Faughs Friday Walking Club: As part of our 2016-2018 Strategic Plan, our Club wanted to extend their healthy club initiative and enrich the lives of every member of the local community. One such initiative is a walking/social activity which began two weeks ago. Each Friday walkers meet at 11.00am in St.Marys’ Park, to be followed by a social ‘cuppa’ in the Club Rooms. The only cost involved is the payment of the Club’s Annual Social Membership, which ensures every person is covered by Insurance. You are earnestly encouraged and welcome to join this club activity and meet and chat with old and new friends.
Senior Men: The Senior team game was postponed against Carrick last Sunday due to a number of players been involved with Monaghan hurlers; this match has now been rescheduled for Friday 1st of July with a throw in time of 8pm in Carrick. The next Senior Fixture will be a home game against Magheracloone on Sunday 10th of July but this will on depend on Monaghan progress in the Ulster Championship.
Senior Ladies: Our Senior Ladies next fixture before the Championship kicks in is an away game against Truagh B on Wednesday the 6th July with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Junior B: The next game for the lads is an away trip to Ballybay on Sunday 3rd of July with a throw in time of 3pm.; recent wins have seen us move up to third hopefully we can continue our good progress.
50/50: Congrats to last weeks winner of €140 was Paul O’Connor, Cairde. “Remember if you’re not in you can’t win” Tickets are available to purchases in McMahons Supervalu at the weekend and off a Club Seller on Saturday night around the town.
Know Your Sport: The Leinster hurling final is the next event in the know your sport between Kilkenny and Galway on July 3rd with the Connacht Final the following Sunday giving participants the opportunity to earn a further 200 points if Roscommon win or 250 points if Galway win, best of luck to everyone involved.
Boys Under 8: Thursday night saw the young under 8 boys take part in Go Games in Drumhowan, they played against Drumhowan, Donaghmoyne and Aughnamullen, and they played really well in all games showing some great determination and skill right throughout the morning, well done boys.
Boys Under 10: The lads had a round of Go Games in St Marys Park last Saturday when they entertained Scotstown, Clontibret and Truagh, with four teams of nine it meant that everyone got lots of game time, well done to the boys who competed well with all the other boys in their age groups.
Under 12 Boys: On Tuesday the U12 Development team played host to a spirited Truagh side in round 5 of their league campaign. Truagh piled some early pressure on the Faughs goal, and went ahead in the early stages. The young Faughs lads then settled, playing some good football with some fine scores from Shea Casey, Ben Mallon and Arnus Gleeson, to lead at half time 1-7 t0 0-2. In the second half the young Faughs lads played some excellent football against the breeze, notching some excellent scores, with some good performances from Jake McDonnell, Sean Bishop, Daniel Kerr, Liam Duffy, Joshua Conlon and Jake O’Connor winning plenty of possession up front. They ran out convincing winners in the end by 3-17 to 0-5. The next game for the Boys is a home game against Donaghmoyne on Saturday 9th of July at 1.15pm. Team: Ionut Lungu, Sean Bishop, Jake McDonnell, Nathan McArdle, Shea Casey, Ultan McMahon, Arnus Gleeson, Daniel McShane, Cian Malone, Joshua Conlon, Ben Mallon, Daniel Kerr, Jake O’Connor, Ryan Mullen, Liam Duffy.
On Saturday the U12 boys’ development squad entertained Carrick in Round 6 of their league. The lads started brightly, taking some fine early scores in a free flowing first half that saw the lead change hands on numerous occasions. Arnus, Ultan and Cian finishing some fine moves, been well supported by Joshua Conlon, Shea Casey and Charlie McQuillan. In the 2nd half the lads really played some excellent football at times, taking some fine scores and remaining defensively solid. They deservedly emerged victorious on a Final Score of Faughs 3-7 Carrick 3-5. Team: Ionut Lungu, Sean Bishop, Jake McDonnell, Nathan McArdle, Shea Casey, Ultan McMahon, Arnus Gleeson, Daniel Mc Shane, Cian Malone, Joshua Conlon, Ben Mallon, Daniel Kerr, Jake O’Connor, Liam Duffy.
Girls Under 12: Our 12 Girls had a good win over O Neill Shamrocks on Monday night last. This is 3 wins in a row, having previous wins over Aughnamullen and Latton. The match was a tightly contested affair but the girls worked extremely hard to ensure the victory. The Team was Yasmin Tavey, Eimear McKernan, Roisin McEneaney, Aoibhe Bolger, Tori McGeough, Kiera Keenan, Ella Broderick, Aoife McGeough, Caoimhe Agnew, Aoibhean McCooey, Katie Rice, Grace Hanratty, Hazel Hughes, Eimear Mc Glynn, Holly Ward, Ellie Cumiskey and Katie Glynn. The next match is this Friday night at home to Donaghmoyne, throw in 6.30pm.
Boys Under 14: On Thursday evening the U14 Senior Team played Magheracloone at home which finished Blayney Faughs 4-07 Magheracloone 0-08. The Faughs started the quicker with Ryan McKearney and Conor Mulligan finding the net in the first 15 minutes. Our defence was very strong throughout with Senan O’Brien and Ian Kindlon marking very tight on the full back line. Conor Rice drove forward numerous times and with Conor McCooey and Paudi Heavin the wing half backs getting through a lot of hard work and putting tackles in, it made it difficult for Magheracloone. Centre forward Ciaran Coogan put in a hard working display always getting back to help out his defence. Cillian Hanratty made a lot of smart runs to get on the ball and had a hand in several of Blayney’s scores. Our full forward line of Fionnan Kelly and Conall McHugh worked well again together often having to make numerous runs to get free from the Magheracloone defence. Every ball that came in was won first time with the two boys always out in front and being difficult to mark. Our two hardworking Midfielders of Caleb McArdle and Ryan McKearney got through a mountain of work getting back to help out the defence then driving forward to support our attack and they always used the ball well. They were always an option for Adam Myles’s kick outs. Ciaran McEneaney was very impressive when he came on. Best for Blayney on the day was Senan O’Brien, Conor Mulligan and Caleb McArdle. Next Fixtures: This Saturday 2nd of July the Senior team is away to Carrick at 12pm and the Development team is away to Latton at 4pm. Team: Adam Myles, Senan O’Brien, Ian Kindlon, Conor Mc Cooey, Conor Rice, Paudi Heavin, Caleb McArdle, Ryan Mc Kearney, Cillian Hanratty, Ciaran Coogan, Conor Mulligan, Conall McHugh, Fionnan Kelly, Leo Maloney, Oisin Ward, Ciaran McEneaney, Pauric Bolger, Ethan Smith, John Joyce, Zach McArdle, Odhran McArdle, Keith Morgan, Kevin Rafferty, Shane Morris.
Girls Under 14: The Girls are now in the semi-final, which will be played in Blayney on Monday 11th of July, the girls will play the winners of a three way play off between Emyvale, Scotstown and Truagh. We will keep people updated on Social Media.
Boys Under 16: The boys return after their exam break when they play St Pats in Drumhowan on Thursday 30th of June with a 7.30pm throw in, they then 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.
Girls Under 16: Our U16 girls travelled to Tyholland yesterday evening for a throw in time of 7pm. Unfortunately, despite the girls best efforts they lost the match. We have no confirmed time or date for the next U16 league match but we will hopefully have confirmation for next week’s club notes.
Boys Minor: The Minor return to action after the exam break when they entertain Clones on the 5th of July in St Marys Park with a throw in time of 7.30pm, this will be followed by an away game against Emyvale on Tuesday 26th of July with a throw in time of 7.30pm.
Girls Minor: Our Minor girls have a busy week ahead. First up they have an away fixture against Tyholland this evening with a throw in time of 7pm and then they face Emyvale at home on Thursday the 30th July with a throw in time of 7pm. Best wishes to the girls in both games.
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.
Best of Luck: To the county team who play Donegal in the Ulster Semi Final Replay, last Saturday match could have gone either way, let’s hope Monaghan can improve on their performance and advance to the Ulster Final on July 17th.