Club Notes – August 20th

Senior Men SFL: Our Seniors took to the field in an away game on Saturday past against an under-strength O’Neills side. We got of to a flying start and, to be honest, the game was over as a contest before half-time with the Faughs going in well ahead at the break. The lads played very open and exciting football which was great to watch with the majority of scores coming from open play with very few wides being kicked. Another important five points were picked up which still leaves our Div1 destiny in our own hands with only two games left. Final score O’Neills 0-09, Faughs 4-15.

SFC: All eyes now turn to the business end of the season as the championship gets underway. We take on Truagh on Sunday 25th, throw-in @ 5.00pm. This is part of a double header in Clontibret with Doohamlet taking on Scotstown at 3.30 at the same venue. This will surely be a close game if the league games are anything to go by, so best wishes to the whole team and management as they embark on another quest for championship glory.

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Senior Ladies: History was made in Drumhowan on Friday evening past as our Ladies just got the better of a determined Killeevan in the championship S/F. The ladies can now look forward to a first ever championship final (the first of many we hope!). THe Faughs got off to a great start and were soon 1-04 to 0-01 up, but in a topsy-turvy game Killeevan came back. The lead changed multiple times but at the end of a mammoth struggle the Faughs came out on top with the minimum to spare after eleven minutes of injury time, Final score Killeevan 4-05, Faughs 1-15.
The ladies must now wait to see who they take on in the final with the other semi still to be played, but no doubt Paddy and his team will be working hard to get the girls into tip-top shape for the final irrespective of who they face. Congratulations to the ladies on a fantastic result and achievement!

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Operation TransFAUGHSmation: Yes, its that time of year again. Registration for the fantastic Operation TransFAUGHSmation is August 26th, 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Faughs pitch. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. If you fancy having a bit of craic as well as getting fit then be sure to join us at registration.
This successful 12 week fitness programme is designed by people with fitness expertise who are aiming to increase our community’s health awareness.
The aim of this programme is to help our community to enjoy becoming healthier this Autumn, by offering a broad and exciting range of events aimed at providing all the tools to achieve personal lifestyle goals
Again this year, the programme will culminate in a sponsored 5km FUN run/walk, the proceeds of which will go to various charities.

U12 Girls
Another league Game was played last Wednesday night away to Eire Og. With a good panel of players choose from this match gave the management a chance to try players in different positions. It a better focus on the game in the second half the girls pulled away to win another match. Well done to all involved.
Training continues Monday evening at 6pm
Next match is this Wednesday evening at home to Donaghmoyne.

U16 Girls

With a place secured in the league final after a win over Emyvale this group of players turned their attention to The Championship. A home game on Monday evening saw them meet near rivals O Neill Shamrocks. Normally a close encounter is ensured when these two meet. Blayney dominated the first half and lead at half time 11 pts to 2pts. The second half continued with O Neills showing what they are capable of but it was The Blayney girls night with a decisive win at the end 1-15 to 4 pts. Next round is to Kileevan next Monday evening. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Training again Friday evening. Congratulations to our underage ladies who performed very well and played a major role in the seniors victory on Friday evening last in the Junior semi final.

Well Done: Well done to Hazel Hughes who took home gold in the All-Ireland athletic finals in the U14 800m. Hazel is a talented all-rounder and certainly deserves the gold for all her hard work and dedication. Well Done Hazel!

Well Done to fellow Faughs player Caoimhe McKee who represented Tipperary at half time on All-Ireland Final day in Croke Park. Again, Caoimhe is a talent in multiple codes and she played brilliantly on Sunday. Well Done Caoimhe!
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Good Luck: Well done to all members who received exam results this week. Lets hope all the effort has paid off, and even if not, remember there are still plenty of options!

St. Mary’s Park Development:
Player participation is at an all time high in the history of the Faughs club seeing boys and girls from under six to senior levels using the playing facilities at St. Mary’s Park for training and matches. This has prompted the club executive under chairperson Mac Malone to turn its attention to the next phase of their development plan. This phase will see the building of a new playing field and running track at Onomy on the site of the former Castleblayney Golf Club adjacent to the current playing fields. The development will also incorporate a plan for the future development of 4 new dressing rooms with showers, two referees rooms, storage area for equipment, a gym facility as well as a social space for club members.
To help finance this development, we have launched a draw with a fantastic top prize of €12,000. One share of a ticket wins one sixth of the prize for the winning ticket drawn. Six shares wins the whole prize for the winning ticket. Example First Prize €12,000, one share wins €2000, six shares (a full ticket) wins €12,000. A full ticket costs €100. Click on the image below for more details…

Castleblayney Faughs Share Draw - win 12000

Castleblayney Faughs Share Draw – win 12000

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Fixtures:

For all ladies fixtures please see social media.

U15 Faughs v Killanny, Thursday 22nd August 7.30pm
U13 Div1&2 Chmp: Truagh v Faughs, Saturday 24th August, 12.00pm
U13 Div5&6 Chmp: Faughs v Carrick, 24th August, 2.30pm
U13 Div3&4 Chmp: Drumhowan v Faughs, 25th August, 12.00pm
SFC: Truagh v Faughs, Sunday 26th August, 5.00pm
U13 Div5&6 Chmp: Faughs v Truagh, Tuesday 27th August, 7.30pm
U17 Div1&2 Chmp: Faughs v Donaghmoyne, Tuesday 27th August

Club Notes July 24th

Senior Men: Our seniors got some important points on Friday past when they hosted Truagh at St. Mary’s Park. The lads were in control throughout much of the game. Dermot Malone scored the first point in the first minute and the Faughs never looked back from that. In a good display of football we ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of Faughs 0-15, Truagh 0-08. These were very important points as they keep us within touching distance of the team above us in the league. Next up is a huge match away to Latton this coming Friday at 8.00pm. Latton are just above us in the league so all support would be appreciated.

