Club Notes 21/10/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 14, 26 & 30. Our four lucky dip winners of €25 each for this week were Frank Marron, The Cresent, Grace Hanratty, Old Coach Rd, Noel Boyd, Cresent Hill, Gerald Coleman, Thomas St, Castleblayney. Next weeks Lotto is worth €6300. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Sellers Wanted: Are you interested in earning some pocket money. The club are looking for lotto sellers in the following areas Bree, Coill Darach, Knocktornagh, Drumillard, and Blaeberry you will earn 20% of all sales. If interested, then get in contact with any committee member who will pass on your info to David.

Bingo: Bingo continues this Wednesday in Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall at the usual time of 8pm. All the usual cash prizes on offer plus a jackpot now standing at €2200. Parking available at the rear of Iontas centre and in Our Lady’s Secondary School car park.

Date for the calendar: Our AGM will be held the evening of Friday 12th November in the Iontas Theatre at 8pm.  We will be sending out AGM reports in due course.Close of nominations for positions and motions will be  Friday October 22nd .Forms are available on the website or by contacting the secretary, Philip on 087 920 1381

Results: Mixed bag of results from a busy weekend. Our U15s had three teams out in their respective finals with two victories out of three recorded. Our U15 5a and 5b teams were successful with very strong performances in both games. Our U15 Div1 team lost out by the narrowest of margins in a thrilling contest to an excellent Scotstown team. (See report below). Well done to all teams and management on a very successful season. Our Senior men had a tense battle against Maghercloone at the weekend in the championship. Game could of went either way but in the end both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Under 15 Div. One Final: Blayney’s Under  15 side were pipped by a point in the Division One Final at  Cremartin last Saturday. Played in excellent conditions this was a nail biter at the finish  as Blayney nearly snapped the draw. But time run out and so they came out runners up. Blayney were dealt a body blow  in the opening minute of the game when Scotstown hit the net and Blayney were playing catch up for the rest of the first half. By the first water break Scotstown had also clocked up a four point lead 1-4 to 0-3 with Blayney scores coming from Lorcan Mone, Max McGinnity and Canice Murphy.  On resumption of play Max McGinnity pulled back two points but Scotstown struck again with three points on the trot.  But as the game went into the last ten minutes of the first half Blayney stepped up a gear  to hit 1-3  to Scotstown’s two point to leave only a point between the sides at the break with the goal coming from Canice Murphy  throwing  Blayney an important lifeline while the points came from Daithí Kelly, Lorcan Mone and Max McGinnity to leave the score at half time Scotstown  1-9 Blayney 1-8.  On the turnaround Blayney  quickly grabbed the initiative  and in the opening ten minutes went in front when Max McGinnity pointed and Senan Hanratty hit the Scotstown net  putting Blayney into the lead with the score standing  Blayney 2-9 Scotstown 1-9. But Scotstown regrouped and quickly found their rhythm as they went on a scoring rampage to score  seven points in a row and effectively close out the game.  Blayney struggled to contain them and it took a some  great saves by Blayney keeper John Flanagan to deny the Blues a couple of good goal chances. As the game went into the final minutes Blayney almost pulled the game out of the fire when Lorcan Mone found the Scotstown net to narrow the gap to a single point. But Scotstown held out to claim victory on a final scoreline of Scotstown  1-16 Castleblayney 3-9.  Team: John Flanagan, David Lambe, Ben McDonald, Padraic Carville, Daithí Funcheon,l Shea Broderick, Alfie Hughes, Canice Murphy (1-1), Tom Carey , Senan Hanratty (1-0), Max McGinnity (0-5), Thyo Loughman, Diarmuid Kelly, Lorcan (1-2), Daithí Kelly (0-1).  Subs used: Tiernan McGeough, Cormac Conlon, Paul McKenna. 

Fixtures: Fri 22nd SFC Home V Carrick @ 8.15pm. Mon 25th U13 Semi-Final Home V Killeevan @ 12pm. Fri 5th SFC Away V Monaghan Harps in Emyvale @ 8.15pm.

Winter Athletics Program: The Faughs have just launched their schedule for their new winter athletic program for boys and girls. U7 to U9 from 5:45pm to 6:45pm and U10 to U12 7pm-8pm on Monday and Wednesdays evenings from the 1st to the 24th of November at St Mary’s Park. Runners only and a two euro charge to cover lighting costs. All kids welcome

U7 Blitz: Many thanks to Clontibret O’Neills GAA for hosting the u7 blitz last weekend with Blayney, & Scotstown and Clontibret. Well done to all players great skill on show by everyone .

Monaghan GAA Fundraiser: Would you like to win a PlayStation 5 + 5 FREE tickets in the Monaghan GAA #WinAHomeInLanzarote draw? Enter by 12pm on November 1st & you’ll be in our new bonus draw to win just that! PLUS you’ll also be in our main draw to win a 2-bed apartment in Lanzarote!

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

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AGM 2021

**New time of 7.00 **

Our AGM is on 12th November, 7.00pm in Iontas. The AGM is an important meeting for you to express your views on how the club is doing and the direction you would like to see the club take.

