Club Notes – 3rd November

Pitches are closed: As you may have noticed there has recently been remedial work done to both pitches. This work was both essential and expensive. We are asking everyone to stay off the pitches – both the main pitch and the juvenile (wee) pitch for the next few months to give the surface the best chance to recover and be in tip top condition for next season.

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

Lotto:
No Winners in this weeks Lotto, winning numbers were 2, 10, 11 & 12, jackpot was €3400. Well done to Barry Lappin from Granemore who wins €50 in the Lucky Dip. Last chance for this week – jackpot will be €3500 and you can always play @ lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

5K Walk&Run/Operation TransFAUGHSmation: 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

AGM: 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.

Juvenile Winter Training: The Juvenile Winter Training program is well underway with both the boys and girls all returning back. If you know of any child who would like to join, just let their parents know to take them to the any of the training sessions – they will be more than welcome!

U6 Girls & Boys Mixed: Thursday’s 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.

Boys U9: Thursday’s from 6pm to 7pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the boys take €2 to cover the cost.

Under 8 & 10 girls every Monday from 6pm to 7pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the girls take €2 to cover the cost.

Under 11 Boys Thursday’s from 7pm to 8pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the boys take €2 to cover the cost.

U12 Boys: Tuesday’s from 7pm to 8pm on our ladies Astro turf, can the boys take €2 to cover the cost.

Well Done: Well done to everyone who participated in the recent Operation TransFAUGHSmation spinathon – much nneded funds were raised for very worthy charities in our local area, Special mention to Tom and his dedicated team in organising the Spinathon!

Congratulations to Shea Casey who has been selected on the Ulster Basketball panel. Well done Shea!