Junior C – The Cs never say die attitude was never more in evidence than last Sunday when they battled back to overcome Aghabog 2-11 to 2-08, after extra time, in a pulsating semi-final clash. With the elements at their backs in the first half Blayney led by 5 aided by a Brian McGuigan goal only for the good work to be undone as Aghabog goaled just before the interval. When Aghabog added five points unanswered in the third quarter it looked bleak for Blayney but they never panicked and had reduced the arrears to one as the game entered injury-time. Blayney were then awarded a free out on the right wing and in the absence of a left-footed freetaker Aaron McNamara made the long trek up from goals to coolly tap over the free and take the game to extra-time. Extra-time followed the same pattern with Blayney having first use of the elements but a late Aghabog goal gave them a one point HT lead. A David McMahon free levelled the scores again early in the second period and when the same player finished to the net minutes later Blayney were through to the final. The final against neighbours Blackhill will take place in Drumhowan on Sunday 6th November at 2PM.
Junior Bs – The Bs play their re-arranged league semi-final against Scotstown on Sunday 30th October at 2PM in Scotstown. The winners face Truagh in the final.
Ulster Final – Best of luck to the Blayney hurlers as they face Middletown in the Ulster final in Newry on Sunday.
Operation TransFAUGHmation – Last Friday night saw TransFAUGHmation devotees try their hands at Zumba dancing under the watchful eye of Charlene Casey and Sunday morning saw another invasion of the Black Island for the weekly run/walk with others going for a not so leisurely cycle around the lake. Note there will be no group activity this Friday evening but on Sunday morning there is a hillwalk around Carlingford. Meeting time is 9.15AM on the Commons and car-pooling will be in operation. The walk will take somewhere between 3 and 5 hours with tea and sandwiches served in Taaffes Castle on completion. Circuit training continues at Rath na nOg next Tuesday evening at 6.15PM under the watchful eye of Marc Loughman. Details and times of each week’s activities will be posted on www.castleblayneyfaughs.com.
Gaelic4Girls – The Ladies Gaelic Football Association in association with Castleblayney Faughs have commenced an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls, aimed at girls between the ages of 9 and 13 yrs. The programme runs on Thursday nights at Our Lady’s Secondary School with newcomers always welcome. The programme will run for 8 weeks from 6.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. at a cost of €1.00 per week. Having completed the 8 week programme the girls will be presented with their G4G T-shirt and Certificate and will then come together to participate in a fun Regional Blitz Day on Saturday 26 November 2011. The programme is being co-ordinated by Darren McQuillan (Faughs) 086 63844055 and Eliza Downey (Ladies Gaelic Football Urban Programme Officer) 087 7676704.
Lotto – Lotto numbers for the week ending 10th October 2011 were 01, 03, 17 and 26. There was no Jackpot winner; one ticket matched 3 numbers to win €150; Padraic Kerr c/o Seans. Next week’s jackpot is €11,000.