Club Development Plan: This Friday sees the next phase of the Club Development Plan taking place in the Concert Hall in Our Ladies on Friday 29th of April at 7pm, at this session each subcommittee has to present back their feedback to the wider group with the objective at the end of the meeting to get agreement on the final draft of each.
50/50 Draw: Buy a weekly 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 week. 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 Cooper McMahon c/o Tracey McMahon; remember if you’re not in you can’t win.
Registration Day: We had a very successful club registration day last Saturday morning in the football field; there were large crowds from 9am right up of finish time of 1pm. We would ask all Club Members to pay their Memberships over the next few weeks. 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: We played Scotstown on Tuesday 26th of April, please check details on social media for the results. Our next home game is against Latton on Wednesday 4th of May with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Senior Ladies: The Senior Ladies home game against Doohamlet last Saturday evening was unfortunately called off due to two of the Ladies sustaining injuries during the game. The match has now been re-fixed for this Friday the 29th April 2016 at 7.30 pm.
Under 10 Boys: The Boys had a challenge game against Clontibret last Thursday evening, it was the first game of the year for these young lads but they acquitted themselves showing some nice skills and good determination. This Saturday they travel to Monaghan to play in the first Go Games of the Year when they take on Monaghan Harps, Donaghmoyne, Scotstown and Clontibret.
Boys Under 12: Opposition: Monaghan Harps. Venue Harps, 6:15pm and 7:30pm. The BoysU12 Senior team had a very competitive and fast flowing spring league encounter with Monaghan Harps last Tuesday evening. Harps settled quickly and were 0-6 to 0-1 ahead in the first ten minutes. The Faughs lads really got going towards the end of the first have and reduced the deficit to 10 – 8 at half time. The opening 8 minutes of the second have say the young Faughs lads tag on 5 points to lead 13-11, but the harps finished with a flurry of scores to eventually win by two points 0-16 to 0-14. There were some excellent performances from Niall Rice, Kealan McMahon and Thomas Hughes. Teams and Scorers: Brandon McCague, Joe Carey, Callum Campbell, Ultan McMahon, Kealan McMahon, Kevin Flanagan(0-1), Martin Joyce(0-1), Niall Rice(0-3), Thomas Hughes(0-1), Conor Ruddy(0-2), Ross Maguire(0-4). Subs Used: Nathan McArdle.
Next up was the U12 Development team; again this was another closely fought encounter between two well matched teams. Again the Faughs were slow to settle, and trailed by 7 at half time 0-8 to 0-1. A storming second half from the Faughs saw the gap reduced to two points, to 8-6, but the harps got the last couple of scores of the game to win 0-11 to 0-7. There were some excellent displays from Nathan McArdle, Ben Mallon and Sean Bishop. Team and Scorers: Ionut Lungu, Jake McDonnell, Jamie Ward, Cain Malone, Nathan McArdle, Sean Bishop, Ben Mallon, Daniel McShane, Daniel Kerr, Shea Casey, Daniel Kerr, Jake O Connor, Ryan Mullen, Liam Duffy.
The Development Teams last game of the Spring League takes place Wednesday when they travel to Truagh, throw in 7pm. Monday 2nd of May sees the Boys play in the Spring League Finals in Cloghan, the Senior Team play Emyvale at 2pm while the development team play Sean mc Dermott’s at 3pm. Best of Luck Boys.
Boys Under 14’s: 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’s: The U14 Girls travelled to Inniskeen bright and early on Saturday morning to take part in the Blitz for Feile 2016. The Girls had a great run of football during their morning to secure their place in the Final against Donaghmoyne. Unfortunately, on the Donaghmoyne proved too strong for the girls however, the girls as usual done their coaches and club proud by fighting for every ball to the final whistle and never giving up hope. We would like to wish Donaghmoyne the best of luck at Feile. The next U14 Div1 Match for the Girls is a home game against Emyvale on Tuesday the 3rd May 2016 at 7 pm which will be held in Toome (due to fixture clash with minors).
Boys Under 16: The U16 Boys kept their promising start to the season going when they recorded their third win in a row against Truagh; they have this Thursday night off before they return to action with an away trip to Magheracloone on Thursday 5th of May at 7.30pm.
Minor Boys: The Minor team challenging season continued on Monday night when they were beat by Na Mullai Sarsfields. Their next fixture will be against Carrick in St Marys Park on Tuesday 3rd of May at 7.30pm.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Scoil Na gCailini, Castleblayney on their win this week against Urbleshanny National School, Scotstown in the Cumann Na mBunscol League 2016.
Well Done: This week well done goes out to the recruitment team who organised the membership day last Saturday in St Marys Park, the flier that was circulated last week had the desired effect with a big crowd turning out all day.