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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 18/07/2022

Seniors Men: Faugh’s v Carrick on Saturday 23rd July in Inniskeen for the Senior Football League Loughman Sports Relegation League Final at 7:00pm. Good luck lads.

Seniors Ladies: The Faughs Ladies take on Kileevan next Sunday in the League Final. No venue or time has been released yet, will be posted on Facebook. Best of luck ladies.

U17’s: Faugh’s v Gaeil Triucha clg on Monday 25th July at 7:30pm in the 2022 u17 league round 7.

U16’s: U16 girls had a home semi final against Aughnamullen on Monday evening.  With the high temperature it was going to be a tough one on players.  A close start to the game with a few scores exchanged.  Half time had the score line 1-6 to 1-3 in favour of Aughnamullen.  Blayney defence held strong but we just couldn’t get the scores up front we needed to get ahead.  The final whistle had Aughnamullen win by 4 points and go on to play Magheracloone in the final.  Hard luck to the girls and management on a great effort you did yourselves proud.

U15’s: The Div 1 U15 team qualified for the league final with a very strong team display on Thursday last at home to Monaghan Harps. The team settled well and held a lead early on before the visitors narrowed the gap to the minimum as the half reached midway point. However a goal before half time give Blayney a 4 point lead. The Harps flew out of the traps in the second half and their second goal of the half give them a 3 point lead. The Blayney side grew into the half and soon raised a green flag of their own to take the lead and they never looked back running out convincing winners on the scoreboard which wasn’t a true reflection of now close a game it was throughout. They face Clontibret in the final on 28th July.

The 2nd team have also qualified for their Div 5A final with a strong second half showing away to Clontibret on Friday last. Played in warm conditions, the team dominated possession but didn’t get the scores their play deserved until the second half. They played some great, quick football in the second half to seal the win and their place in the final where they face either Clontibret or Maghercloone, date to be confirmed.

No fixtures for any of the teams this week.

U13’s: Well done to the u13 development squad on winning the league.  A great bunch of lads who deservedly took top honours. 1 Cillian Callan; 2 Emmett Malone; 3 Dylan O’Sullivan; 4 Michael McArdle; 5 Aaron O’Connor; 6 Brenog Tavey; 7 Daithi McCarthy; 8 Mark Boyd (JC); 9 Max Lambe; 10 Donnacha Ruddy; 11 Bobby Miller (JC); 12 Jamie Irwin; 13 Ollie McGeough; 14 Harry Sibley; 15 Oisin Comiskey; 16 Paudie McEntee; 17 Cillian Boyd; 18 Bobby O’Brien; 19 Iollan Murphy.

U12’s: Its two from two for the Division 1 team. An opening away win against Truagh was followed by a home win against Emyvale on Saturday morning last. Up next is an away game to Maghercloone with this date and time to be confirmed. The Division 3 team opened their league with a tough start and defeat away to Corduff but they fought hard throughout and played the better football in the last 20 minutes. Last Saturday, on a very warm afternoon they welcomed Maghercloone to St Mary’s Park and the girls got their first win with an impressive display. Up next is a home game against Donaghmoyne on Friday the 22nd at 7pm.

Juveniles:

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.

Help needed: With the Music festival only weeks away, the club is looking for volunteers for bar work, stewarding, carparking, and BBQ. Please contact the Facebook page or any committee member if you can lend a few hours. Music Festival which runs from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July please contact any committee member.  This year we expect a bumper crowd so all help will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €2200 wasn’t won, the numbers were 2, 6, 9, 10. Next week’s jackpot is €2300, the 4 lucky dips are Patrick McArdle Castleblayney, Callum Wood Dundalk, Marie O’Brien The Creasant, Rory McGuinness The Creasant.

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: 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.

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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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 11/07/2022

Seniors Men: Our next Game is away to Inniskeen on Sunday 17th July. Best of luck lads!

Seniors Ladies: Faughs ladies had no games last weekend but this Wednesday the 13th they take on Monaghan Harps in the league semi final at 7pm in St Mary’s Park. Best of luck girls!

U16’s: U16 girls had an afternoon on the lake at Castleblayney Outdoor Adventure Centre. A really enjoyable day had by all followed by a BBQ afterwards which the parents attended.  Thanks to all the parents who helped sponsor the event and to Keith Shortt for sponsoring the burgers. 

Training continues Friday at 6pm

Semi final on Monday 18th at Home against Aughnamullen.

