Club Notes 09/09/21

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 13, 17 & 23 . Lucky dip winner was Neil Meegan, Broomfield, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €5700. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo returns this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park after a week off last Saturday due to the music festival. Jackpot stands at €1500 with all the usual cash prizes. Drive in with a limited number of seats available. Also we now have double books available for twice the fun. See you all there.

Festival: Last weekend saw the Faughs host their first ever music festival and what a huge overwhelming success it was. Three days was had of jam packed music with sixteen artists performing over the three days. We at the club executive would like to offer the sincerest of thanks to everybody who helped make this happen. Without so many people pulling together, it would not have been possible to make this event happen. Months of hard work reaped it’s reward, so much so, that the club was fit to announce that it will be run again next year on the weekend of 12th, 13th & 14th of August. Pencil them dates in now as we are sure once again it will be a weekend not to be missed.

Under 13s Win Final: The Blayney Under 13s had a comprehensive win in the Division One Shield in  Blackhill last Saturday when they overcame a very competitive Magheracloone side. A goal-fest was the power behind this impressive victory with Blayney hitting the Magheracloone net on six occasions and each time these goals stymied the best efforts of Magheracloone to come back. But the Mitchells soldiered on and chipped away with some excellent points. But their inability to  find the Blayney net was what made the decisive difference between the sides. The excellent and very skilful Tristan Nugent set the  ball rolling for Blayney  in the 2nd minute of the game with  his first goal. But undeterred  Magheracloone quickly responded with a point  two minutes later as the  game shaped up for a real battle and over the rest of the first quarter the teams    exchanged points on three occasions with Blayney points coming from Tristan Nugent (2) and Bryan Duffy.  Then following the water break Blayney hit a purple patch to register two goals and points. The goals came from Cathal Malone and Tristan Nugent  while Tiernan McGeough sent over the point to open up a nine point lead. But with grit and determination Magheracloone admirably picked themselves up, lead by the very impressive  Gearóid Murray and Kerr Matthews  who orchestrated a great response to   score four points to Blayney’s Alex McGinnity score to leave the score at halftime Blayney 3-5 Magheracloone 0-8.  It was Magheracloone who opened the second half strongly  to hit a goal and a point with the gaol coming from  Dean Tuite to narrow the gap to two points leaving it all now to play for. The Blayney response was decisive, hitting back with gaols from Bryan Duffy and Conaire Casey. Magheracloone pulled back two points before the second water break when Blayney was six points to the good. Magheracloone quickly narrowed the gap to five but when Tristan Nugent rocketed the ball to the Magheracloone net for his hat trick of goals that was effectively it.  Both sides scored points apiece before the end with the Blayney point coming from Tiernan McGeough leaving the score at the finish  Blayney 6-6 Magheracloone 1-13. Blayney Team: Donnchadh Murphy, Cooper McMahon, Harry McQuillan, Ruaidhrí Agnew, Kealan Dignam, Cathal Malone (1-0), Tiernan McGeough (0-2), Tom Duffy, Bryan Duffy (1-1), Conaire Casey (1-0),  Alex McGinnity (0-1),  Declan Flanagan, Tristan Nugent (3-2). Subs used: Steven Duffy, Ruarc Marray,  Ryan Corrigan

Good Luck: We would like to wish our U17 boys the very best of luck as they take on Carrick in the cup final on Sunday 12th in Inniskeen at 7.30pm. Also the very best of luck to our senior ladies who face Monaghan Harps this weekend in their league decider with day and time not fully confirmed at the minute. See social media for details.

GD Ceilings: Big shout out to Gareth Duffy of GD Ceilings for sponsoring our U13 boys with a new set of jerseys prior to their U13 final at the weekend.

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Club Notes 02/09/21

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were . Lucky dip winner was , Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €5600. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park. Jackpot is now €1500 with all the usual cash prizes. Drive in with a limited number of seats available. Also we now have double books available for twice the fun. See you all there.

Festival: It’s finally here. This weekend all roads lead to St Mary’s Park with a bumper weekend of live entertainment lined up, headlined by Nathan Carter on Sunday. There is still tickets available for Friday and Saturday night, so don’t miss out and get them tickets now on castleblayneymusicfestival.ie. Bar and food is available on site on each day so you’ll not go thirsty or hungry. As always plenty of help needed, so if available to lend a hand on any or all of the three days, don’t hesitate in contacting any committee member stating your availability.

