Club Notes 06/05/22

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 9, 19 & 21. Lucky dip winner for this week was Mary O’Connor, Pk Road, Drumillard. Next weeks draw is worth €3900. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fundraiser: Last weekend saw the launch of our new promotional video for our major fundraiser. A massive thanks must go out to all involved in the making of the video. Reaction to date has been phenomenal. We ask all to keep liking and sharing on our social media sites and help us achieve our targets in finishing our development.

Return To Play: It was great to see all back on the field last week. Lots of happy faces on kids, parents and coaches. Huge numbers returned and we must say thanks to all for abiding to all the guidelines and helping all Covid officers and coaches fulfil their duties to a high standard. Training continues for all this week. See your Heja team app for exact days and times and continue to fill your online Covid questionnaire prior to training.

Membership: For those who still have to pay their membership, it can be still completed via the return to play online or leaving it with our club treasurer. Thanks to all who have so far paid up to date.

Referee recrutment: The county board have issued an appeal to get more Referees on board. Anyone interested please contact one of our committee members or contact Xavior Coyle (Referee Administrator)

Cúl camps: Kellogs cúl camps are running this summer and if you energetic and interested in sports coaching? There is opportunities for you this Summer.Register your interest now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/cul-coaches. Kellogs GAACulCamps offers all kids a healthy, safe and fun outdoor activity this summer. Check out your local camps at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps

Club development plan :The club is looking for expressions of interest for the club development plan 2022-2027, this will be a sequel to the last development plan and will encompass alot of what hasn’t been delivered in that plan to date, the plan is open submissions,  also a new development plan committee is being sought, all interested people should let the club secretary know. Thanks

Sponsorship : A huge word of thank Pete and crew at super valu Castleblayney for sponsoring 200 footballs to our juveniles for the season. Kids were all delighted and thank you for your continued support.

Condolences : All at the club wish to extend their deepest condolences to the family of Teresa Mcdonald (nee carragher) RIP on her sad passing. Teresa was a life long supporter of the Green and Gold. Her husband Pat was the treasurer of the club for over 25yrs and her son Sean followed in his footsteps as club treasurer and presided over other roles in the club, her son Pauric won several senior championships with the club and her daughters were involved with the club at various support levels throughout the years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

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

Club Notes 29/04/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot worth €3700. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 8 & 16. Lucky dip winner this week was Séamus Kinsella, Coill Darach, Castleblayney. Next weeks jackpot stands at €3800. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fundraiser: This week saw the first of our early draws in our winanewcar.ie Fundraiser. Four winners shared our first prize pot, winning €250 each. We once again thank everyone who has supported to date and encourage everyone to keep promoting this event both via social media and word of mouth. This will greatly help us achieve our targets and secure a bright future for our club. The winners of the first draw were as follows, Congratulations to Seamus Geoghan, Damien Cumiskey, Ciara Farrell & David McCague. Stay tuned everyone for our next exciting promo video coming soon.

Return to Play: Thankfully this week has saw the return to play of all our juveniles. Many thanks must go to all who have assisted in helping this process run as smooth as possible including all parents with cooperating in drop offs, collections, registering their kids and completing return to play questionnaires. Training continues next week for all. See your groups team app for days and times of training.

Memberships: The club held a drive through registration over three days last week. If you didn’t manage to get signed up, it can still be done online via the return to play or passing it to our club treasurer.

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

Club Notes 22/04/21

Lotto: No winner of this weeks Lotto draw. Numbers drawn were 4, 11, 18 & 28. Lucky dip winner for the week is Michelle Rafter, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is now at €3700. Keep playing on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or at the lotto boxes located in the town. All support much appreciated.

Fundraiser: Once again, a huge thanks to all who have so far supported our major ongoing fundraiser to date and urge everyone to keep spreading the word. The first of our early draws is to take place this weekend, so if are yet to purchase, get those tickets in and don’t miss out. Tickets available online on winanewcar.ie and also through committee, members and players.

Return to Play: With a return to action in some form now on the horizon, it is important that everyone gets their membership sorted. The club are holding a drive through registration today, Thursday 22nd from 5-7pm, Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11am -1pm. It really is important that all children are registered before training starts for insurance purposes. Membership rates for the year are as follows. Adults 100 euro, Student 60 euro both of which include gym use. Juveniles 30 euro, Cairde 300 euro which includes player membership fee. Non player rates are as follows Adult 50 euro, Adult social – for walking track only 25 euro, Family 100 euro. You can also pay online by logging in and registering on returntoplay.gaa.ie or alternatively drop it into a sealed envelope at the various lotto boxes located in the town. Anyone with any issues or questions, contact the treasurer on 0879186640.

