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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 25/07/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men met Carrickmacross in Inniskeen in the league relegation decider, with the loser facing a relegation playoff come the end of the championship.  Despite a poor league many were confident we could get a result.  In a nervy opening we went into a 3 points to 1 lead only for Carrick to strike back and go into a 3 point lead 1-03 to 0-03.  The tension continued throughout the first half and despite have the majority of possession we went in 2 points down at half time 0-05 to 1-04. With a couple of substitutions we started the 2nd half the strongest and Mark Kelly grabbed the all important goal 10 mins in.  We went ahead only for Carrick to hit back, but in a rousing finish we got ahead by a couple of points and finished out the game on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-09. 

A good result and means we go into the first match of the championship, a home game with Inniskeen weekend after next, with renewed hope and expectation.

Best wishes to our C men as they take on Tyholland in the FRC McKeown Cup this coming Friday in Cremartin, throw-in 7.30.

Seniors Ladies: The Faughs Ladies travelled to Latton on Sunday to take on Kileevan in the Division 3 League Final. The game proved to be a very tight defensive game with neither team managing to get a grip on the match. Scores were at a premium throughout and the teams came in for half time level at 1.3 for The Faughs to 6 points for Kileevan. 11 minutes were added on to the first half following a series of injuries in particular to Gràinne Tibby who suffered a broken collarbone after only 5 minutes of the game. The club wish her a speedy recovery. The second half didn’t open much more but the Blayney girls just about held their nerve to pull off a one point victory on a very low score of 1.7 to 1.6. Team captain Arlene Leonard collected the Faugh’s Club’s very first Adult Ladies title after a losing streak of 4 finals. Midfielder and County Minor panellist Grace Hanratty was deservedly named Player of the Match after a display in which no blade of grass was left untouched. However, it was very much a panel performance with every panellist contributing to a victory which was hard earned against a very strong Kileevan team who were unlucky to come away empty handed. The ladies will now knuckle back down to begin preparations  for what promises to be a very tough Championship campaign with a very strong group of teams.

U15’s: Best wishes to the U15’s playing finals this wekk. U15 Division 1 final Thursday in Drumhowan at 7.30pm. U15 Div 5 shield final Friday at 6pm in Blackhill.

U12’s: U12 girls: Our division 1 girls narrowly lost to Maghercloone in a tight game. Next up is O’Neill Shamrocks, date and time to be confirmed.

Our division 3 team had a super win against Donaghmoyne. Next up is Inniskeen on Friday the 29th at 6:15pm.

U11’s: The u11’s had a superb day of football at the John Treanor memorial tournament in Truagh on Saturday. The boys played excellent football to top their group but fell short at the cup quarter final stages to a strong Middletown outfit. A huge thank you to the Truagh club for the invitation and their fantastic hospitality.

U10’s: Great display of skills by all our under 10 girls who took part in the Aghabog gogames blitz on Saturday 23rd. The girls have come on superbly this year and constantly improving with each blitz they attend. Training continues every Monday evening at 6pm, see you all there.

U9’s: Great display of skills by all our under 9 boys who took part in our home gogames blitz on Saturday 23rd. The boys played brilliantly and showed some excellent skills. Training continues every Thursday evening at 6pm, and Saturday morning at 9.30am see you all there.

U8’s: The u8 Girls team played in a blitz in Aghabog on Sat morning where they had great fun. They continue to improve from week to week. Training continues on Mondays at 6pm. All new players welcome.

Juveniles: U6 and u7 training continues in St Mary’s Park every Thursdsy from 6.00-7.00pm

New members very welcome. Contact Ray Mcardle on 0871383603 for further information.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: The McMahons Supervalu Faugh’s Summer Camp is fast approaching, Wednesday Aug 10th to Friday Aug 12th.

3 Days of FUN & GAMES 🤩

Registration is even easier this year, Online: https://www.castleblayneyfaughs.com/summercamp Instore:

McMahons Supervalu, leave for Melissa’s attention. Registration evening: Thursday 4th August, 6.30-7.30pm

This years promises to be the best yet! – Places fill up fast, so get registering‼️

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.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €2300 wasn’t won, the numbers were 01, 03, 08 and 11. Next week’s jackpot is €2400, the 4 lucky dips are Darren McQuillan, Assumpta Connolly, James Martin and Dympna McDonald.

Bingo: Bingo continues every Wednesday night at Our Lady’s Concert Hall, jackpot is €2200, winner takes all played at game 8 and double your money at game 10 and high low game played after game 8. Lots of chances to win lots of money.

Music Festival: This weekend we are holding our second Castleblayney Music Festival at the club grounds, building on an incredible inaugural festival last year, we anticipate bigger crowds, better craic and even more dancing. We have a star-studded line up with the headline acts: The Whistlin’ Donkeys, Nathan Carter, Mike Denver who will be supported by several other bands across the weekend such as, Eamon Toal and the Urge, Ben Reel Johnny Brady, and John Glenn. The doors open each day Friday to Sunday at 6pm with music starting at 7pm. We would love to see all the music fans show up and enjoy what we know will be a great weekend of entertainment and also to see the support of our ever-loyal Faugh’s supporters.

Music Festival: As the Festival is nearly upon us. Lots of help required with the Bars, BBQ, shop, Tickets stewarding, please let Ray know if your available to help at the Bar, Darren the BBQ, Claire the shop, Martin Carville stewarding and Philip the tickets.

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.