Club Notes 20/08/20

Lotto: No winner of this weeks jackpot. Numbers drawn were 9, 21, 25 & 29. Lucky dip winner was Ray McArdle. Next weeks jackpot is worth €6500. Keep playing and supporting the club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com. Monies raised towards new field development.

Bingo: Bingo continued last Saturday on what was a beautiful sunny afternoon. Once again more new faces from the wider area and thank you goes out to them for their support. Jackpot remains so still all to play for and now worth €3700. Continues this Saturday 2.30pm with drive in or seated option. Free book winners for this week are Sarah Mackin and Marie McNally. See you there ladies.

Senior Champioship: Blayney went down fighting last Sunday when Scotstown pipped them by a goal in the senior Championship at St Mary’s Park.  Though defeated they restored a lot of pride in their jersey as they opted for a fast moving, attacking game . They quickly got the ball rolling with two points from free taker Robbie Hanratty. Then Scotstown hit a ten minute purple patch which saw them hit 1-4 on the trot, with Blayney getting caught on the overlap for Scotstown’s Francie Maguire to find the Blayney net and this effectively cushioned them  against the Faughs resurgence . That Blayney revival started ten minutes from the end of the first half when Blayney sent over five points to Scotstown two  with Ciaran Hanratty winning three marks  from which he sent over and the other two points came from Marty McElroy  and Mark Treanor leaving the score at half time Scotstown  1-6 Blayney 0-7. Two second half opening points by Scotstown saw them extend their lead to four points. Then Blayney and Scotstown exchanged points on four occasions with Blayney’s four points coming from Darren Daly, Robbie Hanratty (2)  and Mark Hanratty leaving that solitary goal dividing the sides as the game moved into the last ten minutes. It was tough , tenacious and uncompromising as both sides battled to the last, fighting for every score. Scotstown then hit two points to stretch their lead to five points. But the Faughs were undeterred.  From defence, midfield and attack they drove at everything and when they got the ball they  broke forward with passion and conviction  pulling back two points  from to narrow Scotstown’s lead once again to a goal and that was how it finished with the final score Scotstown 1-13 Blayney 0-13. Blayney are now away to Truagh on Sunday in their final game of their group. Blayney Team.  Kieran Duffy, Fergal Malone, Mark Kelly, Kealan Duffy, Josh Walsh, Mark Hanratty (0-1), Brian Flanagan, Barry Hanratty, Mark Treanor (0-1), Robbie Hanratty (0-5), Dermot Malone, Marty McElroy (0-1), Ciaran Hanratty (0-4), Darren Daly (0-1), Brendan McElroy. Subs used. Gavan Kelly, Josh Moen, Ethan McCann, Dermot McArdle.

Results: Senior men lost to Scotstown. U17 Div1 lost to Donaghmoyne. U15 Div1 beat Truagh. U13 Div1 beat Carrick. U13 Div5 beat Carrick. Ladies: Senior ladies beat Tyholland. U16 Div1 girls beat Carrick. U14 Div1 beat Monaghan Harps

Fixtures: 23/8/20 Snr Championship Round 4 Senior men away to Truagh @ 2pm 20/08/20 U15 Div1 Away to Carrick @ 7.15pm. 21/08/20 U15 Div5 Away to Truagh @ 7.15pm. Posponed 22/08/20 U13 Div1 Away to Truagh @ 12pm posponed 22/08/20 U13 Div5 Away to Truagh @ 1.15pm. Postponed 22/08/20 U13 Div6 Home to Killanny @ 3pm Ladies: Mon/Tue U16 Div1 Home to Aghabog 23/08/20 Senior Ladies away to Seans @ 12.30pm. Good Luck to all teams this coming week as we hit business end of the season.

Congrats: Congratulations goes out to Sean McDonald on his recent engagement.

Covid-19: Reminder must go out to everyone to stay safe and follow all the public health guidelines. The recent rise in cases reminds us that this pandemic is not gone away.

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Club Notes 13/08/20

Bingo: Bingo continued last Saturday on a glorious afternoon. Great to see more new faces and lots of fun had by all. Jackpot didn’t go, so next week’s jackpot is worth €3600. Continues this Saturday at 2.30pm. Spread the word and tell your friends. All monies raised going towards our new field development. Winners of a free book for next week’s bingo is May Carolan Carrickmacross and James Martin Castleblayney.

