Seniors Men: Our seniors start the 2022 championship campaign with a home game in the round robin league against Inniskeen this Saturday evening, throw-in 7.00.
Best wishes to all our teams as they begin their championship campaigns in the coming weeks.
Our Reserve men took on Tyholland in the FRC McKeown Cup Final in Cremartin on Friday evening past. We controlled much of the first half and deservedly went in at half time 2-06 to 1-04 up, with Conor Ruddy showing well on the scoreboard. The second half started well, but when we went down to 14 men the game changed. Tyholland took control and despite some fierce defending they clawed their way back into the game and went into the lead for the first time in the 31st minute of the second half. It wasn’t to be for us and the game finished Castleblayney 2-10, Tyholland 2-11. Congratulations to Tyholland.
Despite the defeat this young team can take a lot of positives from their performances throughout the season and will stand to them in the coming years as they progress through the senior ranks.
Starting 15: Paraic McBennett, Ultan McMahon, Ultan Brady, Cillian Hanratty, Calum Campbell, Mark McMahon(captain), Mark Hughes, Ben Mallon, Declan Hughes, Conor Ruddy, Thomas Hughes, Kealan McMahon, Odhran McArdle, Niall Rice, Johnny Murtagh.
U15’s: Our Div1 team had a great win in the League final on Thursday last against a very determined Clontibret team. Played in great conditions in Drumhowan, the Faughs side overcame a very slow start and found themselves behind for most of the first quarter. They gradually took control as the half wore on and held a narrow lead at the interval. The second half say Clontibret once again start well but they found themselves reduced to 14 early on and this allowed Blayney take control once again. A goal midway through the half day Blayney take control that they held to the end and John Flanagan accepted the cup on behalf of the team and mgt in front of a large Blayney support.
On the Friday it was the turn of the 3rd team who played Aughnamullen in their shield final. Blayney started very well, playing some lovely football and held the lead at half time despite a strong Aughnamullen comeback. The second half was nip and took with a heavy shower making playing conditions tough. As the game entered the closing stages, Aughnamullen used their bench well to take control and went ahead for the first time as the game entered the final stages. They secured a 4pt win with a goal as the whistle went. This was hard luck on a very young Blayney team who have improved with each game this year and they will look forward to their championship in the coming weeks. Good luck to all the players who will all be involved with the 2nd team in their final this Friday V Clontibret.
U7’s: Well done to our u7 boys teams who put on a great display of skill on Saturday morning in Innisken. These young lads are making great progress every week.
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.
Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €2300 wasn’t won, the numbers were 08, 16, 21 and 24. Next week’s jackpot is €2,400. The 4 lucky dips are Benny Bolger, Helen Mallon, Linda McCahey and Mary Bannigan.
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.
Condolences: We extend our sympathy to Keith Hill and family on the death of his grandmother Jean Whyte RIP.
Music Festival: What a fantastic weekend we had here at Castleblayney Music and Country Festival, we cannot thank each and every one of you enough for coming out in huge numbers to enjoy the festival. We sincerely thank all the organisers and the volunteers throughout the weekend, you all have done amazing work and made it all possible. Don’t forget, we will be back next year August 4th, 5th and 6th; so, put the date in your diary! We are very excited already to come back bigger and better again.
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.