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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 04/07/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men travelled to take on Ballybay in the penultimate game of the league.  Although we will be a relegation group to see who plays in a relegation playoff match later in the season, we had hopes of getting some league points.  We started of well despite some positional changes and in a decent first half we initially went 0-03 to no score but Ballybay rallied and we went in all square 0-07 to 1-04 courtesy of a penalty converted by Marty.  In the second half Ballybay scored a quick 1-03 before we got our first score of the half.  We were playing catchup after that but unfortunately couldn’t pull the score back.  Final score Ballybay 1-14 Faughs 1-06.

Next up we have an away game against fellow strugglers Aughnamullen this coming Friday night.

On Sunday past our C men took on Scotstown in the FRC McKeown Cup semifinal with a chance to meet Tyholland in the final.  In a fairly even match we raced into a 0-06 to 0-01 but with the help of a goal Scotstown went in at half-time only a point down 0-07 to 1-03.

Scotstown came out stronger in the second half and despite some resolute defending they went two points up midway through the half.  Like the last round in this championship the lads stuck to their task and didn’t give up and in a rousing comeback won the match by a single point,  Faughs 0-12, Scotstown 1-08.

The lads now meet Tyholland this week in the league semifinal before they meet again in the championship final at the end of July.

Seniors Ladies: The Faugh’s Reserves made the short journey out to Blackhill on Sunday for their Reserve Final against St Bridget’s.  It as a game that when the Faugh’s Ladies reflect upon it will be with a sense of regret as they never got going against a very good Bridget’s team. The girls went in at half time 6 points down after playing with the wind. However, to their credit they never gave up and battled right to the end. Chances came a plenty but unfortunately on the day the Faugh’s girls were unable to avail of enough of them. The girls never lacked for effort and gave it their all throughout.

U16’s: The girls played away to Latton on Monday evening. A competitive start with scores exchanging between both teams. The Blayney girls then started to pull away before halftime.  The second half saw Blayney out of the blocks much quicker with some very well taken scores from numerous players.  At the full time whistle the score line had the Blayney girls as comfortable winners.   Next match is a home semi final against Aughnamullen Monday 18th.  Training continues as a group Friday evening at 6pm.

U15’s: All 3 U15 teams returned to action last week after a long break for exams.

The 1st team are in the league cup round robin stages and had their opening match where they travelled to Carrick on Thursday last. In a very tight first half, Blayney struggled to get the scores their possession merited and they went in behind at the break. But the players stuck to their task and despite falling further behind to a Carrick goal, they eventually got a much needed goal and built a lead in the closing stages to get a hard earned 2points onboard. They host Clontibret this Thursday evening at home at 8pm.

The 2nd team travelled away to Aughnamullen and in a game played in very wet conditions they battled hard to get a 1poing victory. They played some great football across the game but didn’t take the chances they created and had to defend solidly to get the win. They host Donaghmoyne this Friday evening at 7.30 in Blayney.

The 3rd team travelled to Truagh on Wednesday last, missing a number of players to holidays and fielding with no subs, they ran out losers to the hosts but not without a battle where the young team played gamely to the end and took some great scores with both teams playing very open and attacking football that was very enjoyable to watch. They host Monaghan Harps this Wednesday at 7.30.

U13’s: Our first team took on a strong Magheracloone team on Sunday past in the league semifinal.  Despite a skillful and attacking display Magheracloone were just that bit too strong for the lads.  The team can now concentrate on getting ready for the championship.

The u13 development team took on a strong Scotstown team on Sunday past in the league semifinal.  In a great match full of well worked scores and solid defending we got the better of our visitors and sees us through to the league final.  We’ll done lads!

Juveniles: U6 and U7 training continues in St Mary’s park Thursday evening. U6 6.00pm to 6.50pm and u7 runs from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

New players are very welcome.

Contact Ray Mcardle on 0871383603.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.

Muckno Mania: The club will be  running a sports days next Saturday 9th July as part of the Muckno mania festival from 3-5pm with fun activities for all the family.

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.

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.

Help needed: With the Music festival only weeks away, the club is looking for volunteers for bar work, stewarding, carparking, and BBQ. Please contact the Facebook page or any committee member if you can lend a few hours. Music Festival which runs from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July please contact any committee member.  This year we expect a bumper crowd so all help will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 05, 16, 23, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €2,000. The €25 Lucky dip winners are: Geraldine Cumiskey, Sarah Burns, Kathleen Maguire, Martin Morgan. 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.

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.