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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 25/04/2022

Seniors Men: Best wishes to our senior men as they play their first game in the Loughman Sports Senior League.  We are hosting Carrickmacross on Friday night, 29th April, at 8.00pm. Please come out and support the lads.

Our reserves travelled to Killanny last week with an understrength team.  Despite a good showing from the team, unfortunately Killanny were just that bit too strong in the end. Despite the result we are still in a good position midway through the league. Next we face Magheracloone on Wednesday 4th May at 7:45pm in Magheracloone.

Our second reserves hosted Latton on Friday night past at St. Mary’s Park.  Despite being a bit understrength we were on top from the beginning.  The mix of young and old seems to be working well with this team and they remain unbeaten as we approach the halfway point of the league.  Well done lads.

Senior Ladies: The Senior ladies hosted Tyholland on Sunday the 24th of April as the Tyholland pitch is undergoing remedial works. The girls put in a strong performance with all 20 players togged out, showing well and the Faughs ladies securing the two points. They played some brilliant football as the went on to put up a good score against a good footballing side.

The ladies would like to thank the senior men and u17 boys teams and managements who facilitated them squeezing the game into a very busy pitch schedule

The girls are due to play Donaghmoyne B this weekend with the game provisionally scheduled for 6pm at The Faughs pitch but this may be subject to change so please check for up to date details closer to the time.

U19’s: Faugh’s v Óglaigh Naomh Buachin Corduff on Sunday 1st May at 2pm.

U18’s: Faugh’s v O’Neill Shamrocks away on Thursday 5th May at 7pm.

U16’s: Faugh’s v Scotstown at St. Mary’s Park on Monday 2nd May at 6:45pm.

U15’s: After 2 good wins, the 1st team suffered defeat away to the Harps on Thursday last. After a close opening quarter, the Harps slowly built a lead before a goal before half time give them a lead they never looked like losing. In credit to the Blayney team, they battled to the end and will come back stronger. They play Scotstown at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney on Thursday 28th April at 7.30pm.

The 2nd team continues their good run of form with a narrow 2pt win over a good Aughnamullen team in Blayney on Friday last. The game swung both ways throughout before some very good defending allowed Blayney get two late points to seal the win. They travel to Donaghmoyne this Friday 29th April at 7:30pm.

The 3rd team played Truagh second team on Sunday morning last and despite been short on numbers they played some brillant football to lead at half time. However, Truagh introduced some fresh legs in second half and it told as Blayney had to play a spell a man down and Truagh pulled ahead to win by 1point. However the young players involved in this team where very unlucky on the day. They play Harps 2nd team this Wednesday.

U13’s: Faugh’s v Carrick at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney on Friday 29th April at 6:30pm.

Faugh’s v Inniskeen in Inniskeen on Sunday 1st May at 11am.

U12’s: The A team played a home game against Corduff in their first Spring League game of the season. With Corduff playing some nice football in the first quater, Blayney settled into the game and came away with a win. This was a brilliant team performance by all the girls in the panel. The girls now look forward to playing an away game to Inniskeen this week. The Development team were due to play Maghercloone but unfortunately this game had to be cancelled. The Development team are due to play at home to Killanny this week.

Breakfast Morning: Breakfast morning on this coming Saturday morning, 30th April 9am – 1pm, 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.

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: 14, 23, 24, and 26. Next week’s jackpot is €1,200. Lucky dip winners are: Sean McCooey, Tommy Myles, Clare McElroy and Fainche Hanratty. 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 was launched last Friday, thank you to all who attended. You can now book your team in now for either the 19th or 20th of May. To book call Darren McQuillan, Concra Wood Golf Course, Castleblayney. The winning team will be receiving the Maurice Hanratty Cup. Teams €240, tee sponsorship €100, Green sponsorship €50. Contact any committee member for details.

Congratulations: To Mark McMahon and Sarah Kavanagh on their marriage last week.

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.