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Castleblayney Notes

March 27th, 2012

Lotto – The lotto is having a long overdue facelift, from Easter Monday the weekly prize fund will be increased from €150 to €200 and there will also be major monthly prizes such as large cash amounts, TVs, wwekend breaks etc. Much more details next week but watch out for our new tickets on the town from next Monday.

Junior B – A busy weekend for the Bs with two games down for decision. First we take on Truagh in Clontibret at 6.45 on Friday evening in a re-arranged game and on Sunday we travel to Scotstown for a 2PM throw-in.

Junior C – The Cs flattered to deceive on Sunday when they went down by 4-10 to 0-11 against Inniskeen. Blayney had three points on the board in the opening exchanges, the scores coming from Niall Dignam and Fintan Finnegan (2 frees) before Inniskeen settled with a point. Further scores from Sean McGeough and Fergal Duffy extended the lead but with a quick 1-1 from Inniskeen brought them back level. Inniskeen were now in the ascendancy and it was the free taking of Fintan Finnegan that kept Blayney in touch however a second Inniskeen goal on the stroke of half-time saw them go 4 in front. Two more Inniskeen goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half ended the game as a contest and although Blayney responded with a Finnegan goal from the penalty spot there was no comeback.

Team and Scorers: Bart McNamara; Bernard McDonald, Darren Malone, Ultan Brady; Niall Dignam (0-1), Brian McGuinness;Ray McArdle (0-1), Ciaran McGinn (0-2); Fergal Duffy (0-1), Stephen Duffy, David Callan; Brian Flanagan, Fintan Finnegan (1-5, 1-0pen, 0-5f), Sean McGeough (0-1). Subs Niall McCann for Bernard McDonald and Justin Hanratty for David Callan.

Minors – the minor season began on Tuesday night with a trip to Clontibret, result and report next week. Next Tuesday night we have a home game against Monaghan Harps which takes place in Toome at 6.45PM.

U12 – The U12s are in action this Saturday with two games against Carrickmacross, the action gets underway at 12.00PM. U12 training continues on Monday night on the Secondary School Astro-turf from 6.45-8PM.

Cairde Fág An Bealach – The Faughs fundraising drive, Cairde Fág on Bealach, is now well underway and the response thus far has been very positive. The aim of the scheme is to facilitate Faughs supporters and the local community in making a financial contribution to the St Marys Park development. There are two levels of contribution. People can commit €240 per year either as one yearly payment or a monthly payment of €20 per month. This will give the subscribers a special jacket and membership of the newly revamped lotto with major weekly prizes. Alternatively people can commit to paying €120 per year either by one yearly payment or a monthly payment of €10 per month; this will exclude membership of the new lotto. Our sellers will be contacting members in the near future; alternatively anyone interested in becoming a member can contact Club Treasurer Bob O Donnell on 087-6025027, Declan at Loughman Sports or any committee member.

Winter Training Programme – The programme continues this Thursday night. U6s are in Rath na nÓg (6PM-6.50PM), U8s on the Astro-Turf (6PM-7PM) and U10 on the Astro Turf (7PM-8PM). As always new children are welcome on the night, for more details contact Brian Sherry 086 – 2334287, Keith Hanratty 086- 8225982, Ray Mc Ardle 087- 1383603.

Gaelic4Girls – The Gaelic4Girls is now up and running and the numbers just keep getting stronger. It continues at the secondary school gym every Thursday evening at 7PM. The scheme is aimed at girls of 8 years of age and above. For more details contact Darren McQuillan on 086-3844055.

Gaeltacht Scholarships – Interviews for Gaeltacht Scholarships will take place in the Enterprise Centre Castleblayney on Saturday 21st April beginning at 10am. These are half scholarships and are available for students in the 14 to 17 age bracket. There is no need to book in advance ,if you need further information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Easter Camp – The County Board are running a 3 Day Easter Camp in Ballybay / Scotstown / Donaghmoyne, on 10th/11th/12th April from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Cost 40euro for 1st child and 35euro for additional children from same family. Targeting boys & girls aged 5 to 10 (if older children want to attend please contact Paul O’Connor). For further information contact Paul O’Connor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 0868374827 or on the county website;

Club Notes – Any article for inclusion in the notes should be with club PRO Louisa O’Brien (087-7981035) or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday night at 9PM.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot for the week ending 19th March..  The numbers drawn were 06,08,18,19.  The three lucky dip winners were Bev Butcher, Castleblayney, Hughie Malone, Castleblayney and Mickey Garvey, C/O Dignams.


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