Blayney Had A Good Win in The League: A strong second half saw Blayney eclipse Monaghan Harps in their senior league outing at St  Mary’s Park last Tuesday evening. It very much a tit for tat fist half with only a single point diving the sides at the break. But a second half Josh Mone goal was the catalyst for a  strong Blayney performance as they kicked on to win by six points. Central to that victory was a scoring spree by the in-form Brendan McElroy. The opening  eight minutes saw the sides exchange points twice with Blayney scores coming from  Brendan and Martin McElroy. The Harps rattled the Blayney net but Blayney held firm as the team swapped two point each  with Brendan McElroy accounting for Blayney’s scores and this was to add to the score fest of Brendan McElroy over this first half. Then came Blayney first goal  as Brendan McElroy  hit the target to level the scores at 1-4 each. As the game went into the last ten minutes of the first half Blayney sent over four points  through  Brendan McElroy (2), Rory McGlynn and Darren Daly while Monaghan tapped over three to leave the score at the break  Blayney 1-8 Monaghan 1-7.   Monaghan equalised on the turnaround  then Blayney cut loose. An equalising point from Ciaran Hanratty was followed in the 6th minute by Josh Mone’s well taken goal and Blayney were on their way. They followed this with four unanswered point from Ciaran Hanratty (2) and Brendan McElroy (2)  to open up an eight point Blayney lead. . The last five minutes saw Monaghan pull back a goal and point but  over the same period Blayney added three more points from Kevin Macken, Josh Mone and Brendan McElroy to  leave the score at the finish Blayney 2-16 Monaghan 2-9. The only downside of this impressive display was a severe injury to Blayney midfielder Barry Hanratty. Barry is wished a speedy return to the senior side. Team:  Duffy, Craig Callan,  Darren Daly (0-1), Kieran McEneaney, Josh Walsh,  David McMahon,  Martin McElroy (0-1),  Barry Hanratty, , John Beattie, Cian O’Connor,  Ciaran Hanratty (0-3), Joey Hughes,  Ronan McNamara,  Brendan McElroy (1-8),  Josh Mone (1-2). Subs used: Rory McGlynn, Kevin Macken (0-1), Aidan McElroy. 

Blayney Minors  Into The Final: Blayney minors comprehensive defeated Magheracloone at St Mary’s Park last Tuesday to book a place in the minor final..  This all round impressive performance by Blayney saw them  hit the Magheracloone net on six occasions. Nonetheless Magheracloone never gave up the tried their case right to the final whistle. And it was Magheracloone who started the brighter  side finding the Blayney net after the sides exchanged points   in the opening five minutes. The impressive Niall Rice took the Blayney point.  Blayney then hit 1-2 through outstanding forward Max McGinnity  to open up a two point lead. But  Magheracloone  hit back with a second goal  to reclaim the lead. Though before the break  Niall Rice and Max McGinnity  split the post  to put Blayney ahead by a point at first water break with the score standing Blayney 1-5 Magheracloone  2-1. As play resumed Blayney extended their lead with a goal from Conor Ruddy  which was quickly wiped out  as Magheracloone found the Blayney net for the third time..Then Blayney stepped up the pressure to respond with a goal and  four points , The goal from McGinnity and the points from Thomas Hughes (2), Niall Rice and Shay Casey. Working hard Magheracloone pulled back a point  to leave the score at half time Blayney 3-9 Magheracloone 3-2.  The second half saw Blayney really turn it on  and score 2-5 without replay  leaving no way back for the visitors. The goals came form Conor Ruddy and Max McGinnity while  the points came from  Max McGinnity (2), Niall Rice (3) and Conor Ruddy. Though Magheracloone managed two more points, Blayney continued to pour it on with a with goal  and two points  the goal coming from McGinnity.  Team : John Flanagan, Jake McDonald, Keelan McMahon, Donal Kerr, Nathan McArdle, Ultan McMahon, Charlie McQuillan, Ben Mallon, Joe Carey, Conor Ruddy, Thomas Hughes, Canice Murphy, Max McGinnity, Niall Rice, Shay Casey.  Subs used: Ross Maguire, Joshua Conlon, Calum Campbell.