U15’s: The 1st team took on Clontibret on Thursday last in a very close and competitive game. Blayney started well and continued their good work for the first half and held a narrow two point lead at half time. Into the second and the visitors came back strong and raised the green flag to take a 4 point lead. But Blayney responded like they always do and battled back to level the game. The game could have swung either way but Clontibret took two late scores before a late Blayney point left a single point between the sides. While disappointing result for the team, they get to respond with a home game V Monaghan Harps this Thursday at 7.30.

The 2nd team where awarded the points in their game V Donaghmoyne. They play their final league game away to Clontibret on Friday at 7.30.

The 3rd team have no fixture this week.

U13’s: Best wishes to u13s who are in the league final this weekend.

Juveniles: U6 and U7 training continues in St Mary’s park Thursday evening. U6 6.00pm to 6.50pm and u7 runs from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

New players are very welcome.

Contact Ray Mcardle on 0871383603.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.

Muckno Mania: There was a fantastic turn out for the Muckno Mania Sports Day held at St Mary’s Park on Saturday last  and a great evenings fun was had by everyone. Thanks to Paul MacCormak for sponsoring the event and thanks to everyone who helped out  to make the occasion so fantastic.

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.

Help needed: With the Music festival only weeks away, the club is looking for volunteers for bar work, stewarding, carparking, and BBQ. Please contact the Facebook page or any committee member if you can lend a few hours. Music Festival which runs from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July please contact any committee member.  This year we expect a bumper crowd so all help will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 05, 16, 23, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €2,000. The €25 Lucky dip winners are: Geraldine Cumiskey, Sarah Burns, Kathleen Maguire, Martin Morgan. 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.

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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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 04/07/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men travelled to take on Ballybay in the penultimate game of the league.  Although we will be a relegation group to see who plays in a relegation playoff match later in the season, we had hopes of getting some league points.  We started of well despite some positional changes and in a decent first half we initially went 0-03 to no score but Ballybay rallied and we went in all square 0-07 to 1-04 courtesy of a penalty converted by Marty.  In the second half Ballybay scored a quick 1-03 before we got our first score of the half.  We were playing catchup after that but unfortunately couldn’t pull the score back.  Final score Ballybay 1-14 Faughs 1-06.

Next up we have an away game against fellow strugglers Aughnamullen this coming Friday night.

On Sunday past our C men took on Scotstown in the FRC McKeown Cup semifinal with a chance to meet Tyholland in the final.  In a fairly even match we raced into a 0-06 to 0-01 but with the help of a goal Scotstown went in at half-time only a point down 0-07 to 1-03.

Scotstown came out stronger in the second half and despite some resolute defending they went two points up midway through the half.  Like the last round in this championship the lads stuck to their task and didn’t give up and in a rousing comeback won the match by a single point,  Faughs 0-12, Scotstown 1-08.

The lads now meet Tyholland this week in the league semifinal before they meet again in the championship final at the end of July.

Seniors Ladies: The Faugh’s Reserves made the short journey out to Blackhill on Sunday for their Reserve Final against St Bridget’s.  It as a game that when the Faugh’s Ladies reflect upon it will be with a sense of regret as they never got going against a very good Bridget’s team. The girls went in at half time 6 points down after playing with the wind. However, to their credit they never gave up and battled right to the end. Chances came a plenty but unfortunately on the day the Faugh’s girls were unable to avail of enough of them. The girls never lacked for effort and gave it their all throughout.

U16’s: The girls played away to Latton on Monday evening. A competitive start with scores exchanging between both teams. The Blayney girls then started to pull away before halftime.  The second half saw Blayney out of the blocks much quicker with some very well taken scores from numerous players.  At the full time whistle the score line had the Blayney girls as comfortable winners.   Next match is a home semi final against Aughnamullen Monday 18th.  Training continues as a group Friday evening at 6pm.

U15’s: All 3 U15 teams returned to action last week after a long break for exams.

The 1st team are in the league cup round robin stages and had their opening match where they travelled to Carrick on Thursday last. In a very tight first half, Blayney struggled to get the scores their possession merited and they went in behind at the break. But the players stuck to their task and despite falling further behind to a Carrick goal, they eventually got a much needed goal and built a lead in the closing stages to get a hard earned 2points onboard. They host Clontibret this Thursday evening at home at 8pm.

