Club Notes August 15th

Senior Men SFL: We had two massive home games this week, one against Latton last Wednesday followed by Doohamlet on Sunday past.

The Latton game was a real nail-biter and had everything. In front of a big crowd for a league game Latton got off to the best start while the Faughs took a little bit of time to get going. Within 5 minutes the visitors were 1-2 to no score before we got our first minor, which was then followed up by a much need goal. Latton continued to control the game throughout the first half, but the lads stuck at it and after a dogged display came in at half time only 3 down, 1-05 to 2-05.
Latton continued to press and got the scores at the beginning of the second half – indeed they were 5 points up at one stage, but ‘Blayney stuck to their task and stayed with the visitors, so much so that by the 27th minute they levelled the game. With the momentum behind them the lads went 2 in front in the second minute of injury time and looked like we were taking all 5 points, but in yet another turn, Latton managed to level the game after in the 4th minute of injury time. Fantastic game and a share of the spoils was probably a fair result.

On Sunday in perfect conditions, the lads took to the field against Doohamlet in a league game. In a typical derby game this was championship level football – no quarter was asked and no quarter was given. Again, it took a little while for the boys to get going and you always got the impression that the sides would only be separated by the a score, and that is how it worked out.
We got the all important goal in the 28th minute when we were 2 points down – a lobbed in ’45 and the ball was expertly fisted into the net. Final score Faughs 1-09, Doohamlet 0-10.

Next up we have an away game against Clontibret this Saturday @ 6.00pm. Lets show our support for Colm and the lads as they look to solidify their place in Division1.

Operation TransFAUGHSmation: Yes, its that time of year again. Registration for the fantastic Operation TransFAUGHSmation is August 26th, 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Faughs pitch. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. If you fancy having a bit of craic as well as getting fit then be sure to join us at registration.
This successful 12 week fitness programme is designed by people with fitness expertise who are aiming to increase our community’s health awareness.
The aim of this programme is to help our community to enjoy becoming healthier this Autumn, by offering a broad and exciting range of events aimed at providing all the tools to achieve personal lifestyle goals
Again this year, the programme will culminate in a sponsored 5km FUN run/walk, the proceeds of which will go to various charities.

Senior Ladies: Our ladies take on Killeevan in the championship S/F this Friday in Drumhowan at 7.30pm. The ladies have done fantastically well to get here and all support will be much appreciated.

U16 Ladies: Our U16 ladies got the better of a Emyvale team on Monday past. After a dominant display, the girls now go on to meet our close rivals Donaghmoyne in the final – watch out for a date and venue.

U19 Boys: Our lads had a great win against a talented St. Pats team in the championship S/F on Monday night past. In a great display the Faughs came out on top on a scoreline of St. Patricks 1-13, Faughs 3-10. Best of luck to the lads who will now contest the county final.

Summer Camp: Well done to all organiser and participants in this years McMahons SuperValu Summer Camp. We were blessed with the weather (if not the wasps!), but everyone agreed that yet again it was a fantastic event and topped of with a great awards and B-B-Q in Iontas on the Saturday.

St. Mary’s Park Development:
Player participation is at an all time high in the history of the Faughs club seeing boys and girls from under six to senior levels using the playing facilities at St. Mary’s Park for training and matches. This has prompted the club executive under chairperson Mac Malone to turn its attention to the next phase of their development plan. This phase will see the building of a new playing field and running track at Onomy on the site of the former Castleblayney Golf Club adjacent to the current playing fields. The development will also incorporate a plan for the future development of 4 new dressing rooms with showers, two referees rooms, storage area for equipment, a gym facility as well as a social space for club members.
To help finance this development, we have launched a draw with a fantastic top prize of €12,000. One share of a ticket wins one sixth of the prize for the winning ticket drawn. Six shares wins the whole prize for the winning ticket. Example First Prize €12,000, one share wins €2000, six shares (a full ticket) wins €12,000. A full ticket costs €100.

Good Luck: Good luck to all members who will be receiving exam results this week. Lets hope all the effort has paid off, and even if not, remember there are still plenty of options!

Fixtures:

For all ladies fixtures please see social media.

U13Div 1&2: Faughs v O’Neills, Thursday 15th August 7.30pm
U13 Div 3&4: Sean McDermotts v Faughs, Friday 16th August 7.30pm
U11 Faughs v Scotstown, Saturday 17th August 12.00pm
SFL Round 16: O’Neills v Faughs, Saturday 17th 6.00pm
U17 Magheracloone v Faughs, Tuesday 20th August 7.30pm
U15 Faughs v Killanny, Thursday 22nd August 7.30pm