Club Notes 17/06/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 10, 14 & 25. Lucky dip winner for this week was Majella Duffy, Castleblayney . Next weeks draw is worth €4500. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo restarted last Saturday and it was great to see the regulars back. Bingo continues this Saturday at the regular time of 2.30pm. Jackpot this week is €4600 with all the usual cash prizes.

Fundraiser: Tickets still on sale for our major Fundraiser with less than two weeks remaining until the big draw, now due to take place on Monday 28th June. The club is asking for one last push to help maximise funds for the development. Get them tickets now on www.winanewcar.ie

Fixtures: This weeks fixtures are as follow with all fixtures correct at present but may be subject to change. Thurs 17th U15 div1 Away to Truagh @ 7pm. Fri 18th U15 div5 Home to Scotstown @ 7.30pm. Fri 18th U16 girls div1 Home to Aghabog @ 7pm. Fri 18th U12A girls Away to Killanny 7pm. Fri 18th Sat 19th RFL 1B U12b Away to Killanny 7pm. Fri 18th U12B girls home to Brigid/O’Neills @ 7pm. Sat 19th U13 div1 away to Donaghmoyne @ 12pm. Sat 19th U13 div5a away to Donaghmoyne @ 1.15pm. Sat 19th RFL 1B away to Killanny @7pm. Sat 19th Senior ladies home to Donaghmoyne b @ 7pm. Sun 20th RFL div3 away to Curráin @ 3pm. Mon 21st U14 girls div2 home to Bridgid/O’Neills @ 7pm. Tue 22nd U13 div1 Home to Clontibret @ 6.30pm. Tue 22nd U13 Div 5 home to Clontibret @ 7.45

Senior Reserve’s Good  Opening  Win :The Blayney senior Reserve side under the management of  Jason Hughes, Jim McHugh and Glen Murphy got their campaign off to a good start last Wednesday evening with a four goal victory over Eire Óg in Smithborough. The first half was a very close affair with goals making the difference for Blayney.  Blayney had got off to a great start with four points on the trot in the opening ten minutes  through, Gavin Kelly, Roan McNamara (2) and Mark Hughes. A quick response from Eire Óg saw them hit two quick points but Blayney quickly replied in like fashion  with points from Gavin Kelly and Davy McMahon.  But as the 2nd quarter progressed Eire Óg hit a purple patch  scoring five points in quick succession to leave the sides level as the game went in the last ten minutes of the first half.  The sides then swapped points on two occasions  with Gavin Kelly and Craig Callan sending over  for Blayney. Blayney was now under some pressure as Eire Óg turned in a very impressive display in the centre and up front putting the Blayney defence through a testing time. Blayney was then thrown a life line with a very impressive goal from Kevin Macken in the 27th minute to put Blayney back in front. Undeterred Eire Óg quickly hit back with two points leaving the sides level . At this critical stage Aidan McElroy pounced for Blayney’s second goal in the 31st minute followed by a point from Kevin Macken to leave the score at the break  Blayney 2-9 Eire Óg 0-11. Blayney got the second half off to a flying start with two goals in the opening eight minutes . The first from Kieran McEneaney  and the second from Kevin Macken’s well struck penalty. But this game was far from decided as Eire Óg quickly responded with a goal and a point reducing Blayney lead to six points.  While Aidan McElroy extended Blayney’s lead with a well taken point Eire Óg replied with two good points.   But between those two scores the home side was dealt a hammer blow when they were reduced to fourteen men and this effectively ended their hopes of a comeback. But full credit to Eire Óg they tenaciously fought on. When Aidan McElroy and David Irwin landed two more points for Blayney the game was effectively over. In spite of the odds being stacked against them Eire Óg never threw in the towel and hit two more points.  But between these  two scores Blayney continued to stretch their comprehensive lead as Kieran McEneaney struck his second goal  and Gavan Kelly sent over a good point. The final minutes saw Blayney add three more points through  Aidan Lynch, Conal McHugh and David Irwin to leave the score at the finish Blayney 5-16 Eire Óg 1-16. Blayney Team: Jason Walsh, Paudie Heavin, Davy McMahon (0-1), Calib McArdle,Mark Hughes (0-1), Gavin Kelly (0-4), Kieran McEneaney (2-0), Joey Hughes, Aidan Lynch (0-1), Conal McHugh (0-1), Ronan McNamara (0-2), Craig Callan (0-1), Aidan McElroy (1-2), Kevin Macken (2-1), Odhran McArdle. Subs used: Josh Mone, Brian Flanagan, David Irwin  (0-2), Zac McArdle, Paraic Bolger. 

