Club notes Jan 17th

Pitches: Please remember the pitches are still closed. We have spent a considerable amount of money repairing both the main pitch and the juvenile pitch. Please stay off the pitches until further notice to give the surfaces every chance of recovering over the winter period.

Lotto: Winning numbers in this weeks Lotto: 12 15 19 & 23. No winner of the €3300 jackpot. Congratulations to Charlene McMahon who wins €50 in the lucky dip. Next weeks jackpot is €3400. You can play at lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or look out for sellers about town at the weekend.

County Ladies U16: Congratulations to Aoibheann McCooey on been selected for the Monaghan U16 panel for the coming year.

Well done: Congratulations to our own Declan Loughman and Brian Sherry who will both be recognised for their dedication and hard work within the GAA. Declan will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Brian will receive the Juvenile Officer award, with both being recognised at the annual Monaghan Awards and Presentation Night due to be held on Friday 17th January in the Four Seasons Hotel.
Tickets are available at €35 each and can be ordered via email secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie or
text 087 920 1381

If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Brendan Carr (our new PRO) on 087 292 6456, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

GAA Master Fixture Plan 2020 – recently released by Croke Park

Click here for GAA Master Fixture Plan 2020 (26112019)

Click here for GAA Master Fixture Schedule Booklet 2020 – 26112019

Click here for Allianz League Fixtures 2020

Click here for Diary 2020 (26112019)

Below is a summary of the changes to the Master Fixture Plan from last year;
• 2019/2020 All-Ireland Club Series to be played before the end of January.
• U20 Football Championship played in Feb/March.
• New structure for AHL Roinn 1.
• New Tier 2 Football Championship Introduced
• New Rota for Leinster & Munster Football Finals. Leinster Football Final will be played on a Saturday in 2020.
• Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard & Lory Meagher Final later this year.
• Change to the pairings for Phase 2 & 3 of the Senior Football Quarter-Finals, based on who wins Phase 1.
o Phase 1 (Group 1&2)
 (Fixture A) Provincial Winner v Round 2 team
 (Fixture B) Provincial Winner v Round 2 team
o Phase 2 (Group 1&2)
 Phase 1 winner A v Phase 1 Winner B
 Phase 1 Loser A v Phase 1 Loser B
o Phase 3 (Group 1&2)
 Phase 1 winner A v Phase 1 Loser B
 Phase 1 winner B v Phase 1 Loser A
• 2020/2021 All-Ireland Club Semi-Finals to be played in Dec 2020 with the finals in January 2021
In accordance with Rule 3.5 & 3.6 Rule of Specification T.O Part 2 2019, An Lár Choiste Cheannais na gComórtaisí got permission for the following rounds of competitions to be ‘Winner on the Day’;
• All-Ireland Hurling: Replays of Quarterfinals and Semi-Finals
• All-Ireland Senior Football (Tier 1): Replays Semi-Finals
• All-Ireland Senior Football (Tier 2): Round 1, Quarter-Finals & Semi-Finals as well as the replay of the Final
• Christy Ring & Nickey Rackard: Semi-Finals, Relegations Play-offs and Replay of Finals
• Lory Meagher: Replay of Final
• Inter-County Under 20 Football and Hurling Championships: Replay of Finals
• Minor (U17): Replay of All-Ireland Finals
• All-Ireland Club Championship: Replay of Semi-Finals & Finals

Also, please note the following changes to the 2020 Match Regulations;
• 2.6 Maor Fóirne must wear the Official Coloured Bib
• 2.6 Maor Fóirne must be either a Selector or Coach
• 2.8 Selectors/Coaches cannot act as a medic person, without advance approval from the Committee in Charge.
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce must wear the official bibs (Football: Purple or Green | Hurling: Brown or Lilac)
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce cannot be Official team personnel (Selectors/Coaches)
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce: In the event that an injured player or a member of the extended panel act as a Maoir Uisce, any breach of rule, shall be considered as a Misconduct at Games by Team Officials infraction.
• 2.9 Maoir Uisce are not permitted to have/use Communications devices i.e. walkie talkies

Club AGM – 22nd November, 8.00pm, Iontas

Our AGM takes place on November 22nd, 8pm, Iontas Theatre. This is an important meeting and provides an opportunity for you the member to have your say and ask any questions you may have. Remember “Its My Club” and we all have a role to play in progressing our Club forward.
Nomination forms are available online www.castleblayneyfaughs.com or via email: secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie, and must be returned by Tuesday November 5th, 9pm.
We look forward to seeing you all there.

Club Notes – October 25th

Lotto:
No Winners in this weeks Lotto, winning numbers were 5, 6, 12 & 14, jackpot was €3300. Well done to Sean Connolly who wins €50 in the Lucky Dip. Watch out for sellers this coming week as the jackpot will be €3400 and remember you can always play @ http://lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com The online version provides a very easy way to pick your numbers and automatically keeps track of your contact details and favourite numbers.