Nomination and motion forms are available here. The deadline for submissions is this Friday 22nd October.

The purpose of the AGM is to

  1. Review the work of the previous year.
  2. Review Financial statements and auditors reports.
  3. Elect officers and executive committee members.
  4. Get members views on Club and Association policy
  5. Consider Club Policy and revise or endorse.
  6. Make sure submissions through motions to the County Committee on the framing policy and dealing with the rules of the Association.

Club Notes 14/10/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 10, 15, 16 & 22. Our four lucky dip winner for this week were Roisin McQuillan, Park Rd, Castleblayney, Jacqui Hanratty, Old Coach Rd, Castleblayney, Liam Keogh, The Cresent, Castleblayney and Mac Fleming, The Cresent, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €6200. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Sellers Wanted: Are you interested in earning some pocket money. The club are looking for lotto sellers in the following areas Bree, Coill Darach, Knocktornagh, Drumillard, and Blaeberry you will earn 20% of all sales. If interested, then get in contact with any committee member who will pass on your info to David.

Bingo: Bingo continues this as usual on Wednesday evenings at Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall. First call at 8pm. Parking is available at the back of Iontas and in Our Lady’s car park. All the usual cash prizes on offer with the jackpot now at €2100. The free book winners for this week are Mary Carolan and Brenda Clarke.

Senior Ladies: After a gallant display on Sunday last, our senior ladies lost out by four points to a strong Carrickmacross team. They battled strongly to the final whistle but ultimately couldn’t reel the opposition in. Thanks to Tom, Moire, Grainne, Mickley and Sophie for all their hard work and commitment through a testing year and also to the ladies for all the entertainment by reaching both the league and championship finals. Well done to Carrickmacross on their win and we have no doubt our ladies will bounce back bigger and stronger next season.

U17 Boys: The Castleblayney Faughs U17 team travelled to the home of Ulster Football St Tiarnachs Park in Clones last Saturday morning. Their hosts were the local club Clones GFC. The lads were always aware that to win a semi final a big display would be needed. The setting was perfect the sun shining and the surface immaculate, the match got under way. The Gerry Arthur stand was full of a very passionate crowd from both sides whom on more than one occasion let their feelings be known.The Clones lads started the brighter and it was very evident that their pace and their handling of the ball was causing the Faughs lads some headaches, the Clones lads got and early penalty that was kicked wide but soon afterwards they struck for that goal. At no stage in the first half did the Faughs take the lead but they did keep the Clones attack at bay with some good defence forcing Clones to shoot form distance, at the end of the first half Clones entered the break 3 points to the good.As the second half started Clones again kicked off the brighter and slotted over another point to go 4 up, The Faughs management made a change bringing on Martin Joyce for Joe Carey, Joyce only on the field about 5 mins was pulled down in the box and the referee duly awarded the Faughs a penalty, Martin Joyce stepped up to take the penalty and converted it to the back of the net, game on. Scoremurp was in overdrive at this stage.The Faughs lads built on their momentum and continued to slot points over the bar but Clones never died. It wasn’t until the 28th minute in the second half that the Faughs lads took the lead for the first time, the Faughs crowd were going wild, but the Clones lads dug deep and found the scores to draw the match.As 10mins each half of extra time got underway it was evident neither team were going to give up easily, the Faughs lads took a 3-point lead early on but again Clones lads pulled back, Ross Maguire was introduced for Keelan McMahon. As the 10mins of the second half of extra time drew close the Clones lads led by a point. The Faughs crowd got behind their team, they knew that to lose this match would not be an option, on 3mins injury time the referee awarded the Faughs a free in, just inside the Clones half way line, in frustration the Clones midfielder kicked the ball away and the referee duly brought the ball forward to the 45 yard line, the mighty Declan Rice stepped up to the job, having done it for his county on the same hallowed turf he now had to do it for his club. The crowd where at the end of their seats everyone had faith in Rice, the crowd fell silent Rice back stepped to the left, he ran up and struck the ball from his hands and the ball glided through the air and slotted over the bar, justice had been done. The game finished a draw, and the replay will be the 20th of October in the Faughs filed under lights. The dream of the minor double lives on.

Congrats: Congratulations and best of luck to Jimmy Lacey on taking up the post of school principal in Scoil Mhuire na mBuachailli.

Winter Athletics Program: The Faughs have just launched their schedule for their new winter athletic program for boys and girls. U7 to U9 from 5:45pm to 6:45pm and U10 to U12 7pm-8pm on Monday and Wednesdays evenings from the 1st to the 24th of November at St Mary’s Park. Runners only and a two euro charge to cover lighting costs. All kids welcome

Under 6: Under 6 training commences this week beginning tonight the 14th of October in Castleblayney College. Everybody including new kids are more than welcome. Two euro charge for hall hire. See social media for all the dates.

Fixtures: Sat 16th U15 Div5b Shield final V Maghercloone at 11am in Cremartin. Sat 16th U15 Div 1 Cup final V Scotstown at 1pm in Cremartin. Sun 17th Div 5a Cup final V Clontibret in Toome. Sun 17th SFC V Maghercloone away at 12pm. Wed 20th U17 Boys Championship replay V Clones at home at 7.30pm. Good to luck to all the teams this week in their big games.

