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June 4th, 2019

Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 6th June 2019

Juvenile Training schedule is as follows:

U7/U9/U11 training moves outdoors on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in St Mary’s Park Juvenile pitch. Parking at Castleblayney College and enter field by signing in at side gate. Registration forms available at training.

The Club’s Children’s Officer is Mary McArdle, 087 2394240

Monaghan Go Games blitzes announced for U7/U9 in Cloghan on Wednesdays from 7-8.30pm on the following dates: June 26th, July 17th & Aug 14th.

U-11’s will play a hurling league on Sunday mornings at 11am on the following dates: 16th June & 30th June.

U-15 Táin Og League Great win for the u15 Team on Monday evening in the final game of the Tain Og League. Their opponents, Craobh Rua of Camlough made the

journey to Concra for a very close and competitive encounter. The sides were level at half time on 8 points and the game ended on a scoreline of 1.09 to 10 points. It was apparent from the outset that both skill and determination would be shown by the young hurlers, playing this match without their older team-mates commencing exams on Wednesday. Drawing on a full substitute bench, the backbone of the Féile team for the forthcoming weekend were on the pitch relishing the hard fought battle with their Armagh opponents. We wish all Castleblayney Hurlers who are involved in the Junior & Leaving Certificate this week, the very best of luck in their studies and exams.

Féile 2019 Preparations are in place and the team and mentors are all set for the long trip to Cork where they will be hosted by Cloughduv. We wish you a safe journey and a great weekend of hurling with memories that will last a lifetime. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy. Go n-éirí an t-adh libh.

Reserve Hurling Our reserve team came up against Carrickmacross last Thurs in the penultimate round of the Monaghan Development Hurling League. With a 100% record to date in the competition, the team were no doubt keen to extend this winning run and made a great start to the game through an excellent point by Hugh Brennan and a well taken goal by Tony Forde. However, despite this good start, the team played second fiddle for most of the first half and finished the half seven points behind their hosts. As soon as the second half began the change in attitude of the Blayney team was noticeable and the hunger and work rate characteristic of this team in the competition to date came to the fore. Great displays from the half back line of James Lavelle, Declan Hughes and Stephen Beattie gave the team a platform to drive on and with better quality ball being delivered into the inside forwards, the Blayney attack started to get on top. This dominance was made to count on the scoreboard as the team turned a seven point half time deficit into a three point win on a scoreline of 1-18 to 2-12. Well done to all.Team: Paddy Collins, Jason Lynch Kelly, Jim McHugh, James Carville, James Lavelle, Declan Hughes, Steven Beattie, Brian Flanagan, Fintan Finnegan, Tony Forde, Hugh Brennan, Aidan Kerr, Jordan Carville, Pauric Malone, Brandon Rice

Subs: Stephen Irwin, Bernard Connor, Jack Deasy, Eoin Leonard, Mattie Leonard, Mattie Martin

Scorers: T Forde, 1-5; H Brennan, 0-3; P Malone, 0-3; A Kerr, 0-2; F Finnegan, 0-1; J Lavelle, 0-1; S Irwin 0-1; Jordan Carville 0-1; B Rice, 0-1

Exam time Best of luck to all players sitting the Junior and Leaving Cert exams starting this week, we’ll all be thinking of you

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