Club Notes 7/01/21

Happy New Year: We hope everyone had a good Xmas and wish all our players, members, supporters, volunteers and sponsors a safe and happy new year. We hope all can get back safely as soon as possible. 
Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers were 10, 12, 25 & 30. Lucky dip winner this week was Frankie Gorman, Killycrum. Next weeks draw is worth €8500 and you can keep playing online @ lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com and also at the designated lotto boxes in town. There has been a good push on our lotto sales over the last number of weeks and you the supporters have responded brilliantly as all funds raised going to our clubs pitch development. Thank you from all. 
Bingo: Once again our weekly bingo has had to be put on hold due to the Covid restrictions. Hopefully we can return soon and we will keep you updated via our club notes and social media as to when we can safely return. 
Volunteers: Please get in touch if you can offer any help to the club in the coming weeks. In Particular help required for the operation transformation walk that the club is taking part in this year. Walk each night under floodlights between 6 and 9pm Monday to Friday.
Congrats: Huge congratulations to Mark Hanratty and Leanne Deery who got married recently. Wishing you both many years of health and happiness from all at the club. 
Pitch: The pitch remains closed to everyone at the minute and we will keep you updated as to when it may open. 
If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Brendan Carr on 087 292 6456, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 17/12/20

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 21, 23, 24 & 25. Lucky dip this week went to Lorraine Carragher, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €8200. Remember keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com. All monies raised going towards our new development. 

Bingo: Final bingo of the year is this Saturday @ 2.30pm in St. Marys Park and once again following strict Covid guidelines. As their was no winner last week, this weeks jackpot is now worth an impressive €4600 on 46 calls or less plus all the other usual cash prizes. We ask you all to try and support the bingo as all monies raised going towards the cost of our new development. A good win could ensure a very merry Christmas for someone. Our bingo book winners from last Saturday for this week’s bingo are Teresa O’Connell and Patsy Duffy of Tussy, Ballybay. Well done and hope to see you both again this week. 

Pitch: Reminder that the Faughs pitch remains closed at present for the winter until further notice. 

Winter training: The winter training program wraps up this week for the year. We thought at one stage it might not happen but every group ended up with five to six weeks of fun. Credit and thanks must go to the coaches for their dedication and commitment shown in giving everyone excellent, well structured, Covid compliant sessions. Also thanks to the parents and all players for making it easy for the sessions to run so smoothly. Numbers have been excellent and hope to see you all again in the new year. 

Reminder: Joe Hanratty’s book “A Club and Its Community” is for sale in a good number of shops in the town at a cost of €25. Perfect stocking filler for someone who loves a good read. Sales have been excellent to date. Let’s keep it going. 

Success: What a year for the club in winning the Youth Achievement Award at the Monaghan County Convention. As well as winning the boys minor championship Division 1, our u15 boys were joint winners Division 1 Championship and the girls won the Minor Championship Division 1 and joint winners of U16 Division 1. Also we have the proud record that every team entered this year at least qualified for their respective semi-final. Well done to all involved especially our hard working players and dedicated coaches. Surely success is not far away at senior level for both our ladies and men. Keep up the good work in 2021 and hopefully more silverware to come. 

Condolences: This week we were again mourning the sad passing of Rosaleen O’Sullivan. Known by all, Rosaleen washed and prepared all the faughs jerserys for the last 32 years. Her late husband Dickie was a pivotal member of the Faughs having been involved at all levels in management and executive until his sad passing in 1999. We extend our deepest sympathy to Rosaleen’s children, Denise, Caroline, Kieran and Derek, to her sons and daughter in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all of the family circle. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Brendan Carr on 087 292 6456, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 10/12/20

Book Launch: Last Friday saw the eagerly anticipated launch of the book ” A Club and Its Community” written by Joe Hanratty. What was a real winters evening, it didn’t deter people from turning out in good numbers to support Joe on what is a truly wonderful read of the history of Castleblayney Faughs from 1888 till 2020. Well done to our two competition winners Irene Cairns and Shane Ward. The book is now on sale in Mc Mahons Super Valu, Katie Duffys, Loughman Sports, Circle K, Watters Londis & Mc Mahons Centra at a cost of €25. An ideal stocking filler for all you Faughs supporters out there. 

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto. Numbers drawn were 11, 12, 14 & 25. Lucky dip this week went to Arlene Leonard, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €8100. Remember keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com. All monies raised going towards our new development. 

Bingo: Bingo resumed last Saturday & continues this Saturday @ 2.30pm in St. Marys Park following strict Covid guidelines. We encourage everyone to come out and support the bingo and be in with a chance to win the jackpot which is now worth a lovely €4500 on 47 calls or less with all the other usual cash prizes. All monies raised going towards the cost of our new development. 