Reserves: Our C’s are in the Div3 semi-final this Wednesday (24th) at 7.30pm against Scotstown in Scotstown. This new team has done themselves and their club proud this season so lets hope this is another step towards more silverware.

U15 Boys: Best wishes to the management and players involved in the final against Carrick this coming Wednesday (24th July). The match is in Donaghmoyne so all support would be much appreciated by this group of dedicated and skillful group of boys.

Summer Camp: Its that time of the year again….. the most exciting few days of the Summer, The McMahons Faughs Summer Camp takes place from 7-10th August, with the only requirement is for everyone to have FUN, thats as much FUN as is physically possible.
For full details click here. We ask you register as soon as possible to secure place and to allow us to plan out the the Camp.
Forms available instore at McMahons Supervalu and can be left for Melissa’s attention. We will also have a pre registration night on Thursday 1st August at Press Room at Football Field, from 5.30-7pm.
So what are you waiting for, get registeri

St. Mary’s Park Development: The club executive committee have agreed to move forward with efforts to progress work on the much needed second pitch. Watch out for announcements over the coming weeks as we seek to raise some much needed funds to help us reach our dream of a second playing pitch and associated facilities. We are hoping that
everyone associated with the club can play some (whether large or small) part in this vitally important project.

Fixtures:

For all ladies fixtures please see social media.

RFL Div3 S/F: Scotstown v Faughs, Wednesday 24th July 7.30pm
Boys U15 Div1 Final: Faughs v Carrick, Wednesday 24th July 7.30pm in Donaghmoyne
SFL Round 14: Latton v Faughs, Friday 26th July 8.00pm
U11 Liam Stirrat Dev League: Donaghmoyne v Faughs, Saturday 3rd August 12.00pm

Club Notes July 19th

U13 Boys: In the Gerry’s Pre Veg & Take-away U13 Div5 Final a young Blayney team give a terrific team performance despite been short a number of regulars. An early goal give them a good start but a number of missed chances allowed the Harps back into the game and it took some resolute defending at the back to keep the lead intact. Blayney tagged some late scores towards half time to build up a good lead at the break. The second half started as the first finished with Blayney playing some lovely football but once again Harps came strong and got a goal and a few points that suggested the game wasn’t over yet. However, the Blayney lads lifted their game once again and tagged on a number of great team scores to secure a very well deserved victory with all the players playing a big part in the win.

Boys U15: Coming off a great result last week against potential contenders Magheracloone, the Faugh’s U15s produced a convincing performance against Monaghan Harps on Thursday night to win by 30 points. This team are really peaking at the right moment and are a joy to watch in full flow. This is an adventurous team whose first thought is always attack. The Harps had no answer to our constant onslaught and kicking skills displayed by our boys. This result elevated us to top spot and guaranteed us a place in the Division 1 Cup Final. We would appreciate good support for this final which will take place on the 25th July at 7.30pm. These are boys to be proud of in our club and they would really appreciate your support on final day to get us over the line.

U12 Girls: U12 girls played last Friday evening against Magheracloone who proved too for our girls. The second half performance was better with the girls getting a little more into the game.
Training continues every Monday evening 6-7pm

U14 Girls: U14 girls had a home game against O’Neill Shamrocks last Wednesday evening in a play off match to see who would qualify for the last semi final place. In their last meeting O Neill’s came out on top so Blayney had a point to prove. As usual when these two teams meet its a tough match and not much between them. At the final whistle it was the Faughs who came out winners and advance to the semi final match against Carrickmacross.
Training continues every Monday evening 7-8pm

U16 girls: U16 girls played Monday night in a home game against Scotstown. It was nip and tuck between the two for most of the first half but then The Blayney girls started to pull away. With a lot of u16 girls away the u14s girls had to step up and proved more than able. Well done everyone. Training continues Monday and Friday evenings

Coming Up: Our Div3 Reserves take on old foes Scotstown in the semi-final on Wednesday 24th @ 7.30pm, whilst our U15 boys have a Div1 Cup Final on Thursday 25th @ 7.30. Both teams would appreciate all the support we can give them.

Well Done: Well done and congratulations to the Monaghan Minors and our own coach Mark O’Connor who won the Ulster championship in Armagh this past wekeend with a hard fought win over Tyrone.

St. Mary’s Park Development: The club executive committee have agreed to move forward with efforts to progress work on the much needed second pitch. Watch out for announcements over the coming weeks as we seek to raise some much needed funds to help us reach our dream of a second playing pitch and associated facilities. We are hoping that everyone associated with the club can play some (whether large or small) part in this vitally important project.

Fixtures:

For all ladies fixtures please see social media.

SFL: Faughs v Truagh, Friday 19th July 8.00pm
U11: Faughs v O’Neills, Saturday 20th July 12.00pm & 1.00pm
U19 Div2: Scotstown v Faughs, Sunday 21st 2.00pm
RFL Div3 S/F: Scotstown v Faughs, Wednesday 24th July 7.30pm
U15 Div1 Cup Final: Faughs v Magheracloone/Carrickmacross, Thursday 25th July 7.30pm