Congrats: Popular local priest Fr. Seamus Whelan celebrated the diamond jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood recently. Fr. Seamus, from Church Street, played with Castleblayney Faughs up to minor. He then went to Kiltegan to study for the priesthood and was ordained in 1961. Over the years he maintained a close contact with his home town and the exploits of Castleblayney Faughs. After his retirement he returned to take up residence in ‘Blayney. We wish Fr. Seamus years of good health and happiness. Up the Faughs. Also Congratulations to Grainne McGeough and Rory Fitzpatrick who were married last week.

Presentation: This week Joe Hanratty presented a cheque to the club with proceeds from the sale of his book A Club and its Community 1888-2020. A huge well done and thanks to Joe for the cheque. Its not too late to get your hands on the book as its still on sale and well worth a read.

Condolences: This week we were saddened to hear of the passing of the late Margaret Gillen (née Carragher), Carrickmacross formerly Castleblayney. Margaret was an active member of Scór for many years, representing the Faugh’s. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

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

Club Notes 15/04/21

Lotto: No winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 5, 15, 17 & 18. Lucky dip winner this week was Bernard Bolger, Cordrummans Middle, Donaghmoyne. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €3600. Continue playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fundraiser: Tickets are continuing to sell well for our major ongoing fundraiser to raise funds for our new development. First early bird draw is coming soon so buy now and don’t miss out. Tickets available online at www.winanewcar.ie or through committee and players. Keep spreading the word and help make this a huge success.

Pithch: Please note that under current guidelines, the pitch remains closed. Hopefully we all get back out soon

Return to play: As it looks like our juveniles may soon be allowed back on the field, it is important that all get registered on returntoplay.gaa.ie and make the return as smooth as possible for all.

Membership: Thank you to everyone who has completed their membership to date. As per everything else at the minute, the setup is different with club memberships and registrations been completed online. The breakdown of membership for the year is as follows, Adults 100 euro, Student 60 euro both of which include gym use. Juveniles 30 euro, Cairde 300 euro which includes player membership fee. Non player rates are as follows Adult 50 euro, Adult social – for walking track only 25 euro, Family 100 euro. Pay online by logging in and registering on returntoplay.gaa.ie or alternatively drop it into a sealed envelope at the various lotto boxes located in the town. Anyone with any issues or questions, contact the treasurer on 0879186640.


Siamsa Challenge : Many thanks to all who entered the Siamsa Challenge. It was a great success. Well done to Mairead, her committee and Majella for organising the entertainment every evening.

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

Club Notes 08/04/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot of €3400. Numbers drawn were 1, 11, 15 & 22. Lucky dip winner was Celine Nugent Lurganmore . Next weeks draw is worth €3500. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fundraiser : Tickets have been going really well for our big draw. Thanks again to everyone who has already supported and for those who haven’t yet got around to it, tickets are widely available through players and committee members or online on www.winanewcar.ie. Keep liking, tagging and sharing on our social media sites so we can get can get the message to as many as possible and make this fundraiser a huge success. All proceeds are towards the new development which will provide top facilities for our current players and future generations to come.

Pitch: Please refrain from using the pitch as it is still closed under current guidelines

Return to play: Light at the end the tunnel maybe as our juveniles may be allowed back for some form of training. Important everyone gets registered on returntoplay.gaa.ie so we can hit the ground running. Coaches are busy preparing for this and are posting updates on your teams Heja app. Make sure notifications are turned on and start getting active now.

Membership: Thank you to everyone who has completed their membership to date. As per everything else at the minute, the setup is different with club memberships and registrations been completed online. The breakdown of membership for the year is as follows, Adults 100 euro, Student 60 euro both of which include gym use. Juveniles 30 euro, Cairde 300 euro which includes player membership fee. Non player rates are as follows Adult 50 euro, Adult social – for walking track only 25 euro, Family 100 euro. Pay online by logging in and registering on returntoplay.gaa.ie or alternatively drop it into a sealed envelope at the various lotto boxes located in the town. Anyone with any issues or questions, contact the treasurer on 0879186640.

Nudie Burger: Watters Diner Watters Londis & Circle K, Castleblayney have launched the Nudie Burger. For each burger sold, €1 will be donated to Castleblayney Cancer Society. So feeling hungry, don’t want to cook, then get yourself one of these and show your support for a great cause.

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