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Club Notes, May 3rd 2016

Club Development Plan: Last Friday saw the last of the group sessions for the Club Development Plan, all the sub committees reported back on their draft plans with all the other groups giving feedback on each plan. The next phase of the plan sees collating of all the draft plans into one large plan which will be presented back to the Senior Executive for review, this process will happen in May with the end of June targeted for the final published plan.

50/50: Buy a weekly ticket for €2 for one ticket or €5 for three tickets, all tickets sold in the week are entered into the draw with 50% of all the takings going into the Jackpot and 50% going into the Club Development Fund, ultimately it means we have a winner each week. Tickets are available to purchases in McMahons Supervalu at the weekend and off a Club Seller on Saturday night around the town. This week’s draw is a bit late for due to the bank holiday, watch social media for winner details. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win.

Membership: Following on from our very successful registration day, the Club will now be following up with any members who have yet to pay their membership fee, we would ask all Club Members to pay their Memberships over the next few weeks. Membership fee: Family-€50, Adult-€30, Child-€20 and can be paid to Paddy Conlon, Stephen Dignam, Sean McDonald or Melissa Conlon.

Know Your Sport: The Club is running a Know Your Sport Competition over the next couple of weeks. Simply put, its 12 questions on different sports running from May to July (you pick the winners from each sporting event). The cost of entry is €20 and there is €1,000 in prizes. Entries are available from Senior Players, Coaches & Exec Members. All entries to be returned to Sean before the weekend.

Senior Men’s Team: We played Scotstown last Tuesday night in St Marys Park, we got off to a great start and when Ciaran Hanratty found the net after four minutes we were 1-2 to no score up, playing with the aid of the breeze we went in at half time 1-6 to 1-4 up. The second half saw us trading scores and with twenty minutes to go we lead by four points but unfortunately we failed to score for the remainder of the game as the Blues kick six unanswered points to win on a score line of Faughs 1-9 Scotstown 1-11. This Wednesday night we play Latton in St Marys Park with a throw in time of 7.30pm, on Sunday afternoon we travel the short distance to Doohamlet for a 1pm throw in.

Senior Ladies: The Senior Ladies played Doohamlet in the rearranged playoff game last Friday evening in St Marys Park. The girls pulled off a great win which see them now qualify for the Semi Final against Sean Mc Dermott’s, details of the game will be communicated during the week. Well done girls keep it going.

Under 8 and 10 Boys: The young players of the future travelled to Monaghan Harps last Saturday morning to take part in their first Go Games of 2016, despite some terrible weather conditions the boys acquitted themselves well right throughout the morning, the Under 10 have all County go Games in Cloghan this Saturday, we will leave the football field at 9.15 am return back to St Marys Park at approximately 12.15pm

Boys Under Boys U12: In what could only be described as very tough conditions for football, with strong winds and heavy showers of hail, the young Faughs stars of the future braved the elements to put on an excellent attacking display of skill, pace and movement at the U12 Spring league finals day in Cloghan. First Up was the U12 Development team against Emyvale. The young Faughs team adapted very quickly to the challenging conditions and very quickly raced into a lead, which provided the platform for these stars of the future to display their growing array of football skills, teamwork and excellent score taking in front of goal. Ionut Lungu gave a solid display in goals, while Jake McDonnell gave an excellent display in the full back line, well supported by Callum Campbell, Daniel McShane, Cian Malone and Nathan McArdle. The midfield duo of Sean Bishop and Shea Casey put in a very solid performance while up front the forwards Jamie Ward, Jake O’Connor, Joshua Conlon, Ryan Mullen, Daniel Kerr were always a handful for the Emyvale defence. Final Score: Faughs 0-21 Emyvale 0-3. Scorers: Joshua Conlon 0-4, Nathan McArdle 0-4, Jamie Ward 0-3, Sean Bishop 0-3, Shea Casey 0-2, Daniel McShane 0-2, Ryan Mullen 0-1, Daniel Kerr 0-1, Cian Malone o-1. Next up was the Senior Team, again playing in very tough conditions, with Frequent Hail showers throughout the game. Playing against the elements, the Faughs lads displayed excellent ball handling and work rate, moving the ball at pace and working scores very well against the elements. Brandon McCague was solid in goals, with some good kick outs against the wind. The defence Joe Carey, Ultan Mc Mahon, Nathan McArdle and Callum Campbell were excellent throughout, while the midfield partnership of Kealan McMahon and Niall Rice worked tirelessly, transitioning from defence to attack. Up front the forward were in good form throughout, with Kevin Flanagan, Ross Maguire, Thomas Hughes, Connor Ruddy, Daniel Mc Shane, Ionut Lungu and Sean Bishop displaying some excellent finishing. Final Score: Faughs 0-16 Seans 0-5. Scorers: Conor Ruddy 0-5, Ross Maguire 0-4, Kevin Flanagan 0-3, Daniel Mc Shane 0-2, Thomas Hughes 0-1, Niall Rice 0-1.

Boys Under 14’s: The U14 development team continued their league campaign with a home game against Donaghmoyne in St Mary’s Park. Fresh off winning the Div1 U14 championship Donaghmoyne fielded a strong team and were in control of this game from start to finish. Our Blayney lads battled manfully all throughout the game, but Donaghmoynes superior physicality meant we could never break even with them. Despite this there were flashes of brilliance from our boys with Paudie Heavin finishing brilliantly to the net after powering through the middle, Odhran McArdles constant running and movement was a joy to watch and Ethan Smyth in goal pulled off a number of outstanding saves. John Joyce and Leo Maloney were constantly out in front looking for the ball to take their men on. Keith Morgan and Cillian Hanratty took some fine scores when the opportunity presented itself. These lads are improving all the time and that’s a credit to the work they consistently put in on the training field. The team was led by Captain Oisin Ward on the day. Team: Ethan Smyth, Zachary McArdle, Adam Myles, Paudie Heavin (1-00), Conor McCooey, Odhran McArdle (0-01), Oisin Ward, John Joyce (0-02), Keith Morgan (0-02), Leo Maloney (0-01), Cillian Hanratty (1-02). Subs used: Pauric Bolger, Ciaran McEneaney (0-01). Next up for the Development team is a home game against Carrickmacross this Saturday in St Marys Park at 3pm, the Senior team also return to action this Saturday when they play Clan Na Gael out in Toome with a 12pm throw in.

Girls Under 14’s: The next U14 Div1 Match for the Girls is against Emyvale on Tuesday the 3rd May 2016 at 7pm, the match will take place in Oram, please note the change of venue. Please see the clubs social media for results.

Boys Under 16’s: This Thursday night the Under 16 squad head off to Magheracloone with a throw in time of 7.30pm, while the following Thursday, May 12th, they have a home game against Carrickmacross in St Marys Park also at 7.30pm

Minor Boys: The Boys play against Carrick in St Marys Park on Tuesday 3rd of May at 7.30pm; this will be followed by an away fixture against Donaghmoyne on Tuesday 10th of May with a throw in time of 7.30pm.

Minor Girls: The Girls have their first game of the season on Thursday the 5th May, it’s an away fixture against Tyholland with a throw in time of 7 p.m. Best of luck girls.