Club Notes 20/08/20

Lotto: No winner of this weeks jackpot. Numbers drawn were 9, 21, 25 & 29. Lucky dip winner was Ray McArdle. Next weeks jackpot is worth €6500. Keep playing and supporting the club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com. Monies raised towards new field development.

Bingo: Bingo continued last Saturday on what was a beautiful sunny afternoon. Once again more new faces from the wider area and thank you goes out to them for their support. Jackpot remains so still all to play for and now worth €3700. Continues this Saturday 2.30pm with drive in or seated option. Free book winners for this week are Sarah Mackin and Marie McNally. See you there ladies.

Senior Champioship: Blayney went down fighting last Sunday when Scotstown pipped them by a goal in the senior Championship at St Mary’s Park.  Though defeated they restored a lot of pride in their jersey as they opted for a fast moving, attacking game . They quickly got the ball rolling with two points from free taker Robbie Hanratty. Then Scotstown hit a ten minute purple patch which saw them hit 1-4 on the trot, with Blayney getting caught on the overlap for Scotstown’s Francie Maguire to find the Blayney net and this effectively cushioned them  against the Faughs resurgence . That Blayney revival started ten minutes from the end of the first half when Blayney sent over five points to Scotstown two  with Ciaran Hanratty winning three marks  from which he sent over and the other two points came from Marty McElroy  and Mark Treanor leaving the score at half time Scotstown  1-6 Blayney 0-7. Two second half opening points by Scotstown saw them extend their lead to four points. Then Blayney and Scotstown exchanged points on four occasions with Blayney’s four points coming from Darren Daly, Robbie Hanratty (2)  and Mark Hanratty leaving that solitary goal dividing the sides as the game moved into the last ten minutes. It was tough , tenacious and uncompromising as both sides battled to the last, fighting for every score. Scotstown then hit two points to stretch their lead to five points. But the Faughs were undeterred.  From defence, midfield and attack they drove at everything and when they got the ball they  broke forward with passion and conviction  pulling back two points  from to narrow Scotstown’s lead once again to a goal and that was how it finished with the final score Scotstown 1-13 Blayney 0-13. Blayney are now away to Truagh on Sunday in their final game of their group. Blayney Team.  Kieran Duffy, Fergal Malone, Mark Kelly, Kealan Duffy, Josh Walsh, Mark Hanratty (0-1), Brian Flanagan, Barry Hanratty, Mark Treanor (0-1), Robbie Hanratty (0-5), Dermot Malone, Marty McElroy (0-1), Ciaran Hanratty (0-4), Darren Daly (0-1), Brendan McElroy. Subs used. Gavan Kelly, Josh Moen, Ethan McCann, Dermot McArdle.

Results: Senior men lost to Scotstown. U17 Div1 lost to Donaghmoyne. U15 Div1 beat Truagh. U13 Div1 beat Carrick. U13 Div5 beat Carrick. Ladies: Senior ladies beat Tyholland. U16 Div1 girls beat Carrick. U14 Div1 beat Monaghan Harps

Fixtures: 23/8/20 Snr Championship Round 4 Senior men away to Truagh @ 2pm 20/08/20 U15 Div1 Away to Carrick @ 7.15pm. 21/08/20 U15 Div5 Away to Truagh @ 7.15pm. Posponed 22/08/20 U13 Div1 Away to Truagh @ 12pm posponed 22/08/20 U13 Div5 Away to Truagh @ 1.15pm. Postponed 22/08/20 U13 Div6 Home to Killanny @ 3pm Ladies: Mon/Tue U16 Div1 Home to Aghabog 23/08/20 Senior Ladies away to Seans @ 12.30pm. Good Luck to all teams this coming week as we hit business end of the season.

Congrats: Congratulations goes out to Sean McDonald on his recent engagement.

Covid-19: Reminder must go out to everyone to stay safe and follow all the public health guidelines. The recent rise in cases reminds us that this pandemic is not gone away.

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