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Castleblayney Notes

July 5th, 2011

Seniors – The seniors gained 3 points from 4 on offer over the last week. First on Wednesday last last they drew with Inniskeen 0-09 each, this was a game which appeared to be within our grasp but almost slipped away from us in the later stages. After recovering from a slow start Blayney led 8-2 at half time aided by some nice points from Patrick Tavey and Keith Hill. Blayneys level of performance fell in the second half and only one score in the period tells its own story and a draw was a fair result. On Friday night we put in a much better performance when beating Monaghan Harps 2-12 to 2-08. A goal in the first minute from Damian Hughes settled any nerves and we were never headed in the game, another goal from Patrick Tavey in the 15 th minute increased our lead and the Harps were held at arm’s length until a late goal gave us a few anxious moments before Marty McElroy tapped over a point at the death to seal Blayneys win. The seniors are in action again this Saturday evening when they play Scotstown in Toome at 7.00PM.

Junior B The junior Bs re-fixed O’Duffy Cup quarter final against Clontibret took place last night (Wednesday), result and report next week.

Junior C – The Juniors travel to Currin this Sunday evening for a 6.30PM throw-in.

U21 – the U21s went down to a narrow 1-08 to 0-09 defeat to Aughnamullen on Monday night. There was never much between the teams but the early goal Aughnamullen got proved to be crucial and try as they might Blayney could never get back on terms Next Monday night the U21s play Scotstown in Toome at 7.45PM.

Minor – The minors showed no rustiness after the exam break as they put in an excellent performance when accounting for Emyvale 3-14 to 0-07 last week. The damage was done in a blistering opening 20 minutes when we scored 2-7 from our first 9 attacks. Result and report from this week’s match against Truagh next week. There is no minor game next Tuesday night.

Paul Hill Memorial Golf – The family and friends of the late Paul Hill are organising a golf day in his memory on Friday 15th of July at Concra Wood with all proceeds going to  the Irish Heart Foundation. There is a timesheet in operation and anyone interested can contact Niall Dignam on 087-9974865 or David O Neill on 086-0579960. There is also a social event lined up on the night in the club-house with everyone welcome.

Cul Camp – This year’s Cul camp visits Blayney from the 11-15th of July and will cater for boys and girls between the ages of 5-13, costs are 55 euro for 1st child, 50 euro for 2nd child, 45 euro for 3rd child. Camp times are from 10am to 2:30pm daily. You can register online at or contact Games development officer Paul O Connor on 0868374827.

Muckno Mania – It is almost Muckno Mania Festival time again with this year’s festival on from July 15-17. The Faughs are hosting a kids sports day on Saturday, also on Saturday we are putting together some relay teams for the Muckno Mania Triathlon and anyone interest in taking part in any of the disciplines – swimming, running or cycling – can contact Jason Hughes on 086 8194157 to express their interest. A number of people have already signed up to do one of the legs of relay and we are looking for others, particularly swimmers, to fill out another couple of teams. On Sunday as part of the family funday at Lough Muckno several of our players/mentors will be doing a sponsored bungee jump to raise funds for our juveniles, so if you see them with their cards please give generously.

U16 – the U16s lost narrowly to Sean McDermotts last week and tonight (Thursday) they are home to Donaghmoyne at 7.00PM.

U12 – The U12s have been showing great improvement over the last month and this was highlighted when they defeated Clontibret last Saturday morning after a great tussle. This Saturday there are at home to Inniskeen at 12.00PM .

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

Circuit Training – Marc Loughman is running a sculpt class on Saturday mornings in the Scout Hall (8.30-9.15AM). The class is open to men and women; cost is €5. Marc can be contacted at 0879489207.

Lotto – Lotto numbers for the week ending 28th June 2011 were 05, 12, 22 and 27. There was no Jackpot winner; two people matched 3 numbers to win €75 each; Kieran Watters, Toome and Brian Sherry Tullynacrunatt. Next week’s jackpot is €11,000.

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