Fixtures: Sat 4th SFC -Castleblayney V Latton in Drumhowan @ 6pm. Wed 8th RFC preliminary- Away V Maghercloone. Sat 4th Senior Ladies V Killanny @ 6pm. Venue tbc. Good to luck to all teams.

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Club Notes 26/08/21

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 15, 18, 25 & 27. Lucky dip winner was Séamus Kinsella, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €5500. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park. Jackpot is now €1400 with all the usual cash prizes. Drive in with a limited number of seats available. Also we now have double books available for twice the fun. See you all there.

Music Festival: Just over a week to go until our first music festival headlined by Nathan Carter on the Sunday afternoon. Tickets still remain for the Friday and Saturday which can be bought online on castleblayneymusicfestival.ie. Sure to be a good weekend. Anyone available to help out in any way over the three days, contact any committee member to show your interest.

Under 15 League Semi Final:Three points stood between the sides as the Blayney under 15 side went down to Monaghan  Harps in the Under 15 League semi final at St Mary’s Park last  Thursday evening. Blayney had started with blistering pace and in the opening ten minute had scored  1-4  with 1-3 coming from Steven McGinnity  and midfielder Calib Murphy accounting for the other point. Then in the 13th minute when Monaghan’s John McCrystal  struck a goal for the Harps all seemed to fall apart for Blayney. Monaghan added three more  points and only a point stood between the sides at the first water break .  While in the second quarter the sides swapped points on two occasions,  Blayney scores coming from Senan Hanratty and Tom Carey,  the Harps landed their second goal through impressive Dara Murray to open up a two point lead at half time for Monaghan with the score standing Monaghan 2-5 Blayney 1-6. Then on the turnaround, Monaghan moved into over-drive dominating the game and hit 1-3 without replay from the Faughs, the goal coming from a John McCrystal penalty,  to open up an eight point lead for the Harps and it looked as if it was curtains for the young Blayney side. But just before the second water break Max McGinnity sent over a point  and this was the clarion call for dramatic Blayney recovery in the last quarter. Blayney carried the fight to the Monaghan and began to impose themselves on the game in this final periods with  McGinnity giving an outstanding performance as he struck again with a goal and point  to  narrow the gap to a single goal and it was now all to play for. But Blayney’s hopes seemed dashed again when the Harps struck the Blayney net for the 4th time. But manfully the Blayney lads lifted their game again and hit back with three points through the exuberant McGinnity and that lone last quarter goal by the Harps was all that stood between the sides at the end with the final score standing Monaghan 4-8 Blayney 2-11.  Team: John Flanagan, David Lambe, Ben McDonald, Padraig Carville, Shay Broderick, Tom Carey, Alfie Hughes, Canice Murphy, Thyo Olajide, Senan Hanratty, Lorcan Mone, Cormac Conlon, Colum O’Reilly, Max McGinnity, Bríon Sherry. Subs Used : Daithí Funcheon, Shane Miller, Paul McKenna.  

Under 19s Go Down In The Final: The Blayney Under 19 side went down by four points to Scotstown in the Div 2 Final at Ballybay last Wednesday evening.  A strong last quarter by Blayney  saw them hit three points in succession to force the game into extra time. Three goals in the first half effectively kept Blayney in contention in a half where they were outplayed and outscored by the well on top Scotstown side who also in that period had their fair share of wides. Blayney had got off to a great start with a good goal by Conal McHugh. But by the 10th minute  Scotstown were  in front  as they hit 1-2, the goal coming from Paul Maguire. Then the sides exchanged scores with both side score 1-1 each. Conal McHugh accounted for Blayney’s 1-1, the goal, coming from a penalty while Maguire again accounted for Scotstown’s second goal.  A third Blayney goal this time from Niall Mulligan opened up a one point lead for the Faughs. But it was short lived as Scotstown upped their game a gear to hit four unanswered points to leave the score at the interval Scotstown 2-7 Blayney 3-1. The sides scored three points apiece in the third quarter to leave three points between the sides going into last period  and here Blayney turned in a strong showing with  two points from Niall Rice  and Nathan McArdle with final score  to clinch a draw, Blayney 3-7 Scotstown  2-10 and force the game into extra time. In the first half of extra time Blayney scored three points through Niall Rice (2) and Conor Ruddy but Scotstown continued to press hard and hit  1-3, Darragh Murphy getting the Scotstown goal to open up a three point lead for Scotstown with sides standing at Blayney  3-10 Scotstown 3-13. Scotstown  extended their lead to four points in the 2nd minute of the second half and when Killian McKenna  struck their fourth goal it seemed as if the game was up for Blayney. But they fought on and pulled back a goal from Niall Rice. But it was too little too late. The final score was Scotstown 4-14 Blayney 4-10.  Team: Brandan McCague, Calleb McArdle, Charlie McQuillan, Zach McArdle, Keelan McMahon, Ultan McMahon, Ciaran McEneaney, Ben Mallon, Nathan McArdle, Conor Mulligan, Odhran McArdle, Conor Ruddy, Cillian Hanratty, Niall Rice, Conal McHugh . Subs sued: Shay Casey, Ross Maguire.

