Club Notes 7th Oct 2014

Senior team – The Senior team suffered an agonising one point defeat at home to Ballybay last Saturday. Ballybay started the game bright and after twenty minutes led by nine points, but a strong finish to this half, saw the Faughs reduce the deficit to three at half time. The second half started much the same at the first, with Ballybay opening up another seven point gap, before the Faughs rallied again and with ten minutes to go, they took the lead. The last few minutes were exciting with the match twisting and turning, before a very late point swung the result in Ballybay’s favour. Final Score – Faughs 3-13, Ballybay 3-14. The results see us remain third in the Senior League table on 19 points after 15 games. Next up for the Senior team is a home game against newly crowned County Senior Football Champions Clontibret, on Saturday afternoon at 5pm in St Marys Park. Can we ask everyone to come out and support as we make a push towards securing a top four place in the league.

Operation TransFAUGHSmation – Another great week of training and craic, with large crowds at all the classes. Last Friday night we had Yoga with Geraldine Gorman which proved to be a huge hit, while Sunday saw a very large group of people attend the early morning walk/run/cycle. This week we have circuits again on Tuesday before we return to Bootcamp on Friday evening. Well done to everyone so far. It’s clear to see that people are making real progress on their fitness levels, let’s keep it going.

Team Jazza V’s Team Tom – On Saturday the 25th of October we have our Opertaion TransFAUGHSmation’s first ever Charity Cycle Event in the Glencarn Shopping Centre from 10am to 5pm. We are asking everybody that can, to sign up for a 15 minute (or more) slot to cycle for Team Jazza or Team Tom. To make this day a success we need the support of all Transfaughmationers on the day. This event is to raise money for Castleblayney Cancer and St Marys Hospital Patient Fund. 100% of monies raised from this event will go to the charities. Please keep the date in your diaries. There will be sheets available at each of the upcoming classes. Please sign up if you can and help us make this a great days’ fun with the added benefit of helping two very worthwhile charities.

Under 16 Girls – The ladies have a challenge match at home against Doohamlet next Saturday morning at 12pm. There will be training for the girls on Thursday evening at 5.30pm.

“Lets Walk”- This week saw McMahon Centra launch their ‘Lets Walk’ initiative in aid of Action Breast Cancer. This event which is part of the a Centra National Programme will take place on Saturday 1st November with a walk around the Castleblayney area. We would ask that you keep the date free so that you join in, more details to follow.
Congratulations – Well done this week to the Under Fourteen hurlers who secured the league title last Sunday morning. Most of these boys have won a double in both Football and Hurling this year which is a great achievement by all.

Monaghan GAA Positive Mental Health Week – This Friday the 10th of October see Monaghan GAA organising an evening of light entertainment for the older generation, with the hosting of a GAA Gold event. The evening will consist of a show of a re-run of the 1985 National League Final, when Monaghan defeated Armagh. The match will be followed by a discussion with a few of the men directly involved in the game. Light refreshments will be served on the night. The event is targeting our older generation particularly the men. This evening is been run as part of the national Positive Mental Health Week campaign. It is a great opportunity to come re-live some nostalgic memories and hear the thoughts of some of the people directly involved in the game .It would be great to see a good crowd on the night, so spread the word and we look forward to seeing you all there. Throw in will be at Cloghan at 7.30 pm.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot this week which now stands at €5,700. Numbers drawn were 10, 21, 22 and 23. The two lucky dip winners were Barry O’Connor, 6 The Crescent and Joe Bishop, Cairde. Next week’s draw will take place in Dignam’s Bar. Congratulations to this weeks’ winners and best of luck to everyone next week.