Reserve Football: Blayney suffered a heavy defeat in St Mary’s Park last Saturday in their second Reserve league game when they went down to Ballybay  3-13 to 0-11. Though Ballybay were for the most part the more impressive side it was in the last quarter that issue was effectively decided. Blayney opened well with three points through John Beattie, Ronan McNamara and David Irwin to Ballybay’s one score.  Then Ballybay hit four points in a row to take the lead which they held throughout.  Blayney pulled back two points from Kieran McEneaney and Aidan Lynch  but Ballybay continued to press their case  with a three point response to leave the score at half time Ballybay 0-8 Blayney 0-5. Blayney reduced the gap to two point on the turnaround then Ballybay hit their first goal.  But a tenacious and resurgent home side  replied with three point from David Irwin, Joey Hughes and Aidan McElroy to narrow the goal  to two points and this was the Faughs best period. But as the game moved towards the second half water break Ballybay struck twice leaving the score  1-10 to 0-9. On resumption of play Blayney came back with a point from David Irwin leaving a single goal between the teams.  But it was then that Ballybay went on scoring spree to hit two goals and two points over a ten minute period and put the game out of reach of the Faughs. The final minutes saw the sides exchange points with Aidan McElroy getting Blayney’s final score.  Blayney Team : Paraic McNally, Zac McArdle, David McMahon (0-1), Mark McMahon, Ultan Brady, John Beattie (0-1), Kieran McEneaney (0-1), Joey Hughes (0-1), Mark Kelly (0-1), Rory McGlynn, Ronan McNamara (0-1), David Irwin (0-2), Craig Callan, Paraic Bolger. Subs Used: Aidan Lynch (0-1), Mark Hughes, Aidan McElroy (0-2), Paudie Heavin, Jake McManus.

Blayney’s C Side Goes Down to Scotstown: Blayney’s C  team had their first outing last Sunday when they came up against Scotstown in St. Mary’ Park Castleblayney,  with Scotstown coming out on top by three points 0-16 to 1-10. Blayney got things off to a cracking start with a Josh Mone goal in the 5th minute  followed by and Aidan McElroy point. But two quick points by Scotstown cut that lead to two points and though Josh Mone back with another Blayney point, the visitors responded  with four points over a five minute period to open up a one point lead for Scotstown.  But in the last seven minutes of the first half Blayney orchestrated a resurgence with three point through Aidan McElroy (2) and Josh Mone to go into  a two point lead at the break  1-5 to 0-6. It was even-steven  in the third quarter with three points apiece with Blayney’s  scores coming from Josh Mone, Odhran McArdle and Aidan McElroy . But it was in the last quarter that Scotstown cut loose , overwhelming the home side  who struggled to contain the now rampant Blues as they  scored  six points to Blayney two scores to put Scotstown in to a three points lead going into the last five minutes with  Blayney’s two scores came from Aidan McElroy and Josh Mone. In the final two minutes the sides exchanged points to leave the score at the finish Scotstown 0-16 Blayney 1-10.                                                                                                                          Blayney Team: Jamie Walsh, Zac McArdle, Mark McMahon, Michael Hughes, Paudie Heavin, Ultan Brady,   Kieran   McEneaney, Rory McGlynn, Mark Hughes, Caleb McArdle, Josh Mone (1-5) , Conor Mulligan, Aidan McElroy (0-4), Shane Ward, Odhran McArdle (0-1). Subs Used: Paraic Bolger, Niall Carville, Leo Maloney,  Jake McManus.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 10/06/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 3, 13, 15 & 23. Lucky dip winner for this week was Cleo Lynch, Ard na Lorgan, Castleblayney . Next weeks draw is worth €4400. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fundraiser: Just over a week to go until some lucky person gets the keys of a new car via our big winanewcar.ie fundraiser. We urge you all for one final push to keep liking, sharing and selling those tickets. Tickets available on winanewcar.ie and through our many volunteers doing rounds at the minute. Don’t miss out.