Lotto: No winner of our jackpot this week. Lucky dip winner was Cora Quilton Clareoghill. Next weeks jackpot is worth €6400 and remember to keep playing on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fixtures: Senior men: 16/08/20 Home V Scotstown.  U17 boys Div1 Home V Latton 7.15pm. 13/08/20 U15 boys Div1 Home V Truagh @7.15pm 14/08/20 U15 boys Div5 Home V Carrick @7.15pm. 15/08/20 U13 boys Div1 Home V Carrick @12pm 15/08/20 U13 boys Div5 home V Carrick @1.15pm. 15/08/20 U13 boys Div6 Away V Aughnamullen @3pm. 15/08/20 Senior Ladies Home V Thyholland @7pm 17/08/20 U14 girls Div1 Away V Monaghan Harps @7pm. 20/08/20 Minor girls Div1 Home V Latton @7pm Again these are the fixtures I have to hand at time of printing.

Results to hand: Senior ladies lost Carrick 1-07 to 1-09. Minors girls beat Donaghmoyne 6-15 to 3-09. U14 girls lost to Scotstown. U13 boys Div1 lost to Clontibret. U13 boys Div5 beat Clontibret.

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Club Notes 6/8/20

Lotto: No winner of this weeks jackpot for €6200. Numbers drawn were 6, 10, 13 & 30. Lucky dip winner was Jason Hughes. Next weeks draw is €6300 and we ask you all for your continued support and play online @ lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Another fun day was had at bingo on Saturday and goo to see some new faces attending. Jackpot is still there to play for and this Saturday it will be worth €3500. Winners of a free book for next week’s bingo are Betty Ward, Drumillard and Niall Carville Milltown. Again it is a fun afternoon for all and all monies raised will be going towards the costs of our new training pitch

Senior Championship Rd2: On a showery Sunday last our senior men were aiming to get their season back on track when they travelled to meet Carrickmacross. A bright start with a point from the boot of Marty inside the first minute but Carrick responded with a quickfire goal of their own from the boot of Aaron Lynch. The next fifteen minutes it was Carrick who continued on top adding another four points to their tally with our only response a pointed free from the boot of Robbie. That was to be our only other score in the first half with Carrick tapping over another two. Half time Carrick 1-06 Blayney 0-02. The 2nd half began with little change with Carrick continuing were they left off in the first half by adding another three points to Blayneys one in reply. The end of the third quarter saw our best period of the game and we managed to get a few more points on the board but some poor shooting and strong Carrick defending ment that again it wasn’t to be our day with the final score been Carrick 1-12 Blayney 0-08. Next match for the men is fixed for the 16/08/20 V Scotstown at home were a win is vital.

U13 boys report: Thanks again to Max McGinnity for the U13 updates and reports. Keep them coming. All three of the Blayney U13 teams were in action again this Saturday with mixed results.The first team out were the Division 1 team who came up against a very strong Monaghan Harps outfit. It was a very tight first half affair with Blayney leading by a point at the first waterbreak. A couple of scores from the Harps meant they were 1-7 to 1-4 up at Half Time. The boys battled on and never gave in but a couple of key absentees proved vital with the Harps running out convincing winners in the end. Lorcan Mone lead the scoring with 2-2. Daithi Kelly and Tiernan McGeough were also impressive for the Faughs. Final Score Blayney 3-6 to Harps 6-10. The Division 5 team also played the Harps in St Mary’s Park on Saturday. This team ran out convincing winners on the day. The Harps were no match for this very strong Blayney outfit. Every player put in an incredible shift. Declan Flanagan, Alex McGinnity, Theo McMahon and Cormac McMahon were especially impressive on the day. Final Score Blayney 11-11 Harps 3-8. The Division 6 team had to travel to Corduff on Saturday for their game. These boys faced a well oiled Corduff side but were very unlucky with Corduff winning by 2 points. This was the first outing for some of our U11 players who gave a good account of themselves. Final Score Corduff 3-11 Blayney 2-12

Results to hand: U16 girls defeated Donaghmoyne. U18 girls lost to O’Neill Shamrocks. U14 girls lost to Scotstown. Senior men lost to Carrickmacross. These are the only results to hand at time of posting.

Fixtures: Boys: U13 div1 & div5 away to Clontibret Saturday at 12pm and 1.15pm respectively. U13 Div6 home to Inniskeen. U17 div1 are away to Donaghmoyne on Tuesday at 7.15pm. Ladies: Senior ladies away to Carrick at the weekend and our U16 are home to Carrick on Mon/ Tue. See social media for exact times and dates. Please note that these are the fixtures given to me at the beginning of the season and may be slightly adjusted so keep an eye on social media for any changes.