The 2nd team travelled away to Aughnamullen and in a game played in very wet conditions they battled hard to get a 1poing victory. They played some great football across the game but didn’t take the chances they created and had to defend solidly to get the win. They host Donaghmoyne this Friday evening at 7.30 in Blayney.

The 3rd team travelled to Truagh on Wednesday last, missing a number of players to holidays and fielding with no subs, they ran out losers to the hosts but not without a battle where the young team played gamely to the end and took some great scores with both teams playing very open and attacking football that was very enjoyable to watch. They host Monaghan Harps this Wednesday at 7.30.

U13’s: Our first team took on a strong Magheracloone team on Sunday past in the league semifinal.  Despite a skillful and attacking display Magheracloone were just that bit too strong for the lads.  The team can now concentrate on getting ready for the championship.

The u13 development team took on a strong Scotstown team on Sunday past in the league semifinal.  In a great match full of well worked scores and solid defending we got the better of our visitors and sees us through to the league final.  We’ll done lads!

Juveniles: U6 and U7 training continues in St Mary’s park Thursday evening. U6 6.00pm to 6.50pm and u7 runs from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

New players are very welcome.

Contact Ray Mcardle on 0871383603.

Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.

Muckno Mania: The club will be  running a sports days next Saturday 9th July as part of the Muckno mania festival from 3-5pm with fun activities for all the family.

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.

Help needed: With the Music festival only weeks away, the club is looking for volunteers for bar work, stewarding, carparking, and BBQ. Please contact the Facebook page or any committee member if you can lend a few hours. Music Festival which runs from Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July please contact any committee member.  This year we expect a bumper crowd so all help will be greatly appreciated.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 05, 16, 23, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €2,000. The €25 Lucky dip winners are: Geraldine Cumiskey, Sarah Burns, Kathleen Maguire, Martin Morgan. 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.

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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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 20/06/2022

Seniors Men: Our senior men travelled to Inniskeen on Friday night past in search of league points.  Inniskeen raced into a big lead at the beginning which left us playing catch-up for the rest of the match.  Despite matching Inniskeen for the rest of the match we were not able to pull them back. We now have a few days to try and reduce the injury list before we welcome Scotstown to St. Mary’s Park on Tuesday 21st against old rivals Scotstown with a report in the next weeks Notes.

On a positive front our C team maintained their unbeaten season with another good win against Latton on Sunday past.  With both teams being down numbers the game was played with 13 aside.  Despite missing some goal changes and playing against the strong breeze ‘blayney went in 2 points up at half time 1-05 to 0-06 with Thomas raising the green flag.  This team certainly likes the goals and a further 3 were scored in the second half to leave the final score Latton 2-10, Faughs 4-11. Next up is a home game with neighbours Blackhill this Sunday at 2.00pm.

Seniors Ladies: Faughs Ladies didn’t have a game last week but next Sunday they are provisionally fixed to play Donaghmoyne in the Semi Final of the Reserve League at 11am but this may be subject to change.

U16’s: The girls played at home against Killanny on Monday evening. A blistering start by both teams but Killanny getting the scores on the board quicker than Blayney who missed a number of early goal chances. Half time score saw Killanny up 4-6 to 4-4.  The second half was similar to the first with scores exchanged but a purple patch saw Killanny pull ahead.  But true to form these Blayney Girls don’t know how to give up.  The last fifteen mins saw Blayney coming out the stronger team and pulling away with some fine scores and spirited team performance. Final score was 7-13 to 6-9 in favour of Blayney. Well done girls and management on a great performance.  Next training Friday evening at 6pm.

U12’s: The girls had no Spring League fixtures so the team hosted Mullaghbawn in a challenge match last Wednesday. Over 50 Faughs players took to the field with the U10’s also taking part. Well done to all the girls on what was a very enjoyable and tough test against a strong Mullaghbawn team. This weeks fixtures: A team are away to Maghercloone on Wednesday the 22nd with a 7pm throw-in. The Development team play Donaghmoyne at home on Friday the 24th with a 7pm throw-in. Training continues on Monday evening on the main pitch from 6-7:15.

Some of u12 & u10 players getting some advice from Sally and Ciara from the Faugh’s senior ladies team.

U7’s: The boys had a go games blitz in the field on Saturday last and these group of boys are showing great progress. There was fantastic skill and determination on show and it was a great morning fun for all the teams. We continue to train Thursdays at 6pm to 7pm in the field. New players are very welcome

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.

