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Club Notes: November 8th 2016

Senior Men: The Senior Team advance to the Final of the Credit Union Senior League Final after they defeated Monaghan Harps by a point in a tight affair in Gavan Duffy Park last Sunday. All matches this year have had only a point in them so this game was going to be no different, the Harps opened well and led by two points before the Faughs struck back through Dermot Malone and Ciaran Hanratty before each team traded another point before half time to go in 3 points a piece. The second half was another tough battle with the decisive score coming from a Dermot Malone penalty after Mark Treanor had been brought to put us three to the good with ten minutes to go, the Harps push hard and reduced the deficit to a point but the Faughs defence stood firm prevent any shoots on goals or conceding a free. Final Score Harps 0-8 Faughs 1-6. We now play Ballybay is the Final next Sunday at 2pm. Best of luck to the management and the team, can we ask that all supporters turn out in numbers to support the boys.

Minor Girls Semi Final: Last Saturday saw the Minor Girls finish their season with a home defeat against Carrickmacross the Faughs started brightly but faded during the second half as Carrick emerged worthy winners.

Operation TransFAUGHSmation: with only three weeks to go the time is flying by for the participants in OPTFM, class continue again his Tuesday and Friday with preparation for the McMahons Supervalu 5K happening again on Sunday morning.

McMahons Supervalu 5K: The Club were delighted yet again last week as they announced that McMahons Supervalu have come on board as the main sponsor of the Castleblayney 5K walk/run which happens on Sunday the 27th of November at 2pm. The McMahons Supervalu Castleblayney 5K which is now in its sixth year has proven to be one of the biggest events in the local community as well as an established event for all local athletes. This year’s event will change slightly; there will be a 2K race for all children Under 14 starting at 1pm while the main race will follow at 2pm. We are asking that every Club member participates on the day, registration is available online at www.castleblayneyfaughs.com or www.Runireland.com.

Faughs Juvenile Winter Programme: The Faughs Juvenile winter programme continues each week, to date we have had great numbers at all levels with fun and skill development been very much part of the programme, if you know of any young child in your area who wants to start can you get Mammy/Daddy to take them along to the relevant training session. Everybody is more than welcome to attend; we are only delighted to see new faces. Under 6’s in Rath Na Og from 6-6.50pm, Under 8’s from 6-7pm and Under 10’s from 7-8pm, both on Our Lady’s Secondary School Astro Turf, For further information contact Brian Sherry (086- 2334287) or Melissa Conlon (087 7617216).

Juvenile Presentation: The Club will be running their Juvenile Presentation on Friday the 18th of November in the Glencarn Hotel starting at 7.30pm; we will be distributing all the Winners medals for 2015 and 2016 up to Under 16 level. Can we ask that all players and parents attend for what is always a special evening in the Club Calendar.

Club AGM: This year’s AGM will take place on November 25th, 8pm in the Castleblayney Enterprise Centre, when we will also launch our Development Plan for the next three years. Given we are including the launch of our Development Plan, our AGM will take a slightly different format to previous years. Reports on the night will come from our Club Chairman, Stephen Dignam and Club Treasurer, Sean McDonald. Reports from our Youth Officer, Brian Sherry and my Secretary’s report will be available to you in advance of the meeting, and you can raise any questions/issues on the night. We wish to concentrate more on the Development Plan, and on the night a presentation will be made showing how we all see the Club develop in the next three years. Notice and nomination forms have been emailed to Club members, anyone who has not received can contact Melissa on 087 7617216 or secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie and I will forward on immediately.

Club Development Plan: This week’s Senior Executive meeting will look at structure of the Sub Committees, if you feel that you have something to add or have a couple of free hours each month then please contact Stephen Dignam 087 2246579 or Melissa Conlon 087 7617216. We would be delighted to see new faces and would really appreciate new help on any committee.

Ulster Coaching Conference: The 13th O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016 in the Kilmore Hotel, Cavan. The theme is “Club” and “Player Pathway”. This year there is an extremely strong line up with the Guest Speaker–Jack O’Connor, with workshops on the player pathway. Tickets are €30 and can be bought on line on www.ulster.gaa.ie/conferences2016

Monaghan Coaching Workshops: The first of this seasons session focuses on TACKLING and will take place in Cloghan on Wednesday 16th of November from 7.30pm.The course is an interactive indoor coaching workshop. It is open to all coaches and will use drills, games and video clips to coach the skill of tackling. At the end of the Session Coaches will have a selection of drills and games to improve individual and team tackling. For more information contact gary.mallon.ulster@gaa.ie, this is a free course and we encourage every coach to attend.

Well Done: This week’s well done goes out to our neighbours Toome who won the Junior Football League title recently for the first time since 1958, they came from six points down to win by 11 points. Well done lads