Return To Play: Just a reminder to keep completing the return to play questionnaire prior to training each week. Compliance has been excellent to date and we thank everyone for their cooperation

Training: Training continues for all this week. See your relevant team app for days and time.

Fixtures: Lots of fixtures for the week ahead. Thurs 10th U15B Away V Emyvale 7.30pm. Thurs 10th U16 girls Away V Carrick 7pm. Fri 11th U15A Away V Donaghmoyne 7.30pm. Fri 11th U12A Girls Away V Donaghmoyne 6.30pm and U12 girls B Away V Donaghmoyne 6.30pm. Sat 12th U13 Home V Maghercloone 12pm. Sat 12th RESFL1B Home V Ballybay 7pm. Sun 13th RflDiv3 Home V Scotstown 1pm. Sun 13th ladies Div 3 Away V Harps11am. Mon 14th U14 girls Away V Killeevan 7pm. Mon 14th U17Div1 Home V Clontibret 7.30pm Wed 16th RflDiv3 Away V Toome 8pm. Good luck to all

Membership: For those who still have to pay their membership, it can be still completed via the return to play online or leaving it with our club treasurer. Thanks to all who have so far paid up to date.

Bingo: Bingo is back. This Saturday 12th June 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park. Jackpot resumes at €4500. Hope to see all our bingo lovers back out in force.

Cúl camps: Kellogs cúl camps are running this summer and if you energetic and interested in sports coaching? There is opportunities for you this Summer.Register your interest now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/cul-coaches. Kellogs GAACulCamps offers all kids a healthy, safe and fun outdoor activity this summer. Check out your local camps at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps

Club development plan :The club is looking for expressions of interest for the club development plan 2022-2027, this will be a sequel to the last development plan and will encompass alot of what hasn’t been delivered in that plan to date, the plan is open submissions,  also a new development plan committee is being sought, all interested people should let the club secretary know.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 03/06/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 10, 14 & 19. Lucky dip winner for this week was Martin Rafferty, 54 Ard Ross, Crossmaglen. Next weeks draw is worth €4300. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fundraiser: Tickets are still available for our major fundraiser. Buy online on www.winanewcar.ie or get that ticket from any of our sellers who are currently out on foot making sure no one misses out on the fantastic prizes on offer. As we hit the final stretch the club is appealing for anyone willing to help out with selling. Many hands make light work and let’s help the club achieve its goals. Keep liking and sharing on social media.

Return To Play: Just a reminder to keep completing the return to play questionnaire prior to training each week. Compliance has been excellent to date and we thank everyone for their cooperation

Training: Training continues for all this week. See your relevant team app for days and time.

Fixtures: Next week sees the start of ladies fixtures with our U12, U14, U16 and senior ladies all going to see some long awaited action. Good luck to all and hope its another successful year for the club.

Membership: For those who still have to pay their membership, it can be still completed via the return to play online or leaving it with our club treasurer. Thanks to all who have so far paid up to date.

Referee recrutment: The county board are still on the look out for new Referee’s. Anyone interested please contact one of our committee members or contact Xavior Coyle (Referee Administrator)

Cúl camps: Kellogs cúl camps are running this summer and if you energetic and interested in sports coaching? There is opportunities for you this Summer.Register your interest now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/cul-coaches. Kellogs GAACulCamps offers all kids a healthy, safe and fun outdoor activity this summer. Check out your local camps at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps

Club development plan :The club is looking for expressions of interest for the club development plan 2022-2027, this will be a sequel to the last development plan and will encompass alot of what hasn’t been delivered in that plan to date, the plan is open submissions,  also a new development plan committee is being sought, all interested people should let the club secretary know.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 27/05/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 9, 13 & 16. Lucky dip winner for this week was Elsie Hughes, Coill Darach, Castleblayney . Next weeks draw is worth €4200. Big shout out of thanks to those who took lotto tickets home from training this week. It has significantly helped the lotto sales this week. This is our only source of income for day to day running of the club during Covid so your support greatly appreciated . Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Fundraiser: Last weekend saw our second bonus €1000 draw were four lucky people each shared €250. The winners were Richie Hodnet, Jacqueline Minihane, Eileen Armstrong and P J Finnegan. Congrats to them all. Tickets are continuing to sell very well. Stay tuned for details of our next early bonus draw. Don’t miss out and get them tickets now by purchasing online on winanewcar.ie or from one of our sellers currently doing their rounds. Keep liking, sharing and spreading the word folks.

