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.