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June 18th, 2019

Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 20th 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 played against Truagh last Sun morning, a great display of skill and sportsmanship on display from both teams. Next game is on 30th June.

U-13’s will compete in the semi-final of the Táin Óg on Monday next 17th June. The match is in Cloghan against Cootehill. Before this they play a challenge against the Co. Louth Development team on Wednesday departing from the Blayney football field at 6pm.

U-17’s club training resumes on Wed with U-15’s but no pressure on players undertaking exams. The opportunity to participate is there as a break from study.

Club sponsor the club are indebted to our main sponsor, Pete McMahon of Centra & Supervalu for sponsoring a set of jerseys for the Senior team. This generosity makes running the club so much easier and we would ask all club members to shop local and support our sponsor.

Development Hurling League Well done to our reserve team who qualified for the final of the Monaghan Development Hurling League on Thursday evening with a convincing win over neighbours, Carrickmacross on a scoreline of 4-13 to 2-3. The Blayney lads set the tempo from the beginning, playing some excellent hurling but lacking the cutting edge which has been a feature of this team’s performances over the last few weeks. Aside from two brilliantly worked goals, finished off by Ciaran McBride and Aidan Kerr, our decision making and shooting in the forwards let us down and at half time the scoreline of 2-5 to 1-2 didn’t fully reflect the team’s dominance. The second half followed a similar pattern with our defence well on top and the forwards working hard on and off the ball but finding scores hard to come by. Despite this, the level of performance was impressive with some of our players especially showing great skill and confidence on the ball. The result sees us qualify to play Clontibret in the final of the competition which will be played next in Inniskeen next Thursday the 20th of June. Please come out and support the lads as we look to capture our first piece of silverware for 2019.

Team: P Murphy, B Connor, J McHugh, James Carville, J Lavelle, D Hughes, S Beattie, B Flanagan, F Finnegan, A Kerr, H Brennan, T Forde, C McBride, P Malone, J Deasy.

Subs: D Crowe, D Irwin, J Murphy, Jordan Carville, J Lynch Kelly

Scorers: A Kerr 1-3, T Forde 0-4, Jordan Carville 1-1, C McBride 1-0, J Deasy 1-0, P Malone 0-2, D Irwin 0-1, F Finnegan 0-1, B Flanagan 0-1

Pyjama 5K takes place in Lough Muckno Park on Sat 22nd June at 2pm. Proceeds are in aid of Castleblayney Cancer Society & St Vincent de Paul and is being held in memory of Stephen Marron, a trusted friend and stalwart supporter of the club. So come out and support this very worthy cause.

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