Club Notes 26/02/21

Lotto: Lotto numbers for this week were 10, 17, 20 & 30. There was no winner. Lucky dip winner was Leslie McDonagh, The Crescent. Next weeks draw is worth a mighty €9200. Keep playing Faughs lotto online at lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or alternatively at the lotto boxes at various locations in the town. All money raised going towards our new development so we ask all to continue making the effort to support the club.

Faughs in Conversation: Faughs in Conversation is a series of online chats with Faughs players and personalities from the past and present, hosted by Stephen Dignam. We hope this will pass the lockdown evenings and will raise a few eyebrows along the way.We will delve into their past, present and future involvement with the Faughs and wider GAA community. They’ll be tasked with identifying the Greatest Game they’ve been involved in; The 5 Greatest players they’ve faced; &, maybe controversially, the 5 Greatest players they’ve played with.First up is Declan Loughman, who needs little introduction and we can’t wait to get started next Saturday 27 February at 8pm.To get linked up to the event just text Stephen on 087 2246579 or email stephendignam75@gmail.com

Last Man Standing: The club would like to thank everyone who supported the last man standing Fundraiser. We are sure there was plenty of eyes on results over the weekend. Remember if you were unlucky not to make it through week one, you have the option for one last chance to try your luck and buy back in for week two. Give it a lash and again thank you for supporting.

Pitches: A reminder that the pitch remains closed at the minute both due to Covid 19 and also the need to repair itself after all the poor weather conditions.

Well done: Congratulations to all our club coaches and members who completed first aid training with Noeleen Boyle this week. The club would like to thank Noeleen for delivering an excellent course.

Membership: That time of year again were our club memberships is due. As per everything else at the minute, the setup is different with club memberships and registrations been completed online. The breakdown of membership for the year is as follows, Adults 100 euro, Student 60 euro both of which include gym use. Juveniles 30 euro, Cairde 300 euro which includes player membership fee. Non player rates are as follows Adult 50 euro, Adult social – for walking track only 25 euro, Family 100 euro. Pay online by logging in and registering on returntoplay.gaa.ie or alternatively drop it into a sealed envelope at the various lotto boxes located in the town. Anyone with any issues or questions, contact the treasurer on 0879186640.

Condolences: Our sympathys go out to the family, friends and relatives of Victor Boyd and John McArdle who recently passed away. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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 04/03/21

Lotto: Massive congratulations to Lisa Glynn who was the winner of our €9200 jackpot this week. Enjoy spending your winnings and maybe buy another ticket or two next week. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 19 & 24. Next weeks jackpot is starting at €3000. Keep playing on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Farney Sismsa Challenge: Looking for something to do. Monaghan gaa have launched the Acorn Life ‘Farney go Rockland Siamsa Challenge 2021’. This will run from the 1st – 31st of March. Each day in March they will post videos and submissions for the Challenge to their social media platforms. Households can take part in one or all of the following:  Song as Geailge no as Bearla    
Art. Huge scope here Theme can be Gaa / March/ Gaeilge / St Patricks Day   
Tune, Comhra (can be a good news story as Gaeilge or Sean Focail)   
Recitation, Dance, Local Heritage (Landmarks, Cures, Superstitions, Traditions in the Family, down memory lane etc) this can be text and photos or audio.  All entries will be posted on Monaghan GAA social media.
Videos, taken landscape, and recordings are to be max of 2 mins of duration. Any queries text 0860602195

Steward training: Europlan in conjunction with Cumann Lúthchleas Gael have now placed the Approved Stewards Training Course Online. The course is simply set and accessible on a 24-hour basis out for all users to facilitate those on various work schedules. We hope the course assists all counties in preparing for the return of patrons to our games later on. Any interested candidates must text/email their contact details to 087 920 1381 or to secretary.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie for more information.

Faughs in Conversation: Last weeks event proved to be a massive success with a great evenings entertainment. This weekend on “Faughs in Conversation” Stephen Dignam is joined by Aidan Tavey & Derek O’Sullivan to discuss their footballing journey from historic unbeaten juvenile teams to making their championship debuts as 16 year olds. They will also look back at their championship highs and lows as well as their favourite moments in the Green and Gold. The link will be available by contacting Stephen on: stephendignam75@gmail.com and it will be posted on Friday as per last week. The interview will start at 8pm on Saturday 6th March.

Membership: That time of year again were our club memberships is due. As per everything else at the minute, the setup is different with club memberships and registrations been completed online. The breakdown of membership for the year is as follows, Adults 100 euro, Student 60 euro both of which include gym use. Juveniles 30 euro, Cairde 300 euro which includes player membership fee. Non player rates are as follows Adult 50 euro, Adult social – for walking track only 25 euro, Family 100 euro. Pay online by logging in and registering on returntoplay.gaa.ie or alternatively drop it into a sealed envelope at the various lotto boxes located in the town. Anyone with any issues or questions, contact the treasurer on 0879186640.

Pitches: Please note that the pitch remains closed until further notice. After all the recent poor weather, the pitch needs time to repair so it is ready for the date we are all so anxiously waiting for. Thanking you for you cooperation.

