Club Notes 21/10/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 14, 26 & 30. Our four lucky dip winners of €25 each for this week were Frank Marron, The Cresent, Grace Hanratty, Old Coach Rd, Noel Boyd, Cresent Hill, Gerald Coleman, Thomas St, Castleblayney. Next weeks Lotto is worth €6300. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Sellers Wanted: Are you interested in earning some pocket money. The club are looking for lotto sellers in the following areas Bree, Coill Darach, Knocktornagh, Drumillard, and Blaeberry you will earn 20% of all sales. If interested, then get in contact with any committee member who will pass on your info to David.

Bingo: Bingo continues this Wednesday in Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall at the usual time of 8pm. All the usual cash prizes on offer plus a jackpot now standing at €2200. Parking available at the rear of Iontas centre and in Our Lady’s Secondary School car park.

Date for the calendar: Our AGM will be held the evening of Friday 12th November in the Iontas Theatre at 8pm.  We will be sending out AGM reports in due course.Close of nominations for positions and motions will be  Friday October 22nd .Forms are available on the website or by contacting the secretary, Philip on 087 920 1381

Results: Mixed bag of results from a busy weekend. Our U15s had three teams out in their respective finals with two victories out of three recorded. Our U15 5a and 5b teams were successful with very strong performances in both games. Our U15 Div1 team lost out by the narrowest of margins in a thrilling contest to an excellent Scotstown team. (See report below). Well done to all teams and management on a very successful season. Our Senior men had a tense battle against Maghercloone at the weekend in the championship. Game could of went either way but in the end both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.

Under 15 Div. One Final: Blayney’s Under  15 side were pipped by a point in the Division One Final at  Cremartin last Saturday. Played in excellent conditions this was a nail biter at the finish  as Blayney nearly snapped the draw. But time run out and so they came out runners up. Blayney were dealt a body blow  in the opening minute of the game when Scotstown hit the net and Blayney were playing catch up for the rest of the first half. By the first water break Scotstown had also clocked up a four point lead 1-4 to 0-3 with Blayney scores coming from Lorcan Mone, Max McGinnity and Canice Murphy.  On resumption of play Max McGinnity pulled back two points but Scotstown struck again with three points on the trot.  But as the game went into the last ten minutes of the first half Blayney stepped up a gear  to hit 1-3  to Scotstown’s two point to leave only a point between the sides at the break with the goal coming from Canice Murphy  throwing  Blayney an important lifeline while the points came from Daithí Kelly, Lorcan Mone and Max McGinnity to leave the score at half time Scotstown  1-9 Blayney 1-8.  On the turnaround Blayney  quickly grabbed the initiative  and in the opening ten minutes went in front when Max McGinnity pointed and Senan Hanratty hit the Scotstown net  putting Blayney into the lead with the score standing  Blayney 2-9 Scotstown 1-9. But Scotstown regrouped and quickly found their rhythm as they went on a scoring rampage to score  seven points in a row and effectively close out the game.  Blayney struggled to contain them and it took a some  great saves by Blayney keeper John Flanagan to deny the Blues a couple of good goal chances. As the game went into the final minutes Blayney almost pulled the game out of the fire when Lorcan Mone found the Scotstown net to narrow the gap to a single point. But Scotstown held out to claim victory on a final scoreline of Scotstown  1-16 Castleblayney 3-9.  Team: John Flanagan, David Lambe, Ben McDonald, Padraic Carville, Daithí Funcheon,l Shea Broderick, Alfie Hughes, Canice Murphy (1-1), Tom Carey , Senan Hanratty (1-0), Max McGinnity (0-5), Thyo Loughman, Diarmuid Kelly, Lorcan (1-2), Daithí Kelly (0-1).  Subs used: Tiernan McGeough, Cormac Conlon, Paul McKenna. 

Fixtures: Fri 22nd SFC Home V Carrick @ 8.15pm. Mon 25th U13 Semi-Final Home V Killeevan @ 12pm. Fri 5th SFC Away V Monaghan Harps in Emyvale @ 8.15pm.

Winter Athletics Program: The Faughs have just launched their schedule for their new winter athletic program for boys and girls. U7 to U9 from 5:45pm to 6:45pm and U10 to U12 7pm-8pm on Monday and Wednesdays evenings from the 1st to the 24th of November at St Mary’s Park. Runners only and a two euro charge to cover lighting costs. All kids welcome

U7 Blitz: Many thanks to Clontibret O’Neills GAA for hosting the u7 blitz last weekend with Blayney, & Scotstown and Clontibret. Well done to all players great skill on show by everyone .

Monaghan GAA Fundraiser: Would you like to win a PlayStation 5 + 5 FREE tickets in the Monaghan GAA #WinAHomeInLanzarote draw? Enter by 12pm on November 1st & you’ll be in our new bonus draw to win just that! PLUS you’ll also be in our main draw to win a 2-bed apartment in Lanzarote!

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