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June 15th, 2021

Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 14th June 2021



50/50 Draw It’s getting near that time again…the club draw takes place on the last Friday of the month, June 25th. So if f you want to be organised for this month’s draw, go to our Clubforce page and get sorted at the following link: https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2767&intMF_ID=7833#Anchor Please support and share on social media.

Registration Thanks to those who have registered their membership for 2021 through Clubforce. For those who have still to register, please do so as soon as possible at the following link https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2271&clb=1 where you can also download the app. If you encounter any issues, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to talk you through the process. For anyone who feels in a position to support our club through our Cairde scheme, you can do so through this registration process. Mile buiochas.

Return to play Can all parents of juvenile players please make sure that they have downloaded the Clubforce app. The app will be used for team notifications going forward. Membership is currently due. Anyone who has not paid it yet can do so via the app.

Club Development Plan Club currently in the process of creating a 5-year Development Plan. As part of the process we are looking for club members and the wider community to complete a questionnaire. No in-depth knowledge of the club is necessary and we would be extremely grateful if people could find the time to complete the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdEXUMN_RnY3xCFeXJF4Q8OjhzaCsIW86rk8OUAXEn0IEZIlw/viewform

Our senior panel’s new campaign got off to a busy start with games in the Armagh League and the Monaghan Reserve League. Unfortunately we lost out on both occasions but despite the results, huge positives can be taken in the teams’ performances. This week we play Keady in the Armagh league on Tuesday night in Concra at 7.45 and travel to Carrickmacross on Thursday for the Monaghan Development Hurling league clash which throws in at 8pm

Juveniles. The training schedule is as follows: U15/U17 l train Mondays from 6.30pm – 7.30pm, U/13’s train on Wednesdays. U7/U9 train on Tuesdays from 6pm – 7pm and U11 on Thursdays from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. All juveniles need to be registered on Clubforce and have their own helmet and hurley. The club are selling helmets and hurls, contact Benny on 087 2215601.

U7 &U9 Blitzes Dates For the Diary: Inniskeen Wed June 16th. Clontibret Wed July 7th. Monaghan Harps Wed July 28th. Latton Wed Aug 15th. Carrickmacross Wed Sept 1st. All of these 7pm – 8.30pm.

U-11’s are fielding two teams in the upcoming league. They enjoyed a great morning’s hurling last Sunday away to Clontibret and at home to Monaghan Harps.

The U13 team have been busy in the Armagh league with recent matches against Cootehill and St. Malachy’s, Portadown. The U15 team take on Derrynoose this week and the U17’s play Keady. Management are busy organising the fixtures to be played in a dual capacity for the Armagh League and the Tàin Og with the fixture congestion this month. They are also very conscious of the demands on dual players with the significant number of football fixtures also. Training continues also for the Celtic Challenge Team on Tuesdays in Cloghan, with a match against Longford for the U17 Monaghan hurlers on July 3rd.

Monaghan Hurlers Well done to all of our representatives on the Monaghan senior Hurling team and to manager Paul Hughes on last weekend’s crucial Division 3A win against Longford. The performance and result will no doubt give the team plenty of confidence as they prepare for their Lory Meagher Cup campaign. Theymeet Sligo on Saturday 19th June in Inniskeen

‘Catch up with..’ series saw us chat to Paul (Papa) Murphy this week, a player with so much enthusiasm for the game that he came out of retirement! A big thank you to all the players past and present who have taken the time to participate.

Retirement wishes go to Kevin Moloney who retires as Principal of Annyalla National School where Kevin has given sterling service and made his years there count. As Kevin moves into a new phase of his life we wish him well and hope its filled with good health and happiness to be enjoyed with Alma, Sally and Leo. Kevin is a great servant of hurling and has always shared his passion for the game with all he met. Make sure you work as hard at retirement as you did at teaching Kevin! Go n-éirí an t-ádh leat.

Referee recruitment The man in the middle is always in demand and of course without their watchful eye, games cannot be played. If you have any interest in supporting the game by taking on this very important role, you will be given training and support to do so. Contact any member of the committee if you would like to put your name forward as a referee.

Website a new club website will be launched in the coming days. Keep an eye on social media platforms for the link to the new site.

St Mary’s Park Development Tickets for the car draw for the development of St Mary’s Park are available from members of the Hurling Club committee and some of the senior hurlers. If you want to support this development, contact any of the above.

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