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.

Help needed: With the Music festival only weeks away, the club is looking for volunteers for bar work, stewarding, carparking, and BBQ. Please contact the Facebook page or any committee member if you can lend a few hours.

Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 04, 12, 23, and 27. Next week’s jackpot is €1,900. The €25 Lucky dip winners are: Stephanie Casey, Andrea O’Connor, Brendan McNally, and Sarah Burns. 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.

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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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 23/05/2022

Seniors Men: Our seniors faced Latton at home at the weekend with a disappointing result for the lads, 0-12 to 2-15. Robbie Hanratty worked hard scoring the most points on the Faugh’s side. Hard luck lads. The next game is Friday 27th May at 8pm against Clontribret in Clontibret. Get out and cheer the team on!

Our Reserves hosted Aughnamullen in the league on Wednesday past.  This was the return leg after we had got the two points when we visited them earlier in the season.  It was score for score until the 22nd minute when the visitors got the a goal, but the lads kept plugging away to go in at halftime two points down, 0-06 to 1-05.

It was nip and tuck for all of the second half with score for score and neither team really taking control.  At the finish the goal made the difference with the visitors coming out on top 1-09 to 0-10.  Next up we are in O’Duffy Cup championship action as we entertain Latton to St. Mary’s Park this coming Wednesday the 25th, throw-in 7.45.

Senior Ladies: The Faughs Senior ladies had no game this weekend as the Ulster LGFA council made the unusual decision to cancel all games in the province due to the Ulster Final being on. Fixtures have not yet been confirmed for next week.

U16’s: U16 girls had a great performance tonight away to  Tyholland In a tightly fought game. 2 quick fired goals saw Blayney off to a great start and from there to half time an evenly fought game saw Blayney up by 6 points at half time.  Tyholland started the second half stronger and took some great scores.  Blayney rallied well and battled hard to keep pressure on.  At the end of the game the Blayney girls won by 8 points.  Another fantastic performance and a team definitely well worth coming out to see play.  Well done all involved.  Training continues as a group Friday evenings 6-7pm on the main pitch.

U15’s: Only one fixture last week where the 3rd team travelled to Corduff to take on their 2nd team. The first half started in a biblical rain shower that allowed the more physical home team to build up a lead by half time. In the second half the young Faughs team battled back into the game and adjusted to the conditions but fell short in the end.

Fixtures this week see the 3rd team host Aughnamullen at 7pm on Wednesday and the 2nd team travel to Scotstown on Friday at 7.30. Good luck to both teams in last games for number of weeks before the exam break.

U10’s: Well done to all the under 10 girls on Saturday morning as the faughs hosted their gogames blitz, brilliant effort by all and some great skills on display. Everyone had a super time and are improving constantly on their game. Plenty more to come over the next few months. Thank you to all the u10 coaches and referees for their continued hard work.

U8’s: We hosted an u8 Blitz on Sat morning. Scotstown, Monaghan Harps and O’Neill Shamrocks provided the opposition. Some of the girls were making their Faughs debut and a great morning was had by all. Thanks also to our 5 young referees.

U7’s: Our u7 had their second go games blitz Saturday last in Clontibret. Our young stars put in a fantastic display of skill and a great days fun was had by everyone. Training for our u7 continues this Thursday at 6.00 in St. Mary’s park. New players very welcome.

U9’s: Kilmacud Blitz took place today (Sunday) in UCD campus, Dublin. We had 2teams taking part playing 4 games each against teams from Kilmacrud, Dublin’s, Austin Stack’s Kerry, St John’s Belfast, Fingallian Dublin. Kathleen.

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.

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 St. Mary’s Park main field.

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: 03, 17, 22, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €1,500. Lucky dip winners are: Fintan O’Reilly, Caroline Fox, Bridie Bishop, Magella Duffy. 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: The club would like to thank all our sponsors of the golf classic, the teams that took part, the concra wood Golf course and a its staff, to the view restaurant for the fabulous food, to the hanratty family for the presentation of the Maurice Hanratty Cup and to Nudie Hughes for a his help with the classic, it was a great success for the club and we loom forward to bigger and better next year.

The winners of the Ladies section was GD Ceilings team, captained by Alice Duffy, and a the winners of the men’s team was Nudie Hughes team,  captained by Nudie Hughes.  The other prizes were distributed on the night.

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.