Club Notes, February 16th 2016

Club Strategic Plan: Friday the 4th of March will see the first night of the Clubs Strategic planning for the years 2016 to 2018 take place in the Castle Suite of the Glencarn from 7.30pm. Over the last number of years we have seen the benefits of the implementation of the “Clear the Way” plan which spanned from 2010 to the end of 2015, these achievements included a new Juvenile Structure set up, a new Prunty pitch and running track put in place, a new 2,000 seater stand but most importantly has seen the reengagement between our Club and our local community. With the vast majority of the previous plan now implement it is now time to look forward to the next number of years, the progress that the club has made over the last few years has been great but we will need to continue this level of work in order for the Club to continue to prosper both on and off the field, we are holding an open evening to get the views of the local community into what they feel are the key blocks of work that the clubs needs to undertake over the next three years. We would ask as many of you to attend as possible so that the final plan represents the local communities view , it will be a good evenings interaction, so come along as the slogan says “It’s MY Club” let’s hear what you have to say about it. Please note the change of date
Also can we please ask if you haven’t done so you fill out our questionaire, remember “It’s MY Club” and we need your opinions.

Under 10: The boys travelled over to Ballybay Community College last Saturday morning for the second week of the Monaghan Indoor league, the boys played Clontibret and Drumhowan in a very entertaining ninety minutes. Best on the day for the Faughs were Diarmaid Kelly, Ben Mc Donnell, and Brion Sherry. Next Saturday we are back in the same venue at the same time so we will leave from St.Marys Park at 9am and will return at 11.30am to St.Marys Park. Can we ask that all the boys come with Faughs gear, their runners, gum shields and water. This is an annual event so the Boys who are Under 9 will get to play in this next year.

Juvenile Training: Well done to everyone who turned out in such great number over the last week for the start of training for the 2016, what really please the club was the huge numbers that turned up at the U6 ‘s which always arguers well for the future, we also had a big turnout of U8 girls on a very cold Monday night. Training continues on Monday night for the Girls on the Astro turf with the U8 to U10 girls training at 6pm-7pm while the U12 and U14’s will train from 7pm-8pm with the U16 to Minor Girls training from 8pm-9pm. Tuesday night see the U12 training from 7pm to 8pm, Wednesday the U14 squad assemble for training on the Astro turf from 7pm-8pm. Thursday night training for the U6’s will start in Rath na Nog on Thursday from 6pm-6.50pm with the Under 8 Boys on the Astro Turf from 6pm-7pm and the U10 Boys on the Astro turf from 7pm-8pm. Can we ask that you all spread the word that training is resuming, we would welcome any new players and coaches, it’s always great fun and it’s always great to see new faces.

Juvenile Leagues: The Monaghan Youth Committee announced the Juvenile leagues for 2016 during the week, this year our U12 Senior and Development teams will compete against Carrick, Donaghmoyne and the Harps in the spring league. The Senior U14 team will compete in Division 2 alongside Carrick, Scotstown, Toome/Oram, Clones, Killanny Magheracloone and Truagh. The development team will compete with all the other development teams which included Carrick, Donaghmoyne, Emyvale , Latton, Harps and Scotstown. The U16 make a welcome return to Division 1 after a number of years playing in the lower divisions , they will be a group with Aughnamullen, Carrick, Inniskeen, Magheracloone, Scotstown St Pats (Ballybay – Drumhowan) and Truagh, all our Juvenile teams are back working hard hopefully we have another successful year.

Coaching Programmes: The final coaching course in the current block will be on Goalkeeping on Monday 22nd of February, all course start at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm. It’s important that as many coaches attend this work shop as possible.

Well Done: This weeks well done goes out to Paddy Conlon, Eoghan McTiernan, Damien Hughes and Eddie Ruddy who completed their level 1 coaching course, and Stephen Dignam, Melissa Conlon, Paddy Conlon and Louisa O’Brien who also completed the Club Leadership Development Programme last weekend.

Club Notes, February 16th 2016
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