Pitch: Reminder that the Faughs remains closed at present for the winter until further notice. 

Winter training: Winter training program continues for all our juveniles with excellent numbers still attending. New players still welcome. See your relevant team app for information on dates and times. 

Congrats: The annual county convention was held last week and brought more success to the Faughs. A huge well done to Eamon McEneaney who was a recipient into the hall of fame, Raymond Malone on receiving the junior referee award and the club for winning the overall youth achievement award. All fully deserved and worthy winners. Also we’ll done to Castleblayney Hurling on winning the youth achievement award for hurling. 

If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Brendan Carr on 087 292 6456, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 26/11/20

Book Launch: The eagerly awaited book launch is getting ever closer. A Club and Its Community 1888 – 2020 written by Joe Hanratty will be launched on Friday 4th December at 7.30pm in the stand at St. Mary’s Park Castleblayney.

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6, 18, 19& 21 . Lucky dip winner was Emer Duffy, Ashview Court. Next weeks Lotto is worth €7900. Remember as the lotto is now our only source of income during Covid and with the Faughs undertaking the new huge development of St Mary’s Park, we urge everyone to keep playing the lotto online and supporting our club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com.

Winter Training: Our winter training program is now in full flight and continues this week with all new players still welcome to join. See your relevant team app for exact times.

Pitch: Reminder that the Faughs main pitch is now closed until further notice.

Volunteers wanted: The club are continuing with the remedial work to improve our facilities during off season. If you can give a small bit of your time to help in any way, please contact Ray on 087 138 3603 or Philip on 087 920 1381. Every little helps

If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Brendan Carr on 087 292 6456, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 19/11/20

Faughs History Book Launch: Faughs supporters and many people in the local community have been eagerly awaiting the launch  of Joe Hanratty’s new book on the GAA in Castleblayney from its earliest days right up to 2020. Joe has been researching this book for the past number of years. The book entitles A Club and Its Community 1888 – 2020 will be launched on Friday 4th December at 7.30pm in the stand at St. Mary’s Park Castleblayney. Not only does this new book cover the history of the Faughs club it also covers the history of Castleblayney from the founding of the monastery at Mullandoy in the 7th century through the period of the  12 Lords Blayney, the Hopes and right up to the present. Joe Hanratty wrote the first history of the club which was published in 1984. Since then a lot of new research and a number of new books on various aspects of life in Castleblayney have been published since then and  these have all been drawn on in compiling this new and more comprehensive edition. The over 400 page book contains over 200 photographs.The book will sell at €25 per copy. All profits from the sale of this book will go to the Castleblayney Faughs club.  The MC for the launch will be well known Faughs club official Brian Sherry and the launch will be performed by Dr. John Duffy, a well known Faughs player from the 1960ds and 70s and the proud winner of a number of senior championship medals with his native club. The club of course will be adhering to the Government’s Covid 19  guidelines .

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 11, 14, 21 & 29 . Lucky dip winner was Geraldine Carragher , New St, Castleblayney. Next weeks Lotto is worth €7800. Remember as the lotto is now our only source of income during Covid and with the Faughs undertaking the new huge development of St Mary’s Park, we urge everyone to keep playing the lotto online and supporting our club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com.

Winter Training: Our winter training program recommenced last week for our juveniles and was great to see a brilliant turnout through all grades. Continues this week and all new players welcome. See your relevant team app for exact times.

AGM: Our AGM took place last Friday the 13th via zoom due to the Covid restrictions. A great number tuned in to a very productive evening. Emphasis this year was on the new development, fundraising and the continuation of the great work been done at juvenile right through the club with special mention to the fact that all juvenile teams this year qualified for at least their respective semi finals. Special tribute was paid to Brian Sherry who stepped down as juvenile development officer after 12 years in the role. Brian was a pivotal figure in the growth and success of the Faughs juveniles over the last number of years, driving everyone to do better and bringing many new faces on board. You will be missed Brian but no doubt you will still be in the wings helping out. The senior executive were then elected with one new addition joining with Aoife McCooey been elected as joint PRO. Welcome on board Aoife.

Pitch: Reminder that the Faughs main pitch is now closed until further notice.

Volunteers wanted: The club are continuing with the remedial work to improve our facilities during off season. If you can give a small bit of your time to help in any way, please contact Ray on 087 138 3603 or Philip on 087 920 1381. Every little helps

If there are any notes/events you wish to be published as part of the Notes please contact Brendan Carr on 087 292 6456, or email pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie