Reserves: Our 2 senior men reserve teams were in championship action this past week. First up on Friday past the lads took on Killanny in the O’Duffy Cup Q/F.
The Faughs took control right from the throw-in and in a commanding performance were 3-6 to a point up by half time. The lads ran took the foot off the pedal in the second period a little bit with a final score of Faughs 3-09, Killanny 1-11.
In the other Q/F game in the McKeown Cup we took on Sean McDermotts on Sunday past. Again we were out of the traps quickly with a half time score ‘Blayney 3-04, Sean’s 0-06. Sean’s staged a rally in the second half but we had too much in hand, running out winners on a scoreline Sean’s 1-11, Faughs 3-09.
We now look forward to semi-finals for both our reserve teams.
U14 Ladies: U14 girls team were out on Monday night against Magheracloone in what was a must win match to give them a chance of making top 4s. A spirited start saw them score some well taken points before Magheracloone scored their first goal. A well contested first half from both teams saw Blayney go in at half time leading the match. Second half continued with both teams giving it their all but determination from Blayney help them pull away. Magheracloone never gave up and scored two goals narrowing the gap in the closing 10 minutes. The Blayney girls refocused and added another goal and a point to get their first league win. A boost for their confidence and a reminder of what they can do. Well done girls.
Training continues Monday and Friday evening.
U8/10/12 Girls: training continues Monday evening at 6pm in the football pitch. New members always welcome .
U16 Ladies: Team training continues also Monday and Friday. Next match this Monday evening at home against Donaghmoyne starting at 7pm.
Congrats to our 3 players Melissa, Shona and Jodie who were on the Monaghan County Team in last week’s U16 final.
Also congratulations to Sarah Wilson who represented herself and the club on the victorious County Minor Team.
On behalf of the club but especially from the Minor and Senior Teams we want to extend a massive THANK YOU to our new sponsors CLOUD10 Beauty. A locally based business run by Blanaid Johnson, Cloud10 is a beauty website company offering customers access to expertly chosen products. When approached to sponsor a new set of jerseys for our ladies they were only too willing to accept. Please support our sponsors by following them on social media or accessing their website Cloud10beauty.com.
U11 Boys: Our lads travelled to UCD in Dublin on Sunday past to take part in the annual Kilmacud blitz. With 12 teams representing all four provinces we were in good company. The boys played some wonderful football and topped their group with 3 wins out of 3 in the group stage, with wins over Oranmore, Galway; St. Colmcilles, Meath; and Portmarnock, Dublin. With a 100% record, the lads went on to contest to “A” final and played out a tough game against against a very strong Kilmacud A team. Despite a heroic fightback in the second half we narrowly missed on on winning the tournamant as a whole, but we did come back with many plaudits. Well done to the lads!
Cul Camps: With the Cul Camps just around the corner we are looking to recruit new and previous coaches who have worked on the camps for 2019. Application forms are available from club coaches.
Monaghan Sports Partnership Training Courses:
Safeguarding 3 – (Designated Liaison Person Workshop) Thursday 23rd May (6.30pm-9.30pm) in Castleblayney Enterprise Centre
Autism in Sport – Thursday 30th May (6.30pm-9.30pm) in St. Josephs Pastoral Centre, Monaghan
Limited places on all workshops – pre-registration only – Please contact Monaghan Sports Partnership on 042-9755126 to book a place
For all ladies fixtures please see social media.
U15 Div 1: Scotstown v Faughs, Thursday 23rd May 7.00pm
SFL Men: Faughs v Clontibret, Friday 24th May 8.00pm
U13 Boys: Inniskeen B v Faughs C, Saturday 25th May 2.00pm
RFL Div1: Magheracloone v Faughs, Sunday 26th May 2.00pm
U13 Boys Div 1: Carrick v Faughs, Tuesday 28th May 6.45pm
U13 Boys Div 5: Carrick B v Faughs B, Tuesday 28th May 8.00pm
RFL Div3: Faughs v Scotstown, Wednesday 29th May 8.00pm
RFC O’Duffy Cup S/F: Magheracloone v Faughs, Friday 31st May 8.00pm