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Club Notes, Feb 3rd 2015

The Big Match After a number of years of extremely hard work by lots of different people within the Club, we are delighted to welcome the Monaghan Senior Team back to St.Marys Park for their much eagerly await Allianz Division One second round game against Cork. Indeed Cork were the last intercounty team to visit Monaghan in the National League in St.Marys Park back in 2006 but thankfully St.Marys Park has undergone a major redevelopment since that cold wet day. Patrons will now be able to watch both teams playing on our “Croke Park” size prunty pitch from the comfort of a fantastic new covered seating stand. The event has been well planned out but we will require a number of stewards for the afternoon so if you are free please give Melissa a text 087 7617216. After Monaghan’s brilliant win last Saturday we anticipate that there will be a big crowd in town to hopefully cheer Dermot and the boys onto another victory. Look forward to see everyone there early on Sunday.

Juvenile Presentation The Juvenile presentation will take place in The Glencarn Hotel on Saturday 7th of February at 7.30pm until 9pm, this event is open to everyone in the community as we present medals from Under 12‘s up to Minor level. There will be some finger food served as well as Tea/Coffee for the Mam’s and Dad’s. We will have one of the County’s free takers present on the night to give out the medals to the boys and girls. We are asking as many of our Club supporters to be there on the night to show their support to these Boys and Girls who will no doubt be the next generation of successful Faughs stars.

Juvenile Training “Well at long last I hear you say” after a break of a few weeks, Juvenile training returns to full swing this week. Monday night saw the Girls return to the Astro turf with the U8 to U12 girls training at 7pm -8pm while the U14 to Minors started at 8pm -9pm.
On Wednesday night the U14 squad got back together at 7-8pm on the Astro turf while Thursday night will no doubt see an invasion of boys and girls U6’s go to Rath Na nOg from 6–7pm, U8 Boys go to Astro Turf also from 6–7pm while the U10’s Boys will start at 7– 8pm. Finally the U12 team return to training on February 10th (Tuesday) again on the astro turf from 7-8pm. We are delighted to see new faces and we would ask parents to encourage all children in the local community to attend, not alone will the children develop some fundamental movements and GAA skills but more importantly they will have fun in a very friendly, safe environment.

U10 Fun Fives The U10 team travel to Ballybay Community College for an indoor blitz next Saturday morning, throw in is at 9.30am with the boys expected to be back at around 11.30pm. Due to large numbers we will only be able to cater for the Boys who were born in 2005, this Blitz is now an annual event so the current U9’s will get to play in it next year.

Guest Tea The up take on our Girls Guest tea is starting to gain really momentum with a quite a number of tables already sold, we are asking all Club members to book Sunday 22nd of February into their Diaries for the Juvenile Girls teams Guest Tea in Iontas from 4pm to 6pm, Grainne Miller and her team are currently hard at work pulling together the details of the evening, this will be a real social event and great way to catch up with both friends and family. If you want to purchase a table or half a table please contact Grainne on 086 8454508 or Lisa Mc Glynn on 087 9410788.

Coaching Programmes The Monaghan Coaching and Game Development team have pulled together an excellent programme of training courses for the month of March. These workshops are FREE OF CHARGE and can be a great resource for coaches in terms of their continued development as a GAA coach. The topics covered are “ Coaching attacking play” which takes place in Tyholland on Monday 2nd of March at 7.30pm, “Performance Analysis” in Cloghan on Wednesday 11th of March at 7.30pm, “Goal Keeping Workshop” on Monday the 16th of Match at 7.30pm in Cloghan and “Coaching defensive play” in Drumhowan at 7.30pm. Finally the annual O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21st February 2015 at the Glenavon House Hotel. The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Skill Acquisition – Improving Performance’ and will focus on the key skills of kicking and striking. Can you please confirm your attendance for these courses with Brian Sherry on 086 – 2334287 before the end of January.

Well done This week’s well done goes out to the Hurling Club who put on a great variety show last Friday night to a packed audience in Iontas, a night of singing, music and some fine “play writing “ had the audience captivated for nearly three hours, well done to all who took part. I think we should also mention the Grounds man in Omagh for making sure that he got the lights back working midway through the second half of the National League game which saw Monaghan secure two valuable points in their first league game.

Lotto Numbers Drawn: 09 19 20 25. There was no winner of this weeks Jackpot. Lucky Dips Winners €50, Cormac McNally, Aisling Grove & Fiona Duffy, Carrickaduff. Next weeks draw takes place in the Ballymac, with a Jackpot of €6,900. Good Luck Everyone.