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Club AGM

The Club AGM is on Friday 18th November.

This is your chance to find out out the club has been progressing, ask questions, give your opinions, etc…

Nomination and motion forms are available here

Nomination and motion forms to be submitted by Friday 28th October:

Email: secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa,ie

Post: The Secretary, Castleblayney Faughs GAA Club, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 A034

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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 26/09/2022

Seniors Men: Senior men hosted Donaghmoyne in the relegation group on Saturday past.  Despite putting in a good shift we came out on the wrong side of a 0-13 to 1-12 result.  We now have a break before the final round robin game against Carrick at a neutral venue weekend after next.

Senior Ladies: The Faughs senior ladies hosted Killanny in their championship semi final on Sunday morning. The Killanny girls came strong at Blayney in the first half and put some good scores on the board putting them in the lead by a point at half time. The Faughs girls were facing into a strong breeze in the first half and it definitely affected their shooting with a few scores left behind. A goal immediately after half time had Killanny four up. This seemed to kick the Faughs into action and from there on, they put Killanny under serious pressure with some great interplay to make the best advantage of the wind. There is no rest for the Faughs ladies as this Saturday the 1st of October, they travel to Monaghan Harps to take on Tyholland in the final. Best of luck girls.

U15’s: The U15 team completed their season at the weekend when they completed a league and championship double in some style against a very determined Scotstown side in Clontibret on Saturday in afternoon. Played in breezy conditions, both teams matched each other in a cagey first half but the Faughs held a 1 point half time lead despite playing against the wind. This told in the second half when they started to take their scores from distance and run of two goals early in the final quarter give them the lead they never looked like surrendering despite a late Scotstown goal. Captain John Flanagan lifted the cup on behalf of the team and many thanks to the players for their efforts over the year.

The 3rd team also finished their season in style with a convincing win away to Aughnamullen on Friday last. This young team have really developed as the year progressed and have been unlucky not to progress in the championship group only for two narrow defeats early on. This was a great team performance, building a good lead at half time through 2 Cormac McMahon goals and they battled very hard in second half to hold off a strong challenge from the home side. Well done to all the players involved.

U13’s: Best wishes to our u13 team who play Magheracloone in the Div5 championship final on Sunday in Blackhill at 11.00am.

U12’s: Congratulations to our under 12 girls, who for the first time became Division 1 Champions on Sunday morning when they defeated a fancied Maghercloone team. The girls took full advantage of playing with the wind, going in with a lead of 1-2 to no score after the first period. The middle non-competitive period was no different with the girls dominating play which demonstrated the strength and depth of our squad of nearly 40 players. The last period was always going to be tough into the wind. When Maghercloone clawed back three unanswered scores it looked like the writing was on the wall but this team always rise to a challenge. 2 goals from our girls give the team a cushion of 3-3 to 0-6 heading into the final 5 minutes. Maghercloone piled on the pressure looking for goals but the girls defended with everything they had. In the dying seconds Maghercloone got a goal but it was too late and the final whistle was blown on a scoreline of 3-3 to 1-6 giving our girls the deserved victory. Well done to all the girls on a brilliant season. We are taking a break from training for a number weeks but we will be back for our winter programme later in the year.

U7’s: Our U7s had their last blitz of the year in Aghabog on Saturday past. These young boys played fantastic football throughout the morning and have come on leaps and bounds over the year.  We ll take a few weeks break now before we start our winter programme.

Big thanks to both kids and parents for their efforts throughout the year.

Operation TransFaughsmation is Back!!! Classes started on Monday the 12th of September with a huge turnout. You can still sign up just message us on Facebook for more details.

AGM: With the AGM coming up on the horizon now is the time to be thinking of how we can bring the club forward and what we can do to achieve that.  More details will be released in the coming weeks.

Best Wishes: To the new Monaghan Senior Management team that includes Dermot mcArdle and the new county minor management team that includes Dermot malone and Paul O’Connor.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €3,300 wasn’t won, the numbers were 10, 14, 21, and 23. Next week’s jackpot is €3,400. The 4 lucky dips are Catriona Malone, Karen Daly, Patricia Mason, and Kevin Moloney.

The club is looking at increasing lotto sales both online and through lotto ticket distribution.  If anyone can help or knows of anybody that might be interested in selling lotto tickets around the housing estates at the weekend, contact any committee member.

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.

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.

New Walking Track: Our new walking track is currently under construction and we hope to have it fully operational for the launch of operation transfaughmation, this will bring the total distance of both tracks to approximately 1.2km, of which all will be completely illuminated at night.

Advertising: As we approach the latter stages of championship,  St Marys Park will be hosting some high profile championship games. There are a number of slots still available for signage around the field. For further information please contact 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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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 15/08/2022

Seniors Men: On Sunday past we travelled to Latton in round 2 of the Senior Football Championship.  We got of to a great start and were soon 1-1 to no score courtesy of a Mark Kelly goal.  Latton fought back and they went in 1-10 to 1-06 up at half time.  We rallied and fought back in the second half and went a point 20 minutes into the second half but again Latton responded and went clear again.  With the Faughs 2 points down and chasing the game, Latton countered and got a last minute penalty to seal the win.

Next up we host Truagh this coming Saturday, throw-in at 4.00pm.

