Seniors: Well done to our senior men who recently won the Mullaghbawn 7’s competition. Special mention to Brendan McElroy who was deservedly awarded Player of the Tournament
Juveniles: Training has started back for all juveniles this week and next week. New players are always very welcome to join us at any age grade. Please contact Ray McArdle on 087 138 3603 is you have any questions.
U6: Training starts Thursday 23rd February at 5:15-6:15pm at Castleblayney College Gym.
U7 Boys: Training starts Thursday 23rd February at 5:15-6:15pm at Castleblayney College Gym.
U8 Girls: Training starts Monday 27th February at 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
U9 Boys: Training starts Thursday 23rd February at 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
U10 Girls: Training starts Monday 27th February at 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
U11 Boys: Training starts Thursday 23rd February at 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
U12 Girls: Training started Monday 20th February at 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
Dinner Dance: Faugh’s Dinner Dance with presentation to our 2022 Ladies Champions will take place on Friday 3rd of March at 7:30pm in The Glencarn Hotel. A Club night of good food, music and company.
Tickets available from: Supervalu, Melissa (087) 7617216 Any member of the Ladies Squad Tom (087) 6290806 / Darren (086) 384 4055 or Keith (086) 822 5982 Also online at www.IontasCastleblayney.ie
Good luck: Best wishes to all the county teams playing in the next few weeks, especially our club players representing their county.
Registration: Club registration is now open You must register online at: www.foireann.ie
All players need to be registered otherwise they will not be insured (for both training and matches). Registration nights take place on Thursday 2nd March 6.30-8.30pm and Friday 10th March 7.00-8.00pm at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney A75 A034.
Membership rates: Players: Adult €100 includes gym use; Student €60 includes gym use; or Cairde €300 this includes player and family membership for the year. Non players: Adult full €50. Juvenile and family: 1 adult and 1 child €40; 1 adult and 2 children €70; or Family €100. Please note all children must have an adult sign up this year. For any enquiries please contact the club treasurer on (087) 918 6640.
Fitness: The walking track is open every evening and fully lit from dusk until 9pm. No dogs allowed.
Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €5,200 wasn’t won, the numbers were 12, 15, 16, and 28. Next week’s jackpot is €5,300. The 4 lucky dips are Tara McHugh, Francis McGuigan, Theresa Duffy, and Caroline McDonagh.
Bingo: Bingo continues each Wednesday at 8pm at Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall. Great prizes. Parking at Iontas. See you there.
Culture: Scór time again. We have our team from last year but if any 2nd level student interested in joining at practices, text Clare on 0860702195.
Culture: Anyone interested in singing National Anthem before matches contact 0860792195. A big thank you to our MCs and singers throughout 2022.
Culture: A big thank you to all the children who wrote news as Gaeilge. You were all brilliant. Any students interested in writing a few sentences in Irish weekly for club notes contact Clare on 0860702195.
Advertising: There are a number of slots still available for signage around the field. Thank you so all our new sponsors for taking up signage at the pitch, they looked great on BBC and RTÉ during the recent televised game. For further information please contact 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. Thank you.
Referees: There are severe shortage of referees within Monaghan. A good supply of referees in needed to ensure the smooth running of our games. Anyone interested in refereeing to contact any coach or committee member. Thank you.
Congratulations: To Barney (Brian) McDonald on winning the Monaghan GAA Hall of Fame award.
Halla Laochra CLG Mhuineacháin – Barney (Brian) McDonald
Deireadh seachtaine speisialta a bhí ann an tseachtain seo caite do chlub Bhaile na Lorgan Faughs agus do mo Dhaideo, Barney McDonald, a ainmníodh mar bhall de Halla Laochra CLG Mhuineacháin ag oíche na ngradam bliantúil in Óstán Four Seasons i Muineachán.
Tar éis bronnadh na ngradam do na himreoirí agus na réiteoirí is fearr, ba iad buaiteoirí Hall of Fame an chéad ghrúpa eile ar an stáitse agus fuair Barney a ghradam ó chathaoirleach Bhord Chontae Mhuineacháin Declan Flanagan sular cuireadh Gráinne McElwain ó Sky Sports agus Cumann an Bhoth faoi agallamh.
Rinne Grainne cur síos ar éachtaí Barney ag imirt do Mhuineachán (peil agus iománaíocht) agus freisin ar a stair le Faughs nuair a bhuaigh sé 9 gcraobh shinsir peile (SFC) agus d’imir sé in 14 cluiche ceannais SFC. Phléigh Gráinne agus Daideo a laethanta tosaigh ag imirt peile ar na coimín agus i bpáirc Barney i mBaile na Lorgan agus chomh maith leis sin mar a d’imir sé peil i ngairdín Gerry Fitzpatrick agus é ina pháiste. Rinne Daideo cur síos ansin ar a chuimhní cinn ó chluichí áirithe agus ar na himreoirí ab fhearr a d’imir sé leo agus ina gcoinne. Chríochnaigh an t-agallamh le roinnt comhairle ó Dhaideo d’imreoirí óga atá ag iarraidh rath a bhaint amach sa chlub agus sa chontae.
Bhí mo dheartháir Dáire (Faughs faoi11) agus mise (Faughs faoi12) an-bhródúil as Daideo agus thug sé spreagadh dúinn agus muid ag cur tús lenár séasúr 2023.
Comhghairdeas le Daideo Barney agus comhghairdeas freisin leis na buaiteoirí eile ar an oíche lena n-áirítear iad seo a leanas ó Bhaile na Lorgan nó na ceantair máguaird: Raymond Malone (Gradam Réiteoir Idirmheánach), Brain McGuigan (Gradam Imreoir Contae ar scor), David Sheedy (Gradam an Réiteoir Sóisearach), Rioghnadh Duffy ( Gradam Imreoir Camógaíochta na bliana) agus baill fhoireann iomána Sóisear na hÉireann a bhuaigh ó 1997.