Return To Play: Just a reminder to keep completing the return to play questionnaire prior to training each week. Compliance has been excellent to date and we thank everyone for their cooperation

Training: With fixtures getting ever nearer, training continues for all as usual. New players always welcome and see your team app for times and any other updates

Membership: For those who still have to pay their membership, it can be still completed via the return to play online or leaving it with our club treasurer. Thanks to all who have so far paid up to date.

Referee recrutment: The county board are still on the look out for new Referee’s. Anyone interested please contact one of our committee members or contact Xavior Coyle (Referee Administrator)

Cúl camps: Kellogs cúl camps are running this summer and if you energetic and interested in sports coaching? There is opportunities for you this Summer.Register your interest now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/cul-coaches. Kellogs GAACulCamps offers all kids a healthy, safe and fun outdoor activity this summer. Check out your local camps at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps

Club development plan :The club is looking for expressions of interest for the club development plan 2022-2027, this will be a sequel to the last development plan and will encompass alot of what hasn’t been delivered in that plan to date, the plan is open submissions,  also a new development plan committee is being sought, all interested people should let the club secretary know.

Congrats: What a week for Jodie McQuillan. Jodie lifted the coveted Student of the year award in Our Lady’s Secondary School and also well done to on also winning the Philip Brady Perpetual Cup as Senior Sportsperson of the year. Finally on Sunday Jodie made her senior County debut versus Cavan lining out in the middle of the field. Congrats Jodie from all at Castleblayney Faughs. Keep up the tremendous work and we are sure you have a bright future ahead.

Well done: Great news for the club this week with good representation on this year’s county minor panel. Big well done to Brandon McCague, Niall Rice, Joe Carey, Charlie McQuillan and Thomas Hughes. Future is bright for the Faughs.


Congrats: Huge congratulations to Jimmy Lacey on his recent appointment as the new principal in Boys School Castleblayney. We offer him all the best wishes and success in his new role and wish him well in the future.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

Club Notes 20/05/21

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 18 & 23. Lucky dip winner for this week was Caroline McShane, Cornalough, Castleblayney . Next weeks draw is worth €4100. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

New Lotto Iniative: From this week each child will be given a lotto ticket home from training. This is to try and encourage all to play our club lotto and help provide a steady income for the day to day running of the club. Envelopes can be returned to your team coach or alternatively dropped into the Lotto boxes located at the field, McMahons SuperValu, Loughman Sports and Coyle’s Pharmacy. Thanking all for your continued support.

Fundraiser: Tickets remain for sale both online and via most players and members. We urge everyone to keep Liking and sharing the links on social media. All proceeds going towards finishing our new development. Our second early draw for a share of €1000 is due to happen shortly so get them tickets in now so you don’t miss out. Anyone with tickets sold, get them into our treasurer ASAP.

Return To Play: With all teams back training, we want to remind everyone to fill in the return to play questionnaire prior to arriving at the field.

Membership: For those who still have to pay their membership, it can be still completed via the return to play online or leaving it with our club treasurer. Thanks to all who have so far paid up to date.

Referee recrutment: The county board have issued an appeal to get more Referees on board. Anyone interested please contact one of our committee members or contact Xavior Coyle (Referee Administrator)

Cúl camps: Kellogs cúl camps are running this summer and if you energetic and interested in sports coaching? There is opportunities for you this Summer.Register your interest now at  www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/cul-coaches. Kellogs GAACulCamps offers all kids a healthy, safe and fun outdoor activity this summer. Check out your local camps at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps

Club development plan :The club is looking for expressions of interest for the club development plan 2022-2027, this will be a sequel to the last development plan and will encompass alot of what hasn’t been delivered in that plan to date, the plan is open submissions,  also a new development plan committee is being sought, all interested people should let the club secretary know.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie