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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 09/05/2022

Seniors Men: Our seniors travelled to Donaghmoyne last weekend in search of league points.  Unfortunately, the lads lost the match.  Next up is a home game against Latton on Sunday 21st May at 7pm.

Senior Ladies: Faughs Senior ladies travelled to Killanny for their senior league round 3 game on Sunday morning. The old adage of a good start is half the battle proved true as the Faughs Ladies came flying out of the blocks and got a good lead up straight away which they didn’t relinquish against a Killanny team which didn’t reach their own usual levels. It was a strong team performance with all the 21 girls who played, doing well.

The ladies host Monaghan Harps next Sunday 15th May at 11am at St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney.

U17’s: Faugh’s v Carrick Tuesday 17th May at 7:30pm at St Mary’s Park, Castleblayney.

U15’s: Blayney U15 Boys had a productive week with two wins against Clontibret. First up the Div 1 team travelled to Clontibret on Thursday evening last and started well playing some very good football. They held and built upon this lead into the second half before the inevitable comeback from a strong side home side in the final quarter but some resolute defending saw the Blayney side home. It was a very good team team performance with a good spread of scorers and the backs also showing well. The Div1 team are at home V Donaghmoyne on Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm in round 6 of the Bogues foodhall league.

On Friday evening it was the turn of the Div 5A team to face the same opposition. This was a very close game throughout and was back to the walls for large parts of the second half but the blayney defence stood tall and a late flurry of scores saw the home side take the points in a well matched game. The Div5A team are at home on Friday evening 13th May at 7.30pm V Maghercloone in round 6 of the Bogues foodhall league.

U13’s: Faugh’s v Carrick Saturday 14th May at 11am in Carrick Emmets Div1 round 1.

Faugh’s v Donaghmoyne Saturday 14th May at 1:45pm in Donaghmoyne Div5 round 1.

U12’s: U12 Girls: The A team travelled to Latton on Friday evening. This was a low scoring game with both teams missing a number of goal chances to add to their scoring tally. Blayney held a narrow advance at half time and the second half followed a similar pattern with Blayney out scoring their opponents to come away with a very good win. Well done to all the squad, keep up the practice. Up next for this squad is an away trip to Donaghmoyne on Wednesday evening with a 7pm throw-in.                                             

Our U-12 Development team travelled to Aughnamullen on Saturday morning for a game against the hosts (managed by former Blayney player David ‘Syd’ Connolly)  played in beautiful conditions. In a game that ebbed and flowed, the girls started the last period one point down but quickly raced into a commanding lead with some fantastic scores from the girls. Aughnamullen clawed their way back into the game to take the lead only for Blayney to get their noses ahead by one point as the game entered the final minute, however, one last attack saw Aughnamullen score a winning goal for a 2 point victory. It was a fantastic effort by the girls and they should be very proud of their performance. Well done to all 20 players involved. Final Score: Blayney 4-10 Aughnamullen 7-3. This squad play a home game against Brigid/O’Neills on Thursday, throw-in 6:30pm.

U7’s: Our u7 Boys had their first go games blitz on Saturday last in Cremartin where they played Cremartin, Monaghan harps and Clontibret.  On a lovely sunny day there was some great football played by our young stars and a fantastic time was had by everyone. Training continues this Thursday in the Boy School astro turf 6 to 7 pm.

Best wishes: to all our county teams playing this weekend especially our club players representing their county.

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.

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 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: ReturnToPlay.gaa.ie and we encourage you to sign up this way.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 04, 06, 24, and 26. Next week’s jackpot is €1,400. Lucky dip winners are: Majella O’Connor, Elizabeth  Smyth  Geraldine Carragher, Patricia Mason. 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: Book your team in now for either the 19th or 20th of May by calling 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.

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: 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.

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Juvenile Spring Training

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) Training starts Thursday 3rd March 6pm – 6:50pm at Castleblayney College Gym

U7 Boys: (2015) Training starts Thursday 3rd March 6pm – 7pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U8 Girls: (2015 & 2014) Training started Monday 28th February 6pm – 7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U9 Boys: (2014 & 2013) Training started Tuesday 1st March 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U10 Girls: (2013 & 2012) Training started Monday 28th February 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

U11 Boys: (2012 – 2011) Training starts Thursday 3rd March 7:15pm – 8:15pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro

U12 Girls: (2011 & 2010) Training starts Thursday 3rd March 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf

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AGM 2020 – Process

Members: Our AGM Day is November 13th. Due to the pandemic our AGM is a different format (an incorporeal event as specified by Croke Park). Closing date for nominations and/or motions is this Friday 6th. Forms are available here or by contacting the secretary.

AGM reports are now available here

Between now and the 13th there is an opportunity for you to submit any questions or queries you may have concerning either the Financial Reports and/or any other business/reports. The executive will then respond to any Financial Report queries within 1 week of the AGM or 2 weeks to any other queries. If you have any questions or queries or to get a motion/nomination form, please contact the secretary Philip via telephone, 087 920 1381 or email: secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie