Club Notes November 15th

All Star Goalkeeper Rory Beggan announced as special guest at McMahons Supervalu 5K run in Castleblayney on Sunday 25th of November.
In keeping with having some of the country’s highest profile sportspersons as their special
guest in previous years, the organisers of the Castleblayney 5km are delighted to announce
that this year their guest speaker will be Monaghan All Star Goalkeeper Rory Beggan . Rory
was recently confirmed as the country’s top Goalkeeper at the recent GAA GPA All Star
Awards .The All Star is the latest addition to Beggan’s array of awards , including two Ulster
Senior Football Championship medals ,five Senior Monaghan Championship medals plus a
host of individual sports stars awards.
Rory who is a Games Promotion Officer for the GAA in Monaghan has a very strong
connection with Castleblayney with his mother Assumpta Connolly daughter of Terry and
Grainne Connolly from the Dundalk Road. The big Monaghan stopper hasn’t always played
between the posts, spending a lot of his earlier career playing out the field before being
asked to step into Goals and as they say “the rest is history”. At the5km run Rory will
explain how he has developed his own skills under the watchful eye of Goalkeeping
Coaching Steve Williams and what it takes to become an elite athlete while holding down a
full time job.
We really look forward to meeting Rory and seeing his GAA GPA All Star award in the
Glencarn Hotel after the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5k on the 25 th of November for a questions
and answers session on how he maintains such high sporting standards with such a busy
Registration for the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K is available online from the website or via the link on the Castleblayney Faughs clubs Facebook
page and website. To pre-register for the run simply pick up a form in Mc Mahons
Castleblayney, Super Valu store. €10 if you preregister or if you want to register on the day,
it is €15. This year also sees the return of the 2km race for U14’s with a 1pm start. Entry
fee is €5. Registration on Sunday the 25 th November is upstairs in the Glencarn Shopping
centre. Hope to see you all there. Remember the U14 2km run starts at 1.00pm and the 5km
run starts at 2.00pm.

AGM: Our AGM takes place on January 11th, 7.30pm in the Enterprise Centre. Nomination forms are available via email: This is an important meeting and provides an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the club. We would encourage everyone who has an interest in Castleblayney Faughs to attend.

Juvenile Training: The Juvenile training program continues this week. Any girls or boys who would like to take part in the training are more than welcome. As well as teaching the fundamentals of gaelic football, the training is a great way to meet other children, stay active and improve teamwork and co-ordination skills as well as being lots of fun!
Please remember to bring gumshield and water.

Girls/Boys U6: Thursdays 6.10 – 7.00 Rath Na Nog
Boys U7: Thursdays 6 – 7 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Girls U8 & U10 Mondays 6 – 7 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Boys U9: Thursdays 6 – 7 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Boys U11: Thursdays 7 – 8 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Girls U12 & U14: Mondays 7 – 8 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)
Boys U12: Tuesdays 7 – 8 Our Ladies Astro Turf (Beside Iontas)

Any queries, please contact Brian Sherry on 086 233 4287

Well Done: Well done to the hurlers who captured the Ulster title in Armagh at the weekend. In a fascinating encounter the lads just piped Cushendun right at the death. Well done to everyone involved.

Monaghan Coaching & Games: Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney will host a set of training sessions throughout November for boys in 5th class. If you know anyone, or have a boy who is interested in attending this programme please contact Rory Beggan on 087-3528274 or via email on

Club Notes November 15th
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