Senior Ladies: The senior ladies opened their championship campaign with a hard fought draw against Killeevan on a damp Friday evening last. Leading by two with time almost up, a Killeevan free kick found its way to the net but the girls didn’t give up and forced a free with time almost up which Jodie McQuillan duly obliged by putting it between the posts under pressure. The ladies have a bye in this weeks round of fixtures.

Covid: Just a reminder to everyone to keep adhering to the covid guidelines by continuing to fill in your return to play prior to training and Games. We are in the midst of another wave of this pandemic with current case numbers extremely high and a number of cases throughout the club. We urge you all to keep safe until we can finally kick this out of the park.

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Club Notes 19/08/21

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 9,11,21,23. Lucky dip winner was , Callum Woods, C/o A Cole. Next weeks draw is worth €5400. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park. Jackpot is now €1300 with all the usual cash prizes. Drive in with a limited number of seats available. Also we now have double books available for twice the fun. See you all there.

Festival: It is now all systems go for our new dates of the festival from 3rd – 5th of September headlined by Nathan Carter on the Sunday. We would like to thank you all for your patience and support at this time and are looking forward to a weekend of huge entertainment and craic. Anyone available to help out in any way over the one, two or three nights, please get in contact with any club member as all support greatly appreciated.

Fixtures: Sun 22nd U15Div 5b Shield final V Maghercloone at 11am. Mon 23rdU15div5a shield final V Scotstown at 6.30pm in Cremartin. Tue 24th SFL Home V Harps at 8pm. Senior ladies Fri 20th Champ Rd1 Away V Killeevan at 7pm. See social media for remaining girls fixtures.

Well done: Well done to our senior ladies on qualifying for their league final last weekend after a convincing win over Thyholland.

Covid: Recently the covid 19 pandemic has gotten a grip in our community again. It is vital that through this period and for everyone’s safety that we now more than ever follow all the guidelines by maintaining social distancing as best we can, self isolating if you are Covid positive or a close contact and ensuring you fill in your return to play on every occasion before entering the field. A lot of football been postponed lately and we are sure at this stage everyone would like to get their season fully completed. We wish all those positive cases a speedy recovery and hopefully we’ll soon be at the end.

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Club Notes 12/08/21

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were . Lucky dip winner was , Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €5300. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park. Jackpot sits at €1200 with all the usual cash prizes.

Festival: It was with great regret that this week the Faughs have had to postpone their huge music festival due to the government not easing current restrictions as expected. We apologise for this and realise that many people had organised holidays etc around the festival. But all is jot lost. The new dates have been announced as the weekend of the 3rd to the 5th of September. The Sunday lineup remains the same with some changes to the Friday/Saturday line up. All tickets purchased already are now valid for the new dates. If you want to purchase tickets then go to castleblayneymusicfestival.ie. We hope ye can make it.

Fixtures: Men- Fri 15th U15 div5 Home V Clontibret at 7pm. Sat 14th U13 Home V Scotstown at 1.15pm. Sun 15th SFL Away V Latton at 1pm. Mon 16th U17 Div 1 Home V Maghercloone at 7.15pm. Tue 17th U15 Div1 Semi-final Home V Harps.

Congrats: Congrats to Jodie, Shona, Melissa, Grace and the Monaghan Minor ladies on winning the Ulster championship. That’s seven reps from the club over the last two weeks winning ulster medals with the county U16 and minors. Fantastic achievement by all.

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