Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 23/05/2022

Seniors Men: Our seniors faced Latton at home at the weekend with a disappointing result for the lads, 0-12 to 2-15. Robbie Hanratty worked hard scoring the most points on the Faugh’s side. Hard luck lads. The next game is Friday 27th May at 8pm against Clontribret in Clontibret. Get out and cheer the team on!

Our Reserves hosted Aughnamullen in the league on Wednesday past.  This was the return leg after we had got the two points when we visited them earlier in the season.  It was score for score until the 22nd minute when the visitors got the a goal, but the lads kept plugging away to go in at halftime two points down, 0-06 to 1-05.

It was nip and tuck for all of the second half with score for score and neither team really taking control.  At the finish the goal made the difference with the visitors coming out on top 1-09 to 0-10.  Next up we are in O’Duffy Cup championship action as we entertain Latton to St. Mary’s Park this coming Wednesday the 25th, throw-in 7.45.

Senior Ladies: The Faughs Senior ladies had no game this weekend as the Ulster LGFA council made the unusual decision to cancel all games in the province due to the Ulster Final being on. Fixtures have not yet been confirmed for next week.

U16’s: U16 girls had a great performance tonight away to  Tyholland In a tightly fought game. 2 quick fired goals saw Blayney off to a great start and from there to half time an evenly fought game saw Blayney up by 6 points at half time.  Tyholland started the second half stronger and took some great scores.  Blayney rallied well and battled hard to keep pressure on.  At the end of the game the Blayney girls won by 8 points.  Another fantastic performance and a team definitely well worth coming out to see play.  Well done all involved.  Training continues as a group Friday evenings 6-7pm on the main pitch.

U15’s: Only one fixture last week where the 3rd team travelled to Corduff to take on their 2nd team. The first half started in a biblical rain shower that allowed the more physical home team to build up a lead by half time. In the second half the young Faughs team battled back into the game and adjusted to the conditions but fell short in the end.

Fixtures this week see the 3rd team host Aughnamullen at 7pm on Wednesday and the 2nd team travel to Scotstown on Friday at 7.30. Good luck to both teams in last games for number of weeks before the exam break.

U10’s: Well done to all the under 10 girls on Saturday morning as the faughs hosted their gogames blitz, brilliant effort by all and some great skills on display. Everyone had a super time and are improving constantly on their game. Plenty more to come over the next few months. Thank you to all the u10 coaches and referees for their continued hard work.

U8’s: We hosted an u8 Blitz on Sat morning. Scotstown, Monaghan Harps and O’Neill Shamrocks provided the opposition. Some of the girls were making their Faughs debut and a great morning was had by all. Thanks also to our 5 young referees.

U7’s: Our u7 had their second go games blitz Saturday last in Clontibret. Our young stars put in a fantastic display of skill and a great days fun was had by everyone. Training for our u7 continues this Thursday at 6.00 in St. Mary’s park. New players very welcome.

U9’s: Kilmacud Blitz took place today (Sunday) in UCD campus, Dublin. We had 2teams taking part playing 4 games each against teams from Kilmacrud, Dublin’s, Austin Stack’s Kerry, St John’s Belfast, Fingallian Dublin. Kathleen.

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

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: 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 St. Mary’s Park main field.

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 7-8pm 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: and we encourage you to sign up this way.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 03, 17, 22, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €1,500. Lucky dip winners are: Fintan O’Reilly, Caroline Fox, Bridie Bishop, Magella Duffy. 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.

Golf Classic: The club would like to thank all our sponsors of the golf classic, the teams that took part, the concra wood Golf course and a its staff, to the view restaurant for the fabulous food, to the hanratty family for the presentation of the Maurice Hanratty Cup and to Nudie Hughes for a his help with the classic, it was a great success for the club and we loom forward to bigger and better next year.

The winners of the Ladies section was GD Ceilings team, captained by Alice Duffy, and a the winners of the men’s team was Nudie Hughes team,  captained by Nudie Hughes.  The other prizes were distributed on the night.

Spraoí Scór: is taking place on 10th June  for primary school children in the following Competitions. Rince Foirne and Rince Seit, Solo Singing, Recitation, Group Music, Nuachleas, Ballad Singing.  Closing date is 20th May.  If your child is interested please text Clare on 0860702195.

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:

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.

Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 23/05/2022
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