Senior League: The Senior team game played Carrick last Monday night playing with the aid of the breeze the Faughs opened the scoring through Paddy Finnegan followed by John Beattie before Carrick got level with two points of their own, Ciaran Hanratty and Marty Mc Elroy clipped over a couple of points before Ciaran found the next to give us a lead of 1-6 to 0-3 points but Carrick responded with a few points of their own to leave the half time score Carrick 1-8 Carrick 0-7. A goal straight after half time out the minimal between the teams before two unanswered points put Carrick in the lead, the Faughs battled hard and with thirteen minutes to go they had got back on level terms but unfortunately we didn’t score for the rest of the game and Carrick notched over three unanswered points to leave the final score Carrick 1-15 Faughs 1-12.The next Senior Fixture will be a home game against Magheracloone on Sunday 10th of July but this will on depend on Monaghan against Longford this Saturday evening.
Junior B: Well done to the Reserve team who produced another fine display as the accounted for Ballybay last Sunday afternoon, the result now see them in second place on ten points with one game left against Donaghmoyne at home in St Marys Park on Saturday 16th of July at 7pm.
Senior Ladies: Our Senior Ladies play the first round of the Senior (Junior Championship) on Friday evening. It is an away fixture against Corduff and kick off is at 7.30pm. Best of Luck ladies.
Know Your Sport: The Leinster hurling final saw Kilkenny win , with the result letting people pick up 50 points , next up is the Connacht Final on Sunday with a further 200 points if Roscommon win or 250 points if Galway win, Germany to win the European Championship gets you a further 150 or if host France win you get 200, Wimbledon is also down for decision this weekend with further points on offer, finally the last of this week’s sporting predictions will be the Munster Hurling Final with Tipp getting you 125 points while Waterford will get you 200 points. The leader board reads like as follows but expect big changes next week, Bernie Mc Hugh 950, Pat Lenaghan 950, PJ Meehan 950, Gregg Gill 775, Patrick Grimley 775, Carolyn Mc Hugh 725 Laura Catterson 725
Boys Under 8: The Boys travel to Donaghmoyne this Saturday where they will be up against Donaghmoyne, Carrick, Latton and the Harps, we will leave from St.Marys Park at 9.15am and will return about 12pm, all parents welcome to support the boys.
Under 12 Boys: The Development Team next game for the Boys is a home game against Donaghmoyne on Saturday 9th of July at 1.15pm, while the Senior Boys travel to Clontibret this Saturday for a throw in time of 12pm.
Girls Under 12: The girls played Donaghmoyne last Friday evening at home, they recorded their fourth successive win, their next game is against Doohamlet with time and date yet to be confirmed. Team on the night was Yasmin Tavey, Caoimhe Agnew, Grace Hanratty, Tori Mc Geough, Aoife Mc Geough, Aoife Myles, Aoibhean Mc Cooey, Eimear Mc Kiernan, Kiera Keenan, Eabha Bolger, Sophie Miller, Lucy Lawson Smith, Roisin Mc Eneaney, Ellie Comiskey, Eimear Mc Glynn, Ella Broderick, Hazel Hughes and Katie Glynn. Well done girls keep it going.
Girls Under 14: The Girls are now in the semi-final, which will be played in Blayney on Monday 11th of July. The girls meet Emyvale in the semi-final. This is the first year in Division 1 for our U14 Girls and they have absolutely out done themselves by winning every league match so all support would be greatly appreciated at their semi-final on Monday next.
Boys Under 14: The U14 senior team traveled to table toppers Carrickmacross last Saturday in what was their last regular league game of the season before entering the shield competition. Carrick raced into an early lead but the Faughs missing a host of regulars pulled the deficit back and went in level at half time. The second half started brightly but aided by a strong breeze Carrick started to find their shooting boots and ran out winners on an eventual score line of 2-12 to 2-06. The u-14 development team plays Latton this Wednesday in Latton at 7pm.
Boys Under 16: The boys returned to action last Thursday night when they travelled to Drumhowan to play St Pats, they were a little rusty after the break but worked hard to get their win on a score line of St Pats 0-6 Faughs 0-13. The boys have a week off before they travel away to Carrick for their opening round in the Championship on Thursday 14th of July with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Boys Minor: The Minor lads return to action with away game against Emyvale on Tuesday 26th of July with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Girls Minor: The Girls met Emyvale at home last Thursday evening and despite the miserable weather conditions, they put up a strong fight against a tough Emyvale team. There were some fantastic scores from our Girls and determined tackles and as a result of their hard efforts they secured a victory on a final score line of 2-12 (Blayney) 3-01 (Emyvale). Minor Team on the night was as follows: Aoife Cullen, Sheena McKenna, Arlene Leonard, Kim Owens, Shauna Coogan, Aoibhin Fitzsimons, Aine Clarke, Eileen Cullen, Rachael McBennett, Eleanor Doyle, Amy Fox and Jane Smith. We have no confirmed fixtures for the Minors so please check Social Media for updates.
Muckno Mania: This week sees Ireland best festival take place in Castleblayney when Muckno Mania Festival enter its 18th year and it promises all the fun and intrigue we have all come to expect from such an interactive and diverse festival over the years. This year Muckno Mania is going Country and Western! With the town’s natural affinity for and its heritage steeped in Country and Western music, it seemed only apt that we should dedicate the theme to it. The four day event that will begin on Thursday 7th of July has become one of the most anticipated annual festivals in the North East. Emphasis on family entertainment and focus on the arts ensure the festival’s success and popularity. The Faughs will be playing a supporting role with the Age Friendly Walk at St Mary’s Park at 11am on Friday, while Saturday see the Club hold the Teddy Bear Picnic and the Sports Day sponsored by Paul McCormack, remember to get those Cowboys boots, Jeans and Shirts out for another brilliant weekend.
Cul Camps: The Cul Camp is taking place in St Marys Park starting Monday 11th of July, this year the Monaghan GAA Coaching and Development Team are looking to get the numbers confirmed as early as possible, the children will be getting forms through the schools over the next few weeks and we would encourage parents to return them as early as possible. This year the Camp Coordinator is former Faughs Centre Forward and County Coaching Games Officer Paul O’Connor, for further details check the Monaghan GAA website, Brian Sherry on 086 2334287 or Paul O Connor 086 837 4827.
County Teams: Saturday evening saw the County go down to Donegal in the Ulster Semi Final by the narrowest of margins a result which see them in the back door against Longford this Saturday in Clones with a7pm throw in, Sunday saw the Senior Ladies emerge with a win in the Ulster Final when they defeated Cavan, well done to the Girls this was their 10th Ulster Final win.