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November 9th, 2021

Lotto: There was no winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 14, 19 &23. Our four lucky dip winners of €25 were Paddy Bolger Drumillard, Marie Rafter Bree Rd, Tommy Murphy Drumleek South and Kerri Ann Rice Laragh. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is for €6600. Remember to keep playing and supporting your club on lotto.castleblayneyfaughs.com

Bingo: Bingo continues every Wednesday night in Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall at 8pm. The jackpot now at €1200 with all the usual cash prizes. See you all Wednesday evening and thank you all for your continued support.

Christmas Draw:  €, Christmas. We are giving away 5 x €1,000 Vouchers in an online Draw. Tickets are €10 each to purchase and you can buy as many as you like. The prizes are – 2 x €1,000 Smyths Toys Vouchers, 2 x €1,000 Dunnes Stores Vouchers and 1 x €1,000 SuperValu Voucher or if you like, you can take the cash equivalent of your prize. The draw is running from 1st of November to 30th of November with a maximum 2500 Tickets Available, so don’t delay as these will go. Tickets can be purchased on https://winachristmasvoucher.com

Faughs Finish Season On High Note: It was year of mixed fortunes for the Blayney senior side. Having suffered a heavy defeat  by Latton in their opening game of the championship they bounced back to defeat Monaghan Harps, Ballybay and then a dramatic last minute goal by Clontibret saw Blayney suffer a heart breaking defeat  by a single point  and with it their chances of progressing in the senior championship were dashed and they were catapulted in the relegation zone along with Carrick, Magheracloone and Monaghan Harps. But here they showed their mettle coming out undefeated to top of the group. They drew with Magheracloone then defeated  Carrick and last Friday evening assured their Division One status with a strong victory over the Harps. In this final game it was Monaghan who opened the scoring but Blayney quickly orchestrated a strong response to hit three points in a row from Brendan McElroy, David McMahon and Ciaran Hanratty to give them a lead which they never relinquished. The scoreline remained close for the first quarter with both sides swapping points before the first water break, Blayney’s score coming from Dermot Malone. On resumption of play Monaghan continued apace and came back to within a point of Blayney, 0-4 to 0-3. The Harps tenaciously fought hard and effectively with pride and passion in this opening half and Blayney were forced to step up a gear and respond to the highly motivated Harps side. This they did. The Blayney defence held firm  and  over a ten minute period the Faughs scored 1-3 to open up a seven point lead.  The goal came from a move from Dermot Malone to Ciaran Hanratty and a long diagonal pass saw Brendan McElroy take  possession and hit the Monaghan net. The three points all came from the accurate boot of Robbie Hanratty. Undeterred Monaghan hit back  to score two points before the interval leaving the score at half time Blayney 1-7 Monaghan 0-5. But on the turnaround Blayney quickly moved into action to impose themselves  on the game confining Monaghan’s scoring to a single point over the second half period.  Before the second water break Blayney  extended their lead eight points  with Blayney’s scores coming from   Dermot Malone, Robbie Hanratty and  Ciaran Hanratty leaving the score at the second water break  Blayney 1-10 Monaghan 0-5  and there was really no way back for this gallant Harps side. There was a long stoppage of the game in the last period to attend to the injured Monaghan man Shane Smith who sustained a goalmouth-scramble injury and had to retire. When play resumed Blayney picked up where they left off and added two more point to their tally through Robbie Hanratty and Brendan McElroy. Monaghan did manage to pull back a point before the end to leave the final score Blayney Faughs  1-12 Monaghan Harps  0-6.  Blayney Team: Jason Walsh, Mark Kelly, Colin Merrick, Fergal Malone, Brian Flanagan, Barry Hanratty, Joey Hughes, Mark Treanor, Josh Walsh, Martin McElroy, David McMahon (0-1), Robbie Hanratty (0-5), Ciaran Hanratty (0-2) Dermot  Malone (0-2)  Brendan  McElroy (1-2)Subs used: Kevin Macken, Josh Mone,

Pitch Closed: The decision has now been made to close the pitch for the winter season. Seeing a lot of action over last number of weeks, the pitch now needs time to repair. Can we please ask that everyone adheres and thank you for your cooperation in advance.

CongratsCongratulations to Pauric McNally who got married to Karen Duffy last weekend. All the best to them both and wishing them only happiness for many years to come.

AGM: Reminder that our AGM takes place tomorrow evening Friday in the Iontas Centre at 7pm. A great way to get an overview of the year past and the year ahead as well as having your say on any proposed motions.

Winter Athletics training: Our Winter Athletics Training continues this week on Monday and Wednesday evening. Turnouts to date has been phenomenal with over 130 kids taking to the track. New kids still welcome and remember to wear runners, bring water and two euro to cover lighting costs. Times are as follows 5.45pm to 6.45pm for all U7’s, 8’s, 9’s. Training at 7pm to 8pm for U10’s, 11’s &12’s.

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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