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October 12th, 2021

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 10, 15, 16 & 22. Our four lucky dip winner for this week were Roisin McQuillan, Park Rd, Castleblayney, Jacqui Hanratty, Old Coach Rd, Castleblayney, Liam Keogh, The Cresent, Castleblayney and Mac Fleming, The Cresent, Castleblayney. Next weeks draw is worth €6200. Keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Sellers Wanted: Are you interested in earning some pocket money. The club are looking for lotto sellers in the following areas Bree, Coill Darach, Knocktornagh, Drumillard, and Blaeberry you will earn 20% of all sales. If interested, then get in contact with any committee member who will pass on your info to David.

Bingo: Bingo continues this as usual on Wednesday evenings at Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall. First call at 8pm. Parking is available at the back of Iontas and in Our Lady’s car park. All the usual cash prizes on offer with the jackpot now at €2100. The free book winners for this week are Mary Carolan and Brenda Clarke.

Senior Ladies: After a gallant display on Sunday last, our senior ladies lost out by four points to a strong Carrickmacross team. They battled strongly to the final whistle but ultimately couldn’t reel the opposition in. Thanks to Tom, Moire, Grainne, Mickley and Sophie for all their hard work and commitment through a testing year and also to the ladies for all the entertainment by reaching both the league and championship finals. Well done to Carrickmacross on their win and we have no doubt our ladies will bounce back bigger and stronger next season.

U17 Boys: The Castleblayney Faughs U17 team travelled to the home of Ulster Football St Tiarnachs Park in Clones last Saturday morning. Their hosts were the local club Clones GFC. The lads were always aware that to win a semi final a big display would be needed. The setting was perfect the sun shining and the surface immaculate, the match got under way. The Gerry Arthur stand was full of a very passionate crowd from both sides whom on more than one occasion let their feelings be known.The Clones lads started the brighter and it was very evident that their pace and their handling of the ball was causing the Faughs lads some headaches, the Clones lads got and early penalty that was kicked wide but soon afterwards they struck for that goal. At no stage in the first half did the Faughs take the lead but they did keep the Clones attack at bay with some good defence forcing Clones to shoot form distance, at the end of the first half Clones entered the break 3 points to the good.As the second half started Clones again kicked off the brighter and slotted over another point to go 4 up, The Faughs management made a change bringing on Martin Joyce for Joe Carey, Joyce only on the field about 5 mins was pulled down in the box and the referee duly awarded the Faughs a penalty, Martin Joyce stepped up to take the penalty and converted it to the back of the net, game on. Scoremurp was in overdrive at this stage.The Faughs lads built on their momentum and continued to slot points over the bar but Clones never died. It wasn’t until the 28th minute in the second half that the Faughs lads took the lead for the first time, the Faughs crowd were going wild, but the Clones lads dug deep and found the scores to draw the match.As 10mins each half of extra time got underway it was evident neither team were going to give up easily, the Faughs lads took a 3-point lead early on but again Clones lads pulled back, Ross Maguire was introduced for Keelan McMahon. As the 10mins of the second half of extra time drew close the Clones lads led by a point. The Faughs crowd got behind their team, they knew that to lose this match would not be an option, on 3mins injury time the referee awarded the Faughs a free in, just inside the Clones half way line, in frustration the Clones midfielder kicked the ball away and the referee duly brought the ball forward to the 45 yard line, the mighty Declan Rice stepped up to the job, having done it for his county on the same hallowed turf he now had to do it for his club. The crowd where at the end of their seats everyone had faith in Rice, the crowd fell silent Rice back stepped to the left, he ran up and struck the ball from his hands and the ball glided through the air and slotted over the bar, justice had been done. The game finished a draw, and the replay will be the 20th of October in the Faughs filed under lights. The dream of the minor double lives on.

CongratsCongratulations and best of luck to Jimmy Lacey on taking up the post of school principal in Scoil Mhuire na mBuachailli.

Winter Athletics Program: The Faughs have just launched their schedule for their new winter athletic program for boys and girls. U7 to U9 from 5:45pm to 6:45pm and U10 to U12 7pm-8pm on Monday and Wednesdays evenings from the 1st to the 24th of November at St Mary’s Park. Runners only and a two euro charge to cover lighting costs. All kids welcome

Under 6: Under 6 training commences this week beginning tonight the 14th of October in Castleblayney College. Everybody including new kids are more than welcome. Two euro charge for hall hire. See social media for all the dates.

Fixtures: Sat 16th U15 Div5b Shield final V Maghercloone at 11am in Cremartin. Sat 16th U15 Div 1 Cup final V Scotstown at 1pm in Cremartin. Sun 17th Div 5a Cup final V Clontibret in Toome. Sun 17th SFC V Maghercloone away at 12pm. Wed 20th U17 Boys Championship replay V Clones at home at 7.30pm. Good to luck to all the teams this week in their big games.

Date for the calendar: Our AGM will be held the evening of Friday 12th November – more details in the coming weeks.  We will be sending out AGM reports in due course.Close of nominations for positions and motions will be  Friday October 22nd .Forms are available on the website or by contacting the secretary, Philip on 087 920 1381

Development: We are all very exited that the grass is beginning to show on the new pitches – they are looking great and well done to everyone in getting us this far.  Without the hard work and generous nature of club supporters both near and far we would never have reached this stage. It will now take a year for the grass to strengthen and for the pitches to settle – it will be well worth the wait.  Not resting on their laurels, the team are busy planning for the next stage of development.

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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