Club Development Plan: The next collective session on the Club Development plan will take place in the Concert Hall in Our Ladies on Friday 29th of April at 7pm. There are a number of sub Committee meetings to take place this week which will help streamline the action plans, can we ask for full attendance at each of the meetings this week. Let’s keep the energy and positivism going, great work happening on all fronts.
50/50: Buy a ticket for €2 for one ticket or €5 for three tickets, all tickets sold in the week are entered into the draw with 50% of all the takings going into the Jackpot and 50% going into the Club Development Fund, ultimately it means we have a winner each draw. Tickets are available to purchases in McMahons Supervalu at the weekend and off a Club Seller on Saturday night around the town. This week’s winner was Gerry Callan; remember if you’re not in you can’t win.
Registration Day: Castleblayney Faughs club registration will take place on Saturday 23rd of April in St Marys Park from 9am-1pm. We would urge current members and new members to attend these events. This is a wonderful opportunity to join the Castleblayney Faughs community and avail of the state-of-the-art facilities and coaching the Faughs club provides. We look forward to seeing you all on the day. Membership fee: Family-€50, Adult-€30, Child-€20.
Know Your Sport: The Club is running a Know Your Sport Competition over the next couple of weeks. Simply put, its 12 questions on different sports running from May to July (you pick the winners from each sporting event). The cost of entry is €20 and there is €1,000 in prizes. Entries are available from Senior Players, Coaches & Exec Members.
Senior Men’s Team: A number of players, mentors, and supporters left Pearse Park Ballybay last Sunday wondering how we had actually lost two points to Ballybay. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half we were slow to start and the Pearse Brother put up 1-2 in the first five minutes before a Ronan McNamara brace and a Ciaran Hanratty point reduced the gap to three. The Faughs carried the ball well against the breeze and would have been quite content going in at Half Time on a score line of Ballybay 1-5 Faughs 0-05. The second half opened with a couple of points for Ballybay before a well take goal by Paddy Finnegan followed by points from McNamara, Hanratty and Mickey Gurn saw the Faughs take the lead by 1 with fifteen minutes to go. Playing with the aid of the breeze we would have expected to kick on but in fairness to Ballybay they responded well scoring 1-2 without reply to win on a score line of Ballybay 2-10 Faughs 1-10. Our next fixture sees us host Scotstown Tuesday 26th April at 7.30pm (please note change of date and time); for those supporters attend the match we will have a cup of tea in the press room after the game.
Senior Ladies: Our Senior Ladies face Doohamlet in the Division 3 Play Off on the 24th April 2016. This is a home game for the Senior Ladies and a time has to be confirmed for the game. Please watch Social Media for confirmation of time. Best wishes to the Senior Ladies.
Minor Boys: The lads travelled the short distance to Toome to play the Clan Na Gael amalgamation of Oram and Toome last Tuesday night, after suffering a heavy defeat team manager Paddy Conlon was looking for a much improved performance which he got. A great battling performance on the night from these young Faughs men in very heavy conditions and a kinder break of the ball on a couple of occasions could have delivered a different outcome! Best on the night were Ruairi Farrell who gave a real captains performance. Stephen Beattie was assured in the full back line and always an outlet coming out of defense supported ably by our tireless half back line. Joshua Walsh covered every blade of grass from midfield showing outstanding leadership from start to finish! These were supported ably upfront by Kyle Plummer and Mark Hughes who worked hard in both defense and attack! This Tuesday night they entertain Inniskeen with a throw in time of 7pm.
Under 10 Girls: The girls had a challenge game against Dromintee last Sunday morning, for many of the girls it was the first time to play for the Famous Green and Gold and they didn’t let anybody down as they showed great skill and commitment to overcome their friends from County Armagh.
Team on the days was Caitlin Boyd, Annie Carroll, Amie Hughes, Nicole Casey, Annabel Martin, Katie Glynn, Edel Murphy, Emma Casey, Ellie Kiernans, Eimear Bolger, Ionela Lungu.
Boys Under 12: The lads are scheduled to play Monaghan Harps this Tuesday in Gavan Duffy with the Senior Match down for a 6.15pm throw in which will be then followed by the development team who play at 7.30pm. Please see Club Social Media for the results.
Girls Under 12: Sunday saw our U12 girls play their first match of the year in a challenge at home to Dromintee. The Faughs girls dominated the 1st half with the benefit of the wind. However in the 2nd half the Dromintee girls came much more into the match got some good scores and managed to close the margin. All the Faughs girls old and new played with great enthusiasm and spirit showing that hard work and determination pays off. Well done to all and thanks to Dromintee for a great match.
Boys Under 14: The Senior team game against Clan Na Gael has been postponed, this week the development team now have a home game against Donaghmoyne on Thursday 28th of April with a throw in time of 6 pm. Please come out and support.
Girls Under 14: Our U14 Girls played Rd2 of their Division 1 League last night against O’Neill Shamrocks in Clontibret. O’Neill Shamrocks got off to a good start and scored 2 points in quick succession in the opening minutes however, the Faughs girls quickly turned things around and became a force to be reckoned with ending the first half with a dominating score line of 5-06 to 0-03. The Girls absolutely dominated the second half again and produced some fantastic scores and some great passages of play. Each member of the team worked tirelessly to achieve a final score line of 9-10 to 1-04. The Panel of U14 Girls was follows: Molly Harte, Melissa Carr, Mallaigh Duffy, Bronagh Malone, Shona Brady, Rachael Cannon, Shannon Nolan, Aoife McGeough, Sarah Wilson, Jodie McQuillan, Caitlin McGeough, Aoibhin McCooey, Grace Hanratty, Eimear McKiernan, Lauren O’Rafferty, Sophie Collins and Amy Connolly. The U14 Girls are due to travel to Inniskeen this Saturday to take part in the Play Off’s for Feile 2016. This was scheduled for last weekend but unfortunately was cancelled as the U14 County Girls were out. A text will be sent to everyone to confirm times etc before Saturday. Best wishes to the Girls.
Boys Under 16: Last Thursday saw the U16 team record their second win of the league when they travelled to Inniskeen. It was a tight first half with both team scoring six points each. The Faughs took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half with Stephen Beattie finding the next twice while Kian O’Connor was playing heroics at the opposite end saving two penalties. Best on the night for the Green and Gold were Kian O’Connor, Gavin Kelly, Stephen Beattie and Craig Callan. The boys have a home game this Thursday when they entertain Truagh in St Marys Park with a throw in time of 7pm.
Girls Under 16: Our U16 Girls travelled to Killanny last Tuesday evening with a throw in time of 7pm. It was an extremely tight first half with both teams responding well to pressure and matching score for score. The Girls fought hard in the second half and supported each other extremely well on and off the ball and their superb team spirit paid off when they picked the momentum up in the last 10 minutes of the game to run out winners with a score line of 4-08 to 3-04. The Panel of U16 Girls on the night was as follows: Molly Harte, Aoife Cullen, Sally Maloney, Erin Brady, AoibhinFitzsimons, Jodie McQuillan, Sarah Wilson, Shaunine Rice, Caitlin McGeough, Nicole Maguire, Janine McBennett and Melissa Carr. Our next U16 League Match is a home game against Latton on Monday the 16th May 2016 with a throw in at 7 p.m.
Well Done: This week Well Done goes out to the boys and girls who are making their first communion over the next few weeks. Also, Well Done to new players who played for the Girls Under 10 team for the first time for the Club. Well Done to you all……