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August 31st, 2021

Lotto:  There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 23& 24 . Lucky dip winner was Elizabeth Smith, C/O View Restaurant. Next weeks draw is worth €5600. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues this Saturday 2.30pm at St Mary’s Park. Jackpot is now €1500 with all the usual cash prizes. Drive in with a limited number of seats available. Also we now have double books available for twice the fun. See you all there.

Festival: It’s finally here. This weekend all roads lead to St Mary’s Park with a bumper weekend of live entertainment lined up, headlined by Nathan Carter on Sunday. There is still tickets available for Friday and Saturday night, so don’t miss out and get them tickets now on castleblayneymusicfestival.ie. Bar and food is available on site on each day so you’ll not go thirsty or hungry. As always plenty of help needed, so if available to lend a hand on any or all of the three days, don’t hesitate in contacting any committee member stating your availability.

Blayney Had A Good Win in The League: A strong second half saw Blayney eclipse Monaghan Harps in their senior league outing at St  Mary’s Park last Tuesday evening. It very much a tit for tat fist half with only a single point diving the sides at the break. But a second half Josh Mone goal was the catalyst for a  strong Blayney performance as they kicked on to win by six points. Central to that victory was a scoring spree by the in-form Brendan McElroy. The opening  eight minutes saw the sides exchange points twice with Blayney scores coming from  Brendan and Martin McElroy. The Harps rattled the Blayney net but Blayney held firm as the team swapped two point each  with Brendan McElroy accounting for Blayney’s scores and this was to add to the score fest of Brendan McElroy over this first half. Then came Blayney first goal  as Brendan McElroy  hit the target to level the scores at 1-4 each. As the game went into the last ten minutes of the first half Blayney sent over four points  through  Brendan McElroy (2), Rory McGlynn and Darren Daly while Monaghan tapped over three to leave the score at the break  Blayney 1-8 Monaghan 1-7.   Monaghan equalised on the turnaround  then Blayney cut loose. An equalising point from Ciaran Hanratty was followed in the 6th minute by Josh Mone’s well taken goal and Blayney were on their way. They followed this with four unanswered point from Ciaran Hanratty (2) and Brendan McElroy (2)  to open up an eight point Blayney lead. . The last five minutes saw Monaghan pull back a goal and point but  over the same period Blayney added three more points from Kevin Macken, Josh Mone and Brendan McElroy to  leave the score at the finish Blayney 2-16 Monaghan 2-9. The only downside of this impressive display was a severe injury to Blayney midfielder Barry Hanratty. Barry is wished a speedy return to the senior side. Team:  Duffy, Craig Callan,  Darren Daly (0-1), Kieran McEneaney, Josh Walsh,  David McMahon,  Martin McElroy (0-1),  Barry Hanratty, , John Beattie, Cian O’Connor,  Ciaran Hanratty (0-3), Joey Hughes,  Ronan McNamara,  Brendan McElroy (1-8),  Josh Mone (1-2). Subs used: Rory McGlynn, Kevin Macken (0-1), Aidan McElroy.

Blayney Minors  Into The Final: Blayney minors comprehensive defeated Magheracloone at St Mary’s Park last Tuesday to book a place in the minor final..  This all round impressive performance by Blayney saw them  hit the Magheracloone net on six occasions. Nonetheless Magheracloone never gave up the tried their case right to the final whistle. And it was Magheracloone who started the brighter  side finding the Blayney net after the sides exchanged points   in the opening five minutes. The impressive Niall Rice took the Blayney point.  Blayney then hit 1-2 through outstanding forward Max McGinnity  to open up a two point lead. But  Magheracloone  hit back with a second goal  to reclaim the lead. Though before the break  Niall Rice and Max McGinnity  split the post  to put Blayney ahead by a point at first water break with the score standing Blayney 1-5 Magheracloone  2-1. As play resumed Blayney extended their lead with a goal from Conor Ruddy  which was quickly wiped out  as Magheracloone found the Blayney net for the third time..Then Blayney stepped up the pressure to respond with a goal and  four points , The goal from McGinnity and the points from Thomas Hughes (2), Niall Rice and Shay Casey. Working hard Magheracloone pulled back a point  to leave the score at half time Blayney 3-9 Magheracloone 3-2.  The second half saw Blayney really turn it on  and score 2-5 without replay  leaving no way back for the visitors. The goals came form Conor Ruddy and Max McGinnity while  the points came from  Max McGinnity (2), Niall Rice (3) and Conor Ruddy. Though Magheracloone managed two more points, Blayney continued to pour it on with a with goal  and two points  the goal coming from McGinnity.  Team : John Flanagan, Jake McDonald, Keelan McMahon, Donal Kerr, Nathan McArdle, Ultan McMahon, Charlie McQuillan, Ben Mallon, Joe Carey, Conor Ruddy, Thomas Hughes, Canice Murphy, Max McGinnity, Niall Rice, Shay Casey.  Subs used: Ross Maguire, Joshua Conlon, Calum Campbell.

Fixtures: Sat 4th SFC -Castleblayney V Latton in Drumhowan @ 6pm. Wed 8th RFC preliminary- Away V Maghercloone. Sat 4th Senior Ladies V Killanny @ 6pm. Venue tbc. Good to luck to all teams.

If there are any notes/events you wish to have published as part of our notes please don’t hesitate in contacting Brendan Carr on 0872926456 or by emailing pro.castleblayney.monaghan@gaa.ie

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