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Club Notes 30/07/20

Lotto: No winner of last weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 8, 19, 23 & 28. Lucky dip winner was Zoe Brady, Dundalk Rd. This weeks jackpot is for €6200 and remember to keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continued last Saturday and was another day enjoyed by all including an exhibition on how to take a penalty by Stephan our number caller during the interval. The jackpot didn’t go, so next week’s jackpot is for €3400. Your continued support is much appreciated as all monies raised is going towards the development of our new Faughs training pitch.

Senior Champuonship: Our senior men had their first championship outing on a showery Saturday evening against Latton. The Faughs got off to a fast start registering the first two scores after just two minutes but Latton grew into the game and came back with two of their own to level the scores at two apiece after eight minutes. Latton then continued on the ascendancy scoring the next goal and two points without reply with the crucial goal coming from Shane Slevin. Half time came with Latton adding another two points and the Faughs adding another through the boot of Joey Hughes leaving the scoreline reading Latton 1-07 Faughs 0-04 at the break. The Faughs rallied after half time with three unanswered points Robbie Hanratty(2) and Mark Treanor the scorers but that was as close as they got with Latton out scoring the Faughs three to one in next ten minutes. The same pattern continued into the final quarter Latton continuing to dominate and the Faughs unable to find the vital breakthrough on goal. Latton indeed added another four points to the Faughs one leaving the scoreline reading at full time – Castleblayney Faughs 0-09 Latton 1-13. The lads must now regroup and hope for an improved display as they meet Carrickmacross this weekend.

Senior Ladies: The ladies lost out by two points to Killanny on Sunday last in the second round of the Junior championship. On what was a cracking game of football from both sides with the lead changing hands several times, a strong Killanny outfit came out on top in the end on a score line of Killanny 3-18 Castleblayney 2-19.

Other results: U13 boys Div1 beat Scotstown, U13 boys Div5 lost to Scotstown, U13 boys Div6 beat Scotstown, U17 boys Div1 lost to Cremartin, U18 girls Div1 beat Emyvale, U14 girls Div1 beat Carrick

Fixtures: 30/07/20 U15 boys Div1 home to Scotstown 7.30pm, 31/07/20 U15 boys Div5 away to Harps 7.30pm, 01/08/20 U13 boys Div1 home to Harps 12pm, 01/08/20 U13 boys Div5 home to Harps 1.15pm, 01/08/20 Senior men away to Carrick, 02/08/20 U18 girls away to O’Neill, 04/08/20 U17 boys home to Clones 7.30pm. Please note these are the fixtures I have to hand but that dates and times may change.

Sympathies: Castleblayney Faughs would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the family of the late Jack McCarthy, The Crescent. Jack was an integral part of the 5 in a row team (1963-1967) playing at midfield. He made a name for himself at minor level, picking up a county minor championship medal in 1962.  In 1963 Big Jack, along with Gerry Fitzpatrick, Dinnie Brereton (RIP), Pat Conlon and Mac Moore, stepped up from minor to senior level where they all went on to distinguish themselves playing for the green and gold. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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Club Notes 23/07/20

Lotto: No winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 11 & 29. Lucky dip winner this week was Dan Cannon . Next weeks draw is for €6100 and please keep supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Our club bingo continued last Saturday. Jackpot didn’t go. Next weeks jackpot is €3300. Come along and join the fun. Winners of a free book for next week’s draw were Honara Laide and Ann O’Neill. See you Saturday ladies.

Results: Senior ladies had their first outing in the championship at the weekend ending in a convincing victory for our ladies over Killeevan. U17 boys played Monaghan Harps in their first outing and left Monaghan with a hard draw after battling back from eight down at half time. U13 boys played Magheracloone and although the boys put up a spirited display, a strong Magheracloone outfit pulled away in the second half.

Fixtures: Another very busy week of fixtures: 23/07/20 Minor girls home to Emyvale, 23/07/20 U15 boys Div 1 away to Clones 7.30pm, 24/07/20 U15 boys div5 home to Scotstoun 7.30pm, 25/07/20 U13 boys Div 1 away to Scotstown 12 noon followed by U13 boys Div 5 at 1.15pm followed by U13 boys Div 6 at 2.30pm, 25/07/20 Senior men Championship round 1 home to Latton at 7pm, 26/07/20 Senior ladies away to Killanny at 12noon, 27/07/20 U16 girls away to Donaghmoyne, 28/07/20 U17 boys Div 1 away to Carrick 7.30pm. These are the fixtures I have to hand but keep an eye on social media for any possible date or time changes.

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