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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 28/03/2022

Fixtures Seniors: Faugh’s v Inniskeen at St. Mary’s Parks, Castleblayney, on Friday 2nd April at 6:30pm in the Reserve Football League Division 1B Platinum Tanks Round 3.

Fixtures Seniors: Faugh’s v Carrick at Carrickmacross Emmets, on Sunday 3rd April at 2pm in the Reserve Football League Division 3, Platinum Tanks Round 3.

Fixtures U17’s: Faugh’s v Carrick at Carrickmacross Emmets on Sunday 3rd April at 11:30am in the U17 Spring League Competition Group C, Round 1.

Fixtures U17’s: Faugh’s v Scotstown at St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney, on Tuesday 5th April at 7pm in the U17 Spring League Competition Group E, Round 1.

Fixtures U13’s: Faugh’s v Donaghmoyne in Donaghmoyne on Saturday 2nd April at 12 noon, in the Spring League Competition, Group D, Bogues Foodhall Monaghan, Round 2.

Fixtures U13’s: Faugh’s v Donaghmoyne in Donaghmoyne on Saturday 2nd April at 1:15pm, in the Spring League Competition, Group J, Bogues Foodhall Monaghan, Round 2.

Analysis Faugh’s Seniors v Ballybay: The RFL 1B League continued on Friday evening past when we hosted Ballybay. Conall McHugh got the first point in the sixth minute and with a raft of points from the team and goals from David Irwin and Odhran McArdle we were well up at half time, score 2-07 to 0-4. Although not as I tense as the first half the team kept up the pressure in the second half with Connor Ruddy raising the green flag in the 46th minute. Final score Faugh’s 3-11, Ballybay 0-07. Another good performance, let’s hope we can take that into the next game.

Analysis Faugh’s U16 v Magheracloone: The U16 girls had their first game of the league at home to Magheracloone. A good performance by our young team in the first half. Magheracloone however were stronger in the second half and took the points. Plenty of positives to take from the game though. Next game April 11th with details to follow.

Analysis Faugh’s U13’s v Aughnamullen: The U13’s started their Spring League campaign on Saturday past with 2 matches against Aughnamullen. Despite the warm conditions both our teams put in a great shift and were convincing winners over our visitors. There were some fantastic passages of play and the hard work on the training pitch and was very evident throughout the match.

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: 02, 19, 27, 30. The four €25 lucky dip winners are: D. Duffy, Aine Lambe, Nicola McCooey, Magella Duffy. Next week’s jackpot is €8,500. 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 €1350 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 Faugh’s Golf Classic will take place on Friday 20th May, at Concra Wood golf course, the Maurice Hanratty Cup will be up for grabs for the winning team. The club is looking to form a committee to help organise this event, anyone interested please make yourself known to any committee member.

Congratulations: A massive congratulations to the men’s senior County team on retaining Division 1 status with a superb win over Dublin in Clones.

Congratulations:  To our county minors on a very impressive win v Armagh at the weekend, special well done to the Faugh’s representatives on the team.

Congratulations: To Hazel Hughes & her team mates on the Ireland Cross Country team who came 3rd in the international school’s cross country in Wales.

Best wishes: Continued success to all club players taking part in any of the county Development Squads.

Gaeltacht Scholarships: Coiste Cultúir & Gaeilge Chontae Mhuineacháin each year offer Scholarship for young members in the Clubs to attend Gaeltacha to enhance and broaden their skill as Gaeilge and to promote Gaeilge in Clubs and as a whole in the County. Anyone interested please text 0860702195 for information.

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.