Club Notes 21 August

Operation TransFaughsmation is Back!

The Community Health and Fitness Programme, Operation TransFaughsmation are about to kick off the 8th year of the 12 week fitness programme which has proved so popular in Castleblayney and further afield. The programme has attracted national recognition with features on RTE’s Nationwide and on TV3 news coverage and is all part of the Castleblayney Faughs Healthy Club initiative.

Once again we have 12 weeks of classes designed to suit all fitness levels including absolute beginners. As always our motto is “a fun way to a healthier lifestyle” with the classes proving to be a great social outlet with no judgement from anyone on anyone. We have classes on Tuesdays and Fridays evenings and Sunday mornings which lead everyone right through to the lead into Christmas and the SuperValu Castleblayney 5k on the 25th of November

This year, it all kicks off next Tuesday the 28th of August between 6.30 and 8pm when registration takes place in the Pressroom at the Castleblayney Faughs grounds.

So whether you are embarking for the first time on a fitness kick, like the idea of meeting up for fun and craic mixed with exercise or have your own specific fitness goals then make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to sign up next Tuesday. For further information or full schedule of classes check out the Operation TransFaughsmation Facebook Page or Call Tom on 0876290906 or Louisa on 0877981035

Men Senior Football League Rd15:

Our Seniors made the trip to Ballybay on Friday evening past with 5 points at stake. In damp conditions the home side got the better start and went 2 points up. With the wind on their back, Blayney scored two great points from distance to settle the lads down. It was nip and tuck throughout the first half and despite having a much-changed team due to injury, the Faughs kept in touch with the home team. Half time score Ballybay 0-07, Faughs 0-06. Playing against the wind did not hamper the Faughs in the second half though Ballybay continued to be that little bit stronger, whilst Bart pulled off a great penalty save to keep the score 0-09 to 0-07. Despite going down to 14 men for part of the second half due to two yellows, the Faughs made a valiant attempt to get something from the game, but in the end the home side proved just that little bit too strong. Final score Ballybay 0-12, Blayney 0-08.

The championship begins this coming weekend with a preliminary game against Inniskeen (Sunday 2.30pm Aughnamullen), so why not come out and support the lads as they begin the hunt for championship glory.

Best Wishes: Best of luck to our U15 boys and U13 boys who take on Clones and Donaghmoyne respectively this coming Thursday and Friday. Let’s hope more silverware comes back to Castleblayney – all support is much appreciated.

U12 Girls

Our u12 girls travelled to play Killeevan on Friday last in the first of their championship matches. Under the watchful eye of Alan and the management team the girls played very well as a team. The end of the first third saw them leading 1-6 to 0-1.

With wet and cold conditions, the girls continued where they left off with some well taken scores. They finished the match with a final score line of 6-10 to 0-5.

Training continues Monday evening with the next match on Thursday against Aughnamullen.

U14 Girls

Training towards the first round of the championship continues Monday and Friday evenings. This match will be Monday 27th away to Truagh.

U9 Boys: Our U9 boys played host to Donaghmoyne on Thursday last. The boys fielded two teams and under the watchful eye of coaches Stephen and Niall played some wonderful football. All the training this year has certainly paid off and all the boys thoroughly enjoyed the matches against 2 strong Donaghmoyne teams.

Good Luck: Good luck and best wishes to all our squads and management teams who will be taking part in important matches as we reach the business end of the season. Please check for dates times and venues and support our teams as much as you can – all our players certainly appreciate it.

Give Respect – Get Respect: Can we ask that everyone attending games involving our Club to remember that a key aspect of our success at any level is showing respect. We ask that any contributions that you make are positive and supportive.


Please see social media & txts for all Ladies fixtures

U15 Div2 Final: Faughs v Clones Thursday 23rd August 7.00pm Tyholland

U13 Div5 Final: Faughs v Donaghmoyne Friday 7.00pm

U17 Div1 Rd2: Harps v Faughs Sunday 25th August 11.00am

Senior Championship: Faughs v Inniskeen Sunday 25th August 2.30pm Aughnamullen

Club Notes 21 August
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