Senior Ladies: Played two challenge games in the last week as they prepare to open their 2022 Championship campaign at home to Monaghan Harps at 7pm in what promises to be a tough opener to a very tough campaign.

U16’s: The girls played the first round of the county championship Monday evening away against Truagh.  A blistering high energy start from the girls saw them race into a comfortable early lead. 3 early goals combined with 7 excellent points saw Blayney lead at half by 16 points.  Blayney battened down the hatches in the second half playing some wonderful free flowing football to run out winners by 19 points.  

Well done to the team and management.  Training continues as usual.  Next game in 2 weeks.

U15’s: Return to action this week as their championship campaigns begin. First in action is the 3rd team home to Corduff on Wednesday at 7.15; Thursday sees the 1st team home to Donaghmoyne at 7; and finally on Friday the 2nd team to Monaghan Harps at 7.15. Each team will play in round robin groups before the knockout stages. Good luck to all involved over their championship games.

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

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

Operation TransFaughsmation is Back!!! Classes will be Starting on the 12th of September with online registration opening soon. Please keep an eye on the Operation TransFaughsmation Facebook page for updates and further details.

Thank you: We were delighted to welcome back one of the club greats Pauric McDonald who took a free taking coaching session on Saturday last with a great turn out of coaches and players. Great session from a great club man. Go raibh maith agat.

Summer Camp: We are delighted with a very successful return of the Faugh’s Summer camp sponsored kindly by McMahon’s SuperValu Castleblayney. Big thanks to our sponsor, the organising committee, coaches and our own juvenile players who gave up their time make it such a success. Fantastic effort by all involved.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €2,500 wasn’t won, the numbers were 13, 16, 21 and 2. Next week’s jackpot is €2,500. The 4 lucky dips are Denis O’Leary, Orla and Eoin Dignam, Celene Nugent and Niall McCann.

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.

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.

New Walking Track: Our new walking track is currently under construction and we hope to have it fully operational for the launch of operation transfaughmation, this will bring the total distance of both tracks to approximately 1.2km, of which all will be completely illuminated at night.

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 contact David. Spaces are filling up fast.

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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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 01/08/2022

Seniors Men: Our seniors start the 2022 championship campaign with a home game in the round robin league against Inniskeen this Saturday evening, throw-in 7.00.

Best wishes to all our teams as they begin their championship campaigns in the coming weeks.

Our Reserve men took on Tyholland in the FRC McKeown Cup Final in Cremartin on Friday evening past.  We controlled much of the first half and deservedly went in at half time 2-06 to 1-04 up, with Conor Ruddy showing well on the scoreboard. The second half started well, but when we went down to 14 men the game changed. Tyholland took control and despite some fierce defending they clawed their way back into the game and went into the lead for the first time in the 31st minute of the second half.  It wasn’t to be for us and the game finished Castleblayney 2-10, Tyholland 2-11.  Congratulations to Tyholland.

Despite the defeat this young team can take a lot of positives from their performances throughout the season and will stand to them in the coming years as they progress through the senior ranks.

Starting 15: Paraic McBennett, Ultan McMahon, Ultan Brady, Cillian Hanratty, Calum Campbell, Mark McMahon(captain), Mark Hughes, Ben Mallon, Declan Hughes, Conor Ruddy, Thomas Hughes, Kealan McMahon, Odhran McArdle, Niall Rice, Johnny Murtagh.

U15’s: Our Div1 team had a great win in the League final on Thursday last against a very determined Clontibret team. Played in great conditions in Drumhowan, the Faughs side overcame a very slow start and found themselves behind for most of the first quarter. They gradually took control as the half wore on and held a narrow lead at the interval. The second half say Clontibret once again start well but they found themselves reduced to 14 early on and this allowed Blayney take control once again. A goal midway through the half day Blayney take control that they held to the end and John Flanagan accepted the cup on behalf of the team and mgt in front of a large Blayney support.

On the Friday it was the turn of the 3rd team who played Aughnamullen in their shield final. Blayney started very well, playing some lovely football and held the lead at half time despite a strong Aughnamullen comeback. The second half was nip and took with a heavy shower making playing conditions tough. As the game entered the closing stages, Aughnamullen used their bench well to take control and went ahead for the first time as the game entered the final stages. They secured a 4pt win with a goal as the whistle went. This was hard luck on a very young Blayney team who have improved with each game this year and they will look forward to their championship in the coming weeks. Good luck to all the players who will all be involved with the 2nd team in their final this Friday V Clontibret.

U7’s: Well done to our u7 boys  teams who put on a great display of skill on Saturday morning  in Innisken. These young lads are making great progress every week.

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.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €2300 wasn’t won, the numbers were 08, 16, 21 and 24. Next week’s jackpot is €2,400. The 4 lucky dips are Benny Bolger, Helen Mallon, Linda McCahey and Mary Bannigan.

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.

Condolences: We extend our sympathy to Keith Hill  and family on the death of his grandmother Jean Whyte RIP.

Music Festival: What a fantastic weekend we had here at Castleblayney Music and Country Festival, we cannot thank each and every one of you enough for coming out in huge numbers to enjoy the festival. We sincerely thank all the organisers and the volunteers throughout the weekend, you all have done amazing work and made it all possible. Don’t forget, we will be back next year August 4th, 5th and 6th; so, put the date in your diary! We are very excited already to come back bigger and better again.

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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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.