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 19/02/21

Lotto: Lotto numbers for this week were 6, 8 12 & 28. There was no winner. Lucky dip winner was Cathy Evans, The Williows. Next weeks draw is worth an impressive €9100. Keep playing Faughs lotto online at lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or alternatively at the lotto boxes at various locations in the town. All money raised going towards our new development so we ask all to make the effort and support the club.

Membership: That time of year again were our club memberships is due. As per everything else at the minute, the setup is different with club memberships and registrations been completed online. The breakdown of membership for the year is as follows, Adults 100 euro, Student 60 euro both of which include gym use. Juveniles 30 euro, Cairde 300 euro which includes player membership fee. Non player rates are as follows Adult 50 euro, Adult social – for walking track only 25 euro, Family 100 euro. Pay online by logging in and registering on returntoplay.gaa.ie or alternatively drop it into a sealed envelope at the various lotto boxes located in the town. Anyone with any issues or questions, contact the treasurer on 0879186640.

Last man standing: The club have launched their first fundraiser of the year in the form of last man standing. Why not get involved and have some fun with family and friends by predicting the winners of various premier league games over the next 10 weeks. It costs just €10 and is available to play online at www.castleblayneyfaughs.com/lastmanstnding. Closing date for entry is tomorrow the 19th February when the first fixture kicks off. We encourage you all to have a punt both young and old to to help raise some much needed funds for the club.

Pitch: Just a reminder that the pitch remains closed until further notice.

Cairde: Could all cairde members please return the tax donations claim forms as soon as possible. They can be left in the lotto boxes located in the town.

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 12/02/21

Lotto: Lotto numbers for this week were 5,7,23 & 30. There was no winner. Lucky dip winner was Jane Brady. Next weeks draw is worth an impressive €9000. Keep playing Faughs lotto online at lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or alternatively at the lotto boxes at various locations in the town. All money raised going towards our new development so we ask all to make the effort and support the club.

Membership: That time of year again were our club memberships is due. As per everything else at the minute, the setup is different with club memberships and registrations been completed online. The breakdown of membership for the year is as follows, Adults 100 euro, Student 60 euro both of which include gym use. Juveniles 30 euro, Cairde 300 euro which includes player membership fee. Non player rates are as follows Adult 50 euro, Adult social – for walking track only 25 euro, Family 100 euro. Pay online by logging in and registering on returntoplay.gaa.ie or alternatively drop it into a sealed envelope at the various lotto boxes located in the town. Anyone with any issues or questions, contact the treasurer on 0879186640.

Last man standing: The club have launched their first fundraiser of the year in the form of last man standing. Why not get involved and have some fun with family and friends by predicting the winners of various premier league games over the next 10 weeks. It costs just €10 and is available to play online at www.castleblayneyfaughs.com/lastmanstnding.

Pitch: Just a reminder that the pitch remains closed until further notice.

Cairde: Could all cairde members please return the tax donations claim forms as soon as possible. They can be left in the lotto boxes located in the town.

Well done: Well done to Niall Dignam on receiving his Monaghan county board volunteer recognition and appreciation award this week. Niall has been fantastic asset to the club and always striving to grow the club and always on hand to help out whatever it may be. Well done and always nice to be recognized for all your effort.

Juveniles: After a very constructive zoom meeting last week our coaches are in the process of getting their respective teams setup on heja and making plans for the year ahead for when we get the green light. Our new coaching officer John O’Brien is working tirelessly at the minute to ensure our continued growth throughout the juveniles and organized a zoom meeting with our U17 boys and U18 girls been presented by Dermot Malone and Sharon Courtney on been a county footballer, the journey and nutrition. A huge thanks to them for giving us their time and am sure the players found it very informative.

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 05/02/21

Lotto: No winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 8, 9, 19 & 25. Lucky dip winner this week went to Pauline Kieran. Next weeks draw now worth an impressive €8900. Please continue to support and play online @lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com or in the Lotto boxes at various locations in the town. All monies going towards our new development.

Juveniles: While nothing may yet be happening on the pitch, our club is working away in the background planning for the year ahead. This week our newly appointed head coaching officer John O’Brien got things rolling with his new committee of Melissa Conlon, Bróna Hanratty, Mark O’Connor, Niall Dignam, Philip Traynor, Ray McArdle and Aoife McCooey. An excellent team who have began to work on making sure we the hit the ground running when football is given the green light to return.

Coaches/Heja: The coaches are busy structuring the year ahead and are meeting regular at the minute to sort out trainings, Heja app, equipment etc. All players/parents/guardians will be soon able to get access to their relevant teams were updates on all aspects of training and important messages will be available.

Executive: The senior executive had their monthly meeting this week and although a lot cannot be done on the playing side of things yet, a very useful meeting was held were plans are been made for some exciting fundraising events to take place to help in the not so distant future to cover the cost of the new development.

Membership: Details of this year’s membership will soon be available and the different methods available to pay your membership. Keep a look on social media for any updates.

Pitch: Just a reminder that the pitch remains closed and notification will be given as to when it will reopen.

Condolences: Our sympathys go out to the family and friends of Joe Kelly who recently passed away. Joe played with the club for many years, was always available to give a helping hand and support the club in any way he could. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Congratulations: Congratulations to Gareth Duffy and Mairead Kelly on the birth of their twin daughters and to Declan and Kate Crowe on the birth of their son.

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