Faughs History Book Launch: Faughs supporters and many people in the local community have been eagerly awaiting the launch of Joe Hanratty’s new book on the GAA in Castleblayney from its earliest days right up to 2020. Joe has been researching this book for the past number of years. The book entitles A Club and Its Community 1888 – 2020 will be launched on Friday 4th December at 7.30pm in the stand at St. Mary’s Park Castleblayney. Not only does this new book cover the history of the Faughs club it also covers the history of Castleblayney from the founding of the monastery at Mullandoy in the 7th century through the period of the 12 Lords Blayney, the Hopes and right up to the present. Joe Hanratty wrote the first history of the club which was published in 1984. Since then a lot of new research and a number of new books on various aspects of life in Castleblayney have been published since then and these have all been drawn on in compiling this new and more comprehensive edition. The over 400 page book contains over 200 photographs.The book will sell at €25 per copy. All profits from the sale of this book will go to the Castleblayney Faughs club. The MC for the launch will be well known Faughs club official Brian Sherry and the launch will be performed by Dr. John Duffy, a well known Faughs player from the 1960ds and 70s and the proud winner of a number of senior championship medals with his native club. The club of course will be adhering to the Government’s Covid 19 guidelines .
Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 11, 14, 21 & 29 . Lucky dip winner was Geraldine Carragher , New St, Castleblayney. Next weeks Lotto is worth €7800. Remember as the lotto is now our only source of income during Covid and with the Faughs undertaking the new huge development of St Mary’s Park, we urge everyone to keep playing the lotto online and supporting our club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com.
Winter Training: Our winter training program recommenced last week for our juveniles and was great to see a brilliant turnout through all grades. Continues this week and all new players welcome. See your relevant team app for exact times.
AGM: Our AGM took place last Friday the 13th via zoom due to the Covid restrictions. A great number tuned in to a very productive evening. Emphasis this year was on the new development, fundraising and the continuation of the great work been done at juvenile right through the club with special mention to the fact that all juvenile teams this year qualified for at least their respective semi finals. Special tribute was paid to Brian Sherry who stepped down as juvenile development officer after 12 years in the role. Brian was a pivotal figure in the growth and success of the Faughs juveniles over the last number of years, driving everyone to do better and bringing many new faces on board. You will be missed Brian but no doubt you will still be in the wings helping out. The senior executive were then elected with one new addition joining with Aoife McCooey been elected as joint PRO. Welcome on board Aoife.
Pitch: Reminder that the Faughs main pitch is now closed until further notice.
Volunteers wanted: The club are continuing with the remedial work to improve our facilities during off season. If you can give a small bit of your time to help in any way, please contact Ray on 087 138 3603 or Philip on 087 920 1381. Every little helps