Public car-parks in Castleblayney will be available
Due to Blessing of the Graves taking place in the nearby St. Mary’s Church @6.00pm Saturday evening, extra off-road parking will be available in two locations:
– the old Showgrounds field between the N2 Castleblayney roundabout and the pitch
– Old Coach Road (take the Dundalk road out of Castleblayney, short distance on the right hand side)
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RFC Platinum Tanks McKeown Cup Final: Our Reserves put in a great display of heart and determination in winning the McKeown Cup on Sunday past. Continue reading
All Ireland Final: Castleblayney’s Hurlers travelled to Croke Park on Sunday 10th Feb as rank outsiders to face Dunnamaggin of Kilkenny in the All Ireland Junior Club Hurling Final. With odds of 1/33 on the Kilkenny team, not too many would have expected any other outcome other that a comfortable Dunnamaggin win. However, Castleblayney’s Hurlers had not seen the script and proceeded to produce a heroic performance that will live long in the hearts and minds of the massive crowd of supporters travelling from Blayney and further afield.
Showing true grit and determination and no little skill, Blayney held the upper hand for long periods of the game. Bodies were put on the line and no blood, sweat or timber was spared in the effort. Having recovered from the setback of conceding an early goal, Blayney drove on to draw level and then lead at half time by 2 points. The margin went out to 4 points, and Blayney still held the lead entering the final 10 minutes. But having given everything they had, our lads finally succumbed to a late rally from Dunnamaggin and wend down as the most gallant of losers. Congratulations to Dunnamaggin on the win and well done to our team for the respectful manner in which they accepted this gut-wrenching defeat – you have won many friends across the country. Castleblayney is a proud town this week.
The team and mentors returned to Blayney on Sunday night to a huge reception of young and old. There may not have been any silverware on the day but Blayney brought a new level of honour and respect for the game of hurling in the town and county. A rollercoaster ride that began in Letterkenny in October ended 6 games and many journeys later on the hallowed turf of Croke Park where Blayney came within a whisker of glory.
The club would like to thank all who have helped us on or journey. All our sponsors and donors have contributed to the effort – we hope we have justified your faith in us. Thank you also to those who have provided other help and support – after training meals, breakfast morning sponsors, equipment sponsors, and many others too many to remember.
All Star Goalkeeper Rory Beggan announced as special guest at McMahons Supervalu 5K run in Castleblayney on Sunday 25th of November.
In keeping with having some of the country’s highest profile sportspersons as their special
guest in previous years, the organisers of the Castleblayney 5km are delighted to announce
that this year their guest speaker will be Monaghan All Star Goalkeeper Rory Beggan . Rory
was recently confirmed as the country’s top Goalkeeper at the recent GAA GPA All Star
Awards .The All Star is the latest addition to Beggan’s array of awards , including two Ulster
Senior Football Championship medals ,five Senior Monaghan Championship medals plus a
host of individual sports stars awards.
Rory who is a Games Promotion Officer for the GAA in Monaghan has a very strong
connection with Castleblayney with his mother Assumpta Connolly daughter of Terry and
Grainne Connolly from the Dundalk Road. The big Monaghan stopper hasn’t always played
between the posts, spending a lot of his earlier career playing out the field before being
asked to step into Goals and as they say “the rest is history”. At the5km run Rory will
explain how he has developed his own skills under the watchful eye of Goalkeeping
Coaching Steve Williams and what it takes to become an elite athlete while holding down a
full time job.
We really look forward to meeting Rory and seeing his GAA GPA All Star award in the
Glencarn Hotel after the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5k on the 25 th of November for a questions
and answers session on how he maintains such high sporting standards with such a busy
Registration for the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K is available online from the
www.runireland.com website or via the link on the Castleblayney Faughs clubs Facebook
page and website. To pre-register for the run simply pick up a form in Mc Mahons
Castleblayney, Super Valu store. €10 if you preregister or if you want to register on the day,
it is €15. This year also sees the return of the 2km race for U14’s with a 1pm start. Entry
fee is €5. Registration on Sunday the 25 th November is upstairs in the Glencarn Shopping
centre. Hope to see you all there. Remember the U14 2km run starts at 1.00pm and the 5km
run starts at 2.00pm.