Faughs Share Draw: With a chance to win €12,000 top prize (plus 5x€1,200 runner-up prizes), we would ask anyone and everyone associated with the club to purchase at least one ticket, take on the responsibility of selling at least one further ticket (family&friends) and help spread the word about our new Share Draw. A full ticket costs €100 and with only a maximum of 1200 tickets available this is a great opportunity of winning a big cash prize. The sole purpose of the draw is the development of our much needed second pitch which will be an enormous benefit to the current and future generations of Faughs players. We have a team of ticket sellers who will be visiting different areas throughout the next while so please do your best to support this very worthy cause. Tickets can also be purchased from any exec committee member or online at sharedraw.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Operation TransFAUGHSmation: This Saturday sees our annual Spinathon taking place at the entrance to McMahons SuperValu. As usual, all proceeds raised will go to very worthwhile local charities. Please support in any way you can. Don’t forget there will be plenty of bikes available – everyone is more than welcome to flex their cycling legs!

The popular McMahons SuperValu Faughs 5K Walk & Run is fast coming up on the horizon. The walk/run is taking place on the 24th November – this is a great event for both young and old, walkers and runners, so keep this date in your diaries. As usual this year we will also be having an U14 2K event taking place before the 5K. This is a great community event so we would ask everyone to turn out on the day to either take part in the walk&run or cheer on the many people who have put in a massive effort to get to the startline. We haven’t forgotten about the more experienced runner – this is a very flat course and with traffic diversions in place so if you are looking for that elusive PB, this could be your opportunity. To register, simply go to 5k.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Juvenile Training Program
Faughs U6 Winter Training starts this Thursday in Castleblayney College at 6pm to 6.50pm. Our U6’s are parent led so we are looking parents to help, no coaching experience is required, we have club coaches there to take training. To get organised in advance could we ask you to fill in the following link & also pass onto any parent who wants to get their children to start playing GAA Football Thank you. Link: nursery.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Under 8 & 10 girls, (girls born from 2009 to 2012 ) this year’s Winter Program every Monday from 6pm to 7pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the girls take €2 to cover the cost, looking forward to seeing the girls again, if you know of any new girls that would like to start GAA could you let their parents know about the Winter Program.

Under 11 Boys (2008 & 2009 boys) this year’s Winter Program will start this Thursday from 7pm to 8pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the boys take €2 to cover the cost, looking forward to seeing the boys again, if you know of any new boys that would like to start GAA could you let their parents know about the Winter Program.

U12 Boys: this year’s Winter Program every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the boys take €2 to cover the cost, looking forward to seeing the boys again, if you know of any new boys that would like to start GAA could you let their parents know about the Winter Program.

Castleblayney College invites 5th & 6th class pupils to its Open Night
Thursday 7th November 7pm-9pm
Principal’s Address @ 7.15pm

Well Done:
Well done the everyone involved with the Boy’s School winning the county title against a well prepared Monaghan team last Saturday. The lads all played great so lets hope the Faughs contingent can carry over that form into the forthcoming season. Well done to Masters Hanratty and McEneaney on preparing the team.

Congratulations to Faughs player Shea Casey who has been selected on the Ulster Basketball side. Well done Shea on a brilliant achievement.

Well done to Our Ladies Secondary School who put on a series of fantastic shows in Iontas last week. Credit to the students, teachers and everyone involved!

Best Wishes to everyone doing Operation TransFAUGHSmation this year. The group continues to give their all at every session. The end is in sight, so keep up the hard work and remember that all the effort will be worth it!

Juvenile Winter training Program – 2019

Winter Training gets underway this week for our juvenile teams:

Faughs U6 Winter Training starts on Thurs 24th of Oct in Castleblayney College at 6pm to 6.50pm. Our U6’s are parent led so we are looking parents to help, no coaching experience is required, we have club coaches there to take training. To get organised in advance could we ask you to fill in the following link & also pass onto any parent who wants to get their children to start playing GAA Football Thank you. Click here

Under 8 & 10 girls, (girls born from 2009 to 2012 ) this year’s Winter Program will start on Monday the the 21st of October from 6pm to 7pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the girls take €2 to cover the cost, looking forward to seeing the girls again, if you know of any new girls that would like to start GAA could you let their parents know about the Winter Program -Regards the coaches

Under 11 Boys (2008 & 2009 boys) this year’s Winter Program will start on Thursday the the 24th of October from 7pm to 8pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the boys take €2 to cover the cost, looking forward to seeing the boys again, if you know of any new boys that would like to start GAA could you let their parents know about the Winter Program -Regards the coaches

U12 Boys: this year’s Winter Program will start on Tuesday 29th of October from 7pm to 8pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the boys take €2 to cover the cost, looking forward to seeing the boys again, if you know of any new boys that would like to start GAA could you let their parents know about the Winter Program -Regards the coaches