Date for the calendar: Our AGM will be held the evening of Friday 12th November – more details in the coming weeks.  We will be sending out AGM reports in due course.Close of nominations for positions and motions will be  Friday October 22nd .Forms are available on the website or by contacting the secretary, Philip on 087 920 1381

Development: We are all very exited that the grass is beginning to show on the new pitches – they are looking great and well done to everyone in getting us this far.  Without the hard work and generous nature of club supporters both near and far we would never have reached this stage. It will now take a year for the grass to strengthen and for the pitches to settle – it will be well worth the wait.  Not resting on their laurels, the team are busy planning for the next stage of development.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

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AGM 2021

**Change of time: now 7.00 **

Our AGM is on 12th November, 7.00pm in Iontas. The AGM is an important meeting for you to express your views on how the club is doing and the direction you would like to see the club take.

Nomination and motion forms are available here. The deadline for submissions is Friday 22nd October.

The purpose of the AGM is to

  1. Review the work of the previous year.
  2. Review Financial statements and auditors reports.
  3. Elect officers and executive committee members.
  4. Get members views on Club and Association policy
  5. Consider Club Policy and revise or endorse.
  6. Make sure submissions through motions to the County Committee on the framing policy and dealing with the rules of the Association.

Club Notes 07/10/21

Lotto: No winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 25 & 28. Our 4 x €25 lucky dip winners were Fergal Duffy, The Cresent, Niall Mc Keogh The Cresent, Aiden McNally, Aisling Grove and Geraldine Carragher, New St, Castleblayney. Well done all. Next weeks draw is worth €6100. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues Wednesday evening in Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall at 8pm. All the usual cash prizes. Parking available both at the back of the Iontas and in Our Lady’s car park.

Senior Championship: In what was a thrilling encounter on Saturday last, our senior men went down by a point with a last minute Clontibret goal proving decisive.

Senior Ladies: Our senior ladies came out on top in their championship semifinal versus Killanny. A game of two halves saw our girls down by nine at the break but a terrific never say die attitude whilst aided by a strong breeze saw the ladies stage a thrilling comeback to register a seven point victory. The final has been fixed for 3pm on Sunday in Drumhowan, so let’s all get out and support the ladies and help them secure their first championship title.

U12 Girls: The U12 girls faced Brigid O’Neills in the Division 2 final on Saturday last in Blackhill. A tight first half saw the Faughs girls lead by a point at the break but a strong second half showing saw the girls pull away in the end to the delight of the massive support in attendance. Very well done to the girls and their management team . The future is certainly bright.

Under 15s Make The Final: The Castleblayney Faughs under 15 side made it to the final when they defeated Carrickmacross at St Mary’s Park last Friday evening. Played in ideal conditions this was a most entertaining outing. Though Carrick started  strongly,  the sides were level  within ten minutes at three each with the Blayney points coming from Lorcan Mone, (2) and Max McGinnity. Then a Max McGinnity goal set Blayney on the high road to victory. In a commanding victory, the second quarter saw Blayney extended that lead to  six points as they added five points to Carrick’s two  points with the Blayney scores  coming from Max McGinnity, Canice Murphy (2) and Lorcan Mone (2) to leave the score at the break Blayney 1-9 Carrick 0-6. Then a 1-4 scoring spree  by Blayney  in the opening six minutes of the second half effectively sealed the game for Blayney as they opened up  a thirteen point lead over the visitors with the Blayney scores coming from Tom Carey (1-0), Max McGinnity (3) and Daithí Kelly. But undeterred Carrick gallantly fought back  and over the following  14 minutes hit back with 2- 3 to Blayney two points from Canice Murphy and Max McGinnity  to reduce the deficit to seven points leaving the score at the second water break Blayney  2-15 Carrick 2-8.  The last quarter was a ding-dong battle as both sides  found the net twice  but Blayney managed a one point edge in a period where Blayney scored 2-2 to Carrick’s 2-1. The Blayney goals coming from Paul McKenna and Lorcan Mone and the points from Max McGinnity and Lorcan Mone to leave the score  at the finish Blayney 4-17 Carrick 4-9. Blayney: John Flanagan, David Lambe, Ben McDonald, Paraic Carville, Daithí Funcheon, Shay Broderick, Alfie Hughes, Canice Murphy (0-3), Tom Carey (1-0), Senan Hanratty, Max McGinnity (1-8), Theo Loughman, Daithí Kelly (0-1), Lorcan Mone (1-5), Diarmuid Kelly.        Subs used :  Paul McKenna (1-0), Tiernan McGeough, Dylan Mallie, Shane Miller.

Fixtures: Fri 8th U13 Championship quarter final At home V Maghercloone at 7pm. Sat 9th U17 Championship Semi-Final V Clones in Clones at 1.30pm. Sun 10th Senior Championship V Monaghan Harps in Monaghan at 1.30pm. Sun 10th Senior Ladies Championship final V Carrick in Drumhowan at 3pm. Good luck to all teams teams at the weekend and as usual all support welcome.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie