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Castleblayney Notes

April 12th, 2011

Texas Hold’em Poker This Friday night sees the Faughs Texas Hold’em classic in Corrigans Kitchen, registration begins at 8.30 with an early chip for all those registered before 8.45 and the first hand will be dealt at 9.00PM sharp. There will be a minimum prize fund of €2500 and tickets are priced at €50. Tickets/information contact Bob 087 6025027 or Stephen 087 2246579.

Seniors – The seniors are away to Scotstown this Saturday evening (7.00PM)

Junior B – The Bs good run continued last Thursday night when they overcame Latton 3-10 to 2-09 after an entertaining game in St Marys Park. Latton looked the likely side in the early exchanges and held a narrow lead for most of the first half until a classy finish from Gerry Brady near the end of the half gave Blayney the half time lead. Blayney started the second half strongly and an excellent move starting in the full back line resulted in Fergal Duffy finishing to the net to put the home side in a strong position. Latton rallied and bagged a couple of goals themselves before another goal from Brady made the game safe. The game also saw a nasty hand injury to Chris Cronin and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Junior C – The Junior Cs were defeated 0-07 to 0-06 by Blackhill on Friday night. It was a poor performance all round with Blayney trailing for most of the game and despite drawing level twice in the closing stages a Blackhill point on the stroke of full time sealed Blayneys fate.

Minors – The minors gained their first brace of points with a 3-07 to 0-04 victory over Emyvale last Tuesday evening. They took full advantage of playing with the elements in the first half and netted three times during the half to put the game beyond Emyvale. The second half was much more even with the sides only scoring one point apiece. They were away to Truagh on Tuesday night of this week (result and match report next week) and next Tuesday evening they travel to Drumhowan to play St Patricks (7.00PM).

GAA in your Parish – Monaghan County Committee is organising a programme of activities to support research of the GAA within the county and have asked us to contribute. If anyone feels that they have something to offer to this programme could they contact club secretary Melissa Conlon 087 7617216.

Easter Camps – The County Board are running 3-day camps for boys and girls aged 5-10 over the Easter holidays. The camps are being held in Ballybay and Scotstown and the cost per child is €40. More information can be obtained from Paul O’Connor (Games Development Officer) on 0868374827.

U16 – The U16 campaign begins this Thursday evening with a trip to Clontibret (7.00PM)
U14 – The U14s bowed out of the championship last Saturday after a spirited performance against Corduff.
U12 – Training on Monday evenings at Convent astro-turf (5.45-7PM).
U10/U8/U6 – Training continues on Thursday evenings at usual times and venues.

Circuit Training – Faughs man Marc Loughman is taking circuit training classes in the Scout Hall on Tuesday and now due to demand Thursday nights. The classes start at 8.30PM on both nights and are open to men and women; cost is €5 per night. Marc can be contacted at 0879489207.

Lotto – Lotto numbers for the week ending 04th April 2011 were 01, 10, 14 and 27. There was no Jackpot winner; one person matched 3 numbers to win €150; Elaine Shiels, Kinnegan. Next week’s jackpot is €11,000.

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