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Castleblayney Notes

May 24th, 2011

Seniors – The seniors gained two much needed league points with a 0-11 0-09 victory over Monaghan Harps last Wednesday night at Toome. Backed by a stiff breeze in the first half Blayney dominated proceeding with a trio of early frees from Marty McElroy setting the tone for the half. Harps held the deficit to three until the closing minutes of the half when another Blayney scoring burst with points from McElroy, Ciaran Hanratty and Darren Daly gave us a 9-3 half time lead. Monaghan gained the upper hand in the second half and had reduced the arrears to a single point with 10 minutes left but Blayney dug deep and further points from Hanratty and McElroy sealed the win. Sunday’s game with Inniskeen was postponed at late notice.

Junior B The Bs faced Magheracloone last night (Wednesday) result and report next week. On Sunday (12.00PM) they travel to Truagh and next Wednesday night they play Inniskeen in the O’Duffy Cup (B championship) in Inniskeen at 19.30.

Junior C – The Junior Cs high scoring continued on their visit to Truagh on Sunday evening when racked up a score of 6-18 in a win over the hosts, with the goals coming from Gerry Brady (3), Paddy Conlon, David McMahon and Paddy Mason. Captain for the night Aidan Lynch also contributed two points with his cultured left foot, the club would like to wish him the best of luck as he travels to the US to continue his studies.

MinorsThe minors put in a real Jekyll and Hyde performance as they beat Scotstown 2-11 to 2-08 in their final game before the exam break. After being in control for most of the game they relaxed in the second half and almost paid the penalty as Scotstown closed to within a point in the closing minutes but a brace of points, David McMahon from a free and Barry Hanratty from play closed the game out for Blayney.

Monaghan Tickets – The Monaghan/Tyrone Ulster Championship match on Sunday week is NOT all ticket however the covered stand will be all-ticket. Tickets are priced at €27 for adults, €15 for senior citizens and €5 for children and must be ordered from club secretary Melissa Conlon on 0877617216 before Saturday. Note- as Monaghan are receiving limited tickets for the stand, tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Cul Camp – This year’s Cul camp takes place from the 11-15th of July and will cater for boys and girls between the ages of 6-13, for more information contact Games development officer Paul O Connor on 0868374827.

Design a Mascot – The juvenile club are running an exciting competition for kids aged 5-12 in conjunction with our sports day at the Muckno Mania festival. The idea is to create and name a mascot for the Faughs, entries must be left in Centra or Loughman Sports on or before 31st May.

U10/U8/U6 – Training continues on Thursday evenings at usual times and venues.

Circuit Training –Marc Loughman has added a sculpt class on Saturday mornings in the Scout Hall (8.30-9.15AM) to his schedule of classes. Circuit training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the same venue. All classes are open to men and women; cost is €5 per night. Marc can be contacted at 0879489207.

Lotto – Lotto numbers for the week ending 16th May 2011 were 08, 12, 14 and 24. There was no Jackpot winner; one person matched 3 numbers to win €150; Martin Leonard, Lake View. Next week’s jackpot is €11,000.

Notes – Anyone wishing to be added to the club email list or have something included in the notes drop a line to or contact Club PRO Bob O Donnell on 087-6025027.

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