved on or by calling the office at Concra on 0429749485. Any member of the Castleblayney Faughs Executive will be happy to facilitate donations for on course sponsorship.

Lotto: Results Coming Soon – Lotto boxes are placed outside SuperValu, Post Office,­ Coyle’s Pharmacy, Watters Londis or play lotto on-line: Play Here

Sympathy: Sympathy to Martin Brady on the death of his uncle Fr. Jim Brady

To Tawnie Swift on the death of her son Mark Swift.

To the Connell Family on the death of their father Tom Connell.

Congratulations: Congratulations to Francis and Sarah Moore on the birth of their son Harry.

Faughs Summer Camp Coaches:

Can the parents of any 16–18-year-olds interested in coaching at this year’s Faughs camp in August please contact 085-7179130 re Garda vetting requirements.

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

For More info: Call/Text 087 6290 806

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: 087 918 6640

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.

Castleblayney Faughs Club Notes 29/5/24
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